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Mandook Dasa

By
U. K. Jha, India.
Readership Level: Very Advanced

1.0 Preamble

There are various types of Dasa systems


discussed in the standard classical texts of
astrology. Few Dasa systems as has been
elaborated elsewhere by the scribe have
been found in vogue but are not found in
the standard texts. Mandook Dasa has
been dealt in BPHS but it is decidedly a
Jaimini Dasa (Chapter 2, Quarter-IV,
Sutra no.15).

Although Jaimini Upadesh Sutra provides

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Roorkee). U K Jha has produced over 100 contains marvellous techniques of
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descriptions. Commentators of Samskrit
the academic foray of this science. He is learning have consumed most of their
known for his innovative ideas, one point talent in tearing apart the words than
sharp logic, acute rationality and scientific taking a dip into the real spirit of these
approach for dealing with the things. He is sutras. Many sutras seem to be grossly
the author of the book "Utopia and misplaced; whereas, many words used in
Anarchy of Stars" and his commentaries on these sutras have multifarious
Yoga-Pushpanjali and Phala Deepika is a interpretations. Its antiquity has posed an
master piece for absorbing reading. His intractable trouble even to the ancient
another book "Lost Horizon of Vaidik commentators. No one knows what was
Astrology" and a book on ‘Tara Dasa’ is the actual form of this text, and some of its
likely to come out soon. Presently he is busy sutras remained a riddle for astrologers of
writing commentary on Brihat Parasara all the ages. The sutra appertained to
Mandook Dasa is no exception to the
Hora Shasta (BPHS). His vast knowledge of
same.
Tantra and esoteric psychology finds In the opinion of one commentator this is
conspicuous reflection in all of his works. Niryan Shoola Dasa which is also called
Mandook Dasa as the operating signs in
this Dasa jumps and he has taken the jump
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of two houses (signs) instead of one. Since the sutras of Jaimini are extremely brief and
devoid of any hint or further details commentators have gone their own way to explain the
things. For example, Mandook Dasa is generally being prepared as per the suggestions made
in other Karikas (commentaries).

However; the problem is that the motion of Mandook as stated in BPHS while dealing with
Kalachakra Dasa is not being followed in the suggestions made by various ancient or modern
authorities. Utplutya Gamanam Vijna Mandookam Prachkshate - Movement of sign by jumping
over another sign is known as Mandook Gati (motion) and it is explained there with example
also. For instance; movement from Virgo to Cancer or from Leo to Gemini is Mandook
motion. Unfortunately, the modern savants have also failed to take note of this starkly clear
discrepancy. Is it; therefore, not extremely essential to first fix the sequence of operating
Dasa signs strictly as per the Mandook Gati (motion) before doing anything else in working
out this Dasa system?

2.0 View of BPHS

Let us see what BPHS says in respect of Mandook Dasa.

Mandookaparparyaya Trikootakhyadasa Dwija


Lagnasaptamyormadhye Yo Rasirbalvaan Bhavet
Tatah Kramenajaurashyau Sameneya Tathotkramat
Trikootanam Cha Vijneyah Sthirachcha Dasa Samah.

One may note here the word Trikoot has been used verbatim in reference to Jaimini Sutra
(without any synonymous word or explanation) and the Dasa is said to be akin to Sthira
Dasa. None knows this similarity with Sthira Dasa is upto what extent and in what fashion.
It is certainly not the same or exactly; for, the commencement of Dasa has been suggested
here in different way; whereas, Jaimini is silent in this respect; so far the duration of Dasa is
concerned. Hence; the exact connotation of the term Trikoot needs to be explored rationally.
What does the term Trikoot imply in this context has not been elaborated and all that we
find in different commentaries are the works of the commentators borrowed from
elsewhere. None knows where the meaning of Trikoota as Kendra, Panphar and Apoklim
came from. Trikoot implying three (peaks) have been implied here in terms of Kendra,
Panphar and Apoklim houses or moveable (chara), fixed (shtira) and mutable
(dwiswabhava) signs. But why? We have no specious reason for drawing such conclusions
except for few samskrit shlokas that does not stand the logical analysis.

Further, why the Dasa should start with the sign stronger between Lagna and 7th house?
Jaimini does not make any such suggestion. It only says that this Dasa would always start
with some odd sign (Sthulaadarsha Vaishyashrio). How to use the Adrash sign in this
respect is not clear if the Dasa would commence with the stronger between the signs
identical with Lagna and the 7th house. Modern scholars have again failed to take note of
this suggestion. Obviously, BPHS does not go by the injunctions of the Jaimini sutra. Can't
we say that Parasara Karika (BPHS) is wrought with some missing link here?

None of the scholars have given a thought as to why the course of movement of sign that
signifies it as Mandook Dasa should change in this case? This includes even those scholars
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who claim vociferously to have done great and extensive research in Jaimini Dasa systems.
Same authority (BPHS) can not be expected to change the definition of Mandook motion.
More important; therefore, is to maintain the motion of the frog (Mandook) first in
operation of Dasa sequence than to hunt for the term Trikoot and land on some erroneous
platform to proceed further with.

3.0 Motion Of Mandook (Frog)

The confusion seems to be emanating from the wrong interpretation of the term Trikoot
used in sutra no. 15 chapter II quarter IV of Jaimini Upadesha Sutra which has been used
verbatim in BPHS and other Karikas. The argument generally given is that Trikoot signifies
three types of signs viz moveable, fixed and dual or Kendra, Panphar and Apoklim. This
logic however does not seem to be very sound; albeit, all the ancient and modern scholars
have subscribed to this view. But it is this explanation that changes the motion of Mandook
and creates a difference with the definition given in case of Kalachakra Dasa. Scholars seem
to be so much seized by this definition of Trikoot that some prefer the angular jump while
others go by the trinal jump of the signs in an attempt of deciding the order of succession in
Dasa pattern. And this twists the Mandook motion for jump of the signs. Since the Dasa is
named as Mandook Dasa it ought to follow the Mandook motion (Gati) as given by BPHS
and in that case neither the angular nor the trinal jump of signs i.e. a jump of two or three
signs can be accepted because it completely offsets the Dasa from its suggested root (name).
As such, the term Trikoot has got to be viewed in a different way setting aside the
suggestions made by ancient authorities.

Can the word Trikoot meaning three not signify the structure made in space while jumping
in tri-ekadasa format that is from Gemini to Leo or to Aries in forward or backward
direction? After all, the jump of only one house/sign is permitted as per definition of
Mandook Gati (motion). If this motion is accepted then movement of frog (Mandook)
becomes identical with Kalachakra Dasa as given in BPHS. It is quite surprising as to why
scholars have not followed this simple track and tried to create a difference in definition of
Mandook Gati perforce? Once the motion of Mandook is fixed independently as per the
given definition, attention to find out the implication of the term Trikoot would
automatically get focussed to the right connotation.

