Pada should be calculated for all the planets
and for all houses. See how far indirect the lord
of a house has travelled from own house. The
Arudha (Pada Lagna) of the Ascendant (and
other signs) is the sign obtained by counting as
many signs from the lord as it has progressed
from ascendant (or other sign).
If it has gone to the fifth house then count fifth
from that planet. The position you have arrived
now is the pada concerned. In the following
examples let's calculate the pada of all twelve
houses. Some astrologers have given some
exceptions. They say that lagna lord is in the
lagna then the pada will be the tenth house.
And if the lord of a sign is in forth from it then
the fourth house becomes the Arudha. If the
lord of a sign is in the seventh from it then the
10th house becomes the Arudha. This is not
followed by the majority of the astrologers.
Besides, such astrologers have ever shown
how this so called exception works and gives
House Placement of Lord Progression
Lagna Seven houses 7th from Aquarius is Leo
Second Sixth house (Aquarius) 6th from Aquarius is cancer
Third Four houses (Capricorn) 4th from Capricorn is Aries
Fourth Five houses (Pisces) 5th from Pisces is cancer
Fifth Five houses (Aries) 5th from Aries is Leo
Sixth Four houses (Aries) 4th from Aries is cancer
Seventh Three houses (Aries) 3rd from Aries is Gemini
Eighth Second house (Aries) 2nd from Aries is Taurus
Ninth Twelve Houses (Pisces) 12th from Pisces is Aquarius
Tenth Nine Houses (Capricorn) 9th from Capricorn is Virgo
Eleventh Nine Houses (Aquarius) 9th from Aquarius is Libra
Twelfth Seven houses (Capricorn) 7th from Capricorn is cancer
Importance of Pada Lagna
Arudha Lagna and 11th House
• When planets influence the 11th house from
Arudha lagna by occupation or aspect, the
native enjoys varied comforts and wealth.
• Influence of natural benefics on the 11th
house causes gain of wealth through fair
• Influence of natural malefics on the 11th
house causes gain of wealth through
• The extent of gains is directly proportional
to the number of planets occupying or
aspecting 11th house.
• When a planet in exaltation occupies or
aspects 11th house from Arudha lagna, there
are multiple gains and means of earning by
Arudha Lagna and 7th House
• A planet in exaltation in 7th house from
Arudha lagna indicate that the native is
famous and wealthy.
• When one or two or all three of Jupiter, Venus
and Moon occupy in 7th house from Arudha
lagna, the native is wealthy and renowned.
• Rahu and Ketu in 7th house from Arudha
lagna indicate abdominal diseases.
• Ketu in 7th house from Arudha lagna
aspected by malefics indicates that the native
is courageous having grey hair with signs of
Arudha Lagna and 12th House
• When Sun, Venus or Rahu occupy the 12th
house from Arudha lagna, the loss of money
is caused by the king (Government). This is
particularly so if Moon additionally aspects
the 12th house.
• Saturn and Mars in 12th house cause
monetary losses through brothers.
• Mercury in 12th house causes losses through
closely related individuals. Mutual strife and
litigation cause monetary losses if Mercury in
12th is aspect by natural malefics.
• Jupiter in 12th receiving aspects of other
planets means loss of money either through
taxation or through willful expenditure.
Arudha Lagna and pada of 7th House (A1 and
• When A7 falls in Kendra or trikona from
Arudha lagna, the native is wealthy and
• Wealth and fame also ensue when both A1
and A7 are associated with strong planets.
• A strong planet in Arudha lagna or in any of
the houses 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, and 11 from it,
ensures that the native is blessed with wife,
children and comforts of home. These mutual
dispositions of Arudha lagna (A1) and A7
confer on the native fame, wealth, progeny
and position in life.
• Arudha lagna and A7 in mutual Kendras
or Konas ensure conjugal harmony for the
• Extra-marital affairs are caused by Rahu and
other malefics in 2nd or 7th from Upapada.
Sun as lord of Dara pada may give relationship
Matching of Charts
The ascendant of the spouse should preferably
be the upapada, its trines, 7th sign from upapada
or the sign occupied by its lord in the chart of the
Difference between Upapada and Darapada
Upapada deals with the institution of marriage
and children, whereas Da rapada deals with the
sexual appetite and partners in business and
finances. Jupiter is karaka of upapada and Venus
is karaka of Darapada.
Denial of Marriage
Lord of Darapada in 12th from Arudha Lagna.
Nature of Spouse is seen from the planets in
Upapada and those aspecting it.