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Ketu: Ketu signifies comet in Sanskrit. He is said to have a serpent’s tail in his body, and his nature is similar to that of a comet. He is depicted riding a vulture and wielding a mace in photographs.

Kethu – (Keezhaperupallam)
Kethu speaks to karmic accumulations both otherworldliness and powerful impacts as per In Hindu astrology. Kethu is related with the Meena Avatar (Fish Incarnation) of Vishnu. kethu makes material misfortune all together power increasingly profound viewpoint in the individual. kethu is pointer of knowledge, non-connection, dream, infiltrating understanding and clairvoyant capacities. kethu is accepted to carry success to the family. He allows great wellbeing and riches to his devotees. kethu is the ruler of three nakshatras that are Ashvini, Magha and Mula.
As per the folklore, an asura’s head was cut off by God Vishnu. This outcome the asura’s head and body got together with a snake to shape ‘kethu’ and ‘Ragu’. kethu speaks to the body without a head, and Ragu, speaks to the head without a body. As indicated by the records in Hindu folklore, kethu has a place with Jaimini Gotra and Rahu has a place with Paiteenasa gotra. It is to be comprehended that both kethu and Ragu are totally various elements with unmistakable qualities. kethu is for the most part alluded to as a “shadow” planet. It is accepted that kethu to marvelously affect human lives. kethu is frequently portrayed with a gem on his head implying a riddle light.
The Temple committed to the Kethu will be Kethu Sthalam is in the town of Keezhaperumpallam. This Sthalam is only 2 kilometers from Poompuhar and comes surprisingly close to Nagapattinam district. The directing divinity is kethu. Yet, the principle icon is “Naganatha Swamy” or Shiva. Other name for this sthalam is Naganatha Swamy Temple.
Devas and Asuras blended the sea of milk with Mount Mantara as the stick and snake Vasuki as the rope. The snake, unfit to hold up under the agony transmitted toxin. Devas and the evil spirits dreaded the evil impacts of toxin and implored Lord Shiva. The Lord Shiva gulped the toxin yet Goddess Parvathi hurried to keep Him from gulping .This leads toxic substance to stop in His neck. Because of this, the Lord Shiva is called Neela Kanda and His throat turned blue with the poision. Vasuki, the King of serpents did retribution and loved Lord Shiva for a considerable length of time. The Lord showed up before the snake. He favored the snake to be cherished in a temple in the bamboo forest and calm the devotees from the evil impacts.
The nine navagraha gods are commonly found in little, square fenced in area in each temple (Nine Navagraha temples). Locals distressed by kethu are hit with fears of dacoity, loss of property, toxic chomps and putra dosha. One can dispose of the distresses, by supplicating Lord kethu. kethu is a half-planet that presents insight. kethu’s belongings are like Mars. kethu is neither feminine nor masculine. kethu credits with wind-commanded, carnal and habitual in conduct.

Ketu in Vedic Astrology- How it Affects You

Ketu in Vedic Astrology is a shadow planet. It has no head. Planet Ketu is considered inauspicious in astrology. Still, Ketu occupies an important place in Vedic astrology. However, one does not always get bad results from this planet. Ketu planet has plenty of auspicious results to bestow in life. Similar to Mars by nature, is also known as a cruel planet.
According to expert astrologers, Ketu is considered as the lord of Ashwini, Magha, and Mool Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras or constellations. The planet on the south node, Ketu and Rahu causes the solar eclipse and lunar eclipse.
Origin of Ketu in Vedic Astrology
The origin and story of Rahu and Ketu are an integral part of Hindu Mythology.
When, with the inspiration of Lord Vishnu, the Devas and demons churned the Kshira Sagar, in addition to precious gems, nectar was also obtained during the Samudra Manthan. Lord Vishnu took the form of Mohini and fascinated the gods and the demons and took the task of distributing the nectar himself and started offering nectar first to the deities. A demon named Swarabhanu got suspicious and disguised as gods and sat near Suryadev and Chandradeva.
As Lord Vishnu started offering the nectar to Swarabhanu, Surya and Chandra informed Lord Vishnu about him. Angry upon this, Lord Vishnu used his Sudarshan Chakra and cut Swarbhanu’s head from his body. But before this, a few drops of nectar had gone to his throat, due to which he lived in both head and the body. Ever since the head is called Rahu and the torso is called Ketu.
