Neecha bhanga raja yoga (Cancellation of debilitation)

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Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga

neecha bhanga raja yoga is a very common term amongst all the preachers of astrology but its actual significance is understood by only few. That’s why I decided to write something related to this concept. Ok, so first let’s understand that how powerful can this neecha bhanga raja yoga be? So the answer is: When In full swing, its power cannot be described, as it straight away makes the native an emperor nothing less than an emperor, i.e. many kings will report to such a person, even 4 well placed exalted planets in a chart cannot match its power. What More I can say. neecha bhanga raja yoga comes after neech result only. Serious Problems are part and parcel of every human’s life, but how many people have the ability to decimate the ongoing problems and move ahead ??. Only 0.1% people who have such ability, taste extraordinary success as a result of neecha bhanga raja yoga. That’s a reason why I say that neecha bhanga raja yoga is very very rare. 

The root cause of the power of this yoga is the “HUGE learning which native may derive from the negative experiences of life and use those experiences for constructive purposes”

For example: A person never had enough food to eat during initial 15-20 years of his life, later DECIDED to completely decimate the hunger of all the children who are suffering just like him and with time, due to this strong will and hard work, he is now able to become the bread earner for lakhs of people.

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Actually by feeding so many people he is not decimating the hunger of lakhs of people, instead he is ACTUALLY CHALLENGING the BAD DESTINY of the those lakhs of people. In a way he is telling his own destiny that “DONT MESS WITH ME” or else I will simply destroy you, just like a treatment which a tornado gives to a piece of cotton.

Hence initial 15-20 years of his life was just like experiencing NEECH effect, but he took his struggle as a challenge and decimated the hunger of lakhs of people later in his life, which EVEN A KING/Minister WAS NOT ABLE TO DO.

That’s the power of neecha bhanga raja yoga. It makes the person so VERY strong willed that, even mountains cannot come in his front. He will not deflect his way due to that presence of mountain instead he would move ahead and would raise the level of his will power to such an extent that, he is able to crush the whole mountain under the thumb of his feet.

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Feel my words to feel the power of this yoga. 1 NBRY can alone compete and win over 30 Normal Raj yogas.

So, IF you also have such will power to crush the mountains, you also have Neech bhang Raj yoga.
This is the reason why I am writing a full article on it. BUT WE HAVE TO CAREFULLY SEE THAT WHETHER THIS RAJ YOGA IS REALLY IN FULL SWING OR NOT IN ANY CHART, before declaring any result.

Caution: Whole chart should be seen before giving any conclusion is astrology. First of all let me list the rules related to this concept, as per the nadi texts: A planet causing neechbhang will make the person emperor and that too in his youth.

a) depositor of the sign occupied by the debilitated planet in Kendra

b) Conjunction of an exalted planet with a debilitated planet (like sun and Saturn in Libra and Aries, Jupiter and mars in Capricorn and cancer…etc)

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NOTE: NEECHA BHANGA RAJA YOGA DO NOT FUCTION for natives with CANCER ASCENDANT.on the contrary it would obstruct the prosperity. (This is as per Devakeralam text) Before moving ahead let me give you one more concept, the more a deliberated planet is close to its highest debilitation degree, the more powerful would be its neecha bhanga. (Like in case of Sun its 10 degree of Libra)

Let me also list the applicability of this Raj yog as per other sources (right from various forums to blogs to books to general articles on Internet or as per my little humble experience)

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1) Both exalted and deliberated planet in one rashi. Jupiter & mars in cancer, Capricorn Sun and Saturn in Aries and Libra Venus and mercury in Virgo or Pieces etc

2) Lord of rashi in which neecha planet (debilitated Planet) is placed is in Kendra from moon or lagan for example if sun is deliberated in Libra, Then if Venus is in Kendra from moon or lagan.

