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Jaimini’s Chara Dasha –

My Approach
Part 2
K.N.Rao, India.

J ust as you begin to grow mature

you will learn that you have to
avoid discussing astrology with an
astro-neophyte as much as the
dogmatic pandit who argues that his
interpretation of a shloka from a
Jyotisha book or even a sutra alone is
K. N. Rao needs no introduction, he runs correct. Challenge him, if you are in a
mood to argue with him, to show the
correctness of his interpretation on ten
the biggest school of astrology in the world,
horoscopes and he will run away but
has produced the highest number of top
become your enemy for the rest of
quality books which has cult following, and your life. On such occasions
is known for his outstanding predictive remember God and Oliver Goldsmith
ability. History acknowledges his both. “Every absurdity has a champion to
contribution in popularizing Vargas usage defend it.” – Oliver Goldsmith
in India & USA, Double Transit
Remember Oliver Goldsmith
phenomenon & Chara Dasha. He is again “If you were to make little fishes
considered as the one who showed for the talk, they would talk like whales.”
first time exhibited in astrology what was
termed spell bounding writing styles in Simhastha Brihaspati
Jyotish, using narratives with top class Do not accept any interpretation
jyotish content, a style now adopted by given blindly as for example in
many over the decades. It is often found that Muhurtha Samhitas, Simhastha
what he writes in one line is 15 page articles Brihaspati or Jupiter’s transit in Simha
for others. For his articles visit is forbidden for marriages in some
muhurta books. Late Sri S.K.Kelkar
did some work on it, being a suave
non-traditionalist, found that
marriages done in this period were just
like any other marriages and that the
promise in the birth horoscope alone showed correct results. I got done a larger
research by asking seven women astrologers, who had collected one hundred and
sixty seven horoscopes, to produce a large research, the biggest on the subject till
date and they were amused to find that there was no terror in Simhastha Brihaspati
marriages. Some of the marriages which were three decades old were very happy
The need to do this research arose because this is the only muhurtha I have seen which
is not universal but relates only to the territory between Godavari and Ganga. One
astrologer argued with me and said that all gods (remember that it is said that
Hindus have 33 crore gods) go away to south India and do not remain in the north
at all. I, in turn asked him if the railway minister of India spent sleepless nights
during this period when Jupiter was in Simha.
The panchanga (almanac) makes ignore these researches and continue to
frighten people with the fictitious results of marriages performed when Jupiter is in
Simha which occurs every twelve years.
When these untested dogmas become source of fright, astrology ceases to be
the super science it is and, becomes a superstition.
It is so with shlokas and sutras also. Do not accept them blindly as we do not
know what are genuine and what are interpolated.
Make your own bold research hoping that someday some wise astrologers
will see the utility of this for the modern age. Tradition should be respected not as
a dogma but with malleable intelligence. The aim should be to bring in liberal
elitism without violence to scientific and acceptable interpretation of rich
astrological tradition of ours given by wise pundits like Madhura Krishnamurthy
Sastri and men of his caliber.
Working sincerely and most scientifically only one can see the extraordinary
beauty of astrology of Hindus. Let me give on instance which shows timing
without embarrassing the Indian Police Service officer, in service, whose wife’s
horoscope is being discussed.
A police officer Ajay Kashyap (IPS) posted in Delhi was selected for a
prestigious job in UNO in 2010 as I had predicted, but he was not being relieved by
the authorities in Delhi including the Lt. Governor because of the Commonwealth
Games in October 2010. His wife, an astrology student in the Bharatiya Vidya
Bhavan, asked me and I told her that according to her horoscope, she would be out
of India by 17 August 2010, CWG or no CWG. I had to devote some time to
calculate it which is a tedious task.
She wrote to me an email which I reproduce here editing out her id.
From: >
From: archna ?
Subject: Accurate prediction of Shri K N Rao
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2010 22:17:41 IST
There was considerable uncertainty about my husband's movement from India on
account of his posting abroad. This dilemma was posed to Shri K N Rao our guru, a
few weeks ago.
On the basis of his analysis of my patri alone, he predicted that we would move
from India to the United States on the 17th of August
2010. This was at a time when clearance from the Government seemed difficult, if
not remote, in view of the forthcoming Commonwealth Games to be held in New
Delhi in October 2010, and the critical position held by my husband. However
suddenly the denials of senior ministry officials were overruled and Government
approvals came through. Amazingly, our date of journey is exactly as predicted by
Shri K N Rao Sir. This is a remarkable prediction made by
Shri K.N.Rao, based solely on the study of the spouse's i.e. my, patri (chart).
With warmest regards
Chart 1: Archana, 12th Dec 1965, 08: 13 am, Mirzapur, UP, India. Asc 18Sg59

