|S.No||Remarks||Deity||Degree in Odd Sign||Degree in Even Signs|
The terminology used in Table: In the table given above S.No means Serial Number of Shastiamsa, Remarks means the classification of Shastiamsa as M [Medium], G [Good], B [Bad]. It will be explained in next section under “Nature of Deities”. Deity give name of Deity. I have used eight editions of Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra, Two editions of Jataka Parijata and Sarvartha Chintamani and Jataka Tattwam to compare and assimilate deities of Shastiamsa. Based on a big list I have given these names after comparing all the different names given in the books I have referred to. I took the most repeating name to write on this list. Degree in an odd sign and even sign show degrees of these segents. 0.3 means 0 Degree 30 Minutes as terminating point of First Shastiamsa.
Suppose a planet is in 11.37 Pisces. Because it has covered 11.30 it will be seen in 12.00 of Even sign [Pisces – Even Sign]. Thus it will be in 37th Shastiamsa known as Sudha.
Nature of Deities
Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra, Jataka Parijata, Jataka Tattwam and Sarvartha Chintamani deals with deities of Shastiamsa. None of them labels them as Malefic or Benefic but Phaladeepika which doesn’t deal with the name of Lord of Shastiamsa tells us that 5. In an odd sign in Krura Shastyamsas or inauspicious l/60th portions are 1st. 2nd, 8th, 9th. 10th, 11th. 12th. 15th, 18th, 30th, 31st. 32nd. 33rd. 34th, 35th, 39th. 40th, 42nd, 43rd, 44th. 48th, 51st. 52nd and 59th. The rest is Saumya or auspicious ones. In the case of an even sign it is necessary, that is, the Shastyamsa portions stated Krura in the odd signs are the Saumya ones in the even signs and vice versa. This is from Translation for Shri G.S. Kapoor.
Pandit Gopesh Kumar Ojha in his translation of Phaladeepika said that in Odd signs 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 15th, 16th, 30th, 31st, 32nd, 33rd, 34th, 35th, 39th, 40th, 42nd, 43rd, 44th, 48th, 51st, 52nd and 59th Shastiamsa are malefic. In Even signs 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 17th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 36th, 37th, 38th, 41st, 45th, 46th, 47th, 49th, 50th, 53rd, 54th, 55th, 56th, 59th and 60th Shastiamsa are malefic.
Now as we can see from the list above we can see that 24 Shastiamsa are malefic and rest 36 are benefic as per G.S. Kapoor whereas as per Pandit Gopesh Kumar Ojha 24 Shatiamsa are malefic in Odd signs and 34 Shatiamsa are malefic in Even signs.
Based on the commentary of Pandit Gopesh Kumar Ojha I have made the above list. Keeping deities of Shastiamsa in the centre I have termed Bad for those deities who are bad in both Even and Odd signs, Medium for them who are bad in either Even or Odd sign and Good for those who are Benefic in both Even and Odd signs.
However in my humble opinion. There is no hard and fast rule of term deity of Shastiamsa as Good or Bad. Because other’s [refer books which deal with Shastiamsa lords] haven’t classified Shastiamsa as Good or Bad. I am of the opinion that Shastiamsa has to be termed as Bad or Good as per their name and nature with synchronization to the planet which is in those Shastiamsa’s. For example, Gulika Shastiamsa can be bad for every planet but not for Saturn because Saturn is the son of Saturn.
Given below is a list of Shastiamsa Lords, Meaning of their name and their Nature as Good or Bad as per my own understanding.
|4||Good||Kubera||God of Wealth|
|8||Bad||Kulaghna||One who commit lowly deeds with respect to his caste, Like a son of teacher engaged in theft|
|12||Good||Purish||Lord of a place [The place under consideration]|
|13||Good||Apampati||Aap [water] Pati [Lord] God of waters|
|14||Good||Marut||God of Air|
|15||Bad||Kaal||God of Time/God of Death/Destruction|
|21||Good||Heramb||A Name for Ganesha [Obstruction Removing Deity]|
|22||Good||Brahma||Deity of Creation|
|23||Good||Vishnu||Deity of Sustenance|
|24||Bad||Mahesh||Deity of Destruction [Shiva]|
|27||Good||Kalinash||End of Bad things [Kali is the present Yuga, Kali means black/bad]|
|28||Good||Kshitish||Lord of Sky [Indra]|
|29||Good||Kamlakara||Lord of Lotus/Name for Vishnu|
|30||Bad||Gulika||Son of Saturn [ Also takes separately an entity in Jyotish]|
|33||Bad||Davagni||Fire which catches automatically and is terrible|
|35||Bad||Yama||God of Death|
|39||Good||Purnachandra||Full Moon/Giver of Nectar|
|40||Bad||Vishdagdha||Suffering from Poison|
|42||Bad||Vanshakshaya||Lineage is destroyed|
|47||Good||Sheetala||Cold [Gentally Cold]|
|48||Bad||Drinshtakaral||A demon with big teeth/eating something/destruction|
|49||Good||Indumukh||Face like Moon/All these are used as named of Vishnu|
|51||Bad||Kalagni||Kala [Time] Agni [Fire], Negative sense of Death as Fire|
|52||Bad||Dandayudh||Dand [Punishment] Ayudh [Weapon]/Weapon of Punishment|
|58||Bad||Payodhi||Sea/Too much Water/Negative sense|
|60||Bad||Chandrarekha||Chandra [Moon] Rekha [Line]/Line of Moon or Moonshining as a line like Moon of Shulka Tritiya/ Bad in Jyotish|