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Articles on Vedic Astrology By Prof. K.V. Ramana Rao

Prof. Ramana Rao has written several scholarly articles (over 31 books) on various aspects of Vedic Astrology including translation of texts from Sanskrit to English. As a sample, we have presented some articles here below. The following articles are available as pdf files in the links given below.

  1. Jataka Chandrika
  2. Kuja Dosham
  3. Jataka Kalanidhi (coming soon)
  4. Gocharam (coming soon)
  5. Jataka Ratnakaram (coming soon)

Jataka Chandrika

Hindu Astrology has been practice for thousands of years; it is based on sound principles of astronomy; the Predictive astrology gained popularity and is in wide use. Here we present the famous book JATAKA CHANDRIKA, which describes some important rules of predictive astrology. Here we give the sanskrit verses (slokams) and their english meaning:

1. SIDHANTAM UPANISHADAM SIDHAANTHAM PARAMESTHINAHA
SHONAADHARAM MAHATH KINCHI DVEENA DHARAM UPAASMAHEA.

The Mother-Goddess Sri Saraswathi is the presiding diety of all Upanishads, (well established theories of all Sciences), embodiment of Brahma siddhanthams, and playing sweet celestial music on Veena (musical instrument). She is surrounded by celestial glow and glory. We prostrate before Her.

2. PHALAANI NAKSHATHRA DASAA PRAKAARENA VIVRUNMAHEA,
VAYAM PAARASAREEM HORAA MANUSMRUTHYA YADHAMATHIHI.

We now explain the slokams written by ancient sage (Maharshi) PARASARA explaining Hora phalams (predictions) ; these scientific methods based on NAKSHATHRA (stars), planets, life—periods (dassas) that come in the life span of a person, as explained by ancient scholar Manindha.

3. BUDHAIRBHAVAADAYA SSARVEJNEA YAASSAAMANYA SASTHRATAHA
EATHATHSAANUSAARENA SANJNAAM BHRUMO VISHESHATAHAA.

A person who wishes to master astrology (jyothisham) should learn from elderly scholars in a regular fashion bhavams , nakshatrams (stars), grahams (planets), lagnams ( the position of particular happening at particular time (like birth of a child) in the chart of planets (bhava-chakram) and many such scientific facts and fundamental concepts of the sciences of astronomy and astrology and the symbols, glossary of scientific terms and their full meanings. We now explain some such concepts here.

4. PASYANTHI SAPTHAMAA SARVEA SANI JEEVA KUJAH PUNAHA,
VISHESHATHASCHA THRIDASA THRIKONA CHATHURASRAGAAN.

Every planet aspects (dhrusthi = sees) the seventh house from the house it is positioned.

Planet:

SUN

MOON

KUJA

MERCURY

JUPITER

VEENUS

SATURN

RAAHU

KETHU

Aspect House No:

7

7

4,7,8

7

5,7,9

7

3,7,10

7

7

5. SARVE THRIKONANEA THAARO’ GRAHA SSUBHA PHALA PRADAHAA,
PATHAYASTHREE SHADAAYAANAM YADHI PAAPA PHALA PRADHAHA.

Generally, we consider nine planets and twelve raasis (houses) in vedic astrology; Raahu and Kethu are not assigned “Lordship” to any house. In case of remaining seven planets, they have “Lordship”

RAASI

HOUSE

RAASI

ADHIPATI

LORD OF

HOUSE

MESHAM

ARIES

KUJA

MARS

VRUSHABHAM

TAURUS

SUKRA

VEENUS

MITHUNAM

GEMINI

BUDHA

MERCURY

KARKATAKAM

CANCER

CHANDRA

MOON

SIMHAM

LEO

RAVI

SUN

KANYA

VIRGO

BUDHA

MERCURY

THULA

LIBRA

SUKRA

VEENUS

VRUSCHIKAM

SCORPIO

KUJA

MARS

DHANASU

SAGITTARIUS

GURU

JUPITER

MAKARAM

CAPRICORN

SANI

SATURN

KUMBHAM

AQUARIUS

SANI

SATURN

MEENAM

PISCES

GURU

JUPITER

If a planet is the lord of 5th or 9th House it gives beneficial results, even if it is MALEFIC (harmful) planet; If a planet is the Lord of 3rd or 4th house, it gives only the harmful effects, even if it is good planet.

6. NADISANTHI SUBHAM SROONAAM SAUMYAAHA KENDRA ADHIPAAYADI,
KROORASCHEADASUBHAM THVE THA, PRABALAA UTHAROTHARAM,

Even if a planet is beneficial (good) and is good-natured (soumya), it gives bad (harmful) results if that planet has lordship of Kendra—raasis, namely 4th, 7th, and 10th houses. Even if a planet is papa-graha (cruel), it gives good (beneficial) results if that planet has lordship of kendra—raasis.

Guru = Jupiter, Sukra = Veenus, Budha = Mercury, Chandra = Moon are soumya (beneficial) planets. Ravi = Sun, Kuja = Mars, Sani = Saturn are kroora (cruel) planets.

PRABALAA UTHAROTHARAM = STRONGER IN SUCCESSIVE ORDER; this means the lord of Lagnam = house 1 gives harmful results, the lord of 4th house gives worse results, the lord of 7th house gives still worse results, the lord of 10th house gives worst (most harmful) results. The lord of 5th house gives beneficial results; the lord of 9th house gives more beneficial (better) results. The lord of 3rd house gives bad (harmful) results, the lord of 6th house gives worse results, the lord of 11th house gives still worse results.

7. LAGNAD VYAYA DWITHEEYESAU PARESHAAM SAAHACHARYATAHA,
STHANANTHARAANNU GUNEYNA BHAVATHAHA PHALADAAYAKAU.

The lords of 2nd house and or 12th house are together with other planets in the same house, or they also have lordships of other houses and such other considerations determine whether that planet gives results, good or bad. These lords of 2nd or 12th house do not have lordships of other houses or they stay in their own houses they can not give good or bad results. Let us illustrate this fact: The lords of second houses of Mithunam (Gemini), and Karkatakam (Cancer) houses are Chandra (Moon) and Ravi (Sun) can not cause death if they are positioned in their own houses, namely, Karkatakam (Cancer) and Simham (Leo). (Also see slokams 49 & 53 (verses) to illustrate this fact.)

8. BHAGYA VYAYADHIPATHYAENA RANDHRAE SOANA SUBHAPRADAAH
NAYEAVA SUBHA SANDHAATAA LAGNAADHISOPICHETH SWAYAM.

The 9th house is Bhagya-sthaanam (house of prosperity); 12th house to this 9th hous is 8th house; the Lord of 8th house gives paapa (harmful) results. If the same lord of 8th house is also the lord of lagnam (1st house), that planet gives (beneficial) results. Let us explain: Lagnam is 1st house; lagnam is 5th house for Bhagya-raasi (9th house). We shall tell you soon that the lord of lagnam (1st house) is also the lord of 9th house, he is not paapi (cruel); that planet gives beneficial results only. If Lagnam is Mesham (Aries), the 8th house is Vruschikam (Scorpio); Kuja (Mars) is the lord of both the houses; If Lagnam is Thula (Libra), the 8th house is Vrushabham (Taurus); Sukra (Veenus) is the lord of both the houses. In these cases Kuja = Mars, and Sukra = Veenus are not harmful; they are beneficial planets.

