Sunday, December 27, 2009
I am sorry to inform that the life-time achievement award ceremony to my Guru Sri Rangacharya has been postponed due to the troublesome circumstances in Hyderabad. There has been many agitations regarding the bifurcations of Andhra Pradesh State. The ceremony is rescheduled to ,probably after Pongal.
Sarve Janah Sukhino Bhavantu
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Today, I wish to share an important event with you all. The ICAS (Indian Council for Astrological Studies, founded by Dr. B.V.Rman) Hyderabad Chapter and Saptarishis Astrology combinedly awarding Lifetime achievement award to my Guru Mahamahopadhyaya Sri Iranganti Rangacharya, a living legend in Jaimini Astrology on 27th of this December 2009 at Hyderabad. This is an invitation to you all and I request the astrologers in and around Hyderabad to make to the event. I am pasting below relevent announcement published in Saptarishis Astrology maganine current issue. The following images contain the full program schedule.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
A couple of weeks back Sri Sanjay Rath came out with a new variation of Navamsa reckoning in the name of “Nadi Navamsa”. Readers may visit http://sohamsa.com for the presentation on this new Nadi Navamsa.
Sri Rath claimed that this variation was culled from Chandra Kala Nadi and also quoted one verse from the work as well. Sri Narasimha has given a detailed critique on this and we all know the outcome of it. Now, without going into details of their discussion, let us try to understand what this Nadi Navamsa does mean.
It was pointed out by many of the scholars on Internet that this variation is nothing but the
Let us see what Sri Rath wrote about this variation in his commentary on Jaimini Sutras. Jaimini Maharshi Upadesha Sutras (JMUS), translated by Sri Sanjay Rath, and published by Sagar Publications,
Yes, I admit that we all learn from experience and grow continually, which is scholarly approach. Yet, at the same time, we must admit that fact.
It was indicated by Sri Sanjay that he referred to Phalaratnamala (See the “Select Bibliography” in JMUS) while writing commentary on Jaimini Sutras, but couldn’t understand the Navamsa reckoning as advocated by Krishna Mishra till he studied Chandra Kala Nadi. As we all know, he is considered the best teacher on Jaimini system with a centuries old lineage of Jaimini. May be he had felt our generation was not matured to understand this subtle concepts.
Let me state a few facts about this.
- This variation of Navamsa was explained by Krishna Mishra vide the 3rd verse of first chapter.
- It was Sri Rangacharya, perhaps the first who first brought out the correct interpretation this verse and used for practical predictions. I am an eyewitness for his meticulous explanation of this Navamsa while explaining Karakamsa results.
- Sri Sanjay writes that he observed this reckoning from Chandra Kala Nadi, 3rd volume.
- The reckoning in reverse for even sign is only used in Jaimini system, which was clearly explained by Sage Jaimini vide sutra “प्राची वृत्तिर्विषमेषु , परा वृत्त्योत्तरेषु .
Now, the very clear questions.
- Does anywhere, except in Jaimini system, the Prakriti Chakra reckoning used? What does Sri Sanjay say about concepts like Ayur Lagna, Sapada Ghaatika Lagna, also mentioned in Chandra Kala Nadi? Does he put them under Nadi concepts for mere mention in CKN?
- Is it not apparent that this Nadi Navamsa is not nothing but Navamsa calculation based on Prakriti Chakra reckoning?
- If Sri Rath had studied Phalarantamala, how could he miss the very important concept, which Krishna Mishra exposed in first chapter and used extensively in dasas as well?
- Could he advocate or name the Hora Lagna calculation given in CKN as Nadi Hora Lagna. This calculation was used by Raghava Bhatta in Hora Dasa and again is entirely different from Hora Lagna in BPHS?
- Is not logical to assume that Sri Sanjay was on record not to recommend this variation without extensive testing / understanding of ancient literature? We all know he is the world’s best teacher in Jaimini and theorizing many concepts.
- Is it not proper to attribute this variation to Krishna Mishra, who is the original originator of this variation? Of course, some of the concepts of Jaimini find mention in Nadi texts, yet this very fact doesn’t suffice to attribute Prakriti chakra to Nadi texts. Prakriti Chakra, which is the base of this variation, is proprietary of Sage Jaimini and of his ancient commentators.
