Sarpa Dosha / Kala Sarpa Yoga / Kala Amrita Yoga / Kala Sarpa Dosha

28 Sep

I have been asked to write about this most feared topic and my research has led me to putdown these for the benefit of astrologer community.

You will be surprised to know that the ancient classics of astrology have not even mentioned it! Yet it has become one of the most feared doshas, because Kala means death and Sarpa means snake. When all planets are to one side of Rahu and Ketu Kalasarpa Dosha is supposed to be caused. This is considered a very bad yoga which gives rise to misfortunes and is supposed to be a major obstruction to one’s progress. This Dosha is said to be severe when all planets are within the arc from Rahu to Ketu in their natural motion direction.

However let me explain this in detail so that students are clear in usage of these terminology

Sarpa Dosha

Great astrologers like Maharshi Parashara and Varaha Mihira have mentioned ‘Sarpa Yoga‘ in their books. So also Kalyana Varma and Nandi Granthas have mentioned this Yoga.

Sarpa Dosha in a Chart is to be identified as follows:

  • If Rahu is placed in 8th house from Sun it is termed as Sarpa Dosha.
  • If Rahu or Ketu is placed in 8th house from Moon it is termed as Sarpa Dosha
  • If Rahu is in 6, 7 and 8th house from Lagna it is termed as Sarpa Dosha.
  • From Lagna of either Rahu or Ketu is placed in Trikona it is Sarpa Dosha.

Further Prasna Marga gives some tips on how to identify the Sarpa Dosha in the horoscope and how to get rid of it.

According to Prashna Marga, Sarpa Dosha is classified as follows:

  • Utthama meaning the Dosha caused by Superior serpents (Good ones)
  • Adhama those caused by Inferior serpents (bad ones)

They are identified as follows:

  • If in a horoscope, Jupiter becomes the lord of Dusthanas namely 6 or 8 or 12 and occupies one of them and if it happens to be Kendra (1, 4, 7 or 10) to Rahu, then it must be inferred that there is a curse of Superior serpents.
  • If such a Jupiter is in Kendra to Gulika, then it is inferred that there is a curse of Inferior serpents.
  • If Rahu occupies 6 or 8 or 12th house and gets connected to the Sun, then the trouble is from Superior serpents.
  • If such a Rahu is associated with Moon, then the trouble is from Inferior serpents.
  • If Rahu occupies a movable sign, the curse is due to the wanton destruction of serpent’s eggs.
  • If Rahu occupies a common sign, the curse is due to the killing of small serpents.
  • If Rahu occupies a fixed sign, the curse is due to the felling of trees near the habitat of snakes.
  • If Rahu conjoins Mandi or if Rahu is in the 5th, 7th or 9th from Mandi, then also Sarpa Dosha must be inferred.
  • If Mars occupies a Kendra of Rahu, the curse is due to the destruction of trees or removing earth or killing serpents or leveling their habitat or setting fire to the trees near their habitat or ignoring to replant fresh trees or breaking the favorite anthills of serpents

What is Kalasarpa yoga?

If all the seven planets including Lagna are placed in between Rahu and Ketu then it is called as Kalasarpa Yoga.                                        

                                                 Rahu

What is Kala Amrita yoga?

If all the seven planets including Lagna are placed in between Ketu and Rahu then it is called as Kala Amrita Yoga. Not much detail about this Yoga is given in any of the famous Classical texts. It seems this Yoga has been inserted in the medieval period by some Jyothishi experts.

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What is partial Kalasarpa yogaIf only one planet comes out of the Rahu – Ketu axis then it is called as partial Kalasarpa Yoga. This Yoga does not harm the person too much but still he suffers a lot during the Dasha of the planet which is placed outside Rahu – Ketu axis.

Effects of Kalasarpa Yoga

Kalasarpa Yoga stops other good Yogas in the horoscope to give its fruitful effects to the native. Anybody affected by Kalasarpa Yoga faces lot of problems until the age of 35. They face lot of mental restlessness, pessimistic thoughts and instability in life. They often see snakes in their dreams. They struggle a lot to make their life stable. They get deceived by near and dear ones. Few get separated from their family and move away from their native place. Particularly if he gets Rahu or Ketu Dasha, he faces lot of mental problems. Some get addicted to bad habits or involve in unlawful activities. Even their close friends and relatives might deceive them. He will face lot of troubles and will have to strive hard to settle in the first half of his life.

One need not fear this Yoga because the negative effects completely gets reduced over time. The other good Yogas in horoscope will work in the second half of the life. They’ll involve themselves in spirituality. They’ll get good name and fame in society. They’ll be blessed with good health and wealth.

Effects of Kala Amrita Yoga

Very few lines have been spoken about the effects of Kala Amrita Yoga in Classical texts. Kala Amrita Yoga formed by placement of all seven planets in between Ketu-Rahu axis is said to give progress in spiritual enlightenment and they always have a peaceful mind and do not get affected by family bondages and materialistic comforts.

Types of Kalasarpa Yogas

There are 12 types of Kalasarpa Yoga based on the positions of Rahu and Ketu. Each Yoga is given the name of different snakes spoken about in mythological scriptures.

