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  1. Ruchaka yoga= Mangala "alpha male"
  2. Bhadra yoga = Budha
  3. Hamsa yoga = Guru
  4. Malavya yoga = Shukra
  5. Shasya yoga= Shani

Panchata Maha Purushya Yoga

Panchamahapurusha Yoga

five classes of extraordinary persons {mahA-puruSAH} born under partic. constellations

Rules for Panchmahapurusha Yoga

  1. Applies only to the Thara graha = Mangala, Budha, Guru, Shukra, and Shani.

  2. Graha must occupy swakshetra rashi or uttama rashi.

  3. Graha must occupy a kendra bhava (1, 4, 7, or 10).


for Pancha-Maha-Purusha yoga


  • five foldness, fivefold state or amount
  • An aggregate or a collection of 5 things
  • (esp.) the 5 elements, viz. earth, air, fire, water and [akAza] ether, and dissolution into them i.e. death


  • great, mighty, strong, abundant
  • The festival of spring
  • light, lustre, brilliance


  • A man, male, human being (pl. people, mankind); a person;, a male person
  • esp. grammatical person = the 3rd, 2nd, 1st person
  • An officer, functionary, attendant, servant ; a friend
  • A member or representative of a race or generation
  • The height or measure of a man
  • The pupil of the eye
  • The primaeval man as the soul and original source of the universe
  • The personal and animating principle in men and other beings, the soul or spirit
  • The Supreme Being or Soul of the universe
  • Also identified with Brahma, Vishnu, Siva and Durga
  • The Spirit as passive and a spectator of the Prakriti or creative force
  • The, `" spirit "' or fragrant exhalation of plants
  • The divine or active principles from the minute portions of which the universe was formed
  • Of the 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th and 11th signs of the zodiac Jyotisha
  • Of one of the 18 attendants of the sun
  • Name of 5 princely personages or miraculous persons born under particular constellations
  • Name of Mount Meru.


Description from Three Hundred Important Combinations

Ruchaka yoga = Mangala:

Public Figures = Ruchaka yoga

from 300 Combinations:


  • Mars should be exalted in a Kendra

  • or occupy a Kendra which should be his own sign.


  • The person born in Ruchaka will have a strong physique,

  • famous, well-versed in ancient lore,

  • King or an equal to a King,

  • conforming to traditions and customs.

  • He will have a ruddy complexion, attractive body,

  • charitable disposition,

  • wealthy, long-lived

  • and leader of an army.

Remarks: The Panchamahapurusha Yogas can be said to exist only when the planets concerned are strong and are full of vitality. The meaning implies five types of great men.

Naturally, a really powerful Yoga would be a rare phenomenon. Emphasis is laid on the word halishta so that if a planet is weak by debilitation, association or aspect the Yoga does not operate in its real sense, though nominally, it may exist.

Here importance is attached to the de facto rather than de jure presence of the Yoga. ...

Ruchaka Yoga is caused by the strong disposition of Mars in a Kendra identical with his own or exalted sign.

Ruchaka Yoga makes one martial, a leader of men, a great Commander, and an aggressive but patriotic ruler or an equal. "

Vocabulary from Koeln Sanskrit Lexicon


  • very large; agreeable, pleasing; sharp, acid ; tonic, stomachic;

  • a kind of golden ornament or necklace;

  • a ring; any object or substance supposed to bring good luck;

  • a citron;

  • a dove, pigeon;

  • name of one of the five remarkable personages born under partic. constellations;

  • a kind of four-sided column;

  • a horse-ornament; a garland;

  • a bright yellow pigment;

  • a kind of tonic;

  • a sort of building or temple having terraces on three sides and closed only on the north side.

Bhadra yoga = Budha:

BPL: power to influence others by instruction, explanation, logical argument

Public Figures = Bhadra yoga

from 300 Combinations:

" Definition:

Bhadra Yoga is caused by the disposition of Mercury in a Kendra which should be identical with his own or exaltation sign.

Results: The person born in Bhadra Yoga

  • will be strong,

  • will have a lion-like face, well-developed chest, well-proportioned limbs,

  • will be taciturn,

  • will help relatives and

    will live up to a good old age.


Mercury is the planet of intellect and in consonance with the inherent nature of Mercury, Bhadra Yoga will manifest.

Mercury must be very powerful as otherwise the presence of the combination will be simply de jure.

Vocabularyfrom Koeln Sanskrit Lexicon


  • blessed, auspicious, fortunate, prosperous, happy; good, gracious, friendly, kind ; excellent, fair, beautiful, lovely, pleasant, dear; skillful; great;

  • a good or gracious king;

  • a beautiful lover or husband;

  • the auspicious quarter i.e. the south;

  • kind or friendly speech; in familiar address = my good sir or lady, my dear or my dears, good people;

  • happily, fortunately, joyfully; to do well; a sanctimonious hypocrite;

  • of Mount Meru ;

  • the celestial Ganges;

  • prosperity, happiness, health, welfare, good fortune ; to grant welfare to, bless

Hamsa yoga of Brihaspati

Public Figures = Hamsa yoga

from 300 Combinations:

"19. Hamsa Yoga Definition.

  • Jupiter should occupy a Kendra which should be his own house or exaltation sign.

  • His legs will have the markings of a conch, lotus, fish and ankusha.

  • He will possess a handsome body;

  • He will be liked by others;

  • He will be righteous in disposition and pure in mind.


