Char Dasha 5
Jaimini Maharshi created many dashas. This dashas are dashas of the 12 Rashis and not of the planets. These dashas are either conditional or specific. Conditional dasha can be used when the horoscope fulfils certain conditions and are applicable to the natives whose horoscope fulfil those conditions. Specific dashas are used for some specific purpose and are applicable to all the natives.
Char Dasha is the most popular dasha of Jaimini. It can be used for general predictions. It is a short dasha and its duration varies between 1 year and 12 years. Since the Mahadasha is short, its Antardashas and pratyantar dashas are also very short. Consequently an event can be timed with great accuracy. Another advantage of this dasha is that, because it is a dasha of rashis and not of planets, one can successfully apply it even if the birthtime is slightly inaccurate.
The Dasha can move in two ways. Its sequence can be in the direct order or the indirect order. Direct order is when the Dasha moves directly i.e. Aries Taurus, Gemini -Anti clockwise. Indirect order is when the dasha moves indirectly. i.e. Taurus- Aries- Pisces and so on clockwise. The number of years for the dasha of each rashi are not fixed. They have to be calculate according to a number of Rules.
Though there are many Dashas of Jaimini, Char Dasha and Sthir Dasha are very important. Char Dasha and Trikona dasha help us to trace important events of the Jataki life. If navamsa dasha is also used simultaneously, the event can be traced even better. Char dasha along with Niryan shoola Dasha helps in fixing longevity.
The whole aim behind introducing the readers to Jaimini system is to encourage the use of composite Techniques in prediction. The Horoscope is first studied according to the parashari principles and parashari dashas. Next step is to refine the prediction