In the next three slokams (verses) we explain the good and bad results the planets give by lordships: good-natured (soumya) planets having lordships of 4th, 7th, and 10th houses; cruel (kroora) planets having lordships of 8th house.

9. KENDRA ADHIPATYA DOSHASTHU BALAVAAN GURU SUKRAYOH,
MARAKATVEPI CHA THAYORMAARKA-STAANA SAMSTHITHAHA.

Guru (Jupiter), and Sukra (Veenus) are good-natured (Soumya) planets; the harm they do by having Lordship of kendrams – 4th , 7th, 10th houses is very strong. If those planets have lordships of kendrams and are positioned in maaraka-sthaanams (houses which cause death = 2nd house, & 7th houses), they cause death to the person; the harmful result they give is very strong.

10. BUDHASTHADANU CHANDROPI BHAVETHA THADANUTHADWIDHAH,
NARANDHRASATHVADOSTHU SURYA CHANDRA MASOBHAVETH.

The harmful effects caused by the lordship of kendrams 4th, 7th, & 10th houses is less in case of Budha (Mercury) when compared to the harm done by Guru = Jupiter and Sukra = Veenus. The harmful effect caused by Chandra (Moon) having lordship of kendrams, is less than the harm done by Budha (Mercury); There is no harmful effect for Ravi = Sun and Chandra = Moon, by having =lordship of 8th house.

11. KUJASYA KARMA NETHRUTHVA PRAYUKTHA SUBHAKAARITHAA
THRIKONASYAAPI NETHRUTHVEA NAKARMAESATHVAMAATHRATHAH .

If Kuja = Mars has lordship of both 5th and 10th houses, Kuja is beneficial planet. If Kuja = Mars has only the lordship of the 10th house (karma-sthaanam) and also the lordship of the 3rd house, Kuja is a harmful (paapi) planet. So Kuja is beneficial for persons born in Karkataka (Cancer) lagnam and Kuja is harmful for persons born in Kumbha (Aquarius) lagnam

12. YADYADHBAAVA GATHAAVAAPI YADYADHBHAAVEASA SAMYUTHAU,
THATHATH PHALAANI PRABALAU PRADHISEATHAANTHA YOGRAHAU.

Raahu and Kethu do not have lordship of any house; they are sadow-planets. But they give results depending on (1) the house in which they are positioned; (2) the lords of houses (bhaava-addhipathulu) with whom they are positioned in the same house; (3) they are aspected (seen = dhrushti) by lords of which houses; the relative strengths of those planets. Let us explain: if Raahu & Kethu are in beneficial houses, are in association with beneficial planets in the same house, they give good results.

If Raahu and Kethu are in harmful houses, and are in association with cruel (bad = harmful) planets, they give bad = harmful results. The relative strengths of association, relative position, and sight (dhrushti = seeing)of planets and their relative strengths determine the nature & strength of results, Raahu & Kethu give.

SUBHA YOGAMS (BENEICIAL ASPECTS)

13. KENDRA THRIKONA PATHAYA SSAMBANDHENA PARASPARAM
ITHARAIRA PRASAKTHAASCHEA DVISESHA SUBHA PHALA DAAYAKAAH.

The lords of kendrams : 1st, 4th, 7th, 10th houses, and the lords of trikonamas : 1st, 5th and 9th houses have mutual relationships, and or mutual dristhis (aspecting = seeing), and they do not have relations with other planers, they give beneficial results. If these lords of kendrams (1,4,7,10 houses) and thrikonams (1,5,9 houses) have no relations or no associations with lords of bad houses like 3, 6, 11 houses or dristhi (seeing) of these bad houses these planets give highly beneficial results. If such relations or associations exist, those planets give ordinary, yet good results.

RAJA YOGAMS (VERY HIGHLY BENEFICIAL ASPECTS)

14. KENDRA TRIKONAGAE THAARAU DOSHA YUKTAAVAPI SVAYAM
SAMBANDHA MAATHRA DBHAVALINAU BHAVETHAM YOGA KAARAKAA

If the lords of bhaagya and raajya (9th and 10th ) houses are very strong, though they have doshams (defects) on their own, and / or if they have lordships of other bad (harmful) houses, by mere association they bestow highly beneficial results. This verse conveys ideas contrary to the ideas in verse :13, the learners must understand this as an “exemption rule” , says the commentator, sage Sri Manindha.

15. NIVASEATHAAM VYATHYAYAENA THAA UBHAU DHARMA KARAMNOH,
EAKATHRA ANYATHARO VAAPINASAECHCHAE DYOGA KAARAKAAHA.

The lords of dharma and karma sthaanams (9th and 10th houses) have exchanged their places, i.e., The lord of 9th house is in 10th house and / or the lord of 10th house is in 9th house, those two planets give Raja—yogam = highly beneficial results ; if only one planet is in such an exchanged position, i.e., the Lord of 9th house in 10th house OR the lord of 10th house is in 9th house, only that planet gives raja-yogam.

16. THRIKONAADHIPAYORMADHYE SAMBANDHO YENA KENA CHITH,
KENDRA ADHIPASYA BALINO BHAVEDYADI SA YOGA KRUTH.

*KENDRA ADHIPASYA BALINO, CAN BE EXPLAINED ON THE BASIS OF THE RULE: PRABALAA UTHAROTHARAA* If the the lord of the 10th house has association or relation with the Lords of 5th or 9th house, that raajya-adhipathi = lord of 10th house gives (raja-yoga)highly beneficial results.

17. DASAASVAPI BHAVE DYOGAH, PRAAYASO YOGA KAARINOH,
DASAA DYAYEE MADYA GATHO THADAYAK SUBHA KAARINAAM.

If there are periods (maha-dasaas) of two highly beneficial planets (yoga-kaaraka grahams) come in the life of a person , if the maha-dasaa = main period of another beneficial (good) planet comes between those two raja-yoga dasaas (periods), the intermediate maha-dasaa of that good planet also gives good results. The good planet may not have any relation or association with those two raja-yoga-kaarka = highly beneficial planets.

18. YOGA KAARAKA SAMBANDHAH PAAPINOPI GRAHA SSVATHAH
THATHAD BHUKTHANU SAAREANA DHI SEYURAUYAGIKAM PHALAM.

Some planets, by nature may be harmful (bad = paapi), they may have lordship of bad houses, namely, 3rd, 6th, 11th houses, if those bad planets have relation with raja-yoga-kaarka = highly beneficial planets, that is, the planets have association with or have dristhi (seeing = sight) of the raja-yoga planets, those bad planets also give highly beneficial results.

19. YAADI KENDRE THRIKONEVAANI VASETHAAM THAMO GRAHAU,
NAADHE NAANYATARA SAIVA SAMBANDHAA DYOGA KAARAKAA.

If Raahu and Kethu are positioned in kendrams; 1st, 4th, 7th, and 10th houses or are positioned in Trikonams ; 1st, 5th or 9th houses, and if the planets positioned in kedrams have relation with lords of konams, or if the planets positioned in konams have relation with lords of kendrams, then Raahu and Kethu give beneficial (good) results.