4.0 Noticeable Flaw In Dasa and the Term Trikoot

There is a major flaw in application of prevalent suggestion of Dasa (Mandook) periods. In


this case all the three types of signs operate one after the other and have same duration for
four consecutive main periods and then it is changed to other Dasa duration. For example, if
in a chart Dasa commences with a moveable sign then first four Dasa of moveable sign shall
have a period of 7 years each i.e. 28 years in total. It would then be followed by four Dasa of
fixed signs having a period of 8 years for each sign i.e. total 32 years. Lastly it would be of 36
years for four dual signs each having a period of 9 years. This is queer and does not seem to
be rational. So, the suggestions made by the ancient authorities in this respect needs to be re-
examined.
Few savants who have obviously noticed this discrepancy have opted to pick up the trinal
motion in which case the Dasa periods of moveable, fixed and mutable signs would alternate
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themselves in sequential manner. But this has given a jump of three houses/signs which
again does not befit the definition of Mandook Gati. Here again the wrong definition of the
term Trikoot can be found at the bottom of the discrepancy.
Since the available definition of the term Trikoot is offsetting the Mandook Gati of the
Dasa sequence this definition has got to be dropped and mind has to applied afresh to
investigate the correct connotation of the term Trikoot. The scribe has pondered over the
suggestions made by the ancient authorities in depth and tried the various possibilities in
this respect on several charts. Since the flaw appears to be engrained in the suggestion, the
solution must be somewhere around the same. The situation that leads us to wrong path also
conceals the hints for proceeding in right direction.

The suggestion about its some link with Sthira Dasa can not be completely ignored. The
term Trikoot also gives hint towards the three peaks. In scriptures we find the term Trikoot
Parvat (mountain or hill having three peaks) Thus, it can be easily presumed that the
Mandook Dasa of Jaimini can have three peaks. The concept of Kendra, Panphar and
Apoklim or Chara, Sthira and Dwiswabhava has also been taken to reach to the same point
but have given different motion to the Mandook on account of its wrong application.
Every Dasa system (except for those where operating period is computed in terms of the
lord from the sign) has a fixed period of duration. But Mandook Dasa does not have one
fixed period of duration. Rather it has three fixed periods (Trikoot) of duration and that
needs to be calculated on the basis of Dasa duration given in Sthira Dasa for moveable, fixed
and mutable signs. Its similarity with Sthira Dasa is to that extent only.
After picking up the idea from this term (Trikoot) it has been found that this Dasa
system can have three fixed durations depending upon the nature of sign with which the
Dasa commence.

¾ If it starts with a moveable sign the total Dasa duration would be 84 years and each
sign shall have a period of 7 years.
¾ If it begins with a fixed sign the total Dasa duration shall be of 96 years wherein each
sign shall operate for a period of 8 years.
¾ In case the Dasa commence with a dual sign the total duration shall be 108 years and
each sign shall have a period of 9 years.

These three different Dasa durations form the three peaks (Trikoot) of this Dasa system.
May be because of these three different Dasa durations term Trikoota has been used in the
sutra (Mandookastrikutah)- Mandook Dasa of three different durations. Else what can be the
use of the term Trikoot after establishing the Dasa sequence as per standard definition of
Mandook Gati.
One may say that three peaks are there in the prevalent system also. For example, in the
above case, there are three peaks of 28 years, 32 years and 36 years. But they are fused to give
a constant Dasa duration of 96 years always; whereas, they must be clearly explicit to give
three Dasa durations for the moveable, fixed and the dual signs with which the Dasa begins.
That is what has been shown above to give three explicit Dasa durations to justify the term
Trikoot more pronouncedly.

6.0 Commencement of Dasa

The sutra given in Jaimini Upadesha Sutra for Mandook Dasa is as under
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Sthuladarshavaishmyashryo Mandookastrikutah (2/IV/15)

The scholars and commentaries (Karikas) including BPHS and Vridhkarika etc have
invariably suggested to take the stronger sign between the Lagna and the 7th house (sign) for
commencement of Dasa. Jaimini as usual is silent. But the term Vaishmyashriyo (Visham-
Aashrio) has been explicitly used which implies that this Dasa would always start with an
odd sign because it is completely dependent upon (Ashrit) the odd signs to begin with. One
must not forget that this falls in the category of Navamsha Dasa type (Vishame
Tadadirnavamshah - Chapter 2, Quarter - III, Sutra no.1) and should not be clubbed with
other Dasa types.
If the Lagna is an even sign the 7th house would also have an even sign. So the Dasa would
start with an even sign only in that case should one follows the prevalent suggestions. This
again indicates that the age old suggestion of different Karikas is fraught with some
gargantuan error as it violates the condition that this Dasa should always be commencing
with an odd sign. There must not be any confusion in this respect.
The term Adarsh used in this sutra is conveniently ignored by all the scholars or it has been
taken as 7th sign or Abhimukha which is certainly erroneous. The term Adarsh has been used
by the author in the beginning of the 3rd quarter of second chapter of this text also (sutra
no.2) i.e. Navamsha Dasa which has got to start always with an odd sign (Vishame --).
Adarsh is not Abhimukha sign. If we follow this suggestion i.e. of Adarsh, the Dasa shall
always start with an odd sign. For example, if Lagna is an even sign; say Cancer, the Dasa
would start from the Adarsh sign that is Aquarius.
There is no question of the Dasa starting from the stronger between the Lagna and the 7th
house (sign). This obscure advice has been made even in Vridhakarika and has been followed
almost by all the fellow astrologers. But why and how such suggestions should be there if
the Dasa has to always begin with an odd sign. If the Lagna is an odd sign the Dasa would
commence with the same sign and in case Lagna has an even sign it would begin with its
Adarsh sign which is again always odd. So in Mandook Dasa this concept of stronger
between Lagna and 7th sign does not apply. In many other Dasa of the Jaimini such
technique of stronger between the Lagna and 7th house are used but here it is strictly
governed by the concept of Adarsh and Odd sign. Any deviation from this basic concept would
give rise to some other type of Dasa system is the humble opinion of this scribe.

7.0 Dasa Duration

Further the duration of various signs in this Dasa system has been made unnecessarily
debatable. Ancient authorities have suggested 7, 8 and 9 years respectively for moveable,
fixed and dual signs. BPHS tells it (Mandook Dasa) is akin to Sthira Dasa - Sthirachcha Dasa
Sama. It is hard to say how this concept of Sthira Dasa has been fused here with the
Mandook Dasa. If something is similar to some other thing that does not mean they are one
and the same thing. Hence the word sama has to read in that background. The similarity can
be only upto the point of fixing the Dasa duration for moveable, fixed and common signs.
The term Trikoot; therefore, can easily be taken as a pointer for picking up three Dasa
durations (Trikoot) in the case of Mandook Dasa.
The total Dasa period as per prevalent practice works out to be 96 years. This has not been
accepted by the scribe. A modern savant has preferred to dispense with these suggestions
and gone for his own innovative ideas for working out the Dasa period of different signs
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which is an altered version of the technique applied in the Chara Dasa system. How far that
is valid is for the research minded students to verify but that has certainly uprooted the
Mandook Dasa from its very foundation. Had this been the case many would have tried the
same in past as well because going for a self devised technique is not too difficult a job.

