Marana Karaka Sthana (MKS) literally means: Death Signifying House

Marana Karaka Sthana is a house, where the contribution demanded from a planet, depending on its placement in a house, is against the fundamental nature of the planet. Because of this very contradiction, the planet becomes very uneasy and feels like dying rather contributing to such responsibilities of the house.

Marana Karaka Sthana or Death Signifying House(s) for different planets are as follows:

For Sun: Marana Karaka Sthana is 12th H

Sun is the king and its placement in 12th House of compromise and giving up is MKS for him. Because a king is very uncomfortable in giving up all his belongings like kingdom and wealth etc.

For Moon: Marana Karaka Sthana is 8th H

Moon is the mind and likes to dwell in the material world, when he comes in 8th H of longevity/death he becomes very uncomfortable with this very thoughts and he feels like dying.

For Mars: Marana Karaka Sthana is 7th H

The planet of war and aggression when told to contribute for romance, love and sensuality become very uncomfortable in 7th H.

For Mercury: Marana Karaka Sthana is 4th H/7th H

Mercury the planet of worldly achievements, work, play and getting concrete things done when told to sit at home (4th H) becomes very uncomfortable in 4th H.

Also, Mercury being a eunuch planet, when told to contribute to marriage and procreation becomes very uncomfortable with the situation in 7th H. He likes to experiment and enjoy.

For Jupiter: Marana Karaka Sthana is 3rd H

Jupiter the planet of righteousness, world peace and wisdom, when told to do aggression and take weapons in hand in the 3rd House becomes very uncomfortable.

For Venus: Marana Karaka Sthana is 6th H

Venus the planet of love, sensuality, and passion when told to contribute as a celibate becomes very uncomfortable in 6th house of celibacy.

For Saturn: Marana Karaka Sthana is 1st H

Saturn the significator of disease and sins, when told to give good health and character to a person, becomes very uncomfortable in 1st House.

For Rahu: Marana Karaka Sthana is 9th H

Rahu the planet of cheating, deceit, irreligiousness when told to contribute to the righteousness (dharma) guru, and temple (religious place) etc becomes very uncomfortable with the work.

But one must do his karma no matter what the situation is, so must all planets do in a chart. Consequently, following important things happen:

  • The houses owned by the planet suffer terribly because the lord (owner) is not able to care and contribute to its own house(s). He is too occupied with the work he hates in Marana Karaka Sthana (MKS).
  • The Naisargik Karak Tatwa (Natural Significance) of the planet suffers and it becomes negative or problematic for the native. The native suffers at Naisargik Karak level, at one point in life.

For example, Mars is Naisargik Karaka (Natural Significator) for younger brother, land, property, aggression, fire, initiative, engineering/engineers in general, police, security, army, logic, simple machines etc. If Mars is in Marana Karaka Sthana (MKS) then native suffers on one/some of the areas at some point in life.

3. When a planet is trapped in a house he hates and he is told to do something repeatedly he abhors, he becomes very disturbed and continues to do and behave according to his basic nature. Consequently, at the very core, the planet behaves negatively for the house it is placed in i.e. in MKS.

So every planet depending upon its inherent nature reacts differently. The natural malefic planets (kroora grahas) like Mars, Saturn, Rahu, and Sun retaliate in a harsh way and therefore marriage/relationships 7th H, health/character/ideas (1st H), dharma/luck (9th H), attitude to compromises/ give up/bed pleasures etc (12th) suffer severely.

Natural benefic like Venus, Jupiter, Moon, Mercury behave in a somewhat kind way but all do some bad to the house where they are placed in MKS.

Sun is the King and gives work to all in the society. Sun is also the giver of wealth (in the form of 12 Adityas he gives us everything). If Sun is in Marana Karaka Sthana (MKS) in Rashi or D-10 then at some point of time there could be no work/wealth/Boss for the native considering other factors are also negative for these aspects. It can also cause huge loss of wealth at some point in time for a native.

To be continued with example charts and remedial measures …