Significance of Ketu In Vedic Astrology
From the astronomical point of view, Ketu has no existence although the presence of this planet has been told in Vedic astrology itself. That too in the form of a shadow planet which gives results according to its position and the planet sitting with it. Ketu offers various results depending upon in which house it sits in the horoscope. There are some houses of astrology in which Ketu is auspicious results and makes a native wise. However, it also offers hazardous results when in a negative position.
Ketu represents spiritual abilities and tendencies. It separates the native from worldly and materialistic desires and fulfills with wise and spiritual abilities. It also bestows natives with dynamic psychic and makes them immensely creative. However, sometimes, it can influence self-undoing and imprisonment.
Effect of Ketu in Horoscope
First of all, let’s talk about body structure and quality – demerits. Ketu represents the element of fire. Due to Ketu, the nature of the native often turns harsh and cruel. The native becomes angry. They get aggressive over small matters.
Ketu in Vedic Astrology does not govern over any zodiac sign. Therefore, it gives the result as per whatever house Ketu sits in. It is believed that Ketu is a planet which’s placement can single-handedly bring the flood of destruction in a native’s life.
– Auspicious results of Ketu
When auspicious, Ketu Devta offers his blessings in both physical and spiritual progress. An auspicious Ketu in Horoscope helps you grow spiritual knowledge, attain higher studies, and perform for good in your society.
It makes hardworking and helps you in achieving goals and become more organized and disciplined. Auspicious Ketu provides the ability to know esoteric secrets. A person with auspicious Ketu becomes a high-ranking, authoritative individual with a clean image, fearless, and hardworking attitude. Also, it develops intelligence and wins.
– Inauspicious Results of Ketu
Ketu signifies your social status and acceptance. Thus, if Ketu is auspicious in your horoscope, you suffer from a lack of love and recognition. It makes you panic over small issues. Also, you become someone that society doesn’t approve of. You intentionally try to break the taboos as well as the rules of society. Therefore, you adopt sinful behavior.
You tend to get irritated in conversation. Additionally, the negative impact of Ketu makes you lethargic, over-cautious, and yet irresponsible and unpunctual. It also causes nervousness in taking simple decisions. There is a possibility of diseases in the feet.
Remedies for Inauspicious Ketu In Horoscope
Donate Halwa and sweet curd to girls on Sunday.
Donate two-colored blankets to a poor person.
Always keep a green handkerchief in your pocket.
Feed Sesame Laddus to married women and donate Sesame seeds.
Observe fast on Trayodashi Tithi of both Shukla and Krishna Pakshas.
Every evening in Krishna Paksha, donate some grains of black sesame, some cooked rice, and sweet curd on it. Pray for the Ketu Dosh Shanti by placing these things under the Peepal Tree.
Light a diya (earthen lamp) of cow’s ghee daily in the evening.
Feed sweet bread and yogurt to a dog daily under the Peepal tree.
Worship Bhairavji and offer rice on the banana leaf.

The lesser known story of Rahu and Ketu!

1 Mohini is also Vishnu’s incarnation
Long long ago Indra, the king of Devtas, was riding on his Elephant. Rishi Durvasa (a sage) saw Indra and he offered him a garland. Indra accepted the garland with a smile and placed it on the trunk of his elephant. The elephant got irritated by the scent of the garland and threw it on the ground, seeing this the enraged sage cursed Indra and all the Devatas to forget their Divya Shakties ( Divya means divine and Shakties means Powers).
2 The helpless Demi-gods
In such a condition the Daanavas (rivals of Devtas ) attacked the Heavens and conquered the whole universe. The Devas approached supreme father and creator of the universe, Lord Brahma for help, who guided them to Lord Vishnu, the preserver of universe. Lord Vishnu made a plan and suggested Devas to approach the Asuras and ask them for their co-operation in churning the mighty ocean to obtain amrita, the nectar of immortality.
3 Sagar Manthan
The Devas approached Asuras who agreed as this task required combined efforts of both Devas and Asuras. They started churning using Mount Mandara as a rod and the Serpent Vasuki as a rope. Lord Vishnu incarnated as a Tortoise to hold up the mountain on his back.
4 The fruits of Sagar Manthan
As the churning of the ocean started, several things emerged as a result, starting with poison Halahala which threatened to destroy all the universe but Lord Shiva kept it in his throat, without swallowing it. Kamadhenu, the wish-fulfilling cow, celestial horse Ucchaishravas, Airavata, the celestial elephant, the Kausthubha gem, the Parijataka (wish-fulfilling tree), Apsaras, the beautiful celestials maids, Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity, Varuni, the goddess of liquor appeared one by one.
