Could you explain
in detail, how to identify between these two yogas ?
Both the Yogas are formed, when all the planets are suitably located
between Rahu and Ketu . Some authors like Dr. P.S. Sasthri and Mr.
L.R. Joshi consider Kalasarpa Yoga is Viloma type of Yoga and Kalamritha
Yoga as Anuloma type of Yoga. In Southern states of India, yet one
more condition is given. When Rahu goes towards its exaltation position,
and the other planets follow suit, it is said to be a benefic yoga,
giving good results to the native; on the other hand if Rahu goes
towards its debilitated position followed by other planets, it is
said to be a malefic yoga, giving bad results to the native.
One school of thought says that when lagna, Sun, Moon or any one
of the planets is away from the sequence of Kalasarpa arrangement,
the yoga is said to be nullified, but another school of thought
insists that there will be nullification, only when two or more
above said factors are away from such arrangement. So conceptually,
it has been accepted that occupation of the planet between Rahu
and Ketu is the essential condition for the Kalasarpa Yoga.
How much effective is the Kalasarpa Yoga?
Since the Nodes of the Moon are associated with Karmic attributes,
the yoga inflicts certain restrictions over a natal chart. It expresses
The Kalasarpa Yoga will be mostly operative between the ages of
39 and 45 years.
When the Lagna is not included in the yoga and goes out of the axis
of Rahu and Ketu , lesser will be the adverse effect.
Kalasarpa yoga is not like other yogas generally formed by the combinations
of Mars, Sun or Moon, producing enrichment or penury. The encirclement
of all the planets in the natal chart by the two nodes makes the
individual to enjoy the fruits of previous Karma. If a person suffers
at the present birth due to the bad deeds of the previous birth
(Sanchita Karma) and do good at this birth (good Prarabdha Karma),
with Kalasarpa yoga being present in the horoscope, then the suffering
in the present birth will be gradually changed into good. The native
will have good worldly life with spouse and children.
It has been found that if Rahu or Ketu conjoins with any planet
either in the ascendant or in the 7th house from the lagna, a partial
cancellation of the yoga occurs, which results in Raja Yoga at the
respective attributed house. The native will enjoy either good or
bad according to the dispositions of the lords of the ascendant
and the 7th house in the natal horoscope.
The impact of the Kalasarpa Yoga is greatly minimized, if three
or more planets are exalted or in parivartana or the lords of the
2nd , 4th , 9th and 10th occupy the Trikona or Kendra houses, without
debilitation, inimical positions or aspected by malefics.
Kalasarpa yoga formed during the transits of Rahu and Ketu plays
a vital role in the mundane affairs, generally causing unexpected
natural havocs and calamities. According to Vedic astrology, the
Kalasarpa yoga does not include the influence of the outer planets
like Uranus, Neptune and Pluto.
What are the different types of Kalasarpa
Since Rahu and Ketu are placed at 180° to one another, they can
form twelve different types of Kalasarpa yogas.
Anantha Kalasarpa Yoga :
occupies the lagna and Ketu the seventh house. Other planets are
between them. Struggle for progress; late marriage; affliction of
his health and spouse’s health, miserable married life. After
27 th year, situation gradually improves. This also leads him to
Kulika Kalasarpa Yoga :
occupies the second house and Ketu the eighth house, Other planets
are between them. Financial setback; loss of ancestral property,
parental debts, health afflictions. Members of the family will not
be co-operative. He may lose many good opportunities by his talk
and temperament. After 33rd year, life improves gradually.
Vasuki Kalasarpa Yoga :
occupies the third house and Ketu the ninth house. Other planets
are between them. Trouble from siblings and parents, timid, lack
of self-confidence; becomes unpopular. After 36 years, prospects
will gradually improve.
Shankuphala Kalasarpa Yoga :
Rahu occupies the fourth house and Ketu the tenth house; other planets
are between them. Financial loss due to his family or his bad habits.
Successful in job, business, profession and other undertakings.
