Prashna of Lost Person / Traveller

22 Sep

Prashna of Lost Person / Traveller

I have been asked by many to write in simple way, the methodology of answering question related to a lost person / traveller using Prashna Shastra. I presume that the readers are already aware of the basics of Prashna Shastra and hence this article addressees advance students.
Before you attempt this method I would advise all students to refer /study and assimilate the information from the following books:
  • Shatpanchashika by Prithuyshas
  • Prasna Marga by Bhattopala
  • Saravali by Kalyan Varma
  • Sri Neelakanta’s Prasna Tantra  translated by DR BV Raman
  • Tajaka Nilakanthi by Neelakantha.
  • Chappanna or Prashnasastra Horary Astrology by Suryanarain Rao
  • Practical Horary Astrology by Smt Gayatri Devi Vasudeva
You should also be familiar with certain astrological terms / yogas before we proceed further.


It is the range of an aspecting planet, the orb within which the aspect of a planet can be effective. The 7th house aspect of a planet means its influence on the 7th house from where the planet is situated. It implies transference to the entire range of 30 Deg of the house. In actual practice, it is not so. A planet placed towards the end of a sign does not effectively aspect a planet located towards the beginning of the seventh sign from it, though it is generally stated to be doing so. Deeptamsha indicates the area of maximum impact of an aspecting planet. It is 15 Deg for the Sun, 12 Deg for Moon, 8 Deg for Mars, 7 Deg for Mercury, 9 Deg for Jupiter, 7 Deg for Venus, and 9 Deg for Saturn. The area of maximum impact extends over 180 Deg ± Deeptamsha.

Ithashala Yoga

It is also known as Muthashila Yoga. A planetary combination considered in connection with Tajaka and Prashna Shastra. It is based on the relative motion of different planets. The order of planetary motion / speed is as follows: Moon, Mercury, Venus, Sun, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. Moon takes the shortest period in going round the Earth while Saturn takes the longest. When two planets are related in such a way in a house that the slow moving planet is ahead of the fast moving one, Ithashala Yoga is formed. This formation is effective only when both the planets are within their Deeptamsha, the orb. In this situation, the fast-moving planet transfers its influence to the slow-moving planet.

Kamboola Yoga

It is a planetary combination produced by Ithashala. It is a relationship between the lord of the ascendant and the lord of the 10th house, especially when one of them is associated with Moon.
The Kamboola Yoga is of 3 kinds, viz.
  • Shrestha (the best),
  • Madhyama (ordinary)
  • Adhama (the worst) depending upon the strength of the planets concerned.


Basic Concept

All the books state that the following houses denote certain aspect of the person.
  • Lagna – Lost person / traveller.
  • 4th House – Well being of the lost person / traveller.
  • 7th House – Return from abroad and difficulties faced.
  • 10th House – Passage and travel and their objectives.
The question regarding a lost person can be grouped under the following headings.
  • Safe and early return
  • Delayed return due to factors such as lost, illness, captivity, kidnapping etc.
  • Death / Non- return of the person.
  • Role of the Moon

Safe and early return

These are some of the combinations of Prashna Chart which denotes early and safe return.
  • All the planets are placed in the 2nd, 3rd and 5th houses.
  • Lagna Lord is in Muthashila with a planet in the Lagna or the 10th house.
  • Lagna lord occupying the 2nd or the 8th house and in Ithashala with a planet in the 10th House
  • Lagna Lord is in 3rd or the 9th and has Ithashala with a planet in Lagna.
  • Venus and the Jupiter in the 2nd, 3rd or the 5th house.
  • Any planet (benefic or a malefic) placed in 6th or 7th house and the Jupiter placed in a Kendra.
  • Mercury or Venus placed in a Trikona and benefics in Kendras.
  • Moon in the 8th house and the Kendras unafflicted.
  • Moon (unafflicted) in the 8th house and the benefics are in Kendras
  • Lagna Lord is retrograde and the Moon is in the ascendant and in Ithashala with a retrograde planet.
  • Moon is in Muthashila with Lagna Lord occupying the 12th House.
  • Benefic occupy the 2nd or the 3rd from Lagna or from the 4th or from the other benefic in the Prashna chart.
  • Any planet occupies the 6th or the 7th house, Jupiter in the Kendra and the Mercury and Venus in Trikona.
  • Sun, Mercury and Venus are in the 11th house.
  • The Lagna lord placed between 11th house to 4th house and benefics in Kendras.
  • Moon making Ithashala with a retro planet.
  • The Malefics in 3, 6, 11 houses and benefics in Kendras and Trikonas.


