Chapter 31 Argala or Intervention from Planets

बृहत्पाराशरहोराशास्त्रम् अध्यायः ३१ (अथाऽर्गलाध्यायः)

अथाऽर्गलाध्यायः॥३१॥
भगवान्‌ याऽर्गला प्रोक्ता शुभदा भवताऽधुना।
तामहं स्रोतुमिच्छामि सलक्षणफलं मुने॥ १॥

मैत्रेय सार्गला नाम यया भावफलं दृढम्‌।
स्थिरं खेटफलं च स्यात्‌ साऽधुना कथ्यते मया॥ २॥

चतुर्थे च धने लाभे ग्रहे ज्ञेया तदर्गला।
तद्‌बाधकाः क्रमात्‌ खेटा व्योमरिष्फतृतीयगाः॥ ३॥

निर्बला न्यूनसंख्या वा बाधका नैव सम्मताः।
तृतीये व्याधिकाः पापा यत्र मैत्रेय बाधकाः॥ ४॥

तत्रापि चार्गला ज्ञेया विपरीता द्विजोत्तम।
तथापि खेटभावानां फलमर्गलितं विदुः॥ ५॥

पञ्चमं चार्गलास्थानं नवमं तद्विरोधकृत्‌।
तमोग्रहभवा सा च व्यत्ययाज्‌ ज्ञायते द्विज॥ ६॥

एकग्रहा कनिष्ठा सा द्विग्रहा मध्यमा स्मृता।
अर्गला द्व्यधिकोत्पन्ना मुनिभिः कथितोत्तमा॥ ७॥

राशितो ग्रहतश्चापि विज्ञेया द्विविधाऽर्गला।
निर्बाधका सुफलदा विफला च सबाधका॥ ८॥

यत्र राशौ स्थितः खेटस्तस्य पाकान्तरं यदा।
तस्मिन्‌ काले फलं ज्ञेयं निर्विशंकं द्विजोत्तम॥ ९॥

अर्गलां प्रतिबन्धञ्च कथमांघ्रिचतुर्थयोः।
द्वित्र्यङ्‌घ्रयोश्च मिथो विप्र चिन्तयेदिति मे मतम्‌॥ १०॥

पदे लग्ने मदे वापि निराभासार्गला यदा।
तदा जातोऽतिविख्यातो बहुभाग्ययुतो भवेत्‌॥ ११॥

यस्य पापः शुभो वापि ग्रहस्तिष्ठेत्‌ शुभार्गले।
तेन द्रष्ट्रेक्षितं लग्नं प्राबल्यायोपकल्प्यते॥ १२॥

सार्गले च धने विप्र धनधान्यसमन्वितः।
तृतीये सोदरादीनां सुखमुक्तं मनीषिभिः॥ १३॥

चतुर्थे सार्गले गेहपशुबन्धुकुलैर्युतः।
पञ्चमे पुत्रपौत्रादिसंयुतो बुद्धिमान्नरः॥ १४॥

षष्ठे रिपुभयं कामे धनदारसुखं बहु।
अष्टमे जायते कष्टं धर्मे भाग्योदयो भवेत्‌॥ १५॥

दशमे राजसम्मानं लाभे लाभसमन्वितः।
सार्गले च व्यये विप्र व्ययाधिक्यं प्रजायते॥ १६॥

शुभग्रहार्गलायां तु सौख्यं बहुविधं भवेत्‌।
मध्यं पापार्गलायां च मिश्रायामपि चोत्तमम्‌॥ १७॥

लग्नपञ्चमभाग्येषु सार्गलेषु द्विजोत्तम।
जातश्च जायते राजा भाग्यवान्‌ नात्र संशयः॥ १८॥

1. O Mahārśi Parashara, you have told of auspicious effects, related to Argala. Kindly narrate its conditions and effects.

2-9. Formation of Argala. Maitreya, I explain below Argala to know the definite effects of Houses and Planets. Planets in the 4th, 2nd and the 11th cause Argalas, while obstructors of the Argala will be those in the 10th, 12th and 3rd from a House, or a Planet. If the Argala causing Planet is stronger than the obstructing one, the former will prevail. Or, if the number of Argalas are more than the obstructing Planets, then also the Argala will prevail. If there are 3, or more malefics in the 3rd they will cause Vipreeta Argala (more effective intervention), which will also be harmless and be very favourable. The 5th is also an Argala place, while the Planet in the 9th will counteract such Argala. As Rahu and Ketu have retrograde motions, the Argalas and obstructions be also counted accordingly in a reverse manner. Mahārśis say, that the Argala, caused by one Planet, will yield limited effect, by two medium and by more than two, excellent effects. Argalas should be counted from a Rāśi, or a Planet, as the case may be. The Argala, which is unobstructed will be fruitful, while the one duly obstructed will go astray. The Argala effects will be derived in the Dasha periods of the Rāśi, or Planet concerned.

Notes. Argala in Sanskrit is figuratively used to denote an impediment, or obstruction. Some suggest, that the Argala obstruction places are countable from the Argala place instead of from the original place, or Planet. This is not logical and a glance into Gochara Vedha (obstructions during transits) will confirm our findings.

10. Special. The Argala, caused by placement of a Planet in the first one fourth part of the Rāśi, is countered by another, placed in the 4th quarter of the respective obstructive Rāśi. Similarly 2nd quarters Argala is

eliminated by the 3rd quarter placement of another Planet.
Notes. If the Argala causing Planet and the obstructing Planet are in the respective quarters, the obstruction will come to pass. Otherwise not.

11-17. Argala Effects. Should there be Argala for the Arudh Pad, for the natal Lagna and for the 7th from both, the native will be famous and fortunate. A malefic, or a benefic, causing unobstructed Argala, giving a Aspect to Lagna will make one famous. Similarly a malefic, or a benefic, causing unobstructed Argala, giving a Aspect to 2nd House denotes acquisition of wealth and grains, to 3rd House happiness from co-born, to 4th House residences, quadrupeds and relatives, to 5th House sons, grand sons and intelligence, to 6th House fear from enemies, to 7th House abundant wealth and m6thtal happiness, to 8th House difficulties, to 9th House fortunes, to 10th House royal honour, to 11th House gains and to 12th House expenses. The Argala by benefics will give various kinds of happiness, while benefic effects will be meddling with malefic Argalas. Argala by both benefics and malefics will yield results.

Notes.

1. Argala can be caused by a benefic, which is known, as Subha Argala. This Argala can be from a malefic also, so that the benefic, causing Argala, stalls the malefic role. If the benefics Argala is obstructed by another, then the benefic will become ineffective in Argala and the first-mentioned malefic will operate freely.

2. Argala can be by a malefic with reference to a benefic, so that the native does not enjoy good effects, due to the benefic. This is Pap (malefic) Argala. If the Argala is eliminated by a benefic, or a malefic, then the first mentioned benefic will be at liberty to act, according to his own disposition.

18. Should there be (unobstructed) Argala for Lagna, 5th and 9th House, the native will doubtlessly become a king and fortunate.