The legend of Rahu and Ketu

The legend of Rahu and Ketu

According to Hindu Astrology, Rahu and Ketu indicate the two points of the crossing point of the ways of the Sun and the Moon. They move around the divine circle. The way that obscurations happen when Sun and Moon are at one of these focuses offers the fantasy of gulping of the Sun.

Rahu is one of the nine well known astronomical bodies in Indian texts. Rahu is a shadow entity, unlike the other eight bodies. It is the one that causes eclipses and is also believed to be the king of meteors. Rahu represents the ascension of the moon in its precessional orbit around the earth.
According to some accounts in Hindu mythology, Ketu belongs to Jaimini Gotra. Whereas Rahu is from Paiteenasa Gotra. Thus both are totally different entities having distinct characteristics but are two parts of a common body. Ketu is generally called as a “shadow” planet. It is believed that it has a tremendous impact on human lives and the whole creation as well. 

The Rahu is of female and Ketu is of neutral. Rahu is the significator of otherworldly information and Ketu is the karaka or significator of Moksha or the last freedom, as relationship significator. Rahu oversees maternal grandparents and Ketu indicates fatherly grandparents.

Positions and Directions

By the headway in research, plenty of forecasts have turned out. with bunches of intriguing viewpoints and noteworthiness of Rahu and Ketu in one’s horoscope.

Rahu all things considered relying upon its situation and quality and so forth factors can a few times give a gigantic and abrupt otherworldly improvement and incredible Raja Yoga karaka facilitator.

The legends say it All

According to Indian mythology, the legend of Rahu and Ketu is closely related to The Samudra Manthan. A long time ago, there was an extraordinary war between the Asuras (devils) and the Devas (divine beings).

The Devas under the leadership of Bramha went it the war. Bramha instructed them to churn the sea, because of which they would acquire Amrit.  This makes them eternal and prosperous. In the wake of expending it, they would most likely destruction the Asuras.

Agitating the sea was an extremely challenging task thus the Devas looked for the assistance of the Asuras. The lord of the snakes, Vasuki, was to turn into the rope.  A slope named Mandrachal offered to turn into the rotate. Master Vishnu, like a tortoise, turned into the base and the stirring procedure started.

Rahu and Ketu

Samudra Manthan

The Devas held the tail of Vasuki and the Asuras held the head. Different things turned out, during this agitating of the sea. There was a pot of Vish (poison) which made devastation in all the three universes.

Ruler Shiva drank the toxin to spare the world, yet he didn’t release the toxic substance past his neck which ended up blue in shading. 

Finally, Dhanvantri turned out with a pot of Amrit . was frantic Promptly there was a scramble among the Devas and the Asuras. Seeing this, Lord Vishnu appeared as Mohini who offered her administrations in circulating the Amrit similarly to both the Asuras and Devas.

She caused them two to sit in two distinct columns however she gave the Amrit to the Devas as it were.

The stealing

Towards the end, one of the Asuras saw through her trap. He proceeded to sit among the Devas and drank the Amrit. The minute Chandra (Moon) and Surya (Sun), who was sitting adjacent to him, saw that he was an Asura. They then informed Mohini about this.

Vishnu came in his genuine structure and let out the Sudarshan Chakra (wheel) at the Asura. Lord Vishnu used his Sudarshan chakra and cut off his head from his body. However, his head continues to live and his head was then called Rahu. 

The remaining part of his body was then named as Ketu. As per legend, Rahu and Ketu gulped the moon and sun to have their retribution, in this way causing a shroud.

The Ruling power of Rahu and Ketu

Rahu and Ketu authority over one’s fortitude, activity, distress, valor, sin and accommodate mental inconveniences and stresses in current life relying upon one’s very own past karmas in their previous existences.

Rahu oversees over the head divides, while Ketu administers over one’s ears, discourse and hearing and so forth.

Temple of worship

At Vinayaga temple, the icon of Rahu in Rahu-sthalam is given milk Abhishek regularly. At the point when milk falls over the assortment of Rahu, it turns blue. Then it ends up once it leaves the body.  It is accepted that doing Milk Abhishek here for Rahu during Rahu kal, the malefic impacts.

Impediments, inability to reproduce, dissatisfied conjugal life, Kalasarpa Dhosham, Kayastha Dhosha, Sarpa Dhosha are altogether diminished.

  These were some major details about the planet Rahu and Ketu. For more information, you may read The Effects of Ketu in each house. 


Posted On - July 14, 2019 | Posted By - Vijayasan913 | Read By -


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