5 Dhanvantar
Finally Dhanvantari, the god of medicine, appeared holding the pot of amrita. The Asuras forcefully snatched it, and refused to give it to Devas. Lord Vishnu then incarnated as Mohini, the enchantress, the most beautiful female form in the universe.
6 Mohini
Vishnu’s incanation Mohini was a lady with divine beauty . Mohini came with the Amrit pot to the battle place and she suggested devtaas and danavaas to sit in different rows, so that she can distribute Amrit among them. All the Devtaas and Daanavas agreed.
7 Amrit for Devtas
Mohini started distributing Amrit to the Devtaas. One Danav, Rahuketu, sat in the row of devtaas and drank the Amrit. The Sun God and the Moon God noticed him and they informed Mohini; however, by that time Rahuketu had already became immortal. Vishnu as Mohini cut off his head with Sudarshan Chakra . Rahuketu could not die but his head was seprated from his body , his head came to be known as Rahu and his body Ketu. Now the Devtaas were immortal so they fought the Danvaas and won.
8 Basic Astronomical facts about Rahu and Ketu
As per Hindu Astrology, Rahu and Ketu denote the two points of intersection of the paths of the Sun and the Moon as they move around the celestial sphere. Therefore, Rahu and Ketu are respectively called the north and the south lunar nodes. The fact that eclipses occur when Sun and Moon are at one of these points gives rise to the myth of swallowing of the Sun.
9 More about Rahu and Ketu
The Rahu is of feminine and Ketu is of neuter gender, Rahu is the karaka or significator of spiritual knowledge and Ketu is the karaka or significator of Moksha or the final liberation, as relationship significator Rahu governs maternal grandparents and Ketu denotes paternal grandparents.
10 Temperament
Their temperament is erratic and unpredictable and Rahu belongs to vaayu or air element and Ketu belongs to agni or fire element, their primary quality or guna is tamo or dull or ignorant, by caste they are outcaste, not fit to be a part of normal society and their nature is malefic.
11 Rulership
Rahu and Ketu does not have rulership of any zodiacal signs. Rahu get exalted in the sign of Taurus and its debilitation sign is Scorpio and Ketu get exalted in the sign of Scorpio and its debilitation sign is Taurus. As per planetary relationship Rahu and Ketu are friends are Venus, Mars and Saturn, it is neutral with Jupiter and Mercury and its enemies are Sun and Moon.
Nakshatras or Lunar mansions governed by Rahu are Ardra, Swati and Satabhisha. Nakshatras or Lunar mansions governed by Ketu are Ashwini, Magha and Mula. Rahu’s period as per Vimshottari Dasa is of eighteen years and that of Ketu is seven years.
13 Gemstone for Ketu
Gemstone for Rahu is hessonite or gomed and its substitute gemstone is agate. Gemstone for Ketu is Cat’s eye and its substitute gemstone is turquoise in color. In food and flavors they governs leftovers and inedible foods. Positive key words for Rahu are Originality, independence, insight, inspiration and imagination.
14 Negative key words
Negative key words for Rahu are confusion, deception, illusion, addiction and neurosis. Positive key words for Ketu are idealism, self-sacrifice, spirituality, intuition and compassion. Negative key words for Ketu are fanaticism, eccentricity, violence, amorality and impulsiveness. As per Numerology, numbers 4, 13, 22, 31 and all those that adds up to four, are governed by Rahu and numbers 7, 16, 25, 34 and all those that adds up to seven, are governed by Ketu.

Ketu Maharaj

Ketu is the descending lunar node. In Hindu mythology, Ketu is generally referred to as a “shadow” planet. It is believed to have a tremendous impact on human lives and also the whole creation. In some special circumstances it helps someone achieve the zenith of fame. Ketu is often depicted with a gem or star on his head signifying a mystery light.
In Vedic astrology Ketu represents karmic collections both good and bad, spirituality and supernatural influences. Ketu is associated with the Meena Avatar (Fish Incarnation) of Vishnu. Ketu signifies the spiritual process of the refinement of materialization to spirit and is considered both malefic and benefic, as it causes sorrow and loss, and yet at the same time turns the individual to God. In other words, it causes material loss in order to force a more spiritual outlook in the person. Ketu is a karaka or indicator of intelligence, wisdom, non-attachment, fantasy, penetrating insight, derangement, and psychic abilities. Ketu is believed to bring prosperity to the devotee’s family, removes the effects of snakebite and illness arising out of poisons. He grants good health, wealth and cattle to his devotees. Ketu is the lord of three nakshatras or lunar mansions: Ashvini, Magha and Mula.
