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1st, 4th, 7th and 10th houses are Kendra (Jataka Tattva 1.23)

2nd, 11th, 8th and 5th are called Panapharas (Jataka Tattva 1.24)

3rd, 6th, 9th and 12th are called Apoklimas (Jataka Tattva 1.25)


3rd, 11th, 10th, 6th are called Upachayas (Jataka Tattva 1.26)

5th and 9th (along with First) are called Trikonas (Jataka Tattva 1.27)

4th and 8th are Chaturasras (Jataka Tatva 1.28)

2nd and 7th are Marakas (Jataka Tattva 1.29)

6th, 8th and 12th are Trika Sthanas (Dusthanas) (Jataka Tattva 1.31)




Kind of sambandha (relation) between planets or other astrological elements of the chart  when these are in sixth/eigth distance from each other.

ex. if Arudhapada and Darapada (A7) are in 6/8 relation then one can suffer in i) buisness ii) finances and iii) marriage depending on other positions in the chart.

Tip: if the lords of these are in good sambandha (kendra/kona) then this is altered and fortune flows. Same with koota analysis in graha-maitram.



Translated as place (sthana) where natural signification of planet (karaka) are dying (maraka). Position of planet in bhava which stands for opposite direction to graha leading to afflictied signification of planet and houses lorded by it. The affliction is less if karaka of that bhava is in trikona to Surya or Lagna.

These houses form the marana karaka sthana for the planets:

Surya – Vyaya bhava (twelfth) karaka of house: Shani

Chandra – Randhra bhava (eigth) karaka of house: Shani

Mangal – Vivaha bhava (seventh) karaka of house: Shukra

Budha – Vivaha (afflicting Kanya) and Matri bhava (affilicting Mithuna) (seventh and forth) karakas of houses: Shukra and Chandra

Guru – Parakrama bhava (third) karaka of house: Mangal

Shukra – Shatru bhava (sixth) karaka of house: Shani

Shani – Lagna (udaya) bhava (first) karaka of house: Surya

Rahu – Bhagya bhava (ninth) karaka of house : Jupiter

Ketu – Matri bhava (forth) karaka of house: Moon


Remedy for above placements in Rasi Chart is pratyadi deva of planet which is bhava karaka for the house where this dosha occurs.


Yoga of grahas (combination of planets) leading to penury and financial challenges formed by yuti, drsti or parivartana between Maraka and Dusthana lord.

Karaka : Shani


Yoga of grahas (combination of planets) ensuring one’s success in career life associated with high position, authority and political power.

Usually formed by yoga between Narayana and Lakshmi houses which are kendras and konas. Brhat Parasara Hora Śastra, Saravali and other Śastras provide whole lists of rajayogas.

Karaka : Surya


Position of planet in Navamsa which grants blessings of Brahma in the form of health, longevity and strenghting the Lagna indications like fame and popularity.

For planet in fiery signs (Mesha, Simha, Dhanus) in Rasi Pushkara Navamsas are: Thula and Dhanus.

For planet in watery signs (Karka, Vrscika, Meena) in Rasi Pushkara Navamsas are: Cancer and Virgo

For planet in airy or earthy signs (Mithuna, Thula, Kumbha, Vrsabha, Kanya, Makara) in Rasi Pushkara Navamsas are: Meena and Vrsabha.




Gochara (transit) of Shani in twelfth, first or second house from Moon, Lagna or Arudha pada.

Cause of suffering durings its period is related to overexcitement caused by vayu-tattva in the manas (mind).

This can be analysed (like all transits) in Rasi and Vargas, so to judge if Sade-Sati will afflict career aspects of life we need to check Moon position in Dasamsa.

Sade Sati in Rasi is more or less connected to health aspects, and for all other aspects Tulya-Gochara should be applied.

From Lagna one is proned to commit wrong actions and wrong surrounding like vastu. From Moon bad health and lack of support from Arudhapada career problems, and social circle can go against the native.

Remedies are based on the house: twelfth – fasting; Lagna – mantra : om namo bhgavate rudraaya; second house – Ganesha worship with Glaum beeja.

Siva and every Rudra avatara can be worshipped for sade-sati. Sri Hanuman sadhana is also one of the choice.



