Happy Monsoon and the Lifestyle according to Ayurveda

Written and Edited by Dr Vikram Singh (Md, Ayur)
Founder of Ayurcare

Monsoon is a season of romance. The cool breeze and damp smell of the earth after a long roasting summer turn the mind ecstatic. Jumping in the puddles, dancing in the rain, going for a long drive etc add to the pleasure. However, it continues to remains so until an individual holds good health as rainy season brings a plethora of diseases along with. It has been observed that there is an increased occurrence of air and water-borne diseases in the rainy season.

Ayurveda lays emphasis on prevention of diseases rather than to cure them. Based on the analytical reasoning, Ayurveda recommends different regimens of diet and lifestyle for different seasons to ward off the imbalances in the body and thereby helps in boosting immunity and maintaining good health. This concept of following a specific diet and lifestyle modification in a specific season to prevent various diseases is described as Ritucharya.
Ritucharya is derived from two words –

1. Ritu (Season) and
2. Charya (Regimen or routine to be followed).

Monsoon season is categorized as Varsha Ritu in Ayurvedic texts. It ranges from the month of Shravana toBhadrapada (Mid July to Mid September) and denotes the onset of Visarga Kala or Dakshinayana or Southern Solstice. During this season, the sky is covered by clouds and rains occur without the thunderstorm. The ponds, rivers, etc are filled with water.

Ayurveda describes the aggravation of Vata and accumulation of Pitta in Varsha Ritu. Constant raining, moisture in the atmosphere and cold weather results in aggravation of Vata which was accumulated during the dry and dehydrating heat of the summer; while Pitta accumulates following the conducive acidic conditions of the atmosphere as the predominant Rasa is Amla (sour) and Prithvi and Agni are predominant Mahabhutas in the rainy season.

According to Ayurveda, Agni is responsible for the digestive & metabolic activities of the body. During monsoon, the digestive fire or Agni weakens, leaving digestive system most vulnerable to various ailments. Diet thus followed during this season should balance the vitiated doshas and stimulate Agni to perform proper digestion.

Monsoon is the time when body’s immunity drops, thus proper care should be taken to prevent possible illnesses like general debility, blood and skin related problems, pain and swelling of joints, ringworm, fever, malaria, dysentery etc. In addition, other virus and bacteria related diseases may also emerge.

Here are few simple guidelines recommended by Ayurveda that should be followed during the monsoon season. By following these dos and don’ts, you’ll be able to celebrate the monsoons without fearing its adverse impact –

ü One of the foremost rules in monsoon in Ayurveda is to eat according to the ability of one’s digestion. One must use spices such as pepper, ginger, asafoetida (Hing), garlic, cumin powder, coriander and turmeric for enhancing digestive capability. A small piece of ginger with rock salt before every meal is highly recommended. These help in improving immunity too.
ü Consume warm, light and fresh foods prepared from barley, rice, wheat, gram flour, corn or oats. Brown rice and bread are the best food items to go with during monsoons.
ü Avoidance of curds, red meat and any foodstuff, which takes longer time to digest, is good during the monsoon. One may have buttermilk instead of curds. Include cow’s ghee in daily diet to kindle the digestive fire.
ü Consumption of uncooked / raw leafy vegetables and salads should be avoided. You may consume their sour and salted soups instead. However, if you want to have them raw, they should be washed thoroughlyto ensure removal of bacteria and dirt before eating. The leafy vegetables contain larvae too and you need to be very careful in finding them while washing. The vegetables recommended in this season include yam (Suran), snake gourd (Turi), pointed gourd (Parwal), bitter gourd (Karela), cluster beans (Gavaar), apple gourd (Tinda), pumpkin, brinjal, bottle gourd and garlic etc.
ü Drinking boiled water with a dash of honey, or sipping on hot and herbal tea is ideal for this season. Drink small portions of lukewarm water throughout the day for good digestion. Pure water should be taken. If the water is taken from well, pond or river, then alum should be applied before using it. Water should be consumed within 24 hours of boiling. Avoid drinking excess fluids at this time as this further slows down the metabolism.
ü Among fruits, stick to pomegranates, mangoes, bananas, apples, lychees and cherries. Stick to seasonal fruits during monsoons as the unseasonal ones can easily get infected with microbes and worms during the monsoons.
ü Avoid non-vegetarian foods in monsoon. The possibility of germ content is highest in non-vegetarian foods.Those who can’t should go for lighter meat preparations like soups and stews rather than heavy curries.
ü Increased intake of sweet, sour and salty food is recommended while excessive pungent, bitter and astringent tastes should be avoided. Food, which contains acid, salt and greasiness, should be taken.
ü Although it is difficult to resist snacks in the cool weather, your diet should mostly consist of cereals and vegetables cooked in minimum of oil. If you want to snack, there is no dearth of healthy options. In rainy season, prefer grilled items such as bhutta (corn), chana (black gram), etc as humidity is very high and these food items are relaxing to the system and will not lead to accumulation of doshas. Having oily food would create problems in digestion.
ü Eat food cooked at home always. Excellent road side temptations like pani puri and bhel puri are not prepared hygienically and thus may cause stomach aches. So it would be better to control yourself till the end of the season so as to keep yourself healthy and fit to enjoy the monsoons to the fullest.
Avoid eatingchaats, fried items such as pakoras, pre-cut fruits and juices from roadside vendors
Avoid foods such as pasta, soups, and other such foods which are meant to be good host for the growth of bacteria. Avoid fermented foods which include idli, dosa, uttapam, etc. People tend to eat a lot of junk and fried food during the rainy season. This can lead to weight gain and lethargy.
ü Excessively spicy foods such as tamarind and pickles should be avoided. They add taste to your food but can be very heavy in the monsoon.
ü Don’t consume food which is stored in cold storage or a refrigerator.
ü Fasting is especially recommended in the monsoon season, particularly for people fond of erratic eating. You can gain a lot of health benefits simply by observing a weekly or fortnightly fast during monsoon. It helps to improve your digestive fire.
Consumption of healthy diet only may not provide desired results unless supported by lifestyle modifications. Following are the tips for important changes in lifestyle of rainy season –
ü Avoiding daytime sleep is good as it hampers digestion and slows down the metabolism. Similarly, waking during night too is a bad thing to do as it further vitiates an already aggravated Vata.
ü Over exertion or over work will lower your metabolic rate and hence must be avoided. Perform only moderate exercises such as light walks and simple yogasanas. Do not tire yourself.
ü Keep the surrounding dry and clean and do not allow water to stagnate at places near you as it offers mosquito, flies and many microorganisms which may cause many diseases like malaria, typhoid, common cold, conjunctivitis, cholera and a variety of skin diseases.
ü Avoid getting wet in the rains. Always carry an umbrella. However, if it happens, it is better to take a bath with clean water and change into dry clothes as soon as possible in order to avoid exposure from infections as immunity is naturally low during monsoon. Keep body warm, to protect any attack from viruses as and when body temperature goes down.
ü Dampness breeds fungal and bacterial infections. Hence home as well as workplace should be damp free.
ü Oil massage followed by a warm water bath regularly is recommended.
ü Fumigation with likes of loban and dry neem leaves for drying cloths and killing insects / bacteria is recommended.
ü Use of Perfumes is advocated in this season.


Varsha Ritu or Monsoon season is considered as the best to go through Ayurvedic treatments since the moist climate opens up the pores in the skin, making it more receptive to all the medications and treatments. Ayurvedic treatments are highly recommended during this season in order to prevent any kind of disorders and to boost immunity.
Here are few key benefits of Ayurveda during the Monsoon season 


Balances the vitiated doshas
Increases immunity
Cleanses & detoxifies the body
Rejuvenates body & mind 
Prevents lifestyle disorders like diabetes, blood pressure & stress
In this season, more especially, people of vataja prakriti and likewise people suffering from vataja disorders like arthritis (rheumatoid as well as osteoarthritis), backache, lumbar and cervical spondylosis, insomnia, swelling in joints, sciatica, body aches etc are major sufferers. They must consult an Ayurvedic consultant so as to avoid a Vata imbalance.
If the above-mentioned diet and lifestyle is followed during the Monsoon, one can do their best to balance the body and mind.

Note: Article is Originally Written by Dr VD Singh and Author can be reachable at https://drsinghspeaks.blogspot.com/

With Regards,
Dr V D Singh MD (Ay)
Ayurcare, Vijaypur (Jammu)
Mobile : +91- 9419180272 | +91- 9622361874

Ritucharya: An Overview of Seasonal Regimen in Ayurveda by Dr Vikram

Ritucharya: Ayurvedic Seasonal Regimen for Healthy Living

Written and Compiled by Dr Vikram Jasrotia (Ayr, MD)

Founder of Ayurcare


Ayurveda is the ‘Science of life’. Its fundamental and foremost principle is to maintain the health of a healthy individual by following proper diet and lifestyle regimen rather than to treat or cure an ailment. To achieve this goal, Ayurveda explains various protocols as per the need and necessity of an individual. These protocols vary from person to person as Ayurveda doesn’t accept ‘one-size-fits-all’ as true. As per Ayurveda no two persons are exactly alike in the given time. Hence the treatment is recommended keeping a variety of aspects of ailment and ailing individual in mind.
Apart from age, sex, constitution etc of the sick, various other external factors too are taken into consideration while treating a person, which may intermingle with the wellness of that individual. For example, the environmental factors including temperature, humidity, wind, rain, clouds, the nature of the land, water of the given place etc are kept in mind while designing a treatment protocol. To be more precise, the treatment plan for an individual dwelling in the mountainous terrain of Kashmir will be different from a person residing in tropical Punjab. Likewise choice of drugs varies from season to season.
This whole Universe is composed of five basic elements called Panchamahabhuta or Panchatatva viz., Ether (Akash), Air (Vayu), Fire (Agni), Water (Jala) and Earth (Prithvi); and man being the microcosm of this Universe, too is made up of these five basic elements. These five elements interact in specific patterns constituting Vata, Pitta & Kapha collectively called as Tridosha.
Tridosha are basic humors or bio-entity of the body. However, they can’t be seen being a non-physical entity, yet are evident through their bodily functions and typical symptoms. The balanced state of Tridoshas symbolizes health and imbalance of the same is considered as illness.

Ayurveda advocates that our body is affected by seasonal changes. As stated above, man is microcosm of the Universe. Vata, Pitta &Kapha govern all bodily activities of human as Air, Sun and Water do in the ecosystem of earth. As we see various changes in ecosystem such as scorching heat in summers, biting cold in winters etc, man being a part of the same ecology, his body is also influenced by such alterations in external environment. With the change in season, the change is evident in the environment we live in. If body refuses to adopt the stressors arose because of the changes in specific traits of seasons, it may lead to imbalance of Tridosha, which in turn may render the body highly susceptible to one or other kinds of disorders. To avoid this imbalance of Tridosha, Ritucharya (seasonal regimen) has been mentioned in the classics of Ayurveda.
Lifestyle diseases are a result of an inappropriate relationship of people with their environment. Ayurveda has depicted various rules and regimens regarding diet and behavior to acclimatize seasonal alterations and thus prevents the derangement of homeostasis which may cause various diseases such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension, cancer etc. Ritucharya is a mode of living one’s life in context of the seasons. It is an ancient Ayurvedic practice literally meaning ‘seasonal regimen’. It recommends different diets and lifestyle schedules in each season which help in retaining the health. This could range from obvious choices such as wearing warmer clothes during the winter to seasonal eating habits. The importance of Ritucharya in Ayurveda is that the principles from it can be applied daily to benefit one’s body.

Ayurveda describes six seasons, each of two months duration, namely Shishira, Vasanta, Grishma, Varsha, Sharada and Hemanta in a year. A year (Samvatsara) is further divided into two semesters (Ayana), consisting of six months with three seasons each.
(1) Uttarayana or Northern Solstice – It indicates the ascent of the Sun or when the Sun appears to move northward. It comprises ofShishira, Vasanta & Grishma seasons. It is Agneya (Fire-like property) in nature.
(2) Dakshinayana or Southern Solstice – Dakshinayana indicates the descent of the sun or when the Sun appears to move southward. It comprises of Varsha, Sharad and Hemant seasons.
Uttarayana or Adana Kala or Northern Solstice 


Uttarayana is also called Adana Kala. Adana means ‘to take away’. In Indian subcontinent this period may range from mid – January to mid – July when warmness and dryness in atmosphere increases and reaches its peak. The Sun and the wind become extremely powerful during this half of the year. The scorching heat of the Sun takes away the moisture and cooling quality of Earth leaving it dry and rough. Likewise energy and strength of the creatures also dries up leaving them debilitated. Adana Kala brings increase in the Tikta (bitter),Kashaya (astringent), and Katu (pungent) rasa (taste) respectively, in the successive ritus, which brings about dryness in the body and reduces the Bala (strength).
According to modern science this can be compared with the movement of Earth around the Sun to the position in which the rays of the Sun fall perpendicularly at 30 degree meridian of the North Pole on June 21st every year, called as summer solstice.

Dakshinayana or Visarga Kala or Southern Solstice 

Dakshinayana, also known as Visarga Kala is for giving of strength and vigour in all living beings. During this period, Moon dominates the Sun and anabolic activity dominates over the catabolic activity in the environment. The Sun releases the strength to the people while Earth is cooled down due to the clouds, rain and cold wind. Unctuousness sets in the atmosphere and Amla (sour), Lavana (salty), and Madhura(sweet) Rasa are predominant, so the strength of person enhances during this period. This period ranges from mid – July to mid – January in the Indian subcontinent.
According to modern science, this can be compared with the movement of the earth around the sun to the position in which the rays of the sun fall over 30 degree meridian of the South Pole perpendicularly on December 21st every year, called as winter solstice.



Vata dosha accumulates during the dry or dehydrating heat of the summer. In rainy season, due to constant raining, the moisture and cold weather aggravates Vata. The apetite (Agni) becomes low and causes indigestion.

Pitta accumulates during the rainy season due to the acidic conditions of the atmosphere and a weakened digestion. It is aggravated during autumn when the heat returns .This occurs after the cooling spell of the rainy season.
Kapha accumulates during the cold season due to the cold and dampness caused by the winds, clouds and rain. It gets aggravated during the spring when the warm weather liquefies the accumulating Kapha.
In the beginning of Visarga Kala and ending of Adana kala, i.e., during Varsha and Grishma, strength gets weak and debility occurs. In the middle of the solstices, that is, during Sharata and Vasanta, strength remains in moderate grade and during the end of Visarga Kala and in the beginning of Adana Kala, that is, during Hemanta and Shishira, maximum strength is seen.

The following table summarizes the tastes which are more powerful and hence can be included in the diet in each of the six seasons.

As adaptations according to the changes, is the key for survival, the knowledge of Ritucharya (regimen for various seasons) is thus important.
Note: Article is Originally Written by Dr VD Singh and Author can be reachable at Ayurcare.
With Regards,Dr V D Singh MD (Ay)
Ayurcare, Vijaypur (Jammu)
Mobile : +91- 9419180272 | +91- 9622361874

Past life Astrology: How to analyse Life Purpose, Past life Karma phala and Destiny via Jagannatha Drekkena (D3 chart)

Subject Analysis : Past life Astrology: Decoding Jagannath drekkana (D3), Destiny, Karma, Past birth karma, Karma Phala and Karma Yoga of current birth.

Re-Edited, Compiled and Analysed on 20th Jan 2018
 By Rocky Jamwal
Understanding Past life astrology, Karma Phala, and Karma Yoga astrologically

Astrology says, 

“Avashyam anubhoktavyam kruta karma shubhashubham”

which means, one has to experience the effects of karma in any case whether it is part of good or bad actions.  Karma Phalas act like Newton’s third law of motion which clearly says that,

“To every Action, there is an equal and opposite reaction”. 

Karmaphala or the result of our actions equally works like newton third law of the motion and same are equally powerful, either we do good or bad karma in any birth or life. All our actions and work in society acts like an arrow shot. Once it is shot from the bow, there is no chance to recall it in any case. Karma Phala or cause or effects work in the same way, so everyone has to be very cautious and one should always think before any action.

Karmas are majorly classified into three major categories. Dridha, Adridha & Dridh-Adridha karmas or Uddishya, Anuddhishya & Uddishyanuddhishya karmas.

It means, intentional or willful karmas, un-intensional karmas & karmas done at any moment without any prior thought. whatever be the nature of karmas, results or karma phalas are bound to happen and no one can escape from it.

According to our Hindu philosophy, it is based on the Karma & reincarnation theory. Without understanding the twin theory of Karma and Re-incarnation no one can able to follow or decode divisional charts.

What is the Natal Chart all about?

Natal Chart is all about the Prarabdha Karmas  that we had performed in any many  of the birth and that we have to face in in this birth, where Planetary placements of Retrograde planets, Malefic in trik Bhavas, and affliction to the Karka planets via nodes shows what our major Prarabdha that we have to experience without getting any redemption from it, where as Fixed signs are more rigid in nature as there is no pran Vayu in fixed signs, where Dual signs are totally blessings of Vishnu and Chara rashis shows  the Blessings of creation or bramha.If we look deeply, Dharma Trikonas in the D1 chart shows what are our Total sanchit karmas of the past which has good karmic part bag in it from the total portion of the karma and that can come at any moment of the life in Dashas, Antar Dasha and in transits.
All the Divisional chart shows Root cause of the Past Karma and shows subtle reasoning behind any karma that what we had performed in past and also shows what we have to do in near future, whereas D9, D3, D10, and D60 are the root houses that exactly speaks about the Karma and portion of its phala from the past life.

Whereas, Drekkana (D3) and Navamsa (D9) are the, most important Divisional charts after Shashty-amsa chart in Vedic Astrological Strength system. Whereas, Drekkana / Dreshkana means a sign which is equally divided into three equal portions of the 10 degrees majorly in 1/3 of a sign equal to 10 degrees, which means there are three Drekkana in each sign rules nature of the Sign.

There are 4 Major Drekkana (D3) Charts, those are described in classical texts which are as follows:-

1. Parashara Drekkana

2. Jagannath Drekkana

3. Somanath Drekkana

4. Privritti-traya Drekkana


What is Parashara Drekkana:


This is the most widely and commonly used Drekkana chart in Vedic astrology used for highlighting information on the siblings, talents, courage, valor, complexion, personality and trait of the native. Parashara Drekkana is used to know vital information on the sibling of a person and analyzing all matters related to co-borns and issues.

What is Jagannath Drekkana: 


This is Major Drekkana chart which gives deep-rooted information on karma and phala of the previous life of a person. This Chart should be used and analyzed along with the D-60.

What is Somnath Drekkana:


Somnath Drekkana is used to know about Hidden knowledge on the sexual drive of a native and it also used for analyzing attitude of a person towards the sexual matters and his libido.

What is Privritti-traya Drekkana: 



This  Drekkana chart is used for understanding initiatives and efforts of the person for achieving goals and motives.

Among all, Jagannath drekkana (D3) is a most important chart to know about the Karma Phala, Karma Yoga or fruits of your actions either from the Past life or for the current birth. Fruits of actions could come in any form or by anything, either in a form of relationships or in any activity we do in society but before going deep to understand Karama and its phala from Jagannath Drekkana, we must need to understand What is Karma Phala, Karma yoga, and fruits of our karma (Actions) we had done in any of birth.

First of all, we need to understand what is karam phala and how it is linked with our past life actions and karma phala.

Understanding Karma Phala, Work, and Modes of actions according to Bhagwad Geeta



Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 2, Verse 47

कर्मण्येवाधिकारस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचन |मा कर्मफलहेतुर्भूर्मा ते सङ्गोऽस्त्वकर्मणि || 47 ||

karmaṇy-evādhikāras te mā phaleṣhu kadāchanamā karma-phala-hetur bhūr mā te saṅgo ’stvakarmaṇi


BG 2.47: You have a right to perform your prescribed duties, but you are not entitled to the fruits of your actions. Never consider yourself to be the cause of the results of your activities, nor be attached to inaction.

Commentary by Swami Muktananda :

This is an extremely popular verse of the Bhagavad Gita,  It offers deep insight into the proper spirit of work. The verse gives four primary instructions regarding the science of work:

1) Do your duty, but do not concern yourself with the results.

2) The fruits of your actions are not for your enjoyment.

3) Even while working, give up the pride of doership.

4) Do not be attached to inaction.

As per the Article Need, i am only Highlighting first part to understand The  meaning of Karam or actions or what is work in society :

Do your duty, but do not concern yourself with the results.

We have the right to do our duty, but the results are not dependent only upon our efforts. A number of factors come into play in determining the results—our efforts, destiny (our past karmas), the will of God, the efforts of others, the cumulative karmas of the people involved, the place and situation (a matter of luck), etc. Now if we become anxious for results, we will experience anxiety whenever they are not according to our expectations.

So Shree Krishna advises Arjun to give up concern for the results and instead focus solely on doing a good job.

The fact is that when we are unconcerned about the results, we are able to focus entirely on our efforts, and the result is even better than before.

In the Next Verse, Shiri Krishna is advocating about the necessity of the actions or work that we have to perform in any case that we cannot avoid or move away from it. 

Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 18, Verse 11

न हि देहभृता शक्यं त्यक्तुं कर्माण्यशेषत: |
यस्तु कर्मफलत्यागी स त्यागीत्यभिधीयते || 11||

na hi deha-bhṛitā śhakyaṁ tyaktuṁ karmāṇy aśheṣhataḥ
yas tu karma-phala-tyāgī sa tyāgīty abhidhīyate


BG 18.11: For the embodied being, it is impossible to give up activities entirely. But those who relinquish the fruits of their actions are said to be truly renounced.

The explanation was given by Swami Mukundananda:

Shree Krishna clearly saying that the state of complete inactivity is impossible for the embodied being.No, one can stay away from any sort of actions and work.one has to perform every sort of actions in any case. However, Shree Krishna states here that if one can give up attachment to the fruits of actions, it is considered perfect renunciation.

Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 18, Verse 27

रागी कर्मफलप्रेप्सुर्लुब्धो हिंसात्मकोऽशुचि: |
हर्षशोकान्वित: कर्ता राजस: परिकीर्तित: || 27||

rāgī karma-phala-prepsur lubdho hinsātmako ‘śhuchiḥ
harṣha-śhokānvitaḥ kartā rājasaḥ parikīrtitaḥ


BG 18.27: The performer is considered in the mode of passion when he or she craves the fruits of the work, is covetous, violent-natured, impure, and moved by joy and sorrow.

The explanation was given by Swami Mukundananda :,

” Karmas or work are described according to the nature of doer and categorized into three part majorly; Satvik, Rajasik, and Tamasik. The sāttvic workers are motivated by the desire for spiritual growth, the rājasic workers are deeply ambitious for materialistic enhancement. They do not realize that everything here is temporary and will have to be left behind one day. Agitated with immoderate rāg (desires of the mind and senses), they do not possess the purity of intention. They are convinced that the pleasure they seek is available in the things of the world. Hence, never satisfied by what comes their way, they are lubdhaḥ (greedy for more). When they see others succeeding or enjoying more than them, they become hinsātmakaḥ (enviously bent on injury). To fulfill their ends, they sometimes sacrifice morality and hence become aśhuchiḥ (impure). When their desires are fulfilled they become elated, and when they are daunted they get dejected. In this way, their lives become harṣha śhoka anvitaḥ (a mixture of delights and sorrows).”

Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 5, Verse 14

न कर्तृत्वं न कर्माणि लोकस्य सृजति प्रभु: |
न कर्मफलसंयोगं स्वभावस्तु प्रवर्तते || 14||

na kartṛitvaṁ na karmāṇi lokasya sṛijati prabhuḥ
na karma-phala-saṅyogaṁ svabhāvas tu pravartate


BG 5.14: Neither the sense of doership nor the nature of actions comes from God; nor does he create the fruits of actions. All this is enacted by the modes of material nature (guṇas).Commentary

The explanation was given by Swami Mukundananda ;
In above-mentioned verse, the word Prabhu has been used for God, to indicate that he is the Lord of the world. He is an omnipotent and controls the entire universe. He conducts the activities of the universe, he remains the non-doer. He is neither the director of our actions nor does he decree whether we will perform a particular virtuous or evil deed. Had he been our director, there would be no need for elaborate instructions on good and bad actions.
All the scriptures would have ended in three short sentences:

“O souls, I am the director of all your works. So you do not need to understand what good or bad action is. I will make you do as I wish.”

Similarly, God is not responsible for our getting stuck with the sense of doership. If he had deliberately created the pride of doing in us, then again we could have blamed him for our misdoings. But the fact is that the soul brings this pride onto itself out of ignorance. If the soul chooses to do away with the ignorance, then God helps dispel it with his grace. Thus, renunciation of the sense of doer ship is the responsibility of the soul. The body is constituted of the three modes of material nature, and all actions are performed by the modes. But out of ignorance, the soul identifies with the body and becomes implicated as the doer of actions, which are in fact done by material nature (verse 3.27).

From all what we have found ultimate goal or motive of any soul is Self-realization from all sort of Karam yogas or spiritual paths, which are majorly discussed in the Bhagavadgita in most of the chapter and it is the only purpose why a soul is kept taking on birth and keep doing the Karma and experiencing the phala for same until and unless soul becomes totally purified from every sort of actions and causes. Astrologically, Jagannath Drekkena Chart along with Privritti-traya Drekkana is widely used to understand every sort of karma one has to perform in the material world.

Understanding Karma Yoga?

At the opening of the Third Chapter, Arjuna is confused by Krishna’s instructions in the previous chapter.

He has misconceived that Krishna’s telling him to control his senses and fix his mind and intelligence on the Supreme is incompatible with the performance of the action.

Therefore he questions why Krishna is requesting him to engage in warfare (1–2).

In response, Krishna explains karma-yoga, the performance of actions free from desire for selfish, fruitive gain and dedicated to the Supreme (Krishna) (3–35).

(Source: Speaking tree) 
Karma and Liberation:


Karma, or fruitive work, brings both material enjoyment and material suffering. Whether the results of the action are pleasant or unpleasant, however, they bind one to the bondage of repeated birth and death in the material world.

Krishna explains further that inaction is insufficient to save one from material reactions (and subsequent bondage to the material world).

By nature, everyone is forced to act. Even to maintain the physical body, one must work.

Therefore, one should work in a way that will not further entangle one in material bondage but will lead to ultimate liberation.

That art of work is karma-yoga; working and acting under the direction of the Supreme (Vishnu or Krishna) for His satisfaction.

(Source: Speaking tree)
Why sinful acts:

In the last section of this chapter, Arjuna asks, “By what is one impelled to sinful acts, even unwillingly, as if engaged by force?”

Krishna answers that it is lust (material desire) :

the “destroyer of knowledge and self-realization”, which incites sinful acts, and He prescribes the method to conquer it: sense regulation inspired by spiritual self-knowledge.

(Source: Speaking tree)
Understanding Karma Phala and Past life astrology

What is Drekkana and how Jagannath Drekkana is different from usual Drekkna chart?


In the Current article, we will study about the Jagannath Drekkana along with D1 and D9. Generally, D3 or Dresh-Kana, drekkana has a root connected with the word Darshan which means seeing or visualizing objects those are apparent and hidden in nature. Kana means the corner and in the astrological language, it speaks about the Trikonas or trine.

Thus, the word  Drekkana represents the division where the sign, trine speaks about the Apparent and hidden personality, nature of the native chart.

Mathematically, The Drekkana is1/3rd of the divisional chart and it has a deep link with the 3rd house, as the 3rd house is falling in the 8th from the 8th house which shows root connected with the 8th house.Generally, Drekkana is calculated by dividing each sign into 10-degree of segments.

Planets those are falls, in the 1st, 2nd or 3rd division of each sign, are then placed in the Drekkana Chart in Trines ( the 1st, 5th or 9th ) from that sign. In every Drekkana chart, every sign is divided into 3 equal parts of 10 degrees each of which is known as Drekkana.

The first Drekkana of every sign ( 0-10) would be of the same sign. the 2nd Drekkana ( 10-20) of every sign would fall in the 5th sign from it. The last Drekkana (20-30) of every sign would be fall in the 9th sign from it. When a sign is divided into three parts each of them constitutes a Drekkana.

The Jagannath Drekkana starts from the Movable sign in trine to the sign. For a movable sign, drekkana would start from the sign itself, for a fixed sign, drekkana would start from the 9th from the sign and for dual signs drekkana would  start from the 5th from the sign. Please follows below-mentioned Scheme for calculating Jagannath drekkana
Jagannath Drekkana Calculation 
For Predictive purpose, Jagannath Drekkana is used for understanding Deep-rooted karma phala those are results of the actions one’s soul has done in its previous birth and also speaks about the What soul has to do in current birth or to know about the sole purpose or what native has to do, in order to fulfil the task assigned to him or her by the divine master based on his previous birth karma.Jagannath Drekkana works based on the tripod of life, i.e Lagana is seen for the physical body creation ruled by the Lord Bramh and the moon seen for the mind and the Sun seen for the Atma, soul).
The body comes and goes in this world because of the karma we did and keep on uniting or exiting from the body, what matters is our actions which decide our birth and death.Based on the one’s action when one is dying we see where one can go and in the same case when one takes birth we can see where one comes from, That Stoppage point shows the Loka where one goes and comes back in this body which decides on the time of the death and birth. Each planet and Sign decides at what loke one came from and one goes in.Below is the chart for same:
At the time of death and Birth chart, we can find out the position of the sun and moon and their strength( lordship) and their placement  in the chart to see previous and future destiny of the soul.
1st Drekkana of each sign is called Karma Drekkana, 2nd is called Bhoga Drekkana and 3rd Drekkana is  Called Nasha Drekkana ruled by the Devarishi Narda,  Maharishi Agastya and Bramha Rishi Durvasa respectively.
Moveable signs represent Rajas Guna, Maushya and presiding diety is Lord Bramha and Rishi Durvasa. fixed signs represented by  Tamas Gunna, Rakashas Gana and Presiding deity is Lord Shiva and Maharishi Agastya and dual signs represented by Satva Guna, Deva Gana and presiding deity are Vishnu and Devarishi Narada.1st Drekkana of Dual signs being karma drekkana represnted by devas and Maharishi narada.
2nd Drekkana of moveable signs represents bhoga ruled by the lord shiva and person one born here should practise maximum displine to avoid fall from his dharma and karma.
3rd Drekkana of fixed signs have raja guna ruled by the Lord Brahma and people born in this drekkana should live unattached life else they will keep on getting in birth and death cycles to reap their fruits of actions.
( Source and information; Varga Chakara, Sanjay Rath )
That what we had studied in the Karma theory and we called it as Karma yoga or the sole purpose of this birth.This is the only reason why Jagannath drekkaṇa is the most important divisional chart to understand the task assigned or life direction of the native for its success or failure, to understand all sort of fluctuation one may face in current birth.
Even it shows, what Native has brought back from the past life that one has to bear it or go through it in current birth. This can be understood in a way that what is the root cause of this birth actions as a result of the past karma done by the soul.
It is more about understanding one’s Karma and actions related to self, for self-growth and self-evaluation and bearing pain or suffering for the next journey of the soul.To understand one’s actions and karma phala of one, the focus is on the third house and its lord, it will speak more about the nature of the karma yoga and the phala connected with it.

Step 1: What you have to do



1) First, of all, we have to study or see the 3rd lord of the Natal chart which acts as Karyesa then see where the Karyesa is placed in the Jagannath Drekkana chart (D3) and which house does it lord.


2) The placement and houses lorded by the Karyesa of the D1  in D3 indicate what is the prime area where one has to go through it, it could also indicate one about its suffering or its redemption one can get from his past life karma.
3) Meanwhile, any Planet in 3rd house of the D3 Shows what native has to do in future for fulfilling the goals of life that have assigned to the native.
4) Placement of the 3rd lord of D3 shows what is the Karma Phala that one brought from the past life and also shows how he has to manifest or perform in this current birth, spiritually or materially if the 3rd house of the D3 is vacant.
Step 2: Check Tattava or nature of the Signs in D3 Chart :
All the Chara Rashi’s shows – Bhu-loka (Earth),
All the Sthira Rashi’s shows – Bhuva-loka (Grahas or Dieties of the Solar System),
All the Dual Sign shows – Swarga-Loka (Higher Gods and Deities),
Bhu-Loka (Chara Rashi) shows the earth and any planet in it show suffering due to bad karma one has done on earth in the previous life to someone.
This also indicates that sufferings those are dynamic in nature and it can go and come on the journey of life during its Dashas, Bhukti, and Pratyantar dashas.
Basically, it shows about Suffering those are temporary in nature and shall not carry forward till whole life.
Any Planet in the Sthira Rashi (Bhuva-Loka) shows sufferings that one gets via the anger or affliction of the planetary deity toward the native actions in the past life.Any planet in the Dual Rashis (Swargaloka) shows that Gods or Higher Deities are not happy toward the native previous birth actions.
It majorly shows the anger of the higher god toward the person and affliction is at the Nakashtra level (Health). Here, there is no redemption from such Sufferings and painful experiences.
The motive could be lying in the eternal growth of the native or future spiritual manifestation of the soul.
Suffering one get at the Bhu-Loka is changeable and temporary in nature and we have to check it from the lagna level (Body- Tanu – Ascendant) in the form of other people, relationships and nature we might receive from them.It’s more like the influence on us via others (More it is like Rinanubandhan) who are closely associated with us.
Suffering one get at the Bhuva-Loka is at the Aatmic level (Soul realization, Sun Lagna)  and one might get in the form of  wealth, Finance, and Soul transformations those are all represented by the nature of sun (Sun Shows Wealth of any type i.e knowledge, Aatmic Gyan, Financial wealth, Wealth from Children’s, Name, Fame and Status etc). Wealth could be in any form as might also show one of the Punya of the past life too.
Suffering one get at the Swarga-Loka shows realization at the subconscious Level (Mind, ruled by Moon), it mostly indicates suffering one will face via mental actions, via Manan and it is mostly seen at the nakshatra level and majorly affects the health of the native and it is impossible to redeem in any case.
Now, Let’s understand Jagannath drekkena chart by Few example charts:
Chart 1: Author of the Article


Decoding Past Birth Root cause – Karma Phala

In the Above mentioned natal chart, Karyesa is mars being the 3rd lord in Aquarius Lagna, also being Chara Amatya-karka placed in the 8th house in Virgo Sign (Dual Sign) with lagnesha Saturn, also Atma-Karka, clearly shows that the native has born to explore, research and write about the hidden meaning of traditional knowledge (Jyotish, occult, and Mathematical Sciences) in a new shape or modern form with more technical, scientifical or analytical approach via writing down journals or research paper socially.
As Both the Ak(Mars) and Amk (Saturn) are Retrograde in nature, this shows about the strong desire of the native from the past life to keep on exploring, researching and presenting the new idea about the traditional knowledge to the masses for their wellbeing in a more profound way astrologically.
Now, lets check in D3 chart, Mars being Amk and Karyesa is placed in the 4th house  with retro (Ak) Saturn in dual Sign of Virgo (Sign of Swarga-Loka),  having rashi drishti of Exalted Nodes from Gemini and Sagitarius sign  (Rahu and Ketu- shows  Deep rooted karmic Phala and also shows Technically sharp intellcual and Research oriented tendency) Shows that native is born for Serving (Saturn being Karka of Service and also Retrograde Ak – it is the deep desire of the native to serve other that native got from the previous birth)others via traditional learning and knowledge and decoding literature (Sign of Virgo – shows about Literatures, Generalism, Writing, Research or Journals or scholarly articles based on Scientific parameters) into new form in a more technical and scientifical way, as Retro Saturn (shows Strong Desire brought from the past life) being AK and Lagnesh of the Natal chart and also 9th lord of the D3 is conjoined with Karyesha Mars in dual sign sharing vargottam placement.
This clearly shows hardcore passion and learning as Keryesa is sharing same vargottam sign placement in both D1 and D3 chart.
Here, Native soul purpose is very strong for future birth, that he has to serve others via his Technical, traditional knowledge and writing capability in Jyotish and occult.


But it also shows one will also suffer regarding his health matters and might feel issues in his work, routine job, and career matters.
As, Karyesha is in the dual sign – Swarga Loka, Higher god or deity is in anger state toward the native and there is no redemption from the suffering one might face in his life, as Karyesa Mars being Amk and Ak both are in the retrograde state.
This clearly shows that regarding native has to face self-evaluation, self-experience and go through the phase of self-realization via his Work and passion and it might disturb his Mental, Physical health (Abdomen ruled by Virgo) and Career related issues.
As Karyesa  is 6th and 11th lord, 8th lord from the Karyesa (Virgo)  in the D3 chart (Suffering would be related to 6th (Routine job, Service and health) and 11th house (Financial gains) matters), So overall native will face issues regarding his health and career matters and one has to work hard and need to accept his destiny accordingly with no choice left, as there is no redemption given to the native.
Here Remedies won’t work. Most important part is Virgo sign is native pakka Lagna Rashi too, that also shows matters related to health.


Karma Yoga of Future

For future actions or direction of the native, this chart shows strong karmic root and karma yoga in this life, and for that, we have to look for the 3rd house of d3 which is vacant. In that case, we have to look for placement of  3rd lord in the d3 chart.
In D3 chart, lord of the 3rd house is Sun who is placed in the 2nd house with the moon getting Rasi aspect from the Venus and Jupiter from 9th and 12th house, clearly shows one has to be responsible regarding 2nd house matters (Family Wealth, Values, Family Responsibility toward parents) and one has to be spiritually align toward higher path of Bhakti or eternal devotion, as both the sun (Ruled by the Para Vidya – it is knowledge of higher spirituality and divine path, lorded by the Sun, who is the natural atmakaraka)and moon (Apara Vidya – is the knowledge of the material realm and is lorded by the Moon who is natural ruler of the mind and shows resources) are involved here in the Sign of Cancer  (Sign of basic learning, education, and Bhakti experience) with the rasi aspect of Jupiter (all form of Non-material Knowledge, including Guru guidance, and teaching – shows all form of Shashtric knowledge those are spiritually in nature including jyotisha – the light of illuminating darkness) and Venus (Knowledge of those are governed by the Material things including healing, Mantric, Tantric or siddhis etc).



This clearly shows that native has to learn, serve and Share his spiritual experience via Jyotish, Occult, and healing sciences after experiencing it by self and that would be his “Karma of the future Birth” to help, lift and guide others in a right direction via the modes of deep spiritual experiences and knowledge. For accomplishing this task native need to utilize his knowledge and learning in Jyotish and Healing sciences and later need to share it via the modes of technical writing and research Journals.

Chart 2: Swami Viveka-Nanda
In the Swami Viveka Nanda chart, the 3rd house of the Natal chart is ruled by two lords Rahu and Saturn and both Saturn and Rahu are somehow interconnected with each other.
Saturn being (BK- Bharti Karka) is in the 10th house from the Sun (AK) with 8th lord Moon and Saturn is aspecting Rahu from the 3rd house that shows deep-rooted Karmic task assigned and given to Swami Viveka Nanda for the well-being of the society and mankind by Karma Yoga (Moon and Saturn in 10th – A yogi is born).
Saturn is all about studying deep-rooted karmas and experiencing and realizing deep karmic roots for uplifting those who are in need.Its a good yoga of learning Karma and its pahla by self-realization and, as in Swami Vivekananda case Saturn being 3rd lord associated with the 8th lord moon, so it is all about finishing the task of past birth assigned to him for liberating many souls those are directionless or unguided from the present birth tasks.
karyesha (3rd lord of the D1) is Saturn is placed in the 6th house in Sthira Rashi of Taurus (Sign of Wealth, family & values).
As Karyesha is placed in the fixed sign, Suffering is at the Bhuva-Loka , means one who realized at the Soul level, here Soul experiences are mainly ruled.
It is about to learn at the Atmic level (Soul realization, Sun Lagna) and one gets in the form of wealth, Finance, and Soul transformations.
Here Wealth could be in any form as might be one of the Punya of the past life too.
In Swami Vivekananda chart, Graha  (Planetary deity) is angry toward him and affliction is at the graha level and he will suffer on account of planetary anger.In D3 chart Saturn (BK- shows Guru teaching for the karma yoga of future) is placed in the sign of Taurus (Wealth and family values)  with Moon (Amk –  Task given to him) and Mercury clearly shows Swami Vivekananda has to leave or sacrifice family life or follow the path of Moksha or liberation, or on account of his family wealth.
This will happen only when he will meet his guru and he will realize his Soul purpose, as Saturn being Bk also lord of the 2nd and 3rd house in both D1 and D3 chart placed in the 6th house with Moon and Mercury.
Swami will accomplish this task via self-learning, self-realizing it via Manan or practicing it via deep self-questioning or via meditation.
As in both D1 and D3 chart, Karyesha Saturn and other lord Rahu is placed in the sign of Pisces and Taurus getting Rashi aspect from Jupiter and Sun (Ak).
As 8th lord moon is involved here with Karyesha Saturn (BK), swami Viveka  Nanda will realise this life Karma-Yoga after meeting his divine guru who would be a Kali or Devi worshipper (Saturn is with Moon shows Devi worshipper or diety who illuminates one’s darkness from the soul and karma) and then he will realise his life goal or would understand his task given via his guru teaching, guidance and he will undertake this task Via mediation – Manan (Moon being ruled by the Apara Vidya and also Amk too, shows all form of  knowledge one experience, realise or one get it via manan or via senses and it inculdes all the worldy knowledge in any art and science, including the knowledge of vedas, Vedanta, and Vedanga).
Apara Vidya encompasses the entire spectrum of ‘objects’, that is, anything that can be objectified by our senses or mind. Anything that can be ‘seen’ is an object of Apara Vidya.
Under this category comes all our worldly knowledge’s. Science, arts, commerce, management, technical knowledge’s etc.
Interestingly the teacher even classifies the knowledge of the Vedas and Vedanga’s in this category, because they are also a part of the limited & changing world in front of us. Apara Vidya is worth knowing because of various reasons.
One, specialization in any one field of objective world, helps us to serve our society & world better, two, pursuit of knowledge disciplines our mind & intellect, so that we become capable of thinking deeply & properly, and last but not the least, this pursuit of Apara Vidya helps us to realize the ephemerality of the objective world, and thus helps us to get qualities of vairagya etc, and also motivates us to look out for something more permanent in this ever changing world.
The objective of this categorization is to indicate to us that however much we may know the world outside, but by this pursuit alone we shall never move towards omniscience.
Apara Vidya shall help us to make a living, have a dignified & respectable life, have a thoughtful intelligent mind, but never ever hope that you shall move towards omniscience.
This is not the way for the fulfillment of such an aspiration.
This clearly shows swami Vivekananda eternal goal for this life is to awake people those who are misguided in the path of darkness to move toward balanced material and spiritual knowledge.
In D3 chart Karyesha is placed in the 6th house who is the ruler of 2nd and 3rd house shows swamiViveka-Nanda has to accomplish this  Karma yoga task via visiting to many places, communicating, via delivering the speeches, traveling or leaving his family life.
As Both Jupiter and Venus are Aspecting it from the 11th and the 2nd house from the D3 lagna via Rasi drishti.
He has to do this task via learning and experiencing every sort of material and non material knowledge and he needs to travel across the globe  to deliver it in many of the forms, as sun being AK placed in the 8th from the Karyesha and lordship of the 8th from it, Jupiter also aspecting it shows that the, its a long lasting task assigned to him for the well being of the society till his conscious soul is alive.Its an Atmic task given to him for uplifting mankind.
Final Note :  I hope from above-mentioned example charts and understanding on Jagannarh Drekkana D3 chart, one can understand his karma yoga and find his soul purpose and able to do his destined karma yoga of the future life.
Source and Reference guides :
,The Jyotisha Digest, “Analysis of Varga charts ” by Manoj Kumar Gupta
Jagannathh Drekkana by Visti Larsen http://www.vmission.org.in/vedanta/articles/parapara.htmhttps://asitis.com/3
Varga Charts by Sagar Publication

