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From: V. Sadagopan (
Date: Fri Nov 01 1996 - 09:49:05 PST

Dear Members of the Bhakthi group :

Both Sri Jaganathan in the note below and 
Sri Srinivasa of Cincinaati in a separate 
note to me clarified a point that I had 
jumped over for brevity, when I was referring to 
Yezharai Naattu Sani(7-1/2 year time ) . Sri Srinivasa"s
observations are as follows :
" The Sani Dasa and the seven and half year's 
transit are different -- Sani Dasa is for a fixed 
period of 19 years( I do not know the exact 
duration ). 7-1/2 sani occurs for a Rasi,when
the Saturn enters the zodiacal sign previous to
the Rasi . Saturn approximately stays 2-1/2 
years in each zodiacal sign . So , the 7-1/2 
years Sani period ends after Saturn leaves the zodiacal 
sign next to rasi. 

For example , Kumbha Rasi natives are runnig 7-1/2 years 
Sani . For Kumbha Rasi People , the sade sati (as North Indian 
astologers call it ) started from 1990 or 1991."    
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RE:	Shanipriya

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Subject: Shanipriya
Date: Friday, 1 November 1996 8:28am ET

He is the Lord of Makara and Kumba raasis
according to the Jyothisha Saastram doctrines.
When one has sani Dasai , it is a difficult period and
--maximum 7 and half years--
and one waits for a considerable period of time to
get out of it.

I think Sani Dasai is actually a period of 19 years.  The period Sri
Sadagopan is referring to is called YEzhu Nattu Shani or something
like that.

Whether any Dasai is good or bad depends on the position of Shani in
the horoscope, and also upon what is termed as good or bad.  When my
wife was in India and broke her leg, everyone thought that she was
going through a very bad time.  She thought that this was the best
excuse to sit and read books about Sriman Narayana.