3) Lord of the rashi in which the deliberated planet gets exalted, in the Kendra from moon or lagan. For example If sun is getting deliberated in Libra, then since sun gets exalted in Aries. Therefore lord of Aries i.e. mars is in Kendra from moon or lagan neecha bhanga occurs. (Note: I have few reservations regarding the applicability of the above rule)

4) When the deliberated planet gets exalted in navamsa (D-9) or shatyamsa (D-60) in the Kendra (Quadrants), trikond (Trines), 2nd or 11th houses, neecha bhanga occurs.

5) When a planet (in strength) aspects its own rashi in which a planet is getting deliberated, neecha bhanga occurs for that planet. For ex: moon is getting deliberated in Scorpio, aspected by mars (should be in strength). (Note: I have few reservations regarding the applicability of the above rule too as I feel that in this case Neecha bhanga will not be complete)

6)When a deliberated planet gets a Vargottammi (planet occupies same rashi in lagan and navamsa charts) position, neecha bhanga occurs., again this is will not be complete but yes planet do gain strength, when happens to be Vargottammi.

7) Sometimes neecha bhanga Raja yog occurs along with vipreet Raj Yoga (VRY), In these kind of cases yoga becomes extremely powerful.

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For ex: – Mercury getting deliberated in 12th house being the lord of 6th house. Now if suppose Jupiter which is the lord of 12th house gets exalted in 4th House (which is a quadrant) and obviously Jupiter is also aspecting mercury. Now in this case mercury causing both VRY and neecha bhanga Raja Yoga, Hence this mercury becomes extremely powerful.

There could be many more. There are few other rare conditions of neecha bhanga Raja yoga which are hardly listed anywhere.

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1) When there is a paraivartan yog (Exchange) between two planets getting deliberated. For example when moon is placed in Scorpio and mars in cancer. Here you can see that both Moon and mars are getting debilitated but still in this case a kind of neecha bhanga is happening due to the exchange of rashi’s happening between them. Result can further improve if there is more benefic influence on Moon and mars and also if both them are gaining adequate shadbala. So, here none of them will give a bad result.

2) When a deliberated planet simply goes in the paraivartan yog with its friend (naisargik and functional both). For example deliberated Venus is getting in paraivartan (exchange) with its naisargik and functional friend mercury in Libra, Especially for Virgo, and Capricorn Ascendant.

3) When the lord of the rashi in which a planet is getting deliberated, also gets deliberated and the latter one receives neecha bhanga, then former one will also get a powerful neecha bhanga, but here the planet which is causing the Neech bhang of the 2nd planet should be really powerful( from the angle of shadbala). This is termed as “chained neecha bhanga Raja yoga.

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For example: – If sun is placed in Libra and its rashi lord venus is also getting deliberated in Virgo and now If venus gets a Strong neecha bhanga then sun will also get a neecha bhanga. Assume mercury is getting deliberated in Pieces, Pieces lord Jupiter is also getting deliberated in Capricorn now if Jupiter gets a strong neecha bhanga then mercury would also get a neecha bhanga.

Some DISTINCTIONS: Do you think that all neecha bhanga are of the same kind? The answer is big no, some are more powerful and some are less, let’s understand why? Take the example of Venus and mercury placed in Virgo (neecha bhanga for venus) and in Pieces (neecha bhanga for mercury) or Jupiter mars in Capricorn and cancer (neecha banga for Jupiter and mars respectively) In all the of the above examples COMMON point is that neecha bhanga (if occurring) Would be occurring with the help of a friend.

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(In the above cases, Both Venus and mercury are friends; also both Jupiter and mars are friends). But if we look at the case of sun and Saturn (in Aries for sat and in Libra for sun), [out of the these cases sun neecha bhanga would be more powerful as Saturn is a more malefic planet as compared to sun and is also the inherent enemy of Sun

.(“This is as per the rule, when more malefic planet is exalted and a comparatively less malefic planet is deliberated, neecha bhanga occurs in a more powerful way if they are in conjunction) So let me take the case of sun and Saturn placed in Libra.(being more powerful), why is the Neecha bhanga of Sun in Libra is more powerful than in cases of Jupiter, Mars( and venus, mercury. ? See, THEY BOTH (sun and Saturn) ARE enemy’s (Unlike the case of Jupiter & mars./..venus &mercury)…that is the reason why here neecha bhanga of sun would be much more powerful as compared to the neecha bhanga of venus, mercury, mars, Jupiter in similar Situation (exalted and deliberated planet in the same rashi).


