Special Concepts for Balarishta
Dr. Shanker Adawal (Jyotishaacharya, PHD, MBA)
4.1a This is a sub-span of short life and extends from birth to 8 years of age. Shri Mantreshwar in
Phaldeepika has stated that a child may die during the first four years due to past evil Karma of his
mother and may die between 4 to 8 years due to past evil Karma of his father. The birth of a child
may bring Arishta to mother and/ or father. Therefore the parents in such cases, propitiate the evil
planets/ yoga by Japa, Havan, & oblations and protect the child through proper medical care. A child
born with Balarishta yoga dies early or is very seriously ill initially. However, should he survive, such a
native lives a long kingly life.
i) Gand-Mool Nakshtra: It is effective during Sandhi of sign & Nakshtra (in its last/ first quarter). If
birth is in last quarter of Jyeshtha (Scorpio) or 1st quarter of Moola (Sagittarius), it is called big Moola
and propitiation can be done only after 27 days, when the concerned Nakshatra falls again. If the birth
is in last quarter of Ashlesha (Cancer) / Revati (Pisces) or 1st quarter of Magha (Leo) / Ashwani
(Aries), it is called small Moola, and propitiation can be done on the same, 10th or the 19th day from
the birth. During these periods of approx. 48 minutes, lagna and Moon becomes weak, giving native /
his close relations bad health, poor longevity and unwanted worries. If Ketu also joins in, it causes
disorder in brain/ spinal cord.
ii) Yamganta: It affects longevity of a child, when at the time of his birth, the Moon is in a specific
Nakshtra on a specific day as under:
a) Sunday in Magha Nakshtra.
b) Monday in Vishakha Nakshtra.
c) Tuesday in Ardra Nakshtra.
d) Wednesday in Mool Nakshtra.
e) Thursday in Krittika Nakshtra.
f) Friday in Rohini Nakshtra.
g) Saturday in Hasta Nakshtra.
iii) Din-Mrityu: If a child is born in 1st quarter of Dhanishta/Hasta or 2nd quarter of Vishakha/Ardra,
or 3rd quarter of Uttar-Bhadrapad/Ashlesha or in last quarter of Bharini/Moola Nakshtra, in day time,
it is called Din-Mrityu Yoga causing early death of the child.
iv) Din Rog: Similarly, if a child is born in day time in 1st quarter of Ashlesha/Uttar-Bhadrapad or in
2nd quarter of Bharini/Mool or in 3rd quarter of Uttar-falguni/Shravan, or last quarter of
Swati/Mrigshira Nakshtra, it is called Din-Rog yoga and may cause serious illness or death to the child.
However, there is no evil if the birth is in night time in Din-Mrityu or Din-Rog Yoga.
v) Vish-ghati: In every Nakshtra a period of four ghati (96 minutes) is called Vish-ghati. In Aswani
50 to 54th, in Bharini, 24 to 28th, in Krittika 30 to 34th, Rohini, 40 to 44th, Mrigshira, 14 to 18th, Ardra,
21 to 25th, Punurvasu, 30 to 34th, Pushya, 20 to 24th, Ashlesha, 32 to 36th, Magha, 30 to 34th, Poorva-
falguni, 20 to 24th, Uttar-falguni, 18 to 22th, Hasta, 21 to 25th, Chitra, 20 to 24th, Swati, 14 to 18th,
Vishakha 14 to 18th, Anuradha 10 to 14th, Jyeshta 14 to 18th, Moola 56 to 60th, Poorvashada 24 to
28th, Uttar-ashada 20 to 24th, Shravan 10 to 14th, Dhanishta 10 to 14th, Shatbhisha 18 to 22nd,
Poorva-bhadrapad 16 to 20th, Uttar-Bfadrapad 24 to 28th, and in Revati 30 to 34th ghati are called
Vishghati. Shri Mantreshwar, in Phaldeepika has stated that if a child is born in any of the above
period during day-time, he is likely to die early.