Badhakasthana & Badhakesh © Sarajit Poddar, SJC

Badhakasthana & Badhakesh
© Sarajit Poddar, SJC

In Prasna Marga, Harihara has given the analysis of an horsocope based on Badhaka point of view. He says that for all movable signs, the 11th house therefrom is the badhaka sthana, for all fixed signs, the 9th therefrom are their badhakasthana and for all the dual signs, the 7th therefrom are their badkasthanas. Thus for the 12 signs of the zodiac, the badhakasthanas are:

In this method, the quadrants of the house of harm can also be harmful. This is based on the principle of Paraspara Karaka i.e. doing each other’s job when the planets/signs are placed in mutual quadrants. Paraspara Karaka means, you pat my back and I shall pat yours or you kick my back and I shall kick yours. The patting or kicking is dependent on the natural relationship of the planets under consideration. Thus if natural enemies are placed in the quadrants, they shall fight and when natural friends are placed in such position, they shall work with each other in harmony. From the placement of the badhakesh (lord of the badhakasthana) or planets in the badhakasthana, we can judge the wrath of others and their result consequences in our lives in form of troubles. The wrath of following are discussed here under: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Wrath of deity Wrath of Sarpadeva or divine sepents Wrath of parents Preta Bhadha Dristi Badha Abhichara

Wrath of Deity
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Badhakasthana & Badhakesh © Sarajit Poddar. Mars] / Upagraha [Guika. The following guidelines are the key to the analysis of wrath of deity 1. The malefic influences on the 12th from the badhakesh and/ or The badhakesh itself and/ or From the house where the badhakesh is placed Cause of Wrath based on placement of Badhakesh in different houses [Ch15. then it is due to birds. desecrated or forgotten. these houses being the dhana and aya bhava respectively. Here we must understand that the if Badhakesh is ill placed and the 12th from the badhakesh is afflicted. Influence of planets on Badhakesh in Lagna: a. A fresh idol has to be installed in a temple. Mars: The temple is either broken or dilapidated and needs repairs b. b. Lagna: Lagna shows image and hence this means that the idol has been mutilated. Page 2 of 10 . 2. Influence of planets on Badhakesh in Fourth House: a. the we can be certain that the native shall have wrath of a deity. Mars: breaking idol. SJC The wrath of the deity is to be judged based on various factors. the following can be inferred: - (a) Gulika/ Rahu: Gulika is the son of Saturn and extremely diabolical. Saturn: The temple has been forgotten (Saturn rules loss of memory) c. c. If Sun associates. The 12th house from the Atmakaraka is the place of the Ista Devata and it is from the 12th house from the Badhakesh that the past life history of maintenance of the deity is to be deciphered. Hence this indicates some blemishes related to serpents such as a curse of the Serpent deity or a serpent having touched the image of the deity has made it very impure. (c) Mars: Disputes /bad management of worship/ image/ temple etc. Mandi] involved. It rises at the end of the Saturn's portion in the eight part division of the day. image or any sacred object associated with the deity. (b) Saturn: Pollution /dirt on the image/ temple. Gulika shows poision and Rahu indicate serpents. The reason can be divined from: 1. Depending on the malefic planets [Rahu. Gulika poison and Rahu impurities. it indicates that the worshipped image was mutilated. Badhakesh is placed in an adverse place and afflicted. 3. Saturn. Second or Eleventh house: If the badhakesh is in one of these two houses. it indicates that the deity’s wealth has either been stolen or misappropriated. it indicates that pollution and dirt have made the idol impure. (Birds are ruled by Sun) 2. Saturn/ Rahu: The temple is desecreated (Saturn rules dirt and Rahu rules impurities) and needs to be sanctified. Fourth house: Fourth house shows the place of worship or the temple and hence it means that that the temple is either broken. The fault leading to the wrath of the deity can be narrowed down as follow. 3. Thus if they influence the badhakesh. 2. 1. Sl 11]. This brings the wrath of the deity signified by the Badhakesh. Saturn/ Rahu/ Gulika: Saturn rules dirt. If a Malefic planet is placed in the 12th house from the Badhakesh.

