Karaka Kendradi Dasha

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Kraka Kendrdi Graha Dasa

The progress of the Soul.

By Visti Larsen

Guide & guru: Pt. Sanjay Rath

11.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5

C O NT EN T S INTRODUCTIONVersatility of Dasas Kendras Kraka The Atma The union of souls

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Renunciation Childhood

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33 3 3 4 4 Fathers influence: Mothers influence: Arrival of Guru 5 AFTERNOTE CHARTS Chart 1: Example Calculations........................................ 8 Chart 2: Ecstacy of Mantra-siddhi................................. 13 Chart 3: Meeting of Guru .............................................. 15 Chart 4: Ramana Maharishi Leaving home ............... 17 Chart 5: Blessings of spiritual learning......................... 20 Chart 6: Initiation into Gayatri Mantra......................... 22 Chart 7: Initiation into Spiritual sect............................. 23 Chart 8: Shankaracharya - Sri Jayendra Saraswati....... 24

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CALCULATIONSequence, rules and strengths Sequence Dasa length Strength

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2.1 2.1.1 2.1.2 2.1.3 2.1.5 2.2

Strength of signs Strength of grahas Dual LordshipApplication of strength rules Antar, PratyAntar, etc Dasas Example of calculation Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu Blessings of the Gods Various personal deities Chart example The union of souls Description of Chara Karaka Chart example Results of Mahadasa/Antardasa, etc Dramatic spiritual events Times of excellent learning Initiation into spiritual discipline

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F I GU R ES Figure 1: Kaala Chakra .........................................................4 T A B LE S Table 1: Example of Karaka Kendrdi Dasa................... 9 Table 2; Sri Ramana Maharishi - Kraka Kendrdi Maha Dasa's........................................................... 18 Table 3: Sri Ramana Maharishi - Antaradasa's in Rahu Mahadasa............................................................... 19 Table 4: Chart 5 - Kraka Kendrdi Mahadasa ............ 20 Table 5: Chart 5 - Antardasas in Jupiter Maha Dasa.. 21 Table 6: Sri Jayendra Saraswati - Kraka Kendrdi Maha Dasa's........................................................... 26

3.1 3.2 3.2.1 3.2.2 3.3 3.3.1 3.3.2 3.4

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Kraka Kendrdi Dasa was expounded by Maharishi Parasara as well as Maharishi Jaimini, and originates from a system of Dasas aptly called the Kendrdi Dasas. The word Kraka is used to indicate the importance of the 8 Chara Kraka as well as Moksha Kraka Ketu.


Versatility of Dasas

Dasa systems exist for almost any part of life, helping us to understand how life events unfold on various planes of consciousness. The Dasa systems given by the astrological sages can be divided into 2 types. Dasas based on signs, or rasis. Dasas based on planets, or grahas. Within these 2 schemes the Kendrdi Dasas reside, which can be calculated from signs and planets, as well as other points of the zodiac.



Etymologically, Kendra+adi is the root indicating the Kendra (quadrants) and adi (literally, others). The Kendrdi Dasas are based on the Kendra-principle. The Kendras are the 1st, 4th, 7th and 10th houses from any sign or house and simply indicate the quadrangular houses positioned 90 degrees apart. The first or starting sign can be reckoned from any house, depending on the purpose. Since the Kendras tell about the working forces helping the native, the Kendrdi Dasas tell us about the fructification of events in the natives life. Kraka Kendrdi Dasa relates to the fructification of experiences and relationships received by the Soul i.e. the individual jvtma represented by the tmakraka. Technically, the 1st, 4th, 7th & 10th houses from any sign are the kendras from it. The 2nd, 5th, 8th and 11th houses, which are the kendras to the second sign from it, are also called the panapara. The 3rd, 6th, 9th & 12th houses which are the kendras to the 12th house from it, are called the apoklimas.



The Naisargika Atmakraka is the Sun, signifying the supersoul or Paramtma. Now each of the souls born on this earthy abode has a specific purpose with their presence, and this is acted out through the Jvtma, or the Individual Soul. This Jvtma is signified by the Chara Atmakaraka in the chart. There are 8 Chara Krakas from Sun to Rahu, ruling the 8 directions of the Kla Chakra1. These 8 directions symbolize the 8 lessons a soul must learn in this abode before their journey and purpose has been fulfilled, and they can move in the vertical upwards direction, ruled by Mokakraka- Ketu, through-which the soul attains final liberation. These 8 spokes, represent the 8 purposes of the Jvtma2, having incarnated on this earth for a specific purpose. This is understood through the position of the Chara Atmakraka in the chart.

