Panch Mahapurush Yoga in Astrology
Ancient texts identify five great individuals called the panch mahapurush yoga. Depending on the five planets by which these yogas were formed, there are five types of individuals. Firstly, let’s clarify one thing before we dig into the yogas themselves. The Pancha Mahapurusha Yoga combination is a traditional one in Vedic astrology. It is said that these yogas ensure a successful and prosperous life. Panch Mahapurasha Yoga happens due to certain positions of the lords of the planets in exalted or own signs of five different planets, combined with certain zodiac signs and four houses in kendra houses. These planets can be located in the 1st, 4th, 7th, or 10th house from the particular ascendant. It can be created by any of the five planets, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, or Saturn.
Different planets give different results based on their characteristics. Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter or Saturn provide the foundation for Bhadra yoga, the Malavya yoga, the Ruchak yoga, the Hamsa yoga, and the Sasa yoga respectively. These combinations of planets can have a profound effect on a horoscope. A kendra influences the disposition of the person, which affects personal relationships and the profession as well since there is a kendra involved. These yogas are known to give a lot of wealth, name and fame to the person.
Types of Panch Mahapurusha Yoga
Among the five planets that make up yoga are Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, and Saturn. Due to the fact that their positions are not the sole source of their strength, the Sun and Moon are excluded from our calculations. Its strength either increases or decreases depending on the placement of other planets. The distance between the Sun and the Moon increases the moon’s strength. Neither Rahu nor Ketu is exalted, nor are they regarded as owners of any signs other than those used in mahadashas. When they are strong in kendra houses, they provide a great deal of strength to the horoscope and also bring about specific qualities.
1) Ruchak Yoga (Planet Mars)
The word ‘Ruchaka’ in Sanskrit means pigeon, and yoga is derived from the traits of pigeon as they are described in Hindu mythology. Ruchak yoga is formed when strong Mars is found in one of the four houses; 1st, 4th, 7th or 10th house(quadrant) from ascendant, in its own sign(Aries or Scorpio) or in exalted sign(Capricorn), in an individual’s astrological chart ruchak yoga is formed.
This yoga is usually performed by people who have a strong physique, are famous, knowledgeable about ancient myths and legends, have a majestic personality, are well-built and have strong leadership skills. A person born into ruchak yoga is often energetic, active, and curious, with child-like qualities. A person with this trait tends to have a temper that changes quickly, which makes them more likely to find themselves in verbal or physical fights.
The person born with Ruchak Yoga will have a beautiful physique, an impressive personality, and a long life. The positive side of Mars is courage, initiative, and energy, while the negative side is conflict. An individual born under the influence of Ruchak Yoga has a sense of courage, passion, and intensity. In addition to making people arrogant, yoga can also make them selfish. Considering Mars in this yoga should present in any of the four kendra with a significant influence on each profession. Police officers often have Ruchak Yoga on their charts. Negative aspects will also be evident in the horoscope.
2) Bhadra Yoga (Planet Mercury)
The word Bhadra means ferocious. Generally, Bhadra is described as elephant-like in both appearance and walk. Bhadra yoga is formed when Mercury is positioned in either its own sign (Gemini or Virgo) or exalted sign (Virgo) in the ascendant house of an individual’s birth chart. Among the planets, Mercury is the youngest one and has formed yoga. The feeling of being elevated is full of unbridled pride, a hint of showing off. All of these are reflected in Bhadra yoga. The ruling planet Mercury symbolises wisdom, intelligence, education, knowledge, speech, and business.
Bhadra personalities are intelligent and well-read because Mercury is the planet of intelligence. It is likely that their hair will be curly or unruly. People with Mercury as their ruling planet have great friends and tend to be jovial. Bhadra yoga increases lifespan as benefits increase longevity which basically means people live longer than a family’s average lifespan. At an early age, the native will be tall, beautiful, learned, intelligent, intellectual, wealthy, sharp-witted, helpful, majestic, and very famous with a successful career. There will be no sense of self-denial in this individual, and they will live a long and luxurious life.
