The Rahukalam or Rahukaal, inauspicious period of the day, is an important aspect of Vedic astrology. Rahukalam period is different for each day(Var). It should be avoided for any auspicious work, event or travel. Rahu kaal time differs from place to place and it depends on sunrise or sunset of that particular place.
One has to convert the given sunrise from Indian Standard Time to L.M.T means actual time of a given location, based upon sun’s position at noon. of the place, to obtain the exact Rahukalam or Period of Rahu is different for each day and it should be avoided for any auspicious work or event period of that place, anywhere in the world.
There are eight segments of a Var (day), Rahukaal is one of these eight segments. It is considered associated with the Unfavorable, opposite of benefic or cruel God. Astrologers consider Dragon’s head, used in Indian Vedic astrology Kalam period highly inauspicious.
The unfavorable effects of Rahukalam period
Performing auspicious events during Rahu Kaal may result as follows:
There are indications for unexpected delay, obstacles, failures, lack of success, sudden postponement of an undertaking or negative results in all the efforts. It is better to plan before starting the important activities.
Remedy for malefic effects of Rahu: If there is a delay in the marriage or conceiving due to presence of Rahu Dosha, in Horoscope(Kundali), you should pray and light an ordinary lamp or lemon lamp by cutting a lemon into halves.
Turn the skin of lemon inside out of this lemon lamp, in front of the symbolic idol or image of Goddess Durga during Rahu Kala period to get blessings from Maa Durga, just try to do this simple home remedy.
The following table of Rahukalam (Rahukalam chart) is for general calculation from Monday to Sunday, on day to day basis.
Here the time of sunrise is 6:00 a.m.(I S T). To obtain more accurate Rahukalam of the place, one has to do little calculation, by converting it into Local mean Time, if required.