Yoga is a term used in Vedic astrology. Yoga is a predefined combination formed by two or more planets and/or signs and aspects. The effect of a Yoga, good or bad will manifest in one's life the timing of which is determined by transits and, or planetary periods. For more detains on Yoga please visit our Yoga page.
A planet that is most auspicious for any particular Lagna or Ascendant. Yoga karaka for particular ascendant is a planet that simultaneously rules an angle and trine. For example Mars is the Yoga karaka for those born in Cancer or Leo Ascendant, Venus for those born in Capricorn or Aquarius Ascendant, and Saturn for those born in Taurus or Libra Ascendants. For common signs Gemini, Virgo. Sagittarius and Pisces there are no planets which rule an angle and trine therefore the lord of Ascendant is the Yoga karaka for these Ascendants.
A source of strength for planets that are supposed to be in "war", i.e. a planet may get this when placed within one degree of longitude from another planet. Yuddha Bala is one of the components of Kala Bala.
Written by Sanjay Sharma, © 2011, revised August 2015