Vedic Astrology – Bhadhaka Graha and Remedy

Hari Om

Would like to educate our dear readers of this article on Bhadhaka, Bhadhaka sthana (concepts from prasna marga) and Remedy for Bhadhaka related issues.

The worst and first rate malefic, in an individual’s horoscope chart, who is ever tormenting and trouble creating without any hesitation even to the extent of putting an end to one’s life, is Bhadhaka, the lord of the Bhadhaka sthana in the chart. Sometime the occupants of Bhadhakasthana can take the job of Bhadhaka based on one’s karmic balance sheet.

In Vedic astrology, Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn are classified as the movable or chara Rasis. For these zodiac signs, the 11th house is Bhadhakasthana and the lord of the 11th house is called Bhadhaka Graha or simply Bhadhaka.

The Rasis Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius, are termed as fixed or sthira Rasis and for these Rasis, the 9th sign from these Rasis are the Bhadhakasthanas and their lords are Bhadhaka Grahas.

The Rasis Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces, are called common or upaya Rasis and for these Rasis , the 7th sign from them and the lords of these houses respectively are the Bhadhakasthana and Bhadhaka Grahas. Rahu for Aquarius (Kumbha) and Ketu for Scorpio (Vrischika) are additional Bhadaka grahas with Saturn and Mars respectively. All the above definitions can be understood easily from the following table:

The Bhadhaka planet during its’ major or minor periods (Dasa/Bukthi periods), during its hora on a daily basis or during its associated planet’ periods can give one or many of the following troubles or tendencies:

Loss of reputation

Loss of wealth

Loss of health

Quarrels with dear and near

Bad habits or associations

Chronis illness

Disease and (sometime Death if other appropriate combinations with maraka planet(s) or Rudra planet are indicated)

Forcing to make wrong decision

Loss of vitality

Doing abnormal or illegal or immoral activities

It is better to know our Bhadhka planet and perform suitable remedy to appease or propitiate the Bhadhaka planet.

Bhadhaka graha may lose its potency to harm If it is involved in yoga in a beneficial combination

If it is involved in a Pancha Maha Purusha Yoga, namely, Ruchaka, Bhadra, Sasa, Malavya and Hamsa yoga without association of Rudra or maraka planet.

If it is aspected by a strong Jupiter (who is not a Rudra or maraka) or a benefic.

If it is in 12th House (Bhava).

On the contrary the Bhadhaka planet becomes too aggressive to harm vigorously if it is in 6th or 8th house, or in maraka (death inflicting) houses 2nd / 7th or in association with nodes (Rahu or Kethu) in Dusthana.

The best remedy for propitiating the Bhadhaka planet is to be meticulously devoted to Lord Ganeshji owing to the facts that Bhadhaka always obstructs prosperity and praying to Ganeshji with devotion will remove any kind of obstacles. That is why our Vedic seers have instructed us to invoke always first Lord Ganeshji through prayers before commencing any activity or other prayers.

The antidote for all kinds of Bhadhaka (obstruction) in our horoscope or Life is the Dwadasanama Stotra of Ganeshji given in Naraada Purana by Sage Naradji.

The Dwadasanama Ganesha Stotram (Samkashta nasanam Ganapati stotram from Narada Purana with its meaning, translated by P.R.Ramchander) is given below for your immediate reference and use.

Ganesa Dwadasa Nama stotram

Pranamya sirasa devam,

Gauri putram, Vinayakam,

Bhakthya vyasa smaren nithya,

Mayu kama artha sidhaye.

The learned one, who wishes,

For more life, wealth and love,

Should salute with his head,

Lord Ganapathi who is the son of Parvathy.

Prathamam Vakra thundam cha,

Ekadantham dveethiyakam,

Trithiyam Krishna pingalaksham,

Gajavakthram Chathurthakam.

Think him first as god with broken tusk,

Second as the God with one tusk,

Third as the one with reddish black eyes,

Fourth as the one who has the face of an elephant.

Lambhodaram panchamam cha ,

Sashtam Vikatameva cha,

Sapthamam Vignarajam cha,

Dhoomra varnam thadashtamam.

