D3-S Chart

The construction (mapping) of the Somanāth drekkāṇa is similar to the parivṛtti drekkāṇa (just like the horā) but with a difference in that the even signs are grouped as apasavya (reverse) and the odd signs are grouped as savya (zodiacal). To prepare the table, we consider the odd signs first and write them in one column with three columns to their right. In these, in the zodiacal, regular order we write the signs assigning every three drekkāṇa-signs to one rāśi. In this manner we assign 18 drekkāṇa of the odd signs.

Rāśi 1st 0-10 2nd 10-20 3rd 20-30
1 Aries Aries Taurus Gemini
2 Gemini Cancer Leo Virgo
3 Leo Libra Scorpio Sagittarius
4 Libra Capricorn Aquarius Pisces
5 Sagittarius Aries Taurus Gemini
6 Aquarius Cancer Leo Virgo

Now we repeat this exercise for the even signs, reckoned in the reverse from Pisces. The six signs are listed in the first column and then we have three columns for writing the drekkāṇa mapping to their right. In these we move in the anti-zodiacal direction without jumping signs (regular) and assign the 18 drekkāṇa of the even signs.

Rāśi 1st 0-10 2nd 10-20 3rd 20-30
1 Pisces Pisces Aquarius Capricorn
2 Capricorn Sagittarius Scorpio Libra
3 Scorpio Virgo Leo Cancer
4 Virgo Gemini Taurus Aries
5 Cancer Pisces Aquarius Capricorn
6 Taurus Sagittarius Scorpio Libra

For odd or even signs, the starting drekkāṇa is the

  • 1st sign from the first rāśi in groups – Aries and Pisces,
  • 2nd sign from the second rāśi in the groups – Gemini (direct – Cancer) and Capricorn (reverse – Sagittarius)
  • 3rd sign from the third rāśi in the groups – Leo (direct – Libra) and Scorpio (reverse – Virgo)
  • 4th sign from the fourth rāśi in the groups – Libra (direct – Capricorn) and Virgo (reverse – Gemini)
  • 5th sign from the fifth rāśi in the groups – Sagittarius (direct – Aries) and Cancer (reverse – Pisces)
  • 6th sign from the sixth rāśi in the groups – Aquarius (direct – Cancer) and Taurus (reverse – Sagittarius)


The final table for Somanāth Horā

Rāśi 1st 0-10 2nd 10-20 3rd 20-30
Aries Aries Taurus Gemini
Taurus Sagittarius Scorpio Libra
Gemini Scorpio Sagittarius Capricorn
Cancer Pisces Aquarius Capricorn
Leo Aquarius Pisces Aries
Virgo Gemini Taurus Aries
Libra Taurus Gemini Cancer
Scorpio Virgo Leo Cancer
Sagittarius Leo Virgo Libra
Capricorn Sagittarius Scorpio Libra
Aquarius Scorpio Sagittarius Capricorn
Pisces Pisces Aquarius Capricorn

You will notice that if we consider odd signs, the last drekkāṇa of the last odd sign Aquarius is Virgo (6) and if we not proceed to even signs in the regular order, then the first even sign Taurus has the first drekkāṇa Libra (7) showing continuity in the drekkāṇa scheme when reckoned direct and regular.


Houses in D3-S
Written as D3-S Chart, the Somanāth drekkāṇa examines sexuality and to that extent spiritual discipline as well. The third house is also called Mithuna bhāva where the sexuality of the native is seen. This is the house in focus and everything else revolves around it.

Lagna bhāva: This is the application of intelligence to matters of sexuality. Nature of sign and planets plays a critical role in matters of sexuality. Planets like Sun and Jupiter teach abstinence and self-control while the watery planets Venus and Moon encourage great enjoyment. Being the 11th house (hara bhāva) from Mithuna (3rd house), it can completely destroy sexuality leading to a lifetime of celibacy or it can become an upachaya (house of growth) leading to multiple partners as planets placed here aspect the 7th house.

2nd house: Māraka for Lagna indicating loss of health and vitality for copulation. Being the 12th house from Mithuna bhāva it shows loss of sexual capacity or celibacy. It protects the 6th house (being 9th bhāva from 6th house) and sustains long term celibacy.

3rd house: Mithuna bhāva G [Count from here]

4th house: sustainer of Mithuna, being in the second and shows where the mating is preferred, places, environment etc.

