BRIHAT PARASHARA HORA SHASTRA DIVISIONAL CHARTS

O Maharsi Parasara, I have known from you about the Planets, Rasis and their descriptions. I desire to know the details of v6thous divisions of a Rasi, will you please narrate. 2-4. Names of the 16 Vargaas. Lord Brahma has described 16 kinds of Vargaas (Divisions) for each Rasi. Listen to those. The names are Rasi, Hora, Dreshkana, Chaturthansa, Saptansa, Navamsa, Dashansa, Dvadashansa, Shodashans, Vimshans, Chaturvimshans, Saptavimshans, Trimshansa, Khavedans, Akshavedans and Shashtians. 5-6. Rasi and Hora. The Rasi, owned by a Planet, is called its Kshetra. The first half of an odd Rasi is the Hora, ruled by Sun. While the second half is the Hora of Moon. The reverse is true in the case of an even Rasi. Half of a Rasi is called Hora. These are totally 24, counted from Aries and repeated twice (at the rate of 12) in the whole of the zodiac. 7-8. Dreshkana. One third of a Rasi is called Dreshkana. These are totally 36, counted from Aries, repeating thrice at the rate of 12 per round. The 1st, 5th and the 9th Rasis from a Rasi are its three Dreshkanas and are, respectively, lorded by Narada, Agasthya and Durvash.

Chaturthansa. The Lords of the 4 Kendras from a Rasi are the rulers of respective Chaturthansa of a Rasi, commencing from Aries. Each Chaturthansa is one fourth of a Rasi. The deities, respectively, are Sanak, Sanand, Kumar and Sanatan. 10-11. Saptansa. The Saptansa (one seventh of a Rasi) counting commences from the same Rasi in the case of an odd Rasi. It is from the seventh Rasi thereof, while an even Rasi is considered. The names of the seven divisions in odd Rasis are Kshaar Ksheer, Dadhi, Ghrith, Ikshu, Ras, Madhya and Suddh Jal. These designations are reversed for an even Rasi.

Navamsa. The Navamsa calculation are for a Movable Rasi from there itself, for a Fixed Rasi from the 9th thereof and for a Dual Rasi from the 5th thereof. They go by designations Deva (divine), Manushya (human) and Rakshasa (devilish) in a successive and repetitive order for a Movable Rasi. (Manushya, Rakshasa and Deva are the order for a Fixed Rasi, while Rakshasa, Manushya and Deva are a Dual Rasis order) 13-14. Dashansa. Starting from the same Rasi for an odd Rasi and from the 9th with reference to an even Rasi, the 10 Dashansas, each of 3 degrees, are reckoned. These are presided over by the ten rulers of the cardinal directions, viz. Indra, Agni, Yama, Rakshasa, Varuna, Vayu, Kuber, Isan, Brahma and Ananth in case of an odd Rasi. It is in the reverse order, that these presiding deities are reckoned, when an even Rasi is given.

Dvadashansa. The reckoning of the Dvadashansa (one twelfth of a Rasi, or 2 degrees each) commences from the same Rasi. In each Rasi the presidentship repeats thrice in the order of Ganesh, Ashvini Kumar, Yama and Sarpa for the 12 Dvadashansaas.

