Ashta Bhairava Invocation to 8 Fierce Forms of Shiva Helps Remove Obstacles, Master Time, Manifest Material Goals & Attain Fame, Power & Status Join Now

Sloka To Get Rid Of Rahu Ketu Afflictions

Click the 'Play' button to read out loud this webpage content


Rahu and Ketu are two heavenly bodies who do not have physical existence. Rahu and Ketu actually represent the northern and southern lunar nodes respectively, that is, the points of intersection of the orbits of the Sun and the Moon. Hence, these body-less entities are known as shadow planets.

Mythology regards Rahu as the severed head of a snake and Ketu, as a headless half planet and the tail of that snake. Vedic Astrology considers both Rahu and Ketu as important members of the family of Nava Grahas, the nine planets that strongly impact the lives of the people and holds that the study of their positions and movements, along with that of the other planets can reveal the past, present and the future of any individual.

Rahu and Ketu are both malefic planets, who normally generate fear in people. Though Rahu may fulfill desires, he can ruin things, stop ventures from fructifying at the very last moment and thus can cause frustrations. Ketu can make people undergo bitter experiences in life and become wiser out of it.

This sloka is in praise of Lord Muruga or Subrahmanya , the warrior God and the son of the divine couple, Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. This is a powerful hymn, the chanting of which can be very effective in getting rid of Rahu Ketu afflictions.

This divine Hymn is describing about Lord Subramanya (Muruga) who is the youngest son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.

Sindhooraaruna mindhukaanthi Vadhanam Keyoorahaaratipihi

Divyairaabaranaiar Vibhooshithathanum Svargaadhi Sowkyappratham

Ambojaa bhaya sakthi kukuda dharam Rakthaangaa raagojvalam

Subrahmanya Mupaasmahe Pranamathaam Beedhipranaachotyatham


He has reddish bright complexion like vermillion. His face is like the Moon. His body is so bright and delightful with Ornaments. He gives comfort to Heaven itself. He has four hands which have Lotus, Abhayam, (first divine quality or fearlessness) (Shakthi,(Vel) and a Cock (rooster). He has applied Sandal and wears red color garments. I Bow to Lord Subramanya (Muruga) who relieves the fear of his devotees.


Recite this sloka (hymn) on Kirtuthigai day. Propitiate Lord Subramanya (Muruga) by worshipping him with red oleander flowers. This can greatly help to bring good results.

To Participate

The sacred scriptures prescribe fire ceremony, Abishekam (hydration ceremony), Pooja/Archana (Light and Sound ceremony), Yantra and Mantra (special sounds) as the ways to offer your prayer to the divine. Out of these, fire ceremony is the most evolved spiritual technology on earth to connect with the divine beings. Participate in the remedial services to clear your karma and receive the blessings.