This and the following four Yogas go under the special distinction of Panchamahapurusha Yogas producing five kinds of great men. Mihira has extolled these five combinations in his Brihat Samhita.

Hamsa Yoga is caused if Jupiter is in a Kendra which should be identical with his own sign (Swakshetra) or the sign in which he gets exalted.

Obviously, the tenth Kendra is the most powerful.

  • The ownership of Kendra by Jupiter is not desirable but when Hamsa Yoga is present, the general principle loses its significance.

  • As between

  • The situation of Jupiter in a Kendra identical with Swakshetra

  • and a Kendra identical with his uchcha,

Hamsa Yoga caused by the latter is preferable inasmuch as even the trace of evil due to Jupiter's Hamsa Yoga should be very carefully interpreted, as it is supposed to produce a man of sterling character and immense moral fibre. "

Vocabularyfrom Koeln Sanskrit Lexicon


  • moral fibre.

  • A goose, gander, swan, flamingo (or other aquatic bird, considered as a bird of passage ; sometimes a mere poetical or mythical bird,

  • said in RV. to be able to separate Soma from water, when these two fluids are mixed, and in later literature, milk from water when these two are mixed

  • also forming in RV. the vehicle of the Asvins, and in later literature that of Brahma ;

  • The soul or spirit (typified by the pure white colour of a goose or swan, and migratory like a goose ;

  • sometimes "the Universal Soul or Supreme Spirit"

  • the universal and the individual Spirit

  • A man of supernatural qualities born under a partic. constellation

  • An unambitious monarch

  • An excellent draught-ox (accord. to some, `" a buffalo "')

  • female goose

Malavya yoga = Maidlaya = Shukra

Public Figures = Malavya yoga

from 300 Combinations:

" Definition. Venus should occupy a quadrant which should be his own or exaltation sign.

Results: The person will

  • have a well-developed physique,

  • will be strong-minded,

  • wealthy,

  • happy with children and wife,

  • will command vehicles,

  • endowed with clean sense-organs

  • and renowned and learned.

Remarks: Malavya Yoga can come into existence if Venus is exalted in a Kendra or occupies a Kendra which should be his own house.

Malavya Yoga cannot occur with reference to every sign of the zodiac.

Consistent with the nature of Venus, Malavya Yoga will make one

  • resolute,

  • immensely rich

  • and give him happiness from wife and children

  • and fame and name.

Venus is the indicator of conveyances, sensual pleasures, music, dancing, fine arts, luxury and material comforts.

Naturally Malavya Yoga renders one inclined towards all the indications of Venus,

  • with the result that his spiritual advancement and outlook will be in inverse ratio to his material comforts and pleasures.

In other words, while both Hamsa and Malavya are Raja Yogas, the former makes one more idealistic, spiritual, broad-minded and selfless, while the latter indicates love of pleasure, and a predominantly materialistic outlook of life.

Malavya Yoga can manifest in reference to the various Bhavas as given hereunder for persons born in different Lagnas.

  • First house Seventh house Tenth house

  • Taurus, Libra and Pisces

  • Aries, Scorpio and Virgo

  • Gemini, Leo and Capricorn

  • Sagittarius, Aquarius and

  • Cancer ... Fourth house

Vocabularyfrom Koeln Sanskrit Lexicon

Malavya :

  • relating or belonging to Malava;

  • a prince or princess of the Malava kingdom

  • Name of a country = Malwa in central India

  • a horse-keeper

  • in music, a partic. Raga

  • a white-flowering Lodhra

  • Clypea Hernandifolia

Shasya * Zasya * Sasa yoga of Shani

BPL: in 7 or 10, very powerful for institutional governance

Public Figures = Sasa Yoga

Zasya yoga can occur for:

  • Mesha lagna

  • Vrishabha lagna

  • Karkata lagna

  • Simha lagna

  • Thula lagna

  • Vrischika lagna

  • Makara lagna

  • Kumbha lagna


Sasa Yoga is given rise to if Saturn occupies a Kendra which should be his own or exaltation sign.

Results. "One born in this Yoga will

  • command good servants.

  • His character will be questionable.

  • He will be head of a village or a town or even a King,

  • will covet other's riches and will be wicked in disposition. "


"Here Saturn comes into the picture.

He should be exalted in a Kendra or occupy a Kendra being his own house.

Birth in movable or fixed signs can give rise to Sasa Yoga by a certain disposition of Saturn.

  • Naturally, common signs are exempted.

Saturn's inherent nature seems to play a large part in giving rise to the Yoga.

Saturn is cruel, mean, undignified and sinful and consistent with these characteristics, the results of Sasa Yoga should be depicted.

The man no doubt becomes famous and happy but his sexual outlook would be perverse.

He would be sporting with other men's wives and he would employ every unscrupulous means to gain other's money.

Most of our 'war contractors' would perhaps be having Sasa Yoga; otherwise they could not have minted millions at the cost of the poor man. "

"In interpreting the Sasa Yoga, due consideration should be bestowed on the disposition of the Moon.

    If this luminary is free from affliction,

  • Then the person having 'Sasa Yoga' will not covet other's wealth nor will he be unscrupulous.

  • Where the Moon is not afflicted, the evil results attributed to Sasa Yoga can have an only 'restricted play'. " (end quote)

Vocabulary from Koeln Sanskrit Lexicon

Zasya :

  • to be recited or treated as a Sastra;

  • to be praised or celebrated;

  • to be wished, desirable, excellent;

  • good quality, merit

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