5th house: It shows the emotions that lead to the act of copulation

6th house: Celibacy house, or if afflicted it can show excessive sin

7th house: Partner or spouse, he/she who is in the consciousness during copulation

8th bhāva: being the enemy (6th) to the Mithuna bhāva it destroys the partner or creates some disturbances which prevent copulation

9th bhāva: Dharma bhāva opposes Mithuna bhāva and tends to regulate and control it.

10th bhāva: Karma bhāva is the 8th (debts, faults) from Mithuna bhāva and shows illegal relationships and excessive ‘nija doṣa’ in this matter. The 7th lord going to the 10th indicates multiple partners as this is the fault of the native (nija doṣa).

11th bhāva: Protection for Mithuna being the 9th sign from it.

12th bhāva: Successful completion (10th from 3rd house) of copulation leading to consummation of marriage.

Slide Presentation

Somanāth Drekkāṇa
Somanāth DrekkāṇaPresentation

  • Please be patient as the slides can take a little time to download
  • Make copious notes
  • Ask Questions at Forums of this website
  • Download the audio files for listening at leisure. Click on link and extract the zip folder

Audio Play


The three drekkāṇa of a sign are its trines with the first in a movable sign, second in a fixed sign and third in a dual sign. This is exactly like the Parāśara drekkāṇa but differs in that the first is always in a movable sign in trines. Drekkāṇa for karma Phala is not actually Parāśara but instead it is from Phaladīpikā or Mantreśvara. This is based on the 10 degree concept of drekkāṇa size as indicative of some results of 10th house. All varga’s have to do with past karma which causes the planets to occupy such specific positions that actually match all karma (prārabdha) of past incarnations.

It finds specific mention in the Chandrakalā nāḍi where the drekkāṇa is defined as राशित्रिभागो द्रेक्काणं (rāśitribhāgo drekkāṇaṁ) in śloka 5751 indicating that the rāśi divided into three parts of 10° each is a drekkāṇa and that every rāśi will have three drekkāṇa.

पुत्रधर्म स्वपाज्ञेया द्रेक्काणं विन्येसेत् क्रमात्॥५७५२
care svaputranavapāḥ sthire dharmasvaputrapāḥ।
putradharma svapājñeyā drekkāṇaṁ vinyeset kramāt ॥ C.K.Nadi 5752

– to protect (a country, or rāśi) i.e. rule , govern; keeping, protecting, guarding; chara – movable (sign); sva – self, same sign, 1st house; putra – son, 5th house; nava – 9th (house/sign); sthira – fixed (sign); dharma – 9th sign
Translation: For movable signs (chara) the three drekkāṇa are ruled by the lords (pā) of the 1st (sva) [chara], 5th (putra) [sthira] and 9th (nava) [dvisvabhāva] whereas for fixed signs (sthira) the lords of the 9th (dharma) [chara], 1st (sva) [sthira] and 5th [dvisvabhāva] are the rulers. For dual signs, know that the lords of the 5th (putra) [chara], 9th (dharma) [sthira] and 1st (sva) [dvisvabhāva] are the rulers of the drekkāṇa, in that order.
Table: Jagannāth Drekkāṇa

Rāśi 1st 0-10 2nd 10-20 3rd 20-30
Bhū Bhuva Svaḥ Chara Sthira Dvisvabhāva
Agastya Durvāsa Nārada
Aries Leo Sagittarius Aries Leo Sagittarius
Taurus Virgo Capricorn Capricorn Taurus Virgo
Gemini Libra Aquarius Libra Aquarius Gemini
Cancer Scorpio Pisces Cancer Scorpio Pisces

Soul Previous Abode

The soul is seen in the eyes of the native

and we know that the two eyes are ruled by the Sun and Moon as the primary lords of the horā. Parāśara has taught that the Sun represents the soul in all creatures. Therefore the original abode of the soul from where it has travelled to this planet is known from the. The moon can represent an intermediate abode between the two worlds that the soul resided in temporarily before coming to planet earth. The only way to determine this is to find the stronger between the Sun and Moon in the birth chart. If Moon is stronger then, the soul did reside in an intermediate abode before incarnating on earth and the Moon shows this previous abode. If instead the Sun is stronger than the Moon, then from its position we know the previous abode of the soul.

