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Scriptures on Hindu Astrology say that it is a boon to know about Rahu Kalam. Hence, if we are here on this page to discuss about Rahu Kalam, we should feel lucky. It is a common thing in our family circles to check and take into account the period of Rahu Kalam before we start any new auscipicious function or going on travel. However, in some cases, Rahu Kalam is by and large avoided. Apparently, everybody wants to escape the unfortunate happenings, whether during the function or even thereafter. Auspicious time selected goes a long way in conferring the needed happiness and prosperity. Muhurta or the selection of auspicious moment can neutralize to a certain extent the afflictions existing at the specific time or at the time of Prasana time. In other words, it is stated that if marital happiness is not depicted in the birth chart, the Muhurta may not be in a position to confer on the native expected marital harmony but it would definitely reduce the sources of friction to a great extent.
According to ancient texts, Rahu and Ketu are nodes. It is our endeavor to enlighten you to know how to calculate Rahu Kalam.
Apart from selection of Thithi, Vara, Nakshtra, Yoga and Karana, the selection of a particular moment is with reference to Hora of the day because each day is divided into 24 horas and the other is with reference to the rising lagna.
According Hindu Astrology, there are seven days in a week viz., from Sunday to Saturday. Each day is being ruled by a particular planet and has its own ruling deity. The ancient texts says that ruler of the day is prescribed that is as under:
In addition to the above, the ancient rushies have given equal importance to Rahu and Ketu. However, they did not give any specific day for them as they treated Rahu and Ketu as nodes. However, Rahu and Ketu will be given one and half hours time in a day resulting three hours for Rahu and Ketu.
Out of 24 hours time, if we deduct three hours (one and half-hours for Rahu and another one and half-hours for Ketu) comes to 21 hours, which is shared by the seven planets. However, Rahu and Ketu have been given equal powers by rushies. If we calculate the time, the total time given to Rahu and Ketu in a week is 21 hours. Let us see how to calculate.
Rahu Kalam = 1.30 x 7 = 10.30
Yama Kalam = 1.30 x 7 = 10.30
Total time: 21.00 hours
For calculating Rahu Kalam and Yama Kalam, from Sun rise to Sunset will be divided into 8 equal parts. The first part will become the day of the ruler. For example, if we take Sunday, the first part is Ravi and hence, the day is ruled by Ravi. After deducting the first part of the day, the time of Rahu Kalam is calculated within the seven parts. For easy calculating of Rahu Kalam, we remember the following sentence.
'Mother Saw Father Wearing The Turban on Sunday'
Let us now, with the help of an example, learn how to calculate Rahu Kalam. Let us assume that the Sunrise is at 6am. As discussed earlier, we have to leave the first one and half hours. The rest of the seven can be divided into seven parts. On any day, the first part is called Rahu Kalam.
Ex. Mother = Monday - 7.30 to 9.00am
Saw = Sunday - 9.00 to 10.30am
Father = Friday - 10.30 to 12.00 noon
Wearing = Wednesday - 12.00 to 1.30pm
The = Thursday - 1.30 to 3.00pm
Turban = Tuesday - 3.00 to 4.30pm
Sunday = Sunday - 4.30 to 6.00pm
Therefore, before calculating the Rahu Kalam one has to take into consideration of the Sun rise time.
Natives can check the exact Rahukalam by seeing the almanac of the Sunrise time.