All you wanted to know about ‘MAHADASHA’


Astrology is defined as PHAL JYOTISH in Indian languages. It consists of three parts.


(1)Phal Swaroop (an incident to happen)
(2)Phal Praman (intensity of the incident)
(3)Phal Kaal (the period in which the incident will take place)

Out of the above, the first two are indicated by the Horoscope itself, however the third part is calculated mathematically and is known as Mahadasha. There is a misconception that ‘Mahadashas’ are bad & give negative results to a native, but it is incorrect. Any Mahadasha gives results as per the Lord of the dasha i.e. as per the lordship of the planet, placement of the planet & the strength of the planet & of course as per the Lagna (a malefic or benefic planet to the particular Lagna).

There are 42 types of Mahadashas, out of which in recent days only 3 Mahadashas are in use. The names of 42 Mahadashas are as under.

VimshotaridashaKaalchakradashaPaaindydasha
AshtotaridashaCharparyadashaAnshidasha
YoginidashaSthirdashaNaisargikdasha
ShodshotaridashaBrahmadasha (also known as Brahma Graha shritShasthatyabdikdasha)Ashatakvargdasha
DwadashotaridashaKendradidashaSandhyadasha
PanchotaridashaKaarakdashaPaalakdasha
ShatabdidashaMaandukidashaKaarakendradasha
ChaturshitidashaShooldashaNakshatradasha
DwisaptatidashaYogardhdashaUttardasha(also known as Chaturvidh Prandasha)
ShashtivarshadashaDrugdashaNakshatradrashidasha
ShadvishatidashaTrikondashaNavmanshaSthirdasha
NavamanshadashaRashidashaTaradasha
RashyanshdashaVarnaddashaSudarshanchakradasha
KaaldashaPanchswardashaShattrishatdasha


In the above 42 Mahadashas, there are 6 parts. They are:
1.Mahadasha.
2.Antardasha.
3.Vidasha (pratyantardasha).
4.Sukshmadasha.
5.Prandasha.
6.Pratiprandasha.

Period of Mahadasha is always longer than the Antardasha.
Antardasha is always longer than Vidasha.
Vidasha is longer than Sukshmadasha.
Sukshmadasha is longer than Prandasha.
Prandasha is longer than Pratiprandasha.
It so happens that on a particular day, a native may be under the influence of more than 1 dashas in Sukshmadasha,Prandasha & Pratiprandasha.
Out of the above 42 dashas, other that those in use, the details of only a few are available. They are as under:

1. Dwadashotaridasha:-112 years (Shukra has no dasha).

Dwadashotaridasha:-112years(Shukrahasnodasha).
DashaswamiJanmanakshatraPeriod in years
RaviKrittika,Purvaphalguni,Moola,Revati7
GuruBharani,Magha,Jyeshtha,Uttarabhadrapada9
KetuAshwini,Ashlesha,Anuradha,Purvabhadrapada11
BudhPushya,Vishakha,Shattaraka13
RahuPunarvasu,Swati,Dhanishtha15
MangalArdra,Chitra,Shravan17
ShaniMrugshirsh,Hasta,Uttarashadha19
ChandraRohini,Uttaraphalguni,Purvashadha21


112

2. Shodshottaridasha:-116 years(Rahu has no dasha).

DashaswamiJanmanakshatraPeriod in years
RaviPushya,Vishakha,Shattaraka,Mrugshirsh11
MangalAshlesha,Anuradha,Purvabhadrapada,Ardra12
GuruMagha,Jyeshtha,Uttarabhadraprada,Punarvasu13
ShaniPurvaphalguni,Moola,Revati14
KetuUttaraphalguni,Purvashadha,Ashwini15
ChandraHasta,Uttarashadha,Bharani16
BudhChitra,Shravan,Kruttika17
ShukraSwati,Dhanishtha,Rohini18


116

3. Panchottaridasha:-105 years(Rahu & Ketu have no dasha).

DashaswamiJanmanakshatraPeriod in years
RaviAnuradha,Shattaraka,Rohini,Purvaphalguni12
BudhJyeshtha,Purvabhadrapada,Mrugshirsh,Uttaraphalguni13
ShaniMoola,Uttarabhadrapada,Ardra,Hasta14
MangalPurvashadha,Revati,Punarvasu,Chitra15
ShukraUttarashadha,Ashwini,Pushya,Swati16
ChandraShravan,Bharani,Ashlesha,Vishakha17
GuruDhanishtha,Kruttika18


105

4. Shatabdidasha:- 100 years (Rahu & Ketu have no dasha).

DashaswamiJanmanakshatraPeriod in years
RaviRevati,Punarvasu,Chitra,Uttarashadha5
ChandraAshwini,Pushya,Swati,Shravan5
ShukraBharani,Ashlesha,Vishakha,Dhanishtha10
BudhKruttika,Magha,Anuradha,Shattaraka10
GuruRohini,Purvaphalguni,Jyeshtha,Purvabhadrapada20
MangalMrugshirsh,Uttaraphalguni,Moola,Uttarabhadrapada20
ShaniArdra,Hasta,Purvashadha30


