Hindu Predictive Astrology

Satya Sarada Kandula

This document is a collection of my articles on Hindu Predictive Astrology Table of Contents
Hindu Predictive Astrology.................................................................................................1 Astrological Tip : Maximum Duration of any bad or good bhuktis....................................6 Astrological Tip : How to identify your present dasa, bhukti..............................................8 Astrological Tip : Rahu........................................................................................................8 Astrological Tips : Daana, Puja, Manidharana, Adhyayana................................................9 Astrological Tip : For different dasas, bhuktis and sukshma dasas...............................12 Brihat Parasara Hora Sastra...............................................................................................12 Vimsottari Dasas for Sri Rama..........................................................................................14 Nakshatradhipatis from Vedic deities to Grahas, after Valmiki’s Ramayana...................15 Nakshatras based Gifts as per the Mahabharata................................................................16

Hindu Predictive Astrology
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Why I selected Hindu Predictive Astrology. I wanted to study predictive astrology as opposed to the personality astrology. Event predictions may be proved or disproved. But personality traits may be claimed if they are flattering and rejected otherwise. This is why I studied Hindu Predictive Astrology.
Newspaper Astrology – Predictions based on Transits. Most newspapers allow you to select your sun sign based on your date of birth alone. The predictions are based on where the planets are today and how they might affect people who were born under different sun signs. I followed newspaper predictions for 1 year, based on both the sun signs indicated by my date of birth and moon signs (explained later). They did not match up with what actually happened. I also made predictions for myself based on ‘transits’ using rules given by Dhundiraj. They did not match up with actuality either. Predictions based on Natal Charts. Millions of people share one’s sun sign or moon sign. However since no one shares the exact time and place of one’s birth the natal horoscope is unique. So I decided to see if the events of my life

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Each constellation has 4 quarters (padas). You could also search for free Vedic Charts on the internet. Rahu and Ketu). For example. gives the time. Moon. How do I explain all this? I think all of us are born with a life plan. To be born under a sun or a moon sign means that. I found a good correlation between natal horoscope predictions and life events in my horoscope and in the horoscopes of my family members and clients. Sun signs. What is in a Natal Chart. The Lagna Rasi is the zodiac sign that is rising in the east at the time of birth. A natal chart. it was the closest to the fourth quarter (pada) of Poorvashada. a satellite. Mercury. (delta sagittarii). So I decided that I would study the field myself. Venus. at the time of my birth. Jupiter. I checked the horoscopes of family. So my moon sign is Sagittarius. grouped into 12 zodiac signs. I found there were many false astrologers and many incompetent ones. The position is given by the name and the quarter of the star constellation that the graha is in line with. place and date of birth as per the Hindu calendar. moon signs. There are 27 contellations (nakshatras)of interest. there are books available with instant charts. I was able to predict when the data given to me was innacurate. Later. a planet. Clearly a ‘graha’ can be a star. If you cannot get a proper astrologer to do up your horoscope. I was able to accurately predict significant features of their natal horoscope. It gives the position and direction (forward or retrograde) of the 9 Grahas. Authorship and Copyright Notice : All Rights Reserved 18 of 2 .(Sun. I began studying astrology in 1998-99 and learnt to do my own horoscope. Saturn.. any graha signs. at least in Telugu. Several had vested interests and some were too gentle to say things as they were. The natal chart also has a drawing with boxes or triangles marking the different zodiac signs and showing the location of the 9 grahas in them. for example: if the time of birth was off by a few hours. In addition it marks the Ascendant or Lagna. This belongs to Kanya Rasi (Virgo). friends and some clients. Mars. a node or an anti-node. More specifically. the moon was in Dhanus Rasi (Sagittarius). The sun was in line with the fourth quarter of Uttara (Denebola 4). at the time you were born. In some cases where I knew the individuals well but had never seen their natal horoscope.Hindu Predictive Astrology Satya Sarada Kandula would bear out the predictions based on the planetary positions in my natal horoscope. the sun or moon were in line with that specific set of stars or constellations. So there are 9 quarters per zodiac sign.