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Ketu Dev is the controller of collective karmas, spiritualism, physical abilities, health, self-realization, liberation, and moksha.
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According to the legend, when the urn of nectar (Amrit) came out from the churning of the ocean, there was a fight between the gods and demons (asuras) for amritapan (drinking of nectar). Lord Vishnu took Mohini’s form and placed gods and asuras in two separate rows. Asura fell in fascination with Mohini’s beautiful physique and forgot everything. Mohini cleverly started giving nectar (Amrit) to the gods.
Meanwhile, the demon named Swarbhanu disguised himself and sat in the gods’ line, and started drinking sips of nectar. Lord Vishnu was informed by the Sun and the Moon about the demon. At this, Vishnu Ji separated his head from his torso by his Sudarshan Chakra, and these two parts in astrology are known as the planet named Rahu (head) and Ketu (torso). This happened due to Sun and the moon. For this reason, it is believed that Sun and lunar eclipse occur due to Rahu and Ketu.
Positive Effects – If Ketu makes a union with the planet Guru in the person’s horoscope, then Raja Yoga (Position in which a person may be a ruler or enjoy life like a ruler ) is created by its effect. If Ketu is strong in the person’s horoscope, it makes the legs of the Person strong. Ketu’s combination with auspicious Mars gives courage to the Person.
Adverse Effects – Due to the affliction of Ketu, the person has to face many types of problems. If a person decides on a task, he has to face failure. When Ketu is weak, the lower portion of the body of a person becomes weak. Due to afflicted Ketu, the Person cannot get the love of their maternal family. Rahu-Ketu’s position in the horoscope forms Kaal Sarp Dosh, which can be very deteremental to the life of the native. To avoid the inauspicious effects of Ketu, the Person should take measures for the Ketu Dev Shanti.
Ketu influences the 12 houses in the horoscope differently.
Ketu in First House
Ketu located here is not said to be auspicious in most cases. Still, some good results are available because of which persons are hard working. Persons can become rich on the strength of their hard work. But due to inauspiciousness person can be fickle and timid from the mind. There may be more confusion and mental anxiety in the Person.
Ketu in Second House
Ketu Dev in this house makes one beautiful, happy and prosperous. But in most of the cases, Ketu located here is considered to be inauspicious. Work can get disrupted. In many cases, the person will be found going against religion.
Ketu in Third House
Ketu here will give mixed results. It makes you strong as well as patient. A person believes in the works of charity. There are some inauspicious results of Ketu Dev located here. Some futile concerns may surround a person. Due to some reason, social fear may remain. Brothers can suffer.
Ketu in Fourth House
There are some auspicious results of Ketu being situated here, due to which Person can be brave, strong, sweet-spoken, and believe in speaking the truth. Mostly Ketu, located here, has been said to give many sorrows. This position of Ketu can make a Person fickle and restless. A person can be careless in doing their tasks. There may be a lack of enthusiasm in Person.
Ketu in Fifth House
The person will be strong due to Ketu Dev. The person will like to do the job under others even though they are more powerful. However, the Person will also have servants. But the Ketu located here also gives a variety of inauspicious results. Therefore, a person may find a lack of patience. There may be a multiplicity of negative thoughts in mind. A person may have to repent for their own wrong decisions.
Ketu Dev in Sixth House
Ketu located here makes the body healthy. A person will be dear and generous to their brothers. Persons are talented and determined people. Ketu located here also gives a variety of inauspicious. As a result, a person may have some quarrelsome nature. He may suffer from obstacles or some loss from the maternal side.
Ketu in Seventh House
Ketu located here is considered to be somewhat suitable only for economic matters. Still, in most cases, Ketu Dev is an inauspicious donor. It is said that Ketu, located here, makes the Person retarded and foolish. In many cases, money will be wasted unnecessarily and keep the Person financially worried.
Ketu Dev in Eighth House
There are some auspicious fruits of Ketu. Therefore, a person can be a mighty and always venturing person. They remain serious about their work. Ketu located here is considered inauspicious in most cases. Therefore, a Person will love the company of evil people more. He can be greedy.
Ketu in Ninth House
Ketu located here makes one mighty. A person would like to carry a weapon. He will be generous and kind by nature and give importance to religion. But they can also befriend some wrong persons. The person will get the benefit of wealth.
Ketu Dev in Tenth House
Ketu makes Person stunning, powerful, and intelligent. But Ketu situated here also gives some inauspicious results, as a result of which Person waste hard work in some useless work and are also somewhat arrogant.
