# Lords

Hora, Dina, Masa and Varsha lords are closely connected.

## Hora Lords

Each day has 24 Horas in total. Day and night are both divided into 12 equal parts. Each of these parts is called a Hora and has a sublord.

The first sublord of the day is the weekday lord, i.e. the first Hora after sunrise is assigned to that lord.

The order of the sublords is **relative to their period in descending
order**, see the table below.

Sublord | Approx. Period |
---|---|

Saturn | 29.46 Years |

Jupiter | 11.86 Years |

Mars | 1.88 Years |

Sun | 1 Year |

Venus | 0.62 Years |

Mercury | 0.24 Years |

Moon | 27.32 Days |

The list is cyclic, i.e. the next period after the Moon's period is assigned to Saturn.

## Dina: Lords of the Weekdays

Each day has its lord. This is the natural order of the days in the week. The lords are listed in the table below.

Day | Lord |
---|---|

Sunday | Sun |

Monday | Moon |

Tuesday | Mars |

Wednesday | Mercury |

Thursday | Jupiter |

Friday | Venus |

Saturday | Saturn |

### Remarks

- The order of the lords is the same as the order of the planets in Vedic astrology.
- Hora and Dina lords are connected if we make steps of three in the list of Hora lords: there will be a jump from Sun to Moon, Mars etc.

## The Six Cycles of Lords

A simple rule can connect the lords Varsha, Masa, Dina and Hora.

No. | Name | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | Inverse | Order |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

1 | Hora | Sat | Jup | Mar | Sun | Ven | Mer | Moo | 3 | Natural Period (inverse) |

2 | Dina | Sun | Moo | Mar | Mer | Jup | Ven | Sat | 5 | Days of the week |

3 | Masa | Moo | Mer | Ven | Sun | Mar | Jup | Sat | 1 | Natural Period |

4 | Varsha | Sun | Mer | Sat | Mar | Ven | Moo | Jup | 6 | Days of the week (inverse) |

5 | - | Sat | Ven | Jup | Mer | Mar | Moo | Sun | 2 | - |

6 | - | Jup | Moo | Ven | Mar | Sat | Mer | Sun | 4 | - |