20. KENDRA THRIKONA ADHIPAYORYAI KYETHAE YOGRA KAARAKAAH,
ASYA THRIKONA PATHINAA SAMBANDHO YADHIKAM PHALAM.

If the same planet has the lordship of kendram (1,4,7,10 houses) and also the lordship of konam, both; that planet gives very good results (raja-yogam). If that planet has additionally the lordship of another konam, it definitely gives excellent results (maha-raaja-yogam).

HOW RAJA-YOGAM IS SPOILED

21. DHARMA KARMAADHI NETHARAU RANDHRA LABAADHIPO YADHIHI,
THAYO SAMBANDHA MATHRENA NA YOGAM LABHATHE NARAHA,

If any one planet which has the lordship of the 9th house (bhaagyam) or the 10th house (raajyam) has lordship of 8th (randhra) and or 11th (laabha) houses additionally, or has the association, relation or dhrishti (seeing = veekshanam) of such lords of 9th or 10th houses, the beneficial results (raja-yogam) bestowed by that planet is spoiled.

ASPECTS RELATED TO LONG LIFE SPAN (AAYURDAAYAM)

22. ASHTAMAMHAA AAYUSHYA STHAANAM, AAYUSHYA STHAANAMAADI
ASTHAMAMCHATHAT, THAYORAPI VYAYASTHAANAM MAARKA STHAANAMUCHYATE.

The 8th house from Janma—lagnam (ASD= the birth house), and the 8th house from this 8th house is 3rd house; these two houses, namely the 8th house and 3rd houses are known as HOUSES OF LONGEVITY (AAYUSTHAANAMS). The 12th houses (Vyaya—sthaanams) for these two houses are 7th house and 2nd houses and are known as Maaraka—sthaanams = Houses causing death.

23. THATRAA PYAADYA VYAYA STHAANADUTHARAM BALAVATHARAM,
THADEESAMASTHATRA GATHAASYAAPI NASTHEA NASAMYUTHAAHA.

In deciding the relative strengths of Maraka—sthaanams (houses causing death), the 2nd house, and the lord of 2nd house are far stronger than the 7th house and the lord of 7th house; still stronger are the planets positioned in the 2nd and 7th houses; and or the planets which have association with the lords of 2nd and 7th houses are still stronger. The lord of 2nd house is stronger than the lord of 7th house, similarly, the planets which have association with the lord of the 2nd house, and positioned in the same house as the lord of 2nd house are strong in causing death to the person.

24. THESHAAM DASAA VIPAAKESHU SAMBHAVEA NIDHANAM NRUNAAM,
THESHAAMANAM BHAVEA THAATHSAAKSHAA DVAYAA DHEESAA DASAASYAPI.

The death of a person may occur during the main periods (Maha-dasaas) of the lords of 7th and2nd houses or the periods of the planets which are positioned in the 2nd and 7th houses or the planets which have relation with the lords of those 2nd and 7th houses. If such periods (dasaas) do not occur during the life period of the person, the death will occur during the period of the lord of 12th house (relative to janma lagnam =house of birth = ASD).

25. THALAABHEA PUNAREA THESHAAM SAMBANDHEA NAVYAESITHUHU,
KVACHICHUBHAANAAMCHA DASAA ASHTHAMEACHA DASAASUCHA.

If the main periods of lords of 2nd and 7th houses, or the main periods of planets associated with the lords of 2nd and 7th houses or the periods of planets which are positioned in the 2nd and or 7th houses or the period of the lord of 12th house (Vyaya) do not occur in the life of the person, the death may occur during the period of beneficial (good) planet associated with the lord of the 12th house, or during the period of the good planets associated with the lord of the 8th house.

26. KEVANAALAANCHA PAAPAANAAM DASAASU NIDHANAM KVACHITH,
KALPANEEYAM BUDHAIH SROONAAM MAARAKAA NAAMA DARSANEA.

If one can not find the maaraka-grahams (planets causing death) in the horoscope chart of a person, the death may occur in the period of the planet, having worst qualities (paapa-graham) of most harmful planet. This is the opinion of great scholars who mastered astrology.

27. MAARAKAI SSAHA SAMBANDHAA NNIHANDAA PAAPA KRUCHANIHI,
ATHIKRAMEAA THARAANSARVEA NBHAVATHCHEVA NA SAMSAYAHA

If the planet Sani (Saturn) has the lordship of harmful houses like 11th house (laabha-sthaanam) and is related to maaraka-grahams (planets causing death), then SATURN = SANI possesses most harmful nature, and definitely causes the death of the person. There is no doubt. (Example of Bhaava horoscope chart).

MEENAM (1)

LAGNAM

MESHAM

(2)

VRUSHABHAM

(3) SANI.

MITHUMNAM

(4) GURU

KARKAATAKAM

(5)

SIMHAM

(6) RAAHU

KANYA (7)

THULA (8)

VRUSCHIKA (9)

DHANASU (10)

MOON= SASI

MAKARAM (11)

BUDHA; KUJA

KUMBHAM (12)

RAVI; KETHU.

In this chart, Sani = Saturn causes death due to his lordship of 11th house (laabha-sthaanam), MAKARAM, in the main period of Sani.

SUB PERIODS (BHUKTIS) & THEIR ATTRIBUTES

28. NADHISEYUR GRAHAA SSARVEA SVA-DASAASU SVA-BHUKTHI BHU,
SUBHA-ASUBHA PHALAM SROONA YAATMA-BHAAVA ANUSAARATHAHA.

The planets like Ravi = Sun etc. do not give good or bad results during their sub-periods (bhukthis) within their main-periods (maha-dasaas) as per their own bhavaas (relative positions with respect to ASD = janma—lagnam = birth aspect).

29. AATHMA SAMBNDHIGAA YECHAYE YE NIJA SADHARMANAHA,
THESHAM ANTHAR-DASAASVEVADISANTHI SVA-DASAA PHALAM.

If those planets which have relation with the lord of the main period (maha-dasa) give results within their (bhukthis) sub-periods the same results of the lord of the main-period. If those planets do not have any
relation with the lord of the main period, yet they have attributes similar to those of the lord of main-period, then those planets within their sub periods give the same results of the lord of main-period.

30. ITHAREASHAAM DASAANAADHA VIRUDHA PHALA DAAYINAAM,
THATHATH PHALAANU GUNYEANA PHALAA NYUHAANI BHIKTHISHUHU.

In case of planets which give results opposite those of the lord of the main-period, those planets give
results good or bad within their sub-periods (bhukthis) depending on the relative—strengths of those planetsand the lord of the main-period. The bukthi-planet is stronger, then the results will be more of the nature of the bhukthi-lord and if the lord of main period is stronger, then the results will be more of the nature of the main lord. But the results will be better or worse depending on the relative strengths of the planets which are lord of main period and the lord of the sub-period.

31. SVA-DASAAYAAM THRIKONEASO BHUKTAA KENDRAPATHEA SUBHAM,
DISAE THSOSI THATHAA NOCHE DASAMBANDHEVI PAAPAKRUTH.

If the lord of konam (1st, 5th, 9th house) does not have the lordship of houses like 3rd, 6th, 8th, or 11th, and even if he has no relation with the lord of kendram (1st, 4th, 7th, 10th house), in the main period of the lord of konam and in the sub-period of the lord of kendram, good (benefical) results are given which are characteristic of the lord of konam. In a similar way, the lord of paapa-kendram (harmful house) gives good results in his main period in the sub period of the lord of kona—adhipathi (lord of konam 1st, 5th, 9th ), though there is no relation between the two lords, namely the lord of kendram and the lord of konam.

