Panch Mahapurusha Yoga

Panch Mahapurusha Yoga, an important combination in Vedic astrology, means a combination of the personalities of great men (persons),which is considered to be created in their astrological charts due to the five different types of characteristics and positions of five different planets in four quadrantquadrantDefinition: One of the four sections of a horoscope, each bounded by two angles....

Character of a certain planet is strongly emphasized in each type of Panch Mahapurusha Yoga.

Panch Mahapurusha Yoga (combination) is formed due to specific positions(planets in exalted or own signs) of five different planets, combination of certain signs (rashis) and four houseshousesDefinition: These are twelve sections of zodiac circle having 360° numbered clockwise Ascendant is known as the first house and the last house is known as the twelfth house Each house represents specific traits used for prediction....
(bhavas) in quadrant(kendra). This combination (Yoga) is created by any of the five different planets, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, VenusVenusDefinition: Shukra...
or Saturn, each having different characteristics or peculiarity to bless us and thus has been given a different name accordingly.

Panch Mahapurusha Rajyoga, an important yoga in Vedic astrology, gives a person, rise in wealth, prosperity, gaiety, popularity, honor, glory and power. The nativenativeDefinition: One who takes birth, this word is used for astrology purpose....
may get high position, as a great political leader, a state or central government officer,top position in civil services or corporate office, an I.A.S. officer, a successful achiever as a famous cine star or a businessman and achieve all that one may like to acquire in one’s life.

Individual born under Panch Mahapurusha Yoga will enjoy luxurious life, will have bungalows, luxury cars and lots of servants . An individual will exceptionally be successful during the major time period (Mahadasha) and sub-periods (Antardasha) of the planets forming Panch Mahapurusha Yoga, according to the strength of related planets, in the astrological chart.

Panch Mahapurusha Yoga is considered more powerful when the related planets are direct, in their exalted degrees, non afflictedafflictedDefinition: A planet having unfavorable aspect....
or non aspected by maleficmaleficDefinition: Unfavorable, opposite of benefic....
planets. Better results are found, if the birth chartbirth chartDefinition: A diagram showing exact position of planets in signs at time of birth of an individual prepared with the help of time, date and place of birth....
is powerful by itself and these planets are also strong due to their positions or time of birth, i.e., SthanbaliSthanbaliDefinition: Positional strength acquired by planets due to occupying a house, i.e. in exaltation, own house, Mooltrikona, friendly house or in own Sadvargas....
(planets in exaltationexaltationDefinition: A planet posited in specific degrees with enhanced power and energy at its best. Opposite is debilitation....
or own house), Diwabali (if born during the day, Mercury, Jupiter and Venus are strong) or Ratribali (if born during night Mars, MercuryMercuryDefinition: Budh...
and SaturnSaturnDefinition: Shani...
are strong), Digbali(directional strength acquired by planets due to their position) Mercury and Jupiter are powerful in Ascendant, MarsMarsDefinition: Mangal...
in 10th, Saturn in 7th and Venus in 4th house.

If same planetary combination(planets in exaltation or own sign) is found in NavamshaNavamshaDefinition: In Indian Vedic astrology, this is the 1/9th divisional chart(varga),powerful and the most important of 16 charts(varga), mainly related to marriage prediction. Predictions are made through position of planets in various houses of Navamsha chart, quite similar to the judgments are given according to the position of planets in different houses in astrological natal charts. This chart is not used in western astrology....
chart, in astrological natalnatalDefinition: Birth, natal chart is used for birth chart....
charts, the results will be excellent, due to increased power of planets. The planets should not be powerless in strength due to being at Rashi Sandhi(joining point of two signs) or at Bhav sandhi (joining point of two houses). They should not be very near to Sun or Moon i.e. in combustion.

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The five Panch Mahapurusha Rajyogas (combinations) formed by five planets are known as:

1. Ruchaka 2. Bhadra 3. Hamsa 4. Malavya and 5. Shasha Yoga.

Ruchaka Yoga (Mars): Mars represents, power, energy, bravery, courage, obstacles, quarrel and conflict. Ruchaka yoga is formed when strong Mars is posited in one of the four houses,1st, 4th, 7th or 10th house(quadrant) from ascendant, in its own sign(Aries or Scorpio)  in exalted sign(Capricorn) or Moola Trikona in AriesAriesDefinition: Mesha...
(1°- 12°) in an individual’s astrological birth chart.

This yoga cannot occur in mutablemutableDefinition: The signs which have dual nature or flexible nature These are Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces....
ascendantascendantDefinition: Rising of a zodiac sign on the eastern horizon at the time of birth, placed in horoscope of a native, as 1st house is most important in calculation and prediction. ...
signs i.e. in Gemini, Virgo, SagittariusSagittariusDefinition: Dhanu...
and Pisces.

