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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Shadbala - 6 fold strength of planets

What is Shadbala

As the name suggests Shadbala means six fold strength. Although these strengths are combined used for finding the effect of planets on the lives of the natives, there is more use of the strengths and we get the clue of those uses from their names. If they were to be used combined, then such specific names were unnecessary. Moreover, this is more logical to think that, a planet when strong, might not be so for influencing all affairs in our lives. A planet which might give good status might not be good to show the direction of your life. So we must construe, the special significance hidden in the names given to the six sources of strengths. These strengths need not be used only predicting the results of the dasa, however, can be used for normal horoscopic interpretation.

For illustration, the kendradi bala is used in ayur calculation etc. One can understand their use more and more by understanding their name and their basis of calculation.

Shadbal (6 fold strength) consists of the following strengths

1. Sthan Bal (Positional strength).

2. Dig Bal (Directional strength).

3. Kaal Bal (Temporal strength), inclusive of Ayan Bal (Equinoctial strength)

4. Chesht Bal (Motional strength)

5. Naisargika Bal (Natural strength)

Jyotish Scripture Saravali says

Should a Graha have all kinds of strengths stated so far and be bright with unobscured rays, it confers kingdom exceeding the desires of the native.


Saravali 5.45: If at birth benefic Grahas possess all-round strength, the native will have good habits, be truthful, upright, beautiful, splendorous and be an expert in all deeds, respectful towards the wise and Gods and will be blessed with scents, garlands, robes, ornaments etc.


Saravali 5.46: Should malefics be with such all-round strength at birth, the native will be a miser, will do bad acts, be selfish, jealous of virtuous people, intent on promoting quarrels, wicked, torturous, dirty, ungrateful, slanderous and ugly.


Case 1 – Arvind Kejriwal

Date of Birth 16 : 8 : 1968

Time of Birth 23 : 46 : 1

Place of Birth Hisar, Haryana, India


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Shadbala Strength of Top 3 graha in his birth chart.

  1. Surya
  2. Chandra 
  3. Shukra
    You can clearly see that Both luminaries are strong . Since Surya is the strongest, he is the Chief Minister of daily . Surya gives Power and authority. His Chandra is also exalted.
    He is Born in Krittika Nakshatra of Surya.
    Case 2 - Madonna
    Description: Madonna

Date of Birth 16 : 8 : 1958

Time of Birth 7 : 0 : 0

Place of Birth Bay City

Shadbala Strength of Top 3 graha in her birth chart.

  1. Surya
  2. Shani 
  3. Budha
    She is a world famous Singer, dancer, celebrity. Her birth nakshatra is Purva phalguni. As per the Crux of Vedic Astrology written by  Guru Shri Sanjay Rath, as per Dhruva Nadi Jyotish scripture , the Purvaphalguni nakshatra born people pursue the following professions or activities.

Purva Phalguni
Dance, Movie, Fashion, entertainment, Music,
Painting, Money exchange, Fried food, Salt, Honey, light oils etc.


purvaphalguni nakshatra gave her the ability in Dance , entertainment and Music.

Case 3 -  Amitabh Bachchan


Description: Amitabh Bachchan


Date of Birth 11 : 10 : 1942

Time of Birth 16 : 0 : 0

Place of Birth Allahabad

Shadbala Strength of Top 3 graha in his birth chart.


  1. Surya
  2. Shani 
  3. Guru (Brihaspati)
    Born in Kumbh lagna and being the Top most Star of Hindi Cinema, his strongest planet is Surya. He is also the well educated star among the fellow stars in the Industry due to strength of Jupiter. He religiously follows all ceremonies due to effect of Guru. In his Birth Chart, Guru or Jupiter is lord of 2 houses of Income and Wealth. He is Super Rich.
    Shani is his lagna lord which gave him strength to beat death like situation and saved his life.
    Case 4 – Jyotish Guruji Sanjay Rath
    Description: Sanjay Rath
    Shadbala Strength of Top 3 graha in his birth chart.

  1. Budha
  2. Guru
  3. Chandra
    He is the best Jyotisha expert of India and has written many books (Mercury / Budha). His knowledge (Guru) on the Vedic sciences and numbers or calculation (Mercury or Budha) expertise is beyond imagination. His Chandra is in 12th Bhav of spirituality of the natal chart and also in 5th Bhav in navamsa chart in again in Meena rashi which stands for spirituality. He is doing a great Service to society (Chandra).
    Case 5 – Atal Bihari Vajpayee
    Description: Ab vajpayee.jpg

Date of Birth 25 : 12 : 1926

Time of Birth 05 : 0 : 0

Place of Birth Gwalior, MP


Shadbala Strength of Top 3 graha in his birth chart.


  1. Mangal
  2. Surya
  3. Budha
    Born in Chandra nakshatra of Purva phalguni whose lord is Surya. Like previous examples where Surya as one of the strongest Graha gives Political Power or Kingship, again here , Surya power gives him the Kingship.
    Budha strength gave him poetic and writing abilities. Vajpayee has said about his poetry,
    "My poetry is a declaration of war, not an exordium to defeat. It is not the defeated soldier's drumbeat of despair, but the fighting warrior's will to win. It is not the de spirited voice of dejection but the stirring shout of victory. You can feel effect of Mangal here.
    He remained a Bachlor (Mangal). He was Vrishchika lagna with mangal as the lagna lord in 6th Bhav.
    He has extraordinary oratorical abilities and skills to debate on any topic (Budha / Mercury) besides giving daring and executive abilities (Mangal or Mars).
    Case 6- Micheal Jackson
    Description: Michael Jackson

Name: Michael Jackson

Date of Birth: Friday, August 29, 1958

Time of Birth: 05:30:00

Place of Birth: Gary



Shadbala Strength of Top 3 graha in his  birth chart.


  1. Surya
  2. Mangal
  3.  Guru or Brihaspati
    Born in Leo or simha lagna whose lord is Surya. Natural inclination for Music (Surya). Again due to strength of Surya in lagna , he had a undying fame.
    He had mangal in 9th House of fortune and guess which song made him a Rock Star..’Beat it’    . I am reproducing the lyrics of that song below.

They told him don't you ever come around here
Don't want to see your face, you better disappear
The fire's in their eyes and their words are really clear
So beat it, just beat it

You better run, you better do what you can
Don't want to see no blood, don't be a macho man
You want to be tough, better do what you can
So beat it, but you want to be bad

Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it
No one wants to be defeated
Showin' how funky and strong is your fight
It doesn't matter who's wrong or right
Just beat it, beat it
Just beat it, beat it
Just beat it, beat it
Just beat it, beat it

They're out to get you, better leave while you can
Don't want to be a boy, you want to be a man
You want to stay alive, better do what you can
So beat it, just beat it


You can clearly see that in entire song the word "beat it" which is associated with Graha Mangal. The moment this song was released , his fortune was activated. Mangal is in mool trikone sign in his Birth chart in 9th Bhav.
His energy levels (mangal) were amazing on the dance floor.