32. AARAMBHO RAJA-YOGASYA BHAVE MAARAKA BHUKTHISHU,
PRABALAYANTHI THAMARABDHAM KRAMASAHA PAAPA BHUKTHIYAHA.

If a planet has maarka (death-causing) qualities, and if the same planet has raja-yoga = highly beneficial attributes, that planet gives highly beneficial results in its own sub-period within its own main-period. That highly beneficial also continues and increases in the sub-periods of paapa-grahas = harmful planets, provided those bad planets have no relation with the lord of the main-period.

33. THATHSAMBANDHI SUBHNAANCHA THATHAA PUNARA SAMUTHAAM,
SUBHANAANTHU SAMATHVENA NA SAMYUGYO YOGA-KAARUNAHA.

Those beneficial (good) planets which are related to the raja-yoga-kaaraka = highly beneficial planetgive highly beneficial results during their sub-periods. In addition to this good effect, those beneficial planets which have no relation to the raja-yoga-kaaraka planet also give beneficial results during their sub-periods.

34. SUBHASYA SVAVIYUKTHASYA DASAAYAAM YOGA-KAARAKAAHA,
SVA-SVA BHUKTHISHU CHECHANTHI KUTHRA CHIDYOGA KAARINAAM.

The highly beneficial planets (raja-yoga-kaaraka) give beneficial results during the main periods of other beneficial planets, during their own sub-periods, though they have no relation to this H.B.(highly beneficial) planets. In addition, the H.B.planets give beneficial results during the sub-periods of the other beneficial (good) planets within their main-periods.

35. THAMO GRAHOU SUBHAAROONA VA SAMBANDHASCHA KENACHITH,
ANTHAR DASAAYAA SUROOPENA BHAVETHAAM YOGA-KAARIKAU.

If RAAHU and KETHU do not have any relation or association with other harmful (bad) planets, and if they are positioned in good (beneficial) houses, they give good results during their main periods, and duringthe sub-periods of other beneficial planets.

36. PAAPAAYADI DASAANAADHAA SSUBHAACHA THADASAMYUJAAM,
BHUKTHAYAHA PAAPA PHALADAAHAH THATHPAMYUKUCHBHA BHUKTHAYAH.

37. BHAVANTHI MISRA PHALADAAH BHUKTHAYO YOGAA KAARINAAM,
ATHYANTHA PAAPA PHALADAA BHAVANTHI DAVA SAMYUJAAH

The lords of main-periods, if they have no relation with harmful (paapa-graha) planets, they give harmful results during the sub-periods of beneficial planets. Beneficial (subha-grahams) planets have relation with the lords of the main periods, give mixed results during their sub-periods. If the H.B planets have no relation with the lords of main-periods give harmful (bad = paapa) results only.

38. SATHYAPI SVENA SAMBANDHEA NAHANTHI SUBHA-BHUKTHISHU,
HANTHYA SATHYAPI SAMBANDHEA MARAKAHA PAAPA-BHUKTHISHU.

The lord of main period (LMP) who has maaraka (death-causing) quality will not cause death during the sub-periods of beneficial planets who have relation or association with him (LMP). The LMP causes death during the sub-periods of the harmful planets, even they have no relation with LM P planet (death-causing).

39. PARASPARA DASAAYANTHU SVA-BHUKTHAU SAURI, BHARGAVAU,
PRATHISAETHAAM VYATHYAYENA VISESHENA SUBHA-ASUBHAM.

In case of Sani (Saturn) and Sukra (Veenus), when the sub-period of one planet comes during the main period of the other planet (namely sub-period of Sani in Sukra’s main period or sub-period of Sukra in the main period of Sani), they together give very highly good or bad results depending on the attributes of the bhukthi (sub-period).

40. PRATHI LAGNAM SAMAA LAKSHYA POORVODHITHISHTAA VIRODHITHAHA,
THATHA THATH GRAHA SWAROOPINI KRAPEANAIVA VIVRUNMAHEA.

We hereunder study full details of each birth-house (Janma-lagnam = ASD) and based on the basic laws propounded till now in the above 39 slokaas (Sanskrit verses), we now describe the beneficial and harmful aspects of the planets for each birth-house (Janma-lagnam).

GOOD & BAD ASPECTS OF PLANETS FOR EACH BIRTH-HOUSE

MESHA LAGNAM (HOUSE OF ARIES)

41. MANDA, SOUMYA SIMTHAAHA PAAPAA SSUBHAU GURU, DIVAKARAU,
NA SUBHAM YOGA MATHREANA PRABHAVE CHCHANI JEEVAYOH.

42. PARANTHU THEANA JEEVASYA PAAPATHYAMAPI SIDHDHVADI,
KAVI SSAAKSHAA NA HAMTHAA SNAA MAARAKATHVEANA LAKSHITHAHA.

43. MANDA DAYO NIHANTHARO BHAVEYAHA PAAPINO GRAHAAH
SUBHA-ASUBHA PHALAANVEPAM JNATHVYAANI KRIYA BHUVAHA.

Sani (Saturn), Budha (Mercury) and Sukra ( Veenus) are harmful planets for person born in Mesha (Aries) Lagnam. Sani is lord of 11th house (laabha-adhipathi); Budha is the lord of 3rd and 6th Houses; Sukra is the lord of 2nd and 7th houses (both are maaraka = death-causing houses). So they harm. Ravi (Sun), Guru (Jupiter), Budha (Mercury), Sani (Saturn) = the lord of 10th house (Raajyam), Guru (Jupiter) = the lord of 9th house (bhaagyam), do not give good (beneficial) results though they have relations with good houses. Though Sani is beneficial as the lord of 10th house (kendram), his subha-yogam (beneficial effect) is spoiled by his simultaneous lordship of the paapa-sthaanam (bad house) 11th house (laabham). Sukra (Veenus) will not cause death; but Sani and other evil planets will cause-death to the person.

VRUSHABHA LAGNAM (HOUSE OF TAURUS)

44. JEEVA, SUKRAE, CHANDRAAHA PAAPAU, SUBHA SANI, DIVAAKARAU,
RAAJA-YOGA-KARA SSAAKSHAA DESA EVAAM SSUMATHUSTHAHA.

45. JEERAADAYOGRADAHA PAAPAA GHNAMTHI MAARKA LAKSHANAAHA,
BUDHAI STHA STHA PHAALAANEYNAM JNEYAANI VRUSHABHA JANMASU.

If a person is born in VRUSHABHA-LAGNAM (birth house is Taurus = ASD), Guru (Jupiter), Sukra (Veenus) , Chandra (Moon) are evil planets. Guru is the lord of 8th and 10th house; Sukra is the lord of birth house (Taurus) = Janma-lagnam and also the lord of 6th house; Moon (Sasi) is the lord of 3rd house; so they are deemed as harmful planets. Sani (Saturn), Ravi (Sun), Budha (Mercury) are beneficial planets; Because Sani is the lord of 9th house(konam, bhaagyam) and also the lord of 10th house(kendram, raajyam), Sani is raja-yoga-kaaraka (H.B.planet). Guru and other evil planets, if they possess death-causing effect (maaraka-lakshana), they cause death to the person.