Archana Chara Dasha

Dha 12.12.1965
Vrisk 1971
Tula 1972
Kany 1975
Sim 1985
Kark 1994
Mith 2006
Vrish 2011
Later when students asked me, I explained that it is through the Chara dasha
which I had taught to them and which jyotisha softwares calculate wrongly. Let me
give instances from the horoscope of Indira Gandhi how chara dasha shows some
events in her life to the nearest date. In the case of Mrs. Archana, see the chart and
the DK in Mithuna and it is Mithuna dasha running which is favourable for her
husband. When she asked the question it was the antardasha of Kanya from where
the DK is in the tenth house of elevation about which I had given prediction to her
husband earlier last year (2009)
Now the pratyantara dasha running was of Karka from where DK is in the
twelfth, Mithuna. This pratyantara dasha was ending on 17 August 20101. It was
easy to predict that by 17 August 2010 her husband would be out of India. She
acknowledge it through email and told me that the objections of the police
commissioner Delhi, Mr. Dadhwal and, of the Lt.Governor, were overruled by the
Home Ministry which she had not expected and when the orders came, she booked
tickets for New York for 17 August.
This is the beauty of Jaimini and the Chara Dasha I have researched on, not
caring for obscurantist pandits who, knowing English, reel off their superstitions in
the internet forums and also in astrological journals. Left to themselves, they
cannot prove the validity of their own interpretation on one hundred horoscopes at
Some of them will come out with fanciful theories by saying that
Shastyamsha, (D 60) is used to see past birth and some other vargas like D 40 from
what you inherit from your mother and D 45 for what you inherit from your father
with the fullest confidence that Maharshi Parashara will not come down to the
earth and complain about being maimed. These are fanciful theories which can

