The Mystery of 'KalSarpa Yoga' Unveiled..!

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In the recent times, KalSarpa Yoga has become the most common point of discussion in the country. It is said that this is most ominous combination, all the beneficial roles of planets are destroyed & the native having KalSarpa yoga in his chart is said to be suffering through all kind of hardships throughout his life, while his hardship doesn’t yield any good result.

Now let’s see what is the combination of this KalSarpa yoga? It is said that if all the planets are between Rahu & Ketu, then it becomes Kal Sarpa Yoga, giving result to an ominous combination. However, books are being published under this name, with suggested remedies etc. while astrologers keep themselves busy by discussing about this topic in newspapers, television & internet with the relevant information they have about the effects of this yoga.

The word, 'KalSarpa' itself frightens anybody as the “Kal” (meaning a bad period) takes the form of a 'Sarpa' (Snake) & troubles the native. For no reason, even the astrologers of today are talking about the frightening effects of Kal Sarpa Yoga. Some of the results, which they opine are, the native’s fate is damned, he cannot earn name & fame in his/hers life, may not get a job or his/hers work atmosphere will never be good, may suffer from financial problems, problems in having offspring etc. all such craps. According to the modern “orators” of Kal Sarpa Yoga, if all the planets are within the half of Rahu & Ketu or if one or more planets are with Rahu or Ketu, while the others are in between, then it is, “Purna KalSarpa Yoga” (Total Kal Sarpa yoga). However if six planets are in between Rahu & Ketu, while another one is located in the other half, then it is termed as, “Ardha KalSarpa Yoga (Partial Kal Sarpa Yoga). Some of them say that people born with Partial Kal Sarpa Yoga lead more disastrous life than people having Total Kal Sarpa Yoga.

Searching the classics for the existence of KSY.

Whenever a problem arises, we consult the classics of Vedic astrology, but in this case the problem is that we don’t find anything regarding Kal Sarpa Yoga in Brihat Parasara Hora Sastra, Jaiminisutram, Brihat Jatakam, Uttar Kalamrita, Phaladeepika, Jatak Parijat, Sarbartha Chintamani, Bhabartharatnakar, Jatakabharanam, Sanketnidhi, Bhabakutuhalam, Manasagari Paddhati, even the modern Astro books like, jataktatwa etc. don’t speak anything about this KalSarpa Yoga.

Pundit Shree P.S. Sastri discussed about KalSarpa Yoga in the Astrological magazine published from Bangalore in the volume of December 1965, October 1987 & September 1994. While discussing about KSY, Mr. Sastri quoted a sloka, but didn’t mention about its root. However he admitted that classics don’t talk KSY. The sloka he quoted is as under:-

agre rähuù ante ketu sarbe madhyagatä grahäù|

The meaning is quite clear. If rahu is at front & ketu is at last while all other planets are in between, then this combination is called Kal Sarpa Yoga & results into death of king of destruction of grains.

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