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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.
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. Mercury. even the Sun is not an anti‐influential planet. Somanatha and Krishna Mishra have discussed the following evil influences in the horoscope in order to assess the final good effects: 1. In this horoscope. Ketu and Sun occupying trines from Mars and Lord of the Lagna. the Sun occupies only one house that is 3 and the other houses are free from ु occupation. But. Therefore the native will enjoy full benefic influence in his life. and then discuss the Dasa effects. Somanatha and Krishna Misra have explained these clearly. fourth and eleventh houses from the Lagna and in the anti‐influential houses 12. 4. it was found that Saturn is the Yogada planet as he aspects both Lagna and its 7th house. Venus. 10 and 3 respectively to these houses. Saturn and Ketu are in the second. Argala influences must be studied both for the Lagna and the Seventh house before studying the good and bad points of a horoscope. Rahu’s position in the 5th house 2. Jupiter. the horoscope has full Argala Yoga for the Lagna. Sage Jaimini has defined Argala in five sutras. 225 . For this planet Saturn and the Lagna. Saturn. As there are planets in the three Argala houses. The association of Moon and Rahu 3. I shall discuss the Argala effects and then study the Yoga and Avayoga (malefic) influences. According to the rule ना न िवबला.
As regards Yogada planet Saturn. The native was born in a chara rasi (movable sign) with planets in the Argala houses 2. 9th and 8th houses from any planets cancel its benefic effects. This native.These are the detracting influences. is in its own house. So. Saturn is also subjected to some malefic influences. Jupiter and Venus occupy the fourth house from Saturn. born in poor family. there are benefics in 2nd and 4th houses from Langa. Saturn is in a fixed sign. 4 and 11 with no planets in the anti‐influential houses 12. In the horoscope under consideration. the native has full Raja Yoga. the native has full Raja Yoga. Sun and Mars – malefics—are in trines (5. Therefore Saturn causes Raja Yoga. started his life as an humble clerk and became an influential officer of the same company. according to Somanatha and Krishna Mishra. In the final assessment.9) from Saturn. 226 . 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. 10 and 3. the native must be wealthy. The rule is that malefics in 5th.
Leo is a strong Trikona Rasi and is an odd sign. Leo. Gochara Dasa is otherwise known as Trikona Dasa.Arudha Lagna for this chart. eleven are for Raja Yoga horoscopes.2 isaR . Since it is an odd sign.oS alagrA eht ni stenal p htiw )ngis elba vom( anhsirK . for Chara rasis (Movable Signs) in the natural order. Nakshtraraja Dasa. there are forty dasa types. 5 ni sci felam taht si elur ehT ht . He suffered from poverty in his youth due to the location of malefics in the Argala houses. Further According to Jyotisha Phala Ratnamala. (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. 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. horoscopes which do not have Prabhu Yoga. five for rich horoscopes and the others for ordinary horoscopes. For Movable signs in regular. but have Raja Yoga are to be studied by applying the following ordinary six Dasa systems: Nakshatra Bheda.21 ses uoh l aitneul fni-itna ot gnidrocca ses uoh ara hc a ni nr ob s aw e vitan ehT . Chapter 9.3 . eht ni stenalp on htiw 11 dna 4 . ht 1 This is called Padakrama. agoY ajaR ll uf sah e vitan eht . Sthira Paryaya and Gochara.stce ffe Now. Of couse. His horoscope must be studied in relation to other six ordinary Dasas. The natives has therefore a powerful Dhana Yoga. Panaphara and Apikloma) must be chosen for Trikona Dasa. 4th and 11th Rasis from Cancer. According to Kalpa Latha. Chara Paryaya.. The native under consideration is born poor and therefore cannot have Prabhu Yoga. Rahu. According to the Prakriti Chakra. Mars. slokas 3 and 4. Dasa in which Raja Yogas wil be effective: According to Somanatha. Here the fifth sign. The sutra िपतृमातृधन ायािदिकोणे pitṛmātṛdhana prāṇyādistrikoṇe (2426) defines Trikona dasa. Jupiter and Venus occupy 2nd. Chara. arhsiM dna dna 01 aht anamoS . for 1 Sthira rasis (fixed signs) every sixth rasis . according to Somanatha is Cancer which has powerful Argala influences as Moon. 227 cifeneb sti lecn ac sten alp yna mor f sesuo h 8 dna ht 9 . is strong and Leo Dasa becomes the first Dasa. then succeedant and finally cadent rasis (Kendra. the sixth rasi in the natural zodiacal order must be chosen for successive dasa. for fixed signs first starting sign and every 6th sign there from run the dasa. for Dwiswabhava rasis (Dual digns) first angular.
