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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.
Jupiter. Somanatha and Krishna Mishra have discussed the following evil influences in the horoscope in order to assess the final good effects: 1. the Sun occupies only one house that is 3 and the other houses are free from ु occupation. fourth and eleventh houses from the Lagna and in the anti‐influential houses 12.Sun: Mars: Jup: Sat: 25Ge22 21Li37 08Ta12 13Aq05 Moon: Merc: Ven: Rahu: 29Le50 10Cn16 09Ta57 12Le08 In the horoscope. 4. Saturn. Argala influences must be studied both for the Lagna and the Seventh house before studying the good and bad points of a horoscope. Saturn and Ketu are in the second. According to the rule ना न िवबला. Ketu and Sun occupying trines from Mars and Lord of the Lagna. and then discuss the Dasa effects. it was found that Saturn is the Yogada planet as he aspects both Lagna and its 7th house. Venus. I shall discuss the Argala effects and then study the Yoga and Avayoga (malefic) influences. The association of Moon and Rahu 3. the horoscope has full Argala Yoga for the Lagna. Somanatha and Krishna Misra have explained these clearly. 225 . The association of Ketu with the Yogada planet Saturn. As there are planets in the three Argala houses. 10 and 3 respectively to these houses. Mercury. In this horoscope. Sage Jaimini has defined Argala in five sutras. Therefore the native will enjoy full benefic influence in his life. But. even the Sun is not an anti‐influential planet. For this planet Saturn and the Lagna. Rahu’s position in the 5th house 2.
Therefore Saturn causes Raja Yoga. born in poor family. In the final assessment. Jupiter and Venus occupy the fourth house from Saturn. the native has full Raja Yoga. This native. 4 and 11 with no planets in the anti‐influential houses 12. 9th and 8th houses from any planets cancel its benefic effects. Saturn is also subjected to some malefic influences. the native must be wealthy. In the horoscope under consideration. the native has full Raja Yoga. 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. Sun and Mars – malefics—are in trines (5. As regards Yogada planet Saturn. according to Somanatha and Krishna Mishra. Saturn is in a fixed sign. started his life as an humble clerk and became an influential officer of the same company. there are benefics in 2nd and 4th houses from Langa.These are the detracting influences.9) from Saturn. So. is in its own house. The native was born in a chara rasi (movable sign) with planets in the Argala houses 2. The rule is that malefics in 5th. 10 and 3. 226 .
eht ni stenalp on htiw 11 dna 4 . Chapter 9. according to Somanatha is Cancer which has powerful Argala influences as Moon.Arudha Lagna for this chart. Chara. The native under consideration is born poor and therefore cannot have Prabhu Yoga. Mars. arhsiM dna dna 01 aht anamoS . Panaphara and Apikloma) must be chosen for Trikona Dasa. but have Raja Yoga are to be studied by applying the following ordinary six Dasa systems: Nakshatra Bheda. The natives has therefore a powerful Dhana Yoga. Gochara Dasa is otherwise known as Trikona Dasa.oS alagrA eht ni stenal p htiw )ngis elba vom( anhsirK .21 ses uoh l aitneul fni-itna ot gnidrocca ses uoh ara hc a ni nr ob s aw e vitan ehT . horoscopes which do not have Prabhu Yoga. (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. The sutra िपतृमातृधन ायािदिकोणे pitṛmātṛdhana prāṇyādistrikoṇe (2426) defines Trikona dasa.2 isaR . for Dwiswabhava rasis (Dual digns) first angular. five for rich horoscopes and the others for ordinary horoscopes. Jupiter and Venus occupy 2nd. Chara Paryaya.. eleven are for Raja Yoga horoscopes. Here the fifth sign. ht 1 This is called Padakrama. His horoscope must be studied in relation to other six ordinary Dasas. 5 ni sci felam taht si elur ehT ht . Sthira Paryaya and Gochara.stce ffe Now. Leo is a strong Trikona Rasi and is an odd sign. for fixed signs first starting sign and every 6th sign there from run the dasa. Leo. then succeedant and finally cadent rasis (Kendra.3 . agoY ajaR ll uf sah e vitan eht . slokas 3 and 4. is strong and Leo Dasa becomes the first Dasa. Rahu. According to the Prakriti Chakra. 227 cifeneb sti lecn ac sten alp yna mor f sesuo h 8 dna ht 9 . Since it is an odd sign. the sixth rasi in the natural zodiacal order must be chosen for successive dasa. Dasa in which Raja Yogas wil be effective: According to Somanatha. Further According to Jyotisha Phala Ratnamala. Of couse. 4th and 11th Rasis from Cancer. He suffered from poverty in his youth due to the location of malefics in the Argala houses. Nakshtraraja Dasa. for 1 Sthira rasis (fixed signs) every sixth rasis . For Movable signs in regular. there are forty dasa types. for Chara rasis (Movable Signs) in the natural order. According to Kalpa Latha. Nisarga. 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.