Inconsistant in his efforts. Troubles continue upto 43 years of
Padma Kalasarpa Yoga :
occupies the fifth house and Ketu the eleventh house, other planets
are between them. This yoga clearly indicates that the native lacks
poorvapunyaphala. i.e. he or his parents have not done good Karma
in their previous birth. The sufferings of the native will be of
very high order. No progeny in general, if begets children, they
do not have good and meritorious career; parents will also suffer
after their birth; bad health, loss of wealth and ancestral properties.
Suffering will be upto 48 years. Illegitimate child and death in
a foreign land for some.
Mahapadma Kalasarpa Yoga :
occupies the sixth house and Ketu the twelfth house, other planets
are between them. This yoga is the worst in all respects. A lot
of enemies, heavy financial problems; disappointments in life, involvements
in life, involvement in anti-social activities; punishment etc.
Miserable life upto 54 years of life.
Takshata Kalasarpa Yoga :
occupies the seventh house and Ketu the first house; other planets
are between them. Troublesome married life; inclination towards
philosophy, occult sciences and black magic. If other planetary
position are good, he will be a saintly person, popular in public
life. Good administrator with all potentialities. Upto 27 years,
he will lead a normal life; after that drastic change in life-pattern.
He may renounce the worldly life, after sixties.
Karkotaka Kalasarpa Yoga :
Rahu occupies the eight house and Ketu the second house, other planets
are between them. Unfortunate married life, heavy loss in business
and other undertakings, more indulgence in sensual pleasures. Legal
litigation, minor accidents. Very generous. Problems upto 33 years
Shanchachud Kalasarpa Yoga :
Rahu occupies the ninth house and Ketu the third house; other planets
are between them. Difficulties in business, problems with people
of high rank and social order. He has to fight for his right; he
will become popular and all of a sudden he will fall down without
any recognition. Problems continue upto 36 years of age.
Ghataka Kalasarpa Yoga :
occupies the tenth house and Ketu the fourth house, other planets
are between them. Hard time regarding profession, finance, marriage,
house, land and vehicles. Loss in undertaking; insulted by others.
Better period after 42 years.
Vishdhana Kalasarpa Yoga :
Rahu occupies the eleventh house and Ketu the fifth house, other
planets are between them. Few children who are antagonistic. No
good earnings, go out of native place for livelihood. Problems will
continue until 48 years of age.
Sesh-naga Kalasarpa Yoga :
Rahu occupies the twelfth house and Ketu the sixth house, other
planets are between them. Spend-thrift; involvement in politics,
imprisonment, open and hidden enemies. Better life after 54 years
Kindly tell us the remedial measures
to mitigate the bad effects of the Kalasarpa yoga.
Many remedial measures have been proposed for the mitigation of
the bad effects that would be caused by any Sarpa yoga, including
the Kalasarpa yoga. Generally the remedial measures include chanting
of mantras, propitiation through Yantras, Homas, Japas and gem-therapies.
There are some temples where the propitiations are done. Generally
temples dedicated to serpents play more important role in the propitiatory
Rudrashatakam can be recited and Rudrabishekam can be performed
in a Shiva temple, especially at Sri Kalahasthi in Andhra Pradesh,
Rameshwaram , Thiru Nageswaram (specified temple for Rahu) Keezhaperumpallam
(specified temple for Ketu) Thiruchengode (specified temple for
Serpent) and Someshwaram in Kolathur (known as Dhakshina Kalahasthi).
One has to learn to adapt himself to his present life. He cannot
totally change the situation, but minimise the adverse effects,
by adopting suitable propitiatory methods and by renouncing the
self-centered approach of his life.
- Wear a Silver ring embossed with two snakes on the Little
finger on a Wednesday at the time of Sunrise. Two snakes made
with Silver can be kept at the place of prayers and the mantra.
Chant “Om Rahave Namah” and “Om Ketave Namah”
for 108 times at the time of Sunrise.
- Urid dhall can be placed in a black cloth and given to a poor
person continuously for 72 Wednesdays.
- Petals of Palash flower or Palach leaves can be dropped in
the water. The mantras “Om Rahave Namaha” “Om
Ketave Nama” have to be chanted for 108 times and bathed
in the same water for 72 Wednesdays.
- Observe fasting on Naga- panchami day and recite Naga Gayathri
for 1008 times.