Ketu in Eleventh House
Ketu located here will give different auspicious results. The person will be of an attractive and charming personality. They are generous and always contented persons by nature. But Ketu located here also gives some inauspicious results; thus, a person can also be worried to some extent.
Ketu Dev in Twelfth House
Ketu located here can give happiness and luxury in the form of auspicious things. But the situation here, Ketu also gives some inauspicious results due to which one can also be fickle. A person’s mind may remain restless. Old property may be destroyed.
Planet Ketu: Understanding Its Impact on Life and Destiny
Ketu, a shadow planet in Vedic astrology, holds significant importance as it is believed to be the lower part of the celestial snake. Its placement in a zodiac chart can have a profound impact on a person’s life, affecting their spiritual tendencies and attachment to worldly desires. In this article, we will also discuss the importance of Ketu in horoscopes and provide information on various remedies that can be used to manage its influence, including Ketu grah shanti puja, mantras, and Rudraksha.

What is Ketu

Ketu, known as the Lord of Descending node, is believed to be the tail of the Demon Snake and is considered to have a significant impact on human lives and the entire universe. Ketu is a Tamasic entity that represents otherworldly forces. Ketu is considered a shadow planet in Vedic astrology, along with the Rahu planet.
Story of Ketu
In Hindu mythology, the story of the origin of Ketu is related to the churning of the ocean of milk by the Devas and Asuras (demons) to obtain Amrit (nectar of immortality). According to the legend, a demon named Swarbhanu disguised himself as a god and drank the Amrit along with the Devas. But the Sun and Moon gods recognized the demon’s disguise and reported to Lord Vishnu, who used his Sudarshan Chakra to behead the demon.
However, since the demon had already drunk the Amrit, he could not be killed and his head and torso became separate entities. The head became Rahu and the torso became Ketu. As per the mythology, both Rahu and Ketu are responsible for causing eclipses of the sun and the moon, due to their involvement in drinking the nectar of immortality.
Significance of Planet Ketu
Ketu is known for bestowing spiritual tendencies and detachment from worldly desires, which leads to liberation from the cycle of birth and death. Accepting and understanding the divine plan that is part of our destiny and recognizing Ketu’s role in producing enlightenment is very important. Ketu is recognized in Vedic astrology as a ‘Chaya Grah’ which gives results according to its position and the planets that are sitting with it in a native’s horoscope.
Importance of Ketu in Vedic Astrology
Planet Ketu is considered an important planet in Vedic astrology because it has a significant impact on a person’s life according to its placement in the birth chart. While it is often viewed as an inauspicious planet, its effects are complex and depend on several factors. Ketu is associated with spirituality, disinterest, and salvation. It is said to represent the fire element in a person’s nature, which can make them hot-tempered and aggressive. However, some astrologers also believe that Ketu’s influence can lead to spiritual enlightenment and detachment from worldly desires.
Association of Ketu with Constellations
In Vedic astrology, Ketu is the lord of three constellations or nakshatras, namely Ashwini, Magha, and Mool. These constellations are considered to be very important in Indian astrology and have a great influence on a person’s life. The Ashwini constellation is ruled by Ketu and is associated with healing, medical treatment, and the initiation of new ventures. Magha is ruled by Ketu and is associated with power, authority, and leadership. The Mool constellation is also ruled by Ketu and is associated with spiritual pursuits and inner transformation.
Impact of Ketu on Human Life
Ketu represents spirituality, disinterest, and salvation science in Vedic astrology. It is associated with the fire element, and its influence can make a person aggressive and hard-natured. Ketu’s presence in the first house or the ascendant in the birth chart. It is said to make the person inclined towards spirituality and detachment from worldly pleasures. Such people tend to become monks or spiritual leaders. However, its presence in other houses can have different effects.
If Ketu is present in the third, fifth, sixth, ninth, or tenth house, the native may experience positive results. If Ketu is located in the third, fifth, sixth, ninth, or tenth house of the horoscope, the native can experience positive outcomes. For instance, a combination of Ketu with Planet Jupiter can make the person live a life like a king, while its combination with Planet Mars can give them courage. On the other hand, if Ketu is weak in the birth chart, the person may struggle with anger and face obstacles in achieving success.
The position of Rahu and Ketu in the birth chart also creates a dosha called “Kaal Sarp Dosha,” which is considered inauspicious in Vedic astrology. It can cause significant problems and delays in a person’s life.
