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Balaristha Dosha

Balarishtha Dosha is a Dosha Caused due to the ill (Evil) Planets position of the planets Because of
which the baby may have some Problems and loses the longevity before 12 years.

How to remember

Sat in Lagna

Jupiter in 3rd house

Sun in 5th

Venus in 6th

Mars in 7th

Moon in 8th

Rahu in 9th

Kethu in 12th

Balaristha bhanga


The three kinds of Arishta that can strike a person at a very young age are a) Balarishta or death
before eight years, b) Madhyarishta or death before the age of twenty years and c) Yogarishta or
death before thirty-two years.[1]

Balarishta is the Sanskrit word that means infant mortality, but astrologically it actually indicates
a Dosha, a misfortune more in terms of ill-health during infancy and childhood than of any other
kind of adversity that can strike a person at that age. Therefore, it is an affliction in the Natal Chart
or Query Chart, an ava-yoga (evil yoga), which need not necessarily indicate early death, for death
occurs only if the planetary infliction is severe and there are no otheryogas indicating a longer term
of life counter acting Balarishta Dosha.[2] In Astrology the most difficult task is the determination of
ones age i.e. span of life, time of death and Balarishta.[3]

The ancient astrologers devoted a considerable thought on Balarishta because if the new-born is not
destined to live long, astrological prognostications are of no avail.[4] Since Balarishta is the result of
ones past karmas only when there are no evil influences causing Balarishta, the pandits advise,
should the determination of probable life-span be taken up in right earnest.[5] There are six types
ofYogayus indicating death within one year, death within 12 years (Balarishta), death within 32
years (Alpayu), death within 70 years, death (Madhyayu), death within 100 years (Deerghayu) and
death after 100 years (Amithayu).[6]
Early death[edit]

Early death occurs mainly when at the time of birth the Moon is weak, ill=placed and afflicted by
malefic planets. Whereas the Moon situated in the 6th house from the Lagna (Ascendant) causes
Balarishta, an affliction by either Mars or Saturn gives curious and incurable diseases and revengeful
foes. However, when the Sun and the Moon are strong and free from affliction one enjoys good
health even if the Lagna at the time of birth is unfavourably influenced through adverse planetary
aspects and conjunctions.[7] Mars in the 7th, Rahu in the 9th, Saturnin the Lagna, Jupiter in the 3rd
andVenus in the 6th house are also taken as indicators of infant mortality; malefic planets situated in
the 2nd, the 6th, the 8th or in the 12th house from the Lagna increase the chance of
Balarishta.[8]Parashara in his Brihat Parashara Hora Sastra Chapter IX has described six adverse
situations indicating early death of the infant, Varahamihira in his Brihat Jataka Chapter VI has listed
twelve and Janardan Harji in his Mansagari Chapter IV has listed eighty-four; all standard texts on
Hindu predictive astrology have described various ava-yogas indicating early death. But, Balarishta
ava-yogas if not resulting in early death indicate immense hardship during infancy or period of
childhood. Even Lord Krishna suffered Balarishta till the age of 11 years in which age He had to face
many a crisis mainly due to His maternal uncle, Kamsa.[9]

According to Mansagari Rahu in the 7th from the Natal Moon proves adverse for father and mother,
also the Moon if in conjunction with Ketu in the 4th house or in the 9th or the 10th spoils these
bhavas, and according to Phaladeepika if the Sun is situated in the 9th house then one becomes
deprived of happiness while still very young. A person born in Scorpio lagna with Saturn in the 2nd
house, Rahu in the 3rd, Mars in the 6th, Venus in the 8th and The Moon, Mercury, Jupiter, and Ketu
conjoining with the Sun in the 9th in Cancer sign, lost his father, who died of a motor-car accident,
when he was a small child barely able to walk;[10] this too is a kind of Balarishta.


