Neechabjanga Rajayoga, as the name implies, has two constituents – Neechabjanga
and Rajayoga. Neechabhanga means cancellation of debility of a
planet. Raja yoga means a yoga that gives power, authority, name and
fame. “उ नीच राजयोगौ” (Uchcha Neecha Raja Yogoo) is a famous dictum
from Deva Keralam. It means Rajayoga will fructify with simultaneous presence of
exalted and debilitated planets. Thus, Neechabhanga Rajayoga means that a
debilitated planet on cancellation of its debility gives results of Rajayoga
during its period (Dasa). If debility is cancelled in two or more ways, the
effects seem to be very strong.
Neechabhanga – Cancellation of Debility
Neechabhanga occurs under the following conditions:-
1. If the lord of the sign occupied by a debilitated planet; AND
The lord of the exaltation sign of the debilitated planet be in a quadrant from
the Moon sign. Both the planets should be in quadrant from the Moon as per
“नीच ितो उािन यो मह ात त् िािशनथोिप तनाथः
स च लािद केवत राजा भवधे ािमकर् चबवत”
(Deva Keralam, Vol.II/86; Phala Deepika 7/26; Jataka Parijata 7/13)
Planets causing Neechabhanga are given below in a tabular form to serve as a
Exalted Full Moon, a phenomenon once a year, is most powerful benefic to generate
2. If the lord of the sign occupied by the debilitated planet OR the lord of the
sign of its exaltation be in a square from the ascendant or the Moon (Phala
There is a lot of difference between condition 1 and condition 2. Under
condition 1 both Dispositor (Rasi Naath) and Lord of Exaltation sign should
be in a quadrant from the Moon but under condition 2 either of them should
be in a quadrant either from the Moon or from the Ascendant. Under
condition 2 Neechabhanga can occur in any one of the four alternatives –
(a) The lord of the sign in which the debilitated planet is situated is in a
quadrant from the Moon.
(b) The lord of the sign in which the debilitated planet is situated is in a
quadrant from the Ascendant.
(c) Lord of the Exaltation sign of the Debilitated planet is in a quadrant from
the Moon; and
(d) Lord of the Exaltation sign of the Debilitated planet is in a quadrant from
This is a diluted condition.
3. If the lord of the sign occupied by the debilitated planet and the lord of the
sign of its Exaltation are mutually in square to each other. (Phala Deepika
4. If the debilitated planet is aspected by the lord of that sign. (Here only full
aspect is to be taken into account, including the special aspects of Mars,
Jupiter and Saturn). The aspecting planet should be exalted to give full
“यिन र् ाशौ वततर् ेखचे रिाशीभने ूिेक्षते खटे ः” (Phala Deepika 7/28)
So far we have discussed Neechabhanga on sign (Rasi) considerations. But in
horoscopy we use Ten Divisional charts. A planet may occupy its sign of
debilitation in Rasi chart but may occupy exalted Navamsa or Drekkana, etc.
“नीच े ोाम्शो सरु िव” On such cases Neechabhanga is there. This is clearly
stated in Deva Keralam as follows:
“नीच राशौ सयु ोगाशं े योगवान भ् ोगवान भ् वते ” (Volume II/69)
i.e., Planets in Debility but in favourable divisions make the native enjoy
prosperity and pleasures. In other words, there is cancellation of debility. In
view of this we can add the following condition.
5. If there are planets in their signs of Debilitations but occupy their exalted
Navamsa OR benefic Shashtiamsa (60th part of a sign). This is as per verse 20
of Chapter Seven of Jataka Parijata given below:
“नीचतं ् ा ि िऽ चतमु हर् े ाः षयभं के शोभनभागयु ाः
तु रं ाँयशसमिता वा धरापितधािमकर् चबवत”
The native becomes fortunate after 33 or 35 years of age. (Deva Keralam,
Vol.II/87). This yoga on Cancellation of debility is known as Amrita Raja
Yoga and bestows prosperity, gold, jewellery, etc. (Deva Keralam, II/88).
Now see Two Examples.
Late Sir Mirza Ismail, Ex – Dewan of Mysore Born on 24th October, 1883 at
01:19 hours (IST).
Ascendant 1 Cancer 26° – 14′
Sun Libra 08° – 00′
Moon Cancer 18° – 15′
Mars Cancer 13° – 00′
Mercury Virgo 19° – 00′
Jupiter Cancer 11° – 00′
Venus Libra 16° – 26′
Saturn Taurus 17° – 00′
Rahu Libra 09° – 56′
Ketu Aries 09° – 56′
Chitra Paksha Ayanamsa 22° – 13′ – 18″
Vimshottari Dasa balance at birth – Mercury 14 years, 11 months and 23 days
i.e. up to 17th October, 1898.
Two Exalted planets Mercury and Jupiter and two planets – the Moon and
Venus – in their houses.
Two planets Mars and the Sun are Neecha. Mars gets cancellation because his
dispositor the Moon is in a quadrant both from the Ascendant and the Moon.
The Sun also gets Neechabhanga because his dispositor Venus is situated in a
Kendra (Quadrant) both from the Moon and Ascendant. The lord of its
Exaltation sign Mars is also situated in a quadrant from the Ascendant and
Dasa Effects of Neechabhanga Planets:
He enjoyed Raja Yoga effects both in Sun and Mars periods (Dasa). Mars
Dasa did not prove as good as Sun Dasa because the Sun is more powerful in
Shadbala (Six fold Strength) than Mars.
Late Shri Ramakrishna Hegde, Born on 30th August, 1926 at 13:30 hours (IST)
in Uttar Kannada District, Karnataka.
Chitra Paksha Ayanamsa 22° – 49′ – 59″
Vimshottari Dasa balance at birth – Moon 6 years, 5 months and 26 days i.e.
up to 26th February, 1933.
Two exalted planets – the Moon and Saturn and two planets – Mars and the
Sun – in their own houses generate Raja Yoga.
Jupiter is debilitated. He gets Neechabhanga since the Moon; lord of Jupiter’s
sign of Exaltation is in a quadrant from the Ascendant.
Jupiter period ran from February, 19502 to February, 1974. Shri Hegde enjoyed
political power as a Minister in State Govt. for major portion of Dasa.
Ascendant Scorpio 27° – 37′
Sun Leo 13° – 21′
Moon Taurus 14° – 41′
Mars Aries 20° – 47′
Mercury Cancer 26° – 33′
Jupiter Capricorn 27° – 33′
Venus Cancer 21° – 59′
Saturn Libra 27° – 40′
Rahu Gemini 20° – 42′
Ketu Sagittarius 20° – 42′