The Sarvato-Bhadra Chakra is a wonderful predictive tool – which has been developed and perfected by the ancient Indian Sages. Down the ages, it had been known, experimented with, and extensively used for divining the possible future outcome in respect of various important matters that concern the people in general greatly. It can be effectively used for identification of personal problems (Natal Astrology), identification of national problems (Mundane Astrology), selecting auspicious Muhurtas (Electional Astrology), answering various Prashnas of serious nature (Horary Astrology), forecasts about the market trends (Commercial Astrology), etc. Curious people's profound interest in this Chakra has ever since been steadily increasing by leaps and bounds.
Like Kota Chakra, the Sarvato-Bhadra Chakra is also based on 28 Nakshatra-system (including the tiny tot Abhijit); but the similarity ends here. Whereas Kota Chakra has a relatively simple structure – consisting of 3 boundaries, 4 regions, 28 nakshatras, 9 planets, and 2 types of paths (entry and exit) only, SBC accommodates a host of Astrological particulars – which no other Chakra contains. In the preliminary stages, anyone might become almost bewildered upon finding that it accommodates 7 Weekdays (in 5 Categories), 15 Tithis (in 5 Classes), 12 Rashis, 28 Nakshatras, 16 Vowels, and 20 Consonants in its main 'body' portion; besides, it also contains 12 Rashis, 108 Navamshas (= 12 * 9), and 112 Nakshatra-Padas (= 28 * 4) in its outer 'border' region.
Apparently, the Sarvato-Bhadra Chakra looks like an extremely complex configuration consisting of too many blocks, and too much of details of Astrological particulars sequentially distributed among those blocks. It is mainly used for delineation of results of Transits of Planets with reference to the 'Birth' horoscopes in case of personal matters, and or installation/ inauguration horoscopes in case of national matters, etc. It should be duly noted that very dependable information on various aspects of life could be effectively divined from it.
This Chakra mainly consists of two regions – one is the main 'body' region, and the other is the 'border' region. The 'border' part actually consists of 4 segments – and these are but the extensions of the main body in four directions: East portion is above the top, South portion on the right side, West is below the bottom, and North is on the left. … It should be observed that the indicated directions are not marked as per the directions attributed in geographical maps (where the top always points at the North) – although the sequence of the directions remains the very same in both the cases (in clockwise manner, North > East > South > West).
The problem of selecting the consonant correctly:
As in Sarbato-Bhadra Chakra, only 20 consonants are used (where the first one 'A' is rather a vowel), selecting the appropriate consonant many a times proves to be a rather difficult task – as in many Indian languages (like Hindi, Bengali, etc), the actual number of consonants is twice of this figure (The number of letters = 56; our alphabet consists of 16 Vowels and 40 Consonants).
The Consonant corresponding to the person will be picked up from the first letter of the person's first name. If the person has more then one names, then that name by which the person is most popularly known should be used. If the first letter of the name is a compound letter (as in the name 'Kshitish'), then the nearest sounding letter should be taken (as 'Kha' is to be used in case of 'Kshitish'). In case of the name 'Gyani' (which should rather be spelt as 'Gnani'), the spelling of the first letter is the compound letter is 'Gna' (= Ja + Na); but as its first part is pronounced more akin to 'Ga', it is to be taken (serial no. 52). As we are concerned more with the pronunciation sound rather than the spelling (as written in languages of non-Indian origin), due care should be exercised while selecting the appropriate consonant.
Thus, in case of the names like Cyril or Cecil, the corresponding consonant will be 'Sa' (serial no. 53) – as these names are pronounced quite similar to Siril or Sisil; but in case of Charles or Chandan, the corresponding consonant will be 'Cha' (serial no. 55). In case of names like Dilip or David, there is difference between the two D's – as in Hindi, Bengali, etc Indian languages, the former belongs to the 3rd row of consonants, while the latter belongs to the 4th row of consonants. But in SBC, owing to want of choice, no distinction will be made between the two; and 'Da' (serial no. 38) will be chosen for both. For the same reason, in case of names like Chinmoy (Ch = first letter of the 2nd row) and Chhatrapati (Chh = second letter of the 2nd row), the corresponding consonant will be 'Cha' (serial no. 55) due to want of choice.
The Main 'Body' region of SBC:
A big square is to be drawn first – having sides of 9 units (say, 9 cms) length. Then a set of 8 equidistant parallel straight lines are drawn vertically (i.e., 1 unit apart from the left side towards inside of the big square); thereafter a similar set of 8 equidistant parallel straight lines are drawn horizontally (i.e., 1 unit apart from the top side towards inside of the big square). Thus, a mesh will be obtained; the big square will now consist of 81 small squares.
