(16th September 1916 ...)
(The writer, an M Phil in Music, is currently engaged in
writing a book on divine music. After completing her two-year
course in astrology from Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan, New Delhi,
she now teaches astrology there.)
A Musical Saga
A simple, soft natured M.S. Subbulakshmi was born on a
Saturday, krishna panchami, gara karna and harshana yoga,
in a devdasi family. To her we credit the rise of Carnatic
music, which was brought out of the cloistered doors of
the devdasis to the public and gave it the respectable position
it enjoys today.
She did not have any formal education in her childhood
but her musical talent was evident. At the age of four or
five she sang before the audience. She had an elder sister,
who died pretty early and a younger brother, who died in
Both siblings too were musically talented. She got married
in 1940 to Kaki Sudasivam. Though the couple does not have
any children, Sudasivam has children from his first wife.
However, her husband, who has ego problems with her, has
eclipsed her personality.
Main features of the horoscope
1. Lagna is Libra. Two malefic planets afflict the lagna
Venus placed in the 10th house with yogkaraka Saturn (4th
and 5th lord) and Ketu.
2. Second lord Mars in lagna is aspected by Moon and Jupiter.
Association of the 2nd lord with Jupiter in a kendra makes
a person very prosperous. Here, the association of the 10th
lord Moon also exists and this makes the even more person
3. Third lord Jupiter (retrograde) is in the 7th house
with the 10th lord Moon, a friendly house and aspected by
Mars and Saturn. Third lord associated with a benefic in
a kendra, the person enjoys the company of relatives but
the aspect of malefic planets is not good.
4. Fourth and fifth lord Saturn is placed in 10th house
with the lagna lord Venus and Ketu. Association of 4th and
5th lord with the lagna lord in a kendra gives comforts,
property, success, name and fame but the association of
a malefic planet Ketu also foretells destruction or problems.
5. Sixth lord Jupiter in the 7th house with the Moon aspected
by Saturn and Mars. 7th lord Mars is in the lagna aspected
by Jupiter and the Moon.6. Eighth lord Venus is placed in
the 10th with Saturn and Ketu. Eighth house is aspected
by Mars, 2nd and 7th lord.
7. Ninth and 12th lord Mercury is exalted in the 12th house
with the 11th lord Sun and aspected by Saturn. The lord
of the 9th in the 12th house gives the tendency for philanthropic
action. This combination shows that religious inclinations
and association with great mystics.
8. Tenth lord Moon is in the 7th with Jupiter aspected
by Mars and Saturn. The association of Jupiter with Moon
shows an excellent position but the aspect of Saturn and
Mars is not good.
9. Eleventh lord Sun is placed in the 12th house with an
exalted 9th lord, Mercury and aspected by the 4th and 5th
lord Saturn. The lord of gain in the 12th means expenditure
for good causes.
Lagna is in 4th pada of Swati nakshatra, lord Rahu. Jupiter,
being the navamsha lagna lord, owns the 6th house of lagna
chart showing struggles in life.
1. Kendra-kona yoga occurs in the 12th house with 11th lord
Sun and the 9th and 12th lord Mercury.
2. According to Mansagari a person born in Tula lagna will
be proficient in fine arts, a wealthy scholar, famous and
appreciated by all for good deeds.
3. One born in harshana yoga will be very fortunate, well
versed in fine arts,worshipped by all and liked by the king.
4. One born in gaya-yon nakshatra, Bharani, will be respected
by the king, cheerful and loved by all.
5. Sareera Soukhya Yoga: The lagna lord, Jupiter or Venus
should occupy a kendra. Results are long life, wealth and
6. According to Mansagari, if Rahu is in the 1st, 10th,
and 9th from the Moon the native will be rich and spend
on charitable purposes.
7. Vesi Yoga: Planets in the 2nd from Sun, other than Moon
make the person fortunate, happy, virtuous and famous.