Karakas: Karakas are of five kinds. They are Atmakaraka. and Bhava karaka. Nitya (Fixed) Karakas are those given by Parasara – for example‐ Sun as Atmakaraka etc. the following are the Dasa periods: ‐‐ S. Atmakaraka is a planet which has travelled the largest number of degrees in a Sign.We must fix the Dwara and Bahya Rasis and also the Arudhas. 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 . For this horoscope. dasa karaka. 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. Swakaraka. Dasa karakas are those indicated by the dasas. Karakas for this example horoscope:‐ 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. No.
so according to Kalpalatha preference shall be given to the planet that travels less longitude in the sign to determine the karaka.) The effects of the Dasas will depend on the relationship between Janma Karakas. Varnada Rasi is to be determined as follows: 229 .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. Raghava Bhatta specifically mentioned it in Jataka Sara Sangraha. So. Varnada. where as Moon’s longitude is 29° 50́. there are 4 types of reckoning in Jaimini system. Dasa Karakas and the Arudha Rasi and on the nature of the Dwara and Bahya Rasis. In fact. counting zodiacally for all signs 2. Prakriti Chakra. The use of other dasas will depend on the nature of horoscopes considered. Rahu and Moon occupy sign Leo. The effects of Dasas will be discussed in detail later. Benefic effects are to be predicted if they are benefic and malefic if they are otherwise. Refer to Jataka Sara Sangraha by Raghava Bhatta or Jaimini Sutramritam by Sri Iranganti Rangacharya for more details of these reckoning. counting zodiacally for odd signs and anti zodiacally or even signs. 3. fix the dasas in the clockwise order. but the 6th planet in Graha chakra reckoning. it will depend on the Hora Lagna and Vilagna. so Rahu shall be taken as Bhatri Karaka. Rahus longitude given by the author is 12°8' so he covered only (30° ‐ 12° 08)= 17° 52˝. Longevity (Somanatha’s Views): There are a number of Dasas for determining longevity. 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. According to Jyotisha Kalpalatha. for all horoscopes consider Brahma. This is very important rider which is often overlooked. The reckoning of subsequent karakas is to be found out using Graha Chakra. For all horoscopes. As regards Varnada Dasa. Vyaya Karaka is not the 3rd planet. This can be understood with Chara Paryaya dasa as the same reckoning will be used for finding respective lords for each dasa. counting anti zodiacally for odd signs and zodiacally for even signs 4. if there is a Brahma planet. 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. Udaya Chakra. Bhatri Karaka in the above table needs explanation. Vikriti Chakra. Chara and Chara Paryaya dasas for Longevity. They are 1.
Counting 8 signs (the Varnada number for this chart) anti‐zodiacally from Scorpio gives Aries. This variation of Hora Lagna will be provided in our open source program. If both the numbers obtained are either odd or even. Cancer is aspected by Saturn.Varnada Rasi (Jataka Sara Sangraha) For those born in odd signs. Aries 8. the longevity is 69 years. So. Determination of the Rasi indicating Death: Consider the most afflicted Varnada dasa sign by malefics or the sign whose trines afflicted by malefics. Scorpio 3. The dasa periods are: 12 years 6 11 1 2 10 1 7 11 8 ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ 69 Years ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ Hence. the years for 230 1. That Sign brings about death of the native. Cancer is the most afflicted. Venus and Ketu. Libra 2. Sagittarius 4. Next dasa is Scorpio. we get Taurus. Aries and Cancer. Lagna is Aries and Hora Lagna is Libra. Pisces 7. for which the dasa period is 12 years. [Copy Editor: Please note that as explained in the first article in the series. In our example. Capricorn 5. add the two numbers. and this version of Hora Lagna will be known by the name Savayava Hora Lagna (SHL)] In the horoscope. In the above example. Jupiter. Libra is stronger as there is a planet in it. counts up to Janma Lagna and Hora Lagna are 1 and 7 respectively. take their sum 1+7 = 8 and count 8 rasis from Aries. and Sun. If one of them is odd and the other even. take their difference. Gemini 10. The Hora Lagna (HL) shown by JHora shall not be used in this case. Aquarius 6. count 8 signs (8 being the number of Varnada Rasi. of the three signs. Scorpio). Then count from Aries as many signs as are denoted by either of the numbers according to the conditions. The result will be the Varnada Rasi. Determination of the first Dasa: Choose the stronger of the Lagna and Hora Lagna. Scorpio. Since both are odd. count from Aries to Lagna and Hora Lagna.Cancer . From Libra. Therefore Cancer Varnada Rasi Dasa will bring the death of the native. Taurus 9. thus Scorpio is the Varnada Sign. (Copy Editor: The duration of first dasa Libra is explained above. Hora Lagna calculation. here is according to Jataka Sara Sangraha by Raghava Bhatta. Moon and Rahu are in 2nd and 12th house.
When female nativity asks about the child birth. If Jupiter is situated in Lagna or Arudha or in 5th. 231 . if at that time the Rahu is situated in lagna or Arudha lagna. but if in inimical sign children will die at young age. 7th house in friendly sign child birth will happen.Aries are (from Aries to Sign occupied by Mars. child birth will happen certainly. Its certain. 2. 3. predict the female is pregnant. If Moon is situated in Lagna with benefic planets. But if Moon is in 3rd. Libra ‐ 1) 6 and these 6 years are the dasa years for Scorpio dasa. 5th or 9th house with Sun and Venus child birth will not happen. Similarly the other dasa signs may be worked out. Jyotish Kalpadrum) 1.) Jyotish Kalpadrum Prasna Related with Child Birth. (Page 58. may be the pregnancy has happened only a day before. Chapter related with child birth Prasna.
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