Badhaksthan and Badhakesh

Badhaksthan and Badhakesh in Vedic Astrology

In Vedic astrology, there is an important concept which is known as Badhaksthan and Badhakesh (Planet owning Badhak house). Bhadha means obstacles and Badhakesh means a planet which gives obstacles.

Let us know this concept in detail.

There are three types of signs depending upon their nature.

  • Movable signs (Chara)
  • Fixed signs (Stir)
  • Dual signs (Dwiswabhav)
nature of signSigns
MovableAries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn.
FixedTaurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius.
Dual Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces.

This concept states that –

–  if ascendant contains any of the Movable sign then the 11th house is the Badhak house and its lord is Badhakesh.

– if ascendant contains any of the fixed sign then the 9th house is the Badhak house and its lord is Badhakesh.

– if ascendant contains any of the Dual sign then the 7th house is the Badhak house and its lord is Badhakesh.


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Dasha (Main Period ) of Badhakesh generally does not give any bad results except if it is afflicted by malefics or placed in Trik houses (6th, 8th and 12th houses from ascendant).

But as they are Badhakesh to Ascendant which mainly represents health, they may give health troubles in their respective periods (Dasha and Antardashas).

For Dual sign ascendants, the 7th house is a Marak House (death inflicting house) and its lord is Markesh. So for these ascendants, the 7th house is not only a Bhadhak house but Marak house as well. So these people need to be careful in the periods of 7th lord.

For Leo and Taurus ascendant 9th house Lord’s Mars and Saturn respectively are Yogkarakas (single planet owns an angle and a trine).

But as per rule For fixed signs 9th house is the Badhak house. So these planets as Yogakarakas and Badhakesh will give their results depending upon placement and relation with other planets in the birth chart.

I am sharing my personal experience about Badhakesh Dasha here. My ascendant is Leo and Mars is the Yogakarakas and Badhakesh (9th lord) as well.  In my chart placement of Mars is good so when dasha of mars went through in my life, I did not face any serious trouble. Although I faced some health troubles and accidents during that period, those were not serious issues.

Badhaksthan and Badhakesh