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Drig dasa article by Sri Narasimha

Om Namah Sivaya

Namaste Sri Narasimha and others,

I am really surprised by the fact that Narasimha could arrive to the true meaning of Trikuta
padakrama regarding Drig dasa by referring to Parasara Hora. Most of the students are confused by
the word Trikuta Padakrama vide the sutra “ Kujaadi Trikuta Pada kramena Drig dasa”, since trikuta
padakrama is also used in Manduka dasa. So, some scholars interpreted trikuta padakrama in Drig
dasa as 1,5,9 houses from 9th house. In my humble view, Narsimha correctly interpreted the correct
meaning of this peculiar padakrama. I would like to explain this padakrama referring to only Jaimini
Sutras in line with Jaimini methods.

In Jaimini methods, we have a number of ways of reckoning the dasa sequences advocated by
Vriddha Karikas. I am giving some of them below.

1. Prakriti Chakra padakrama  where in reckoning will be done zodiacal for odd signs and
anti-zodiacal for even sign. Please remember here that the nature is odd or even not the
Vishama pada or Sama pada.
2. Vikriti Chakra Pada karma  where in reckoning will be done anti - zodiacal for odd signs
and zodiacal for even sign. Please remember here that the nature is odd or even not the
Vishama pada or Sama pada.
3. Udaya charka padakrama  always zodiacal for both natures of signs.

Readers can now understand the very purpose of Jaimini mentioning the sutra “Na Kwachit” after
mentioning the sutras “Prachee vrittir Vishameshu”, “Para Vrittyottareshu”. I don’t really understand
why Vishama pada and Samapada reckoning is used in only Chara dasa by Neelakantha.

Now I am giving below the ensuing sutras after the “Kujaadi Trikuta ….”. Though sage names it as
Trikuta Padakrama, for the sake of clarity, temporarily I call it Drig dasa padakrama. Since it is drig
dasa the dasa signs will be the signs aspected by 9th, 10th and 11th house from Lagna. This padakrama
is explained below.

Sutra: Matri Dharmayoh Saamanyam Vipareetam OjaKutayoh


Sutra: Yadhah Samanyam Yugme.

Sri Iranganti Rangacharya interprets the above sutras with different purpose. But, I am now
venturing to reconcile with Parasara slokas given by Narasimha.

Using Katapayadi varga, Matri  Sign Leo, Dharma  Sign Aquarius.

Sage Jaimini States that for the above two signs the drig padakrama is Samanyam i.e according to
Prakriti charka. Since, these two signs are odd signs, the reckoning will be zodiacal. That’s the
precise reason why Jaimini instructs “Saamanyam”.

For Ojapada signs excepting dual signs, the reckoning will be according to Vikriti charka.
For Dual signs, the reckoning will be according to Prakriti charka vide sutra “Yadhah Saamanyam
Yugme”.

Now I am tabulating the reckoning for each sign below.


Aries, Odd and Ojapada sign, vikriti charka padakrama. Since it is odd sign vikriti chakra pada
krama means reckoning Anti Zodiacally.

Taurus, Even and Ojapada sign, Vikriti charka padakrama, since it is even sign vikriti chakra
pada krama means reckoning zodiacally.

Gemini, Odd and Ojapada sign, Prakriti charka padakrama means count zodiacally

Cancer, Even and Samapada sign, Prakriti chakra, counting Anti Zodiacal

Leo, odd, samapada sign, Udaya chakra, counting zodiacally

Virgo, Even , Samapada, Prakriti chakra, counting anti-zodiacally

Libra, odd, Ojapada, Vikriti chakra, counting anti zodiacally

Scorpio, even, Ojapada, Vikriti chakra, counting zodiacally

Sagittarius, odd, Ojapada, Prakriti chakra, counting zodiacally

Capricorn, Even, Samapada, Vikriti chakra, counting anti zodiacally

Aquarius, Odd, Samapada, Udaya chakra, counting zodiacally

Pisces, Even, Samapada , Prakriti chakra, counting Anti Zodiacally

Hence, it can be deduced that Sage Jaimini also endorsed the way Sri Narasimha interpreted the
reckoning of dasa signs in Drig dasa using this peculiar Drig dasa Trikuta pada krama. In fact,
there will be only three signs aspected by any rasi and since Drig dasa name itself shows that it is
based on aspects. Hence name Trikuta padakrama is also justified.

Narasimha used antara dasa reckoning with a different type of padakrama, which shall be used
with chara paryaya dasa. It was clearly explained by Nrisimha Suri and Raghava Bhatta. It was
also endorsed by vriddha karika and again the slokas given by Narasimha are found in Vriddha
karika.

In the previous mail, I was stressing the importance of vriddha karika and I forgot to mention one
very importanat issue. That is no ancient Jaimini Commentator ever take reference to Parasara.
That is the reason why I take Vriddha karikas are the final authority on Jaimini.

Though, I am not very sure as to where it was mentioned how to calculate the antara dasas, but
as I remember it was mentioned in Phalaratnamala. Krishna Mishra is very clear that antara dasa
calculation will be of many types and he takes the names like Navamsa order, Drekkana order
etc. Because I am not very versed with Sanskrit and I can’t interpret them right now. This is my
humble beginning in Jaimini and look forward. But I can say that taking the house occupied by
lord of the dasa sign and using prakriti chakra reckoning in regular order seems logical. And late
Sri D.K.Sen, a great Jaimini scholar, also used the same.

Well, interpretation of Drig dasa can be learnt from Narsimha’s article and also may be Sign
arudha and Aspect Arudha can effectively used to delineate this Drig dasa. Sri Iranganti
Rangacharya also endorse the view that Sign arudha and aspect arudha are important vide his
article published in Saptharshi Astrology Magazine Vol 3.

I must admit that the Pada krama order idea was learnt from the Telugu commentary of Jaimini
Sutras b Sri Kambhampati Rama Gopala Murthy.

Let the knowledge come from everywhere


Warm regards,
Shanmukha.