Which Mahadasha in Astrology is the Most Frightful?

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In Vedic astrology, Mahadasha has a great significance. It is the period in the life of an individual that is affected by the planetary motions of the celestial bodies. During this period, an individual’s personality traits and other influential events are affected based on the order of the planets. Each planet stays in our zodiac sign for a specific time period known as Mahadasha. It can last for a period of 120 years.

Most Frightful Mahadasha in Vedic Astrology

In Astrology, the Vimshottari Dasha system is used to determine the duration of the Mahadasha which is divided into nine planets. However, some Mahadasha are considered the most frightful and may last longer as compared to the other ones.


Saturn is ruled by Shani Dev which means that this period is about setting boundaries and giving justice. This Mahadasha can lead to personal growth so individuals may face some obstacles during this period. It lasts for a period of 19 years. Moreover, Saturn Mahadasha makes you a stronger person and has some risk affecting both personal and professional growth. It helps to create a strong foundation for your future too. But this Mahadasha is associated with delayed results so it is mandatory to experience slower progress and be patient during this period.


Rahu represents the major highs and lows in a birth chart. It is one of the most dreadful Mahadasha in a horoscope. It lasts for a period of 18 years. This can create both challenges and opportunities in the individual’s life. During this period a person is advised to work harder and stay grounded too. This period may bring sudden changes in your life and can create illusions. Rahu can increase the quantity of deceptive people in your life therefore, you need to be cautious before choosing people or avoid making impulsive decisions.


Ketu Mahadasha makes a person spiritual. It lasts for 7 years and detaches you from everything around you. During this period, you may encounter losses, debt and huge financial problems in your life. It affects the heart system and therefore, it is advised to take good care of your health during this Mahadasha. Ketu is considered as a shadow planet and it can lead to spiritual growth of a person. There might be detachment and urge for materialistic belongings in an individual during this Mahadasha but it all depends on the planetary positions. It also offers guidance to face the obstacles in life.


This dasha ignites aggression in an individual. For male, this dasha empowers their masculinity. When mars is not placed in the right position then it can tend to involve an individual in fights and disputes. This dasha affects a relationship and bonds may get weaker. It gives an opportunity to your opponents to make your life miserable. In horoscopes this lasts for a period of 7 years.  Also, health issues like asthma, breathlessness, anemia and anxiety may affect the individual’s life.

Effects of a Mahadasha on an Individual’s Life

  1. It can affect personal as well as professional relationships. It makes bonds weaker and gives a sense of loneliness.
  2. It can lead to financial losses and huge debts. Also, there will be anxiety and stress related to money problems.
  3. It affects an individual’s health. Certain organs might get affected during the different Mahadashas.
  4. It can also lead to early deaths, accidents and unfortunate circumstances in life.
  5. There might be loss of wisdom and fortune. Individuals may face bad luck and hurdles in their path.


By having a knowledge of the Mahadasha you can transform the bad events into good ones. As it explains the challenges therefore, it is important to know how it affects one’s career, relationships, health, and well-being. Mahadasha is of 9 types however the most frightful ones are Rahu and Saturn. It is important to focus on self and being kind during these Mahadasha.

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