# All about Bhodaka, Vedaka, Pachaka and Karaka

There are number of dasha systems in Indian Vedic Astrology. The most famous and widely used system is Parashara’s Vimshottari Mahamahadasha. Vimshottari Mahamahadasha gives more accurate results than other dasha system. Though this Vimshottari system of dasha is easy there are some important and subtle points which gives accurate results while predicting a horoscope.  The Bhodaka, Vedaka, Pachaka and Karaka concepts are key points in changing or modifying the result of a horoscope. For example, if a planet (we say it as original planet for illustrative purpose) is supposed to give bad results, these planets change the original planet’s results by occupying some specific places.

Bhodaka

This is the planet which indicates that the entire effects of the original planet (whether good or bad) to continue in its mahadasha period.

Vedaka

Vedaka is the planet which changes all the effects of the original planet. For example, if the original planet is supposed to give bad results, Vedaka makes it to give good results. If the original planet is supposed to give good results, Vedaka makes it to give bad results.

Pachaka

Pachaka is the planet which makes the original planet to give more results than expected in its dasha period.

Karaka

Karaka is the planet which gives results as per the original planet. If the native performs remedies and charity work, he would get good results in this mahadasha period.

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Sun

During Sun mahadasha, if Mars occupies 7th house from Sun (as shown in Fig 2), then it becomes Bhodaka and Sun gives the full results it is supposed to give whether good or bad results.

If Venus occupies 11th house from Sun (as shown in Fig 2), then it becomes Vedaka and Sun gives entirely reverse results i.e if Sun is benefic for that horoscope, it gives malefic results and if Sun is malefic it gives good results.

If Saturn occupies 6th house from Sun (as shown in Fig 2), then it becomes Pachaka, and Sun gives more good results since the Pachaka planet enhances the results of Sun.

If Jupiter occupies 9th house from Sun (as shown in Fig 2), then it becomes Karaka for Sun. If the native tries hard and performs remedies mentioned in ancient texts and charity works he can get good results in this dasha period.

Moon

During Moon mahadasha, if Mars occupies 9th house from Moon (as shown in Fig 3),  then it becomes Bhodaka and Moon gives the full results it is supposed to give whether good or bad results.

If Sun occupies 3rd house from Moon (as shown in Fig 3), then it becomes Vedaka and Moon gives entirely reverse results i.e if Moon is benefic planet for that horoscope, it gives malefic results and if Moon is malefic it gives good results.

If Venus occupies 7th house from Moon (as shown in Fig 3),then it becomes Pachaka, and Moon gives more good results since the Pachaka planet enhances the results of Moon.

If Saturn occupies 11th house from Moon (as shown in Fig 3), then it becomes Karaka for Moon. If the native tries hard and performs remedies mentioned in ancient texts and charity works he can get good results in this dasha period.

Mars

During Mars mahadasha, if Moon occupies 6th house from Mars (as shown in Fig 4), then it becomes Bhodaka and Mars gives the full results it is supposed to give whether good or bad results.

If Mercury occupies 12th house from Mars (as shown in Fig 4), then it becomes Vedaka and Mars gives entirely reverse results i.e if Mars is benefic planet for that horoscope, it gives malefic results and if Mars is malefic it gives good results.

If Sun occupies 2nd house from Mars (as shown in Fig 4), then it becomes Pachaka, and Mars gives more good results since the Pachaka planet enhances the results of Mars.

If Saturn occupies 11th house from Mars (as shown in Fig 4), then it becomes Karaka for Mars. If the native tries hard and performs remedies mentioned in ancient texts and charity works he can get good results in this dasha period.

Mercury

During Mercury mahadasha, if Jupiter occupies 4th house from Mercury (as shown in Fig 5), then it becomes Bhodaka and Mercury gives the full results it is supposed to give whether good or bad results.

If Mars occupies 3rd house from Mercury (as shown in Fig 5), then it becomes Vedaka and Mercury gives entirely reverse results i.e if Mercury is benefic planet for that horoscope, it gives malefic results and if Mercury is malefic it gives good results.

If Moon occupies 2nd house from Mercury (as shown in Fig 5), then it becomes Pachaka, and Mercury gives more good results since the Pachaka planet enhances the results of Mercury.

