Gulika (Maandi)

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Gulika

Gulika is an Upagraha, a satellite, that is related to Saturn. It is a theoretical point, and its position is mathematically determined for predictive purposes. Gulika, which is also known as ‘maandi,’ is the offspring of Manda or son of Saturn. It is an imitative planet according to the notion in South India particularly in Kerala. A few consider Gulika and Maandi as diverse concepts.

Importance of Saturn in Astrology

Vedic astrology makes out a set of two non-luminous shadowy planets, namely Rahu & Ketu. Similarly, there is Gulika (Maandi), and it is believed that it has no physical shape or form, but has a mention in the Puranas.

Maandi:

These are considered to have the eclipsing power are known for ‘swallowing up ‘ the luminaries. In Kerala, it is very popular and is believed to be very significant in Kundali, Prasna Kundali and picking muhurta. It also helps in analyzing the horoscope further.

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Power:

Maandi is the most harmful planet among imitative planets particularly when it is related to Saturn. The lord of the sign is in use by Maandi, which turns malefic. Astrological works discover the impressions of Maandi in all houses as well as in connection with other planets.

The reference to certain invisible satellites in the Jyothisha Phala Bhagam is Kala, Paridhi, Dhuna, Ardhaprahara, Yamakandaka, Indrachapa, Maandi, Vruthipatha and Upakethu. Besides, Ushnashikha, Vishti, and Ekargalam are also considered during result-oriented periods.

Weekdays
Day
Night
Sunday
26 Ghatis
10 Ghatis
Monday
22 Ghatis
6 Ghatis
Tuesday
18 Ghatis
2 Ghatis
Wednesday
14 Ghatis
26 Ghatis
Thursday
10 Ghatis
22 Ghatis
Friday
6 Ghatis
18 Ghatis
Saturday
2 Ghatis
14 Ghatis

Even though invisible Gulika is said to rise two times a day, i.e. day and night. Gulikan’s rise is after a definite time from sunrise and sunset.

Note: The table has been created as 30 Ghati during daytime and 30 Ghati in the night. Appropriate changes must be made in the Gulikan’s rise time according to the real Dinamana (duration of the day) and Rathrimana (duration of the night).

Apart from its Drishti in the 7th house, Gulikan also has Drishti in the 2nd and 12th houses.

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