Rahu kalam or Rahu kaal is the 90-minute interval between sunrise and sunset on a given day that is considered to be inauspicious. According to Hindu mythology, Rahu is a malefic planet that is personified by a demon who swallowed sun causing an eclipse. Hence it is popular belief that any event begun at Rahu Kalam ends up with an unfavourable outcome. Astrologers check for the Rahu Kalam timings before charting out an auspicious time (muhurtham or muhurat) for any occasion
Today’s Rahu Kalam – December 8, 2023
Along with Rahu Kalam, Kulikai or Gulika kaal and Yemagandam are also seen before deciding timings for any auspicious event or occasion. All these three time periods are considered inauspicious and any decision making or commencement of any important event is not done during these time periods in a particular day. The above table shows today’s rahu kalam or rahu kaal timings.
Rahu Kalam Timing for Weekdays
Rahu Kalam timing is specific for each day in the week. On Monday, Friday and Saturday, the Rahu Kalam timings fall in the morning. On Wednesday and Thursday, it falls in the afternoon and on Sunday it falls in the evening. It depends on the sunrise and sunset timings of the place. Hence, it is different for different regions across the world. You can refer this table to see rahu kalam today and rahu kalam tomorrow timings.
|Sunday||04:30 PM to 06:00 PM||03:00 PM to 04:30 PM||12:00 PM to 01:30 PM|
|Monday||07:30 AM to 09:00 AM||01:30 PM to 03:00 PM||10:30 AM to 12:00 PM|
|Tuesday||03:00 PM to 04:30 PM||12:00 PM to 01:30 PM||09:00 AM to 10:30 AM|
|Wednesday||12:00 PM to 01:30 PM||10:30 AM to 12:00 PM||07:30 AM to 09:00 AM|
|Thursday||01:30 PM to 03:00 PM||09:00 AM to 10:30 AM||06:00 AM to 07:30 AM|
|Friday||10:30 AM to 12:00 PM||07:30 AM to 09:00 AM||03:00 PM to 04:30 PM|
|Saturday||09:00 AM to 10:30 AM||06:00 AM to 07:30 AM||01:30 PM to 03:00 PM|
What is Rahu Kalam or Ragu Kalam?
Rahu kaal is a 90-minute period in a day that is allocated to the planet Rahu. Rahu has a strong effect during these timings. It is an inauspicious time period, which should be avoided before commencing any important task, event or occasion.
What is Rahu?
Rahu is one of the planets in Vedic astrology whose effects are considered malefic. This is based on Hindu mythology that Rahu is the head of a demon who swallowed the Sun causing eclipse and darkness. Hence, the astrological timings dedicated to Rahu are considered inauspicious.
When is Ragu Kalam today?
One can calculate the Rahu timings based on their specific region. Rahu Kaal is fixed for each day of the week, but is different for different regions as it is based on the sunrise and sunset timings of that place. According to the day of the week, you can check the Rahu kaal in the above table.
What to do during Rahu Kalam?
Any new or important tasks are to be avoided during Rahu kalam. Day to day activities can be continued through this time, as one cannot avoid Rahu kalam by doing nothing everyday.
Can we do pooja in Rahu Kalam?
According to Hindu scriptures, praying to Lord Shiva, the destroyer and reciting mantras for Lord Shiva can be done during Ragu kalam to yield positivity. Also, worshipping Goddess Durga is considered fruitful during these time periods.
How do I know my Ragu Kalam?
You can calculate the Rahu Kalam by knowing the sunrise and sunset timings according to the local Panchang of your region. The 12 hours in-between is divided into 8 equal parts and the 90-minutes interval is dedicated to Rahu depending on which day of the week it is. You can find the Rahu Kalam of your region by scrolling up.
Is Rahu Kalam auspicious?
No. Rahu Kaal is considered inauspicious as it is the time period belonging to the head of a demon, according to Hindu mythology. It is believed that any work, journey or event during commenced during Rahu kaal has unfavourable outcomes.
What happens during Rahu Kalam?
Rahu is considered a malefic planet and hence its has strong negative effect on human activities during this period. It is believed to have adverse effects on the human mind by creating confusion and influencing the thinking. Hence, it is best to avoid making important decisions during Rahu Kalam.
What is Kuligai or Gulika Kaal?
Kuligai is believed to be the so of Lord Shani (Saturn). Any auspicious ceremony like marriage should not be done during this time period. Also it is believed that whatever done during Gulika kaal is repeated and thus funerals should also be not done during this time.
Is gulika kalam/Kuligai good for childbirth?
As childbirth is a natural event, these timings cannot be controlled by us. But if a baby is born in Gulika kalam, the planetary positions are assessed by astrologers to see the effects of Lord Saturn or Kuligai on their native zodiac signs and measures are suggested.
How to get Rahu blessings?
Prayers offered to Lord Shiva, Chanting Rahu mantras, offerings to your ancestors, feedings snakes and ants etc. are some popular traditions that are followed to please Rahu and minimise the effect of Rahu. Believers can consult an astrologist and do necessary steps to ward off these negativity around Rahu kaal.
Which God represents Rahu?
Lord Vishnu slayed the immortal demon snake into two. The head part became Rahu while the tail part became Ketu. Lord Shiva is known to be the master of both Rahu and Ketu and hence is prayed to nullify or minimise the negative effects of Rahu.