Decoding Devakeralam Chandrakala Nadi – Explanation of Chart 2

Decoding Devakeralam Chandrakala Nadi

Decoding Devakeralam Chandrakala Nadi


Decoding Devakeralam Chandrakala Nadi – Explanation of Chart 2 
Written By Guru Rajesh Kotekal

Dear friends,

“The Sanskrit text of Devakeralam Chandrakala Nadi has its own problems in its current form. Portions of some horoscopes are incomplete or mixed up, while same horoscopes have been explained at multiple places. Devakeralam requires thorough study, re-editing, re-interpretation and re-translation. The initial step would be to group the text according to the different horoscopes described. Then the conventional and
Nadi Amsa analysis applied in the interpretation of the horoscopes are to be documented and separated into different categories based on the techniques employed. The next step includes the extraction of general rules from this study. Finally, these rules have to be applied on real-life horoscopes to check their veracity.” With this statement I had concluded my article series ‘Decoding Devakeralam’.
Accordingly I have taken up the job of re-editing, re-interpretation and re-translation of the text. Here I am presenting the English translation of the slokas. This is a draft translation and does not include the deductions and interpretations. As I said earlier, some charts are explained at multiple places.I have translated every sloka where the chart appears in the first instance and in the subsequent places, I have translated only the slokas which give extra information or differ from the first. It can be seen that the internal information within the slokas will help
rectify many corruptions in the Sanskrit text and sometimes better meaning emerges when the text of different places is compared. I know this is a huge project and it may take much time to finish. And perhaps, no publisher may come forward to bring out the entire re-translation. Hence, I am sharing my work as and when it progresses. THIS IS NOT THE FINAL VERSION. This entire translation is hoped to form the basis of a book where specific astrological rules applicable for horoscopic analysis will be explained. I believe this endeavor of mine will add value to the extant astrological literature and the learned astrological fraternity will welcome it.

This chart has been discussed
from Sloka 54 to 96 in Book-1 and Slokas 1510 to 1549 in Book 2. The birth star
of the native is Anuradha 4th quarter (Book 1 & 2 refer to the
versions published by Sh. R. Santhanam).


54. Native will be born in first
part of Abalamsha in a fixed lagna, in a brahmin family and will be dark and
handsome in appearance.55. He will be liked and fond of his elder brother and
will be gentle in disposition. He will have troublesome childhood. He will earn
in fortune in a foreign land because of his sister’s husband.56. The native
having Mars in the ascendant and Jupiter in the 5th house will not
have younger brothers. Even if they are born they will die.57. He will have
two sisters and one elder brother. He will be bereft of comforts from his
father and mother.58. The person born in later half will have long lived
parents while born in the first half will have long-lived elder brother.59.
The native will live in a small village and go to a foreign country during
Sampat dasa (Mercury dasa). That place will be near Gokarna, on the banks of a
river flowing west60. (1515. On the coast of western sea). He will roam in his
childhood suffering from the pangs of penury. But the person born in the latter
half will be fortunate in his own country.

61. He will leave his place because
of civil unrest and later come back to his native place. The native born in
Taurus ascendant with Aries navamsa will be fortunate in pilgrim centres.

Later he will become prominent in the court of an Andhra ruler. The person born
in the middle portion of the first half will lose his father in his childhood.

But his mother will live long. For the native who was born with Sun in the 11th
joined with Saturn,

64. Father will die in the Sampat dasa (Venus dasa) and he
will leave his native country. During the currency of the 8th lord
from the Chandra lagna and in the bhuktis of malefic planets,

65. Native will
lose his father and mother (1521. And later his mother also). The native will
have three wives

66. (1521-1522. 7th lord being aspected by Saturn
will give three wives to the native as per some scholars). He will be bereft of
comforts from his wives. When Moon occupies the first half of abalamsa, and
being aspected by the 12th lord,

67., (1522. When the 7th
lord is aspected by Saturn) the native will have two wives and his first wife
will be poor. When the 5th lord is joined with Rahu, (1523. 5th
lord aspected by Rahu?)

68-70. And Saturn occupies the 11th house,
the native will face difficulties in begetting children. In the latter half he
will be very wealthy (1524. He will suffer serious disease) and otherwise, his
elder wife will be kakavandhya (lady giving birth to a single child). In the
first half, he will not have sons. But as per some other texts the native will
have a son after delay (1526. Will have a son after delay through his 2nd
wife). When Jupiter occupies the 5th house aspected by two malefics,

71. The native had a curse from a Brahmin from his earlier life. To ward off
this sin, he should do sethusnana and worship lord shiva. (1528. By donating
the idol of Nagalinga he will be blessed with progeny)

72-73. By the blessings
of lord Nageshvara, the native will beget children. He should observe fasting
on Mondays as prescribed in the scriptures and should donate palam or half of
the amount in the evening after pradosha puja. The native who was born in the
first half of abalamsa and having Sun in the 11th house,

74. Will be
blessed with sons without any doubt after observing Bhanuvratha. Jupiter being
the 8th lord and joining the 5th house aspected by
Saturn, 75. Indicates destruction of progeny. By the blessings of nageswara,
the native will be blessed with little progeny in his old age.

76-77. The lord of 5th
house that rules over progeny from the 11th house that rules over
the elder brother (Moon), placed in his debilitation sign and debilitation
navamsa aspected by Mars results in the danger of the son of elder brother
through water (1531. His elder brother’s son will die by drowning in water).
The native’s sisters will have sons.78. The native will enjoy comforts because
of his paternal and maternal uncles (1532. He will have comforts because of his
maternal uncle, since from his childhood). For the native born in latter half,
two sisters will be blessed with good sons.79. For the native born in first
half, a sister will be bereft of children and suffer widowhood. When the 3rd
lord occupies nirmalamsa,80. The native will have five brothers (1534. Five or
seven brothers) among whom two or three will be long lived. For the native born
in uttaramsa one sister will suffer widowhood. For the native born in first
half two sisters will suffer widowhood without any doubt.81-82. When Mars
occupies the 7th from Moon aspected by Saturn, the native will
suffer because of loss of mother (1534-1536. When Venus occupies the 7th
from Moon aspected by Saturn, the native’s mother will die during the dasa of
the owner of Tula or hora?). During the currency of the dasa of 5th
lord and the bhukti of 7th lord,83. The native’s mother will expire
after his father’s death. For a native born in the middle portion of the first
half, mother will predisease his father. 84. Death will happen in the Sampat
dasa (Mercury dasa) after native completes his 10th year. The
native’s parents may die in his 8th or 12th or 16th
or in the 24th year.
85. When the Moon is placed in
vargottama in Scorpio, the junction of the Vipat dasa (between Mercury and Ketu dasa) will be unfortunate.86. For a native born in first half Manu said that
the native’s parents will leave the native country and die in a foreign place. 87.
The minute timing of these things should be fixed based on the prasthara
ashtakavarga. This will be explained at some other place.88. When the 10th
lord occupies his exalted navamsa, the native will have knowledge of Vedanta
and will follow the vedic way of life. (1542-43. He will do ahnika karma –
prescribed daily rituals- every day and will have great devotion).89. He will
be devoted to saints.90-91. He will be of pure and calm disposition, will be
eloquent and devoted to shiva and Vishnu. After his 10th year, he
will be uprooted because of a civil unrest. After his 12th year he
will roam about in various countries and will suffer a lot because of the loss
of his parents.92. He will ultimately live on the banks of a great river and
start enjoying great comforts from the end of Vipat dasa (Ketu dasa).93. The
native will have great fortune during kshema dasa (Venus dasa) and will face a
grave danger during his 40th year.

94. After his 30th
year the native will enjoy great fortune after the change of the ruler. As per
the transit of Saturn he will suffer yogabhanga and mental affliction. (1547.
When transit Saturn moves in a sign that is in trines to the navamsa sign
occupied by the 10th lord, the native will suffer yogabhanga and
mental affliction as per the transit effects of Saturn)

95. When transit Saturn
moves in a sign that is in trines to the navamsa sign occupied by the 6th
lord, the native will suffer great difficulties. He will attain to normalcy
after performing remedies (1548. He will leave his country).

96. During the
dasa of the 4th lord Sun the native will enjoy great comforts. The
native will take to apatsanyasa and leave this world during the currency of the
8th lord dasa (Jupiter dasa). (1549. During the dasa of the ascendant
lord the native will have great wealth. But he will die in the dasa of the 7th
lord Mars after taking to apatsanyasa – Sanyasa taken in extreme situations like
impending death when there is no possibility of taking Sanyasa in prescribed

Past_Life_Analysis Caselets: “The strangle hold of mind”

“The strangle hold of mind”

by Vishal Sood

Raghu, a 35 year old man from a city of Punjab, facing problems in various facets of his life. He approached to discuss his case for the work related issues he was facing and he was trying to settle himself in various professions but nothing worked for him and he could not settle anywhere. The most peculiar was his complaint for himself that whatever he does, he could not sustain for more than few months and then, again he would begin to look for something else. Sudden rushes of fear was the most common.

Taking out his past life through astrology, the reflections were more upon his home affairs and his behavioral patterns towards his family and associates. While in his past birth, born as a male, he belonged to a financially weak family but yet a family with the background of occultism and religious approach. His father being into the occult practices; used to heal people for their various physical issues. He too learned the trade from his father but being financially weak, he used to fear people as well as he threatened people for his monetary gains; which created fears among people by using his practice to earn more and more.

The way people were feared because of his work and gains, the psychological impression which people brooded over for long and long because of being cautious about their lives; the same fear was, what Raghu was facing in this birth related to his work. The bigger blessing he carried was being born in a financially rich family with greater cultural values but the biggest challenge of his birth was to overcome his fears related to failures in the work life. This is how the karmic distortions and deceit which one poses other, follow him as well in the consecutive birth in order to learn through the impressions and emotions.

Past_Life_Analysis: Caselet 2

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Astrology gives the clear insights not only about the upcoming situations and milestones but also, it helps one find out the cause of the major areas of actions in ones lifetime.

Sakshi, from Ambala; living in US, discussed her case, almost a year back, where she reported about her issues with her husband; Akshay being overly possessive about her. Although, she had a very successful marriage, of 15 years, with him but still Akshay’s overly concerned nature was becoming an obstacle in her life, where she was finding it difficult to step out of her house, as
Akash would give plenty of security reasons to her for not going out of the house and this was becoming suffocating for her as she was already in the traps of opinions to create a highly enigmatic and challenging image of the outside world.

And, she wanted to know the reasons from her past life analysis, about Akshay’s such nature towards her. Upon exploring the past life analysis through her complete astrological birth journey, it was lucis to find out why was she posed with such situational reflections I’m her current life. She, being born in an army family, was more keen to work because of her influx of martian energies in the past life behavior. So, on the repetitive plea and compulsion of her parents, she got married to a guy and later on she left him because of her own freedom and this was very clear miasmic karmic distortion, reflecting in her past birth chart.

Every action reflects in our life, when we take any action without considering its look out for others in our life and it creates distortion in their life, it is bound to reflect back in our lifetime, which we have to face as an emotional lesson.

Past Life Birth Analysis gives us a clear picture about the various challenges that we are posed in our current lifetime, as it’s the time tracking which works on the time scale to maintain the balance.Much More Coming Up Next!!
Vishal SriPaul

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Decoding Devakeralam Nadi -Glimpses of Jyotisha Techniques of Chandrakala Nadi

This was an article published in the journal the ‘Modern Astrology’. I thank Mrs Gayatridevi Vasudev, the editor, for allowing me to share the article in social media. I hope you will enjoy reading this.

Decoding Devakeralam
By Dr. K. Guru Rajesh

Glimpses of Jyotisha Techniques


Devakeralam or Chandra Kala Nadi authored by Achyuta and Venkatesa is a voluminous work extending to more than 9000 Slokas in two volumes and belongs to the category of Nadi literature in Vedic astrology. Though its original manuscript is with Government Oriental Manuscript Library, Chennai, which published it in 1950, the richness of its astrological knowledge was first introduced to the English readers by the late C.S. Patel. Later, the late R. Santhanam published the entire Sanskrit text with English translation. With due respect to these late scholars, I proceed to present before the esteemed readers the results of my own study of this great work.
Apparently, both Sri Patel and Sri Santhanam had assumed that Devakeralam does not deal with actual horoscopes, unlike other Nadi works, because the work uses Nadiamsas. “Nadi texts are of two kinds. One uses a certain starting point, known as particular Nadiamsa, which rises in the eastern horizon at birth e.g. Vasudha, Vaishnavi, Brahmi etc; while the other one deals with the actual horoscopes; showing all planetary positions and giving entire life histories of natives. The present chapter deals with the former one … ” says C.S. Patel in the 9th Chapter of his book Nadi Astrology. Santhanam also writes in the preface to his English translation of Devakeralam, “He (Achyuta) had also quoted Garga, Vasishta, Parasara, Yavana etc … These Nadis, unlike Saptharishi apparently contained principles usable in predictive astrology and not full-fledged horoscopes … “. Anyone going through the works of these scholars on Devakeralam can observe that this assumption was always there at the back of their mind. While Patel culled out and presented the general rules quoted in the work, the entire English translation of Santhanam is influenced by the above idea. This resulted in missing the spirit of the general rules at some places and in a mostly redundant English translation. Added to this, the poor editing of the original Sanskrit text at places made the English translation erroneous at those places.
A deep and repeated study of Devakeralam has revealed to me that the text, in fact, deals with actual horoscopes that can be constructed by the hints that are intelligently embedded within the text. The horoscope including Rasi and Navamsa positions of planets that are mentioned in the discussion and the birth star with its Pada can be known, from which the entire discussion becomes meaningful and instructive. All the general principles enumerated are demonstrated by the horoscope. Encouraged by this discovery, I started grouping the entire text in terms of different charts and started the further intensive study.
Based on Nadiamsas

There is an element in Devakeralam which is discouraging to serious astrologers. It is the fact of the text being based primarily on Nadi Amsas which are very minute 150th parts of a sign. Added to this, the text divides each Nadiamsa into two parts, Purvamsa and Uttaramsa, and further into four parts, each pertaining to the four Varnas. Given the problem of correct birth time recording and the controversies shrouding the Ayanamsa, practical minded people shun studying and applying Devakeralam. Nevertheless, I found that, besides the Nadiamsas, more than 60% of the text actually uses conventional astrological principles which can be grouped under the following heads.
Bhava and Yoga Analysis: Great insights can be obtained by studying the way Devakeralam analyses a Bhava using various parameters like Rasi, Navamsa, Arudha, Ashtakavarga etc. Different types of Yogas, both famous and not so well-known, can be learnt from the work. Cancellations of various benefic and malefic Yogas find a place here, which is rare to find in other classical texts. Predictions regarding different relatives of the native, even the distant ones like cousins, their spouses and children are also made in the work.
Use of Vargas: Devakeralam extensively uses the Navamsa position of planets in the analysis of Bhavas, Yogas and effects of Dasas. Besides Navamsa, other Vargas like Dwadasamsa, Trimsamsa and Shastyamsa have also been applied.
Use of Arudha: The text demonstrates the way to use Arudha Padas in Bhava analysis and also Dasa predictions. At several places, Arudha and Ashtakavarga are used in tandem.
Use of Ashtakavarga: Ashtakavarga usage has been demonstrated at several places to quantify the things to predict. The number of siblings of the parents, of the native etc., is predicted using prediction principles of ashtakavarga. Further, the age that may prove dangerous to the native as also the age from which the native’s life becomes productive can be known by these principles.
Use of Dasas: It uses Vimshottari Dasa mainly to predict the unfolding of the events in the native’s life. Kala Chakra Dasa also finds extensive usage in most of the horoscopes discussed. Besides this, a few horoscopes have been explained using Rasi Dasas, mostly Chara Dasa.
Use of Transits: Transits of Saturn and Jupiter find wide usage in timing of various good and bad events. The Navamsa positions of planets are extensively considered here. Transit analysis is used along with the Dasas to pinpoint the event.
Mundane and Political Predictions: Interestingly, Devakeralam demonstrates the way to predict mundane and political events from an individual’s horoscope which include death or defeat of the rulers, revolutions, famines, wars etc. Saturn’s transit in various signs has been used independently to predict troubles in various parts of southern India.
Remedies: The text is replete with remedial measures to ward off the evil results of planetary afflictions. They seem to be culled from authentic Smriti and Mantra Sastra works and are of great practical use.
Miscellaneous: The text also includes a variety of information on the usage of Rashmis; prediction of Janma Rasi and Lagna (Ascendant) of the spouse, children, employer etc; prenatal epoch and mentioning of various planetary Nadis from which additional information has been solicited.
The entire text of Devakeralam deals with actual horoscopes. I have given some of the horoscopes discussed, highlighting the conventional tools of astrology employed in their analysis.
The chart I is given under Slokas 188 to 367 in Volume 1. The birth start is Poorvashada 2nd quarter and the birth Dasa will be of Venus. The following are some of the points discussed in the text with regard to Chart 1.
(i) The Ascendant lord Jupiter is with 8th lord Moon in the Ascendant and receives the aspect of Mars, a natural malefic. The text says that Jupiter having 5 bindus in his Ashtakavarga, joining the 8th lord and aspected by malefic Mars will cause great danger to the life of the child at the age of 5 years (Sloka 196).

(ii) The Moon placed in Sagittarius Rasi and Virgo Navamsa makes Aquarius as the Deha-Rasi and Virgo as the Jeeva-Rasi as per Kala Chakra Dasa system (Sloka 320). (Because of poor editing, the word deha is printed as dvesha whose consequence can be noted in the accompanying English translation). The presence of Rahu in Virgo (and Saturn in Aquarius) at the time of birth indicates that the native will almost die in the very first year of his birth but will recover and survive (Sloka 321).

(iii) Whenever the junction between two signs of Kala Chakra Dasa or two Dasas of Vimshottari coincide with the transit of Saturn in the Jeeva-Rasi, the native will experience a lot of trouble in his life including unfortunate events to his kin. When the Libra Chakra Dasa ends and Scorpio Chakra Dasa starts for the present native which coincides with the transit of Saturn from Virgo, the Jeeva-Rasi, into Libra, he will experience very bad times like untimely death (Apamrutyu). This happens from the 19th year to the 21st year of the native. As a remedy he should give an image of the Zodiac in donation (Slokas 322-326).

(iv) Saturn being the lord of Bhagyarudha (Arudha of 9th house) placed in own sign and obtaining Capricorn Navamsa indicates that the native’s father will be of angry disposition inwards, pleasing in appearance and a miser (Sloka 267, 268). The Sun, the lord of the 9th house, is in Taurus, the 10th from Leo. Counting 10 signs from Taurus comes to Aquarius where Saturn is his placed in own sign.
(v) Saturn placed in Aquarius obtaining Capricorn Navamsa (Makaramsayute Mande wrongly typed as Makaramsekujemande in  Sanskrit) and Venus placed in Pisces obtaining Aquarius Navamsa indicates obstructions in the native’s marriage. For any person born in any Nadiamsa, Saturn in the 3rd creates hurdles whenever marriage efforts are made. After failure of two or three attempts, the native will get married (Slokas 219-221). Jupiter obtaining the Navamsa of Mercury (Budhamsa wrongly typed as Brahmamsa in Sanskrit) and Venus obtaining Aquarius Navamsa indicates that the native will marry a girl in his birth place and she will be hailing from the North direction. The Ascendant lord Jupiter in Gemini, the 7th sign from the Rasi Ascendant and Karaka Venus in a fixed Navamsa indicates a wife from the birth place while Venus placed in Pisces indicates a wife from North direction.
(vi) The 8th lord Moon joining the Ascendant lord Jupiter indicates that the native will be fortunate in the Vipat Dasa (third Dasa from birth – that is Moon Dasa). The native will have Raja Yoga during this period enjoying conveyances, ornaments, prominent position in society and a lot of wealth. He will beget children in this Dasa and his own sister will also prosper (Slokas 240-241).