Karma Phala

This D3-J drekkāṇa chakra is used for karma phala.
Jagannāth Drekkāṇa
Jagannāth Drekkāṇa Presentation

  • Please be patient as the slides can take a little time to download
  • Make copious notes
  • Ask Questions at Forums of this website

Audio Play and Download

Nomenclature: from Varāhamihira Mihira Drekkana or D3-M

Varāhamihira defines the horā and drekkāṇa in the opening chapter of Bṛhat Jātaka (śloka 12). We have defined this horā previously.
द्रेष्काण संज्ञाम् अपि वर्णयन्ति स्वद्वादशैकादशराशिपानाम्॥ १२॥
dreṣkāṇa saṁjñām api varṇayanti svadvādaśaikādaśarāśipānām || 12||
Translation: The three drekkāṇa of a sign are the same sign (sva), twelfth (dvādaśa) and eleventh (ekādaśa) rāśi lords (rāśipa).

This is a simple definition and is in lines with the definition of the Mihira Horā. The first drekkāṇa (0°-10°) of every sign is in the same sign. This is exactly similar to Parāśara. The second drekkāṇa (10°-20°) is in the preceding sign (12th sign). The third drekkāṇa (20°-30°) is in the 11th sign.
This drekkāṇa looks more like something having to do with income and expenditure with the 11th house of income and 12th house of expenditure lording the drekkāṇa in addition to the first sign of self. Perhaps that is the hidden meaning of the word ‘varṇa’ used in the śloka.

This is not recommended by the tradition.
Table 10: Varāhamihira Drekkāṇa

Rāśi 1st 0-10 2nd 10-20 3rd 20-30
Aries Aries Pisces Aquarius
Taurus Taurus Aries Pisces
Gemini Gemini Taurus Aries
Cancer Cancer Gemini Taurus
Leo Leo Cancer Gemini
Virgo Virgo Leo Cancer
Libra Libra Virgo Leo
Scorpio Scorpio Libra Virgo
Sagittarius Sagittarius Scorpio Libra
Capricorn Capricorn Sagittarius Scorpio
Aquarius Aquarius Capricorn Sagittarius
Pisces Pisces Aquarius Capricorn

Standard Nativity

The Mihira drekkāṇa D3-M of the standard nativity is included. You can draw this chart mentally.

  • If the planet is in the first drekkāṇa, then it’s in the same sign;
  • 2nd drekkāṇa, move it to the 12th or preceding sign;
  • 3rd drekkāṇa, move it to the 11th sign.

Lagna is in 14°5’ which is 2nd drekkāṇa of Pisces, so it goes back to Aquarius which becomes D3-M Lagna. Similarly move all other planets and write them in a fresh chart called D3-M.
The second lord Jupiter is debilitated in the 12th house. If this chart is used for siblings then it can show absence of elder siblings, which is wrong as the native has an elder brother.
If this chart is to denote fortune and karma results, then this is also wrong as during Jupiter daśā he had a golden period of life living a grand comfortable life in a mansion with many servants, cars and all that which was considered luxury in India.
But maybe we can use this chart for income and expenditure as during Jupiter daśā a lot of money was spent on his comfortable life. In Saturn daśā he was too busy learning all the jyotiṣa, mantra and doing siddhi and his government job was not very paying.
Honestly we don’t know what to make out of this drekkāṇa chart. Readers may experiment (play around) with it.

Balabhadra of Horā Ratnam states that this drekkāṇa is from Yavanācārya and must be rejected. In śloka 50 Balabhadra states that Varāhamihira used the Parāśara drekkāṇa when he describes the Varāha drekkāṇa as ‘dreṣkāṇāḥ prathama-pañcama-navamānām’ i.e. the dreṣkāṇā are the three drekkāṇa of a sign (note words) that are in the first, fifth and ninth from it. It is evident that Varāhamihira used the Parāśara drekkāṇa and yet in the Bṛhat Jātaka he talks of the Yavanācārya drekkāṇa.

This is the simplest of the regular drekkāṇa charts and just like the parivṛtti horā, is based on direct count from Aries for the 36 drekkāṇa travelling through the zodiac three times. The first twelve drekkāṇa are in the first four rāśi Aries to Cancer which is bhū-loka having Agni as the devatā. The second set of twelve drekkāṇa are in the four rāśi from Leo to Scorpio which is bhuva loka having Sūrya as devatā. The third set of twelve drekkāṇa are in the rāśi Sagittarius to Pisces which is svarga loka having Indra as the devatā.

This is a regular division focusing on the third house and the results pertain to “parākrama” includes the ability to fight, courage to face challenges, survival instinct, krama includes short journeys like daily commutation. These are some of the important matters ruled by the third house. The regularity of the divisional charts indicates that everything is expected to function normally in life, especially natural survival instincts, walking and commuting etc. It is all about vāyu tattva which helps us to breathe and is also responsible for locomotion.

