# Dasas (major periods) of planets and their effects

There is some difference of opinion between the author of Phala deepika and

other authorities about the method of above calculation. Accordingly in Shri

Mantreshwara every result is to be divided by 60 but according to other authorities

the division should be done by the whole measure.

(1) The generally recognised method

Add the ghatikas elapsed of the nakshatra and those still to elapse. Thus we

get the total number of ghatikas of the nakshatra. Mark these ghatikas as ‘A’.

Mark the ghatikas still to elapse as (B). Now suppose the birth has

taken place in the dasa of Jupiter, then the remainder of the dasa of Jupiter at

birth will be calculated as under:

: If in A the dasa period is 16 years

: In 1 it will be — 16/A

: In B it will be — (16/A)*(B/1)

The result of this calculation will indicate the years, months, days etc., of the

remainder of the dasa at birth.

(2) Method of calculation according to Shri Mantreshwar —

(16/A)*(B/1) years.

The difference is that in this method the total number of ghatikas are not

taken into account. ‘A’ or the total numbner of ghatikas is always taken as 60. The

remainder of the dasa only the basis of ‘B’.

This in our view is not correct as the total number of ghatikas are not always 60.

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