(vii) When Saturn in transit moves into Sagittarius and obtains Virgo Navamsa, death of the native’s mother is to be predicted. Otherwise, she may die when transiting Saturn aspects the 11th house, the 8th from the 4th house. Similarly, transit Saturn moving in Taurus and obtaining Aries Navamsa may kill the native’s father. This event may also happen when transit Saturn moves in trines to the sign occupies by the Sun in Navamsa (Slokas 300- 301). Note that Matrukaraka Moon occupies Sagittarius sign and Virgo Navamsa while Pitrukaraka Sun occupies Taurus sign and Aries Navamsa.
(viii) The native will have a lifespan that will end during the Dasa of the Ascendant lord Jupiter and Bhukti of 8th lord Moon (Sloka 258). During the Dasa of Aries of Kala Chakra Dasa which coincides with the Jupiter Vimshottari Dasa, the transit of Saturn in Aries will precipitate the death of the native in the solar months of Sagittarius or Gemini or Virgo (Slokas 362-63). Note that these three signs are influenced by the 8th lord Moon in Rasi and Navamsa.
Chart 2 comes under Slokas 548 to 637 in Volume I. The birth star of the native is Revati 3rd quarter and the birth Dasa will be of Mercury. The following are some of the points discussed in the text about the horoscope.
(i) The Ascendant lord Saturn obtaining a movable Navamsa and joined by Mars results in some physical deformity for the native’s mother or his elder sister (Sloka 548). Note that Mars is the 4th and 11th Lord.
(ii) The 9th Lord Mercury occupying Gemini Navamsa while Rahu is in the 9th house receiving the aspect of the Moon indicates that the native’s sister will be involved with a paramour (Sloka 551). Note that 9th house is the 7th house from the 3rd house.
(iii) When the Ascendant falls in Capricorn obtaining Leo Navamsa, while Ascendant lord joins the 4th lord Mars (kujasamyute wrongly typed as guru samyute in Sanskrit), the native’s mother will be ugly in appearance and wicked in nature and she does not heed her husband (Sloka 552).

(iv) When the Arudha of the 4th house falls in Sagittarius, the 4th lord occupies Aquarius with Saturn and Jupiter occupies Sagittarius, the native’s maternal grandfather will be very fortunate. He will be blessed with many siblings and progeny and will have many conveyances. He will be famous in the court of kings (Sloka 555-556). Note that 4th lord Mars is in Aquarius, the 11th sign therefrom. Counting 11th signs from Aquarius brings us to Sagittarius, the Arudha of the 4th house, where Jupiter is in own sign. Sagittarius is the 9th house from the 4th indicating maternal grandfather.
(v) When the Arudha Lagna falls in Pisces, while the Ascendant lord Saturn joins Mars and obtains his exaltation Navamsa, the native’s mother will have 7 or 8 brothers out of whom only two will survive (Sloka 530-531).

(vi) When the Bhagya and Karma lords Mercury and Venus respectively join in the Ascendant while the Ascendant lord occupies a movable Navamsa (Libra), the native will have fortune after 20 years of age in the Vipat Dasa, that is Venus Dasa (Sloka 574).

(vii) When the 8th lord Sun is in the Ascendant joined with two benefic planets, though the native faces almost fatal condition, he will recover and survive (Sloka 575).

(viii)The Ascendant lord Saturn occupying his exaltation Navamsa and joining the 4th lord Mars will indicate that the native will be learned and humble, will be of angry disposition but regains his cool quickly (Sloka 576).

(ix) Saturn placed in the 2nd, Rahu in the 9th and 7th lord with a malefic (darese typed wrongly as charese in Sanskrit) indicate thatthe native will lose his wife to death in the Vipat Dasa (Venus Dasa) but will remarry immediately (Sloka 594). This happens when transit Saturn moves in a trine to the Navamsa Rasi occupied by the 2nd lord, the 8th lord from the 7th house (Sloka 595).

(x) When two malefic planets are in the 2nd house while Rahu occupies the 9th, the native will face dire circumstances in his old age (Sloka 608).

(xi) In Sloka 529, the author says that the 5th house is the Rajyastana – the kingdom where the native lives, while 9th house represents the king. Regarding the present horoscope, Rahu placed in the 9th house receiving the aspect of Mars indicates that the ruler of the kingdom where the native lives will be suffering from diseases and will be of a cruel temperament (Sloka 619).

(xii) Rahu in the Bhagyastana, the 9th house, obtains Taurus Navamsa ruled by Venus. Hence the native will be fortunate after his 20th year, when Venus Dasa starts as the Vipat Dasa (Sloka 621).
Chart 3 comes under the discussions under Slokas 54 to 96 of Volume I. Birth star of the native is Anuradha 4th quarter and the birth Dasa will be of Saturn. The following are some of the points discussed in the text under Chart 3.
(i) The Sun joining Saturn in the 11th indicates that the native’s father will face dire circumstances in the Sampath Dasa (Mercury Dasa). This is because Mercury is the 8th lord from the Chandra Lagna or the Moon-sign. In malefic Bhuktis of Mercury Dasa, the native’s parents will experience evil results (Slokas 63-64).
(ii) As the Moon in the 7th is aspected by the 12th lord (Dwadasesanireekshite is typed wrongly as Dwadasesaniveekshite), the native will have two marriages (Sloka 66). The 5th lord joining Rahu and Saturn occupying the 11th house (aspecting the 5th) creates obstacles in begetting progeny. His first wife will be barren or a Kaakavandhya (giving birth to only one child) (Slokas 67-68).

(iii) Jupiter placed in the 5th house aspected by two malefic planets suggests that the native was subject to a curse of a Brahmin because of which he will not get progeny. To pacify the curse, the native should perform Setusnanam and propitiate Lord Shiva. He should observe Somavarapradoshavrata and in the evening should donate an idol of Nageswara made of gold weighing one pala or its half (Slokas 70-72).
(iv) When the Sun is in the 11th house, performing of Bhanuvrata will also ensure that the native will beget sons (Sloka 73). The 8th lord Jupiter in the 5th house and receiving the aspect of Saturn results in the loss of progeny. When the native performs the prescribed remedies, he will be blessed by Nageswara with a few children after a long period or in his old age (Slokas 74-75).

(v) The planet having lordship over the children of the native’s elder brother (native’s elder brother is ruled by the 11th house Pisces. The 5th house from Pisces is Cancer, hence Moon will be the planet referred to here) being placed in his debilitation sign receiving the aspect of Mars (Kujaveekshite wrongly typed as Subhaveekshite in Sanskrit) indicates that the children of native’s elder brother may face dangers through water (Jalagandam) (Sloka 76).

(vi) Mars placed in the 7th from the Moon being aspected by Saturn will cause danger to the native’s mother (Arishtha) (Sloka 71).
Chart 4 comes under the discussion from Sloka 97 to 187 of Volume 1. Birth star of the native is Revati 3rd quarter and the birth Dasa will be of Mercury.

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(i) Slokas 167-168 indicate that the junction of birth Dasa of Mercury will be in the 5th year, of Ketu will be in the 12th year and the next Dasa Sandhi of Venus will be in the 32nd year. These periods prove dangerous to the native.
(ii) The Arudha of the Ascendant falling in Sagittarius, Moon in the 2nd house while the Arudha lord Jupiter is in a Kendra or Kona, indicates that the native will enjoy conveyances after his 25th year. He will enjoy prominence after his 16th year. He will have great Yoga because of his intellect after his 19th year, all in Venus Dasa (Slokas 165-166).

(iii) Jupiter placed in Scorpio and obtaining Virgo Navamsa indicates that the native will have the normal physical appearance and his words will be boisterous. The native will be righteous, will know the intentions of people and will be truthful (Sloka 101). This is attributed to Jupiter because he is the lord of Arudha Lagna which falls in Sagittarius.
(iv) Jupiter placed in a friendly sign and attaining the Navamsa of Mercury makes the native highly passionate and he will serve a ruler. He will be fond of his half-brothers (Sapatnimatrusutavatsala) (Sloka 103). The 11th house rules half-brothers. Arudhalagna falling in the 11th house indicates this result.
(v) Rahu in the Ascendant aspected by the Sun indicates that the native will have a windy temperament in his body. He will have enmity with his relatives in course of time and will incur grief because of his own mother (Sloka 104).

(vi) The Sun joined with Ketu in Leo indicates early death to native’s father (Sloka 121). His father will face dangers because of wounds and boils during the Janma Dasa, which is Mercury Dasa (Sloka 123). Mars in the 5th house and the 9th lord Venus joining malefic planets indicate death of the native’s father in a foreign place (Sloka 124). Jupiter in a trine to the 9th lord Venus indicates that the death of native’s father will happen while he is on a pilgrimage to pray the deities (Sloka 129).

(vii) The 4th and 9th lord Venus joining the Ascendant lord Saturn in the 6th house indicates that the native will obtain a good education and will head many villages. He will be capable of writing and speaking three languages and enjoy Raja Yoga. He will be devoted to both Vishnu and Shiva (Slokas 158-159). (viii) The native will marry in the own Bhukti of Vipat Dasa (Venus Dasa- Venus Bhukti) (Sloka 162). During the end of Mercury Bhukti in Venus Dasa or in the beginning of Ketu Bhukti, which coincides with the transit of Saturn over natal Moon, the native’s wife will face danger (Sloka 174). The native will marry twice. He will beget a son during his 23rd year and will suffer only loss of progeny before that. He will be blessed with sons only from his second wife, among whom two or three will have long life (Slokas 175-176). Mars in the 5th house from Ascendant, while its lord Mercury is in the 8th house, indicates that the native will have many short lived children and will beget long lived sons only after a long time. In order to pacify this Dosha he has to observe Kumara vrata and perform setusnana. After that he will be blessed with sons (Slokas 178-179).

(ix) The native will suffer sorrow due to the death of his half-brother during the Dasa of the 6th lord Moon, during his 40th year (Sloka 180). The 6th house will be the 8th house from the 11th house that rules half-brothers and hence the Dasa of 6th lord Moon will give this result.
Chart 5 comes under the discussion on Sloka 1219 to 1335 of Volume 1. The birth star of the native is Uttaraphalguni 2nd quarter and the birth Dasa will be of the Sun.
(i) Saturn placed in the 5th from the Sun and the 8th lord Mercury occupying the 9th indicates that the native’s father was struck with grief. Father will be of angry disposition but will cool down quickly. He would be given to vices for some time and suffer boils and wounds. However, later he would repent for his bad ways and become righteous and devoted to the deities and brahmins (Slokas 1227-1229).

(ii) The 9th lord joined with or aspected by Jupiter indicates that the native’s father was wealthy and a seeker of spiritual knowledge. He will be following both Vaidika and Tantrika systems of worship. During his childhood he was given to Tamasika nature but will become Sattwika later on. He will perform charitable acts like digging of tanks, developing gardens etc. (Slokas 1234-1235).

(iii) The 9th lord with a malefic planet and 11th lord (Venus joined with Mars and Jupiter) indicates that the native’s father will have two wives (Sloka 1238). He will be blessed with huge wealth, knowledge and many sons. This fortune to the native’s father is because the Arudha of the 9th house falls in the 11th house Sagittarius (Sloka 1239).

(iv) The Moon joining two malefic planets in the 8th house devoid of benefic aspects indicates Balarishtha to the native (Sloka 1241). However, Mars, the 8th lord from Moon sign placed in own sign and exaltation Navamsa joined with two benefic planets cancels the Balarishtha (Sloka 1242). The Moon in the 8th from Ascendant and obtaining the 12th sign in Navamsa from the Rasi Ascendant (Vyayamse) indicates short life span for the native (Sloka 1243). The native born in a fixed Ascendant and Pisces Navamsa while Rahu is placed in the 8th house will suffer Ba1arishtha (Sloka 1244). During the starting of Mars Dasa the native will definitely suffer Balarishtha (Sloka 1246). Ascendant falling in a fixed sign and attaining Pisces Navamsa, while Jupiter is placed in the 10th will cancel all the Balarishthas (Sloka 1251). During the Dasas of the Sun, Moon and Rahu the native should perform remedial measures. He should perform the Japa of Mrutyunjaya Mantra and should donate clothes. The life span of this native will be medium (Slokas 1252-1253).

(v) Mars being the 3rd lord when placed in his exaltation Navamsa and joined with two benefic planets will bestow the native with 8 brothers, among whom two will become prominent and influential (Sloka 1260).

(vi) Whoever takes birth when Moon is joined with or aspected by two malefics will be of sinful nature and engaged in secretive activities (Sloka 1269).

(vii) The 9th house from Chandra Lagna (Moon-sign) when aspected by Venus will make the native wise and fortunate (Venus being the 9th lord) (Sloka 1270). Jupiter being the lord of Lagna Navamsa (Navamsa Ascendant), when joins Venus and Mars (the 9th and 10th lords) bestows the native with lot of fortune. The native will be engaged in multifarious businesses (Sloka 1271). Lakshmi, the deity of wealth, will never leave a native born with Mars in the 10th or the 7th or the 1st house, and he will be fortunate right from his birth (Sloka 1325). 9th lord Venus in the 10th house joined by the 10th lord makes the native very fortunate and wealthy (bhagyartha wrongly typed as bharyartha in Sanskrit). However, because of the association of the 11th lord Jupiter in this combination, the native will not get political power (raja Yoga). He will do business and earn lot of wealth (Slokas 1286-1287).

(viii) The Moon ruling the house of maternal uncles (6th house) when joins two malefics, the native will have many maternal uncles among whom two or three will have long life. One of the maternal uncles will die in a foreign land. Another will become the lord of thieves and follow atheistic belief system (Slokas 1293-1294). During the Sampat Dasa (Moon Dasa), the maternal uncle will be afflicted by stomach diseases (Sloka 1301).
(ix) During the junction of Sampat Tara Dasa (Moon Dasa and Mars Dasa), transit Saturn moving in retrogression or acceleration at the junction of Gemini and Cancer results in the death of the native’s king. The Chola kingdom will face a grave danger (Slokas 1308-1310).
Chart 6 comes under discussion on Sloka 778 to Sloka 846 of volume 1. Birth star of the native is Ashlesha 4th quarter and the birth Dasa will be of Mercury. The following are some of the points discussed in the text about Chart 6.
(i) Saturn placed in Aries with Mercury indicates that the native will be devoted to Vishnu (Sloka 779). Saturn in Aries, his debilitation sign, placed in Leo Navamsa, an inimical Navamsa, makes the native hate his own religion and he will adopt another religion (Sloka 778). This result is ascribed here to Saturn because he is the lord of the Arudha of 9th house.
 (ii) Saturn joining Sun in Aries indicate that the native will be righteous, self-reliant, knowledgeable, Satwika natured, sometimes of cruel disposition hurting people at their vulnerable points and displaying Tamasa nature (Sloka 780).

(iii) The native will be bereft of happiness from his father.  This is because of the position of 9th lord Mars in the 4th house, 8th house there from the 9th, joined with Ketu and receiving the aspect of Saturn. However, Arudha of 9th house falling in the 11th house, the 3rd house from the 9th house, ensures the native will be supported by his paternal uncles (Sloka 785).

(iv) Saturn placed in debilitated sign Aries and obtaining Leo Navamsa indicates that the native will suffer poverty during his childhood and will be fortunate only after the 30th year (Sloka 786). This is attributed to Saturn as he is the lord of the Arudha of Bhagya Sthana.
(v) Saturn obtaining the navamsa of Sun (Bhanvamsaka wrongly typed as Bhoumamsaka in Sanskrit) in a sign of Mars indicates that the native will lose his younger sister and Mother. He will be brought up by his maternal grandfather where he will get the Vaishnava Deeksha of Chakrankitam. After his marriage he will return to his paternal house and follow the religion of his paternal grandfather (Slokas 788-791).

(vi) Mars placed in the 4th house joined with Ketu (Puccha Graha is wrongly typed as Uccha Graha in Sanskrit) indicates that during the Janma Dasa (Mercury Mahadasa, the 4th lord) the native will grieve the death of his maternal relations (Sloka 795).
(vii) For the present native who is born in Pisces Ascendant, Saturn joining Mercury indicates that the native’s wife will be virtuous and wealthy (Sloka 804). This is because Mercury is the 7th lord and Saturn is the lord of the 9th house Arudha. However, there will be blemish in the wife’s family. Her brother will be sinful and will be seduced by a low-class woman. He will become penurious in course of time and will hate his own father (Sloka 805).

(viii) Venus placed in Pisces obtaining her debilitation Navamsa and Rahu placed in the 10th house indicates that a sister of the native’s wife will be ugly, unfortunate and sinful (Sloka 806).
(ix) 8th lord placed in exaltation sign and obtaining debilitation Navamsa, and receiving the aspect of Jupiter indicates that the native will have medium life span (Slokas 839-840).
(x) Significance of this case is that the events in the native’s life have been described by using Rasi Dasa (Chara Dasa). The Dasas start from Pisces and move in regular order. Though describing the entire text is not possible, I would explain a few points. (a) During the Ascendant Pisces Dasa, as Moon is placed in the Lagna Arudha, the native’s mother will face difficult circumstances and he will not have any happiness from his father (Sloka 808). 8th lord Venus placed in the Ascendant Pisces while Jupiter placed in a trine there from indicates that though the native will almost die in the Ascendant Dasa he will survive (Sloka 810). His father will face penury and difficulties while his paternal uncle will get married in this Dasa (Sloka 811). This is because the Ascendant is occupied by 8th lord Venus, the 12th lord from the 9th house. The Arudha of Ascendant is falling in Cancer, the 7th house from the 11th, house that rules paternal uncle. Hence, the native’s paternal uncle will get married in this Dasa. (b) During the Dasa of 2nd sign Aries, the 2nd lord placed in a Kendra joined with or aspected by Rahu will cause poverty (Sloka 812). 2nd lord joining with Ketu also indicates that the native’s Upanayana (thread ceremony) will be performed in this period (Sloka 813). There will be agitation in the kingdom where the native lives because of the change of the ruler (Sloka 815). This is because 2nd lord is placed with Ketu in the 4th house, the 8th from 9th house that indicates the king. (c) During the Dasa of the 4th sign Gemini whose lord Mercury is placed in the 2nd house, the native will get married (Sloka 818). Note that Mercury is also the 7th lord. However, the 4th sign occupied by Mars and Ketu indicates that the native’s domestic peace will be destroyed. The ruler of the kingdom where the native resides will perish (Sloka 819). (d) The native’s mother-in-law will pass away after the native’s marriage during the Dasa of 5th house Cancer. This is because, 5th house is the 8th from 10th house that rules over mother-in-law (Sloka 820). 5th lord placed in the 5th house, the Rajyasthana, aspected by the 10th lord Jupiter results in the native entering the service of a king during the end of the Dasa. The native will beget sons during this Dasa (Sloka 821-822). (e) Sun placed in Aries while Rahu placed in the 10th house (the Arudha of sign Leo) indicates that during the Dasa of Leo, the 6th house, the native will face the anger of ruler and suffer insults (Sloka 825-826). (f) During the dasa of 7th house Virgo, the native will enjoy fortunate times. This is because Jupiter is placed in the Arudha of the 7th house obtaining his own Navamsa (Sloka 836).
Chart 7 comes on discussion from Sloka 1821 to 1874 of volume 1. Birth star of the native is Pushyami 3rd Quarter and the birth Dasa will be of Saturn. The following are some of the points discussed in the text about the horoscope.
(i) This native is born in Taurus Ascendant with the Lagna Arudha falling in Virgo (Sloka 1824). Saturn joining with Mars in the 5th house, the Arudha Lagna, indicates that the native will be secretly deceitful, passionate, will get angry instantly but have a pleasant disposition (Sloka 1837-1838). Because of this combination of Saturn and Mars in the 5th house, the native will suffer poverty in his childhood and will have comforts only after 5th year (Sloka 1839).

(ii) Mercury obtaining Libra Navamsa and joined with Venus indicates that the native will be devoted to Vishnu (Sloka 1836). Sun placed in the 2nd house and obtaining Pisces Navamsa indicates that the native will get the Chakrankita Deeksha of Vaishnavites during his childhood (Sloka 1840).

(iii) Sun being the 4th lord when placed in the 2nd house (Dhana Rasi wrongly typed as Dhanu Rasi in Sanskrit) and obtaining the Navamsa of Pisces while the karaka Moon associated with Venus will indicate long life to the native’s mother (Sloka 1841). During his 2nd cycle when transit Saturn moves in Virgo, the native’s mother will die (Sloka 1842). This will happen about 29-31 years of the native. This is because, transit Saturn aspects the 11th house from Ascendant which will be the 8th from the 4th house.
(iv) During the Sampat Tara Dasa (Mercury Mahadasa), transit of Jupiter in a sign trine to the Navamsa sign occupied by 5th lord Mercury (Libra), the native will get married (Sloka 1846). Otherwise, transit Jupiter moving in Scorpio in his 2nd cycle will see the native married (Sloka 1847).