Parivṛtti Drekkāṇa Mapping

Let us map the drekkāṇa of the rāśi into the signs of the D3-P Chart.
Aries drekkāṇa

  • The first drekkāṇa of Aries (0°-10°) is mapped into Aries, a movable sign.
  • The second drekkāṇa of Aries, which follows the first in the regular zodiacal order, is mapped into the next sign Taurus which is a fixed sign.
  • The 3rd drekkāṇa of Aries is mapped into Gemini, a mutable (dual) sign.

Taurus drekkāṇa

  • The next rāśi Taurus has its first drekkāṇa mapped into Cancer which follows the previous mapping in Gemini. Cancer is a movable sign.
  • The second drekkāṇa of Taurus is mapped into Leo, a fixed sign.
  • The third drekkāṇa of Taurus is mapped into Virgo, a dual sign.

In this manner, as we move from one rāśi to another in the rāśi chakra, we are moving at thrice the speed in the drekkāṇa chakra covering three signs for every one sign of the rāśi chart. By the time we travel across four signs of the rāśi chart from Aries to Cancer we have already mapped the twelve signs of the drekkāṇa chart. This represents the first gaṇḍānta between Cancer and Leo in the rāśi chart where we need to make a fresh beginning at Leo. Then again as we travel from Leo to Scorpio we again cover 12 signs in drekkāṇa chart. The junction of Scorpio and Sagittarius marks the second gaṇḍānta. Finally when we travel from Sagittarius to Pisces, we again cover 12 signs of drekkāṇa chart. This is the final ending marking the third gaṇḍānta.
It is noteworthy that the first drekkāṇa is always in chara rāśi (movable), second drekkāṇa maps to a sthira rāśi (fixed) and third drekkāṇa always maps to a dvisvabhāva rāśi (dual). In this manner every sign perfects contains ॐ (auṁ) where the first drekkāṇa is movable (a, Prajāpati Brahma), second drekkāṇa is fixed (u, Vāsudeva Viṣṇu) and third drekkāṇa is dual (ṁ, Rudra Śiva).
The second noteworthy point is that the three drekkāṇa of –

  • Agni rāśi always starts from Aries, satya yuga rāśi
  • Pṛthvi rāśi always starts from Cancer, dvāpara yuga rāśi
  • Vāyu rāśi always starts from Libra, treta yuga rāśi
  • Jala rāśi always starts from Capricorn, kali yuga rāśi

Table 9: Parivṛtti Drekkāṇa

Tattva Rāśi Parivṛtti Drekkāṇa
Loka Bhū Bhuva Svarga 1st 0°-10° 2nd 10°-20° 3rd 20°-30°
Agni Aries Leo Sagittarius Aries Taurus Gemini
Pṛthvi Taurus Virgo Capricorn Cancer Leo Virgo
Vāyu Gemini Libra Aquarius Libra Scorpio Sagittarius
Jala Cancer Scorpio Pisces Capricorn Aquarius Pisces

Śrī Kṛṣṇa Jātaka

Body R Longitude D3 D3-P
Lagna Ta 16°28’59.22″ 2 Le
Sun – AK Le 18°07’57.57″ 2 Ta
Moon – BK Ta 15°53’55.34″ 2 Le
Mars – PK Cn 3°12’09.87″ 1 Cp
Mercury – GK Vi 1°47’37.65″ 1 Cn
Jupiter – DK Vi 1°22’54.87″ 1 Cn
Venus – PiK Cn 15°24’34.16″ 2 Aq
Saturn – AmK Sc 17°03’50.24″ 2 Aq
Rāhu – MK Cn 14°33’59.78″ 2 Aq
Ketu Cp 14°33’59.78″ 2 Le

