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Kaal Sarpa Dosha

Rahu and Ketu are always positioned 7th houses away from each other. When all the planets fall within these 7 houses and rest of the 5 houses are vacant, it is called a Kaal Sarpa Dosha. This is considered a very inauspicious dosha in Vedic astrology. When assessing a horoscope, it is important to consider the degree of planets to see of a planet actually falls within the 7 houses range between Rahu and Ketu. This Dosha causes a lot of struggle in life in all aspects including marriage, career, finance, health, children etc.
 
There are 12 types of Kaal Sarpa dosha based on the position of Rahu and Ketu.

Anant Kalsarpa: This Dosha forms when Rahu is in 1st house and Ketu is in 7th house and other planets fall within 1st to 7th house. This combination gives mental unrest, problems in married life and some government related issues. Positively, it also gives courage and confidence to the native.

Kulik Kalsarpa: This Dosha forms when Rahu is in 2nd house and Ketu is in 8th house and other planets fall within 2nd to 8th house. This combination gives financial hiccups. Native also experiences misunderstandings with family and society at large.

Vasuki Kalsarpa
- This Dosha forms when Rahu is in 3rd house and Ketu is in 9th house and other planets fall within 3rd to 9th house. This dosha gives spiritual inclination but at the same time, native encounters hurdles in career and business. This can also lead to blood pressure and problems with siblings.

Sankhapal Kalasarpa: This Dosha forms when Rahu is in 4th house and Ketu is in 10th house and other planets fall within 4th to 10th house. Such people struggle to build friendships and enjoy life. This dosha is also negative for your mother. Your relationship with father also comes under scrutiny. In worst case scenario, this dosha can lead to death in a foreign land.

Padma Kalasarpa: This Dosha forms when Rahu is in 5th house and Ketu is in 11th house and other planets fall within 5th to 11th house. This dosha leads to problems in education, love matters, and health issues for spouse and children. You may also experience delay in cure of an illness.

Maha Padma Kalasarpa: This Dosha forms when Rahu is in 6th house and Ketu is in 12th house and other planets fall within 6th to 12th house. Native faces issues with maternal relatives and some financial crisis also persists. Positively, this dosha increases spiritual inclination and gives power to lead.

Takshak Kalsarpa: This Dosha forms when Rahu is in 7th house and Ketu is in 1st house and other planets fall within 7th to 1st house. This dosha hits married life and health of the native. You should avoid doing business in partnership if this dosha exists in the horoscope.

Karkotak Kalsarpa: This Dosha forms when Rahu is in 8th house and Ketu is in 2nd house and other planets fall within 8th to 2nd house. This dosha is positive in terms of education. Your speech is very persuasive and loved by all. Negatively, this dosha makes you short-tempered and interested in bad company. Financial issues also persist for the native.

Shankachood Kalsarpa: This Dosha forms when Rahu is in 9th house and Ketu is in 3rd house and other planets fall within 9th to 3rd house. You may also struggle to enjoy parental love. On a positive note, you do complete the task assigned to you and are very courageous.

Ghatak Kalsarpa: This Dosha forms when Rahu is in 10th house and Ketu is in 4th house and other planets fall within 10th to 4th house. This dosha increases family issues. Native becomes wicked and doesn’t feel satisfied in his job. Positively, this dosha can also give political power.

Vishdhar Kalsarpa: This Dosha forms when Rahu is in 11th house and Ketu is in 5th house and other planets fall within 11th to 5th house. Native’s social reputation declines due to this dosha. Problems with children also persist. Positively, native gets profit from different sources and lives luxuriously if other planets are placed well.

Sheshnag Kalsarpa: This Dosha forms when Rahu is in 12th house and Ketu is in 6th house and other planets fall within 12th to 6th house. This dosha causes health issues and sleeplessness. Native should beware of secret conspirators. These natives life a misfortunate life but earn name in society after their death.

Remedies fro Kaal Sarpa Dosha


To nullify and lessen the negative impact of the Kaal Sarpa dosha, you could consider practicing the remedial measures below.

1.    You should donate milk every Monday at a religious place.
2.    You should practice meditation everyday for 15 to 30 minutes.
3.    You should avoid using harsh and abusive words with others.
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