Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga (NBRY) is an evocative Sanskrit phrase indicating “Great success after breaking the shackles of lowliness“. Simply put, it assures a very good rise for anybody from a disadvantaged position.

Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga – Conditions

There are quite a few combinations given for this, but we don’t need a Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga Calculator for this :-) The most effective ones are as follows, mentioned along with the probability of their occurence

  1. Lord of debilitation sign is in a Kendra from Lagna - 4/12
    • Kendra from Moon too is mentioned. Use only if Moon is very strong…
  2. Lord of debilitation sign is exalted or occupies own sign - 3/12
  3. There is an exalted or swakshetra graha in the same sign - 1/42

While some see neecha bhanga raja yoga in Navamsa also, I think it is stretching it a bit too far. Proving its efficacy in navamsa is a further deterrent for this.

Benefits & effects of Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga

The effects are best seen during the Dasa and Bhukthi (major and minor) periods of the grahas combining to produce this yoga. If the grahas involved are the Lagna lord or the 10th lord, then the results would be seen through one’s entire life.

Examples of Celebrities with Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga

The rarest (1 in 500) and therefore the most powerful case is when all three happen simultaneously.

Barack Obama is the best example for this. All three conditions are fulfilled and are at their fullest strength.  Saturn, lord of Jupiter’s debilitation sign is in Lagna Kendra, placed in his own sign and Vargottama. This cancels Jupiter’s debilitation in a resounding manner and propelled him from a disadvantaged position to becoming the US President for two terms!

Narendra Modi is another splendid and similar example. Mars, lord of debilitation sign of Moon is in Lagna Kendra and placed in his own sign. This lifted him from a commoner to become the Prime Minister of India. The post on Horoscope of Narendra Modi covers this in detail.

Queen Elizabeth II is another intriguing example. She was never in the line to become the queen, till all of a sudden her uncle abdicated to make her father the king! I always wonder whether it was the great strength of her and her dad King George VI‘s horoscopes that led to this event!

David Cameron, the British PM, is an example of just Neecha Bhanga without causing a Raja Yoga. Mercury, the dispositor of debilitated Venus satisfies neither of the first two rules. Nor is the third rule satisfied.

Does Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga really work ?

The examples given above are the best proof for this! Even without the NBRY, both Obama and Modi have strong birth charts promising a substantial rise in life. But it is this extra factor which has given their rise a touch of drama and speed taking us by surprise.

Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga Calculator?

I think the combinations are simple enough for somebody with a minimal knowledge of astrology to figure it out. But the general public may have to struggle a bit? See if you are able to identify whether this combination exists in your horoscope by date of birth.

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