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Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga: Life’s Game Changer Combination in Astrology

The article provides an in-depth understanding of Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga in Vedic Astrology, including its meaning, benefits, effects, calculator, and timing guidelines.

First, it defines Neecha Graha, or a Debilitated planet, and explains how a planet in debility can have Neecha Bhanga, or cancellation of debility, using the Neecha Bhanga Calculator.

Next, it discusses a strong astrology combination called Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga. We have used the horoscopes of world-renowned celebrities like Physicist and Nobel Prize winner Mr. Albert Einstein and Bollywood Superstar Shri Amitabh Bachchan to explain this Vedic astrology concept.

Both of these celebrities have debilitated planets in their birth charts. Hence, they struggled a lot in the initial part of their life. When the time came and Neech Bhang Raj Yoga functioned in their birth charts, they started getting success and recognition in their respective fields. Finally, they achieved outstanding heights in their lives. These are the effects of Neecha Bhanga Raj Yoga.

The article provides readers with a quick understanding of the concept, allowing them to gain insight into their lives. They can:

♦ Find debilitated planets in their birth charts

♦ Evaluate whether the debilitated planets are getting Neecha Bhanga. All 9 planets are covered in this writeup.

♦ Identify whether there is Neecha Bhanga Raj Yoga in their birth chart.

♦ Finally, find out the Time of functioning of this yoga. When to expect good results.

What is a Debilitated Planet or what is a Neecha Graha?

Grahas are moving in their respective paths and doing their karmas as per the directives of Prakrit or Mother Nature. Lord Shiva is the creator & Goddess Parvati is the manifestation.

27 Nakshatra creates 12 rasi or signs in Bha-Chakra. 2 &1/4 Nakshatras make 1 sign of 30 degrees each. Signs are environments with certain definitive activities going on. Planets enter in nakshatra/rashi during their motion or they visit 12 signs depending on their motion & speed.

For example, Taurus represents Gaushala (the place where cows are kept), eating places restaurants, etc. Libra represents a business place or Jan sabha (public gathering), and Sagittarius is a government building/premises.

Just as we humans have different kinds of relationships with others based on our personality, likes dislikes, etc., the planets also have a similar chemistry among them.

Further, we feel differently in different places (environments), depending on our character, inclinations, likes, and preferences. Similarly, the planets also feel differently when they enter & stay in the 12 signs. In some places, they feel super thrilled & excited like in the exaltation sign. In other places, they feel depressed and sad like in the debilitation sign.

The Sun is the king, who is thrilled to sit on his throne. Aries represents the throne, so the Sun is exalted in Aries. Sun gets debilitated at the public place of business & negotiation in Libra. Kings give orders and do not negotiate with merchants or the common man in gatherings.

Possible states of a planet in signs using Panchdha Maitri. From Exaltation to Debilitation

Panchdha Maitri = Naisargik Maitri + Tatkalit Maitri.

Different states of planets in Vedic Astrology: exaltation, multrikon, own, great friend, friend, enemy, great enemy & debilitation.

The Exaltation and Debilitation signs of planets

Sun: Aries, Libra
Moon: Taurus, Scorpio
Mars: Capricorn, Cancer
Mercury: Virgo, Pisces
Jupiter: Cancer, Capricorn
Venus: Pisces, Virgo
Rahu:Gemini, Sagittarius
Ketu:Sagittarius, Gemini

Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga Calculator:

How can the cancellation of debility Neecha Bhanga happen in a horoscope, and who can do it? Is there any role of Navamsa (D9) in Neecha Bhanga?

1. Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga Calculator for all 9 planets using Rashi Chart/Lagna Kundali (D1).

 1. Sun placed in debility in the sign Libra in Rashi Chakra (D1).

Rules for calculating Neecha Bhanga in a horoscope, according to Vedic Astrology

The following planets can give Neecha Bhanga to the Sun if placed in Quadrant Houses (1st, 4th, 7th & 10th house) either from Lagna or from the Moon in the Rasi Chart. The results are stronger from Ascendant.

a. Venus, because he lords the sign Libra.
b. Saturn, as he exalts in Libra.
c. Mars, because he rules Aries. The Sun exalts in Aries.

In the example chart Venus and Saturn are present in quadrants from Lagna so they are giving the Neecha Bhanga to Sun. Mars is not present in quadrants from Lagna or the Moon.

