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Amsha * Bala * Bhava

BPHS Chapter 7, shloka 33-36

Designations of Bhava

Kendra * Kona * Panaphara * Apoklima

Dushthamsha * Chaturasra * Upachaya


Moghul Emperor Alamgir(Abul Muzaffar Muhi-ud-Din Muhammad Aurangzeb, 1618-1707) Seated under Shelter

BPHS Introduction to the Section

"O Maitreya, listen to other matters, which I am explaining.

[BPL comment: 1 + 4 + 7 + 10 * corners, cornices, angular houses]

Kendra are specially known, as

[BPL comment: 2 + 5 + 8 + 11 * succeedent * also spelled panyaphara, panapara ]

Panaphara Bhava are

[BPL comment: 3 + 6 + 9 + 12 * cadent, moving, having a cadence]

Apoklima are

[BPL comment: 5 + 9 * cone, trine]

Known by the name Kona

[BPL comment: dushthamsha = awkward, misaligned, or unbalanced . dushthamsha are not inherently 'evil' or 'painful'.]


  • Ari,
  • Randhra
  • Vyaya Bhava.

[BPL comment: cat/char/quart/chatu = number-4. catu-razra = 4th from 1st razi, and 4th-from-5th razi]


  • Bandhu
  • Randhra Bhava.

[BPL comment: the prefix upa = going toward, approaching; caya = collecting. upacaya bhava indicate prosperity and improvement]

Upa-chaya Bhava

  • Sahaja
  • Ari
  • Karma
  • Labha Bhava ."
Translation Vocabulary

Digital Sanskrit Lexicon


  • (borrowed fr. Gk.), the centre of a circle; the equation of the centre; the argument of a circle;
  • the argument of an equation
  • the distance of a planet from the first point of its orbit in the fourth, seventh, or tenth degree
  • the first, fourth, seventh, and tenth lunar mansion


  • the astrological house following upon a kendra


  • four-cornered, quadrangular; to make quadrangular
  • regular
  • a quadrangular figure; a square
  • name of the 4th and 8th lunar mansions
  • (in music) a kind of measure
  • a particular position of the hands (in dancing)
  • a particular posture (in dancing)
  • name of various Ketus
  • regularity, harmony


  • a corner, angle
  • an intermediate point of the compass
  • (hence) the number, `" four"
  • the quill of a lute, fiddle-stick, drum-stick
  • a sort of musical instrument, stringed musical instrument
  • the sharp edge of a sword
  • a staff, club
  • the planet Saturn; the planet Mars


  • collecting
  • a mound of earth (raised to form the foundation of a building or raised as a rampart)
  • a cover, covering
  • a heap, pile, collection, multitude, assemblage
  • (in medicine) accumulation of the humors
  • the amount by which each term increases
  • common increase or difference of the terms


  • accumulation, quantity, heap; elevation, excess; increase, growth, prosperity
  • to promote or advance the prosperity of,
  • help, assist
  • addition
  • the third, sixth, tenth, and eleventh of the zodiacal signs

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