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Sage Jaimini in his Upadesa Sutras expounded very important rajayogas 1 in 1 Rajayogas mean Combinations that give life Readership Level: Advanced the 3rd pada of 1st chapter. Apart from discussing rajayogas and dhana (wealth) yogas, he gave very specific yoga that makes a King. In fact, all Jaimini Rajayogas are very concise and easy to apply and hard to fail, once we understand the correct implication of the yoga. [Dedication: This second article of my life is

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  • Shanmukha a.k.a T.S.V.R. Nageswara Rao, is 30 years, a graduate in Electronics and Communication Engineering, works in a scientific organization of Indian Govt. He started his study of Astrology when he was 22 years old and though not traditionally trained; he is very fond of the wonderful system of Jaimini and learns it from his Guru, the living Legend of Jaimini Astrology Sri Iranganti Rangacharya. He is now working on ancient commentaries on Jaimini and writes some of his musings on Jaimini system at his personal blog. http://sutramritam.blogspot.com.

    Manipravala Rajayoga of Jaimini

    By Shanmukha, India

    Readership Level: Advanced

    [Dedication: This second article of my life is reverentially dedicated to my Guru Mahamahopadhyaya Sri Iranganti

    Rangacharya.] 1. Introduction Sage Jaimini in his Upadesa Sutras

    expounded very important rajayogas1 in

    the 3rd pada of 1st chapter. Apart from discussing rajayogas and dhana (wealth) yogas, he gave very specific yoga that makes a King. In fact, all Jaimini Rajayogas are very concise and easy to apply and hard to fail, once we understand the correct implication of the yoga. This paper deals with such a very potent rajayoga called Manipravala Rajayoga. This yoga is very important Prabhu yoga since the sage dealt Amatya (minister) Yoga and Senadhipati (Commander-in-Chief) Yoga in the ensuing sutras right after this.Mani means the Gem and the Pravala means the cowry or marine shell. So this yoga forms by placement of benefic (Gem) and a malefic (Shell) in a particular sequence.

    1 Rajayogas mean Combinations that give life

    like a king, which in modern context should be treated as comfort & authority positions.

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  • Manipravala Rajayoga 1 (MP1): This Manipravala yoga is deduced from the Jaimini Sutras given below.

    -- sva bhgya dra mt bhva sameu rjna 1-3-30

    -- karma dsayo ppayoca 1-3-31

    -- pit lbhdhipccaivam 1-3-32

    Translation: For sutra 1-3-30 : Katapayaadi numeric system:

    = 2 ( = 4, = 1; 14 %2 12 = 2)

    = 4 ( = 8, = 2; 28 % 12 = 4)

    = 5 ( = 5, = 6; 65 % 12 = 5)

    = 8 ( = 4, = 4; 44 % 12 = 8)

    = 9 ( = 7, = 5; 57 %12 = 9) According to Neelakantha, the great commentator on Jaimini sutras, if there is equal number of benefic planets in 2nd, 4th, 5th from Atmakaraka, then the native becomes a king. For example, if one benefic in 2nd, then there should be a benefic in 4th and a benefic in 5th as well. According to Sri Rangacharya and other ancient commentators, if benefic planets in 2nd, 4th, 5th, 8th, 9th houses from Atmakaraka, the native become a king. For sutra 1-3-31 : Katapayaadi numeric system:

    = 3 ( = 1, = 5; 51 %12 = 3)

    = 6 ( = 8, = 7; 78 %12 = 6)

    2 In Computer C language programming % means remainder. So 14 % 12 yields, the remainder 2.

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  • Translation: If malefic planets in 3rd, 6th houses from Atmakaraka planet, the native becomes a king For sutra 1-3-30 : Katapayaadi numeric system:

    = 1 ( = 1, = 6; 61 % 12 = 1)

    = 7 ( = 3, = 4; 43 % 12 = 7) Translation: The above yoga can be seen from the lord of Lagna and lord of 7th house also. In the above sutras, it was not mentioned about the planet in the 7th house. And from the above Jaimini Adhikara sutras, the planet in the 8th house should be a benefic. Yet from the analysis of various commentaries and the instruction of my Guru, the following is deduced as the correct interpretation of the yoga. So, in summary, if benefic in 2nd, malefic in 3rd, benefic in 4th, benefic in 5th, malefic in 6th, benefic in 7th, malefic in 8th, benefic in 9th from either Atmakaraka or Lagna lord or the 7th lord makes the native a Maharaja. Let us call this yoga MP1. Jaimini further explains the other effects of this yoga in the following two sutras.

    -- misre sam 1-3-32

    -- daridra viparte 1-3-33

    Translation: If both benefic and malefic planets combined in the above said places, then though the native cant be king, yet he will be treated as equal to king. If benefic and malefic planets reverse the places then he will be ruined. For example if a malefic in 2nd, a benefic in 3rd, a malefic in 4th etc.., then the native will be ruined. Manipravala Rajayoga 2 (MP2): According to the doctrine of Manipravala, the same yoga can be extended in the following way. If benefic in 2nd, malefic in 3rd, benefic in 4th, malefic in 5th, benefic in 6th, malefic in 7th, benefic in 8th, malefic in 9th from either Atmakaraka or Lagna lord or the 7th lord makes the

    native a Maharaja. Let us call this yoga as MP23.

