Astrology

Lomasha Samhita Chapter 7

Lomasha Samhita

Chapter 7

Translated By

Chandrashekhar Sharma, India

‘A Mission Saptarishis Initiative’

मुनिरुवाच

अथातः संप्रवक्ष्यामि वर्गविश्वाबलं द्विज। यस्य विज्ञानमात्रेण विपाकं दृष्टिगोचरं॥१॥

ग्रहस्थितिवशात् ज्ञेयं द्विभनाथो यदा ग्रहः। मध्येऽनुपाततो ज्ञेया ओजयुग्मर्क्षभेदतः॥३॥

Oh! (Learned) Brahmin, I shall now narrate the Varga Vishwabala (Strength of various vargas/divisions), the mere knowledge of which one understands the future.

Look at the graha Vishwabala of Sun (Surya) and other grahas. A graha gets full strength when it is in own rãshi or in its exaltation rashi and gets zero strength when in the 7th rãshi from there (its rãshi of debility). Depending on the placement of grahãs, in a rãshi, one should calculate the graha vishwabala by average of these two strengths. One should understand that in case of a graha when he owns two rãshis, results be understood based on its occupation of an odd or even rãshi (in odd rãshi placement of a graha, who owns two rãshis, Moon hora is capable of giving relatively stronger results, while if the graha occupies an odd rãshi its results will be relatively stronger when occupying horã ruled by Sun)

सूर्यहोराफलं दद्युर्जीवार्कवसुधात्मजाः। चंद्रास्फुजिदर्कपुत्राश्चांद्रिहोराफलप्रदाः॥४॥

Jupiter (Guru), Sun (Surya) and Mars (Mangal) give (strong) results when they occupy the hora ruled by Sun (Surya). Moon (Chandra) Venus (Shukra) and Saturn (Shani) give results when they occupy the horã ruled by Moon (Chandra).

फलद्वयं बुधो दद्यात्समे चांद्र तदन्यके। रवे(रवेः?) फलं स्वहोरादौ पूर्णं हीनं विरामके॥५॥

Mercury (Budha) gives results whether he occupies the horã ruled by Sun (Surya) or Moon (Chandra). Sun (Surya) gives full results at the beginning of its own horã and does not give any results if placed at the end of own Horã.

मध्येऽनुपातात्सर्वत्र द्रेष्काणेऽपि विचिंतयेत्।ग्रहवत्तूर्यभागेऽपि नगांशादावपि तथा॥६॥

One should also analyze the DreshkãNa, TuryãMsha (CaturthãMsha), and SaptãMsha by analyzing the strength of grahas in proportionate manner (full strength in own or exaltation rashi and none when in 7th from them)

Chandrashekhar’s special comment: I think the word is NavãMsha and not NagãMsha. The manuscript has the word Navãmsha scored out, and replaced by NagãMsha. Thus the sage is talking about analyzing Dreshkãna, TruyãMsha and Navãmsha.

सूर्यः कुजफलं दत्ते भार्गवस्य निशापतिः। त्रिंशांशके विचिंत्यैवमत्रापि गृ(ग्र?)हवत्स्मृतः॥७॥

In Trimshãmsha, the results of houses should be understood in the following manner. Surya shall give results like Mars and Moon shall give results identical with Venus.

Comment: In Trimshãmsha chart Sun and Moon do not own any Trimshãmsha, and no graha can occupy their TriMshãMsha. Hence the way the Sun and Moon shall give results is being told by Lomasha, so that one can assess their strength in proper manner.

