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Panch Mahapurush Yoga in Vedic Astrology



In Vedic Astrology, Yoga or special combinations plays a huge role in a person’s chart. Such combinations or yogas can make the person successful in life. Bring in huge growth and progress in the life of a person. During such auspicious Yogas, a person can also gain a lot of wealth and fortune.

Panch Mahapurush Yoga

In Vedic Astrology, one of the Auspicious Yogas is known as Panch Mahapurush Yoga. It is formed with the help of five tara grahas which are namely, Saturn, Jupiter, Mercury, Mars and Venus. The Yog is formed due to any one of the planets being exalted or in it’s own sign in Kendra houses (1,4,7,10). It makes a person wealthy, famous, rich and it is a highly auspicious Yoga.

The Panch Mahapurush Yoga is divided into five sub yogas which are formed due to the Tara Grahas. Each yoga formed by a specific tara graha has its own name.

Ruchaka Yoga (Mars)

Ruchaka Yoga is formed due to the planet Mars and it is one of the Panch Mahapurush Yogas. It is formed when Mars sits in Kendra Houses which are 1st, 4th, 7th and 10th house in it’s own sign(Aries or Scorpio) or in the exalted sign of Capricorn. A person having Ruchaka Yoga in his birth chart will be wealthy, very famous, intelligent, full of enthusiasm and energy. The native will have a graceful appearance, very attractive physique and impressive personality. He/she will have a long life.

It bestows the native with fame, prosperity, land, authority, courage, valor, and amazing physique.

-Example: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sachin Tendulkar, Sania Mirza, Rahul Dravid

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Bhadra Yoga (Mercury)

Bhadra Yoga is formed when Mercury sits in the Kendra Houses which are 1st, 4th, 7th and 10th houses in the sign of exaltation(Virgo) , or in its own sign which is Gemini or Virgo. The native will be tall, attractive, learned, intelligent, intellectual, wealthy, a good orator, sharp-witted, helpful, majestic and very famous with a successful career, at an early age. It bestows native with intelligence , rational thinking , good speech , good education and skills in business.

He/she will be of lustful and self indulgent nature and live a luxurious and long life.

-Example: Lal Bahadur Shastri(Former PMO), Bill Gates, Elbert Einstein, Dr. Rajendraprasad

Hamsa Yoga (Jupiter)

Hamsa Yoga is formed when the planet Jupiter is in Kendra Houses(1st, 4th, 7th, 10th), in it’s own sign(Sagittarius or Pisces) or exaltation sign(Cancer).

The person with Hamsa Yoga will be tall, and will have an attractive personality. He will be handsome, attractive, will have a sharp and elevated nose. Native gets love and respect in life and popularity. The native has a very strong character and will be a person of principles. The person may get problems relating to his teeth and it may get broken at an early age.

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.

Example: K.N Rao, Jaya Lalitha, Madhuri Dikshit.

Malavya Yoga (Venus)

The Malavya Yoga is formed by the planet Venus when it sits in the Kendra Houses which are 1st, 4th, 7th and 10th in it’s own sign(Taurus or Libra) or in its sign of exaltation(Pisces). The person with Malavya Yoga will have a very beautiful face with large eyes and gets an attractive personality. He will be famous, fortunate, will own many vehicles, luxuries of life and lead a successful life.  It also imparts good acting skills, dancing, drama, fashion into the native.

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The native will also get a very loving, supporting spouse.

Example: 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)

Shasha Yoga is another famous Panch Mahapurush Yoga formed due to the planet Saturn if it sits in the Kendra houses which are 1st, 4th, 7th and 10th in it’s own sign(Capricorn or Aquarius) or in its sign of exaltation(Libra). The person with Shasha Yoga is bestowed with an attractive physique and will have many servants, factories and lead a prosperous and wealthy life. The person will reach great heights in his life but the progress of his success will be slow without any troubles.

It also provides the native with good health and moral values, blesses the native with power and position.

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

Cancellation of Panch Mahapurush Yoga

Although it is very auspicious and lucky to have any one of the Panch Mahapurush Yoga in the Birth Chart but we should be cautious that having certain malefic planets with the Tara Grahas can cancel the auspicious Panch Mahapurush Yoga.

The Panch Mahapurush Yoga can get cancelled if:

  • If the lord of exalted sign of a yoga producing planet is conjoined or aspected by its debilitation lord, the effect of yoga producing planet stands nullified.
  • If the yoga producing planet is conjoined by Ketu, its effects are nullified.

Ruchaka Yoga (Mars) : If Saturn conjoins with Mars or Mars aspects Saturn then the Ruchaka Yoga formed by Mars loses its strength.

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Bhadra Yoga (Mercury): If Jupiter aspects Mercury or there is a conjunction between Jupiter and Mercury.

Hamsa Yoga (Jupiter): If there is a conjunction between Moon and Mars or Mars is aspecting Moon.

Malavya Yoga (Venus) : If there is a conjunction between Jupiter and Saturn or if Saturn aspects Jupiter.

Shasha Yoga (Saturn): If there is a conjunction between Venus and Mercury or if Mercury aspects Venus.

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