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Bandhan Yoga In Astrology: A Bandhan Dosha Causing Jail

By November 24, 2023No Comments
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Have you ever felt trapped in your own home? Like the four walls have become your prison, and there’s no escape? Or have you ever been to jail for a crime? If so, you may have Bandhan Yoga in your astrological chart. Bandhan Yoga tells the possibility of imprisonment, whether literal or symbolic. For some, it manifests as actual jail time. For others, it’s the feeling of being caged in isolation.

Either way, Bandhan Yoga suggests imprisonment and limitation in some areas of life. Keep reading to find out if you have Bandhan Yoga and what you can do about it.

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What is Bandhan Yoga In Kundli?

A Bandhan Yoga in kundli or your birth chart indicates the possibility of imprisonment or confinement in your life. This could mean literally being jailed or feeling trapped mentally, in isolation. The word Bandhan means “bondage” or “imprisonment” in Sanskrit, while Yoga means effect. Here, it is clearly a case of a negative effect. Therefore, Bandhana yoga can also be called a type of Bandhan Dosha. 

According to Jataka Tatwa, a standard book of astrology, it is also called Jail Yoga. If you have Bandhan Yoga in your kundli, the house representing imprisonment (the 12th house) becomes strongly connected to the Ascendant or Lagna, which represents you. This suggests your own self may face imprisonment or restriction of some kind. At the same time, your 6th house of protection is also weak.

Bandhan Yoga Significance

As mentioned, Bandhan Yoga is a Bandhan dosha meaning that hints at the chances of imprisonment or confinement. Sometimes, even good, powerful people can face imprisonment due to Bandhan Yoga. This yoga signifies not just physical but also mental confinement, like living in isolation. 

Let us understand this through an example. A person named Raj held an authoritative government position. However, Raj had Bandhan Yoga in his birth chart. Despite his power and status, Raj faced legal troubles and was even briefly imprisoned for a few months. The Bandhan yoga showed up as Raj made some questionable decisions in his role that ultimately led to his downfall.

Raj’s story shows how Bandhan Yoga can affect anyone, even those in high places. The yoga trapped Raj in a “prison” of poor choices and their consequences. His temporary imprisonment was the impact of the yoga’s effects.

Bandhan Yoga may represent confinement, but freedom is still within your reach. Raj’s story is a reminder that no one is immune to the effects of their karmas and yogas. But with awareness and action, you can work to overcome even the most challenging of yogas. 

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How To Identify Bandhan Yoga

Let us look at possible indicators of Bandhan Yoga in Kundli. This is how astrologers determine the chances of Jail Yoga in Kundli.

1. Important Houses Involved In Bandhana Yoga/Jail Yoga

The main planets involved are Rahu, Saturn and Mars. Rahu and Saturn both represent confinement and restrictions. Mars shows aggression and violence, which can lead to legal troubles. When these planets influence key houses, they can create Bandhan Yoga.

2. Planets Involved In Bandhana Yoga / Jail Yoga

The houses primarily involved are the 6th, 8th, 12th and 10th houses. Afflictions to these houses by the key planets can create jail yoga.

  • 6th House: The 6th House shows enemies and legal disputes, 
  • 8th House: The 8th House indicates sudden upheavals and unforeseen events, 
  • 10th House: The 10th House is related to your career and social status. 
  • 12th House: The 12th House is a house of loss of freedom and attracting isolation. This house is a prison on the planet.

3. Possible Combinations for Bandhan Yoga Formation

The possible combinations in a birth chart that lead to Bandhan Yoga or Jail Yoga are indicated below. However, each chart is unique, and all conditions may not apply to every chart.

  • This yoga primarily causes imprisonment when Saturn, the rising sign ruler (ascendant lord) and the 6th house ruler, are placed in conjunction with Rahu or Ketu in the 1st, 4th, 7th or 10th house (Kendra Houses) or in the 1st,  5th and 9th house (Trikon Houses).
  • However, the Bandhan Yoga effects might be reduced or delayed if Saturn itself is the ascendant lord.
  • Planets in the 12th, 2nd, 5th or 12th house indicate confinement or imprisonment. Equal planets in the 2nd and 12th, 5th and 9th, 6th and 12th, 3rd and 11th, or 4th and 10th cause Bandhana yoga. 
  • Bandhana yoga also happens if the rising and 6th house rulers join Saturn at birth.
  • An afflicted rising sign ruler aspected by the 6th and 12th rulers can also result in imprisonment.
  •  If the rising sign ruler is Saturn or Mars joining the 12th ruler and 9th ruler while afflicted, Saturn or Mars transit through the 6th, 12th or rising sign can cause imprisonment. 