with a plan to give it up at a particular time. You may change not just your future. Some minds are less distressed if they know what to expect and how long it will last. Authorship and Copyright Notice : All Rights Reserved 18 of 3 . In that sense you may alter your experience of life events or change your life plan itself. I felt that wearing a blue sapphire resulted in material losses and that a yellow sapphire resulted in material gains. all time and all space occur at the same point.Hindu Predictive Astrology Satya Sarada Kandula When I say ‘we’ I mean our souls (atma = self). agitated and confident of victory over my enemies. such as black holes or example. Pearls make me feel peaceful and romantic. You accept an earthly body at a particular time. Wilfully destroying your body may not guarantee that your soul can get off this merry-go-round. To me the ever-changing graha positions represent the ticking of a cosmic clock. and you can look at the current graha positions to know what ‘time’ it is now. your life plan indicates at what times you will study. I like pearls best. But we also have some flexibility. but your present and past as well. your mind can have a fair estimate of what your soul has planned for that time. If you can interpret your natal horoscope. lunch at 12 and sleep at 9 on one day. In my case. I do not believe that grahas maybe influenced by wearing lucky stones or doing special prayers. I do not believe that grahas ’cause’ what happens to us any more than a clock ’causes’ you to eat 12. Astrological predictions help those minds. And just as you might plan to wake up at 6. Navaratnas: precious stones. Diamonds make me feel powerful. Cat’s Eyes resulted in foreign travel. learn. We can connect to divinity. but my experience was as if all my life events were in response to strong internal impulses. experience or do. marry and die and so on. When I checked with my horoscope I saw that the events were planned. I think we exist before our birth and that our existence on the earth has the specific advantage of time-space separation. In some places in the universe. I have worn different kinds of stones for different durations and this is how they made me feel. everything that I must do next comes as a strong impulse from within. Our natal horoscope reflects our plan and schedule. But I do believe that your mind can be influenced by wearing stones and that doing prayers will help your mind communicate with your soul and with the ultimate soul. There are definite things that we must see. Like getting on a merry go round. Gomedhikam makes me feel a great inner peace. This is prayer. ask for and make changes.

The moon’s position will describe your mind and mother. Some brahmins near temples will accept gifts if you pay them. Mars indicates your fighting spirit. Dhundiraj says that it is important to ‘gift’ stones. Interestingly. My mind definitely felt freer and better. Authorship and Copyright Notice : All Rights Reserved 18 of 4 . For example. Mercury indicates intelligence and communication. your nature and your father. Interpretations The Lagna Rasi or Janma Lagna is counted as the first house. Guru (Jupiter). I did not lose them on purpose or as the result of an impulse. Sani (Saturn) and Kuja (Mars). Retrograde grahas are generally good for one. But many who have worn large single stones desiring definite results have reported no results except money spent. you can make predictions regaring your health. that is how they appear to move. Rahu indicates Maya or illusion and Ketu indicates knowledge and salvation. Saturn indicates fate or karma. This does not imply that the grahas are changing their speeds. All the grahas except Rahu and Ketu normally pass though the zodiac signs in the direction from Mesha (Aries) to Meena (Pisces). can go forward or backward (retrograde) or vakra. Sukra (Venus). turned luck in their favour. the Sun (Ravi) is the Atma karaka. I had a bath at papanasanam near thirupathi and made token gifts to brahmins there. Most people don’t like to make such costly presents to others. Each graha indicates some qualities of life. They can go fast or slow. when viewed from the earth. Some said that wearing a ring with all 9 stones. It means that. wealth. Jupiter’s location will indicate your education. But I did not care when I did. Venus indicates all manner of comforts and your vengeful nature. relative to the zodiac signs. clothes etc dear to the grahas for positive effects and not to wear them. I have heard from others that stones affect how they feel. Depending on the sun’s position and strength as per your natal chart. I thought it was something good. Budha (Mercury). It is the sign that contains the ascendant.Hindu Predictive Astrology Satya Sarada Kandula Pearls And Corals Each of the stones mentioned above is associated with a different graha. People who believe in astrology will not accept any gifts easily. I bought all my precious stones near the same period and I lost of all of them during another period. sons. They also appear to go up and down over the months and each graha has a zodiac sign in which they appear to be high (uccha) or down (neecha).

Together they cover 120 lunar years. they think of a strong mercury. 7 is for spouses. 6 is for enemies. Knowing some key details of your past also helps them validate some of their assumptions and to make some timing corrections. Some grahas are generally classified as benefics and some as malefics. For example. temporary friends or neutral to each other. When they come together they may destroy each other’s influence or enhance it. For eg 1 is the Thanu Sthana or the “body place”. 9 for father. If you meet them in person. If you are surrounded by material comforts of all kinds. angle and direction. you. Or create a special kind of union or yoga. They further influence each other by line of sight. Timing Even if your natal chart indicates wealth or comfort. Grahas are natural friends or enemies of each other for example Jupiter and Venus do not get along. Grahas in the 4th quarter of a nakshatra are troubled. Depending on your Janmalagna (the sign of your ascendant). they get a lot of extra clues. Mercury owns Gemini and Virgo. a time for marriage. Grahas in the mid-points of the Rasis (zodiac signs) are stronger than when they are at the edges of the zodiac signs. 11 for profit and 12 for loss. they think of a period ruled by venus.Hindu Predictive Astrology Satya Sarada Kandula Each zodiac sign has an “owner” or “owners”. 10 for job. In addition. The ruler of your Janma Nakshatra (the stars closest to the moon at the time of your birth) determine which dasa you start with. indicated by the 9 grahas.t. intelligent and communicative. There are a total of nine major periods or dasas in your life. Each house number indicates a quality of life. which creates great benefits or terrible times. each zodiac sign has a “house number”. 2 is the dhana sthana (wealth). with respect to the janma lagna. If you are tall. Authorship and Copyright Notice : All Rights Reserved 18 of 5 . you may not have it every minute of your life. There will be a time for siblings. Your longevity determines which dasa you end with. 3 is for brothers. So they indicate the corresponding qualities of life. a time for power and so on. 5 is for sons. Looking at you in person. They are less powerful in the houses of their enemies and most powerful in their own houses or houses of their friends.r. a time for education. neutral or malefic w. different grahas are classified as benefic. reduces the need for some complicated calculations. This gives some indication of all the different things that an astrologer must think of when they look at your horoscope. In certain positions relative to each other they may become. they think of a strong jupiter. 4 is for mother. 8 is for longevity.