स्थूलं तु पूर्वं संस्थाप्य तस्मात्सूक्ष्मं ततस्ततः। लग्नहोरादृकाणांकभागसूर्यांशका इति॥८॥

त्रिंशांशसहिता ह्येताः षड्वर्गाः विश्वकाः क्रमात्। रसनेत्राब्धिपंचाश्विभूमयः सप्तवर्गके॥९॥

ससप्तमांशकं तत्र विश्वका पंच लोचनं। त्रयं सार्द्धद्वयं सार्द्धवेदं द्वौ रात्रिनायकाः॥१०॥

One should calculate the gross Grahavishwa strength and then (based on the Vargavishwa strength of the varga occupied) understand the exact Vishwa strengths of grahas. Horã, Dreshkãna, Navãmsha and DwadashãMsha charts, coupled with the TrimshãMsha chart (Rãshi, Horã, Dreshkãna, Navãmsha, DwaadashãMsha and TrimshãMsha) are called Shadvarga. The Vishwavarga bala of these divisions are 6, 2, 4, 5, 2 and 1 respectively. When SaptamãMsha is also included, the vargas are called Saptavargas. The respective optimum strengths of Saptavargas are, 5, 2, 3, 2½, 4½, 2 and 1.

दशवर्गा दिगंशाढ्याः कलांशाः षष्ठिभागकाः। त्रयं क्षेत्रस्य विज्ञेयाः पंच षष्ठ्यंशकस्य च॥११॥

सार्द्धैकभागाः शेषाणां  विश्वकाः परिकीर्तिताः। अथ वक्ष्ये विशेषेण विश्वकान्मम संमतान्॥१२॥

Dashavargas (Ten divisional charts) are arrived at when DashãMsha, ShodashãMsha and SaThyaMsha are added to Sapta varga. The Vargavishwa strength in this case are, Rashi chart gets 3 SashThyaMsha gets 5 and rest of the vargas get 1½ each, as graha vishwa strength. Now I shall tell the special (most important) Vishwa strengths that are acceptable to me.

क्रमात्षोडशवर्गाणां  क्षेत्रादीनां पृथक्पृथक्। होरात्रिंशभागदृक्काणां  कुचंद्रशशिनः क्रमात्॥१३॥

कलांशस्य द्वयं ज्ञेयं त्रयं नंदांशकस्य च। क्षेत्रस्य सार्द्धत्रितयं चतुः षष्ठ्यंशकस्य हि॥१४॥

अर्द्धमर्द्ध तु शेषानामेतत्स्वीयमुदाहृतं।पूर्णविश्वावलं विंशः धृतिः स्यादधिमित्रके॥१५॥

मित्रे पंचदशं प्रोक्तं समे दश प्रकीर्तितं। शत्रौ सप्ताधिशत्रौ च पंच विश्वाबलं भवेत्॥१६॥

Now I shall tell about the vishwãs as approved by me, in order of rãshi etc sixteen vargas. Horã, TriMshãMsha and dreshkãNa get the vishwa strength of 1. ShoDashãMsha get 2 parts strength and the Navãmsha strength is 3. Rashi gets 3½  points and ShaTyaMsha gets 4 points and other vargas get ½ points each of vishwã (strength). The total vishwã strength is 20 (when in own or exaltation rãshi) it is 18 in the rãshi of bosom friend (adhimitra based on panchadha maîtri), 15 in rãshi of friend (mitra) 10 in the rãshi of equal (sama), 7 in rãshi of enemy and 5 vishwA strength is obtained by a graha in rãshi of its bitter enemy (aadhishatru) (these are called the varga vishwas, as opposed to the graha vishwãs also called swavishwã).

वर्गविश्वा(श्वाः?) स्वविश्वध्ना पुनर्विंशतिभाजिता। विश्वाफलोपयोग्यं तत्पंचोनैक्ये फलदो न हि॥१७॥

Multiply the strength of varga vishwã by the swavishwã strength and divide the resultant by 20 to get the strength obtained by a planet, which being below 5 would not enable the planet to give results.

तदूर्ध्वं स्वल्पफलदं दशोर्ध्वं मध्यमं स्मृतं। तिथ्युर्धं पुण्यफलदं बोध्यं सर्वे खचारिणां॥१८॥

If that ( the viMshopaka strength) is more than 5 it gives some results, if more than 10 it gives half the results and if more than 15 the results are auspicious (full) .

अथान्यदपि वक्ष्येऽहं सौमतेयावधारय। खेटः पूर्णफलं दद्यात्सूर्यात्सप्तमके स्थिते॥१९॥

Oh son of Sumati, I shall now tell other sources of strength, that you should understand. Grahas that occupy the 7th rãshi, from that occupied by Sun, give their full results.

