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SRI KÅÑËA’S TEACHINGS Disease and Nakñatras

Sri Kåñëa was teaching Yudhiñöhira and narrated the discussion between Agnihotra Kauçika Muni and Mahaåñi Garga (Bhaviñya Püräëa). Mahaåñi Garga inquired “Brahma! How can any person be realized from such suffering like bondage, imprisonment, being tied down under adverse conditions, slavery or under attack/seige from enemies or wild animals and diseases. Unless the suffering person is relieved from these adverse circumstances or conditions how can he hope for emancipation from rebirth. Pray tell me the path to freedom.” Kauçika Muni replied, “Knowledge of death, disease and illness is known from the conception time, birth and janma nakñatra. If the disease starts from these nakñatra (ie. Conception or natal moon star) then the danger of death should not be ruled out. Based on the Moon at the moment of start of a disease, the period of suffering can be ordained. Table 1 : Nakñatra & disease


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Period of disease Nakñatra HariHara Kauçika Açwiné 9 days 1 day Bharaëé 11 days Danger of death Kåttikä 9 days 9 days Rohiëé 7 days 3 days Mågaçira 1 month 5 days Ärdrä Impossible Danger of death Punarvasu 7 days 7 days Puñya 7 days 7 days Açleña Impossible 9 days Maghä 20 days 20 days Pürva Phälguëé Impossible 2 months Uttara Phälguëé 7 days 3 pakña Hastä 15 days Short time

Devatä Dasra Yama Agni Prajäpati Candra Rudra Aditi Båhaspati Sarpa

“Muni! Lord Brahma has taught that if the sampuöa is given with the Gayatri mantra 1000 times. He suggested the worship of the nakñatra devatä as the remedy for cure. For example. Praçna Märga 13-02 Note 1: The text uses ‘Mandi’ and it is seen that Mandi and Gulika have been used interchangably by HariHara. Remember that devas should be worshipped with ‘svähä’ and pitås with ‘svadhä. then the graha (vimñotari) ruling the star shall indicate the exact period of cure. The nakshatra(s) arrived at will indicate the commencement of disease. This is the best solution. Table 2 : Gulika determination . The mantra can be simple like yamadaivata yamäya svähä or other mantras learnt from authoritative sources can be used[1]. which are violent and can indicate death. If the exact date/time of the star can be ascertained then the diety of the nakñatra should be propitiated.14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 Chiträ Sväté Viñäkhä Anurädhä Jyeñöhä Mülä Pürva añäòä Uttara añäòä Srävaëa Dhaniñöhä Çatabhiñäj Pürva bhadra Uttara bhadra Revaté 11 days Impossible 15 days Longtime/difficult Impossible 9 days Impossible 1 month 11 days 15 days 11 days Impossible 7 days Long time/difficult ½ month 2 months 20 days 10 days ½ month Danger of death 15 days 20 days 2 months ½ month 10 days Varuëa 9 days Ajaikapäda 15 days 10 days Puçan Kauçika Muni continued that there are certain stars. or Yama if the disease started in Bharaëé. [Jyotinirbanda indicates that nakñatras 6. DETERMINING THE START OF DISEASE Determination of starting Näkñatra The method of determining the day (ruling star) at the time of the start of a disease is taught by HariHara. Praçna Märga 13-01 b) : The longitude of Gulika is multiplied by 9 and 12. then all diseases will be cured.]. a) The nakñatra prevailing at the beginning of a disease is known from the Praçna chart by counting as many nakshatra from it as it has gained from lagna nakñatra. 9. 20. worship Açwiné Kumar if the disease started in Açwiné.” Sampuöa are béjäkñara prefixed to the gäyatri for various purposes.’ Kauçika continued. 25 show premature death or long term effect/suffering due to disease. Actually. these are different points in the zodiac. then the deity of the janma nakñatra should be propitiated at all times. 11. If propitiated and satisfied. Expunge multples of 360º. 15. Mandi is the middle point of the Gulika käla whereas Gulika is taken as the beginning of the käla. 18. If the nakñatra for start of the disease cannot be ascertained.