MITHUNA LAGNAM (HOUSE OF GEMINI)

46. BHAUMA, JEEVA, ARUNAAHA PAAPAAHA EKAEVA SUBHAH SUKRAHA,
SANAISCHAREANA JEEVASYA YOGA MESHABHUVO YADAA.

47. NAALAM SANI SNIHANTHUM THALLAKSHANAA THVAAPI SASTHAVALM,
JNAATHAVYANI DVANDVAJNASYA PHALANEYVAM PRAKAARATHAHA.

Kuja (Mars), Guru (Jupiter), and Ravi (Sun) are evil (paapa-grahams) for Mithuna lagnam (person born in the Gemini House = ASD). Kuja is the lord of 6th and 11th houses; Guru is the lord of two kendrams 7th and 10th houses; Ravi is the lord of 3rd house; so they are deemed as paapa-grahams (evil-planets). If the relation exists between Guru (Jupiter) and Sani (Saturn), it is harmful (bad). Sukra (Veenus) is the only beneficial planet for Mithunam (Gemini). Sani (Saturn) is the lord of konam (9th house) and also the giver of longevity ; so San will not cause death to a person born in Mithuna-lagnam (Gemini house). Kuja, Guru, and Ravi can cause death to the person.

48. KUJA BANU CHANDRAHA PAAPAAH EKA EVA SUBHAHA SUKRAHA,
RAAJA YOGA KARAU SUKRA, SOMA-PUTHRAA, SUBHAANVITHAU.

49. SANI, JEEVA SAMAAYOGAATH PHALAM MESHA BHUVO YADHAA,
VIDU SAAKSHAA NA HANTHASYAA MAARKATHVEANA LAKSHITHAAHA..

50. BHAUMAADAYO NIHANTHARO BHAVEYUHUH PAAPINO-GRAHAAH,
SUBHA-ASUBHA PHALAM JNEYA MITHATHAMHI YGA-JANMAHA.

RAVI (SUN), KUJA(MARS) AND SANI (SATURN) are evil (harmin planets) for Mithuna-lagnam. Ravi is the lord of 3rd house; Kuja is the lord of 6th and 11th house; Chandra (Moon) is the lord of 2nd house; So they are harmful. Sukra (Veenus) is the only beneficial (yoga-kaaraka) planet. Budha (Mercury) and Sukta (Veenus) , when associated with other good (beneficial ) planets give beneficial results. They can not be beneficial independently, on their own. If any relation exists between Guru and Sani, it is harmful. Chandra (Moon) can not cause death independently. The evil planets like Kuja (Mars) are powerful to cause death.

KARKAATAKA LAGNAM (HOUSE OF CANCER)

51. BHARGA-VENDU-SUTHAU PAAPAU BHUSUTHA ANGIRASAU SUBHAH,
EKA EVA BHAVEA THSAAKSHAATH BHOOMILO YOGAKAARAKAHA.

52. NAHANTHAA RAVI RANEYTHU PAAPINO MAARKAA HRUYAAM.
KUBHIRA-SAMBHAVA SAIYVAM PHALAA NUYAYAANI NOORIBHIHI

Budha (Mercury) and Sukra (Veenus) are evil planets for a person born in Karkaataka-lagnam (House of Cancer = ASD). Sukra is the lord of 4th and 11th houses; Budha (Mercury) is the lord of 3rd and12th houses; so they give harmful results. Kuja (Mars) and Guru (Jupiter) are beneficial (good) planets. Kujais the lord of 5th house (konam) and 10th house (kendram); so he can give raja-yogam (H.B.P) independently. Ravi (Sun) is the lord of 2nd house; but he cannot cause death independently. Other paapa-grahams (evil planets) which possess death-causing (Maaraka) qualities, can cause death. These results are valid for house of cancer only.

SIMHA LAGNAM (HOUSE OF LEO)

53. ROHINI-SITHAU PAAPAU KUJA EKA SUBHAVAHAM.
PRABHAVEA DYOGA MAATHRENA NA SUBHAM GURU SUKRAYOH.
GNHANTHI SAUMYAADAYAHA PAAPAAHA HANTHRU-LAKSHANA KSHITAAHA.
EVAM PHALAANI JNEEYAANI SIMHA-JANYA MANISHIBHIHI.

Budha (Mercury) and Sukra (Veenus) are evil planets to a person born in Simha-lagnam (House of Leo=ASD). Budha is the lord od 2nd and 11th houses; Sukra is the lorde of 3rd and 10th houses; so they harm the person. Kuja (Mars) alone is beneficial planet. Any relation between Guru(Jupiter) and Sukra (Veenus) is not beneficial. Planets like Budha (Mercury) are evil and can cause death to the person.

KANYAA LAGNAM (HOUSE OF VIRGO)

54. KUJA JEEVENDAVAHA PAAPAAHA, EKO BHRUGU-SUTHA SUBHAAHA.
BHAARGAVENDU-SUTHAA VEVA BHAVEATHAAM YOGA-KAARAKAAHA.
NAHANTHAA KAVIRANYETHU MAARAKAAKHAAHA KUJA ADAYAHA,
GHNTHI PAAPAAHA PHALAA NYOOHA ANYEAVAM KANYA BHUVO BUDHAIH.

Kuja(Mars), Guru (Jupiter) and Chandra (Moon) are evil planets for a person born in Kanyaa-lagnam house of Virgo = ASD). Kuja is the lord of 3rd and 8th houses; Guru is the lord of 4th and 7th houses (kendrams) Chandra = Moon is the lord of 11th house; so they give harmful results. Sukra (VEENUS) is the only beneficial planet. Budha (Mercry) and Sukra (Veenus) are beneficial planets. Sukra can not cause death. Planets like Kuja, which have maaraka-qualities can cuase death to the person born in Sima-lagnam.

THULAA LAGNAM (HOUSE OF LIBRA)

57. JEEVA, ARKA, MAHIJAAHA PAAPAAHA, SANAISCHARAA, BUDHAU SUBHAU,
BHAVETHAAM RAAJA-YOGASYA-KAARAKA VINDU THATHSUDHO.

58. KUJO NA HANTHAA JEEVEDYAAHA PAREA MAARAKA LANCHANAAHA.
NIHANTHAARAHA PHALAANVEVAM JNAATHAVYAANI THULAA BHUVAHA

Ravi (Sun), Kuja (Mars), and Guru (Jupiter) are evil planets for persons born in Thulaa-lagnam (House of Libra=ASD). Guru is the lord of 3rd house and 6th house; Ravi is the lord of 11th house; Kuja is the lord of 2nd and 7th houses; so they give harmful results. Sani (Saturn) and Budha are good (H.B.) planets (subha-grahams). If Budha (Mercury) and Chandra (Moon) have mutual relation or association, they give very beneficial results. Kuja (Mars) is the lord of 2nd and 7th houses (two maaraka houses), and yet Kuja can not cause death. The other planets like Guru (Jupiter) which have marakaa-qualities are powerful to cause death.

