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cancellation of the nichha-dosha


"The liability becomes an asset"

Cancellation of Graha Nichha-Dosha

Nichha-Bhanga rules = quoted from The Astrology of the Seers by David Frawley

Examples of nichha-bhanga


Unknown, India, Rajasthan, Bikaner

the Slaying of the Conch Demon

leaf from a series of the Bhagavata Purana, c. 1700

The nichha graha produces some behavior which would normally incur social censure.

Nichha = low, soft, weakened

  • Nichha behavior might be psychologically dysfunctional, socially disapproved, even downright criminal, or perhaps physically disruptive to the life and health of the native and one's community.

  • Normally, the nichha graha represents a liability and a handicap.

Public Figure nativities with nichha-bhanga yoga

El Castilo Interior 1515-1582 St. Teresa de Avila * nichha-bhanga Budha in bhava-1England-Queen 1533-1603 Armada Elizabeth-1 * nichha-bhanga Zukra in bhava-10

UK-Queen 1926- Elizabeth-2 * nichha-bhanga Guru in bhava-1


Theory of Relativity" 1879-1955 Albert Einstein * nichha-bhanga Budha in bhava-10

from liability to asset True nichha-bhanga graha will flip from socially criticized underperformance to stunning, great performance but the rules for this switch are strict.

nichha-bhanga occurs (1) when the nichha graha occupies a kendra * particularly bhava-10 * and* (2) a graha in one of the nichha lord's bhava or yuti the nichha graha or the lord of the nichha bhava = uttama.

Theory of Relativity 1879-1955 Physics Albert Einstein 's nichha-bhanga Budha occupies bhava-10 with uttama-Zukra.

  • Einstein's nichha-Budha transformed his autistic spacey nichha worldview into a civilization-changing insight into Time-Space. Einstein's explanation of the new scientific paradigm based on time as the fourth dimension were so simple and clear that eventually most educated people became adherents of the new paradigm and were able to think objectively about dimensional physics. For nichha-Budha-10, only a nichha-bhanga correction would have allowed this highly effective mode of explanation to reach the general public (10).

El Castilo Interior 1515-1582 St. Teresa de Avila enjoyed a nichha-bhanga Budha in bhava-1.

  • Budha's nichha-bhanga is granted due to uttama-Zukra joining nichha-Budha in kendra-1.

Under nichha-bhanga conditions, the handicap becomes an asset.

At first, the nichha graha makes the native look (to others) and perhaps feel (within) that one lacks some important ability or intelligence, has made a poor choice such as in marriage, or is poorly positioned by education or talent to achieve some goal.

  • See below, the "thought experiments" conducted by Theory of Relativity 1879-1955 Albert Einstein with nichha-bhanga Budha. These musings upon the nature of reality at first seemed childish and insupportable as a legitimate method of modern science. Yet Einstein's visualization method was eventually accepted as a viable new paradigm because it parlayed into testable theories. It eventually became a harbinger intellectual behavior of the scientific New Age -- and by the mid-20th century was actually the dominant paradigm in modern physics.

  • UK-Queen 1926- Elizabeth-2 * nichha-bhanga Guru in bhava-1 due to ruler-of-12 + bhratru-pati-3 nichha-Guru atmakaraka enjoying a shared house with uttama-Mangala-1 and as an added benefit Mangala enjoys parivartamsha yoga with Shani-11 (indicating her extraordinary economic advantage.)

"First the nichha, then the bhanga".

In other words, a nichha-bhanga graha will do its nichha behavior first, and the native will be unappreciated.

Then the bhanga correction will kick in, and the native will be praised.

  • But it is important to appreciate that Generally, the native first endures some type of social obloquy.

The nichha graha gives initially, a variety of humiliation or failure. The praise and nobility does come, but only after one suffers some measure of disability, embarrassment, an acute lack of judgment, or a big mistake.

TWO CONDITIONS must be met to permit obtainment of nichha-bhanga status for a nichha-graha

nichha-bhanga occurs

(1) when the nichha graha occupies a kendra - ideally the 10th


(2) a graha residing in one of the nichha lord's bhava -- or yuti the nichha graha -- should hold uttama status.

For example,

  • Theory of Relativity 1879-1955 Physics Albert Einstein's nichha-bhanga Meena Budha occupies bhava-10 yuti uttama-Zukra, Shani, and Surya. Einstein's Budha transformed his autistic spacey imaginative and other-worldly nichha Meena worldview into a respected role as an exponent of the Muse, delivering a paradigm-shifting, civilization-changing insight into Time-Space dimensional physics.

  • England-Queen 1533-1603 Armada Elizabeth-1 's nichha-bhanga Kanya-Zukra occupies bhava-10 yuti uttama-Budha and Kanya-Surya. In the culture of her day, Elizabeth's status as an unmarried parthya woman would have normally made her a victim of exploitation and likely put her in a socially devalued role such as prostitute or slave. However, the nichha-bhanga Zukra exalted her to one of the most famous queenly roles in history. She was able to use her unmarried status to great advantage and her"spin-doctor" publicists created a mythology around her as a magically pure Virgin Queen. (Yet, as history records, her personal life was quite active) Of course, as the slogan goes "first the nichha, then the bhanga". Nichha-bhanga graha are difficult in the beginning.