From the Rasi chart, Neech Bhang takes place when the planet giving it attains its maturity age. In this example, we can expect cancellation of debility to take place around 25 years (maturity age of Venus) or 36 years (maturity age of Saturn).

However, in a birth chart, if the Sun is in debility then the presence of Venus, Saturn, or Mars in the quadrant from the Ascendant or Moon gives Neecha Bhanga to the Sun. 

If the Sun is an auspicious planet, present in a good house and participating in Raja Yogas then surely it is Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga for the native via Surya Dev, as per the calculation rules of Jyotish.

2.  Moon placed in debility in the sign Scorpion in Rashi Chart (D1).

The following planets can give Neecha Bhanga to the Moon in a birth chart: 

a. Mars, because he lords Scorpio.

b. No planets exalts in the sign Scorpio. So none.

c. Venus, the lord of the Taurus, where Moon exalts:

So if Mars or Venus is present in Quadrant houses either from Lagna (more effective) or from the Moon in the Rashi Chart then the Moon gets Neecha Bhanga.

If the Moon is an auspicious planet, present in a good house and participating in Raja Yogas then surely it is Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga for the native via Chandra Dev, as per the calculator.

3.  Mars placed in debility in the sign Cancer in Rashi Chakra (D1).

The following planets can give Neecha Bhanga to Mars in a horoscope:

a. Moon as he lords Cancer.
b. Jupiter, because he exalts in Cancer.
c. Saturn, as he lords of the sign Capricorn where Mars exalts.

So if the Moon, Jupiter, or Saturn is placed in Quadrant houses either from Lagna (more effective) or from the Moon in the Rashi Chart then Mars gets Neecha Bhanga.

If the Mars is an auspicious planet like Yoga Karaka in the chart, present in a good house and participating in Raja Yogas then surely it is Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga for the native via Mangal Dev, as per the calculator.

4.  Mercury placed in debility in the sign Pisces in Rashi Chakra (D1).

The following planets can give Neecha Bhanga to Mercury:

a. Jupiter as he lords Pisces.
b.Venus because he exalts in Pisces
c. Mercury as he lords of the sign where Mercury exalts (Virgo).

So if Jupiter, Venus, or Mercury is present in Quadrant houses either from Lagna (more effective) or from the Moon in the Rashi Chart then Mars gets Neecha Bhanga.

If the Mercury is an good planet in the chart, present in a good house and participating in Raja Yogas then surely it is Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga for the native via Budh Dev.

5. Jupiter placed in debility in the sign Capricorn in Rashi Chakra (D1).

The following planets can give Neecha Bhanga to Jupiter:

a. Saturn as he lords Capricorn.
b. Mars because he exalts in Capricorn.
c. Moon as he lords Cancer, where Jupiter exalts.

Hence, if Saturn or Mars is present in Quadrant houses either from Lagna (more effective) or from the Moon in the Rashi Chart then Jupiter gets Neecha Bhanga. The Moon should be in quadrants from Lagna.

If the Jupiter is an auspicious planet, present in a good house and participating in Raja Yogas then surely it is Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga for the native via DevGuru Brihaspati, as per the calculation rules of astrology.

6.  Venus placed in debility in the sign Virgo in Rashi Chakra (D1).

The following planets can give Neecha Bhanga to Venus:

a. Mercury as he lords Virgo.
b. Mercury because he exalts in Virgo.
c. Jupiter as he lords Pisces, where Venus exalts.

Therefore, if Mercury or Jupiter is present in Quadrant houses either from Lagna (more effective) or from the Moon in the Rashi Chart then Shukracharya Venus gets Neecha Bhanga.

If the Venus is an auspicious planet, present in a good house and participating in Raja Yogas then surely it is Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga for the native via Shukracharya Venus, as per the calculator.

7. Saturn placed in debility in the sign Aries in Rashi Chakra (D1).

The following planets can give Neecha Bhanga to Saturn:

a. Mars, as he lords Aries.
b. Sun, as he exalts in Aries.
c. Venus rules Libra, where Saturn exalts.

So if Mars, Sun, or Venus is prezent in Quadrant houses either from Lagna (more effective) or from the Moon in the Rashi Chart then Venus gets Neecha Bhanga.

If the Saturn is an auspicious planet like Yoga Karaka, present in a good house and participating in Raja Yogas then surely it is Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga for the native via Shani Maharaj, as per the calculator.