c) Praçna akñara: This is the first letter of the communication. Half the suffering period is already over). else take the lord of the sixth house. If even older than a year. consider it. while the one using ‘12’ as the muliplier shows the secret enemies. 3. 2. This starting date to the date of Prasna is the period of suffering already seen and is mapped to the longitude already covered by the sixth lord. Note that we have already determined by prior methods the time when the disease started. Mercury is strong in both the day and night and will indicate sandhya (junctions of the day). 1. The time when the planet is strong indicates the tentative time of the starting of the disease.Weekday Part of Ending time of Saturn for 12 hr day Saturn Day Sunday 7 10:30’+SR Monday Tuesday 6 5 9:30’+SR 7:30’+SR 6:00’+SR 4:30’+SR 3:00’+SR 1:30’+SR Part of Ending time of Saturn for Saturn 12 hr night Night 3 2 1 7 6 5 4 4:30’+SS 3:00’+SS 1:30’+SS 10:30’+SS 9:00’+SS 7:30’+SS 6:00’+SS Wednesday 4 Thursday 3 Friday Saturday 2 1 Note 2: Of the two nakshatra arrived at. then the transit of the Sun in this nakñatra will indicate the start. Time of start If there is a planet in the sixth house. one using the ‘9’ as the muliplier shows ‘devadosha’ or wrath of deities and consequential diseases/suffering. If the disease commenced within a year. The nakñatra can be determined from this first letter based on the hoda chakra (available in a good ephemeris where the phonemes of each nakñatra päda are given) and Paräsara (BPHS). . Mars and Saturn are night strong indicating the day/night time respectively. HIV. The expired portion indicates the time already spent and the balance indicates the time left for complete cure. then see transit of Jupiter/Saturn over this nakñatra to indicate the time. the worst is over (ie. Jupiter and Venus are day strong while Moon. etc. In both cases the disease should be serious enough to merit the use of this method as Gulika/Mandi indicate serious and life threatening poison like cancer. Note that Sun. If the disease commenced within the last 1 month. proportionately gives the days left for cure. this would have commenced when the Moon transited this nakñatra. A rough indication is that if the sixth lord has already traversed half the sign. Timing Cure The longitude of the 6th lord in the sign occupied by it indicates the extent and period of disease. The balance.

2. 5. If the disease started in signs preceding chandrästama. The stronger among the 2nd/8th Lords becomes the präëi rudra (primary rudra) while the weaker one becomes the apräëi rudra. . Kåittikä. Death can occur during the Çüla daçä of the signs having the rudra or its trines or its seventh house. As such. Complete cure comes when all these three signs have the association/aspect of transitting benefic planets. the trident has a long staff and three spear heads. Sun (month). Navatära cakra [27 star chakra] Moon in Trijanma nakñatra or vipat. The disease often starts much before the first symptoms manifest. It must be noted that worship of the dusta grahas or their deities causing the disease shall not give the cure. 3. pürëa. Moon (day). Normally this works well when the strongest influence in the third from Äruòha lagna is that of a night strong planet. or The number obtained at (b) above is multplied by the number of navamça gained by the 6th lord.Timing Manifestation The manifestation of a disease is different from its start. The number of signs counted from Äruòha Lagna to sixth lord. rikta tithi and a malefic weekday can cause death. If the sickness began when the Moon transited over the 6th lord (of Prasna or natal chart) then the cure will come when Moon transits the 4th Lord (sign) in the Prasna or natal chart. 3. In addition. and Jupiter (year) transit of signs having the association/aspect of malefic planets indicates the beginning of disease and their transit of signs having the association/aspect of benefic planets indicates cure (beginning of recovery). Çatabhiña. 4. The number of months elapsed since manifestation of the disease is known by either method1. Sun represents Çiva in all signs and Mars indicates the violent Rudra known for their strength and prowess in battle. 6. Päka lagna and/or Moon are transited by malefic planets and cure begins when these are transited by benefic planets. Çula Chakra Shüla is short for trishüla (trident) which is the weapon held by Çiva (and Rudra). pratyak or naidhana nakñatra can lead to long term disease and death. or The number of nakshatra from Prasna nakshatra to that of the 6th lord. etc. Dhaniñöhä. The aid of the deities associated with natal favorable planets over which the transit Jupiter/Sun/Moon gives the cure and this should be sought through mantra. Bharaëé. NATAL CHART 1. This very principle is used to determine the exact constellations where the triçüla (trident) is seen. 2. then recovery begins after chandrästama. If otherwise. In general commencement on añöami. Starting nakñatra: Details of the effects of the starting nakñatra has already been explained earlier. The chakra used for this purpose is the Sarvatobhadra Cakra with 28 nakñatra. The date of manifestation would be when the Moon would have transited over the 6th lord (prasna) sign during the month of manifestation. coinciding with Sunday/ Tuesday/ Saturday and also coinciding with Chidra/Rikta Tithi gives death. Diseases begin when the lagna. prefer the Çula cakra. day strong planets are in the third.

