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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

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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