It is related to Mercury, which is said to govern intellect, speech and business practices. When Mercury influences the horoscope via Bhadra Yoga, it is able to make someone highly intelligent, a good speaker/writer, and someone with the ability to express themselves clearly. Additionally, Mercury also governs business in general, which means it has a corresponding influence on management, such as sales, marketing or finance. By mentioning finance, it can be assumed that the person would be wealthy. Most of the time, Bhadra Yoga has only minimal negative effects. Saturn or Rahu/Ketu’s influences on Mercury would simply prevent this yoga from occurring.
3) Hamsa Yoga (Planet Jupiter)
The word Hamsa means a swan. Hamsa is especially renowned for their ability to separate milk from water, or “neer sheer vivek” as it is known in Hinduism. Therefore, they are wise and seasoned individuals who possess deep understanding. Strong Jupiter is posited in one of the four houses: 1st, 4th, 7th, or 10th houses from ascendant(lagna), at the exalted sign(Cancer) or its own sign (Sagittarius or Pisces) in the birth chart. Therefore, the individual’s passion or desires are never-ending as they cannot separate themselves from passion.
The planet Jupiter represents intelligence, brilliance, education, discipline, and spirituality. A person with the above features will have an elevated nose, good features, and a handsome and attractive appearance. In addition, the native will be very intelligent, cerebral, famous, wealthy, humble, famous, popular, charitable and of noble character. A native afflicted by malefic planets may have trouble keeping their teeth or may break them at a young age. It will be a long and happy life for the native.
People often attribute Hamsa yoga wisdom and maturity when they hear Jupiter instead of valuing its quality of passion and lust. Having a benefic planet in Kendra grants longevity to the native. The individual would also be quite religious, not just inwardly religious but also sharing their knowledge with the world, as Jupiter would wish. Naturally, this would be a strong yoga among spiritual leaders. Hamsa Yoga represents husbands in women’s charts, so it is very beneficial for their marriage when the chart of a woman has Jupiter.
4) Malavya Yoga (Planet Venus)
The Malavya yoga occurs when Venus is located in the quadrant from ascendant (lagna) in one of four houses (1st, 4th, 7th or 10th) or exalted sign (Pisces) in a person’s birth chart. Yoga is associated with Venus, the planet governing beauty, luxury, and comfort in life. In the chart of a man, this is his wife’s astrological placement. Through Malavaya yoga, this type of man is blessed with a loving, supportive wife who is supported by a strong Venus. According to some charts, it makes a woman desirable and beautiful. Moreover, Malavaya yoga could make their native a good businessman who would be capable of partnering and expanding his empire.
Similar to Venus’ nature, yoga was associated with well-being and affluence. Regardless of the innate quality of Venus’ lust, its best use also suggests intellectual peak, but that rarely occurs due to that quality. Natives will be abundantly wealthy, will have children and a wife, will be well-educated, will be endowed with healthy sensory organs, and renowned as well-informed. According to yoga, one gains a slender body, attractive lips, and all feminine qualities. In addition to giving Venus a dominant or powerful personality, it also lends them a strong voice and strong speech.
Venus is associated with luxury, comfort, and marital bliss. The native will have a beautiful face, large eyes, and a very captivating personality. In addition to being famous, fortunate and owning many vehicles, they will lead a prosperous, luxurious and successful life. It is common for natives to interact with many women within their lifetime. This does not mean their character is questionable. Malefic planets will afflict this combination (yoga), which could manifest in bad behaviours or unpredictable behaviour. Malavya Yoga is associated with Venus and a native born under this yoga will have a very loving and supportive partner because Venus represents marital bliss in the birth chart of that individual.