- A Guru of the Parampara claimed that it is their parampara which survived Jaimini system. I admit that it is their parampara that popularized Jaimini System in recent times at the same time introduced many half baked Jaimini concepts. He writes “Guruji (Sri Sanjay Rath) has read all these commentaries, understood them, tested them, (has rare commentaries not available to the average public), and has the teaching of a living lineage (Parampara) of Jaimini which he was born into and is required to continue. Sanjay's family lineage was invited to Orissa by the King of Puri because of their jnana.” If you want to read more, you can at http://jyotish-blog.blogspot.com/2009/08/on-various-commentaries-jaimini.html
- Did they ever bring out the any reference from any of the commentaries except BHPS, which in itself has many incoherent concepts of Jaimini system?
I tried to send this request from http://sohamsa.com feedback facility as I don’t have Sanjay’s mail id, but somehow it failed. As I voluntarily abstained from participating sohamsa group, wherein I need to write only on the concepts advocated by Sri Sanjay and of course, I need to concentrate much on the respect to Sri Sanjay than Astrology itself, I dared to write these few lines on my blog. I hope some could forward these points to Sri Sanjay.
Now, the following are my humble requests to Sri Sanjay Rath.
- Kindly explain, how he missed and opined not to recommend this variation and how he justify this variation now?
- Kindly attribute this variation to Krishna Mishra, even though Sri Sanjay found it mentioned in Chandra Kala Nadi. After all, it is Krishan Mishra who gave us this variation in line with Sage Jaimini and concepts like Rasyarudha, Drik Arudha, Yogada etc. in his Jyotisha Phalaratnamala the Magnum Opus on Jaimini system.
- Kindly bring out the references from ancient commentaries either from your parampara or from your
Bengalschool of thought, which are in possession of your parampara for the benefit of readers. There are very few of them in the articles by the authors from your school.
Sri Sanjay, thank you very much for introducing this wonderful world of Jaimini to this generation and we need much more from you.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
As we are discussing the very important dasa system “Chara Dasa”, let us see how Antaradasas (AD) shall be calculated according to Sage Jaimini and ancient commentaries.
Literal Translation: The number of years of the twelve dasa signs, do not exceed 144 and hence, to get the period of antaradasa of any dasa sign, the number of years of the dasa sign should be divided by 12.
The following relevant Vriddha Karika endoreses the same interpretation.
कृत्वार्कधा राशिदशां राशेर्भुक्तिं क्रमाद्वदेत्
एवं दशान्तर्दशादि कृत्वा तेन फलं वदेत्
kṛtvārkadhā rāśidaśāṁ rāśerbhuktiṁ kramādvadet
evaṁ daśāntardaśādi kṛtvā tena phalaṁ vadet
Now, Let us see what “Revered Parampara” tells about the calculation of Antardasa. For our discussion sake we have been calling it ND.
In this ND,
1. ADs start from the sign occupied by the Lord of Mahadasa Sign.
2. The direction of the AD depends on the oddity of the sign occupied by the lord of Mahadasa, that is zodiacal for odd sign and vice versa.
3. The direction of Mahadasa depends on the odd-foot or even-foot nature of 9th house, where as direction of Antaradasa depends on the odd or even nature.
4. In case of other rasi dasas like Ayur dasas, the start sign and direction of AD depends on the oddity of the dasa sign, not on the sign occupied by lord of Dasa sign.
Dear friends, Do you see the difference?
Is there any dictum by Sage Jaimini that differentiates the reckoning of Mahadasa and Antaradasa?
Is there any dictum by Sage Jaimini that differentiates the Phalita dasa and Ayurdasas reckoning?
Is it not logical to understand that the reckoning of MD and AD shall be same unless it is ordained differently by the Sage Jaimini? As we understand from the Jaimini Sutras, there is only one sutra that explains the way ADs shall be calculated and that was given above.
The relevent explanation of Raghava Bhatta regarding Antaradasa calculation is as follows.
