Marriage & Relationship: Upapada

ॐ प्रजापतये नमः

Mantra to the Creator Father for Marriage Progeny and Family.

Life is always governed by duality, and we all need a companion. 12th house is the one the follows the ascendant or vice versa. Another philosophy is that we follow the 12th as it the end result of the journey of life.

The 12th house plays an important role in our lives, it is the house of faith, marriage, bed, sleeping, going away etc.

To read further on 12th house.

Dispelling Misconceptions: The 12th House

ॐ नमो भगवते वासुदेवाय The 12th house, there so many misconceptions about this house, some say its moksha (when they don’t know what moksha is) ; loss or secret things etc. But none of them know what the 12th house really is? 12th House & Pieces The Natural 12th house is Pisces and is ruled…

Marriage and children are one of the major objectives of human life. Marriage is not just a conjugal right, but it is far more than that. Marriage is the institution of faith, acceptance and love. That is why marriage in vedic astrology is seen from 12th house, which is the house of faith, your bed & sleep and your follower for the rest of your life.


The reflection of the house is called Pada. Every house has its “pada”. The word pada, means foot, where something is actually standing or seeming to stand. The pada of the house is a place where we will get the results of the house.
The manifestation of a house is from its pada.
Upapada is the pada of the 12th house.

12th house is marriage, spiritual path and direction of life path. Upapada is 12th house’s reflection and manifests it. A person may get married or renunciate, it all depends on 12th house, this result will be given by Upapada.

Upapada tell us about our marriage or serious relationships, which may or may not convert into marriage.
Upapada is the one who decides how your spouse is, what is the quality of your marriage or relationship, its duration and children.
Affliction to Upapada, also means blockage to get married or troubled relationships, fights, divorce, separation or cheating. We get a complete idea of person’s marriage or relationship through Upapada.

Calculation of Upapada Lagna.

The calculation of Upapada is very easy, simply count from 12th house to the 12th Lord. Now count as many houses from 12th lord. The house where count ends is where your Upapada is. There are a few exceptions:

  1. If 12th lord is in the 12th house or the 6th house, then Upapada will go to the 9th house of the horoscope.
  2. If the 12th lord is in the 3rd house and the 9th house, then Upapada will go to the 3rd house of the horoscope.

The house where Upapada is placed is called Upapada Lagna (UL).

The 12th Lord is Sun, it is placed in 7th house.
Now Count from 12th house to 7th house. The count is 8.
Now count 8 from 7th house, the eighth house from here is 2nd House.
The Upapada Lagna is 2nd house, in sign of Libra.
Exception: The 12th House Lord Venus is in 3rd House, so the Upapada Lagna will be in 3rd House, in the sign of Capricorn
Exception: The 12th House Lord Saturn is in 12th House itself so Upapada Lagna will be in 9th house

Upapada Lagna

Upapada Lagna is denoted as UL. Upapada is treated as an ascendant for marriage and relationship purposes. This ascendant tells everything about marriage or serious relationships. The sign of UL, house where it is placed, planets with UL and UL lord, will clearly define the nature of spouse, quality of marriage or relationship and its duration.

The different things UL shows:-

  1. Marriage & Serious Relationships.
  2. The number of marriages or serious relationships a person may have.
  3. Whether a relationship will convert to marriage or not.
  4. The spouse, his/her qualities, looks, family, and nature.
  5. Timing of marriage. Delays, denial and other problems in marriage.
  6. Duration, good and bad events of marriage or relationship.
  7. Sufferings or blessings in marriage or relationship.
  8. Cheating or affairs in marriage or relationship.
  9. Events that may end marriage or relationship.
  10. Children born through marriage.
  11. Timing of the end of marriage or relationship.

If Upapada Lagna has affliction it causes various problems in the relationship, like cheating or having multiple partners.

Swami Vivekananda

Upapada Transforming Into GunaPada (Renunciate)
Highest Spirituality No Marriage

Swami Ji is the highest saint that the modern world has seen. He was a true sanyasi (renunciate). We see that UL in the 9 house, of Guru (Teacher). He was transformed by his Guru Shri Ramakrishna Paramhamsa. UL is the manifestation of 12th house, here it manifested to get freedom from worldly chains. The UL lord Sun is Atma Karaka in Sagittarius, denoting a Sadhu (Saint) of the highest order. Here UL has not manifested for marriage but to follow true spirituality.

Mahatma Gandhi


Mahatma Gandhi was married very early at age of 13 years. Here UL is 2nd house showing an early relationship or marriage. Saturn conjoined UL also the spouse may be elder. Kasturba Gandhi was one year elder. They had a long marriage life as Sagittarius sustained the Upapada for long by blessing of the Guru. Since one of the UL lord Ketu, was in Marana Karaka Sthana, and in exchange with Saturn, which denotes health problems to the wife.

Salman Khan

Many Relationships No Marriage

Salman Khan is a very famous Bollywood Actor. He always have been in rumor for his relationships and considered as one of the most eligible bachlor in the country.
The UL is 3rd house, in the sign of Gemini. UL in Gemini sign is not good as it denotes many partners, as Gemini is natural sign of mating in natural zodiac. Secondly UL has also conjoined Jupiter which is very good, denoting good looking partner but the catch is, that Jupiter is in 3rd house, which is Marana Karaka Sthana for it, so Jupiter might not help to sustain the relationships.

We also see UL lord Mercury caught in Rahu Ketu axis and is in 8th house. Mercury and Ketu Yoga is not good, and Mercury is afflicted, by Saturn’s aspect also. Planet in UL and UL lord both as afflicted by bad placement and melefic association. This shows a strong possibility of marriage denial.
Cancer is 2nd from UL, also failing to sustain it as Moon is Aquarius is weak and it also conjoined Saturn. This shows there will be issues in relationship, and Saturn also represents ill fame, which might come due to relationship issue.

Bill Clinton

Cheating in Marriage

Bill Clinton the former US President was in the limelight for a scandalous relationship with his office staff and other women. The UL is Leo, with Sun in its own sign, denoting that his spouse will be strong and can also hold an office of power. Sun also represents government.

The 2nd house from Upapada which shows breakage or disturbances in marriage, has malefic conjunction of Venus and Mars. Debilitated Venus, shows a women, Mars shows excessive sexuality. This shows marriage may break or be disturbed because of association with other women due to native’s excessive sexuality.
The marriage did not break as UL Lord Sun was very strong.

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  1. What if saturn and ketu is in upa lagna in the 10 th house for gemini ascendant. Whose Lord jupiter is AK in 8 th house in Capricorn ( rahu is in 3 degree in 4 th house where as jupiter is 26 degree will rahu be ak) . In both lagna and navamsa saturn aspect moon in 7 th house. What kind of married life it will be Or will be a Reunicant.


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