Ascendant signs involved in Ruchaka Yoga

The combination of ascendant signs and position of strong Mars in any of the houses involved, forming Ruchaka Yoga in a horoscopehoroscopeDefinition: synonym birth chart, prepared with date, time and place of birth of an individual....
are as follows:

Ascendant signs                                  House           

Aries  Scorpio CapricornCapricornDefinition: Makar...
                         1st house or ascendant 

Leo  Libra Capricorn                                4th house 

Taurus CancerCancerDefinition: Kark...
LibraLibraDefinition: Tula...
                               7th house 

Cancer AquariusAquariusDefinition: Kumbha...
Aries                             10th house

The native will be wealthy, well known, very famous (notorious, if Mars is badly afflicted), radiant, intelligent, full of enthusiasm and energy. A person born with Ruchaka Yoga will have graceful appearance, very attractive physique and impressive personality and he will be long lived. Suitable careers: Successful leader,minister, government officer in administrative services, police or army officer, engineer, industrialist or successful businessman.


Purushottam Sri Rama chandra ji, Swami Vivekananda, Adolf Hitler, Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, former miss world and famous cine star.

Bhadra Yoga (Mercury): Character of Mercury is strongly emphasized in Bhadra Yoga. Mercury represents wisdom, intelligence, education, intellect, speech and business. Bhadra yoga is formed when strong Mercury is posited in one of the four houses, 1st ,4th ,7th or 10th house from ascendant, in its own sign(Gemini or Virgo), in Moola Trikona in VirgoVirgoDefinition: Kanya...
(16°-20°) or exalted sign(Virgo) in an individual’s birth chart. 

Bhadra Yoga cannot occur in Aries, Taurus, Cancer, Leo, Libra, Scorpio, Capricorn and Aquarius ascendants. It can be created only in mutable signs. 

Ascendant signs involved in Bhadra Yoga

The combination of ascendant sign and position of powerful Mercury in either of two houses involved, forming Bhadra Yoga in a horoscope are as follows: 

Ascendant signs     House

Gemini                1st or 4th house

Virgo                   1st or 10th house   

Sagittarius           7th or 10th house 

Pisces                  7th or 4th house 

 The native will be tall, attractive, learned, intelligent, intellectual, wealthy, good orator,sharp-witted, helpful, majestic and very famous with a successful career, at an early age. He/she will be of lustful and self indulgent nature and live a luxurious and long life.

Powerful combinations in Bhadra Yoga:

(i)Mercury in 10th house: If Mercury, the ruler of Virgo ascendant occupies the 10th house, the house for career, its own sign  Gemini, in an astrological birth chart, it is considered a kind of very powerful Bhadra Yoga. This yoga gives an individual  top position in the government or corporate office. One will be blessed with all the materialistic comforts.

(ii)Mercury in ascendant(1st house): If Mercury, the lord of 10th house Gemini, is posited in Virgo ascendant in its own, Moola Trikona or exalted sign in a horoscope, it is  considered a kind of exceptionally powerful Bhadra Mahapurusha Yoga.

This yoga has all the excellent qualities of Mercury and one will be holding the position of a high ranked government officer. The native will be independent thinker, self decision taker, of dominating or commanding nature due to this powerful planetary combination present in the horoscope. Female having this yoga will be fortunate, related to the career and financial status of her spouse.

Suitable careers: Writer, an astrologer, leader,minister, managing director in corporate, marketing or finance, trader, good businessman, a high ranked officer in IT world or hold a high position in government job.

Examples: Former Prime minister of India,late Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri, former president of India and a learned statesman late Dr Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, Venus Williams. 

Hamsa Yoga or Hansa Yoga (Jupiter):  Jupiter represents intellect, brilliance, education, justice, discipline and spirituality.Hamsa yoga is formed when strong Jupiter is posited in one of the four houses,1st, 4th ,7th or 10th house from ascendant(Lagna) in exalted sign(Cancer) in Moola Trikona in Sagittarius (1°- 10°) or in its own sign(Sagittarius or Pisces) in a native’s astrological birth chart.This yoga cannot occur in fixed sign ascendants  i.e. Taurus, Leo, ScorpioScorpioDefinition: Vrishchhik...
and Aquarius.