(v) 7th lord Mars placed in a fixed Navamsa and joined with Saturn indicates only one wife (Sloka 1848). The Janma Rasi of one’s spouse will be in a trine to the Navamsa sign occupied by the 7th lord. The sign aspected by the 7th lord will be the Ascendant (birth sign?) of the spouse (Sloka 1849).

(vi) When Venus occupies the Arudha of the 7th house, the native will be fortunate after marriage. This is so especially because 9th lord Saturn joining Venus gives fortune through spouse (Sloka 1851).

(vii) Mercury being the 5th lord obtaining Libra Navamsa (Jookamse wrongly typed as Jookante in Sanskrit) and joined with Venus indicates abortions to the native’s wife (Sloka 1855). This is because Libra is the 6th sign from the Ascendant while Venus is the 6th lord.
(viii) During the first cycle of Saturn, when transit Saturn enters Cancer after leaving Gemini, the native will lose his father (Sloka 1865). This is because Cancer is a trine to Pisces, the sign occupied by the 4th lord, the 8th lord from the 9th house.
Chart 8 comes under discussion on Sloka 4977 to Sloka 5056 of volume 2. Birth star of the native is Moola 1st quarter and the birth Dasa will be of Ketu.
(i) Saturn placed in Scorpio indicate that the native will be corpulent and intelligent.  He will be somewhat stubborn and foolish, passionate, hot-tempered but cools down instantly (Sloka 4984). These results are attributed to Saturn because he is the lord of the Lagna Arudha and occupies Scorpio, a watery sign owned by Mars, receiving the aspect of Jupiter.
(ii) This native born with Amala Yoga (natural benefic Venus placed in the 10th from Ascendant/Moon) will be fond of holy people, will be truthful and will look after his kith and kin (Sloka 5010).

(iii) 5th lord Mars is placed in the 11th house joined with the 9th lord. This bestows fortune, comforts and wealth on the native (Sloka 5027).

(iv) During the Dasa of Venus who is placed in the debilitation sign and exaltation Navamsa, the native will have a highly comfortable period (Sloka 5002).

(v) 8th lord Moon placed in the Ascendant in Sagittarius and obtaining the navamsa of Aries indicates that the Mars Dasa would cause difficulties and especially during the latter half there will be grave danger (Sloka 4991). This suggests that the Dasa of a planet who hosts the 8th lord in Navamsa will be troublesome. Venus occupying the Arudha of the 2nd house bestows the native will lot of wealth and clothes in Mars Dasa (Sloka 5012). However, the native will lose his own wealth for the purpose of serving his king (Sloka 5013). This result is attributed to Mars as he is the lord of the sign and Navamsa occupied by the 2nd lord Saturn, which happens to be the 12th house Scorpio.
(vi) Rahu placed in Leo (9th house) and obtaining Sagittarius Navamsa (Ascendant sign of Rasi) indicates that the native will have very comfortable period and good Yoga starting from the Jupiter Bhukti of Rahu Dasa (Sloka 4994). The junction period between Pratyak Tara Dasa (Mars Dasa) and the own Bhukti of Sadhana Dasa (Rahu Bhukti in Rahu Dasa) will prove to be difficult and the native will be involved in confrontation with the rulers (Sloka 4996). Starting from the transit of Saturn in Virgo during his second cycle the native will have fortunate period (Sloka 4999).

(vii) When the 2nd lord Saturn is placed in Scorpio Navamsa (12th sign from Rasi Ascendant), transit of Saturn in Cancer will give severe difficulties. Similar results will be experienced when Saturn transits in other trines (Sloka 5025).

(viii) During the Bhukti of Saturn who occupies Davagni Shastyamsa, in the Dasa of Rahu, the native will lose his relatives to death. He will suffer with windy complaints and experience sorrow because of the death of a child in his house (Sloka 5030).
(ix) During the last Bhukti of Mars in Rahu Dasa, the native will have comforts because of the position of his son. Because of the blemish of Dasa sandhi, the king will die and there will be change of ruler (Sloka 5040).

(x) As the native has Saturn in the 12th house he will face sorrow in his old age because of the death of his son. This happens during the Dasa Sandhi period (junction between Rahu and Jupiter Dasa) (Sloka 5051-5052). Saturn occupies the 12th house which is the 8th house to the 5th house that rules over progeny.
(xi) Venus getting lordship over the Arudha of the 8th house (Randhresa Arudhape wrongly typed as Randhresa Arudhage in sanskrit) and placed in the 10th house bestows long life even when hundreds of Apamrutyu Yogas are present in the horoscope (Sloka 5049).

(xii) The native’s death will take place during the Naidhana Tara Dasa (Jupiter’s Dasa) when Saturn transits in Pisces (Sloka 5042-5043). Transit Saturn moving over the Navamsa sign occupied by the lord of 8th house Arudha (Venus is the lord of 8th house Arudha who occupies Pisces Navamsa) the native will die (Sloka 5050-5051).

(xiii) Placement of Saturn in the 12th house in Scorpio indicates that the native will die in a pilgrimage centre on the banks of a river, on a Monday (8th lord being Moon) (Sloka 5055-5056).
Chart 9 comes on discussion from Sloka 5332 to 5599 of volume 2. Birth star of the native is Sravana 3rd quarter and the birth Dasa will be of the Moon. The following are some of the points discussed in the text about the horoscope.
(i) Ascendant lord placed in the 11th house, obtaining own Navamsa and aspected by Jupiter indicates native’s birth in a royal family (Sloka 5333). Ascendant lord placed in the 11th house and 9th lord placed in the 10th house makes a person to be born in a fortunate family (Sloka 5352).

(ii) The text interestingly describes about the prenatal epoch of the native. Conception would have happened in the Ashwayuja Masa, Krishna Paksha, Chaturthi Tithi, on a Monday, in Rohini star and in Capricorn Ascendant. It is to be known that the birth Ascendant would fall in the 10th sign of the Adhana Lagna (Slokas 5334-5335).

(iii) 11th and 9th lords joined together and receiving the aspect of the 10th lord forms IndraYoga, because of which the native will be a ruler (Sloka 5353).

(iv) The native will have small-pox marks on his face as Ascendant lord Venus is joined with Rahu while Mars occupies the Ascendant. (Sloka 5357). Mars in the Ascendant, Saturn in the 8th house and Ketu in the 5th cause severe ill-health to the native in the very first year of birth and pose grave danger to the native in his 2nd year (Sloka 5358). Ayushkaraka Saturn placed in the 8th house bestows long span of life (Sloka 5360). 4th lord placed in the 8th house while Mars occupies the Ascendant will cause fear from dogs after the native completes his 8th year (Sloka 5361).

(v) Matrukaraka Moon in the 4th house while the 4th lord Saturn is placed in the 8th causes early death of the native’s mother and he will be brought-up by a foster mother (Sloka 5362-5363). This will happen in the Janma Tara Dasa, birth year and birth month (Sloka 5426-5427). Moon placed in the 4th house obtaining the Navamsa of Gemini, receiving the aspect of Sun while the 10th from Moon is occupied by Mars gives a step-mother to the native. His father will marry for the second time after the death of the native’s mother and the native will be happy through his step-mother (Slokas 5372-5373).

(vi) 9th lord Mercury joined with Pitrukaraka Sun and receiving the aspect of 10th lord Moon will cause RajaYoga to the native’s father (Sloka 5365). The aspect of Saturn on them will cause the father to have enmity with many people (Sloka 5368). Moon is placed in the 8th to the 9th house (4th house) while 4th lord is placed in the 12th to 9th house. During the currency of Janma Tara Dasa (Moon Dasa) and Bhukti of 8th lord Venus, native’s father will die when transit Saturn moves in Gemini (Slokas 5370-5371, 5429). The native will enjoy raja Yoga after the death of his father and he will attain powerful position (Sloka 5372). As 5th house is the Rajyasthana, transit of Saturn in Gemini, a trine to the 5th house, will cause great agitation and strife in the native’s kingdom (Sloka 5431).

(vii) 7th lord Mars placed in a trine or quadrant from the 7th house while Jupiter placed in the 9th from 7th house indicates a virtuous wife. 7th lord placed in the Ascendant, Ascendant lord placed in the 11th house while the 7th house is joined or aspected by Jupiter will bestow many wives to the native (Sloka 5387-5388). 7th lord placed in the Ascendant in a Kendra to Moon and obtaining the Navamsa of a malefic planet, while the 2nd house is aspected by Saturn (Samdrushte is wrongly typed as Samyukte in Sanskrit) makes the native marry women from various castes and communities (Sloka 5392). 2nd lord placed in the Ascendant, 2nd house is aspected by Saturn and karaka Venus joining Rahu indicates Arishtha to the native’s wife (Sloka 5393). Jupiter placed in the 9th to the 7th house while Mars occupies the 10th from Moon will result in a childhood marriage (Sloka 5394). Marriage of the native will happen during the junction between Sampat Dasa (Mars Dasa) and Vipat Dasa (Rahu Dasa), in the own Bhukti of Vipat Dasa (Rahu Bhukti of Rahu Dasa) after which the native will experience raja Yoga and becomes the ruler of a kingdom. This will happen after his 16th year (Slokas 5395-5396).

(viii) When natural benefic planets own the Navamsas occupied by the 6th, 8th and 12th lords, the native’s enemies will run away seeing the native (Sloka 5419). 6th lord Jupiter is placed in Gemini, 8th lord Venus is placed in Taurus while 12th lord Mercury is placed in Pisces. Jupiter being the 6th lord placed in his own sign with strength and obtaining a benefic Navamsa will give a strong body devoid of any illness (Sloka 5420).

(ix) This case is a perfect example where the text describes numerous Raja Yogas in the horoscope. Yogas like Indra Yoga, Avatara Yoga, Hariharabrahma Yoga, Mahalakshmi Yoga, Kubera Yoga, Kahala Yoga, Shankha Yoga, Bheri Yoga, Matsya Yoga, Kalanidhi Yoga, Akhanda Samrajya Yoga, Chamara Yoga, Koorma Yoga and Rudrasana Yoga are explained with the planetary position in the horoscope, along with their effects. Interestingly, for some Yogas nullifying factors are also described. I would explain this with the example of Koorma Yoga. Koorma Yoga is formed when strong Jupiter is placed in the 3rd or 11th occupying his own sign while the Ascendant lord is placed in the 11th house (Sloka 5518). The Ascendant lord of a movable Ascendant placed in a fixed sign and fixed Navamsa while Venus is joined or aspected by Jupiter forms the Koorma Yoga (Sloka 5519). However, a malefic planet placed in the 6th or 8th from Jupiter while Venus joined with Rahu in the 8th house from Moon will cause cancellation of Koorma Yoga (Sloka 5522).

(x) The text describes in every detail the different results of various Dasas and Bhuktis for this horoscope combining transit of planets. Explaining those details will be out of scope here. Readers are requested to refer to the original Sanskrit text in the light of the horoscope given here.
(xi) When the Ascendant, 8th and 10th lords are placed in Kendras, Konas and 11th house, while Saturn is also strong, the native will have full span of life. 8th lord placed in the 11th house obtaining benefic or own Navamsas while Saturn occupying the 8th house will bestow 60 years of longevity. When the 8th lord joins Rahu while Mars and Saturn occupy the Ascendant and 8th house respectively, the native will have medium span of life which may end during his 54th year (Slokas 5421-5423). During the Chakra Dasa of 8th sign of Kala Chakra Dasa that coincides with the Saturn Dasa of Vimshottari, the native’s death will take place in the Bhukti of Ascendant and 8th lord Venus during his 53rd year. Transit of Sun in the three signs starting from Leo in Dakshinayana, in the bright-half of the lunar month, on a Saturday, during day-time, the native will shed his mortal coil (Sloka 5597-5598).

What is presented here is only a glimpse of the astrological wisdom hidden in Devakeralam – only the tip of an Iceberg. A careful study of the work gives us great insights into the ways the predictive tools of Jyotisha were used by the savants of the bygone era. Many unsettled questions like – whether to consider planetary aspects and Ascendant position in Navamsa? Whether to consider the exceptional rules in counting the Arudha Pada? How to predict using transits, Vimshottari, Kala Chakra and Chara Dasas? How to use other Vargas, like Shastyamsas etc.? – becomes clear. Or, at the least we will come to know the way they were used.
The Sanskrit text of Devakeralam has its own problems in its current form. Portions of some horoscopes are incomplete or mixed up, while same horoscopes have been explained at multiple places. Devakeralam requires thorough study, re-editing, re-interpretation and re-translation. The initial step would be to group the text according to different horoscopes described. Then the conventional and Nadiamsa analysis applied in the interpretation of the horoscopes are to be documented and separated into different categories based on the techniques employed. The next step includes the extraction of general rules from this study. Finally, these rules have to be applied on real-life horoscopes to check their veracity. My experience so far suggests that there is a hidden treasure trove of Jyotisha in Devakeralam, which when properly unearthed will contribute to the progress of this ancient science.

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  1. Devakeralam (Chandrakala Nadi), published by GOML, Madras
  2. Nadi Astrology, C.S. Patel, Sagar Publications
  3. Devakeralam (Chandra Kala Nadi), English translation by R.Santhanam, Books 1 & 3, Sagar Publications


Unlocking the Mystery of past life Astrologically Part 1 : Real-life case gone through the process of Past life regression 

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(Revised Edition | April 2017 )  

Subject: Decoding Past life astrology  part 1: Unlocking the Mystery of Past Birth via past life astrology,  Past life Regression therapy and Bhagwat Geeta


Lord Sri Krishna said in ‘The Bhagavad Gita’,

” vasamsi jirnani yatha vihaya navani grhnati naro ‘paranitatha sarirani vihaya jirnany anyani samyati navani dehi “

” As a man, casting off worn-out garments takes new ones, so the dweller in the body, casting off worn-out bodies, enters into others that are new”. He has also said, “The misdeeds of our past lives torment us in the form of illnesses or ailments”.


Explanation Given By YogaNanda on above Verse :

” During our daily lives, we change our old and/or dirty clothes and put on new and/or clean clothes whenever the need arises. Similarly, the soul or aatman casts off its worn out physical body and takes residence in a newer physical body at regular intervals in time. Just like the clothes that we wear do not represent the real state of our physical body, the state of our physical body (which deteriorates over time and is hence impermanent) does not represent the truly unchangeable and permanent nature of the soul that resides within it.The eternal does not move from place to place but the embodied soul moves from one abode to another. It takes birth each time and gathers to itself a mind, life and body formed out of the materials of nature according to its past evolution and its needs for the future. The pyschic being is the vijnana which supports the triple manifestation of body, life and mind. When the gross physical body falls away, the vital and mental sheaths still remain as the vehicle of the soul. Rebirth is the law of nature. There is an objective connection between the various forms of life. “Like corn a mortal ripens and like corn is he born again”.

 (Katha Upanisad, Ch 1, verse 6).

This verse refers to the doctrine of reincarnation in Hinduism. Death is described here as the simple discarding of a worn-out garment for a new one. When the body becomes diseased and old, the ever-lasting soul forsakes it for a new disguise. Death is but a change of attire in an uninterrupted continuity of immortality.

(The Bhagavad Gita Vol I, Parmahansa Yoganada, p. 218)


Another Verse also explains about Soul strength, Death and Reincarnations,

Lord Shiri Krishna preaching to Arjuna on Chapter 2 | Samkhya Yoga | Verse 23 


नैनं छिन्दन्ति शस्त्राणि नैनं दहति पावकः।
न चैनं क्लेदयन्त्यापो न शोषयति मारुतः।।


Shaloka 23, chapter 2 Explanation: 


The so described aatman cannot be harmed by weapons – and since it is formless and shapeless – it cannot be cut into pieces by any instrument. In the same way, fire cannot burn it or destroy it. Water cannot wet it because water can only act on elements which have a physical description or dimension. For the same reason, wind cannot dry it or exert any force on it. Thus the aatman is beyond the influence of all the three primary forces (fire, water and wind) which can affect entities having physical form and description.

अच्छेद्योऽयमदाह्योऽयमक्लेद्योऽशोष्य ऐव च।
नित्यः सर्वगतः स्थाणुरचलोऽयं सनातनः।।
Shaloka 24, chapter 2 Explanation: 

The aatman cannot be cut, burnt, suffer any decay or be dried out. The five forces of nature which are capable of destroying physical elements by their combined actions have no influence on the aatman. That is why it is referred to as nitya or permanent or unchangeable. This permanence gives it the powers of omnipresence, omniscience and stability. It is this stability that gives it the quality of immovability and the aatman is called sanatana (hinduism is also referred to as sanatana dharma). Sanatana literally means – that which is not created or destroyed – it belongs to time immemorial.

तस्मादेवं विदित्वैनं नानुशोचितुमहर्सि।।
Shaloka 25, chapter 2 Explanation: 

The aatman cannot be known or understood by purely using the brain and its mental powers. Hence it is known as ‘avyakta’ or indescribable – that which defies description. It cannot be known purely by meditating or thinking upon it (’chintan’) – hence it is known as ‘achintya’. Only those entities that can be perceived by our five senses can be understood by ‘chintan’.

जातस्य हि ध्रुवो मृत्युर्ध्रुवं जन्म मृतस्य च।
तस्मादपरिहार्येऽर्थे न त्वं शोचितुमहर्सि।।

Shaloka 27, chapter 2 Explanation: 

For one who has taken birth, death is certain and for one who has died, birth is certain. Therefore in an inevitable situation understanding should prevail.

Conclusion : 

In this last verse the cycle of life is clearly revealed. From birth comes death and from death comes birth. Just like in the spring new buds grow which blossom into flowers and leaves in summer and in autumn change to red, yellow and orange in fall and blow away and become dormant in winter to begin the process all over again in the following year. In the a similar way the soul enters new bodies for its seasons of infancy, youth, maturity and old age and at the end of its cycle of life is born again accepting a new body for another season. This is an inevitable process in the material existence and is the automatic process that governs the birth and death. All beings existing in the material manifestation completely follow this reality.

This clearly shows what remains with the soul is Karama and the Memory connected in any birth whether soul take birth or dies in the cycle of material plane that again proves Soul is immortal and every action always remain with it and its mystery can be revealed with the help of reincarnation and rebirth process and it is the main essence of the past birth birth.
Lord Shiri Krishna preaching to Arjuna on Chapter 2 | Samkhya Yoga | Verse 22 

Spirituality and Karama Theory

Although there are none another such way to understand the past birth Karama process and what soul has gone through in last birth and what it will bring to the new birth. God way and process of management and operations are way beyond our imagination to understand how life and souls cycle is moving around Birth and death cycle. We are biologically a very small electrically charged energies residing in physical bodies having limitation upto material world, our reach and understanding life cycle in a simple plain language is not an easy task. Unless and until we are able to develop our Kundalni Shakti’s via deep Spiritual penance unless we cant understand how souls deeper roots karmic accounts are connected with life and death cycle.
Neither we are Yogic Person nor we are born as a Godly soul having extraordinary sensory abilities to experience futuristic visions or dream and able to understand for what purpose we took birth but yes there are certain methods via we can understand how past birth is connected with our past Karmas.
One of the Common methods is Past life regression therapy and other is having Extraordinary astrological knowledge on studying Past Birth Astrological cases via various Astrological charts but astrologer must be well experienced in collecting and analysing different life experiences with natal charts.
In this Article, I have tried my best to explain past Birth and incarnation process and how a soul is connected with previous and current Karmas via my little knowledge and understanding on Certain Astrological principals mentioned in Jamini and Nadi Sutras. Still, there are many loopholes and un-explainable facts for me to explain all in simple language, but yes a Saint and the Yogic person can better explain and understand it deeply via his spiritual and Yogic shaktis.
Spirituality can better deliver in a clear-cut language with a better and profound approach to explain the process of the Karama and rebirth.
When a soul take a rebirth into a new body it forgets everything only the attributes still remain connected with soul i,e past memories, activities, talents, skills, learning, sufferings and happening with the body gone through and most important part fact is soul always remember the last moment when soul leaves its physical body and how soul feel when is in the last moment of death and going for the next journey.


The ancient Indian sage Patanjali Maharshi has done extensive research work on Past-Life-Regression theories


In his yoga sutras Patanjali Maharishi called this process of past-life-regression as ‘Prati-Prasav’. It is the process of reabsorbing back to the cause. This means bringing effect back to the cause or the process of involution. When a child is born it is Prasav. Prati-Prasav means you are born again in the memory; you go back to the very birth, the trauma when you were born, and you live it again.


As explained by Avdhoot Baba Shivanand ji 


” Prati means “again” and Prasav means “birth” meaning “re-birth” which is a very ancient practice focusing on accessing the deep hidden negative memories of the past this and previous lifetimes. These memories remain hidden deep in the subconscious mind though ‘forgotten’ by the conscious mind that are the root causes of our negative reactions, habits, and actions that cause more karmic, thus falling into the endless loop of cause and effect.


In Prati Prasav sadhna all these deep-rooted emotions and psychic impressions are accessed and surfaced to be released and healed. Our present is nothing but the reflection of what we did in the past. 

