Gajakesari Yoga is one of the most beneficial yoga as per the ancient Indian astrology. It occurs when Jupiter is in Kendra from the Moon or when Jupiter lies in Kendra from the Ascendant.
Gaja-Kesari is a literal combination of two words Gaja and Kesari. Gaja refers to Elephant and Kesari refers to Lion which means that the formation of GajaKesari Rajyoga will bestow power and wealth to an individual.
Let us see the effects of Gajakesari Yoga through an example:
We all know about Narendra Modi who has achieved tremendous success and fame despite coming from lower rungs of society. It is the Gajakesari Rajyoga that has given him extraordinary oratory skills, and he commands respect even from his opponents.
In his horoscope, Jupiter lies in the fourth house and Moon lies in the ascendant which is also the Kendra. This rare but auspicious coincidence in his birth chart has made him immensely knowledgeable and a commanding position in the lives of millions.
However, it is not the Gajakesari Yoga alone that makes his horoscope special. There are numerous other beneficial yogas in his horoscope which are rare and beneficial as well.
Gajakesari Yoga is not as rare compared to the other Raj Yogas since two out of three people have this. However, it is the position of the planets in the favourable houses which determines its potential and benefits. The probability of perfect Gajakesari yoga is one in thousands, so it is pretty rare if you consider its best form.
Legendary people like Mahatma Gandhi, Queen Elizabeth, etc. had Gajakesari Yoga in their horoscopes. However, Jupiter must not be retrograde or aspected by Malefic or else it can have a negative influence in the lives of people.
It is said that even Nathuram Godse was going through the period of Gajakesari Yoga when he killed Mahatma Gandhi, but his Jupiter was aspected by Malefic which might have had some bad influence on his mind and actions.