Vedic manuscripts have a very prominent figure in the study is Rahu. Rahu has always been addressed as a very negative figure and its sightings in an individual’s astrological musings can refer to darkness, adversity, and an overall beginning of an atrocious time. But before we conceptualize the fallacious outcome of Rahu it is important to know Rahu properly. The term ‘Rahu’ has Sanskrit origination. As it is a part of sidereal astrology it deals with planets with Rahu being the Navagraha or the ninth planet, Rahu is considered a shadow planet which means it doesn’t fall under a physically existed extra-terrestrial body and this also adds up to the non-beneficial factors associated with Rahu

In Hindu mythology, there is an intriguing story that imprints the existence of Rahu. The myth speaks about Gods and Demons forming an alliance to churn out nectar from the depth of the ocean. Once the nectar was extracted it was served to the Gods, meanwhile, a Demon named Rahu disguised as god sat between Sun and Moon to consume the nectar and amass immortality. Once the two gods Sun and Moon grew their suspicion they went and complained to Vishnu, the outcome states that Vishnu took his Chakra (blade) and severed Rahu’s neck but the nectar was already down his throat so his detached head survived. Since then it is thought through that Rahu is vindictive towards Sun and Moon and every once he grasps and consumes them to avenge his death, this in return creates the Solar and Lunar Eclipse.

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Now experts might provide you with a very complicated idea of what Rahu Kaal is but when translated in simple language it states the inauspicious time frame that approaches every Zodiac where Rahu’s influence is the highest. It is supposed to be a time span of two to three hours during the diurnal course. It is highly advisable by astrologers who master in the study of Vedic astrology that no important task should be executed during that time frame as you will face obstruction or you might not come up with a positive outcome.


Though it is always believed that something like Vedic Astrology can only be understood by people who study it but there is a formula that can be orchestrated in order to find the Rahu Kaal of the day and plan the day accordingly.

Note the time of sunrise and sunset of a day in the city you are currently residing in.

Divide the duration of time into eight equal parts

Now we select the time span divided based on the day of the week

Monday: 2nd part

Tuesday: 7th part

Wednesday: 5th part

Thursday: 6th part

Fridays: 4th part

Saturdays: 3rd part

Sunday: 8th part which is also known as the Rahukalam.

Activities that should be avoided are marriage, the inauguration of a new company or shop, buying property, etc. If these activities have begun the pause should be taken and the work should be resumed when the Rahu Kaal is over.

Religious people who have a keen interest in Astrology will surely take a Rahu Kaal seriously and manage their activities excluding that time. Especially South Indian people give utmost importance to Rahu Kaal. Important and auspicious activities like marriage rituals, engagement., Graha Pravesh or purchase of property or stalks or other expensive materials like gold or car. Even if someone is thinking of starting a new job or to go for an interview Rahu Kaal should be avoided.

Some people might also consider night time as Rahu Kaal because of the darkness that comes with the night as it is believed that Rahu brings darkness. The Rahu Kaal of the night time can be calculated by dividing the timeline from sunset to sunshine in eight equal parts.


One thing should be remembered that no two places have the same Rahu Kaal, the starting time and the duration is different.  As we are an India based company we will be talking about the Rahu Kaal of the four important metropolitan cities.  

Delhi: 9.20 Am to 10.53 Am

Mumbai: 9.39 Am to 11.11 Am

Kolkata: 8.37 Am to 10.09 Am

Bangalore: 10.54 Am to 12.24 Am