# Dasas (major periods) of planets and their effects

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## Dasas Major Periods and their effects – Vedic Astrology Lessons

3. Now is described the method of finding the remainder of the dasa of

planet at the time of birth. Find out the nakshatra in which the Moon is posited at

birth and for how many ghatikas it will remain after birth in that nakshatra.

Multiply those ghatikas by the total period of the dasa and divide it by 60. The

quotient will represent the period in years still to elapse. Any remainder remaining

may be converted into months by multiplying by 30 and dividing by 60 and so on.

Notes — This is clarified below by an example. Suppose at the time of birth

20 ghatikas were still to elapse in Punarvasu nakshatra. Birth in Punarvasu means

that the dasa in operation would be of Jupiter. How much of Jupiter remains at the

time of birth.

20*16/60 = 16/3 = 5 years 4 months.

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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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Now-a-days the easiest method of the remainder of the dasa accordingly is

based on the longitude of the Moon 3-13°-12′ (Cancer 13°-12′). Cancer is

composed of one quater or 3°-20′ of Punarvasu, four quarters of Ashlesha. As the

longitude of 13°-12′ in Cancer, it has passed the fourth quarter of Punarvasu in this

sign and is in Pushyami nakshatra. To find out how much it has moved in

Pushyami we will deduct 3°-20′ of Punarvasu from the Moon’s 13°-12′. Thus the

balance will come to 9°-52′. The extent of the whole of Pushyami is 13°-20′. The

lord of this nakshatra is Saturn whose total dasa period is 19 years. Therefore 13°-

20′ being equal to 19 years, 9°-52′ will be equal to 14 years 0 months of 22 days.

This indicates that the 14 years and 22 days are observed over at birth and that

would remain at credit at birth will be 19 years minus 14 years 22 days, that is, 4

years 11 months and 8 days.

All these detailed calculations will be avoided if we obtain the balance of

dasa at birth on the longitude by referring to ready made tables in Lahiri’s annual

Ephemeris.

4. Note the exact position of the Sun in the Zodiac at the time of birth when

the Sun in his next round arri1c.

[/next[/nextpage]>[nextp[nextpage title=”Page 4" ]p>9. Effects like acquisition of wealth through fire, fighting etc., gain of money

by administering falsehood, cheating and cruel actions, suffering always form

bilious complaints, impurity of blood and fever, intrigues with low class women,

quarreling with his wife, children, relatives and elders and misery caused by it, and

enjoyment of fortune of others, will be experienced in the dasa of Mars.

10. Effects like meeting with friends, happiness, admiration from learned

persons, acquisition of fame, beneficience by preceptors, eloquency in speech,

helping others, happiness to wife, children, friends and relations are experienced in

the dasa of Mercury.

11. Effects like involvement in religious affairs, birth of children or

happiness in respect of children, honour from the king, praise by distinguished

persons, acquisition of elephants, horses and other conveyances, fullfilment of

one’s ambitions and cordial relations with wife, children and meeting freinds, will

be experinced in the dasa of Jupiter.

12. Effects like obtaining of materials and facilities for his sport and

happiness, acquisition of good vehicles, cows, precious stones, ornaments, a

treasure, enjoyment in association with young women, intellectual pursuits.

Journey by sea (or river), conferment of honours by the king and celebration of

auspicious funcitions in the house, will be derived in the dasa of Venus.