(The Treasure of Learning)
1. It is prayed that the exalted union of Sri (Lakshmi) and Sripati (Viñëu) which is brightened
by love for the purpose of great prosperity of the universe may bestow unlimited good
the people who are attached to the ancient tradition.
2. Shri Rama Dayalu has written this work for the benefit of his brothers son and to enable
him to learn and be proficient in the various facets of astrology, namely Prasna, Jama,
Varshaphal, Adhana, and for good of the world. The treatise is based on principles
and ideas propounded by the learned men in the past.
3. One who knows astrology should carefully work out his calculations according to the
principles laid down by Aryabhatt to arrive at the exact number of ghatikas elapsed
since last sunrise at any given time, the total period of any required day should be
substracted from the maximum length of the day in the year. The figure so arrived at
be multiplied by 7 and the product divided by 5. the quotient will be the length of the
shadow (cast by a 12 inch stick) at mid day of the locality.
4. On the given day the length of the shadow indicated by the 12 inches stick is known as
Ishtema. Ten may be added to it and then from the figure so arrived at, we may
subtract the total length of the shadow at noon on the day. The remainder will be the
divisor required. The figure to be divided by this divisor will be arrived at by
multiplying the length of the required day by 5. After such a division the quotient will
represent the number of Ghaties that have elapsed since last sunrise or to elapse for
the next sun set.
5. Take the difference between the maximum duration of the day for the locality and the
length of the day in question and subtract from this 1/16th part. 1/8th of the figure
arrived at may then be subtracted from 1. To the result may be added 1/12th of the
length of the shadow at the given time. This will be the divisor. Then we may divide
half the length of particular day by this divisor. The quotient will indicate the number
of ghaties that have elapsed since last sun-rise or to elapse till the next sunset as the
case may be.
6.The time between one sunrise and the next sunrise (which is supposed to be near about 60
ghaties) consists of 21,600 breaths or pranas. One ghati is made of 360 breaths. The
time taken to pronounce ten long syllables is one prana, and six pranas make one
vinadee or vighati. Sixty vighaties or palas make one ghati 7. To enable us to know the
exact number of ghaties etc., that have elapsed at any required time at night, the
following method should be followed: 1) Count the star that is seventh from the star
occupied by Sun; 2) Count the star that is rising in the East, and 3) Count the star that
is exactly over your head. Then subtract 1 from (1), 15 from (2) and 8 from (3). Then
we may multiply the three figures arrived at in the manner indicated above, separately
by the number of ghaties representing one half of the duration of the given night and
divide the results by 7. The number so becoming available in each case will be the
same in each case and will be the ghaties etc. required.
8. There is another method of ascertaining the same information as mentioned in the previous
sloka. From the longitude (Rasi, degrees, minutes etc.) of the star just over your head,
subtract the longitude of the Sun. The result should be converted into degrees. If that
exceeds 90, subtract 90. The remainder may then be divided by 6. The method of
calculating this, is also given in the authors work named Khet Prakash.
9. If we calculate the exact number of degrees still to lapse in the Ascendant (Lagna) and also
the degrees of the Moon in the Rasi occupied by the Moon and add 240 to the sum of
these two. we will get the number of days falling between Adhana and Janma.
10. If the longitude of the Moon (chandra spast) at Adhana be the same as of the Lagna at
birth, or if the longitude of the Moon at birth be the same as the longitude of Adhana
Lagna, we may accept the time of birth as correct. If there is any difference the exact
time of birth could be rectified by suitable adjustments by the rule of three method in
the intervening days.
11. The author gives another method for rectifying the time of birth. If there are planets on
both sides (2nd and 12th) of a Bhava be it a Kendra, Panaphara or Apoklima, we may
calculate the difference between the longitude of these two planets and (a) subtract
half of the difference from the longitude of the planet in the second Bhava, and (b)
add the difference to the longitude of the planet in the twelfth Bhava. By doing so the
longitudes of the planets in the 2nd and the 12th Bhava will become identical.
12. When the longitudes of the two Bhavas mentioned in sloka 11 be equal, the time of birth
should be located there alone. If there is diference in the longitudes (Bhava spast)
suitable alterations may be made by the rule of three process to fix the correct time of
13. Another method to correct the Ishtkala at birth is as under Note the Parva Tithi i.e.
Amavasya or Poornamasi just previous to the birth and work out the Lagna, Amsa etc.
at the end of the Parva Tithi. Then we should make note of the following planets: 1)
Lord of Lagna at birth, 2) Lord of Lagna at the end of Parva Tithi, 3) The planet
presiding over that part of the day or night, 4) The lord of the Hora or hour at which
the Parva Tithi ended, and 5) Lord of the Rasi occupied by a) The Sun at a day birth
or b) The Moon at a night birth. Leaving off the Rasis occupied by the strongest of
these five, if the Ansa I rim) of the strongest planet be the same as that of the Lagna
Navamsa, or with that of the 10th, that will be the correct time required.
14. The effects of various Bbavas and planets in a birth chart can be assessed properly only
after working out (the longitudes) of the Lagos, other Bhavas and their Sandhis, and
of the planets. The true positions (longitudes) of the planets can be easily calculated
with the help of an almanac of the concerned period.
15-16. The Isht-kala of the planets as of own in the almanac is known as Mishra-mana. If the
Mjshra-mana (week day, ghaties, pala) is in advance of th e Ishtakala of birth (week
day, ghaties, pala), then such week day ghaties, pala, may be deducted from the
former. The remainder would be subtractive. If the Ishtkala, of birth is in advance of
the Mishramana, its week day, ghaties, pala etc. may be deducted from the week day,
ghaties etc. of the former. The remainder would be additive.
The remainder in days, ghaties etc. may be reduced to palas and multiplied by the rate (in
minutes) of the motion given for the planets in question and divided by 3600. The
quotient would be additive in case the planetary position relates to a period prior to
the required time, and subtractive when the said period is subsequent to the one under
17. If a planet is in retrograde motion the process outlined in the previous sloka should be
reversed in order to work out its position. In the case of Mandi its position on the
several week from Sunday will be worked out by a Process of subtraction of 4 ghaties
from each day (and finding the Lagna at the time), thus Sunday 26, Monday 22,
Tuesday 18 and so on.
18. Find out the sayan longitude of Sun as counted from the equinoctial point is Aries 0, by
adding ayanamsa lo its nirayan longitude. Then note in which sign is it posited. Take
the portion of that sign still to be traversed by Sun. Also find out thy time of traversing
it. Subtract it from the time of epoch. Note the number of signs passed in full from
sunrise till then by deducting one by one the time taken by different signs to rise above
the horizon. [Here the author presupposes that the Astrologer has at hand the Table
of Houses and the rising time of different Lagnas or Ascendants for that place and that
Ultimately the Astrologer arrives at a rough or (Ashuddha) sign which cannot be further
subtrached. Note the remainder, Using the Law of Three, i.e multiplying this time by
30 palas and dividing by the rising period of that sign in palas, the Bhukha or the
elasped portion of that sign can be ascertained in degrees and minutes. Add to this the
preceding signs reckoned from the equinoctial point i.e., Aries 0 and subtract
ayanamsa from the Sun. The remainder is the (nirayan) longitude of the Ascendant.
19. This sloka gives the process by which the lagna is to be calculated for birth at night. We
first note the actual time that has elapsed since last sunrise. The Dinmana or the length
of the day is then subtracted from the total time that has elapsed since the last sunrise.
If we add six signs to the position of Sun at last sunrise, we will get the position of the
Sun at the sunset before birth. This is to be shown in degrees etc. The interval the
portion that has elapsed since sunset and the birth time in ghaties etc. should be
converted into distance by a process similar to the one mentioned iv the previous sloka
but in a reverse manner.
20. In order to find out the exact position of the 10th house (Dasham Lagna) it is necessary to
explain what Nata is. It is to be calcuked after knowing the exact time of birth.
According to some learneds Nata is of four varieties, while others say that there are
two kinds of Nata and two kinds of Unnata.
21. According to astronomers Unnata is measured from the nadir while Nata from midheaven.
They both represent the interval between the planet concerned (here in this
case, the Sun) and the Meridian. The astronomers are also of the opinion that Unnata
is also of four varieties.
22. According to the opinion of these if the birth takes place at night six signs are added to the
Sayan Sun (sayan longitude). If the birth takes place at day, no such addition is called
for. The Nata (which even of the four varieties it may happen to be) should be
converted into degree, minutes etc., by the same process which is adopted for working
out the Lagna, but with this difference that the rates of several rising periods should be
those obtaining at the Equator, by the process of addition or substraction its the case
may be in order to calculate the correct position (of the mid-point or mid-heaven. But
Kesava and others have expressed the view that tlic 10th house should be calculated
from the Nata.
23. According to one school of thought the longitude of the 10th hcuse should be calculated as
follows: if it is day birth we should note where the longitude of the place cuts the
zodiac into two visible halves of about three signs each, one in the East and other in
the West, and this intersecting is the mid-point or the centre of the 10th house and
may be calculated from the Nata or meridian distance of the Sun at the time – East or
West. Acording to the other view the Sun has to be fixed in the other half of the zodiac
by the addition of six more signs and the position of the Nadir (or the Bhava -madhya
of the 4th house) should be calculated through the Nata (and Unnata) or meridian
distance between this point and this new (imaginary) Sun.
24. There is yet another method of working out the Bhava Madhya of the 10th house. The
time intervening between the exact position of the Sun at birth and mid night in
ghaties should be noted. The mid night should be taken as Ishta kala and its exact
position in ghaties should be converted into degrees at rates (of rising periods of the
several Rasis) obtaining at the Equator the result with the exact position of the fourth
house. By adding six signs to this we will get the position of the 10th house.
25. After having calculated the position of Lagna and the 10th house, we may proceed to find
out the positions of the other Bhavas. If we add six signs to the longitude of the 10th
house we will get the longitude of the 4th house. Similarly by adding six signs to the
Lagna we will get the longitude of the 7th house. If we deduct the longitude of Lagna
from that of the 4th house and divide it by 3, this 1/3 portion when added to the
longitude of Lagna, will get us the longitude of the second house (or Bhava). In the
same manner deduct the longitude of the 4th house from that of the 7th house and add
3rd of the difference to the longitude of the 4th house. The result will be the longitude
of the 5th house
26. Again if one third of the first and second remainders is respectively addtd to the longitude
of the 2nd and 5th houses, we will get the longitudes of the 3rd and the 6th houses.
Thus, it has been shown how the position (longitudes or Bhavas past) of the first six
Bhavas (houses) has to be calculated. A half of two adjacent bhavas is called their
Sandhi. The longitudes (Bhavas past) of other six Bhavas and their Sandhis may be
obtained by the addition of six signs to each of the several Bhavas and Sandhies
27. We should multiply the Nata ghaties, pala etc., to obtain the linear distance between the
Sun and the mid-point in degrees etc. For calculating the position of the mid-heaven
(10th house), the above distance in degrees may be deducted from the longitude of the
Sun when the Nata is eastern and add the same when the Nata is in the west. However,
the author considers this method as approximate. Just as in the case of the Sun, we
may find out the distance in degrees etc., between the position of Sayana Lagna and
the mid-night point (4th house). By suitable addition, the Sandhi next to the Lagna,
the 2nd Bhava, its next Sandhi, the 3rd Bhava etc., can be obtained.
28. The difference (in degrees) between a planet and its nearest Sandhi multiplied by 20 and
divided by the distance (in degrees) between the longitude of the Bhava and of its
Sandhi represent the measure of effect (caused by the planet) in terms of unit of 1/20th
portion. Mars, Venus, Mercury, the Moon, the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter,
Saturn and Jupiter arc respectively the lords of the signs from Mesha onwards and also
of their Amsas.
29. The first Navamsa in the several signs from Mesha onwards begins respectively from
Mesha, Kataka, Thula and Makara. The exaltation rasis of the various planets are as
under: Sun-Mesha, Moon-Vrishabh, Mars-Makara, Mercury-Kanya, Jupiter-Kataka,
Venus-Meenn; and Saturn-Thula. The highest exaltation points are : Sun-Mesha 10
degrees, Moon-Vrishabh 3 degrees, Mars-Makara 28 degrees, Mercury-Kanya 15
degrees, Jupiter-Kataka 5 degrees, Venus-Meena 27 degrees, Saturn-Thula 20 degrees.
The debilitation points are:-Sun-Thula (lowest debilitation point 10 degrees), Moon-Vrischika
(lowest debilitation point 3 degrees), Mars-Kataka (lowest debilitation point 28
degrees), Mercury-Meena (lowest debilitation point 15 degrees), Jupiter-Makara
(lowest debilitation point 5 degrees), Venus-Kanya (lowest debilitation point 27
degrees), Saturn–Mesha (lowest debilitation point 20 degrees).
30. Rahus exaltation sign is Mithuna, and Kanya is his own house (or swakshetra). The
exaltation sign of Ketu is Dhanus and Meena is his swakshetra (own house). But
according to some Vrischika is the exaltation sign of Rahu and Kumbha that of Ketu.
In an even sign the Horas or halves belong respectively to the Moon and the Sun, and
in an odd sign to the Sun and the Moon.
31. One third of a Rasi is called Drekkana. Each Drekkana is made of 10 degrees. The lor of
first Drekkana is the owner of the sign ilself, the second Drekkana belongs to the
owner of the 5th Rasi and the third Drekkana belongs to the owner of the 9th Rasi. A
Dwadasamsa (or 1/12th of a sign) is made of 2 ?th degrees and is counted from lhe sign
itself e.g. from Mesha to Meena and from Vrishabh to Mesha and so on, and the lords
of these signs own the Dwadasamsa. The Trimsamsas (1/30th position of a sign)
allotted in an odd sign to Mars, Jupiter, Mercury and Venus are respectively 5, 5, 8, 7
and 5 degrees.
32. In an even sign Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars have 5, 7, 8, 5 and 5 degrees,
respectively. Thus the six vargas have been described. The friends of the several
planets from Sun onwards are respectively (1) Jupiter (2) Jupiter, and Mercury. (3)
Mercury and Venus, (4) the Moon, Mars, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn, (5) the Sun, the
Moon, Mercury, Venus and Saturn, (6) Mars, Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn and (7)
Mercury Jupiter and Venus. The rest are enemies.
33-35. Saturn and Venus arc enemies of the Sun. Mercury is neutral to him and Moon, Mars,
and Jupiter are his friends. This is their natural relationship. Mercury and the Sun are
friends of the Moon. The other planets are neutrals. The Sun, the Moon and Jupiter
are friends of Mars. Mercury is his enemy and Venus and Saturn are neutrals. The Sun
and Venus are friends of Mercury. Moon is his enemy and the rest arc neutrals. The
Sun, the Moon and Mars are friends of Jupiter. Mercury and Venus are his enemies
and Saturn is neutral to him. Mercury and Saturn are friends of Venus. Mars and
Jupiter arc neutral to him and the Sun and the Moon are his enemies. Mercury and
Venus are friends of Saturn. Jupiter is neutral to him and the Sun, the Moon and Mars
are his enemies. The natural relationship described above is in accordance with the
view expressed by Satyacharya.
36. Planets posited or planets in three adjacent houses of planet are his temporary friends, or
friends for the time being.
37. There are eight conditions of a planet as described below: 1) When a planet is in his sign of
exaltation he is said to Deepta. 2) When a planet is in his own sign he is said to be
Swastha or in healthy condition. 3) He is said to be Hrishtha or in happy condition
when he is in the sign of a friend. 4) When a planet is in benefic varga he is to be in
Shatru condition. 5) When a planet. has got bright rays, he is said to be in Shakta
condition. 6) When a planet is eclipsed during the proximity with the Sun, he is said to
be in Vilupta condition. 7) A planet is Deena or in poor condition when, he is posited
in his sign of debilitation. 8) A planet is Peedita or troubled condition when, he has
been defeated in planetary war or hc is posited between malefics.
38. The results of the various conditions of the Planers Will be in accordance with those
conditions and their relative intensity being dependant on their strength etc. In an odd
sign planet is said to be in infancy when he has advanced the first six degrees; he would
be in his boyhood when he is in 6-12; he would be young(v) if he is in 13-18; he would
be in old age if he is in 19-24; he would be Nasta when he is between 25-30. In an even
sign, these divisions are counted in the reverse order.
39. The second half of Dhanus, the forepart of Makara, Mesha, Vrishabh and Simha are called
quadruped signs. Kataka, Meena and the second portion of Makara are watery signs.
The sign Vrischika is like a scorpion. Kanya, Thula, Mithuna and Kumbha are bipeds.
40. Mesha, Vrishabh, Mithuna, Kataka, Makara and Dhanus are strong at night. These rasis
excluding Mithuna rise with their back. The remaining signs excluding Meena rise with
their faces. Meena is called an Ubhayodaya Rasi.
41. The 180 portion or half of the Zodiac beginning from Lagna, that is, still to rise till the end
of 7th Bhava is the invisible half. The remaining 180 is the visible half. The Eastern
portion of the Zodiac comprises 180 from the 10th house, to the 4th house (nadir). The
Western half of 180 begins from the nadir (4ih house) and ends at mid heaven, that is,
the tenth house.
42. Thus ends the Sanketa on Definitions in Sanketanidhi, a work composed by Shri Rama
Dayalu, the Astrologer. for the benefit of his elder brothers son Shri Ghasi Ram.
1. If in the chart prepared at the time of conception or query, and also the Navamsa chart
Ascendant, Jupiter, Moon and Sun are posited in odd signs the birth of amale child
should be predicted. If in even signs the birth of a female issue is to be predicted.
2. 5th or the 7th sign from the position of Moon in the query chart or the chart prepared for
the time of conception, would be the Janma Rasi (the sign occupied by Moon) in the
birth chart. 5th or the 7th sign from Navamsa of the query lagna (Ascendant) or
conception Lagna could alos be Janma Rasi in the birth chart. Actually the delivery is
likely to take place when Moon in transit passes through Navamsa owned by Adhana
(conception) or Prasna (query) Lagna, whichever is stronger, or when Moon transits
the sign owned by strongest of the planets owning Saptamsa, Navamsa, Dvadasamsa
and Trimsamsa occupied by Moon.
3. When Sun is posited in qudruped sign in conception or query chart and remaining planet
are strongly placed in dual signs, birth of twins would take place.
If malefics be not aspected by benefits, or be at the junction of two signs or in even signs and
be associated with Moon the child born would be stupid.
4. If the malefics be posited at the function of signs and Moon be in Taurus (exaltation sign of
the Moon) aspected by a malefic, the native would be dumb or mute. If Moon and Sun
be in Leo and be aspected by malefics, the native born would be sightless or blind.
5. If malefics be posited in malefic signs (i.e. signs owned by malefic planets) which are 5th,
7th or 9th from Sun, the father of the native at the time of birth would be under
restraint (may be in prison). If Sun be in a moveable sign, such restraint would be in a
foreign country, if in a fixed sign in the home country and if in a dual sign the restraint
would be at a place falling on the way, to the homeland. The direction of the place
would be in accordance with sign occupied by Sun. If Moon be posited in the last
portion or en-point of a sign and ascendat not aspected by Moon, the birth of the child
would take place during absence of the father from the place of birth.
6. If Moon does not aspect Ascendant, be posited between Mercury and Venus, Saturn be in
Ascendant and Mars in 7th, the father would be away at the time of birth. taken place
soon after his birth. If Sun and Venus aspected by Mars be posited in 6th, 8th or 12th
house, the father of the child would not be alive at the time of his birth.
7. It should be predicted that the father of the child had died before his birth, if Sun and
Venus be in a moveable sign and be associated with or aspected by Mars.