अंतर्दशा नयन प्रकारस्तु सर्वत्र राशि दशायां तत्तद्राशि वत्सरान् द्वादशधा विभज्य तद्राशि मारभ्य प्रकृती चक्रवशेन अंतर्दशानेयेति
aṁtardaśā nayana prakārastu sarvatra rāśi daśāyāṁ tattadrāśi vatsarān dvādaśadhā vibhajya tadrāśi mārabhya prakṛtī cakravaśena aṁtardaśāneyeti
Literal Translation: The duration of each antardasa in every Rasi dasa is equal to the duration of Mahadasa years divided by 12. Antardasas shall always start form the Mahadasa Rasi and calculated according to the Prakriti Chakra.
Explanation : It shall be understood that number of antardasas in each Maha dasa will be equal 12. The Prakriti Chakra means reckoning in zodiacal direction for odd signs and anti-zodiacal for even signs.
The same is the case with Nrisimha Suri in his “Sutrartha Prakasika”.
या च राशि दशाराशि भुक्तिः क्रमाद्भवेत्
सर्वदायोपि सिद्धंस्यात् प्रकृत्या भुक्ति निर्णयः
yā ca rāśi daśārāśi bhuktiḥ kramādbhavet
sarvadāyopi siddhaṁsyāt prakṛtyā bhukti nirṇayaḥ
Yet, there are different ways of antaradasa calculation, which are sparingly be used. For example, in case of Jaimini Dasas which are based on planets.
Yes, you read it correct. Jaimini dasas based on planet. Take the case of AtmaKaraka and UpaKaraka dasas, where the number of Antaradasas will be Nine(9) and ADs run according to the Dasa planet. Sri Sanjay Rath in his JMUS interprets the following sutra as if it explained the AD calculation, where as it deals with Karaka dasa years calculation.
Sri Sanjay errornously interprets that the AD start from the sign occupied by the lord of dasa sign, which is neither in context nor proper. He didn’t give “Katapayadi numeric” meaning for the sutra. If he had given Katapayaadi numeric, it wouldn’t fit his interpretation. In fact it says that the Dasa years for the respective karaka dasa sign will be equal to the greater of the count from Lagna and 7th house to the Karaka planet respectively. Please refer to Sri D.K.Sen's artcles on Jaimini available in Scribd.com about Atmakaraka Dasa, which explains this principle.
For example, if AK Mars placed in Leo for an Capricorn Lagna native, the first Karaka dasa sign will be of Atma Karaka Mars. Counting from Lagna(Capricorn) to the sign occupied by AK(Leo ), we get 8 years. Similarly counting from 7th(Cancer) to the sign occupied by AK(Leo), we get 2 years. The greater count is 8 and the dasa yeas for AK(Mars) Dasa will be 8 years. It has been unanimously agreed upon by all the commentators including ancient and modern about this, where as Sri Sanjay puts his words into Jaimini.
The following is what a Vriddha Karika authenticates about dasa years calculation of Atmakaraka dasa, which clearly shows the view given by Sri Sanjay is drastically incorrect about the above concerned sutra 2-4-13. It clearly says that the larger count from Lagna and 7th to the Karaka will give the years. And the next planet from AK will be the planet in Kendra to AK and its years will be equal to the count from planet to AK.
लग्नात्कारकपर्यन्तं सप्तमाद् वा दशां नयेत्।
उभयोरधिका संख्या कारकस्य दशा समा॥
तद्युक्तानां च ततुल्यं प्रत्येकं स्युर्दशाः क्रमात्।
ग्रहाः कारकपर्यन्तं संख्यान्यस्य दशा भवेत्॥
दशाक्रमेण विज्ञेयाः शुभाशुभफलप्रदाः॥ (वृ. का.)
lagnātkārakaparyantaṁ saptamād vā daśāṁ nayet |
ubhayoradhikā saṁkhyā kārakasya daśā samā ||
tadyuktānāṁ ca tatulyaṁ pratyekaṁ syurdaśāḥ kramāt |
grahāḥ kārakaparyantaṁ saṁkhyānyasya daśā bhavet ||
daśākrameṇa vijñeyāḥ śubhāśubhaphalapradāḥ || (vṛ. kā.)
I request the scholars to ponder upon the sutra and the other references given above to learn the way of calculating the antaradasas. Unless, we are very sure of the way to calculate AD, how can our dasa calculation is perfect and complete.
