Vargas (Divisions)

Vargas are divisions of zodiacal signs (Rasis).

There are 16 classical Vargas described in Parasara Hora Shastra. Several other Vargas are described in Jaimini Sutra.

Each Varga has a positive number as its division. So Rasi is the Varga of division 1 (D-1), Navamsa is the division of type 9 (D-9), etc.

The names, divisions and main significations (according to Parasara) are listed in the table below.

Name Division Main Signification
Rasi 1 Physique
Hora 2 Wealth
Drekkana 3 Coborn
Chaturtamsa (Turyamsa) 4 Fortunes
Saptamansa 7 Children
Navamsa 9 Marriage
Dasamsa 10 Power and Position
Dvadasamsa 12 Parents
Shodasamsa (Kalamsa) 16 Conveyances
Vimsamsa 20 Worship
Chaturvimsamsa 24 Learning
Bhamsa (Saptavimsamsa) 27 Strength and Weakness
Trimsamsa 30 Evils
Khavedamsa (Chatvarimsamsa) 40 Auspicous and Inauspicious Effects
Akshavedamsa 45 General Indications
Shastiamsa 60 General Indications

Other Vargas

Maitreya supports in addition, Sastamsa (D6) and Ashtamsa (D8) of Jaimini system.

It is likely that other Vargas (like Nadi D-108) will be supported in the future.

Varga Viswa

The distribution of Varga Viswa is according to Parasara 7/21-25. See the table below.

Position Strength in Points
Exaltation Sign 20
Moolatrikona Sign 20
Own Sign 20
Very Friendly Sign (Adhi Mitra) 18
Friendly Sign (Mitra) 15
Neutral (Sama) 10
Enemy (Satru) 7
Sworn Enemy (Adhi Satru) 5
Debilation (Neecha) 0

Special Rules for Hora

There are special rules for bala calculation in Hora. See table below.

Planet Cancer Leo
Sun, Mars, Jupiter 0 20
Mercury 20 20
Moon, Venus, Saturn 20 0

Remark: Parasara (7/13) gives more detailed evaluations based upon the planetary positions in the beginning, middle or end of a Hora. But these rules cannot be applied to higher Varga charts.

Distribution of Shadvarga etc.

There are 4 different sources of strength in this system: Shadvarga (based upon 6 Vargas), Saptavarga (7 Vargas), Dasavarga (10 Vargas) and Shodadasa Varga (all 16 Vargas).

Each Varga has a weight. The sum of possible points is always 20.

Name Division Shad Varga Sapta Varga Dasa Varga Shodasa Varga
Rasi 1 6 5 3 3.5
Hora 2 2 2 1.5 1
Drekkana 3 4 3 1.5 1
Chaturtamsa 4 - - - 0.5
Saptamansa 7 - 1 1.5 0.5
Navamsa 9 5 2.5 1.5 3
Dasamsa 10 - - 1.5 0.5
Dvadasamsa 12 2 4.5 1.5 0.5
Shodasamsa 16 - - 1.5 2.0
Vimsamsa 20 - - - 0.5
Chaturvimsamsa 24 - - - 0.5
Bhamsa 27 - - - 0.5
Trimsamsa 30 1 2 1.5 0.5
Khavedamsa 40 - - - 0.5
Akshavedamsa 45 - - - 0.5
Shastiamsa 60 - - 5 4
Sum - 20 20 20 20

Dasavarga Dignities

The Dignities of Dasavarga (Parasara 6/42-53) are supported and can be shown in the planet view or the text window (Varga section).

See the table below.

Friendly Divisions Name
2 Parijata
3 Uttama
4 Gopura
5 Simhasana
6 Paravata
7 Devaloka
8 Brahmaloka
9 Sakravahana
10 Sridhama