Impacts of Vedh Dosha and Panch-Saptashalaka

Marriage is the most important event in one’s life and in a civilized society, human values take precedence over money and wealth. It is said that marriages are made in heaven and solemnized on earth. It’s a bond of love of several previous births, therefore when one gets married, its a union for whole life as per the Hindu traditions.

In order to avoid hindrances and ensure the smooth functioning of married life, it is advisable to choose a Muhurat which is free from Doshas. The marriage of two people is considered a holy Sanskara. According to Vedic astrology, Vedha is a Dosha which means obstruction or hindrance in an auspicious function like marriage.

Vedha Dosha can be determined by Panchshalaka and Saptashalaka. To calculate Vedha Dosha from the Panchshalaka 5 vertical lines, 5 horizontal lines and 2 diagonal lines are drawn. In this Chakra, if the marriage Nakshatra or the Moon is situated in a Nakshatra in front (opposite at 180°) of which a Nakshatra with a planet is located, then the Moon Nakshatra will be afflicted by the Vedha Dosha. Just like Panchashalaka, Saptashalaka also forms Vedha Dosha but here the lines are not stretched diagonally. Saptashalaka has vertical and horizontal lines.

If the Nakshatra with which the marriage Nakshatra is combining has a planet stationed on it will be considered as Vedha stricken. For instance, let us suppose that Moon is in the Kritika Nakshatra and Vishakha Nakshatra in front of it has Mars or any other planet on it. In this situation, the Moon will be afflicted with Vedha Dosha.

Some astrologers determine the Pata Dosha to evaluate the Vedha Dosha. If a planet is on the 4th quarter of a Nakshatra then another Nakshatra which is located on the 1st quarter will be Vedha stricken. Similarly, if a planet is in the 3rd quarter and another planet is in the 2nd quarter of the Vedha stricken Nakshatra then also Vedh is afflicted.

Let’s see the impacts of Vedha afflicted Muhurat.

If the Sun is the significator of Vedha then the bride may lead the life of a widow. If the Vedh significator is Mars then parents may suffer from loss of their child. Mercury may create many problems whereas Jupiter may act as an obstacle in conceiving a child.

Venus as significator of Vedha may make the couple unfaithful to each other; Saturn may lead to the birth of a still born. A wife may keep illicit relationship with a man other than her husband if Rahu is the Vedha significator whereas Ketu destroys a family in this situation.

Astrology says that Vedha Dosha is ineffective in the following conditions:

  • Placement of auspicious planet in marriage Muhurat.

  • Lord of Ascendant of marriage Muhurta is in conjunction with a benefic planet.

  • The marriage Ascendant is in the 11th house and is aspected by a benefic planet.

  • The marriage is solemnized in the Hora of a benefic planet.

  • The Moon is strongly placed and free from any affliction.