Planets, their positions, and movements or transcends have always been crucial in Astrological predictions. Every planet has a ruling period in a native’s life. These ruling periods are known as Dashas. There are several Dasha systems in Vedic astrology. Some of the Dashas are the Vimshottari Dasha system, Ashtottari, Kaala Chakra, Chara, and Yogini Dasha system. The most prominent and accurate one is the Vimshottari Dasha system. The cumulative time of the nine planets in a native’s life is 120 years. So, it is unlikely for a Dasha to be repeated in one’s life.
The Dasha that will be operational during the life of the native, depends upon the position of the moon in the star constellations, and in the birth chart. The degrees in which the moon is placed, also determines which Dashas will be in operation during life. This method of calculating Dasha is based on Moon Nakshatra. The prediction of this method is considered accurate. It is also known as Mahadasha.
Mahadasha – A human life segmentation
The segmentation of human life, for each planet’s ruling period, divided within perceived 120yrs, is known as the Mahadashas. During the Mahadasha, every planet influences the native’s life depending upon various factors. The Mahadashas go alongside Nakshatras. According to the Nakshatra in which a person is born, the first Mahadasha shall be of the ruling planet of that Nakshatra. Then, other Dashas follow the sequence of Mahadashas. This is how the segmentation of the planets or the Mahadashas is predicted.
These Mahadashas play a crucial role in a native’s life. These can be a deciding factor for success or failure in one’s life. The ruling planet in the Mahadasha has the greatest impact on the native’s life. But this depends on the relationship of the ruling planet with the position of other planets in the horoscope.
Mahadashas is divided into nine segments called Antar Dasha or sub-periods. These Antardashas are further divided into nine segments of nine periods called Pratyantar Dasha. Know the predictions of Mahadasha in your Kundli from Special Janampatri.
Calculate Your Vimshottari Dasha or Mahadasha
To determine the period of Mahadasha, Vedic Astrology allocates three nakshatras to each planet. This makes the number of nakshatra to twenty-seven. Mahadasha of the planet is based on the placement of the Moon in certain Nakshatra. The Nakshatra Lord will decide the Mahadasha of a certain planet at the time of birth. If at the birth time, the moon enters certain nakshatra, the native will experience Mahadasha of the ruling planet of that nakshatra. But if the moon had just passed and only a few degrees remain, then a short period of Mahadasha will be experienced for that ruling planet.
Enlisted below are the Planets with their fixed number of years in Vimshottari Cycle
Above is the order of the Vimshottari Dasha system. For example, if a person is born in Aries sign in the Ashwini nakshatra, he will get the balance Mahadasha of planet Ketu first, followed by Venus, Sun and so on.
Vimshottari Dasha and its influence
The planets can be benefic or malefic for different Lagnas. Hence, the result of the Mahadasha will vary with the Lagnas. As an example, we know that Saturn is auspicious for Aries Lagna while Mercury is auspicious for Virgo Lagna. Also, if any planet is afflicted then the native shall not experience the benefits of the benefic planet. But if it is placed in the correct house with benefic traits, then it will provide all comforts to the native.
The Surya Mahadasha can take the native to great heights in career and help earn name and fame. Moon Mahadasha helps in emotional stability and in gaining public honor. The Mars Mahadasha makes the native dynamic and the Rahu Mahadasha helps in gaining worldly success.
Jupiter Mahadasha brings with it prosperity and expansion. Saturn Mahadasha makes the native responsible and increases endurance. Mercury Mahadasha enhances the speech and writing skills of a person. Ketu Mahadasha helps enlighten the spirituality and knowledge. Beauty and charm are the awards of Venus Mahadasha.
As these Mahadashas yield positive results, these can also have a negative impact on the native’s life. But Remedial solutions for each Dasha’s negative effects is available in Vedic astrology prediction.
Every person experiences the highs and lows of life because of the Dashas and Mahadashas in Vedic astrology. It can be said that a native’s life functions as per the Mahadashas, Antardashas and Pratyantar Dashas of planets in the birth chart. As the planets revolve around the sun, our lives revolve around the Dasha and Mahadasha.
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