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Avasthas – Sanketanidhi

31 May

‘Om Gurubyo Namaha


Sanketanidhi (Treasure of learning) is a book of essence of knowledge extracted from various classics on Hindu astrology by Shri Ram Dayalu, an astrologer, for the benefit of his nephew Shri Ghasi Ram (son of Ram Dayalu’s eldest brother Shri Vazir Chand Sharma) so that he can become proficient in astrology.

In Chapter (Sanketa) V, he describes various Avasthas, method of calculation and the result of planets placed in that Avasthas. I shall summarise the process in following paragraphs.


There are 12 Avasthas the names of which are as follows:

  • Shayana or lying down
  • Upaveshana or sitting
  • Netrapani or with a hand on the eye,
  • Prakasha or shining
  • Gamana or going
  • Agama or not going
  • Aasthanee /Sabha or attendance in assembly
  • Aagama or coming
  • Bhuji /Bhojana or eating
  • Nrityalipsa or desire to dance
  • Kautuka or curiousity
  • Nidra or sleep.

Methodology /steps in calculation of Avasthas of Planets

Sanketanidhi recommends the following method:

  • Note the planetary number of the planet (Sun 1, Moon 2, Mars 3, Mercury 4, Jupiter 5, Venus 6, Saturn 7, Rahu 8 and Ketu 9)
  • Find the number of star (reckoned from Aswini) occupied by the planet.
  • Find the product of two above. Call it ‘A’
  • Find the degree occupied by the planet in the sign and multiply this by “A”
  • Call this product “B”
  • To this product (“B”) add the following
    • The number of the natal star (reckoned) from Ashwini
    • The number of Ghatis at birth counted from the previous sun rise (Note: One Hour = 2.5 Ghatis, One Min = 2.5 V Ghatis)
    • The number of Ascendant counted from Aries.
    • The resulting sum should be divided by 12.
    • The remainder represents the number of the Avastha counted from Shayana.

 Brihat Parashara Hour Shastra recommends the following method for finding out the Avasthas of planets. I advise students to adopt this method because, it is simpler than the one mentioned above.

  • Find the number of star (reckoned from Aswini) occupied by the planet.
  • Multiply this by the planetary number (Sun 1, Moon 2, Mars 3, Mercury 4, Jupiter 5, Venus 6, Saturn 7, Rahu 8 and Ketu 9) – Call this product “A”
  • Multiply “A” by the number of Navamsha occupied by the planet. Call this product “B”
  • To “B” add the number of Star occupied by the Moon in Rashi Chart (Janma Nakshatra)……Call this product “C”
  • To “C” add the number of Ascendant counting from Aries. Call this “D”
  • Divide “D” by 12 and note down the remainder.
  • Remainder indicates Avastha of the planet
  • Note: Remainder Zero is taken as 12.



Rashi Chart

To find Avastha of Mercury

Mercury is in Krittika 2 Pada – 3rd Star from Aswini

Planetary Number is 4

Mercury in 1st Navamsha

Natal Moon is in Krittika 1 Pada – 3rd Star from Aswini

Asc is 5th from Aries

Therefore Avastha = 3X4X1=12+3+5=20

20 divided by 12 gives a remainder of 8

8 represent ‘Aagama’ Avastha


Effects of Planets in various Avasthas


Shayana: Ulcer or wound in anus, pain or some other trouble in chest, fear from father, loss of wealth. Upaveshana: Wicked thoughts in mind and enmity with others. Netrapani: Plenty of happiness, gain of wealth from the king or government. Prakasha: Liberal minded, honour and happiness. Gamana: Lazy, impure, unhappy, angry, illicit relations with other women. Agama: Attached to other peoples wives, passionate, wicked, defamed. Aasthanee: Member of assemblies, helping others, forgives others easily. Aagama: Weak, harassed and defeated by enemies, wicked, unstable mind, fond of intoxicants. Bhuji: Worried, evil minded, miserable, loss of wealth. Nrityalipsa: Happy, honoured by assembly of nobles. Kautuka: Conquest over enemies, honoured by king or government. Nidra:-Bereft of wife and wealth, very lazy.