The purpose of our birth is to resolve the issues that remained unresolved from our past lives. The circumstances and the problems one is facing is due to the stored baggage of psychic impressions that one has collected in various lives with every action, word and thought. The psychic impressions are not just from past lives but also received and absorbed even in the infant and fetus stage in the mother’s womb. Obstacles in life indicate unresolved issues and more the obstacles and issues in life, the more are the unresolved issues, which need to be resolved so that one does not get stuck in similar circumstances again and again repeatedly, birth after birth.
This unresolved issue is what is called as samskars or sanchit karmas or psychic impressions and only can be accessed If there is something, some trouble, some problem are connected with past and we go back to the original source from where it started.” Because we can go on trying to solve the problem, but unless we go to the roots it cannot be solved. Effects cannot be solved unless they are forced back to the cause. For example, if there is an unwanted weed and we go on cutting the branches and the leaves in an attempt to remove the weed, we find that more and more branches and leaves take the place of the ones we cut off. To remove the weed once and for all, we have to actually remove the weed from the roots.
The only way to understand is to take your memory to those last moments actually when a soul leaves its body and you can take it further down to many births a soul took. All those memories always remain refreshes and stay connected with the soul and conscious mind but not with the body and conscious mind.
For consolidating it into real facts we should have to test all this on real-life case studies. For doing this process we should have to cross verify it first with who have done with Past life Regression process and further verify its cause and effects in horoscope via evaluating their all whole 4 type of Karmas. with such process, we can better understand and relate it to with real-life pain and miseries of anybody happening in this birth because of past sins and misdeeds. Here I am going to explain how we can better understand the past birth incarnation process via analysing a real-life case of Past Happenings found via both the techniques.
Most important factor is to understanding, Past life and what actually is a Regression process ??

Past life Regression

As explained already Prati-Prasav is a process where the soul goes back into sub-conscious mind again and again to reach its root point but its process involves many different processes. In Past life regression therapy we use hypnosis to recover memories of past lives or incarnations.
Past life regression is typically undertaken either in pursuit of a spiritual experience or in a psycho therapeutic setting. In ancient Indian literature, the Upanishads mention past-life regression, but the Yoga Sutras of Patañjali discuss the concept in greater detail. Written during the 2nd century BC, the Hindu scholar Patañjali discussed the idea of the soul becoming burdened with an accumulation of impressions as part of the karma from previous lives.
Maharishi Patañjali called the process of past-life regression prati-prasav (literally “reverse birthing”), and saw it as addressing current problems through memories of past lives. Some types of yoga continue to use prati-prasav as a practice.
Past Life Regression is valuable and the only source for clearing/healing traumatic experiences in prior lifetimes, which otherwise holds us back from full actualization in this life, and/or is causing distress. Additional benefits are activating creativity or a valuable talent that was actively expressed before but has remained latent or unrecognized in this life.

Benefits of Past Life Regression include the following:

1) Healing overt acts (the past-life self as the perpetrator rather than the victim).
2) Contacting creativity
3) Understand the causes of irrational fears and be able to release them
4) Experiencing a happy and successful lifetime brings a sense of peace and encourages to work through temporary difficult times
5) Accessing the guidance from your higher self
6) Healing and clearing of Trauma
7) Understanding relationships and repeated behavioral patterns
8) Helps you understand who you are and what is the purpose of your life
9) Getting rid of curses and vows taken in another lifetime
10) Helps you to restructure understanding of our current life in the light of experiences from previous lives
11) Helps to understand that death is not a threat and you would not be separated from loved ones forever but merely travel to another place
12) Helps you in the cases of addictions like Smoking, Alcoholism Strengthens the clarity of the spiritual nature of our existence Rewriting past-life contracts

What is Reincarnation??

Reincarnation is the doctrine that says that we evolve spiritually by living a number of lifetimes that is necessary for achieving perfection. The soul never dies and is immortal through our physical body dies. The soul has experienced many lifetimes. When we are born our soul brings with it all the knowledge, wisdom, and karma of previous lifetimes. The qualities that we express are a result of the long lineage of previous lifetimes. The memories of previous lifetimes are stored at the soul level and can’t be recalled at the conscious level. The easiest way to discover and experience a past life is to undergo a Past life regression session.

Understanding Past Birth Life Astrologically 


Beginning of Situation and Problems: Deep Rooted Past Karmic Results of Native as Explained Astrologically:

So, Here is the Real Life Case study of One of my known person who has gone through Past life regression therapy in his recent past because of sudden traumatic events happening in his life after marriage.
Now the question is why everything happened after Marriage life ?
let’s unlock the mystery of unknown journey of past birth and its root connection with the present birth karma and sufferings. If we look out at first look in the native chart, we won’t be in such a dilemma how could native suffered such miseries and happening but actually, it happened with native.
Lagana is having Venus and Mercury, clearly telling many Raja Yogas- Malavya, Bhadra Yoga, Adhi Yoga and Raja Laxmi Yoga and must be living a life of the king in this, well yes he did, he was having a standard of Life like a king.
In the beginning of his vocation course , native was a Merchant Navy Sailor and went through many countries and visited many places, met many people, seen tons of cultures and traditions, had been to many hotels and luxuries places and experienced many luxuries and lived his life like of king and enjoyed it fully but question is if he had that such yogas than why he went through all sufferings in later part of life, even exactly after the marriage.
Why level of the sufferings and burden of the soul was so intense, native was unable to manage or bear it till now.
let us start decoding it bit by bit as per the events and happenings native explained me.

Early Life :

Native was an average student in his studies but having an excellent sharp memory to resolve complex puzzles and technical scenarios in any Live Sailing with his presence of mind, that native explained me during the course of experience.
Life started taking his bend suddenly after the start of Mars Mahadasha in 2002, native left his studies in the middle of its completion and joined Merchant Navy and started his journey of oceans and Visited many countries for the professional pursuits.
Everything was going well after 2002 onward, but suddenly there was a major shift of change in his destiny and the right time of Prarbadha karma of past came in the picture, in native life, when native marriage ceremony got fixed in September 2008.
Soon after the Month problems starting cropped up in marriage and day to day issues and heated arguments started getting ignited like a fiery flame in his marriage life and even it had led to physical violence and abuses between the couples.
Before the Marriage instance, I was planning to leave my home town for new Delhi for joining my new office. Before leaving I had clearly warned native about upcoming marriage life events, be cautious in marriage as it can take a shape of a war ground Zone like Mahabharata between two families after October 2008 to December 2008 and may be situation can become worse soon.

Both the partners can separate before 2009 and never gone unite again in a family bound.May be after Feb 2009 native can join Ship again after leaving the Relationship in mid half and possibility would be so high that native might never come back again in home to go further for reunion in his marriage life.At that time, Native admired all of my guidance and suggestions and assured me about that, he will always try to follow all with the whole heart ; ” what i had told to him and will try to avoid all such circumstances which can create mess in his future married life.

The Destiny Point: The Point when Prarbadha Karama Triggered:


But Destiny is destiny – Prarbadha Karama played its role in native life, with the advent of October month in the year 2008, a major clash between two couples triggered and issue spread-ed like a fierce snake and even it took shape of Physical violence and verbal abuses between couples.The whole family went in trauma because of the ongoing physical violence’s and abuses were happening between the couples and it was like a daily routine for both of them, and there was a no hope seen in between them, might be when it could stop. There was no way to stop the clashes, both verbal as well as the physical one. There was a no single day went on when peace was established in the family.

Life after Marriage – Experience of Prarabhda Karma – The Reap Fruits:


Till December 2008, family life of both the couples suffered a lot and it was the day of February 2009 when situation between of them was like a hell and taken a serious shape.Frustrated from all the mess, native decided to leave the Spouse and will move further to join the Ship to end all the Sufferings in mid half”

Event Triggered:

Words came true, Native decided to leave his spouse in mid of his journey in February 2009 to join Ship because of all the frustrations and Sufferings triggered in his marriage life, soon after the ceremony.
But the Time has Decided something else for native life, final destiny of both the couples yet to come. After leaving spouse in mid half, now it was the time and Suffering to the native family as well.
With the help of his brother, Spouse decided to a file a court case against the whole family for dowry and physical violence case as a matter of taking revenge from Native family and his behaviour toward her from his Husband. Within few days Police took an action against the native family and they started harassing the family members day by day like a personal grudge they had for them, including my closest friend too, who was the younger brother of native and having no role in the relationship mess. If we see deeply what would we call it: What was his mistake ??, even he was not involved in the mess but still he faced all such misery and humiliation. Is this not the debit of Past Karamas or not of his past life actions. Think about it deeply.
In the Meantime Court case against family member started and issues picked up like a fiery spark, while the process of torturing native family by police department members increases its level day by day and left the whole family in a big trauma and shock. There was no way to understood the situation what actually it was happening to them.
All the family members were in a state of shock, and they had no clues or any choice of action left for them, Many a time my friend used to ask me why at sudden things started like a hell and they had no choices left for them or what would be the deepest reason to think further about it, why and how everything happening with them with their fault.
As the Family members were in torturing phase due to Spouse personal matter of revenge and unethical behaviour toward them, Police department further started doing their extra threatening work, just to create a situation or environment of fear among whole family members with the help of  extra push given by spouse elder brother who was also an on-duty senior police officer but posted in somewhere other location.
While Family members were busy in chasing the court case and police actions, native career life reached to point of no way, where Visa was about to cancel within few months, native need to renew it in any cost to work further om abroad. But what actually it is written hidden in his life no one can know about it, native felt like everything was stuck in middle and it was in a condition where he has no choice left to do anything with the help of members those are in authority, it was more closely looks like a situation of nothing in hand.

The New Phase of Life:

Finally with the beginning of first phase (Rahu PD) in Rahu Mahadasha approximately @ December 2009, native was forced to leave his Ship, as he was unsuccessful in renewing the visa and passport in time due to some financial and unknown reasons (Rahu in Bhadhak Sthan in 11th house) and decided further he should move back to India for some relief and help from his brother.
Again destiny played its role soon after the above incident, during whole year court hearings, the case took a very dangerous note, as the native was absent for whole year in all the court hearings. Court decided and declared him as Fugitive and whenever, wherever he will be seen or found in India, need to live in a sentence or need to appear in court for further clarification and penalties process.
Court decision again made native into the state of shock and in the deep dilemmas of his life where one has to think deeply and he was left with no clue in his hand, it was more like a state of zero and every corner were seen like dark side of the life where one has no further choice to think, what to do next ! and where to go ! and how to proceed in life in a better way further.
Native decided to stay on the other side of India, started living with his Cousin sister and many a time used to live with his friend. Native biggest concern was how to stabilise his financial as well as his career status, as he was trying hard for all sort of jobs he can do.
Meanwhile Native decided to renew his Passport and Visa in India but again the dots of his destiny and Prarabdha played its role and he lost his Passport in a way, no one knows where he left all. It was another fail-over and moment of shock for him, This made leave him into the state of confusion for what to do next.
Native was trying hard to approach some of his friends for help, for getting any links or clues to get settle in India but friends behaviour was bit unusual and different toward him, and native felt like cheated from his inner core, by those whom once looks like very needy  to get jobs in Merchant Navy sector and native always forwarded his hands in their hard time and gave them as much as helping hands, like when you feel like ” an angel appears suddenly in a situation of darkness to carry forward your hands to those magical hands, with glowing wings sparkling, protecting you from every evil eye. But here case was bit different, friends were more looks like a foe or can be said as, they were much acting like devils in Darkness, appears like wearing a devil advocate coat in a friendly face. They simply rejected and refused to help him like a double standard face of society usually do in a situation of need.
Meanwhile, When I came back to my hometown after some months native brother approached and contacted me further and explained his whole mystery, the story of traumas and shocks happening to their family members. After listening decided to give him some vedic remedies and asked native to follow all these remedies diligently toward lord shiva whole heartily.
After following the remedies for months native whole aspect and perception of living life like a king moved into a path life of dire Spiritualism and major transformation took place in his life, failures and me-sires changed him a lot. native started Doing hard worshipping of Lord Shiva that brought a complete change in his subconscious mind and gifted him a filtered approach toward his life, money, family, wealth and relationships. That was the point of realisation in his life.

The beginning of Accumulated Karamas – The Sanchit Karama ( Good deeds- The Fruits of Life):

Now, Here comes the picture of good Sanchit Karama, native somehow managed to make new passport and got a new Job in another country but in marketing and sales profile although not a choice of his work but he was happy to receive this new surprise in his life after many months and years of hard work.
In his Merchant Navy Job, Native was earning in Lakhs per month, here native started again his career path but from a scratch point and started earning in Thousands just to start his new life again with new hope.Meanwhile, Court case was also proceeding in India and brother was managing it somehow with well approach.
Many a time native asked me why everything is happening with him and what made it happened with his family, including his personal and career life.
My answer from the beginning was same, there was no change in it, its all because of the Prarabdha Karama of the past life that one has to suffer either in this birth or may be in next birth.One has to exhaust his karama in any case
Beside this also suggested native to go through for process of Past life Regression therapy with expert masters somewhere with genuine approach. As suggested, Native went through a past life regression therapy process with expert master in New Delhi.
Now Things were more clearer to me after studying the past life regression therapy process of the native, it was more like a ray of home to resolve his case, as same like when we see a bright light coming out from the dark and dense clouds.
Results are really shocking for me and clearly very hard for me to believe and digest it. later when I tried to evaluate same with native horoscope, I was feeling quite amazing and surprised by the brilliancy of the astrological principals and results gave me assurity and authenticity of the sutras – How Nadi Jyotish and Jamini Sutras concepts are so precious and accurate, and how well they are explaining the whole process of Past Birth Karmas. Again, Shows, Our seers were never wrong in any of their theories and sutras for explaining its essence which I got it learned after analyzing the whole situation of the chart and now I am pretty sure about that fact how brilliantly will be Vedic Astrology at that time.



RinanubandhanTheory part 1: Understanding Karmic connections and Soulmates


The Deeper Concept of Rnanubandha and Karmic Relations

First of all you need to understand what is karama and what are karmic relationships and how both are interlinked with  Debt of pasts. That shows reason for those seeds and how are they interrelated to the Past births Karmic actions, as said below Karama is neither a punishment nor a treat its just a way to know about yourself and unfulfilled desires those are keep revolving from past birth cosmic cycles.

For understanding Karmic Cycle one need to understand the essence of Karama from Bhagwad Gita and Mahabharta Bhishma Parva , chapters 43 to 124.

Story Begins:


Here is the short story and shows dialogue between Bhishma  and the Arjuna During the Mahabharta war, Bhishma knew very well that even he was with the Kauravas; but it was only his body and not his heart that was with them.

Refernece taken from:


Bhishma he said to Yudhishthira

“My son, Duryodhana was doomed when he brushed aside Krishna’s advice; your victory was assured. During the war, Place Shikhandi before me and I shall throw down my bow and arrows. I shall not fight.”

Now Question arises Why Shikhandi ??

“Bhishma knew that Shikhandi was none other than Amba whom he had refused to marry in past life. She wanted vengeance from him. Later She then meditated on to Lord Shiva; she wanted a boon that she would kill Bhishma. Lord Shiva granted her the boon; she was born again to kill Bhishma but he refused to consider Shikhandi as a man and would not fight with him.”

This again shows Karmic links always come forward to us in any form either in vengeance or in love, or hatred and many a times it comes as sufferings too, one has to pay his karmic debt in the form of Runanubandham (Karmic Relation with them).  

Further, During the end of Kurukshetra War, when Bhishma was lying down pierced by thousand arrows of Arjuna, Bhishma explained to Arjuna about the Past life as follows:


“O Pandavas! Everything is result of our deeds in past life. Without sowing seeds, plants never sprout. Similarly, good or bad deeds done in past life give good and bad results in the present life. By making charities in past life, one gets enormous wealth in present life without any effort.

Tapas made in past life yields pleasures in present life.

Service done to elders and gurus in past life results in acquiring knowledge and intelligence without studying under any guru. If one observes non violence in past life then that person lives for long age in present life.

Therefore, Sadhu / Saintly people always observe nonviolence, make charities, regard gurus, serve elders and guests etc. Then only they enjoy pleasures in next life. So it’s all about doing Good or Bad Karmas in past life that one get a good or bad result in present life.”

(Mahabharta,  Bhishma Parva,chapters 43 – 124)

Moral of the Story:

Its the Karama that become the reason of this birth, after accumulating new karamas it leads to the basis of your next birth. After the death, soul of a person gathers all accumulated karamas from current one like a reservoir in that person’s mind. Later Divinity or God as per the divine Karmic law takes a handful of those Karmas and further it leads to a new karmic seed in the form of body.

So if a person has done good Karmas with those individual people, he/she might gets a good godly body in heavens first and then further they takes birth in a same learned, Religious and dutiful families, forms Close association with those family members in as a brother, sister, mother or father as a part of Karmic Rina, those having done good karama with that soul, during this whole process they enjoys relations with them.

If he/she has done bad karmas in past life then that person’s soul further goes to lower wombs of birds and animals.After moving through those lower Varnas, exhausting bad karmic seeds Soul further takes birth in those families having bad pending karmic deeds with them to further clear off debts in the form of karmic relations.This way process of Birth and death in the karmic relations keep going on unless and until karmas neutralises into zero.

( Source : https://gita-blog.blogspot.com/2013/07/our-present-life-is-result-of-our-deeds.html)

Below are verses of Bhagwat Gita further justifies the Laws of Karama and connection with the Rnanubandhan Theory:


“sariram yad avapnoti yac chapy utkramatishvarah grhitvaitani samyati vayur gandhan ivasayat”
(Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Fifteen verse 8)

“Sri Krishna said:O Arjuna, As the wind carries away odours from their seat, even so the Jivatma (soul), the lord of the body, snatching these (the mind & the senses) from the body, which it casts off, migrates into the body, which it acquires.

“yada sattve pravrddhe tu pralayam yati deha-bhrt
tadottama-vidam lokan amalan pratipadyate”

(Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Fourteen verse 14)

“Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, When one dies in the mode of goodness, he attains to the pure higher planets of the great sages.”

“rajasi pralayam gatva karma-sangisu jayate
tatha pralinas tamasi mudha-yonisu jayate”

(Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Fourteen verse 15)

“Sri Krishna said:O Arjuna, When one dies in the mode of passion, he takes birth among those engaged in fruit producing activities (i.e. as a man or woman on earth); and when one dies in the mode of ignorance, he takes birth in the bird & animal kingdom.”

This shows that its Karamic debts which become the seed of our many births we take in any given life cycle.

If we See further Definition of Karmic action, Below mentioned quotes are well justifying the theory:

Karma has been a pop culture term for ages. But really, what the heck is it?Karma is not an inviolate engine of cosmic punishment. Rather, it is a neutral sequence of acts, results, and consequences.

Receiving misfortune does not necessarily indicate that one has committed evil. But it is a sufficient indicator of something else.

And that something else can be anything, as long as it is a logical consequence of what has come before.

Consider: if you fall into a well, you are not a bad person who deserves to suffer—you are merely someone who took a wrong step. Or someone who had one drink too many. Or got a head rush due to poor circulation. Or forgot to wear your glasses. Or— 

The reasons are plentiful, and all plausible. But the chain of cause and effect goes way, way back into the deepest hoariest recesses of your personal past.So never rule out retribution. But never expect it.” 

by Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration
When you seek questions those are unfulfilled and having no clue from anywhere, that simply indicates those are nothing but are deep rooted lessons of past karmic actions.
“If you want to know the answer to ‘Who am I?’, then you will have to go to a Gnani purush [the enlightened one]. The Gnani Purush will give you Knowledge of your real Self [Who Am I] in the presence of the egoism. Thereafter your accounts (karmic) will be settled [& things will start falling in place].If the ‘effect’ is experienced, [karmic] bondage is created. If one experiences the ‘effects’ alone by himself, the [karmic] bondage will not be sticky. If he involves another person in it, the karmic bondage will be sticky.”  
― Dada Bhagwan

Definition from the The Padma Puran

“Runanubhanda Rupena Pashu Patni Suta Aalaya Runakshaye Kshyayaanthi Tatra Parivedana.”
(Padama Puran)

Meaning: Every Relations are the result of previous birth bondage. Once the debt is annihilated there is no relationship and hence end of suffering in this Samsara.


Hypothesis Says: 

It’s not easy to understand what are karmic relationships which bound us from many years or why we are just stick to them from our childhoods days with many of people we interact, share, love and responds them in a unique way. The best way to understand Karmic bondage’s is to just keep silent and understand them and ask millions of questions to your soul itself.

In Layman language, A karmic relationship is a deep rooted karmic actions based romantic bond that is formed with someone whom you feel connected always and somehow you thinks you are made for and most probably it might be belong from your soul group categories in order to repent, heal past life lessons and pain a soul is going through from many years.

Karmic relationships are the type of category that looks like a soulmate type bond that no one wants in a direct way, but ultimately everyone will get it in karmic cycle of this birth. These bonds are difficult to understand and are emotionally very taxing, sometime it takes shapes of abusive and verbal conflicts, and most important it has controlling and manipulative nature in sense.

There is no way to get out from such karmic bonds until and unless soul deeply learn his karmic lessons those are pending from this birth system meanwhile they keep moving in a cosmic cycle for years to understand each other. The only way to heal and understand a karmic relationship is when one or the other person try to understand its spiritual background of relations and take a decision to steps out of the karmic cycle and grows spiritually.For ending a karmic relation, someone need to become stronger, broader and he has to be think deeper meaning of life and grow himself spiritually. When any one from the karmic relation decides to walks away from the bond completely – either via physically and energetically – the relationship will be over.
To fully understand and heal a karmic relationship, you need to think much time to self realize or evaluate within yourself, look within yourself to fully understand the process of whole bond i.e  the lessons, the relationship has taught you before you decided to move over for the next relationship.

