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Rahu: The Story Behind This Feared Planet Of Astrology

By November 27, 2021October 19th, 2023No Comments

About Rahu

The most malevolent of the planets is considered worse than even the Hard To Appease, Lord Saturn or Shani Dev. Known as the ‘North Lunar Node(ascending)’ in English, the planet of profound mysteries and secrets, Rahu has the most interesting mythological story associated with it.

The fable dates back to the time of ‘Samudra Manthan’ during the distribution of the ‘Amrit’(life-giving nectar). Lord Vishnu emerged as the Divine Physician, Dhanvantari (also worshipped on Dhanteras for good health), with the pot of Amrit in his hand. Looking at the tense situation between the Devata (Gods) and Asura (Demon) army, it was decided that the Amrit would be distributed by turn. Both sides are in 2 lines respectively, and Lord Vishnu changes his form to the seductress Mohini and starts the distribution of Amrit to the two parties turn by turn, with beautiful dancing moves.

The Asuras were so distracted by the movement that they didn’t notice Mohini replacing the nectar with another liquid. This, however, was noticed by one particularly smart demon named Svarbhanu. He stole from the eyes of the rest of the populace and sneaked in the line of devatas. The demon quietly slipped in between the Sun and Moon to drink a little bit of the nectar.

When Lord Vishnu saw Svarbhanu drinking from the nectar, he quickly threw his Sudarshan Chakra towards him, cutting his head off, but by then, the damage was done. Even though the head and body were separated, Svarbhanu was still alive. At this time, Lord Brahma came to the rescue. He joined the immortal demon’s head to the body of a snake, and he came to be known as Rahu. Consequently, the body was joined to the head of the snake and was named Ketu.

Svarbhanu took this form with grace, which pleased Brahma, and the latter gave him the boon that Rahu and Ketu shall have a respected place in the Hindu Astrological/Planetary System. Because the Sun God and Moon God were the ones who pointed out Rahu/Ketu’s fault, the planets hold a grudge against them.

Positive Effects of Rahu

  • Having the placement of Rahu in the 5th, 7th, 9th, and 10th house gives auspicious and beneficial results to an individual.
  • Moreover, the placement of Rahu in the 12th house gives an individual a higher chance of foreign settlement. 
  • Along with this, a strong Rahu can help an individual achieve great heights.
  • It also tends to bring fame, success and wealth to the life of an individual. 

Negative Effects of Rahu

  • A negative Rahu tends to make an individual have a not-so-good relationship with their partner. ,
  • Natives may also experience financial loss in their lives.
  • Individuals will also face negative outcomes in their career and education aspect.
  • Moreover, Malefic Rahu can also make an individual prone to experiencing anxiety and fear.

Easy Ways To Appease Rahu  

  • Wear dark blue clothes.
  • Keep a fast on Saturday and eat only after Sunset.
  • Donate black or blue clothes along with food to the underprivileged.
  • Chanting Saraswati Vandana.
  • Chanting Durga Chalisa.
  • Avoid wearing blue coloured clothes.
  • Chant Gayatri mantra.
  • Take a bath with Coffee water. 


There you have it, folks! This was all about Rahu planet. Rahu is one of the most feared planets in astrology. People consider it to be a malefic planet. But this is not true, as Rahu tends to have some positive effects as well. If you liked this blog and want to read more such amazing and interesting blogs, then do visit InstaAstro’s website. there you’ll be able to read many more such exciting and amazing blogs that will help you extinguish your curiosity. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Which house is Rahu strongest in?

Rahu is considered to be the strongest in the 10th house.

2. Which house is considered inauspicious for Rahu's placement?

The placement of a malefic Rahu in the 7th house is known to be highly inauspicious. It tends to give negative outcomes in the life of an individual.

3. Is Rahu a malefic planet?

No, Rahu is considered to be a malefic planet because of it negative effects. However, it also tends to have some positive effects.

4. Can Rahu have positive effects?

Yes, Rahu has positive effects on the life of an individual if it is positioned in a favourable house.

5. Is Rahu in the 10th house good?

Rahu in the 10th house is considered to be auspicious for an individual.

6. Is Rahu in 3rd house good?

The placement of a strong positive Rahu in 3rd house is considered to be highly auspicious for an individual.

Also Read: What Happens When A Child Takes Birth In Rahu Mahadasha?

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