1Those who use Jhora will observe that the Cancer PD ends on 18th Aug whereas the event happened on 17th
Aug matching with the ending of Cancer PD as calculated by K N Rao.
never find any support from available texts of Parashara and cannot be proven on
hundreds of horoscopes.
I have lot of feedback from people to whom I have given consultation which I
cannot disclose and betray confidences. It is better to say that you have an
astrological observation and request other astrologers to test it on horoscopes in
their possession to help astrology progress with the astrologer remaining in the
An intelligent and open minded lover of astrology reads books with an open
mind, tries the techniques given and then forms his opinion. Here is someone who
calls my method controversial but still has something complimentary to say
because he is intelligent, not stupid; open minded not a dogma filled dullard.
I am editing out his id.
From: Acyutananda Dasa <a@com>
To: <>
Subject: Love your books! Please give me a mantra
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2006 06:51:41 IST
Dear Sri Sri KN Rao Srila Gurudeva,
I recently went to the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in Delhi where you teach. At the
bookstore I purchased nearly all of your books! (Everyone that was available to say
the least). I love your landmark work on Chara Dasha, and though it is quite a
controversial work based on other treatises which I have read on the subject, I do appreciate
the scientific aspect you throw into your work. That’s what makes it credible, reliable, and
authentic. Meaning therefore, that your books are the only ones which are useful and
genuine on the market.
I tell students not to accept blindly what is given in the translations of Brihat
Parashara etc. not to be overwhelmed by the pandit who rattles off lot of gibberish in
Sanskrit but knows no astrology of practical use to us in the day to day life. There are two
types of astrologers who are the main menace, first the greedy money earning one who can
adopt any trick to cheat you and the other who poses to be a scholar and misleads you with
his obstinate insistence on wrong interpretation, wrong approach, primitive approach and
abysmal record of predictive astrology.
A well placed woman student who had topped in our jyotisha
examination and is now in quite a high post wrote to me the following which I am
reproducing again editing out her id.
From: ambica gulati>
Subject: thank you
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2005 12:51:04 IST
Dear Sir
I thought I should thank you for grooming me to handle the position I do
today. Your research pattern is so well thought out that it can beat even the best of
I interviewed the director of Management Development Institute, Dr Pritam
Singh (He got a padma shri in 2003) and I discovered that you have been grooming
me in the same way to reach that mental and physical level.
Today, I feel I am more equipped to handle life as I read and write better and
am more discriminating in my associations. So I guess, all's well that ends well.
Ambica Gulati
I am quoting these letters, among hundreds I have, only to show that unless
you have healthy respect, with healthier skepticism, for the pandits, you cannot
break new ground and rescue astrology from its primitive state in which it still
When students bring instances of shocking, primitive meaning of some
shlokas from jyotisha books, I tell them to observe these in many horoscopes and
see if it is fitting into the pattern of life as it is in twenty first century. Otherwise
you will go back to primitive astrology because publishers all over the world know
how to sell the rubbish they publish. And there are writers who pay for publishing
their books which suits many publishers. There are writers who tell the publishers
that they will not demand any royalty. The truth is that they are more anxious to
announce their arrival through dubious methods.
But you will not easily come across writers who can synthesize these and put
them in proper perspective for modern life.
Ask yourself, as a very intelligent woman student of ours, asked me after
reading a latest version of Phaldeepika and reading the results of the seventh house
and planets placed there, if all this was to be accepted as gospel truth. For some
women the seventh house is entire horoscope.
Placement Of Planets In 7h Wrt Marriage
Sun in 7H:
He suffers mental tension, physical pain and distress from the wife.
Moon in 7H:
Moon in the 7H gives ample conjugal comforts and pleasure. The wife is very
charming with a chiseled physique.
Mars in 7H:
He may lose conjugal happiness and live a disharmonious married life.
Mer in 7H:
7th Mercury would tend to bestow a wise and pretty wife to the native.
Jupiter in 7H:
Jupiter in 7H bestows a beautiful and sagacious wife.
Venus in 7H:
Venus in 7H gives a pretty wife but along with comes an almost insatiable sexual appetite
which may lead to extra marital affairs and marital disharmony with eventual dire
consequences of separation or even divorce.
Sat in 7H:
Sat in the 7H gives a serious wife of few words, who is often sad looking and
disappointed. This increases the possibility of separation and marital disharmony.
Rahu in 7H:
Rahu directly controls the serpent power hidden in a man. Rahu is impulsive and must
work through the extremes. Rahu in 7H can either inflame the passion in a man to a point of
instability or may extinguish the sex flames completely - either of the way is not good for
conjugal bliss.
Ketu in 7H:
Ketu in 7H spoils the conjugal harmony, creates all kinds of fears.
Compiled by Anju Sachdeva
Taken from 'Phaldeepika' by Sage Mantreshwara translated by U K Jha
Will you accept the view of Mantreshwara or modify it and take a more
composite view in the sociological context of modern life? UK Jha has only
translated, contributed nothing original, not being a commentator.
But you will not easily come across writers who can synthesize these, after
deep research, and put them in proper perspective for modern life.
1.) Take up the horoscope of Amitabh Bachchan with Rahu in the seventh house
with no aspect of any planet and association with any planet. In interpreting it,
remember that he belongs to the glamour world.
2) Laura Bush 4 Nov 1946, 18:00:00, Midland, Texas, USA with six planets in the
seventh and eighth house and remember that her husband continued to maul
English language even after becoming a born again Christian.
3) Indira Gandhi and her ruined married inspite of Moon being in the seventh
3) Devegowda 18 May 1933, 10.09 Hassan Karnataka with Karka Lagna and Saturn
in the seventh house.
4) Bush Sr. 12 June 1924, 10.43 Milton, MA USA with Simha lagna and Mars and
Ketu in the seventh house.
I can reel off instances after instances to show why astrology which had been
rescued from the hands of primitive half literate pandits who had kept alive the
tradition of jyotisha somehow (we are grateful to them) was modernized by B.
Suryanana Rao, Dr. B.V.Raman and some of their contemporaries to the extent it
was possible. These days with very intelligent, well educated and argumentative
students who do not have respect for all teachers, the challenge of modernizing
astrology is being met more satisfactorily than ever before. This is to be seen and
experienced to be believed.
That is what Ambica meant when she wrote “I thought I should thank you for
grooming me to handle the position I do today. Your research pattern is so well thought out
that it can beat even the best of institutes.”
I have produced it here because when I was defending the case of astrology in
the Supreme Court on 3 Nov 2003, I was aware of the vicious arguments against
astrology and its primitive interpretations taking us to primitive age and leading to
“saffronization” which was the pet communist argument. While other astrologers
who could have joined as petitioners-in-person and argue in English chickened out,
I was left alone, the only astrologer, to fight the battle against India’s top lawyer,
Shanti Bhushan. Because my astrology is modern not primitive, interpretative in
approach, non dogmatic in conclusions and methodical in vast replication, I won
the battle. That is what our students do and shine brilliantly, some of them appear
to be super brilliant and are the future greats of Hindu astrology. Some of the
crooked ones will become Kaal Sarpa Yogis also.
Same is the case with the ayanamsha. We use, Lahiri’s. If some ayanamsha
lunatics come out with different values, let them battle it out with modern
astronomer to prove their point and not run away from the battle. Since I rely on
Jaimini’s karakas, I have found that Lahiri alone gives them correctly for correct
results. Other ayanamshas sometimes convert the Atmakaraka into Darakaraka
and the whole sequence and ranking of karakas is turned upside down. One very
sattwick swami from south India, Tamilian or Keralite, by the name Sadashiva
Giri had met me many years ago and asked me to see his ayanamsha. I told him
that we were not interested in any astronomical discussion or even Surya
Siddhanta. He said that his ayanamsha was based on divine inspiration (Deva
Dutta) and that publishers in Delhi and the late R. Santhanam had insulted him.
An American woman, Deborrah Ress said that she would finance the publication
of his book if I wrote the preface. I did it neither accepting his ayanamsha nor
rejecting. I asked readers to judge it themselves as I did not want to insult a swami
who was not boastful at all like ayanamsha lunatics I have met often and so many
I have fought this battle for fifty years and now the new generation of
educated astrologer will do it better than what I have.
Let me quote from the research.