8.0 Flaw in Sequence of Prevalent Dasa Pattern

Let us now think over the sequence of operation for Dasa of different signs. In the prevalent
system continuity in sequence of operation is evidently amiss. For example if the Dasa starts
with Aries for Aries Lagna chart, sequence of Dasa would be Aries, Cancer, Libra,
Capricorn, Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius, Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces. Since the
Dasa starts with Aries, it must end on Pisces for maintaining the cyclic order of signs. In the
above case end is correct. But after Capricorn it shifts to Taurus and after Aquarius it goes to
Gemini which breaks the cyclic pattern. Since the first phase of Dasa for moveable signs
ends here on Capricorn, it must move to Aquarius or Sagittarius depending upon forward or
backward movement to maintain the continuity. Similar discrepancy can be observed after
the end of second phase that is for the fixed signs. Here it ought to move to Pisces or
Capricorn for maintaining the continuity. If that is done then the Dasa would not finally
end on Pisces. Any break in normal sequence is often described as a particular motion or
condition. This is not the case here. Scholars have not taken this discrepancy into account.
Here is hidden another secret to have the correct order of succession for maintaining the
cyclic continuity. Because of all such flaws this Dasa have been shrouded with foggy
confusions and each savant has either committed the eternal error or gone by his own ways.
Whether that can be described as a research is for the learned readers to decide.
Second mistake committed by the ancient authorities is strict adherence to any particular
type of Chakra (cycle) while working out the order of Dasa signs. Lets us not forget that
Prakriti and Vikriti Chakra are not only independent but also complimentary for each other.
As the Prana and Apan are independent but works in complimentary manner to support the
life system so does these two chakras work to give a sustained life force to many Dasa
system. This would be more clear while elaborating the sequence of signs in Dasa pattern.

9.0 What is Mandook Dasa?

Mandook Dasa is a sign Dasa where the sequence of operating Dasa signs are maintained in
alternate manner by jumping one sign in direct or reverse order depending upon the odd or
even nature of Lagna. This Dasa would always start with an odd sign and can have any of
the three Dasa durations (Total) of 84 yrs, 96 years or 108 yrs depending upon the nature of
sign with which the Dasa commence. For the charts with Lagna of odd sign it would start
with the same sign but for the charts of even Lagna Dasa would begin with the Adarsh sign
of the Lagna. Except for luminaries and Saturn Adarsh sign is the second sign of the same
lord. It is always an odd sign as is clear from the table given below.

Sn Lagna Adarsh Sign Starting Dasa


1 Aries Scorpio Aries
2 Taurus Libra Libra
3 Gemini Virgo Gemini
4 Cancer Aquarius Aquarius

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5 Leo Capricorn Leo
6 Virgo Gemini Gemini
7 Libra Taurus Libra
8 Scorpio Aries Aries
9 Sagittarius Pisces Sagittarius
10 Capricorn Leo Leo
11 Aquarius Cancer Aquarius
12 Pisces Sagittarius Sagittarius

Many savants take the term Adarsh as 4 according to pneumonic (Katpayadi) system and for
even signs that again gives an odd sign because for each even sign in the zodiac its 4th sign is
always an odd sign.
Adarsh sign of a moveable sign is its 8th sign and for a fixed sign it is the 6th sign reckoned
from there. The counting here is made in zodiacal order. For the common sign the Adarsh
sign is the 4th sign from there but the reckoning is direct for odd common sign and reverse
for even dual sign.

10.0 Total Dasa Period

If the Dasa starts with a moveable sign each sign shall have a Dasa period of 7 years and the
total Dasa duration would be 84 years. For a Dasa commencing with a fixed sign the total
Dasa period will be 96 years with each sign having duration of 8 years. In case of common
sign the duration of each sign shall be 9 years which gives a total Dasa period of 108 years.
Thus, the Dasa for Aries, Scorpio, Taurus and Libra Lagna, the total Dasa period will be 84
years. For Cancer, Leo, Capricorn and Aquarius Lagna the total Dasa period is 96 years and
it is 108 years for Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces birth charts.

11.0 Correct Sequence of Dasa Signs

It may please be noted at the outset that the Dasa Sequence of Mandook Dasa is little
complicated and requires sufficient care while working for the same. The correct sequence of
Dasa must follow the cyclic continuity regardless of its running in direct or reverse order. If
the Lagna is odd the Dasa would start with the same sign and it would first proceed in direct
order and then reverse while switching over. When the Lagna is an even sign, the Dasa
would begin with its Adarsh sign but proceed in reverse way and the course would again
change to direct while switching over. The reversal in motion takes place after the end of 6th
Dasa. The Dasa, where the direction changes (or the 7th Dasa), is normally quite critical for
giving unexpected effects. For example, if the Dasa starts with Leo it must end on Cancer.
Since the Lagna (Leo) is an odd sign it would first run direct and then become reverse while
switching over to the set of even signs. So it would run as Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, Aquarius,
Aries, Gemini, Taurus, Pisces, Capricorn, Scorpio, Virgo and Cancer. In case this reverse
trend is not applied the Dasa would end on Pisces (Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio,
Capricorn and Pisces) which would break the order of cyclic continuity.
If the Lagna is an even sign (Capricorn), the Dasa would still start with Leo but in reverse
way and the order would again change while switching over from odd to even set of signs.
However; it would end on Cancer to maintain the cyclic continuity. Its order of succession

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will be Leo, Gemini, Aries, Aquarius, Sagittarius, Libra, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, Pisces,
Taurus and Cancer. This is applicable every where in all the Dasa signs.
It can be understood in simple way. When it begins with an odd sign the running would be
direct till the odd signs continue. The moment it switches over to the even sign in cyclic
order it would automatically become reverse. Thus, the cyclic continuity is maintained
without any effort. For simplicity of the readers a table of Dasa sequence starting from
different odd signs for various Lagna is given below