Fifth as the one who has a very broad paunch,

Sixth as the one who is cruel to his enemies,

Seventh as the one who is remover of obstacles,

Eighth as the one who is of the colour of smoke.

Navamam phala chandram cha,

Dasamam thu Vinayakam,

Ekadasam Ganapathim,

Dwadasam the gajananam.

Ninth as the one who crescent in his forehead,

Tenth as the one, who is the leader of remover of obstacles,

Eleventh as the leader of the army of Lord Shiva,

And twelfth as the one who has the face of an elephant.

Dwathasaithani namani ,

Trisandhyam ya paden nara,

Na cha vigna bhayam thasya,

Sarva sidhi karam dhruvam.

Any one reading these twelve names,

At dawn, noon and dusk,

Will never have fear of defeat,

And would always achieve whatever he wants.

Vidyarthi labhadhe vidhyam,

Danarthi labhathe danam,

Puthrarthi labhathe puthran,

Moksharthi labhathe gatheem.

One who pursues education will get knowledge,

One who wants to earn money will get money,

One who wishes for a son , will get a son,

And one who wants salvation will get salvation.

Japeth Ganapathi sthothram,

Shadbhir masai phalam labeth,

Samvatsarena sidhim cha,

Labhathe nathra samsaya.

Results of chanting this prayer,

Of Ganapthi will be got within six months,

And within a year , he would get all wishes fulfilled,

And there is no doubt about this.

Ashtanam Brahmanam cha Likihithwa ya samarpoayeth,

Thasya Vidhya bhaveth sarvaa ganesasya prasadatha.

One who gets this prayer,

Written by Eight Brahmanas,

And offers it to Lord Ganesa,

Will become knowledgable,

And would be blessed with all stellar qualities, By the grace of Lord Ganesa.

Ithi Sri Narada Purane Samkashta nasanam Ganapathi stotram Sampoornam.

So ends the prayer from Narada Purana to Lord Ganesa which would destroy completely all sorrows. As I always say, please give your Mind to God while praying for prayers to be effective. During prayer dwell in Ganeshj to get maximum benefits.

For sadhakas or devotees finding it difficult to read the above mantra minimum 11 times daily, the above verses can be interpreted as per Vedic Astrology scriptures to represent 12 Zodiac signs by 12 Ganeshji’s and their respective mantras (See table below) . These mantras can be effective in mitigating or obliterating the Bhadhaka’s negative effects completely.

Direction to use

Find out your Bhadhaka planet from the above Table (Always you have to calculate Bhadhaka sthana from Lagna or Ascendant). Then see where the lord of the Bhadhaka stana is placed in your horoscope. From the placement of Bhadhaka planet 7th sign is its opposite sign and the mantra corresponding to this 7th sign can, if chanted a mala daily (108) times, destroy the Bhadhaka planet’s negative effects and provide great relief to the devotee.

For e.g, if a person is born in Mithuna Lagna, His Bhadhaka sthana is Dhanur and the Lord of Dhanur is Jupiter (Guru) which is the Bhadhakadhipathi. If the planet Jupiter is placed in his horoscope in Aquarius (say), then He should recite the mantras corresponding to Ganeshji representing Leo which is the opposite sign (7th sign) of Aquarius and also of the 7th sign of Mithuna which is Dhanur, to remove the Bhadhaka effects. Hope it is clear for the reader. The mantras of Sri Ganeshji associated with Bhadhakasthana and 7th from it also help in removing certain obstacles. However for serious issues due to bhadaka planet, one should approach with devotion and shraddha a Guru for guidance and remedial prayers.

Children / students can recite the mantra corresponding to their natal moon sign (Rasi) of their charts for gaining concentration and success in their educational goals.

The Table showing Rasis, Ganeshji represented by Rashis and their relevant mantras is given below.

12 forms of Lord Ganesha are also given by Narada for each Rasi.

May we all be devoted to Lord Ganeshji and live obstacles free happy and prosperous life!

….. Guruji…..🙏😊✋️

GF’ Blessings.