Jupiter in Simha – successful marriages

“In the end, it must repeated that researches must be produced in astrology with
evidences to rescue it from fraudulent, foolish and frivolous astrologers.
It must also be remembered that in the case of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata
and other Puranas, the Bhandarkar Institute of Pune has done researches to remove
interpolations from various versions. In the case of astrology such work has not
been done. Different publishers have published different versions of many of these
books. For instance, one can see different versions of the Brihat Parashara Shastra
and see some conflicting versions and contradictions in them. It is not difficult to
assume that in the Muhurtha books similar interpolations may have taken place.
The prejudice attached to Simhastha Jupiter and marriages may be an
interpolation. At any rate, through our astrological research we see no reason to
accept it as an astrologically valid objection to marriages.”
K.N. Rao 10 September 2003
Let me here also refer to my argument in the Supreme Court as a petitioner
in person in 1990 and 1991 when the reservation issue was being discussed. I had
shown to the court that in both Backward Classes Commission reports of Kaka
Kalelkar 1955 and of B.P.Mandal 1978, astrologers were classified as backwards! The
jocular argument I had put was that in Mandal list of Andhra Pradesh’s backward
classes, Vaidiki and Niyogi were mentioned (such was the abysmal quality of his
investigation) and I am a Niyogi Brahmin of Andhra. And known as an astrologer
also, I could claim to be backward doubly.
Why do astrologers want to remain backward now when we can rescue it
from narrow and irrational interpretation and make it a subject higher than any
being taught in the universities, more scientific and more helpful and bafflingly
I have encountered both types of pandits: one who knows some astrology but has a
ferocious pride of pedigree and obnoxious family hauteur and the other immensely
likeable scholars with winning humility like Sri Madhura Krishna Sastri who earn
our eternal gratitude for their enormous scholarship and lack of pride and

Indira Gandhi (19 Nov 1917-31 Oct 1984) some events of her life

M ost charismatic woman leader in the recent history of the world, the
most powerful prime minister of India till today, Indira Gandhi’s
horoscope and predictions given about her have ruined the reputations of
many astrologers in India as she ruined the political careers of many Indian leaders.
For astrologers, the interpretation of the famous exchanges in her horoscope, has
been an enigma and also a lesson.
From the Jaimini angle and Chara dasha it is equally interesting and provides new
insights for our thinking.
Mother’s death: afflicted MK
If a karaka that is afflicted is aspected by Gnathikaraka also it leads to early departure of
such person from one’s life, in various ways generally, not always. I have found it
working in majority of cases. In this article I am showing it in three cases. In the
case of Indira Gandhi, her Matrikaraka Jupiter is afflicted by Saturn and is being
aspected by Moon her GK. Her mother died in Mesha-Vrisha where her MK is




See the events leading to her marriage.
From 1935 to 1939 it was Mesha dasha. Mesha has Upapada which took her to a TB
hospital in Switzerland where Feroze Gandhi came to meet her from England
where he was studying. From Mesha in the eighth house are her PK Mercury and
DK Sun showing a secret love affair.
Then came her Meena dasha from 1939 to 1949. Meena is her navamsha lagna and
she was of marriageable age. Now watch the antardashas from here:
Meena Mesha (19 Nov 1939 to Sep 1940) The upapada and the aspect of DK on
Mesha in the birth horoscope and of DKN from Simha helped her resolve to marry
Feroze Ghandy who later changed it to Gandhi or his family had done it earlier.
Meena Vrisha (19 Nov 1940 to July 1941)
Here DK is in the seventh house in which period she told her father in jail that she
was determined to marry Feroze. Her father had to yield to her decision and the
declaration was made creating a national uproar which Jawahar Lal Nehru
defended hypocritically.

From July 1941 to May 1942) it was Meena Mithuna with Rahu and Venus in the
seventh and it was an unconventional marriage as Rahu denotes here. A Parsi as we
know was said to have consented to get the marriage performed in a Hindu way.
From May 1942 to March 1943 (Meena-Karka) she must have decided to raise a
family as PK is in the fifth house from here.
From March 1943 to Jan 1944 (Meena Simha) with PK being in Simha in the Saptamsha,
Rajiv Gandhi entered her womb.2
From Jan 1944 to Nov 1944 in Meena Kanya with Jupiter, the natural putrakaraka and
Mercury the Jaimini PK aspecting Makara, the fifth house from Kanya, she gave birth to
her first son Rajiv Gandhi.
In the Saptamsha, from Kanya the fifth house receives the aspect of Mercury PK3.
Meena Tula lasted upto September 1945
Now Meena Vrischika was lasting upto July 1946 and PK is here. She became pregnant
again and gave birth in Dec 1946 to her second son.
Note: The approximate week of the birth of the baby, in some cases, of the day also, can be
calculated if one goes upto five levels of Chara dasha.
For example Sanjay Gandhi was born in Meena-Dhanu-Mithuna-Simha and Vrischika
where the PK is placed.
If the Saptamsha is seen all these five dasha levels point to the birth of a baby.
From Meena the fifth house is aspected by Jupiter.
From Mithuna the fifth house is aspected both by Jupiter and PK.
Simha has PK which is Mercury.
Vrischika is the fifth house both of birth horoscope and the Saptamsha.
Death of Sanjay Gandhi
Her son Sanjay Gandhi died in June 1980 in Kanya mahadasha from where, in the birth
horoscope, the PK is aspected by GK representing accidents and in Saptamsha, PK and
GK are in the twelfth house, Simha a rashi of accidents4 from Kanya whose dasha was

