Vimshottari Dasa

There are many dasa systems in Astrology. The most popular dasa system is called Vimshottari. This belongs to a class of dasa systems that are nakshatra-based. Nakshatra-based systems use the nakshatras to calculate the start of the dasa cycle. Vimshottari dasa, is calculated based upon the nakshatra position of Chandra at birth which determines the start of the dasa, and each graha from Soorya - Ketuhas a dasa period associated with it. Suppose Chandra is in Pisces at 16-10 (16 degrees, 10 minutes of arc) at birth.