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abhukt mula September 25, 2008

Posted by Neelam in Articles.
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For practical purposes, two nakshatras between 8/9 rashis, i.e jyeshtha and Moola are considered as inauspicious and pacification rites are performed on 27th day of birth. Birth in any of these is broadly referred to as Moola birth by pandits.

Similarly also, the birth in nakshatras falling at the 12/1 and 4/8 points of Zodiac are called gandanth nakshatras and also sometimes called gandmool nakshatras broadly. These are Rewati, ashwini, ashlesha and Magha. But they should not be confused with moola nakshatra.

Coming to Moola nakshatra, which is 0-13.20 sagitarius, is lorded by Ketu, the whole nakshatra is not at all inauspicious. And whatever be the inauspiciousness, it is said to be for native’s family, i.e father, mother, grandfather, even cattle, and servants. Sunil ji can give his opinion on this, as Kerala savants have divided the whole period of 13.20 into 15 kalas and vikalas. And give the effect of moon in each of these periods. Only when the moon is between 9.46.00 to 10.40.00 will it cause his own death. (though I have never been able to check this dictum).

Otherwise, birth in Moola for the native himself is like a birth in any other star, with of course the blend of Moola characters in him. Some of these are: The person born in moola is compassionate, merciful and kind by nature, honest to his work and occupation, he gives respect to others and demands respect from others, habituated to live in a disciplined manner and has leadership abilities. He is specially inclined towards the observance of religious rites and sometimes ends up being superstitious to some extent. He is always ready to rise spiritually and is meditating upon being unattached to worldly objects. Due to this feeling, he does a lot of charity, even beyond his means also, at the cost of his family calling him extravagant. There is a feeling of indifference or even contempt towards keeping accounts of income and expenditure. He is extremely enthusiastic in his field of action and is hasty in is desire of making continual progress. There is an uncertainty in his occupation and he certainly makes changes in his occupation.

Now before you all jump at me, let me tell you that all this is said in our classics. That is why sharing with the group. I have found these true in most of the cases.

Abhukt moola is a small part of moola.
According to Brahmarishi Vashishtha in Puran Rashi, only one ghati after the end of Jyeshtha is Abhukt moola. That means only 24 minutes. The face of the native should not be seen by his father for 8 years if he wants his wellbeing.

Jyshthantyaghatiaika cha moolasyaghatidwayam
Abhuktmulamityuktam tatrotptrinshishormukham
Ashtvarshani nalokyam taten shubamichhta
Tadyoshparihararth shantkam prochyoteduna

Some have even said that the natives born in abhukt mula should be given up.
Bhujang paurandar paushan bhanam tadagra bhanam cha tadantralam
Abhukt mulam prahar pramanam tyajet sutam tatra bhavam sutam cha

There have been some variants of abhukt moola timings. Maharshi Brihaspathi gives last ghati of Jyeshtha and half ghati of Moola as Abhukt moola. Narada takes last 4 ghatis of Jye and first 4 of moola as abhukt, thus taking 8 ghatis. Some other astrologers consider last 8 ghatis of jye and first 5 ghatis of moola as abhukt moola. Whereas some take all nakshatra gandantas as abhukt moola.

In my opinion Abhukt mula is a very narrow time period which is supposed to be inauspicious. As with all other principles, we have stretched its limits of tolerance because of our own inefficiencies in recording birth times. We are adopting a no-harm policy in all remedies because people have loads of money and there are hoards of astrologers out on the prowl. So a layman will like to play safe. If a child is in Moola, even if no harm to him, if a small pooja saves father, no harm!!

As serious astrolgers, we must at least think logically where the problem lies and narrow it down to the minimum instead of stretching the tolerance limits to cover the entire spectrum. A day will come when will be propitiating the planets for any child born anywhere.

In order to see whether moola is really harmful and to whom, we should go step by step with a process of elimination and reach the inauspiciousness.
After checking for gandantha and abhukt mula, one needs to go through the following within the birth in Moola:
· Which of the 4 quarters or padas of the nakshtras.
· Paksha and Tithis on which the native is born. A combination of moola with certain tithis is inauspicious.
· Time of the day, whether it is at sandhi again.
· The effects of different ghatis is also given by some sages after arranging the ghatis in the shape of man or tree and then seeing in which part the birth ghati falls. Many classics give details about these.
· Moola has its own 30 muhurta lords (of about 2 ghatis each) of which rakshasa, yatudhan, pita, yama and kaal (1,2,6,8, 9) are supposed to be bad and rest are said to be fine.
When inauspiciousness is more from many accounts, we should really get worried. Otherwise, just being born in moola does not make the native go through any adversities.



1. Nandana - July 22, 2009

Neelam ji thanks for such and informative article, which does act like and eye opener.

“· Paksha and Tithis on which the native is born. A combination of moola with certain tithis is inauspicious.
· Time of the day, whether it is at sandhi again.”

Can you elaborate on these also

2. vivek - October 1, 2014

Great article on Moolam natkhstra, would it be possible to contact Neelam via email vivekvarma@gmailcom

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