8. Buddh Aditya Yoga: When Mercury combines with the Sun
the person will be intelligent, skilful, has good reputation,
personal respect, and surrounded by all comforts and happiness.
9. Gaja Kesari Yoga: Jupiter in a kendra from the ascendant
or the Moon avoiding debilitation, inimical and combustion,
this oga is formed. The person will be wealthy, intelligent,
endowed with many laudable virtues and will please the king.
The strength of the yoga depends upon the association of
planets, if malefics are associated, there will be less
10. Parijatha yoga: Dispositor of the lagna lord in kendras
makes the person renowned and gets homage of rulers.
11. If the 5th and 8th lords conjoin then occult power
is seen.Here, 5th lord Saturn and 8th lord Venus are placed
in the 10th house with Ketu. This gives the person a deep
interest in singing bhajans (devotional songs) and religion.
This is also raj yoga.
12. Vidya Yoga: Mercury in the 6th, 8th, and 12th. Here
in the chart Mercury is exalted in the 12th house. This
gives good education, here music.
13. Partial Kendra Yoga: One of the sankhaya yogas when
all the seven planets are in four houses. The person will
be truthful,wealthy, does good to others and resorts to
agriculture. Here, except, Sun and Mercury in the 12th house,
all are in the kendras.
M.S. Subbulakshmis horoscope is a brilliant one with five
planets in kendras (1, 4, 7, 10). When all the kendras become
strong, the person rises in life.
She is a simple, kind and loving person with a highly philosophical
outlook. See the lagna lord Venus in the 10th house, with
4th and 5th lord Saturn in Rahu/Ketu axis. The lord of purva
punya (5th house) and lagna lord with another spiritual
planet Ketu, gyana karaka, in the house of karma explain
All the planets are connected with her 10th house. Venus
aspecting the 10th house from Moon indicates an excellent
career in the artistic field. Saturn placed in the 10th
gives success in the chosen sphere and here Saturn is in
the 10th house with Venus and Ketu and the same combination
influences the 10th from the Moon. Venus denotes fine arts
and Ketu devotion, so this gave success in devotional music.
For artistic talents the kama trikonas (3, 7, 11 houses)
are also to be examined. In the rashi chart, 3rd house is
Dhanu and its lord Jupiter, a benefic planet, is with another
benefic, Moon. Both are placed in another kama trikona.
At the same time this combination is aspected by both Mars
nd Saturn, which points to troubles, even in voice (Mars
is 2nd lord). Another kama trikona lord, Sun is with the
exalted Mercury in the 12th house, again pointing towards
good education in artistic and spiritual fields.Classical
music has always been a traditional subject and treated
like sadhana by its exponents.
In the navamsha, the lagna is Meena and lagna and 10th
lord Jupiter is exalted in the 5th, aspected by 2nd 9th
lord, again the knowledge of shastras and spirituality gains
importance. The aspect of the 6th lord Sun shows success
Fifth lord Moon is with Venus in the 9th and aspected by
Jupiter. The dasamsha lagna is Mesha with Saturn (10th and
11th lord) and Ketu in lagna. Lagna lord is in the 11th
house. Here the 2nd and 7th lord Venus is in the 4th house
with the exalted 9th and 12th lord, Jupiter and aspected
by Mercury, the 3rd and 6th lord, from the 10th house. The
10th house receives the aspect Venus and Jupiter, indicating
a successful career. The 3rd lord Mercury, aspected by Jupiter
and Venus, gives a melodic and soft voice.
M.S. Subbulakshmiís mother was a famous vainika.
The 3rd lord from the 4th house of mother is Jupiter and
in the 4th house, aspected by Mars and Saturn. The 3rd house
is aspected by Sun and Mercury. The combination of Jupiter
and Moon confers a proficiency in fine arts and the aspect
of Mars and Saturn denotes instrument.
