Rahu Dosh (Upchar)
Rahu Mahadasha is the period when Rahu comes in the planetary position of a person’s Nakshatra. This Dasha may be good or bad based on the position of the planets and lasts for 18 years. It imbibes focus and will power to a person and can bring immense success in life. It can suddenly make a person rich or poor. It has both good and bad effects on the mind, financial condition and diseases. During this Dasha the native’s mind does not remain focused.
Rahu Dosh occurs when Rahu is in complete control of the planets in the planetary alignment of an individual’s natal chart. Rahu dosh is considered to be an inauspicious period and the native should look for methods of Rahu dosha nivaran.
There are several remedies for reducing or eliminating the malefic of planet Rahu. Any one of them or a combination of two or three would suffice to remove Rahu Dosh.
Gemstone: It is recommended to wear a Gomedh (Hessonite) gemstone to remove Rahu Dosh or enhance the benefics of Rahu. The ring made in silver should be worn on the Index finger. Parad ring/ Gutika are also effective in removing this planetary dosh.
Rudraksha: An energized 9 Mukhi Rudraksha mala/bracelet should be worn for protection from Rahu Dosh. 9 mukhi represents Goddess Durga who removes all obstacles from Her devotee’s path.
Fasting: Rahu is worshipped on the same day as Shukra Dev or Venus, which is Friday. Hence people afflicted with Rahu Dosh should either fast or eat only vegetarian foods on Friday.
Praying to Lord Shiva / Goddess Durga / Lord Hanuman: Lord Shiva is the ruler of Rahu, Ketu and Shani. Propitiating Shiva with milk, ghee and Gangajal Abhishekem provides relief from Rahu Dosh. Worshipping Goddess Durga also reduces and removes the effect of malefic Rahu.
Charity: Donating food items like coconut, bananas, urad daal and til (sesame) seeds to the needy appeases Rahu Deva. Blue Clothes and Woolen Black Blanket should also be donated. It is also believed that giving sugar to ants and eggs to snakes nullifies the Dosh.
Pujas and Mantras: Performing Rahu shanti puja at home or specific temples is helpful in reducing Rahu Dosh. Chanting of Rahu mantra should also be carried out.
Rahu Beeja Mantra
"Om Raam Rahave Namah"
Rahu Tantrik Mantra
"Om bhraam bhreem bhraum sah rahave namah"
Rahu Vedic or Puranic Mantra
"Arddhakaayam Mahaaviiryam Chandraaditya Vimardanam Simhikaagarbha Sambhuutam Tam Rahu Pranamaamyaham"
Gayatri Mantra for Rahu
"Om Sookdantaya vidmahe, Ugraroopaya dhimahi, tanno Rahu Prachodayat"