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Also known as the Astadalapadma, and the basis of Hinduism. Individual Soul, discerned from Paramatma Universal Soul.

The Kraka Kendrdi Dasa revolves around this Chara Atmakraka, and shows the experiences the soul will receive. Figure 1: Kaala Chakra


The Atma

The Soul is the self, that which is unborn and never dies. Every being is comprised of a Soul, Mind, Body and Intellect. A vivid explanation of the links between these 4 is given in Katha Upanishad: AaTman< riwn< zrIr< tu, bui< tu ivi mn> hmev c.3.tmna rathina arra tu| buddhi tu viddhi mana pragrahameva ca||3||

Consider the embodied soul as the master of the chariot, the body as the chariot, the intellect as the charioteer, and the mind as the reins. Swami Lokeswarananda

Understanding this, we may infer that our true self, the soul, is but an observer overseeing the experiences of life. It is not attached to the bodily ailments or the heartaches of life, yet we as beings identify ourselves with our surroundings and hence our good and bad karmas are experienced through our surroundings.


The union of souls

In this mortal abode, other souls incarnate with us due to a certain amount of karma shared between the souls. Two souls, who have spent continuous lives fighting with each other, will meet

again to continue the unresolved fight. Similarly two souls having spent their lives in deep love to each other may as well be reunited once again to live out their seemingly irrevocable thirst for love. It is for this reason that enlightened souls and spiritual aspirants tend to live in seclusion from the mundane world, trying to break the cycle of repeating karmas. The meeting and learning between these souls is seen from the Kraka Kendrdi Dasa. This article attempts to spread light on the experiences of the Master of the chariot, whilst in the chariot we call life.

22.1 Sequence, rules and strengths


2.1.1 Sequence 1. If the Chara Atmakaraka is in an odd sign, the Dasa of the planets in the Panaphara follow the Dasa of the Kendras. 2. If the Chara Atmakaraka is in an even sign, the Dasa of the planets in the Apoklimas follow the Dasa of the Kendras. 3. If Saturn is in the sign of the Chara Atmakaraka, then irrespective of whether the sign is odd or even, the Dasa of the planets in the Kendra signs will be followed by the Dasa of the planets in the Panaphara. 4. If Ketu is in is in the sign of the Chara Atmakaraka, then irrespective of whether the Chara Atmakaraka is odd or even, the Dasa of the planets in the Kendra signs will be followed by the Dasa of the planets in the Apoklimas. 5. If both Saturn & Ketu are in the sign of the Chara Atmakaraka, then determine the stronger of the two and follow either of rule 3 or 4 above. 2.1.2 Dasa length 1. Counting from the sign occupied by the planet to its Mlatrikoa sign and deducting 1 year from the result we find the length of the Dasa in years. 2. If the planet is exalted, in addition to the above, we add 1 year, whilst if debilitated we deduct 1 year. 3. If the planet is in own sign it gets the maximum period of 12 years. This is irrespective of its exaltation. 4. Thereafter, we deduct the result from the Vimshottari Dasa period of the planet. If the result is larger than the Vimshottari period, then we deduct the Vimshottari period from the result. 5. In case of the nodes, Aquarius is considered for Rahu, whilst Scorpio is considered for Ketu. 6. If the result of the deduction becomes 0, the period will be the full Vimshottari length. 7. After calculating the years of the nine grahas, we have completed the 1st cycle of the Dasas. The 2nd cycle comprises of the same planets in the same sequence, however the Dasa length is the Vimshottari length deducted from the previously given result. Adding up the 2 cycles would give a full result of 120 years, which is the length of life for humans. 2.1.3 Strength The given rules must be used to first determine the stronger sign, and later the stronger planet in the signs must be found using the following rules. Strength of signs1. A sign with more grahas is stronger. 2. The signs aspected or joined by Jupiter, Mercury or the lord of the sign, are stronger.

3. If there are an equal number of planets/aspects, then the state of the planets in the signs must be ascertained i.e. exalted planets are stronger than Moolatrikona, who are stronger than Swakshetra signs, etc. Debilitation signs are weakest. 4. If they are still equal in strength, then the natural strengths of the lords placed in Dual signs being stronger than fixed signs and fixed signs being stronger than movable signs is considered. 5. The sign lorded by Atmakaraka is stronger. 6. If the strengths are still equal,