Table of Sequence for Main Dasa Periods

Sn Lagna Sequence Of Dasa Operation


1 Aries Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, Aquarius,
Capricorn, Scorpio, Virgo, Cancer, Taurus, Pisces
2 Taurus Libra, Leo, Gemini, Aries, Aquarius, Sagittarius,
Scorpio, Capricorn, Pisces, Taurus, Cancer, Virgo.
3 Gemini Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, Aquarius, Aries,
Pisces, Capricorn, Scorpio, Virgo, Cancer, Taurus
4 Cancer Aquarius, Sagittarius, Libra, Leo, Gemini, Aries,
Pisces, Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn.
5 Leo Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, Aquarius, Aries, Gemini,
Taurus, Pisces, Capricorn, Scorpio, Virgo, Cancer.
6 Virgo Gemini, Aries, Aquarius, Sagittarius, Libra, Leo,
Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, Pisces, Taurus.
7 Libra Libra, Sagittarius, Aquarius, Aries, Gemini, Leo,
Cancer, Taurus, Pisces, Capricorn, Scorpio, Virgo.
8 Scorpio Aries, Aquarius, Sagittarius, Libra, Leo, Gemini,
Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, Pisces.
9 Sagittarius Sagittarius, Aquarius, Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra,
Virgo, Cancer, Taurus, Pisces, Capricorn, Scorpio.
10 Capricorn Leo, Gemini, Aries, Aquarius, Sagittarius, Libra,
Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, Pisces, Taurus, Cancer
11 Aquarius Aquarius, Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius,
Scorpio, Virgo, Cancer, Taurus, Pisces, Capricorn.
12 Pisces Sagittarius, Libra, Leo, Gemini, Aries, Aquarius,
Capricorn, Pisces, Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio.

Here the difference in sequence of operation for odd and even Lagna is to be noted carefully.
For example, the Dasa for Aries and Scorpio Lagna begins with the sign Aries but follows
different course of operation to end on Pisces. Students must not loose sight of this fact.

12.0 Sequence of Signs in Sub-Periods

The order of succession in sub-period shall also follow the same trend as in the main Dasa
period. The first Bhukti (sub-period) would be of the same sign and it would end up
maintaining the order of cyclic continuity. This has to be done very carefully. Say; for
example, if we have to see the sub-period of Gemini Dasa when Lagna is Aries, it would
proceed as - Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, Aquarius, Aries, Pisces, Capricorn, Scorpio,
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Virgo, Cancer, Taurus. But the Sub-period of Gemini Dasa when Lagna is Taurus it would
go like - Gemini, Aries, Aquarius, Sagittarius, Libra, Leo, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn,
Pisces, Taurus. Similarly if the sub-period of Cancer Dasa is to be worked for (say) Leo
Lagna it can move as - Cancer, Taurus, Pisces, Capricorn, Scorpio, Virgo, Leo, Libra,
Sagittarius, Aquarius, Aries, Gemini. But for an even Lagna (say) Scorpio it would proceed
as Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, Pisces, Taurus, Aries, Aquarius, Sagittarius, Libra,
Leo, Gemini. Thus, the same trend of movement as has been followed in the main period of
odd or even Lagna is maintained to get the cyclic continuity. Students must take due care
while working the sub-periods by keeping an eye on the pattern followed in Maha Dasa of
any particular Lagna. The difference in sequence has to be noted and maintained diligently.
We are not giving the speculum for Sub-periods because each Lagna needs a separate table
for Bhukti of all the twelve signs.

13.0 Calculation of Balance of Dasa at Birth

The balance period of Dasa operating at birth should always be calculated for any Dasa
systems because the discarnate soul takes birth to reap the consequences of its own Karma of
previous births. The mechanism of reincarnation is complex and may begin from any point
of any previous birth whose actions have become most potent for enabling the rebirth and to
fructify immediately after the birth heralding the beginning of events in new life. Birth is
the first event to the series of events cosmically planned to materialise in the current birth.
It would commence from the same point where it was left by the soul at the time of
discarnation. If the Dasa balance at birth is taken as zero it would imply that there was no
residual Karma left in the previous birth and that would negate the possibility of rebirth
itself. This is a condition of emancipation. As such, balance of Dasa at birth is calculated to
reach to the same point. Unfortunately, the modern savants fail to take note of this esoteric
fact and proceed without computing the Dasa balance at birth. This is fundamentally an
erroneous practice and; therefore, must be avoided always. Dasa balance at birth must be
calculated for all the Dasa where Dasa period is already fixed. Mandook Dasa is also a Dasa
with fixed Dasa periods.
In the Mandook and many other Dasa system it is worked out as ratio of the longitude
traversed by Lagna to the total degree of zodiac and the Dasa duration of the sign operating
at birth. If the longitude of Lagna is M and the Dasa duration of the sign operating at birth is
N; then the Dasa consumed (Dc) till the time of birth would be

Dc = M/360 X N

So, the balance of Dasa (Db) at birth would be

Db = N - Dc

This would be clear from the example cases discussed to demonstrate the efficacy of
Mandook Dasa whose method is different than the prevalent approach. It is completely new
and away from even those who claim to have done great research on this Dasa system.

Before taking up the illustrative examples of actual charts to show the efficacy of Mandook Dasa
System (MDS) in the light of above adumbrations I wish to submit here that the correct interpretation
of the term Trikoot in terms of three fixed Dasa durations of MDS has been brought to print for the
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first time. I do not intend to take credit for this as my original thought or research; which many of my
contemporary scholars would have liked to have, because in all honesty I must confess that it was
taught to me by my elders in the family. It must not have been theirs also in originality because they
also might have learnt it from their Gurus. Unfortunately those masters did not come forward to check
those authors who have twisted the Mandook Gati in their commentaries. Perhaps this was on account
of the sobriety and austerity acquired through ardent practice of Tantra in true sense. Here; however,
it is explained for all so that the lost glory of this science can be regained once again in the spirit and
letter with which astrology was developed by the great seers.

Chart 1: Indira Gandhi

This is the chart of ex-prime minister of India Smt Indira Gandhi. Her birth data is as
follows
DOB: 19 Nov 1917 TOB: 23:11 Hrs Co-ordinates: 25N27 : 81E51 Lagna - 117d 03m

The sign rising at birth is Cancer. It is an even sign. Therefore; the Dasa would commence
from its Adarsh sign. The Adarsh sign of Cancer is Aquarius (8th sign) which is a fixed
sign.
Hence total Dasa duration would be 96 years and each sign will operate for a period of 8
years. Since the Lagna is an even sign, the order of Dasa would run in reverse way.

{Balance of Dasa; Db = N - Dc}

Her Lagna is 117degree 03minutes.


