Mantri (Minister) in Navanayaka Phala of a Hindu new year represents that particular year’s specific phala (results / mundane predictions) related to his ministerial capabilities.
For Durmukhi Nama Samvatsara (2016-2017), Mercury (Budha) is the Mantri as Mesha Sankranti (Sauramana Ugadi) falls on Wednesday (13 April 2016). The Varadhipati of Mesha Sankramana day will be referred to as the Mantri for that year. It is to note that Budha is the Varadhipathi for Wednesday.
Budha as Mantri – Phala
Vaayunaa Peedithaa Meghassarve Paaparathaanaraah !
Soma Putrasya Mantritve Jaayathe Madhyamam Phalam !!
There will be storms. There is harmony and love in families. It is an average year as Mercury is Minister.
Kuja as Mantri – Phalam (2015-2016)
Puragraama vanaadeeni dahyanthe vahninadhrusham |
Manda vrushtirbhavedyuddham mantreesyaa bhoominandana ||
Since, Kuja is the Mantri of Manmadha year, this year will be full of fire accidents, less rainfall (drought in some areas), Yuddha bhayam (fear of war) for rulers.