Delayed return

  • The Third house of Prashna chart having malefic and aspected by another malefic and no benefic aspect implies the traveller has shifted to some other place.
  • Prishthodaya sign rising in Lagna and Lagna aspected by Malefics indicates the confinement or murder of the lost person.
  • The traveller is in restrictions if malefic are in 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th and 9th house aspected by malefic.
  • The lost person has been beaten and imprisoned if malefic are in 7th or the 8th house.
  • When malefics are in the 7th and the 8th and in the ascendant the person in imprisonment will be released quickly. Malefic in Lagna gives favourable results in this Prashna.
  • If the Moon is in Kendra and is aspected or associated with Saturn he will have long suffering. If the Moon so is aspected or conjunct with Mars he will be beaten in cell.
  • If the lords of 3rd and 9th are benefics he will get early freedom.
  • When the Moon has Ithashala with the lord of 3rd or 9th occupying a Kendra there will also be early release.
  •  As long as a strong Venus is in Lagna the authorities will be able to hold the person in custody, but after the Venus leaves the sign in transit the person may get freedom.
  • If the lord of Lagna is in the 4th or the 7th or is in Muthashila with the lord of the 7th the person returns with much difficulty.
  • An afflicted Saturn or Mars in 8th house shows fear of violence or suffering the traveller is being subjected to.
  • The Malefics are in Kendras the traveller has been looted on the way.
  • The placement of Sun and Moon in the 8th house, aspected by Saturn, there is risk of traveller being subjected to hurt by some weapon and if by Mars than by a fire arm.


Death or non-return

  • When the lords of the Kendra are in Kendras the imprisoned person will not be released.
  • If the lord of the Lagna is combust, occupies the 4th house and is aspected by the Mars the person dies.
  • If the Moon is in association with a malefic occupying the 4th house or is with the lord of the 8th house the person will die in prison.
  • If the Lagna lord is in Muthashila with a planet in a Kendra and the Lagna is unaspected, the person will never return.
  • The traveller should be deemed to have been dead if the ascendant is a Prishthodaya sign aspected by malefic and devoid of benefic aspects and the 6th house is occupied by Mercury afflicted by malefic.
  • An afflicted Saturn devoid of benefic aspects in the 9th or the 8th the traveller suffers from illness, or dies in a foreign place.

Miscellaneous combinations / Role of the Moon


  • Connection of Moon and Venus with 7th house then the lost person is happy where ever he is and will not return.
  • The Moon in 7th house without affliction the person is on his way back.
  • The Moon in 8th house and the benefics in Kendras, he will return with gains.
  • The Moon in 8th house and malefics in Kendras, he will return with losses.
  • The Moon placed anywhere in Ithashala with a retro planet placed in 4th house shows major problem or death.
  • The Moon in Movable Rashi in Movable Navamsha and in Lagna or in 4th house shows early return.
  • Benefics in 7th house the person is safe.
  • Malefics in Lagna person is not safe but here they give strength to fight back
  •   in the 4th house immediate return.
  • The Moon in the 4th house person has already come back.
  • There should not be malefic dominance in 6th, 7th, 8th houses for welfare of lost person.
  • Shubha Kartari around Lagna or the 7th house means the Traveller is happy where ever he is with his friends.
  • The Papa Kartari around Lagna, Moon or the 7th house or more malefic influence here the traveller does not come back.
  • If the Sun, Mercury, Venus or Jupiter any one of them is placed in the 12th house no travel or no return.
  • The Moon in the 10th house, no travel or no return.
  • Movable Lagna, movable Navamsha, benefic aspects, early and happy return.
  • Fixed Lagna, Movable Navamsha benefic aspects, delayed but happy return.
  • Fixed Lagna, Fix Navamsha benefic aspects, traveller is happy where ever he is.
  • Dual Lagna, the fixed and movable are first and last 15 degrees respectively. Rest will depend on the type of the aspects on it.


Use of Navamsha related to the time of return of lost person


  • Find the strongest planet in the horary chart and count the number of signs in which it is placed away from the Lagna. The traveler will return in so many months indicated by this number as per its placement in Navamsha chart.
  • If the strongest planet is posited in a Movable Navamsha (Mesha, Kataka, Thula, Makara), the time period is taken as indicated by the number.
  • If it be placed in a Fixed Navamsha, the time period is to be doubled.
  • If it is posited in a Dual Navamsha, the time period is to be trebled.

