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Ketu is a non-materialistic and spiritual planet that lies in the shadows of the Moon. It predominantly rules the three nakshatras - Ashwini, Magha, and Moola. Ketu is commonly known as moksha karaka since the planet resides mainly in 8th and 12th houses. While the 12th house of giving up, 8th is the house of transformation. Hence, the name - Moksha Karaka. Ketu's presence in the wrong house in a birth-chart or horoscopes and alignment with the wrong planets causes Kethu Mahadasha. The Ketu Dasha usually lasts for seven years.

Despite the popular belief, if Ketu aligns with Sun or Jupiter and is in the correct house, the mahadasha will yield positive results to the person. People with Aries, Capricorn, Cancer, and Aquarius as their ascendant zodiacs will benefit the most of out of this Mahadasha.

The ill-effects become predominant if Ketu aligns with Venus, Mercury, or Moon and places itself in the wrong houses of the natal chart. As an example - if Ketu is present in the seventh house of the horoscope, it signifies intense dispute between the couple, sometimes leading to separation. Similarly, Ketu's presence in the 5th house indicates separation from children.

Whatever may be the effects, the Ketu Mahadasha develops spirituality in people and leads them on the way of attaining Sadgathi or moksha and enlightenment.

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Ketu Mahadasha Effects

Ketu Mahadasha has both positive and negative influences on people depending on where it is present in the horoscopes.

Ketu's effect based on its presence in houses

The Ketu mahadasha effects can be divided into three periods. At the commencement of Ketu Mahadasha, Raja Yoga leads the person to prosperity; during the middle, induces fear; in the last part, there will be sufferings from ailments and journeys to distant places.

Ketu's presence in 3rd, 6th, or 11th house of the horoscope will result in positive outcomes. The person will have Akahanda Samrajya Yog, which can make people achieve great heights in personal and professional lives. 

Ketu's presence in 2nd, 8th, or 12th, house results in malefic impacts. A person might go ashtray leading to imprisonment, financial loss, loss of residence, companions, partners, friends and family, and a frequent period of diseases.

Positive Outcomes of Ketu Mahadahsa

  • Brings in enormous wealth
  • Guides towards advancements in professional life
  • Enhances the longevity of the person
  • Manifests spirituality by fulfilling all the worldly desires.

Negative Impacts of Ketu Mahadasha

  • In its ascendants, Ketu Mahadasha will lead to numerous health ailments.
  • Create hurdles in completing education
  • Multiplies the chances of accidents and loss of wealth
  • Infuse marital problems, familial problems, and can cause the sudden demise of loved ones.

Ketu Mahadasha Remedies

Vedic astrology has prescribed following common remedies to remove the ill-effects of Ketu Mahadasha.

Astrological Remedies

  • The most important remedy is to worship kuladevi to nullify the all malefic effects of nine planets and provide protection.
  • Worship Lord Ganesha.
  • Feed food to dogs and fish. 
  • Light a lamp in a temple using cow ghee.
  • Apply saffron or chandan tilak on the forehead.
  • Wear a cats eye gemstone in a gold or panchdhatu pendant around your neck.

Practical Remedies

  • Meditate and practice the art of energy balancing under practitioners.
  • Follow a strict exercise routine to relieve stress that will encircle you during Ketu Dasha. 
  • Learn to develop a positive mindset to overcome life negativity.

Before following any remedies, consult an authentic astrologer, who can guide you and help you pursue a proper method. Always remember, performing good deeds generates good karma and negates any malefic effects of any planets. Hence, lead a simple and happy life to be devoid of negative thoughts and adverse effects.

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    S
    04/10/2020 12:29:42 PM

    Presently as per birth chart ketu-jupiter in kundi ketu with mercury in 6th house. I am not feeling good as I separated from my family due to transfer of job , I am depressed. Kindly guide me

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    Kamal
    29/09/2020 6:42:21 PM

    I am in the state of Ketu and Venus Antardasha, how long does it continue in my life. Please help me.

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      Reshmita Rao
      06/10/2020 11:26:51 AM

      Naturally this dasha ends up after 1year 2months, when counted from the starting of ketu and Venus dasha.

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    Naresh
    17/09/2020 6:35:27 PM

    I am suffering with ketu dasha, what are the astrological methods which help me to come out of this situation.

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      Reshmita Rao
      28/09/2020 6:02:27 PM

      It is good to offer yellow flowers to Ketu Graha in Navagraha temples and wearing silver ring can reduce the effects of Ketu.

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    Mallik
    08/09/2020 6:54:57 PM

    Is it possible to remove ketu dosh completely from our life. Please tell me remedies if possible.

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      Reshmita Rao
      15/09/2020 8:33:35 AM

      By doing certain process of ketu graha homa and Japa, dharana may help one to come out of this dasha. Please talk to purohit to clear the doubts with whatsapp or video call at 9916344447

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    Narayan
    28/08/2020 6:48:16 PM

    Ketu dasha at the age of 70years will give health issues. Please suggest me any puja to get pleased wit Ketu.

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      Reshmita Rao
      04/09/2020 1:58:29 PM

      Ketu graha japa will help all kind of health issues and can be done at any age with proper guidance of the purohit. You can contact purohit and book puja at - https://www.pujanpujari.com/puja/ketu-graha-japa/6/8

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    Vignesh
    24/08/2020 4:58:18 PM

    If Ketu is in 12th house is it Mahadasha? if not what are the remedies to solve the ketu effect.

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      Reshmita Rao
      25/08/2020 5:06:12 PM

      The 12th house of Ketu give better results for the person to enhance his skills and to bend spiritually. Most of the people may be devoted to God and surrendered to him mostly when Ketu dasha is going on in their natal chart.

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    Gowri
    20/08/2020 10:52:28 AM

    I have Ketu dasha in my chart for 7years, what are the remedies I can do to reduce the effect of ketu.

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      Reshmita Rao
      25/08/2020 4:57:37 PM

      Every week on Saturday go to Shivalayam, firstly do pradakshina for Navagrahas and offer black black urad and black till. After that go to main mandap and get the blessings of Shiva to reduce the effect of Ketu Graha.

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    Somesh
    18/08/2020 1:37:00 PM

    Very interesting about the Ketu dasha and remedies in the article helped me to know more about planets and their impact in our life. Can you please tell me is this year good to have ketu dasha.

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      Reshmita Rao
      19/08/2020 10:27:08 AM

      In this year ketu planet enters at 8:20AM on September 23rd 2020 and remains stable untill the end of this year.