P.S: As I already indicated, there are many ways of calculating Antara dasas to be sparingly used and are indicated in Phalaratnamala. Since, Jyotisha Phalaratnamala is the Magnum Opus of Jaimini Astrology, we can understand them only after mastering the normal techniques.
This small write up was written a couple of months ago, I will update it, if necessary. Meanwhile, as a visitor of this blog requested an article on how to study the Jaimini system. God willing, I will share my experience on this.
Friday, September 18, 2009
This is reference to Sri Narasimha post on Sohamsa list on seeing Ishta Devata in 12th from AK in Vimsamsa. According to BPHS, the Upasana is to be seen from D-20 and following that advice, the logic used Sri Narasimha seems to be correct.
Before going to the discussion on charts, let me state that reckoning houses and Argala for Rahu and Ketu was clearly explained by Krishna Mishra. I dont know whether it is explained in BPHS, if it was how this was missed by scholars ? There are some Jaimini commentaries which take "Tatviparitam Rahu Ketvoh" for the Argala.
In the most of the charts discussed by Sri Narasimha in the post, the Krishna Mishra Navamsa works wonderful. Below, I explain the Jaimini pointers with Krishna Mishra Navamsa. I am writing this post spontaneously and any errors may kindly be forgiven.
1. Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, explained in the article as how Durga becomes Ishta Devata.
2. Sarada Mata - No planet occupies the 12th from AK in Jaimini Navamsa, yet the aspect of Rahu from 9th house of Karakamsa, on 12th lord Mars explains the influence on Durga. Also look at the conjunction of Rahu with Yogada Saturn which contributed to a large extent.
3. Swami Vivekananda - It was a very clear principle from Jaimini thought that how Influence of Jupiter on 12th makes a person "Bramhatma Vadi" and a Vedanti. Look at the two best benefic planet Jupiter and Venus in 12th from AK. Though there is aspect of Rahu on the combination, which doesn't make much difference.
Swami Vivekananda is considered great philosopher and excelled in Vedanta which is a clear attributes of Jupiter influence and if we take D-20 as you suggested, only there is Rahu and Ketu influence which doen't suffice.
4. In case of Swami Trigunatitananda chart, 12th from AK Jupiter, occupied by Mercury and Mars shows the influence of Vaishnava. Look at Mercury is strong being in friends house. There was a clear dictum from Ancient Jaimini works that aspect of Moon sign lord / Moon / or Jupiter leads to traditional Vishnavism. If we take D-20, there is a clear influence of Rahu / Ketu which never attributed to Vaishnavism except the apect of Saturn from Virgo.
5. Srila Prabhupada - I have clearly explained in my article.
Look at the Krishna Mishra Navamsa, Saturn, Ketu and Jupiter occupied the 12th from AK Moon (As you know, we dont consider Rahu to be AK). It clearly shows the connection of Vaishnavism (Saturn).
There is a clear dictum that Saturn in conjunction with Jupiter makes a person a Vaishnavite and follows Ramanuja Sampradaya. Look athe aspect of Venus from Saturn house (Madhva mata Sampradaya) on the 12th lord Mars. Goudiya Vaishnava Sampradaya is believed to be initiated by a Madhvacharya.
The connection of Ketu in 12th inself shows the highest spirtual experience and liberation.
The debilitation of Saturn is lessened by conjunction of Jupiter.
If we take AK as Rahu and D-20 and your logic, we get Jupiter in 12th in debilitation, which is detrimental for spirtuality.
6. Tridandi Chinna Jeeyar Swami, I dont have his chart and hence can't comment.
7. In case of Ramana Maharshi, he is known not for his devotion towards Lord Shiva. He is a Vedanti, which is clearly shown by the Ketu in 12th from AK Moon. The aspect of Moon sign lord Mercury, Venus lessen the aspect of Mars on Ketu. It is a clear dictum the combination of Mars, Venus, Rahu, Saturn with a Jupiter leads a person to a Sanyasi (Virakti). Though the combination doen't occur in this chart in full pledged manner. Yet, look at aspect of Jupiter, Saturn and Rahu on 12th lord Venus making him a Sanyasi. (Is it also called Avadhuta).
Kindly verify whether this much clarity is seen in D-20 as well.