If there be malefics in 12th and 2nd houses from the Ascendant and the Lord of Ascendant
being weak, be in 9th or 4th house, it can be said that the father of the native was very
sick at the time of native’s birth.
8. If the birth takes place at night and Saturn associated with a malefic, be in 5th or 9th house
from Moon, the mother of the native would die at the time of his birth. If the birth
takes place during day time and Mars be in trine to Venus, the mother would die at the
time of birth of the native. If in case of night birth, Mars be associated with Saturn in a
moveable sign, it is to be understood that the death of the father had already occurred
in a place away from the place of birth.
9. The same would happen, if Saturn and Mars be conjoined with Sun in a moveable sign. If
malefics occupy Ascendant, 7th, 8th and 12th it should be understood that the death of
the mother of the native had taken place soon after his birth. If 7th, 8th and 9th houses
from Ascendant be occupjed by malefics, it should be predicted that both mother and
child would die soon after the birth of the latter. If all the malefics occupy 6th and 12th
houses from Ascendant and Moon, the mother would survive but the child would die
soon after birth. If malefics occupy Ascendant Moon sign, 7th and 8th houses from
Ascendant or Moon, the child born would survive but the mother would die soon after
10. The number of female attendants in the delivery room would be equal to the number of
planets posited between Ascendant and Moon. The number of female attendants
outside the delivery room would be equal to the number of planets on the left side of
Ascendant (visible half) and the number of such persons inside the delivery room
would be equal to planets posited on the right side of Ascendant (invisible half). If
these planets be benefits, the lady attendants would be of superior class. They would
belong to low class if such planets be malefics. The left or the visible half begins from
the portion of the 7th house still to set and extends to the rising portion of first house;
the other half of the Zodiac is called “invisible”.
11. In this Sloka some more clues have been given to find out the number of female
attendants. If in the visible half referred to in the previous Sloka there be any
retrograde planet or planets in their signs of exaltation, the number of attendants
would be thrice the number of such planets. If planets be in their own sign, Navamsa
Drekkana etc. the number of attendants would be twice the number of such planets. If
there be planets which are combust, or m their sign of debilitation or in inimical signs
or trik houses (6th, 8th or 12th), the number of attendants would be half of the number
of such planets. If Ascendant is Aries or Pisces the number of attendants would be
two. In the case of Capricorn, Libra, Scorpio, Leo, Virgo or Gemini Ascendants the
number of attendants would be three. In Taurus or Aquarius, Ascendants the number
of attendants would be four. In case of Cancer or Sagittarius Ascendant, the number
of attendants would be five.
12. In this Sloka the author tells that the direction of the delivery room should be determined
by the sign of Ascendant at birth. If the rising sign or Ascendant be Aries, Cancer,
Libra, Scorpio or Aquarius, the delivery room would be in the Eastern portion of the
house. If Ascendant be Leo or Capricorn, the room would be to the Southern side of
the house, If Ascendant be Taurus the room would be in the Western portion of the
house. If Ascendant be owned by Mercury or Jupiter, the delivery room would be to
the Northern side of the house. The four pairs of moveablt and fixed signs beginning
with Aries represent the East and other principal directions in which the bed of the
lady concerned is placed in the room. The four dual signs Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius
and Pisces, signify the four intermediate points, namely, SE., SW, NW. and NE. Or the
direction may correspond to that denoted by the sign occupied by Rahu.
13. When Ascendant is Gemini, Capricorn, Taurus or Leo, the child would cry loudly after the
birth. His cries would be of subdued nature when Ascendant be Virgo or Aquarius.
There would be no cries at all if Ascendant falls in other signs. The birth would take
place on an bare ground if Ascendant falls in any of the following signs viz. Gemini,
Taurus, Capricorn, Aquarius, Scorpio or Aries.
14. The two front legs of the cot in the delivery room are represented by 3rd and 12th houses.
3rd represents the right leg and 12th the left leg. The hind legs are represented by 6th
and 9th houses-the 6th representing the right and 9th the left leg. 4th and 5th houses
represent the right side of the intral portion of the cot and 10th and 11th houses the
left side. The portions of the cot would be defective if there be malefics in houses
15. The planets posited in quadrants according to their strength indicate the door of the
delivery room. When there be more then one planet in quadrants the door should be
found by the the strongest amongst them. If there be no planet, the position of the
door is to be ascertained by the sign occupied by Ascendant. The head and other parts
of the cot would be in the direction indicated by Ascendant. The strongest planet
aspecting Ascendant would indicate the clothes, worn, food taken etc.
16. This Sloka deals with particulars of the lamp in the delivery room. Moon determines the
oil in the lamp, Sun indicates whether the lamp is of a moveable nature or fixed one.
Ascendant tells us about the wick in the lamp. The lamp would be moveable if Sun
occupies a moveable sign. The lamp would be of fixed type if Sun occupies a fixed sign.
The sign occupied by Sun would also indicate the position of the lamp on or near the
17. If Sun be posited in a dual sign, the lamp would be placed at the position indicated by the
sign and it would be flickering. Moons Drekkana 1st, 2nd or 3rd, or Moons fullness or
otherwise, would indicate the quantity of oil in the lamp. We can also ascertain the
portion of the wick that has been learnt from the condition of Moon mentioned above.
18-19. If Moon be in Ascendant, 6th or 8th house, the lamp would be without oil at the time of
birth. If Moon be in 2nd house or Saturn be in 10th house, the lamp would contain oil.
From Sun is ascertained the position of the lamp. If Sun be between Ascendant and Moon, the
lamp would contain ghee. It would contain oil if there be Saturn between Ascendant
20-21. There would be a number of lamps in the delivery room at the time of birth if a strong
Sun be aspected by Saturn and Mars. If the above disposition be not present and
instead, there be a strong planet in 12th house there would be light from hay fire. The
structure of the building containing the delivery room Would be flimsy and made
mostly of wood if Sun be strong in the Chart. The delivery room would be: (a) a new
one if Moon be strong. (b) attractive and pleasant if Venus be strong, (c) very
beautiful and artistic and decorated with pictures, if Mercury he strong. (d) a burnt
one if Mars be strong. (e) old and renovated if Saturn be strong. (f) strong and durable
if Jupiter be strong by beillg in its own sign on Navamsa. (g) double storied or with two
halls if Jupiter lie in a dual sign (h) three storyed or with three halls if the Jupiter be
posited in Sagittarius (i) many storied if Jupiter be at his highest exaltation point in
22. Which metal would be in prominence may be ascertained from the strength of Sun etc.
Copper, Chandrakanta mani (Moonstone) gold, alloy of metals, silver, pearls, iron
would be in prominence if Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter and Venus are
respectively strong in the chart (birth or query chart). If Sun or Moon be strong, the
child would possess the nature and qualities of his father and mother respectively. If
Sun be strong at birth, the, qualities of the child born would be in accordance with
planet in whose Trimsamsa Sun be posited.
23. The natives appearance would correspond to the lord of rising Navamsa, or it would be
according to planet which is most powerful at birth. His Complexion would be in
accordance with the lord of Navamsa, occupied by Moon.
24. Mars and Saturn be posited in Ascendant of a person, there would be abortion or
miscarriage to his wife. If the native of the chart be a female she would herself suffer
from abortion. Abortion would also take place if Moon aspects or is associated with
the above two planets.
25. Planets which are significators for father and mother during day-birth or night-birth give
full effect, if the birth occurs at the beginning of the day or the night as the case may
be. The effect would be moderate if birth takes place in the middle portion while it
would be very light if the birth takes place at the close of the day or night. This rule
applies in effects good or bad produced by two pairs of significators planets as well.
26. Various parts of the human body are represented by 36 dccanates into which the Zodiac is
divided. If any particular decanate be occupied by a benefic planet, there would be a
mole, in the corresponding part of the body. If any decanate is occupied by a malefic,
there would be an ulcer or wound is the corresponding part of the body, If four
planets, including Mercury, be posited in any Part or drekkana of the Kalapurusha
there would be a mole or like in that part. Similar result would accrue if a sign or
house be occupied by Sun-Moon, jointly.
27-28. A proficient astrologer should find out all about ones body from Ascendant. All about
wealth and happiness should be examined from Hora-Lagna. Happiness etc. of
relations should be ascertained from Drekkana Lagna, children from the Saptamsa-
Lagna, wifes happiness etc. from the Navamsa-Lagna, about the parents from
Dwadasamsa-Lagna, about ones cherished desires from Trimsamsa-Lagna. All these
details may be also be ascertained from Natal Ascendant.
29. Matters relating to natives father should be ascertained from 9th and 10th houses from
Sun, those relating to mother from 4th house from Moon, those relating to brothers
from 3rd house from Mars, those relating to maternal uncle and his children from 4th
house reckoned from Mercury and those relating to children from 5th house from
30. Matters relating to ones wife may be ascertained from 7th house reckoned from Venus and
information regarding perpetuation or extruction of ones family may be obtained by
examining 8th house from Saturn. It is very necessary that in all above cases,
conclusions be arrived at after carefully taking into account the strength of the
particular house, of the planet from which it is reckoned and of the planet owning the
house in question. Only after such examination and after having full devotion to God
the astrologer should make predictions about the prosperity or otherwise of the
31-Thus comes to close the 2nd Sanketa entitled Prasuti (birth) of Sanketanidhi, a work
authored by Rama Dayalu the Astrologer, for the benefit of Shri Ghasi Ram son of his
eldest brother (Shri Vazir Chandra Sharma) so that he gains proficiency in Astrology.
Thus ends the 2nd Sanketa on birth, in the work Sanketanidhi
1. The child would die immediately after birth if the birth takes place at twilight an hour
before or after sunset and malefics be posited in the last portions of the signs. If Moon
be posited in a quadrant and other three quadrants be occupied by malefics, the child
would die immediately after birth. The same would happen if there be malefics in 1st
and 7th houses, or these houses be hemmied in between malefics.
2. The child would die soon after birth if there be a malefic each in Ascendant aad 7th house
and Moon be also associated with a malefic planet without receiving any benefic
3. If Moon be placed in 6th, or 8th house and Rahu is the 4th, the child would die immediately
after birth. The remedial measure would be to worship the Lord. If there be a malefic
planet in a quadrant neutralising the above adverse effect, even then, the death would
take place within a year. If Mars be posited in Jupiters sign and Jupiter be in the sign
of Mars, death would take place within eleven years.
4. If Moon associated with a malefic be posited in 1st, 7th, 8th or 12th house without receiving
the aspect of a benefic planet placed in a house other than a quadrant the child would
die soon after birth. When the birth takes place during day in dark half of a month,
Moon even if placed in 6th or 8th house and aspected by malefics, would not kill the
child. When the birth takes place at night during bright half of a month, Moon in the
same position and aspected by benefics would protect the child.
5. The new-born child would die soon if: a) Sun and Moon be in Ascendant and be not
associated with or aspected by benefics. b) if strong malefics occupy 5th, 8th and 9th,
houses; c) if Saturn, Sun, Moon and Mars occupy respectively 12th, 9th,, 1st and 8th
houses. The child would be saved if these combinations be aspected by a strong Jupiter
(our view is that in this disposition of planets, a strong Jupiter placed in 5th, 7th or 9th
house could save the child from death), and d) if Moon be badly placed (this could
mean placement in the sign of debilitation or an inimical sign or if it be a new Moon),
in 5th, Yth, 8th, 7th. 12th or 1st house and be devoid of benefic aspect.
6. The newly born child would die soon after birth if Moon be placed in 6th or 8th house and
aspected by malefic planets. If, however, Moon gets the benefit of benefic aspect, the
child would remain alive up-to eight years. If Moon in such position be aspected both
by benetic and malefic planets, the child would live up to four lears. The child would
live for one year if a malefic planet in an enemy sign, occupies 8th house aspected by a
malefic. If the malefic aspects Sun placed in a quadrant, the child would live for 10 or
7. If Sun and Moon be associated with Saturn, the child would live upto nine years. The
longevity would be of one month if all the malefics be placed in 6th and 8th. The child
would die in the 4th year, if Mercury be placed in Cancer in 6th or the 8th house and
be aspected by a malefic Moon. If Sun, Venus and Saturn be all associated with
malefics, the death of child will take place soon after his birth.
8. The child would die soon after birth if Sun be posited in the sign of Mars or Saturn and
Jupiter placed in 10th be aspected by malefics. The child and the the mother would die
if malefics posited in the 7th an 8th be aspected by malefics and get no benefic aspect.
9-10. If the lord of the sign occupied by Moon be posited in 8th house in conjunction wjth the
lord of Ascendant aspected by malefics, the child would die in four months. If the lord
of the sign occupied by Moon be in 7th house conjoined by a malefic and the lord of
Ascendant received malefic aspects, the child would die within eighth months. If
Jupiter placed in 8th house be aspected by all the malefics, without receiving any
benefic aspect, he would be in a position of inflicting harm to the child. In other words
the child would have very poor longevity. If Jupiter posited thus be in the sign of Mars
the evil would be still more severe. If retrograde Saturn in a quadrant or 8th or 6th
house owned by Mars the child would in all probabilities die in three years.
11 and 12. The following dispositions of planet are not favourable for the longevity of the
newly born infants: 1) Saturn occupying 8th house from Ascendant; 2) Son in his sign of
debilitation being posited in 5th or 9th house. 3) Mars in 8th or Mercury aspected by a
strong malefic in 6th or 8th house cause death within four years. 4) Mercury in the sign
of Moon, i.e. Cancer, and posited in 6th or 8th house aspected by Moon, also causes
death within four years. 5) Venus posited in Cancer or Leo aspected by benefics from
6th , 8th or 12th house and also aspected by strong malefics allows the child to survive
for six years. But when Ketu be rising in Ascendant the child would die immediately
13. If a Pasha or Pakshi decanate be rising and be occupied by malefic5 the child would die in
7th year. If malefics occupy the trine houses and be not aspected by benefics, and
benefics be all posited in 6th and 8th houses (and they be further aspected by
malefics), the child would die in 8th Year.
14. If them be a malefic in Ascendant or 7th house, the lord of Ascendant be aspected by or
associated with a malefic and Moon be in Ascendant, the child would live for seven
years. If the lord of the sign occupied by Moon and the lord of Ascendant together be
posited in 6th, 8th, 12th, or 7th house, the longevity of the child in years would be
equal to the number of the sign occupied by Moon. If Moon be in Gemini or Virgo
and be associated with Sun and Mars without aspect of benefics the longevity of the
child would be nine years.
16. If in a horoscope Mars be in its sign of debilitation or be posited in the 8th and Sun in its
debiliation sign be posited in a trine, the native would be stupid and unhappy and
would live on alms.
17. Planets placed in the last degree of the signs contribute very little to the longevity of the
native. But if a planet be in his exaltation sign, own sign or a friendly sign he would
contribute a good number of years to his longevity.
18. If Ascendant be Aries or Scorpio and Saturn be associated with a malefic is in Leo, the
arms of the native would be amputated. If Saturn be in 6th house aspect ed by inimicals
planets the native would lose his hands as well as feet.
19. The learneds say that if Moon conjoined with three malefics be in the 6th house and be
aspected by malefics without receiving any benefic aspect, the native would injure his
eyes. If Mars, Rahu and Saturn be in 8th house the native would 1ose his nose. If
Moon and Saturn being in Cancer be placed in 8th house without aspect of a benefic,
the native would injure his feet.
20. If a malefic planet be in the sign of another malefic planet, and aspected by Rahu and
Saturn as malefics, Moon in conjunction with a malefic be aspected by Sun, Mars and
Saturn, the native born with such dispositions would kill barren cows and the
Brahmins (the priestly class). If there be three or more malefics in a sign, the native
born with such dispositions would remain sickly. In such a combination Sun should be
treated as a malefic only when it is not in conjunction with Venus.
21. If Rahu be in his own sign Virgo and Mars, Mercury and Venus together be placed in 10th
house the fortune and ill-luck would only be momentary for the native. (They would
not be long-lasting). If there be male&s in 2nd, 3rd and 7th houses and a weak Jupiter
be posited in 5th house, the native would be a man of objectionable character.
22. If there be malefics in 4th, 12th and 10th houses, the native would leave his place of birth
and roam about from place to place, becoming a cause of anxiety for his parents. If all
the planets occupy 9th, 5th and 4th houses, the native would lose his earlier-born
children, but issues from the second and third wives would remain alive.
23. If Mars be in 6th house, Rahu in 7th house and Saturn in 8th house, the native would lose
his partner and become dependant on others. If at birth, Ascendant Tithi (lunar date)
and day (or the night) be at their last portion and if the rising Navamsa be a moveable
one, the native would be the last issue of his parents. He would not have younger
brothers or sisters.
24. If Sun be in 7th, Mars in 10th and Rahu in 12th house, the native would lose his parents. If
in this combination (i.e. with Sun in 7th and Mars in 10th), Rahu and Jupiter are
placed in 6t,h, 1st or 4th house, the parents of the native would die within 24 Years of
his age and the native would be held responsible for it.
25. If malefics be posited in their own signs in 1st, 4th and 10th houses, the native would earn
his livelihood with great dificulfy. Even if there be aspect of benefic planets of malefics
the native would not give up his evil disposition but would continue to indulge in sinful
26. If Sun, Rahu, Saturn and Jupiter be in Ascendant, 6th or 5th house, the child born under
such disposition would bring adverse effects to the parents. If there be malefics in 10th,
3rd, 7th and 12th houses, the child born under this combination would always be
sulrering from some kind of trouble in the body.
27. If Saturn be in Ascendant, Moon in 6th house and Mercury in the 7th house, these
dispositions would cause destruction of father. If all malefics be posited in quadrants
(1, 4, 7, 10), 2nd house and in trines (5, 9) they would bring ruin to the entire family and
make the native very poor.
28. If Saturn be in 2nd house, Jupiter in Ascendant, Rahu in 3rd house, these dispositions
would prove disastrous for the mother. The result would be the same when Saturn,
Rahu, Venus and Mars occupy respectively Taurus, Gemini Virgo and Leo.
29. If Rahu, Sun, Venus, Saturn and Mercury be in second house, the father would die before
the birth of the child. These dispositions in the birth chart of the child are also not
auspicious for the longevity of the mother. If Saturn be in Aquarius, Moon in Aries,
Sun in 12th house and Venus in Capricorn the child would not enjoy the wealth of his
30. If Mars in its own sign conjoined with Mercury and Venus, aspects 10th house, the native
would get very meagre reward for his efforts. If Rahu be in 3rd house, and Mercury
with Jupiter in the 2nd, the native would have three brothers.
31. If Mars be in 7th, Sun in 9th and Venus in 8th house, the native would be short-lived. If
Venus be in 2nd house, Moon in Ascendant, Sun and Mercury in 12th and Rahu in 5th
house, the native may be imprisoned for involvement in murder cases.
32. If Mars and Saturn be in 2nd house and Rahu in 3rd, the native would lose his brother. If
Saturn and Moon be in 9th house, the wife of the native would be of loose character. If
there be similar disposition of planets in a womans birth chart, her husband would be
of immoral character.
33. If Sun be posited in Pisces in 12th house, he would cause trouble to the right eye of the
native. The left eye would be affected if Moon be in the same position. If Mars or
Venus be eclipsed by Sun in 5th house, the native would, in all probabilitv, be one
34. If Ascendant be Leo with Venus posited therein and Saturn be in Cancer, the native would
suffer from eye trouble. If Mars, Saturn, Moon and Sun occupy in any nativity 2nd,
12th, 6th and 8th houses respectively, the native would lose his eye-sight through a
disease caused by the strongest among them.
