Types of Kundli Dosh and Their Remedies in Vedic Astrology
You must have heard of the Kundli Doshas once in your life. They are ominous and universal, and there is a lot of fear around them. However, once you have some understanding, the fear of the unknown is eliminated and what you are left with is the knowledge of how to tackle it. Today, we are doing just that! Here, we are trying to understand what is a Kundli dosh, their different types, and most important of them all, the remedies for those particular Doshas you might have in your Kundli.
What is a Dosh in Kundli?
So, what exactly is a Kundli Dosh? Well, it is nothing but an unfavorable arrangement of planets in your birth chart. A Birth chart or a JanamKundli is a chart representing the positioning of the planets at the time of your birth. For an accurate Kundli, along with your date & time of birth, the place of birth is required.
With that birth chart, we can analyse the good times and tough times that you are likely to face in your life. A dosha is also a result of that analysis, as they are defined by certain planets and their certain positions in your birth chart. What are these arrangements and positions that create a Kundli Dosh? We will learn about them next.
Types of Major Dosh in Kundli and Remedies
In Vedic astrology, major doshas can bring challenges to your life, or hinder you from getting the success that you desire. There are also some other difficulties that they bring. However, the good news is, astrology also educates us about how their effects can be eliminated from our lives, with some effective remedies. Here are major Kundli Dosha and their remedies:
Now, this is the Dosha you might have heard about the most. As the name suggests, it is caused by the problematic positioning of Mars in your Kundli. It is also called Kuja Dosha or Manglik Dosh.
A Mangal Dosha is caused when the planet Mars in your Kundli is in the ascendant or the 1st house, 4th house, 7th house, 8th house, and 12th house. In the South Indian charts, some astrologers also count Mangal Dosha if Mars is in the 2nd house. Mangal Dosha is said to affect your married life the most. It brings imbalance in the couple’s life.
Another one of the most known Dosha, a Kaal Sarp Dosha is infamous for bringing struggles to the native’s life. It is considered to be one of the toughest Kundli Dosha to have. A Kaal Sarp Dosha is created when all the planets in your birth chart are enclosed between Rahu and Ketu.
For example, suppose your Kundli has Rahu in Aries and Ketu in Scorpio. If all the remaining planets are between Taurus and Libra, then all the planets are falling under the arc of Rahu and Ketu. This is likely to create a series of failures and misfortunes.
Caused By: Difference in the ‘Nadi’ in a Potential Couple Nadi is one of the aspects that are matched in the Ashtakoota method in the process of Patrika matching before marriage. Actually, there are three subtypes of Nadi, which are Aadi, Madhya, and Antya. It is considered the most important factor when it comes to Guna Milan of the couple, accounting for 8 Guna out of the perfect score of 36.
When two Nadi are the same in the Natal Chart, it is said to be a Nadi Dosh. In Vedic astrology, Nadi represents children, health, and genes. Therefore, a Nadi Dosha is bound to bring issues related to children in a couple’s lives.
Caused by: The Placement of Sun/Moon concerning Rahu/Ketu
Pitru Dosha is defined by Saturn and Rahu’s position in the Kundli along with the Sun or the Moon. The causes of a Pitru Dosha are believed to be the Karmic debt of your ancestors. It may be their bad deeds, unsatisfied souls unable to rest, or some wrongdoings committed by ancestors in their past life.
Pitru Dosha is believed to bring suffering to one’s life. The problems caused by Pitru Dosha range from personal issues to social problems, and disruptive relationships with your family, too. Pitru Dosha is created by Sun or Moon’s conjunction or aspect to Rahu or Ketu in your birth chart. It is even more dangerous Dosha if the conjunction happens in the 1st, 5th, 8th, or 9th house of Kundli.
Though Guru (Jupiter) is considered the wisest and most powerful, its combination with Rahu and Ketu are not as beneficial. This planet of wisdom, education, Justice, and Dharma can really bring headache to your life, if it is conjoined with Rahu or Ketu in your birth chart. The combination of Jupiter and Rahu is believed to bring the most adversities.
With Sun and Mars, Rahu also creates Surya Chandal Dosh and Mangal Chandal Dosh. However, the Guru Chandal Dosha is the most notorious for bringing instability to one’s life. The conjunction of Jupiter and Rahu/Ketu overshadows the benefic effects of Jupiter, and quite contrary, it hinders the wealth, education, and optimism in native’s life.