2 Readers are requested to re-read this sentence and co-relate it to Rasi chart and draw multiple inference of

what KNR is hinting here – Saptarishis Astrology

3 KNR is indicating how to double check the event in the relevant varga chart - SA
4 Kindly note - SA
The antardasha was of Vrisha where DK is placed in the Saptamsha. In the lagna
chart where PK and DK in the seventh can also show marriage but from
Saptamsha the event becomes clear.
The pratyantara dasha was of Mithuna from where PK falls in the sixth house of
accidents and is with DK which also denotes death and is aspected by Moon, GK
denoting accidents in the Rasi chart.
Her father’s death on 27 May 1964 happened in Vrischika-Simha-Kanya
Vrischika has Sun, the significator of father but is also DK. Simha has Mars BK .
From Kanya, the ninth house receives the aspect of GK which is Moon and Sun the
DK is in the third house denoting the longevity of parents.
Let me quote what was reported in the Astrological Magazine about this prediction
of mine and is mentioned in my book Nehru Dynasty.
Her own death
“One night Raja Dinesh Singh had asked me some time in April or May 1984 and I
had told him that the end of Indira was imminent. He asked me if I could tell the
“time-frame”, a favourite expression of his, I had to work hard, with Dr. R.K.
Caroli, Mr. Anand Singh, a close friend and personal secretary of Raja Dinesh
Singh, waiting impatiently. The calculations were done by my friend Kumar
Viveki. My specific answer was “between 1st and 4th November 1984”, Indira was shot
dead on 31st October 1984.”
Later, addressing an astrological convocation what Raja Dinesh Singh said, was
reported in Astrological-Magazine as “He mentioned many of Mr. Rao’s
predictions such as Mrs. Gandhi’s death etc.. which had proved
correct.”(Astrological-Magazine, June 1990. P. 531)
My basis of prediction
Briefly my basis of this prediction which is remembered and quoted even today
and which was reported in the Statesman.
It was as follows:
(a) The New-Year Horoscope of 1984 had clearly shown a tragic change in the
central government.
(b) Indira was passing through the Saturn-Rahu period. In Rahu-Saturn she had
defied her father and married Feroze Gandhi. In Jupiter-Saturn she had broken off

5 Co-relate it with Part 1 of this series on Saptarishis Astrology and you would see that on Page 3 of the article

Shri K N Rao has revealed that BK is to be used for Father, something that was unknown to us all who learnt
Jaimini from internet paramparas - SA.
all her relations with her husband and their were terrible scandals heard about her
which include the necklace she had got from the king of Saudi Arabia and the mink
coat she had got from Dharam Teja, a shipping magnate.
Now in Saturn-Rahu she had antagonized the Sikhs by hurting their religious
sentiments. She had invited her doom.
Her span of life could not be more than 68 years by any calculation (see Saturn in the
Saturn in her lagna was aspecting her lagna-lord: as her 7th and the 8th lord, it had
to prove disastrous.
From her Moon, Saturn was again her 2nd lord in the 7th house. Saturn’s major
period had to be a killer.
Which sub-period?
Which sub-period, was the question to be decided. Moon in her 7th house aspected
by Jupiter could save her. The Sun in her 5th house again aspected by Jupiter could
save her. But Mars in her 2nd house could be a killer though being a yogakarka, it
would not kill her.
Rahu like Saturn is a fully qualified killer according to Hindu-astrology. Then Rahu with
Venus, a killer for Cancer ascendant, in the 6th house was doubly bad.
Transits: In the ashtakvarga, as I wrote in the November 1984 issue of the
Astrological-Magazine (available in Delhi in the middle of October) I had already
said that after 24 September, 1984 Saturn in Vishakha (20 degree in Libra) had
entered that “crucial-area” again. Jupiter with Mars in Sagittarius was in the 12th
house from her Moon in Capricorn. The transit of Rahu in Taurus was bad again
as it was on her natal Jupiter.”
There was no saving element anywhere.
(From my book Nehru Dynasty)
Now see it through Chara dasha
Simha dasha (1983 to 1992)
Simha is eighth from her Karakamsha which is Makara.
It was Simha Tula and Kumbha period from 17 Oct 1984 to 19 Nov 1984
In Simha there is her DKN Sun.
Tula is aspected by DKN with Mars showing violence.
The pratyantara is of Kumbha from where DKN falls in the seventh house.
The sookshma is Mesha on 31 October 1984 aspected by DK and DKN.
The prana dasha is also of Mesha.
I did this calculation after her death to make sure that my method of computing
Chara dasha was correct. It is a very time taking process which had better be
avoided and that time spent on spiritual pursuits. But to convince that jyotisha is a
pratyaksha shastra6 it should be done once in a while.
The trickiest part in astrology is to calculate the span of life and come to the exact
period of death. It should satisfy an astrologer to see the fatal period if he can see
this period two to four years in advance. If the actual death occurs two years after the
period it should not be treated as an error but a near accurate prediction.

Amitabh Bachchan (11 Oct 1942...)