8. Rahu placed in debility in the sign Sagittarius in Rashi Chakra (D1).

The following planets can give Neecha Bhanga to Rahu:

a. Jupiter as he lords Sagittarius.
b. None planet is exalted in Sagittarius.
c. Mercury as he lords Gemini, where Rahu exalts or is exalted.

Hence, if Jupiter or Mercury is present in Quadrant houses either from Lagna (more effective) or from the Moon in the Rashi Chart then Rahu gets Neecha Bhanga.

If the Rahu is an auspicious planet, present in a good house and participating in Raja Yogas then surely it is Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga for the native via Rahu.

9. Ketu placed in debility in the sign Gemini in Rashi Chakra (D1).

The following planets can give Neecha Bhanga to Ketu:

a. Mercury as he lords Gemini
b. None planet is exalted in Gemini.
c. Jupiter as he lords Sagittarius, where Ketu exalts.

So if Jupiter or Mercury is present in Quadrant houses either from Lagna (more effective) or from the Moon in the Rashi Chart then Rahu gets Neecha Bhanga.

If the Ketu is an auspicious planet, present in a good house and participating in Raja Yogas then surely it is Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga for the native via Ketu, as per the calculator.

To understand the Yogas formed by Rahu and Ketu please read our article: Yoga in Astrology: Understand the Meaning, Types & Significance

2. Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga Calculator using Navamsa Kundali or D9.

Neecha Bhanga can also take place from Navamsa Kundali (D9).

Navamsa is Dharmamsa, it shows the blessing we are getting from Lord Vishnu based on our past karmas. Navamsha shows the quality of the results as suggested by the Rasi chart (D1).

If a planet is present in debility in Rasi Kundali and an in exaltation in Navamsa then that planet gets Neecha Bhanga via Navamsa.  In our example, the Sun is present in its exaltation sign Aries in Navamsa. Hence according to the Neecha Bhanga calculator, he gets cancelation of debility.

Rules for calculating Neecha Bhanga using Navamsa D9 Kundli

Similarly, we can calculate for all other planets. If the debilitated planet is in exaltation in Navamsa Kundali then he gets Neecha Bhanga via Navamsa.

What is Neecha Bhanga of Graha or Cancellation of Debility of Planet?

It means that the planet is saved from its depressed and sad state called debilitation. Hence, now he has some strength and motivation to handle his responsibilities. It is like coming back to life experience for the planet!

What is Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga? Is every Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga?

Raja Yoga means auspicious and prosperous results for a native. They grant success, glory, honor, opulence, power, fortune, knowledge, happiness, authority, etc in society.

Neecha Bhanga only means the planet is not in that bad situation anymore and now can manage some of his work. All Neecha Bhanga do not give Raja Yoga automatically.

To illustrate, let’s consider a scenario where an individual is suffering from a leg disease and is unable to walk. If a competent doctor cures him, enabling him to walk slowly, we can say that it is similar to Neecha Bhanga for that individual. Previously, he was in a great distress, but now he can manage his affairs.

Can we expect the same person to win a gold medal (Raj yoga) in a sprint at the Olympics?  Not really!

The person can barely walk, and he has not become a great athlete or best sprinter.
That is why all Neecha Bhanga are not necessarily a Raja Yoga.

Planets in the following auspicious conditions when get Neecha Bhanga, surely contribute to Raj Yoga. This is real Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga.

1. The planet has auspicious agendas for Lagna (owning Quadrant/ Trines) and is present in the favorable houses quadrant/trines/11th etc.

2. The planet is present in an auspicious Bhava like quadrant or trines and is an important Char Karaka like Atmakaraka, Amatyakaraka, Pitra Karaka, etc in the horoscope.

3. He is forming auspicious yogas with other planets.

4. The planet is a well-placed yoga karaka

4. Or if the planet is a yogada (connecting important Lagnas: Lagna, Hora Lagna, Ghatika Lagna, Shri Lagna, Arudha Lagna,), etc…

After getting Neecha Bhanga, such planets can generate Raja Yoga because of their intrinsic importance. It is actually Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga.

How Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga works? What are the benefits and effects of Neecha Bhanga Raj Yoga? How to Time it?

We have used the birth chart of Shri Albert Einstein as an example to explain the Astrological rules and Jyotish combinations.

Celebrity Horoscope (Albert Einstein) to demonstrate the functioning of Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga

We can see, that Lagna lord Mercury is forming many Raj Yogas in the chart but he is in debility. So if Mercury experiences Neech Bhang, his contribution will significantly enhance all of Mr. Einstein’s Raja Yogas.

