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Effects of Neechabhanga Rajayoga

The word `Neecha’ literally means meanness. Actually `Neechabhanga’ refers to cancellation of debilitation of a planet. A debilitated planet usually confers all sorts of troubles, tortures, unhappiness, misery, sickness, chronic ailments and all sorts of obstacles in the path of progress.

Dr. B. V. Raman in his book `Hindu Predictive Astrology’ has said, `A debilitated planet gives evil results like losses, mean birth, troubles from various sources, quarrels with parents and relations, imprisonment, hating of God. Later at a time until and unless its debilitation gets cancelled, the native hardly gets success in his life.

Pandit Gopesh Kumar Ojha in his book `Hindu Predictive Astrology’ has said that planets in debilitation confer the most worst and evil results. Phaladeepika (verses 26-30) states that if at birth a planet is debilitated all if the lord of its sign of its exaltation b e in a Kendra (square) of the moon or ascendant, the native will be king and a righteous ruler.

Neechabhanga Rajayoga is formed when the lord of the sign in which the debilitated planets is placed be in an angular house from the Moon or ascendant. It is believed that the native after cancellation of debilitation becomes very rich, wealthy and prosperous.

The general belief is that a debilitated planets unless gets cancelled usually confers very evil results. The native suffers too much in his life. If two or three such debilitated planets are placed in a horoscope, the native turns into a violent criminal. Take for example the horoscope of Nathuram Vinayak Godse who killed Mahatma Gandhi. In his horoscope, there are two debilitated planets i.e. Mars in Cancer and Saturn in Aries. The lord of the lagna is placed in the 12th. All these evil planetary positions made him very cruel. (Born on 19-5-1910 a 8-29 a.m.)

Benefics like Venus and Jupiter when get debilitated inflict less miseries, troubles, obstacles in the path of progress. But malefic when debilitated inflict more troubles, miseries, sickness, chronic ailments and various other hardships. The native hardly succeeds in life. The violent malefic are Mars, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu. But the most worst result is seen when Ketu is posited in Gemini and Saturn in Cancer or in Leo. The usual debilitated position of the planets are the Sun in Libra, Moon in Scorpio, Mars in Cancer, Mercury in Pisces, Jupiter in Capricorn, Venus in Virgo, Saturn in Aries, Rahu in Sagittarius and Ketu in Gemini. As Rahu and Ketu eclipse the Sun and Moon, Leo and Cancer are their inimical or detrimental signs. If Ketu is placed in Leo along with Mars and afflicted by 2 other malefic, the native may meet his death by decapitation or he may be beheaded. Take for example the horoscope of Forward Block leader – Hemanta Kumar Basu who was beheaded on 20-2-71 by some naxalites. In his birth-chart, Ketu and Mars are placed in Leo and in his 3rd house aspected by Rahu. The 6th lord is placed in the 3rd. (Born on 5-10-1895 at 3.30 a.m.)

Mantreswar  has said, `Neechabhanga Rajayoga usually makes a native a great political leader or a great statesman”. I will now explain this with some example horoscopes as under:-
1. Alobert Einstein: Born on 14-3-1879 at 12.00 p.m. Birth chart: Gemini-ascendant; Cancer-Ketu; Scorpio-the Moon; Capricorn-Rahu and Mars, Aquarius-Jupiter; Pisces the Sun, Mercury, Venus and Saturn.

He was a German-American Scientist. He was famous for his Theory of relativity. He also made outstanding contributions to the Kinetic theory of matter and the theory of specific heats, and was one of the pioneers of Quantum theory. Mercury is debilitated in his birth-chart but the lord of the sign Jupiter is placed in an angular house from the Moon. Mercury itself is placed in the 10th from the ascendant which constituted Neechabhanga Rajayoga. The result is that the native rose very high in life.

2. Chakraborty Rajagopalachari (Born in 1879). Birth chart: Scorpio-ascendant, Venus and the Sun, Sagittarius-Mercury; Capricorn-Jupiter and Rahu; Pisces-Saturn; Taurus-the Moon; Cancer-Ketu; Libra-Mas.

He was Governor General of India from June 1948 to January 1950. He was the Chief Minister of Madras from 1937 to 1939. Jupiter is debilitated in Capricorn and its exalted sign in Cancer. Its lord the Moon is placed in an angle (7th) from the Ascendant which constituted Neechabhanga Rajayoga. The result is that the native rose to the top position in his life.

3. Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan (Born on 5-9-1988 at 9.00 p.m.). Birth Chart: Aquarius-Ascendant; Cancer-Saturn and Rahu; Leo- the Moon, Sun and Mercury; Virgo-Venus, Scorpio-Jupiter and Mars: Capricorn-Ketu.

He was President of India from 1962 to 1967. Venus is debilitated in Virgo and its lord Mercury is placed in an angular house (7th) from the Ascendant which constituted Neechabhanga Rajayoga. It helped him to become the President of India.

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