“Yoga” refers to a Sanskrit word derived from the root “yuj” which means to join. It occurs in Vedic astrology when two or more planets conjoin or interact in a specific manner. Pancha Maha Purusha Yoga is based on the specific positioning of five different planets namely, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Saturn and Jupiter, at the time of birth. These yogas are formed when they are positioned in their own sign or in their exaltation sign (Uccha) or in a mooltrikona sign which is also identical to a Kendra or Quadrant (1,4,7,10) from the Lagna (Ascendant). These are powerful yogas that enable a successful and great flourishing life. The five unique Panchmahapurush yogas give kingly life to a person.
The Five (Pancha) Mahapurusha Yoga are:
1. Bhadra yoga
2. Malavya yoga
3. Ruchaka yoga
4. Hamsa yoga
5. Sasa yoga
While the effects of these yogas are not restricted or limited to their Dasha (major or minor) periods, the effects or benefits get magnified during their dashas. People born under Panch Mahapurusha Yoga will relish a lavish life, own properties and estates, luxury cars and many staff.
Panch Mahapurusha Rajyoga grants a person wealth, prosperity, gaiety, popularity, honor, respect, glory and power.
Also, the native may reach high positions in politics, career or sports. One may become a great political leader, a state or central government officer, a top officer in civil services or in a corporate office, an influential bureaucrat.
The person will be a extremely successful achiever, as a famous film star or a businessman and achieve all that one may dream to acquire in one’s life. Those who are born under Panch Mahapurusha Yoga will enjoy a luxurious and probably an extravagant life with all paraphernalia and accessories.
Furthermore an individual who has this yoga, will be exceptionally successful during the major time period (Mahadasha) and sub-periods (Antardasha) of the planets forming Panch Mahapurusha Yoga.
The level of success depends on the various strengths of the planet concerned, in the birth chart.
Importantly, Panch Mahapurusha Yoga is considered most powerful when the planets are direct in motion, in their exalted degrees, non-afflicted, non-combust or non-aspected by malefic planets. Also the planets should not be without power or strength due to their positioning at Rashi Sandhi (joining point of two signs) or at Bhav sandhi (joining point of two houses). Planet concerned in the birth chart should not be very close to Sun, i.e. in combustion to yield full results.
The features of Mercury become strongly highlighted in Bhadra Yoga. Mercury represents wisdom, intellect, education, understanding, speech, and business.
This yoga is created when strong Mercury is posited in one of the four houses namely, 1st, 4th, 7th or 10th house from the ascendant which is also identical to its own sign (Gemini or Virgo) or moolatrikona sign (Virgo) or exaltation sign (Virgo).
A person born with this yoga will be tall, learned, intelligent, wealthy, a good orator, sharp-witted, accommodating, and very famous with a fruitful career, at an early age.
Some examples of Eminent personalities with this yoga: Late Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri (Former PM of India) Dr.Manmohan Singh (Former Prime Minister of India). Former President of India, a learned statesman late Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, Venus Williams, Bill Gates.
Venus signifies luxury, comfort, love and marital harmony. This yoga is formed when Venus is posited in the quadrant from ascendant in one of the four houses namely, 1st, 4th 7th or 10th and which is also identical to its own sign (Taurus or Libra) or moolatrikona sign (Libra) or exaltation sign (Pisces).
The native will possess a beautiful face with big eyes and a very striking personality. In addition, they will be eminent, fortunate, own many vehicles and live a affluent, luxurious and popular life.
Some examples of Famous people with this yoga: Jawaharlal Nehru (First PM of India), Sania Mirza, John F Kennedy (former President of USA), Late Chief Minister Jayalalitha, Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, Albert Einstein.
Mars characterises, power, dynamism, bravery, courage, difficulties, disagreements and conflict. Ruchaka yoga is created when strong Mars is located in one of the four houses namely, 1st, 4th, 7th or 10th house (kendras) from the ascendant which is also identical to its own sign (Aries or Scorpio) or moolatrikona sign (Aries) or exalted position (Capricorn).
The person born with this yoga will be rich, well known, very popular. The individual will be radiant, intelligent, full of energy and vigour.
Additionally, a person born with this Yoga will have a pleasing appearance, very athletic physique and impressive personality. They may have a long life.
Some examples of Famous personalities with this yoga: Lord Rama, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Late Chief Minister MGR and Late Chief Minister Karunanidhi, Swami Vivekananda, Adolf Hitler, Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel, Honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, former miss world and famous cine star.
Jupiter represents intelligence, brilliance, learning, righteousness, discipline, and spirituality. Hamsa yoga is produced when a strong Jupiter is posited in one of the four houses namely, 1st, 4th, 7th or 10th house from ascendant which is also identical to its own sign (Sagittarius or Pisces) or moolatrikona sign (Sagittarius) or exalted position (Cancer).
The person will have a sharp, remarkable features with tall, handsome and an appealing personality.
Moreover, they will be fair, very graceful, intelligent, idealistic, popular, wealthy, religious, charitable and kind in nature.
Some examples of Famous people with this yoga: Shri V.P.Singh (Former PM of India), Ms. Jayalalitha (Late Chief minister of Tamil Nadu) , King Vikramaditya and famous Bollywood star Madhuri Dikshit.
Saturn is the significator of discipline and government. This person will have an attitude to rule over others. Saturn also signifies mourning, obstacles, and adversity. Sasa yoga occurs when Saturn is posited in one of the four houses namely, 1st, 4th, 7th or 10th house from the ascendant which is also identical to its own sign (Capricorn or Aquarius), or moolatrikona sign (Aquarius) or exalted position (Libra).
An individual having Sasa Yoga with strong Saturn in their birth chart will be a analytic thinker and would successfully implement the ideas and bring them to fructification. These individuals are suitable for starting and succeeding in new projects.
Some examples of Famous people with this yoga: Jimmy Carter (Former President of United States of America), Margaret Thatcher (Former PM of United Kingdom), M. Karunanidhi (Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu)
Note: A person can have more than one powerful Panch Mahapurusha Yoga (and up to maximum of three). If a person has more than one Panch Mahapurusha Yoga, he will enjoy huge success (like an emperor) according to the strength and number of auspicious combinations (Yoga) present in a person’s astrological birth chart.
Some scriptures say this yoga is to be seen also from Moon (Chandra) Lagna but the effects of pancha Maha Purusha yogas from moon, may not be as effective or powerful as seen from Lagna.