It is believed that if Ketu is present in any of these constellations – Ashwini, Magha, and Mool in a person’s birth chart, then that person will have a strong influence of Ketu in their life. The qualities associated with Ketu, such as spirituality, detachment, and mysticism, will be prominent in their personality. Additionally, if Ketu is present in these nakshatras, it can also indicate a person’s past life karma, which can affect their present life. Therefore, the association of Ketu with these constellations is an important aspect of Vedic astrology.
Remedies for Ketu in Vedic Astrology
Worshipping Lord Ganesha
Worshipping Lord Ganesha and offering him Durva grass, which is his favourite, and reciting Shri Ganapati Atharvashirsha Stotra is another way to boost Ketu. Another deity that can be worshipped for this purpose is Matsya, the fish avatar of Lord Vishnu.
Chanting mantras
Reciting mantras dedicated to Ketu is believed to be a powerful remedy.
Powerful Mantras for Ketu
Ketu Beej Mantra
ॐ श्रम श्रीं सरं सह केतवे नमः ||
ॐ केम केतवे नमः ||
ॐ हम केतवे नमः ||
Chanting Ketu Beej Mantra will increase your interest in the ashram, knowledge and mental things. Ketu Mantra will also keep you away from discrimination and similar factors and help you in spiritual enlightenment. It helps you to differentiate between what is wrong and what is right, aiding you in proper decision-making skills. Furthermore, it makes you an expert in Tantra and the occult sciences. With an inclination towards these areas, you also gain the power to use these skills wisely.
Ketu Gayatri Mantra
ॐ चित्रवर्णय विद्माहे, सरपरूपाय धिमहि, तन्नो केतु प्रचोदयात॥
ॐ पद्म-पुत्राय विदमहे अमृतेशाय धीमहि तन्नो केतुः प्रचोदयात्॥
ॐ गद्दाह्स्ताय विद्महे अमृतेशाय धीमहि तन्न: केतु: प्रचोदयात॥
ॐ अश्वाध्वजाय विद्महे शूलाहस्ताय धीमहि तन्नो केतु: प्रचोदयात॥
This mantra is helpful for those who are in adverse Mahadasha of Ketu. You will stay away from troubles and adversities during this time. Chanting this mantra regularly will help you attract courage and fame in life.
Ketu Puranokta Mantra
पलास पुष्पा संकासम – तारकग्रह मस्तकाम्
रौध्राम रौध्रथमाकम गोरम – थम केथुम प्रणामम् याहं॥
Regularly chanting the Ketu Puranokta Mantra can help in acquiring wealth and develop a natural sense of discrimination. The mantra can enable one to differentiate between what needs to be done and what needs to be avoided. Recitation of the Ketu Mantra helps in attaining higher levels of knowledge and spiritual enlightenment. He stops one’s preoccupation with material possessions and helps them see beyond the satisfaction of immediate needs.
Vedic astrology suggests that donation is the best way to alleviate the negative effects of planets, and for Ketu, items such as sesame seeds, bananas, and black blankets can be donated. To obtain favourable outcomes, you can also use a Ketu yantra, which is a symmetrical diagram that has the same effects as mantras.
Feeding Dogs
One of the commonly suggested remedies for mitigating the negative effects of planet Ketu is to offer food and shelter to street dogs, as it is believed that Ketu resides in them.
Yantra and the gemstone for Ketu
Ketu Yantra helps in reducing the negative effects of Ketu and increasing its positive effects. The Ketu mantra “Om Kem Ketave Namah” should be recited daily to reduce the negative impact of Ketu. Gemstone for Ketu is Cat’s Eye or Lehsunia, which helps to counter the negative effects of Ketu.
Rudraksha for Ketu Planet
9 Mukhi Rudraksha is blessed by Goddess Durga and associated with her nine forms. It is believed to remove the malefic effects of Ketu. The Rudraksha is said to bring peace, prosperity, and success to the wearer, while also providing protection from negative energies, helping to overcome obstacles, and enhancing spiritual growth.
Ketu Graha Shaanti Puja
Those who want to do Puja to reduce the adverse effects of Ketu. Rudralife can help you in organizing a personal Ketu Graha Shanti Puja. This puja is a special worship ceremony dedicated to Planet Ketu and is believed to bring blessings and reduce the negative effects of its influence.
Benefits of Devi Durga Maha Puja:
It brings immense merits and the blessing of Devi Jagdamba.
She confers strength, courage, victory over adversaries and protection from malefic energies.
For success, authority, power, fortune and health. For bestowing Bhoga and Moksha.
This Puja also helps tone down the malefic effects of Planet Ketu, the year  000 is the year of Ketu and having the blessings of Devi Durga is highly auspicious.
