Dasha Activation.

Activation of Chart through Dashas. 

Now, see the horoscope attached and see how this Mahadasha's activate a particular area of our life. So, if in this horoscope, person goes through a Saturn Mahadasha, then it will activate 7th house where Saturn is placed, 9th and 10th house as Saturn rules the signs placed there (Capricorn and Aquarius), it will further activate any planet which is in Saturn's Nakshatra (Pushyami, Anuradha, Uttarabhadra) and finally it will activate the house where the lord of the nakshatra is sitting in which Saturn is placed (means if Saturn is in Vishakha Nakshatra then Vishakha is ruled by Jupiter and Saturn's Mahadasha will also activate the house where Jupiter is sitting). Like this, the Dasha system tells us where the focus of person's life will be in this major time period.

Just like Mahadasha, we have Antardasha, Pratyantar Dasha and Sookshma Dasha, which are actually a smaller time periods which under the same Mahadasha. So, Saturn Mahadasha may be of 19 years, but it will have one or two years time period of all other planets one after the other, which run simultaneously with Mahadasha. Further, there are Pratyantar Dasha and Sookshma Dasha which runs under the Mahadasha and Antardasha and time period here goes down to months and days respectively. Just like Mahadasha activates different houses and planets, similarly Antardasha, Pratyantar Dasha and Sookshma Dasha activates its respective planets and houses. So, below is an example of the hierarchy of Dasha.

Mahadasha --- Antardasha --- Pratyantar Dasha --- Sookshma Dasha.

Saturn         --     Jupiter       ---            Mars          ---        Mercury.

So, at the same time, a person can go through Saturn's Mahadasha, Jupiter's Antardasha, Mars' Pratyantar Dasha and Mercury's Sookshma Dasha, as described above. One thing to remember is that Mahadasha Planet has the highest say in giving results. So, in the above case, Jupiter, Mars and Mercury can give as much results to the individual as allowed by Mahadasha Planet Saturn allows. Similarly, if someone is going through Jupiter Mahadasha, then other planets can give as much results as Jupiter allows them to give. Mahadasha planet takes the position of Boss.

So, if you want to see the Major events of life, like marriage, children, foreign travels, wealth gain etc., look at major time periods like Mahadasha and Antardasha. If you want to look how next few months are going to be or what precautions you should take then look at Pratyantar Dasha. Sookshma Dasha is really not used that much because it goes down to the level of days and hours, unless someone is really blessed with intuition and spiritual powers, it is hard to predict what is going to happen in next few hours. Needless to say that to predict anything, we have to still consider main birth chart and current annual transits of planets.
Hope this helps. Thanks, 



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2022-12-13 12:25:58

SN - Please check article titled Mahadasha Activation and its results (

Shamla Naik

2022-12-13 10:49:17

In the above article you have mentioned that the Planet that are in the Nakshatra of Saturn will also get activated. Could you please advise if the house that planet lords (which is in SA nakshatra) will get active or where is sits? Just to make it simpler suppose VE is in nakshatra of Pushya and it lords 3rd and 8th house for Pisces ASC and it is sitting in 5th house, will 3rd, 8th and 5th house will get activate?

Nagdev V

2022-03-23 08:51:32

Guruji! Namastey🙏How’s Saturn mahadasha for Gemini ascendants? In my lagna chart Saturn n Jupiter are placed on 4 th house , venus in ketu in 8 th house.moon in 12 th mercury,Mars and sun in 9 th. I want to go in spiritual field. Will Saturn mahadsha help me? Please guide🙏


2021-02-19 12:38:02

S - there are many dasha systems, i use Vimshottari. So, whenever I say Mahadasha, it means Vimshottari,


2021-02-18 23:03:00

Swamiji, nice article. I am new to the subject so clarifying - is Vimshottari Dasha same as Mahadasha? Also, if Dwisaptati Sama Dasha is present, will the Mahadasha apply?

Swami Premanand Bharti

2020-08-21 17:22:02

Not necessrily


2020-08-21 16:42:52

Sir, is it true that Saturn dasha and Venus antardasha will give horrible results if both the planets are good or powerful in the chart ?

Vishal S Saxena - Astrologer

2018-12-26 10:50:56

@ Ujjwal - please read the concept of Sandhi Period from site. Thanks,


2018-12-25 22:22:25

1)is it true that last 10% time of mahadasha , the mahadasha planet looses its power and Antardasha planet has more power and act like main ruler 2)Also for mahadasha planet changes, does the upcoming new mahadasha planet shows its result 6 months before the actual start date

Vishal S Saxena - Astrologer

2018-08-16 10:37:28

yes please Sanjeeb


2018-08-15 22:46:37

will it be right to say, planets involved in parivartana also gets activated and all the houses which these activated planets aspects also gets activated.

Vishal S Saxena - Astrologer

2018-08-09 11:10:31

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Sarita mohanty

2018-08-08 22:20:08

Sarita mohanty 12/11/1992 5.30pm Angul odisha India What age will l get married

Vishal S Saxena

2017-07-11 09:47:00

@ vinita - saturn & jupiter both will work as per nature. Saturn is malefic, so there will be hardships and changes during AD. Jupiter is benefic, so it will try to safeguard you. i think the key point here is dignity of jupiter. if jupiter is weak in birthchart and transit, then it can be troublesome period. Thanks

Vishal S Saxena

2017-07-10 23:32:18

@ vinita - sometimes there is an issue in posting queries and replies. Lagna is primary. So, 1st of all see everything from lagna after that all other ways are supplementary like from lagna lord, moon or md planet.


2017-07-10 21:05:58

Namaste sir, Suppose there is Guru mahadasha and saturn antardasha.Now for effects from where we have to see from lagna or lagna lord?does malefic planet give good results if dasha lord is lagnadiphati?sir is there some issue in posting questions?it doesnt get posted in one go.


2017-07-10 20:42:27

namaste sir, Suppose saturn antardasha begins with guru we need to see from the place where lagna lord is sitting or from lagna itself?Can malefic antardasha also give good results when it has jupiter mahadasha? Thank you

Vishal S Saxena

2017-07-07 07:55:07

@ Laxmi - please apply for consultation here - Thanks,

Lakshmi Narayan Mahto

2017-07-07 06:38:06

D.O.B.:-10.08.1978 T.O.B :-06.25 AM P.O.B.:-kolkata west Bengal. Shani mahadasha Shani antar dasha Rahu pratyantar dasha Rahu sookshma dasha Rahu pran dasha.what prediction would you make for me I would like to know?