F or so many generations in India who love cine heroes and figures of the
glamour world, the physically tall actor, Amitabh Bachchan, not fitted into
the traditional cine model of a lover like Dilip Kumar or Devanand with
their medium height and handsome faces, carved out his place as an angry young
man. But who expected him to be voted as the best actor of the twentieth century?
That is history now.
His horoscope was given to me by his mother late Smt. Teji Bachchan and I
had written about it in my article in the Astrological Magazine twenty six years ago
discussing his accident in July 1982 about which I had given a forewarning to his
mother. That prediction was based on Vimshottari dasha.
Let me discuss more events of his life through my tested method of Chara
dasha and show many more events.
Chart: Amitabh Bachchan 11th Oct 1942, 14:50:30 Corrected War Time, Allahabad,
UP, India.
The sequence of dasha in his case is:
Kum 11-10-1942
Meen 1951
Mesh 1959
Vrish 1964

6 Pratayaksha means that which is visible, can be perceived directly

Mith 1968
Kark 1971
Simh 1980
Kany 1991
Tula 2003
Vrisk 2014





Birth of his sibling

In Kumbha mahadasha and the antardashas of Simha and Kanya his only sibling,
Ajitabh Bachchan was born in May 1947. Kanya has his Bhatrikaraka, Mars.
Meena 1951 to 1959
Mesha 1959 to 1964
Vrisha 1964 to 1968
Mithuna 1968 to 1971
This dasha of Mithuna was the turning point of his life as both AK and
AmK, Sun and Mercury along with PK, Venus the planet of artistry aspect his
tenth house giving to AB the greatest turning point in his career with some acting
roles in which he was noticed. Let me quote from some information gathered by
some students as my knowledge of cinema is awfully poor.
“He first gained popularity in the early 1970s as the "angry young man" of Bollywood
cinema, and has since become one of the most prominent figures in the history of Indian
“Bachchan made his film debut in 1969 as one of the seven protagonists in Saat
Hindustani, a film directed by Khwaja Ahmad Abbas and featuring Utpal Dutt, Madhu
and Jalal Agha. Though the film was not a financial success, Bachchan won his first
National Film Award for Best Newcomer.
Anand (1971) followed, where he starred alongside Rajesh Khanna. Bachchan's role as a
doctor with a cynical view of life garned him his first Filmfare Best Supporting Actor
Award. Amitabh then played the role of an infatuated lover in Parwaana (1971). This was
followed by several films including Reshma Aur Shera (1971). During this time, he made a
guest appearance in the film Guddi which starred his future wife Jaya Bhaduri. He
narrated part of the film Bawarchi.”
The next dasha of Karka 1971 to 1980 has DK and also DKN, Jupiter, exalted and
Marriage and Children
I do not have the exact date of his marriage but the likely period is Karka
Mesha which was from April 1973 to January 1974 Mesha being the seventh house
of the navamsha.



His first child, a daughter, Shweta, could have taken birth in the antardashas of
Meena/Kumbha starting from January 1974.


His son Abhishek in news as an actor and husband of Aishwarya could have
been born in 1976 in Karka Dhanu from April 1976 to Jan 1977 as the Saptamsha
given here shows PK in Mithuna with Kumbha lagna.
His Accident of 1982
I had given this prediction in Jan 1982 to his mother and had written an
article also in the Astrological Magazine. Let me show the same event through Chara
It was in the Simha dasha which was from 1980 to 1991. GK Moon is
aspecting this rashi Simha and in the antardasha of Tula the accident took place in
July 1982 perhaps on 26 July. This was the period of Simha Tula, Tula from 14 July
1982 to 11 August 1982.
All that I have been able to get from the internet is that the accident was on
26 July 1982 in the shooting of picture Coolie but the time is not mentioned. If four
of five levels of Chara Dasha are worked it will be:
Mahadasha is of Simha aspected by GK
Antardasha of Tula having GK
Pratyantaradasha of again Tula
Sookshma dasha is Mesha seventh from GK but aspected by Rahu and Ketu.
The Prana dasha could be Karka which has DK and it was a very fatal accident
which nearly could have caused death.
Foray Into Politics: The Cesspool
Politics: 1984–1987
“In 1984, Bachchan took a break from acting and briefly entered politics in support of
long-time family friend, Rajiv Gandhi. He contested Allahabad's seat of 8th Lok Sabha
against H. N. Bahuguna, former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and won by the one of
the highest victory margins in general election history (68.2% of the vote).His political
career, however, was short-lived: he resigned after three years, calling politics a cesspool.”
Simha Dhanu (July 1983 to June 1984) and Simha Makara upto May 1985.
Amitabh joined politics in this period and Makara being a rashi, generally, of
change ; it was from the film world to what he called the cesspool of politics, an
unpleasant change in his life. It must have been so as from Makara, there is GK in
the tenth house. From Makara, the ninth house is excellent having Atmakaraka,
Amatyakaraka and Putrakaraka, Venus.
Dhanu is the rashi of rise and fall and accidents etc. See the tenth house with AK
and Amk and PK and BK. He won his elections against H.N. Bahuguna which was
a big achievement and entered the Indian parliament and got disgusted with
politics soon.
He won his elections in Makara from where the planet of democracy, Saturn,
aspects the tenth house.
Simha Mesha (March 1987 to Feb 1988)
He got disgusted with politics and with AK and AmK in the sixth house of
struggle decided finally to leave politics which annoyed his childhood friend Rajiv
Gandhi, the Indian prime minister particularly after he described politics as
Notice, BK also in the sixth house representing his brother Ajitabh and the
controversy of Bofors in which Ajitabh too was mentioned.
I will trace four more events through Chara Dasha.
Amitabh’s Kanya dasha was from 1991 to 2003.
Note here both BK Mars and Sun are placed proving it to be bad for his famous
father Harivansrai Bachchan whom our generation admired much more than
Amitabh. Sun and BK here eliminates the need for a separate karaka for father.
Harivansh Bachchan died on 18 Jan 2003. It was Kanya Kanya Makar both BK and
Sun are here and DK in the seventh house8.

