For the better and accurate predictions, it is always advisable to use the applicable conditional dasha alongwith the Vimshottari Dasha. Of course, Vimshottari Dasha should be given precedence but there is no harm in counter verifying the horoscope with one or some other applicable Dashas. It will only refine the prediction and uplift the honour of astrology.
Maharishi Parashar has mentioned about 66 different Dashas while Jaimini has opined about 44 dashas. Out of these 110 dashas or more, most of us use only Vimshottari Dasha predominantly. As a result of this, more often than not we fail in our predictions miserably inspite of having all the favourable parameters and transits in the horoscope. Why it is so? It is because both these stalwarts and the following great Acharyas have always emphasised to use different Dashas for different occasions as well as to use conditional dashas which are applicable only to those horoscopes which fulfil certain criteria. For example, Kaal Chakra or Niryana Shoola Dasha is used for predicting mishappenings, sickness or death etc. likewise Chatursheeti Sama Dasha is used in the horoscope of a native whose 10th lord is in 10th house or Shasti Hayani Dasha is used to a horoscope where Sun is in lagna. Out of these Dashas, many are Rashi based Dashas while others are Nakshatra based Dashas.
We will discuss some of these important conditional Dashas one by one in our following issues of the magazine. To start with, we are discussing here one of the most important Jaimini Dashas called the Mandook Dasha.
Mandook is the Sanskrit equivalent of English word Frog. As the name suggests, this dasha also leaps like a frog i.e. after the completion of the dasha of one rashi, the next dasha starts from the 4th rashi. Undoubtedly, it is a rashi based Dasha. For e.g. after Aries Dasha, Cancer Dasha starts then Libra Dasha and then Capricorn Dasha etc. It is a Conditional Dasha and applies only to those horoscopes in which there are four or more planets in kendras except Rahu and Ketu. These four planets may be in one house or splitted in other houses of the kendra.
From where the Dasha will start?
There are two conditions :
1. If the Lagna is an odd sign i.e. Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius or Aquarius - the Dasha will start from the Lagna.
2. If the Lagna is an even sign i.e. Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn or Pisces - the Dasha will start from the 7th house.
In case of odd lagna, start from the lagna in Direct Order.
In case of Even lagna, start from the 7th house and move in Indirect Order.
Ex. 1 : Suppose a native has Aries Lagna. His Dasha sequence will be 1,4,7,10... 2,5,8,11... then 3,6,9 and 12.
Ex. 2 : Suppose a native has Cancer Lagna. Then his Dasha will start from the 7th house and move in Indirect Order. His Dasha sequence will be 10,7,4,1... 9,6,3,12... then 8,5,2 and 11.
Antar Dasha Sequence
If the Dasha order is Direct, the Antardasha will follow the same order.
If the Dasha order is Indirect, the Antardasha will also be Indirect.
1. In case of odd Rashi - Count from the rashi concerned to its lord where its lord is placed in Direct Order, that will be the Dasha period in years.
2. In case of even Rashi - Count from the rashi concerned to its lord where its lord is placed in Indirect Order, that will be the Dasha period in years.
3. A planet in its own sign or in the 12th from it will give 10 years.
Ex1.- Rajiv Gandhi, August 20, 1944, 7:11:40 AM (Corrected war time), Mumbai
Asc. 14°46' Su 3°50' (GK)
Mo 17°30' (BK) Ma 1°12' (DK)
Me 28°34' (AK) Ju 12°12' (PK)
Ve 18°39' (AMK) Sa 14°13; (MK)
KL-9, PL-5, 7P-7, DKN-10, UP-6
i. AK is with AMK in Lagna.
ii. AK is with PK in Lagna.
iii. AMK is with the PK in Lagna.
iv. Moon and Venus in Lagna.
v. From the Karakamsha of birth chart Dhanu (9), all these Raja Yogas are in 9th house of luck and Prime Ministership.
It is essential to verify the Jaimini Raja Yogas also in Navamsha chart. If it survives in Navamsha chart also, then it has excellent potentials. See here in Navamsha chart of Rajiv Gandhi, the Jaimini Raja Yogas.
His Navamsha is Vargottam. In Navamsha both AK and AMK are aspecting each other with Sun in 10th house from the lagna aspected by an exalted Mars. From the KL in the Navamsha (Swamsha) AMK, Venus with the Moon in the 10th house forms another excellent Jaimini Raja Yogas.
The Sun, representative of royalty in the 10th house from the Navamsha Lagna is aspected by an exalted Jupiter in the 10th house while the exalted Mars representing power or authority too aspects this Sun.
Bad features in the horoscope
1. MK Saturn is aspected by Mars, the planet of violence.
2. From AK Mercury, the 8th house being Pisces is aspected by both Saturn and Mars.
3. From Karakamsha which is Dhanu, another sign of sudden rise and fall like Leo, both Saturn and Mars aspect all the four Kendras i.e. 3,6,9,12 including Karakamsha itself.
