What is Kalsarpa Yoga (Dosh)?
Kaal Sarpa Yoga (also called Kaal Sarp Dosh) is a combination in a birth chart (horoscope) of an individual when all the planets are between Rahu and Ketu.
See for example the birth chart with Leo Ascendant. All the planets are trapped between Rahu and Ketu as per the definition of this yoga.
Some astrologers believe in Anshik (partial) Kaal Sarpa Dosh. They say if one planet is out then the effects will be half of the complete Kaal Sarpa Yoga.
For those who don’t know about Rahu and Ketu: Rahu and Ketu and mythological characters with Rahu being the head of the demon and Ketu is the rest of his body. According to Puranas, when Amrut was being distributed by Mohini Roopa of Lord Vishnu, Rahu disguised as Deva (God) went on to have some but Sun and Moon recognized him and his head was cut off. He still lives with head known as Rahu and Body known as Ketu.
Some astrologers have suggested not considering Rahu and Ketu separately, instead considering them as an axis. Reason is that the positions of Rahu and Ketu with respect to each other are fixed.
Types of Kaal Sarp Yoga:
There are twelve types of Kaal Sarp Yoga named after the position of Rahu and Ketu in the horoscope and the planets trapped in between. The twelve of these Kaal Sarpa Yogas have been named for major Naagas (snakes) in Indian Mythological texts. For example Karkotak can be found in Nala Damayanti incident, Sheshnaag is well known for Lord Vishnu, Takshak is famous for biting King Parikshit etc.
When all planets are in between the above mentioned Rahu and Ketu, a specific Kaal Sarpa Dosh is said to have happened.
Effects of Kaal Sarp Yoga:
A person born under this yoga is considered to live a miserable life. Fortunes never support him. He has to struggle hard throughout his life. Kalsarp Dosh is believed to be the deadliest of all malefic combinations (astrology yogas) in a horoscope. Even if the person has everything, they won’t be able to enjoy their life to the fullest. It is, however, said that those with Kaalsarp Dosh in their horoscope enjoy the later period of their life. This second half is said to start from the age of 55!
Commonly Suggested Remedies for Kaal Sarpa Dosh
There are different types of remedial measures suggested by different astrologers to get rid of the evil effects of Kaal Sarpa Yoga including (but not limited to):
It is said that there is no Kaal Sarpa Yoga in the ancient texts. I have read several of them and don’t find it either. Even Rahu and Ketu are very briefly described in the ancient astrology texts.
Another controversial thing is the bad effects of Kala Sarpa Yoga. There are many famous personalities (Sachin Tendulkar, Pandit Jawarharlal Nehru, Dhirubhai Ambani etc.) born with this yoga that raises questions on the relevance of Kala Sarpa Yoga.
Within the astrologers community there is difference of opinion on this. Not every astrologer believes in Kala Sarpa Yoga. Some say Kala sarpa Yoga is just a technique of making money or to make the people afraid so that more importance is given to the astrologers.
Several websites offer Kala Sarpa Dosh Shanti Pooja in various price ranges.
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