NOW WHY MORE POWERFUL? See, even our most dreaded enemy can contribute in our success greatly, indeed, in most of the times critics have a more daunting role to play in our success story. You all will agree on this. This explains why Saturn despite being an enemy of sun, provide huge strength to the sun in the process of neecha bhanga. Now way it happens? Saturn is planet of hard work. persons who are Saturn dominated are extremely hard working, they also develop the quality of perseverance and patience due to the effect of Saturn, Saturn makes them stable in all the conditions and keeps them humble and down to earth.

These people are truth driven and always look to help anyone in need. Therefore when sun gets deliberated and Saturn is placed with it native tends to counter the odds with sheer hard work which is actually the IDEAL way. SO, this was all about the rules, now let’s come to the significance part. Have you ever thought that why this yoga is so powerful? Understand like this, there is a native who have all the qualities to become successful in life, right from hard work to intelligence to compassion to patience etc, but still due to some or the other unavoidable circumstance in life, he always gets tested.

He again rises and again some person or circumstances pull him down and this process is happening again and again, 100’s of time. Despite all this there is one streak in him due to which he just do not looses heart, and always tries to get up again in life. You can say that, it’s in his nature to always fight and fight. (Only few have this kind of nature) Now in the above process this person is continuously getting sanctified just like gold achieves its highest purity at the highest temperatures and then we all know that even a “Dog has its Day”.

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The day his time gives him the flexibility to achieve, this person has developed the habit to extract maximum out that single opportunity. Assume a volcano lava waiting for years and years to break the shackles of earth to come out with Bang bang, assume a rocket taking time in reaching that threshold level by burning tons and tons of fuel and as soon as it gets its escape velocity nothing could stop him to straightaway touch the universe within a matter of seconds, a plane which take off in a regular manner cannot achieve a height which a rocket CAN(just like a normal raja can give the native a sky but cannot dare to give the universe which a Neecha bhanga Raja yoga can) Lastly, no conclusion can be made just on the basis of few factors in astrology.

You need to see all the shad bal and non shad bal factors for that. For your clarity Strength measuring of a planet is done with the help of all the shad bal and non shad bal factors, just a quick briefing for you all: Strength through Shad bal consists of:

a) Sthan Bal (contains Uchh bal, Sapt vargaj bal, Oja yugma bal, Dreshkana bal, Kendra bal etc) b) Dig bal c) Drik bal d) Chestha bal e) Naisargik bal f) Kaal bal (Contains Natonata Bal, Paksha bal, Varsh, Maas, Din, Hora bal, Ayan Bal, Yudhh Bal etc) Apart from Shad bal you need to see many other Non-Shad bal factors like, determining:

a) Strength of sign lord of a planet (sign lord has to be analyzed separately for strength with the help of 10’s of other concepts).

b) Strength of Navamsa sign lord of a planet. (Navamsa sign lord has to be analyzed separately for strength with the help of 10’s of other concepts).

c) Strength which comes from Vargottam (both Rashi and Bhava) concept.

d) Strength which comes from Pushkar Navamsa and Bhaga concept.

e) Strength which gets lost through Combustion.

f) Strength which gets lost through bad Avastha.

g) Strength which gets lost through Planetary War.

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h) Strength which comes from different house placements of the planet. (Like mth lord in nth house). i) Strength which comes from Argala concept. j) Strength which comes from Arudha concept k) Strength which gets lost through Marana Sthan concept etc All these concepts are not part of Shad bal. All these concepts have to be applied w.r.t all the planets, only after that prediction should be made.