Calculation of Mandook Dasha For Rajiv Gandhi
Leo - 1944-1956
Scorpio - 1956-1959
Aquarius - 1959-1964
Taurus - 1964-1974
Virgo - 1974-1976
Sagittarius - 1976-1985 (rise and fall)
Pisces - 1985-1993 (8th from AK, Sun & Venus)
1. Rajiv Gandhi got married in Feb. 1968.
At this time Rajiv Gandhi’s Dasha running was Taurus - Gemini (Dec. 1967 to Oct. 1968). Both Gemini and the 7th house from it Sagittarius are aspected by the DK, Mars.
2. Rahul Gandhi was born in 1969.
In Taurus - Virgo Dasha (upto August 1969) Rahul was born. 5th house from A.D. Virgo is Capricorn which is aspected by all the planets in Leo, including the PK and the natural putrakaraka, Jupiter.
3. Indira Gandhi was killed in 1984.
It was a period when Sag-Leo Dasha (Feb. 1984 to Nov. 1984) was running. Both these dashas indicate sudden rise and fall. This Dasha manifested itself into an unforgettable national tragedy. Here, Mars is also the 4th lord from Leo aspected by the 6th lord Saturn.
In the meantime, following the death of his mother, he rose into the occasion and was suddenly appointed the Prime Minister of India in the A.D. of Leo itself. So, this period gave him the taste of both rise as well as fall.
4. Congress lost Parliamentary Election.
Pisces Dasha started from 1985 to 1993. Pisces is the 8th house both from his birth Lagna and the AK. The 8th rashi from Pisces is Libra whose period came in August 1989 and lasted till April 1990. Rajiv won his own parliamentary election but his party could not come to the power and he could not become the prime minister again.
5. Rajiv was killed on May 21, 1991.
In the Pisces - Taurus period, he was killed on May 21, 1991 in the bomb blast at Sri Perumbudur. Pisces has already been discussed. Taurus also represents such sudden accidents.
Ex. 2 - Female, Nov. 4, 1951, Lagna - Gemini
Asc. 2°21' Su 16°55' (BK)
Mo 26°09' (AK) Ma 25°21' (AMK)
Me 1°28' (DK) Ju(R) 12°14' (PK)
Ve 1°48' (GK) Sa 16°37' (MK)
KL-8, PL-1, 7P-3, DKN-4, UP-10
Calculation of Mandook Dasha
Gemini - 1951-1957
Virgo - 1957-1968
Sagittarius - 1968-1972
Pisces - 1972-1984
Cancer - 1984-1992
A.D. of Sagittarius (1968-72)
Sagittarius from Nov. 1968
Pisces from March 1969
Gemini from July 1969
Virgo from Nov. 1969
Capricorn from March 1970
Aries from July 1970
Cancer from Nov. 1970
Libra from March 1971
Aquarius from July 1971
Taurus from Nov. 1972
Leo from March 1972
Scorpio from July 1972
ends on Nov. 1972.
Marriage : She got married in Oct. 1972.
At this time, she was under the influence of M.D. Sagittarius and Antar Dasha of Scorpio. Sagittarius is the 7th house of the horoscope while Antar Dasha Scorpio contains the Darakaraka, Mercury. So, time was quite favourable for the marriage.
Got three children in the M.D. of Pisces
M.D. Pisces contains the Putrakaraka, Jupiter and Jupiter is also the significator of children. So, no wonder she was blessed with three children one after the other during this period.
Ex. 3 - Male, March 30, 1970, Lagna : Aries
Asc. 16°08' Su 15°31' (BK)
Mo 10°44' (PK) Ma 22°52' (AK)
Me 22°15' (AMK) Ju 10°21' (GK)
Ve 1°12' (DK) Sa 14°26' (MK)
KL-7, PL-1, 7P-7, DKN-1, UP-2, 5P-7
Calculation of Mandook Dasha
Aries - 1970-1982
Cancer - 1982-1990
Libra - 1990-2000
Capricorn - 2000-2010
A.D. of Libra
Libra from March 1990
Capricorn from January 1991
Aries from Nov. 1991
Cancer from Sep. 1992
Scorpio from July 1993
Aquarius from May 1994
Taurus from March 1995
Leo from Jan. 1996
Sagittarius from Nov. 1996
Pisces from Sep. 1997
Gemini from May 1998
Virgo from March 1999
ends on Dec. 30, 2000
Dasha of Capricorn - Capricorn
From Dec. 2000 to Oct. 2001
Marriage on May 10, 1996
It was the time when, Dasha of Libra - Taurus was in operation. Libra is the 7th house of Lagna chart, Libra is also the Karakamsha Lagna as well as 7th pada. Taurus is the 2nd house from Lagna, Pada lagna as well as DKN. So, the time was quite favourable for marriage.
First Child - Dec. 1997
M.D. Libra again is in operation while A.D. at this time was Sagittarius. In Sagittarius Putrakarak, Moon is placed. From Putrakarak Libra is the 11th house and in Libra, the natural significator of children i.e. Jupiter is placed. So the time was favourable for the child birth.
Second Child - June 2001
At this time, the Dasha of Capricorn - Capricorn was going on. From Capricorrn, Up-pada Lagna is 5th. In navamsha Putra karaka Moon is aspecting Capricorn and natural significator of children Jupiter is also placed in Capricorn.