Maarak Houses are 2nd and 7th
houses. They are the "houses of death" and can lead to endings.
(1) One certainly dies under the Dashaa, Antar-Dashaa or Pratyantar Dashaa of
his Maarkesh Graha.
(2) If there is no Dashaa of Maarkesh at that time, then one dies under the Dashaa
of of conjoined Malefic Graha.
(3) One must know, that under the Dashaa of the 8th Lord (What is 8th Lord, see below), its
own Antar-Dashaa becomes Maarak.
(4) Dhanesh (Lord of Wealth) is Maarak under the Dashaa of Vyayesh (Lord of Expenses); and vice versa.
(5) In the same way, the Antar-Dashaa of the Graha placed in 8th House is
Maarak under the MD of the 6th Lord.
--The 8th place from Janm Lagna (Ascendant) is known as "Aayu" place.
--According to Paraashar, 8th place from 8th House (ie 3rd Bhaav from Lagna) is also considered
as "Aayu" House.
--The 12th place from "Aayu" place (8th House) is called "Maarak" place,
that is why 2nd and 7th Houses from Janm Lagna are considered as "Maarak" places.
--In Shaastra, the 2nd Lord is the first Maarkesh, and the 7th Lord is considered the
--8th Bhaav denotes "Death"
Aayu and death are interrelated
to each other, when Aayu is complete, death comes; or say when death comes, Aayu
is complete. Death occurs because of some disease, or accident or any other cause,
that is why life-span, cause of death and death causing diseases, are all interrelated.
There is a big hand of one's Aayu in identifying a disease curable or incurable -
because till one's Aayu is there, no disease is incurable, but as soon one's Aayu
is finished, even a slight disease becomes incurable. That is why whether a disease
is curable or incurable is decided by the Aayu (Life) span.
Vriddhi (Auspiciousness) of a Bhaav
To assess the total Pushti (Vriddhi or auspiciousness) of a Bhaav, we need
to see the strength of its Bhaav Lord and strength of its Kaarak Lord as
well, apart from the strength of the Bhaav. For example,
--if we have Saturn and Mars in 8th House from the 5th House (means in 2nd
House), it is Maarak for children.
--same is true for the 8th House from Jupiter which is the Kaarak for children
--also the 8th House from the House where the 5th Lord is sitting is the
Kaarak for children.
We need to add those 3
values - strength of the Bhaav, strength of the Bhaav Lord, and strength
of its Kaarak, together and finally get a full assessment. that is how
they determine if a particular Bhaav prospers or not!
So the Vriddhi of the Bhaav is NOT solely from Bhaav alone, but from Bhaav
Lord and its Kaarak Lord too.
What is the 8th
Owner of 8th house is normally termed as Maarkesh, as 8th house denotes:
Calamity, Accidents, Mutilation, etc.
The Lord of that house seated in any house from Lagna could spoil the
portfolio of the house concerned, hence he is termed Maarkesh.
Maran Kaaarak House
Prashn Maarg Annunciation
following seven Yog, which lays down the basis of formation of Yog of all
Chapter 9 -Sloka: 49-52:
There are seven varieties of Yog :
a. those formed by position
2. Those formed by Bhaav (house) - Sthaan means 12 zodiac signs.
3. Those formed by planets
4. Those formed by Sign, Bhaav and planets,
5. Those formed by Sign and Bhaav,
6. Those formed by Bhaav and planets - Bhaav (House) means Lagna, etc 12
houses. The planets are the Sun to Ketu - nine planets.
7. Those formed by Sign and planets.
The basis of 'Maran Kaarak
Sthaan' Dashaa falls in the category of Bhaav Dashaa only.
If a planet is afflicted ,
the Dashaa becomes more pronounced and if in Benefic influences the Dashaa
becomes less harmful.
The following is the 'Maran Kaarak Sthaan' OF PLANETS:
Sun in 12th, Moon in 8th, Mars
in 7th, Mercury, if alone, in 7th, Jupiter in 3rd,
Venus in 6th, and Saturn in the Lagna.
If these planets are in
these houses and falling in debility, inimical sign, or being associated
with or aspected by Malefics, these planets act like 'MAARAK'
A Maarak planet confers
death like conditions which means one or more of the following :
1.Shame 2. Disease 3. Sorrow 4. Fear and Grief 5.
Miseries 6. Humiliation 7. Calumny and 8. Death