VRUSCHIKA LAGNAM (HOUSE OF SCORPIO)

59. BUDHA, SUKRA, ARKA-THANAYAAHA PAAPAA, SURA-GURU SUBHAAH,
SURYA, CHANDRA MASAAVEVA BHAVATHAAM YOGA-KAARAKAU.

60. JEEVAA NAHANTHAA, SOUMYAADYAAHA HANTHARO MAARAKAAHVYAYAAH.
THATHA TH PHALAANI VIJNEYAA NYEPAM VRUSCHIKAA JANMANAHA.

Budha (Mercury), Sukra (Venus), and Sani (Saturn) are evil planets for a person born in Vruschika- Lagnam (House of Scorpio = ASD). Budha is the lord of 8th and 11th houses; Sukra is the lord of 6th and 12th houses; Sani is the lord of 3rd house; so they are harmful planets. Guru (Jupiter) is good (HB) planet. Ravi (Sun) and Chandra (Moon) are related or associated they give beneficial results (raja-yoga-kaaraka). Guru (Jupiter) can not cause death. Other planets like Budha which have maarka-qualities can cause death.

DHANUR LAGNAM (HOUSE OF SAGITTARIUS)

61. EKA EVA KAVIHI PAAPAHA, SUBHAU BHOUMA, DIVAAKARAU,
YUKTHO BHASKARA SAUMYAABHYAAM SYAA NA HANTHA AMUSU DUTHYATHAHA.

62. GHNARANTHI SUKRA ADAYAHA PAAPAAHA HANTHRU-LAKSHANA-LAKSHITHAAHA,
JNAATHAVYAANI PHALAANEYVAM-CHAAPA JANYA MANISHIBHIHI.

Sukra (Venus) alone is evil planet for a person born in Dhanu-lagnam (House of Sagittarius). Sukra is the lord of 6th and 11th houses; so he is harmful. Ravi (Sun) and Kuja (Mars) are good (HB) planets. If Sani (Saturn) has association with Ravi (Sun) and Budha (Mercury), Sani can not cause death. Sukra and other planets with maarka-qualities can cause death.

MAKARA LAGNAM (HOUSE OF CAPRICORN)

63 KUJA, JEEVAENDANAHA PAAPAA, SUBHAU BHARGAVA, CHANDRAJAU,
RAAJA-YOGAKARA SSAKSHAADEVA EKA BHRUGO-SUTHAAHA,

64. CHANDRA AATMAJENA SAMYUKTHO VISHESHA PHALA-DAAYAKAHA,
SVAYAM CHAIVA NA HANTHAANYAN MANDO BHAUMAADAYAHA PAREH.

65. NIHANTHAARAHA PAAPINASTHEA MAARKATHVENA LAKSHITHAAHA,
JNAATHAVYANI BUDHAI REVAM PHALANI MAKARA-JNMANAHA.

Kuja (Mars), Guru (Jupiter), Chandra (Moon) are evil planets for a person born in Markara-lagnam (House of Capricorn = ASD). Kuja is lord of 11th house; Guru is the lord of 3rd, and 12th houses; Chandra is the lord of 7th house; so they cause harm to the person. Sukra (Veenus) and Budha are raja-yoga (H.B.P). planets. Sukra alone is very beneficial planet. The relation and or association between Sukra and Budha (Mercury) is very highly beneficial. Sani (Saturn) on his own can not cause death. Kuja and other planets which have maarka-qualities are powerful to cause death to the person.
KUMBHA LAGNAM (HOUSE OF AQUARIUS).

66. JEEVA, CHANDRA, KUJAHA PAAPAAH, EKO DAITHYA-GURU SUBHAAHA.
RAAJA-YOGA-KARAU BHAUMA, KAVITHVEKO BRUHASPATHIHI.

67. NA HANTHAA GRUNTHI BHAUMAADYAAHA MARAKATHVENA NISCHITHAHA.
EVA MEVA PHALAA NETHA NYUHYAANI GHATA-JANMANAHA.

Guru (Jupiter), Chandra (Moon), and Kuja (Mars) are evil planets for aperson born in Kumbha-lagnam (House of Aquarius). Jupiter (Guru) is the lord of 2nd and 11th houses; Chandra (Moon) is the lord of 7th house; Kuja (Mars) is the lord of 3rd house; so they give harmful results to the person. Sukra (Veenus) alone is good; If Kuja and Sukra are related, both are H.B.planets. Guru cannot cause death; Kuja and other planets harm.

MEENA LAGNAM (HOUSE OF PISCES)

68. MANDA, SUKRA, AMUSUMATH SAUMYAAH PAAPAA; BHAUMA, VIDHOO SUBHAU,
MAHI-SUTHA GUROO YOGA-KAARIANAU, NAIVA BHOOSUTHAH.

69. MAARKO MARAKAABHIKYAAM MANDADYAHA GNATHI PAAPINAHA;
ITHUHYAANI BUDHAI SSANYUK PHALAANI JHUSHA-JANMANAHA.

Sani (Saturn), Sukra (Veenus), Ravi (Sun), Budha (Mercurty) are evil planets for a person born in Meena- Lagnam (House of Pisces). Sani is the Lord of 11th and 12th houses; Sukra is the lord of 3rd and 8th houses; Ravi is the lord of 6th house; Budha is the lord of two kendram, 4th and 7th houses; so they cause harm to the person. Kuja and Chandra are beneficial planets. Kuja can not cause death. Planets like Sani can cause death & harm.

OTHER ASPECTS OF IMPORTANCE:

70. SUBHA PAAPAATHMAKA THAMAA NIRDHESHTEABHYAM PARE GRHAAH,
BHAVANTHI PHALADA SSANA SAAHACHARYA ANUGUNYATHAHA.

Though the planets are classified as beneficial (subha) and harmful (evil = paapaa) in the above verses, the results (phalams) they give depend on their association with other planets and their nature, and on their positions in various houses and the nature of those houses; this detailed study is important while predicting.

71. PUTHRA, DAARAADI, LAABHASYA SUBHAATHMAKA THAYAA GRAHAAH,
PRADISANTHI SUBHAAGYEVA SVA-DASAASU SVA-BHUKTHISHU.

The person getting a spouse or begetting children, is a very highly beneficial result and subham. Such high order benefits (LAABHAMS) happen in the life of a person during the main periods (dasaas) and during the sub-periods (Bhukthis) of highly beneficial (H.B) planets (subha-yoga-kaarka grahams).

72. YOGESHU KECHI JNAAYANTHEA MADHAAHAA KASHMIRA-GARDHABHAA,
YOGASTHE KIMKAISHYANTHI SVA-DASAA NAMA NA AAGAMEA.

Some persons are born with very high order of Maha-raaja-yogams (Very highly beneficial aspects) in their horoscopes; But, unfortunately, the dasaas (main-periods) of those H.B. planets do not come in the life-span of that person. The presence of yoga is useless; that person can not, in such cases, enjoy the benefits.

