The word yoga is derived from the Sanskrit root Yuj which means “union” so, the different ways planets
associate with each other and form combinations are also called Yogas. Yogas are particularly observed
when making horoscope at childbirth to analyze the nature of the child being born during that time. There
are numerous Yogas in Vedic astrology but 26 Yogas in Vedic Astrology are considered more important
According to Vedic astrology, Yogas are determined by the placing of the nakshatras and planets at the
time of birth, most of the Yogas are compiled of more than one planet in house and Panchangam is used
to find the Yogas in your birth chart. The two types of Yogas in Panchangam are Naisargika Nitya, Yogas,
that is based on longitudes of the Surya (Sun) and Chandra and Tatkaalika Yogas, that is based on
combination of Vaar (weekday) and Nakshatra (constellation).
Yogas give positive or negative results in the area of life. The combinations that yield negative results are
called Doshas. Yogas are generally classified as Chandra (Sun), Surya (Moon), Nabhasa (celestial), Raja,
Dhana, or Darida. Out of the thousands, the important 27 Yogas in Vedic astrology are as below:
1. VISHKAMBHA (Support): It is ruled by Shani, Its effect is described as prevails over others, victorious
over enemies, and obtains property, wealthy.
2. PRITI (Fondness): Budh or Mercury is the ruler planet for this Yoga. Its effect is characterized as
enjoyment or gratification, attracted to the opposite sex, enjoys life with contentment.
3. AYUSHMAN (Long-lived): The ruler planet is Ketu. The consequences are described as longevity good
health and energy.
4. SAUBHAGYA (Good Luck): this Yoga is ruled by Shukra. The effects have been described as auspicious,
good fortune, a life full of opportunities, happy.
5. SOBHANA (Splendor): Sun or Surya is the ruler planet for this Yoga. The effects are portrayed as
splendid, beautiful or demeanor sensualist, obsessed with sex.
6. ATIGANDA (Danger): Ruled by Chandra, the moon. The effects are characterized as lots of obstacles,
difficult life due to numerous obstacles and accidents; revengeful and angry.
7. SUKARMA (Virtuous): It is ruled by the planet Mangal. Adverse reactions are referred to as noble
deeds, magnanimous and charitable, wealthy.
8. DHRITI (Determination): Rahu is the ruler planet for this Yoga. The implications are described as
enjoying the wealth, goods and spouses of others; indulges in the hospitality of others.
9. SOOLA (Pain): It is ruled by Guru. The consequences are characterized as confrontational and
contrary, pain, death.
10. GANDA (Obstacles): Shani, the Saturn is the ruler planet. The implications are characterized as
flawed morals or ethics, troublesome personality, and obstacles.
11. VRIDDHA (Growth): Budh planet rules this Yoga. Adverse reactions are described as intelligent,
opportunistic; life constantly improves with age.
12. DHRUVA Constant): Ketu is the ruler planet. The consequent reactions as steady character, able to
concentrate and persist, wealthy.
13. VYAGATHA (Beating): Venus or Shukra is the ruler planet. The implications are described as cruel,
intent on harming others.
14. HARSHANA (Thrilling): It is ruled by Surya, the Sun. The effects have been characterized as
intelligent, delights in merriment and humor.
15. VAJRA (Thunderbolt): The Yoga is ruled by Chandra. The consequences are described as well-off,
lecherous, unpredictable, and forceful.
16. SIDDHI (Success): The Yoga is ruled by Budh. The effects have been described as skillful and
accomplished in several areas; protector and supporter of others.
17. VYATAPATA (Calamity): It is ruled by Rahu. The effects are depicted as prone to sudden mishaps and
reversals, fickle and unreliable.
18. VARIYAN (Comfort): Guru, Jupiter is a ruler planet. The impacts are defined as loves ease and
luxury, lazy, lascivious.
19. PARIGHA (Obstruction): It is ruled by Shani Graha. The effects are described as encounters many
obstacles to progress in life; irritable and meddlesome.
20. SIVA (Auspicious): Mercury or Budh rules the Yoga. The effects are portrayed as honored by
superiors and government, placid, learned and religious, wealthy.
21. SIDDHA (Accomplished): It is ruled by Mangal. The consequences are depicted as accommodating
personality, pleasant nature, interest in ritual and spirituality.
22. SADHYA (Amenable): Ruler planet is Shukra. The results are described as well behaved,
accomplished manners and etiquette.
23. SUBHA (Auspicious): Surya ruled the Yoga. The impacts are termed as lustrous body and personality,
but problems with health; wealthy, irritable.
24. SUKLA (Bright White): This is ruled by Chandra. The consequences are depicted as bright, pure, clean
and flighty, unsteady and changeable mind.
25. BRAHMA (God): The red planet Mangal ruled the Yoga. The effects are described as trustworthy and
confidential, ambitious, good discernment and judgment.
26. INDRA (Chief): It is ruled by Rahu. The effects are portrayed as interest in education and knowledge;
27. VAIDHRITI (Poor Support): It is ruled by mighty planet Guru. The effects are defined as critical
nature; powerful and overwhelming mentally or physically.