Vedic Views

Vedic Chart View

The Vedic chart shows a graphical representation for all supported Vargas including the Bhava Chart. See the pages Vargas (Divisions) resp. House Systems for details.


Colors and fonts can be changed in the configuration dialog.

The style of the charts can be changed

Several options are available.

Varga View

This view contains the aggragated information about the Vargas of a radix horoscope.

See the Vargas (Divisions) pages in the Articles section.

Sarvatobhadra View

Sarvatobhadra is a Nakshatra based technique of ancient Vedic astrology. Astrological information can be found on the Sarvatobhadra page in the articles section.


The display options are similar to the default Vedic chart view, see Vedic Views/Vedic Chart View.

Vedhas of benefics are green, vedhas of malefics are red.

Special fields are marked in yellow. Birth Nakshatra, Rasi of Lagna and weekday of birth are marked by default.

Hint: a mouse click into the fields toggles the markup of the fields.

Dasa Views

Dasas are the most important tool for timing of events in Vedic astrology. Astrological details can be found in the Nakshatra Dasas resp. Kalachakra Dasa pages.

Supported Dasas

The Dasas are divided into three groups.

First Group: Standard Dasas

The Standard Dasas are

The calculation of Vimsottari and Yogini Dasa follows the well known rules.

There are several configuration options for Kalachakra Dasa, see the sections Kalachakra Dasa and Configuration: Vedic Astrology/Vedic Calculation.

Second Group: Conditional Dasas

These Dasas are described by Parasara. Conditional Dasas only apply to certain charts.

The Dasas are

  1. Ashtottari Dasa
  2. Shodshottari Dasa
  3. Dvadashottari Dasa
  4. Panchottari Dasa
  5. Shatabdika Dasa
  6. Chaturashiti Sama Dasa
  7. Dvisaptati Sama Dasa
  8. Shat Trimshat Sama Dasa

Third Group: Special Dasas

The 3rd group contains Lagna Vimsottari Dasa: it is like Vimsottari, but based upon the position of the Ascendant instead of the Moon.

Remark: Lagna Vimsottari calculation is always done according to the length method.

Calculation Options

Nakshatra Dasa can be calculated in 2 different modes This behaviour can be configured in the Configuration: Vedic Astrology/Vedic Calculation tab of the configuration dialog.

View Types

There are three different view types for Dasas.

First Type: Tree

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

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 Dasas.

Remark: default colors are implemented according to Jataka Parijata II 21/23.

Third Type: Text

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

  1. Short: one line per Mahadasa, Anatadasas are shown in one line.
  2. Compact: all Dasas in a single table. Current Pratyantardasas are shown in the last column.
  3. Long: Each Antardasa is shown in a separate table.

Yoga View

Yogas are combinations of astrological objects, the name is frequently used in Vedic astrology. There are simple Yogas (e.g. position of Ascendant in a sign) and quite complex ones dealing with many objects and restrictive conditions.

Special Types of Yogas

Some hints for interpreting Yogas:

Nabahasa Yogas are quite important. Each chart has a ruling Nabhasa Yoga determining the conditions of the person's life. The ruling Yoga is always the most complex one (if more than one Yoga matches).

Example: someone has all planets in houses 7, 8, 9 and 10, Sakti Yoga (all planets in 4 continous houses from th 7th) matches as well as Kedara (all planets in 4 signs). The ruling Yoga is Sakti.

Lunar Yogas: the Moon is the most important ruler of the mind. So Lunar Yogas give the hint for general mental disposition of the person.

Mixed results mostly show their effect during the corresponding Dasas. So Yogas have a static view on the person's life; Dasas can tell us the time of the events.

Yoga View

Attributes of Yogas are

Varga Choice: determines which Varga chart to use for evaluation of the matching condition. Effects apply to that chart (e.g. Saptamamsa to children).

Nakshatra based Yogas can only match in Rasi chart.

Yoga Editor

This tool can be used for manual editing of Yoga conditions and interpretations.

Ashtakavarga View

See the Ashtakavarga pages in the Articles section.

Shadbala View

See the Shadbala pages in the Articles section.