Hence,
Dc = 117.05 / 360 X 8
= 2.60
= 2yr 7m 6d

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Db = 5yr 4m 24d (Aquarius)

Important Events

She lost her mother on 28-06-1936


Her husband expired on 08-09-1960
Father departed on 27-05-1964
Was awarded Bharat Ratna on 26-01-1972
Most difficult political period from 18-11-1978 to 20-011979
Lost her son (Sanjay Gandhi) on 23-06-1980
Was assassinated on 31 10-1984

We would try to see the timing of these events in the light of Dasa and Bhukti operating in
Mandook Dasa. The Maha Dasa sequence is as under

19 11 1917
24 04 0005 - Aquarius Dasa
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13 04 1923
00 00 0008 - Sagittarius Dasa
----------------------
13 04 1931
00 00 0008 - Libra Dasa
----------------------
13 04 1939
00 00 0016 - Leo + Gemini Dasa
----------------------
13 04 1955
00 00 0008 - Aries Dasa
----------------------
13 04 1963
00 00 0008 - Pisces Dasa
---------------------
13 04 1971
00 00 0008 - Taurus Dasa
----------------------
13 04 1979
00 00 0008 - Cancer Dasa
----------------------
13 04 1987

The Libra Dasa started from 13 April 1931 and the mother breathed her last on 28th June 1936.
Let us the operation of Bhukti in Libra Dasa

13 04 1931
00 00 0004 - Libra - Libra to Sagittarius
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13 04 1935
00 08 0000 - Libra - Scorpio
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13 12 1935
00 08 0000 - Libra - Capricorn
----------------------
13 08 1936

The sign Libra is identical with 4th house and; therefore, represents mother in all respect. It
is aspected by Mars and Jupiter. Its lord Venus is nailed on nodal axis. Further the Matri
Pad falls in Aquarius, identical with 8th house, that does not augur well for longevity of the
mother. The event occurred during the Bhukti of Capricorn, which being 4th from Libra,
again represents mother by all means. It is occupied by Moon, the significator of mother and
is aspected by Jupiter, Mars, Sun and Mercury. The combined aspect of Mercury, the 12th
lord and Sun carries extremely virulent currents of separation. During Capricorn Bhukti
under Libra Dasa too many factors pertinent with mother were simultaneously at work as a
cumulative effect of which separation from mother materialised in the form of mother's
death.
Her husband expired on 8th September 1960. That time Aries Dasa was in operation. Aries
Dasa was in operation from 13-04-1955. Let us see the Bhukti in Aries Dasa that took away
the husband from life and world.

13 04 1955
00 00 0004 - Aries - Aries to Gemini (6-subperiods)
---------------------
13 04 1959
00 04 0001 - Aries - Taurus + Cancer
---------------------
13 08 1960
00 08 0000 Aries - Virgo
----------------------
13 04 1961

In Virgo Bhukti under Aries Dasa she lost her husband. The sign Aries is also the Vyaya
Pad; so, some loss of valuable nature was quite expected. It is also Dara Pad and; therefore,
contains all the cosmic ingredients to represent husband. It is aspected by Mars, Sun and
Mercury and the force of separation as stated above is once again actively at play here. The
event occurred in Virgo Bhukti and the sign Virgo is aspected by lunar nodes and Venus. It
is shadastaka (6/8) from Maha Dasa sign and energised the loss of husband.
Her father expired on 27th May 1964. That time Pisces Dasa was in operation. The sign
Pisces represents 9th house and; therefore, fully stood for father, his health, body etc. Pisces
Dasa started from 13th April 1963. Let us see the sub-periods in Pisces Dasa

13 04 1963
00 08 0000 - Pisces - Pisces
----------------------
13 12 1963
00 08 0000 - Pisces - Taurus
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13 08 1964

It was during the Bhukti of Taurus under Pisces Dasa when death of the father occurred.
Taurus being 3rd from the 9th house signified the end of life of the father. This Dasa -
bhukti was perhaps the most ideal period for departure of the father.
The greatest national honour of Bharat Ratna was awarded to her on 26th January 1972.
Taurus Dasa commenced from 13th April 1971. Taurus is the house of gains and is occupied
by Jupiter. It is also identical with Mantra Pad denoting fortune. Such awards are often won
by virtue of Purva punya. The 11 house has a distinct role in enhancement of prestige of the
native because it is the Maya of the 10th house. Here the 11 pad (Labha Pad) falls in the Lagna
(Cancer). Because of these close inter-linkage of vibrations associated with prestige she got
the ward during Taurus Dasa.

13 04 1971
00 08 0000 - Taurus - Taurus
----------------------
13 12 1971
00 08 0000 - Taurus - Cancer
----------------------
13 08 1972

At that time Bhukti of Cancer was in operation. Cancer is birth ascendant is identical with
Labh Pad. It is also aspected by Jupiter, Sun and Mercury. Cancer is also identical with
Bhagya Pad. Such things do not happen in life without adequate support of luck. Hence
Cancer Bhukti in Taurus Dasa was quite appropriate for receipt of this ward.
Smt. Gandhi was also called the iron lady of India and commanded terrific respect among all
the Parliamentarians of India. But she was treated worst when she was out of power. She
was expelled from Lok Sabha, was arrested and taken to Tihar Jail of Delhi. These
unfortunate events took place between 18-11-1978 to 20-01-1979. All this happened during the
last phase of Taurus Dasa. This is because of its occupation by the 6th lord Jupiter which is
also the dispositor of Rahu. The 6th house is not merely 6th house but is much more virulent
on account of the fact that it is also the Arudha (Pad) of the 8th house. Hence this Dasa can
not be expected to end without giving some excruciating and unforgettable wound. Let us
see the details of Bhukti under Taurus Dasa which started from 13-04-1971

13 04 1971
00 00 0004 - Taurus - Taurus to Pisces
----------------------
13 04 1975
00 08 0002 - Taurus - Aquarius to Leo
------------------------
13 12 1977

Gemini sub-period under Taurus Dasa started from 13th December 1977 and it was followed
by Aries Bhukti. Gemini is identical with 12th house and is nailed on nodal axis. Similarly
Aries is identical with Vyaya Pad and carries the currents of loss of respect, power, prestige
etc. No wonder Smt. Gandhi suffered humiliation during the operation of these Bhukti.
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Sanjay Gandhi expired in plane crash on 23-06-1980. That time Cancer Dasa was in
operation. The incidence occurred during Virgo Bhukti under Cancer Dasa.

13 04 1979
00 08 0000 - Cancer - Cancer
----------------------
13 12 1979
00 08 0000 - Cancer - Virgo
----------------------
13 08 1980

Virgo being 11th house from the 5th house (Scorpio) is imbued with accident for the
offsprings. The Arudha of Virgo falls in Aquarius which carries the currents of death in this
chart. Cancer is occupied by Saturn and Virgo is aspected by Rahu-ketu. Hence the loss of
son was caused during this Dasa Bhukti.
Smt. Gandhi was assassinated on 31st October 1984 during the Cancer Dasa. Cancer being
Lagna represents the self of the native. It is occupied by Saturn which is the lord of 7th and
8th house and hence carries the killing currents. Placement of Saturn in 6th position from its
house (Aquarius) is bound to curtail the longevity. Hence operation of Cancer Dasa at
advance age could be injurious for life force. Let us see the sub-periods during Cancer Dasa
which commenced from 13th of April 1979.

