Sarvatobhadra Chakra


Sarvatah means “everywhere” or “entirely”. Bhadra means “auspicious” or “well”. Sarvatobhadra chakra is a chart that shows all-round well-being and all kinds of auspicious and inauspicious results.

There are 9 x 9 = 81 squares in the chart. Middle 7 squares on the outer borders contains 7 nakshatras each. Abhijit (the last quarter of Uttarashadha) is included among the nakshatras. The innermost 5 squares contains weekdays and tithis (lunar days). The notation regarding tithis is:

(1) The entry Nanda represents 1st, 6th, 11th, 16th, 21st and 26th tithis.
(1) The entry Bhadra represents 2nd, 7th, 12th, 17th, 22nd and 27th tithis.
(1) The entry Jaya represents 3rd, 8th, 13th, 18th, 23rd and 28th tithis.
(1) The entry Rikta represents 4th, 9th, 14th, 19th, 24th and 29th tithis.

(1) The entry Poorna represents 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th and 30th tithis.

Rasis are also included in the chart. Some consonants are listed in the squres just inside the border squares. All the squares lying on diagonals of the chart, except the central square of the chart, contain vowels. There are 16 vowels and 20 consonants that are covered. We see that 16 (vowels) + 20 (consonants) + 12 (rasis) + 28 (nakshtras) + 5 (tithis and weekdays) = 81.


When a planet occupies a nakshatra, it causes vedha (obstruction) on the contents of the squares along 3 lines. We can draw one vertical or horizontal line and two crossward lines starting at the nakshatra. Contents of the squares on the lines have vedha from the planet.

Example 7:

Let us say Saturn is in Punarvasu. We see that Punarvasu is on the eastern border.

Drawing a horizontal line to the west from it, we see that the consonant h, rasi Cn, vowel au, tithis Bhadra (2nd, 7th, 12th, 17th, 22nd and 27th), weekdays Monday and Wednesday, vowel am, rasi Sc, consonant y and constellation Moola are on this line. So Saturn in Punarvasu causes vedha on all these.

Drawing a crossward line to the northwest from it, we see that the consonant k, rasis Ta and Ar, consonant d and constellation Poorva Bhadrapada are on this line. So Saturn in Punarvasu causes vedha on all these.

Drawing a crossward line to the southwest from it, we see that the consonant d (alveolar), consonant m and constellation Uttara Phalguni are on this line. So Saturn in Punarvasu causes vedha on all these.

There are some special principles:

(1) A planet in the first quarter of Krittika or the last quarter of Bharani has vedha on the vowel “a” which is in the northeastern corner. A similar thing applies to all the vowels in corners.
(1) If an vowel has vedha, its similar vowel (e.g. a and aa, i and ee, u and uu) also has vedha from the same planet.
(1) Some consonants are not covered in this chart. Planets in Ardra have vedha on g, chh and ng (nasal). Planets in Hasta have vedha on h, n (alveolar) and th (alveolar). Planets in Poorvashadha have vedha on dh (dental), ph and dh (alveolar). Planets in Uttara Bhadrapada have vedha on th (dental), jh and nch (nasal).

(1) If a planet has vedha on one of the following pairs of consonants, it has vedha on the other one too: b & v; s & sh (palatal); kh & sh (alveolar); j & y; ng & tr.

Using Sarvatobhadra Chakra:

We should find the following in the natal chart:

(1) the constellation occupied by Moon or any special tara
(1) the rasi occupied by lagna or any house of interest
(1) the first/prominent consonant and vowel in the native’s name
(1) the tithi of birth (janma tithi) or a special tithi
(1) the weekday of birth (janma vaara)

We should study the vedha caused on these by different planets in their transit. Vedha by benefics (Moon, Mercury, Jupiter and Venus) is favorable and vedha by malefics (Sun, Mars, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu) is unfavorable. If several transiting benefics have simultaneous vedha on several natal points listed above, then good results may be expected. Malefics, on the other hand, give bad results.

In addition to considering janma nakshatra, we can consider special nakshatras related to the matter of interest. Suppose we want to find the transit results related to career. Then we can take karma nakshatra of natal chart and see the vedhas on it in transit chart.

Similarly, we can take the tithi corresponding to the matter of interest. For example, we can take “karma tithi” (lunar day of profession) instead of janma tithi when finding transit results related to career.

