1. Pada Meaning In Vedic Astrology
  2. Pada In Vedic Astrology
  3. Pada 1 Vedic Astrology

Upapada Lagna is the Ardudha Pada of 12th house of your Horoscope. It is a Method Used in Jaimini Astrology to Know about Our Spouse or Life partner. Not only About Spouse but it also indicates about condition of our Married Life and Relationship, Problems and difficulties we will face in our Relationship etc.

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  2. 1st Pada: 00° 00′ – 3° 20′ Aries, falls in Aries Navamsa and is ruled by Mars. This pada is full of initiative and bestows abundant energy and ive. 2nd Pada: 3° 20″ – 6° 40′ Aries, falls in Taurus Navamsa ruled by Venus. This pada likes to see the material manifestation of its thoughts and ideas.

Nakshatra - Birth Star

Nakshatras are the twenty seven constellations or “lunar asterisms” that exist within and throughout the twelve major constellations Aries to Pisces. They are known to Western astronomical science by their Greek names. Each nakshatra occupies 13º20’ of the 360º circle of constellations, 13º20’ x 27 = 360º. Furthermore, each nakshatra is divided into quarters or padas. Each pada = 3º20’; so 3º20’ x 4 = 13º20’; 4 padas x 27 nakshatras = 108 padas in 360º.

The Moon gives different result, in each of the 27 nakshatras and in each pada or quarter of each nakshatra. Table below gives each nakshatra’s Sanskrit name as in used by Hindu lunar astrology, along with Greek astronomical name.







Beta Arietis

3 stars resembling the face of a horse



35 Arietis

3 stars resembling a female sex organ




6 stars resembling a razor




5 stars resembling a chariot



Lambda Orionis

5 stars resembling a deer’s head



Alpha Betelgeuse

1 star resembling a head



Beta Geminorium Pollux

5 stars resembling a bow



Delta Cancri

3 stars resembling a flower



Epsilon Hydrae

6 stars representing a serpant




5 stars representing a palanquin



Delta Leonis

4 stars resembling a cot




4 stars resembling a cot



Delta Corvi

5 stars resembling a palm



Spica Virginis

1 star resembling a pearl




1 star resembling a pearl



Alphae Librae

3 stars resembling a potter’s wheel



Delta Scorpionis

3 stars resembling a lotus

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3 stars resembling an umbrella




6 stars resembling a crouching lions



Delta Sagitarii

4 stars resembling a square



Sigma Sagitarii

4 stars resembling a square



Alpha Aquilae

3 stars resembling an arrow



Beta Delphinum

4 stars resembling an arrow



Lamda Aquarius

100 stars resembling a flower



Beta Pegasi

4 stars resembling the legs of a cot



Gama Pegasi

4 stars resembling the legs of a cot



Zeta Piscium

3 stars resembling a fish

Disclaimer : Results of this service may vary from person to person.


Counting the number of signs from the lord of Lagna as it has gained from Lagna we arrive at the Arudha Lagna. For example, if the lord of Lagna is in the third house, counting three signs from the third house, we arrive at the fifth house that becomes the Arudha Lagna.
There are two riders, as exceptions, to this. (1)If the Arudha Lagna is in the Lagna itself, the tenth house from that should be treated as the Arudha Lagna. (2) If the Arudha Lagna is in the seventh house, the fourth house (which is the tenth house to the seventh house) should be treated as the Arudha Lagna.
The Arudha Lagna plays a vital role in determining our states/job in this material world.

Pada Meaning In Vedic Astrology

The Arudha Pada for all the houses and these are Pada house name and symbol
1 pada, lagna pada, arudha lagna =AL
2 Dhana pada, Kosa pada=A2
3 Vikrama pada or Bhratripada =A3
4 Matripada, Sukhapada =A4
5 Mantra pada, Putrapada =A5
6 Rogapada, Satrupada, Aripada =A6
7 Darapada, Kalatrapada A7
8 Marana or Mrityu pada, Randhrapada =A8
9 Pitripada, Dharmapada =A9
10 Karmapada, Rajyapada =A10
11 Labhapada =A11
12 Vyaya pada, Gauna pada =A12 or UL

Arudha Lagna or (AL)