True nichha-bhanga graha flip from socially criticized underperformance to stunning, spectacular performance.

But the rules for legitimizing this switch are strict.

Rules for Cancellation of Debility

quoted from authorities: David Frawley and B.V. Raman

The Astrology of the Seers by David Frawley


"There must be at least 2 forms of cancellation to get a real nichha-bhanga"

According to The Astrology of the Seers by David Frawley,

  • At least two forms of cancellation are required to achieve full neechha bhanga.

These are the possible methods of cancellation:

  1. debilitated planet occupies a kendra .

  2. The Lord of the neechha graha = uchha

  3. neechha debility = reduced somewhat if the lord of the neechha graha is strong or svakshetra

  4. neechha debility = reduced somewhat if debilitated planet hosts an uchcha planet in its domain or its rashi

  5. neechha graha = retrograde

BPL note:

Kendra is the strongest criterion for cancellation and 10 is the strongest Kendra. Neechha-bhanga definitely applies if the neechha-graha occupies bhava-10 + any other additional condition is also met.

Kanya-Zukra of England-Queen 1533-1603 Armada Elizabeth-1 obtains nichha-bhanga and gives marvelous results. Of course, as the slogan goes "first the nichha, then the bhanga". Nichha-bhanga graha are difficult in the beginning.

Meena-Budha of Theory of Relativity 1879-1955 Albert Einstein obtains nichha-bhanga and gives marvelous results. Einstein's placement of Meena-Budha satisfies numerous dosha-reversal conditions:

  • Most importantly, Budha occupies bhava-10 [rule-1, above]

  • bantering Budha's co-tenant = uttama-Zukra = visually beautiful design [rule-4, above]

  • Budha's Professor Guru enjoys parivartamsha yoga with Shani in bhava-10 [rule-3, above]

According to B.V. Raman . (1992, 4th ed.). A Catechism of Astrology. Part II, page 33

the dosha-reversal rules are a little easier:


  • "How do debilitated planets get their neechhabhanga (cancellation of debility)?

  • What are the general and special rules to find out the same?

A: Debilitated planets get their Neechha Dosha removed in four ways:

  1. If the lord of the sign occupied by the debilitated planet or the lord of the rashi wherein the debilitated planet has its exaltation occupies a quadrant from the Ascendant or the Moon.

  2. If the lord of the navamsha of the debilitated planet occupies a quadrant or a trine from the Moon, and the Moon and Lagna happen to be in Chara or moveable signs, or lagna navamsha happens to be moveable.

  3. If two or three or four planets happen to be debilitated but occupy good Shastyamshasor favorable and good Navamshas or exalted Navamshas, the evil arising from debilitation will not come to pass.

  4. If the debilitated planet has good Ashtakavarga strength, then again the same can be told. Only when the planet has no varga strength (Saptha-vargas as Hora etc.) the evils arising from that source will afflict the native ."

from ~~ B.V. Raman . (1992, 4th ed.). A Catechism of Astrology . Part II, p. 39

"Q. 59

  • Will there be neechhabhanga in a case where the planet capable of causing neechhabhanga is also neechha (debilitated)?


  • No, the neechhabhanga planet must be sufficiently strong.

  • There are other sources of strength and if the planet is otherwise strong, there will be neechhabhanga."


i want to ask u one question in one has nich grah in LAGNA kundali and in navmansha the nich grah becomes uch then NICHBHANGA IS CANCELD OR NOT?

A :

Two sets of rules for cancellation of debility or nichha-bhanga, according to two authorities (Dr. Frawley and Shri Raman), are posted above.

So far as I know, the simple fact of a nichha graha obtaining its uttama rashi in navamsha does not create a full nichha-bhanga (reversal of the nichha Dosha).

  • If the nichha graha meets even one of Shri Raman's conditions, the dosha is much relieved. the native need not be worried about a severe social or psychological handicap. However, the absence of a handicap does not immediately parlay into the presence of a praiseworthy characteristic.

  • With a full nichha-bhanga, the nichha graha not only causes no polarizing catalysis, but also the original liability becomes a powerful asset in one's social career.

  • It is common for nichha graha to have various measures of reduced neechcha or limited liability due to favorable conditions for that graha in other views, e.g. Raman says that of the lord of the nichha graha's occupied house occupies a kendra from lagna or from Chandra, then the nichha dosha is removed.

Dr. Raman is correct -- as he nearly always is! Nevertheless, the full nichha-bhanga wherein the liability becomes an amazing positive (similar effect to Viparita Raja Yoga but a different planetary cause) only occurs when Dr. Frawley's conditions are met.