Her grandmother was also a violinist, see the 4th from
the 7th (for motherís mother). Venus, Saturn and
Ketu are placed there. Venus gives artistic talents and
with Saturn and Ketu again proficiency in instrumental music
Her father died when she was 10 years old. The 9th lord
Mercury is exalted in the 12th and conjunct with Sun and
aspected by Saturn. The karaka for father, Sun, is afflicted.
In the dwadasamsha, lagna lord Venus is in the 8th house
and aspected by Jupiter. The 9th lord Saturn is with the
Sun and aspected by Mars. All these features do not promise
a long life of father.
Her elder sister died early and the younger brother died
in 1986. For elder siblings, 11th house and 11th lord is
to be examined. Eleventh lord Sun is with Mercury in the
12th houseand aspected by Saturn. Mercury, placed in an
even sign has taken on its feminine qualities; also Saturn
aspects it from an even sign and is in the company of Venus
and Ketu. Majority
influences on the 11th lord are feminine. The karaka is
and is with Moon and aspected by Mars and Saturn. The 11th
house is in papkartari and the 8th lord from 11th house
is Jupiter placed with the 12th lord from 11th. The malefic
aspect by Mars and Saturn confirms the short span of life.
Her elder sister was also musically talented, a vainika.
Fourth from 11th is Vrischika and the lord Mars is in the
3rd house, one of the kama trikona, and aspected by Jupiter
The karaka for younger siblings, Mars is in lagna. The
brother was a mridangist.Third lord, Jupiter, is placed
in the 7th with the Moon and is aspected by Mars and Saturn,
indicating proficiency in instrumental music.
Dreshkon lagna is Kumbha and lagna lord is placed in the
6th. This does not show a good picture for the elder sister.
11th lord Jupiter is in the 7th, in papkartari and receives
the aspect of Mars. But for younger brother, 3rd lord Mars
in lagna is aspected by Jupiter, which did give him reasonable
1. Tula Lagna with Matrukaraka (MK) Mars, totally unaspected.
2. Second house does not have any planet and is aspected
by Putrakaraka (PK) Jupiter and Amatyakaraka (AmK) Moon,
thus imparting raj yoga.
3. Third house has no planet and is aspected by Darakaraka
(DK) Sun and Atmakaraka (AK) Mercury, another raj yoga.
4. Fourth house in Rahu/Ketu axis is not aspected by any
5. Fifth house does not have any planet but the house is
aspected by six planets MK Mars, PK Jupiter, AmK Moon, Bhratrikaraka
(BK) Venus, Gnatikaraka (GK) Saturn and also Ketu, forming
afflicted raj yoga.
6. Sixth house is also empty but is aspected by AK Mercury
DK Sun, forming raj yoga. This indicates success after struggles.
7. Seventh house has PK Jupiter and AmK Moon, forming raj
8. Eighth house is vacant but aspected by MK Mars.
9. Ninth house is unoccupied but aspected by AK Mercury
and DK Sun, forming very good raj yoga.
10. Tenth house is in Rahu/Ketu axis and has GK Saturn
as well as BK Venus and there is no aspect on it.
11. Eleventh house is unoccupied, but aspected by MK Mars,
PK Jupiter and AmK Moon, forming raj yoga. But the house
is in papkartari yoga.
12. Twelfth house has DK Sun and exalted AK Mercury, forming
AK Mercury is placed in Simha, so the karakamsha lagna (KL)
Exalted AK Mercury is placed with the DK Sun in the 12th
house of expenditure and moksha. This indicates the inclination
of the couple towards spirituality. AmK, Moon is placed
in the second house of kama trikonas (7th house) with PK.
Jupiter. This shows a successful career and a fortunate
BK Venus indicates voice, father, superiors and co-borns.
It is in the 10th house with GK Saturn and Ketu. The combination
GK with any karaka creates troubles for the karakatatwas
of the other one. Here it is with BK and does not give a
good picture for the longevity of father and coborns, also
shows a trouble for her voice. MK Mars is placed in the
lagna, a kendra, indicates property and happiness to the
person as well as benefits from mother.