Karakas for this example horoscope:‐ S. and Bhava karaka. 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 . Nitya (Fixed) Karakas are those given by Parasara – for example‐ Sun as Atmakaraka etc.We must fix the Dwara and Bahya Rasis and also the Arudhas. Dasa karakas are those indicated by the dasas. 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. Karakas: Karakas are of five kinds. No. Swakaraka. For this horoscope. dasa karaka. Atmakaraka is a planet which has travelled the largest number of degrees in a Sign. They are Atmakaraka. the following are the Dasa periods: ‐‐ S. Chara (Variable) karakas are those determined by the horoscopes individually.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.
for all horoscopes consider Brahma. As regards Varnada Dasa. This can be understood with Chara Paryaya dasa as the same reckoning will be used for finding respective lords for each dasa. counting zodiacally for odd signs and anti zodiacally or even signs. Varnada. Chara and Chara Paryaya dasas for Longevity. Dasa Karakas and the Arudha Rasi and on the nature of the Dwara and Bahya Rasis. 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. According to Jyotisha Kalpalatha. but the 6th planet in Graha chakra reckoning. Varnada Rasi is to be determined as follows: 229 . so Rahu shall be taken as Bhatri Karaka. so according to Kalpalatha preference shall be given to the planet that travels less longitude in the sign to determine the karaka. counting anti zodiacally for odd signs and zodiacally for even signs 4. Vikriti Chakra. Longevity (Somanatha’s Views): There are a number of Dasas for determining longevity. 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. The effects of Dasas will be discussed in detail later. it will depend on the Hora Lagna and Vilagna. The reckoning of subsequent karakas is to be found out using Graha Chakra. fix the dasas in the clockwise order. 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.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. They are 1. Vyaya Karaka is not the 3rd planet. For all horoscopes. Prakriti Chakra. Bhatri Karaka in the above table needs explanation. The use of other dasas will depend on the nature of horoscopes considered. In fact. Raghava Bhatta specifically mentioned it in Jataka Sara Sangraha.) The effects of the Dasas will depend on the relationship between Janma Karakas. 3. So. counting zodiacally for all signs 2. Udaya Chakra. Benefic effects are to be predicted if they are benefic and malefic if they are otherwise. This is very important rider which is often overlooked. Rahu and Moon occupy sign Leo. there are 4 types of reckoning in Jaimini system. where as Moon’s longitude is 29° 50́. Rahus longitude given by the author is 12°8' so he covered only (30° ‐ 12° 08)= 17° 52˝.
Then count from Aries as many signs as are denoted by either of the numbers according to the conditions. Scorpio 3. The Hora Lagna (HL) shown by JHora shall not be used in this case. Determination of the first Dasa: Choose the stronger of the Lagna and Hora Lagna. Determination of the Rasi indicating Death: Consider the most afflicted Varnada dasa sign by malefics or the sign whose trines afflicted by malefics. Pisces 7. the longevity is 69 years. thus Scorpio is the Varnada Sign. Scorpio. the years for 230 1. Gemini 10. for which the dasa period is 12 years. This variation of Hora Lagna will be provided in our open source program. Sagittarius 4. In our example. of the three signs. Next dasa is Scorpio. Cancer is the most afflicted. Capricorn 5. The dasa periods are: 12 years 6 11 1 2 10 1 7 11 8 ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ 69 Years ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ Hence.Varnada Rasi (Jataka Sara Sangraha) For those born in odd signs. That Sign brings about death of the native. we get Taurus. Taurus 9. So. The result will be the Varnada Rasi. Scorpio). From Libra. add the two numbers. Libra is stronger as there is a planet in it. Aquarius 6. If one of them is odd and the other even. Aries 8. Since both are odd. Libra 2.Cancer . If both the numbers obtained are either odd or even. counts up to Janma Lagna and Hora Lagna are 1 and 7 respectively. take their difference. (Copy Editor: The duration of first dasa Libra is explained above. Therefore Cancer Varnada Rasi Dasa will bring the death of the native. here is according to Jataka Sara Sangraha by Raghava Bhatta. Venus and Ketu. Moon and Rahu are in 2nd and 12th house. count 8 signs (8 being the number of Varnada Rasi. Cancer is aspected by Saturn. and Sun. Aries and Cancer. [Copy Editor: Please note that as explained in the first article in the series. Jupiter. In the above example. and this version of Hora Lagna will be known by the name Savayava Hora Lagna (SHL)] In the horoscope. Lagna is Aries and Hora Lagna is Libra. 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. count from Aries to Lagna and Hora Lagna. Hora Lagna calculation.
7th house in friendly sign child birth will happen.Aries are (from Aries to Sign occupied by Mars. (Page 58.) Jyotish Kalpadrum Prasna Related with Child Birth. Chapter related with child birth Prasna. 5th or 9th house with Sun and Venus child birth will not happen. 3. Similarly the other dasa signs may be worked out. may be the pregnancy has happened only a day before. 2. child birth will happen certainly. Jyotish Kalpadrum) 1. but if in inimical sign children will die at young age. If Moon is situated in Lagna with benefic planets. If Jupiter is situated in Lagna or Arudha or in 5th. But if Moon is in 3rd. When female nativity asks about the child birth. 231 . Libra ‐ 1) 6 and these 6 years are the dasa years for Scorpio dasa. Its certain. predict the female is pregnant. if at that time the Rahu is situated in lagna or Arudha lagna.
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