KALA SARPA DOSHA (7 PLANETS HEMMED BETWEEN RAHU AND KETU)
Unfavorable Planetary Placement Disrupting Relationships
Vedic Remedies to Mitigate Affliction and Strengthen Relationships
What is Kala Sarpa Dosha?
In Vedic Astrology, Rahu and Ketu represent the serpent. While Rahu is the head of the snake, Ketu forms the body. Kala means time, and Sarpa means serpent. Kala Sarpa means ‘Serpent of Time.’ Kala Sarpa Dosha is formed when all planets, including Lagna (Ascendant), are placed within Rahu and Ketu. It is a powerful Dosha and can nullify other good yogas in the birth chart.
It is also called Kala Sarpa yoga. Once the person born with this yoga pays back the effects of bad karma in this lifetime, they begin to rise in life and reach a good position.
How Cosmic Alignment Creates Kala Sarpa Dosha
The alignment of the cosmic bodies when all the planets- the Sun, the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn, are hemmed between Rahu and Ketu, Kala Sarpa Dosha is created. Even if one planet is outside the Rahu-Ketu axis, it will not be considered a Dosha. Different placement of Rahu and Ketu can give different outcomes.
Ananta Kala Sarpa Dosha- Rahu in 1st House and Ketu in 7th House
In this Dosha, Rahu is placed in the 1st house and Ketu in the 7th house in the horoscope. All planets are placed between Rahu-Ketu from the 1st house to the 7th house.
This alignment can make a person ill-tempered and bring health issues. There would be problems in marital relationships, and, if in business, there would be a lack of support from partners.
Kulik Kala Sarpa Dosha- Rahu in 2nd House and Ketu in 8th House
This Dosha is formed when Rahu is in the 2nd house and Ketu is in the 8th house, and all planets are between them.
The individual afflicted may be vile-tongued and lead a life without the support of relatives. Monetary problems might surface, and savings might not be possible. The afflicted native may undergo surgery or accidents. There may be a possibility of unnatural death.
Vasuki Kala Sarpa Dosha- Rahu in 3rd House and Ketu in 9th House
This Dosha is formed in the horoscope when Rahu and Ketu are in the 3rd, and 9th houses, respectively, and the remaining planets are hemmed between them.
The afflicted individual may be timid in disposition and unable to fight for self-esteem. Relationships with younger siblings might not be good. Tide will go against the individual who may be unable to overcome adversity. The native can lack interest in religion, and luck may not favor them.
Shankapal Kala Sarpa Dosha- Rahu in 4th House and Ketu in 10th House
This Dosha is formed when all planets are between Rahu and Ketu, which are placed from the 4th house to the 10th house.
This alignment causes the native to have a bad relationship with the mother. The individual might not have mental peace and face professional problems.
Padma Kala Sarpa Dosha- Rahu in 5th House and Ketu in 11th House
The axis of Rahu-Ketu from the 5th house to the 11th house and all planets within this axis cause this Dosha.
The afflicted individual can face an issue with childbirth and education. They may have problems earning and may get into conflict with elder siblings.
Mahapadma Kala Sarpa Dosha- Rahu in 6th House and Ketu in 12th House
The alignment of all planets in the Rahu-Ketu axis of the 6th house to the 12th house causes this Dosha.
The afflicted individual can be dominated by enemies and lose money and property. The native could waste money, be unpopular, and have conflicts with in-laws.
Takshak Kala Sarpa Dosha- Rahu in 7th House and Ketu in 1st House
The placement of all planets in the axis of Rahu-Ketu from the 7th house to the 1st house cause this Dosha.
The afflicted may not go through marriage. If married, then the marriage might not go well. This Dosha can create a rift between the couple, leading to separation.
Karakotak Kala Sarpa Dosha- Rahu in 8th House and Ketu in 2nd House
The placement of Rahu in the 8th house and Ketu in the 2nd house and the remaining planets in between them can cause this Dosha.