PK, Jupiter in the 7th with friend AmK Moon, shows education
connected to profession, here music. This combination aspects
the 2nd, 5th and 11th houses, indicating wealth and honour.
GK in the 10th with BK and Ketu, its aspect on 5th, 8th
and 2nd houses gives troubles, dignity and political fame.
DK Sun. with exalted AK in the 12th house and aspects the
3rd, 6th and 9th houses Third house is of self efforts and
artistic talents 6th is the house of obstacles, struggles
and competition; 9th is the house of fortune and great success,
thus this raj yoga paves the way for great success after
Karakamsha lagna Simha gives an inclination towards spiritual
practices. Its lord Sun, with AK Mercury and aspected by
GK Saturn and Ketu, in thein the 12th house, indicates the
intense spiritual longing.
Mercury is also aspected by DK Sun, MK Mars, BK Venus and
AmK Moon. In Jaimini when a planet is aspected by many planets
it forms raj yoga and gives great success. Venus and Moon
also form raj yoga.
As four planets are in kendras, Mandook dasha alongwith
Chara and Vimshottari dashas has been used.
1. First song on stage at the age of four or five.
Vimshottari: Sun/Jupiter. Sun is the 11th lord with the
exalted Mercury forming Buddh Aditya yoga and there is Gaja
Kesari yoga in the 7th, kama trikona for artistic ability.
Chara: Tula/Mesha. Tula dasha gives prosperity. In Mesha
artistic planets PK Jupiter and AmK and 10th lord Moon are
placed, in the house of public limelight.
Mandook: Tula/Vrischika. Tula is the dasha of prosperity.
Vrischika is the 2nd house of voice and its lord Mars is
in lagna in Tula. From Vrischika, Rahu is placed in the
3rd giving courage to stand on stage and the ability to
sing. In the 11th house AK and DK are placed, in the 6th
PK and AmK are placed, thus giving ample confidence.
2. She lost her father at the age of 10. At that same age
she gave her first performance. By the time she was 13,
a recorded disc was already out in the market.
Vimshottari: Moon/Rahu. Moon is the tenth lord with Jupiter,
third lord (third house is the eigth from eigth and so an
alternative house for parents death). Rahu in the fourth
house of happiness, is aspected by Saturn (unconditional
maraka) and Venus (eigth lord). In dwadasamsha Moon is the
by Jupiter aspected, 8th and 11th lord. This indicates danger
In Moon/Jupiter she gave her first performance. Moon is
her 10th lord placed in the 7th house of public with Jupiter,
3rd and 6th lord. Both are aspected by Saturn from the 10th
Chara: Vrischika. This is the 2nd house of wealth and earning.
AmK Moon's aspect on Vrischika gave earning. In navamsha
Vrischika happens to be the 4th from KL and Venus and Moon
are placed in it, aspected by Jupiter.
Mandook: Makar. This is the fourth from lagna and involved
in raj yoga. Fourth from this has the AmK Moon. In the 7th
BK Venus, GK Saturn and Ketu are placed In the 9th DK Sun
and AK Mercury, in the 10th MK Mars is placed. The 11th
house of gain is aspected by its natural karaka Jupiter,
AmK Moon, BK Venus, GK Saturn, Ketu. The aspect of five
planets on this house was bound to bring out the excellent
results connected to it.
In navamasha, Makar is the 11th house of honours and in
11th from it Venus and Moon are placed, aspected by exalted
Jupiter. In dwadasamsha the 11th from Makar is aspected
by many planets, thus forming raj yoga. In navamsha as well
as dwadasamsha Jupiter is exalted.
3. She acted in films in the mahadasha of Moon for a decade
till she met T. Sudasivam on 30th June 1936. They got married
on 10th July 1940 Moon, 10th lord, aspects lagna from the
7th house. Lagna lord Venus in 10th house, Cancer, aspects
the 4th house (10th from Moon), Gaja Kesari yoga in the
7th house and all seven planets connected with her karma
sthana, made her take up the celluloid world. In navamsha
and dwadasamsha, Moon is in the 9th house of fortunes and
is the 10th lord of rashi chart. Vimshottari: Mars/Venus/
Saturn. The two met when Mars and Jupiter, Mercury was operating.
