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The classics while discussing Longevity have classified the life span as follows:

  1. Alpayu (0 to 33 years)
  • Balarista (0 to 12 years)
  • Madharista (12 to 20 years)
  • Yogarista (12 to 33 years)
  1. Madyayu (33 to 65 years)
  2. Poornayu (65 to 100 years)
  3. Amitayu (> 100 years) 

Balarista is a Sanskrit word comprising of “Bal” and “Arista”.  “Bal” refers to infancy and childhood, while the “Arishta” means evil or inauspicious.  In Vedic astrology, it implies specific planetary placement, which may cause death during infancy and/or childhood. The disposition of the Moon in horoscope is the primary factor in deciding the presence of “Balarista” or the vulnerability of the child to suffer seAvere health issues including death. The placement of the Moon in sixth, eighth or twelfth house and also having influence of malefic planets (Sun, Mars, Saturn, and Nodes) generates Balarista. 

Moon controls infancy. Therefore we have to check the strength of Moon at birth. The guideline for this as follows:

  • Moon is weakest on Amavasya.
  • Moon is strongest on Poornima.
  • Weak Moon (WM) is defined as between Krishna Paksha 6th Lunar day to Shukla Paksha 10th Lunar day
  • Strong Moon (SM) is defined as between Shukla Paksha 11th Lunar day to Krishna Paksha 5th Lunar day.

Combinations for Balarista

  1. WM + Malefics (More conjunction, less aspect) in Lagna, Marakasthana and Dusthana.
  2. WM in Lagna, Malefics in Kendras – less resistant to diseases.
  3. WM + Malefics in Kendras.
  4. WM in 12H, Lagna and 8H under Malefic influence, Kendra devoid of benefic influence.
  5. WM in 7H & Malefics in Maraka Houses 2H & 7H
  6. Malefic concentration of planets take place in:
  • Lagna & 8H
  • Lagna & 7H
  • 7H & 8H
  • Kendras & 8H
  1. Retro Benefics in Dusthanas + Malefic influence on Dusthanas.
  2. Benifics in Dusthanas + Retro Malefic influence on Dusthanas.
  3. Lagna + 7H under Malefic influence
  4. Lagna in Rashi Gandantha + Malefic influence on Lagna
  5. Moon in Mrithyu Bhava + Malefic influence on Dusthana – danger for both mother and child.
  6. Lagna Lord in 7H with Malefics under Graha Yuddha and Lagna Lord gets defeated.
  7. Rahu in Lagna + Benefics in Visible Half (12H – 7H) + Malefics in Invisible Half (Lagna – 6H)
  8. Rahu in Lagna + Sun and Mars being 7th from WM, both Lagna and Moon are in danger.
  9. Rahu in Kendra with Malefics, Kendras will get affected.
  10. Person born at eclipse time + (Mars + Saturn) in Lagna. Both Lumanaries + Lagna are in danger.
  11. All planets in Apoklimas (3-6-9-12)
  12. 22nd Dekkanna Lord and / or 64th Navamsha Lord are in Lagna

                                                 AVOIDANCE OF BALARISTA

  1. Lagna to be associated with Lagna Lord
  2. Lagna to be associated with Benefics.
  3. Lagna to be a Benefic sign + Benefics in Kendra.
  4. Strong Benefics (Own house) in Lagna and Kendra.
  5. Lagna Lord in Kendra associated with Benefics with no association with Malefics.
  6. Jupiter in 7H and Vargottama.
  7. LagnaLord and Jupiter in Kendra, Malefics in 3-6-11H.
  8. If one benefic in Kendra, then 8H and 8L should not be affected by Malefics.
  9. Malefic if hemmed by benefics (includes longitude difference) if two or more planets are in one sign.
  10. Sun in 11H (for day born) and Moon in 11H (for night born)
  11. Waxing Moon / Full Moon (SM) in own house, Exalted, placed in Kendra / Trikona, 11H, Benefic hemming, Benefic Vargas, associated with benefics and no association with Malefics.
  12. Moon in 6H / 8H carries no Dosha if
  • day born in KP
  • night born in SP
  • Moon to be in Benefic Drekkana along with benefic association
  1. Adhi Yoga – benefics in 6H / 7H / 8H from Lagna / Moon.
  2. Malefics in 3-6-11H promote life.