Shayana: Stupid, poor. Upaveshana: Thief, sickly, stupid. Netrapani: Speaks harshly, rogue. Prakasha: Equipped with good qualities, favourite of the king or government, always happy. Gamana: Suffers from eye trouble even if Moon is in Shukla Paksha (waxing). Agama: Poverty, suffers from diseases of the feet. Aasthanee: Like a king, fond of women. Aagama: Waxing Moon is auspicious but if waning, the native would be sickly. Bhuji: Many kinds of comforts and happiness if Moon be Waxing. Waning Moon gives inauspicious results. Nrityalipsa: Enjoys charming music if the birth be in Shukla Paksha (bright half). It would not be so in the Krishna Paksha (dark half). Kautuka: King of kings, clever, wealthy and fond of all kinds of luxuries, women etc. Nidra: Would command honour and respect if Moon be associated with Jupiter. It would not be so if Moon be with Rahu.


Shayana: The native suffers from skin diseases like ring worm, itches herpes, etc. Upaveshana:  Sinful, wealthy but of perverted mind. Netrapani-If Mars be in a house other than Ascendant and be in this Avastha, the native would become the chief official of the town. Prakasha: The native would become a king if Mars in this Avastha be in a house other than the 5th and be associated with Jupiter. Gamana: Quarrels, troubles, unhappiness, fear, loss of wealth. Agama: Receives love and affection from others, happy, conquest over enemies with great effort. Aasthanee (Sabha): The native would indulge in sinful acts if Mars in this Avastha be in 9th, the 5th and the 12th house. His cherished desires would be fulfilled if it be posited in other houses. Aagama: Evil minded, sinful, sickly. Bhojan: Sinful, fond of sweet things. Nrityalipsa: Happy in every respect. Kautuka: Blessed by friends, children and wealth. Nidra: Poor, hot-tempered, troubled, impure.


Shayana: Crippled, red eyes. If Mercury be posited in a house other than Ascendant, the native would be stupid. Upaveshana: If Mercury, while in this Avastha, be posited in its friendly or exaltation sign, the native would be fortunate. If Mercury be associated with or aspected by malefics, the native would be poor. Netrapani: If Mercury, while in this Avastha, be posited in 5th house, the native would be issueless, unsteady but very intelligent. Prakasha: Lord, learned, destroyer of wicked people, kindly, sympathetic, clean hearted and happy. Gamana: Gets happiness from the king or government. Agama: Wealthy and builder of beautiful houses. Sabha: If Mercury, while in this Avastha be in its sign of exaltation, the native would get all round happiness. Aagama: Famous, father of twins. Bhojana: Quarrelsome, mischievously inclined, thin and lean. He would also be fond of prostitutes. Nrityalipsa:  All happiness, very wealthy. Kautuka: If Mercury, while in this Avastha, be posited in Ascendant or 9th house, it would be very auspicious for the native. If Mercury be posited in 7th or 8th house, the native would seek pleasure from prostitutes.


Shayana: Fair complexion, fear of enemies. Upaveshana: Talkative, proud, would suffer on account of enemies, would be punished by the king (government), would have ulcers or wounds. Netrapani: Sickly, poor, addicted to women of the prohibited class, always inclined towards sensual pleasures. Prakasha: Passionate, brilliant, devotee of God Vishnu, very rich. Gamana: Blessed with many friends, children and wealth. Agama: Famous all over the country for good qualities, unlimited wealth, very learned eager. Sabha: Honoured and wealthy. Aagama: Like a king, honoured many relations dependents and servants; would enjoy all happiness. Bhojana: Fond of sweets, many brothers, wealthy. Nrityalipsa: Would be able to understand the true nature of Brahman, would be opulent. Kautuka: Respected by brothers and relations. Nidra: Perverted, poor, not charitably inclined.


Shayana:  Dental troubles, dishonored. Upaveshana: Respected by government, happy, destroyer of enemy. Netrapani: While in this Avastha if Venus be in 10th, 7th or 6th house, the native would be deprived of his eye sight. Prakasha: The native would become a great man if Venus be posited in its own, exaltation or a friendly sign. Gamana: Native would act against the wishes of his mother and suffer from diseases. Sabha: Like a king, conquest over enemies famed for his good qualities. Aagama: Benefit of wife, children and wealth, sickly. Bhojan: -suffers from hunger, enemy and diseases. Nrityalipsa: Intelligent, wealthy. Kautuka: becomes an important person, wealthy, respected. Nidra: defamed, dumb and deaf.