Author’s Note

 The combinations enumerated above are taken from various classics / books and in no way are the ultimate. I have endeavoured to make it simple and easy to understand.
Prashna interpretation is not as easy as it appears. You require a fair degree of intuition. Intuition or clairvoyance is not an inherent quality and has to be developed over a long period which requires dedication and sincerity.
Please be patient even if you do not get answers in the beginning. Practice is the key for successful interpretation. Keep at it and one day you will get your answers.

31 Responses to “Prashna of Lost Person / Traveller”

  1. wendeg September 23, 2014 at 23:23 #

    What is your fee to do a Prashna chart for my own travels next year. I am familiar with the basic concept of Prashna. regards,Wende

    Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:56:46 +0000 To:

    • Jyothishi September 24, 2014 at 11:52 #

      I have given my comments by e-mail.
      If you require any help, do let me know.


  2. J Seema Arora July 18, 2017 at 15:40 #

    Great article sir. I am research student BVB Delhi. How to see which direction we should search the missing person and in same city or some other city.

    • Jyothishi July 18, 2017 at 21:17 #

      I will give you a hint, Prashna Lagna represents the missing person.
      Ruling planet gives the directions and how far he is from Lagna
      gives an indication whether he is in town or away from town.

      As you are a research scholar, please go through Prashan Tantra by Neelakanta and
      Saravali by Kalyana Varma.


  3. Raj September 5, 2017 at 22:47 #

    Hi Sir,

    My father is missing from April 13th 2017 2:45 PM, Can you please analyse and let us know.

    Name : Chennupati Chengaiah,
    Place : Rly Kodur,Andhra Pradesh – 516101

    • Jyothishi September 6, 2017 at 12:04 #

      Person is somewhere nearby and please search carefully.
      He is trying hard to come back.


      • Raj January 30, 2018 at 22:56 #

        Hi Sir… We have searched all the surroundings and still no update. Is there any way to find the root cause for him being missed and approximate return date?

        • Jyothishi January 30, 2018 at 23:57 #

          He is unhappy with family matters. He is safe. Please search in southerly direction and within
          a radius of 100 Kms.


  4. Puja kumari December 7, 2017 at 17:19 #

    My brother Rahul Kumar is missing since 13th October in Philippines. We are not getting information about them.
    Dob 17.10.1979
    Pob bareily u.p
    Time 1.55 morning

    • Jyothishi December 7, 2017 at 20:53 #

      He is involved in money problem and is being held by some persons against his will.
      He is located close to his usual place of residence in Philippines. Please coordinate with local authorities.


  5. Aditi December 31, 2017 at 19:08 #

    Our family friend Mr.Markus Schett had gone for trekking to Lobuche Summit from Lobuche High Camp in Nepal and is missing 19th December, 2017. We did helicopter search and search by Sherpas (local guides).
    He was born on 12th December, 1975, Friday at 3.35 a.m. in the morning.
    We want to whether he is alive and where he is trapped so that we can find him.

    Kind regards

    • Jyothishi January 1, 2018 at 19:06 #


      Without sounding pessimistic, please have “Hope” and this rope will reach the person in a miraculous way.
      Have faith in God and keep the search on.

      May you succeed.


      • Tirthankar Sen November 2, 2022 at 14:12 #

        Sir my cat was injured in a fight and he got some deep wounds that got pus out of it we started treating him but 2 days from it he went missing for 2 days and he came back the day before yesterday with maggots eaten deep in his wound and he was critical we immediately treated him got rid of the maggots treated the infection but the problem was getting serious because he was careless of his health and was in lust of mate so we were having problems in treating him and he was very eager to just go out which he did today morning and now i don’t have any trace of him… please tell me will he return and will i be able to save him?…will he live?I have previously saved him from 2 fatal situations

        • Jyothishi November 2, 2022 at 19:06 #

          While I sympathise for your predicament, I am sure your pet will return soon after his needs are met.
          Wait and watch.


          • Tirthankar Sen November 9, 2022 at 02:13 #

            Thank you sir my pet has returned and is recovering now by blessings of almighty and i worked out my life as he was just a bit away from the clutches of death

  6. MAEGALA YEGAMBARAM January 30, 2018 at 11:37 #

    Hi Sir,
    My Mom is being missing since 26th Aug 2017 in her residence Penang , Malaysia.
    Her DOB is 01.07.1955 11.20pm.

    It has been 5 months and we all praying hard for her return. Can please share anything based on you prediction Sir. I appreciate your kindness.