The afflicted native might be ill-tempered and befriend anti-social elements. The native might have enemies and not be granted paternal wealth.
Shankachood Kala Sarpa Dosha- Rahu in 9th House and Ketu in 3rd House
When Rahu is placed in the 9th house, Ketu in the 3rd house and all planets are between Rahu and Ketu; this Dosha is created in the horoscope.
An afflicted individual might struggle a lot in life, and luck may never favor them. The individual may develop a habit of lying constantly and could be short-tempered.
Ghatak Kala Sarpa Dosha- Rahu in 10th House and Ketu in 4th House
This Dosha is formed when Rahu is placed in the 10th house, Ketu in the 4th house, and all the planets are between the 10th to 4th houses.
The afflicted individual may face many hurdles in his profession and conflicts with superiors at work. The individual may lack focus and face criticism. Relationships with family members may be poor. There may be debts and bad habits.
Vishdhar Kala Sarpa Dosha- Rahu in 11th House and Ketu in 5th House
This Dosha is formed when Rahu is placed in the 11th house and Ketu is placed in the 5th house, and all planets are hemmed between Rahu and Ketu.
There would be financial stress and issues regarding children when this Dosha is present in the horoscope.
Sheshang Kala Sarpa Dosha- Rahu in 12th House and Ketu in 6th House
When Rahu is in the 12th house and Ketu is in the 6th house, and all planets are hemmed between them, this Dosha is formed in the horoscope.
The native might not be satisfied in life. There may be hidden enemies, and one may face trouble with authorities. There might be frequent health issues.
Conditions That Can Nullify Kala Sarpa Dosha
There are few instances and exceptions when Kala Sarpa Dosha fails to impart any harm in your life.
- Presence of a strong Raja Yoga in the horoscope
- Strong Placement of the Moon and the Sun in the horoscope
- Gaja Kesari Yoga in the horoscope
- Strong Ascendant (Lagna) ruler
- Exaltation of 5thhouse ruler or 9th house ruler, or 1st house ruler in the horoscope
- Exaltation of the Sun or the Moon in the horoscope
How Kala Sarpa Dosha Can Impact You
Kala Sarpa Dosha is believed to be a malefic Dosha and can impact an individual adversely in life. A native may suffer from many negative effects of this Dosha. Those having Kala Sarpa Dosha can suffer setbacks and reversals in life.
- Struggles and hurdles in the path
- Mental stress and anxiety
- Low self-esteem and lack of confidence
- Deterioration in health
- Loss of wealth and poverty
- Loss of job and business failure
- Bad relations with family members
- Betrayal by friends and well-wishers
- Lack of support from friends or relatives
How to Reduce the Impact of Kala Sarpa Dosha
Home Remedies for Kala Sarpa Dosha
- Chant the Shiva Panchakshari Mantra, ‘Om Namah Shivaya,’ at least 108 times daily.
- Chant the Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra at least 108 times daily.
- Offer Tarpanam to ancestors on every Amavasya (New Moon) if possible.
- Offer milk for snake gods on Saturdays, especially on Naga Panchami days.
- Donate a snake idol made of silver at any Shiva temple on Saturday or Naga Panchami day.
- Chant the Beeja Mantra of Rahu-Ketu 108 times daily, ‘Om Sri Rahave Namaha, Om Sri Ketave Namaha.’
- Chant Hanuman Chalisa.
Homa Recommended to Remedy Kala Sarpa Dosha
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AstroVed’s Dosha Remedial Programs
The planets and their positions have a lot of influence on our lives. At the time of birth, their positions in the birth chart impact our lives. A Dosha indicates bad conditions in the natal chart. Derived from Sanskrit, Dosha signifies physical disorders. In Vedic Astrology, Dosha signifies planets in an unfavorable condition in the natal chart. Doshas are believed to create malefic effects even if planets in transit are in a good position. This could adversely affect the native’s life.