Is the Reflection of the Lagna. It is distinctly visible as it catches the mind.
What an individual may know about themselves (Lagna) may not be what others think of them (AL). Lagna and Arudha Lagna tell these two different stories.
• The 1st house, is the Arudha Lagna, it is rajasic (creating), but the natural karaka of the first house is Sun, so it is creating for good reasons.
• Uccha AL lord brings high status, but if it is a malefic it brings high status problems. The status of the AL and its lord will affect the image you are creating in the world and how the world is treating you.
• Planets conjunct the AL has a tremendous influence on the person’s image, and what they do. Jupiter and Moon in the AL is best as it makes the person famous now and even after death.
• When other Arudhas conjunct AL, they get activated too. Ex: A6 conjunct AL, disease or enemies also rise along with the person, which means that when others see/view/think of the native….the image of being sickly also rises in their mind; which has probably been formed due to his going to hospital often.
• A crook, with an exalted AL lord will be well liked and rises in popularity.
• What is perceived is what is making things move, turn and happen.
• The A10 shows who, it is showing a person, how that person is perceived, and where they are being perceived from.
• If the A5 is damaged it can hurt the manifestation to have children.
• In this way, the AL represents the individual (Lagna) and how it is perceived.
• The circumstances of death are seen from the 3rd house from AL, it does have a physical reality to it. As a special ascendant it will give results both in the mind of others and how their minds react with the reality of the individual. Both mental (perceived image) and physical results (interaction) are seen from the Arudha Lagna.
Our world is constantly under illusion and we form impressions about people that need not be correct. Arudha lagna shows this. If you want to judge a person’s success in competition, you should prefer arudha lagna to lagna, as it is related to the illusion of the world.
Another explanation would be that, Lagna is the seat of truth and exposes the physical layer, while AL is the seat of illusion and shows the materialistic layer of life and perceptions.
The AL is more than just a perception; it is a point of relating to the world.
Thus, the houses from AL affect both the perception of the individual as well as how they actually act and are treated in the world.
The Lagna is like the Sun, the AL is like the Moon, and the Paka Lagna is like Jupiter; and is similar to the three eyes; the Sun (right eye), Moon (left eye) and Jupiter (third eye).
Arudha Lagna is the reflection of the self (how others perceive it). In D-1 it is the general perception about you, in the other D-charts it is always the perception in connection with that D-chart. Like AL in D-9 will show what kind of a husband you will be thought of. AL in D-10 will show how others perceive you in your career etc.
Upapada (A12 or UL) is seen for marriage and spouse in raasi, showing how others perceive her as your wife, and this may include you. However, the real connection will be seen from the 7th house. Going to D-9, this will more explicitly show how she is perceived in the married relationship. Seeing the UL in D-10 will show how your colleagues in work will perceive her. UL in D-20 will show how she will be perceived in your religious life, etc.

Exceptions in the calculation of Arudha Lagna and other Arudhas


There is an exception theory in the calculation of the Arudhas. Rahu and Ketu have been designated own houses.
They are (1) Rahu= Aquarius (2) Ketu= Scorpio

So when a sign falls in Scorpio or Aquarius what happens? There are 2 lords to decide from Saturn and Rahu for Aquarius, and Saturn and Ketu for Scorpio. We choose the lord which is the stronger of the two and progress it to find the Arudha as per the rules mentioned in the above class.

Use of arudha lagna and other Arudha Padas

Divisional charts help to resolve many of these clashes. Ex: 5th house stands for son, mantra, judgment, fame, etc. Using divisional charts, we can see that 5th house in saptamsa (D7) stands for son and 5th house in vimsamsa (D20) stands for mantra. Again certain matters are seen from different houses in the same divisional chart.
For example, intelligence and academic success are both seen in the chart of learning, chaturvimsamsa (D24) and the 5th house shows both.
In such cases, we have to understand which matter is seen from lagna and from AL?
Chaturvimsamsa (D 24) is prescribed for learning and knowledge and the 5th house is supposed to show success in competition and fame, as well as intelligence. An intelligent person usually succeeds in competition, but it does not happen always.

This clash is resolved by using lagna for one and arudha lagna for the other.
One’s intelligence is about true self (Lagna). But whether he is successful in competitition is related to perceived self (AL). An intelligent person may fail the person, whereas one with average intelligence may succeed. It is related to perceptions. Thus lagna should be used as a reference when judging one’s intelligence and the use of the AL for judging success in competition and fame.

Judgment, balance, discretion are related to true self should be seen from the 5th from lagna. Whereas Reputation in career/profession, being the part of Maya and related to the perceived self is seen from the 5th house of D 10.
In this manner, we can choose the correct divisional chart and the correct reference from Lagna and AL, based on the nature of the matter of interest.

Pada In Vedic Astrology


Pada 1 Vedic Astrology

Money is related more to AL than lagna. This is why Jaimini talked about planets in the 11th and 12th houses from arudha lagna when talking about savings and expenditures.

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