Shodashans (or Kalans). Starting from Aries for a Movable Rasi, from Leo for a Fixed Rasi and from Sagittarius for a Dual Rasi, the 16 Shodashansas (16th part of a Rasi, i.e. of 1?5230) are regularly distributed. The presiding deities of these repeat in the order Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva and Sun four times in the case of an odd Rasi. It is reverse in the case of an even Rasi, that these ruling deities are understood. 17-21. Vimshans. From Aries for a Movable Rasi, from Sagittarius for a Fixed Rasi and from Leo for a Common Rasi: this is how the calculations of Vimshansas (1/20th of a Rasi, or 1030 each) are to commence. The presiding deities of the 20 Vimshansas in an odd Rasi are, respectively: Kali, Gauri, Jaya, Lakshmi, Vijaya, Vimal, Sati, Tara, Jvalamukhi, Sveta, Lalita, Bagalamukhi, Pratyangir, Shachi, Raudri, Houseni, Varad, Jaya, Tripura and Sumukhi. In an even Rasi these 20 deities, respectively, are Daya, Megha, Chinnasi, Pisachini, Dhumavathi, Matangi, Bala, Bhadr, Arun, Anal, Pingal, Chuchchuk, Ghora, Vaarahi, Vaishnavi, Sita, Bhuvanesv6th, Bhairavi, Mars and Aparajit. 22-23. Chaturvimshans. The Chaturvimshans (1/24th part of a Rasi, or 1:15 each) distribution commences from Leo and Cancer, respectively, for an odd and an even Rasi. In the case of an odd Rasi the ruling deities repeat twice in the order of Skand, Parusdhar, Anal, Vishwa10th, Bhag, Mitr, Maya, Antaka, Vrisha-Dwaja, Govinda, Madan and Bhima. Reverse these from Bhima twice to know the deities for the Chaturvimshans in an even Rasi. 24-26. Saptavimshans (Nakshatraans, or Bhans). The Saptavimshans Lords are, respectively, the presiding deities of the 27 Nakshatras, as under: Dastra (Ashvini Kumar), Yama, Agni, Brahma, Moon, Isa, Adhiti, Jiva, Ahi, Pitar, Bhag, Aryama, Sun, Tvasht, Marut, Chakragni, Mitr, Vasava, Rakshasa, Varuna, Vishwadeva, Govinda, Vasu, Varuna, Ajap, Ahirbuddhnya and Pushya. These are for an odd Rasis. Count these deities in a reverse order for an even Rasi. The Saptavimshans distribution commences from Aries and other Movable Rasis for all the 12 Rasis. 27-28. Trimshansa. The Trimshansa Lords for an odd Rasi are Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, Mercury and Venus. Each of them in order rules 5, 5, 8, 7 and 5 degrees. The deities, ruling over the Trimshansaas, are, respectively, Agni, Vayu, Indra, Kuber and Varuna. In the case of an even Rasi the quantum of Trimshansa, Planet lordship and deities get reversed. 29-30. Khavedans (1/40th part of a Rasi). For odd Rasis count from Aries and for an even Rasi from Libra in respect of Khavedansas (each of 45 of arc). Vishnu, Moon, M6thchi, Tvasht, Dhata, Shiva, Ravi, Yama, Yaksh, Gandharv, Kaal and Varuna repeat successively, as presiding deities, in the same order for all Rasis. 31-32. Akshavedans (1/45th part of a Rasi). Aries, Leo and Sagittarius are the Rasis, from which the distributions, respectively, commence for Movable, Immovable and Common Rasis. In Movable Rasis Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu; in Immovable Rasis Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma and in Common Rasis Vishnu, Brahma and Shiva repeat 15 times the presidentship over these Akshavedansas. 33-41. Shashtians (1/60th part of a Rasi, or half a degree each). To calculate the Shashtians Lord ignore the Rasi position of a Planet and take the degrees etc. it traversed in that Rasi. Multiply that figure by 2 and divide the degrees by 12. Add 1 to the remainder, which will indicate the Rasi, in which the Shashtians falls. The Lord of that Rasi is the Planet, ruling the said Shashtians. In odd Rasis the names of Shashtiansas are 1. Ghora, 2. Rakshasa, 3. Deva, 4. Kuber, 5. Yaksh, 6. Kindar, 7. Bhrasht, 8. Kulaghna, 9. Garal, 10. Vahni, 11. Maya, 12. Purishak, 13. Apampathi, 14. Marutwan, 15. Kaal, 16. Sarpa, 17. Amrit, 18. Indu, 19. Mridu, 20. Komal, 21. Heramba, 22. Brahma, 23. Vishnu, 24. Maheshwara, 25. Deva, 26. Ardr, 27. Kalinas, 28. Kshitees, 29. Kamalakar, 30. Gulika, 31. Mrityu, 32. Kaal, 33. Davagni, 34. Ghora, 35. Yama, 36 Kantak, 37. Suddh, 38. Amrit, 39. PurnaMoon, 40. Vishadagdha, 41. Kulanas, 42. Vamshakshaya, 43. Utpat, 44. Kaal, 45. Saumya, 46. Komal, 47. Sheetal, 48. Karaladamshtr, 49. Moonamukhi, 50. Praveen, 51. Kaalpavak, 52. 2ndnayudh, 53. Nirmal, 54. Saumya, 55. Krur, 56. Atisheetal, 57. Amrit, 58. Payodhi, 59. Brahman, 60. MoonaRekha (InduRekha). The reverse is the order for even Rasis in so much, as these names are cased. Planets in benefic Shashtiansas produce auspicious, while the opposite is true in case of Planets in malefic Shashtiansas.

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