As an illustration, Lagna is in Taurus at 16°28’59.22″ which is the 2nd drekkāṇa (10°-20°) of the rāśi. This must map into a fixed sign (check 1). Taurus is an earthy (pṛthvi) sign and the drekkāṇa are reckoned from Cancer. To map the 2nd drekkāṇa, we determine the 2nd sign from Cancer which is Leo. Lagna is in Leo in parivṛtti drekkāṇa.
You can also check the table for D3-P above. Taurus is in the 4th row aligned to Pṛthvi. On the right side under 2nd drekkāṇa we find Leo. In this manner all the other planets are mapped into signs of the D3-P (Parivṛtti drekkāṇa).
The 3rd house is the kārya bhāva in this chart and for Śrī Kṛṣṇa this is the sign Libra which is ruled by Venus indicating that the only way Śrī Kṛṣṇa can be defeated is through pure love (bhakti). The only time when Kṛṣṇa ran away from the battlefield was during his marriage with Rukmini in deference to her wishes to spare the lives of her father and brother who were chasing the fleeing couple in a chariot. Kṛṣṇa turned his back and sped away at the speed of wind. The kind lord was willing to be called ‘Raṇachoḍji’ (one who ran away from battle) than to break the heart of his dear wife.
Kāraka Mars is exalted in the 6th house showing one who cannot be defeated easily. It is a yogakāraka for Siṁha lagna and aspects it from 6th house showing fame coming after thrashing enemies. As such, the 4th lord in exaltation shows one who is completely fearless for own protection or security. Venus as 3rd lord placed in the 7th house of war indicates a very high level of parākrama is required to fight many battles and wars.

  • Rāhu associating with the 3rd lord Venus [or 3rd house] gives very high cunning and ability to outmanoeuvre opponents.
  • Saturn associating with the 3rd bhāva gives great tenacity and persistence to achieve success. It also makes one a good wrestler.

The 3rd bhāva has the dṛṣṭi of all malefic planets Rāhu, Saturn, Ketu and Sun besides the 3rd lord Venus which is good. Further, Rāhu, Saturn and Sun have digbala. The aspect of Venus and Moon on Libra generates a powerful Rudra yoga in addition to yānavanta yoga which gives speed, brilliance in management and tremendous leadership skills. The 3rd lord conjoining the lord of a duṣthāna or placed in a duṣthāna shows the use of the hands for fighting or such karma. In the charts of top generals the 3rd lord must associate with the 8th house to show their intelligence (and hands) being use to plan death of enemy – like Rudra himself.
Exaltation and mutual aspect of 4th (Mars) and 8th (Jupiter) lords  forms the chaturaśra yoga which is a pillar for longevity. As lords of 4th and 5th houses, it is Viṣṇu yoga that always keeps the conscience clean and right use of knowledge.
Two other houses we need to examine very carefully are the 6th and 11th houses. The 6th tells us who is in the side of the enemy and the 11th tells us what happens to the enemy.
When reading the Mahābhārata we had always wondered why Kṛṣṇa choose to allow the powerful Yādava army of Dvārkā to be in the wrong side (with Duryodhana) while he was a charioteer on the side of the Pāṇḍava. This chart explains everything. Kṛṣṇa is seen with the Moon in Leo lagna and Mars is in the 6th house showing the powerful Yādava generals on the side of the enemy. Kṛṣṇa opted to be a charioteer due to the Yānavanta yoga of Venus and Moon, which also becomes Rudra yoga during battle. Blood will not spill on the ones he protects while the opposite side will swim in their blood (rudhira means blood). What happens to the ones he kills? The 11th lord Mercury forms the powerful vedānta (Bhagavat Gita) yoga of Jupiter and Mercury in the 12th house of mokṣa with exalted Jupiter – with the power of the Gita and get mokṣa. Perhaps that is why Śrī Kṛṣṇa choose to speak the Bhagavat Gita at the battle field of Kurukṣetra before the Mahābhārata.
We will examine the Parivṛtti Drekkāṇa charts of some generals and others during the contact classes

  • George Patton
  • Erwin Rommel
  • Bernard L. Montgomery etc.

Yuddha Niti

Yuddha niti is the strategy that a person follows in all life’s battles, be they small or big. This is determined by (1) planets in the 3rd house, (2) planets aspecting the 3rd house and (3) planets associating with the 3rd lord and finally (4) kāraka (significator) Mars

Niti Graha Meaning
sāma Jupiter, Moon Compromise, Friendship
dāma Venus, Mercury Pay the price – rajas guṇa dominates
daṇḍa Mars, Sun, Ketu Punishment like beating, war, violence
bheda Saturn, Rāhu Machiavellian tactics, cunning

In the chart of Śrī Kṛṣṇa, there are no planets in the 3rd house. The third house is aspected by Moon (sāma niti, compromise), Venus (dāma), Ketu (daṇḍa) and Rāhu and Saturn (bheda). Therefore Śrī Kṛṣṇa was adept at all the niti śāstra and before the start of the Mahābhārata he was the last envoy of peace seeking just five villages from the Kaurava in exchange for end of hostilities and averting the Mahābhārata war. This peace mission (strategy) of the Moon failed, and he declared the day of battle.