Shayana: Suffers from hunger and thirst, hard working, sickly in first portion of life and happy in the latter portion. Upaveshana: Proud, gets imprisonment as a result of wrath of government, suffers from tuberculosis. Netrapani: Very wealthy, owns lands, very patient and satisfied, has good knowledge of arts. Prakasha: Devotee of Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva, clever, wise, intelligent, sympathetic, happy. Gamana: Wealthy, happiness from relations, capable. Agama: Bereft of children, sickly, would be roaming about alone. Sabha: Wealthy, happy, brilliant. Aagama-Sickly, idiot, belongs to low caste, bereft of enjoyment. Bhojan: would get richly flavoured meals, would suffer from eye trouble. Nrityalipsa: Wealthy, charitable. Kautuka: Would have the pleasure of enjoying dance and music by young beautiful girls. Nidra: Would become a great personage of all tastes, capable of enjoying several merits in them, and would be happy.


Shayana: While being posited in Taurus, Gemini, Aries or Virgo, if Rahu be in Shayanavastha, the native would be wealthy. Rahu’s position in other signs would bring about unfavourable results for the native. Upaveshana: The native would be penniless though favoured by the king or government. Netrapani: Fear from thieves, serpents, enemies, rogues, loss of wealth, eye trouble. Prakasha: Famous, like a king, good qualities, wealthy, dark in appearance, lucky. Gamana: -Happy, intelligent, good children, honoured by the king or government. Agama: Does not receive affection or love, sickly, angry temperament, rogue. Sabha: Learned, wealthy but miserly, good qualities. Aagama: Differences with relations fall from high position as a result of some conspiracy by enemies. Bhojana: Suffers from hunger and separation from his family members. Nrityalipsa: Eye-trouble and danger from enemies. Kautuka: Thief has illicit relations with other women. Nidra: Good wife and children


The effects of Ketu in different Avasthas would be the same as those of Rahu.

Author’s Note

The latter half of this Chapter V describes the effects of planets in certain Avasthas as a result of the following

  • the planets occupying particular houses
  • Aspect received by them from other planets in a birth chart.

Those interested in further research are advised to go through this Chapter in detail.

June Panchanga

29 May

June 2011 – Monthly Panchanga

   Khara Samvatsara – Uttarayana

    Greeshma Ritu – Jyeshta Masa

Important events for the month of June is appended below for information and guidance

01 Jun 2011

  • New Moon
  •  Solar Eclipse
  •  Not visible in India

04 Jun 2011

  • Venus enters Taurus. Venus is good in all places except 6 &10 from natal Moon

06 Jun 2011

  • Rahu enters Scorpio & Ketu enters Taurus. Both are good in 3, 6 & 11th from natal Moon

12 Jun 2011

  • Mars enters Taurus. Mars is good in 3, 6 & 11th from natal Moon
  • Saturn turns direct

13 Jun 2011

  • Soma Pradhosha

14 Jun 2011

  • Mercury enters Gemini. Mercury is good in 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 & 11 from natal Moon
  • Narasimha Jayanthi (Solar)

15 Jun 2011

  • Sun enters Gemini. Sun is good in 3,6,10 & 11 from natal Moon
  • Full Moon
  • Satyanarayana Pooja
  • Lunar Eclipse (Rahugrastha)
  • Visible in India
  • Start time: 2315 hours IST
  • Mid time: 0143/ 16th June
  • End time:0333 / 16th June
  • Total duration: 3 hrs 40 min
  • Affected Nakshatra / Rashi: Jyeshta /Vrischika & Moola / Dhanu Rashi

19 Jun 2011

  • Sankasta Chaturthi

28 Jun 2011

  • Mercury enters Cancer. Mercury is good in 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 & 11 from natal Moon
  • Maha Pradhosha

29 Jun 2011

  • Venus enters Gemini. Venus is good in all places except 6 &10 from natal Moon

Disclaimer: This Almanac is published as an advisory only. Individuals are requested to use their Free will / discretion and consequently the author is not responsible for any damage / loss suffered by them.

