Gaj Kesari Yoga In Jyotish

Gaj Kesari  yoga is formed in the birth-chart when Jupiter is in Kendra, i.e.,Ascendant, fourth, seventh and tenth house from Moon. Jupiter is the karak planet of wealth, knowledge, fame, luck and children while Moon is the kaarak planet of heart, softness, mobility, happiness and prosperity.

Gaj Kesari Yoga is also analyzed from Ascendant in the Kendra house. This yoga is auspicious when formed in Kendra houses.

Formation of Gaj Kesari Yoga - Jupiter should be in Kendra from Moon
Jupiter should be in Kendra from the Ascendant.

Dhan Yoga and Gaj Yoga -
Jupiter is the karak planet of money or wealth among all the planets. Moon is also known as cash money therefore it is said that when this yoga is auspicious it may give the person wealth and money as much and big as Elephant. Hence, this yoga gives the person a lot of opportunities to earn wealth.

Results of Gaj Kesari Yoga

Gaj (Elephant) Kesari (lion) both are powerful and influential animals. According to Rishi Parashar if this yoga is created in anyone’s chart he becomes capable, efficient, get all luxurious comforts and conveniences and occupies a higher position in his profession. This person may also be proficient in creative arts, arguments, debate and may be very intellectual.

Gaj is the epitome of intelligence and knowledge. Gaj or Elephant does not have pride on his tremendous capabilities. He knows how to use his abilities and strength wisely. This yoga gives the person sharp intellect and prosperity. This yoga also helps increase the longevity of the person.

Maharishi Parashar's Thought On Gaj Kesari Yoga

According to Maharishi Parashar, Kendra position of Jupiter should be seen not only from the moon but also from the ascendant. Another important condition added by Maharishi Parashar is that Jupiter must conjunct or be aspected by a benefic. Aspect of a benefic or conjunction with it shall further strengthen Jupiter. There is no denying the fact that if Jupiter is otherwise strong and not aspected or conjunct by a benefic, he is fully capable of fructifying the yoga. When Jupiter is combust, debilitated or in inimical sign, it is less effective to do good to the native. Other condition which shall be taken into consideration are-
Jupiter must be a functional benefic for the ascendant. So, Great astrologer Maharishi Parashar has ruled out Gaj Kesari yoga for Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Virgi, Libra, Capricorn and Aquarius ascendants.
Jupiter must not be in 6th, 8th, 12th houses.
The Moon Should also be strong. It should be strong, have Paksha bala and should not be debilitated etc.If order to cause fructification of yoga in case yogas is from the Moon. Position of the Moon from the ascendant is also important i.e. the Moon should not be in 6,8,12 houses from the ascendant. It should also be taken into consideration that if Jupiter is in an angle from the ascendant or from the Moon in own sign or exaltation, the combination shall be called by the name of Hamsa yoga (One of the Panch Mahapurusha Yoga).