Rahu - The Dragon's Head
Naka Dhwajaaya Vidhmahe
Padhma Hasthaaya Dheemahi
Thanno Rahu Pracho Dhayaath
Ardha kaayam mahaaveeyram
Tham Raahum Pranamaam Yaham.
The one who has half a body and is full of valour, One who opposes
Chandra and Surya without fear, One who was born from Simhika's
womb, I prostrate that Rahu.
Rahu is the source of plenty. Kalathra dosham, puthira dosham, communicable
diseases, mental disorders, leprosy, fall in grace are caused by Rahu dosham.
Praying to Rahu at this sthala helps rid a person from these factors and also
saves the person from all poisonous life forms. Trips to holy places, Gnanmarkam
are his beneficial aspects.
He faces the South-West direction. The Adi Devatha is Durga and the Prathyathi
Devatha is the snake. His colour is black, his vahana is blue lion; the grain
associated with him is orid; the flower-mandarai; fabric-black cloth; gem- Komedagam;
food-rice mixed with orid dhal powder.
The North Node of the Moon is called RAHU in Vedic astrology and the South
Node is called KETU. They are called dark or shadow planets, because of the
Nodes' association with the phenomena of eclipses.
They have no sign ruler ships, although they are said to favor Mercury and
Jupiter's signs according to some authorities, while others claim that Rahu
favors the sign of Aquarius and Ketu the sign of Scorpio. Rahu, the North Node
of the Moon means to conceal, engulf or hide in Sanskrit.
This Graha is associated with the world of material manifestation and worldly
desire. Rahu is associated with the spiritual process of involution, or the
engrossing of spirit in materialization. Rahu is a karaka, or indicator, of
worldly desire, fame, greed, high intelligence, manipulation, obsessive behavior,
foreigners, mass disease, dementia and inertia. The nature of this Graha is
Vata, or Airy.
The gemstone associated with Rahu is a honey colored hessonite. Rahu reaches
full maturity at age 42. The Puranas describe Rahu as half-bodied, born of a
lioness, snakelike, having a huge body and being extraordinarily powerful.
The Skanda Purana says that Rahu is instrumental in strengthening ones power
and converting even an enemy into a friend. The effect of snakebite is removed
by his grace. The lunar and solar eclipses are attributed to Rahu and Ketu.
Rahu and Ketu stay 1 1/2 years in each Graha.
Rahu is considered a 1st rate malefic. He is windy in temperament and is intelligent.
Ketu is akin to Rahu. Rahu is a karaka, or indicator, of worldly desire, fame,
greed, high intelligence, manipulation, obsessive behaviour, foreigners, mass
disease, dementia and inertia. The nature of this graha is vata, or airy. The
gemstone associated with Rahu is a honey- colour hessonite. Rahu reaches full
maturity at age 42. The Puranas describe Rahu as half-bodied, born of a lioness,
snakelike, having a huge body and being extraordinarily powerful.
RAHU MAHAMANTRA FOR ILLNESS OR ROG: AUM KLEEM KLEEM ROG NAASHAAY RAAHAVE KLEEM
RAHU YANTRA: This is the yantra for Rahu based on the number eight. Each column
equals 36 and the total equals 108.
DHYANAM: Ardhakayam mahaviryam candraditya vimardanam
simkika garbha sambhutam tam Rahu pranmam yaham
MOOL MANTRA: Aum krim krim hum hum tam tan kadharine Rahave ram hrim srim bhaim
GAYATRI: AUM Sookdantaya Vidmahe, Ugraroopaya Dhimahi, Tanno Rahu Prachodayat.
PLANT SMAIT: GRASS (Cynodon bactylon)
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