फलाभावं विजानीयात्समे सूर्यनभश्चरे। मध्येऽनुपातात्सर्वत्र ह्युदयास्तविशोपकाः॥२०॥

The grahas in same longitude as Surya do not give results and the results (percentage) of the graham being situate between these two positions (with Sun and 7th from Sun) should be calculated by rule of three on a scale of 1 to 20.

वर्गविश्वासमं ज्ञेयं फलमस्य द्विजर्षभ। उभयत्र फलं बुध्वा तत्फलं परिकीर्तयेत्॥२१॥

Oh great amongst Brahmins, one should understand, suing his intellect, that results of the planets are in proportion to their varga vishwã strength.

वर्गविश्वाफलं चादावुदयास्तमतः परं। पूर्णपूर्णेति पूर्णं स्यात्सर्वदैवं विचिंतयेत्॥२२॥

हीनहीनेति हीनं स्यात्स्वल्पाल्पेत्यंल्पकं स्मृतं। मध्यमध्येति मध्यं स्याद्यावत्तस्य दशा स्थितिः॥२३॥

In my  opinion the Vargavishwã results should be modified according the graha’s position from Sun. When the graha has AtipurNa or PurNa viMshopaka strength (20 to 16 points) the results in its dasha are fully obtained. When it has Swalpa or Ati swalpa strength 15 to 10 degrees) the results are less and when it is with Heena or Atiheena strength (from 5 to 0) it gives least results (or ill results), in this manner should the fortune be assessed.

पूर्वापरवशात्ज्ञेयं फलमन्यतत्र तद्विदैः।

The ancient knowledge that was told by other authorities that I am telling you (now)

अतः शृणु महाभाग साधनं गुलिकस्य च॥२४॥

Now listen to how Gulika position is to be delineated, Oh illustrious one.

रसाश्विनोऽश्विनयना धृतयो मनवो दिशः। ऋतवो द्वौ क्रमादेते रव्यादिवासरेषु च॥२५॥

निघ्ना दिनप्रमाणेन ध्रुवकाः खाग्निभाजिताः। रात्रौ रात्रिप्रमाणेन ध्रुवका निजपंचमाः॥२६॥

प्राप्तकालस्य यल्लग्नं तदेव गुलिकः स्मृतः। निजलग्ने बलोपेते गुलिकाल्लग्नशोधनं॥२७॥

In the order of 26, 22, 18, 14, 10, 6 and 2 are the dhruvãnka of days from days ruled by Sun and other grahas. Multiply these by the span of the day (in ghatis) and divide by 30. The time so obtained be used (as ishtakala) and the lagna be arrived at in the same manner as janma lagna (Ascendant) is arrived at, remember that this indicates position of Gulika. In night time based on the time span of night the dhruvãka of the 5th planet from the day lord should be used as base for calculations.

Chandrashekhar’s Special Comment: Lomasha seems to differ with Parashara in calculation of Gulika. Here the method is identical with that adopted by Sarvartha Chintamani, where instead of dividing the day length in 8 parts, 4 ghatis period is allotted to each graha, the 7th period being that of Gulika, beginning from Sun.

चंद्राच्चंद्रबले प्राप्ते गुलिकादुभयोः समे। द्वयोर्हीनबलेऽप्येवं गुलिकात्परिचिंतयेत्॥२८॥

When Chandra is strong consider Chandra lagna and when it is weak Gulika lagna be considered. When both Chandra and Gulika are equally strong or weak, one should consider Gulika lagna (as the reference point) to correct Janma lagna.

तस्मात्तत्सप्तमस्थानात्तदंशात्तत्कलत्रतः। तत्रैव तत्त्रिकोणे वा जन्मलग्नं विनिर्दिशेत्॥२९॥

The lagna of spouse is the same as the 7th rãshi from Chandra or Gulika lagna (whichever is stronger) or from the navãmsha occupied by them or trines to them. Similarly Janmalagna is confirmed from The rashi occupied by Chandra or Gulika, its trines or trines to Navãmsha rashi occupied by them.