35. If there be a malefic in 10th house from Sun and the lord of 10th house as well as that
occupied by Sun be afllicted on account of association with or aspect by malefics, these
dispositions in a nativity would bring disaster to the father of the native. If Moon be
hemmed in between malefics, if there be malefics in 4th and 7th house from Moon and
Moon be weak also, such disposition would be distressing (or troublesome) for the
mother of the native. the native. Similarly if there be malefics in third house from
Mars and if Similarly if there be malefics in third house from Mars and if that house,
its lord and Mars be not well-placed owing to their that house, its lord and Mars be not
well-placed owing to their being in debilitation, inimical houses, etc., these dispositions
being in debilitation, inimical houses, etc., these dispositions would, give adverse
results to the natives brothers and his valour would, give adverse results to the natives
brothers and his valour would also be affected.
36. If there be malefics in sixth house reckoned from Mercury be in debilitation and week, and
the lord of 6th from Mercury be in an inauspicious house, the native would bring
distress to his maternal uncles family by either causing its extinction other serious
If Jupiter be in its debilitation or inimical sign, 5th house from occupied by malefics, and if the
lords of 5th house (both from Ascendant and Jupiter) be not well-placed, the native
would not derive any happiness from his children (there may be no child) and he may
have to adopt a child.
In the the same way, we should consider from Venus the welfare etc. of the wife-whether 7th
house from Venus has malefics or not, or wether the lords of 7th house from
Ascendant or from Venus are happily placed or not. If the dispositions be good, there
would be happiness, otherwise conjugal relationship may cause trouble in domestic
life. The natives longevity should be considered from Saturn. If strong malefics be
placed in 8th house from Saturn and the lord of the said house be also inauspiciously
placed, this disposition would lead to early death of the native.
37. If 5th house be well-placed in a nativity, that is, it be occupied or aspected by its own lord
or by a benefit planet possessing several kinds of strength, the happiness of the
children of the native would be assured. If the lord of Ascendant be posited in
Ascendant, 2nd or 5th house, the first issue would be a son. If the lord of Ascendant be
in 4th house, the native would get first a son and then a daughter, or first a daughter
and then a son.
38. If the lord of 3rd house be in Ascendant, 2nd, 12th, 3rd or 5th house, the native would not
get happiness from his children (another interpretation is that in such a disposition of
the planets, the children of the native would be deprived of happiness). If the sign of
5th house be owned by Jupiter, i.e., if it be Sagittarius or Pisces the native would lose
his first issue, but if that sign or house be aspected or occupied by its own lord, the
native would get happiness in respect of children (that is, he would be blessed with
39. If Jupiter and Venus be in their debilitation signs Sun in an odd sign and Mercury in an
even sign, no issue would be born to the native by his own efforts. If Moon in Cancer
be associated with or aspected by malefics, and Sun be aspected by Saturn, the native
would get a son in his old age.
40. If Ascendant falls in a sign owned by a malefic Planet, malefic be placed in Ascendant, Sun
be in Scorpio and Mars in a dual sign, the native is likely to get an issue in the middle
period of his life. If Ascendant be occupied by Mercury and Saturn, and Jupiter be
associated with Venus, the combination is not likely to give any issue to the native.
41. If 3rd, l0th, 4th, 7th, 2nd, 9th and 11th houses be occupied by planets in their signs of
debilitation, and 6th, 8th and 12th houses be occupied by planets in their signs of
exaltation, such disposition of planets and houses would not prove auspicious for the
native in the matter of children. If 3rd house from Ascendant be occupied by Mercury,
the native would get two sons and three daughters. If a strong Jupiter be posited in 3rd
house, the native would be blessed with five sons.
42. If Moon associated with Rahu be in 3rd house, the native would not have much wealth. He
would have no brother or sister as well. If Saturn and Moon be together in 3rd house,
the native would be of dark complexion and he would have no brothers. If 3rd or 5th
house be occupied by Mars, the native would not get any son. If a strong Venus be
posited in 7th, the native would be blessed with good children.
43. The following dispositions in a nativity are not auspicious for getting issues: 1) The lord of
5th house occupies the 6th, 8th or 12th house and is weak-no issues. 2) The lord of 5th
house reckoned from Jupiter is in the same position-no issues. 3) Sun and Venus are in
5th-no issues. 4) Saturn and Rahu are posited in 5th aspected by malefics-no issues.
The above combinations would cause loss of children as a consequence of the curse or
wrath of the family deity. The worship of the deity should bc resorted to ward oli the
44. If the childlessness be due to evil influence of Mercury or Venus, it has to be remedied by
propitiating God Shiva. In other cases the remedial measures would be as follow: 1)
The evil influence of Moon and Jupiter through herbs, proper talisman and mantras.
2) The evil influence of Rahu-by performing the marriage of a girl. 3) The evil
influence of Ketu should be neutralised by gifting a cow to a Brahmin.
4) To remove the evil influence of Saturn and Mars the remedy would be to sprinkle holy
water on God Shiva.
45. For warding off evil influence of Sun the native should attentively and with devotion listen
to the recitation of Harivamsa Purana. If the childlessness is due to evil influence of all
the plailets in equal degree, it should be removed by the recitation of “Santana Gopal
Mantra”. If fasts are observed properly for Sun and Mars, there would be progeny; the
same would be assured if the Kamavrata observed properly (that is, according to
procedure prescribed for it).
46. The author now describes some good combinations. If Venus, Jupiter and Mercury be
placed in Ascendant, Pisces, Sagittarius, Cancer or Virgo, or if they be posited
separately each in a single sign (e.g. Venus in Pisces or Libra, Jupiter in Pisces,
Sagittarius or Cancer, Mercury in Gemini or Virgo and if these planets be free from
(a) association with or aspect by malefics, (b) association with debilitated or eclipsed
planets, they would produce auspicious or favourabie results. If Mars be in 10th house,
Saturn and Moon be in Ascendant, Jupiter and Sun occupy two trims the native would
become a king. For such combination Aries should be taken as Ascendant.
47. If Ascendant falls in a moveable sign, there be a planet in it, and other planets be in 3rd
house and quadrants in their signs of exaltation, such a combination would bestow the
native kingship. If the four quadrants be occupied by benefics and malefics be posited
in 6th and 12th houses, the native would become a king with all the royal
paraphernelia and fame.
48. If Ascendant or Moon be in vargottama (that is, if they occupy the same sign both in the
birth chart and Navamsa) and receive aspects from four or more planets other than
Moon, such a disposition would lead to Rajayogas (bestowing of kingship or honour).
Again if Ascendant be in vargottama and bcnefics be placed in second house from
Moon, if quadrants be occupied by strong planets, the native would become a king.
49. If Saturn be in Aquarius, Sun in Aries, Moon in Taurus and one of these signs be
Ascendant, this combination would give birth to a king. If Mercury, Mars and Jupiter
respectively bein Gemini, Scorpio and Leo, another rajayoga occurs, a third rajayoga
would be formed when Moon is associated with Mars in an auspicious sign as
Ascendant (suc as Peisces or Aries).
50. Four kinds of Rajayogas, combinations conferring kingship of the native, are described in
this sloka: 1) If Moon be exalted and occupies Ascendant and if Mercury and Sun be
in Virgo, Venus in Libra, Mars in Aries and Jupiter in Cancer. (This can happen with
Taurus as Ascendant). 2) If Saturn be exalted and occupies Ascendant and if Mercury
and Sun be in Virgo, Venus in Libra, Mars in Aries and Jupiter in Cancer.
(Ascendants in this case would be Libra). 3) Ascendant be Taurus, Sun and Moon be
in Sagittarius and Mars be in exaltation that is in Capricorn. (4) Five or more planets
be in their exaltation signs and strong. (The Sun and Mercury cannot be in their
exaltation signs simultaneously).
51. Two Rajayogas are described in this sloka: 1) Ascendant be Aries with Sun in it (i.e. in
exaltation), Moon with Saturn be in 7th house (here Saturn would be exalted
conjoined with full Moon and Jupiter be in Sagittarius. 2) Moon be in third, mars in
6th, Mercury in 9th, Jupiter in 12th houses and Saturn be in Capricorn which is the
52. Three Rajayogas are described in this sloka: 1) Ascendant be Taurus with Moon in it (in
exaltation), Sun be in 4th (in Leo), Jupiter in 7th and Saturn in 10th, house (Aquarius).
2) Pisces Ascendant and Venus be posited in it (in exaltation) and Jupiter be in
conjunction with Moon in Sagittarius (10th house) and Mars be in the first portion of
its exaltation sign (Capricorn). 3) Virgo be Ascendant and Mercury be posited third
(in exaltation), Jupiter be in conjunction with Moon in Sagittarius and Mars be in first
portion of Capricorn (its sign of exaltation).
53. Four Rajayogas we described in this sloka. 1) Virgo Ascendant, Mercury in the Ascendant
(in exaltation), Jupiter, Venus and Moon in 4th (Sagittarius) and Mars and Saturn in
5th house (Capricorn). 2) Ascendant Pisces, Moon in Pisces, Saturn in Aquarius, Sun
in Leo and Mars in Capricorn (its sign of exaltation). 3) Ascendant Aries, Mars in
Ascendant and Jupiter in Cancer (its sign of exaltation). (4) Ascendant Cancer, Jupiter
in Ascendant (in its sign of exaltation) and Mars in Aries (in 10th house in its own
54. Two Rajayogas are described in this sloka: 1) Ascendant Cancer, Jupiter in Ascendant (in
exaltation), Moon, Venus and Mercury in 11th house (Moon in exaltation and Venus in
its own house), and Sun in Aries (in exaltation). 2) Ascendant in 1st half of Capricorn,
Saturn in Ascendant (own sign), Mars in Aries (own sign), Moon in Cancer (own sign)
Sun in Leo (own sign), Mercury in Gemini (own sign) and Venus in Libra (own sign).
55. Two Rajayogas are described in this sloka: The first Yoga has the power to confer kingship
upon the native and the other makes the native wealthy: 1) Ascendant Virgo, lvfercury
in Ascendant (in exaltation), Venus in 10th house, Moon and Jupiter in 7th
(Sagittarius) and Saturn arid Mars in 5th house (Capricorn). 2) Moon in 10th, Saturn
in 11th, Jupiter in 1st, Mercury and Mars in 2nd and Sun and Venus in 4th house.
56. Four auspicious combinations have been described in this sloka: 1) If there be a planet in
its sign of exaltation but not combust, the native would become equal to king. 2) If Sun
and Jupiter occupy 5th house from Ascendant the native nould become wealthy and
well-versed in Shastras. 3) If a strong Mercury (that is, not in proximity to Sun and also
otherwise strong) be posited in Ascendant and lord of second house occupies a
quadrant, the native would perform good and meritorious deeds. 4) If there be a
malelic planet in 6th house and a benefic in a quadrant, the person concerned would
become wealthy and learned.
57. Two good combinations have been described in this sloka: 1) When Rahu together with
Mars, Saturn and Venus be placed in Virgo, the native would become wealthy. 2) If
debilitated planets (i.e. planets posited in their signs of debilitation) be placed in 11th,
10th, 2nd and 3rd houses from Ascendant, the native would become a king.
58. When two planets-one lord of a quadrant: one lord of a quadrant and the other lord of a
trine unafllicted by association or aspect of malefics become mutually related, then
they prove very auspicious and make the native prosperous. The mutual relationship
takes place as under: 1) Each occupying the others house (exchange of houses). 2)
Being together in a quadrant or trine. trine. 3) One being posited in a quadrant while
the other in a 4) Being together in a single house. 5) Mutual aspect. 6) One aspecting
the other. The effect of this combination would be at its best if the planets involved be
lords of 9th and 10th houses.
59. Thus end the Prakeerna or the miscellaneous Sanketa, the 3rd of Sanketanidhi, a work
written by Shri Rama Dayalu, the astrologer, for the benefit of Shri Ghasi Ram
Sharma, the son of his elder brother, so that he may become proficient in Astrology.
1. This chapter describes in short the effects of different houses in a chart. These effects may
be due to occupation, ownership, aspect etc., of various planets in the said house
whether reckoned from Ascendant or from Moon. The contents in this chapter have
been taken from other existing works on Astrology. If all the planets aspect the
Ascendant or Moon, a powerful Rajayoga is formed.
2. The following matters should be judged from 1st house or Ascendant appearance of the
native, his complexion, vitality, proportion of different parts of his body, spots, caste,
rank, happiness, misery, head, body, mothers father, fathers mother.
3. If in a nativity benefics be in 6th, 7th and 8th houses from Ascendant or Moon, and there be
no association with or aspect of malefics on them, the native would be long-lived and
ruler of a mighty kingdom. Benefics in Ascendant are always beneficial to the native
while malefics in that house cause untoward effects.
4. If there be a strong benefic in Ascendant the native would be of heavy build. If Moon be in
Ascendant and be associated with or aspected by a malefic, the native would suffer
from cold, indigestion etc. If a malefic planet occupies first half of Ascendant, the
native would have some trouble in the left side of the forehead. If a malefic be posited
in the other half, the trouble would be in that part.
5. A malefic in Ascendant gives a wound. in the head. If Moon be in Ascendant, the native is
likely to get some trouble from water. If Mars be the owner of Ascendant, the native
would look youngish even in old age. If there is Mercury in Ascendant, the native
would be of childish (also witty) nature.
6-7. If Sun and Mars are posited in Ascendant, there would be a red spot or mark in the part
of the body signified by the sign of Ascendant. Similarly if Rahu and Saturn are
posited in Ascendant there would be black spot in that part of the body signified by,
the sign of Ascendant. If Jupiter be posited in his own sign in Ascendant, the mode of
speaking would be sweet and soft and he would eat sumptuous meals. If Mercury be
occupying Ascendant in its own sign, the native would like food of astringent flavour.
If Venus be placed similarly together with Moon, the native would have taste for
pungent and acidy foods. If similar position be occupied by Rahu and Saturn or Ketu
and Saturn, the native would be fond of very pungent things like black pepper. If
Ascendant be occupied by Sun and Mars or by Mars and Saturn, the native would be
arrogant, proud, of nasty nature and fond of acrid things.
8. The native would be long-lived if the lord of Ascendant be a benefic and strong and
benefics be placed in Ascendant. He would be short-lived if there be malefics in
Ascendant. If Mars and Sun be posited in Ascendant, the native would be greedy. If
Ascendant be in a malefic sign (i.e. sign owned by a malefic) and Moon and Jupiter are
also associated with malefics, the native would become a victim of diseases of the
End of 1st House
9. The second house is called Dhana bhava or the house of wealth. The other objects that
concern this house are family (it is also called Kutumba bhava), treasury, eyes, face,
speech, selling and buying, gold, pearls, silver etc.
10. If the lords of Ascendant and 2nd house be placed in the 2nd house along with benefics,
the native would derive all good effects of this house. If the second house be
associated with or aspected by powerful benefics, the native would get lot of wealth
and would be sweet and soft in speech. If Mercury aspected by Moon be in the 2nd
house the native would be poor.
11. If there be waning Moon in the 2nd house and be aspected by Mercury, there would be
destruction or loss of wealth. If there be Venus in the 2nd house and be aspected by
Mercury there would be gain or acquisition of wealth. If Sun he posited in the 2nd
house, the native would get marks or signs of diseases on his body. If Sun in the second
house be aspected by a female planet (Moon or Venus), the native would possess
harsh speech and would not be rich.
12. If Sun with Mercury be in the 2nd house, the native would be clever in serving others. His
wealth would not be stable and would remain in control of the relative or person
indicated by house of the planet associated with Sun in the second house (i.e.
Mercury), for example, if Taurus be Ascendant, Mercury being lord of 5th house
which is in a female sign Virgo, native would be controlled by his daughter.
13. If the planet so associated be a female planet happening to be the lord of third house, the
wealth would be in control of the natives sister. If the associating planet be the lord of
4th the wealth should he in control of the mother, while if the associating planet be the
lord of 6th, the wealth should he in control of the maternal uncle. If Rahu be in second
house, the native would suffer from dental troubler. If Moon occupies the second
house the native would suffer from high fever affecting the brain.
14. If a malefic along with Venus be posited in second house, the native would either be
without sight in one of his eyes or his eyes would have some other defect (like squint
etc.). This disposition would also cause defect in his speech (stammering). If Venus or
Mars be in 2nd or 12th house, the native would suffer from ear troubles. If Moon be in
such position, the native would have eye-troubles.
15. If a powerful Jupiter or a powerful Mercury be posited in 2nd house, the native would be a
great orator and his speech would be sweet and soft. If Ketu is in 2nd, the native would
have a long face. If a planet alongwith his enemy planet occupies 2nd house, the
Person concerned would die on account of some disease of the mouth.
16. If Moon be in 2nd, the native would have to face danger from water. If Saturn and Rahu
be in 2nd alongwith female planets, the native would squander away all his wealth
through his association with low-caste people, prostitutes, singers and the like.
17. If the lord of 2nd house and Mars, both posited in 2nd house be weak, the wealth of the
native would be lost through enemies, fire or the king (government). If Mars be in
second house alongwith a malefic, the native would lose his wife on account of blood18
poisoning, or by injury from a weapon.
End of 2nd House
18. The 3rd house deals with following subjects Arms of the native, his nature, mothers
paternal uncle, fathers maternal uncle, maid servants, ear, courage, brothers.
19. If 3rd house be in a benefic sign and be aspected by a benefic, this would lead to the
happiness of brothers and gain of wealth. If Saturn be posited in 3rd house and be
aspected by Mars, this disposition would cause loss of brothers. If 3rd house be
aspacted by Jupiter or Venus, it would cause auspicious results for brothers.
20. If Jupiter be placed in 3rd house in own sign (Sagittarius or Pisces) the brothers ofthe
native would enjoy happiness and prosperity. If Saturn be in 3rd house, the native
would be fortunate. If Rahu and Saturn be together in 3rd house, the native would
suffer from some disease of nails. He would also have in his right hand a sign of injury
caused by wood and would suffer from wind trouble.
21. If Mars and Sun be placed in 3rd house, the native would suffer from bone fracture. He
would do cruel acts. There would be no such fracture if there be a benefic in 3rd
house. The native would have as many brothers as would be Navamsas that have risen
in 3rd house and aspected by Mars and Moon.
22. If Sun be posited in own sign (Leo) in 9th house (from where it folly aspects 3rd house),
the native would suffer from loss of brothers. If, however, any of them survives, he
would become equal to a king. If Moon aspected by malefics, be in 3rd house, the
native would be deprived of all his brothers. Sun in 3rd house causes loss of elder
brother, Mars causes loss of younger brother and Saturn and Rahu in the same
position destroy both elder and younger brothers.
23. If Mars aspected by cruel planets (malefics), be placed in 3rd house, the native would have
signs of injury from a weapon in his arm or arms. In this disposition the younger
brother of the native would suffer from a disease of the throat caused by Pitta Dosha.
If malefics together with their enemies be
in 3rd house, the native would suffer from pain in the arms and from paralysis. His wife would
be indulging in gambling excessively if Jupiter be in 3rd house.
24. If Saturn be in 7th, Rahu in 9th and Mars in 11th house, loss of brothers should be
predicted. The same prediction should be made if Saturn be in 3rd and be aspected by
malefics. Mercury, Jupiter and Venus in 3rd house are auspicious for the prosperity of
brothers. If malefics be in 3rd house, or if that house be aspected by them, there would
be loss of two brothers.
25. If Moon and Saturn be in 9th and third house respectively, or if Rahu alongwith benefics
be in 3rd, the native would have to bear the loss of three sisters. With this disposition
moles will appear on the two arms or the belly.
26. If Venus be in 3rd house aspected by Rahu, the sister of the native would die as a result of
poisoning. If Such Venus be aspected by Saturn, there would be danger from serpents.
If malefics be in third house, the hearing capacity of the native would be adversely
End of Third House
27-28. The subjects to be considered from 4th house are – happiness, land. conveyance, a
reservoir, tank, well, agricultural land, close friends, mother, chest, dwelling place etc.
