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Naga Dosha

Naga Dosha

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Introduction to Kala Sarpa Yoga

According to Vedic Astrology, Kala Sarpa Yoga is an inauspicious Yoga in the birth chart of an individual, which is formed when all planets are hemmed between the nodal planets – Rahu and Ketu. The reasons for Kala Sarpa Yoga could be due to killing or harming a snake, destroying anthills, wrath of the serpent god from previous births, known or unknown sins committed, etc. can lead to Kala Sarpa Yoga in your current birth.

Rahu and Ketu are the shadow planets in Vedic astrology, which according to mythology form the head and tail of a snake respectively. Hence, these two planets are always placed opposite each other, and their position in each House can have specific effects on the native.

The following are the twelve kinds of Kala Sarpa Yoga based on the placement of Rahu and Ketu in the birth chart:

  • Anant Kala Sarpa Yoga – Rahu in 1st House and Ketu in 7th House
  • Kulik Kala Sarpa Yoga – Rahu in 2nd House and Ketu in 8th House
  • Vasuki Sarpa Yoga – Rahu in 3rd House and Ketu in 9th House
  • Shankhpal Kala Sarpa Yoga – Rahu in 4th House and Ketu in 10th House
  • Padma Kala Sarpa Yoga – Rahu in 5th House and Ketu in 11th House
  • Mahapadma Kala Sarpa Yoga – Rahu in 6th House and Ketu in 12th House
  • Takshak Kala Sarpa Yoga – Rahu in 7th House and Ketu in 1st House
  • Karkatak Kala Sarpa Yoga – Rahu in 8th House and Ketu in 2nd House
  • Shankhanaad Kala Sarpa Yoga – Rahu in 9th House and Ketu in 3rd House
  • Patak Kala Sarpa Yoga – Rahu in 10th House and Ketu in 4th House
  • Vishakta Kala Sarpa Yoga – Rahu in 11th House and Ketu in 5th House
  • Sheshnag Kala Sarpa Yoga – Rahu in 12th House and Ketu in 6th House

Effects of Kala Sarpa Yoga

Kala Sarpa Yoga, irrespective of the positions of Rahu and Ketu in the birth chart, can have one or more of the following effects:

  • Delay in marriage
  • Disputes or misunderstanding among couples
  • Separation of couples
  • Delay in childbirth
  • Lack of happiness, inner peace, and self-confidence
  • Health issues and decrease in longevity
  • Threat of accidents
  • Loss of wealth/property
  • Problems with family and friends

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Remedies for Kala Sarpa Yoga

Following are few simple remedies that you can follow to lessen the effects of Kala Sarpa Yoga:

  • Perform remedial rituals at specific Powerspots suggested by Vedic astrologers to pacify the serpent planets
  • Worship Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and Goddess Durga with Poojas and mantras
  • Chant Maha Mrityunjaya mantra or Shiva Ashtakam
  • Donate milk, ghee or sugar
  • Perform Pooja to Nagas (serpent gods) on Naga Panchami day

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