then the Çula cakra will surely give the date of fatal disease/journey. Use of Çula cakra: In cases of ill health or a journey being made to the place of death. Chart 1 : Mahatma Gandhi . The Çula Chakra is used to determine death inflicting and other dangerous transits. Figure 1 : Çula cakra illustration The staff of the trident is composed of seven constellations. The three çüla’s or tips of the trident are represented by the constellations in exact trines (9th constellation reckoned in direct and reverse count from that of the Sun) and the nakñatra exactly opposite (15th nakñatra). use the Çula cakra with the starting date of disease/journey and the navtärä cakra to determine the date of fatality. near it or in the body of the trident respectively. The remaining twelve constellations are considered ‘safe’ and indicate speedy recovery. If Rahu has association with these places of death. dangerous or mild depending on whether it is in the sharp edges of the trident. Otherwise. AK or Lagna). the heads of the trident are supported by two constellations each one on either side of the sharp points representing the elongated base. These four nakñatra are the çüla nakñatra and the start of a disease when the Moon transits this nakñatra indicates death. it is important to ascertain the beginning of the disease/journey to prognosticate on the results of the disease/journey as being fatal. Similarly. If the Sun has any association with the houses of death (3rd/8th from AL.The nakñatra occupied by the Sun indicates the bottom/end of the staff and this can be used to kill. more so if the Çüla daçä is also of one of these signs. then the navtärä cakra will give the fatal nakñatra of the Sun itself and the remaining six are the three adjacent nakñatra on either side. If there is no ill health nor is a journey being made. then the date of death will be indicated by the Çula cakra. These constellations can cause great suffering but not death.

1959-10-04 (9:03:30) Le: 1959-10-04 (9:03:30) .1950-10-04 (1:41:22) Cn: 1950-10-04 (1:41:22) .1932-10-03 (10:55:15) Ta: 1932-10-03 (10:55:15) .1896-10-02 (5:32:43) Cp: 1896-10-02 (5:32:43) .Çula daçä (troubles and death): Li: 1869-10-02 (7:31:00) .1887-10-02 (22:10:13) Sg: 1887-10-02 (22:10:13) .1941-10-03 (18:19:54) Ge: 1941-10-03 (18:19:54) .1878-10-02 (14:41:40) Sc: 1878-10-02 (14:41:40) .1905-10-03 (12:49:26) Aq: 1905-10-03 (12:49:26) .1977-10-03 (23:44:03) Mahatma Gandhi was hale and hearty and did not suffer from any disease that caused ill health.1923-10-04 (3:42:20) Ar: 1923-10-04 (3:42:20) .1968-10-03 (16:25:46) Vi: 1968-10-03 (16:25:46) .1914-10-03 (20:11:30) Pi: 1914-10-03 (20:11:30) . The eighth house from AL and Lagna are fixed signs .

The eighth house from Lagna and AL are also aspected by Rahu (räçi driçöi) indicating the possibility of a duçöa-maraëa yoga (bad death). the other nakñatra are placed in the trident and we find that the nakñatra Hastä (13). 14. Gandhi was assassinated on 30 January 1948 at 5:17’ PM IST at New Delhi by Nathuram Godse (Gemini Lagna). The three nakñatra after it (nos. 12. The dangerous çula daçä of Gemini was from 1941-50 and Gemini aspects the third house from the Äruòha Lagna with the Sun in it threatening death by firearms. 11 & 10) are placed outside the body and are dangerous but never fatal. In such cases. Update Related articles . the date of death shall be taken as the beginning of the çula (trident) the causes death. [1] Various nakñatra mantra can be learnt from Vedic Remedies in Astrology by this scribe. Similarly.13) in the chart of Gandhi and this constellation is placed in the bottom of the trident in a triangle indicating death transit. 15 & 16) and the three nakñatra before it (nos.indicating death in the place of residence and journey shall not be made. Uttara bhädrapada (27) and Mågasira (5) are the life threatening nakñatra. The Moon was in Hastä nakñatra at that time transiting the fatal bottom edge of the trident. Uttaräsaòha (21). The Sun occupies Hastä nakñatra (no.

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