Praśna Mārga

Praśna Mārga teaches another scheme for Yuddha niti. Dr. B.V.Raman translates –

Stanza 11. — If a question like “by what means or art can I win in this object” is put, then the method to be adopted to answer this question is given below
Stanza 72. — The means indicated by the strongest of the planets occupying the Ascendant, Upachayas or Kendras should be adopted as follows : Jupiter and Venus gentle (sāma); the Moon – bribery (dāma); Saturn, Rāhu and Mercury – intimidation (bheda), and Sun and Mars — force (daṇḍa);

The week-day or hour of the concerned planet is preferable.
Jupiter and Venus govern arts of gentle persuasion. The Moon stands for offer of gifts and money. Mercury governs intimidation. Saturn, Rāhu and Ketu also govern intimidation in different forms. Mars and the Sun govern open rupture and war. The first two come under diplomacy and arbitration. The last two come under war. The methods indicated by the strongest of the planets occupying Upachaya Rāśi, or Lagna or Kendra should be used on the respective week days or at the time of their Kala Horā. Then the object can be accomplished.
Though Lagna is included in the Kendra it is repeated to show its importance. So is the 10th house repeated though it is included in the Upachaya Rāśi. The weekdays and Kala Horā for Rāhu and Ketu are similar to those of Saturn and Mars.
Upadeśa: We can see the difference between the traditions of Parāśara-Jaimini vs. Kerala tradition (praśna) in the planets governing action for handling conflict. The Moon rules śānti kalā (peace time) and will do everything to bring peace and harmony. Like a mother it hates war between its children. For this reason, the tradition attaches peace talks to Jupiter and Moon. Mercury and Venus are rajas guṇa planets and wealth, fulfilment of desire is the means to quench their thirst. Sun and Mars are fiery planets and will choose war (heroic tactics) over any form of compromise. Saturn is weak, Rāhu is bodiless while Ketu is headless – these handicaps compel them to choose bheda (Machiavellian tactics).
In praśna mārga, the fact that the Moon as mind rules desire shows the fulfilment of desire leading to end of conflict. The brahmin planets Jupiter and Venus are stated as choosing compromise talks. Mercury is weak most of the time, except in saṅdhyā and is group with Saturn as choosing bheda.
Readers will appreciate the subtle differences we bring out in the traditional Vedic astrology teachings and those of latter day authors. Bear in mind that praśna mārga is for praśna and may not show the natural traits in horoscopes in this particular topic.
Secondly we have been advised to examine Lagna, Kendra and Upachaya. [to be discussed]


This is the first of drekkāṇa charts based on the completion of the circle of the zodiac which is the real meaning of parivṛtti. In three steps the circle of the zodiac (360°) is to be covered implying that each step covers a trine (120°). There are different ways in which this can be done of which the first condition is whether (a) the anchor is in the sign of the lagna itself or (b) it is based on the three-fold division of signs as chara-sthira-dvisvabhāva. When the anchor is the lagna itself, then we are talking about the generations and lagna would imply same generation, 5th would imply the next generation while the 9th is the previous generation. This first type is the Parāśara drekkāṇa which shows siblings and all important such relationships of the same generation as the native. Instead if the basis is the three-fold nature of signs, then we are talking about (a) the results of karma as a reaction of the universe (nature) or (b) the nature of the individual as a part of environment and this can be his fortune as trines represent fortune. This latter is either the (a) Jagannāth Drekkāṇa or (b) Tri-guṇa drekkāṇa.
The Parāśara Drekkāṇa D3, is the most important and standard drekkāṇa chart accepted traditionally by most of the sages including Sūrya, Satyācārya, Nārada, Kaśyapa, Badarāyana (Vedavyāsa) and even by Varāhamihira. However Varāhamihira has also used the special Greek Drekkāṇa of Yavanācārya.

Ṣoḍaśavarga adhyāya Śloka 8½
स्वपंचनवमानां च राशीनां क्रमशश्च ते।
svapaṁcanavamānāṁ ca rāśīnāṁ kramaśaśca te |

sva-self, same sign; pañca-fifth; navama-ninth; rāśīnāṁ- of or from the rāśi;
krama – (a) uninterrupted or regular progress forming an order or series like a succession order like hereditary descent, (b) progressing step by step – a peculiar manner or method of reading and writing Vedic texts (so called because the reading proceeds from the 1st member, to the 2nd , then the 2nd is repeated and connected with the 3rd and so on; this manner of reading in relation to words is called pada-krama
Translation: The three drekkāṇa of a sign are in the first, fifth and ninth from the sign reckoned in (a) uninterrupted regular progression like hereditary descent or (b) pada-krama order.
Commentary: Parāśara later defines the use of the drekkāṇa for siblings which is for hereditary descent and therefore, the Parāśara drekkāṇa [D3] is defined by (a) above which is the uninterrupted regular progression for hereditary order. Although we must bear in mind that Parāśara also defined the pada-krama order which is used for both the Jagannāth [D3-J] and Tri-guṇa [D3-T] drekkāṇa.

