Similarities and Differences among the various "Classes" of Jaimini Rashi-Dashas :

(1) Chara Dasha Class :

Jaimini Chara Dasha (JCD) and Jaimini Trikona Dasha (JTD) belong to this class.

In case of Jaimini Chara Dasha (JCD), as per the method* of Raghava Bhatta & Nrisimha Suri (RB-NS method), the commencing Rashi-Dasha becomes different depending on the 'gender' of the native :

(a) For 'male' persons, the commencing Rashi-Dasha is always of the Ascendant-sign.

(b) For 'female' persons, there are two options :

(i) if the Ascendant-sign is "odd", then the commencement is from the 4th-sign as reckoned from the Ascendant-sign. But,

(ii) if the Ascendant-sign is "even", then the commencement is from the 10th-sign as reckoned from the Ascendant-sign.

In case of Jaimini Trikona Dasha (JTD), as per the method of Raghava Bhatta & Nrisimha Suri (RB-NS method), the strongest sign among the Ascendant, the 5th from it, and the 9th from it. Then the commencing Rashi-Dasha becomes different depending on the 'gender' of the native :

(a) For 'male' persons, the commencing Rashi-Dasha is always of the strongest sign (among the three signs - as mentioned above).

(b) For 'female' persons, there are two options :

(i) if the Ascendant-sign is "odd", then the commencement is from the 4th-sign as reckoned from the strongest sign (among the three signs - as mentioned above). But,

(ii) if the Ascendant-sign is "even", then the commencement is from the 10th-sign as reckoned from strongest sign (among the three signs - as mentioned above).

It can thus be seen that if the Ascendant-sign becomes the strongest sign (among the three signs - as mentioned above), then Jaimini Chara Dasha (JCD) and Jaimini Trikona Dasha (JTD) will become exactly identical.

However, in most cases (roughly 2 cases out of 3, or about 67%), these two will be different. In such cases, Jaimini Trikona Dasha (JTD) will be different from Jaimini Chara Dasha (JCD). For timing of some auspicious events like marriage and childbirth, Trikona Dasha (JTD) often offers better results than Chara Dasha (JCD) - this has been observed to be more so in case of 'female' persons.

[ SPECIAL NOTE : There is another method - known as Neelkantha's method* for reckoning of Jaimini Chara Dasha; It is based on Oja-pada/ Visama-pada signs, and in this system the set-up of the Dashas and their durations become different. In this method, the divisions and sub-divisions are also different. But as for the purpose of narrow-range 'timing of events', this method has not been found to be at all dependable, I have deliberately avoided any discussion about this particular method , and it's use for 'timing of events'. ]

The Duration of Dashas :

The duration of Dashas in both Jaimini Chara Dasha (JCD) and Jaimini Trikona Dasha are reckoned in the same way. The durations are variable, and are dependent on the placement of the sign-lord with reference to the sign. Excepting the two special cases mentioned in following - as per Cond (i) and (ii), the duration depends on the count from the sign-lord to the sign - as per Cond (iii) (a) and (b). The mode of counting however varies depending upon whether the lord of the Dasha-sign is situated in an "odd" sign or "even" sign :

(i) If the sign-lord is situated in own-sign in that very sign itself , then the Dasha-duration of the sign is 12 years., Else,

(ii) If the sign-lord is situated in the opposite sign (that is, in the 7th from it), then the Dasha- duration of the sign is 10 years., Else,

(iii) It will be dependent on the sign-count from the placement of the sign-lord to the sign :

(a) If the sign-lord is situated in an "odd" sign, then the signCount will be in "zodiacal" order - from the sign-lord to the sign, and the duration of the Dasha will be = (SignCount - 1) year/s. But,

(b) If the sign-lord is situated in an "even" sign, then the SignCount will be in "reversed" order - from the sign-lord to the sign, and the duration of the Dasha will be = (SignCount - 1) year/s.

Thus, the durations of any sign in either of these two Dasha-systems can range from 1 year (minimum) to 12 years (maximum).

AN "ALTERNATE" METHOD OF J.C.D. DIVISIONS & SUB-DIVISIONS :

For Jaimini Chara Dasha, there is another interesting method of divisions and sub-divisions. In this method, the Dasha duration is first divided into 3 equal parts - in terms of "Drekkanas" of the sign. These divisions may be termed as CD (as C in English is the 3rd letter). Each of these divisions may further be divided into 10 equal parts - in terms of "Dashamamsha" of the sign. These divisions may be termed as XD (as X in Roman = 10). Each of these divisions may further be divided into 12 equal parts - in terms of "Dwadashamsha" of the sign. These divisions may be termed as LD (as L in English is the 12th letter). ... Thus, every Dasha will be subdivided into 3 * 10 * 12 = 360 equal divisions.

As the duration of a JCD can be from 1 year (minimum) to 12 years (maximum), the minute sub-divisions in this method will be from 1 day (minimum) to 12 days (maximum). This will be the "unit" for timing of events. If someone gains some experience for finding "inter-relationships" between the MDS (Main Dasha sign), CDS (Drekkana sign), XDS (Dashamamsha sign), LDS (Dwadashamsa sign).

Drekkana divisions of Signs (CDS) : There will be 3 equal divisions. The first part is the sign itself, then the second part is the 5th sign from it, then the third part is the 9th sign from it. The order of succession will be in usual "zodiacal" order.

Dashamamsha divisions of Signs (XDS) : If the Drekkana Sign (CDS) is "odd", then the 10 equal divisions will commence from the CDS. But if the Drekkana Sign (CDS) is "even", then the 10 divisions will commence from the 9th sign from the CDS. The order of succession will be in usual "zodiacal" order.

Dwadashamsha divisions of Signs (LDS) the 12 equal divisions will commence from the XDS. The order of in succession is usual "zodiacal" order.

(2) Sthira Dasha Classes :

(2). (a). Main Class:

Jaimini Sthira Dasha (JSD) and Brahma Graha Dasha (BGD) belong to this class.

In case of Jaimini Sthira Dasha (JSD) also, the commencing Rashi-Dasha becomes different depending on the 'gender' of the native :

(a) For 'male' persons, the commencing Rashi-Dasha is always of the "stronger" sign between the Ascendant-sign and the 7th from it.

(b) For 'female' persons, there are two options :

(i) if the Ascendant-sign is "odd", then the commencement is from the "stronger" sign between the and the 4th and the 7th from the Ascendant-sign. But,

(ii) if the Ascendant-sign is "even", then the commencement is from the "stronger" sign between the and the 10th and the 7th from the Ascendant-sign.

In case of Brahma Graha Dasha, it commences from the sign occupied by the Brahma-Graha* (Upon fulfilling certain specific conditions, a particular planet becomes the Brahma-Graha in a particular chart).

Now, Brahma-Graha planet might be situated in any sign - including the "stronger" sign between the Ascendant and the 7th from it. As such, in some cases (approximately 1 in 12, or 8.33%), Sthira Dasha and Brahma Graha Dasha will become identical. But in most cases, these two Dasha set-ups will be different.

The Duration of Dashas :

These are the same as in Mandooka Dasha (and Trikuta Dasha), here the durations are "fixed" - depending on the constitutional nature of the signs :

(i) If the sign is Chara (movable), then the Dasha-duration of the sign is 7 years.,

(ii) If the sign is Sthira (fixed), then the Dasha-duration of the sign is 8 years., and

(iii) If the sign is Ubhaya (common), then the Dasha-duration of the sign is 9 years.



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