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Tarabala, Chandrabala & Panchaka

2 Oct

Tarabala, Chandrabala & Panchaka

Various factors are checked before we decide on a Mahurtha. Tarabala and Chandrabala are two important components along with Panchanga Shuddhi which are to be checked before fixing any Mahurtha. The following stanza explains that above components have to be made good by worshiping Lord Narayana before we embark on any new venture.

तदेव लग्नं सुदिनं तदेव ताराबलं चंद्रबलं तदेव।
विद्या बलं दैवबलं तदेव लक्ष्मीपतेः तेंघ्रिऽयुगं स्मरामि॥


Tarabala is the strength provided by stars to your Janma Nakshatra / Birth star. Moon’s daily star / Nakshatra position needs to be favourable for casting any Mahurtha. Daily motion of moon from your Janma Nakshatra decides this strength. As moon transits into different stars it becomes favourable or unfavourable to your birth star. 27 Nakshatras are divided into three sets of 9 Nakshatras. Each part / set is called Paryaya /Navakas. To calculate Tarabala one must calculate position of daily Nakshatra from your Janma Nakshatra (both Nakshatra inclusive). Divide that by 9. If the reminder is 2, 4, 6, 8 & 9 (or 0) then it’s good otherwise it’s bad.

How to use the Tarabala Table

  • Determine your Janma Nakshatra (Birth Star) and Nakshatra in which Moon is posited for the day.
  • Locate Janma Nakshatra from the left hand side column of the table
  • Locate daily Nakshatra from the top row of the table
  • Find where both intersect – block, Green or Yellow
  • That’s your Tarabala
  • If the color is yellow or value indicated are 1,3,5,7 then they are not good.
  • If the color is green or value indicated are 2,4,6,8, or 9 then they are very good.



  • If your Janma Nakshatra (Birth star) is Aswini and today’s star is Revati, the Tarabala is 9 (Very good). But if birth star is Revati and today’s star is Aswini, your Tarabala for today will be 2 (Very good).
  • Let’s take second example. If your star is Vaishaka and today’s Nakshatra is Chitra your Tarabala will be 8 (good). But if your star was Chitra and today’s star was Vaishaka your Tarabala will be 3 (Bad).

Tarabala Explained


Important Points

  • Tarabala is a basic step in starting an important event.
  • Casting of Mahurtha chart is very important.
  • Mahurtha is possible even during the bad Tarabala by doing suitable Dosha Pariharas
  • See the list of Pariharas down below.
  • While deciding Mahurtha in case the Tarabala happens to be bad (1,3,5 and 7) and the Tara falls in First Paryaya for Janma Tara, Second Paryaya for Vipat Tara, and Third Paryaya for Pratyak Tara and in any Paryaya for Naidhana, then it has to be discarded.No Pariharas will work.
  • If Mahurtha chart is strong and all planets are well posited, then it will counter many Doshas.


In cases where we do not get Tarabala for any Mahurtha, we can still proceed ahead by doing following Pariharas
  • Janma Tara Dosha – Donate vegetables like yellow Pumpkin /Leafy Vegetable,
  • Vipat Tara Dosha – Donate Jaggery
  • Pratyak Tara Dosha – Donate Salt
  • Naidhana Tara Dosha – It should be avoided but If inevitable donate Til (Sesame seed) along with gold.


  • Count from your Janma Rashi to the Rashi in which the Moon is posited on the day of event.
  • If the count is 1, 3, 6, 7, 10, 11 then you are said to have Chandrabala.
  • 8th count (Astama Chandra) should be avoided.


  • Note the number of Thithi. Prathama is 1; Dwitiya is 2 & so on.
  • Note the number of week day. Sunday 1, Monday 2 & so on.
  • Note the number of Nakshatra of the day. Ashwini 1, Bharani 2 & so on.
  • Note the number of Mahurtha Lagna. Aries 1, Taurus 2 & so on.
  • Add all the four above.
  • Divide the total by 9
  • If the remainder is 1,2,4,6, or 8 then it indicate bad results as follows:
    • 1 (Mrithyu Panchaka) – Danger & to be avoided.
    • 2 (Agni Panchaka) – Danger from fire.
    • 4 (Raja Panchaka) – Evil /bad results.
    • 6 (Chora Panchaka) – Evil happenings.
    • 8 (Roga Panchaka) – Bad results / disease.
    If the remainder is 3, 5, 7 or zero then it is good.


1. Mahurtha Chintamani

2. Mahurtha Deepika

3. Mahurtha Darpana