Rahu and Ketu are two shadow planets in Hindu mythology. Rahu and Ketu were basically Asuras. They came and sat with the Devas when they were being served ‘amrita’ or elixir. After they had just drunk half the amrita, they were discovered. Vishnu chopped off their heads with his Sudarshan chakra. Hence, Rahu and Ketu became immortal; they give lots of trouble to people. Remedies for Rahu Dosha are quite simple but they have to be done regularly.
SPIRITUAL REMEDIES FOR KAAL SARPA DOSHA:
If one wants to get rid of Rahu dosha, then one has to choose spiritual path. Also, performing the Rahu Shanti puja is one of the remedies for Rahu dosha. Other remedies for Rahu dasha are mentioned below:
Eat vegetarian food on Saturdays: Both Rahu and Ketu are shadow planets. They are usually worshipped on the same day as Saturn or Shani Dev. Hence, eating vegetarian food on Saturdays is a must for people who have Rahu dosha.
Pray to Lord Shiva: Shiva is the lord and master of the three planets namely Shani, Rahu and Ketu. That is why bathing Lord Shiva in milk, gangajal and ghee helps to get relief from the effects of Rahu dosha. If you want to know how to get rid of Rahu dosha, then pray to Lord Shiva and say ‘Om Namah Shivaya’ 21 times in a day.
Perform Rahu Shanti Puja: There is a very special puja called the Rahu and Ketu shanti puja. This is performed at certain temples. You can also do this puja at home. You are trying to please Rahu by doing this puja. Also, you are asking Rahu for his blessings to lead a happy life.
Visit Srikalahasti Temple: Srikalahasti temple is in a remote town of Andhra Pradesh. This temple is very ‘jagrut’ for those having problems in life because of Rahu and Ketu. It is said that Lord Rahu and Ketu reside in this temple. Millions of devotees go to this temple every year. They do Rahu shanti puja and get ‘darshana’ of the ancient Shiva lingam here.
Charity: Donating coconut, wheat, banana and other food items to the poor is a remedy of Rahu dosha. If you help the poorest of the poor with a clean heart, then you might get good results in your life. However, charity must be done with the intention of love and donation. Charity should not be done for gaining personal benefits.