Mars is 7th lord in lagna and Jupiter is in the 7th house.
Mercury, 9th lord, is aspected by 4th and 5th lord Saturn.
In navamsha Mars owns the 2nd and 9th houses, Venus 3rd
and 8th and is placed in the 9th house. Saturn is with the
7th lord Mercury and aspected by Mars.
Chara: In Dhanu, Meena and Simha they met. Dhanu is aspected
by DK Sun, AK Mercury, Meena is also aspected by DK and
AK. Simha KL is aspected by Jupiter PK and Moon AmK from
From pada lagna Dhanu is the 9th, Meena 12th and Simha
5th, this 5,9,12 combination explains the meeting.
Marriage in Makar/Karka/Vrischika. Marriage takes place
when any rashi has associations with DK, PK. Makar is the
5th from AK, Upapada and DK. Karka is the 7th from Makar
and Vrischika is aspected by PK Jupiter. In the navamsha
Makar has DK in it. Vrischika is aspected by PK.
Mandook: Met in Makar/Dhanu/Kumbha and got married in Mesha/Vrischika/Dhanu.
All the explanations have been given above.
4. In 1941, she gave monitory assistance to launch the
Vimshottari: Mars. Mars is the 2nd and 7th lord placed
in the lagna and is aspected by the 10th lord Moon and 3rd
lord and 6th lord Jupiter. Jupiter denotes charitable propositions
and writings, 7th house public opinion and 10th profession
and Mars is the 2nd house of business and money.
Chara: Makar. This happens to be the 5th house from AK
indicating writings, authorship. In navamsha the 11th from
Makar has BK Venus and AmK Moon and is aspected by PK Jupiter.
The 5th from Makar is aspected by PK, both indicating a
profession of writing. Mandook: Mesha, which has PK Jupiter
and AmK Moon. The 3rd house of short writings is aspected
by DK and AK. From Mesha the 11th house is aspected by PK,
AmK, BK, GK and Ketu, indicating income. In navamsha Mesha
is the 2nd from lagna, 9th from KL and is aspected by AmK
Moon and BK Venus.
5. She gave concerts for Kasturba Memorial Funds from 30th
July 1944 to 24th September 1944.
Vimshottari: Rahu/Jupiter. Rahu is aspected by its dispositor
Saturn from the 10th, by 3rd and 6th lord Jupiter in the
7th with the 10th lord. 3rd is also seen for charities.
Jupiter, too, is
aspected by Saturn and Mars. The houses involved are that
of karma, charity and money. In the navamsha Rahu is in
12th house, Jupiter is exalted in the 5th house and conjunct
with 10th lord. There is connection between dharma, artha,
kama and moksha houses.
Chara: Kumbha/Mesha/Vrishabh. Kumbha is the dasha of philanthropic
action and this happens to be the 5th from lagna, 6th from
AK. Antardasha Mesha has PK Jupiter and Amk Moon and this
happens to be the 3rd from Kumbha. Kumbha is aspected by
its lord Saturn, Jupiter, Moon and Ketu. All thishappens
from the 10th house. In navamsha Kumbha is the 12th house,
aspected by exalted PK, BK and AmK. Mesha is the 9th from
KL, Vrishabh is 10th from KL and these also receive the
aspect of Venus, Moon and Jupiter. In dasamsha Kumbha is
11th from lagna, 2nd from AK and is aspected by PK Jupiter
and BK Venus again.
6. In 1945 her film ëMeeraí came out in Tamil
and Hindi version was made in 1947. This was a milestone
in her career.
