Encyclopedia of Vedic Astrology: Yogas:- Raj Yogas, Chapter V, Part – 4



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Dr. Shanker Adawal

5. Neech Bhanga Raj Yoga
5.1 “Neech” means debilitation, “Bhanga” means cancellation/breaking. So when a Yoga, cancels the effects of debilitation of a planet, it forms a Raj yoga as good as an exalted planet. The debilitated planet and the planet who cancels the debilitation confer the results of this yoga in their dasha/ Antar dasha in a sudden/ unexpected manner. The debilitated planet or the planet cancelling the debilitation should not be in 6th, 8th or 12th house to get full benefit of this yoga. Whenever the debility is cancelled in two or more ways, the benefic effects are very strong. However as the name suggests, initially it does give some kind of trouble/ humiliation/ adverse results. This Raj yoga becomes effective under following two groups (Conditions of group one gives better results than the group two):

5.2 Group One
1. If the depositor of the debilitated planet is exalted. For example Jupiter gets debilitated in Capricorn, if lord of Capricorn i.e. Saturn is exalted, it cancels the debility of Jupiter.

2. If the debilitated planet is conjunct with an exalted planet. For example, Venus is debilitated in Virgo, but if it is conjunct with Mercury who is exalted here, debility of Venus is cancelled.

3. The debilitated planet or its depositor is located in a Kendra from Lagna or Moon.

4. The debilitated planet is aspected by its depositor.

5. If the lord of debilitation sign and the lord of exaltation sign are in mutual aspect, the debilitation is cancelled. For example, Moon the ruler of Cancer, where Mars gets debilitated, and Saturn, the lord of Capricorn where Mars is exalted, are in Kendra from each other or have mutual aspect, the debilitation of Mars is cancelled.

6. The debilitated planet is exalted in Navamsha.

5.3 Group Two
1. The lords of the debilitation sign of the planet and lord of the exaltation sign of the planet are in mutual Kendra.

2. The lord of the sign in which the planet is debilitated and the lord of exaltation sign are in trine to lagna or Moon.

3. The debilitated planet is aspected by another debilitated planet.

4. The Nakshtra lord of the debilitated planet is in exaltation/ own sign.

5.4 Let us see an example of this Yoga

The native is queen of Britain since 6 Feb 1952. She has debilitated Jupiter in her lagna. However the debility of Jupiter is cancelled in four ways. Jupiter himself is posited in Lagna. He is associated with Mars, the exaltation lord of Capricorn. He is aspected by his depositor Saturn, which is in Kendra from Moon. Hence Jupiter became extra strong to give her Raj yoga. The Jupiter aspects 5th & 9th house. She is the longest serving crown and enjoying her family life with her husband & children.

6. Vipreet Raj yoga
6.1 “Vipreet” is a Hindi word meaning contrary/opposite. In astrology 6th, 8th & 12th houses are considered the most evil in any chart. Their lords normally spoil the Brava wherever they are posited and planets, when posited in these houses, spoil the significations of the houses whose lord they are. However, in certain circumstances, contrary to this general concept, they manifest results as good as Raj yogas. These cases are as follows;

6.2 As per Phaldeepika, any planet, if unafflicted, posited in own house is deemed good & strong, even if the house is a Trika (6th, 8th, or 12th) house. Based on the concept that two negatives make a positive statement, an evil lord in his own evil house, when unafflicted, produces Raj yoga as under:

1. Harsha Yoga: An unafflicted 6th lord, when posited in 6th house produces Harsha Yoga. This yoga will give happiness, enjoyment, good fortune, life free from disease and strong constitution. The native will overcome enemies, and will be afraid to commit sinful acts. He will be friend of illustrious people.

2. Sarala Yoga: An unafflicted 8th lord in 8th house produce Sarala Yoga. The native with this yoga will be long lived, resolute, without fear, will have children & riches, will achieve success, and will be pure & widely celebrated.

3. Vimal yoga: An unafflicted 12th lord in 12th house produce Vimal Yoga. The native with this yoga, will spend little and save more. He will be good to every body, will be happy, content, have respectable profession/ conducted will be well known.

4. Let us see an example chart.

The native had 8th lord Jupiter (R) in 8th house and 12th lord Moon in 12th house, producing Sarala & Vimal Yoga. During the dasha of 12th lord Moon from Sep ’67 to Sep ’77, he enjoyed Raj yoga and was chief minister of Haryana twice and union cabinet minister during emergency 1975-77.

6.5 Vipreet Rajyoga: Some astrologers have clubbed the above mentioned Yogas also as Vipreet Raj yoga, but as per Uttar Kalamrita, Vipreet Rajyoga occur only when 6th lord occupies 8th or 12th house, 8th lord occupies 6th / 12th house, or 12th lord occupies 6th  / 8th house. This yoga gives extremely benefic results during the dasha of planet forming the Vipreet Raj yoga. The natives are self-made persons. The rise in their life is sudden, steep and unexpected. However they are known to take back what they give by the end of the dasha. The results of this yoga are name, fame, prosperity & royal favours. This yoga gives better results if lagna & its lord are strong and Trika lords are not related to them. These yogas are not formed by retrograde planets. This yoga also get cancelled if the planet forming this yoga is simultaneously conjunct / aspected by malefic.

This is a typical case of Vipreet Rajyoga. The native was a famous astrologer. He had 6th lord Jupiter in 8th, 8th lord Saturn in 12th, and 12th lord Mercury in 6th house. Lagna is not aspected by any Trika lord and lagna lord is in a Kendra. But 12th lord Mercury is associated with Sun, and 6th lord Jupiter is in last degree. Hence these two could not give any benefic results. Therefore, the real happiness came only during dasha of 8th lord Saturn.

6.6 Sage Parashar has mentioned that lords of 3rd, 6th, 8th, and 12th lord, if debilitated or combust or in inimical sign, produce Raj yoga.
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