Sarvartha Sadhana Chakra

25 May


19 May

Om Gurubyo Namaha

Drekkana / Dreshkana / Decante

In Vedic Astrology it is referred as  Drekkana /Dreshkana (mostly Drekkana) and is 1/3 of a sign equal to 10 degrees: there are three Drekkana in each sign. Drekkana holds an important position in divisional charts. Various ancient and classical texts have mentioned different methods of calculating Drekkana. Generally known Drekkana (D3) are as follows:-

1. Parashara Drekkana

2. Jagannath Drekkana

3. Somanath Drekkana

4. Privritti-traya Drekkana

Parashara Drekkana: This is the most commonly used Drekkana in Vedic astrology. In fact when you read about Drekkana anywhere without specific reference then it is understood that it this Drekkana. Parashara Drekkana is used to know about the sibling of a person and analyzing all matters related to co-borns

Jagannath Drekkana: This Drekkana reflects karma of previous life of a person.  D-60 must be analysed along with it.

Somnath Drekkana: Somnath Drekkana is used to know about the sexual drive of a person and describes the attitude of a person towards the sexual matters and his libido. This is generally used in Prashna Jyothisha

Privritti-traya Drekkana: This chart is used to see the drives and initiatives that the person apply to achieve his goals. This is generally used in Prashna Jyothisha

Parashara Drekkana

Generally the first Drekkana of any sign is ruled by the owning planet, second Drekkana by the 5th lord and the third Drekkana by the 9th lord. For example, the first Drekkana of Aries is ruled by Mars, the second Drekkana is owned by Sun and the third Drekkana is owned by Jupiter.

Sage Parashara named three sages as lords of three Drekkana of each sign as follows:-

For Movable Signs:  Aries, Cancer, Libra & Capricorn – Narada, Aghastya and Durvaasa

For Fixed Signs: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio & Aquarius – Aghastya, Durvaasa and Narada

For Dual Signs: Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius & Pisces- Durvaasa, Narada & Aghastya

Significance of Lordship

Narada Muni was known for his ‘Bhakti’ (Devotion) to the Supreme Lord. Bhakti is the prime necessity of the soul; therefore Narada might represent the Atma, or the soul. Aghastya Muni is associated with mind in many places in the Vedas. Durvaasa Muni was famous for his efforts to control his senses, therefore he represents the Indriyas, or senses. So we might say that the three Drekkanas of the signs may refer to the soul, the mind and the senses.

Parashara states that the Drekkana Chart should be used to analyze relationship with siblings, or co-borns. We might conclude that the planets in the Drekkanas ruled by Narada would denote the spiritual/karmic relations to the native’s brothers. Those in the Drekkanas ruled by Aghastya would signify the mental/psychological effects from brothers, and those in the Drekkanas ruled by Durvaasa would refer to the sensual/physical comfort or discomfort caused by the brothers and sisters.

General use of Drekkana

Apart from its use to analyse the information related to the co-borns / siblings, Drekkana is also used for following purposes

  • In the context of Lost Horoscopy when the time of birth or time of conception is unknown, through horary method the lost birth details can be traced. The effects of ten divisions (Dashavarga) will help to arrive at the natal Ascendant.
  • Drekkana of your ascendant gives an insight into your personality, behaviour and other important attributes.
  • Details of all 36 Drekkana covering 12 signs are available in Chapter 50 of Kalyana Varma’s ‘Saravali’
  • 22nd Drekkana is called Khara and its lord is known as Kharesh.22nd Drekkana is considered one of the first-ranked malefic planet for the native and gives clue to his death.
  • The effects / nature of death for each Drekkana for 12 signs are explained in Chapter 47 titled ‘Aphorisms  of death ‘in Kalyana Varma’s ‘Saravali”
  • Drekkanas have an important role in Prashna astrology, especially Medical Astrology.
  • The classical work on Prashna astrology “Krishneeyam” gives details of methods of using Drekkana significations in horary astrology.

Method of calculating 22nd Drekkana

There are 36 Drekkanas; 3 for each of the 12 Rashis. From the Lagna Drekkana in your horoscope, count successively till the 22nd Drekkana. For example if your Lagna is in the first 10 degrees you are born in the first Drekkana. From that count the number of Drekkanas for each Rashi. So, in this case, the 22nd Drekkana will be the 1st Drekkana of the 8th house for your horoscope; if your birth in the second Drekkana i.e. between 10 and 20 deg. of a sign, the 22nd Drekkana will fall in the 2nd Drekkana of the 8th sign; if your birth is in the third Drekkana, the 22nd Drekkana will be in the 3rd Drekkana of the 8th sign from your Lagna. The 22nd Drekkana is also called the “Niryaana Drekkana”

There are various methods of counting 22nd Drekkana, but a  short cut technique is to look  for the lord of 8th house in D-3. That planet would be lord of 22nd Drekkana for your chart.

