Vimshottari Dasha and the Significance of Moon During the Vimshottari Dasha Period

Vimshottari Dasha and the Significance of Moon During the Vimshottari Dasha Period

What is the meaning of Vimshottari Dasha?


Vimshottari word is translated from ‘Shattari’ 100 and ‘vees’ 20 adding to the number ‘120.Vimshottari Dasha meaning is 100 and 20, the sum of it is 120 and this sum is then aggregated and the total number of years the nine planets represent for a human life expectancy. The planets are Ketu 7 years, Venus 20, Sun 6, Moon 10, Mars 7, Rahu 18, Jupiter 16, Mercury 17 and Saturn 19. Vimshottari Dasha has an astronomical year of 365.25 days in total, i.e., the time taken by the Sun to complete a round and return to its original place.


Vimshottari Dasha is one of the most popularly used Dasha to calculate and time events like a job, marriage, etc. According to Vedic Astrology, it is the Nakshatra Dasha that depends on the coordinates and positioning of the Moon in the birth chart. Every Nakshatra has its own Lord that rules it and determines the happenings in an individual’s life, also the good and bad effects of the planet on their life events. Although they themselves are also responsible for what happens in their life. It is said to have the precise and logical timing depiction of an event. For instance, when will you get married or own a new house? Vimshottari Dasha will answer all these life events related questions.



What is the Significance of Moon in Vimshottari Dasha?


The Vimshottari Dasha meaning of 120 years and its malefic or positive effects on a person is calculated depending on the location of the planet Moon. The Vimshottari Dasha or Mahadasha begins at the time of birth by the Lord of Nakshatra is placed in the planet Moon is posited, this Nakshatra is then known to be ‘Janma Nakshatra’ its translates to ‘Birth Nakshatra’ in English. If the planet Moon is in the Tauras sign then the first dasha that follows will be of Mars, as the planets follow a particular sequence during the periods of Dashas. The distance that is already has been covered by the Moon will mark the beginning of the Mars dasha and how much it is already been covered, but the distance that hasn’t been covered will be a representative of the Dasha that is yet to be experienced.  The remainder of the Dasha is analyzed and calculated on the basis of the rule of three of the classical astrology but that is only in the case of the first mahadasha. The coming dashas will have a full a have complete share of their part.

How can you be sure of the balance of the Dasha at the time of birth along with the exact duration of the Moon? Well, it can be determined with the help of an analyst and calculator that is present and provided in all of the five Panchangas.


If at the beginning of the Dasha, the particular Lord of that Nakshatra is in the benefic zodiac sign since birth then the Vimshottari Dasha will give positive and beneficial results for the individual. These zodiac signs will vary from individual to individual and their birth charts. So, to say Vimshottari Dasha meaning is not always negative but beneficial as well.





Conclusion: Vimshottari Dasha is a combined time of 120 years that originates from Sanskrit, which is equivalent to the number of years of a human being’s life expectancy. The Moon plays a significant role in determining the beginning of dashas are from which planet following a set sequence that hs been going since long before. It has both benefic and malefic results.