Why? Well, because Mercury is participating in many Raja Yogas and is a crucial planet for the native, lording 1st and 4th houses. Improved contribution from Mercury can reap many fold benefits to this individual and can grant name, fame, reputation, learning, and success. Mercury also lords Arudha Lagna in the chart.

The following planets can give Neecha Bhanga to Mercury in Pisces.

1. Jupiter lord of the sign Pisces, is present in the quadrant from Moon.
2. Venus, who exaltes in the sign Pisces.

3. Mercury who exalts in his own sign so he can give Neecha Bhanga to himself. He is also present in the quadrant from Lagna.

The timing part of Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga:

The maturity age of the planet giving Neecha Bhanga, triggers the Raja Yoga. Then this Yoga continues to give auspicious results when Maha Dasa or Antar Dasa of other Raja Yoga contributing Grahas come.

Maturity age of planets in years: Sun- 22, Moon-24, Mars-28, Mercury-32, Jupiter-16, Venus-25, Saturn-36, Rahu-42 and Ketu from 42 to 46 years.

This means, that Shri Einstein should have significant achievements & become famous at the maturity age of Venus. As the planet is present in exaltation in the 10th house thereby giving Neecha Bhanga to Mercury. The maturity age of Venus is 25/26 years.

Factual information from Wikipedia for Mr. Albert Einstein:

In that same year, which has been called Einstein’s annus mirabilis (miracle year), he published four groundbreaking papers, on the photoelectric effect, Brownian motion, special relativity, and the equivalence of mass and energy, which were to bring him to the notice of the academic world, at the age of 26″.

In Shri Einstein’s horoscope, the Neech Bhang of Mercury is triggering the Raj Yoga to fructify well, for the rest of his life. We can see that the 1st, 4th, 5th, and 9th house lords have yuti or conjunction yoga in the most powerful quadrant, the 10th house. The Quadrant and Trinal contributing together form Raja Yoga or Laxmi Narayan Yoga.

Mercury, Venus & Saturn have Rajyoga as they lord Quadrant and trine houses. Hence this chart is a perfect example of understanding Neecha Bhanga but also Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga.

Further, Jupiter and Saturn are having parivartana or exchange and are giving Dharm Karmadhipati yoga.

Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga in the Horoscope of Mr. Amitabh Bachchan:

Rasi D1 and Dasamsa Chart D10 of Amitabh Bachchan with his image on the right side

Angry Young Man of Bollywood

Aquarius is the rising sign in the Rasi Kundali of Shri Amitabh Bachchan.
We can see there is a powerful Raj Yoga in the 8th house. Venus, Mercury, Sun, and Mars are forming Raja Yoga in the 8th house. Quadrant and trine houses lord with their unison form a Raja Yoga.

But Yoga Karaka Venus for Kumbha Lagna, lording the 4th and 9th house is in debility.
The placement of Saturn in a quadrant bhava from Lagna cancels this debility of Venus, transforming it into Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga.

Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga Calculation & Timing in this case:

The maturity age of Saturn is 36 years. Mr. Bachchan was born on 11 October 1942. So if we add 36 years to 1942 then we get 1978. So around 1978 should have been an outstanding year for his success and fame when he got the benefits from this Jyotish combination or Raja Yoga.

Factual information from Wikipedia for Shri Amitabh Bachchan:

 “1978 is arguably considered his most successful year at the box office since all of his six releases in the same year, namely, Muqaddar Ka Sikandar, Trishul, Don, Kasme Vaade, Ganga Ki Saugandh, and Besharam were box office successes, with the former three being the consecutive highest-grossing films of the year, a rare feat in Hindi cinema”.

Further strong Moon from the 9th house and exalted Jupiter from the 6th house aspects his Arudha Lagna by Rashi Drishti. The influence of two natural benefics on his Arudha Lagna granted him high status in society.

♦ Likewise, we can evaluate Neecha Bhanga the cancellation of debility, and Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga in every Divisional Chart (Dasamsa D10, Siddhams D24, Chaturthamsa D4, etc). For this, the birth time should be very accurate as we need to be sure of the Lagna rising in a Divisional Chart. Please read our article on Birth Time Rectification to understand this.


Video Lesson: Neecha Bhanga (नीच भंग)/ Cancellation of Debility & Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga. (Hindi): using the birth chart of Nobel Prize Winner, Shri Albert Einstein

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