Author’s Note

It is the bounden duty of an astrologer to check for Balarista and inform the parents to safeguard the life of the baby (and mother) before venturing into casting the horoscope.

17 Responses to “Balarista”

  1. P.Balasundaram July 1, 2015 at 21:00 #

    wonder full article sir Thanku sir Pranaam

  2. Latha November 28, 2016 at 10:18 #


    My son’s D.O.B is may 7th 2010 ,Time – 14:16 , (daylight savings 1 hr) Place – Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA. He has severe eye problems for both of his eyes, is balarista present in his chart? any remedies because we are really going through rough phase because of his eye health.

    Thank you.

    • Jyothishi November 28, 2016 at 19:58 #


      1. If I am correct, this case had come to me earlier (Check with your husband?)
      2. I had given my views on this at that time.
      3. He has no ‘Balarista”
      4. Let him listen to Vishnu Sahasranama every day.


      • Latha November 28, 2016 at 20:49 #

        but sir due to daylight saving in USA his birth time falls under virgo lagna and moon in 6th house

        • Jyothishi November 29, 2016 at 19:55 #

          Have you checked with your husband?
          Yes, Moon in 6th is a Balarista. However Moon is not so spoilt to create eye problems.
          This appears congenital and with Leo Lagna , Mars in 12th and Saturn in 2nd can cause
          eye problems in both eyes.

          Please do Pariharas for Mars and Saturn. Also read ‘Chakshushopanishad” Mantra daily for him.
          You search Google and you will get the same in English / Sanskrit.


          • Latha December 6, 2016 at 08:48 #

            Thank you sir

  3. Vineel Kumar January 5, 2017 at 10:15 #

    Hi Sir, Can you help me out.. My baby girl born on 6th november 2016 Uttarsahada star in the morning 10.34 AM in India.. Can you tell me whether she has Balarishta Dosam or not? Doctors advised us to take for eye checkup after 6 months from the date of birth.

    • Jyothishi January 5, 2017 at 15:22 #

      She does not have Balarista.
      Eye problem may come because of Saturn in 12th House and Mars in 2nd House.


      • Vineel Kumar January 5, 2017 at 16:03 #

        Thanks for your reply, however our pandit told us to do santhi for Balarishta and we did as well. Your reply makes lot happier for us.

  4. GVR January 9, 2017 at 15:26 #

    Dear Sir,

    My son was born on 05th MArch 2014 at 04.:45 PM at Rajahmundry,Andhra Pradesh (India) .Please request you to let us know if his horoscope is affected with balarishta dosha and what are the remedies to follow if he has ? .

    Thanks in advance,

    • Jyothishi January 12, 2017 at 20:19 #

      He does not have Balarista. However Moon is with Ketu and directly aspected by
      Rahu, Saturn (Retro) and Mars(Retro). Therefore there will be health issues which has to
      be managed. Doing Poojas to Ganesha, Shani and Subramanya will bring relief.

      May the Lord bless the child.


  5. vansh arora January 25, 2017 at 17:41 #

    vansh arora dob 31.05.2002 time:1610 place lucknow

    • Jyothishi January 28, 2017 at 00:03 #

      What is this?

      Are you playing games?

      Do not waste my precious time.


  6. Vineel Kumar February 2, 2017 at 16:03 #

    Can you help me, if a baby girl who born on 6th Nov 2016 when the annaprasanna to be conducted.. i.e. can it be performed 5th day of 5th month.

    • Jyothishi February 2, 2017 at 21:27 #

      What has your query got to do with the subject ‘ Balarista’?

      If you want a Mahurtha, consult me as per ‘Consultation Page’

      I do not answer such mails.


  7. Ganesh Babu February 15, 2017 at 11:41 #

    Guruji, My daughter born on 14th June 2007 early morning 3.29AM at Chennai. Does she has balarishta? If so what remedies to do? She is having health problems continuously until last year.

    • Jyothishi February 15, 2017 at 20:27 #

      She does not have Balarista.
      Please read the article before you ask question
      If you had read it, you would not have asked this question.


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