Is it a Chain of Karmic Relations or Really True Soul Mate exist : The Seed of Karmic Lessons

If you directly jump into a new relationship immediately without even realising, repenting or self evaluating the  whole situation of bond without understanding the pattern of relationship, things will keep repeating themselves again and again in any new relationship because the deep rooted issues have not been fully healed and realised yet.

Decision to Jumping again into a new relationship too soon after ending the last karmic bond will again reopen the aspects of the pattern cycle of karmic sufferings. The whole essence  in a karmic bond in any karmic suffering is to realise the mistake you are keep doing in past relationships. You must need to give the time and wounds created by all the relationship and the time they need to teach and heal you.

Once you have learned the karmic lessons and patterns of keep falling in multiple relationships and you had tried to broken down this pattern via growing spiritually, at the end you will be free from all of your patterns in a one way go and you will a free bird for forever where there will be no pending karma is in your basket . Even This cycle will be complete itself for the other person too, on it’s own, without involving in any participation from you.If you have tried himself to fully heal the lessons within yourself, in any life you will be free from all the pending past karmic relations.

The only way to meet true love soulmates will only be possible after the final ending realisation and breaking the pattern of karmas, learning, suffering and after healing the a karmic bond reason being karmic relationship comes up in our life to show us the guilt, repent and the unhealed pain we are carrying from many births.When you heal the pain you carry with your karmic cycle, you will be open to experiencing the true love mate you truly deserve in this life cycle.

Does Astrology Has Answer ? The Investigation
Astrologically, we can understand those karmic bonds but not in an easy lay man language via what we are studying from classical scriptures but yes there are many tools and system to understand ” runanubandham” concept or Karmic relations between two people via Jamini and Nadi systems.I have tried to explain the concept of karmic relationships and Runanubandha concept from many of jamini sutras and what i have observed from past many years in many different charts. but first of all we need to understand the basic concept, what actually is Runanubandha or Karmic debit of two people or the people we interact with them.

What are Soul mates, are they different then Karmic Relations ?

Well spiritually a Soul Mate can be any of relation that has any place in your life, it can be your family member or can be your friend too or love mate too. These are special purpose  souls that come into our lives for stronger reasons that has greater lessons and teachings are connected with it.

Every human being has categories of soul i.e Satvik, Tamasik or Rajasic etc and when we encounter any other such souls in our lives with following tatava in them,  it usually creates frictions like a two energy forces can create different, intriguing and challenging effects. Some souls will feels that they have known each other from another lifetimes, some might clash, and some might feels like they have never met such person’s  company ever.

Some of the souls those comes into our lives  help us growing love and wisdom in each other, while others help us in learning difficult life lessons or realising universal truths might be in harsh way or in true manner.

Each of those soul comes into our lives creates significant life transforming moments for a greater purpose.

Spiritually Soul Mates serve as mirrors of ourselves. What we see in another soul reflects our own soul.When we are capable of seeing others souls as ‘mates’, (including our enemies), as members of our family that are there to teach us life lessons, then our whole perception and relation to other people changes entirely.

Now understand What is the deeper meaning of ” Runanubandha ” ?

We take birth in a family, we meet friends, we meet parents, we meet many partners, we indulge with them, we create further karmas and finally after doing many sins and karmic actions we fall in a good relationship or either  we feel like marriage is a burden to us, we feels that parents are not listening to us and we leave our parents and close friends circle and live in an isolation to repent those sufferings; question is why it so ??. Logic is very clear we carry our certain karmas and we exhaust some of them and those we left we took away with for our next birth, don’t you think- there is a deep mystery in this karmic cycle.

View of Sri Sri Ravishankar  on the concept of Rnanubandhan
” According to the law of Rnanubandhan as explained by Sri Sri Ravishanakr ji ,  we will meet different people in our life in the forms of mother, father, brothers, sisters, spouse, children etc. We take birth a family only because of undischarged debts of past lives we carry with them. Mathematically explained, at the same time we are creating accounts, debiting and crediting all those karmas with them. We indulge with them for creating numerous Karmic debts with all those with whom we interact.  Spiritually explained all the Karmic debts ( Rina ) lead to some sort of bondage or attachments ( bandhan ) with people we interact. If we look deeply according to Bhagwad Geeta principals, what it says about karmas is that all these Karmic attachments will try to pull us into the wheel of existence or you can say karmic or cosmic cycle again and again unless and until we will exhaust them.”
( Art of Living – Gyan Dhara – The Law of Karama: 
Runanubandha, Relationships, Astrology)

The True Definition: 

Rnanubandhanis actually the bond of past birth karmic actions that results from Karmic debts at the root of repeated lives we take in this cosmic cycle.Numerous Karma which we are doing in day to day life is leading us in many “Rina” and this Rina further leads to Karma again. It is a two way cycle, If you have given or done something to somebody in some life, the memory of karmic actions will be stored in your Soul (Astral body) and all the memory will be attach with the soul. the person or the soul whom you had done something good or bad will be your debtor or creditor in this birth.If you had taken something in the past, it will be taken from you in any of birth you take, it could be this immediate birth or it could because of some of birth. If you had given good in the past it will be come back to you later somehow.

In Numerous birth we take, Astral body keep on  storing the memories, sufferings and happiness of all of runanubandham relations in countless births.Unless and until all the karma stored in the soul body is burnt away or exhausted by the physical  body, there is no point of liberation from birth cycle. Logically, we are memory of runanubandham of all the births, and the countless karmas we do  in any relationship reflects some sort of  runanubandha.

Those we are having strong  bond or relations will be part of our strong runanubandham and they usually become our parents, spouse, children and close friends in this life.

What Sadguru has Opinion on Rnanubandha

In Many of cases, what i have found people keep on falling on many sexual and physical intimate relationships with so many people and even they never feel or realised them what they are doing and later when karma plays its role in the form of sufferings in their close relations i.e marriage and children they try to repent or having strong guilt in their subconscious mind. question is why it is so.

According to the Rnanubandha theory explained in Karma and Memory,  Sadguru ji has clearly said
” sexual relationships have maximum impact in our life in terms of the amount of memory or subconscious impression they leave in our mind as compared with any other kind of touch, or any substance you come in touch with it. In understanding Rnanubandhan  in true sense, it is actually the physical memory attached with the soul we carry from. This memory can be acquired due to blood relationships or any sexual relationships. 

according to sadguru ji, When it comes to sexual relationships, a woman’s body has much more memory and tolerance power to experience those pain and level of sufferings connected with that and it can lead to guilt or feeling of difference. 

When it comes to genetic material, a man’s body has much more memory. Generally, over eighteen to twenty-one years of age, a woman’s body carries less physical memory than a man’s body. The main reason why nature has done this is because a woman has to bear a child from a man who is not genetically connected with her. For her to carry the child to term, it is very important that her genetic memory is less. “
( Karma and Memory by Sadaguru ji)


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Power of Transits in Vimsotri Dasha : How Transits Affect Dasa-Bhukti Lords

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How Transits Affect Dasa-Bhukti Lords

Dr. K. Guru Rajesh

This was an article published in the JANUARY 2015 issue of the ‘Modern Astrology’. I thank Mrs. Gayatridevi Vasudev, the editor, for allowing me to share the article in social media. I hope you will enjoy reading this……..

Complete System of Prediction 

Vedic astrology is replete with many kinds of tools and techniques which aid in predicting events in the life of a native and pin-point the time of their fructification. Even a single Sloka or a small set of 3 or 4 Slokas may contain in them the germ of a complete system of prediction. While studying Phaladeepikacertain Slokas of Chapter 20 that deal with the transit effects of Vimshottari Dasa and Bhukti lords attracted my attention.

Phaladeepika Slokas, Chapter 20

Whichever Bhava from the natal Ascendant the Dasa lord moves through in his transit identical with his own, exaltation or friendly sign, the concerned Bhava will be strengthened, provided the Dasa lord is strong in the natal chart.

When the Dasa lord is weak in the natal chart and he transits a sign identical with his debilitation or inimical sign or when he gets eclipsed by the Sun, the effects of that house from the natal Ascendant will get spoiled.

When the Dasa lord during his transit moves in his debilitation or inimical sign or gets eclipsed by the Sun, the Dasa will yield unfavorable results. Contrary to this, if the Dasa lord moves in his exaltation, own or friendly signs or becomes retrograde during his transit the Dasa will produce benefic results.

During a particular Dasa, the results of the houses reckoned from the natal Moon-sign will come to pass whenever the Dasa lord transits through them.

These Slokas suggest that when a certain Vimshottari Dasa and Bhukti is running in the life of a native, then the transits of the Dasa and Bhukti lords can be utilized to confirm the event promised by them in the natal chart and also to zero-in on the time of fructification of the event. Similarly, the transits of planets on the natal positions of the Dasa and Bhukti lords also have say on the manifestation of results. As with all methods of Vedic astrology, the dicta laid down by the Rishis should be taken as a broad guideline and more precise rules with empirical analysis need to be identified. With these pointers I have analysed a number of horoscopes of people who have experienced a variety of events, both good and bad, and found that the method works amazingly.

First of all the events promised by the planets in the natal chart should be analysed minutely in order to successfully apply this method. The good or bad results which the Dasa and Bhukti lords portend from their natal positions, lordships and association should be judged properly. While doing this, both the Ascendant and the natal Moon-sign should be considered. Similarly, the lord of the Nakshatra in which a planet is placed as per Vimshottari Dasa system should also be studied as it plays a prominent role in shaping the results. Various benefic and malefic combinations enumerated in the classical texts should be applied carefully before drawing a conclusion regarding the potential events that can manifest in the life of the native during a given Dasa and Bhukti period. After that, the following rules regarding the transit of Dasa and Bhukti lords and also other planets should be applied to pin-point the event. This method is particularly helpful when at least one among the Dasa or Bhukti lords is a slow moving planet. Nevertheless, it works well for fast moving planets also.

General Principles

(a) Observe the houses transited and aspected by the Dasa and Bhukti lords both from the natal Ascendant and the natal Moon-sign. The events connected with these houses will manifest during the Dasa-Bhukti period.

(b) Observe the natal planets on whom the Dasa and Bhukti lords move or cast their aspect in transit vis-a-vis their lordships and natural Karakattwas. The events connected with these planets will manifest during the Dasa-Bhukti period.

(c) Transit Dasa or Bhukti lord moving over or aspecting a particular combination in the natal chart may manifest the results of that combination.

(d) When the Dasa or Bhukti lord moves on or aspects a house of which it has natural Karakattwa the results of that house will manifest significantly.

(e) When the Dasa and Bhukti lords move over or aspect their natal positions then the period will give the results promised by them in the natal chart.

(f) When either the Dasa or Bhukti lord is a natural benefic and indicates a happy event in transit while at the same time the other lord is a natural malefic and indicates unfavourable result in transit, then the native will experience both results during that period. For example, events like marriage followed by immediate separation, or birth and death of a child etc.

Favourable Results

Opposition and Conjunction

1) Dasa or Bhukti lord transiting the 9th house from the natal Ascendant or the Moon-sign may give happy occasions like marriage, child birth etc.

2) The Dasa and Bhukti lords coming into opposition in transit will give benefic results promised by their position in the natal chart.

3) When Dasa and Bhukti lords come together in transit in a beneficial house either from the natal Ascendant or from the natal Moon, then the native will experience the favorable results of these houses.

Transit Jupiter

4) When transit Jupiter moves on natal Dasa or Bhukti lord, the native may experience happy events. Also, Dasa or Bhukti lord transiting on natal Jupiter may indicate happy events.

5) Transit Jupiter on or aspecting both Dasa or Bhukti lords will give happy events. 6) When Jupiter is either the Dasa or Bhukti lord and transits over the other planet while the said planet aspects or moves over natal Jupiter, the native will experience happy events.

7) The Dasa or Bhukti lord in transit moving over or receiving the aspect of natal Jupiter and Venus will give benefic results pertaining to the houses owned by him in the natal chart and also the houses influenced by him in transit.

8) When the Dasa or Bhukti lord transits natal Jupiter while transit Jupiter moves over the natal position of the Dasa or Bhukti lord, the native will experience benefic results.

9) When a Dasa or Bhukti lord is a natural malefic and transits over a beneficial house from the natal Ascendant or natal Moon while simultaneously either Jupiter or Venus is transiting over the natal position of the said planet, then the native will experience happy events.

10) When both Dasa and Bhukti lords join together in transit in the natal Ascendant or natal Moon-sign while transit Jupiter aspects their natal positions, then the native will experience happy events.
11) Transit Jupiter moving over the natal position of the Dasa or Bhukti lord or aspecting them in transit bestows favourable results on the native.

I have tested these rules successfully on more than 60 horoscopes and would like to demonstrate its applicability through an example horoscope.

Male: Born May 9, 1979 at 21 h. 30m. IST at 16 N 17, 80 E 26.

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Event I: Sister’s Birth: Mars Dasa-Ketu Bhukti >> A younger sister was born on 15thNovember 1982.

Vimshottari: Mars is the Karaka for siblings and is also the 3rd lord from the Moon-sign. Mars occupies the Nakshatra of Ketu who is in the 3rd from the Ascendant. The Bhukti lord Ketu is in the 3rd from the Ascendant aspected by 3rd lord Saturn. Transits: Both Dasa lord Mars and Bhukti lord Ketu were moving together in Sagittarius, the natal Ascendant. Transit Jupiter was in Libra aspecting natal Mars and Ketu, the Dasa and Bhukti lords.

Event II: Award of Gold Medals: 
Rahu Dasa-Moon Bhukti >> The native was awarded three gold medals for outstanding performance in the Under Graduate Course and received the medals on 25th November 2001 in the University Convocation through the Governor of the state. 

Vimshottari:   Dasa lord Rahu is in the 9th with the 2nd and 3rd lord Saturn. Rahu occupies the Nakshatra of Venus, the 6th and 11th lord, who is exalted in the 4thhouse. Rahu should give the results of his dispositor Sun who is exalted in the 5thhouse joined by 10th lord Mercury and 5th lord Mars. Thus Rahu is well fortified to bestow Yoga on the native. The Bhukti lord Moon is the 8th lord (the blemish of 8thhouse lordship will not affect the Sun and Moon) placed in the 10th aspected by exalted Venus. Moon occupies the Nakshatra of the 5th lord Mars who is in the 5thwith the 9th lord Sun and 10th lord Mercury. Thus, the Moon is also qualified to bestow recognition to the native and thrust him centre stage in the academicia.

Transits:  The Dasa lord Rahu was transiting Gemini, his exaltation sign, in the 10thfrom natal Moon. Transit Jupiter also joined transit Rahu in Gemini. The Bhukti lord Moon was transiting Pisces over natal exalted Venus aspecting the natal 10thhouse where natal Moon is placed.

Event III:  Top Rank in PG studies and qualifying CSIR-JRF-NET exam: 

Jupiter Dasa- Jupiter Bhukti >> The native obtained the top rank in his batch in Post Graduate Studies and received a prize and certificate of appreciation on March 14th 2003 in the University Convocation through the Governor. He also got qualified in the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research – Junior Research Fellow cumNational Eligibility Test and joined the fellowship in April 2004. For the first time in his life the native got a regular income in the form of a stipend.
Vimshottari: The Dasa and Bhukti lord Jupiter is the Ascendant and 4th lord exalted in the 8th aspecting the 2nd and 4th houses. The 5th lord Mars aspects Jupiter from the 5th. From the Moon-sign Jupiter is the 4th lord placed in the 11th house.

Transits:  The Dasa and Bhukti lord Jupiter was moving through his natal position in his exaltation sign Cancer.

Event IV:  Joining as Executive in a prestigious PSU: 

Jupiter Dasa-Saturn Bhukti >> The native joined as an executive in a prestigious Public Sector Company in March, 2006.

Vimshottari:  The Dasa lord Jupiter is exalted and aspects the 2nd house and is in the 11th from the Moon-sign. Further, Jupiter occupies the Nakshatra of the 2nd lord Saturn who is in the 9th house. The Bhukti lord Saturn is the 2nd lord placed in the 9th in the Nakshatra of the 6th and 11th lord Venus who is exalted in the 4th and aspects the 10th.

Transits: The Dasa lord Jupiter was transiting Libra, the 11th house from the natal Ascendant and the 2nd house from the natal Moon, aspecting the 10th lord Mercury and 10th house from the natal Moon sign. Bhukti lord Saturn was moving in Cancer over natal Jupiter in the 11th from natal Moon-sign and aspecting the 10th house and 10th lord from the natal Ascendant. Transit Venus was aspecting transit Saturn from Capricorn.

Event V:  Sister’s Marriage: Jupiter Dasa-Saturn Bhukti >> 

The native’s sister got married on January 25th 2007. 

Vimshottari:  The Dasa lord Jupiter is the 2nd and 11th lord from the 3rd and occupies his exaltation sign. Jupiter is in the Nakshatra of the 3rd lord Saturn who is in the 7th from the 3rd house. From the Moon-sign, Jupiter happens to be the 2ndand 5th lord from the 3rd and occupies the 9th from the 3rd house in exaltation. The Bhukti lord Saturn is the 3rd lord from Ascendant and occupies the 7th from the 3rd. Saturn further occupies the Nakshatra of exalted Venus who is the 7th lord from the 3rd house from the Moon sign.

Transits: The Dasa lord Jupiter was transiting Scorpio, the 3rd house from natal Moon, casting his aspect on the 7th house therefrom. The Bhukti lord Saturn was transiting Cancer over natal Jupiter, the Dasa lord. Also, transit Jupiter was aspecting transit Saturn.

Event VI: Native’s Marriage: Jupiter Dasa-Mercury Bhukti >> The native got married on May 15th 2009.

Vimshottari: The Dasa lord Jupiter is the 7th lord from the Moon-sign and aspects the 7th from the Moon where Venus is placed in exaltation. The Bhukti lord Mercury is the 7th lord from the Ascendant.

Transits: Dasa lord Jupiter was transiting Aquarius aspecting Gemini, the 7thhouse from natal Ascendant. The Bhukti lord Mercury was transiting in Taurus, the 9th from the natal Moon-sign.

Event VII:  Awarded PhD degree: Jupiter Dasa-Ketu Bhukti >> The native was awarded Doctorate degree on June 9th 2010. 

Vimshottari: The Dasa lord Jupiter is endowed with the capacity to confer distinction in studies. The Bhukti lord Ketu is in the 3rd house and can confer Yoga as per the dictum Truteeye Ketu samsthanam yogadam Bhavathi dhruvam. Further, Ketu occupies the Nakshatra of Ascendant and 4th lord Jupiter who is in exaltation.

The Dasa lord Jupiter was transiting Pisces, the 4th house from the natal Ascendant, aspecting the natal 10th house. The Bhukti lord Ketu was moving in Gemini, the 10th house from natal Moon.

Event VIII:  Acquires car: Jupiter Dasa-Ketu Bhukti >> 

The native purchased his first car on September 24th 2010.

Vimshottari:  The Dasa lord Jupiter is the 4th lord from both the Ascendant and the Moon sign and occupies his exaltation sign aspecting the 4th house from the Ascendant. The Bhukti lord Ketu is in the 3rd house albeit in the Nakshatra of the 4th lord Jupiter. Further Ketu should give the results of Saturn who is placed in the 9th house.

Transits: Dasa lord Jupiter was transiting Pisces, the 4th house from the natal Ascendant. The Bhukti lord Ketu was transiting Gemini and aspecting Sagittarius, the 4th house from the natal Moon.

Event IX: Birth of Daughter: Jupiter Dasa-Ketu Bhukti >> The native was blessed with a daughter on November 3rd 20 10.

Vimshottari:  The Dasa lord Jupiter is the natural Karaka for progeny and occupies his exaltation sign aspecting the 2nd house from the Ascendant which happens to be the 5th from the Moon-sign. Further, Jupiter is in the Nakshatra of Saturn, the 5th lord from the Moon sign, and receives the aspect of Mars, the 5th lord from the Ascendant. The Bhukti lord Ketu should give the results of Saturn and Mars (Kujavad ketu). Mars is the 5th lord from the Ascendant and Saturn is the 5th lord from the Moon. Further, Ketu occupies the Nakshatra of Karaka Jupiter.

Transits:  The Dasa lord Jupiter was transiting Aquarius where natal Ketu, the Bhukti lord, is placed. Further, transit Jupiter aspects natal Saturn, the 5th lord from the natal Moon-sign. Transit Ketu was moving in Gemini aspected by transit Jupiter from Aquarius.

Event X:  Promotion in Job: 

Jupiter Dasa-Venus Bhukti >> The native got a promotion in his job with effect from January 1st 2011.

The Dasa lord Jupiter is exalted and aspects the 2nd house and is placed in the 11th house, an Upachaya, from the Moon-sign. Further, Jupiter occupies the Nakshatra of 2nd and 3rd lord Saturn (lord of an Upachaya) the 6thand 11th lord (lord of Upachayas) from the Ascendant placed in the 4th in exaltation aspecting the 10th house. Venus is the 2nd and 9th lord from Moon sign. Venus occupies the asterism of Mercury, the 10th lord from both ascendant and Moon sign.
Transits: Dasa lord Jupiter was transiting Pisces aspecting the 10th house from natal ascendant and also natal Jupiter placed in Cancer. Bhukti lord Venus was transiting Scorpio receiving the aspect of both natal and transit Jupiter. Further, transit Jupiter was moving on natal Venus in Pisces.

