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Rahu Mahadasha & its Effects and Remedies: Explained


According to Hindu Astrology the alignment of various planets in a person’s birth chart, affect the native’s life either positively or negatively.

This planet does not have a house of its own and its good or bad effects are generally determined by the placement of Rahu in the birth chart and movements of other planets in various houses.

What is Rahu Mahadasha?

Rahu Mahadasha brings a lot of upheaval in an individual’s life and it usually lasts for a period of 18 years. Rahu Mahadasha induces a lot of confusion in the native’s life and s/he is unable to differentiate right from wrong and is susceptible to negativity, obsession, gets influenced by negative people and worldly desires. In general, the native faces dissatisfaction and losses everywhere in life. Also, during Rahu Mahadasha, whenever Rahu associates itself with other planets, it drains all its energy and gives ill effects.

Effects of Rahu Mahadasha


If Malefic:

  • Rahu Mahadasha affects the mental health of an individual, there will be a constant state of fear and mental pressure.
  • Lack of interest in everything that can lead to progress in life.
  • Lack of concentration resulting in bad academic results.
  • Certain health issues like asthma, weakness, urinary ailment, etc., can also be caused by this Mahadasha.
  • Conflicts may arise with people who were once your close friends or among family members.
  • A person may incur huge financial losses and may have to settle for mediocrity in life.
  • Progressing in life becomes difficult because of many unexpected obstacles and hindrances.
  • Procrastination becomes a constant companion in Rahu Mahadasha.
  • Rahu Mahadasha may also cause sudden loss of wealth or injury due to an accident.
  • Separation from family members.
  • An attraction for worldly desires, which may lead to bad decisions to acquire them.
  • The native under Rahu Mahadasha gets prone to some sort of addiction, not necessarily toxic.
  • There will be unwanted wastage of money and resources.
  • If Rahu is placed in the 7th house or the planet aspects the 7th house, the Rahu Mahadasha will cause difficulties in Married life.

If Benefic:

  • If during the Mahadasha, the planet Rahu is placed in a compatible house, then it can bring extreme wealth, fame, and fortune.
  • There might be a gain of new land or property.
  • The native becomes optimistic, bold, commanding, and sociable.
  • When placed with friendly planets, like, Taurus, Gemini, Virgo, Capricorn, Aquarius, Rahu provides the native with wealth gains, increase in comforts, sudden marriage, foreign travels, increase in status in society.
  • Benefic Rahu Mahadasha may lead to spectacular career achievements, political links, higher studies, and overseas travel.


  • What are the Remedies for Rahu Mahadasha Moon (Chandra) Antardasha?

Moon is related to mind and emotions. This placement affects the native’s mental health. It may cause anxiety, stress, depression, suicidal thoughts persistently. Remedies: meditation and refrain from negative thoughts.


  • What are the Remedies for Rahu Mahadasha Saturn Antardasha?

Rahu and Saturn, both are malefic and native may have a tough time. If planets are placed auspiciously, the native may benefit in terms of wealth and fame. Remedies: Try to avoid legal issues.


  • What are the Remedies for Guru Mahadasha Rahu Antardasha?

Fasting on Thursday, praying to Lord Vishnu, wearing yellow clothes on Thursday, offering water to a Banana tree on Thursday.


  • What are the Remedies for Venus Mahadasha Rahu Antardasha?

Praying to Lord Shiva and Goddess Durga, read Shiva Sahashranam, Durga Saptasati, Durga Devi Suktam Tantroktam Devi Suktam ya Devi Sarvbhuteshu. Chant Om Namah Shivay and Maha Mrityunjay Mantra


  • What are the Remedies for Rahu Mahadasha Mars Antardasha?

Haste is to be avoided in all decision making and caution is to be practiced in all dealings. Avoid any injuries.


  • What are the Remedies for Sun Mahadasha Rahu Antardasha?

Read Vishnusahastram, Shivsahastram, chant Maha Mrityunjay Mantra, appease lord Sun by chanting the Surya Mantra and offering water to Lord sun Daily.


  • What are the Remedies for Mercury (Buddha) Mahadasha Rahu Antardasha Remedies?

Read Vishnu Sahashranam daily. Feed grass or Spinach to Cows on Wednesday. Use four-faced Rudraksha. Wear green emerald of at least 5 carats with gold on Wednesday.


How long is Rahu Antardasha?

Rahu Antardasha in Rahu Mahadasha is 2 years and 7 months long


Rahu Mahadasha Remedies:

  • To reduce the negative effect of the Rahu Mahadasha, wear dark blue colored dresses.
  • Keeping a peacock feather at home is another Rahu Mahadsha Remedy known for neutralizing the bad effects of Rahu.
  • One of the Rahu Mahadasha Remedies includes feeding the dog, to reduce the negativity of the planet Rahu.
  • Rahu Mahadasha Remedies demand discipline and order in one’s life. One should refrain from material desires and negative thoughts and influences.
  • Meditation is another Rahu Mahadasha Remedy that reduces the negative influence of the planet.
  • Another one among Rahu Mahadasha Remedies is to always have an alternate plan in life for each action.
  • Avoid doing anything that causes anxiety or stress in life.
  • Using incense sticks and lighting camphor at home is another Rahu Mahadasha Remedies to pacify the ill effects of Rahu.
  • Rahu Mahadasha Remedies also include chanting of Rahu Mantra, 18,000 times by a wise pandit. This will calm down the planet Rahu and its effects.


FAQs on Rahu

  1. Which day is for Rahu?

The day for Rahu is Friday.

  1. Which God can control Rahu?

Goddess Durga is the presiding deity of Rahu and can control Rahu.

  1. Which planet can control Rahu?

Jupiter is the only planet that can control Rahu.

  1. How can I calm Rahu?

By following the Rahu Mahadasha Remedies stated by an experienced astrologer, one can calm the malefic effects of planet Rahu.

  1. How can I Overcome Rahu Mahadasha?

By adopting a careful, calm, and spiritual lifestyle, abstaining from negative habits and influences, one may overcome the bad effects of Rahu Mahadasha.

Life is incomplete without its disruptions and turbulences. It is only due to these minor inconveniences we learn more about mankind and pace ourselves towards growth. With a positive mindset and the right guidance, even the effects of Rahu Mahadasha can, in turn, work in your favor.

Get in touch with us today to get a personalized reading of planetary positions in your birth chart and determine whether you are undergoing Rahu Mahadasha and its effects and get personalized remedies to smoothen out your life’s complications.

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