13 04 1979
00 00 0004 - Cancer - Cancer to Taurus
----------------------
13 04 1983
00 08 0000 - Cancer - Aries
----------------------
13 12 1983
00 08 0000 - Cancer - Aquarius
----------------------
13 08 1984
00 08 0000 - Cancer - Sagittatius
-------------------------
13 04 1985

The unfortunate incidence occurred during Sagittarius sub-period of Cancer Dasa.


Sagittarius is occupied by Rahu. It is also identical Mrityu Pad. Hence death during this
Dasa was quite possible and it took place.

Chart2: Sri Charan Singh, Late P.M Of India

The chart discussed below belongs to Sri Charan Singh, the late prime minister of India
from July 1979 to January (14th) 1980. The birth particulars have been picked up from Mr. K.
N. Rao's book on Mandook Dasa. The time is said to have been fixed by Bhrigu samhita and
later rectified by Pt. Hardeo Sharma Trivedi. Let us see how Mandook Dasa works on this
chart.

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DOB: 23 December 1902; TOB: 07:23 Hrs POB: Bagpat (Meerut), UP Lagna - 254d 32m

The Lagna is Sagittarius. It is an odd sign and the Dasa would start from this sign only. The
order of Dasa shall be direct. Since it is a common sign the total Dasa duration would be 108
years and each sign shall operate for 9 years during its Dasa.

{Balance of Dasa; Db = N - Dc}

His Lagna is 254 degree 32 minute.


Hence,
Dc = 254.53 / 360 X 9
= 6.363
= 6yr 4m 11d

Db = 2yr 7m 19d (Sagittarius)

Important Events

His marriage took place on 25th June 1925.


Daughter was born on 14th September 1927
Was elected first time in February 1937
Was jailed during emergency 1975
Became deputy prime minister in March 1977
Remained prime minister of India from 28th July to 14th January 1980
Breathed his last on 29th May 1987

We would try to see the timing of these events in the light of Dasa and Bhukti operating in
Mandook Dasa. The order of succession of Maha Dasa is as under

23 12 1902
19 07 0002 - Sagittarius Dasa

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12 08 1905
00 00 0018 - Aquarius + Aries Dasa
----------------------
12 08 1923
00 00 0009 - Gemini Dasa
----------------------
12 08 1932
00 00 0009 - Leo Dasa
----------------------
12 08 1941
00 00 0027 - Libra + Virgo + Cancer Dasa
----------------------
12 08 1968
00 00 0009 - Taurus Dasa
----------------------
12 08 1977
00 00 0009 - Pisces Dasa
------------------------
12 08 1986
00 00 0009 - Capricorn Dasa
----------------------
12 08 1995

He was married on 25-06-1925 when Gemini Dasa was in operation. Gemini is identical with
the 7th house and; as such, marriage in this Dasa-operation was quite probable. Let us see the
Bhukti that caused the materialisation of marriage. Gemini Dasa started from 12-08-1923.

12 08 1923
00 09 0000 - Gemini - Gemini
-----------------------
12 05 1924
00 09 0000 - Gemini - Leo
----------------------
12 02 1925
00 09 0000 -Gemini - Libra
-------------------------
12 11 1925

The marriage took place during Gemini-Libra period. Libra is identical with 11th house
signifying eternal friendship. It is occupied by Rahu which is known for giving quick
marriage. Hence the marriage occurred during Libra Bhukti of Gemini Dasa.
His daughter was born on 14-09-1927. Gemini Dasa was again working. The Anter Dasa
details are as under.

12 11 1925
00 09 0000 - Gemini - Sagittarius
----------------------
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12 10 1926
00 09 0000 - Gemini - Aquarius
----------------------
12 07 1927
00 09 0000 - Gemini - Aries
-----------------------
12 04 1927

The sign Aries is identical with 5th house (progeny) and his first child was born during
Bhukti of Aries.
He won his first election from Chhaprauli (Bagpat) in United province in February 1937
during Leo Dasa. The sign Leo in his horoscope is identical with the house of luck (9th). Leo
is also identical with 9th house (Luck- Bhagya). Leo Dasa started from 12th August 1932.

12 08 1932
00 09 0000 - Leo - Leo
-----------------------
12 05 1933
00 09 0000 - Leo - Libra
----------------------
12 02 1934
00 09 0000 - Leo - Sagittarius
---------------------
12 11 1934
00 09 0000 - Leo - Aquarius
---------------------
12 10 1935
00 09 0000 - Leo - Aries
----------------------
12 07 1936
00 09 0000 - Leo - Gemini
----------------------
12 04 1937

The electoral victory occurred during Gemini Bhukti which is identical with 7th house. The
7th house being 10th from the 10th house also comprises of impulses of power and position.
So he is victory is well justified during the said Dasa and Bhukti.
He was jailed many times during his struggle for freedom of India but was arrested for no
genuine reasons by the government of Smt. Indira Gandhi during emergency that was
imposed on 25th of June 1975. That time Taurus Dasa was in operation. Taurus being 6th
house in the horoscope was bound to give some trouble, humiliation and incarceration as it is
also aspected by Rahu, Jupiter and Saturn. Let us see the Bhukti during Taurus Dasa that
began from 12th August 1968.

12 08 1968
00 06 0004 - Taurus - Taurus to Cancer
----------------------
12 02 1973
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00 03 0002 - Taurus - Gemini, Leo & Libra
----------------------
12 05 1975
00 09 0000 - Taurus - Sagittarius
-----------------------
12 03 1976

The arrest took place during the operation of Sagittarius Bhukti which is Lagna but Taurus
and Sagittarius are at 6-8 nexus. Because of the shadashtaka position of Dasa and Bhukti
signs this event could be enabled.
He also won the election after emergency and became a deputy prime minister in the Govt.
of Morarji Desai. In fact he was bidding for the post of prime minister that time itself but
because of intervention of Jaiprakash Narayan he had to settle with the post of deputy prime
minister and ministry for home affairs. The Aries Bhukti gave the high position but owing
to dwirdwadas (1/12 - nexus) position of Dasa and Bhukti Rasi he missed the top slot.
He later became prime minister on 28th July 1979 during the operation of Pisces Dasa. The
sign Pisces is identical with 4th house and is aspected by Mercury, Venus, Sun, Moon and
Mars. Let us see the Bhukti in Pisces Dasa that started from 12th august 1977.

