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Avasta (prakrit)

standing, status, state, establishment

see also: BPHS Ch 45 Avasta

see also: wikipedia avastha

BPL opines: Ava-stabdha or "status" is not a mechanical weighting calculus. These are GUIDELINES, not fixed weights.

Vocabulary for ava-stabha AVASTA


  • standing firm
  • supported by
  • resting on
  • grasped, seized, arrested
  • standing near
  • (said of time) being near, approaching


  • stiff (with cold &c.)


  • to be seized or stopped


  • to lean or rest upon
  • to bar, barricade
  • to seize, arrest


  • leaning or resting upon
  • having recourse to anything, applying
  • self-confidence, resoluteness
  • beginning
  • obstruction, impediment
  • post or pillar
  • gold.
Example nativities with prominent avasta graha

Microsoft 1955- philanthropist Bill Gates * a case for critical review of avasta doctrine

Zukra in Jagrat-avasta (awakening state) is said to produce full expected results.

  • Zukra in bhava-5 yuti-Shani-yuti-Surya acquires Lajjitavastha (Salajjita Avastabha)
  • Surya at 11-Thula + Zukra at 27-Thula provides a 16-degree distance between Surya and Zukra, which is not in the asthagata-harana range of combustion.
  • According to BPHS Ch-45, shloka 17 (Other Avasta) "If a planet is conjunct the Sun and is aspected by or conjunct a malefic or is aspected by an enemy, it is said to be in Kshobhitavastha."
  • Shloka-22 predicts "If a planet in the 5th house is in Lajjitavastha, there will be destruction of progeny, or there will be only one surviving child." (Salajjita Avastabha)
  • According to shloka-26, "A planet in Lajjitavastha will give aversion to God, loss of intelligence, loss of child, interest in evil speeches, and listlessness in good things."
  • According to shloka-27, "A planet in Kshobhitavastha will give acute penury, evil disposition, miseries, financial debacles, distress to feet and obstruction to income due to royal wrath." Furthermore, "The houses occupied by a planet in Kshuditavastha or Kshobhitavastha are destroyed."

There is some room for interpretation.

Conjunction (yuti) is generally understood to mean same-rashi. Within Mr. Gates' sequence Shani-29, Zukra-27, and Surya-11 not only does Zukra hold a higher degree than Surya but also Shani is a great friend of Zukra. The shloka might be interpreted to imply that Surya cannot at the same time qualify as the Ray-Burner and the required yuti-papagraha (malefic)... it could be argued that Kshobita avasta due to Surya and Shani is not present in this nativity.


  • The public evidence demonstrates that Zukra was not crippled in His karaka functions of treasuries acquisition, marriage and partnership, nor as the putrapathi in regard to children. Gates enjoyed Zukra Mahadasha * age 26.8 until 46.8. This mahadasha began with Microsoft's IPO to become a publicly traded company, and end with him a the top of the global HNWI list. He was married during Zukra-Guru subperiod; the marriage alliance not only endured but had worldwide impact via their philanthropy. Three healthy children were born during Zukra mahadasha.

Traditionally, the foundational avasta types are

  • Bala-avasta = 0.25 results
  • Kumara-avasta = 0.50 results
  • Yuva-avasta = 1.00 results
  • Vriddha-avasta = minimal results
  • Mritya-avasta = 0.00 results

QUOTATION from Koeln Sanskrit Lexicon


  • easily dying
  • a child, boy, youth ; son
  • a prince, heir-apparent associated in the kingdom with the reigning monarch
  • a groom
  • name of Skanda or Karittikeya, represented as a beautiful youth
  • one of the nine names of Agni
  • the tree Capparis trifoliata
  • a young girl, one from ten to twelve years old, maiden, daughter
  • any virgin up to the age of sixteen or before menstruation has commenced
  • of the goddess Durga
  • of a metre (a kind of Sakvari, consisting of four lines of sixteen syllables each)
  • the plant Aloe perfoliata
  • the plant Clitoria ternatea
  • the plant Jasminum Sambac
  • the blossom of the plants
  • great cardamoms
  • the most southerly of the nine portions of the known continent or of Jambu-dvipa (the southern extremity of the peninsula, whence the modern name Cape Comorin [Kumari])
  • the central part of the universe (according to Hindu geography, Jambu-dvipa or India)
  • when a name is given to a pupil to indicate his attachment to any particular master, kumArI may be prefixed to denote that the pupil's object is to gain the affections of the master's daughter
  • pure gold

QUOTATION from Koeln Sanskrit Lexicon


  • waking


  • sleep, sleeping; sleepiness, drowsiness
  • sleeping too much, sloth, indolence
  • dreaming, a dream; to see a vision


  • deep sleep

Status: Awakening, Dreaming, or Sleeping


  • Awakening
  • swarashi or uttama-amsha
  • RESULTS are declared FULL



According to BPHS Ch 45 Shloka 1-155, there are many types of Ava-stabha.

The category of Avasta represented in shloka-7 assigns merit according to the hospitability of the rashi and the state of ashtangata-harana * asta * combustion

QUOTATION from Koeln Sanskrit Lexicon


  • set on fire, inflamed
  • excited, illuminated
  • manifested


  • self, own


  • delighted, pleased, glad

  • gladsome (said of the autumn)
  • name of one of the 10 Bhumis
  • gladness, gaiety
  • name of one of the 8 Samkhya perfections
  • pleased; delighted in heart


  • appeased, pacified, tranquil, calm, free from passions, undisturbed
  • gentle, mild, friendly, kind, auspicious
  • abated, subsided, ceased, stopped, extinguished, averted
  • rendered ineffective, innoxious, harmless (said of weapons)
  • come to an end,
  • gone to rest, deceased, departed, dead, died out
  • purified, cleansed
  • an ascetic whose passions are subdued
  • tranquility, contentment, peace of mind
  • a partic. drug


  • daytime
  • daily


  • deprived of a part or a limb or a member, mutilated, maimed, crippled, impaired, imperfect
  • deficient in or destitute of
  • confused, agitated, exhausted, unwell, depressed, sorrowful
  • a woman in whom menstruation has begun
  • a partic. stage in the revolution of the planet Mercury
  • deficiency, infirmity, imperfection
  • one who has a mutilated or withered hand, a cripple
  • having mutilated or imperfect limbs, deformed, crippled, lamed
  • having impaired or defective organs of sense


  • wickedness, villainy ; filthiness


  • morbid irritation or disorder of the humors of the body
  • fury (of fire, arms, war)
  • passion, wrath, anger, rage
  • enraged; angrily
  • the state of being in contradiction with; incompatibleness with

Rashi-based Avasta for Surya
  1. Surya-Meza * uttama * Dipita-avasta
  2. Surya-Vrizabha * Khalata-avasta
  3. Surya-Mithunaya * Dina-avasta
  4. Surya-Karkata = Pramudita-avasta
  5. Surya-Simha * swavasta
  6. Surya-Kanya * Dina-avasta
  7. Surya-Vanika * nichha * Khalata-avasta
  8. Surya-Vrizchika * Pramudita-avasta
  9. Surya-Dhanuzya * Pramudita-avasta
  10. Surya-Makara-Draco * Khalata-avasta
  11. Surya-Kumbha * Khalata-avasta
  12. Surya-Meena * Pramudita-avasta

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