If 4th house be aspected by or associated with benefics and lord of 4th be posited with
strength in 4th, then beneficial results would accrue from it. If a powerful Sun and
Mars he posited in 4th, the native suffers from ulcers caused by excess of Pita (bile).
29. If Mars in 4th be aspected by Saturn and Rahu and Moon, mother of the native would be
unchaste. Whichever planet be placed in 4th, its qualities-whether good or had, would
be attributed to particular relative of the native indicated by that planet.
30. If Venus and Moon be posited in 4th, the native likes water of a tank. If Mercury be there,
he would have preference for sweet water. If Jupiter be in the same position the native
would like very sweet water and other edibles. If Rahu and Saturn occupy 4th house,
the native would get water with a pungent and bitter taste. If Sun and Mars be there,
water would be difficult to get.
31. The structure of the house of the native would depend on the planet posited in 4th. If there
be more than one planet, the structure would be according to the strongest of them.
With Mercury in 4th the house would be artistic, with Moon new, with Jupiter strong
and durable, with Sun and Ketu flimsy, with Saturn and Rahu-old, with Venus lovely,
with Mars a building affected by fire.
32. If Moon and Venus be in 4th house, the food, the flavour, the metal etc., liked by the
person would be dainty food, sweet things and silver. The metals etc. would vary
according to planets posited in 4th and would be gold, bell-metal, pearls, copper,
decorated with gems, and iron when the occupying planet be Mercury, Sun, Jupiter,
Mars or Saturn.
33. If there be query as to the contents in the house of the native, the answer would depend on
the planet posited in 4th. This has already been explained in the previous sloka. It
Rahu be in 4th house, there would be bones and similar things in the house.
If the query be about a missing article, and at the time of the query, Jupiter be in 4th the
missing article would be in the mansion itself. In case of other planets in 4th house, the
missing article would be at the places mentioned below: Mars-Fireplaces; Mercury-
Places where bricks are stored; Venus and Moon-where there is water; Saturn-At a
dirty place; Sun-place outside the house; Rahu-Where animals are kept. If above
planets instead of being placed there, aspect 4th house, the answer would be the same.
34. In this manner effects should be delineated both in the query and birth charts. Full effects
would be realised if the planets be possessed of adequate strength. If benefits be
posited in 4th house, they would bring happiness to the parents of the native, the
native would be pious and be a devotee of God Vishnu. It would not be so if there be
malefic in 4th house.
35. If there be Mars in 10th house and it aspects Sun, of the native dies after a heart attack. If
10th house be occupied by Saturn and Moon aspects it, mother dies of the same
disease. In this diposition the native would also be afraid of relations and would be
poor. Mars in 4th house would bring trouble from fire. Saturn in same position would
give wind trouble to the native. If 4th house be inhabited by malefics, the number of
children would be restricted to two or three.
36. If the lord of Ascendant along with the lords of 4th and 10th houses, be in 12tb, 6th or 7th
or be eclipsed on account of proximity to Sun or be otherwise weak by being posited in
an enemy house or by being in its sign of debilitation, both the native and his parents
would suffer badly. The effect of this combination would be hastened if the lord of
Ascendant be also aspected by malefics.
End of Fourth House
37. The subjects that are to be considered from 5th house are intelligence, any plan or scheme,
literary works, stomach, disciples, conception, Mantra Sadhana, issues, children,
worship of deities.
38. If the lord of 5th be strong and well placed in the horoscope, all auspicious results of 5th
house can be expected. If the lord of 5th be weak, opposite (inauspicious) results
would accure. If a weak Sun be posited in 5th the native would have angry
temperament and he would be afraid bf his enemies, he would receive injury in feet or
stomach by jackals or horses.
39. If there be a weak Mars ia 5th, the native would have to face troubles from fire, weapons
and poison. He would have have to suffer the loss of his children. If Moon and Rahu
be in 5th the native would suffer from wind-disease, spleen trouble, and disease caused
40. If Sun be posited in 5th, the native would have a stable mind. Moon in 5th would make his
mind instable (changeable). If Mars be io 5th, the native would be cruel-minded.
Mercury in 5th would give him a normal temperament. Jupiter in 5tb gives the native a
virtuous disposition and Venus makes him soft hearted. Rabo and Saturn in 5th make
the native hard hearted. If benefics be placed in 5th, the native would have a pious
mind and be intelligent. If there be malefics in that position tbe the native would get
into the habit of speaking ill of the learned.
41. If a weak Moon be posited in 5th, the native would get daughters but no son. The same
would be the result if there be a weak Mercury in 5th. Jupiter in 5th gives noble sons to
the native and Venus gives sons who are clever and intelligent. The children destroyed
before birth would be as many as there be malefic planet aspecting the Navamsas of
Saturn in 5th house. No such locc would happen if such Navamsas be aspected by
42. If there be a malefic in 4th, Venus in 7th and Moon in 10th, the native would be childless.
If Sun and Venus be in 5th, the children would die after birth. If 5th house be
associated with or aspected by malefics, the native would have no issue (he would be
43. The native would get a daughter, if 5th house be in an even Varga (Hora, Drekkana, etc.)
and be associated with Saturn or Mercury and aspected by Moon and Venus. The
native can get a son, if 5th house be in an odd Varga or Varga owned by Moon or
Venus or aspected by these planets. But the issue can only be a daughter, if in the
above case the aspecting planets be Saturn or Mercury and the house be bereft of the
aspect of its lord.
44. If Saturn associated with a malefic be in 5th, the native would have no issues. If Mars
associated with a malefic be posited there, natives wife would have abortinos. A weak
Sun aspected by malefics causes loss of children. If a weak Rahu or Ketu be also there,
the child born would grow into an undesirable person.
45. If there be benefics in 5th house or it be aspected by benefics, be in a benefic sign or
Amsa, the native is likely to have good children. If 5th house be in the sign or Amsa of
Saturn and be aspected by Moon, or if Saturn associated with the lord of the sign or
Amsa occupied by Moon, the native would adopt a Son.
46. If Moon alongwith Mercury and Saturn be in 5th house, the native would purchase a boy
and adopt him. If Saturn be aspected by Mercury or be in the sign of Mercury, and be
either aspected by Sun and Mars or posited in an Amsa owned by these Planets, or he
associated with a pIanet in debilitation, the native would get a son conceived by his
wife through mating with another person.
47. When the disposition of 5th house assures prospects of children, there would be male
issues if 5th house be aspected by male planets (Sun, Mars, Jupiter) and female issues
if the house be aspected by female planets (Venus, Moon). The nature, good or bad of
the children, would also be in accordance with the good or bad planets aspecting 5th
house. The product of the portion (in Kalas) passed in particular Navamsas (in 5th
house) that are aspected and Drigbala obtained thereby would determine the number
of children. The number ofchildren woold also correspond to the number of sign
(counted from Aries) containing the lord of 5th house. Out of these, the number that
would be destroyed, would be equal to that of the malefic and inimical planets
aspectiing the lord of 5th house. Or the number of issues may be the number faced for
the Sign of 5th house and, would denote the number of sons or daughters as the case
49-50. If there be no strong benetic in 5th house but the lord of 5th be associated with or
aspected by a malefic who is also weak, the child would suffer from a disease caused
by the humour or humours of the lord of 5th or the planet aspecting or associated with
it. If Sun be strong and auspicious in 5th, the native would get one to three sons. This
would happen when be aspected by the lord of 5th and friendly male planets. If Moon
be strong and auspiocious in 5th, the native would get three daughters. Other planets in
the same position would give issues as under: Mercury four sons, Jupiter five sons,
Venus four to six daughters, Saturn two daughters and one son.
Generally, the number also depends on the aspect, sex. etc. of planets whether inimical
or friendly, whether male or female.
51. If there be a malefic in 11th house and Venus and the Moon be in 5th, the first issue would
be a daughter, and there be no hapinness to the mother. If the 5th house be strong an
unafflicted and be associated with or aspected by friendly and benefic planets and the
lord of 5th be a benefic and in own sign or Navamsa, the first issue is likely to be a son.
The time for having an issue would be when Jupiter in his transit arrives at an odd
house reckoned from its natal position.
End of fifth house.
52-53 . Of several parts of the body of Kalapurusha, or time-personified, beginning with the
head, the sixth is the navel and this is allotted to the sixth house. Sixth is also the house
of animals. All good and bad about pet animals belonging to the native should be
considered from this house. The other matters which concern 6th house are cruel
actions, diseases, ears maternal uncle enemies, anxiety, suspicions. If the lord of 6th de
powerful, owns a benefic sign and be associated with or aspected by benefics
auspicious results may be expected from this house. The results would not be
favourable if there be malefic influence on 6th house.
54 .If there be strong benefics in sixth house, the native would own good animal-wealth in the
shape of cows. If strong Sun and Mars be posited in 6th house, the native would have
plenty of animal wealth in the shape of camels and goats. If the remaining malefics
Saturn, Rahu and Ketu be posited there, the native would possess buffaloes and would
he liable to be injured through them.
55. If Saturn or Rahu be placed in 6th house, the maternal uncle of the native may remain in
want of issues. Also the native or his maternal uncle would meet their end by a blow
from a wooden article. stone, or through a quadruped, or by fall from a tree or through
56. If Sun and Mars posited in 6th be aspected by malefics, injury by weapons or fire to the
maternal uncle should be predicted. If male planets possessing adequate strength be in
6th house or aspect 6th house, the maternal uncle would get a son. The issue would be
a daughter if female planets be so disposed. If 6th house has benefic planets in it, there
would be no happiness to brothers. If there be malefics in 3rd. there would be little
happiness to the native through his brothers and sisters.
57. According to the authors the happiness or otherwise to the native from his brothers and
sisters should be considered or examined from 6th house. If there be female planets in
6th house, the native would get happiness through his sisters. If male Planets be so
Placed the happiness would be through brothers. The nature, form, caste,
characteristics, cruel deeds. health, etc., of the enemies would be in accordance with
the disposition of 6th house or its lord. Where are the spots or moles located in the
body, can also be ascertained by a study of 6th house. If Rahu or Saturn be posited in
this house, the native would have a black spot or mark on his buttocks.
58. If the native has no spot in his body, it would be found in the body of his wife. The native
would suffer from an ulcer or wound if Sun or Mars be in 6th house. As mentioned
above, the spot or mole may be found in the neck, right leg or shanks of his wife.
59. If strong Sun be in 6th. the native would destroy his enemies, but he may suffer from colic
pain in the hips. If Mars alongwith Rahu be in 6th house, there would be dancer to the
native from relations on his mothers side. If Sun or Mars associated with or aspected
by Jupiter be in 6th house, the native would suffer from pain in half of his body.
Further he is likely to get injured through horned animals or from a blow from an
article made of wood.
60. The native would have maternal relations according to disposition of planets as described
below: 1) Two maternal uncles if Moon be in 6th and Jupiter in 2nd house. 2) A sickly
maternal uncle if Moon be posited with Mars in 6th. 3) A mothers sister, if Venus be in
6th house. If Venus be possessed of full strength there would be two or three sisters of
the mother, who would be a source of happiness to the native.
End of sixth house.
61. The 7th house denotes the pelvis of the native. The matters that are considered from this
house are the natives partner, complaint, watershed, journey, trade or business
(partnership) and paternal grandfather.
62. If there be benefics in 7th house, auspicious results would be otained. The effects would be
inauspicious or infavorable if malefic planets be posited in that house. If Jupiter,
Venus or Moon with adequate strength be posited in 7th house the complexion of the
Partner of the native would be gold-like. If Mercury placed there be strong, the
complexion would be dark blue. Mars there would give complexion of crimson colour.
If Saturn or Rahu be there the complexion would be very dark.
63. If the planets mentioned below be with adequate strength in 7th. the results would be as
given against them: Sun The wife would have had connections with other men, would
be worn out and unfit for conjugal relations; Moon and Mercury Wife would be too
young knowing nothing about conjugal relations. One who would have not attained
young the age of puberty. Venus or Mars Wife would be in her full youth and health.
Jupiter Wife would be handsome, would beget children and would possess good
qualities. Saturn or Rahu Wife would appear older than her age.
64. The wife would possess qualities in accordance with planets posited in 7th house as
described below: Rahu and Saturn Would not be able to produce children. In other
words she would be barren. Venus and Moon Would possess all the good qualities of a
female. Sun, Mars, Mercury or Jupiter Would be more of a masculine nature. If
seventh house be in a benefic sign (that is, the sign owned by a benefic planet), and
associated with or aspected by benefics, the native would derive happiness from
his/her mother-in law.
65. If 7th house be in a Varga of Venus or be aspected by Venus, the native would have many
wives to enjoy. If 7th house be in the sign of Jupiter or be aspected by Jupiter, the
native would have only one wife to give him conjugal happiness. The nativess wife
would be arrogant if 7th house falls in the sign of Moon, Jupiter or Venus and be
aspected by Venus or Mars (even if Venus be in its sign of debilitation).
66. If Saturn and Mars be in 7th house or aspect it, the natives wife would be of unstable mind,
and would be troubled by wind disease. She would have excessive blood and have
marks or moles in her waist. If Moon along with Mars be posited in 7th house and be
aspected by Saturn, the natives wife would die of some kind of stomach trouble. I1
Saturn and Rahu be in 7th house, the wife would die of diseases caused by water or
worms or by being injured through animals, female imps or evil spirits.
67. If 7th house be inhabited by bencfics the native would have normal sexual desires and
satisfy them accordingly. If malefics occupy 7th house, such desires ofthe native may
not be in the right direction. If impotent planets like Mercury be in 7th house, the
native may be impotent. If Rahu be in 7th house and gets no benefic aspect, the native
may have to remain unmarried. If he gets married, his wife would die soon after
marriage. If, however, there be benefic influence on 7th house, the death of the natives
wife may take place after some time. If Mars occupies 7th and 8th house has Saturn in
it. The native would have two wives (our understanding is that the second wife would
come after the death of the first in such disposition).
68. If Moon aspects 7th house, the wife of the native would be of changeable nature (in her
moral behaviour). The same would be the consequence if Moon is in a Varga of
Jupiter and be associated with or aspected by Mercury. If Moon is in 7th house and
falls in a Varga of Saturn or Mars, and be associated with or aspected by either of
these two planets, both the husband and the wife would be of loose moral character. If
Venus be in any way influenced (by association or aspect) by either of these two
planets, the native would give up his wife and develop illicit relations with another
69. If Saturn, Moon and Mars be associated together, or there be mutual aspect amongst
them, or Moon falls between Mars and Saturn, both the husband and the wife would
be of loose moral character. If the lord of 7th be in Navamsa of Mercury and be also
aspected by Mercury the wife of the native would behave like a prostitute.
70. There would be uo marriage for the native, if malefics be in the Ascendant, 7th. and 12th
house and a waning Moon be placed in 5th in the sign of a malefic. If Sun be placed in
6th or 12th house or Ascendant, the native would marry only once. If Mars and Venus
be posited in 9th, 5th or 7th, the native would have one wife only but she would have a
deformed body, and low intelligence.
71. If Venus be in gandanta position (Simultaneous end of sign and constellation) or Venus be
in 7th and Saturn in Ascendant, the wife of the native would be barren, for this
combination to materialize, 5th house should also fall in a cruel sign owned, occupied
or aspected by a maletic. If 7th house from Ascendant or Moon be inhabited by
malefics and Saturn and the Moon be in 7th the wife would become a widow and
would remarry after widowhood.
72. The number of wives a person may have, would be equal to the number of Navamsas
passed by the lord of 7th if the sign occupied by it. This number may also be equal to
the number of planets aspecting 7th house. If the lord of 7th house is in a Navamsa
owned by Mercury and Saturn, or Mars and Saturn, the native would marry only once.
If Mars, Saturn and Rabu be in 6th, 8th and 7th house respectively the natives wife
would not survive even if be marries a number of times.
73. If Mars, Saturn and Rahu be together in 7th or 8th house, the native would be liable to be
bitten by a dog or suffer from venereal diseases.
End of 7th house.
74. Eighth house is known as the house of mystery. Matters to be exammd from the 8th house
are fear from enemies, origination of diseases, hole or a slit on boat, imprisonment,
crossing the river, theft, fighting, acting in an unbecoming manner, happiness, misery,
75. The consideration of 8th house should be done in the same manner as that of 2nd house.
That is, if Moon be strong so far as 8th house is concerned, the same effect should be
said as in the case of 2nd house. Benefics bestow wealth upon the native malefics there
would destroy it. Malefics in 8th house, may caused wounds or moles in the private
parts of the native or his wife.
76. If malefics be in 8th house, the native would suffer badly from various diseases. In the case
of a query about success, in conquering a fortress, if 8th house of the query chart
occupied by malefics, it should be understood that the native would not ha ve quick
success, While besieging the fortress; he would be involved in a long drawn battle and
may lose a number of his men.
If the query is whether the captured person would be released or not, the answer would be
that he would get released very soon from enemys bondage through the efforts of a
brave warrior. About the query whether the boat, would cross the river safely or not,
the answer would be in the affirmative.
77. If lord of Ascendant be an enemy of Sun, the native would be short-lived. If it be neutral,
the native would have normal (medium) life. If the lord of Ascendant be friendly to
Sun the native would enjoy a long life. Similarly if the lord of Ascendant occupies a
friendly house, the native would be long-lived, If he be in a neutral house, the native
would have medium life. He would be short-lived, if the lord of Ascendant be in an
78. If the lords of the Ascendant and 8th house be posited in moveable signs or if either of
them be in a fixed sign and the other in a dual sign, the native would be long-lived. So
say the sages.
79. If either of the lord of Ascendant one occupies a moveable sign and the other a fixed one
or if both be in dual signs, the native would have medium longevity. If one be in a
moveable sign and the other in a dual sign, or if-both be in fixed signs, the native
would be short lived. This is the first method of determining the longevity of the
native. The other method for ascertaining the longevity is to adopt the same process
for Ascendant and Moon. That is, if Ascendant and Moon be both in moveable signs,
or if one be in a fixed sign and other be in a dual one, the native would be long-lived.
When Ascendant occupies a moveable sign and Moon be in a fixed sign, or if both of
them be in dual signs, the native would have medium longevity. lf Ascendant he in a
moveable sign and Moon in a dual sign, or if both of them be in fixed signs, the native
would be short-lived. The third method would be by adopting a similar process for
Ascendant at birth and Hora Lagna.
80. In determining the natives longevity if there be agreement according to two or more
methods mentioned in the previous two slokas, thar longevity alone should be taken as
correct, There is one more important point to be kept in mind. What has been
mentioned above as long, medium or short life due to the lords of Ascendant and lord
of 8th house occupying movenble, fixed or dual signs; would apply only when the
signiflcators occupy the beginning of a sign and not its end. When they be posited in
positions other than the beginning, the period has to be calculated by the rule-of-three
process. If there be disagreement, the longevity should be settled in the manner
described in the next sloka. In order to obtain the Hora Lagna, if the birth Ascendant
happens to be in an odd sign, calculations have to be made from the sign occupied by
Sun. If the Ascendant be in an even sign, calculation should be made from the
81. The death of the native should be predicted during the Dasha (major period) of (1) a
planet owning a. Maraka (Death inflicting) house (2nd and 7th), (2) a malefic planet
posited in the 2nd or 7th house or (3) a planet that has relationship with them.
82. If the death does not take place in any of the periods, mentioned above, it might take place
during the period of the lord of 12th house or of the planet who may be related to it, or
if, might take place during the period of the lord of 8th house or durmg the period of a
planet who rules a constellation that is inauspicious with reference to the birth
constellation of the native. The native would be long-lived, if the lords of Ascendant,
10th, and 8th house, have adequate strength.