Vimshottari: Rahu/Jupiter. A simple classical principle
is that Saturn's association with the 10th house or lord
makes one shine in the chosen profession. Rahuís
dispositor, Saturn, is in the 10th with Venus, the karaka
for arts. Hence, fame from cinema and Jupiter indicates
classicism. So a movie on the faithful Krishna devotee won
her a lot of acclaim.
Chara: Kumbha, when both Tamil and Hindi versions of Meera
came out. All influences of the horoscope come to the 10th
house of profession and 7th house of public. There is a
mutual relationship between PK Jupiter, AmK Moon, BK Venus,
GK Saturn and MK Mars. In navamsha PK, BK and Amk aspect
Kumbha. In dasamsha again Kumbha is aspected by PK, BK,
GK and Ketu.
Mandook: Mesha/Dhanu, Karka/Makar. Mesha, 7th house, has
AmK Moon and PK Jupiter. Dhanu receives the aspect of DK
Sun and AK Mercury. Moreover 5th from Mesha receives the
aspect of AmK, PK and MK. Karka is the 10th from lagna and
11th from AK with Venus and Saturn in it.
In navamsha Mesha is the 2nd from lagna, 9th from KL. Dhanu
is the 10th from lagna. Karka has exalted PK and is aspected
by BK Venus and AmK Moon. Makar receives the aspect of BK
Venus, AmK Moon, AK Mercury and GK Saturn all forming excellent
7. President's award for Carnatic music in 1956
Vimshottari: Rahu/Venus. Rahu is in the 4th seat of power
from lagna. Its dispositor Saturn, 4th and 5th lord, aspects
it from the 10th house.
It is in the 10th, from the Sun it is in the 5th (for awards
from the Sun) and 7th from Venus (in the 10th). This combination
also occurs in the 4th from the Moon and 11th from the Sun.
navamsha Rahu is in the 12th from lagna. Venus and Moon
in the 9th are in the 10th from Rahu, aspected by lagna
and 10th lord Jupiter. In dasamsha Rahu is in the 7th aspected
by Saturn and Venus is in the 4th with exalted Jupiter.
Chara: Meena/Kanya. Meena is the 7th from AK Mercury and
receives the aspect of AK and DK. PK Jupiter and AmK Moon
also aspect the 9th from Meena and 2nd from the lagna.
Navamsha lagna is Meena it is 8th from KL, thus indicating
sudden upliftment and Kanya is the 7th from Meena and 2nd
(house of wealth) from KL. In dasamsha Meena as well as
Kanya receive the aspect of AmK Moon from the 10th, indicating
honours related to profession.
8. Performed for the United Nations on 23rd October 1966
made Indian music popular in the international level. Had
throat infection before the concert.
Vimshottari: Jupiter/Ketu. Gaja Kesari yoga in the 7th
house aspected by the 4th and 5th lord Saturn from the 10th
house in Rahu/Ketu axis. In navamsha Jupiter is exalted
and aspected by Sun, Mars. Ketu is in the 6th with Saturn
and Mercury, this did create health problems. But with the
blessing of Paramacharya she was able to sing, Ketu represents
religious persons. In dasamsha Jupiter is the 9th and 12th
lord placed in the 4th, giving fame in a foreign country.
It is exalted with Venus and aspected by Mercury, all benefic
Chara: Mesha/Meena. Mesha has PK Jupiter and AmK Moon.
Meena is the 12th from Mesha and aspected by DK Sun and
AK Mercury from the 12th house of foreign connections. From
the lagna, 6th house Meena is aspected by AK Mercury, denoting
some health problems. Mesha is the 7th from lagna (public
Mandook: Vrishabh/Karka. Vrishabh is the 9th house from
AK. From Vrishabh, the 12th has PK Jupiter and AmK Moon,
hence honour in a foreign country. From Karka, the 10th
has Jupiter and Moon indicating royal honours. In the same
period got an honorary degree of literature.
9. First female musician to be elected President of the
Music Academy in 1968.