D3 Chart

The Parāśara Drekkāṇa mapping is very simple to remember. Every sign is divided into three drekkāṇa (decanate) of 10° each.

  • the first drekkāṇa from 0°-10° and is in the same sign;
  • the second drekkāṇa from 10°-20° is in the fifth sign;
  • the third drekkāṇa from 20°-30° is in the ninth sign
Rāśi 1st 0-10 2nd 10-20 3rd 20-30
1st sign 5th sign 9th sign
Aries Aries Leo Sagittarius
Taurus Taurus Virgo Capricorn
Gemini Gemini Libra Aquarius
Cancer Cancer Scorpio Pisces
Leo Leo Sagittarius Aries
Virgo Virgo Capricorn Taurus
Libra Libra Aquarius Gemini
Scorpio Scorpio Pisces Cancer
Sagittarius Sagittarius Aries Leo
Capricorn Capricorn Taurus Virgo
Aquarius Aquarius Gemini Libra
Pisces Pisces Cancer Scorpio


Construct the Parāśara drekkāṇa for standard nativity (Male, 7 Aug, 1963; 9.15’pm; Sambalpur, India)

Body Rāśi Longitude D3 D3 Sign
Lagna Pi 14°09’35.05″ 2 Cancer
Sun – BK Cn 21°05’26.73″ 3 Pisces
Moon – MK Aq 19°59’58.39″ 2 Gemini
Mars – PK Vi 13°41’50.86″ 2 Capricorn
Mercury – GK Le 13°24’10.31″ 2 Sagittarius
Jupiter – AmK Pi 26°08’49.37″ 3 Scorpio
Venus – PiK Cn 14°56’57.20″ 2 Scorpio
Saturn (R) – AK Cp 26°50’34.78″ 3 Virgo
Rāhu – DK Ge 25°46’35.36″ 3 Aquarius
Ketu Sg 25°46’35.36″ 3 Leo
Bhāva Lagna BL Pi 16°57’12.58″ 2 Cancer
Horā Lagna HL Sc 13°26’43.52″ 2 Pisces
Ghāṭikā Lagna GL Sc 2°55’16.34″ 1 Scorpio
Varṇada Lagna VL Li 14°09’35.05″ 2 Aquarius
Śrī Lagna SL Pi 14°08’51.55″ 2 Cancer
Prāṇapada Lagna PP Vi 10°55’45.51″ 2 Capricorn

Now draw a chart where we place Lagna in Cancer, Sun in Pisces, Moon in Gemini and so on till Prāṇapada (PP) in Capricorn. This is the Parāśara Drekkāṇa chakra.

Mark the following planets –

  • Nitya Kāraka (Constant significator): Mars
  • Anitya Kāraka: Temporal significator = Dispositor of 3rd lord of rāśi chart = Dispositor of Venus = Moon
  • Kārya Bhāva: Function house = 3rd house of both Rāśi (Taurus) and Drekkāṇa (Virgo) chart
  • Kāryeśa: Lord of the 3rd house of rāśi chart is Venus, this is the Kāryeśa, the controller of linkages between siblings. If this planet is afflicted all relationships shall suffer and the siblings drift apart.

Individual siblings: Siblings are connected with blood = Moon (Janma rāśi)

  • Immediate elder sibling: 11th bhāva from Lagna in D3 chart = Taurus, Lord Venus conjoins Jupiter in Scorpio. [Native has one elder brother having Janma rāśi (Moon) Scorpio]
  • All good and bad for elder brother is seen from Scorpio
  • Immediate younger sibling: 3rd bhāva from Lagna in D3 chart = Virgo, Lord Mercury is in Sagittarius. [Native has one younger brother having Janma rāśi (Moon) Leo which is trines to Sagittarius.
  • All good and bad for younger brother is seen from Sagittarius

