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(A N A NALYSIS OF T HE COMMENTARY OF SOMANATHA) BY MADHURA K RISHNAMURTHI SASTRI, INDIA. COPY E DITOR: SHANMUKHA [Publisher: As the articles of Sastriji were very
advanced for the internet Jaimini astrologers, we have requested our friend Shanmukha to make extensive notes so that advanced Jaimini adepts can understand many 1st time revealed points by Sastriji even though these articles first appeared in Oct 1962. We hope Shanmukha’s efforts have addressed the complaints we received from Jaimini net forums regarding the new concepts explained by Maduraji, although they are part of the standard commentaries of Jaimini.]
One of the oldest authorities on Jaimini
Astrology, he graced the Astrological Magazine in 1960s under immense persuasion of Late Dr Raman and gave us some rare jewels in Jaimini Astrology. At the age of 80, he lives in a small town in Andhra Pradesh. Incidentally not many in India & West know that Andhra Pradesh has been the land of Jaimini Astrology after Banaras. Revered Sastriji leads a strict Brahminical life along with being very open minded & extremely humble. His humility only shows his supreme mastery over astrology. He and Iranganti Rangacharya are considered as the foremost authorities alive today in Jaimini Astrology. Mr Sastri has supported Saptarishis Astrology right from its inception stage.
n the last article that was published in May 2008 Vol.2 issue of Saptarishis Astrology, some different types of Lagnas were studied. A few more to be studied will be considered in their appropriate places. I shall now study the Raja Yoga, Yoga Bhanga (cancellation) effects of Bhavas and the Dasas in the horoscope referred to earlier. (Copy Editor: As already stated in the earlier article, Sri Madhura Krishna Murthi Sastri uses his own Ayanamsa which he came to conclusion after spending 6 months in Jantar Mantar Observatory in Rajasthan. The chart is generated with our software to the maximum extent possible to get the longitudes given by the author. For the benefit of the readers, we are giving below, the longitudes given by the author.
and then discuss the Dasa effects. fourth and eleventh houses from the Lagna and in the anti‐influential houses 12. Rahu’s position in the 5th house 2. 4. Mercury. even the Sun is not an anti‐influential planet. it was found that Saturn is the Yogada planet as he aspects both Lagna and its 7th house. Ketu and Sun occupying trines from Mars and Lord of the Lagna. the horoscope has full Argala Yoga for the Lagna. But. Venus.Sun: Mars: Jup: Sat: 25Ge22 21Li37 08Ta12 13Aq05 Moon: Merc: Ven: Rahu: 29Le50 10Cn16 09Ta57 12Le08 In the horoscope. The association of Ketu with the Yogada planet Saturn. 225 . In this horoscope. Somanatha and Krishna Misra have explained these clearly. Argala influences must be studied both for the Lagna and the Seventh house before studying the good and bad points of a horoscope. Therefore the native will enjoy full benefic influence in his life. the Sun occupies only one house that is 3 and the other houses are free from ु occupation. For this planet Saturn and the Lagna. Jupiter. 10 and 3 respectively to these houses. The association of Moon and Rahu 3. I shall discuss the Argala effects and then study the Yoga and Avayoga (malefic) influences. Saturn and Ketu are in the second. Somanatha and Krishna Mishra have discussed the following evil influences in the horoscope in order to assess the final good effects: 1. As there are planets in the three Argala houses. Sage Jaimini has defined Argala in five sutras. Saturn. According to the rule ना न िवबला.
born in poor family. This native. 4 and 11 with no planets in the anti‐influential houses 12.9) from Saturn. 10 and 3. 226 . The native was born in a chara rasi (movable sign) with planets in the Argala houses 2. is in its own house.These are the detracting influences. The rule is that malefics in 5th. So. started his life as an humble clerk and became an influential officer of the same company. the native must be wealthy. the native has full Raja Yoga. Sun and Mars – malefics—are in trines (5. Saturn is also subjected to some malefic influences. 9th and 8th houses from any planets cancel its benefic effects. Dhana Yoga (Finances): According to Jaimini Sutras पीलाभयोिदा िनराभासाग ळ patnīlābhayordiṣṭā nirābhāsārgaḻa ु शभाग ळे धनसमृि śubhārgaḻe dhanasamṛddhi 1323 I f either the Janma Lagna and the seventh houses or Arudha Lagna and its Seventh houses have pure Argala influences without cancelling effects. In the final assessment. Jupiter and Venus occupy the fourth house from Saturn. In the horoscope under consideration. according to Somanatha and Krishna Mishra. the native has full Raja Yoga. As regards Yogada planet Saturn. Therefore Saturn causes Raja Yoga. Saturn is in a fixed sign. there are benefics in 2nd and 4th houses from Langa.