83. Saturn also becomes a death inflicting planet when he be a malefic in a birth chart and has
relationship with death inflicting planets.
84. If Mars and Saturn be together with Rahu in 8th house, the death of the native would take
place in the battlefield through weapons etc. A benefic posited in 8th house would also
be capable of inflicting death in the battlefield if aspectrd by inimical and malefic
End of 8th house.
85. The 9th house is called the house of Fate-Bhagya. It is the house of prosperity and
auspiciousness and represents the thighs of the Kalapurusha, while according to some
the legs. The matters which are considered from 9th house are palace, temple, well,
reservoir, pilgrimage to holy places, good deeds.
86. What is predicted about brothers from 3rd house, should be predicted from 9th house also.
All will be good and auspicious for the native if the lord of 9th be a benefic and if 9th
house be associated with or aspected by benefics. If 9th house from Ascendant or
Moon be aspected by the lord of 9th prosperity would be enjoyed by the native in the
country of his birth. If 9th house be aspected by some other planet or planets, the
native would gain prosperity in a foreign country.
87. If there be a malefic planet in 9th house, the native would be sickly and would have an
ulcer in his foot. If Rahu be posited in 9th, the native would have defective nails and
would suffer from pain in his bones. If Mars be there, the native would suffer from fire
or poison. If there be male planets in ninth the native would have brothers, and have
sisters if 9th be occupied by female bcnefic planets. If 9th be occupied by benefics
possessing adequate strength, specially in exaltation, the native would enjoy prosperity
in all ways. If an exalted planet aspects 9th house from Ist, 3rd or 5th, the native would
definitely enjoy good prosperity (Only Jupiter can aspect 9th, house from 1st and 5th).
If a benefic like Jupiter and Venus attaining his highest exaltation point be posited in
9th and the combination mentioned previously be also present, a Rajayoga is formed
and its effects would be full. If Saturn and Mars be also posited in 9th, the effect of
Rajayoga would be half. Even if a weak benefic be placed in 9th the native would be
virtuously disposed and would perform religious deeds.
89. If the lord of Ascendant or the lord of the sign in which Moon be posited, be in the visible
half (from descendant to ascendant), the native would be prosperous throughout his
life. If Mars and Moon be in 9th, the native would suffer the loss of his mother. If Sun
and Moon be in 9th, the native would suffer the loss of his mother. If Sun and Moon
be in 9th, the native would be short-lived. If Mars also joins combination, the native
would be in strange and unexpected circumstances.
90. The native attains salvation after death with the following combinations: 1) If the lords of
Ascendant 9th and 8th houses possess adequate strength and aspect their own houses.
2) If benefics be posited in 9th and there be no malefic influence on this house.
End of 9th House.
91. 10th house denotes the two knees and back bone of the native. The matters which concern
10th house are the natives business, occupation, livelihood, father, sovereign,
government, position, administrative appointment, happiness, banner, rain, drought,
action, family etc.
92. Just as all about mother is to be considered from 4th house, so all about father should be
considered from 10th house. If the lord of 10th be a benefic planet with adequate
strength and be associated with benehc planets, or if 10th house has benefic planets in
it and be aspected by friendly planete be all auspicious (that is, favourable to the
93. If a full and strong Moon occupies 4th house, Venus with adequate strength be in 7th and
Mercury be in 10th, the effects of 10th house would be favourable to the native. (In
this case Sun would also be in 10th house). If Jupiter also joins Mercury in 10th, the
native would derive full happiness from his brother, mother, father and lands. The
native would enjoy full prosperity if Jupiter, Venus, Mercury and full Moon (i.e. all
natural benefics) be placed in 10th house. (Here Sun would be in 4th house).
94. The result would be auspicious for the native if the benefic planets posited in 10th be
aspected by benefics. If male planets be strong in 10th, the male members would
dominate in the family matters. If female planets be strong there the dominant role in
the family would be played by the female members. Men, who have Jupiter in 10th in
their birth charts, would be happy. If there be Sun in 10th house aspected by benefics,
the native would perform a number of virtuous deeds.
95. The native would suffer from pain in his knees if Sun be in 10th or aspects 10th house. If
Mars be in 10th, the native would suffer from injuries, ulcers, wounds through
weapons or tire. If Saturn and Rahu be in 10th, the native would suffer from wind.
Also the native, his parents or his wife would have a black mole or mark on their back.
96. If Saturn be in 10th conjoined with Sun or Rahu and aspected by Mars, the natives father
would die in a foreign land. If 10th house be in a malefic sign and occupied or aspected
by malefics, or by both benefics and malefics, the result would be inauspicious for the
native. He may have to suffer from the wrath of the king or the government. The
native would also be separated from his mother.
97. If Sun aspected by Saturn and Rahu be in 10th in a malefic sign, the death of the father
may take place in the period of any of the three planets involved in this combination.
If there is query whether the rainfall would be good or not, the answer would be in the
affirmative if 10th house be occupied by benefics. The answer would be in the negative
if planets posited there be malefics. Similarly the rainfall would be good if there be
benefics in 10th house in the query chart and a strong Moon receives the aspect of
benefics. If there be malefics in 10th and Moon be aspected by malefics, there would be
no rainfall. Even if there is rain it would do more harm than good.
98. The source of livelihood or occupation of the native may be judged from the planet
occupying 10th house with adequate strength or the planet with similar strength
aspects 10th house. Again, Navamsa of 10th house from Ascendant, Moon or Sun,
whichever the strongest, would indicate the profession. If Moon be stronger than
Ascendant the profession indicated for Moon should be predicted that is the native
would acquire wealth through his skill in the use of language, by trading, by
proficiency in various arts etc.
99. If Sun be stronger than Ascendant and Moon, the native would earn his livelihood by
pursuing several occupations. If Mars be the strongest planet and be posited in 10th
from Ascendant or Moon, the native would earn his livelihood by pursuing base
occupations and would remain in his native place, but if he goes abroad he would
indulge in sensual pleasures.
100-101. If Mercury be placed in 10th house, similarly with reference to Moon and Ascendant
the native would be at the head of many concerns and would be good in earning
money through his knowledge of arts and political compositions. If Jupiter be posited
in 10th house with the same disposition, the. native would enjoy great prosperity and
special greatness and he would be virtuous. When Venus be similarly posited, the
native would be a successful man would have decent earnings, would be liked by the
king (or government), wou!d lead a comfortable life and would possess knowledge of
various arts. If Saturn be in the same position the native would have evil disposition,
weakness of body, and would suffer badly on account of prolonged litigation.
102-103-There would be acquisiton of wealth from: 1) father if Sun be posited in 10th house.
2) mother if Moon be so placed, 3) enemies if Mars be in 10th, 4) friend if Mercury be
there, 5) brother if Jupiter be in 10th, 6) wife if Venus be in 10th, 7) inferior if Saturn
be posited in 10th. The earning could also be by means of profession prescribed for the
ruler of Navamsa occupied by planet owning 10th place from Ascendant, Sun or
Moon. If such lord is Sun, the native would earn his livelihood by dealing in gold,
medicine etc. If the Navamsa belongs to Moon, the livelihood wou!d be by taking up
agricultural pursuits, dealing in food materials and things taken out from water (pearls,
Ash, etc.). If Mars be the lord of Navamsa, the native would earn his living by doing
violent acts. He may be in the police or army or be a surgeon or a butcher. If Mercury
rules the Navamsa, the live.ihood would be earned by working as a writer, poet, orator
or as an artist. If the lord of Navamsa be Jupiter the natives means of earning would be
by engaging in religious acts. If Venus be the ruler of Navamsa, the money would be
earned through sale or purchase of jewellery or through women and beautiful objects.
If Saturn be the lord of Navamsa the .native would earn his livelihood by undesirable
104. The profession of the native would generally be that indicated by planet owning Navamsa
occupied by lord of 10th from Ascendant Moon or Sun whichever be strongest. The
native would gain wealth, land, comforts and fame, if planets placed in 10th,
Ascendant and 2nd house be bcneflcs and endowed with shad-varga strength.
End of Tenth House.
105. The Subject matters dealt with by 11th House are the right foot, left hand, two thighs,
learning, gains of wealth, acquisition of elephants, horses, palanquins, chariots, other
conveyances, ornaments of gold, doli, clothes, festivity and decoration etc.
106. Just as the effects of planets posited in 5th house are assessed for 5th house, the good or
bad effects of 11th house may be decided from the same, as well as from planets
posited in 11th house. If the lord of 11th possesses shadvarga strength be a benefic, the
results would be auspicious in every way for the native, (that is he would be
prosperous in all respects). If planets posited in 11th are free from affliction by inimical
planets or planets in their signs of delibitation, they would augment the prosperity and
happiness of the native.
107. The native would derive happiness and comfort through: 1) elephants and horses if Mars.
Saturn and Rahu be in 11th, 2) the couch if Mercury be in 11th, 3) human carriers if
Venus be in 11th, 4) wife if Moon and Jupiter be in 11th. If Mercury be in 11th house the
native would be proficient in Shastras of his liking. If Venus and Moon be in 11th, the
native would get a daughter and if Jupiter be there, he would be blessed with a son.
108. If Mercury with adequate strength be posited in 11th, all the houses give auspicious
results. If Moon he there, the man digs wells and succeeds in getting sacrifices and
other rites performed. If Sun and Mars associated with female planets or Mercury be
posited in 11th, the native would get many daughters but no sons.
109. If Rahu and Saturn be in 11th, the native would have the mark of a blow from a wooden
article. If 11th house be aspected by malefics, the native is likely to be bitten by a dog
or other wild animal. If Rahu be in 11th the native would have no son in his youth but
if by some fortune he gets a son in his old age, that son would survive. If Saturn be
posited in either of the two junctions of 11th house, the native would be childless.
110. If afflicted Mars and Saturn be in 11th house, the native would suffer from diseases like
gout in his left arm and feet and remains unhappy on that account. If Sun with
shadvarga strength be posited in 11th, the native would earn plenty of money through
the king (or government), thieves, animals etc.
111. If various planets posited in 11th house be endowed with full strength i.e. vargabala, they
would give beneficial results according to their nature and qualities. The ancient
learneds in Astrology have advised that the results should be declared after assessing
the strength and all merits and demerits of planets posited in 11th and of houses
owned by them.
112. If 11th house be aspected by benefits and be in the vargas of benefit, the gain derived by
the native would be substantial, If even one planet endowed with full shadvarga
strength be posited in 11 th and be aspected by all other planets, the native would
become a king.
113-114. The 12th house represents the two feet of Kalapurusha and is called Vyaya Bhava the
House of Expenditure. The matters that are considered from 12th house are –
obstinacy, giving or taking gifts, expenditure, building of reservoirs, good or bad
deeds, punishment etc. The expenditure of the native is incurred for purposes
indicated by planets posited in 12th house. If Sun be in 12th, all accumulated wealth
would be taken away by the government.
115. Expenditure would be incurred on prostitutes, singing and dancing damsels and like, if
Sun and Mars together or Mercury with female planets be in 12th or 2nd house. If
Rahu and Saturn be in 2nd or 12th house, expenditure would be incurred on low and
or undesirable persons and on enemies, litigation etc.
116. If Mars alone be posited in 12th house, the native would incur loss of wealth on account
of persons belonging to warrior community. The native would bear scar or wound
caused by weapons on his right or left side of the waist. The native would suffer from
trouble in left eye and cars which would interfere with the normal performance of his
duties, His wife would have an extra limb, There would be danger from wounds and
the like caused by his own undesirable actions.
117. The following dispositions of planets in 12th make the native incur loss of wealth in the
manner indicated against them: 1) Moon with malefic like Saturn etc.-Through water.
2 ) Sun and Mars with malefics-Through fire. 3) Venus with male-Through women not
his own. 4) Mercury with malefics – Through enemy action or through blow of wood or
stone; or through animals with horns or through wind.
118. If Sun, Saturn or Mars be in 12th, there would be loss of father, mother and brother
respectively. If benefic viz., Mercury, Jupiter and Venus be in 12th, the native’s
brother or the brothers of the parents would live happily.
119. If Jupiter alone be posited in 12th house, the native would support a large family. If
Jupiter be in 12th with Mercury the native would devote himself to agriculture. If
Jupiter be there along with Venus, the native would perform religions acts. If Jupiter
be in 12th with Moon the native would build tanks, reservoirs etc. If Rahu be in 12th
along with Venus, the native would suffer from ulcers and venereal diseases.
120. If a waning Moon or Sun be placed in 12th, the native would incur loss of wealth through
the wrath of the king or government. If Mars be in 12th combust or in an inimical or
debilitation sign, the native would definitely suffer loss of wealth as indicated above. If
Mercury (unassociated with any malefics), Venus, Jupiter and full Moon be in 12th,
the wealth would be earned by the native by fair and just means.
121. If Mars be posited in 12th associated with or aspected by Mercury, there would be
destruction of wealth of the native. If Jupiter be in 12th, the native would acquire
wealth in the shape of cows and gold. The native would acquire horses if Venus with
adequate strength be in 12th. If Mercury be similarly placed in 12th the native would
acquire landed property.
122. If full Moon aspected by benefics be in 12th, the native would become owner of several
houses. If Sun with Mercury be in 12th, the native would give away all his property to
his servants. If Jupiter and Venus both be in 12th, the native would do virtuous and
meritorious deeds and would be a loyal devotee of Goddess Pärvaté, Lord Çiva and
Lord Sri Kåñëa.
123. If in a birth chart, 12th house is void of any planet and benefics occupy quadrants the
native’s money would be spent on virtuous deeds under the supervision of noble
persons. Such a native would not be harmed by enemies. Astrologer should follow this
rule both in the ascendants of Janma and Prñëa Kundalis.
End of twelfth house.
124-125. The ancient sages have declared that three decanates in then order denote in each of
the following houses the different parts of the body:
Houses 1st decanate 2nd decanate 3rd decanate
Ascendant Head Neck Pelvis
2&12 Two eyes Two shoulders Genital organs
2&11 Two ears Two arms Two testicles
4&10 Two nostrils Two sides Two thighs
5&9 Two cheeks Two sides of heart Two knees
6&8 Two jaws Two sides of the chest Two calves
7 Mouth Navel Two feet
If any particular decanate be associated with or aspected by a benefic, there would be a mole
or mark in the part indicated. If any decanate has malefic influence on it, there would
be deformity or ulcer in that part.
126. Thus comes to close the Sanketa. of Bhavas, (Houses) the fourth of Sanketanidhi a work
written by Çri Rama Dayalu, the Astrologer for the benefit of Çri Ghasi Ram, the son
of his eldest brother Shri Vazir Chand Sharma so that he may became proficient in
End of fourth Sanketa of Sang Bhavas.
1-2. The Avasthas or postures of planets are twelve in number: 1) Shayana or lying down, (2)
Upaveshana or sitting, (3) Netrapani or with a hand on the eye, (4) Prakasha or
shining, (5) Gamana or going, (6) Agama or not going, (7) Aasthanee or attendance in
assembly it is also known as (8) Aagama or coming, (9) Bhuji or eating, Nrityalipsa or
desire to dance, (11) Kautuka or curiousity, and (12) Nidra (fm) or sleep.
3. To find out the particular Avastha of a planet we have to proceed as follows: Find the
planetary number of the planet (Sun 1, Moon 2, Mars 3, Mercury 4, Jupiter 5, Venus 6,
Saturn 7, Rahu 8 and
Ketu 9); find also the number of star (reckoned from Aswini) occupied by the planet. Note the
product of the two number. Then find out the degree occupied by the planet in the
sign and multiply the product already obtained by this number. To this second product
add (1) the number of the natal star (reckoned) from Aswini, (2) the number of the
particular Ghati at birth counted from the previous sun rise and (3) the number of
Ascendant counted from Aries. The resulting sum should be divided by 12. The
remainder represents the number of the Avastha counted from Shayana, which the
planet is undergoing on the time.
4. The number devoting the particular Avastha of a planet at any required time should be
squared. To this should be added the number appropriate for the initial letter of the
natives name. The sum should be divided by 12. The remainder with the Kshepa of the
planet added to it should be divided by 3. The remainder would denote the Drishti,
Cheshta or Vicheshta according as it is 1,2, or 3 respectively.
5. The Kshepa figures for Sun and other planets are in their order 5,2,2,3,5,3,3,4 and 4. There
are three Avasthas-Drishti, Cheshta and Vicheshta of planets (revealing little benefit,
very good and nil results) derivable from their position, strength and associations.
6-8. The effects of Sun in various Avasthas are given below: Shayana-Ulcer or wound in anus,
pain or some other trouble in chest, fear from father, loss of wealth. Upaveshana-
Wicked thoughts in mind and enmity with others. Nefrapani-Plenty of happiness, gain
of wealth from the king or government. Prakasha-Liberal minded, honour and
happiness. Gamana-Lazy, impure, unhappy, angry, illicit relations with other women.
Agama-Attached toother peoples wives, passionate, wicked, defamed. Aasthanee
(Sabha)-Member of assemblies, helping others, forgives others easily. Aagama-Weak,
harassed and defeated by enemies, wicked, unstable mind, fond of intoxicants. Bhuji
or Bhojana-Worried, evil minded, miserable, loss of wealth. Nrityalipsa-Happy,
honoured by assembly of nobles. Kautuka-Conquest over enemies, honoured by king
or government. Nidra-Bereft of wife and wealth, very lazy.
9-11. The effects of Moon in various Avasthas would be as under: Shayana-Stupid, poor.
Upaveshana-Thief, sickly, stupid. Netrapani-Speaks harshly, rogue. Prakasha-
Equipped with good qualities, favourite of the king or government, always happy.
Gamana-Suffers from eye trouble even if Moon is in Shukla Paksha (waxing).
Agamana-Poverty, suffers from diseases of the feet. Aasthanee-Like a king, fond of
women. Aagama-Waxing Moon is auspicious but if waning, the native would be sickly.
Bhojan-Many kinds of comforts and happiness if Moon be Waxing. Waning Moon
gives inauspicious results. Nrityalipsa -Enjoys charming music if the birth be in Shukla
Paksha (bright half). It would not be so in the Krishna Paksha (dark half). Kautuka-
King of kings, clever, wealthy and fond of all kinds of luxuries, women etc. Nidra-
Would command honour and respect if Moon be associated with Jupiter. It would not
be so if Moon be with Rahu.
12-14. The effects of Mars in various avasthas would be as under: Shayana-The native suffers
from skin diseases like ring worm, itches herpes, etc. Upaveshana-Sinful, wealthy but
of perverted mind. Netrapani-If Mars be in a house other than Ascendant and be in
this avastha, the native would become the chief official of the town. Prakasha-The
native would become a king if Mars in this avastha be in a house other than the 5th
and be associated with Jupiter. Gamana-Quarrels, troubles, unhappiness, fear, loss of
wealth. Agama-Receives love and affection from others, happy, conquest over
enemies with great effort. Aasthanee (Sabha)-The native would indulge in sinful acts if
Mars in this avastha be in 9th, the 5th and the 12th house. His cherished desires would
be fulfilled if it be posited in other houses. Aagama-Evil minded, sinful, sickly.
Bhojana-Sinful, fond of sweet things. Nrityalipsa-Happy in every respect. Kautuka-
Blessed by friends, children and wealth. Nidra-Poor, hot-tempered, troubled, impure.
15-17. The effects of Mercury in various avasthas are given below: Shayana-Crippled, red
eyes. If Mercury be posited in a other than Ascendant, the native would be stupid.
Upaveshana-If Mercury, while in this avastha, beposited in its friendly or exaltation
sign, the native would be fortunate. If Mercury be associated with or aspected by
malefics, the native would be poor. Netrapani-If Mercury, while in this avastha, be
posited in 5th house, the native would be issueless, unsteady but very intelligent.