73. PAAPINACHE THATH GRAHAASTHESHAM UTCHATVENA KIM PHALAM.
BALAVATHVE GHAATHUKAANAAM YATH PHALAM LABHATHE HITHATH.

Even though the EVIL planets, are in exulted position (utcha-sthithi), they only cause harm all the more. The utchatvam (exultation) of the planets will not be of any use. If they are evil planets, they give bad results. The stronger the evil planet and the more is its exultation, the results it gives is much more harmful.

74. PHALAANI GRHACHAARENA SUCHAYANTHI MANISHINAHA,
KO VAKTHA THAARATHAMYASYA THAMEKAM VEDHASAM VINA

The learned scholars of astrology examine the positions of the planets and predict results, good or bad. But they can not accurately assess the relative effects of all the planets and say what happens definitely in future. Only the Supreme Lord BRHAMAA (VIDHI) alone knows exactly what happens in future. So wise persons take the astrological predictions only for advice and guidance; they act wisely to get best results.

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Kuja Dosham


Hindu astrology is universal and successfully predicted the fates of people for thousands of years. Many people who believe astrology, seriously take into consideration whether the bride and or groom have any Kuja (Mangala) Dosham (defective disposition of Mars) in their horoscopes. This aspect is widely discussed all over India and also by persons of Indian origin settled abroad. They go to consult astrologers; some astrologers may not be able to give correct advice due to their lack of depth of knowledge. Also this problem of Kuja dosham (defective disposition of Mars in the horoscope) is intricate and requires very careful assessment. We prepared this article to highlight the concepts properly, so that the readers are benefited by the clarifications.

Let us consider two teenagers who like to get married; the girl is (say) Gouri (G) and the boy is (say) Bhaskar (B). Marriage is a social event of utmost importance; it is advisable to examine the horoscopes of both G and B and assess compatibility of both horoscopes before finalizing their marriage. While assessing the compatibility we have to examine the aspects pertaining to Kuja (Mars), Sukra (Venus) and Chandra (Moon). Mars (Kuja) is the planet which influences the sperm in males; Sukra (Venus) is the planet which influences the ovum in females; and moon causes sexual desire in the couple and urges them to copulate; he acts strongly on the minds of the couple. So these three planets Mars, Venus and Moon play vital role in the married life of B and G; and in general in all humans. Besides the presiding planet of marriage and conjugal life is Venus (Sukra). So the conjugal life of married couple is ruled by Mars; he can make their conjugal life enjoyable or miserable.

The nature of Mars (Kuja) is fire. He is deemed to be malefic. He is the lord of two houses in the Zodiac, namely Mesham (Aries) and Vruschikam (Scorpio); Makaram (Capricorn) is house of Exultation (Utach) and Karkatakam (Cancer) is the house of debilitation for Mars.

Budha (Mercury) is enemy to Kuja (Mars). Ravi (Sun), Chandra (Moon), Guru (Jupiter) are friends to Mars (Kuja; Mangala); Sani (Saturn) and Sukra (Venus) are neutrals (neither friend nor enemy) to Mars. But Mars is enemy to Saturn. Mars is neutral to Raahu and Kethu. Venus and Mars are mutually neutrals. Sun and Mars are mutually friends. Mars is neutral to Moon. Mars and Jupiter are mutual friends. Mars has retrograde (vakra-gathi) motion and also stand-still (sthambhana) state. Due to this stand-still characteristic Mars (Kuja) can stay in a house (rasi) for more period than is usually destined).

If Mars (Kuja) is ill-disposed in any horoscope, some remedies are prescribed in Hindu astrology.

1) Japam (recitation) or prayer to Lord Sri Subrahmanyam 7000 times. Sri Subrahmanya Swami is the presiding deity to Mars.
2) Wear a gold ring with a coral (pagadam) to the left hand ring finger (anamika).
3) Give (alms-offering) daanam 7 kgs. of redgram (Kandulu) to a temple-priest / purohit / Brahmin; the sincere practice of these three remedial measures can reduce the ill-effects.

Now we explain briefly what is Kuja-dosham in the horoscopes of B and G:

It is stated in Astrological texts, that the horoscope (birth chart) of a person has Kuja-dosham (defective disposition of Mars) if Mars is present in one of the following houses 1,2,4,7,8,12 counted from the house of birth (ascendant) and the house of Moon (rasi) and the house of Venus (Sukra). It is described as follows: LAGNAM (BIRTH HOUSE) is denoted as body; MOON is denoted as mind; SUKRA is deemed as giver of spouse & marriage causing planet. It is described in ancient Sanskrit text MUHOORTHA-CHINTHAMANI* : slokam : LAGNAE VYAYAECHA, PAATHALAE, JAMITHRAECHA, ASHTAMAE KUJAE STHREENAAM HARTHRU VINASAAYA: PUMSAA BHARYA VINASANAM; The famous ancient Saint-Astrologer Sri Agashtya Maharshi wrote in his text on Astrology, *AGASTYA SAMHITHA; “DHANAE , VYAYEACHA, PAATHALAE, JAMITHRECHA, ASHTAMAE KUJA STHITHU, KUJA-DOSHAMUCHYATHAE”;

The ill-effect of Mars is strongest (100%) when Mars is positioned in 1,2,4,7,8,12 houses from the house of Venus (Sukra); the ill-effect of Mars is very strong (about 75%) when Mars is positioned in 1,2,4,7,8,12 houses from the house of Moon: the ill-effect of Mars is moderately strong (about 66%)when Mars is positioned in 1,2,4,7,8,12 houses from the house of birth (Janma-lagnam= ascendant). But 75% of the general astrologer are quacks and do not possess the depth of knowledge and experience in Astrology; so they explain the Kuja dosham taking the moon-position or lagnam as the starting point to count; this is not at all correct in our opinion. We must take the position of Venus (Sukra) as the reference house, because Sukra is the ruling planet for conjugal life and marriage.

We give hereunder six horoscopes (birth-charts) to illustrate our explanations. We showed the positions of planets Moon, Mars and Venus and birth lagnam only. We also showed other planets which are in association (staying in the same house) with lagnam, Moon, Mars and Venus. We specified clearly, in each case, the nature of Kuja-dosham : is it from birth house (lagnam / ASC) or from Moon’s house (raasi) or from Venus’ house.

Example: 1. Kuja-dosham is from Venus (Sukra). ® Denotes the planet is in retrograde motion.

 

LAGNAM

SATURN®

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOON

SUKRA®

MARS

Example: 2. Kuja dosham is from Lagnam (ascendant) birth house.

MOON

 

LAGNAM;

MARS;

KETHU

 

 

 

 

 

VENUS®

 

 

 

 

 

Example: 3. Kuja dosham is from Moon.

 

 

VENUS

 

 

 

 

 

 

LAGNAM

 

MOON

KETHU

MARS®

Example: 4. Kuja dosham is from both Lagnam (birth house) and Moon.

 

 

 

 

MARS

 

 

LAGNAM

 

 

MOON

 

 

Example: 5. Kuja dosham is from both Lagnam (ascendent) and Venus (Sukra).

VENUS

MARS

 

 

MOON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LAGNAM

Example : 6. Kuja dosham is from both Venus (Sukra) and Moon (Chandra).