As the name suggests, the Grahan Dosha is effective if you were born at the time of Solar eclipse or Lunar Eclipse. It also happens when the Sun or the Moon in your Janam Kundli is in conjunction with either Rahu or Ketu.
The Grahan Dosha is also believed to be one of the powerful Dosha that can affect your life in many negative ways. It can halt your progress and bring perpetual frustration to your life if it is not rectified on time. It also brings familial issues and issues related to children and childbirth.
A little different from the aforementioned Doshas, Gandmool Dosha is defined by the Nakshatra or the Birth Star you were born in. It happens when the native is born in the Nakshatras ruled by Ketu and Mercury. Almost every fifth person in the world suffers from this Dosha as it is effective for 6 out of 27 Nakshatras.
The Nakshatras under these planets are Ashwin, Ashlesha, Magha, Jyestha, Moola, and Revati. If one is born in these Nakshatras, the Gandmool Dosha is effective. The most notable effects of this Dosha would be the misfortune experienced by the closest family members of the native, especially the parents.
Caused By: Placement of Saturn in Kundali
A Shani Dosh may sound like one dangerous Kundali Dosh to have. However, the positions and transits of Saturn in a birth chart are not always malefic, and therefore, there is no need to fear the mighty Saturn without reason.
Shani Dosha can come in the forms of Sade Saati, Shani Dhaiya (Mini Panoti), and Mahadasha of Shani. If Saturn is malefic in your Kundli, then only this Dosha will bring you adversities.
If Shani is in the right house, Yoga Karak, and exalted in your chart, it is not likely to bring you negative effects of Shani Dosha. However, a malefic Saturn moving over 1st, 2nd, and 12th house during a transit has the potential to hurt the native severely.
The word ‘Shrapit’ literally translates to a person who is ‘cursed’ for his or her deeds in the past life. However, the Shrapit Dosh is a Kundli Dosh created by the conjunction of Saturn and Rahu in a single house in your Kundli. It is said to bring one obstacle after another in a native’s life and delay the deserved success.
The involvement of Saturn helps us more in understanding why it is called Shrapit Dosh, as Saturn/Shani is believed to be the planet of ‘Karma’ and Karmic debts. Even if Saturn aspects to the Rahu in your birth chart, the ill-effects of Shrapit Dosh are likely to affect you.
As the name suggests, Chandra Dosh is created by the conjunction or aspect with the malefic planets of Rahu and Ketu. More specifically, Moon’s conjunction with Rahu, or Moon’s aspect to Rahu, or Moon’s conjunction with Ketu is responsible for Chandra Dosh.
Moreover, Chandra Dosh is also believed to be effective, when the Moon and Sun are conjoined in a birth chart. The Dosha brings unwanted thoughts, pessimism, and depression among other adversities to the native. Wearing a Pearl after consulting an astrologer can help you fend off the ill effects of Chandra Dosh.
Caused By: Placement of Moon in a Kundali
Kemadruma Kundli Dosh is yet another Dosha that is created by the placement of the Moon in your birth chart. As we all know, there are 12 houses in your birth chart or Janam Kundli. A Kemadruma Dosh is formed when both houses surrounding the Moon are vacant.
In other words, the house before and after the Moon is vacant, then Kemadruma Dosh is formed. You can also say that a Kemadruma Dosh is there when the 2nd and 12th house from the Moon is vacant.
Just like Shani Dosha, Kemadruma Dosh has two aspects, and an experienced astrologer can tell you if the Kemadruma Dosh is likely to bring adversities to your life or not.
If you have ever played a game of cards, you must know that we do not have control over the hands we are dealt with, and however, we can choose how to play them. The same theory applies to Kundli Dosh. They are there in your birth chart, decided by the place and time of your birth. With their ill effects on your life, they can make you suffer and diminish your hopes. It is in your hands how you are going to deal with them.
Kudos to our rich heritage and the deep understanding of Vedic Astrology, for providing effective remedies that not only help us in facing these adversities with ease but also filling us with hopes of a better tomorrow. Let Kundli Dosh not intimidate us into our shells because of the fears they incur. On the other hand, we can make them vanish with the right tools and guidance.