GandMool Dosh is a defect which is found in almost every 4th to 5th horoscope according to its prevalent definition and is capable of causing serious problems according to some prevalent beliefs in Indian Astrology. So let’s take a look at this defect, know how it is formed, what problems can it pose and what are the remedies for this defect?
According to its definition, if the Moon is placed in any of these 6 Constellations or Nakshatras named Revati, Ashvini, Ashlesha, Magha, Jyeshtha or Moola in birth horoscope of a person, the person is said to be born under GandMool Dosh. Which means that placement of the Moon in 6 out of 27 Nakshatras confirms the formation of this defect according to its general definition which is certainly not the case in my opinion.
So let’s look further deep into the formation of this defect and see what actually happens when the Moon is placed in these Nakshatras. There are 27 Nakshatras which follow each other in a cyclic order. Every Nakshatra has four Padas or four parts. Every planet is placed in one of these 27 Nakshatras in one of the 4 Padas. Since GandMool Dosh is formed by the placement of the Moon in any of the above mentioned Nakshatras, so let’s consider this explanation with the Moon moving through all 27 Nakshatras. As the Moon leaves a Nakshatra and is about to enter the next Nakshatra, there comes a point where the two Nakshatras coincide which means that the end point of one Nakshatra coincides with the starting point of the next Nakshatra. Such coincidence can be found 27 times as there are 27 Nakshatras. Now let’s move on to the Zodiac Signs or Rashis which are 12 in number and follow one another in a cyclic order just like the Nakshatras. When the Moon leaves one Rashi and enters the next Rashi, there comes a point where the two Rashis coincide as in case of Nakshatras. Such coincidence can be found 12 times in case of Rashis as there are 12 Rashis. Knowing this much, now let’s get to know exactly how is GandMool Dosh formed.
Now we know that each Nakshatra and each Rashi is coinciding with the previous and next Nakshatra and Rashi at some point. But there are only 3 cases when both of these coincidences are happening at the same time. That is, a Nakshatra is coinciding with a Nakshatra and a Rashi is Coinciding with a Rashi at the same time. And if the Moon is placed in any of these Nakshatras at the point of these double coincidences, the Moon is supposed to be negatively affected and accordingly a GandMool Dosh is said to be formed. For example, let’s take the first case of Revati and Ashvini Nakshatra. Revati is the 27th Nakshatra and falls under the Rashi named Pisces and the fourth pada of Revati Marks the end point of this Nakshatra as well as the end point of the Rashi Pisces.
Moving ahead, Ashvini is the 1st Nakshatra and the first pada of Ashvini marks the starting point of this Nakshatra as well as the starting point of the Rashi Aries. So if the Moon is placed in the fourth pada of Revati or the first pada of Ashvini, it comes under the impact of double coincidence of Revati-Ashvini and Pisces-Aries and GandMool Dosh is considered to be formed. Likewise the fourth and the first pada of the 9th Nakshatra Ashlesha and the 10th Nakshatra Megha respectively mark the end point and starting point of the Rashis Cancer and Leo respectively and if the Moon is placed in the fourth pada of Ashlesha or first pada of Magha, GandMool Dosh is considered to be formed. And in the next case if the Moon is placed in the fourth pada of the 18th Nakshatra Jyeshtha or the first pada of the 19th Nakshatra Moola which mark the end point and starting point of Scorpio and Sagittarius respectively, GandMool Dosh is considered to be formed. So in easy language, whenever moon is placed under the double coincidence of Nakshatras and Rashis, GandMool Dosh is said to be formed.
And whereas many Astrologers confirm the formation of this defect just by placement of the Moon in any of the above mentioned Nakshatras, the above mentioned explanation clearly states that the pada of Nakshatra is equally important as the Nakshatra itself. For example, if the Moon is placed in the First pada of Revati Nakshatra, GandMool Dosh is not formed according to me as the Moon would not come under the effect of double coincidence of Revati-Ashvini Nakshatras and Pisces-Aries Rashis. So, in my opinion, this defect named GandMool Dosh is formed only if the Moon is placed in one of the following :
4th pada of Revati Nakshatra.
1st Pada of Ashvini Nakshatra.
4th Pada of Ashlesha Nakshatra.
1st Pada of Magha Nakshatra.
4th Pada of Jyeshtha Nakshatra.
1st Pada of Moola Nakshatra.
This simply means that this defect is not found effective in 3 out of the four cases where it is predicted to be there according to the general definition. And that further implies that this defect is not found in every 4th or 5th horoscope as indicated by the general definition and is only found in about 1 out of 18-20 cases. So be careful with the pada of the Nakshatra when detecting this defect and don’t bother much if the Moon is placed in some other pada of the above mentioned 6 Nakshatras apart from the padas mentioned above.
And now let’s see, what can this defect named GandMool Dosh do if it is really formed in a horoscope? In my opinion, this defect poses different kind of problems for different individuals and to detect the areas of problems, we need to check many things like, in which Nakshatra is the Moon Placed? In which sign and in which house is the Moon Placed and what is the Moon signifying in that particular horoscope? What are the other positive or negative planets which are affecting or being affected by the Moon? And then there are a few more things. So don’t jump to any general conclusions even if this defect is formed and consult a professional Astrologer to know what troubles can this defect bring to you if it is formed in your horoscope and then what would be the quantum and timing of those troubles.
Coming to the last part, let’s now discuss the remedies for rectifying this defect. Well, the best remedy in my opinion is to get a pooja performed to rectify this defect. And the pooja performed in this case is a technical one and not very simple one. This pooja can only be completed on a specific day every month on an average. The pooja is usually started about 3-7 days prior to the day of completion and a certain count of a specific Mantra which is different for different people depending upon their horoscope, is chanted everyday during these 3-7 days by 2 to 7 Pandits. There are many other formalities considered to be done on the completion day of this pooja which your local Pandits are usually aware of and so I’m not mentioning them here.
So now you know what exactly is GandMool Dosh and how can it be detected in a horoscope. So next time some Astrologer tells you that you have a GandMool Dosh in your horoscope, check out this article again and see whether you have it or not.