Panch Mahapurush Yoga
Panch Mahapurusha yoga is formed when any one of the five planets Mercury, Venus, Mars, Saturn or Jupiter are at the time of birth situated in their own sign or in their exaltation sign or in a mooltrikona sign in a kendra (1,4,7,10) from the Lagna (Ascendant) . These yogas ensure a successful and prosperous life. Only the non-luminaries, that is, any one of the five planets other than the Sun and the Moon, can give rise to a Panch Mahapurusha yoga by occupying any one of the two signs they own or by occupying their exaltation sign, in a kendra from the Janma Lagna.
These five planets i.e. Mercury, or Venus or Mars or Jupiter or Saturn give rise to the Bhadra yoga, the Malavya yoga, the Ruchaka yoga, the Hamsa yoga and the Sasa yoga respectively, they then exert a powerful influence that uplifts the person above the level of the ordinary.
These afore-named five yogas influence all individual actions, endeavors and efforts. Their effects are not dasha - dependent, but they do give exceptional success in their dasha and antra-dasha.
One such yoga makes a person fortunate; two, equal to a king; three, a king; four, an emperor and five, superior to an emperor. Other good yogas if also caused simultaneously by these planets enhance their good results, any aspect or conjunction modifies these yogas, if with the Sun or the Moon cancels these yogas. Sasa yoga is generally not a happy one it gives a pained personality, and for whom success results after severe hard work and perseverance compelled by fears.
These are the five planetary combinations for greatness, prosperity and happiness depending upon the nature and mode of functioning of the planet on physical and psychological sheaths that function on the objective plane. Planets thus situated enable accomplishment of exceptional results. A right appraisal requires a very careful study of the forces involved in these combinations which do not require collective occupation. Because the Panch Mahapurusha yogas are frequently observed and rarely found to be fully expressing their ascribed results unless the relevant planet is also strong duly vested with Sthana bala,Diga bala, Kala bala or Cheshta bala.
[NOTE: A PANCH MAHAPURUSHA YOGA GETS CANCELLED IF IT IS FORMING WITH A SUN OR A MOON CONJUNCTION i.e. IF ANY PLANET FORMING PANCH MAHAPURUSHA RAJ YOGA IS SITTING WITH SUN OR MOON THEN THE RAJNYOGA GETS CANCELLED BUT STILL THE EXALTED OR OWN SIGN EFFECTS OF THE PLANET REMAINS.]