This is an unusual Dasha system. It is not a Nakshatra Dasha. It uses Planets not Signs. It is starting point is based on the distance through 4 different periods
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This is an unusual Dasha system. It is not a Nakshatra Dasha. It uses Planets not Signs. It is starting point is based on the distance through 4 different periods of the day in, which the person is born, basically, those are, day, night, morning twilight, evening twilight. The length through these periods also mathematically determines the lengths of the Dashas. The name is appropriate “Time” Dasha. It is a lot about time of day and lengths of time.
You must figure Sunrise and Sunset for the day on, which the birth occurs. Then you must break the day into 4 parts one spans the four hour period, which surrounds Sunrise, and one spans the four hour period surrounding Sunset. The other two are the day and night in between these. Figure these, then figure in, which one the birth occurred. Note the percentage traversed in that period.
Translate that figure into Ghatis of time. A Ghati is 24’. There are 5 gaits in two hours for example. So you’ll end up with a number and/or percentage of “Ghatis into the birth period” (of the four periods).
Then if it is the day or night portions, multiply it by two, if the other twilight zones, multiply by 4, then divide by 15. A figure will result.
The whole integer is taken as years, and break the rest down into portions of year. This is the length of one Dasha unit in this system. So 1.9 would mean the unit is 1.9 years.
Then take the Planets, all 9, in natural order, and to each assign their lengths as 1,2,3,4...etc. units, so the Sun gets one unit, the Moon 2, and so on, and That is the length of the Dashas for THIS chart. If the unit was 1.9 years, then the Sun gets 1.9 years, the Moon gets double that, 2 units, Mars get 3 of those units, and so on.
Start the Dasha on the Planet corresponding to the Vedic weekday on, which the person was born. Vedic weekdays are Sunrise to Sunrise, not midnight, as in the West. That is it. This Dasha is in one sense quite simplistic to work out.
To calculate this Dasha, one needs to know the times of Sunrise and Sunset on the birth day, and of course the birth time, and the Vedic weekday on, which the person was born.
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This is a simple Dasha to calculate. It uses Signs, not Planets. All MahaDasha periods are 10 years long. The 12 Signs are involved in natural order so the total length is 120 years. The order is always natural or direct around the Zodiac. Like Kala Dasha before, you figure in what portion of the day the birth occurred, day, night, or twilight as per the 4 hour twilight definition in Kala Dasha. If it was night, the Dasha starts with the rising Sign, the Lagna. If it was day, it starts with the Sign where the Lord of the Ascendant is located. If it was twilight, it starts with the second House Sign. Starting at the correct one, simply go in order around the Zodiac counting 10 years for each Sign.
To calculate this Dasha, one needs to know the times of Sunrise and Sunset on the birth day, and of course the birth time, and the rising Sign, the Sign where the 1st lord resides, and the Sign in the second House, though only one of these three will be needed.
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This is a respected system, little more complex but still easy to comprehend.
Nakshatra based, but by quarter, not whole Nakshatra
So distance through a quarter is measured to get percentages
Dasha sequence is of different types, as related in tables below
Dashas don’t just cycle in the starting sequence
Dashas cycle through the 4 sequences of their “group”
The Nakshatras are broken into 4 different groups
Within each group, there are 4 starting Dasha orders of Signs
After the completion of one order, it goes to the next one in the group
Sub periods are the current string or group order, starting with the Sign of parent Dasha as with Vimshottari and others.
Length of the MahaDasha of the signs
Same things as a string in Sign order:
Length of MahaDasha in Sign Order:
The Nakshatras are broken into 4 groups.
Below are the Nakshatras in a group, followed by the Dasha orders for those Nakshatras. The Dasha order depends on, which quarter of the Nakshatra the Moon was in at birth. So the order depends on what is called the Nakshatra pada (quarter). There are therefore 4 orders given. Choose the one corresponding to the quarter of the Nakshatra. The numbers in the order are the Sign numbers 1 to 12 for Aries to Pisces. Accessing the lengths string above can derive the lengths of the Dashas. The total length of these is given below too by quarters.
Nak = (1,3,7,9,13,15,19,21,25,27)
1: (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9) (100)
2: (10,11,12,8,7,6,4,5,3) (85)
3: (2,1,12,11,10,9,1,2,3) (83)
4: (4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12) (86)
Nak = (2,8,14,20,26)
1: (8,7,6,4,5,3,2,1,12) (100)
2: (11,10,9,1,2,3,4,5,6) (85)
3: (7,8,9,10,11,12,8,7,6) (83)
4: (4,5,3,2,1,12,11,10,9) (86)
Nak = (4,10,16,22)
1: (9,10,11,12,1,2,3,5,4) (86)
2: (6,7,8,12,11,10,9,8,7) (83)
3: (6,5,4,3,2,1,9,10,11) (85)
4: (12,1,2,3,5,4,6,7,8) (100)
Nak = (5,6,11,12,17,18,23,24)
1: (12,11,10,9,8,7,6,5,4) (86)
2: (3,2,1,9,10,11,12,1,2) (83)
3: (3,5,4,6,7,8,12,11,10) (85)
4: (9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1) (100)
Kalachakra calculation how to notes:
1. Using Nakshatra number, locate it is group
2. Calculate the percentage Moon is through it is Nak Pada
3. Using pada number, grab it is starting sequence string
4. Grab lengths for Signs in string in order
5. Using that percentage, figure out how far through it is
6. The one it is in is starting Major period
7. Calculate end date for that period and rest of major periods to end
8. Calculate sub periods, dates, etc., all other data