Budha 17.Hindu Predictive Astrology Satya Sarada Kandula Each dasa has a different duration. You chose a certain setting for your birth. then during your Chandra and Kethu Dasas. The moon takes around 24 hours (more or less) to cover a nakshatra. (A lunar year is 360 days long.V. achieve certain things in this life to certain extents. You can fulfil your original life-plan through your effort. If the moon is close to Kethu. You can modify your original life-plan through prayer. and you will. beauty and so forth. The first bhukthi of Ravi dasa is Ravi bhukthi and its duration is (6/120)*6 lunar years.. you were born with an idea (sankalpam) to learn. education. Posted by satyask on February 8. Ketu 7 and Sukra 20. Sani 19. Ravi Dasa is 6 lunar years long. Suppose Mars is strong in your horoscope. and from then on in that sequence. Raman in his books. Aug 6th 2006. love etc. Astrological Tip : Maximum Duration of any bad or good bhuktis. wealth. do. and you are born 14 hours after the moon entered Poorvashada. Chances are that you are not going to see much of conjugal bliss. Venus is in its neecha rasi and close enough to the sun to be “combust” ie not to be seen. This what I have understood. Kuja 7. Suppose your 7th house (Spouse) is empty. 2010 This is based on my understanding of the Vimsottara Dasa System as explained by Sri B. Rahu 18. Conclusion Going back to your “life-plan” model. If your longevity is 80 years. generosity. then half of that dasa is over at birth. This is what I think. you will never see Kethu and Budha dasas. You equipped yourself with a certain qualities like intellect. irrespective of whether your mind and body would rather be doing other things. If the moon takes 28 hours to cover Poorvashada nakshatra (ruled by Sukra). The first bhukthi of each dasa is ruled by the dasa lord itself. Each dasa is further classified into 9 bhukthis each. Satya Sarada Kandula.. And suppose your Sukra dasa is over in your infancy. You are here to execute. Guru 16. see. at certain times.) Ravi Bhukthi is followed by Chandra bhukthi which is (6/120)*6 lunar years long. your mind may be dominated by a thirst for knowledge and salvation. followed by 6 of Ravi and so on. Chandra is 10. Then your fighting spirit is at its peak during Kuja Dasa and Kuja Bhukthi. Authorship and Copyright Notice : All Rights Reserved 18 of 6 . You start with 10 years of Sukra dasa left.

but it will change after the given duration.Hindu Predictive Astrology Satya Sarada Kandula A lifespan of 120 luni-solar years (of 360 days each). For eg to get the duration of the sukra bhukthi of the sukra dasa. So the minimum duration of a bhukthi is 3. 6/120 * 6 = 6/20 = 3/10 = 0. not exhaustive data.3 years. The dasas are of different durations..333 years. To get the duration of a bhukthi. or mixed results for one. I have not conducted any large scale Authorship and Copyright Notice : All Rights Reserved 18 of 7 . If you are in a great bhukthi enjoy yourself but know that it will last for not more than 3. take the dasa duration of that graha. Duration in years and Sequence of Dasas : • • • • • • • • • Ravi 6 years Chandra 10 years Kuja 7 years Rahu 18 years Guru 16 years Sani 19 years Budha 17 years Ketu 7 years Sukra 20 years Caution : It is my personal belief that there is truth in the vimsottara dasa system. The Longest Dasa (State) is the Sukra (Venus) Dasa which lasts for 20 years.33 years. named after the navagrahas. If you are in a miserable bhukti take heart that it will not last for more than 3. That bhukthi may have good.6 months and the max duration is 3. the dasas repeat. Each dasa is divided again into 9 bhukthis named after each of the grahas. divide it by 120 and multiply it by the duration of the given dasa. This is the longest bhukthi duration. bad. After 120 years. 20/120 * 20 = 20/6 = 10/3 = 3. The shortest bukthi is Ravi Bhukthi of Ravi dasa. is divided into phases or dasas.33 years.33 years. I have only subjective and anecdotal data for this.