Ananta Kalasarpa Yoga: If Rahu is in Lagna and Ketu in seventh house then this Yoga is formed. This makes the individual talkative. Frequent quarrels with the spouse and creates problem in the marital life

Gulika Kalasarpa Yoga: If Rahu is in second house and Ketu in eighth house then this Yoga is formed. This Yoga makes the individual speak lies and will not keep up the promises. They would also lack wealth and might be inclines towards occult studies.

Vasuki Kalasarpa Yoga: If Rahu is in third house and Ketu in ninth house then this Yoga is formed. This is a positive Yoga which makes the person spiritually inclined. Will gain more wealth and enjoy all kind of material pleasures.

Sankapala Kalasarpa Yoga: If Rahu is in fourth house and Ketu in tenth house then this Yoga is formed. This affects the character of a person. They will lack good friends and enjoyments. They will also face troubles in job.

Padma Kalasarpa Yoga: If Rahu is in fifth house and Ketu in eleventh house then this Yoga is formed. This affects the progeny of the person. They might be deceived in love affairs. But still they will earn lot of wealth and enjoy all kind of materialistic pleasures.

Maha Padma Kalasarpa Yoga: If Rahu is in sixth house and Ketu in twelfth house then this Yoga is formed. They is also a positive Yoga. This Yoga makes the native a spiritual person. Their health might be affected but still they can win over their enemies and make more wealth.

Takshaka Kalasarpa Yoga: If Rahu is in seventh house and Ketu in first house then this Yoga is formed. This makes the person involve in illicit relationship. They might face lot of problems in marital life. They might face health problems and would have an uneven shape of the body with a big belly.

Karkotaka Kalasarpa Yoga: If Rahu is in eighth house and Ketu in second house then this Yoga is formed. They will be good in studies and their speech will be loved by all. But they would face lot of personal problems, mental disturbances, unhappy environments, problems after marriage will be seen.

Shankachuda Kalasarpa Yoga: If Rahu is in ninth house and Ketu in third house then this Yoga is formed. This Yoga makes the native a problem creator. They will be courageous and would finish any kind of task given. They might live away from their home land.

Ghataka Kalasarpa Yoga: If Rahu is in tenth house and Ketu in fourth house then this Yoga is formed. People with this Yoga will not be satisfied with their job. There will be no relationship with their education and the field of work.

Vishadhara Kalasarpa Yoga: If Rahu is in eleventh house and Ketu in fifth house then this Yoga is formed. This is a positive Yoga. They’ll live like a king if other planets are posited in good houses. They’ll have gains through different means.

Shesanaga Kalasarpa Yoga: If Rahu is in twelfth house and Ketu in sixth house then this Yoga is formed. They’ll face poor health and sleepless nights.

General Remedies

  1. Japa has to be performed separately for Kuja, Rahu and Ketu.
  2. Visit Rahu Temple situated In Tirunageswaram in Tamil Nadu and perform milk abishekam in Rahukalam. After performing this, visit Vaitheeshwaran Kovil (Kuja Temple) and then Ketu temple perform Pooja.
  3. Visit Subramanya Temple at Kukke, near Dharmasthala, Karnataka and perform Naga Prathiste and Ashlesha Bali.
  4. It is advisable to visit Srikalahasthi, Andhra Pradesh, India and perform Pooja for Kalasarpa Dosha Nivaran and perform Pooja to Goddess Gyana Prasunamba with Kumkum.
  5. Those who are not financially sound may perform Pooja to Lord Subramanya Swami temple for a minimum of seven Tuesdays.
  6. Ware a ring made of silver in the form of Sarpa. The same should be worn in the point finger. Purohits at Triambkeshwar near Nasik are renowned for remedies to Kala Sarpa Dosha.
  7. Wear Gomedika or Vaiduryam (Cats eye) set in a silver ring and wear the same in Middle finger.
  8. Naga Padaga made of silver and donate it to a Brahmin in Lord Siva Temple after performing Ekadasha Rudrabhisheka to reduce negative effects.

Conclusion

The latest stunt by the “Pundits” is the introduction of “Partial Kalasarpa Dosha”. The basics parameters of this are undefined, so anyone may have it!! A lot of unscrupulous astrologers are scaring people about this Dosha and extracting money for the so called remedies. The remedy of course depends and varies according to the financial status of the innocent man!

From practical point of view Kala Sarpa Dosha is not found to be a hindrance to progress. I have the horoscopes of a lot of people who have this so called Dosha and are doing quite well in life. One of the most notable exceptions is the horoscope of Jawaharlal Nehru, the late Prime Minister of India. (DOB: 14 Nov 1889, TOB: 2330 hrs, POB: Allahabad) If someone can rise to that level with Kalasarpa yoga, then it is not a bad one really!!

One Response to “Sarpa Dosha / Kala Sarpa Yoga / Kala Amrita Yoga / Kala Sarpa Dosha”

  1. Rohini G. V. October 2, 2021 at 16:28 #

    Thank u very much. Very useful info.🙏

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