Kaal Sarpa Dosha | Vedic Astrology Overview


The prevailing concept of Kaal Sarpa Dosha (Kal Sarp Dosh) appears quite threatening to most of the people, who were told to be having Kaal Sarpa Dosha (Kal Sarp Dosh)  in their respective horoscope.  The astrology readings of Kaal Sarpa Dosha (Kal Sarp Dosh) have been said to be inauspicious for almost all aspects of life; and the affected person is said to suffer on account of severe problems in health, wealth and relationships.  However, this is not so – and many people have been observed to be leading a successful and peaceful life despite having the so-called Kaal Sarpa Dosha ((Kal Sarp Dosh) in their birth chart.   And, only with some basic knowledge of astrology you will be able to understand the rational behind Kaal Sarpa Dosha (Kal Sarp Dosh) being not valid in real terms of vedic astrology.

First of all, what is the definition of prevailing Kaal Sarpa Dosha (Kal Sarp Dosh)? It is said that when all the seven planets namely, the Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn are placed within the Rahu and Ketu in a natal chart, it creates Kaal Sarpa Dosha.  For example, if one Mr.  Kabir is born on 19 August 1982 at 8.00 AM in Delhi; his lagna chart will be as under:



As can be seen in the above lagna chart that, all the seven planets are placed within Rahu and Ketu; it is generating Kaal Sarpa Dosha. And, the classification of various types of Kaal Sarpa Doshas are done on the basis of Rahu and Ketu position in different houses. As such, Rahu and Ketu are placed in tenth and fourth houses of your horoscope; they are said to be creating Pataka or Ghatak Kaal Sarpa Dosha.

Please don’t worry about getting confused in this, I am not going to drag you into typical astrology to prove my point of such yogas being null and void in most of the cases. Just a common sense, will make you understand.

Now, every type of Kaal Sarpa Dosha (Kal Sarp Dosh) is said to create problems on different fronts. And, as such the Kaal Sarpa Dosha is said to take place when all the planets are between Rahu and Ketu; that means that every person who will have the similar planetary placement in his vedic horoscope should suffer due to one or another type Kaal Sarpa Dosha.

As per the example horoscope given above (based upon birth details -19 August 1982 time 8.05 AM; Place-Delhi) all the planets are within Rahu and Ketu. But, this will hold true for any person who is born between 16 August 1982 to 29 August 1982, as such during this period all planets remained between Rahu and Ketu. Therefore, should we take that all the persons born between 16 August 1982 to 29 August 1982 should suffer on account of one or another type of Kaal Sarpa Dosha (Kal Sarp Dosh)? It is but obvious and very logical that you won’t buy this rational or logic.

The very crux of Real Vedic Astrology depends upon one and only one factor i.e. the Time. No two things are exactly same in this world; and no two human beings are exactly similar in this world. And, there is only one thing which can differentiate a person from another person in Real Astrology – that is the Time or date and time of birth.  The role of place of birth i.e. physical location of the person or event is also very important; but the predominance is of Time. The very basic principle of Real Vedic Astrology is that one should not and must not try to decipher the horoscope on the basis of one or two planetary placement.  And, all respective divisional charts should also be analyzed in accordance with the operating planetary period to conclude something meaningful and useful.

Therefore, on rational basis –  the Kaal Sarpa Dosha (Kal Sarp Dosh) can not harm any person as such it is supposed to give similar results to all people born during specific and longer period of time frame; while the importance of date, time and place of the birth of a person are the main constituents which are to be depended upon.  You may also visit here to know more about the usefulness of correct birth details and the role of divisional charts in vedic astrology readings.


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  5 Responses to “Kaal Sarpa Dosha | Vedic Astrology Overview”

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  5. Dear Sir.

    My name is vinod & i am from Varanasi.
    My date of birth is 20 sep 1976 , day Monday & birth Place was Badkarajpur (Buxar Bihar)

    I just wanted to know that am i suffering from any Kaal Sarpa Dosha ?? because 1 am almost 10 year in private profession but if i talk about my stability it is zero , every year either i leave job or some time circumstances bound me to leave the job, no satisfaction till date . please advise what to do .

    I am waiting for your prompt & valuable answers about this


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