Notes on 22nd Drekkana

Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra states that in natal astrology, the nature of the 22nd Drekkana indicates the source/ manner of death. In general condition when Longevity is not at its end, it is concerned with bodily discomfort and health matters.

Some of the special effects are as follows:

  • Occupation of natural malefic in 22nd Drekkana, in Rashi, reduces the potential of the chart up to a great extent.
  •  Ayudha Drekkana indicates injury with weapons as cause of death / accidents.
  • Sarpa Drekkana  mean danger from poisonous reptiles that could be life threatening.
  • Dasha/Bhukti of lord of 22nd Drekkana generally afflicts native’s health and yield mental agony, when devoid of benefic aspects. If the concerned planet is also a natural malefic and posited in malefic Rashi then intensity of evil would definitely be higher than expected.
  • Whenever lord of Lagna transits the 22nd Drekkana, loss, bodily discomfort, grief and quarrel will result.
  • Similarly, transit of lord of 22nd Drekkana in ascendant produces trouble regarding significance of 1st house.
  • Like ascendant, obtain 22nd Drekkanas of other planets specially Moon and Sun. Transit of that planet into respective 22nd Drekkana always mar the significance of planet transited.
  • Avoid starting any new task when your luminaries are transiting their 22nd Drekkana or/and Kharesh moving over Sun or Moon.

General points

  • If the Lagna Drekkana is Pasha Drekkana, then the native may experience bondage/ incarceration.
  • If the birth is in Chatushpada Drekkana (quadruped Drekkana) or if
    the 7th lord is in the Chatushpada Drekkana, then the sexual activity of
    the native will resemble that of a quadruped.
  • This has been explained in detail in various classics including Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra, Sarvartha Chintamani and Saravali.
  • Details about Sarpa, Ayudha, Pakshi, Pasha, Nigala and Chatushpada Drekkanas can be found in Chapter XII, ’Concerning Eight House’ in ‘How to Judge a Horoscope – Volume Two’ by Sri BV Raman

Western Connection

 Western astrology uses Decante technically identical to Jagannath Drekkana, in order to assess native’s character. Among Sun, Moon and Ascendant if all three or two fall into Decante of malefic planets then the native would be evil minded, sinner and wrathful. If trend is mixed then native will be lazy, back biter and ill-behaved. But if all three (among Sun, Moon and Ascendant) rises in benefic Decante (and their lord of Decante are also powerful) then native would be blessed, intelligent, soft spoken and successful.

Author’s Note

I generally use Parashara Drekkana only and therefore have not elaborated on the other three Drekkanas. Those interested in Jagannath Drekkana, Somnath Drekkana and Privritti-traya Drekkana may do their own research.

Vargas / Divisional Charts

16 May

Divisional Charts

 Divisional charts are sixteen in number — Rashi, Hora, Drekkana, Chaturamsha, Saptamsha, Navamsha, Dasamsha, Dwadasamsha, Shodasamsha, Vimsamsha, Chaturvimsamsha, Saptavimsamsha, Trimsamsha, Kavedamsha, Akshavedmsha and Sashtiamsha.

Each divisional chart identifies a specific nature of the chart as given below

Nature Divisional Chart Designation
Physique Ascendant (Rashi) D1
Wealth Hora D2
Happiness from siblings Drekkana D3
Fortunes Chaturamsha D4
Issues (children) Saptamsha D7
Spouse Navamsha D9
Power and positions Dasamsha D10
Parents Dwadasamsha D12
Good and bad results of conveyances Shodasamsha D16
Worship Vimsamsha D20
Learning Chaturvimsamsha D24
Strength and weakness Saptavimsamsha D27
Evil effects Trimsamsha D30
Auspicious/ inauspicious effects Kavedamsha D40
All indications Akshavedmsha and Sashtiamsha D45 & D60


Acquisition of wealth, property and finance are studied through the Hora chart. When male planets occupy the Sun’s Hora, wealth is acquired with hard work and indicates high position. When female planets occupy the Moon’s Hora, it is beneficial. Female planets in the Sun’ Hora and male planets in the Moon’s Hora may not help. Planets should correspond to the 2nd house, 2nd lord from Ascendant and Moon sign from the Rashi chart.