In other words, if you are trying to apply neecha bhanga raja yoga or for that matter any Raj yoga, then also you need to use the principles of shad bal and non shad bal factors Now what do I mean by this: See when a planet gets neecha, then it looses its uchh bal , right ! (Now Uchh bal is ONLY 1 component of sthan bal which is 1 component of shad bal)- right ! So, 1 thing is clear that neecha concept alone cannot make any planet weak. Right ! OR Any planet can derive strength from various sources.

Right ! OR If a planet is able to derive its strength many sources then it will surely get a neecha bhanga. Right ! say yes !!!! Similarly if a uchh planet (which have a ucch bal) happens to loose its strength from various other sources then it will lead to its uchh bhang. SO simple , right ! Now the questions arises that what are the other sources which can make a uchh planet, neecha and a neecha planet, uchh Simple Shad bal and non shad bal factors which I have listed above.

Let me also give you an example: Suppose Moon is neecha in a chart. but this Moon is: a) Vargottami, (will add to sthan bal of moon) b) Paksha bali, (especially full moon, new moon or moon of Shukla paksha 8th day to krishna paksha 5th day) (part of kaal bal) c) Have night strength (kaal bal, assuming birth of night) d) Its depositor is very powerful (assuming 10’s of other factors) (will add to sthan bal of moon)

So even these 4 rules will give neecha bhanga to moon OR suppose this neecha moon is:

a) Exalted in Navamsa (will add to sthan bal of moon)

b) have aspects of Jupiter and Venus (will give drik bal to moon)

c) Moon have complete dig bal (directional strength)

d) Placed in quadrant (kendra bal , part of sthan bal)

So even these 4 rules will give neecha bhanga to moon or suppose this neecha moon is: a) Placed on pushkar bhaga and pushkar navamsa (will add to sthan bal of moon) b) Have argala strength from 5 planets (will add to drik bal of moon) c) Its freinds Jupiter, Mars and sun are excellent in the chart (after considering 10’s of other rules) (will add to drik bal of moon) d) Navamsa dispositor of moon is very strong (after considering 10’s of other rules) (will add to sthan bal of moon) e) Native is born on Monday in the hora of moon (hence day and hora bal) So even these 5 rules will give neecha bhanga to moon Now I have given you 3 ways to give neecha bhanga to this moon and in EACH CASE I am using 4 different concepts.

Like this we could have Neecha bhanga for moon 100’s of ways. YOU CAN PICK any 4 rules from the 12-13 rules mentioned above (combining all 3 cases) and your neecha moon will get neecha bhanga. and if you will start taking more than 4 rules, in favor of moon like 5 rules or 6 or 7 or 10 or 12 then INTENSITY of neecha bhanga will keep on increasing. So there could be 100’s of PERMUTATION’s and combinations through which moon can get its neecha bhanga So learn to play with concepts, or else the concepts will play with you and will confuse you.

There is NOTHING hard and fast in astrology only understanding of all the concepts is essential. Look at the chart of lord KRISHNA, 23rd June 3227 BC, 23:50:04, Mathura, India Mars is neecha but its depositor MOON is: a) Exalted (have uchh bal) b) In quadrant (so have kendra bal) c) Is rashi vargottammi d) Is bhava vargottammi e) Present in pushkar bhaga (14 degree of taurus) f) Present in pushkar navamsa g) have argala strength from 5 planets as per cusp chart h) Lagan in which moon is placed is itself vargottami i) he was born in midnight, hence have NIGHT strength (Kaal bal) j) Its freinds Jupiter, moon and mars are excellent in the chart. etc etc Now because of such a great strength of MOON his mars is getting neecha bhanga just because of 1 rule i.e. its sign lord moon is very very very strong HENCE see jyotish holistically, everything will become clear to you all.   Source: nikhilworld

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