Ascendant signs involved in Hamsa Yoga

The combination of ascendant signs and position of strong Jupiter in any of the houses involved, forming Hamsa Yoga in a horoscope are given below :

Ascendant signs                    House

Cancer, Sagittarius, PiscesPiscesDefinition: Meen...
           1st house

Capricorn, Gemini, Virgo              7th house 

Libra, Pisces ,Gemini                   10th house

Aries, Virgo, Sagittarius                4th house

 The person will have a sharp and elevated nose, good features with tall, handsome and attractive personality, he/she will be fair,very graceful, intelligent, intellectual, idealistic, famous, wealthy, religious, studious, popular, charitable and gentle in nature. The native will have trouble with teeth, sometimes may be broken at an early age, if afflicted by malefic planets. A woman having Hamsa Yoga with non-afflicted and strong Jupiter, will be lucky for her husband or married life, as Jupiter represents husband in a woman’s birth chart, for example Madhuri Dikshit. The native will enjoy a long life. Suitable careers: Scholar, scientist,cine star, writer, high position in civil services, I.A.S. officer, industrialist, businessman or minister.

Powerful combination in Hamsa Yoga

 (i) Jupiter  in 10th house: If Jupiter the ruler of Pisces (Meen) ascendant is posited in Sagittarius, in tenth house, house for career, a very powerful Hamsa Raj yoga is formed. One will be blessed with all kinds of luxury and comforts.

(ii) Jupiter in ascendant(1st house):  If Jupiter, the 10th house lord  is posited in ascendant (Lagna) in its own sign Pisces, a powerful Hamsa (Hans) yoga is  formed in the horoscope , one enjoys a luxurious life  and  the political power and position of authority in one’s life.

 Examples: King Vikramaditya, Maryada Purushottam Raja Ram chandraji,king of Ayodhya, former prime minister of India late Shri V.P.Singh,former Indian cine star and chief minister of Tamil Nadu Ms. Jayalalitha and famous film star Madhuri Dikshit.

Malavya Yoga(Venus)

 Venus represents luxury, comfort and marital bliss. Malavya yoga is formed when Venus is posited in quadrant from ascendant(Lagna), in one of four houses,1st ,4th 7th or 10th, in its own sign(Taurus or Libra) Moola Trikona in Libra (1°- 15°) or exalted sign(Pisces) in a native’s astrological birth chart.

 Ascendant signs involved in Malavya Yoga

This yoga can occur in all Ascendant signs.

 Taurus, Libra, Pisces             1st house

Aries, Scorpio, Virgo             7th house

Gemini, Leo, Capricorn            10th house 

Sagittarius, Aquarius, Cancer     4th house.

 Native will have beautiful face with large eyes and very attractive personality. He/she will be famous, fortunate, own many vehicles and live a prosperous, luxurious and successful life. The native will be in contact with many women, in his life but this does not mean his character is questionable. If this combination (yoga) is afflicted by malefic planets, the native will have bad or unpredictable character. A native having Malavya Yoga, with strong Venus in his/her birth chart will get a very loving and supporting spouse, as Venus represents marital bliss, in a person’s birth chart.

Suitable careers: Acting in drama, cinema or T.V. serials, leader, minister, good businessman or government officer holding high position. 

Examples: Former Prime minister of India- Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru and former President of United states of America- John F Kennedy, Sonia Gandhi, Sania Mirza.

Shasha Yoga(Saturn): Saturn represents sorrow, obstacles and adversity. Shasha yoga is formed when Saturn is posited in one of the four houses,1st ,4th ,7th or 10th house from ascendant, in its own sign(Capricorn or Aquarius) Moola Trikona in Aquarius(1°-20°) or exalted sign Libra, in an individual’s astrological birth chart.

This yoga cannot occur in Mutable sign i.e. Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius Pisces.

Ascendant signs involved in Shasha Yoga

The combination of ascendant signs and position of strong Saturn in any of the houses involved, forming Shasha Yoga in a horoscope are as follows:

Ascendant signs                House

Libra, Capricorn, Aquarius      1st house

Cancer, Libra, Scorpio          4th house

Aries, Cancer, LeoLeoDefinition: Simha...
               7th house

Capricorn, Aries, TaurusTaurusDefinition: Vrishabh...
       10th house.

Native will rise to a great height but the progress will be very slow and the life will not be without troubles. A person having Shasha Yoga with strong Saturn in his/her birth chart, being a deep thinker would positively implement the ideas to bring them to reality and successfully start a new venture. The native will be tall, good looking with attractive physique and will have many servants, factories and lead a prosperous and wealthy life. If this combination is afflicted by malefic planets, the person will be a bad character (may be even a robber). He will not hesitate in stealing or enjoying others' wealth. 

Suitable career: Industrialist, manufacturer, village head, leader,minister,  statesman, researchers, successful businessman, hold a high position in private or government office or position of authority.

Examples: Former U.S.A. President Jimmy Carter and former Prime minister of U.K. Margaret Thatcher.

A person can have more than one powerful Panch Mahapurusha Yoga(maximum three).

If a person has more than one Panch Mahapurusha Yoga, he will enjoy more (like a king) according to the strength and number of auspicious combinations (Yoga) present in a person’s astrological birth chart.

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