Kalyanavarma describes certain qualities on the basis of Drekkana, the main concept being the co-borns and their equations and reciprocity between them.

Before analyzing the Drekkana chart, we have to consider the Rashi chart, of 3rd, 5th 7th, 9th and 11th houses. 11th house stands for elder brother/sister while 3rd house represents younger born. When there are younger brothers, we have to see 3rd to 3rd house (5Th house) and 3rd to 5th house (7th house) and so on. For elder brothers, we have to see 11th to 11th house (9th house) and so on.


Houses, vehicles, deposits, investments and property will have to be judged from Chaturamsha. Before analyzing the Chaturamsha, we have to see the 4th house and 4th lord of Rashi chart.


Saptamsha represents children. Before analyzing we have to see the 5th house and 5th lord in the Rashi chart.


Navamsha stands for the spouse. The strength of planets in the Rashi is complemented by the planets in the Navamsha. We have to consider the 7th house and 7th lord in Rashi also.


Dasamsha gives clue to the way of livelihood, power and authority. We have to see 10th house and 10th lord from Ascendant and the Moon sign also.


From Dwadasamsha, we get information about parents. The 4th, 9th and 10th houses from Rashi are to be considered too.


Accidents can be predicted from the Shodasamsha. Comfort and discomfort from the vehicles are found from this chart. We also have to consider 4th lord, 4th house and position of Mars with them.


Vimsamsha indicates spiritual and philosophical improvement of an individual.


Arishta and misfortune can be found by Trimsamsha.

Saravali details the placement of Trimsamsha with particular reference to women.

The details are as follows:

Effects of Moon / Ascendant in Various Trimsamsha in Female Horoscopy.

If it is a Sign owned by Mars, the Trimsamsha of Mars denotes a harlot, that of Venus a female devoid of virtuous history, that of Mercury one with cunning disposition, that of Jupiter a chaste lady and that of Saturn one in servitude.

Should a Sign of Mercury house the Moon/the Ascendant in the Trimsamsha of Mars, the female will be cunning, in the Trimsamsha of Venus one with high degree of lust, in the Trimsamsha of Mercury a chaste girl, in the Trimsamsha of Jupiter a virtuous housewife and in that of Saturn impotent.

Iff it is a Sign of Venus, the Trimsamsha of Mars denotes a female with wicked nature, Venus Trimsamsha one with fame for her virtues, Mercury Trimsamsha skilful, Jupiter Trimsamsha a virtuous female and Saturn Trimsamsha a woman given in marriage, as a second wife.

In the Sign owned by the Moon the Trimsamsha of Mars bestows her freedom not due to a housewife, Venus Trimsamsha will make her unchaste, Mercury Trimsamsha will bestow skill in arts, Jupiter Trimsamsha will make her quite virtuous and in Saturn Trimsamsha she will betray her husband.

In Leo the Trimsamsha of Mars will make the female garrulous, Venus Trimsamsha chaste, Mercury Trimsamsha male-natured, Jupiter Trimsamsha a queen and Saturn Trimsamsha a fallen woman

In a Sign of Jupiter the Trimsamsha of Mars will make her a gentlewoman with many (of the seven principal) virtues, the Trimsamsha of Venus a female with evil speech, the Trimsamsha of Mercury one with knowledge, the Trimsamsha of Jupiter one with many virtues and the Trimsamsha of Saturn a female desiring limited physical union.

Lastly in a Sign owned by Saturn, a Trimsamsha of Mars will make one servant, that of Venus intelligent, that of Mercury cruel and devoid of conduct, that of Jupiter a chaste lady and that of Saturn himself one addicted to base men.

