Graha Samaya

26 Apr
                                                     GRAHA SAMAYA
Avasthas of planets in general indicate the nature of effects the native is likely to experience during the major Dasha of that particular planet. Graha Samaya is also a system based on the ‘Avasthas’ of planets in a chart. As you are aware many classics like Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra, Sanketanidhi etc., have given many Avasthas and their interpretations. One more type of Avasthas has been described in ‘Jyothirsharnava Navaneetham’ which is called ‘Graha Samaya’. I have come across a Kannada classic titled ‘Lalita Jyothishya Chandrika’ which gives more details of this system than the former and the methodology of calculation is slightly different.
There are 27 Avasthas / Samayas and planets when they are placed in these exert a particular influence on the native. A list giving 27 Samayas and their interpretation is given below.
Sl No.
Avasthas / Samayas
Courage, good family, Progeny, Honour, Victory
Kingship, Acquisition of  gems, wealth, Authority
Tilaka / Gandha dharana
Safety, popularity, honour
Japa / Devadarshan
Victory over enemy, gain of land & Vehicle
Shiva Pooja / Prathana Samaya
Gain from land, unnecessary expenditure, Govt penalty
Homa /Aradhana
Grief, unsocial association
Vishnu Pooja / Jaya
Excellence in education
Dwirarchane / Vipraradhane
Acquisition of Kingdom, land, wealth & prosperity
Auspicious time, good vehicle
Giri Pradhakshina
Poverty, quarrel, Govt penalty
Bad omen, authority, Ascetic life style
Athithi Pooja
Enjoyment, education, gain of treasure
Enjoyment, loss of senses
Vidya Prasanga
Excellence, Brahmin Pooja,  quarrel, listening to scriptures
Kopa / Ahankara
Worry / depression, enmity
Happiness from woman, secret employment, windfall
Victory, experience near God feeling
Kireeta dharana
Happiness, higher authority, excellence in education
Happiness, sweet talk
Alasya / Thamasa
Fear, carelessness, indolence
Shayana / Nidra
Lack of happiness, excessive anger
Bliss, happiness
Kingdom, acquisition of friends
Dhanarjane /Stree Sallapa
Enjoyment, honour, wealth
Enjoyment, gain of wife / children, set backs in tasks
Gada Nedre
Loss of happiness, Govt penalty
Ratna Parikshe
Wealth, association with low grade women, deceit
The method of calculating the Graha Samaya is given below. For this let us consider a chart with following planetary disposition.
Reference Chart
1. Lagna – Tula
2. We want to find the Graha Samaya of Venus.
3. Venus is posited in 6th house from Lagna……Call this ‘A’
4. Count from Mesha where the Lagna is posited.
5. In this case, Lagna is 7th house from Mesha…..Call this ‘B’
6. Add A+B and multiply by 2…. i.e. 6+7=13 multiplied by 2 = 26…Call this ’C’
7. Multiply ‘C’ with the Vimshottari Dash duration of Venus …i.e. 20
8. 26 multiplied by 20 = 520….Call this ‘D’
9. Divide ‘D’ by 27 and note down the remainder……520/27=Remainder is 7
10. Read out the Samaya and its interpretations from the list above.
11. 7 indicates Vishnu Pooja / Jaya which gives excellence in education
Like this we can calculate Graha Samayas for all the planets and get an idea of the general effects during a particular planet’s Dasha period. If more planets in the Horoscope are in the unfavourable Samayas, then the overall strength of the horoscope is much reduced.

20 Responses to “Graha Samaya”

  1. Anandh August 27, 2011 at 22:46 #

    Dear sir,

    I got an idea of 27 graha samayas beautiful but the content i could not read completely can u pl mail me

    • Jyothishi August 29, 2011 at 12:33 #

      Sure, will send the article by e-mail to your ID.

      Thanks for the interest.

  2. Sudhakar November 11, 2011 at 16:51 #

    Sir its really beautiful. Kindly send me the complete text. to my email id its my humble request –

    • Jyothishi November 11, 2011 at 19:38 #

      OK. Appreciate your interest.


  3. Sudhakar November 11, 2011 at 17:27 #

    Respect Sir

    I need your kindly advice is the each planet have different Graha Samaya Avastha? or
    all are same as per your table. I am awaiting your kindly advice

    • Jyothishi November 11, 2011 at 19:37 #

      Apparently you have not correctly understood what is in the article. I would advise you to go through it again carefully.Each planet will have different Samayas because they will be in different houses. Even if they are together, their Dasha period is different. Understand the calculation and work out for your chart, then it will be clear.


  4. Sudhakar November 12, 2011 at 09:55 #

    Respected Sir

    As per your kindly advice once again I go through carefully. Now i have taken Ketu planet
    as per the above reference chart and calculated – Result -Graha Samayas and its came 08. It means – Dwirarchane / Vipraradhane – Acquisition of Kingdom, land, wealth & prosperity. Is this result is correct kindly advice me.

    • Jyothishi November 14, 2011 at 11:47 #

      Yes, that is correct. Your have understood the method of working out perfectly well. Keep it up.


  5. venkatesh November 6, 2014 at 09:48 #

    dear sir,
    every thing is fine…..but whats the situation we get a remainder ZERO

    • Jyothishi November 7, 2014 at 16:20 #

      Simple…if it is Zero, it is taken as 27.


  6. anand January 27, 2015 at 11:36 #

    Dear Sir,
    Is there a way to find out how an antardasa would be, under a maha dasa,, using the graha samaya scheme?

    • Jyothishi January 27, 2015 at 11:42 #

      By this method we can get a general indication of how the main Dasha will be. There is no provision for Antardasha.


  7. GNE November 18, 2015 at 06:37 #

    Dear Sir,
    I hope you see this, my question : is it different to calculate the graha samaya for a retrograde planet? I mean should we take it as if it is previous sign? I know some Bhrigu does this. What is your opinion sir?
    Thank you

    • Jyothishi November 18, 2015 at 09:40 #

      No difference. Read my article on “retrogression”


      • GNE November 19, 2015 at 23:05 #

        Thank you Sir. I read it , and agree.
        This is great news since my MD lord(who is retro) planets Graha Samaya are very positive, but negative if taken as previous house

  8. vedicastro2016 January 17, 2017 at 11:58 #

    results are mostly opposite. do not think it is a reliable method

    • Jyothishi January 17, 2017 at 20:14 #

      This is one of the methods explained in the classical texts.
      There are various methods available for people to choose.

      Your opinion doesn’t matter.


  9. Ankur January 22, 2019 at 22:38 #

    Sir, there are various methods given to calculate this but according to me this is the most accurate.
    What are your opinions about the other methods,sir?

    • Jyothishi January 24, 2019 at 19:53 #

      As you said this the most easiest and the best.
      I recommend that everyone should use this


  10. SARADHY August 30, 2021 at 09:48 #

    Respectable Sir
    There are six AVASTHAs for each Samaya
    Kindly provide interpretation for those Avasthas
    Thank You and Regards

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