Narayana Dasa


Narayana dasa is a very important rasi dasa. It is a phalita dasa. It shows general results. Narayana dasa is computed differently for different divisional charts and we can use Narayana dasa of a divisional chart to predict matters related to that divisional chart.

Narayana dasa is based on the progression of lagna in one’s life. As one dasa ends and another starts, one rasi stops being the progressed lagna and another rasi becomes one’s progressed lagna. Using the progressed lagna as the reference, we find out the events that happen in that dasa. Thus we get twelve charts for each person, with each chart applicable in one dasa.

This is a very versatile dasa system and readers sould pay attention to the details of calculation.


Narayana dasa gives the progression of lagna in life. During the dasa of a rasi, that rasi acts as lagna. If dasas are started from the 7th house from lagna, then Narayana dasa gives the progression of the 7th house. So the 7th from dasa rasi gives the progressed lagna, i.e. the rasi that acts as lagna during the dasa.

Treat the dasa rasi or the 7th from it – based on whether dasas start from lagna or the 7th house – as lagna and analyze the chart, to see fortune in a dasa. We will denote it with “dasa lagna”. We will denote the rasi containing the lord of dasa lagna with “paaka rasi”.

Just as the strength of lagna lord is very important in a natal chart, strength of the lord of dasa lagna is the key to interpreting a dasa. In addition, a lot of principles were mentioned by Parasara:

Natural malefics in the 3rd and 6th from dasa lagna give success in ventures. Natural benefics in those houses give failures. Natural benefics in trines and 8th from dasa lagna give happiness and success. Natural malefics in those houses give failures, obstructions and unhappiness. Situation of a planet – benefic or a malefic – in the 11th house ensures gains. Rahu in the 8th and 12th houses from dasa lagna gives constant fear. If the lord of dasa lagna or the lord of a trine or a quadrant from it is exalted or in own house, it gives excellent results. Debilitation, on the other hand, is bad. If the lord of a dusthana from dasa lagna is debilitated, it gives good results. If the 4th house from dasa lagna has malefics, there will be discomfort and lack of happiness. Benefics in the same house give happiness, well-being and pleasures. Benefics in the 2nd and 5th houses from dasa lagna give good name, fame and favors from authorities. Malefics in the same houses bring bad results in the same areas. If the 7th house from dasa lagna and paaka rasi is afflicted by malefics, there may troubles in marriage. Raja yogas and dhana yogas with respect to dasa lagna bring success. If dasa lagna or paaka rasi is associated with an exalted planet or a planet in own house, there will be all-round success and accumulation of wealth in that dasa.

In addition to interpreting dasas taking dasa lagna as lagna, we can interpret dasas from the natal references also. For example, dasa of raajya pada gives success in career. Dasa of upapada may bring marriage. Dasa of the 2nd house or the 7th house from upapada may bring troubles in marriage. Dasa of GL may bring power. In particular, antardasas aspected by GL may bring promotions. Antardasas aspecting upapada may bring marriage. Arudha padas aspected by antardasa rasi are important in deciding the results in an antardasa.

We also judge the results given in antardasas by looking at the house occupied by antardasa lord from dasa rasi.

Another approach is to divide each dasa into three equal parts. The rasi dominates in the first part. Its lord dominates in the second part and gives his results. Occupants of the rasi and those who aspect it dominate in the third part.

Narayana dasa may be said to be the most important phalita dasa. Its versatility lies in the fact that it can be computed separately for each divisional chart for precise timing of specific matters. In fact, we can compute more than one Narayana dasa for each divisional chart. Narayana dasa of D-12 seeded from the 12th lord is native-centric. It shows events in a native’s life that are related to parents. Even when looking at the events in the lives of parents, it takes the native as the reference. To see events in the lives of parents directly, we can use different seeds. Similarly, 12th house used as the seed in D-24 Narayana dasa shows the learning from the point of view of one’s evolution. One can use the 4th house (formal learning) as the seed in D-24 Narayana dasa to see formal education. By using a different seed, we can examine the events related to the chosen divisional chart from a different angle. Readers should try to master this fantastic dasa system.

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