Vimshottari: Jupiter/Venus. Gaja Kesari yoga in the 7th
and Venus is placed in the 10th aspecting the 4th house
of 'simhasan'. In navamsha Jupiter is exalted, Venus is
in the 9th with the Moon aspected by Jupiter. In dasamsha
Jupiter is exalted with Venus in the 4th and aspected by
Mercury from the 10th.
Chara: Vrishabh/Kanya. Vrishabh-Kanya are 5/9 rashis. Kanya
has DK and AK. In navamsha, from Vrishabh the 10th receives
the aspect of exalted PK Jupiter, thus confirming the honour.
In dasamsha Vrishabh has DK Sun and the 10th receives the
aspect of BK and exalted PK.
Mandook: Vrishabh/Meena. It has been discussed.
10. Got 'Sangita Kalanidhi' title in 1970
Vimshottari: Jupiter/Sun. Sun is the 11th lord from lagna,
5th from Moon and Jupiter, Jupiter also in Gaja Kesari yoga.
Chara: Mithuna/ Mesha. Mithuna is the 9th from lagna, 10th
from AK and other factors have already been explained in
previous events. Mandook: Simha/Vrischika. Simha is the
KL and 11th from lagna. Vrischika is aspected by Jupiter
Moon and in navamsha Vrischika has BK Venus and AmK
Moon aspected by PK Jupiter, DK Sun and MK Mars. The conditions
have been explained.
11. Bharat Ratna on 1st March 1998.
Vimshottari: Mercury/Venus. Mercury, 9th and 12th lord,
is exalted and with 11th lord Sun. It is aspected by 4th
and 5th lord Saturn from the 10th. Venus is in the 10th
In navamsha Mercury is with Saturn in 6th from lagna and
10th from Moon and aspected by Mars (7th lord in rashi chart).
In dasamsha Mercury is in the 10th, aspected by exalted
Jupiter and Venus from the 4th house and by 10th and 11th
Chara: Kanya/Kanya. Kanya has DK Sun and AK Mercury.
In navamsha from Kanya Jupiter is exalted in the 11th house.
Kanya is the 2nd from KL. In dasamsha Kanya receives the
aspect of AmK.
Mandook: Kanya/Makar. Already explained. Makar is the 5th
from Kanya, from Makar the 9th and 11th have raj yoga. In
dasamsha Kanya receives the aspect of AmK Moon.
12. T. Sudasivam died in October 1997
Vimshottari: Mercury/Ketu. Mercury is the 3rd and 6th lord
from the 7th house and aspected by Saturn, which is with
In navamsha, the 7th lord Mercury is in the 6th with Saturn
Ketu. It is aspected by 2nd and 9th lord Mars, all maraka
planets combined together to snatch away Sudasivam.
Mandook: Kanya/Makar. The dasha of Makar gives changes.
Kanya is the 12th from lagna and 6th from the 7th house.
It has DK Sun and AK Mercury in it. Any sign, which has
a karaka placed in it, gives both good and bad results connected
to it. In
this case, it was spouse and self as 12th house is associated
with DK. In navamsha Kanya is the 7th rashi and aspected
by none, so it becomes weak. Makar is the 11th rashi in
which DK Sun and MK Mars are placed. Mars is aspected by
Saturn, Ketu and AK Mercury. Thus longevity was affected.
Chara: Kanya/Kanya. The reasons have already been discussed.
In the dasha of the 12th placed Mercury, M.S. Subbulakshmi
is leading a retired life. In chara also it is Kanya dasha,
the 12th from her lagna. The connection of 12th house or
lord to the 10th gives withdrawal from profession and in
her case, a peaceful retired life too.
Moreover, from all the features and events discussed, her
life is deeply connected to the 5th, 9th and 11th dharma
and karma trikonas. With these influences came about her
charity activities and the devotion to the arts. Perhaps,
she was born to be a philanthropist and work for the upliftment
of art and the needy.
2. Many classics of astrology