    Thank you so much.

    • Jyothishi January 30, 2018 at 11:46 #

      She is unwell probably in a hospital / Nursing home, close to her place of residence.
      Her health is critical and please intensify your search and some news will come by April 2018.


      • MAEGALA YEGAMBARAM January 30, 2018 at 12:50 #

        Okay thank you so much Sir. I hope she will be found soon. Finding her in so many places but very less clue sir. Do you have any other clue to share please.

        • Jyothishi January 30, 2018 at 23:59 #

          Please look in the southerly direction and all the hospitals in that directions.
          As said earlier her health is critical.


          • MAEGALA YEGAMBARAM February 7, 2018 at 14:59 #

            Thanks for your reply Sir. We suspect she is being held somewhere as she was missing together with her ATM bank cards. All the money were withdrawn on the next day after she missing by some unknown people. We have CCTV footage but yet it is not so helpful to trace and solve this. Might be due to some revenge in family matters.

            We are clueless as we do not know who to suspect and where else to find her. All we hope is she will be released soon.

            • MAEGALA YEGAMBARAM May 22, 2018 at 11:53 #

              Hi Sir. We have searched all over but yet no any clue on my mom. Based on the incident, may i know if the predictions said she will return? Any delayed return. Appreciate your kind reply for me. Thank you Sir.

              • Jyothishi May 23, 2018 at 19:04 #

                Both Jupiter and Saturn are Retrograde now.
                The next date will be end July when Jupiter turns direct.
                Have hope,she will return


                • MAEGALA YEGAMBARAM September 12, 2018 at 13:04 #

                  Thanks for your positive words Sir. I’m still praying hard for miracles. Will let you know once have positive news.

                  • MAEGALA YEGAMBARAM March 28, 2019 at 12:54 #

                    Dear Sir,
                    We have intense our search and my mom still not found yet. Really looking for some miracles.
                    Please shower me with some positive news Sir.
                    Thank you

                    • Jyothishi April 1, 2019 at 19:23 #

                      Please wait till 22 Apr 2019, some good news will come.
                      Have faith in God, things will work out.


  7. Manas Dutta May 29, 2021 at 19:29 #

    Sir, my father was leave my house on 1st August, 2018, at 6.00 P.M. though he was mentally fit.

    After that, we couldn’t found him, or no any information.

    Please help us in this matter.

    • Jyothishi May 29, 2021 at 21:15 #

      Event happened in 2018 and you have woken up now.
      Sorry it does not work that way. It should be dealt without delay.
      Wishing you all the best and pray he returns home early.


  8. Amanda March 5, 2022 at 03:51 #

    Don’t know where my dad is or how he is. We live in different countries.
    Born 20th October 1972, 23:10 (11:10) pm Bogotá Colombia.
    Asked the second horary 22nd August 2021, 18:31 (06:31) pm, Ronneby Sweden. Unfortunately I can’t all these words and meanings in your post yet but I’m learning. Thank you for sharing. Hope you want to take a look, I know it’s your valuable time and knowledge.

    • Jyothishi March 12, 2022 at 19:06 #

      It will be difficult to locate him. His health is also a factor. Apparently he is suffering and doesn’t want to be found.
      Please continue your search and I wish you all the best

  9. Heren March 5, 2023 at 11:13 #

    My mother went out of Home and had not returned from 30/11/2022 from 09:00 Am ,its been 3 months and still missing , the police couldn’t find her ,Tried Hospitals, Ashrams everywhere still nothing,
    Location :- New Panvel , State:- Maharashtra , India
    Made a Prashna kundli on 4 jan 2023 at 08:04 :44 from home , couldn’t understand it ,

    I asked every person went to railway police, ST Stands ,Printed posters , printed in Newspapers,Still nothing , given her picture to every shop , Vendors even beggars but still not a Single Call from anyone
    I dont remember her exact birth year but still its
    10th may 1949 ,
    Time ( Not exact ) :21:00 pm
    Location: Vile Parle , Mumbai , India
    Her physical and mental health is not good , She has very less teeth , So she couldn’t chew ,
    Please if you could Answer

    • Jyothishi March 5, 2023 at 18:11 #

      Heren,while I sympathise withyou for your loss, I must stress that Prashna should be ttended to immediately. Here I see that your Prashna Chart is one month delayed and now it is almost 4months since your mother disappered.I regret result will not be accurate and only suggestion is that you may get some answers after Jupiter transit to Aries next month.

      Wishing yoy all the best


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