# Lords

Hora, Dina, Masa and Varsha lords are closely connected.

## Hora Lords

Each day has 24 Horas in total. Day and night are both divided into 12
equal parts. Each of these parts is called a Hora and has a sublord.

The first sublord of the day is the weekday lord, i.e. the first Hora
after sunrise is assigned to that lord.

The order of the sublords is **relative to their period in descending
order**, see the table below.

Sublord |
Approx. Period |

Saturn |
29.46 Years |

Jupiter |
11.86 Years |

Mars |
1.88 Years |

Sun |
1 Year |

Venus |
0.62 Years |

Mercury |
0.24 Years |

Moon |
27.32 Days |

The list is cyclic, i.e. the next period after the Moon's period is
assigned to Saturn.

## Dina: Lords of the Weekdays

Each day has its lord. This is the natural order of the days in the
week. The lords are listed in the table below.

Day |
Lord |

Sunday |
Sun |

Monday |
Moon |

Tuesday |
Mars |

Wednesday |
Mercury |

Thursday |
Jupiter |

Friday |
Venus |

Saturday |
Saturn |

### Remarks

- The order of the lords is the same as the order of the planets in
Vedic astrology.
- Hora and Dina lords are connected if we make steps of three in the
list of Hora lords: there will be a jump from Sun to Moon, Mars etc.

## The Six Cycles of Lords

A simple rule can connect the lords Varsha, Masa, Dina and Hora.

No. |
Name |
1 |
2 |
3 |
4 |
5 |
6 |
7 |
Inverse |
Order |

1 |
Hora |
Sat |
Jup |
Mar |
Sun |
Ven |
Mer |
Moo |
3 |
Natural Period (inverse) |

2 |
Dina |
Sun |
Moo |
Mar |
Mer |
Jup |
Ven |
Sat |
5 |
Days of the week |

3 |
Masa |
Moo |
Mer |
Ven |
Sun |
Mar |
Jup |
Sat |
1 |
Natural Period |

4 |
Varsha |
Sun |
Mer |
Sat |
Mar |
Ven |
Moo |
Jup |
6 |
Days of the week (inverse) |

5 |
- |
Sat |
Ven |
Jup |
Mer |
Mar |
Moo |
Sun |
2 |
- |

6 |
- |
Jup |
Moo |
Ven |
Mar |
Sat |
Mer |
Sun |
4 |
- |