Types Of Bandhan Yoga That Cause Imprisonment

When analysing a birth chart, the presence of Bandhan Yoga indicates the possibility of imprisonment. There are four main types of Bandhan Yoga that can lead to jail time:

  • Ari Bandhan Yoga: If Mars is placed in the 12th house, it shows confinement due to enemies or litigation. You may face false accusations leading to imprisonment. 
  • Vir Bandhan Yoga: When Mercury is placed in the 12th house, it indicates imprisonment due to fraud, forgery or misrepresentation. 
  • Naga Bandhan Yoga: If Rahu is placed in the 12th house, it shows imprisonment due to conspiracies and secret enemies. Avoid speculation and over-ambition.
  • Ahi Bandhan Yoga: When Ketu is placed in the 12th house, it indicates confinement in hospitals, ashrams or foreign lands. Practice detachment from materialistic desires and follow a spiritual path.

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Remedies For Bandhan Yoga

The good news is there are remedies for Bandhan Yoga or Bandhan dosh remedies that can help reduce its effects. Performing these remedies sincerely may even nullify yoga altogether.

  • To reduce the malefic effects of Bandhan Dosha or Bandhan Yoga, worship Lord Hanuman and donate red lentils on Tuesdays.
  • Donate green lentils and green clothes and worship Goddess Saraswati to appease the planet. Practice meditation and communication skills.
  • Worship Goddess Durga, donate black lentils, and do mantra recitation of Rahu – ॐ धूं रां राहवे नमः।’ ‘Om Dhum Ram Rahave Namah’ to reduce malefic effects. 
  • Wearing gemstones associated with Saturn (blue sapphire) and Mars (red coral) may help counteract Bandhan Yoga since these planets rule imprisonment and restrictions.
  • Donate brown lentils, worship Lord Ganesha and do mantra recitation of Ketu.- ॐ केतवे नमः’ ‘Om Ketave Namah


So, we just read the ins and outs of Bandhan Yoga in astrology. Now you know what to look for in your own chart or that of someone close to you. While this is a difficult yoga or, rather, dosha to have, the good news is there are remedies you can perform to reduce its effects. The truth is we all face periods of confinement in our lives, whether physical, mental or emotional. Bandhan Yoga shows us where we may face our deepest struggles with freedom and independence.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What exactly is Bandhan Yoga?

Bandhan Yoga forms when the 6th, 8th and/or 12th houses or their lords are connected with the 1st, 4th, 7th or 10th house or their lords. This indicates imprisonment, either physically or mentally. It shows confinement, isolation and restraint in life.

2. Does Bandhan Yoga always mean I’ll go to jail?

Not necessarily. While it can indicate physical imprisonment, it more often shows mental confinement or isolation. This could manifest as living in a closed-off environment, feeling trapped in a situation, or being overly controlled or restricted by others.

3. How can I tell if I have a strong Bandhan Yoga?

If the lords of the malefic houses (6th, 8th, 12th) are in conjunction with or aspect the lords of the kendra (1st, 4th, 7th, 10th) houses or Trikon houses ( 1st, 5th and 9th), Bandhan Yoga is strong. The more combinations, the more powerful the yoga.

4. What remedies can help reduce the effects of Bandhan Yoga?

Some remedies for Bandhan Yoga include chanting Hanuman Chalisa daily, feeding crows and fish, donating to charity on Saturdays, wearing a blue sapphire or red coral gemstone, and performing pujas. Making positive life changes to avoid negative situations can also help.

5. How does Bandhan Yoga impact relationships and career?

In relationships, Bandhan Yoga can indicate feeling trapped or constrained by a partner, or the relationship itself may be isolated in some way. In career, it often shows working in a restricted environment like hospitals, jails or other institutions.

6. What is Bandhan Dosha, and how is it related?

Bandhan Dosha forms when Bandhan Yoga is severely afflicted in the chart. It indicates the negative karmic consequences of restricting or imprisoning others in a past life. This often leads to physical imprisonment, long-term hospitalisation or institutionalisation.

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There's a saying, " Description begins in the writer's imagination but should not finish in the reader's ", and I truly believe that. I have colossal love for vocabulary and I wish to continue creating impact with writing. Talking about the professional realm, I am a Content Writer having decent work experience.