Prakasha-Lord, learned, destroyer of wicked people, kindly, sympathetic, clean
hearted and happy. Gamana-Gets happiness from the king or government. Agama-
Wealthy and builder of beautiful houses. Sabha-If Mercury, while in this avastha. be in
its sign of exaltation, the native would get all round happiness. Aagama-Famous,
father of twins. Bhojana-Quarrelsome, mischievously inclined, thin and lean. He
would also be fond of prostitutes. Nrityalipsa- All happiness, very wealthy. Kautuka-If
Mercury, while in this avastha, be posited in Ascendant or 9th house, it would be very
auspicious for the native. If Mercury be posited in 7th or 8th house, the native would
seek pleasure from prostitutes.
18-20. The effects of Jupiter in various avasthas are given below: Shayana-Fair complexion,
fear of enemies. Upaveshana-Talkative, proud, would suffer on account of enemies,
would be punished by the king (government), would have ulcers or wounds.
Netrapani-Sickly, poor, addicted to women of the prohibited class, always inclined
towards sensual pleasures. Prakasha-Passionate, brilliant, devotee of God Vishnu, very
rich. Gamana-Blessed with many friends, children and wealth. Agama-Famous all over
the country for good qualities, unlimited wealth, very learned, eager. Sabha-Honoured
and wealthy. Aagama-Like a king, honoured, many relations dependents and servants;
would enjoy all happiness. Bhojana-Fond of sweets, many brothers, wealthy.
Nrityalipsa: Would be able to understand the true nature of Brahman, would be
opulent. Kautuka: Respected by brothers and relations. Nidra-Perverted, poor, not
21-23. The effects of Venus in various avasthas are given below: Shayana- Dental troubles,
dishonoured. Upaveshana-Respected by government, happy, destroyer of enemy.
Netrapani-While in this avastha if Venus be in 10th, 7th or 6th house, the native would
be deprived of his eye sight. Prakasha-The native would become a great man if Venus
be posited in its own, exaltation or a friendly sign. Gamana-Native would act against
the wishes of his mother and suffer from diseases. Sabha-Like a king, conquest over
enemies famed for his good qualities. Aagama-Benefit of wife, children and wealth,
sickly. Bhojan-suffers from hunger, enemy and diseases. Nrityalipsa-Intelligent,
wealthy. Kautuka-becomes an important person, wealthy, respected. Nidra-defamed,
dumb and deaf.
24-26. The effects af Saturn in various avasthas would be as under: Shayana-Suffers from
hunger and thirst, hard working, sickly in first portion of life and happy in the latter
portion. Upaveshana-Proud, gets imprisonment as a result of wrath of government,
suffers from tuberculosis. Netrapani-Very wealthy, owns lands, very patient and
satisfied, has good knowledge of arts. Prakasha-Devotee of Goddess Parvati and Lord
Shiva, clever, wise, intelligent, sympathetic, happy. Gamana-Wealthy, happiness from
relations, capable. Agama-Bereft of children, sickly, would be roaming about alone.
Sabha-Wealthy, happy, brilliant. Aagama-Sickly, idiot, belongs to low caste, bereft of
enjoyment. Bhojan-would get richly flavoured meals, would suffer from eye trouble.
Nrityalipsa-Wealthy, charitable. Kautuka-Would have the pleasure of enjoying dance
and music by young beautiful girls. Nidra-Would become a great personage of all
tastes, capable of enjoying several merits io them, and would be happy.
27-29. The effects of Rahu in various avasthas would be as under: Shayana-While being
posited in Taurus, Gemini, Aries or Virgo, if Rahu be in Shayanavastha, the native
would be wealthy. Rahus position in other signs would bring about unfavourable
results for the native. Upaveshana-The native would be penniless though favoured the
king or government. Netrapani-Fear from thieves, serpents, enemies, rogues, loss of
wealth, eye trouble. Prakasha-Famous, like a king, good qualities, wealthy, dark in
appearance, lucky. Gamana–Happy, intelligent, good children, honoured by the king
or government. Agama-Does not receive affection or love, sickly, angry temperament,
rogue. Sabha-Learned, wealthy but miserly, good qualities. Aagama-Differences with
relations, fall from high position as a result of some conspiracy by enemies. Bhojana-
Suffers from hunger and separation from his family members. Nrityalipsa-Eye-trouble
and danger from enemies. Kautuka-Thief, has illicit relations with other women.
Nidra–Good wife and children. The effects of Ketu in different Avasthas would be the
same as those of Rahu.
30. The author has in this sloka pointed out that he has described the effects of planets in
different avasthas by using quarter of a sloka for each avastha. The effects described
by him are in accordance with what has been said in ancient texts. Therefore, there
should be no confusion in the mind of readers. In the slokas now to follow, the effects
of planets in certain avasthas as a result of (1) the planets occupying particular houses
and (2) of aspect received by them from other planets in a birth chart, would be
31. If Sun in Netrapani avastha be posited in 10th, 5th, 9th or 7th house, all desires of the
native would be fulfilled. If Sun in Prakasha avastha be posited in 12th, 7th or 10th
house, the native would see the death of his wife and children.
32. The native would be bereft of his moral strength if Sun being in Bhojan avastha occupies
9th house. The native would destroy his enemies if Sun in Kautuka avastha be posited
in 6th house. The wife and children of the native would be in trouble if in the same
avastha Sun be in 7th or 5th house. In whichever avastha Moon be, it would always be
beneficial to the native in bright half of the month.
33. The native would suffer loss of children if Mars in Shayana avastha be posited in 7th or 5th
house. If in similar avastha Mars be in 6th house, the first wife of the native would be
deprived of all happiness. If Mars be aspected by an enemy planet or be associated
with Saturn or Rahu, the native would suffer from some trouble in the head.
34. If Mars in Shayana avastha be posited in Ascendant, he would cause eye trouble and give a
wound in some part of the body. If Mars in Netrapani avustha be in Ascendant, the
native would suffer from fire and lose a part of the body. The same is likely to happen
to his wife if Mars in Netrapani avastha, be placed in 7th house.
35. If Mars being in Prakasha avastha be posited in or 5th house, the native would have to
suffer the loss of his wife and children. If in this disposition, Mars be aspected by a
malefic, the native would indulge in sinful acts. If Mercury being in Netrapani avastha,
be posited in 5th house, a son of the native would die and a daughter born to him. The
native is likely to get daughters, if Mercury in Sabha avastha be placed in 7th or 5th
36. If ascendant be Sagittarius and Jupiter in Bhojan avastha be posited there alongwith a
malefic, the native would be childless, the native would find himself in dire poverty if
Jupiter in similar dispositions be posited in 5th or the 9th house. Venus would be
favourable to the native if being in Netrapani avastha he be posited in 1st, 7th or 10th
house, he would enjoy all happiness of the bed.
37. If Saturn would be be in a favourable avastha, the effect would be beneficial to the native.
Malefic effect may be expected if Saturn be in an unfavourable avastha. The native
would have the good htune of living in holy places by the side of a river if Rahu in
Nidra avastha be placed in 5th or 9th house.
38. The native would be in poverty, in fear and be a wanderer, if Rahu in Shayana avastha
occupies 2nd, 12th or 11th house. If Rahu in this avastha be in its own, friendly or
exaltation sign or a sign the lord of which is Mercury or Venus the result would be
auspicious for the native. If Rahu be not so posited the result would be inauspicious.
39. The native would lose all his children if Rahu even when placed in its exaltation sign or
other favourable positions mentioned in the previous sloka, be posited in 5th
associated with or aspected by a malefic and be in Nidra avastha. Only one issue would
be destroyed if Rahu be in receipt of a benefic aspect.
40. The native would lose his wife if a malefic in Nidra avastha be placed in 7th house,
associated with or aspected by a malefic. This would not happen if such planet be
associated with or aspected by a benefic. There would be definite loss of wife of the
native if a planet in 7th house in Nidra avastha be in an inimical sign and be associated
with or aspected by an inimical planet.
41. If in the disposition referred to in the previous sloka, the planet receives benefic influence
by way of association or aspect, there would be loss of only one wife. If there be both
benefic and malefic influences on the said planet, it should be said that the wifes life
would be full of hardships.
42. The native would die at the hands of his enemy if a planet in Nidra or Shayana avastha be
placed in 8th house along with a malefic planet. If malefic planet in 8th house be
associated with or aspected by a benefic or the lord of 8th house itself, the native
would be fortunate enough to attain the feet of Lord Vishnu on the banks of Ganges.
43. Thus ends the Sanketa-Sanketa-the fifth of the work Sanketanidhi written by Ram Dayalu
the astrologer for the benefit of Ghasi Ram Sharma, the son of his eldest brother Shri
Vazir Chand Sharma, so that he may become proficient in astrology.
End of Fifth Sanketa
l. The author indicates in this sloka that he is now going to describe the effects derived from
the various houses in a birth chart, on the lines of principles laid down in the Samhitas
(treatise) compiled by great ancient sages. According to views of the ancient learneds,
the strength of a planet goes on increasing according as it be posited in its enemy,
neutral, friendly own or exaltation sign.
2. If in Adhana Lagna chart, or in query chart a male planet with adequate strength be posited
in a benefic varga-Sign, Hora, Drekkana etc; it is to be declared that the child to be
born would be a male. If such planet be a female one, it should be predicted that the
child to be born would be female. If planet in question be impotent, the child to be
born would also be so. If planet in question be in a dual sign, the forecast should be of
the twin birth.
3. If there is a query as to when the child would be born, we have to proceed as follows: Find
out how many Navamsas have been traversed by the strongest planet, at the time of
query. If Moon be in the bright half of the month, it should bc predicted that birth
would take place in as many months as arc indicated by the number of Navamsas
passed by the planet in the sign concerned. The number of months would be twice the
number of such Navamsas if Moon at the time of query be in the dark half of the
month. Or, the period spent in the womb would be as many months as the number of
Navamsas risen in Ascendant at the time of query.
4. If planets capable of giving birth to child be in 6th, 8th or in the sign owned by an enemy
planet and be associated or aspected by malefics posited in 6th, 8th, or sign-owned by
enemy planets, the pregnancy would end in abortion. This is likely to happen in the
month (after conception) indicated by the number of Navamsas travelled by the said
planet in the sign occupied by it. It may be possible to prevent this tragedy by remedial
measures recommended in Shastras.
5. In that particular part of the body signified by the sign occupied by Sun and which has been
described as forming the head and other portions of Kalapurusha should be declared
the existence of a mark, a mole or spot. If planet which occupies the sign be Mars, the
mark would be caused through tire. In case of Rahu, it would be through wood, stone
etc. Saturn would give the mark or spot through a metal and the mark or spot caused
on account of Jupiter occupying a sign, would be a beneficial one.
6. If two, three or four malefics of which Mercury is one be posited together in one sign, there
would be in that part of body a scar caused by an ulcer. The native would be humpbacked
if Moon in a birth chart posited in a Navamsa or Drekkana occupied by a
malefic and be aspected by Sun. The native would be lame if Moon be in Suns Horä
and receives the aspect of Saturn. The native would be one-eyed if in the birth chart,
12th and 2nd houses be inhabited by Venus and Mars jointly or separately and be
aspected by Sun and Moon.
7. The native would be of short stature if: 1) Ascendant be Scorpio and Sun in 10th; 2) Moon
be in Capricorn and aspected by Mars and Sun; 3) The Lord of Ascendant house and
aspected by Saturn be associated with Moon in 2nd; 4) The lord of 9th house be
associated with Moon in 2nd house and aspected by Saturn.
8. l) If in a birth chart: a) 7th house be badly disposed and its lord be a malefic and b)
Ascendant be badly disposed and its lord be a malefic, it should be declared that the
wife of the native would have ugly looking marks on her body. 2) It could be predicted
that the mother of the native would have ugly looking marks on her body if
Ascendant, its lord and 4th house and its lord be disposed in the same manner as in (1)
above. 3) The same could be predicted about the sister of the native if ninth house and
the lord of 3rd house are also malefics.
9. The wife of the native would speak harshly and flare up quickly if the lord of 7th be a
malefic. She would be of kind nature and speak sweetly if the lord of 7th be a benefic.
The partner (wife or business partner) would be dishonest and having evil intentions,
if Moon and Saturn be together in 7th from Ascendant.
10. The mother of the native would be unchaste, if the lord of 4th is a malefic planet and the
lord of 7th and Ascendant are benefics. It should be predicted that the wife of the
native would be of loose morals if the lords of 10th and 7th are malefics and those of
1st and 4th are benefics.
11. The effects of a planet would be felt in the beginning, middle or concluding portion of its
Major Period in accordance with its position in lst, 2nd or 3rd Drekkana of the sign in
which it is posited. What method of period-reckoning should be observed should be
decided by the Astrologer himself according to the directions of the Çästras.
12-14. Illegitimate births would take place in the following dispositions: 1) When 4th house
remains unaspected or an enemy planet be placed in 4th or aspects it. 2) When
Ascendant be unaspected by any planet or be occupied by the lords of 2nd, 3rd, 5th or
6th house. 3) When a malefic be in Ascendant, a benefic in 7th and Saturn in 10th. 4)
When Moon be in Ascendant and 3rd house be occupied by Mars and Venus. 5) When
Ascendant be inhabited by Mars and Rahu and 7th be occupied by Moon and Venus.
6) When four quadrants be vacant and all the planets be posited in 2nd, 12th, 8th and 6th
houses. 7) When Ascendant has no Varga of Jupiter or if Ascendant or Moon does not
receive aspect from Jupiter. 8) When the lords of Ascendant and 7th lord be together
in a fixed sign. 9) When Ascendant, 10th or 4th house be occupied by Moon along with
a malefic. 10) When Ascendant be not aspected either by its lord or a benefic planet.
The wife of the native would enter into illicit relations with persons other than her
husband, if Venus be posited in 9th house along with Moon.
15. Now the effects of the lords of Ascendant and other houses when posited in different
houses: 1st house: Strong and well-built body, would be able to accomplish mighty
things by his own efforts and the strength of his arms. He would be unsteady but
would have no fear. He would also be broadminded. He might be having two wives
and still be of loose morals.
16. 2nd house-The native would be wealthy, learned, and possessing many good qualities. He
would be of good moral character, restless, famous and do pious deeds. He would be
issueless although he may have more than one wife.
17. 3rd house and 6th house–He would be courageous and strong like a lion. He would possess
wealth in abundance. He would have good qualities, would be respected by all, would
be in status like a king or next to him.
18. 4th or 10th houses-He would be prosperous along with his parents. He would have good
brothers and would be ambitious. He would be very attractive and liked by all on
account of his good qualities.
19. 5th House-Happiness of children, would lose his first issue; hot temperament, servant of the
20. 7th house-wife of the native would be put to much suffering. As a consequence though with
high status he would also suffer and become a wanderer.
21. 8th or 12th-Gambler, miserly, clever in offering advice, thief, adulterous, would have to face
many troubles, unfortunate.
22. 9th or 11th-Fortunate, remains in good society, devotee of Lord Sri Kåñëa, proficient in
oratory, would be happy with his wife and children.
23-31. The effects of the lord of 2nd house in various houses would be as under:
2nd house-If the lord of 2nd be in 2nd, native would be wealthy and proud. He would consider
others as inferior to him. He may have two or three wives but would not have any son
from any of them.
3rd or 4th house-Courageous, intelligent, good qualities, greedy, unfulfilled ambitions, illicit
and secret relations with other women.
6th house-Gain of wealth from enemies which he would be robbed of soon, clever in
manipulating things to his advantage, thief, litigant. He would have a mark on his
sexual organ which would always be erect.
7th house-Medical man, clever in illicit relations with other peoples wives. His wife would act
similarly and have contacts with other people. Mother would also be unchaste having
relations with low caste people.
8th house-Gets a treasure or wealth without making effort, no happiness from wife or his
eldest brother, misery through wife.
9th or 11th house-Industrious, skilful and wealthy, afflicted with disease at an early age, happy
in old age.
10th house-Erotic temperament, rich, honoured, learned, more than one wife, no happiness
12th house-Bold and daring, no wealth, has high opinion about himself, irreligious, would live
on favour of the king/government, no happiness from first child.
5th or 1st house-Considered as a thorn by his family, hard hearted, propagating, helpful to
others, little or no wealth, fraudulent.
32-38. The effects of the lord of 3rd house being posited in various houses would be as under:
3rd house-Rich in every way, valorous, ambitions would be fulfilled, homely, happiness in
4th, 5th or 10th house-Happiness through various sources, rich, intelligent, hard hearted wife.
6th house-Hostile relations amongst brothers, unhappy through maternal uncles, rich, may
have illicit relations with maternal uncle’s wife.
9th or 12th house-Rises to prominence through a woman, father doing harm to others,
7th or 8th house-would die at the gate of kings palace, unhappy in early life, stealing habit
may end in imprisonment.
11th or 1st house-Earns by his own efforts, would serve others, angry temperament, idiot.
2nd house–Becomes rich through women; strong body; homosexual, miserable, lazy, engaged
in mean work.
39-46. The effects of the lord of 4th house posited in various houses are given below:
4th house-Good adviser, chief among men, witty, respected and wealthy, amicable qualities,
cautious in regards to relations with women.
5th or 9th how-Popular, happy, devoted to Lord Govinda, broadminded, lives on his own
6th house-Irritable, angry temperament, brought up by many mothers (women), thief, evil
disposition, does not care for his own comforts.
1st or 7th house-Learned in many sciences, loss of ancestral property, many marriages and
8th or 12th house-Bereft of happiness, no happiness from father, impotent, illegitimate child.
10th house-Honoured by king/government, noble and pious character, clever in chemistry,
cheerful, happy in many directions.
3rd or 11th house-generally healthy, wealthy, generous, noble qualities, happy with selfearned
2nd house-Wealthy, takes full enjoyment of life, blessed with wife and children, company of
cheats, helpful to others, amassing money would be his main aim of life.
47-54. The effects of the lord of 5th house being posited in various houses would be as under:
5th house-Has a son with no proper means, unsteady in mind, harsh speech but inclined to do
good deeds, intelligent, helpful to others.
6th or 12th house-Son becomes enemy, no issues, purchases a boy to adopt him as his son,
adopts a child of another as his son.
7th house-Speaks truth, virtous disposition, tall and loyal, determined, liberal hearted.
2nd or 8th house-Many children, patient of asthma and cold, hot temperament, proud of
9 or 10th house-His son would be like a king, famous and brilliant, pilgrimages to holy places,
11th house-Very popular, broadminded, highly; intelligent, would compose new works, many
children, learned and respected, believer in non-violence.
1st or 3rd house-Rogue, defamer and cheat, selfish, does not help others at all.
4th house-Mother lives long, good intellect, gains high status in his young age, master of
55-61-The following would be the effects of the lord of 6th house being posited in various
6th house-Inimical relations with dayadins, good friendship with others, owner of conveyances,
helps the poor.
1st, 7 or 11th house-Daring, no children, respected, generous, good qualities, plenty of money,
8th or 12th house-Sickly, violent, does harm to living creatures, hales learned men, illicit
connections with the wives of others.
9th house-Dealer in wood, stone, etc; sometimes has losses in business and gains at other times.
2nd or 10th house-Courageous, devotion to duty, foremost in his family, changes of residence,
happy, good knowledge of Çästras.
3rd or 4th house-Excessive anger making the eyes red, instable mind, defamer, wealthy.
5th house-No long standing friendship, wealth and happiness unsteady, loving and sympathetic
disposition, always gets his work done.
62-68-The effects of the lord of 7th house being posited in various houses would be as under:
7th house-Running after other people’s wives, bold, unsteady mind, dots not stick to his words.
