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Mars & Mercury: Karakatwas Lordships of Planets & Houses, Chapter XXI

Chapter 21

Dr. Shanker Adawal

It is important to know the Karakatwas, in Minute details, of the 12 houses and all the planets including Rahu/Ketu and Gulika. Planets Mars & Mercury as given by Sage SUKRACHARYA, for the planets, are given below. The writer has found, from experience, that the Karakatwas, as given by – Shri MANTRI LAKSHMI NARAYANA SHASTRI – are more exhaustive than others; accordingly, the same are reproduced below for the benefit of readers:-

Sukracharya Shri M.L.N. Shastri


Truth, land and fort, diseases, wounds/ulcer, valour, fighting equipments or arms, fire, dignity, higher knowledge, brothers.

Brothers, happiness through brothers, positions like 2nd-in-Command or Heir Apparent, bile, heat, strength of native’s hands, courage, strength of native, quarrels, arguments, success in encounters/war, goats, red leprosy, sacrificing live animals, getting lost I deserts, having to live in hill stations or mountains, women, copper, gold, coral, ruby, stamp of authority, fetters or imprisonment, punishment, nature, friends or followers, fort, implements or armour, poisonous creatures, bamboo, catechu, sulphur, lions, tigers, valour.


Mathematics, hand work, literature, astrology, education, maternal uncles, intelligence and intellect.

Happiness through children, ultimate knowledge, intelligence, business, deceiving others, proficiency in writing diplomatically, mathematics, literature, handicrafts, weaving; sexual enjoyments, travels over water, vegetables, digestive fire, fanning, parrots, coloured plays/shows, betel leaves, cages, grass, inciting quarrels, prosperity, ambassadorial functions.

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