Saravali (4.35) : Jupiter and Budha are stong in Lagna; Sun and Mars in tenth house. Moon and Venus in forth house. Shani in seventh house. Tradtion taught us that Rahu gets digbala in seventh whilst Ketu in the tenth house. Second and twelfth house from these points have ‘some’ dig bala. These houses seen from Arudha pada shows physical directions which are auspicious for the native. For example: If shukra is in forth house from Arudhapada then South East direction will be source of success and satisfaction for the native.


Lords of directions:

Su     Indra Ve    Agni Ma    Yama Ra    Nirrti Sa    Varuna Moon    Vayu Me    Kubera Ju    Isaana


Kantaka means nail, thorn and is what Shani represents.

Gochara of Shani in first, fort and eight from Lagna, Moon, Arudhapada. These positions make Shani aspect tenth bhava which brings chaos to career field.

If present also in Jagannath Drekkana can aflict seriously one’s karma-yoga.

The position in the eight house is considered the worst as the aspect is also on the fifth house.

When tenth house is aspected then the skills fall.

If Dasa is good during this gochara then it will give setback and if the dasa is also bad then its the cause of failure.

Remedies are Rudra worship, reciting third anuvaka of Chamakam, Baudanya Rudra Mantra with Abhishek.



The name of 12 rashis and their lordship is as under :- Mesha         Mangal Vrishabha    Shukra Mithuna        Buddha Karka        Chandra Simha        Surya Kanya        Buddha Tula        Shukra Vrishchika    Mangal/ Ketu Dhanu        Guru Makara        Sani Kumbha        Sani / Rahu Meena        Guru


Aries        Mars Taurus        Venus Gemini        Mercury Cancer        Moon Leo        Sun Virgo        Mercury Libra        Venus Scorpio        Mars / Ketu Sagittarius    Jupiter Capricorn    Saturn Aquarius    Saturn / Rahu Pisces        Jupiter


Relation of two planets which can be formed by yuti (75%), graha drsti (50%) or parivartana (100%). Shubha yoga gives auspicious events, whilst ashubha yoga brings misfortune. Among the popular one’s dhana gives wealth, daridra – penury; rajayoga brings success in undertakings and influential position; dhimanth yoga brings intellectual skills and recognition in the same; kalpavrska yoga gives fulfillness of desires; all these and many more are laid down by Rishis in the Jyotisha-Śastra


Aspect. Main important one’s are graha drsti and rasi drsti. Graha drsti shows desires and refers to internal aspects defining iccha shakti; rasi drsti is permament and refers to knowledge and strength. All planets have seventh house graha drsti except Ketu, as he doesnt have head and drsti means to see (drs). Additionaly: Jupiter – 5 & 9 Shani – 3 & 10 Mangal – 4 & 8 These are purna drstis and refer to all four pada’s (ayanas). Brhat Parasara Hora Śastra also provides informations about pada-drsti’s. In Rasi Drsti all fixed signs aspect movable signs except the adjacent one, movable signs aspect all fixed signs except adjacent one; dual signs aspect each other mutually. Rasi drsti’s are sometimes called Jaimini aspects but this is misleading as Paraśara also taught this type of drsti.

Conjuncion of two planets (sharing the same sign/house)
Exchange of signs. To describe the best is example: Venus being in Martial sign; Mars being in Venusian sign.
Situation in chart when debilitated planet (neecha) rise due to help of other grahas described in Phaldeepika (6.26-30)

Conditions to be present are as follows:

– exaltation in Navamsa (100%)

ex. Sun in Thula Rasi and Mesha Navamsa. (being in seventh Navamsa)

– lord of debilitation sign for debilitated graha must be in kendra to either Moon or Lagna (25%)

ex. for neecha Surya it will be Shukra.

– lord of exaltation sign for debilitated graha must be in kendra to either Moon or Lagna (25%)

ex. for neecha Surya it will be Mangal.

– planet which gets exalted in debilitation sign for that neecha planet must be in kendra either to Moon or Lagna (25%)

ex. for neecha Surya it will be Shani.

Based on the above without uccha-amsa (exaltation in Navamsa) planet can be raised to 75% of strength.


State and strength of planet.


