|Shani(Saturn) Shrine at Thirunaraiyur Ramanathaswamy Temple. Sani with family and King Dasarathar and his Guru Lord Bhairavar|
“Maandhi is Terrible than the Terrible Rahu”
Maandhi, the son of Saturn is a very cruel one and considered one among the upa grahas(sub planets) in Vedic Astrology.
Astronomically, Maandhi is known as Titan, which is a Moon of the Planet Saturn.
Maandhi is cause for holocaust, massive massacre, crowd death, instant death and other awful accidents that occur on our planet earth. In mundane astrology, He plays a Major Role.
In individual horoscopes, it is said that when Maandhi is placed in a house, it destroys all the significations of that particular house. Exceptions are given to upachaya houses viz., 3,6,10,11 from Lagna/Asc in astrological texts.
But in experience, Maandhi, only when placed in 6th and 11th house from Lagna/Asc gives minimum bad effects because it will destroy any one of the significations or functions related to particular house. For example., If placed in 6th it might give either debts or diseases. Similarly when placed in 11th house either it would be destroy the relation with elder brothers and friends or there will be only minimum gain/profits in any ventures. Mixed results may occur if any good or bad planet related to lagna/Asc is present in the horoscope.
Many people confuse Maandhi with Gulika. Both are different. And both Maandhi and Gulika are sons of Saturn according to Vedic texts.
Predicting how and when will Maandhi affect the concerned person of the horoscope is not an easy task for any astrologer. In India, Maandhi is in practice by astrologers of Kerala particularly and in some parts of Tamilnadu. Rest of other states in India doesn’t take it as a serious one.
There are no proper references or sufficient and exhaustive astrological research works written on Maandhi.
To pacify the malefic effects of Maandhi, one Shiva Temple in the State of Tamilnadu is present at Thirunaraiyur. In this temple, Lord Saturn is present with his two wives and two sons. Devotees worship here to get relief from Saturn’s evil effects and Maandhi’s terrible effects. King Dasaratha, father of Lord Rama, worshipped and praised Lord Shani here. So there is also statue for him. His sung a song which when recited by people would get relief from the evil effects of Saturn.
Birth of Maandhi:
There is a major role of Maandhi in the epic Ramayana, when Demon King Ravana took nine planetary gods as prisoners and summoned them to be present in the 11th house in the chart of his son Indrajit/Meganathan. This threatened the Devas and their King Indra, that Ravana’s son would be invincible if it happens, as the 11th house describes victory and gains. But then Sani(Saturn) quickly acted upon and cut a part of flesh from his leg and placed it in 12th house of Indrajit’s horoscope. From the flesh arised Maandhi. This also made Saturn to move slower due to his leg crippled. So that is reason why transit of Saturn in long compared to other planets. And finally Indrajit was defeated in war by Lord Rama.
Open your charts in Jagannatha Hora and check in which place Maandhi is present. It would be indicated as Md and Gulika as Gk. Look at the below image example for reference.
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- Karthik. R