मनुष्याणां पशूनां च द्वितीये दशमेऽपि वा। तृतीये मदने लाभे विहगानां विनिर्दिशेत्॥३०॥

The human or animal birth can also occur in the 2nd or the 10th rãshi (from Chandra or Gulika positions indicated above). If the lagna is 3rd , 7th or 11th rãshis then birth of bird is indicated.

कीटसर्पजलस्थानां शेषस्थानेषु संस्थितिः। कोणात्क्रमान्नरादीनां तथा प्राणपदादपि॥३१॥

Insects, Snakes and Aquatic creatures are born when lagna is in any of rãshis placed in bhãvas other than those indicated above. Human beings can also be born in trines etc (Kendra or kona from navãmsha rãshi occupied) to Prãnapada also.

स्वेष्टकालं पलीकृत्य तिथ्याप्तं भादिकं च यत्। चरागद्विजगे भानौ योज्यं तन्नवमे सुते॥३२॥

स्फुटं प्राणपदं तस्मात्पूर्ववच्छोधयेत्तनुः। विना प्राणपदाच्छुद्धो गुलिकाद्वा निशाकरात्॥३३॥

The time of birth is to be converted to palas and divided by 15. The resultant (Rãshi, Amsha etc.) be added to the degrees of Sun if he is in chara (Cardinal) rashi. When Sun is in Sthira (fixed) rãshi add 9 rãshis to its degrees and add the resultant, obtained above, to the final figure whereas when Sun is in a Dwisvabhãva (Dual) rãshi add 5 rãshis to degrees of Sun and add the resultant to this figure to obtain Prãnapada degrees (Sphuta). Now correct lagna as given earlier (Shloka 31). Without purification of lagna with reference to Prãnapada, Gulika or Chandra (Lagna degrees cannot be obtained with any accuracy).

तदशुद्धं विजानीयात्स्थावराणां तदेव हि।जन्मलग्नं च संशोध्य निषेकं परिशोधयेत्॥३४॥

The lagnas of immovable (also vegetative produce) should also be purified in similar manner. Once Janma lagna (Ascendant) is purified (finalized by methods given above), one should find out Nisheka lagna (Lagna at the time of conception).

तदहं संप्रवक्ष्यामि सौमतेयावधारय।जन्मलग्नात्परिज्ञानं निषेकं सर्वजंतूनां॥३५॥

I shall now tell how to understand the Nisheka of all living beings having known the Janmalagna, Oh son of Sumati you understand this carefully.

यस्मिन्भावे भानविस्थस्तस्य मांदेर्यदंतरं। लग्नभाग्यान्तरे योज्यं यच्च राश्यादि जायते॥३६॥

मासादिस्तन्मितं ज्ञेयं जन्मतः प्राक् निषेकजं। यद्यदृश्यदलेंऽगेशस्तदेन्दोर्भुक्तभागयुक्॥३७॥

The distance between Saturn and Mãndi be added to the distance between the lagna (Ascendant) and the 9th bhãva and the Rãshi degrees etc. so obtained shall indicate the month days etc. prior to the birth, when Nisheka (conception) occurred. When the lagna lord is in the invisible part (of birth chart) add the degrees obtained by Moon to this product.

Chandrashekhar’s Special comment: I think the word “लेंऽगेश”is incorrect it should be “लग्नेंश”. Lomasha also seems to equate Mãndi with Gulika, as does Pãrashara, the only difference being the way Gulika sphuta (degrees) are arrived at.

तत्काले साधयेल्लग्नं शोधयेत्पूर्ववत्तनुः। तस्मात्फलाफलं वाच्यं गर्भस्थस्य विशेषतः॥३८॥

The lagna for the time thus indicated be calculated as in the case of Ascendant at birth. Then the good and bad results experienced by the Jãtaka in various months in his mother’s womb can be delineated.

शुभाशुभं वदेत्पित्रोर्जीवनं मरणं तथा। एतन्निषेकलग्नेन सम्यक् ज्ञेयं स्वकल्पनात्॥३९॥

The good and bad results for the parents and their death can also be understood from Nisheka lagna by using one’s intelligence.