Slide Preentation

Parāśara Drekkāṇa
Parāśara Drekkāṇa Presentation

  • Please be patient as the slides can take a little time to download
  • Make copious notes
  • Ask Questions at Forums of this website

Pt.Sanjay Rath
Sanjay Rath belongs to a traditional family of astrologers from Bira Balabhadrapur Sasan village of Puri, Orissa, which trace their lineage back to Shri Achyuta Das (Sri Achyutananda).
Students: sanjay.rath@...
Readings: sanjay@srath.in


  • Nitin Bhanap

    nbhanap@gmail.com +19195392537 Nitin Bhanap is an IT professional turned Vedic astrologer by the grace of Guruji (Pt. Sanjay Rath). Nitin is originally from Bombay, Maharashtra and now based in Raleigh USA. Nitin comes from a family of astrologers and Jyotiṣa was part of his early life because of his father and grandfather who had a career in corporate world, however practiced Jyotisa to help and guide people. Nitin pursued his interest in Jyotisa by reading many books, however after meeting Guruji (Pt Sanjay Rath), at the Someshwara Shiva temple prāṇa pratiṣṭhā in Ashveille NC, USA, Nitin found his Jyotiṣa Guru (Pt. Sanjay Rath). Nitin’s early life was spent in boarding school and then in Mumbai, where he completed his Master’s in Mathematics and then left for USA at the age of 23 to pursue career in IT and is still living in USA with his wife and one daughter. Nitin worked for many large corporations in USA and now has taken up Jyotisa seriously by volunteering to leave his professional career at Verizon to pursue Jyotisa studies further under guidance of Guruji (Pt. Sanjay Rath). Nitin joined Parāśara 5-year course under tutelage of Pt. Sanjay Rath in 2012 and completed his Jyotisa Paṇḍita certification in 2016 and now in the 3rd year of Jaimini Jyotisa under Pt. Sanjay Rath. Nitin has also currently enrolled Mantra Shastra course and continuing pursuing his Jaimini studies. Nitin continues to practice Jyotisa by guiding many young and middle-aged adults about their careers, marriage, children and many other areas of life. Nitin does the Jyotiṣa practice as an offering to Mahadev as Shiva is Parameṣṭhi Guru and the ocean of all knowledge Nitin is also learning Advaita Vedanta from Chinmaya mission and is currently serving as President of Chinmaya mission Raleigh Durham. As a part of Chinmaya mission, Nitin teaches Vedanta to young high school children on Sunday’s and organizes many spiritual discourses on Vedanta by inviting Chinmaya mission Swamiji’s from different US centers as a part of his seva to the Raleigh Durham community

  • Kaartik Gor

    kaartik@kaartikgor.com +971555532511 www.kaartikgor.com Kaartik Gor is a professional Vedic Astrologer, originally from Somnath, Gujarat and now based in Dubai. Kaartik comes from a family of priests and Jyotiṣa was part of his life since early days though he got interested after meeting his Gurudev. His early life was spent in Gujarat and later Mumbai where he completed his Engineering and later worked with corporate giants in their Sales and later as a Project Manager in Mumbai & Dubai. He later migrated to Dubai in 2002 and is now based there, though he consults and teaches globally via his webinar, conferences and personal contact classes. He also writes for leading publications and was instrumental in many positive changes related to Vedic scriptures in the GCC region. Kaartik Gor considers himself to be very fortunate and takes pride to be amongst the first direct students of his Gurudev (as he like to address him) Pt. Sanjay Rath. He strongly feels “Knowledge is Shiva” and takes pride in being associated with a tradition which dates back to 2500 years! He strongly feels that Jyotiṣa is his road to attain moksha since it gives him an opportunity to heal souls and make his life worthwhile. Teaching Jyotiṣa is something he enjoys a lot and being a young Turk likes to make it easy for Beginners to understand and implement the knowledge in their day to day life. He is a firm believer that knowledge should be applicable else its waste of time! Kaartik has been part of all major programs conducted by his Gurudev and has been associated with him for approx. 2 decades during which he is now a Jaimini Scholar, Jyotiṣa Pandita (Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra), Mantra Shastra among others. He still likes to call himself a Beginner and strongly advocates what his Gurudev told him “Knowledge is an Ocean, Start Swimming”. He truly believes that best Gurus are those who make best friends and likes to be grounded and approachable. His mission is to spread this brilliant Vedic knowledge globally and work tirelessly to achieve it, no mood to rest On a personal note he loves taking care of Cows and does his bit for them. He also loves music, singing, watching movies and playing squash!