April 03, 2021

About Rahu Kaal. According to Vedic astrology Rahu is an inauspicious planet. During transition of planets the time under the influence of Rahu should be avoided to do any auspicious work. Doing Puja, Hawan or Yagya (यज्ञ) to propitiate auspicious planets during this time is interfered by Rahu due to its malefic nature. Planets in the Hindu Vedic astrology are Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu. Although, Rahu and Ketu are not physical bodies, they are considered to be one of the 8 segments of the day in the form of sensitive points of the lunar nodes on the convergence of the ecliptic i.e., the path of the Sun. Kala - Vedic Astrology Software. Kala means 'Time' - the Astrological Force that Brings Events to Pass. Kala is quickly becoming the premier Jyotish software due to its greatest accuracy, ease of use, and unique features.

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What is Rahu Kaal? Do you know what Rahu Kaal is? In simple language, it is a duration of time that occurs every day, which is considered inauspicious as per Vedic Astrology. Rahu governs this period. No important activity should be undertaken during this period. If begun in Rahu Kalam, it is said, any action does not give positive results. This data is taken from Jhora astrology simulator. This data is important due to the reason the Vedic day starts at sunrise whereas the Calendar day (Gregorian) starts at mid night before sunrise. So, for the same solar ingress time, the next calendar day would start if the ingress time is after mid-night.

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01 Hour 34 Mins

Notes: All timings are represented in 12-hour notation in local time of New Delhi, India with DST adjustment (if applicable).
Hours which are past midnight are suffixed with next day date. In Panchang day starts and ends with sunrise.


About Rahu Kaal

According to Vedic astrology Rahu is an inauspicious planet. During transition of planets the time under the influence of Rahu should be avoided to do any auspicious work. Doing Puja, Hawan or Yagya (यज्ञ) to propitiate auspicious planets during this time is interfered by Rahu due to its malefic nature. If one does Puja, Hawan or Yagya during Rahu Kaal then desired results are not achieved. Hence it is important to consider Rahu Kaal before starting any new work. By doing so, possibility of achieving desired results is increased.

However any work related to Rahu gives good results during this period. Hawan, Yagya, etc. to propitiate Rahu can be done during this time.

People, especially in South India, give utmost importance to Rahu Kaal. Auspicious activities like marriage rituals, engagement, Graha Pravesh, any purchase of stocks, shares, gold, home, car and starting new business or trade are avoided during this time. Rahu Kaal is considered only for undertaking any new work and already started work can be continued during Rahu Kaal.

Rahu Kaal, which is also spelled as Rahu Kala, Rahu Kal, Rahu Kalam and Rahu Kalaam, is a certain amount of time every day which lasts approximately for one and half hour. Rahu Kaal is one of the eight segments of the day between sunrise and sunset. Eight segments of the day are calculated by taking the total time between sunrise and sunset at a given place and then dividing this time duration by eight.


Rahu Kaal timings and duration are not same for any two locations due to difference in local timings of sunrise and sunset. Even for one location Rahu Kaal timing and duration are not same for all days as sunrise and sunset timings keep changing throughout the year. In other words Rahu Kaal varies from place to place and from day to day. Hence Rahu Kaal should be looked at for each day.

After sunrise first period (out of eight division of time between sunrise and sunset) which approximately lasts for one and half hour is always auspicious as this duration of the day is always free from malefic effects of Rahu. On Monday Rahu Kaal falls on the 2nd period, Saturday on the 3rd period, Friday on the 4th period, Wednesday on the 5th period, Thursday on the 6th period, Tuesday on the 7th period and Sunday on the 8th period.

Few people consider Rahu Kaal for night duration also which is less popular as most important and auspicious work are started during day time. However Rahu Kaal during night can also be calculated by dividing duration between sunset and next day sunrise by eight. According to some Rahu Kaal on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday has more malefic effects than those of other weekdays.

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Astrology is the science of secrets, secrets about human life and destiny. In Jaimini School of Astrology, the secrets about various factors of life are easily studied through Karakas. Karaka means significator. It gives indications about the secrets. There are mainly 7 karakas.
They are,

  1. Atma karaka
  2. Amatya karaka
  3. Bhratru karaka
  4. Matru karaka
  5. Pitru Karaka
  6. Gnati Karaka
  7. Dara Karaka

Let’s look at a planetary table

Here you can see these planets are in different signs in different degrees. The calculations of Karakas are purely based on the degrees.

Indeed, longevity and the occurrence of unexpected events are two very important factors in the life of an individual. And in Astrology the planet which determines the developments related to these factors is the 8th house. Well, the 8th house in Vedic astrology rules over death, longevity and sudden events. It could be natural, peaceful. Uranus in third house. The first house represents the beginning, the birth, and the 12th house in Vedic Astrology, being the last house completes the lifecycle and represents the endings. It stands for seclusion, solitude, and emancipation. This is the house of detachments.

Atma karaka

The planet with the highest degree is known as the AtmaKaraka. Atmakaraka is the indicator of the soul. It shows the desire of your soul. The sign and house which the Atmakaraka is placed will show what your heart desires to have during this birth.

In the above table, the planet with the highest degree is Moon.

Moon is placed in Libra. The ruler of Libra is Venus. Moon is in the Nakshatra of Vishaka, ruled by Jupiter. So here we should add the characters of Libra, Venus, Vishakha, and Jupiter. Libra is the sign ruled by Venus. Venus is all about love, relations, unity, balance, arts, and luxury. Moon is placed in the Nakshatra of Vishaka and it is ruled by Jupiter. Jupiter is the planet of spirituality, higher knowledge, and philosophy. So this person’s soul will be interested in serving the World with his knowledge and thus spread his love. That is his Dharma.

Importance Of Moon In Astrology

Amatya Karaka

Amatya Karaka is the planet with the 2nd highest degree. If Atmakaraka is the King, then Amatya Karaka is the Minister. Amatya means Minister in Sanskrit. So, Amatya karaka must show a path to Atmakaraka. In the above table, the planet with a 2nd highest degree is Venus…

Here Venus is placed in the sign of Leo, ruled by Sun. Venus is in the Nakshatra of Purva Phalguni, again it is the nakshatra of Venus herself. Leo is the sign of self-expression, self-promotion, speculative business, ancient knowledge, and love.

So the duty of this person should be connected to self-expression. He can start own business in the domain indicated by Atmakaraka. Venus is in the nakshatra of Venus itself. So, this person’s Dharma is to work in a domain where he takes care of people. It should be any domain connected to spirituality, unity, and knowledge.

Bhratru Karaka

A planet with the 3rd highest degree would be Bhratru karaka. This will give an idea about siblings.

Matru Karaka

The planet with the 4th highest degree shows the details about the mother.

Putra Karaka

The planet with a 5th highest degree is showing the details about the children.

Gnati Karaka

The planet with the 6th highest degree shows the hurdles in life. Gnati means hurdles or challenges.

Dara Karaka

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The planet with the 7th highest degree will give the details about the spouse. To find more about Dara Karaka, visit here.

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