is strong and Leo Dasa becomes the first Dasa.21 ses uoh l aitneul fni-itna ot gnidrocca ses uoh ara hc a ni nr ob s aw e vitan ehT . The sutra िपतृमातृधन ायािदिकोणे pitṛmātṛdhana prāṇyādistrikoṇe (2426) defines Trikona dasa. 227 cifeneb sti lecn ac sten alp yna mor f sesuo h 8 dna ht 9 . According to Kalpa Latha. Nakshtraraja Dasa. Leo is a strong Trikona Rasi and is an odd sign. Of couse. there will be Dhana Yoga if the benefics and malefics alternatively occupy the signs from the Lagna or the Rasi occupied by the Yogada planet. The native under consideration is born poor and therefore cannot have Prabhu Yoga. agoY ajaR ll uf sah e vitan eht . then succeedant and finally cadent rasis (Kendra. eleven are for Raja Yoga horoscopes. for 1 Sthira rasis (fixed signs) every sixth rasis . but have Raja Yoga are to be studied by applying the following ordinary six Dasa systems: Nakshatra Bheda.Arudha Lagna for this chart.oS alagrA eht ni stenal p htiw )ngis elba vom( anhsirK . Sthira Paryaya and Gochara. Chapter 9. 5 ni sci felam taht si elur ehT ht . Mars. The natives has therefore a powerful Dhana Yoga. five for rich horoscopes and the others for ordinary horoscopes. slokas 3 and 4. eht ni stenalp on htiw 11 dna 4 .2 isaR . His horoscope must be studied in relation to other six ordinary Dasas. ht 1 This is called Padakrama. Panaphara and Apikloma) must be chosen for Trikona Dasa. horoscopes which do not have Prabhu Yoga. According to the Prakriti Chakra. (Copy Editor: There is a mention of Prabhu Yoga in Phalaratnamaala by Krishna Mishra in Lagnabheda Adhyaya (Chapter 10) Jataka Sara Sangraha states: Select the stronger of the two trines for the first dasa.stce ffe Now. for fixed signs first starting sign and every 6th sign there from run the dasa.. there are forty dasa types. Nisarga. He suffered from poverty in his youth due to the location of malefics in the Argala houses. For Movable signs in regular. Chara Paryaya. Gochara Dasa is otherwise known as Trikona Dasa. according to Somanatha is Cancer which has powerful Argala influences as Moon. for Dwiswabhava rasis (Dual digns) first angular. arhsiM dna dna 01 aht anamoS .3 . 4th and 11th Rasis from Cancer. Further According to Jyotisha Phala Ratnamala. Since it is an odd sign. Rahu. Here the fifth sign. Dasa in which Raja Yogas wil be effective: According to Somanatha. for Chara rasis (Movable Signs) in the natural order. Leo. Jupiter and Venus occupy 2nd. Chara. the sixth rasi in the natural zodiacal order must be chosen for successive dasa.
1 2 3 4 5 6 Karaka Tanu Karaka (body) Dhana karaka (Money) Sodara Karaka (Brothers) Matri Karaka (Mother) Buddi Karaka (Mind) Satru Karaka (Enemies) 228 Planet Sun Mercury Rahu Moon Mars Ketu . No 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Karaka Atma Karaka Amatya Karaka Bhatri Karaka (Brother) Matri Karaka (Mother) Pitri Karaka (Father) Putra Karaka Jnati Karaka (enemies) Dara Karaka (Spouse) Planet Moon Sun Mars Saturn Rahu Mercury Venus Jupiter The twelve Karakas for the first Dasa – Leo Dasa Sl. Atmakaraka is a planet which has travelled the largest number of degrees in a Sign. They are Atmakaraka. dasa karaka. Swakaraka.We must fix the Dwara and Bahya Rasis and also the Arudhas. the following are the Dasa periods: ‐‐ S.No Dasa Sign 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Leo Capricorn Gemini Scorpio Aries Virgo Aquarius Cancer Sagittarius Dwara Rasi Leo Capricorn Gemini Scorpio Aries Bahya Year Rasi Leo 11 Leo 12 Aries 2 Aquarius 2 Sagittari 7 us Virgo Libra 3 Aquarius Leo 1 Cancer Gemini 12 Sagittarius Aries 6 Work out the dasas in this manner for the whole life. Chara (Variable) karakas are those determined by the horoscopes individually. Karakas for this example horoscope:‐ S. and Bhava karaka. Nitya (Fixed) Karakas are those given by Parasara – for example‐ Sun as Atmakaraka etc. For this horoscope. Dasa karakas are those indicated by the dasas. No. Karakas: Karakas are of five kinds.