Puja Description: Swasti Vaachan, Sankalp, Kalash Pujan, Gauri and Ganesh Pujan, Navgrah Pujan, Rudra Pujan, Pradhan Devi Mahakali, Mahalakshmi, Mahasaraswati Shodashopchar Pujan, Mahabhishek, Sampurna Saptashati Path, Mahamangal Aarti and Pushpanjali, Visarjan
Rahu And Ketu Give Positive Results In These Houses Of Kundli
Rahu and Ketu in astrology are one of the most dreaded planets. Well, to quote the best astrologers in town, Rahu and Ketu are not actually planets with a physical form like the other seven planets (Moon, Sun, Mars, Mercury, Saturn, Jupiter and Venus). Rahu and Ketu are actually a snowball of energies that are known for their negative effects. But happens, they are not always negative as they too bring positive effects when camping certain houses.
In an astrological sense, Rahu and Ketu are the points where the Moon’s and Earth’s orbits intersect. These are called nodes. The north node represents Rahu, and the south node represents Ketu. To note, the two intersection points are exactly opposite of each other and are said to create electromagnetic disturbances.
In astrology, Rahu and Ketu are the enemies of the planets Moon and Sun, and thus eclipse them. However, if you consider zodiac signs, Rahu is friends to Gemini, Virgo, Libra, Pisces and Sagittarius zodiac signs and Ketu, on the other hand, is friends with Virgo, Sagittarius, Capricorn and Pisces.
Rahu and Ketu – Birth Mythological Tale
Rahu are Ketu are born out of the same body. Their birth goes back to the time of Samudra Manthan, when Lord Vishnu decided to churn the nectar of immortality from the ocean to give it to the seven planets so they can be immortal. Post the Samudra Manthan, Lord Vishnu asked the planets to line up to receive the immortality nectar. As the planets lined up, a Rakshasa donned the form of an innocent man and stood in the line to receive the nectar, which he did. Once Vishnu came to know that the Rakshasa had fooled him to gain immortality, he, in sheer anger, cut him into two pieces.
However, the Rakshasa couldn’t be killed as he had had the immortality nectar. So his two halves became Rahu and Ketu. Thereafter, scared of Vishnu, the planets did penance to him and were given the planetary status.
Rahu in Astrology
Before we look into what are the good houses for Rahu and Ketu in kundli, we first need to learn a bit about these two shadow planets, starting with Rahu. Rahu in astrology represents greed, materialism, diseases, obsession and fame. When you let your mind get influenced by materialism or lust or hate, Rahu has a role to play in the whole prologue. Any person who gets influenced by Rahu will have a harsh speech and rude nature. Such people can be easily irritated and can be a bit lazy too.
Rahu in astrology is also called the planet of pleasures. Just like Saturn (Shani), it inundates the native with worldly pleasures like fame, money, etc. and in the act, it spoils you to pull you into its league. Hence, when Rahu dasha is upon, the native needs to be very careful about their choices and decisions. Astrotalk’s astrologers can help you here.
Rahu as a planet, however, is not malefic for each and every one of us. Strong Rahu in kundli of politicians and thieves is said to be a very good combination. It helps these natives acquire name, fame and materialistic possessions as these people are usually greedy. The Rahu planet, for the layman, is beneficial if it occupies the house of enemies in your kundli. On occupying the house of enemies, Rahu and Ketu can safeguard you from effects like buri nazar and any sort of physical and emotional hurt.
Ketu in astrology
If planet Rahu is about worldly desires, the planet Ketu is about spirituality in astrology. Also called the half planet, Ketu is responsible for wisdom in humans. The person influenced by Ketu is said to be gifted with spiritual achievements in life. The person also acquires some sort of healing powers. While all this may lure you to get closer to Ketu, but these qualities of Ketu are reflected only when it is positively placed or is in one of the good houses for ketu in kundli.
During negative placement, the planet Ketu brings the native woes like depression, anxiety, ghost problems, poor focus and much more. The planet Ketu also is a propeller to certain diseases, hunger, imprisonment, accidents, misery, joint pains, conspiracies etc. The Ketu planet is most compatible with Venus, Saturn, Mercury and Rahu.
While the Rahu Mahadahsa lasts for 18 years, the Ketu mahadasha is as long as seven years. The planet Ketu doesn’t rule any house or Rashi in kind but it surely does occupies a certain house in kundli at a point in time. Thus knowing the good houses for ketu in kundli can help you in making better decisions about various aspects of life.