7 Note the signification given by Rao Saheb to Capricorn (Makara), readers must take Capricorn MD/Ads of

Chara Dasha, see afflictions to it and its lord and test it on charts aggressively and probably produce a paper
showing deeper insights. – Saptarishis Astrology
8 Refer to his previous articled of Part 1 published in Saptarishis Astrology to see DK & death relationship,
something Sri K N Rao never revealed in the last 2 decades as per our limited experience of his CD. Also note
The Tula dasha started from 2003 and will last upto 2014.
If a karaka that is afflicted is aspected by Gnathikaraka also it leads to early departure of
such person from one’s life, in various ways generally, not always. In this case, Amitabh’s
Matrikaraka Saturn receives the benefic aspect of Jupiter, though aspected by GK.
There is Moon here, representing mother and eighth from here in Vrisha is Saturn,
the Matrikaraka. The end of his mother Smt.Teji Bachchan who had done
Vishnusahastranama with me many times in my house, was becoming visible.
Smt.Teji Bachchan died on 21 Dec 2007 in Tula Meena Tula. DK Jupiter
aspects MK Saturn in the eighth house from Tula.
World recognition
“In 1999, Bachchan was voted the Greatest Star of stage or screen of the Millennium
by BBC online poll where he defeated many Hollywood legends. In 2001, he was honoured
with the Actor of the Century award at the Alexandria International Film Festival in Egypt
in recognition of his contribution to the world of cinema.” (from the internet).
It was the period Kanya mahadasha with AK and AmK here aspecting the
tenth house and antardasha of Mithuna from where the tenth house is aspected by
AK and Amk.
This period ended in 2001 with Kanya-Kanya where both AK and AmK and
PK forming many Jaimini rajayogas are present.
Marriage of his son
Aishwarya Abhishek wedding photos 27 Apr 2007 ... (from the internet).
It was Tula mahadasha and Kumbha antardasha which is the lagna of the
Saptamsha and the pratyantardasha of Makara where DK Jupiter is placed in the
It is how Chara Dasha as researched by me and used both in the birth horoscope and
relevant varga charts are to be used.9

that Vi (of 8H) was the sookshma dasha operating on 18th Jan 2003 when his father expired and draw your
inferences. Kindly note that Rao Saheb rarely goes into details and leaves it to the hard working astrologer to
notice what he has not said it explicitly. You got to re-read his books and articles minimum 7 times to grasp
the depth of what he has not spoon fed and every time you would find something new. - SA
9 This paragraph has been italicized & colored by us, please Re-read the paragraph before it and draw the

Superior hints that Rao Saheb is giving, most of his fans would often tell us that one needs to take the hints
from the italicized sentences in his books but we often would repeat that its more than that, he gives hints at
places where the intelligent yet biased astrologer in a hurry would miss it (not making it bold or italicized),
that’s K N Rao for you who does not want techniques to fall into greedy astrologers.. - SA
Using Chara Dasha To Fix And Correct The Lagna

I have explained why I had to do a research on Chara Dasha to fix lagnas in

cases where the birth date was known but not the birth time. It has been the
glory and agony of my astrological career because I took risks, predicted and
succeeded when God showered his grace on me and failed me when I became
overconfident and, perhaps, arrogant, those human frailities which affect us, we the
Among many let me explain through Chara Dasha a case which may be there
in the archives of Delhi police, if they have archives. I have included in my book
Ups and Downs in Career from where I will quote here first and explain it through
Chara Dasha.
“In my book Astrology, Destiny and the Wheel of Time in the chapter “Crime and
Guru’s Grace”, I have discussed it. Let me, on the basis of that experience, give the case of
an ambassador whose kidnapping had become a major topic of discussion in Delhi in October
A friend in Delhi police asked me to work on the problem astrologically. He got the
birth details without the birth time.”
I had given prediction on the basis of prashna that the ambassador would come back alive
but the Delhi would not get any credit.
The kidnapping case reported on a website, I now find, is described thus.
From Wikipedia
Khalistan Liberation Front
KLF was among the Sikh groups that claimed responsibility for the 1991
kidnapping of the Romanian chargé d'affaires in New Delhi, Liviu Radu. This
appeared to be retaliation for Romanian arrests of KLF members suspected of the
attempted assassination of Julio Ribeiro, 62, the Indian ambassador to Romania, in
Bucharest.[9] Radu was released unharmed after Sikh politicians criticized the
In October 1991, KLF kidnapped a Romanian diplomat, Liviu Radu to barter
the release of two top militants, Harjinder Singh Jinda and Sukhjinder Singh
Also that year, the Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF) kidnapped a Romanian
diplomat, Liviu Radu. Harpal Singh told TSS that he was instrumental in his
release. He and several people active in the Khalistan movement decided that the
SYA would issue a press statement that called for the unconditional release of
Radu. The statement was published in every newspaper in Punjab and in
international Sikh publications. Eventually, Radu was released unharmed. Harpal
Singh said that the kidnapping only harmed the cause and that it should never have
taken place.
I told my friend police officer of a high rank that I preferred working on the
birth horoscope and he should get me the birth details of Radu. He got it from
circle police inspector on phone who collected it from Mrs. Radu and her two sons
whose frequent appearances on television channels had made their faces familiar to
us and had added to the agony of Delhi police. It was 18 Nov 1938, Bucharest,
Romania. The time of birth was unknown.