I have not conducted any large scale controlled experiments nor used any scientific method. Sukra dasa lasts for a total of 20 years. Since the moon appears to be in front of a region governed by each nakshatras for a day approximately. Purvashada graha nakshatradhi pati is Sukra. not exhaustive data. the information is being shared for those who want to know. 6/24 is the fraction of the dasa already over. the moon is due to spend 24 hours in Purvashada and has already spent 6 hours there. 2009 Authorship and Copyright Notice : All Rights Reserved 18 of 8 . Seenakshatram. 15 years of Sukra dasa remain. the time the moon has ‘spent’ with this nakshatram divided by the total time it is going to spend with that nakshatram gives you the elapsed dasa fraction. 15 years is called dasa sesha at birth. I have only subjective and anecdotal data for this. Posted by satyask on February 11. Based on your age and the method given in this post : Astrological Tip : Maximum Duration of any bad or good bhuktis. Caution : It is my personal belief that there is truth in the vimsottara dasa system. bhukti. Astrological Tip : Rahu Posted by satyask on September 1. A fraction of this dasa is over at your birth. Astrological Tip : How to identify your present dasa. 2010 Your jataka chakram (natal chart) will specify your janmanakshatram. the information is being shared for those who want to know. Out of this 6/24 * 20 = 5 years is already over at birth.Hindu Predictive Astrology Satya Sarada Kandula controlled experiments nor used any scientific method. Many jataka chakrams also give the dasa sesha. eg Suppose. Find the graha nakshatradhipati of your jamnanakshatram to get the name of the graha whose dasa is ongoing at the time of your birth. you can calculate your present dasa and bhukthi. This will be followed 6 years of Ravi etc in the cycle.

Some people also find relief wearing a gomedhika stone in a silver ring. I can offer no proof or logic. money.” It restores the faith and focus of the individual.Hindu Predictive Astrology Satya Sarada Kandula Rahu. They are generally not peaceful and have some troubles. please donate. tend to chase illusory goals (fame. you may continue. Puja. If it helps you. Rituals are optional and are beneficial to the extent of attaining that pure concentrated mind. For those suffering from the illusory effects of Rahu : Devi Puja has worked the best in what I have seen.” I bow to that Devi (divine feminine) which is there in all things and all worlds. Adhyayana Posted by satyask on January 20. namastasyai. If you wish. you may try it. Authorship and Copyright Notice : All Rights Reserved 18 of 9 . I usually advise them to say the following prayer : “yA dEvI sarva bhUtEshu sarva lOkEshu samsthitA. I hope it helps someone. Disclaimer : Since it has to do with faith. 2010 Puja : • • • • With a pure and concentrated mind think of your Ishta Daivam. namastasyai. based on your ability. position) etc as opposed to God and Salvation. Authorship and Copyright Notice : All Rights Reserved : Satya Sarada Kandula Astrological Tips : Daana. Manidharana. is a shadowy graha or the moon’s node. (Exception : a poor lady spent a lot of money on an expensive ritual that she could not afford and ended up cursing the astrologer. glamour. namastasyai namO namah. They have confirmed that it has helped them.) Daana : With a pure heart • To some worthy person or children or orphans or elders or strangers. A prayer to Devi helps them a lot. tell Him/Her/That your fears and wishes and ask for their help. Those born under a nakshatra for which Rahu is the Adhipati or those who are running Rahu Dasa or Rahu Bhukthi. o See: Astrological Tip : Rahu This has no known side-effects. I just wanted to share it.

toys… some knowledge. TirthaYatra. Adhyayana : • You may study the Gita. This requires expense and physical effort as well as time. It destroys Samsaramala. Freedom from fear and sorrow 2. All these earn punyam as well as destroy papam. the dirt/waste that sticks to one by living in the world.. As an individual. o See Papanasanam I have not heard of any negative side-effects. All these are essentially generate “punyam” See also : http://gyansarovar.com/charity-muhurat. throw trash in a dustbin. clothes.. There is no re-birth for the reader. Tirtha Snana : • • • • • • I have been enormously benefited by this and so have many others. some service : give up your seat in a bus. according to the Gita itself. all the way to Baba Amte levels of service take care of a garden. . When done together with Pranayama (breath-control exercises). I feel the effects of different gems. food. But there is no uniform experience. are: 1. education. Quality. In some cases it is a waste of money and contra-indicative. Proceed with caution. medicine. clean some area. Benefits of Reading the Gita The benefits of reading the Gita. useful articles. Attaining Visnu Padam (the state of Vishnu. I have not heard of any failed cases. books. 4.) 3. timing etc are also issues. Ramayana etc. sins of even past births are cleared. o See corresponding section in : Hindu Predictive Astrology People are also not clear whether to please the malefics or to strengthen the benefics. the omnipresent preserver. Many people are also thrilled with the sight-seeing benefit.. size.aspx Mani Dharana : • • • • • • Different gems are prescribed for different situations. roadside plant. help someone pickup a load.Hindu Predictive Astrology o o o o • • Satya Sarada Kandula drinking water. Authorship and Copyright Notice : All Rights Reserved 18 of 10 . 5. Some people have benefited from wearing navaratnas and some are strongly against it.

