As per Hindu mythology, Rahu is one of the most maleficent planets. The ancient mythology has it that Rahu and Ketu were born during the Samudra Manthan for obtaining Amrit. Swarbhanu - a demon, disguised himself as a Sura while Lord Vishnu was distributing Amrit in Mohini Avatar. Before the Lord could see through Swarbhanu's disguise and remove his head using his Sudarshana Chakra, he already had a consumed drop of the Amrit. The chakra cut Swarbhanu's body into two parts; the head became Rahu and the body Ketu. Rahu is more destructive than any other planet as wicked thoughts are present in him since birth.
Rahu Mahadasha lasts for 18 years. The impact of Rahu on each individual is different. Some might benefit from this positively, while for others the period may pile up disasters, further for some the effects might be mild. Hence, without studying the horoscope and the alignment of the planets per position of Rahu, it is nearly impossible to determine the exact effects of Rahu Mahadasha. Rahu Puja is done to get relief from unhappiness and distress life, which may give relief helps to find a new way of life and success. Rahu Graha Japa is also performed under the guidance of expert pandit to get free from the malefic effects of Rahu.
Some common effects are put together to give the readers an overall idea of what to expect from the Rahu Mahadasha.
Rahu's effect based on its presence in houses
Suppose Rahu is present in the second, third, fourth, fifth, seventh and tenth houses with either Venus or Sun ascendant sign, it brings extreme fame and luck to the individual. The results are more favorable when the Rahu aligns with the Rashi of the individual.
When Rahu aligns with Saturn, Mars and Sun, and is present either in Scorpio or Sagittarius, the ill-effects of Rahu come forth. Rahu's malefic effects can cause damage to both health and wealth.
Rahu Mahadasha in Marriage Life
It is believed that people who have Rahu Mahadasha once entered in marriage life have to face difficulties and it may end in divorce within 18years. This dasha happens due to the position of Rahu in the 7th house of the horoscope. Rahu does not create any delay in the marriage but in the marriage life, people may have a misunderstanding on each other and my cause to divorce.
Rahu Mahadasha with Ketu Antardasha
When Ketu Dasha occurs in Rahu Mahadasha of the person, he may has to face lot of struggles, distress & more harm to the person by accidents and health issues. Rahu Mahadasha with Ketu may bring unhappiness, separation from siblings, divorce, loss of health and wealth. Rahu Mahadasha continues for a period of 18years whereas Ketu Antardasha remains for 7years only. Ketu Antardasha may give more negative effects when it is combined with Saturn and Mars. Rahu and Ketu Japa can bring positive experience in one's life only when merged with Gemini and Scorpio.
Positive Outcomes of Rahu Mahadasha
●Blessings in the form of life-partner and children
●Acquisition of new properties, home, new vehicles, and other material comforts.
●Raise in professional and social status.
●When Rahu is well-placed with planets like Taurus, Gemini, Capricorn, Aquarius, Virgo, it will lead to significant wealth gains, an increase in comforts, blissful marital life, and foreign travel.
Negative Impacts of Rahu Mahadasha
Rahu mahadasha usually bring in bad-luck to the individual.
●Individuals are highly influenced by negativity and find the pull to dark-world more alluring.
●People negatively affected by Rahu lose the general sense of good or bad.
●This leads to financial losses, debt immersion, and frequent change of professions to stay afloat.
●Mental health deteriorates.
●Plagued by physical ailments like venereal diseases, asthma, and urinary diseases.
●Poor-health for spouses and children.
●The person might turn rebellious and shy away from the world.
Rahu Mahadasha Remedies
Vedic astrology has prescribed following common remedies to remove the ill-effects of Rahu Mahadasha.
1. The most important remedy is to worship Kala Devi.
2. Worship Lord Hanuman to channelize the energy.
3. Feed food to stray dogs, sugar to ants, and eggs to snakes. One mustn't feed milk to snakes during the period.
4. Donate food, Urad dal, and sesame seeds to the needy.
5. Wear a dark-blue dress to negate the effects of Mahadasha.
6. Chant Rahu mantra frequently throughout the day.
7. Wear a gomedh gemstone after consulting astrologers.
8. Keep peacock feathers at home to minimize the effects of Rahu Mahadasha.
9. Wrap Urad dal, gomedh stone, Mishri, and silver strand in a white cloth and bury it in the doorway to ward-off Rahu's evil eye.
●Performing Meditation and following a strict exercise routine help in releasing pent-up negative energy.
●Develop a positive mindset to overcome negativity.
●Lean towards music, either learn or listen to it, as it a proven way to calm down nerves.
●Socialize and keep the mind occupied with positive thoughts. Rely on trusted family friends to keep you grounded.
Before following any remedies, consult an authentic astrologer who can guide you to pursue a proper method. Always remember, performing good deeds generates good karma and negates any malefic effects of any planets. Hence, staying happy and positive is the key to overcome troublesome periods of life.