If Venus occupies 5th house from Mercury (as shown in Fig 5), then it becomes Karaka for Mercury. If the native tries hard and performs remedies mentioned in ancient texts and charity works he can get good results in this dasha period.

Jupiter

During Jupiter mahadasha, if Mars occupies 5th house from Jupiter (as shown in Fig 6), then it becomes Bhodaka and Jupiter gives the full results it is supposed to give whether good or bad results.

If Sun occupies 12th house from Jupiter (as shown in Fig 6), then it becomes Vedaka and Jupiter gives entirely reverse results i.e if Jupiter is benefic planet for that horoscope, it gives malefic results and if Jupiter is malefic it gives good results.

If Saturn occupies 6th house from Jupiter (as shown in Fig 6), then it becomes Pachaka, and Jupiter gives more good results since the Pachaka planet enhances the results of Jupiter.

If Moon occupies 7th house from Jupiter (as shown in Fig 6), then it becomes Karaka for Jupiter. If the native tries hard and performs remedies mentioned in ancient texts and charity works he can get good results in this dasa period.

Venus

During Venus mahadasha, if Jupiter occupies 6th house from Venus (as shown in Fig 7), then it becomes Bhodaka and Venus gives the full results it is supposed to give whether good or bad results.

If Saturn occupies 4th house from Venus (as shown in Fig 7), then it becomes Vedaka and Venus gives entirely reverse results i.e if Venus is benefic planet for that horoscope, it gives malefic results and if Venus is malefic it gives good results.

If Mercury occupies 2nd house from Venus (as shown in Fig 7), then it becomes Pachaka, and Venus gives more good results since the Pachaka planet enhances the results of Venus.

If Sun occupies 12th house from Venus (as shown in Fig 7), then it becomes Karaka for Venus. If the native tries hard and performs remedies mentioned in ancient texts and charity works he can get good results in this dasa period.

Saturn

During Saturn mahadasha, if Moon occupies 11th house from Saturn (as shown in Fig 8), then it becomes Bhodaka and Saturn gives the full results it is supposed to give whether good or bad results.

If Mars occupies 7th house from Saturn (as shown in Fig 8), then it becomes Vedaka and Saturn gives entirely reverse results i.e if Saturn is benefic planet for that horoscope, it gives malefic results and if Saturn is malefic it gives good results.

If Venus occupies 3rd house from Saturn (as shown in Fig 8), then it becomes Pachaka, and Saturn gives more good results since the Pachaka planet enhances the results of Saturn.

If Jupiter occupies 6th house from Saturn (as shown in Fig 8), then it becomes Karaka for Saturn. If the native tries hard and performs remedies mentioned in ancient texts and charity works he can get good results in this dasa period.

Rahu

During Rahu mahadasha, if Jupiter occupies 9th house from Rahu (as shown in Fig 9), then it becomes Bhodaka and Rahu gives the full results it is supposed to give whether good or bad results.

If Sun occupies 12th house from Rahu (as shown in Fig 9), then it becomes Vedaka and Rahu gives entirely reverse results i.e if Rahu is benefic planet for that horoscope, it gives malefic results and if Rahu is malefic it gives good results.

If Mercury occupies 5th house from Rahu (as shown in Fig 9), then it becomes Pachaka, and Rahu gives more good results since the Pachaka planet enhances the results of Rahu.

If Mars occupies 4th house from Rahu (as shown in Fig 9), then it becomes Karaka for Rahu. If the native tries hard and performs remedies mentioned in ancient texts and charity works he can get good results in this dasa period.

Ketu

During Ketu mahadasha, if Mercury occupies 9th house from Ketu (as shown in Fig 10), then it becomes Bhodaka and Ketu gives the full results it is supposed to give whether good or bad results.

If Moon occupies 7th house from Ketu (as shown in Fig 10), then it becomes Vedaka and Ketu gives entirely reverse results i.e if Ketu is benefic planet for that horoscope, it gives malefic results and if Ketu is malefic it gives good results.

If Venus occupies 5th house from Ketu (as shown in Fig 10), then it becomes Pachaka, and Ketu gives more good results since the Pachaka planet enhances the results of Ketu.

If Saturn occupies 4th house from Ketu (as shown in Fig 10), then it becomes Karaka for Ketu. If the native tries hard and performs remedies mentioned in ancient texts and charity works he can get good results in this dasa period.