8. Swami Chandrasekhara Saraswati - Look at the aspect of Juputer, Sun and Mars on 12th of AK Saturn. It is enough to understand his devotion towards Lord Shiva.
9. In case of Prof Krishnamurthi, AK is Mars and 12th from him is not occupied by anu planet. A strong influence of Sun, Rahu (from 5th) and Ketu on debilitated Mars led him to Uchhista Ganapati Upasana. This is the only info I have regarding Sri Krishna Murthi and can't comment much on his Ishta Devata.
10. By entering the details given by Sri Narasimha, I get AK as Moon and you write AK Saturn, so no comment.
11. In case of Paramahamsa Yogananda, the AK Venus in Sg with Jupiter and Moon and Mercury in 5th from it shows the wonderful learning in tradition. The connection of Jup, Venus, Moon and Mercury on Karakamsa and its 5th indicate the person a (Prabandha Karta), shows why his autobiography of a Yogi is so revered in the world.
12th is unoccupied, having aspects from Rahu, Saturn and Ketu and Mercury and Moon. Lord Mars is influenced by Venus and Jupiter. So almost all the planets excepting Sun influence the 12th house. As explained in Ramana Maharshi case, the influence of Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, and Rahu leads a person into Renunciation.
The above combinations, I culled from the Jaimini commentaries available with us. Here, as well, I am sticking to the basics. So, my humble request to all is not to ignore the valuable other Jaimini resouces. If we ignore them for the sake of our ignorance of Sanskrit language or the complexity of the Jaimini System, we will be at loss as our earlier generations have been.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
śrī gurubhyo namaH
As a supplement, I explain the Chara Dasa according to Raghava Bhatta method and how it fits in the concerned Jaimini Sutra. It is based on my Guru Sri Iranganti Rangacharya’s work Jaimini Sutramritam.
The concerned sutra reads as follows.
पंचमे पदक्रमात् प्राक् प्रत्यक्त्वम् चर दशायां
pamcame padakramāt prāk pratyaktvam cara daśāyām
The word पंचम consists of three single lettered words प, च and म.
पं = लग्न (pam = Katapayadi Numeric Value gives Lagna)
म = A weapon and the weapon used by Sri Maha Vishnu is Chakra.
चमे = चकार पूर्वक मकार (came = cakāra pūrvaka makāra)
According to मध्यमपद लोपि कर्मधारय समास (madhyamapada lopi karmadhāraya samāsa), the word Chame indicates Chakram. Now, which Chakra is used? The answer lies in another sutra प्राची वृत्तिर्विषमेषु (prācī vrttirvishameshu) indicating the prakriti chakra shall be used in this case. I have explained about this Prakriti chakra in SA Volume 6. Hence, it is deduced this Chara dasa runs according to the Prakriti of Lagna.
पदक्रमात् (padakramāt) , the dasa runs according to padakrama order. This is very important rider here. Neelakantha interprets this as Pada of signs that is Vishama Pada and Sama Pada which was also authenticated by Vriddha Karikas. Yet, in this variation Pada Krama order means the following.
- For Chara Rasis: Regular Rasi order
- For Sthira Rasis: Every 6th sign
- For Ubhaya Rasis: Trine movement (1,5,9,2,6,10,3,7,11,4,8,12)
Now, the words प्राक् प्रत्यक् (prāk pratyak) must be deciphered. Here, comes the importance of Sanskrit knowledge and the Vedanta literature. The proper antonym of प्रत्यक् (pratyak) is पराक् (parāk). Raghava Bhatta used the word पराक् (parāk) instead of प्राक् (prāk). The katapayadi numeric yields
पराक् = 121 / 12 gives the remainder as 1.
प्रत्यक् = 211 /12 gives the remainder as 4.
So, the dasa starts from Lagna in case of male natives and from the fourth house for female natives. Now, how to reckon 4th house for female natives? The answer lies in the word चमे, which means according to the Prakriti chakra. For example, for a female natives if lagna is Virgo (even sign) the dasa starts from the forth house rekoned anti-zodiacally i.e Gemini. But the dasa runs according to the oddity of the Janma Lagna, not the oddity of the start sign as the first word पंचमे indicate.