Brihat Jataka tells us that when Mars is in his own Trimsamsha, the native will have wife, strength, ornaments, generosity, personal attraction and an enterprising spirit. When Saturn is in his own Trimsamsha, the person becomes sickly, loses his wife, possesses double heart, is sorrowful, possessed of houses, clothes, servants, etc. and will be unclean. When Jupiter is in his own Trimsamsha, the person will have wealth, happiness, intelligence, attraction, respect, health, hope and enjoyment. When Mercury is in his own Trimsamsha, he gives the man intelligence, education, poetic ability, eloquence, and skill in arts, philosophic acumen, enterprise and much respect. When Venus is in his own Trimsamsha, the man will be blessed with many sons, much happiness, health, popularity, wealth, beauty, vindictiveness, handsome body and enjoyment with many women. When Sun and Moon are in the Trimsamsha of Mars, etc., the person will be warlike and slothful, cruel and killing, virtuous and wealthy, happy and learned, handsome and popular respectively

Kavedamsha, Akshavedmsha and Sashtiamsha

These charts indicate general favorable or unfavorable effects.

Uses and importance of Divisional Charts

1. Divisional chart is a microscopic study of each Bhava.

2. Rashi does not give complete picture of all 12 Bhavas in a Dasha and a Bhukti.

3. Divisional charts spell out in clear terms Dasha/Bhukti effects on all 12 Bhavas.

4. Transit has a special importance in all divisional charts.

5. Since each Bhava has many Karakatwas, it is difficult to differentiate each Bhava Karakatwa on Rashi chart only.

Importance of Ascendant in Divisional charts

Ascendant lord is important in all divisional charts.

In other words Ascendant lord should be very strong in the divisional chart and Ascendant should not be occupied by malefic planets.

Karakas in Divisional Charts

1. The positions of Karakas in relation to the Ascendant of the Divisional Chart are important.

2. Special emphasis is made to Drekkana, Saptamsha, Navamsha and Dwadasamsha as karakas in these charts should not occupy the Ascendant.

3. Karaka position in other divisional charts especially in Ascendant will not affect the Karakatwas of the respective chart.

4. Karakas should not occupy Dusthanas

5. Mars and Jupiter should be considered as additional Karakas in a female chart in the Navamsha.


Transit of Saturn over the moon’s position in each divisional chart is important. It acts as 2 ½ years of Sade Sathi for that divisional chart.

Dasha / Bhukti Interpretation

1.The positions of Dashanatha or Bhuktinatha are important.

2. They should not be 6-8 or 2-12 mutually.

3. Their position should not be debilitated either.

4. If they occupy Kendra and Trikona or are in 3 -11 positions they are good.

5. The mutual position of Dashanatha or Bhuktinatha will not be same in all divisional charts. In one chart it may be good in another it may not be. For this reason there is a mix of good and bad things. In other words a native may be happy in one aspect and unhappy in another aspect of life. These things are made clear in divisional charts while it may not be possible to understand the 12 aspects of life in a major/minor period according to Rashi chart alone.


Shodasha Vargas / Sixteen Divisional Charts have been classified in the following four groups:

Shadvarga consists of Rashi  (D-1), Hora  (D-2), Drekkana  (D-3), Navamsha  (D-9), Dwadasamsha  (D-12) and Trimsamsha  (D-30).

If planet is in 2,3,4,5 or 6 good Vargas (exaltation, Mulatrikona, own house, friendly signs, or a sign that is owned by a planet ruling a Kendra (1,4,7,10) from the Lagna /Arudha, then it is called Kimshuka, Vyanjana, Chaamara, Chatra and Kundala.

Saptavarga consists of Shadvarga + Saptamamsha  (D-7).

If planet in good Vargas in D-7, it is called Mukuta.

Dashavarga consists of   Saptavarga + Dasamsha  (D-10), Shodasamsha (D16) and Sashtiamsha (D-60).

If Planets are in good Vargas in this classification from 2 to 10 Vargas, it is called Parijaat, Uttam, Gopur, Simhasan, Parvat, Devlok, Brahmalok, Shakravahan and Shridham.

Shodhasvarga consists of Dashavarga + Chaturamsha (D4), Vimsamsha (D20), Chaturvimsamsha (D24), Saptavimsamsha (D27), Kavedamsha (D40) and  Akshavedmsha (D45)

If Planets are in 2 to 16 good Vargas, they are called  Bhedaka, Kusuma, Naga Pushpa, Kanduka, Kerala, Kalpavriksha, Chandanvana, Poornachandra, Uchcheshrava, Dhanvantari, Suryakaanta, Vidruma, Shakra Simhasana, Gauloka and Shrivallabha.