but they may aid the process. Authorship and Copyright Notice : All Rights Reserved 18 of 11 . The moment you understand the lesson. move forward. Rituals are optional. Siva. The moment you understand your error. that problem will go away. Bhagavad Nama Smarana : • • • Saying Rama. I tried it. insults and suspicion 17: Eliminating problems brought on by planetary problems 18: Removal of mental problems and sadness. or Siva. It does not claim to be science or scientific. that problem will go away. Personally tried. Rama or Harih Om or Jai Bajrang Bali.Hindu Predictive Astrology Satya Sarada Kandula There is a book called Prarthana Tarangini. or Hare Krishna etc. Introspect and see if there is a special lesson or skill that the Paramatma wants you to get and that you are not sensing. tested and rely on Rama. according to the Prarthana Tharingini (prayer book) are as follows: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Chapter Chapter Chapter Chapter Chapter Chapter Chapter Chapter Chapter Chapter Chapter Chapter Chapter Chapter Chapter Chapter 2: Karya Siddhi: Success in work 3: Easy Delivery of a baby 4: Good Children 5: Success of good deeds 6: All good things 7: Good marriage of child 8: Removal of sorrow 9: Removal of disease 10: Removal of poverty 11: Driving away ghosts 12: Increasing devotion 13: Self Realisation 14: Removal of family conflicts 16: Removal of ill-fame. Rama. truths. Sri Krishnarpanam! Disclaimer : • This is not based on logic or on detailed experimentation. Rama. subjective. (3 times) Prayaschittam : • • • • Introspect honestly and look for what you did that may have earned this karma. is easy and recommended highly by Hindu Religious Organisations. No known side effects. It contains personal. The benefits of reading different chapters. which gives the benefits of reading the different chapters of the Gita. It works but in a different way from what you might expect. After that forgive yourself and with a clean consciousness (chitta).

not exhaustive data. Maitreya said that Jyothisha had 3 parts – Horā. 3. Others can benefit. bhuktis and sukshma dasas Posted by satyask on February 20. The intention is to help someone who wants such help. including myself. named after sani. 5.” One observed effect of this period is external obstacles through no present fault of one’s own. Authorship and Copyright Notice : All Rights Reserved : Satya Sarada Kandula Astrological Tip : For different dasas. 2. If it works for you. the information is being shared for those who want to know. I will/can neither explain nor defend it. The person is not under illusion or chasing mirages as during rahu periods.pdf Reference and Source of Brihat Parasara Hora Sastra. ravi – rudrabhishekam chandra – durgapuja kuja – subrahmanyeswara guru – namakam sani – sivapooja budha – vishnupuja ketu – suryaradhana sukra – laksmipuja For those undergoing any period. 3. It is my personal belief that there is truth in the vimsottara dasa system. It is a time to settle old karmic debts. http://is1. Authorship and Copyright Notice : All Rights Reserved 18 of 12 . It is influenced by my reading and understanding of the sastras. please do let me know.edu/vedicreserve/jyotish/parashara_hora_shastra.mum. Caution : • • I have not prescribed this before and have no data whatsover. Refer Also : Graha means gravitational body not Planet. 8. Brihat Parasara Hora Sastra 1. 2010 Reference : gantala panchangamu : relangi tangirala : 1998 – 1999 : pg 117 1. 6. 7. the father of Veda Vyasa.Hindu Predictive Astrology • • • • • Satya Sarada Kandula It is based on the subjective personal experiences of people known to me. 2. I have not conducted any large scale controlled experiments nor used any scientific method. You may try it if you want or not try it if you don’t want. 4. I have only subjective and anecdotal data for this. Ganita and Samhita. I suggest try saying and feeling : “Om Namah Sivaya. And he wished to learn Hora from Parasara.

