Rahukaalam is also spelled as Rahu Kaalam, Rahu Kaala, Raukaala, Raahu Kaala, Raahu Kaal or Rahu kalam where the Rahu period is a certain period of time each day which is considered unfavorable/inauspicious for any new work according to Indian Vedic astrology.
What should be avoided in Rahul Kaal Timings?
Rahu Kaal is not considered suitable or auspicious for starting a new business or event. However, there is no problem in continuing with the daily activities already started in an auspicious muhurta. Don’ts in Rahu Kaal include Wedding, Griha Pravesh, any type of Puja and Anushthan, Mundan, Annaprashan, Aksharabhyasam, starting a new business, and other auspicious things.
What to do when you cannot avoid an auspicious event during Rahu Kaal? :
In situations where you cannot avoid doing important tasks during Rahu Kaal, it is recommended to worship Lord Hanuman by offering panchamrit and jaggery and reading Hanuman Chalisa. Consuming this prasad before starting auspicious work will keep the evil effects of Rahu away.
Raahu Kalam / Rahu Kaal Timings:
Sunday: 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Monday: 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM
Tuesday: 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Wednesday: 12:00 Noon to 1:30 PM
Thursday: 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Friday: 10:30 AM to 12:00 Noon
Saturday: 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
The period of Rahu Kaalam varies according to the times of sunrise and sunset.
After the day, the hours are divided into 8 sections. The following is the time allotted to Daily Rahu Kalam Timings.
- Sunday – 8th section of 8 divisions
- Monday – 2nd section of 8 divisions
- Tuesday – 7th section of 8 divisions
- Wednesday – 5th section of 8 divisions
- Thursday – 6th section of 8 divisions
- Friday – 4th section of 8 divisions
- Saturday – 3rd section of 8 divisions