Kalasarpa Yoga - 1

In recent times, Kala Sarpayoga has become one of the most controversial topics in Astrology. To the best of my knowledge, it was Varaha Mihira who mentioned about this yoga. And it is a sloka rendered by him, which is commonly quoted in this context.

agrē rāhu rathō kētu madhyē sarva grahā yadi

kāla sarpākhya yōgōyaṁ rājā rāṣṭra vināśanaṁ


None of the prescribed scriptures have mentioned about the influence of this yoga in an individual’s horoscope. Recently, some people started misinterpreting this yoga and attributed it to the divine snakes, coming up with names such as Takshaka yoga, Karkotaka yoga etc. B.V.Raman, while speaking of this yoga in his book Three Hundred Important Combinations, said that it should not be given undue importance. People with this yoga, often have other bad yogas in their charts. The horoscope runs as per the bad yogas as opposed to this yoga alone.

However, of the cases that I have come across, this yoga has caused severe suffering. Many charts affected with this yoga, reflect lack of settlement in life till the age of forty two. But, nowhere in the standard books, the remedies were mentioned. Some people, claiming that this can be remedied through various homas and prayers, are earning money by cheating innocent believers of Astrology. They also claim the appearance of a snake (momentary formation of flame in the shape of snake during homa) as an evidence to this remedy being successful. However, from my experience, it is very difficult to nullify this yoga. All planets moving towards the face of Rahu is the real Kalasarpa yoga. If the same happens with Ketu, there is less strength in this yoga. Even this has been given a new name called anti clock wise Kalasarpa yoga by some people for their money making, resulting in innocent people getting cheated.

The upcoming yogas now appearing in the Zodiac, are not Rahumukha yogas, therefore, no major effect is observed. (Please note that this article was originally published in 2009 when Kalasarpa yoga was present in the sky. So the yogas and predictions mentioned here hold good during that time.) Rather, the more dangerous aspect is the conjunction of Mars in Makara, along with other planets, especially Rahu. This leads to many conspiracies, blasts, violence and accidents. Makara is earthly characteristic sign which also indicates south. So, the southern states may experience earthquakes, accidents, conspiracies, blasts.

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