The existing 12 rashi has normally 27 nakshaktra in which a person is born. Out of these 27 nakshaktra, 6 are called gandmool. These nakshaktras are Ashvini, Revati, Magha, Ashlesha, Moola or Jyeshtha nakshatra.
Gand actually is Gant which means Knot. Only a few Nakshatras fall in this category and even then, it depends in which Charan of the 4 charans the child is born. Which means that placement of the Moon in 6 out of 27 Nakshatras confirms the formation of this defect according to its general definition.
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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.
If the natal Moon in the horoscope of a child is in one of these Nakshatras, the child is said to be born in Gand Mool Nakshatras. Gand mool forms Arishta Yoga. Arishta means suffering and it is said that the child has to suffer in certain years of his life. The child born under gandmool doesn’t only remain sad but he also becomes the root for the family misery. Some have the views that if the child is born in such Nakshatras, it signifies death of cattle, bad by heart, bad for maternal uncle, bad for elder brother, bad for spouse, death of father and death of mother etc. These nakshatras are ruled by the planets Mercury & Ketu.
In my opinion this not always the case. Now let us understand what are the rules of the results of planets in astrology.
If a planet is benefic good results are going to pass and its dasha will give good results. Therefore if in a horoscope or for a native, Mercury or Ketu are benefices and he/she is born in that Nakshatra, these planets and their dasha will give good results. It means we can not generalize the statement that if a child born in Gand Mool Nakshatra always give bad results will come to pass. This means if planets are malefic bad results will come to pass. Some of the people who born in the Gand Mool nakshatras and rose to great heights in their lives are Jawahar Lal Nehru, Mahatma Gandhi, Devanand, Nargis Dutt,Sunil Dutt,Amitabh Bachan ;Hrithik Roshan and the list is countless.
However, in every dosha the results should not be taken in a serious view from the "Name of Dosha" because our shastras lay down the system of pooja, paath, prayers, donations which can of course rectify any dosha, as Gandmool Dosha under reference. Other than Gandhool Dosha there is existence of many yogas in the new born child as Raj yoga, Ekabli yoga, Chander-Mangal yoga, Budh-Aditya yoga , Gajkesari yoga, Hans yoga, Sihasan yoga (may be more than 1000 yogas) which play an important role at the time of birth and in further life. Under the yogas parents and other many relatives are affected. As I said there is nothing to be worried about because the "Upaya for Gandmool" is quite simple but it shows be done accurately. In the absence of this the repercussions could be hazardous. The best example relating to Gandmool Dosha is that as a polio drop is given to the infants to avoid any complications in the deformity of the body as the child converts into an adult.
There are different effects of these Nakshtra leg wise on the natives, the following table shows it
Sl No. Name of Nakshtra Legs Effect
1. Aswani 1 Miseries to Native Father
2 Prosperity to Native
3 High Position
4 Honour from Govt.
2 Ashalesha 1 Benefic for native
2 Wealth loss of Native
3 Miseries for Mother/Mother in law
4 Miseries to father
3 Magha 1 Miseries to mother
2 Miseries to father
3 Prosperous and progress
4 Jyestha 1 Miseries to elder brother
2 Miseries to younger brother
3 Miseries to mother
4 Miseries to self
5 Moola 1 Miseries to Father/Father in law
2 Miseries to mother
3 Waste of money
6 Revati 1 Courageous
2 Happiness from Govt.
3 Happiness to native
4 Miseries to Native