Anamika S Jain is a Social Media Consultant and Blogger. She is passionate about topics like Alternative Health Therapies and Hindu Mantras.
Rahu Story and Remedies
According to Hindu Mythology Rahu swallows the Sun or the Moon causing eclipses. The story of Rahu is quite interesting. According to the Puranas, Swarbhanu, the son born to the Asura King Viprasithi and a Queen Sinhika, consumed amrut by disguising himself as a God and sitting in between Sun and Moon. Once Mohini (a Lord Vishnu avatar as female) who was distributing the holy nectar of immortality noticed the mistake Sharbhanu was assaulted with the ladle resulting which his head separating from the rest of the body. As he had already consumed amrut he did not die. Swarbhanu pleaded to Vishnu for moksha and accordingly a serpants body was fitted to his face which we call Rahu and the serpants head with his body became Ketu.
Rahu is normally depicted as a dragon head with no body riding a chariot drawn by eight black horses. Though not a Planet Rahu is counted as one of the navagrahas. Rahu is considered as a malefic and its effects are equated with that of Shani by Vedic Astrologers.The metal representing Rahu is lead. Its element is air and direction is south-west. Rahu is the ruler of number 4 in Indian numerology. Rahu is also the lord of three nakshatras : Ardra, Swati and Shatabhisha. The dasha of Rahu normally last for 18 years out of which the 6th and 8th years are the most troublesome ones. When the Rahu is afflicted one faces several miseries and obstacles in the way of success and remedies should be done to reduce the ill effects. Some such remedies are
- Worshiping Bhairava or lord Shiva.
- Chanting Rahu Mantras or Stotra
- Donating Udad dal or coconut on Saturday
- Fasting on Saturdays
- Wear An 8 mukhi Rudraksha Bead
- Wearing Gomedh
Given below are the Mantras of Rahu.
Mantras of Rahu
"Aum rahave namah"
"Aum rang rahave namah aum"
"Om dhum ram rahave namah"
"Om bhraam bhreem bhraum sah rahave namah"
"Om raam rahve namah"
"Ardakayam mahaviryam chandraditya vimardanam singhika garba sambootam tam rahum pranamamyaham."
I offer my obeisance’s to Rahu who was born from the womb of Simhika and who has only half a body yet possess great power, being able to subdue the Sun and the Moon.
These mantras are normally chanted on 108 japa beads and may be recited for 18,000 times within 40 days during night and puja should be performed with blue flowers and sandalwood. One can begin the recitation of the mantra on a Saturday during the bright half of the Moon. Presence of Kali and Durga yantra at the place of recitation may help one in achieving the desired results faster.
Rahu Gayatri Mantra
AUM Sookdantaya Vidmahe,
tanno Rahu Prachodayat.
Rahu Shanti Mantra
"Om Rahuve Devaye Shaantim, Rahuve Kripaaye Karoti, Rahuaaye chamaaye abhilaashat, Om Rahuve Namoh Namah.”
Rahu Deva, I pray to you. Please forgive my sins and give me your blessings.
If Rahu is affecting your life adversely then the above mantra can be chanted 2 times a day to reduce its effects one in the morning before breakfast and one in the evening before dinner.
Subhash Sharma from Chandigarh on January 01, 2020:
Abhishek on June 06, 2012:
Does mahamritunjaya and garuda mantra stops the adverse effect's of rahu do let me know. As I am chanting maha-mritunjaya mantra (beej mantra) since 4 years.
shibasish ghosh on April 05, 2012:
Thank you very much anamika......
hanumesh on March 30, 2012:
Thank you very much.
thank u very much
praful rathod on January 23, 2012:
Sir, Very happy to read the article. such a fantastic article.
Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on January 07, 2012:
Sonu : You mean 'Om Aim Hrim Rahave Namah'? All mantras meant for sadana requires some rituals to be followed. Don't do it if you are not able to follow it.
ilangovan: You may chant mahamrityunjaya mantra for health problems. I have written a Hub on it. You can check my typing my name on the search box here along with the mantra name. Buy a CD and listen to it also as often as you can.
shamraz: Your question is already answered in this Hub. And your astrologer should be able to guide you more on it.
shamraz on January 07, 2012:
i had an asto reading done and they said i have a peroiod of raho coming in 2014 please if there is a remady in advance please can you tell me and if you could email me at email@example.com i would be gratfull
ilangovan on December 30, 2011:
It is very usful for me.please tell how i chant ragu mantra for health problam..which raagu mantraa ?
Sonu on December 03, 2011:
Can somebody please advise if there is any harm this matra can cause in any scenario?
Hrim Rahave Namah....
P.K.Garg on November 14, 2011:
Thank you Anamika , It will help us a lot. Also may be we can now engage other family members help in praying for us like a prayer chain.
or you can start a Rahu Prayer group who help out others.
May be we need some basic info or a photo of a person for whom the prayers are done. Namestey
Pradeep on September 14, 2011:
Thanks a lot i was searching for this thanks a lot god bless u
Gudiya on August 31, 2011:
Thanks a lot.
Dev on August 25, 2011:
Anyone doing RahuDeva mantras. "Om raam rahve namah". The pronounciation is not RAAM, here M should be pronounced through nose not from the mouth. I am not very particular about the rituals(urad dal and coconut). Individual might at least, one good/help to someone daily without any expectation.
Dev on August 24, 2011:
I do have Rahu dasha, figured out from Parashar lite6.1. I am praying every day Rahu mantra(Ardha Kayam.....20times), Rahu beej mantras om breem.... and Om rahave namah both 144 times. Early morning and before going to bed. Let's see I can grab Rahu's attention or not. I am sure he will hear me.......
Reina on April 21, 2011:
Thanks a lot for your help
binita on March 23, 2011:
Thnks for ur mantras for rahu .its really helpful
Amit on December 02, 2010:
Hi BR HANDA
Thanks for your advice also please tell where are we supposed to pour the Barley mixed with milk and how r we supposed to mix barley in milk.
ankur on November 11, 2010:
thank you for your post.
really helped me a lot.
BR HANDA on August 23, 2010:
good, healthy knowledge regarding rahu,its status in different houses,vedic remedial based on mantras. in addition a square piece of sandal if be worn in peacock shade thread or pour barley mixed with milk on saturday afternoon, it helps a lot.
Bharath on January 27, 2010:
Hi, my son is 10 months and has rahu dosha and i wanted a remedy and hope this one will help, if you can help me more with me it i will be very glad... please do mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ravi on January 16, 2010:
i saw all comments about Grah mantras.it is great education those who donot know and even those who knows also.better than wasting time on rubish things on different bad sites.
thanks who all doing good things
sekhar on October 19, 2009:
Hey Anamika, you have shared lot of rahu mantras which are not found on any other site - especially the Rahu Shanti Mantra. Great Work ! Just a request - can these mantras be published in our national language or sanskrit ( i mean visualization) to actually know the exact word to avoid any mistake in pronunciation?
One question - Can this rahu shanti mantra be recited daily starting from any Saturday.
Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on October 09, 2009:
chaitanyaviral and view : I am happy that you found the hub informative and useful. Thanks for the visit.
Yogesh Bailwal from India on July 18, 2009:
Very good hub on astrological remedy for Rahu. Great work.
chaitanyaviral from India on May 26, 2009:
hi anamika, I am really thankful to you as I was really in search of Rahu mantra for the nivarana of Chandaal Yoga in my horoscope, Thanks a lot. Nice & Informative hub.