Sudarsana Chakra Dasa


Parasara said that Sudarsana Chakra dasa was taught by Brahma – the Creator – Himself and that it is a great tool for predicting daily, monthly and annual fortune. Because the calculations necessary for Sudarsana Chakra dasa interpretation are an integral part of casting Tajaka annual, monthly and sixty-hour charts, this dasa is being covered in the part on “Error! Reference source not found.” rather than the part on “Error! Reference source not found.”. However, it should be borne in mind that this is a dasa applicable to natal charts. This is just a natal dasa like Vimsottari dasa, Narayana dasa and Kalachakra dasa.

Sudarsana Chakra

In each chart, there are 3 important reference points: (1) lagna, (2) Moon, and, (3) Sun. Lagna represents the physical body. Moon represents the mind. Sun represents the soul. The three together represent one’s self. We should consider houses from all the three reference points when judging a chart. For example, we need to look at the 10th house from lagna, Moon and Sun to see career. Though we typically give importance to lagna, all the three references are important.

To symbolically represent this, we can draw Sudarsana Chakra (SC) as taught by Parasara. We should draw 3 concentric circles. We should write down the bhava chakra with respect to lagna, Moon and Sun in the inner, middle and outer charts. To illustrate this, let us take the rasi chart given in Error! Reference source not found.. Sudarsana Chakra for this chart is given in Figure 2.

The 10th house from lagna is in Sg and it has Ketu. The 10th house from Moon is Sc and it is empty. The 10th house from Sun is Aries and it is empty. We should analyze all the 3 factors together to draw conclusions.

Dasas of the 12 houses run in cycles throughout a native’s life. Each dasa is for one year. For example, dasa of the 1st house runs in the 1st year of one’s life. Dasa of the 2nd house runs in the 2nd year of one’s life. After 12 years, dasa of the 1st house will return in the 13th year. Dasa of the 2nd house will return in the 14th year. After every 12 years, the same dasas keep coming.

One year stands for a solar year here. A new dasa starts after every one year. The exact date and time when a new SC dasa starts can be found by casting Tajaka annual chart. Look at the number of years completed. Adding one to it, you get the year that starts. Divide it by 12 and find the remainder (if the remainder is zero, make it 12). This remainder gives the house whose dasa runs in the year.

For example, let us take a native who finishes 44 years and starts the 45th year of his life on a particular date. Because the remainder when 45 is divided by 12 is 9, SC dasa of the 9th house runs in the 45th year.

When we say dasa of the 9th house here, we mean the 9th house from lagna, Moon and Sun. If lagna is in Pi, Moon is in Aq and Sun is in Cn, then the 9th house is in Sc, Li and Pi.

However, analyzing with 3 signs becomes difficult. So one may conveniently choose the strongest reference out of lagna, Moon and Sun and take dasas from it. This is only an approximation, but it simplifies analysis.
In short, Tajaka annual, monthly and sixty-hour charts are nothing but the entry charts of dasas, antardasas and pratyantardasas as per Sudarsana Chakra dasa. Muntha in Tajaka annual charts is nothing but the dasa sign as per Sudarsana Chakra dasa, but always reckoned from lagna. If we redefine muntha to be the progressed from the strongest of lagna, Moon and Sun (instead of always from lagna), it exactly becomes the SC dasa sign.

We can find Sudarsana Chakra dasa for divisional charts also. We take the strongest of lagna, Moon and Sun and then start SC dasa from there. It moves at the rate of one house per year.

To interpret a dasa (or antardasa or pratyantardasa), we have to take the dasa sign (or antardasa sign or pratyantardasa sign) as lagna and analyze the planetary positions with respect to it. What planetary positions do we mean – natal or transit?

Some people may prefer to analyze the natal positions, but that would suggest that one gets the same results after every 12 years. That is not logical.

Parasara clearly advised that we have to analyze the planetary positions at the commencement of a dasa (or antardasa or pratyantardasa) with respect to the dasa sign (or antardasa sign or pratyantardasa sign). This is where Tajaka charts fit in.

If benefics are in quadrants, trines and 8th from dasa sign, favorable results can be expected. Benefics in houses other than the 6th and 12th houses produce good results for the houses they occupy. Malefics in the 3rd, 6th and 11th houses bring good results. Malefics in other houses spoil the results of the houses they occupy. In particular, Rahu destroys the house he occupies.

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