Ruchaka Yoga (रूचक योग)
(in Indian Astrology by Astrologer Prama Chopra)
The Ruchaka yoga is one of the five Royal Yogas of Vedic Astrology Panchmaha Purusha Yoga.
The कारक मंगल karak planet Mars forms Ruchaka Yoga. Like all other Mahapurusha yoga the association of powerful Mars planet with quadrant is necessary.
Ruchaka Yoga is formed when Mars in its own sign, Mool Trikona or exaltation occupies kendra (quadrant) which is 1st, 4th, 7th and 10th house.
Exalted in Capricorn upto 28°
Moola Trikona in Aries upto 12°
Own House (ruler) Aries and Scorpio
Ruchaka Yoga cannot occur with reference to every sign of the zodiac in the same house.
Table is given below for every ascendant
Aries Scorpio Capricorn 1st House
Leo Libra Capricorn 4th House
Taurus Cancer Libra 7th house
Cancer Aquarius Aries 10th house
In Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces ascendants this yoga can not occur.
As per Mantrshwara’s Jatak Phal Deepika
दीर्घास्यो बहुसाहसाप्तविभवः शूरोऽरिहन्ता बली
गार्विष्टो रुचके प्रतीतगुणवान् सनापतिर्जित्वरः |
dIrghAsyo bahusAhasAptavibhavaH shUro.arihantA balI |
gArviShTo ruchake pratItaguNavAn sanApatirjitvaraH ||
Person born with Ruchaka Yoga has a long life. The native is strong, valorous and destroyer of enemies. Ruchak jatak has material comforts and has a good number of followers in masses. Has visible calibre with chesty mindset. Native is born with leadership qualities and becomes head of army/land and victorious through out.
कुजो रुचकयोग यूथे भूलाभं धनालाभञ्च दारापुत्रा अभिवर्धनं |
भ्रात्रीसौख्यं मनोत्साहं कृषिमूलाधनागमं विशेषतः ||
kujo ruchakAyog yuthebhoolAbham dhanalAbhAnchA dArA puthrA abhivardhanam |
bhrAthrI soukhyam manotsAham krIshimoolA dhanAgamam viseshthaH ||
The native who has Ruchaka yoga formed by Mars the person gains land and property money. Blessed with wife/ wives and sons/ children. Brothers/ siblings are cause of happiness in the life of such native. The person is cheerful exquisite in temperament, farming and agriculture is source of good income especially.
Ruchaka in Sanskrit means ‘having, showing or conforming to good taste’.
In other references a type of salt is named Ruchak in Aayurveda.
One of the southern peak of Sumeru Parvatis Ruchak.
The Ruchak Yoga jatak has all the good qualities associated with planet Mars.
Like bravery, power, victory, proud. The native is of strong physique.
Mars is being planet for war so obviously Martians are supposed to be great in strength.
Region related to Ruchak yoga
Since the yoga is related to Mars and Cardinal direction of South is for Mars in general; regions south to Vindhyachal and further South of Sahyadri range (Satpura Parvat) relates to Ruchak Yoga.
In Jatak Paarijaat territory defined for Mars is from Krishna River in the North to Lanka in the south.
लङ्कादिकृष्णा सरिदन्तमारः सितस्ततो गौतमिकान्त भूयः |
विन्ध्यान्तमार्यः सुर्निम्ङ्गान्तं बुधः शनिः स्वात्तु हिमाचलान्तम् ||
jAtak pArijAt (chapter 2 shloka 25)
People with RUCHAKA MAHA PURUSHA YOGA
Bhagavan Sri Ramachandra
Bagavan Sri Gautama Buddha
Sri Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel
Aiswarya Rai Batchan
Hindi film’s Tiger hero Salman Khan has Ruchaka Yoga in his tenth house. The Yoga Karak Dabang Mangal (Mars of 10°) in its exaltation sign Capricorn and positioning in quadrant (10th house) is giving rise to this yoga. Tenth House being house of Karma, name and fame etc. in astrology.
The Ascendant lord Mars in tenth house made him a self made person. Not every sons or daughters who have film background see the place which Salman Khan has created for himself.