Q: Can't I get a nichha-bhanga via drishti from the nichha graha's lord? I have a nichha-Mangala which receives the glance of Professor Chandra . I feel that I should get a NB or at least a raja yoga from this beneficial glance of Chandra to Mangala.

A: There can be a reduction of debility per Frawley's rules above, and it can produce all the financial benefits of Chandra-Mangala yoga since Mangala is in 11.

However, the nichha condition of Mangala will not be eliminated simply via receiving drishti from its lord, particularly considering Mangala's involvement with Rahu-Ketu.

It is true that Mangala benefits somewhat from occupying a kendra from Chandra and via incoming drishti from Chandra.

However, Chandra is weakened yuti Ketu .

The good news = Rahu and Mangala are, separately and together, money-mani-earners in the 11th sthana. The financial benefits of Chandra-Mangala yoga are not harmed by the nichha status of Mangala. One may earn well professionally, and with lagnesha Budha in 2 one may be also an efficient capital-wealth conserver.

Folks with nichha graha are usually on the lookout for any shloka that will justify a nichha-bhanga. Yet, most of the time, nichhamsh is nichhamsha. Corrections are not that common.

But ironically it is characteristic of the nichha graha to be in denial about its debility. Basically, these are graha that are weak and looking for excuses.

Nichha graha tend to be associated with various moral weaknesses such as blaming, stealing, plagiarizing, embezzling, taking credit for the work of others, hiding behind the law, avoiding personal responsibility, and generally not living up to its spiritual potential.

Weakness when manageable presents opportunities for growth.

So Naturally, the nativities with the nichha graha often try to concoct justifications for its purported correction. The best way to correct the at-birth weakness, if it truly does not receive NB in the nativity, is via Seva.

300 Combinations 1912-1998 Jyotishavidya BV Raman says that a nichha-bhanga correction can be reckoned if the lord of the nichha graha occupies a kendra from Chandra.

This method of nichha-bhanga correction seems to be insufficient but it was insisted to me recently by a client who seemed to be living with a rather nichha set of lifestyle choices!

Likely he was just weaseling out of his responsibility to look carefully at this nichha graha and the corresponding effects in his life. He was operating an illicit business. Raman's rules are so flexible that they can be easily misused.

But even this flexible method will not yield the correction you are looking for. It might be better to just be honest and look for seva opportunities to work with people who have nichha-Mangala. The target beneficiaries of Seva should be those who are suffering problems in their lives due to behaviors which can be characterized as emotionally manipulative, arm-twisting, choking, and thieving - especially in Azlesha.

Meena-Budha in karma bhava for Theory of Relativity 1879-1955 Albert Einstein

Full nichha-bhanga

(1) Budha occupies a kendra , and

(2) via parivartamsha yoga, bantering Budha's Professor Guru obtains svakshetra.

First the nichha part.

At the beginning of atmakaraka-uttama-Zukra/nichha-bhanga-Budha bhukti , astronomers considered a number of Einstein's claims -- because these claims were based on "thought experiments" -- to be scientifically unsupportable.

  • His claims regarding the effect of gravity upon light were ignored, belittled, or outright rejected on the basis of apparently contradictory evidence.

Then the bhanga part.

By the end of Zukra/Budha bhukti (where Budha = lagnesha+bandesha-4 ) in the year 1915, Einstein had published the General Theory of Relativity * Zur Allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie = in much the same form this theory has today.

  • General Theory of Relativity, accessible to both scholars and lay readers, has been in continuous print since 1915.

  • General Theory of Relativity since 1915 = used as a standard physics text in all universities

The same nichha-bhanga correction occurs for Asif Ali Zardari of Pakistan * widower of Pakistan-PM 1953-2007 Daughter of Destiny Benazir Bhutto Zardari's nichha-Mangala shares bhava-11 with the uttama-Guru and Karkata occupies 10th from Zardari's Chitra-Tula Moon.

He already has massive international networking connections including abundant finances (some of it questionably sourced, nichha-Mangala-11).

Zardari rose to power swiftly in Pakistan during Shani-Guru bhukti.


I have a peculiar situation in my chart. I have Surya, Rahu, Budha, Guru in the 10th house in Meena. Chandra is in the 4th with Ketu in Virgo.

Would this fit nichha-bhanga for budha?

A: Namaste,

Probably not. Nichha-bhanga requires (1) the nichha graha must occupy a Kendra from either the radical lagna or from the Chandra lagna and (2) the nichha bhanga graha must share a bhava with an uttama-graha. The situation you describe meets condition-1 but does not meet condition-2.

This configuration would only be able to obtain nichha-bhanga if Meena-Zukra occupies bhava-10. Compare to Theory of Relativity 1879-1955 Physics Albert Einstein 's famous nichha-bhanga Budha that made him an iconic visionary (Meena) paradigm-shifting explainer of post-third dimensional physics as well as an extraordinary poet and musician.

However, That magnificent cluster of graha in 7th from Chandra-4 does indicate a remarkable first marriage partner!

Wishing you every happiness

BP Lama Jyotisha


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