100

5. Chaturshitidasha:- 84 years (Rahu & Ketu have no dasha); each dasha is of 12 years.

DashaswamiJanmanakshatra
RaviSwati,Shravan,Bharani,Ashlesha
ChandraVishakha,Dhanishtha,Kruttika,Magha
MangalAnuradha,Shattaraka,Rohini,Purvaphalguni
BudhJyeshtha,Purvabhadrapada,Mrugshirsh,Uttaraphalguni
GuruMoola,Uttarabhadrapada,Ardra,Hasta
ShukraPurvashadha,Revati,Punarvasu,Chitra
ShaniUttarashadha,Ashwini,Pushya

6. Dwisaptatidasha:- 72 years (Ketu has no dasha); each dasha is of 9 years.

DashaswamiJanmanakshatra
RaviMoola,Revati,Pushya,Vishakha
ChandraPurvashadha,Ashwini,Ashlesha,Anuradha
MangalUttarashadha,Bharani,Magha,Jyeshtha
BudhShravan,Kruttika,Purvaphalguni
GuruDhanishtha,Rohini,Uttaraphalguni
ShukraShattaraka,Mrugshirsh,Hasta
ShaniPurvabhadrapada,Ardra,Chitra
RahuUttarabhadrapada,Punarvasu,Swati

7. Shasthivarshadasha:- 60 years (Ketu has no dasha).

DashaswamiJanmanakshatraPeriod in years
GuruAshwini,Bharani,Kruttika10
RaviRohini,Mrugshirsh,Ardra,Punarvasu10
MangalPushya,Ashlesha,Magha10
ChandraPurvaphalguni,Uttaraphalguni,Hasta,Chitra6
BudhSwati,Vishakha,Anuradha6
ShukraJyeshtha,Moola,Purvashadha,Uttarashadha6
ShaniAbhijit, Shravan,Dhanishtha6
RahuShattaraka,Purvabhadrapada,Uttarabhadrapada,Revati6


60

This is the only dasha in which Abhijit  Nakshatra is being taken into consideration.

8. Shattrishatdasha:- 36 years (Ketu has no dasha).

DashaswamiJanmanakshatraPeriod in years
ChandraShravan,Kruttika,Purvaphalguni,Moola1
RaviDhanishtha,Rohini,Uttaraphalguni,Purvashadha2
GuruShattaraka,Mrugshirsh,Hasta,Uttarashadha3
MangalPurvabhadrapada,Ardra,Chitra4
BudhUttarabhadrapada,Punarvasu,Swati5
ShaniRevati,Pushya,Vishakha6
ShukraAshwini,Ashlesha,Anuradha7
RahuBharani,Magha,Jyeshtha8


36


9. Yoginidasha:- 36 years (Mostly in use in West Bengal side, each dasha has some name).

Name of dasha Dashaswami Janmanakshtra Period in years
MangalaChandraArdra,Chitra,Shravan1
PingalaRaviPunarvasu,Swati,Dhanishtha2
DhanyaGuruPushya,Vishakha,Shattaraka3
BhramariMangalAshwini, Ashlesha,Anuradha,Purvabhadrapada4
BhadrikaBudhBharani,Jyeshtha,Uttarabhadrapada5
UlkaShaniKruttika,Purvaphalguni,Moola,Revati6
SidhdhaShukraRohini,Uttaraphalguni,Purvashadha7
SankataRahu/KetuMrugshirsh,Hasta,Uttarashadha8



36

In Sankata Mahadasha,first 4 years are influenced by Rahu & last 4 years by Ketu. Dasha of Chandra, Guru, Budh & Shukra gives positive results & rest all gives negative results.

10. Ashtottaridasha:- 108 years (Ketu has no dasha).

DashaswamiJanmanakshatraPeriod in years
RaviArdra,Punarvasu,Pushya,Ashlesha6
Chandra
Magha,Purvaphalguni,Uttaraphalguni15
MangalHasta,Chitra,Swati,Vishakha8
BudhAnuradha,Jyeshtha,Moola17
ShaniPurvashadha,Uttarashadha,Abhijit,Shravan10
GuruDhanishtha,Shattaraka,Purvabhadrapada19
RahuUttarabhadrapada,Revati,Ashwini,Bharani12
ShukraKruttika,Rohini,Mrugshirsh21


108

11.Vimshottaridasha:- 120 years (widely in use all over).
      A separate article will be written on this.
      Thus, out of 42 dashas, we now know about 11 dashas, out of 11 dashas, 3 dashas are in use.

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12 Jul 2010

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