5) Sasa Yoga (Planet Saturn)
The name Sasa refers to a species closely related to the rabbit or hare. In the Sasa personality, there are small teeth and a small face, but a large body. With hare-like agility, they are pretty knowledgeable and attentive, and can easily steal or snatch from others. In addition to this, the Sasa personalities are very skilled at finding loopholes in an opponent’s personality, which makes them very perceptive and intelligent as enemies. An individual’s birth chart forms an Asha yoga when Saturn is positioned in one of the four houses from their ascendant, whether in their own sign (Capricorn or Aquarius) or exalted sign (Libra), in the chart of that individual.
Planet Saturn has a mystical quality about it. It is a planet that represents poverty, illness, and adversity. It makes sense that someone with a significant Saturn, which represents pessimism, would be deep and profound. Saturn is said to infuse new ideas into an organisation when it is under the influence of the planet. Those with a strong Saturn in their charts or, at best, an active Sasa yoga arc will be the ones to implement these ideas and make them a reality. It is people like these who have a real sense of responsibility and authority. While they cannot be optimists, they would still have a smile on their face even when facing adversity because they have already prepared for the worst.
There are a lot of negative influences that can be present in Sasa Yoga. Saturn is associated with sorrow, obstacles, and adversity. Though the native will rise high, the progress will be very slow, and the native will face many struggles throughout his life. If the birth chart of a person with Sasa Yoga also contains strong Saturn, the person will be able to use his or her deep thinking skills to bring new ideas to life and start a new business enterprise successfully. Natives will be tall, good-looking, have good physiques and will be wealthy and prosperous. They will employ many servants and have factories. The person with this combination will have bad character if there are malefic planets upsetting it.
Reasons for cancellation of Panch Mahapurush Yoga
The following information outlines some of the common conditions in which Panch Mahapurush Yoga is rendered powerless, less effective or even useless.
If the planet is a malefic planet in the chart and placed in the centre position, it will not provide any strength or direction to the planet. In this case, Jupiter would be located in the 7th house of the chart in Cancer. There is no Rajyoga associated with this position. Sure, this will be beneficial, but it’s not Mahapurusha yoga. Also if the planet is holding the Lordship of Trik houses. In addition, a planet must not house any Lordships in the 1st, 4th, 5th, 9th or 10th houses, otherwise, even if it were placed in the centre, it would not be able to fructify the Mahapurush Yoga in kundali.
When malefic planets are situated close to planets capable of offering Pancha Mahapurusha Yoga. A good example would be when Rahu is conjunct Libra Saturn in the 4th house. This will definitely not confer the mahapurush yoga. Again if the planet is losing strength in the Varga (division) chart. However, if Mercury is placed in Virgo in the 10th house, but is weakening in Navamsa and working in fragments, then it will not be able to confer the full effects of Pancha Mahapurusha yoga.
If your horoscope shows that the moon is negatively affected it cancels Panch Mahapurusha Yoga. Although Mahapurush Yoga does not produce its benefits to the fullest extent when the planet is suffering from negative affluence. The Mahapurush yoga does not flourish when the planets (Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Saturn, and Venus) are aspected by Mars and Saturn.
The power of Mahapurush yoga is lessened if the lordship of the planets on the moon chart is trik houses, with the planet not having lordship of any of the 1st, 4th, 5th, 9th or 10th house. Jupiter, Venus, and the Moon are all-natural benefic; however, if they fall in the 6th, 8th, or 12th house, panch mahapurusha yoga does not fructify.
Famous Personalities blessed with Panch Mahapurusha Yoga
Panch Mahapurush Yoga has benefited a number of famous personalities. Such as Ruchak Yoga to Sachin Tendulkar and Aishwarya Rai Bacchan, Bhadra Yoga to Albert Einstein and Bill Gates, Hamsa Yoga to Jayalalitha and Benjamin Franklin, Malavya Yoga to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and John F. Kennedy and lastly Sasa Yoga to Margaret Thatcher.
It is important to note that one cannot find all five of these yoga in one’s birth chart. It is essential that Panch Mahapurusha Yoga be blended properly in the horoscope for it to function correctly. The overall result is yoga that provides people with the best combination to become successful.