. Similarly. Remedies Since the dispositor of a planet indicate what sustains the planet and the house and also represent the mental and psychological aspect of a house or planet. which remedy can propitiate the angry deity. Sun & Venus signify Moola and the others viz. the remedy of the sin committed against the deity can be seen from the dispositor of the badhakesh. This can also be judged from the placement of the badhakesh in different nakshatras. Moola (grains. overridden by planets if they conjoin the Lagna. Animals etc) depending on the Lagna as being movable. Saturn and Rahu signify Dhatu. SJC The nature of the property can be judged from the nature of the sign. The nature of the sign is however. shall indicate. This property is either Dhatu (Inanimate object). lands etc) or Jeeva (Men.Badhakasthana & Badhakesh © Sarajit Poddar. They are as follows: Remedies based on placement of the Badhakesh in different Houses Page 3 of 10 . The tattva (Elements) of the dispositor of the badhakesh. The remedies based on the tattvas are given below: Further Remedies are given based on the house where the badhakesh is placed and also the planet who shows the cause of the wrath(This can be the afflicted badhakesh itself of the malefics in the 12th from the badhakesh). Mercury and Jupiter signify Jeeva. Moola & Jeeva. inferences can be made from the other houses. Moon. Mars. For that matter the naksatras reckoned from Aswini are in the order of Dhatu. fixed or dual. trees.

Badhakasthana & Badhakesh © Sarajit Poddar. SJC Remedies based on the obstruction by planets Page 4 of 10 .

Such combination requires immediate propitiation. The nature of Gulika is to give poison and if it is involved in the wrath of serpents. If Rahu is connected in any way with Badhakesh. if Gulika is in quadrants instead of Rahu. SJC Wrath of Sarpa Deva In jyotish the planet which signify the serpents is Rahu. 7. the serpents can be of various types. 6. Thus. 12 house requires additional attention and propitiation. it becomes extremely diabolical. Gulika is the son of Saturn and is known for its diabolical nature. 5. The placement of Rahu in different parts of the horoscope and the evil influences it exerts show varity of troubles due to wrath of serpents. then the curse is from superior or divine serpents. as though the life of native has become full of snake venom. remedial measures are compulsory. the trouble could be extrenely strong. then the serpents are beneficial and essentially intent in long term good. Similarly. Remedies The following remedies have been prescribed in the Prasna Marga and other traditional texts Wrath of Parents Page 5 of 10 . 10. if Jupiter associates with the Badhakesh and is placed in a Dusthana [6/8/12] and if Rahu is in a quadrant from Jupiter.Badhakasthana & Badhakesh © Sarajit Poddar. If the Sun associates with Rahu. Jupiter represent the divine qualities and its influence on Rahu while simultaneously influencing Badhakesh. then these are inferior serpents. Nature of Wrath: 1. Though curses of the Divine Serpents have already been dealt in the section above. it shows divine nature of the serpents. The dasa of such Rahu could be extremely troublesome. placement of Rahu in 4. the Moon associating with Rahu shows evil-minded serpents intent on causing disaster. In the above combination. 2. Whenever such placement occurs. Based on the nature of influences on Rahu. 4. 3. 8. This is because.

Similarly. 6th lord in 9th house or 9th lord in 12th house or the Sun in the sixth shows the displeasure of father. the 6th lord in 4th house or 4th lord in 12th house or the Moon in the 6th house shows the displeasure of mother. SJC 1. 3. Page 6 of 10 . The Sun (natural significator of father) should be in this Badhak sign in Rasi or Navamsa to show the curse of father. The Badhakesh associated with Cancer & with Mars/Saturn shows the anger/sorrow of the mother or some maternal elder respectively. Remedies Serve your parents if they are alive. the Moon (natural significator of mother) should be in the aforementioned Badhak sign to show the curse of Mother. The ritual called Tila homa can be performed if the parent is dead.Badhakasthana & Badhakesh © Sarajit Poddar. Venus of spouse etc. The Badhakesh associated with Leo & with Mars/Saturn shows the anger/sorrow of the father or some paternal elder respectively. Mars so placed shows the curse of brother. The Badhak sign should be Aries/ Scorpio (indicating the anger/ fire of Mars) to show the presence of a curse. Perform Shraddh or work for some elderly persons in the memory of your parents if they are dead. Similarly. 2.