6th or 8th house-Sickly, always angry and love sick, happiness, waste money on prostitutes.
2nd or 9th house-Happy in the company of beautiful women, eager but slow in work, always has
women in his mind.
4th or 10th house-Wife very chaste, virtuous, keen intellect, speaks truth, suffers from diseases
of teeth and face.
3rd or 11th house-The male child of the native would not survive only the girls may survive, son
can be had by wife’s intercourse with another person, son may also be had by remedial
measure such as use of a talisman, recitation of mantras, treatment with medicinal
12th house-Mean, greedy, wife daughter of a thief and penniless, person, livelihood by sale of
clothes, friend of low class
5th house-Proud, honourable, leader amongst men, always wealthy, happy, good qualities,
improvement in status by association with great men.
69-75. The effects of the lord of 8th house being posited in different houses would be as
8th house-Intent on stealing other peoples properties, defames persons older to him, gambler,
cheat, wife of loose moral character.
9th house-Sells medicines, bad wife, the native is also after other peoples wives and money,
wife of poor parentage, wife mother of illegitimate children also
4th or 10th house-bereft of relations, back-biter, wicked, loses parents in his childhood, faces
5th or 11th house-Good acts without beneficial results, unsteady in nature, wealth also
unsteady, wicked mentality.
6th or 12th house-Always sickly, liable to be bitten by serpent or crocodile in childhood.
1st or 7th house-Two marriages, atheist, suffers from ulcers in the body.
2nd or 3rd house-No courage, would lose wealth permanently.
76-81. The effects of the lord of 9th house being posited in different houses would be as
9th house-Wealthy, house-full of grains, many brothers with whom he has happy relations,
4th or 10th house-Minister or commander of army, virtuous, no anger, famous and happy.
5th or 11th house-Fortunate, honourable and happy, virtuous with good qualities, charitable.
6th, 8th or 12th house-Unlucky, happiness from uncle only through money, elder brothers life
1st or 7th house-Very famous for his good qualities, wishes fulfilled.
2nd or 3rd house-labours to get lock, good qualities, passionate and wealthy, learned, fulfilment
82-87. The effects of the lord of 10th house when posited in different houses would be as
4th or 10th house- wise with good qualities, brave like a lion, virtuous, speaks the truth, has
grace of gods, pays respect to learned men.
5th or 11th house-Wealth in abundance, many children, his house would be meeting centre of
wealthy persons, truthful, has all comforts and happiness.
6th, 8th or 12th house-Troubled by enemy or disease, remains sad although intelligent and
1st house-Good poet, likeable qualities; sickly and troubled in early age; happy in later life.
2nd, 3rd or 7th house-Learned, proud, virtuous, truthful; noble; world-famous; symapathetic and
9th house-Fortunate in every respect, magnanimous but remains worried and without peace of
mind inspite of his prosperity.
88-95. The effects of the lord of 11th house when posited in different houses would be as
11th house-leader of men; eloquent speaker; everything available in abundance; learned;
composer of poems; increase good qualities day-by-day.
12th house-Association with yavanas (people of other religions); contact with young women;
passionate; ultimately a man of very loose moral character.
1st house-Fluent speaker; wealthy; just and impartial; cheerful disposition; famous; bereft of
undesirable associations; good at heart;
2nd or 3rd house-Pilgrimage to holy places and baths in sacred rivers etc. as a result of his
religious inclinations; virtuous acts; steady mind; miserable on account of attacks of
pain in the stomach.
4th or 9th house-All riches; happy in all respects; good conduct; powerful; obedient sons; enjoys
fruits of good and pious deeds in previous life.
6th house-Deaf; also otherwise sickly; Though happy but would be away from home; takes
pleasure in doing service to others.
7th or 8th house-Not liked by women; Passionate; generous; wealthy; spends money on those
who act against him.
9th or 10th house-Homage from kings or Governments; good conduct, perfect; truthful and
helpful to others: famous; respected; wealthy.
96-101. The effects of the lord of 12th house when placed in different houses would be as
6th or 12th house-Sinful acts; hot temperament; hates mother; no issues; would have contacts
with other peoples wives,
1st or 7th house-Weak body; sickly on account of excess of phlegm; no wealth; uneducated; no
2nd or 8th house-Keen devotee of Lord Krishna; good conduct; kindly nature; charitable.
3rd or 9th house-Takes care of the upkeep of his b ody and health; hates his elders his wife and
children and those who are superior to him in position.
2nd or 4th horse-No happiness to children, father and mother; lives in other peoples house and
earns his livelihood by trade or agriculture.
5th or 11th house-No children; adopts or purchases a boy; possessed pearls, jewels etc.
102. The effects of the lords of various houses when posited in different houses as described
above, would be realised in proportion to the strength or weakness of the planets,
house concerned and their vargas.
Mars when retrograde, would specially show the effects of the house that is fourth from it.
Jupiter would produce particularly the effects of the house fifth from it, Mercury
would show the effects of the house fourth from it. Venus of the house seventh from it
and Saturn of the house ninth from it. Moon will cause effects of the house second to it
at the time of its transit through the Equinoctial point.
103. Planets placed at the beginning of a sign produce effects beneficial or malefic in
accordance with their association with or aspect by benefic or malefic planets and not
at the end of the sign. All these principles are based on those contained in Samhitas
(text) written by ancient astrologers.
104. Thus comes to close the Samhita Sanketa containing the essence extracted from various
Samhitas-the sixth of Sanketa-nidhi-a work written by Rama Dayalu the astrologer,
benefit of Ghasi Ram Sharma, the son of his eldest brother, so that he may become proficient
End of the sixth Sanketa
1. In this Sanketa the Author deals with certain effects-good or bad which according to him
have been described by our ancient sages and which are not generally found in other
works. The author advises that in a birth chart all the twelve houses should be critically
examined by the astrologers and only then the result should be declared.
2. From the first house should be considered everything about the natives body, complexion,
marks or molts, longevity, manner of living, caste, temperament, happiness or
otherwise. From the second house should be found out all about goods, precious
stones, wealth minerals etc. possessed by the native and also about his friends. From
the third house should be examined all matters relating to courage, brothers, servants,
journeys and father.
3. From fourth house should be examined all about ancestral property, wealth, lands, dwelling
place and mothers happiness. From the fifth house we should consider every thing
about mantras, learning (education), means of earning money and children. All about
ones arrest or imprisonment, diseases, the native is likely to suffer from enemies,
maternal uncle and his family etc., should be considered from the sixth house. The
seventh house deals with., matters relating to stolen or lost articles, wife or other
women coming in contact with the native, losing of temper, partners in trade etc.
4. The 8th house is concerned with everything about places difficult to reach, lost articles,
differences amongst members of the family, dead relations, mental trouble, and
destruction by or of enemy. From the ninth house are considered matters relating to
sources of profit or gains, happiness, pleasure, desires, luck and road (journeys). The
tenth house deals with matters concerning meritorious deeds, business, gain of wealth,
shraddha on deceased ancestors, etc. Matters like homage, gifts, king, gains of wealth,
daughters, friends cattle, real and good effects are to be looked from the 11th house.
5. Various kinds of ditliculties; sufferings, caused obstacles by the enemy, imprisonment, etc.
should be considered from 12th house by the pundits in astrology. In this connection
all the effects mentioned in the previous Sanketas should also be kept in mind when
the effects of a house are analysed. The disposition of two houses on each aide of the
said house, seventh house, Ascendant and 12th from each of them should also be taken
into account as they also
influence the results. The effects are also influenced as a result of aspect on houses from
planets in debilitation, exaltation, own signs etc.
6. The following points have also to be taken into consideration. 1) When the lord of a house
be posited in its sign of debilitation he cannot be expected to yield favourable results.
2) When a planet in its sign of exaltation be associated with a planet in debilitation, it
would give only medium results. 3) When a planet in its debilitation sign be associated
with one in exaltation, it would also give medium results.
7. When a planet aspects fully a house the effects would be realised in the year signified by the
number of the sign owned by that planet counted from Ascendant. The effects should
be predicted in accordance with this principle for natives whole life by the addition of
as many twelve year periods as may be necessary.
8. If the eflects of any planet posited at the beginning of a sign become manifest in the early
years of the life of the native, the astrologers should predict after assessing the
strength of the planet that such effects would be available only in the early life. If such
planet be posited at the end of a sign, very ordinary or no results could be expected.
Avasthas (postures) of the planets at birth should also be taken into account while
declaring the effects of such planets. According to the author, such secrets of the
science of Astrology can be known only by devotion to the preceptor.
9. If the lord of a house be associated with a malefic planet, occupies a dusthana, the sign
owned by an inimical planet or its sign of debilitation and the house be also weak, the
good effects of that house would be completely lost. The effect would be middling, if
the lord of house be posited in a neutral position. The lords of quadrants and trines are
capable of producing very beneficial results but they would be powerless to yield good
results if posited in 2nd or 12th house to each other and be associated with malefics.
10. Find out the position of Moon three days before the day of birth. If at that time Moon was
strong and was associated with or aspected by benefics, it should be predicted that the
third year of life of the native would prove favourable to him. The result would be
quite opposite if Moon was weak and associated with or aspected by malefics.
11. Similarly we can declare in respect of 7th 10th or 4th year of life of the native by finding
out the disposition and strength of Moon 7, 10 or 4 days prior to the day of the birth of
12. If we add the number indicated by planet to the number of house in which it be placed, the
total would signify the year (since birth) in which the effect of the planet would be
realised. Similarly if we multiply the two numbers, the product of the two would
indicate in which year the effect of the planet would come to pass. For example, if we
add the number of the sign in which Ascendant be posited to the number of the sign in
which Ascendant lord be placed, or if we multiply the two numbers the total and the
product would indicate the year (since birth) in which the results of the Ascendant
Lord would be experienced by the native. If the Lords of Ascendant and house
occupied by him be mutual friends, the effects would come off more accurately.
13. If planets strong during night-time be placed in night signs and planets strong during daytime
if placed in day-signs, with the lord of Ascendant posited in the visible half, all the
difficulties of the native would be solved and he would be happy and comfortable.
14. The native may expect auspicious results if the Lord of Ascendant and lord of the sign
occupied by Moon be not associated with or aspected by malefics. Saturn being in its
sign of debilitation or inimical sign, if posited in 4th, 10th or 5th, would not yield
15. If a malefic planet be associated with or aspected by a benefic, it would be auspicious
during its transit in several houses indicated in Gochara (transit) and Ashtakavarga
(eight fold divisions). Similarly a planet, though he may be bene6c in Gochara and
Ashtakavarga may give inauspicious results if he be associated with or aspected by a
malefic. If the birth chart or Rasi chart (Janma Kundli) be strong, the effect has to be
expected at the commencement of every twelve year cycle. The effect would be felt in
the year denoted by the 30 year cycle if Navamsa be strong.
16. The native is likely to suffer from a terrible venereal disease on account of illicit sexual
relations, if the lord of 7th house be not a benefic planet, be not posited in a sign
owned by a benefic and be not associated with or aspected by a benefic and at the
same time 7th house be under malefic influence. The effects of other houses, planets,
etc. are to be assessed in a similar manner, and by favour of All-Mighty obtained
17. Thus ends the special Sanketa of the Sanketanidhi, a work written by Shri Rama Dayalu
the Astrologer, for the benefit of Shri Ghasi Rama, the son of his eldest brother, so
that be may become proficient in Astrology.
End of Sanketa Seven
1. The author in this Sanketa writes about Itthashala and other combinations which are useful
in answering queries. Some other combinations found correct in practical experience
have also been described in this Sanketa.
2. If a planet with faster movement goes ahead of another with slower motion during transit
and throws a benefic aspect over it, and when planets are brilliant, the power of the
faster planet is transmitted to the slower planet. This disposition is called Itthashala
3. If the faster planet is deficient by a m inute in the sign in which it is placed, than the slower
planet, Itthashala Yoga is complete. If however, the faster planet has travelled more
than this limit, or is behind this limit, Itthashala yoga is not formed. If the faster planet
travels away a degree or more than the slower one, Musaripha yoga would be formed
which does not give beneficial results.
4. If there is no aspect formed between the Lord of Ascendant and the lord of house about
which query has been raised and there is a planet in between them which is receiving
aspect from both the planets, then this in-between planet would take away the extra
brilliance from the faster planet and pass it on to one which is in front of it. This is
called Nakta yoga and it is a benefic one.
5. In the case of three planets mentioned in previous if in-between planet is slower than both
of the other two and is aspected by both of them, it becomes more brilliant in its rays,
and by taking the extra brilliance of the quicker one gives the same to the slower one.
This is called yamaya yoga.
6. When there is Itthashala yoga between the Lord of Ascendant and house to which the
query relates, if Moon also forms Itthashala yoga with them, Kambula yoga is formed.
The learneds are of the view that there are many kinds of kambula yoga due to varying
influence of the rays of these planets.
7. Planets posited in Poorva chakra (invisible half of the zodiac) give effect which can be felt.
Those in Apara chakra (visible half) are not of such nature.
8. In the case of a moveable sign, the three decanates would be in their order good, mixed and
bad. In the case of a dual sign, the order would be reversed. In a fixed sign. they will be
bad, good and mixed.
9-11. Success in the proposed venture would definitely result in the following combinations if
there be aspect of Moon on them. 1) When Ascendant lord aspects it and the lord of
house to which query relates, aspects the house concerned. 2) The Ascendant-lord
aspects the house concerned and the lord of that house aspects Ascendant. 3) The
Ascendant Lord posited in the house concerned aspects the lord of that house, and the
Lord of that house posited in Ascendant aspects the Ascendant Lord. 4) The
Ascendant lord and the lord of that house aspect each other. 5) The Ascendant lord be
in Ascendant and the lord of the house concerned in that house. 6) The Ascendant
Lord be in the house concerned and the lord of that house be in Ascendant and they
do not aspect each other. 7) If the Ascendant lord and the lord of the house concerned
be together in Ascendant or that house. 8) When at the time of query or birth the
Ascendant lord and the lord of the house concerned be so associated together that
they fill in the same Drekkana, same Hora or same Navamsa. In all these cases the
effect would be in proportion to the strength of the planets concerned.
12. In the query chart, the subject of query would be in accordance with the indication of the
planets concerned as given below: Mars-about self; Jupiter-about wife or some other
woman; Moon-about mother; Mercury-about brothers; Venus-about family; Rahu or
Saturn-about enemies; Sun-about father.
13. In this sloka guidance has been given to find out the subject which the querist has in mind.
We should first find out who between the Ascendant lord and the 11th lord is stronger
in Shadbala. We should then note the position of Moon as reckoned from the stronger
planet. The querist may be said to be thinking about the matter pertaining to house in
which Moon be posited.
14. The querist may have that subject in his mind which is concerned with: 1) The house with
the lord of which Moon is in Itthashala yoga; 2) The house whose lord is in Itthashala
Yoga with the Ascendant Lord, or 3) The house of the strongest planet among (a)
Moon (b) a strong planet and (c) that occupied by the Ascendant lord.
15. If at the time of query, a strong Sun together with Mars be in quadrant or they aspect a
quadrant, the querist would be thinking of a mineral. If Saturn and Mercury be both
strong and posited in a quadrant or aspect a quadrant, the querist would be thinking of
a plant or a root. When Moon, Jupiter and Venus be posited in a quadrant or if they
aspect a quadrant, the querist would have a living creature in mind. The surmise would
come out more accurately, when the quadrant happens to be Ascendant itself.
16. A-varga, Ka-varga, Cha-varga, Ta-varga, Tha-varga, Pa-varga, Ya-varga, Sha-varga, are
respectively the vargas owned by Sun, Mars, Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn and
Moon. (Moon owns Pa-varga and Sha-varga). If the first letter of query happens to be
odd or even one of a group and if that group be owned by a planet owning two houses
(signs) the odd or even sign of that planet should be taken as Ascendant.
17. On a cloudy day Ascendant has to be settled through the letters coming out of the lips of
the querist. In any query these letters carry with them auspicious or inauspicious
effects according as the letters happen io belong to odd or even group of the light
groups mentioned in previous sloka. These eight groups correspond to the following
eight forms; (1) banna (2) smoke (3) lion (4) dog, (5) cow, (6) donkey, (7) elephant (8)
crow. Out of these banna, lion and elephant are auspicious. The even ones are
18. If a house has on one of its sides the Lord of the house and on the other a benefic friendly
planet thus forming a benefic Durdhura Yoga and if seventh house reckoned from this
house has a benefic planet not associated with a malefic, auspicious results of the
house get augmented. If Jupiter aspected by Moon in Ascendant or when all the
planets be in biped signs, good results may be expected.
19. If at the time of putting query, the querist unintentionally touches his thumb, ear, face,
breasts, hand, nostrils, loin, shoulder, sole of the foot, temple, head, genital or lips, and
talks or hears of his object. The querist would definitely meet with success in his
20. There are 12 Avasthas of Moon according to sign occupied by it. They are as under:
Rati (sexual pleasure)
The results of the avasthas would be according to the meanings conveyed by these words.
These are useful to find out an auspicious time for undertaking a journey and for
21. If we count from the sign occupied by Sun up to Ascendant (Prasnn Lagna), and get an
odd number, the result would be favourable; if such number be even unfavourable.
Another method of finding out the result quickly is to count the number of letters
emanating from the querists mouth. This number may be multiplied by 2 and product
divided by 3. If the remainder be 1, it would be auspicious. The resuit would be
unfavourable if the remainder be zero or 2.
22. If at the time of a query benefics be posited in quadrants and trines and the malefics in
houses 3, 6 and 11 and Ascendant of the query chart falls in a Shirshodaya sign i.e. sign
rising by head [Gemini, Leo, Virgo, Scorpio and Aquarius], the success in the matter
under reference would be assured. Another method of finding out instantly the result
of query is to Count the number of letters coming out of the mouth of the querist. This
number should be multiplied by 6 and 8 be added to the product. The sum so arrived
at should then be divided by 7. If the remainder is 2, 4, 5 or 6. rood and favourablc
results (success in undertaking under reference or consideration) should be declared
by the Astrologer.
23. If there be malefics in houses 6, 7 and g from prasna lagna the querist would suffer loss of
wealth, distress, would suffer from diseases and on account of enemies also. If the lord
of prasna lagna be associated with malefics then also the results would be the same
and the native would lost peace of mind.
24. If at the time of query whether marriage would take place or not, a strong Moon be
posited in 7th. 6th, 2nd. 3rd, 10th, or 11th house from Ascendant, and be also aspected
by 8 strong Jupiter, it should be predicted that the querist would get a beautiful girl in
marriage without any effort. If, however, Moon be associated with or aspected by
malefics and posited in 4th lst, 5th, 9th, 8th or 12th. there would be impediments.
25. If in a query chart, a strong Moon be posited in 7th, 6th, 3rd, 10th or 11th and aspccted by
Sun, Mercury and Jupiter the native would get in marriage a very beautiful girl whom
he loves very much. The same would be the result if (1) the 12th lord in Ascendant and
the Ascendant lord in 12th; (2) 7th Jord and Ascendant lord exchange places; (3) If
Venus and Moon be in their even or exaltation signs.
26. The querist would get a beautiful girl in marriage if either of the following combinations
exists in the query chart: 1) Ascendant falls in Taurus, Libra or Cancer and is
associated with or aspected by benefics. 2) Strong Moon and Venus are posited in
even signs and even Nawamsas and aspect Ascendant.
27. If Moon be in 8th, 6th or 1st and malefics be posited in 7th to Ascendant or Moon, the
married girl becomes a widow eight years after her marriage. If 5th house from Prasna
Lagna be occupied by a malefic and it aspected by inimical planets, is also in its
debilitation sign, the married girl would develop illicit relations with other men or
would become barren.
