Maandi is another name given to Gulika by some acharyas ( He does not say who ) Maandi means the son of "Manda" ( Manda is another Name for Lord Shani ) ie the Upagraha of Shani . This school ( Does not say which ) considers Maandi and Gulika as one and the same .
In "Uttara Kaalamrutham" the famous treatise by Kalidasa :
It is definitely stated that Mandi and Gulika are different. He (Kalidasa) Quotes the name of Acharya Mandavya in support of his view point.
But many acharyas consider both giving the same effect . However when these acharyas give the method of calculation and the durations , they differ from with each other .
It is pertinent to note that Shri Varahamihira does not make any reference to Gulika in any of his works .
Assuming that Gulika and Maandi are separate, Parasara only mentioned the calculation of Gulika and not Maandi.
People following you take Gulika at the beginning of Saturn' portion (i.e. 1/8th of day/night) and Maandi at the middle of the same portion.
However, it is questionable if Maandi and Gulika are separate. A careful perusal of available literature suggests that Maandi and Gulika are synonyms, just as the words Sani,
Sanaischara, Manda, Souri, Arki etc were used in literature to refer to the same planet (Saturn).
Parasara mentioned the calculation of various upagrahas - Dhuma, Vyatipata etc and then Gulika, Mrityu, Kaala, Yamaghantaka etc. He did not mention the calculation of Maandi.
However, he referred to Maandi several times in later chapters when giving some combinations. This suggests that Maandi is another name for one of the upagrahas he had already mentioned. Otherwise, why did Parasara use him without defining him, though he took care to define so many other upagrahas?
Maandi means " one derived from or coming from or belonging to Manda, i.e.Saturn " . Gulika is derived from Saturn's portion as defined by Parasara ( " shanyaMshaH gulikaH smR^itaH " ). Hence, the word Maandi could certainly refer to Gulika.
Many other classics also seem to use Gulika and Maandi interchangably.
JHora allows users to define two different upagrahas called Gulika and Maandi and define them separately at the beginning/middle of Saturn's/8th portions (i.e. 4 possibilities for each). This is to facilitate research and also enable people follow your teaching.
My recommendation to those who are interested in my recommendation is this: All the upagrahas rise at the *beginning* of corresponding planetary portions, including Gulika who rises at the beginning of Saturn's portion. Maandi is just another name for Gulika.
Particularly Kerala .Maandi is the most malefic amoungst the planets and the Upagrahas especially when with Shani "
Anuradha ji , It is said that the combination of Guru is Good for Gulika . When gulika is posited with Guru , Gulika loses its maleficence . However when Jupiter happens to be the lord of the house occupied by Gulika he becomes a malefic like a intoxicated mad dog . There is a explaination for this ,
The divine sage Narada , ( who is generally jobless ) once caused a fierce fight between guru and Shani . In this fight because of a fatefull attack by that Burly Guru on a thin Shani , Shani fell down and bled Profusely . Gulika arose from this Blood . He was very valorous , shaped like a serpent with fierce eyes , Shining black like the Anjana stone . His whole body is poisonous , he smears black all over his body , his garments are short and torn . eradicator of all beings , has a thunderbolt like voice , he causes death , is very cruel and is then the destroyer of the whole world . The Gulika salutes his father at all times .
Please seek as many opinions as you can from other learned member's on the forum as I might be completely wrong with the Analysis.
Deepakji, Thanks a lot for the reply. But I wish to ask regarding the conjunction of Jupiter or Yogakarka or 10L with Gulik. Regards anu
d Gulika is akin to Saturn (We all know the power of Saturn in a Horoscope ).
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