I had been thinking about Graha Avastha's and wanted share them with you. Here are some of my thoughts.
The state of a graha indicates nature of fructification of karma. The graha’s results are felt during their dasas. The grahas avastha or state indicates many things,
1) How soon the graha will give the indicated results.
2) The guna or nature of the graha while giving the results.
3) The good fortune indicated by the graham
4) The weaknesses of the graha.
5) The activity interested by the graha.
Maharishi Paraashara has indicated five types of avathas (ref: Ch 45:BPHS). They are
- Baalaadi Avastha : 5 types based on five parts of odd or even sign.
- Jagrutaadi Avastha : 3 types depending on it’s graha’s Natural relationship to dispositor (friend, neutral or enemy)
- Deeptaadi Avastha : 9 types based on graha’s Chart specific relationship to dispositor.
- Lajjitaadi Avastha : 6 types based on conjunctions with malefics etc.
- Shayanaadhi Avastha : 12 types of activities calculated by Nakshatre * Graha * Navamsha + JanmaNax + Ghatika + Lagna
1) Baalaadi Avastha
kramAd.h bAlaH kumAro.atha yuvA vR^iddhastathA mR^itaH BPHS 45.3
They are of five types namely,
- Baala : Child
- Kumaara : Teen
- Yuva : Youth /Adult
- Vriddha : Oldage
- Mrita : Late
The sign is divided in 5 parts and they rule each part in sequence for odd signs and results are reverse for even signs.
These indicates “when” the graha will give the results. The baala avatha graha will give results too early and mrita avastha graha can give results too late during the dasa.
2) Jaagrutaadi Avastha
Natural relationship of graha determines this avastha. A graha can be in a friendly house or neutral or enemies house. There are three types of relationships and hence there are three types of this avastha,
jAgratsvapnasushhuptyAkhyA avasthA nAmadR^ik.hphalAH 5
- Jaagrut / Awake
- Swapna / Dreaming
- Sushupta / Sleeping
These indicate three states of nature like Satwic (Fully conscience), Rajasic or passionate (Partially conscious of deeds) or sushupta (deep sleep, not conscious of what it’s doing).
3) Deeptaadi Avastha
This is based on the individual relationships of graha for a particular chart. i.e temporal relationships. Based on position of grahas in the chart. Due to specific positioning the chart may get better results. These of nine types indicating the bhaagya,
dIptaH svasthaH pramuditaH shAnto dIno.atha duHkhitaH
vikalashcha khalaH ko.apItyavasthA navadhA.aparAH 45.7
This avastha indicates the goodness or bhaagya got from the graham. 1-4 is good, 5 is middling and 6-9 indicates lesser amounts of fortune in sequence. This avastha will indicate the resources available of a graha to do it’s task.
4) Lajjitaadi Avastha
A graha has weaknesses and enemies these are of shad ripu (the six enemies). These are indicated by variously as,
lajjito garvitashchaiva xudhitastR^ishhitastathA
muditaH xobhitashchaiva grahabhAvAH prakIrtitAH 11
- Lajjit : Embarrased
putragehagataH kheTo rAhuketuyuto.athavA
ravimandakujairyukto lajjito graha uchyate 12
Placed in Putr Bhava, if a Grah is associated with Rahu, or Ketu, or with Sürya, Çani, or Maìgal, it is in Lajjit Avastha
- Garvit : Haughty
tuN^gasthAnagato vA.api trikoNe.api bhavetpunaH
garvitaH so.api gadito nirvishaMkaM dvijottama 13
If a Grah is in exaltation, or in Mooltrikon, it is Garvit (Aspected by malefics)
- Kshudhit : Hungered
shatrugehI shatruyukto ripudR^ishhTo bhavedyadi
xudhitaH sa cha viGYeyaH shaniyukto yathA tathA 14
If a Grah is in an enemys Räçi, or yuti with an enemy, or receives a Drishti from an enemy, or even, if a Grah is yuti with Çani, the Avastha is Kshudhit
- Trushit : Thirsty
jalarAshau sthitaH kheTaH shatruNA chA.avalokitaH
shubhagrahA na pashyanti tR^ishhitaH sa udAhR^itaH 15
If a Grah is in a watery Räçi and receives a Drishti from a malefic, but does not receive a Drishti from a benefic, the Avastha is called Trushit
- Mudit : Complacent
mitragehI mitrayukto mitreNa cha vilokitaH
guruNA sahito yashcha muditaH sa prakIrtitaH 16
If a Grah is in a friendly Räçi, or is yuti with, or receives a Drishti from a benefic, or is yuti with Guru, it is said to be in Mudit Avastha. (And it becomes complacent it it's aspected by Saturn)
- Kshobhit : Trembling (Out of fear of authority)
raviNA sahito yashcha pApA pashyanti sarvathA
xobhitaM taM vijAnIyAchchhatruNA yadi vIxitaH 17
If a Grah is yuti with Sürya and receives a Drishti from, or is yuti with a malefic, or receives a Drishti from an enemy, it is said to be in Kshobhit
yeshhu yeshhu cha bhAveshhu grahAstishhThanti sarvathA
xudhitaH xobhito vApi tad.hbhAvaphalanAshanaH 18
The xuditah (Hungered) and xobhita (frightened) are the worst of these avasthas.
5) Shaayanaadi Avastha
There are 12 forms of activities indicated by the twelve bhaavas, This is found using the formula
Nakshatra * Graha * Navamsha + JanmaNax + Ghatika + Lagna
Nakshatra : is the nakshatra number where graha is sitting
Graha: is indicated by the graha number sun =1…sat=7, rahu=8 and ketu = 9
Navamsha: the navamsha number of the graha in given rashi, eg if in 0 to3.33 deg then 1
Janma Nax: Moon nakshatra
Ghatika: the ghatika number counted from sunrise
Lagna : Lagna number 1=aries etc
- Nritya Lipsa
The details of calculating this can be read from the Narasimhaji’s article. A copy which is in http://www.scribd.com/doc/259989/7-avastha
NOTE: A detailed article will follow in Jyotish Digest.