When there are seen ava-yogas indicating Balarishta there can also simultaneously occur
auspicious yogas cancelling the adverse impact of the indicated Balarishta. Any one of the natural
benefics - Mercury, Venus or Jupiter, strong and unafflicted or the strong lord of the Lagna situated
in a kendra from the lagna cancels Balarishta. Parashara also states that if the 4th house is occupied
by an evil planet and Jupiter is favourably placed or if Jupiter and Mars conjoin or Jupiter aspects
Mars or if evil planets in the kendras are hemmed between benefic planets Balarishta yogas get
cancelled.[11]These are some of the favourable "Arishtabhanga yogas". A strong Moon and a strong
Lagna-lord are potent protective factors but even a strong Moon cannot escape from the influences
exerted by other planets upon the signs and bhava not occupied by the Moon.[12] N.Chidambaram
Aiyar, for instance, has given sixteen planetary situations centering on the role of the three strong
natural benefics and the strong lord of the lagna, and the Moon, which situations if also
simultaneously existing counteract the ill-effect of several Balarishta yogas given in the texts, there
will be no early death etc.;.[13] The texts have also described special yogas cancelling Balarishta. For
example, if Saturn is in Leo, Jupiter in the 12th (in Virgo) and the navamsa of Aries is devoid of a
malefic, one born in Nirmalamsa does not incur Chandra Dosha (blemished Moon to cause
Balarishta) Sloka 859 of Chandra Kala Nadi[14] Mahadeva in his Jataka Tattva states that the Moon,
weak and lustreless, situated in a sign owned by Venus, causes Balarishta, and the child dies at the
age of seven years. But rarely does the Full Moon in the 7th act as a powerful maraka unless there is
a strong malefic also situated in the 8th house, early death cannot result if the planet in 8th is
aspected by a benefic planet.[15]

Impact of Balarishta in Muhurta Charts[edit]

Muhurta Charts revealing Balarishta ava-yogas indicate that either the period when the benefits
accruing from the work commenced will be very brief or the task begun will not meet successful
culmination; their role is similar to that of the Marakas, planets endowed with death-afflicting
power. Morarji Desais government collapsed because Saturn and Rahu afflicted the 10th house;
Mars, in mutual aspect with Saturn afflicting Leo Lagna, transited the 10th house in the swearing-in
chart, and the Moon occupied Uttarabhadrapada nakshatra ruled by the afflicted maraka-lord
Saturn. In the case of Charan Singh who was sworn in as Indias Prime Minister on 28/07/1979 the
Moon in Poorvaphalguni nakshatra was severely afflicted by Saturn, Rahu and Mars thus causing a
strong Balarishta yoga; he had to resign within one month.[16]

Balaristra Bhanga

The position of moon in horoscope chart is very important in the health of a new born baby. If the
moon is in a prominent position or it is making a strong influence, the effects of balarishta will be
lessened. An ill positioned moon is a factor causing balarishta and its bad effect can be reduced by
strengthening or invoking the benefic influence of moon. Wearing silver or pearl studded jewelry is a
practice to bring up the positive influence of moon.

The strength of lagna is a major factor influencing the health of child. If lagna lord is strong (in own
house or in exalted position) it indicates good health and weakens balarishta. A weak lagna is a
cause for balarishta which may also result from the drishti of malefic planets (Sun, Mars, Saturn,
Rahu or Kethu). Its ill effects on the childs health can be reduced by strengthening the influence of
lagna lord. Observing specific rituals and wearing relevant gem stones can strengthen the influence
of lagna lord.

Drishti of benefic planets is a strong factor for arishta bhanga. When benefic planets (Venus, Jupiter,
Moon with pakshabala or non-malefic Mercury) occupies 4th, 7th or 10th house from lagna, it
indicates good health and effects of balarishta will be reduced.

If Asc Lord is having strength by associating with auspicious Planets or aspects ,posited in a quadrant
without the interference of the inauspicious planets then no Balaristra.

2.Full moon associates with Auspicious planets or aspect with auspicious planets or posited in
auspicious sign or navamsa,own exalted or friendly division
3.If Among Jupiter ,venus,mercury if any one occupies or Kendra without interference of
inauspicious Planets or aspects there will not be any balaristra Dosha