These 81 small squares will initially be numbered according to a sequential pattern for the purpose of the identification of the location of every specific small square. … Later, these numbers will be removed when the required Astrological particulars will be filled in the individual squares; this is since once the Astrological particulars are filled in their proper places, the serial numbers will lose their significance.
Beginning from the top left hand corner, the Serial Numbers of the small squares (from left to right) will be as under:
Top or 1st Row: 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09
2nd Row: 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 10
3rd Row: 31 56 57 58 59 60 61 40 11
4th Row: 30 55 72 73 74 75 62 41 12
5th Row: 29 54 71 80 81 76 63 42 13
6th Row: 28 53 70 79 78 77 64 43 14
7th Row: 27 52 69 68 67 66 65 44 15
8th Row: 26 51 50 49 48 47 46 45 16
Bottom Row: 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17
Marking of the Chakra Directions:
Above the Top (and above the Border region) : EAST and
Right of Right (and beyond the Border region) : SOUTH and
Below the Bottom (and below the Border region) : WEST and
Left of Left (and beyond the Border region) : NORTH and
Relative Positions of 28 Nakshatras (in the main 'body'):
Leave the 4 corner squares of the main body (i.e., the serial numbers 1, 9, 17, and 25). Beginning from serial number 2 and ending with 8, the names of 7 Nakshatras – from Krittika to Ashlesha – are written on the top 'row'. Then beginning from serial number 10 and ending with 16, the names of 7 Nakshatras – from Magha to Vishakha – are written on the extreme right 'column'. Then beginning from serial number 18 and ending with 24, the names of 7 Nakshatras – from Anuradha to Shravana (including Abhijit between Uttarashada and Shravana) – are written on the bottom 'row'. Then beginning from serial number 26 and ending with 32, the names of 7 Nakshatras – from Dhanistha to Bharani – are written on the extreme left 'column'.
Relative Positions of 12 Rashis (in the main 'body'):
Beginning from serial number 58 and ending with 60, the names of 3 Rashis – from Taurus to Cancer – are written on the 3rd 'row'. Then beginning from serial number 62 and ending with 64, the names of 3 Rashis – from Leo to Libra – are written on the 7th 'column' (from the left). Then beginning from serial number 66 and ending with 68, the names of 3 Rashis – from Scorpio to Capricorn – are written on the 7th 'row' (from the top). Then beginning from serial number 70 and ending with 72, the names of 3 Rashis – from Aquarius to Aries – are written on the 3rd 'column' (from the left).
Relative Positions of 7 Weekdays & 5 Tithi-Classes (in the main 'body'):
In serial number 74: To put 2 Weekdays (SUN, TUE), and 'Nanda' Tithis (1, 6, 11).
In serial number 76: To put 2 Weekdays (MON, WED), and 'Bhadra' Tithis (2, 7, 12).
In serial number 78: To put 1 Weekday (THU), and 'Jaya' Tithis (3, 8, 13).
In serial number 80: To put 1 Weekday (FRI), and 'Rikta' Tithis (4, 9, 14).
In serial number 81: To put 1 Weekday (SAT), and 'Purna' Tithis (5, 10, 15).
Relative Positions of 16 Vowels (in the main 'body'):
In serial number 1: To put 'A'.
In serial number 9: To put 'Aa'.
In serial number 17: To put 'E'.
In serial number 25: To put 'Ee'
In serial number 33: To put 'U'.
In serial number 39: To put 'Oo'.
In serial number 45: To put 'Re'.
In serial number 51: To put 'Rhe'
In serial number 57: To put 'Li'.
In serial number 61: To put 'Lhi'.
In serial number 65: To put 'Ae'.
In serial number 69: To put 'Aei'
In serial number 73: To put 'O'.
In serial number 75: To put 'Ou'.
In serial number 77: To put 'Am'.
In serial number 79: To put 'Ah'
Relative Positions of 20 Consonants (in the main 'body'):
In serial number 34: To put 'A'.
In serial number 35: To put 'Va'.
In serial number 36: To put 'Ka'.
In serial number 37: To put 'Ha'
In serial number 38: To put 'Da'.
In serial number 40: To put 'Ma'.
In serial number 41: To put 'Ta'.
In serial number 42: To put 'Pa'
In serial number 43: To put 'Ra'.
In serial number 44: To put 'Tha'.
In serial number 46: To put 'Na'.
In serial number 47: To put 'Ya'
In serial number 48: To put 'Bha'.
In serial number 49: To put 'Ja'.
In serial number 50: To put 'Kha'.
In serial number 52: To put 'Ga'.
In serial number 53: To put 'Sa'
In serial number 54: To put 'Dha'.
In serial number 55: To put 'Cha'.
In serial number 56: To put 'La'.
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