    It must be noted that, in the above MP2 yoga, the nature of the planets are interchanged only from 5th house while 2nd, 3rd and 4th remains the same. The first yoga is

    3 It is the corollary of MP1 Yoga. And corollary theories are very much the part of Sutra Vangmaya

    where sutras are cryptic.

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  • important for the wealth and fame where as the second yoga gives highest order of

    kingship.4

    For the sake of easy comprehension of this yoga, the following table is given.

    House MP1 MP2 2nd Benefic Benefic 3rd Malefic Malefic 4th Benefic Benefic 5th Benefic Malefic 6th Malefic Benefic 7th Benefic Malefic 8th Malefic Benefic 9th Benefic Malefic

    2. Analysis on Various Commentaries: In this section, the description of this yoga given in various ancient and modern commentaries is discussed. The relevant verses are given in the appendix. Though the literal translation of all these verses is not given here, but the gist of them is presented for the sake of brevity and compactness. Interested readers will do well to read those verses and derive the meaning. 2.1 Neelakantha Commentary:

    Neelakantha didnt take the katapayaadi numeric for words (bhva) and (sama) and thus interprets the sutra that equal number of benefic planets in 2nd 4th and 5th house from AK makes the native a King. Where as, Krishna Mishra, Somanatha Misra, Raghava Bhatta and modern commentator Sri Rangacharya took the kapayaadi values and they include the 8th and 9th houses as well, which is shown in ensuing paragraphs. 2.2 Maharshi Parasara - BPHS: The available BPHS lists the following verse explaining this yoga.

    bhat parara hora 4

    This variation can be read in Jaimini Sutramritam, Jataka Sarasangraha, Kalpalatha, and a Vriddha Karika

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  • lagnet krakccpi dhane turyeca pacame ubhakheayute bhve jto rj bhaveddruvam

    Translation: If benefic planets are placed in 2nd, 4th, and 5th house from either lord of Lagna

    or the Karaka (Atmakaraka5), the native becomes a king for sure.

    But, another available version of BHPS of Sridharas Sanskrit commentary gives a slightly different first pada (line) of the verse as follows.

    ( ) bhat parara horsra (rdhara saskta vykhya)

    lagndht dynantht dhane turyeca pacame

    Translation: If benefic planets are placed in 2nd, 4th, and 5th house from either lord of Lagna or the lord of 7th house, the native becomes a king for sure. So, if we combine those two versions of BPHS, then it will be in tune with the first part of the yoga in Jaimini sutras, that to reckon this yoga either from AK, lord of lagna or lord of 7th house. 2.3 Krishna Mishra Jyotisha Phalaratnamala: Krishna Mishra listed this yoga in 9th chapter of his Phalaratnamala. He mentioned both variations of Manipravala yogas (he didnt call them Manipravala yoga, though) and gives slightly different starting point. He wants us to reckon the yoga either from Yogada, or

    Vilagna6. If the yoga doesnt occur from the above reference, then the yoga can be reckoned

    from Moon also. It should be understood that Phalaratnamala is not a simple commentary but a complete Magnum Opus of Jaimini system. 2.4 Somanatha Misra - Kalpalatha: Somanatha Mishra, in 3rd pada of his Kalpalatha commentary, listed both of these yogas very lucidly and gives much importance to the MP2, saying that MP2 will result in Maharaja Yoga, where as the MP1 makes the native a king of a state. He wants us to reckon this yoga from Karaka. He didnt mention lagna lord or 7th lord, but Karaka can, broadly, be known as lord of lagna. 2.5 Ragahava Bhatta Jataka Sara Sangrahah: 5

    Karaka, in general, means Atmakaraka only, which is in line with Jaimini 6

    Please refer to True Jaimini Navamsa article by this scribe 1st Annual issue of Saptarishis Astrology Feb 2009 for definition of Yogada and Vilagna. Krishna Mishra gives utmost importance to Yogada planet, sometimes than Atmakaraka, which is very radical.

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  • Raghava Bhatta, in his excellent work Jataka Sarasangraha wonderfully described this yoga by quoting the authority of a Vriddha Karaka. He wants us to reckon this yoga from lord of lagna, and didnt mention either the Atmakaraka or the 7th lord. In fact, it was Raghava Bhatta, who coined the term Manipravala Yoga. He revealed the key of interpreting yoga by explaining that reckoning of houses is according to Graha Chakra. According to him,

    1. MP1 results in wealth and fame and kingship 2. MP2 results in a ruler of a big empire, thus giving importance to MP2. 3. It is important that a benefic, a malefic and a benefic in 2nd, 3rd and 4th respectively

    must occupy to experience this yoga.

    4. The reckoning of houses must be according to Graha Chakra, as explained later in this paper.

    5. In quantifying this yoga, the placement of planets like Own house etc. can b