Ketu is the South Lunar node where Moon intersects Earth’s elliptical path around the Sun. Ketu is represented in mythology as the immortal body of a demon without a head. Time and again, he swallows the Moon causing lunar eclipse. Disregarded and uncontrolled, he turns reckless. He can cause emotional disturbances through problems in marital or professional relations. He deprives you of confidence in yourself and can bring destruction and hunger. Ketu is capable of bringing dissatisfaction and detachment in relationship and confusion specially for those engaged in occult practices. Archetype Ganesha is the planetary overlord of Ketu.
Generally praying to Ketu brings the benefits of:
|Sunday||12.00 to 13.30 PM|
|Monday||10.30 to 12.00 Noon|
|Tuesday||9.00 to 10.30 AM|
|Wednesday||7.30 to 9.30 AM|
|Thursday||6.00 to 7.30 AM|
|Friday||15.00 to 16.30 PM|
|Saturday||13.30 to 15.00 PM|
You can also participate in real time Ketu homa or pooja performed with elaborate rituals amidst Vedic chants by priests in India.
Mythology on Archetype Ketu
Ketu was born to the demon Viprasitthi and his wife Simmikai. He had a brother named Rahu. Both Ketu and Rahu are the grand sons of Saint Katchya.
During the churning of Milky Ocean by Angels and Demons, Lord Vishnu took the form of a beautiful maiden to procure Immortality Nectar (Holy Drink) from the bottom of the ocean. He wanted to offer this nectar to the Angels. When the nectar emerged to the surface, a scramble ensued between the Angels and Demons to obtain this nectar. Rahu disguised in the form of an Angel got into the queue between the Sun and the Moon, collected the nectar and gulped it.
When the truth came to light, both the Sun and the Moon complained to Lord Vishnu who hit Rahu with the ladle and beheaded him with his Chakra (the Divine Wheel). As Rahu had already taken the nectar, he attained immortality and therefore survived the fatal assault of Lord Vishnu.
Both Ketu and his brother Rahu were brought up in Bapra Kingdom ruled by Viprasitthi and Simmikai. The body of Katu was attached to a serpent. After performing rigorous penance and praying to Lord Vishnu, Ketu attained the status of a planet.
Rahu and Ketu are not planets, but they exert influence on human beings.