Readers should refer to the first chapter for the procedure of finding tithis. Karma tithi is a little different from normal tithi. To find karma tithi, we multiply the difference between Moon’s longitude and Sun’s longitude with 10 and reduce the product to a value between 0º and 360º (by adding or subtracting multiples of 360º). We divide it by 12 and add 1 to the quotient. That gives a number between 1 and 30 and that represents “karma tithi”. Karma tithi changes 10 times as fast as normal tithi. Similarly “dhana tithi” (lunar day of wealth) changes twice as fast as normal tithi. We can find a tithi for several matters. The tithi relevant to the matter of interest should be used when finding vedha of transiting planets on tithis (Nanda, Bhadra, Jaya, Rikta and Poorna).

Let us take an example. If the 10th house, karma nakshatra, karma tithi and janma vaara all have the vedha of a couple of transiting benefics, then some good developments may take place in the native’s career. If they have the vedha of a couple of malefics (instead of benefics), then we can expect setbacks in the native’s career. In this manner, we study the impact of transits on important tithis, janma vaara, important nakshatras and important houses in natal chart. If just one natal reference has vedha from just one planet, we cannot make any predictions. But, if 2-3 natal reference have vedha from a couple of benefic/malefic transit planets, then we can be more confident. However, a prediction should be made only if dasas and Tajaka charts also show an event.

Example 8:

Let us consider the death of John F. Kennedy, Jr.
Janma tithi is Sukla Ashtami (8th tithi) and it belongs to the Jaya group. Janma vaara is Thursday. Jama nakshatra is Dhanishtha. Vainasika nakshatra (destruction) is in Anooradha. Naidhana nakshatra (constellation of death) is in Bharani. If all these natal reference points have vedha from a couple of natural malefics, then death is more likely on other days. Of course, one will not die whenever this happens, but this will increase the chances of death.

In the transit chart, Saturn is in naidhana nakshatra Bharani. Mars is in Swati. Rahu is in Asresha. Ketu is in Sravanam.

If we draw crossward lines from Ketu in Sravanam and Saturn in Bharani, we can see that they intersect in the square containing Jaya and Thursday. So janma tithi (Jaya) and janma vaara (Thursday) have vedha from Ketu and Saturn. Janma nakshatra Dhanishtha has vedha from Ketu in Sravanam and Rahu in Asresha. Vainaasika nakshatra Anooradha also comes under the vedha of Saturn in Bharani and Rahu in Asresha. The house of accidents Cp, which is the 3rd house from AL in natal chart, comes under vedha from Ketu in Sravanam and Mars in Swati.

Considering that several key natal references are coming under the vedha of a couple of malefics, unfavorable results are possible. Considering the involvement of naidhana and vainaasika nakshatras, death is possible.

Example 9:

Let us consider Rajiv Gandhi’s ascension to power in India on October 31, 1984. It was covered in Error! Reference source not found.. Rasi chart of Mr. Gandhi can be found in Error! Reference source not found..

At the time of the event, Jupiter was in Poorvashadha, Venus was in Jyeshtha, Mercury was in Visakha and Moon was in Sravanam. Let us see if they have vedhas on any important natal references. Here are the vedhas:

(1) Jupiter and Mercury both have vedha on Nanda and Sunday. Sunday is the weekday of birth. The tithi of power (5th) is Sukla Shashthi (Nanda group).
(1) Mercury and Moon both have vedha on Dhanishtha (abhisheka nakshatra – constellation of coronation).
(1) Jupiter and Venus both have vedha on Sg, which is the 5th house of power in natal chart.

(1) Mercury and Venus both have vedha on Libra, which contains GL in natal chart. GL is the seat of power.

So janma vaara, an important tithi, an important nakshatra and two important rasis in natal chart have vedha from two benefic planets each. This is conducive to getting political power.

Example 10: Let us continue with the same native. Rajiv Gandhi’s party lost majority in the elections of November 22, 1989.

When he became India’s Prime Minister in 1984, Jupiter was in Poorvashadha. Poorvashadha is karma nakshatra (constellation of profession). At the time of Mr. Gandhi’s defeat in 1989, Saturn was in that constellation.

Let us find vedhas by transit planets on the same natal references considered in the last example:

(1) Nanda and Sunday have vedha from 3 malefics: Saturn in Poorvashadha, Rahu in Dhanishtha and Ketu in Asresha.
(1) Dhanishtha is Abhisheka nakshatra (constellation of coronation). It is occupied by Rahu and Ketu has vedha on it.
(1) The 5th house of power in the natal chart, Sg, has vedha from Mars and Saturn.

For these reasons, transits were unfavorable from the point of view of political power. So Mr. Gandhi’s party lost power.

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