Dasas are the most important tool for timing of events in Vedic astrology.
This page contains only general information about the use of the Dasas in Maitreya.
Astrological details can be found in the Nakshatra Dasas resp. Kalachakra Dasa pages.
There are several different view types for Dasas.
First Type: Tree View
Every Dasa has a root item which can be expanded up to arbitrary levels.
So you can see Dasas, Antardasas (Bhuktis), Pratyantardasas,
Sookshmantardasas, Pranadasas, etc. in a single view.
Entry Chart Action:
The entry chart button is activated if a Dasa is selected in the
tree view. You may click the button to create a new chart based upon the
underlying entry time.
Second Type: Graphical View
The graphical Dasa view appeared for the first time in release 4.0.
Goal of the window is to get a simultaneous view of multiple Dasas at the
same time. This view may help to see the synchronized effects of multiple
Remark: default colors are implemented according to Jataka Parijata II 21/23.
Third Type: Text Views
These view types give a text based representation of Dasas. The Dasa type (Vimsottari etc.) can be chosen in the choice box of the toolbar.
There are three kinds of text output
Short: one line per Mahadasa, Anatadasas are shown in one line.
Compact: all Dasas in a single table. Current Pratyantardasas are shown in the last column.
Long: Each Antardasa is shown in a separate table.
Remark: text output can be stored in a file: right click the text output and select the command SaveText as ....
The output format will be either HTML (.html), plain text (.txt) or csv (.csv), depending on the file name's extension.
The Dasas are divided into three groups.
First Group: Standard Dasas
The Standard Dasas are
Vimsottari Dasa: most important Dasa of Vedic astrology. This Dasa
should be taken into account for all chart predictions.
Yogini Dasa: frequently used in South India.
Kalachakra Dasa: according to Parasara the second Dasa of major
importance (besides Vimsottari).
The calculation of Vimsottari and Yogini Dasa follows the well known rules.