जन्मलग्नाद्विशेषेण बालारिष्टं विचिंतयेत्। चतुर्विंशति वर्षाणि बालारिष्टस्य भावना॥४०॥

Bãlãrishta can occur till24 years of age. The Bãlãrishta (danger to life when young) should be thought about, especially, from the Janma lagna.

आदौ संचिंतयेत्प्राज्ञैर्बालारिष्टं प्रयत्नतः। पश्चाच्छुभाशुभं सर्वमायुर्दायादिकं वदेत्॥४१॥

सत्यप्यायुषि जीवानां मरणं चात्र जायते। यथा तैलादिभिः पूर्णो दीपो नश्यति वायुना॥४२॥

In the same manner that a lamp with full oil in it is extinguished by wind, a living being with a long life could also die (on account of certain yogas) early. The learned should first take pains to analyze the chart in order to find out if there is yoga for Bãlarishta in a chart. Only after this should one predict about life span of the Jãtaka and the good and bad results that he may obtain.

अरिष्टं द्विविधं पुंसां दैवं स्वकृतसंज्ञितं। स्वकृतं सर्वकालीनं विषशस्त्रानलादिभिः॥४३॥

स्वकरेणाहतो दीपो यथा नश्यति तत्क्षणात्। निर्वाते तैलपूर्णोऽपि स्वकृतेन तथा नरः॥४४॥

आयुर्दीपं तथैवोक्तं द्विविधं द्रुहिणोदितं। ग्रहयोगादिभिर्वैवमन्ययोगादिसाधितं॥४५॥

एवं चतुर्विधं पुंसां मरणं जायतेऽत्र हि। यस्य मांदियुतश्चंद्रास्त्रिकोणे यदि संस्थितः॥४६॥

There are two types of arishtas (dangers to life) that are called those brought upon by own actions and those at one’s own hand, like poisoning, injury due to arms­ammunitions, and due to high winds or fires, in a person’s fate. These are able to extinguish the lamp of life, though full of oil (life span) instantly as a lamp can get extinguished even when wind is not blowing. Similarly the lamp of life is of two types that one gets on account of what is granted by Brahma (the creator who is said to write our fate). These two types are those on account of the yogas obtained in the chart and those that are obtained due to yogas occurring at certain period of life. These other yogas are operative when Mãndi is either conjunct or in trines to Chandra, in a chart. In this manner there are four ways that a person could die, in this world.

योगाभ्यासादिभिस्तस्य ह्यायुर्वर्द्धति निश्चितं। व्ययषष्ठाष्टगो मांदिर्यदि क्रूरखगान्वितः॥४७॥

स्वकृतेनैव दोषेण मरणं तस्य जायते। लग्ने चंद्रे क्षितयुते लग्नाधिपतिनाथवा॥४८॥

तस्य दैवायुषं ज्ञेयं दैवारिष्टं तु शेषके। एतेषां कालमानं तु ग्रहराश्यादिभिः स्फुटं॥४९॥

In such case one can certainly increase the life span by practicing yoga. When Mãndi is conjunct malefics and occupiee the 12th, 6th or the 8th bhãva one dies due to his own actions. When Chandra (Moon) aspects or joins the Lagna or the Lagna lord then one gets life due to his fate/God (long life) in rest of the cases there is lessening of life granted by fate/God.

शिव उवाच

Lord Shiva (then) said:

इति वाक्यं समाकर्ण्य लोमशस्य द्विजर्षभः। सर्वज्ञः प्रत्युवाचेदं मुनींद्रं करुणानिधिं॥५०॥

कर्मकालानुरोधेन स्पष्टायुर्यद्वदस्व तत्। पृथक्पृथक्हि जीवानां परमायुः समादिकं॥५१॥

Thus the learned Brahmin heard from Lomasha. The Ocean of compassion, all knowing and Indra (King of Gods) amongst Munis (Great sage) then said the lifespan is granted in accordance with the time and one’ own karma (it gets modified). Different living species have different maximum life span.

॥इति श्रीलोमशसंहितायां प्रथमोत्थाने सप्तमोऽध्यायः॥७॥

||Thus ends the seventh chapter in the first part of Lomasha Samhitã.||

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