Event-XI:  Constructed house: 

Jupiter dasa-Venus bhukti >> The native constructed a house and performed Gruhapravesham on 9th May 2011.

Vimshottari:  Dasa lord Jupiter is the 4th lord from both ascendant and Moon and occupies his exaltation sign aspecting 4th house from ascendant. Bhukti lord Venus is the 11th lord exalted in the 4th house and receives the aspect of 4th lord Jupiter. Further, from Moon sign Venus is the 2nd and 9th lord. 

Transit: Dasa lord Jupiter just entered Aries aspecting Sagittarius, the natal ascendant and the 4th house from natal Moon sign. Bhukti lord Venus was transiting her natal position in Pisces, the 4th house from natal ascendant.

Event-XII:  Second child:  

Jupiter dasa-Moon bhukti >> 
The native’s wife delivered a baby girl on October 1st 2014.
Vimshottari: Dasa lord Jupiter is capable of bestowing progeny as explained earlier. Bhukti lord Moon is placed in the 10th house aspected by exalted Venus. Moon occupies the asterism of Mars, the 5th lord from ascendant.

Transit:  Dasa lord Jupiter is transiting Cancer over his natal position aspecting Capricorn, the 5th house from natal Moon sign. Bhukti lord was transiting Sagittarius, the native’s Ascendant sign.

Event-XIII: Promotion to the native: 

Jupiter dasa-Mars Bhukti >> The native got a second promotion with effect from January 1st 2016.

Vimshottari: The dasa lord Jupiter is capable of giving progress in career as explained above. The Bhukti lord Mars is the 5th lord from the ascendant joining the 9th lord Sun and 10th lord Mercury in the 5th house, a powerful Kenrakonadhipa Yoga. Mars is the 3rd lord (Upachaya lord) from Moon-Sign and occupies the Nakshatra of Ketu who is placed in the 3rd from the ascendant and 6th from the Moon sign (both Upachayas). 

Transit: Dasa lord Jupiter is transiting Leo, the 9th house from the ascendant aspecting Aries where the Bhukti lord Mars is placed forming the yoga with 9thand 10th lords. Bhukti lord Mars is transiting Libra, the 11th house from the ascendant (an Upachaya), also aspecting Aries.

Unfavourable Results

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The first part of this paper has dealt with the connection between the Dasa-Bhukti lords and transiting planets covering favourable results. There are other principles which can also be applied in deciphering unfavourable results to the Dasa-Bhukti lords against the transits of planets.

Mutual Relationships

1) The Dasa and Bhukti lords portending evil results in the natal chart and joining together or coming in mutual opposition in transit in malefic houses from the natal Moon or the natal Ascendant will bring about evil results.

2) When the Dasa and Bhukti of malefic planets are running and one of them transits over the other, then the bad effect suggested in the natal chart will manifest itself.

3) When both the Dasa and Bhukti lords are natural malefics and form a formidable combination in the natal chart and one of them moves on or aspects that natal combination in transit while the other moves on or aspects the natal Ascendant, Moon-sign or the 10th house from them, the native will experience very bad results and commit grave mistakes due to poor judgment.

4) The Dasa or Bhukti lord transiting his debilitation sign and suffering combustion at the same time will give very bad results.

5) If the Dasa or Bhukti lord occupies his debilitation sign in a bad house in the natal chart and transits the same sign then that period will be unfavourable.

6) When a Dasa or Bhukti lord moves over a planet debilitated in the natal chart and also joins the same planet in transit, then the period will give bad results.

7) When either the Dasa or Bhukti lords is debilitated and posited in a bad house in the natal chart and the Dasa and Bhukti lords in transit move through or aspect that house, then the native will experience bad results as indicated by that house.

8) The Dasa and Bhukti lords both moving over or aspecting natal debilitated planets will bring bad results like loss of position etc.

Inimical Signs and Planets

9) When a Dasa or Bhukti lord in transit moves in an inimical sign joined by planets inimical to him, then that period will give bad results.

10) When Jupiter is either the Dasa and Bhukti lord and joins his enemies Venus or Mercury or both in transit in an inimical or debilitation sign, then the native will experience bad results.

11) The Dasa or Bhukti lord though moving in exaltation, friendly or own sign will give unfavourable results when combust at the same time.

Malefic Planets and Positions

12) Transit of malefic planets over Dasa or Bhukti lord who is disposed badly in the natal chart will give bad results.

13) Though a planet transits his exaltation, own or friendly sign that will not preclude him from giving unfavourable results if that sign happens to be the 6th, 8th or 12th house from the natal Ascendant or natal Moon.

14) When a Dasa or Bhukti lord transits his natal position joined by transiting malefic planets, the native will experience bad results.

15) When a Dasa or Bhukti lord moves in his debilitation sign or a malefic house from the natal Ascendant or natal Moon and is simultaneously influenced by transit Saturn and Mars either by conjunction or aspect then the period indicates unfortunate events.

16) When the Dasa or Bhukti lord moves over a natal planet that owns bad houses and joins the same planet in transit also, then the native will experience bad results of the house pertaining to that natal planet.

17) When the Dasa or Bhukti lord activates a formidable natal combination in transit and simultaneously suffers combustion or affliction by transiting malefic planets, the native experiences very bad results indicated by the natal combination.
18) When Saturn is one among the Dasa and Bhukti lords and generates sadesathein
transit (moves in the 12th, 1st or 2nd from natal Moon) while the other lord simultaneously indicates bad results in transit, the native will face difficult circumstances.


19) The Dasa or Bhukti lord joining transit Rahu or Ketu will be bad. This will be more pronounced when the planet moves through his inimical or debilitation sign.

20) Rahu transiting on natal position of Dasa or Bhukti lord will be bad.

21) When transit Rahu moves over a planet whose Dasa or Bhukti is current and that planet simultaneously transits his debilitation or inimical sign or suffers combustion, bad results follow.
22) When both the Dasa and Bhukti lords move over a bad natal combination joined with transit Rahu then that period will prove to be unfavourable.

23) When Rahu or Ketu is the Dasa or Bhukti lord, the transit or aspect of the Node over natal Ascendant or natal Moon may give bad results.

24) If the Dasa or Bhukti lord transits natal Rahu while transit Rahu simultaneously transits over the natal position of the said planet, then the native will experience bad results.

The same case discussed in Part I of this paper is examined in the light of these principles for unfavourable results.

Male: Born May 9, 1979 at 21h. 30m. 1ST at 16 N 17, 80 E 26.

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Event XIV:  Father’s Heart Attack and Bypass Surgery: 

Rahu Dasa-Mars Bhukti >>  The native’s father suffered a heart attack on October 2nd 2002 and had to undergo bypass surgery on November 11th 2002. The 9th house lodges Saturn in an inimical sign with Rahu while the 9th lord and Karaka Sun is exalted in the 5th with Mars and Mercury. The 9th is hemmed between benefics exalted Jupiter and Full Moon. Thus, though the 9th house is considerably afflicted, the 9th lord and Karaka Sun is fortified and the 9th house is protected by the benefic Argala.

Vimshottari: Both the Dasa and Bhukti lords are natural malefics. The Dasa lord Rahu is in the 9th with Saturn. Rahu occupies the Nakshatra of Venus who is in the 4th (8th from the 9th). The Bhukti lord Mars joins the 9th lord Sun in the 5th house along with Mercury. Mercury is a Maraka from the 9th house. Mars occupies the Nakshatra of Ketu who is in the 3rd house, the 7th from the 9th. Mars Bhukti is the last in Rahu Dasa coming under Dasa-chidram which usually gives bad results.
Transits: Dasa lord Rahu was transiting Taurus, the 9th house from the natal Moon. Bhukti lord Mars was transiting natal Saturn and Rahu in Leo, the 9th house from the natal Ascendant.

Event XV:
  Father’s Hip Fracture and Operation: Jupiter Dasa-Ketu Bhukti >> On October 24th 2010, the native’s father fell down and had a hip fracture which was operated upon on November 2nd 2010 and a joint replacement done.

Vimshottari: Dasa lord Jupiter is in the 8th house, the 12th from the 9th and happens to be the 8th lord from the 9th house. Jupiter occupies the Nakshatra of Saturn who is in the 9th along with Rahu. The Bhukti lord Ketu is in the 3rd and should give the results of Saturn who occupies the 9th house with Rahu. Both Dasa and Bhukti lords are in Shastashtaka or mutually unfavorable positions.
Transits: The Dasa lord Jupiter was transiting Pisces, the 8th house from the natal 9th house. The Bhukti lord Ketu was transiting Gemini, his debilitation sign, aspecting the natal Ascendant.

Event XVI:  Heart Problem to Mother: Jupiter Dasa-Venus Bhukti >> The native’s mother had to be hospitalized on September 28th 2011 as she was complaining of shortness of breath. It was diagnosed as heart failure because of reduced EF%.

The Dasa lord Jupiter is the 4th lord from both the Ascendant and the Moon-sign. Though in his exaltation sign, Jupiter is in the 8th house from the Ascendant in the Nakshatra of Saturn who is placed in the 6th from the 4th in Leo which rules the heart. The Bhukti lord Venus is the 6th and 11th lord from Ascendant and occupies the 4th house aspected by 8th lord and Karaka Moon. From the 4th house Venus is the 3rd and 8th lord.

Transits: The Dasa lord Jupiter was in Aries, the 8th house from the natal Moon-sign aspecting Libra, the 8th from the 4th house from the natal Ascendant. The Bhukti lord Venus was transiting his debilitation sign Virgo where the natal Moon, the Karaka, is placed. Transit Venus was with transit Saturn, the Sun, Moon and Mercury aspecting Pisces, the 4th house from the natal Ascendant.

Event XVII: Father’s Death: Jupiter Dasa-Moon Bhukti >> The native’s father died on August 24th 2015.

Vimshottari:  As explained earlier Jupiter is capable of causing harm to the native’s father. The Bhukti lord Moon is the 8th lord, 12th lord from the 9th house, and placed in the 2nd to 9th house, a Marakasthana. Further, the Moon occupies the Nakshatra of Mars who joins Pitrukaraka and 9th lord Sun and 10th lord Mercury, a Marakasthana lord from the 9th house.

Dasa lord Jupiter was transiting Leo, the 9th house from the ascendant where Saturn and Rahu are placed in the natal chart. Further, Jupiter was combust by his close proximity to transit Sun, the 9th lord and natural Karaka for father. Bhukti lord Moon was debilitated in Scorpio aspecting Taurus, the 9th house from the natal Moon-sign.

This case illustrates the principles given in Phaladeepika very well.

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Dr. K Guru Rajesh 

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The Karma Theory in vedic astrology part 1: Astrology and karma


The Karma Theory in vedic astrology part 1:  Astrology and karma theory, understanding Karma Astrologically

Definition of Karma and Its relation with astrology: What is Karma?
karma theory in astrology

In Astrological language, we refer Saturn & Mars in the top category for karaka of physical karmas, Means those karmas we actually do or perform in the material world with our fully conscious mind based on Some of our action plans and logic involvement. All these Karmas are based on physical means and motives.

Then there is another level of Karmas to always resides and keep growing in the hidden corner of our mind, those are fall into the category of Mental or sub-conscious level karmas.

Mental Karmas or sub-conscious level karmas are those karmas we actually Manipulate in our hidden corner of the brain or those always lives in Mana (one of Sense).

These Karmas keep flourishing in the dreamy world or in an imaginary world and always keep busy in building stories that have no link with the practical or real world based on our unfinished desires, logic’s we left for future and those hidden Mean & Motives which we were never able to fructify.

Here both Mercury(Brain) and Moon(Mind) are key manipulators for building those imaginary Mana Based Karmas and Role of imbalanced Vishudhi chakra energy is key here for yielding into something imaginary if we see in Deep prospects. Reason being Visudhi chakra role is to Purify not only on the physical level but also on the level of the psyche and mind. All those unpleasant experiences that we have suppressed in our life, continue to reside in the subconscious mind until they are faced and resolved with higher wisdom of native. If this Chakra is not fully developed or in imbalanced state certain difficulties regarding mind may be experienced by the native. Blockage of the Vishuddhi Chakra produces feelings of anxiety, lack of freedom, restriction, thyroid and throat problems in general.

Frankly Speaking in Astrological language Both Moon and Mercury are only responsible for Mana based Good & Evil Karmas we produce in our hidden corner. Moon- is categorized for Mana based actions influenced by our deep hidden desires and thinking process

Those always reside in mind. Those hidden desires take in the form of manipulative actions which get a spark in our day to day life as a result of our 5 senses speculation for the manifestation of hidden desires. These are those desires which keep taking birth in our mind via fraction of thoughts, either try to fulfil it or get frustrated with it.

All those future thoughts which are keep taking birth in our Sub-conscious plane are called Sub-Conscious based karmas, means those karmas which are somewhere hidden in mind and are trying hard to take a form of physical level or in the physical world for the manifestation of desires based on some action plan.

As per Karama Theory of Bhagwat Geeta, ” Mana is the main culprit as well as boon too and categorized in top level overall 5 senses for accountability in evil and Good Karmas”.

The subpart of Mana Based karma is Mercury (Your Brain who processes those thoughts into some logic’s and yielding into some planning and actions) – Responsible for thoughtful Action oriented Karma based on some logic’s, calculations and mathematical equation ignited from Vishudhi Chakra. Mana is controlling all these senses and Brain is working under the Mana mainly.if Mercury is afflicted in a chart it will give birth of evil logical approach in actions and if it is beneficially placed in any Dharma Kona (1, 5 and 9th house) or getting aspect from Sun and Jupiter, it will uplift the dharma and those actions into fruitful manner for the cause of society. Eventually, Mercury or Brain will rule over all those 5 senses and will be an indicator for Higher Intelligence of Gyaani as refer in Bhagwad Geeta, Person will follow the life of Gyan Yoga.

The Karmas which are done in Conscious and sub-Conscious plane take a form of Actions or results based on desires. The results or ‘fruits’ of actions are combinedly called Karma-Phala (fruit of Karma).


Astrological Interpretation of Karma and Astrology


In Astrological Language, Navamsa Chart or Dharm-Amsa (D9) is seen for fructification of Karmas (both Subconscious and Conscious karmas). The Dharma-amsa gives clue and intensity level of karma to check fructification of any Raaj or Raja Yoga’s.

This is the main reason why we see fructification of Marriage from D9 as Dharma connected with marriage bonding, the dharma of Marriage is legal Kids and Following our religious and social duties and to uplift it mutually which are necessary to grow for self and Kula( Family) too. Dharma gives wisdom and shows the path to move in most righteous manner.

The affliction of any planet in D9 chart indicates, in what area, where you are doing Adharma or what you are not following which is not according to dharma or by the righteous principle of the Almighty.

Kids are the fruits of Marriage and if Venus is afflicted (By Nodes/Mars/Saturn) in D9 chart for both Male and females, that means Something illegitimate happening in a relationship or in the area of Venus i.e Marriage or w.r.t Women. Either native is doing something wrong with women’s or he or she is illegally involving in illegitimate sexual activities other than marriage bonding. I have known to someone having Venus in 2nd house in D9 chart aspected by Mars and Rahu, native used to make illegitimate relationships with Women’s for the gratification of senses which in results will sure be gone destroy the properties of Venus in D1 chart.

In D1 chart Venus is lord of 5th house and placed in 12th house. I was pretty sure about, it will delay the happiness via Marriage (Happiness via Marriage are Kids (11th from 7th house – 5th house ). Here in this case native lost the 1st baby before birth and still not able to complete his Master Degree and having not so good relationship with her spouse.

So, the affliction of any planet in D9 chart will give you clue how Adharma is happening around you Which in results can give crisis in marriage, bad relationship with Women, an issue with wife and reduction of Results in the house where Venus is having lordship in D1.

In Spiritual reality, Marriage is an about fruit of our Sanchit and Prarabdh Karmas we had performed in earlier births and based on those karmas either we used to enjoy those relations or realizes or suffers on account of those relations based on actions or bad deeds of past.

If you had done good Karmas in past birth, Marriage will be most fruitful and same result can be check in the D9 chart too.In d9 chart Venus (In Male charts) and Jupiter and Mars (In Female charts) will be free from any nodal affliction.If you have done anything bad wrt to any men or women in past birth, in current birth chart 6th House and 6th Lord in D1 will mostly try to obstruct the marriage relationship maturity and any afflicted to nodes will always try to disturb the marriage in current life.

Whenever it makes any relationship or influences the 7th house, 7th Lord, UL(Uppada Lagana) or A7 (Darapada) in d1 chart and other marriage supporting houses natives either will face delays in the marriages or if somehow native falls in relation of love or close bonding, relationship will be like a path of cactus or level of suffering in that relationship will be intense or severe.

In many of the cases what I have seen that if AK is deeply afflicted by nodes or some way connected with Suffering houses or has some relation with either Venus or UL or A7 arudha, relationships and marriage will be difficult to handle and it can fall very soon or the level of suffering would be very intense and unbearable for that soul.

Only Purpose is to realize the soul lesson of pasts karmas in the same way one has given the sufferings to the others.

Karma’s role is to always realize or filtering the soul suffering from deeper growth in current life.

Some souls can fall on account of those suffering but some souls transform them into a new beginning of the spiritual path.

This can be check in the D9 chart too with the strength of Ak(Atmakarka). If Ak is deeply conjugated with Nodes/Malefic planets or it is debilitated placed in trik Bhavas from Lagana of D9, it clearly indicates level of soul suffering will be intense and one has to suffer badly in this life on account of past deeds and possibility is too that either native might fall back or rise above spiritually, as Ak is weakly placed and debilitated too.

Debilitation of Ak always is a case of the fallen soul where one may rise materially but for spiritually it could be a challenge for him to lift his soul from Tamasik Parvarti.

The choice is clearly in the hands of native what he wants to achieve from that suffering, rise from that or fall in that. This clearly suggests one has to pay back its karma in any form, either in this birth or in next birth, if somehow native could able to carry forward it to the next birth with the blessings and intervention of the Seers/Saints/Guru and divine souls.

If we see deeper, In Broader level Good Karmas are mainly categorized in Sanchit Karama, even though bad is also categorized in it too but the level of result is quite different.

The result of Sanchit karma can become out at any time in your life when dashas and slow-moving transits (Saturn, Jupiter’s and nodes) would be in support to the chart.

Maybe it can come in pre-marriage life or maybe after post marriage events.It is purely dependent on the transits of the Karmic planets (Saturn, Nodes, and Jupiter) on those houses/Lord having relation with past deeds.

So, carefully watch your karmas with open eyes and deep wisdom.

Both the Good and Bad vimsotri Dashas in Natal Chart keep telling you about your combined Sanchit (Sum total of all good and bad karmas) and Prarabdha Karmas (Suffering you have given to others) when it is combined with the Moola dasha, that shows the results of past deeds. What level of suffering we are getting in current life is clearly seen from the result of moola dasha, and why we are getting sufferings in current life is clearly seen from the combined results of moola dasha. Both the dashas works in hand on hand way. One shows reasons for sufferings and others shows in that period we might get sufferings out of our past actions or deeds.

Below mentioned Quotes of Swami Sivananda Saraswati Ji clearly speaks about the results of past actions or deed what we discussed in above astrological interpretations:

According to the definition of Yogi Swami Sivananda Saraswati,

” life is an infinite chain of results of actions (Karma) in the past works on the principle of “Law of Cause and Effect” same is defined in physics and actual reality too. what you do base on we have to see its consequences and effects on our surroundings. Simply “As you sow, so you reap”.

The way the results of Karma are delivered is known as “Law of Karma (Ruled by the Lord Saturn whose duty is either to punish or give and teach lessons of life).


“Law of Karama simply says What you will do, what you will get at any moment at any time”.
“According to Swami Sivananda Saraswati, Karma in our Sanatana dharma is considered to be a spiritually originated law that governs all life functioning. In the Law of Karma even though an individual is considered to be the sole doer and enjoy-er of his Karmas and their ‘fruits’ “.The supreme being (The Divine Power – Lord Jupiter represents the divine blessings from the god who showers blessing when we deserves as our Sanchit karmas allows) plays a major role as the dispenser of the ‘fruits’ of Karma”.
(Reference, Yogi Swami Sivananda Saraswati)

The best way to understand the law of Karma astrologically and regarding its connected fruit or result should be from ” Transit of Jupiter and Saturn transits in D1 chart ” those are categorized in Non-Fixed karma (Adridha Karmas), means which can be come out any moment when both transits are in your favour or not.

Transit of Jupiter gives opportunities and Saturn shows when that karma has to fulfil. Both the transits work in mutual relations to shows results and fruits of karmas and actions connected in past deeds.


In Spiritual Reality God’s has somehow direct involvement in this process, astrology is only a tool to understand the karmic influence on us, only when the level of karma is intense to minimize. Although there is no such way to avoid karmas in any way but yes because of the Bhakti/Tapa/Nama Jaap and immense devotion toward almighty it can be neutralized or minimize to some extent but the period of karmic suffering one has to go through. In General, the natural laws of causation are sufficient to explain the effects of Karma.