as Ram. yet some are grahas. The Sixteen Divisions of a Rāśi: The Rāśi. Jupiter. I am not going to reproduce the entire sastra. After completing the mission. Krishna etc. Mercury. • • Ch. Rahu. Dashas of Planets : Vimshottari 12-14. from Mars that of Narasimha. owned by a graha. Rahu. 2. joining and departing from each other. as Lagna. Moon. the manner of prayers to the navagrahas etc. Maha Vishnu. the Paramatmāńśas (of the respective) grahas again merge (in the respective) grahas. from Jupiter that of Vamana. In Kali Yuga the natural life-span of a human being is generally taken. listen to the account of placement of the heavenly bodies. The said zodiac comprises of 27 Nakshatras ** commencing from Ashvini. Narasimha and Varaha are wholly with Paramatmāńś. From Sun came the incarnation of Rama. given above. The high degree of Paramatmāńś from the grahas.” . if the Nakshatras from Kritika to the Janma Nakshatra are divided by nine. from Mercury that of *Budha. 18. 46. They may have been efforts to reconcile various schools of philosophy. 18. Mars. The luminaries contain more of the Paramatma amsa (fraction). as 120 years. Other Notes and Comments : Some of the earlier chapters specifically Chapter 2 and Chapter 3 are later additions. Parasara quotes Siva in the 83rd chapter: Mahārśi Parasara replied. Thus. He is Shiva. whatever Lord Shiva told Goddess Parvati in this respect…… Later Chapters contains remedies. The Rāśi rising is known. from Saturn that of Kurma (Tortoise). Jupiter. coupled with Śrī Shakti. The greek Cronos. The 24th verse describes the moon as a woman. the natives good and bad effects are deducted. 6. are the Nakshatras (asterisms). Indra. Parāśara: O Brahmin. The remaining Dashas will be of the Planets in the order. All beings contain both Jivatma and Paramatmāńśas. Those. 15. Ch. Coupled with Bhoo Shakti. is the “old one”. Coupled with Neel Shakti. destroying the Universe. consistent with other scriptures. Lord Brahma has described 16 kinds of Vargaas (Divisions) for each Rāśi 2-3. Planet Characters and Description : 4-6. Beginning from ^Kritika. The names of the grahas commence from Sun. following Ganesha). viz. 7 and 20 in that order. Ketu and Venus are 6. He is lame and has big teeth. is called its Kshetra. Sun etc. 19. the remainder will signify the Lord of the commencing Dasha. 7. Ketu and Venus in that order. did incarnate. from Rahu that of Varaha (Boar) and from Ketu that of Matsya (Fish ) occurred. Authorship and Copyright Notice : All Rights Reserved 18 of 13 .But our tradition considers Saturn as the son of Surya. Based on Lagna and the Planets. ^ Starting with krithika is appropriate for that period in which this sastra was originally written. which move through the Nakshatras (or stellar mansions) in the zodiac. rules over the three worlds. Ram. The Creation: Lord Vishnu. Out of the many luminous bodies sighted in the skies some are nakshatras. Saturn. Water (Varuna). The periods of Dashas of Sun. The same area is divided in 12 parts equal to 12 Rāśis commencing from Aries. viz. Those are called grahas. The Jivatma portions from the grahas take births. Saturn. 16. Ch. 17. 3. only some quotations. identified with the roman saturn. • • • • • • • • • Ch. 1. Fire (Agni) (?). Ch. He is Brahma causing the Universe. Mars. 10. This is in contrast to the later chapters where the Moon is decribed as male. Therefore Vimshottari Dasha is considered to be the most appropriate and the best of all Dashas. that have no movements.Hindu Predictive Astrology Satya Sarada Kandula In this article. Great Incarnations : The four incarnations. from Venus that of Parasurama. the Lords of Dashas are Sun. from Moon that of *Krishna. as human beings and live their lives according to their dasas and again merge in the grahas. Moon. “Out of all the grahas Saturn is the eldest. Subrahmanya (Lord Shiva’s son. I will now tell you. Shachi Devi (the consort of Lord Indra) and Brahma (?) are the presiding deities of the 7 Planets in their order. Incarnations other than these also are through the grahas. Deities of Planets. 5-7. The beings with more Paramatmāńś are called divine beings. Mercury. Krishna. not written by Parasara.

In the case of Sri Rama. Vimsottari Dasas for Sri Rama Posted by satyask on September 8. Also let us calculate for 120 years . First Iteration : Let us initially assume that 4 years were remaining. Either he refers to another Buddha. (Sita’s ) Sukra Dasa Duration : 20 years : Age at exit : 67 years. ie 0 to 4 years. We start with the elapsed and remaining part of the Janmanakshatra. This means that 0 to 25% of the Guru Dasa was remaining. Age at exit : 40 years. when Rama was 30 years old: 16 + 14 = 30) Kethu Dasa Duration : 7 years : Age at exit : 47 years. when Rama was 16 years old (as per balakanda) Budha Dasa Duration . Krishna was the great grandson generation to Parasara. he was a cousin to Vyasa’s grandchildren (the Kauravas). A start from Ashwini Nakshatram indicates a later document.. 2009 Jai Sri Ram! Vimsottari Dasa System is one of the systems mentioned in Brihat Parasara Hora Sasatra for timing the events in a person’s life. (Exile During this period. instead of for 100s of thousands of years as described by Valmiki. Guru Dasa Sesham : 4 years Sani Dasa Duration : 19 years. or this chapter/verse is a later addition. Also this speaks of Krishna as an avatar. (Return and Coronation during this period. 10. See : Date of Sri Rama’s birth as per Balakanda. Antidotes for Evils : Sun in 12th will confer a hundred-year life span on one born in Libra Lagna. * Gautama Kasyapa Buddha was born in year 1790 of Kaliyuga and Parasara was a Dwapara Yuga Rishi. Authorship and Copyright Notice : All Rights Reserved 18 of 14 . Age at exit : 23 years.Hindu Predictive Astrology • Satya Sarada Kandula Ch. ** The older texts commence from Krittika Nakshatram. the moon was in the last pada of Punarvasu. 17 years. The date of this entire verse 5-7 is in doubt.

