What is Kaalsarp Yoga?
In Karmic Astrology, it has been found that Rahu is kala or earth-life while
Ketu is the Sarpa or Serpent. In Indian Astrology too Ketu is also considered as
serpent. Rahu is afraid of Ketu. The symbol of serpents is basic in Indian
Occult Literature. On the basis of this symbolism, the importance of Kaalsarp
Yoga in Hindu Astrology could be understood.
Astrologically it becomes an indication of great importance attached to Kaalsarp
yoga, as this yoga has the reference to encirclement of all the planets by these
two nodes (Rahu and Ketu) i.e., when all the planets are hemmed between Rahu and
Ketu i.e., the Moon’s north node and the Moon’s south node Kaalsarp Yoga is
formed. Complete Kaalsarp yoga is formed only when half of the chart is
unoccupied by planets. Even if one planet is outside the Rahu-Ketu axis there is
no Kaalsarp Yoga. (Before you do any remedies for the Kaalsarp Yoga make sure
that all planets are between Rahu and Ketu.) Even if there is one planet outside
the Rahu-Ketu axis, the Kaalsarp Yoga does not exist. When we talk of Kaalsarp
yoga the reader is advised not to confuse this with Naga Dosha or Karaka Dosha.
Problems with Kaalsarp Yoga
The Kaalsarp yoga, leads sometimes to unbearable strains and tensions, delaying
success or making success look insignificant in relation to efforts made to
achieve it. This yoga is also found to be associated with frustrations and
losses although efforts are made in pursuit of food. This yoga perhaps selects
the pure and simple, honest and truthful and loyal and hard-working souls as its
victims. Such individuals suffer indignities of outrageous fortune despite their
purest ray quality and character.
Types of Kaalsarp Yoga
1. Anant Kaalsarp Yoga:- When Rahu is in the 1st House and Ketu in the 7th house
and the rest of the planets are left to this axis is the Anant Kaalsarp Yoga or
Vipareeta Kaalsarp Yoga (opposite Kaalsarp Yoga). Though this yoga has the power
to give windfall gains to the native, it is bad for marital life. Generally
natives with this yoga get married late in life.
2. Kulik Kaalsarp Yoga:- When Rahu occupies the 2nd house and Ketu the 8th house
Kulik Kaalsarp Yoga arises. This combination is bad for health. The probability
of losses and accidents is high with natives of this combination. It is bad for
financial prosperity too. The native is worried on account of an insecure
3. Vasuki Kaalsarp Yoga:- When Rahu occupies the 3rd house and Ketu the 9th
house and the rest of the planets are located to the left of the Rahu Ketu axis
this yoga is born. The native is burdened with problems relating to job and
4. Shankpal Kaalsarp Yoga: - When Rahu occupies the 4th house and Ketu the 10th
this yoga is formed. The native gets trouble relating to work sphere and has to
go through stress and anxiety. Sometimes the native has an illegitimate child or
can be an illegitimate child. However this yoga also has the power of conferring
high political success and windfall gains.
5. Padam Kaalsarp Yoga:- When Rahu occupies the 5th house and Ketu the 11th
house this Yoga is formed. The native is worried on account of children. There
is difficulty in getting a progeny. If the Moon is also afflicted then there is
the possibility of being troubled by spirits. In this case if a native falls ill
the recovery time is slow. There are also chances of being let down by friends
in this case.
6. Mahapadam Kaalsarp Yoga:- This yoga is formed when Rahu is in the 6th house
and Ketu is in the 12th house. The native has many enemies and has problems on
account of diseases. However if this yoga acts beneficially it has the power to
confer power and political success.
7. Takshak Kaalsarp Yoga:- When Rahu is in the 7th house and Ketu in the 1st
house this yoga is formed. The native has got speculative tendencies and can
lose wealth by way of wine, women and gambling. There is marital discord in the
life of the native.
8. Karkotak Kaalsarp Yoga:- When Rahu occupies the 8th house and Ketu the 2nd
house this yoga is formed. The native is short tempered and has many enemies.
Su9ch a native has friendship with the anti social elements. The native does not
get paternal wealth.
9. Shankachood Kaalsarp Yoga:- When Rahu occupies the 9th house and Ketu is in
the 3rd house this yoga operates. Natives who have this yoga in the chart have
many ups and down in life. They have a habit of speaking lies. They are also
10. Ghatak Kaalsarp Yoga:- This yoga arises when Rahu is in 10th house and Ketu
in the 4th house. Litigation problems are common is this case. The person is
likely to be punished by law or by the Government. However if this yoga operates
in a beneficial manner then it has the power to confer the highest form of
political power, special in Virgo and Leo ascendant.
11. Vishdhar Kaalsarp Yoga:- When Rahu occupies the 11th house and Ketu the 5th
house the yoga which arises is the Vishdhar Kaalsarp Yoga. The native travels
frequently and is never fixed at on place. Problems also arise from children.
However these natives get some peace in the latter half of their life.
12. Sheshnag Kaalsarp Yoga:- When Rahu occupies the 12th house and Ketu the 6th
house the native has problems relating to litigation. There may be enemies and
Here we would like to say that like so many other subjects in Astrology, even
this subject is not free from controversies. Different scholars have given
different versions as to the formation of this Kaalsarp yoga. While considering
the Kaalsarp yoga, according to us, following things may be kept in the mind.
1. The planets should be hemmed in between Rahu and Ketu and not in between Ketu
2. From the ascendant, Rahu must be in the first six houses and Ketu in the
3. Kaalsarp yoga is saved, if at least one planet is outside the Rahu/Ketu axis.
4. There is no Kaalsarp yoga if there is any planet with Rahu or Ketu though it
may be between Rahu and Ketu axis. For example, if Rahu is 15o Libra and Moon is
28 o Sagittarius and Saturn is 11 o Sagittarius, there is no yoga present.
There are lot of remedies for Kaalsarp yoga but this book deals only with yantra
we would deal only with the yantra part. After energizing the yantra the devotee
should start his pooja on panchmi tithi (fifth day of any paksh of Hindu
calendar) or Amaavasaya or Saturday. The most auspicious day considered for
Kaalsarp yantra pooja is panchmi of shukla paksha in sharavan month. The Mantra
for recital is Mahamritunjaya (please refer Shiva yantra) for hundred and twenty
five thousand times and after that the nav nag pooja is done. The yantra which
is also know as nagpash yantra is worshipped for kaalsarp dosha daily.
Nag Gayatri Mantra
Om navkullaya vidhmahe Vishdantaaye dhimahee tanno sarpa parchodayat||