12 08 1977
00 09 0000 - Pisces - Pisces
----------------------
12 05 1978
00 09 0000 - Pisces - Capricorn
---------------------
12 02 1979
00 09 0000 - Pisces - Scorpio
----------------------
12 11 1979

He became prime minister during the operation of Scorpio Bhukti under Pisces Dasa. Since
Scorpio is identical with 12th house the impulses that gave him this post was not strong
enough to sustain the position for long. Why and Scorpio could give this lift? It is because
the sign Scorpio happens be 10th from the Arudha Lagna ((Aquarius). In fact the 2nd house
denotes the crown and Dhan Pad falls in Libra occupied by Rahu. His government fell
during the Bhukti of Virgo which is 12 from Dhan Pad and 8th from Arudh Lagna.
He departed from this world on 29 May 1987. That time Capricorn Dasa was in operation
that commenced from 12-08-1986. Capricorn being the 2nd house is imbued with killing
currents. Let us see the Bhukti in Capricorn Dasa

12 08 1986
00 09 0000 - Capricorn - Capricorn
---------------------
12 05 1987
00 09 0000 - Capricorn - Scorpio
---------------------
12 02 1988

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The death occurred during Scorpio Bhukti of Capricorn Dasa. Scorpio being identical with
the 12th house denotes the departure to other world also. Scorpio in natural zodiac is also
symbolic to death in the natural zodiac. Hence death was quite possible during Scorpio sub-
period.

Chart 3:

This chart is again taken from the book of Mr. Rao on Mandook Dasa. The birth particulars
(DOB - 04-11-1951) and planetary details of the female native as given in that book is as under
Lagna - Gemini 2d 21m; Sun - Libra 16d 55m; Moon - Sagittarius 26d 09m; Mars - Leo 25d
21m; Mercury - Scorpio 01d 28m; Jupiter(R) - Pisces 12d 14m; Venus - Virgo 01d 28m; Saturn -
Virgo 16d 37m; Rahu - Aquarius 13d 18m; Ketu - Leo 13d 18m. (as given in the said book)
The Lagna is Gemini. It is an odd sign and the Dasa would start from this sign only. The
order of Dasa shall be direct. Since it is a common sign the total Dasa duration would be 108
years and each sign shall operate for 9 years during its Dasa.

{Balance of Dasa; Db = N - Dc}

Her Lagna is 62 degree 21 minute.


Hence,
Dc = 62.35 / 360 X 9
= 1.558
= 1yr 6m 19d

Db = 7yr 5m 11d

She was married in October 1972. Let us examine this event with Mandook Dasa.
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04 11 1951
11 05 0007 - Gemini Dasa
----------------------
15 04 1959
00 00 0009 - Leo Dasa
----------------------
13 04 1968

Libra Dasa started from 15th April 1968 and the marriage of the native took place when Libra
Dasa was in operation. Let us see the Bhukti that effectuated the event under Libra Dasa.

15 04 1968
00 00 0003 - Libra - Libra + Sagit + Aqua + Aries
----------------------
15 04 1971
00 09 0000 - Libra - Pisces
----------------------
15 01 1971
00 09 0000 - Libra - Capricorn
-----------------------
15 10 1972

Libra is the 7th house from the Arudha Lagna and, hence has the appropriate cosmic currents
to enable marriage during its period. The event took place during the Bhukti of Capricorn.
The sign Capricorn is 8th in the birth chart that often remains loaded with the impulses of
marital pleasures. It also happens to be the Pada of 12 house (Taurus) the bed pleasure. In
fact Capricorn is the Pad of Taurus (12th house) and Taurus is the Pad of Capricorn (8th
house). Strong currents of marriage and marital happiness were indicated during Libra Dasa
and Capricorn Bhukti. Hence the event of marriage stands fully justified by the Mandook
Dasa.

Chart 4:

This example has been taken from a previous article in Saptarishi Astrology. The native Ben
Affleck earned huge revenue, name and fame for his role in "Pearl Harbour". His birth
particulars as given in the said magazine is as under:-

The Lagna is Gemini. It is an odd sign and the Dasa would start from this sign only. The
order of Dasa shall be direct. Since it is a common sign the total Dasa duration would be 108
years and each sign shall operate for 9 years during its Dasa.

{Balance of Dasa; Db = N - Dc}

The Lagna is Gemini 156d 05m i.e. 75degree 05minute


Hence,
Dc = 75.083 / 360 X 9
= 1.877
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= 01yr 10m 16d

Db = 07yr 01m 14d

Balance of Gemini Dasa at birth was 07 years, 01 month and 14 days. The sequence of Dasa
is

15 08 1972
14 01 0007 - Gemini Dasa
----------------------
29 09 1979
00 00 0018 - Leo + Libra Dasa
---------------------
29 09 1997

Sagittarius Dasa started from 29th September 1997 and the Pearl Harbour was released on
25th May 2001 after which Ben Affleck was pushed into the very high orbit of wealth and
reputation. Let us see the Bhukti under Sagittarius Dasa.

29 09 1997
00 09 0000 - Sagittarius - Sagittarius
----------------------
29 06 1998
00 09 0000 Sagittarius - Aquarius
----------------------
29 03 1199
00 09 0000 - Sagittarius - Aries
---------------------
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29 12 1999
00 09 0000 - Sagittarius - Gemini
---------------------
29 09 2000
00 09 0000 - Sagittarius - Leo
----------------------
29 06 2001

Sagittarius, which is identical with the 7th house, is also fortified by the presence of its own
lord Jupiter. It is also aspected by the Yoga Karka Venus. It does not only contain the
currents of name and fame but is also loaded with the strong pulsations of gains because it is
identical with Labh Pad. Similarly, Leo is Arudha Lagna and is identical with Bhagya Pad.
Hence the combined currents of reputation and gains enabled him to earn name, fame and
money during sub-period of Leo under Sagittarius Dasa.

Chart 5:

Val Kilmer became over night a celebrity after release of 'The Saint", a role for which Mel
Gibson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Hugh Grant, Kevin Costner and Johnny Deep all had
refused. Schwarzenegger later said he was sorry he did not do it after runway hit of The
Saint. Given below are the birth particulars of Val Kilmer.

The Lagna is Virgo. It is an even sign and the Dasa would start from its Adarsh sign that is
Gemini. The order of Dasa shall be reverse. Since it is a common sign the total Dasa
duration would be 108 years and each sign shall operate for 9 years during its Dasa.

{Balance of Dasa; Db = N - Dc}

The Lagna is Virgo 26d 26m i.e. 176degree 26minute


Hence,
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Dc = 176.43 / 360 X 9
= 04.410
= 04yr 04m 28d

Db = 04yr 07m 02d (Gemini)

Balance of Gemini Dasa at birth was 04 years, 07 month and 02 days. The sequence of Dasa
is

31 12 1959
02 07 0004 - Gemini Dasa
---------------------
02 07 1964
00 00 0027 - Aries + Aquarius +Sagittarius Dasa
----------------------
02 07 1991

The event took place during the operation of Libra Dasa which is identical with the house of
wealth and diadem. It is also identical with Labh Pad and Sukh Pad. Hence this Dasa was
most appropriately suiting to bestow him what he gained after the release of "The Saint" on
4th April 1997. Let us see the sub-period in Libra Dasa that commenced from 2nd July 1991.