सवर्लोकनमस्कृतम् bowed to by all the worlds. मनीिषण: wise people. (See : Arrangements were made for Sri Rama’s coronation as a crown prince and Dasaratha sent for Rama to tell him about his coronation. पर्ोद्यमाने was rising. ऋतूनाम् of seasons. • • • • • • Raja Janaka said that the second of the two days of PoorvaPhalguni and Uttara Phalguni where the Bhaga (deity) was Prajapathi. सवर्लक्षणसंयुतम् adorned with all the characteristics. 6 years : : Age at exit : 73 years. we find many references to Nakshatras. वैवािहकम् to perform marriage. Chandra Dasa Duration . Rahu Dasa Duration . Similarly Raja Dasaratha selected the Pushya Nakshatram of Chaitra Masam for Rama’s coronation. 18 years : : Age at exit : 108 years. द्वादशे मासे in twelfth month. यज्ञे when sacrifice. रामम् Rama. षट् six. इन्दना सह along with Moon. 12 years : : Age at exit : 120 years. Kuja Dasa Duration . was recommended by the wise for marriage. ” Source Note that there is a mention of grahas (पञ्चसु गर्हेषु) and of rasis (ककर्टे लग्ने) but the naksharadhipati was Aditi : “अिदितदैवत्ये नक्षतर्े when the nakshatra presided by Aditi as devata” Dasaratha. वाक्पतौ when Brihaspati. 10 years : : Age at exit : 83 years. 7 years : : Age at exit : 90 years. महाभागम् highly fortunate. पुतर्म् as his son. Yama. Satya Sarada Kandula Nakshatradhipatis from Vedic deities to Grahas. ु कौसल्या Kausalya. The adhipatyam of the nakshatras is ascribed to Vedic deities. िवष्णो: Vishnu’s. Authorship and Copyright Notice : All Rights Reserved 18 of 15 . अिदितदैवत्ये presided by Aditi as devata. पर्जापित: Prajapati. अधर्म् facet. पञ्चसु गर्हेषु and the five grahas. Varuna etc. अजनयत् gave birth . Kausalya and their sons were always compared to Vedic Deities such as Indra. ऐ क वाकुव धर नम्perpetuating the Ikshvaku race. समत्ययु: were spent.) There are references to rasis in the balakanda : तत: then. 2009 In the Valmiki Ramayanam. यतर् in which day. पर्शंसिन्त are praising.Hindu Predictive Astrology Ravi Dasa Duration . समाप्ते was completed. Aditi. नक्षतर्े when the star (Punarvasu) . जगन्नाथम् lord of the entire universe. after Valmiki’s Ramayana Posted by satyask on September 2. तत: then. Guru Dasa Duration . भग: Bhaga. नाविमके ितथौ on the nineth day of the rising Moon. स्वोच्चसंस्थेषु in their own exalted places (houses). (See : Sita Devi सससस सससस) बर्ह्मन् O brahmin! फल्गुनीभ्याम् उत्तरे िदवसे on the latter day of the two Phalgunis. ककर्टे लग्ने in Karkata Lagna. चैतर्े in Chaitra month.

7.) Note: The muhurta selection. of earthen dishes filled with sesame. transcends all difficulties in the next world. By Valmiki’s time. Dharmaraja asked Bhishma about the effect of making Danas under different nakshatras. 2009 Source : Anusasana Parva of the Mahabharata. and other kinds of edibles and drinks. Nakshatras based Gifts as per the Mahabharata Posted by satyask on June 15. under the constellation Magha. Then Bhishma told him what Narada had explained to Devaki. By making a gift.and I now share it with you). which is labelled the muhurtam. under the constellation Pushya. including those mountains with rocks sharp as razors. One undergoing a fast and giving away Krisara mixed with sesame. deserving Brahmanas with Payasa mixed with ghee. (Easy to do even today) Under the constellation Rohini. 8. Parasara to Maitreya. as translated by Kisari Mohan Ganguli. under the constellation Aslesha. it may have been just beginning to gain acceptance.Hindu Predictive Astrology Satya Sarada Kandula Contemporary Hindu Astrology : This ascribes the adhipatyam (lordship) of the Nakshatras to Grahas. 5. under the constellation Krittika one attains toregions of great happiness. 6. one should for freeing oneself from the debt one owes to the Brahmanas make gift unto them of many handfuls of venison along with rice and ghee and milk. Nowadays. ‘By gratifying. the wives of Sri Krishna. Devaki then explained it to her daughters-in-law. the muhurta is selected any time of the day or night. This sastra was taught by Veda Vyasa’s father. of cakes and other food under the constellation Punarvasu one becomes possessed of personal beauty and great fame and takes birth in one’s next life in a family in which there is abundance of food.. O beautiful lady. one becomes possessed of children and animals in this world and attains to felicity in the next. O blessed lady. One giving away a cow with a calf under the constellation called Somadaivata (or Mrigasiras). 2. in the Ramayana was done by the kings themselves and not their priests and the muhurtam was sun-rise in both cases. See (Generations between Rama and Krishna. with Valmiki somewhat older to Vyasa. proceeds from this region of human beings to a region in heaven of great felicity. 1. (. This probably happened when the brihat parasara hora sastra became popular. becomes freed from every fear and attains to great affluence and prosperity. He who makes a gift. Making a gift of wrought or unwrought gold. By making gifts. of silver of a bull. but many modern Hindu weddings have to be performed at an exact instant. 3. (This must be for Arudra). Valmiki and Vyasa were contemporaries. The vimsottari dasa calculations are based on this. 4. It may also be noted that then a muhurta was a time unit of 48 min duration. Authorship and Copyright Notice : All Rights Reserved 18 of 16 . one shines in effulgence like Soma himself in regions of surrounding gloom.