In summarizing, we can deduce that Chara dasa starts from Lagna for male and from 4th house for female according to oddity of Lagna and in the order of Prakriti Chakra Padakrama order.
Dasa Years Calculation:
Raghava Bhatta always interprets the Swaste vaara, Suthaste Janma sutras for dasa calculation and if the dasa lord in its 7th of dasa sign gives 10 years and if in the same house 12 years, which is the pecularity of all the phalita dasas dealt by him.
Kindly remember he used swasthe Vaara, not daara which makes a lot of difference. This is culled from the manuscript available with us.
In this version, he used Pratyak Varsha Gananam, which is reverse to the normal Naadhanta Sama Prayena rule by using the Na kwachit adhikara sutra. Hence, the calculation of dasa years will be from lord to the sign, which is reverse to the normal course.
Though grammatically not correct, I understand the word पंचमे consists another meaning प (1), च (6) and म (5). That is for movable signs the movement will be every next sign (प =1), for fixed signs the movement will be every 6th sign (च = 6) and for dual signs, the movement will be (म = 5).
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
This month I am introducing Chara dasa (Raghava Bhatta – Nrisimha Suri method). Fortunately, of late JHora comes with Chara dasa of Rangacharya variation which is based on this method.
This month I am introducing Chara dasa (Raghava Bhatta – Nrisimha Suri method). Fortunately, of late JHora comes with Chara dasa of Rangacharya variation which is based on this method.
Jaimini Chara Dasa calculation is entirely different according to the rare Jaimini works Jataka Sara Sangrha, Sutrartha Parkasika. The pecularity of this method lies in Raghava Bhatta's application of "Swasthe Daraha", "Sutasthe Janma" sutras to calculation of dasa years. In this method if the lord of dasa rasi is in 7th from it, then dasa years will be 10 years. And also the starting dasa sign will be different for female natives. Sri Iranganti Rangacharya’s “Jaimini Sutramritam” is the only available commentary, which is largely based on above cited works. Of course, Rangacharya also gave a number of slokas from Kalpalatha of Somanath Mishra and Phala Ratnamala of Krishna Mishra and others
The following works are mainly based on Jaimini Sutras
- Jyotisha Phala Ratnamaala by Krishna Mishra, the best for predictive part of Jaimini, fortunately available in printed form with Madras Oriental Library,
. Jyotisha Chennai, India
- Kalpa Latha by Somanatha Mishra
- Jataka Sara Sangraha By Raghava Bhatta, the best work on Jaimini for Rasi Dasas, IMHO
- Sutrartha Prakasika By Akumalla Nrisimha Suri
- Laxmana Vakya
- Jaimini Sutrartha Vakya by Nrisimha Daivagna
- Vanchanaadeyam By Vanchanada deals Arudha Padas extensively
- Jataka Rajeeyam by Singanarya
- Other commentaries by Neelakantha, Venkatesa, Bala Krishnananda Saraswati
- A work by Sarvajna Muni, whom Krishna Mishra frequently quotes in his Phala Ratnamala.
- Jaimini Padyamritam, by Durga Prasada Dwivedi, very important work since it contains most of the Vriddha Karika slokas
- Jaimini Sutra (Jataka Narayaneeyam) By Sri Vadrevu Suryanarayana Murthy
- Jaimini Sutramritam By Sri Iranganti Rangacharya, the best of all commentaries available in Print
- Gautama Samhita, a minor work on Arudha Padas
- Brihaspatha Samhita deals with mixing up Parasari and Jaimini concepts
Since, both Jataka Sara Sangraha and Sutrartha Prakasika are not available to public except some privileged astrologers of traditional paramparas, I tried to cull out the rules from various resources available. The net result is two versions, one followed by Sri Iranganti Rangacharya and the other by the astrological software called Jaimini Light by MindSutra.com.
I have explained below the methods and subtle differences between these two methods at appropriate places. Please go through them and try yourself.