02 07 1991
00 06 0004 - Libra - Libra to Sagittarius
---------------------
02 01 1996
00 09 0000 - Libra - Scorpio
----------------------
02 10 1996
00 09 0000 - Libra - Capricorn
----------------------
02 10 1997

The name, fame and money came during the Bhukti of Capricorn under Libra Dasa. The
sign Capricorn is identical with 5th house and; as such, is distinctly associated with fortune
and finance. So, the native got immense success and wealth during this period.

Chart 6:

The chart discussed below belongs to disciple cum friend of the scribe from Ahmadabad. He
suffered a heart attack on 4th September 2007, was hospitalised and by grace of God saved.
His birth particulars are as under.

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See the 4th house of his horoscope. It is aspected by Venus and Jupiter. Jupiter being the lord
of the 8th house and dispositor of Ketu is strong malefic here. As explained elsewhere the
aspect of Jupiter is extremely strong here to cause virulent effects. Sun is spoiled by aspect of
lunar nodes. 4th house is also infested with currents of disease as Roga Pad falls there.
The 4th house has no Argala; so, there is no check valve for dissipation of energy from the
4th field of the horoscope. On the contrary, Moon, Jupiter and Venus work as leak points for
drainage of energy from the 4th field. Hence problem in heart is a distinct possibility to the
native. Let us see the Dasa sequence and Bhukti in this birth map.
The Lagna is Taurus. It is an even sign and the Dasa would start from the Adarsh sign that
is Libra. The order of Dasa shall be reverse. Since it is a moveable sign the total Dasa
duration would be 84 years and each sign shall operate for 7 years during its Dasa.

{Balance of Dasa; Db = N - Dc}

The Lagna is Taurus 03d 10m i.e. 33degree 10minute


Hence,
Dc = 33.16 / 360 X 7
= 0.092
= 00yr 01m 03d

Db = 06yr 10m 27d (Libra)

Balance of Libra Dasa at birth was 06 years, 10 month and 27 days. The sequence of Dasa is

19 03 1964
27 10 0006 - Libra Dasa
----------------------
16 01 1971
00 00 0035 - Leo to Sagittarius Dasa
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16 01 2006
00 00 0007 - Scorpio Dasa
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16 01 2013

The incident occurred during Scorpio Dasa which being 7th sign carries the killing currents.
Let us see the details of Bhukti in Scorpio Dasa which started from 16th of January 2006.

16 01 2006
00 07 0000 - Scorpio - Scorpio
-----------------------
16 08 2006
00 07 0000 - Scorpio - Capricorn
----------------------
16 03 2007
00 07 0000 - Scorpio - Pisces
----------------------
16 10 2007

The event occurred during the operation of Pisces sub-period. The sign Pisces is aspected by
Rahu - Ketu and occupied by Sun and Mercury. Being the 11th house vibrations of Pisces are
not good for health. Pisces is also identical with the Pad of Lagna and 3rd house. Here the
killing currents of 3rd house is mixed with the life force (Lagna) that can be injurious at
some stage because mixture of sea water with drinking water is not good for consumption.
Hence he suffered the stroke but survived.

Chart 7:

The chart discussed below is taken from the case file of the scribe. The birth particulars of
the native are

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DOB: 01-01-1971, TOB: 7:25 Hrs, Coordinates: 28N39:77E13, Lagna - 258d 12m

The Lagna is Sagittarius. It is an odd sign and the Dasa would start from this sign and the
order of Dasa shall be direct. Since it is a dual sign the total Dasa duration would be 108
years and each sign shall operate for 9 years during its Dasa.

{Balance of Dasa; Db = N - Dc}

The Lagna is Sagittarius 18d 12m i.e. 258degree 12minute


Hence,
Dc = 258.2 / 360 X 9
= 6.455
= 06yr 05m 14d

Db = 02yr 06m 16d (Sagittarius)

Important Events

Got married on 19th June 1995


Qualified for IRS in October 1995
Son born on 14th September 1997
Lost husband in March 2000

The balance of Sagittarius Dasa at birth was 2 years 6 months 16 days. The Dasa
sequence is as under

01 01 1971
16 06 0002 - Sagittarius Dasa
----------------------
17 07 1973
00 00 0018 - Aquarius + Aries Dasa
----------------------
17 07 1991
00 00 0009 - Gemini Dasa
----------------------
17 07 2000

All the above listed major events took place during the operation of Gemini Dasa which is
identical with the 7th house and is imbued with the impulses of marriage. Let us see the
Bhukti details in Gemini Dasa that began from 17th July 1991.

17 07 1991
00 09 0003 - Gemini - Gemini to Aquarius
----------------------
17 04 1995
00 09 0000 - Gemini - Aries*
----------------------
17 01 1996
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00 06 0001 - Gemini- Pisces + Capricorn
-----------------------
17 07 1997
00 09 0000 - Gemini - Scorpio*
----------------------
17 04 1998
00 06 0001 - Gemini - Virgo + Cancer
----------------------
17 10 1999
00 09 0000 - Gemini - Taurus*
---------------------
17 07 2000

The marriage took place during the operation Gemini - Aries Dasa - Bhukti. Aries is
identical with 5th house and is also Bhagya Pad. Hence marriage during this Dasa-Bhukti is
quite possible. She also qualified for IRS during the same Bhukti which came as a gain of
Bhagya (luck) coupled by good fortune.
The son was born during Scorpio Bhukti. Scorpio is occupied by the significator of progeny
Jupiter which is also Lagna lord. It is aspected by Saturn from the 5th house. Saturn has only
delayed the motherhood slightly but did not deny it.
The husband met with a fatal accident and passed away during Taurus Bhukti. Taurus is
12th from the house of husband and denotes departure to other world. It is aspected by Mars.
If we look from conventional cannons we find that 7th house is aspected by all the
separative planets viz Saturn, Rahu and Sun. As such, widowhood was clear in the chart.

Conclusion

Here I have discussed the Mandook Dasa with all three types of Dasa periods (84, 96 & 108
years - Trikoot) as was applicable to various charts. Only Pad has been mostly taken for
interpretation. Char Karaka and Karkamsha etc which gives still more convincing
interpretation has been deliberately avoided because it may confuse the students till
calculation of correct Atma Karaka is not told to them. I have dealt this Dasa on 267 charts
but only one chart has been included here from my study file. Examples have been taken
whose events have been discussed by others to prove the efficacy of this method.

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