or Rajamasha. one sports 13. which. a righteous person attains to heaven and becomes an object of attention and honour there. under the constellation Satabhisha. one attains to great honours in heaven. rice called Shashthika. such an act attains to inexhaustible merit in the next world. vestments and of food. 12. one takes birth in one’s next life in a family possessed of abundant kine. of a bull and of good perfumes. of perfumes with Aquilaria Agallocha 24. under the constellation called Uttara-Phalguni. and a cow that yields a copious measure of milk. one becomes honoured in heaven for a hundred Yugas. This is the certain conclusion of the scriptures. under the constellation Purva-Bhadrapada. regions as one desires and wins besides great fame. of a cow with a vessel of white copper for milking her. of ghee and milk with 11. By making gifts. the cow so given away approaches in the next world. By making a gift under the conjunction called Abhijit. Such a person never meets with any calamity and certainly reaches heaven. one attains to great prosperity as also to such an end as is desirable. a gift of blankets or other cloth of thick texture. becomes inexhaustible. Unto one who makes a gift. one attains in the next world to the companionship of Apsaras as also eternal perfumes of diverse kinds. attains to regions of great felicity that are capable of granting the fruition of every wish. of jugs full of barley-water. Observing a fast the while. By making under the constellation Purvashadha. Authorship and Copyright Notice : All Rights Reserved 18 of 17 . one roves freely through every region of felicity. riding on a white car of pure resplendence. with a Prasanga for covering the same. 21. and sandalwood. and also cloths for wear. 22. under the constellation Chitra. restrained soul. 19. By making under the conjunction Sravana. one attains to such means of subsistence as one desires. 10. under the constellation Anuradha of embroidered cloth and other 16. under the constellation called Purva-Phalguni of food mixed with Phanita the giver observing a fast the while. Satya Sarada Kandula For making gifts unto Brahmanas. again. a gift of a car with four elephants. By making gifts. By making gifts unto the Brahmanas of whatever articles they solicit. One who makes. of cups filled with curds. By making unto Brahmanas a gift under the constellation Mula. By making gifts. unto a Brahmana conversant with the Vedas and of good family and conduct. a gift. a cart full of paddy. By making a gift. the person that makes. or heaps of cloths and wealth. under the constellation Uttara. with a 18. under the constellation Uttarashadha. under the constellation Hasta. 15. by making gifts. gratifies the Paris by 26. Such a person never meets with any calamity and gratifies the Pitris and the deities and attains to inexhaustible merit in the other world. reward is great prosperity both here and hereafter. One obtains the fruition of every wish.Hindu Predictive Astrology 9. in bliss in regions of Apsaras like the deities sporting in the woods of Nandana. one attains to great happiness in the next life and becomes possessed of an abundant stock of every kind of edibles and fruits. ready to grant the fruition of every wish. 23. roots. one attains to such excellent 14. This is very certain. By making a gift under the constellation Jyeshtha. By making gifts of wealth under the constellation Swati. By making a gift. of a bull. 25. a person gratifies the Pitris and the deities attains to inexhaustible merit in the other world. of the potherb called Kalasaka with the 17. Whatever gifts are made by men under the constellation of Uttara-Phalguni produce great merit. of fruits and roots. under the constellation Revati. a gift of mutton. one at once attains to heaven in one’s next life. and becomes rescued from hell and every calamity that visits a sinner after death. By making gifts. while one is in the observance of a fast. of milk with honey and ghee unto men of wisdom. under the constellation Dhanishtha. with ghee and inspissated juice of sugarcane in abundance. observing a fast the while. a gift of a vehicle with bulls yoked thereto. 20. By making with a restrained soul. under constellation Visakha. one gratifies the Pitris and attains to a desirable end.

Hindu Predictive Astrology Satya Sarada Kandula 27. By making a gift. and becomes endued with great energy. a gift unto the Brahmanas of kine and sesame. By making.’ Authorship and Copyright Notice : All Rights Reserved : Satya Sarada Kandula All Rights for Sourced Material Vest with the source. under the constellation Bharani. one is born in one’s next life in a family possessed of numerous elephants and steeds and cars. Authorship and Copyright Notice : All Rights Reserved 18 of 18 . under the constellation Aswini. one acquires in one’s next life great fame and an abundance of kine. 28. of a car with steeds yoked thereto.

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