 

 

LAGNAM

 

 

 

 

 

VENUS

 

 

MERCURY

MOON

MARS

SUN

The houses (bhaavas) 1,2,4,7,8,12 from Lagnam in the horoscope (birth chart) of B and G denote the following aspects. (a) 1. Lagnam is thanu-bhaavam (house of body). So lagnam denotes the health, sturdiness of body, appearance, and nature of the person. (b) 2nd house from Lagnam explains the family, happiness in home, riches and money, talking power, eyes, and death of the person. © 4th house from Lagnam gives information about the person’s education, own house, mother, car (vehicle), lands, and conjugal happiness. (d) the 7th house from lagnam tells about the person’s spouse, mutual love and affection among the married couple, their health, lust, prostitution (adultery), sperm, ovum and death of the person (maarakam). (e) the 8th house tells about the person’s longevity, and life-style. (f) the 12th house from lagnam tells about expenditure, waste, characteristics / qualities, sexual happiness, losses, fame and moksham (liberation).

If Mars (Kuja=Mangala) stays in any of these houses, we can assess how far these bhavaas are spoiled by Mars (malefic planet); so we can tell how far the person’s horoscope is damaged & the ill effects caused to the person in his / her life.

It is desirable to perform marriage of the girl G, (with Kuja-dosham) with the boy B with Kuja-dosham. Kuja-dosham must be present in both the horoscopes of B & G; or must be absent in both.

If one person has Kuja-dosham in his/her horoscope and the other person has no kuja-dosham, it is not desirable to perform their marriage; then their conjugal life is affected; they suffer. According to Kerala Astrology, the woman G has Kuja-dosham and the man B has no Kuja dosham, and if Kuja period occurs in her youth years, her conjugal life is affected: her husband may die or get separated from her. During the past 40 years of my experience as Astrologer, I found this happened in the lives of dozens of married couple.

Great sages of ancient times had profound knowledge of Hindu astrology; Atri, Narada and such Maharishis suggested some remedies and exemptions for this Kuja-dosham. Here we summarise some of those exemptions: There is no Kuja-dosham in any of the following case and Mars does not harm.

The great Saint-Astrologers of ancient times mentioned in a slokam : ARKA, INDU KSHETHRA JATHANAM KUJA-DOSHO NA VIDYATHAE; SVA, UTCHA, MITHRA BHAJATHAANAM PEEDKO NA BHATH KUJA :

  1. If Mars is in his own house; Mesham (Aries) and Vruschikam (Scorpio) are own houses for Mars
  2. If Mars stays in one of his friends’ houses, Kuja dosahm is not applicable; Karkatakam (Cancer) is own house of Moon (Chandra); Simham (Leo) is own house of Ravi (Sun); Dhanasu (Sagittarius) and Meenam (Pisces) are own houses of Guru (Jupiter).
  3. If Mars is in the own house of Sani; namely Makaram (Capricorn) and Kumbham (Aquarius).
  4. Mesham (Aries), Karkatakam (Cancer), Thula (Libra), and Makaram (Capricorn) are movable signs (chara-raasis); if Mars stays in one of these houses and that chara-raasi (house) is 1, 2,4, 7, 8, 12th house from the house of birth (Lagnam) or the house of moon (raasi) or the house where Sukra (Venus) stays, there is no Kuja-dosham; Mars does not harm.
  5. If Moon and Kuja are together in the same house, there is no Kuja dosham.
  6. If Sani (Saturn) & Kuja (Mars), or if Kuja & Raahu or if Kuja & Kethu pair in same house.
  7. If Mars & Guru (Jupiter),or Mars & Budha (Mercury) are together in the same house. Or if Guru or Budha are aspecting (seeing) Mars.
  8. If a person is born in Karkatakam (Cancer), or Simham (Leo), or Makaram (Capricorn) lagna
  9. If Mars is in 2nd house from the houses of Guru (Jupiter), Budha (Mercury) or Sani (Saturn).
  10. If Sani (Saturn) is aspecting (seeing) Mars (Kuja).
  11. If lagnam (birth house) or Moon (Chandra) or Sukra (Venus) is in the houses of Venus (Sukra), Vrushabham (Taurus) or Thula (Libra), and if Mars is in 4th or 7th house from the above.
  12. If Mars is in 2nd or 12th house from lagnam (ASC) or Chandra (Moon) or Sukra (Venus) and those houses are own houses of Budha (Mercury), Mithunam (Gemini) or Kanya (Virgo).
  13. If Mars (Kuja) is in 4th or 7th or 12th house from Lagnam (ASC) or Chandra (Moon) or Sukra (Venus) and those houses are own houses of Sukra (Venus), Vrushabham (Taurus) or Thula (Libra).
  14. If Mars is in 8th house from lagnam, or Moon or Venus and that 8th house is the own house of Guru (Jupiter), Dhanasu (Sagittarius) or Meenam (Pisces).
  15. The 7th house from lagnam (birth house=ASC=ascendant) is the house of spouse (kalathra); if Mars (Kuja) is in 7th house, the spouse may die in periods of Kuja (Mars). If that 7th house is Mesham (Aries) or Karkatakam (Cancer) or Vruschikam (Scorpio) or Makaram (Capricorn), no Kuja-dosha
  16. Well-known astrologers of present times, Relangi, Tangirala, Pidaparthi Poornaih wrote in their Panchangams (Ephemeris) and books, that Kuja-dosham is not applicable if there is Kuja dosham from lagnam and from Moon house and Venus house – all three houses in same horoscope.

Their opinion appears to be justified; but that opinion has no support from the standard works (writings) of great sages, and profound scholars of ancient astrology.

  1. If Mars (Kuja) is in 12th house from lagnam, Moon or Venus, in both the horoscopes of the male B and female G, the remedy / exemption of Kuja-dosham in both horoscopes is same; the dosham (defect) in one horoscope is remedied by the dosham in the second horoscope.
  2. Some astrologers are of opinion, that Mars in 1st, 4th or 8th house from lagnam, or Moon or Venus in horoscopes of the male B, does not harm the wife G. Similarly, the Mars in 2nd or 7th houses from lagnam, Moon or Venus in the horoscope of female G, does not harm her husband B.
  3. Well-known contemporary astrologers and writers of Panchangam books published by Tirupathi-Tirumla Devasthanam of God Sri Venkateswara express their opinion as follows:
    • If Mars (Kuja) is in 2nd or 12th houses from lagnam, Moon, or Venus in the horoscopes of male B, Mars harms the person B , also his wife G in periods of Mars.
    • If Mars is in 4th or 7th houses from Lagnam, Moon or Venus in the horoscope of female G. also her husband B, Kuja harms in his periods.
    • If Mars in 8th house from the lagnam, Moon or Venus, in the horoscope of B or G, Kuja dosham exists and it harms the person B or G, in the periods of Mars.

During the past four decades, we studied many books and horoscopes carefully, but could not find uniformity of opinions among scholars; we found no guidelines to adopt from their books. Among the 6 examples, we gave above, there is Kuja-dosham in the horoscope chart of 2; by the position of Mars in the lagnam-house (ASC); the distance between Kethu and Kuja is considerable; the pairing effect of Kuja and Kethu is absent. In the other 5 examples, the Kuja dosham is remedied, due to the application of rules of exemption, we cited above. So it appears to us that there is no need to fear too much about Kuja dosham (mal-dispositon of Mars) in the horoscopes of bride and groom.

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