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Kaal Sarpa Dosha

In an Indian Vedic astrology horoscope when all the planets are hemmed between Rahu and Ketu i.e., the moon's north node and the moon's south node Kaalsarp Yoga is formed. Complete Kaalsarp yoga is formed only when half of the chart is unoccupied by planets. Even if one planet is outside the Rahu Ketu Axis there is no Kaalsarp Yoga.

Kaal sarp dosha is of 12 types based on the placement of rahu and ketu in different houses of Indian horoscope .

General Impacts of Kaal Sarp Dosha:
  1. Hurdles in every important and auspicious work.
  2. Lesser Mental peace
  3. Low self-confidence
  4. Deterioration of health and reduces longevity
  5. Poverty and destruction of wealth.
  6. Destruction of business and loss of job
  7. Anxiety and unnecessary Tensions
  8. Bad Relations with family members and friends
  9. Treachery from friends and colleagues
  10. Very less help from relatives and friends

Types of Kaal Sarp Dosha: Anant Kalsarp Yoga: When rahu is placed in Ascendant (Lagna) or 1 st house and ketu is placed in seventh house then this type of kaal sarp dosha is formed. This yoga made a person short-tempered and of bad nature. It also has adverse impacts on person's health. Marital relationship will not be in a good shape and in business, person will not get support from partners.

Kulik Kaalsarp Dosha : When rahu is placed in 2 nd house or dhan bhav and ketu is placed in 8 th house then this type of kaal sarp dosha is formed. Person will not have support from relatives and he will have bitter tongue.He will have problems in earning and saving the money. His health also will not be good and the chances of accidents and surgery are high. He can have a unnatural death may be from poison or suicide.

Vasuki Kaalsarp Yoga: When rahu is placed in 3 rd house and ketu is placed in 9 Th house then this type of kaal sarp dosha is formed. This causes bad relation with younger siblings. Person will be timid and he will not be having enough valor to fight for his self respect. He will not be able to fight against the unfavorable situations. He will not be interested in religion and luck will not support him.

Shankpal Kaalsarp Yoga: When rahu is placed in 4 th house and ketu is placed in 10 Th house then this type of kaal sarp dosha is formed. This causes bad relations with mother, less mental peace, No harmony at home, devoid of good vehicle, Problems in profession.

Padam Kaalsarp Yoga: When rahu is placed in 5 Th house and ketu is placed in 11Th house then this type of kaal sarp dosha is formed. This causes problems in education and child birth. It also creates problem in relations with elder siblings and in getting income.

Mahapadam Kalsarp Yoga: When rahu is placed in 6 Th house and ketu is placed in 12Th house then this ype of kaal sarp dosha is formed. The person afflicted by this yoga is dominated by the enemies and get loss of money and land. He generally waste money in sinful acts and he is unpopular and has bad relations with in-laws.

Takshak Kaalsarp Dosh: When rahu is placed in 7 Th house and ketu is placed in 1 st house then this type of kaal sarp dosha is formed. Person afflicted by this will have very rare chances of good marital life. It might be possible that marriage doesn't happen at all. If marriage happens then divorce is most likely or very bad relation with spouse. The person will be unpopular.

Karkotak Kaalsarp Yoga: When rahu is placed in 8 Th house and ketu is placed in 2 nd house then this type of kaal sarp dosha is formed. The person is s hort tempered and has many enemies. Such a native has friendship with the anti social elements. The native does not get paternal wealth.

Shankachood Kaalsarp Yoga: When rahu is placed in 9 Th house and ketu is placed in 3rd house then this type of kaal sarp dosha is formed. The person will have many ups and down in life. Luck will not favor him properly. They have a habit of speaking lies. They are also short tempered.

Ghatak Kalsarp Yoga: When rahu is placed in 10 Th house and ketu is placed in 4 th house then this type of kaal sarp dosha is formed. The person has problems in case of profession and he will generally has problems with his superiors. He doesn't have good focus. He is much criticized. He is not having good relations with father. Punishment by law or the Government also possible.

Vishdhar Kaalsarp Yoga: When rahu is placed in 11 Th house and ketu is placed in 5 th house then this type of kaal sarp dosha is formed. The person travels frequently and is never fixed at on place. Problems also arise from children. However these natives get some peace in the latter half of their life.

Sheshnag Kaalsarpa Yoga: When rahu is placed in 12 Th house and ketu is placed in 6 th house then this type of kaal sarp dosha is formed. The person has problems relating to litigation. There are enemies and health problems.

How to Analyze Kaalsarpa Yoga Contrary to popular belief the effects of this Yoga are not always malefic. Just having one of the 12 combinations described above does not mean that the native will invariably go through the results described above. The whole chart needs to be analyzed in order to come to a conclusion. In my experience following factors should be considered.

One must check the overall strength of the chart by looking at Lagna, Lagna lord, Moon and Sun. If the overall chart is strong this will not let the kaalsarpa yoga have any major negative influence. A weak chart on the other hand will not be able to protect the native.

Depending on the Rahu/Ketu position, determine which side of the axis has all planets. All the houses of the side which is totally empty will feel the effects of this yoga. The houses in which Rahu/Ketu fall will particularly determine the area of life which will be impacted negatively.

However if the lord of the houses falling on the empty side of the Rahu/Ketu are very well placed (Exalted, in Friend's house, in own house, aspecting their own house). Then those houses will not suffer that much and negative effect will be reduced to the factors attributed to those houses.

Vasuki, Padam, Mahapadam, Shankachood and Vishdhar Kaalsarpa generally do not give bad results if the overall chart is in a really bad shape. This is because of their association with 3rd, 6th and 11th house in which Rahu/Ketu are considered favorable.

If in D-9 chart Rahu/Ketu fall in 3rd, 6th or 11th house, then the effects are reduced.

One must check the constellations of Rahu/Ketu as well. If they fall in benefic constellations (if the lords are natural benefic planets) then they become more unfavorable.

Its impact will be more prominent during dasha and antardasha periods of Rahu and Ketu. This is very important point. If this yoga is very strong in one's chart, but the dasha does not operate till very late in his life, then it really does not effect the native that much.

It causes severe hardships when related with Sun and Saturn or the lords of the houses occupied by Sun or Saturn.

Remedies Remedy for kaalsarpa yoga is a controversial subject. However in my humble experience the following are known to have brought relief.

  1. Recite Lord Shiva's mantra "Om Namah Shivay" 108 times daily.
  2. Recite Mahamritunjaya mantra daily. Everytime a bad thought comes to your mind or you see things going in the wrong direction, recite this mantra
  3. Keep fast for 16 Mondays.
  4. Perform abisheka to Shivalinga daily with water and offer flower and sandal paste for atleast five years and recite Rudrashtaka.
  5. Get a silver swastika made having small bronze snakes at both its sides and affix this tantra at an auspicious time or around 4 am in the morning on the main door of your house. The followers of other faiths may also use this tantra.
  6. Recite Hanuman Chalisa every morning.
  7. Offer prayers to lord Shiva's family.
  8. Recite daily Rahu Kavach Stotra or simply you must chant Rahu and Ketu mantra minimum 108 times. These mantras are "OM RANG RAHVE NAMHA" and"OM KEANG KEATVE NAMHA"
  9. On every Monday bathe a metal idol of Lord Shiva only with yogurt and sandal powder while chanting Har Har Mahadev.
  10. You may observe fast on Nag-panchami.
  11. Donate pulses to beggars on 43 Wednesdays.
  12. Give Blue or Brown cloth, wheat, mirror, sesame seeds, oil, iron and blanket towards charity
  13. Aviod wearing black clothes.