What is papasamyam & How Does It Affect Us?
Saturn, Rahu, Kethu, Mars and Sun are the Grahams which could trouble a Person depending upon its Position and Strength in a Horoscope. When these 5 planets are in 1-2-4-7-8-&12th places from Lagnam, Chandran & Sukran, they create a certain amount of problem,(Dosham). The ferocity of the Dosham depends upon its strength in these houses, such as a Friend or Foe, (Uchcham) High or Low (Neecham) – Ruler or Equal. The total amount of Dosham for the Girl and Boy has to be calculated at the time of Horoscope Comparison for a marriage. If the Dosha index is more for the Girl than the Boy marriage will not be recommended. When the Dosha index is more for the Boy or it is Equal for Both marriage will be recommended. There are several methods to work out the Dosha Index. ”
Let us analyse it objectively . The above concept takes 6 houses out of total 12 houses in any chart , where 5 out of 9 planets , if placed , the Paap Samayam or Bad Time will happen. This way , about 50% charts should have Paapsamayam . Now anything which affects half of the population cannot be termed as dosha . It is like labelling all males or all females as criminal based on a gender. Now since every second person will have such doshas , so you start doing filtering with many sub clauses rules and then Poojas , homams etc and absurd remedy etc to get rid of all these “Doshas” which effectively may not be any dosha at all .
I am myself an astrologer and in this field for last 16 years . With my experience , I can say about 60-70% of astrology and related remedial measures are just a hoax for generating incomes.
It took me 2 years to study astrology under Sh. K.N. Rao at Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan , New Delhi in 2000 and another 5 years to get rid of 70% redundant astrology , just because it became obsolete in modern context, technology , legal and medical system and rapid changes in society in last 40 years.
30% of total astrology is still relevant because of mathematics behind cyclical effects of planets , which will always have some meaning but that too requires interpretation with modern context. For example , in case of a person living in a metro city apartment , a competent village astrologer told him that he would die because of snake bite . At a Mumbai 14th floor apartment living , there is remote possibility of a snake bite. Finally, when the person died , it was found that he died of wrong injection given with glucose drip .
Imagine that elimination of snakes in city is happening ,with proportionate rate of increase in use of injections , which are similar in effect of snake bite : both pinch and both have poison and Ketu planet should be significator for both.
While core astrology is absolutely true , the commercial astrology is a crap. By core astrology , you may get insight about your structure ( DNA) and prospects but crap astrology is only to take your money.
Therefore , my advice is , either don’t take any astrological advice and do your Karma earnestly or if doing astrological analysis , grill the astrologer with How, why , when , what etc. and then understand the whole theory and then adopt behavioural strategy .