Chara Dasa Sequence
- Chara Dasa always start from Lagna for male charts
- For female charts
- if lagna is odd, starting dasa rasi is 4th sign zodiacally from lagna
- if lagna is even, starting dasa rasi is 4th sign anti zodiacally from lagna, that is 10th sign from lagna zodiacally
· Movable Signs regular from Lagna
· Fixed Signs every 6th sign from Lagna
· Dual Signs Trines, that is 1, 5, 9, 2, 6, 10…. From Lagna
****Please note in the above sequence for dual signs, after 9th , the next dasa rasi is 2nd from lagna not 10th from lagna (This is very important since 10th is followed in Narayana Dasa)
Calculation of Maha Dasa Years
1. If Lord of dasa sign is in dasa sign itself, the dasa years equal to 12 years.
2. The lord of Scorpio is Mars and lord of Aquarius is Saturn. Not necessary to consider Rahu, Ketu.
3. Exaltation and Debilitation of planets need not to be considered.
Iranganti Rangachary method
For Male charts
· If the lord of dasa sign is in odd sign, count from lord of dasa sign (Paka sign) to dasa sign zodiacally , both sign including
· If the lord of dasa sign is in even sign, count from lord of dasa sign (Paka sign) to dasa sign anti zodiacally , both sign including
For Female charts
· If the dasa sign is odd sign, count from lord of dasa sign (Paka sign) to dasa sign zodiacally both sign including - 1
· If thedasa sign is even sign, count from lord of dasa sign (Paka sign) to dasa sign anti zodiacally , both sign including – 1
· If Lord of Dasa sign (Paka sign) is 7th sign from dasa sign, the dasa years will be 10.
Please note, for female charts, the count depends on the oddity of dasa sign
For both Male charts and Female charts
- If the lord of dasa sign is in odd sign, count from from lord of dasa sign (Paka sign) to dasa sign zodiacally , both sign including - 1
- If the lord of dasa sign is in even sign, count from from lord of dasa sign (Paka sign) to dasa sign anti zodiacally , both sign including –1
- If Lord of Dasa sign (Paka sign) is 7th sign from dasa sign, the the dasa years will be 10.
- If Lord of Dasa sign (Paka Sign) is in the dasa sign itself, the dasa years will be 12.
Calculation of Antara Dasas in Maha Dasa
Sri Rangacharya didn’t explain the calculation of antaradasas either in his “Jaimini Sutramritam” or “A Manual of Jaimini Astrology”. But, from the interaction with him, I learnt how to calculate Antaradasas. He explained that AD are to be calculated treating Mahadasa sign as lagna and, using the padakrama according to the nature of signs, that is Movable, Fixed, Dual.
· For both male and female charts, Antara Dasas always start from dasa sign
· Prakriti chakra Padakrama order must be followed according to the dasa sign.
· The number of Antaradasas will be equal to 12 and duration of each AD is equal to Dasa years divided by 12.
Mind Sutra method
Astrologers at MindSutra software modified the calculation of antaradasas since they feel keeping AD duration always equal to one year is more logical and works better. Similarly the Pratyantaradasas will be 12 and each duration equals to one month.
· Antaradasas start from the rasi occupied by lord of dasa sign (Paka Sign) and progress Zodiacally or anti – Zodiacally according to the oddity of Paka Sign (sign occupied by lord)
· Antaradasas are always regular, that is Padakrama order not to be followed
· The No. of antaradasas are equal to the No of Dasa years. That means, the dasa rasi having 12 years duration only will get 12 antaradasas.
For example if dasa rasi is Taurus and Lord Venus is in Virgo, then the dasa years will be 4 and the Antaradasas are Vi, Le, Cn, Ge.
I recommend readers to study "Timing Events using various Jaimini Rasi Dasas" article by D.K.Sen of MindSutra.com. That article, very exhaustively explains the rules with a live exmaple upto Antaradasa level.
And also, please go through the references given below
- Jaimini Sutramritam By Sri Iranganti Rangacharya (Sanskrit and English commentary)
- Timing Events using various Jaimini Rasi Dasas by D.K.Sen of MindSutra.com
- 1999 Annual issue of THE ASTROLOGICAL MAGAZINE, page 60,61,62
- A Manual of Jaimini Astrology by Iranganti Rangacharya, M/s Sagar Publications
P.S: The next post will be a definite surprise to all of us which cracks the notion of Jaimini knowledge is available with only one parampara. Yes, I am going to introduce you all a wonderful reference on Chara Dasa and after reading that we all will be astonished as to how a special dasa was designed in the name of Lord Vishnu.