Children are indicated by the 5th bhava in the horoscope. A son is called as putra in Sanskrit.Those who die without bearing a son are destined to go to PUTA namak Hell . all the ancestors of that tree fall in the hell named Puta. Since a son protects[rakshati] his ancestors from the Puta hell ,that means he does [“ra”ksha ] from [“put”a] hence he is known as “putra”
Woman become pregnant to concieve a child. For this their rutukala plays an important role. Moon and mars are important in determining rutukala that may lead to pregnancy. When moon is anupachaya places from a janma rashi of the woman , if being at any of these places ,if it is being aspected by mars ,that period/month will be capable in bringing about the conception [garbhgrahartav] to those who wish to have a child.
that means if a woman becomes rutumati in an upachaya rashi from her janma rashi ,she will not concieve in that cycle. If in such a combination the moon is aspected by jupiter ,the couple will try for a baby.
if on the fourth day at the time of rutuvirama if aspected by venus woman will have extreme passion towards her husband.The seventh from lagna at the time samyoga ,if it is aries ,taurus ,leo sagitarius then they will engage in the sexual act akin to animals. if it is gemini virgo or aquarius ,then it will be like humans.if there are malefics aspecting then union will spring out of anger and difference of opinion. if aspected by the benefics they will have affectionate union. if not aspected by any planet it will be a quiet union.if both benefics and malefics aspect ,then union will start with affection and end up in discord or vice versa.
All these will have bearing on the birth and life of the child. venus ,mars,jupiter sun,moon,saturn,mercury,lagnadhipati[garbhadaan],moon and sun are sequentially guardians of the child in the womb for 10 months till birth of the child.
- Rahu with benefics in fifth and jupiter also with benefics give many sons
- a benefic fifth lord with benefics and jupiter in kendra gives many sons
- Jupiter in kendra , exchange of first and fifth lord gives many sons.
- jupiter being strong [full] ,first lord in fifth and fifth lord very strong gives many sons
- fifth lord in own house aspeted by benefics gives many sons.
Srikrishna had 10 sons and a daughter each from all of his 16108 wives . Yet he prayed Shiva to give him a son in Himalayas and Pradyumna was born . At the time of war he had in all 1000000 [ten lakhs] sons and grandsons.
- Pandavas had From Draupadi Prativindya[son of Yudhisthira]
- Shrutasoma [son of Bhima]
- Shrutakirti [son of Arjuna]
- Shatanik [son of nakul]
- Shrutakriya [son of sahadev]
they were all incarnation of vishvedevas and gandharva named 1chitrarath 2.abhitamra 3.kishore .4.gopal 5 bala .
Abhimanyu was born to Subhadra was incarnation of mercury [Budha]
Ghatotkacha was son of Bheema from Hidimbi .He was incarnation of Nirutya[lord of south western direction ]
Babruvahana was born to chitrangada -Arjun ,he was incarnation of manmath.
Iravant was born to Ulupi-Arjun was the incarnation of Mars [ mangal]
All these died in the war of Mahabharath except Babruvahan who did not participate.
Parikshit was son of Abhimanyu Uttara and thus was the only heir left after the war and hence was throned onto hastinapur.Since Krishna was protecting him through sudarshan , while in the womb he was inspecting the presence of Lord He is known as Parikshit.