1. Balaavastha – based on degrees and showing the state based on age.

0 to 6 for odd signs and 24 to 30 for even signs – Balaavastha (infant) (1/4 strength)

6 to 12 for odd signs and 18 to 24 for even signs – Kumaraavastha (youthful) (1/2 strength)

12 to 18 for odd and even signs Yuva (infant) (full strength)

18 to 24 for odd signs and 6 to 12 for even signs – Vriddhaavastha (advanced) (little strength)

24 to 30 for odd signs and 0 to 6 for even signs – Mrtyuavastha (deceased) (no strength)


A planet in own decanate gives virtues, in own Navamsa – famous. Saptamsa svakshetra bestows courage, wealth and fame. Helpfulness and devotion comes from Dwadasamsa own sign. Trimsamsa relates to qualities. (Saravali 5.31)



Branch of astrology related to time of initiating activities. Śastra provides information that when the bhava controling particular enterprise is strong at the start then it will bestow success. Connection to year lord will give 25%, month lord 50%, varesh (lord of the day) 75% and horesh 100% success (Saravali 7.6).



Branch of astrology related to analysis of chart drawn at the moment of querry known also as horary astrology.


Naisargika (natural) significator of house which describes its meaning and is useful for deciphering level of blessings & curses for the bhava and bhava lord. Below we will find the list based on traditional teachings as in other sources we will find Mangal being the main karaka for sixth house, here Shani is treated as the main karaka for all dusthana.


Primary karaka

1 Su

2 Ju

3 Ma

4 Mo

5 Ju

6 Sa

7 Ve

8 Sa

9 Ju

10 Me

11 Ju

12 Sa




The strongest planet in Vivaha-bhava in Navamsa or Darapada/Upapada in R will show the type of marriage for the person.


brahma jupiter

daiva mars

arsa moon

prajapatya sun

asura mercury

gandharva venus

raksasa saturn

pisaca node

Below categorisation is used for sake of providing remedies for grahas in svakshetra state (own
Akasha Vishnu
Agni Surya/Shiva
Vayu Rudra
Prthvi      Ganesha
Jala         Devi
Sarvartha Chintamani, Jataka Parijata give lot of information about yogas being formed by shuba or asubha Shastyamsa. For reference here is the list:
1. Ghora
2. Rakshasa
7. Bhrasta
8. Kulaghna
9. Garala
10. Vahni/Agni
11. Maya
12. Purishaka
15. Kaala
16. Sarpa
30. Gulika
31. Mrithyu
32. Kala
33. Davagni
34. Ghora
35. Yama
36. Kantaka
40. Vishadagdha
41. Kulanasa
42. VamshaKshaya
43. Utpata
44. Kala
47. Sheetala
48. Karala Damsthra
51. Kala Pavaka
52. Dandayuddha
55. Kroora
59. Bhramana
3. Deva
4. Kubera
5. Yaksha
6. Kinnara
13. Apapmpathi
14. Maruta
17. Amrita
18. Indu
19. Mridu
20. Komala
21. Heramba
22. Brahma
23. Visnu
24. Maheswara
25. Deva
26. Ardra
27. Kalinasa
28. Kshiteesa
29. Kamlakara
37. Sudha
38. Amrta
39. Purnachandra
45. Saumya
46. Komala
49. Chandramukhi
50. Praveena
53. Nirmala
54. Saumya
56. Atiseetala
57. Amrta
58. Payodhi
60. Chandrarekha



Very popular in India timing system is based on naisargika age of planets.

Natural age

Su 21 48,7

Mo 23 5,49

Ve 25 6,52

Ma 27 10,39

Me 31 20,54

Ju 33 24,56

Sa 35 39,82




Su Pitta
Mo Kapha-Vata
Ma Pitta
Me Tri-dosha
Ju Kapha
Ve Vata-Kapha
Sa Vata
Ra Tamas Vata
Ke Tamas Pitta




Su Ahsti

Mo Rakta

Ma Majju

Me Tvag Rasa

Ju Vasa

Ve Virya

Sa Sneha


Below list is for exalted planets :
Surya Rama
Chandra Krishna
Mangal Narasimha
Buddha Buddha
Jupiter Vamana
Shukra Parasurama
Sani  Kurma
Rahu Varaha
Ketu Meena