I prepared the south Indian horoscope of the day without the lagna, marked the
degrees and fixed the karakas.
The karakas were: AK Mercury, Amk Mars, Moon BK, Saturn MK, Venus PK,
Sun GK and Jupiter DK.
What should be the lagna? I reasoned out like this:
I fixed Sagittarius as the ascendant for three reasons.
(a) There is a rajayoga in the twelfth house, the Sun and the Mercury
combination giving him the post of an ambassador in a foreign country.
(b) There was an exchange between the tenth and the twelfth lords.
(c) For kidnapping to take place the twelfth lord has to come into play. Here Saturn-
Mars axis had made this a big international news very adverse to India.


Then I prepared Chara Dasha thus:

Dhanu 1938 to 1940
Vrischika 1940 to 1950
Tula 1950 to 1951
Kanya 1951 to 1961
Simha 1961 to 1970
I paused here and saw DK in the seventh house and reasoned that Radu must
have married in this period to have two grown up sons shown by television
Karka 1970 to 1980
Mithuna 1980 to 1985
Vrisha 1985 to 1991
Mesha 1991 to 1996
Upapada is in Karka aspected by GK Sun (in this case terrorists) and Jupiter
In Vimshottari dasha the kidnapping took place in the dasha of Saturn
aspected by Mars twelfth lord whose role must exist in kidnapping and the
antardasha of Venus in the twelfth house and the pratyantara dasha of Saturn.
See the horoscope in the south Indian format without the lagna, which I
decided should be Dhanu. I then wrote out my readings and told my police officer
friend who insisted, inspite of my strong reluctance, that I meet the wife of the
kidnapped ambassador, Mrs. Radu.
I took my readings there and slowly verified them thus on the basis of Chara
dasha. The account is in my book Ups and Downs in Career.
“My readings which the wife of the ambassador had seen were:
1. Between 1951 and 1961 was he studying at some place other than his country
and achieved by academic distinction?
Could not be verified.
2. After January 29, 1964 and before the end of 1965 or up to April 1966 was his
marriage finalized?
October 16, 1965.
3. Between December 1966 and March 1969 was there any abortion or child birth
or vice versa.
The first son was born in 1967, then there was an abortion and the second son was
born in August 1970.
4. Had he studied foreign languages other than his mother tongue?
5. Between 1970 and 1980 mostly out of his country?
1970 to 1973 in India and 1976-78 in Ceylon.
6. Between 1980 and 1985 sharp changes in career?
1979 Romanian T.V. till 1990.
7. Is there a sister younger to him?
Only one brother elder to him.
8. He is either the first child or the first male child in the family.
Has an elder brother.
The additional information passed on was:
(a) Mrs. “A” was born on September, 1940 between 9.00 and 9.30 in the morning,
(b) A brother younger to her died. She is the eldest.
(c) The ambassador’s mother died when he was only six years old. His father died on
January 1 or 2, 1978.
(d) First son was born on October 22, 1967 at 1.20 p.m., Bucharest.
(e) The second son was born on August 26, 1970 Delhi, India between 6.00 and 6.30 a.m.”
Then I came home prepared the horoscopes of her two sons on which I relied
more, her own and finally decided what degrees of Dhanu it should be and gave
further readings to the police officer who passed in on to Mrs. Radu, I presume,
though I was not sure.
The final readings were:
My readings were summarized by my friend thus:
(a) The hostage seemed to have been lodged in South-West direction from his house.
(b) The hostage may not be in Delhi.
(c) He could be in Ajmer or in any other pilgrim town of Rajasthan.
(d) Some positive indications about his captivity are likely to be known by 27th October.
(Mercury retrograding).
(e) The star position of Mrs “A” and her two sons indicate that:
(i) His release will be delayed may take up to end of November 1991.
(ii) Calls for hard bargaining between abductors and negotiators.
(iii) His health would deteriorate.
(iv) He is likely to come back alive, but with ruined health.
(f) No danger to his life.
Mercury entered Dhanu on 26 November 1991 and ambassador Radu, released
by Khalistan terrorists reached home without the Delhi police getting any credit on
that day.
Now work on Chara Dasha as I have discussed in the series on the basis of
the final horoscope of Radu I prepared which is given here.

To Be Continued………..