28. If at the time of query, it is dark half of the lunar month and Moon aspected by malefics be
in 6th or 8th house, the querist would have no marriage. If Moon and Venus be both
associated with maletics the first wife would die soon after marriage. If the lord of 7th
be in 12th, 6th, 9th or 1st, and associated with malefics or if the lord of 7th be in its
debilitation sign and associated with malefics, the first wife would die soon after
29. If there be a query about safe delivery in the case of a pregnant woman the Janmna Rasi
(the sign in which Moon be posited of the child to be born would be 5th or 7th sign
from the position of Moon in the query chart. It may also be 5th or 7th sign reckoned
from Navamsa sign occupied by Moon in the query chart. When Moon transits the sign
owned by the lord of Navamsa, delivery may take place.
30. If at the time of query, the lords of 5th house and Ascendant be posited in even signs, the
issue would be a girl. If they occupy odd signs, the child would be a boy. If the lords of
Ascendant and the sign occupied by Moon be in 5th house, it is to be predicted that
the foetus is safe in the womb.
31. If there be a query from a personas to when his wife would conceive, the position of Mars
and Venus should be considered as Mars is blood and Venus is semen. The answer
should be that conception would take place in the year when Mars and Venus with
adequate strength are conjoined in 1st or 5th house. If Mars and Saturn be together in
Ascendant, the foetus would be destroyed. The same would be the result if Moon be
posited in the sign of Mars or Saturn and aspected by Mars or Saturn.
32. If there be a query whether the child to be born would be male or female, the answer that
a male issue would be born can be given if Saturn occupies Navamsa of a biped sign. It
would not be so if Saturn be in this disposition in Ascendant. A male issue would be
born if Saturn be in a biped sign and aspected by a male planet. In all other cases the
issue would be female. A male issue would be born if Jupiter and Sun be posited in an
odd house from Prasna Lagna. If Mars, Moon and Venus with adequate strength be
posited in an even house, the issue to be born would be female.
33. Another method of finding out whether the child to be born would be male or female is by
ascertaing the number indicated by letters constituting the name of the pregnant
woman. The number of Tithi on the date of query may be added to the name number.
15 may be added to this sum and the result devided by 9. If the remainder be even, the
issue would be female; if odd, male.
34. If there be a query whether a journey would be undertaken or not, and if so when, the
answer would be that the journey would be performed soon if the Prasna Lagna falls
in a moveable sign owned by a benefic. Similar prediction should be made if the query
be about someone coming. If Ascendant falls in a fixed sign, there would neither be a
journey nor a return. If Ascendant falls in a dual sign the indication would be that
there may be a journey and return. However, in all cases the answer should be in the
affirmative, if a strong Moon aspects Prasna Lagna.
35. If at the time of query a malefic planet occupies 1st, 7th or 10th the results would not be
favourable. If the query be as to when a person who has gone abroad would return
home, his safe return may be predicted if Jupiter and Venus be in 2nd and 3rd houses.
He would return very soon if Jupiter and Venus be in 2nd or 3rd. If Jupiter and Venus
be in 4th and aspected by a strong Moon, the safe return of the traveller may be
36-37. Prasna Lagna falls in a moveable sign and one of the four planets-Saturn, Mercury,
Venus (all in direct motion) and Sun be in Ascendant, the querist would set out on his
journey soon. If Prasna Lagna falls in a fixed sign and Saturn and Jupiter occupy or
aspect Ascendant, the querist would not start on his journey. The same would be the
result if in the first mentioned disposition, Saturn, Mercury or Venus be retrograde in
38. If there be no malefics in quadrants and no other malefic inffuence on them, the houses 11,
10 and 1 be occupied by benefics, and Moon be in 8th, the traveller who has gone
abroad would safely return home and with some gain.
39. If 7th or 6th house be occupied by a planet and Jupiter posited in a quadrant, the traveller
who has gone abroad, would return home. If Venus and Mercury be in 9th or 5th and
Moon in 7th in a moveable sign, it should be predicted that the traveller is on his way
40. The traveller should be said to be ill if Saturn associated or aspected by maletics be in 9th
house. The same a would be the result if Sun and Moon aspected by Saturn be in 8th.
There should not be much cause for anxiety if 8th house be aspected by powerful
benefics. The presence of Mercury and Venus in 8th is auspicious for the traveller but
Mars and Saturn in 8th give unfavourable results.
41. The return of the person who has gone away from his home, should be predicted if the
lord of 7th house from Prasna lagna be retrograde in motion. The return would be in a
month in which the retrograde motion begins. Another method to determine the time
of return is to take into account the distance between the strongest planet in the query
chart and Ascendant. The return would be in as many months as there be signs
between Ascendant and the strongest planet. The actual number of days that may
elapse before the return of the traveller would be indicated by the product of the
number denoting the house (counted from Ascendant) occupied by the strongest
planet and 12.
42. If at the time of query Sun and Moon be in 4th, neither the traveller nor his rival would
return. If Mercury, Jupiter and Venus be 4th, both the traveller and his rival would
return. If Prasna Lagna falls in a fixed sign and the Moon be posited in a dual sign, the
rival would return. If Ascendant be in a fixed sign and Moon in a moveable sign, it
should be predicted that ill-rival would come back.
43. If at the time of query, all the planets be placed in 2nd, 3rd and 5th houses, it should be
declared that the person, who has been away for a long time would return home. If
benefics be posited in these houses, the lost or stolen property would be recovered. If
Jupiter and Venus be posited in any of the above houses it should be concluded that
traveller and his rival would come back soon. The same should be predicted if strong
planets be posited in Panaphara houses (2,5,8,11).
44. If Saturn occupies 9th from Prasna Lagnn together with malefics, the traveller should be
declared to be ill. If Saturn associated with or aspected by malefics be placed in 8th,
the illness would prove fatal. If Sun associated or aspected by benefics be ? posited in
8th, the traveller should be said to have gone to other countries.
45. The return of the person away from his home or his rival would be in as many days as
would be signified by the number of houses intervening between Ascendant and the
house in which Moon is placed (there being no other planet between these two
houses). Benefics in 2nd, lath, 1st and 5th would prove auspicious. Not Moon but a
benefic in 1st would prove good.
46. Let us find out the number of letters that have come out of the lips of the querist. That
number may be multiplied by 6 and 1 may be added to the product. The sum so
arrived at may be divided by 7. The effects to be declared about the person who has
gone away from his home would be as follows as the remainder is from 1 to 7: 1. The
traveller is anxious to return. 2. He is now half way. 3 He is coming back soon. 4. He is
coming back with gains. 5. He is sick. 6. He is in distress. 7. He is making efforts to
come back. If the lord of the 2nd house be not in retrograde motion the traveller
should be said to be quite safe.
47. Let us note the figure of the Yatra Lagna i.e. Ascendant at which the person originally
started on his journey, These figures be multiplied by the number indicated by the
degrees intervening between Prasna Lagna and the position of Moon. The product be
then divided by 30. The quotient would indicate the exact time in days, Ghaties etc. at
which the person away from home would return.
48. If there be a strong malefic in Prasna Lagna, the querist would win. If there be a malefic in
7th house, the querist would loose and put to loss. If there be a benefic in Ascendant
the querist would lose. He would win if there be a benefic in 7th house. The result
would be reversed if we take into account the aspects of benefics and malefics on
Ascendant and 7th house. If Ascendant be aspected by benefics the result wou:d be
favourable to the querist. The aspect of malefics on Ascendant would bring out
unfavourable results for the querist. Similarly aspects of benefic on 7th house would be
unfavourable and of the malefics favourable for him.
49. The six houses bzgnining from 3rd house from Prasna Lagna relate to the citizens of the
town. If benefics be posited in these houses they indicate success to the town. The six
houses beginning from 9th belong to sthayi class. Benefics placed in these houses bring
success to that party. If all the bellefics occupy 1st, 10th, 7th and 9th houses, the sthayi
becomes powerful and capable of destroying the enemy.
50. If Mars and Saturn be placed in 9th house there would be complete defeat for the sthayi
people. If all the malefics be posited in 10th, 11th and 12th houses, there would be
defeat for the sthayi people. If three benefics viz , Venus, Mercury and Jupiter be in
Ascendant, they would bring about success for the sthayi class. If Sun, Saturn Moon,
Rahu and Mars be all in 7th house, they would also bring about success to the sthayi
51. If out of five planets mentioned in the last portion previous sloka, three or more occupy
Ascendant they would cause defeat and loss to the sthayi people. If they be benefics, it
indicates good for these people. If these planets be placed in 10th and 4th houses, a
compromise would be reached between the two parties. The same result would follow
when Ascendant be in a male sign or benefic be posited in 1st, 11th and 12 the houses.
If malefics be posited in quadrants in dual signs, there would be declaration of war.
52. If there be a query about success or defeat, and Ascendant be Aries Taurus, Leo, Virgo,
Sagittarius, Capricorn, Scorpio or Aquarius success may be predicted for the querist.
This result would become more definite when a strong benefic occupies or aspects
53. If at the time of query about the theft of an article Prasna Lagna and Navamsa fall in a
fixed sign, it should be predicted that the article has been stolen by some relation of
the querist who is in the same house or living nearby and not by an out sider and that
the article is hidden at some place in the house or near it. If Ascendant and Navamsa
fall in a moveable sign it should be said that the article has been stolen by a person not
related to the querist but known to him and it has been taken away to a. distant place.
If Ascendant and Navamsa fall in a dual sign, the prediction should be that the theft
has been committed by an outsider not unknown to the querist and has been kept at a
place which is neither far nor near. The direction of the place where the stolen
property has been kept would be signified by the position of Moon i.e. if Moon be in
Ascendant it would be east; if in 10th it would be south; if in 7th it would be west and if
in 4th it would be north.
54. If at the time of query, Ascendant receives aspect from Sun and Moon, the thief would be
a re!ntion of the querist. If the lords of Ascendant and 7th house be in Ascendant the
thief would be a member of the family of the querist. If the lord of 7th be posited in
12th or 3rd house, the thief would be a paid servant living near by. If at the time of the
query the querist stretches out his hand the thief should be said to be a person not
connected with his family. If he keeps his hands down, the thief would be one
belonging to the family of the querist.
55. If at the time of query Ascendant falls in a moveable sign, the name of the thief would be
made up of two letters; if Ascendant he in a fixed sign, the name would be of four
letters and if Ascendant be in a dual sign, the name would contain three letters. If the
lord of 7th be posited in its own or exaltation sign, the thief would be an expert one.
The age, caste, birth etc. of the thief would be similar to that declared for the lord of
56. The stolen article would be recovered if any of the following combination exists in the
query chart: 1) Full Moon with adequate strength be in Ascendant aspected by Jupiter
and Venus. 2) Ascendant falls in a Sheershodaya sign with a benefic posited in it. 3)
3rd, 2nd nnd 1 Ith houses from Prasna Lagna are occupied by benefics. 4) Benefics are
posited in 4th, 7th and 10th houses.
57. Gains of wealth are given by the lord of 11th and the lord of ascendant is the beneficiary
there would be abundant gains of wealth if the lords of Ascendant and 11th be
together and receive aspect of Moon. The direction from which gains may be expected
would depend on the strongest planet posited in a quadrant or the direction signified
by the sign of Ascendant. The form, appearance etc. may be ascertained through the
Drekkana in which Ascendant falls at the time of the query.
58-60. All the cherished desires of the querist would be fulfilled if the lords of 10th and
Ascendant possess adequate strength and Moon with similar strength be related to the
stronger between the above two planets. To assertain the time limit for the fulfilment
of desires the longitude of Sun may be deducted from the longitude of Moon. Then we
may find out the star indicated by the remainder and add 1 star to this and the number
in days assigned to that particular star in the statement given below for the 27 stars
reckoned from Aswini. Another method of finding out the time limit is as follows. The
longitude of Ascendant may be deducted from the longitude of 10th house. If the
longitude of 10th be smaller, 12 signs may be added to it. The remainder should bconverted
into degrees and be trebled. The result should be divided by 60. The
remainder would indicate the number of days for the accomplishment of the object in
case Ascendant be in a moveable sign. If Ascendant be in a fixed sign, the number got
above should be doubled. If in a dual sign, the number should be trebled.
61. Another method of calculating the time is as follows: The number of Navamsas that have
risen in Ascendan would denote the period required, the unit of time taken being
Ayana that year Kshana, Second Dina Day, Ritu Season Masa Month, Paksha
fortnight and Abda year, according as the lord of Navamsa in question happens to be
Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn respectively. That is, if Leo be
the rising Navamsa, that time indicated would be four Ayanas and odd or a period
between 24 and 30 months and soon. Or, it would be as many units as measured by the
number of Navamsas traversed by the lord of rising Navamsa from Ascendant
Navamsa, the unit taken being the one appropriate to the planet owning the rising
62. Thus is completed the Prasna Sanketa, the 8th one of the Sanketanidhi, a work written by
Shri Ram Dayalu the Astrologer for the benefit of Shri Ghasi Ram Sharma the son of
his eldest brother.
End of Sanketa Eight
1. If at the time of query, Ascendant falls in the Hora of Sun, the querist would not enjoy
happiness in his childhood. Later by his own efforts he would get a lift in life and
become wealthy. If Ascendant falls in the Hora of Moon, the querist would be happy
in his childhood and face difficulties in his later life.
2. If the lord of Hora in which Ascendant falls at the time of query, be associated with a
malefic and a retrograde planet, the eyes and face of the querist would not be good
looking. He would have an ugly face with deformed teeth, tongue, lips etc. if Sun and
Moon together or Moon saparately be under the influence of two malefics.
3. The figure signified by the sign occupied by the Lord of Drekkana (Decanade) in which
Ascendant falls at the time of query, would indicate the number of brothers the querist
would have. If this lord of Drekkana be associated with or aspected by benefic, the
brothers would be longlived, otherwise their longevity would be poor. The relationship
amongst the brothers would depend on the nature of planet or planets associated with
above mentioned lord of Drekkana.
4. If the lord of drekkana be associated with male benefic planets, the querist would be having
brothers, if the planet be male, sister. If Ascendant falls in a male sign, brothers would
be born after him, if it falls in a female sign sisters would be born. If the lord of
Ascendant and the lord of Drekkana in which Ascendant falls be friends, there would
be happiness in respect of brothers and sisters. If the Lord of the Drekkana be in 6th
or 8th house, from the Lord of Ascendant brothers and sisters would suffer from
injuries on account of their own deeds.
5. If the lord of Drekkana in which Ascendant falls at the time of query be in 6th or 8th house
and associated with a malefic, the querist would die as a result of falling stone or tree
If he survives, he would be hated by his relations. If the above lord of Drekknna be
associated with a waning Moon and a malefic, the body of the querist would be fully
hairy or he may suffer from some disrase of the ear or may have some trouble in his
6. If the said lord of Drekkana be posited in 8th house with Sun and Mars who have adequate
strength, the native would die through lightening or sun-stroke. If the said lord be
associated with Venus and Jupiter, the native would meet his death by poisoning. If
the Drekkana lord be in 6th, there would be a mark or spot in the hands of the native.
7. Similar conclusions may be arrived at with regard to the natives, or querists family,
brothers, relations etc., through the malefics occupying the corresponding decanates. It
is through the 22nd decanate reckoned from the rising one or through its lord that the
death of the person concerned and its nature should be determined.
8. The birth of male issue and his happiness or prosperity should be predicted if Saptamsa in
which Ascendant falls at the time of birth or query be an odd one and be occupied by
or aspected by benefics. The same would be combination for a female issue if
Saptamsa of Ascendant falls in an even sign. There would be no issue if the rising
Saptamsa be under malefic influence. This is what the wise men say.
9. The native or querist would have the good fortune to get a beautiful girl with very fine
qualities as his life partner, if the lord of Navnmsa in which Ascendant falls at the time
of birth or query, occupies the Rasi, Hora, Drekkana, Saptamsa, Navamsa of its own
or if it be associated with or aspected by benefic planets with adequate strength and
without any malefic influence.
10. Of the lord of Navamsa in which Ascendant falls at the time of the birth or query be a.
benefic one and posited in a quadrant, the marriage of the native or quetist would take
place at the age of 16 (we should say at an early age). If the lord of such Navamsa be in
a trine the marriage would take place at the age of 25. If Navamsa of Ascendant or
Navamsa of 7th house be associated with a malefic planet, the native or querist would
not enjoy marital happiness.
11. The native or the querist would have the same good fortune and prosperity as his father, if
at birth or at the time of query the lord of Dwadasamsa in which Ascendant falls,
occupies Ascendant. If such lord of Dwadasamsa be in 6th, 8th or 12th house, the
native and his parents would not enjoy bodily happiness. If the lord of such
Dwadasamsa be posited in llth, the native would get and enjoy the hidden wealth of
his parents. It would not be so if such planet be in its debilitation sign, eclipsed or
12. If the lord of the Trimsamsa in which Ascendant falls at the time of birth or query, be a
malefic planet, eclipsed or in its sign of debilitation, the native would have
misunderstanding with his relations. If such lord of Trimsamsa be in the 6th, 8th or 12th
house, the native may earn the displeasure of the King/Government. If such planet be
associated with a benefic the native would enjoy happiness in every way.
13-14. Information about the following matters is ascertained from various planets as under:
Sun-Ownself, vitality, influence, father, etc. Moon-Leanings of the heart, mind,
understanding, royal favour, mother, wealth. Mars-Own courage, mother,
characteristic qualities, lands and happiness. Mercury-Intelligence, speech, religious
act, scientific knowledge, and good or bad bringing up. Jupiter-Own lands, wealth,
clothes physical development children, fame, horses etc. Venus-Ones kept women,
wife, sexual power, conveyance, enjoyment and marriage. Saturn-Longevity,
livelihood, distress and adversity. Predictions should be made by a well-versed
astrologer after carefully and intelligently assessing the strength of respective planets,
and several effects they are capable of producing which have been described above.
However, it should be kept in mind that Saturn is capable of giving bad results when
strong, as compared to other planets.
15-20. In these slokas the author gives a description of his family tree. There lived a famous
scholar named Satee Ram who was born in the most respected Gangarha family. He
was like Moon of the ocean. He commanded the respect of the Brahmins and the
King. Even the great nobles of the time touched his feet out of reverence for him.
Satee Ram had a son named Jyoteeraya who was famous for his good qualities and
rose to high status and was recognised for his knowledge and was respected by learned
men. Jyoteeraya had a son named Kripa Ram who was learned like his ancestors and
was respected by both the rich and the poor. He was capable of solving intricate
problems posed by the scholars. Kripa Ram had a son named Jaspati Sharma who was
also very learned in shastras. He was inclined towards righteous action and was
devoted to God Shiva and Goddess Durga. Jaspati Sharma had four sons. The eldest
of these sons was Ameer Chandra who died in the life time of his father. The son
younger to him was Vazir Chandra who was second to none in fame and was a leader
amongst the learned men. Vazir Chandras next younger brother was Musaddi Ram
who was greatly devoted to Lord Vishnu. The youngest of the brothers was Shri Rama
Dayalu who lived in Amritsar. He was a devotee of Shiva, a staunch Advatin and
foremost amongst scholars. He composed this work Sanketanidhi-a treasure of
indications in Vikram Samvat, 1917 (1860 A.D.)
This auspicious work consisting of nine Sanketas is dedicated with all humility to all who are
magnanimous enough not to expose the fault of others and who are inclined to the
service of God and so it should be read by those who are modest and humble.
21. Thus comes a successful end of the last Sanketa of the work Sanketanidhi, a work
composed by Shri Rama Dayalu for the benefit of Ghasi Ram son of Vazir Chandra.
Om Tat Sat