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Amsha

Shasti-Amsha Table

One-60th Portions

of each bhava

total 1800 amsha

disambiguation: the Shastiamsha table = distinguishable from the D-60 varga chart


BPHS Chapter 6: Shloka 35-41 . *** Shashtiamsha = 1/60th part of a Rashi = half-degree each


"In odd Rashi the names of Shashti-amsha are ...

1. Ghora

2. Rakshasa

3. Deva

4. Kubera

5. Yaksha

6. Kindara

7. Bhrashta

8. Kulaghna

9. Garala

10. Vahni

11. Maya

12. Purishakya

13. Apampathi

14. Marutwana

15. Kaala

16. Sarpa

17. Amrit

18. Indu

19. Mridu

20. Komala

21. Heramba

22. Brahma

23. Vishnu

24. Maheshwara

25. Deva

26. Ardra

27. Kalinasa

28. Kshiteesa

29. Kamalakara

30. Gulika

31. Mrityu

32. Kaala

33. Davagni

34. Ghora

35. Yama

36 Kantaka

37. Suddha

38. Amrita

39. PurnaChandra

40. Vishadagdha

41. Kulanasa

42. Vamshakshaya

43. Utpata

44. Kaala

45. Saumya

46. Komala

47. Sheetala

48. Karaladamshatra

49. Chandramukhi

50. Praveena

51. Kaalpavaka

52. Dhannayudha

53. Nirmala

54. Saumya

55. Krura

56. Atisheetala

57. Amrita

58. Payodhi

59. Brahmana

60. ChandraRekha (InduRekha).

The reverse is the order for even Rashi

  • in so much as these names are cased.

Graha in benefic Shashtiamsha produce auspicious while the opposite is true in case of Graha in malefic Shashtiamsha."


Shastiamsha = table of meanings assigned to 60 subsections of a single 30 degree rashi.

Each bhava = divided into Sixtieths = table of Meanings

  • Individual meanings assigned to each 1/60th portion of each bhava

  • Division of one 30-degree bhava into 60 sub-sections

  • Each amsha (portion) = 1/2 degree

1. Ghora

= terrific frightful terrible

dreadful violent vehement (malefic)

2. Rakshasa

= demonic

3. Deva

= Divine

4. Kubera

= celestial treasurer

5. Yaksha

= celestial singer

6. Kindara

7. Bhrashta

= fallen vicious

8. Kulaghna

= destroying a family

9. Garala

= poison or venom

10. Vahni

= Fire gastric fluid digestive faculty

11. Maya

= deceit jugglery

12. Purishakya

= earthy land solid [solid waste]

13. Amrita

= nectar (of immortality)

14. Marutwana

= the windy gods (Marut)

15. Kaala

= black of a dark colour

16. Sarpa

= snake

17. Amrita

= immortal nectar

18. Indu

= the Moon a bright drop camphor

19. Mridu

= moderate soft

20. Komala

= tender agreeable

21. Heramba

= Ganesha a boastful hero a buffalo

22.Brahma

=The universal Father;

a missle; sacred knowledge

23. Vishnu

= vishnu

24. Maheshwara

= Shiva

25. Deva

= divine

26. Ardra

= moist

27. Kalinasa

28. (Kshitees) kSitIza

= ruler of the earth a king a prince

29. Kamalakara

= a lake full of lotuses

an assemblage of lotuses

30. Gulika

= son of Saturn

[= a small globule ball or pill]

31. Mrityu

= son of Mars death

32. Kaala

= dark blue color weather Time

a person who makes or sells liquor

Saturn Shiva destruction

33. Davagni

= a forest fire forest conflagration

34. Ghora

= awful violent

35. Yama

= death

36 Kantaka

= pointed the point of a pin or needle

a prickle stinging pain (malefic)

37. Suddha

= nectar ambrosia name of the Ganges

38. Amrita

= nectar (of immortality)

39. PurnaChandra

= full moon

40. Visha-dagdha

= destroyed by venom;

consumed by grief

41. Kulanasa

= ruining a family

42. Vamshakshaya

= descent not growing further

43.Utpata

= an omen boding calamity

any public calamity like an eclipse

or earthquake

44. Kaala

= black of a dark colour

45. Saumya

= related or sacred to the Moon

handsome auspicious

46. Komala

= tender soft bland sweet

pleasing charming agreeable (benefic)

47. Sheetala

= white pale color

48. Karaladamshtra

= frightful teeth

49. Chandramukhi

= having all the beauty of the moon

50. Praveena

= clever well-versed

51. Kaalpavaka

= storm whirlwind

52. Dhannayudha

= the staff being held by an ascetic

(or by a Brahmin)

53. Nirmala

= spotless unsullied clean pure

shining resplendent bright (benefic)

54. Saumya

= cool and moist northern

placid gentle (benefic)

55. Krura

= pitiless mischievious bloody

disagreeable terrible

wounded hurt sore (malefic)

56. Atisheetala

= very cold

57. apAmpati

= the ocean Varuna the Rain God (benefic)

58. payodhi

= water-receptacle the ocean

"sea-born" (benefic)

59. Brahmana

= wandering priest (malefic)

60. ChandraRekha (InduRekha) (benefic)

= ray or direct line from the Moon

[the primal Mother of Earth

= site of most ancient civilization]

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