Best place for Rahu in kundli
As per our expert astrologers, the Rahu planet is good in the Upachaya Houses of the kundli. The Upachaya houses in kundli are 3rd, 6th 10th and 11th. Let’s look, one by one, what are the good effects of Rahu when in these houses.
Rahu in 3rd house
The third house in astrology is of valour, loving siblings, willpower and communication. The effects of Rahu are best in this house. When Rahu occupies the 3rd house, the natives’ intellect and social awareness improve. This improvement directly helps one forge better relationships. The natives with Rahu in the 3rd house are courageous and take challenges head-on. They like being spiritual and develop a sense of self-belief. The natives develop a strong passion, and this helps in the accumulation of wealth.
However, the Rahu influence can also make the natives brag about this wealth accumulation. Thus one needs to safeguard themselves from getting carried away. Rahu is about materialism and may try to influence you by helping you achieve things easily. It is you who needs to rein yourself in situations like these.
Rahu in 6th house
The sixth house in astrology is the house of enemies, debt and health issues. While you might think that Rahu in this house can affect you negatively, but honestly, it is exactly the opposite. When Rahu is in the sixth house, you are protected from your enemies. Also, you are able to cure health ailments and are able to get permanent relief from most diseases. In addition, if planets like Saturn and Mars conjunct with Rahu in the sixth house, the gains are to further expand across various domains.
However, Rahu with Venus in the 6th house is not favourable as it may lead to extramarital affairs. When Rahu sits with Mercury in the 6th house, it may make the child in the family a bit selfish and rude. Similarly, Rahu with Saturn in the 6th house leads to Progeny.
Rahu in 10th house
Rahu is a materialistic planet, as you may be aware by now, and interestingly, the 10th house in astrology too denotes materialism. Thus another good house for Rahu in astrology is 10th. The one with Rahu in the 10th house will have a successful career. The house helps the native overcome limitations. As you proceed in life, you will gain the support of authoritative people. The best professions for people with this placement are media, entertainment and software.
However, Rahu in the 10th house is influenced by the placement of Saturn, who is the ruler of the 10th house. Also, though Rahu and Moon are enemies, but the placement of Moon in the 10th house with Rahu is the sign of Raj Yog.
Rahu in 11th house
Another good house for Rahu is the 11th house. The native with this combination is to achieve success and wealth in their lifetime. However, one might have to wait till the age of 31 or above to find this success. The placement of Rahu in the 11th house is especially beneficial during the Dasha period. The native with this combination will get benefits from the government and society. Also, you will have material gains in your kitty.
However, the negative effect of Rahu in the 11th house is that it could make the person egoistic. The native with this placement will be a bit miser although s/he will acquire materialistic and financial gains in life.
Best place for Ketu in kundli
After Rahu, here are the best houses for Ketu placement as per AstroTalk’s astrologers:
Ketu in 3rd house
Both Rahu and Ketu give positive benefits when camping in the 3rd house. The placement makes the natives excellent at managing their expenses and do well in terms of finances, especially during the Ketu Mahadasha. The planet Ketu makes these natives highly sociable. You will find yourself more attached to your siblings if Ketu is in your third house. As Ketu is a bit on the spiritual side, this placement also inspires the native to do good deeds for others.
However, Ketu in the 3rd house can also make you a bit greedy as you acquire these benefits. So ensure you keep yourself grounded while you enjoy the benefits of the planetary position.
Ketu in 9th house
Ketu is highly beneficial if it is in the 9th house of your kundli. The natives with this placement will find their difficulties subduing. You will easily be able to overcome your enemies. The Ketu planet in the 9th house is beneficial in terms of mind and body wellness. You will be able to produce a positive attitude towards life. This good house for Ketu also helps the native with acquiring wealth and longevity of children.
On the negative side, the placement can make you really argumentative. You will find yourself getting easily irritated. You will refrain from donating and may develop a habit of gossiping too much. But if you can rein these influences, Ketu will bring much good for you.
Ketu in 12th house
The shadow planet Ketu in the 12th house implies that the person will have a spiritual bent. S/he will move towards enlightenment and will develop introvert qualities. The planet Ketu in the 12th house not only makes the person good with money but also they are very secretive about it. Interestingly, if the planet Ketu is in the 12th house with Mercury, this combination is even more beneficial and takes you closer to luxuries.
On the downside, the placement of Rahu in the 12th house can also lead to eye problems and sleeping disorders. The placement can give you pain or problems below the waist area. For women, Ketu in the 12th house leads to menstrual problems.