Sub-Divisions of Dasas and Their Effects Part 1

Dr. Shanker Adawal

Part 1

Now let us know how to reduce a Dasa period into its sub-periods (Sub-periods) and their further sub-sub-divisions (Sub-periods) along with their respective effects. All that has been stated as effects, with respect to any planet, should be expected to occur in the Planet’s Dasa, in his sub-period and in his sub-sub-period (Sub-period).

Multiply the years of a planet’s Mahadasa by the years of the planet that’s Sub-period is sought. Divide this product by 120. The quotient will denote the years of the Sub-period. Multiply the remainder by 12 and divide the result by 120. The quotient obtained now will stand for months, further multiply the remainder by 30 and divide it by 120. This quotient will give the days, and so on.

This very procedure has to be adopted for calculating the sub-periods in an Sub-period, or their further sub-divisions. In any Dasa, the order or the sub-periods (Sub-periods) is similar to that in the Dasa and the first sub-period (Sub-period) will commence with that of its lord.

Note: Bhukti or Sub-period is the sub-period of a Mahadasa or Main or Major period and sub-Sub-period is the sub-period of a Sub-period. A Major period consists of 9 (nine) sub-periods ruled by the nine planets and each sub-period is similarly covered by nine Sub-sub-periods and each sub-Sub-period by nine Sukshma-Dasa and each Sukshma by nine Prana-Dasa. Each Major period begins with the sub-period ruled by the same planet ruling the Dasa. This rule also applies to Sub-period, Sukshma and Prana. The sequence of Sub-period and up to Prana, etc., is the same order as that of the Mahadasa.

The method of finding out the sub-period in any Major period is very simple. Multiple the figures of the Mahadasa with that of the planet whose sub-period is to be found out. The last figure in the product always stands for the decimal of the month and the rest represents the total number of the months. Suppose we want to know the Sun Bhukti in Jupiter Mahadasa. The year for the Sun is 6 and for that of Jupiter is 16. The product is 96. Hence the Sun sub-period in Jupiter Mahadasa is 9.6 months, which is equivalent to 9 months and 18 days.

Sun Dasa

Sub Periods in Main Period of Sun (w.r.t. House Positions)

During the main ruling period of the Sun located in the Ascendant and the sub periods of Mars. Saturn. Ketu and Rahu the native gets sorrow & loss of ruling powers, wealth and property.

(This would be the result when the planets Mars etc., are in “Agochar’ position i.e. are ill placed from the Sun & weak. If however they are in “Gochar” they give good results.

1. A planet in its own sign, in its sign of exaltation, in its friends sign, not eclipsed by the Sun, not situated in the 6th, 8th or 12th house is technically called in Gochar.

2. If it is eclipsed in debilitation sign, and in sign other than its Mooltrikona sign or other than a friends sign and when located in 6th, 8th, or 12th house is bad and is technically called “Yam Gochar”.)

During the main ruling period of the Sun located in the Ascendant and in the sub periods of Jupiter, Venus, Moon or Mercury. The native gets benefited from agriculture, cows, sons, wife and lands.

During the ruling period of the Sun located in the 2nd house and in the sub period of malefic there will be loss of wealth use of curt speech, mental sorrow, eye disease, & great trouble.

During the main ruling period of the Sun located in the 2nd house and in the sub period of benefic planets there will be much comfort, acquisition of education, favour from government and gain of clothes, conveyance.

During the main ruling period of the Sun heated in the 3rd house and in the sub period of malefic who are “Gochar place” i.e. well placed and strong the native gets much comfort; If the planets having sub period are not “Gochar place” the results are bad i.e. sorrow etc.


(The academic education & its extent and quality have to be determined from the 2nd house of the horoscope i.e. through the nature of influence falling on the second house & its lord and its significator Mercury).

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