What happens during Rahu Kaal?

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Rahu Kaal is considered as the most in-auspicious duration of the day when one should not perform any auspicious work. Anything that is started in this duration doesn’t yield good results or show expected gains. But why does it happen? Why is Rahu Kaal so significant as per Vedic astrology?

In this post, you will know everything about Rahu Kaal and explore the truth behind the malefic effects of Rahu, the malefic planet.

What is Rahu Kaal?

Rahu Kaal or Rahu Kalam is one of the eight segments or Muhurats of the day that occur between sunrise and sunset. It lasts for 90 minutes and commences every day as per Hindu Panchang. As the name suggests, this period is ruled by Rahu. In this duration, the malefic effect of Rahu is prominent and strong.

As per astrologers, Rahu Kaal Timings are very significant in vedic astrology and should be observed to avoid negative outcomes. One should check the duration of Rahu Kaal every day as the timing of Rahu kaal varies between geographical locations.

Rahu Kaal Chart

Rahu Kaal is calculated between sunrise and sunset. To find out the Rahu kalam today’s time, the following table offers the general calculation from Sunday to Saturday.

DaysRahu Kaal Vela (24 hrs format)
Sunday16:30- 18:00
Tuesday15:00- 16:30
Wednesday12:00- 13:30
Thursday13:30- 15:00
Friday10:30- 12:00

As the Rahu Kaal varies from place to place, one should convert the above-mentioned timings according to their Local meantime.

Significance of Rahu in Vedic Astrology

According to Vedic astrology, Rahu is the most malefic planet among all the nine planets. As per legends, After Samudra Manthan, at the time of distributing Amrit or nectar of immortality between Gods and demons, Lord Vishnu tricked demons. He poured Amrit into the cups of Gods but changed Amrit into the water at the turn of demons. This act was caught by a demon called “Swarbhanu”. He disguised himself as God and drank Amrit by sitting in the middle of God. On discovering it, Lord Vishnu enraged and cut the head of Swarbhanu. As the demon has drunk the nectar of immortality, he didn’t die but become immortal. The head of the demon is then called “Rahu” and the rest of the body called “Ketu”.

In astrology, both Rahu and Ketu are considered as malefic or bad planets. They are called the North Node of the Moon and South Node of the Moon respectively. As these planets shadow the Sun and cause eclipses, they are termed as “Shadow Planets” by astrologers.

effects of Rahu Kaal

Effects of Rahu and Rahu Kaal

Rahu has adverse effects on the human mind. It creates confusion and causes the person to make false assumptions about the surroundings and inner abilities. They used to doubt their capabilities and lose their self-confidence. Rahu influences the thinking abilities of the natives and tempts them to make wrong decisions. They feel unable to choose between right and wrong and could not decide the way to achieve their goals.

It is said that as the Rahu eclipses the Sun, it shadows the natives’ life. As a result, the person loses their social respect and faces disrespect, hurdles, and setbacks. They feel the urge to gain more wealth and choose even the wrong means to accumulate it.

When people do any auspicious work during Rahu Kaal or perform any auspicious functions such as marriage, naming ceremony, engagement, havan, puja, Yagya, etc. then there are chances that the work or the function encounter obstacles. There are indications for unexpected delays or failures. Sometimes the native feels discouraged or demotivated due to lack of failure.

Rahu’s malefic effects cause depression and anxiety in the native. They believe in false things and get easily influenced by other people. Under the influence of Rahu, a person may easily get cheated or betrayed by their closed ones. They lose their temper and indulge in conflicts with their spouse and children. They lack family support and easily get injured in the activities.

Remedies for Rahu Kaal

To reduce the effects of Rahu, one must follow the following do’s and don’ts suggested by astrologers. These are the remedies of Rahu Kaal and can help natives to reduce or nullify the effects of Rahu Kaal.

  • – One should worship Goddess Durga and recite Durga Stotram.
  • – They should concentrate on Divine.
  • – Shift focus on positive thoughts and ideas.
  • – Worship Lord Shiva or recite Kaal Bhairav Beej Mantra- “Om aim haram Kaleem Shri batukbhairavaya”.
  • – One should not commence any new venture.
  • – They should not do any Hindu Puja rituals.
  • – Do not perform any auspicious rituals or go for any journey, marriage proposals, trades, interviews, deals, purchase of assets or anything important.
  • – Should not borrow money or indulge in evil practices.
  • – Should not sign any document

However, if you have started any work or auspicious rituals or journey before Rahu Kaal, then you need not postpone it. You may continue with it and complete it during or after Rahu Kaal without any apprehensions.


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