the association was with Saturn. Rahu associating with Gulika shows snakebite and other deadly poisons. If in the beginning. Some of such combinations showing the death is given below: 1. aspect or is placed in Aries or Scorpio. If instead of Mars. Page 7 of 10 . Depending on the affliction. If Gulika associates with the 4th house or lord in some manner. If Gulika/ Ketu is in any manner associated with Mars by conjunction. The malefic associating with Gulika shows the cause of death of the Pisacha. young age and if in the end of the sign. smallpox etc. the sign occupied by Gulika/Ketu show the sex of the Pisacha. then. if not. then it is from outside. Tila Homa etc. it shows sudden death or accident.Badhakasthana & Badhakesh © Sarajit Poddar. old age is indicated] is the age of the Preta/Pisacha. The presence of Gulika/ Ketu in the Badhak sign shows the danger. burns. then the Pisacha is related to the family. The ashtottaramsa [108th Division of a sign. misery & poverty may be the cause of death. 3. weapons. Remedies include Parvana Shraddh. it is believed that such a dead person remains in the form of a Pisacha & affects relations. SJC Preta Badhak If the funeral ceremonies or annual rites called Shraddh of the dead are not performed. Pooja/mantra of Ugra Devata should be prescribed. 2. Similarly.

If 6th lord conjoins /aspects. This is indicated by Rahu /Gulika is in 4th .Badhakasthana & Badhakesh © Sarajit Poddar. 1. Hanthu Kamas is intent on killing. gemstones of the planet should be worn and the deities indicated should be worshipped and given offerings.5th . Ranthu Kamas causes worries and is indicated by the Badhakesh in Lagna or associating with Lagna Lord and Gulika. Such kind of obstruction appear in life is some of the person related to us becomes jealous or evil towards us and thus exert invisible evil influences. the problem is due to enemy’s action. The “evil eye” has been classified as three kinds of demons. Their names are always “Kamas” as the evil eye is causes by desire (Kama). 2. Bali Kamas desires some form of Bali (sacrificial offering). If such planet is in quadrants to the Rahu/ Gulika or aspecting or associating with the Badhak. Relief comes from the aspecting benefic planet. Remedies Natural benefics have the ability to mitigate the evils in the horoscope.7th or 8th house. Page 8 of 10 . SJC Dristi Badha Dristi means sight. and is seen by the association of the Badhakesh with the 6th or 8th house or its lord and the Lagna or Lagna lord. 3.

4th. The basic motive for black magic is driving the enemy away from the locality. 2. 7th. SJC Abhichara Abhichara means black majic. 3. Badhakesh association with 6th house or lord. Page 9 of 10 .Badhakasthana & Badhakesh © Sarajit Poddar. Ganapati or Tila Homa indicates the relief. Ketu is 1st. invoking the negetive energies. Remedies Mritunjaya Japa. Combination for Abhichara: 1. or 10th as Mars aspect Lagna. 6th lord in 1st. This can involve things such as giving him food (polluted)/burying material inside his house etc. or 12th house as Mars occupies or aspects Lagna. kill him or cause Lunacy. This is something which is practiced in many ways in different parts of the world.

4. then the deity he worshipped in his previous birth has been neglected. Page 10 of 10 . then the deity indicated by the benefic planet shall surely protect the person. 10 & 12 houses respectively. If the ninth Lord associates with the Badhak House or Badhakesh. If malefic are in quadrant to them. then it is the Kula Devata. 4.Badhakasthana & Badhakesh © Sarajit Poddar. 6. If any planet conjoined or aspected by a natural benefic or a natural benefic itself. For example. A natural benefic in the ninth or ninth Lord in strength in a quadrant or Jupiter in Lagna/ aspecting Lagna are a few of the combinations for protection. start the remedial process by worshipping the Kuladevata. 2. 7. 5. if the ninth Lord is also Lord of second house then. SJC General Remedial Measures 1. 6. Advise resumption of worship immediately. 3. thereby leading to misfortune and troubles. they will strongly block the efficacy. The ninth Lord can also be the Lord of 2. then it is the Grama Devata who need to be worshipped. If the second Lord associates with the Badhak House or Badhakesh. 8. Jupiter [who represent Sadashiva or Maha-Vishnu] & ninth lord help /protect. If the fourth Lord is associated with the Badhak House or Badhakesh. is in Lagna. The other house influencing the ninth house would show the deity who need to be worshipped.

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