#### Shiva Vasa

First Method

#### See the Table below for quick reference.

**Tithis**

**Shiva’s Place**

**Result**

1, 8 & 15 In Cemetery Death

2, 9 & 30 With Gowri Happiness & Wealth

3 & 10 In assembly Grief

4 & 11 At work / play Difficulty

5 & 12 At Kailash Happiness

6 & 13 Mounted on Vrishabha (Nandi) Success

7 & 14 At Dinner / Meditation Trouble (Peeda) Note: During the month of Shravana, for routine Pooja, these may be ignored

**Second Method.**

How to calculate Shiva Vasa for Rudrabhisheka

Step 1Start from Shukla Paksha and determine the number of Thithis elapsed.

Step 2

Multiply the number by 2

Step 3

Add 5 to the product

Step 4

Divide the sum by 7

Step 5

Note down the remainder

Remainder 1 – At Kailash

Remainder 2 – with Gowri

Remainder 3 – Mounted on Vrishabha (Nandi) – auspicious

Remainder 4 – In assembly

Remainder 5 – At Dinner / Meditation – auspicious

Remainder 6 – At work / play

Remainder 7 – In Cemetery

**Example**

Today, 23 July 2014 is Ashada Krishna Dwadhashi.

From Shukla Paksha, it 15 days + 12 days. Total is 27.

Multiply by 2. The product is 54

Add 5 and the resultant is 59

Divide by 7. The remainder is 3

Therefore Shiva is mounted on Nandi which is auspicious and suitable Mahurtha.

#### Agni Vasa

1. For all Havan, Homa and Yagna as part of Muhurtha calculations the Agni Vasa is checked.2. All Auspicious Yagna, Havan, Homa are to be done only during Shukla Paksha i.e. from Amavasya to Poornima.

3. Hence the counting starts from Pratipath (First day after Amavasya).

**Example**

Important homa to be performed on Thursday, 31 July 2014.

Thithi on that day – Shukla Paksha Chaturthi

Total no of Days = 4

Add 1 to it = 4+1 =5

The day falls on Thursday. Hence from Sunday it is 5th day

Total the two: 5+5 = 10

Reduce 4 from the above 10-4 = 6

Divide the same by 3; 6/3 and get the reminder.

The reminder 6 divided 3 = 0.

If the reminder is 0 – Agni is in Bhoo Loka (Earth).

If the reminder is 1 or 2 – Agni resides in Patala Loka (Below Earth)

**Implications**:

If the Agni resides in Bhoo Loka (Earth) – Favourable

If the Agni resides in Patala Loka (Below Earth) – It is not Favourable.

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Jyothishihello sir,

As described above, Can i inetrepret that conducting ridrabhishek on sukla navami is auspicious as shiva vasa gives Wealth and Happiness?

waiting for your reply

Please check your calculation. Shukla Navami results in Shiva’s place ‘ With Gowri’ which gives happiness. You can go ahead.

JyothishiDO we calculate all these for Havan after mantra Jaap. But if Jaap ends in Krishan paksha, so do one has to wait for 15 day to perform Havan

Firstly it is preferable to conduct all Havan / Homa during Shukla Paksha.

Therefore you can time your Mantra Jaap to coincide with Shukla Paksha.

For any Havan / Homa which is part of rites for the departed soul, it can be done without

checking the days / Tithi to coincide with 11/13 day functions.

JyothishiToday, 23 July 2014 is Ashada Krishna Dwadhashi.

From Shukla Paksha, it 15 days + 12 days. Total is 27.

Multiply by 2. The product is 54

Add 5 and the resultant is 59

Divide by 7. The remainder is 3

Therefore Shiva is mounted on Nandi which is auspicious and suitable Mahurtha. when total is 59 and it should be divided by 7 how the reminder is 3 will u please clear this if it is divide 59/7 reminder comes 8.4 is there further calcutation

I am amused!! 7X8=56. 59-56=3…that is the remainder

7)59(8

56

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3 Remainder

Eureka…simple arithmetic

JyothishiSir, does it mean that performing shiva puja on the day of purnima i.e. shukla 15th may cause death to devotee? If not so please, kindly let me know the actual calculation.

In Shukla Paksha it is 15 days.

Multiply by 2 – 15X2=30

Add 5 to it – 30+5=35

Divide this by 7 – 7)35(5

35

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Remainder is 0 (Zero) or 7

For Remainder 7 -Shiva’s place is Cemetery

Effect – Death

Death does not mean literal death.

It suggests since Shiva is in Cemetery, he may not grant your wishes.

The effort will be futile.

Hope this clarifies your doubt.

Jyothishi

Pranaam

Mujhe puchna tha ki 7 reminder kaise hoha agar 7 se bhag denge to. Wo suna ho jayega

For convenience it is said 7 to continue reading from 1 to 7.

Yes, every body knows is is ‘Zero’, if you want to call it Zero, go ahead.

You are wasting time.

Take care

JyothishiSir, Do shiv Vasa is considered by udya tithi or the tithi prevailing time (only tithi from as it starts & ending time) irrespective of udya or day conclusion.

Jai Shri ram…

Tithi at the time of Sunrise is to be considered.

JyothishiThis method for agnivasa produces different results than undisclosed method at DrikPanchang site. Which method is correct? DrikPanchang also calculates akasha agnivasa.

What I have given is South Indian Method and it significantly differs from North Indian Method (Purnimantha System)

Ask Drik Panchanga about Akash Agnivasa and he may enlighten you about its use.

Jyothishi

Thank you for the answer, but not really. I digged into it. Just in case of the remainder 1 considered “Akashi” Agnivasa – everything else seem to produce same results as on Drik Panchang. And North uses both amanta and purnimanta, that does not apply here. What applies is that agnihotra is valid only during Shukla Paksha, this is why the amavasya – purnima period is accounted only, there is no agnivasa for krsna paksha. Also, there are elaborate limitations for homa/havan/yagya given in Muhurta Chintamani (found in in astrology shop in London).

Well, you may presume what ever you want to suit you. If it is simple why Drik Panchanga has not clarified!!

Jyothishi

These things are not simple. Muhurta Chintamani contains an account of many limitations for agnivasa.

Sir, Thanks much for a detailed explanation of the calculation. According to the Shiva Vasa principle, Krishna Chaturdasi (14th tithi), which is Masa Shivaratri as well as Maha Shivaratri (in Magha), is not ideal for Rudrabhishekam. Traditionally, Shivaratri days are considered ideal for Rudrabhishekam. Would you be able throw a bit more light, philosophically or otherwise, on this anomaly and applicability of this rule? Regards.

This is a most contentious subject which is influenced by regional , cultural and religious interpretations.

I would not like to get into any controversy and therefore will follow what is given in the classical books only.

Jyothishi