Varnada. Graha Chakra: Graha Chakra reckoning means counting from lord of Dasa rasi (from Atmakaraka in case of Atmakaraka Graha Dasa) in regular zodiacal (Udaya chakra) fashion. Prakriti Chakra. counting zodiacally for odd signs and anti zodiacally or even signs. there are 4 types of reckoning in Jaimini system. so Rahu shall be taken as Bhatri Karaka.) The effects of the Dasas will depend on the relationship between Janma Karakas. As regards Varnada Dasa. counting anti zodiacally for odd signs and zodiacally for even signs 4. Longevity (Somanatha’s Views): There are a number of Dasas for determining longevity. Udaya Chakra. The use of other dasas will depend on the nature of horoscopes considered. it will depend on the Hora Lagna and Vilagna. Rahus longitude given by the author is 12°8' so he covered only (30° ‐ 12° 08)= 17° 52˝. fix the dasas in the clockwise order. This can be understood with Chara Paryaya dasa as the same reckoning will be used for finding respective lords for each dasa. the Tanu karaka will be the lord of the dasa sign and the subsequent karakas are the planets next to him by Udaya chakra (Zodiacal) fashion. For all horoscopes. The effects of Dasas will be discussed in detail later. Varnada Rasi is to be determined as follows: 229 . Chara and Chara Paryaya dasas for Longevity. 3. They are 1. so according to Kalpalatha preference shall be given to the planet that travels less longitude in the sign to determine the karaka. Bhatri Karaka in the above table needs explanation. In fact. The reckoning of subsequent karakas is to be found out using Graha Chakra. where as Moon’s longitude is 29° 50́. So. but the 6th planet in Graha chakra reckoning. Raghava Bhatta specifically mentioned it in Jataka Sara Sangraha.7 8 9 10 11 12 Jamitra Karaka (Wife) Ayush Karaka (Longevity) Bhagya Karaka (Wealth) Rajya Karaka (Profession) Labha Karaka (Profits) Vyaya Karaka (Expenditure) Saturn Venus Jupiter Sun Mercury Ketu (Copy Editor: The above table is the dasa karakas for Aquarius Dasa and similarly for other dasa Rasi can be worked out. Refer to Jataka Sara Sangraha by Raghava Bhatta or Jaimini Sutramritam by Sri Iranganti Rangacharya for more details of these reckoning. if there is a Brahma planet. According to Jyotisha Kalpalatha. Rahu and Moon occupy sign Leo. counting zodiacally for all signs 2. This is very important rider which is often overlooked. Vyaya Karaka is not the 3rd planet. Dasa Karakas and the Arudha Rasi and on the nature of the Dwara and Bahya Rasis. Benefic effects are to be predicted if they are benefic and malefic if they are otherwise. Vikriti Chakra. for all horoscopes consider Brahma.
In our example. counts up to Janma Lagna and Hora Lagna are 1 and 7 respectively. Therefore Cancer Varnada Rasi Dasa will bring the death of the native. Aries 8. for which the dasa period is 12 years. So. Aries and Cancer. Cancer is aspected by Saturn. Then count from Aries as many signs as are denoted by either of the numbers according to the conditions. If both the numbers obtained are either odd or even. The dasa periods are: 12 years 6 11 1 2 10 1 7 11 8 ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ 69 Years ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ Hence. take their difference. Hora Lagna calculation. Capricorn 5. Gemini 10. count 8 signs (8 being the number of Varnada Rasi. Pisces 7. In the above example. the years for 230 1. [Copy Editor: Please note that as explained in the first article in the series. Aquarius 6. Taurus 9. of the three signs. thus Scorpio is the Varnada Sign. This variation of Hora Lagna will be provided in our open source program. The Hora Lagna (HL) shown by JHora shall not be used in this case. Scorpio).Varnada Rasi (Jataka Sara Sangraha) For those born in odd signs. The result will be the Varnada Rasi. Determination of the first Dasa: Choose the stronger of the Lagna and Hora Lagna. and Sun. If one of them is odd and the other even. we get Taurus. Since both are odd. (Copy Editor: The duration of first dasa Libra is explained above. Next dasa is Scorpio. add the two numbers. Venus and Ketu. Determination of the Rasi indicating Death: Consider the most afflicted Varnada dasa sign by malefics or the sign whose trines afflicted by malefics.Cancer . Libra 2. Jupiter. Libra is stronger as there is a planet in it. Lagna is Aries and Hora Lagna is Libra. count from Aries to Lagna and Hora Lagna. Scorpio 3. and this version of Hora Lagna will be known by the name Savayava Hora Lagna (SHL)] In the horoscope. That Sign brings about death of the native. take their sum 1+7 = 8 and count 8 rasis from Aries. Counting 8 signs (the Varnada number for this chart) anti‐zodiacally from Scorpio gives Aries. From Libra. the longevity is 69 years. Scorpio. here is according to Jataka Sara Sangraha by Raghava Bhatta. Cancer is the most afflicted. Sagittarius 4. Moon and Rahu are in 2nd and 12th house.
5th or 9th house with Sun and Venus child birth will not happen. (Page 58. Similarly the other dasa signs may be worked out.Aries are (from Aries to Sign occupied by Mars. but if in inimical sign children will die at young age. predict the female is pregnant. Jyotish Kalpadrum) 1. 3. When female nativity asks about the child birth. 7th house in friendly sign child birth will happen. 231 . may be the pregnancy has happened only a day before.) Jyotish Kalpadrum Prasna Related with Child Birth. if at that time the Rahu is situated in lagna or Arudha lagna. But if Moon is in 3rd. Chapter related with child birth Prasna. Libra ‐ 1) 6 and these 6 years are the dasa years for Scorpio dasa. If Moon is situated in Lagna with benefic planets. Its certain. child birth will happen certainly. 2. If Jupiter is situated in Lagna or Arudha or in 5th.
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