Shri Anna Ganapati Navgraha Siddhapeetham Nashik Maharashtra India

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Lord Ketu (south Lunar Node)

Ketu' is said to be the body of Rahu, after the head of theasura was cut off by God Vishnu. In Hindu mythology, Ketu is generally referred to as a 'shadow' planet. It is believed to have a tremendous impact on human lives and also the whole creation. In some special circumstances it helps someone achieve the zenith of fame. Ketu is often depicted with a gem or star on his head signifying a mystery light.

Ketu represents Tamo Guna and supernatural influences. It was considered, 'Ketu' being responsible for Moksha (Liberation of Soul), Sanyasa ( Give away material comfort), Self Realization, Gnana (Fore–seeing future), Wavering nature, Restlessness, Endocrine system and Slender physique. People with good aspects from 'Ketu' were Great Doctors, Priests, Thinkers, Movie stars and Social workers. Though these people with good aspects of 'Ketu' attain great heights, but they tend to be mentally detached, would not get material pleasure and joy through their great heights in social life.

In Hindu astrology Ketu represents karmic collections both good and bad, spirituality and supernatural influences. Ketu is associated with the Meena Avatar (Fish Incarnation) of Vishnu. Ketu signifies the spiritual process of the refinement of materialization to spirit and is considered both malefic and benefic, as it causes sorrow and loss, and yet at the same time turns the individual to God. In other words, it causes material loss in order to force a more spiritual outlook in the person. Ketu is akaraka or indicator of intelligence, wisdom, non–attachment, fantasy, penetrating insight, derangement, and psychic abilities. Ketu is believed to bring prosperity to the devotee's family, removes the effects of snakebite and illness arising out of poisons. He grants good health, wealth and cattle to his devotees. Ketu is the lord of three nakshatras or lunar mansions: Ashvini, Magha and Mula.

Characteristics of Ketu are: Wife – Chitralekha; Colour – Smoky; Gender – Neutral; Element – Earth; God – Ganesha; Pratyadi Devata – Chitragupt; Metal – Mercury; Gemstone – Cat’s Eye; Body part – Skin; Taste – Nil; Food – Horsegram; Season – Nil; Direction – Nil; Day – Tuesday; Tone – Nil.

Mantras and Remedies

  • For Ketu related problems and during the dasa or antardasa of Ketu:
  • Worship Lord Ganesha
  • Recite the Kalabhairav asthakam.Recite Ganesha Dwadasanama Stotra.
  • Japa of the Ketu beeja mantra : 'Om shram shreem shroum sah ketave namah', 7000 times in 40 days.
  • Recite the Ketu stotra : Palasha pushpa sankaasham taraka graha mastakam Roudram roudratmakam ghoram tam ketum Pranamamyaham.
  • Donate : A black cow or black mustard seeds on thursday.
  • Fasting day : On Thursdays
  • Pooja : Ganesh pooja.
  • Rudraksha : Wear a 9 mukhi rudraksha.
  • A very good remedy for Ketu is the reciting of Shiva Panchakshari Stotra.
  • Friends : None
  • Enemies : None
  • Neutral : None
  • Lord of : None
  • Exaltation : None
  • Debilitation : None
  • Sex : Hermophrodite
  • Direction : North West
  • Lucky stone : Cat's eye, Lapuz lazulli
  • Lucky colours : None
  • Deity : Ganpati,Bhairav
  • Articles of donation : Til, gold, musk, blanket(black & white), sugar, satnaja, lead, saffron, part of food to black–white dog(on Sunday morning)
  • Humor & part of the Body : Blood, flesh, cheeks, breast, calves, left eye of male & right of female
  • Ailments : Enlargement of spleen, lung trouble, boils, cataract, hydrocele, fever, stomach pain, pain in body, epidemics etc
  • Represents : Spirituality, the lord of sign where it is posited
  • Prominent Qualities : Mokaksha Karka, Mattial and Spiritual Planet


  • Nakshtra Name: Ashvini ['wife of the Ashvins' Lord: Ketu (South lunar node) ]
  • Lord : Ketu (South lunar node)
  • Symbol :Horse's head
  • Deity : Ashvins, the horse–headed twins who are physicians to the gods.
  • Indian zodiac :0 o – 13 o 20' Mesha
  • Western zodiac : 26 o Aries – 9 o 20 o Taurus
  • Nakshtra Name: Maghā ['the bountiful']
  • Lord : Ketu (South lunar node)
  • Symbol :Royal Throne
  • Deity : Pitrs, 'The Fathers', family ancestors
  • Indian zodiac :0 o 13 o 20' Simha
  • Western zodiac : 26 o Leo – 9 o 20' Virgo
  • Nakshtra Name: Mula ['the root']
  • Lord : Ketu (South lunar node)
  • Symbol :Bunch of roots tied together, elephant goad
  • Deity : Nirrti, goddess of dissolution and destruction
  • Indian zodiac :0 o – 13 o 20' Dhanus
  • Western zodiac : 26 o Sagittarius – 9 o 20' Capricorn

Lord Ketu (south Lunar Node) Shanti Karma


    The common and the standard Pooja to remove obstacles and bestow prosperity and wealth. This pooja is done before commencing any auspicious job. Pratisthana and Shodashopachara are done which are followed by SHRI SUKTAM.


    Ketu is the Lord of Descending node. He is considered as Tail of the Demon Snake. It is believed to have a tremendous impact on human lives and also the whole creation. In some special circumstances it helps someone achieve the zenith of fame. He is Tamasic in nature and represents supernatural influences. Rahu and Ketu are shadow planets and have the powers of Shani and Mangal respectively.

    Ketu is capable of causing sudden and unpleasant changes if it is badly placed in the natal horoscope. The proper worship of Rahu blesses all those who suffer from sudden illness, loss of money and delays in marriage.

    Description :

    Kalash Sthapana, Panchang Sthapana (Gauri Ganesh, Punyavachan, Shodash Matrika, Navgraha, Sarvotabhadra), Yogini Pujan, Kshetrapal Pujan, Swastivachan, Sankalp, Ganesh Pujan, Hanuman Puja and Abhishek, Shukra Yantra puja, Shukra Mantra Jaap, Shukra Gayatri mantra chanting, Aarti, Pushpanjali.

    The puja will performed as per Vedic rituals based on birth details (name, date, place, time), and Sankalp (your wish).

    This is an individual puja (you may do the puja on individual name or include your family members in the puja). You will be provided with the contact number of the priest to call during the Sankalp.

  • Benefits :

    1. For Professional and personal success.

    2. Relief physical and mental hardships.

    3. Provides relief from unexpected and unpleasant changes.

    4. Provides protection against nick and cuts, surgeries, fire hazard etc.

  • Who should perform Lord Ketu Graha Shanti puja? :

    A person who has a debilitated (Neecha) Ketu, is undergoing a period of Ketu Maha dasa or sub–dasa, or if the planet Ketu is in association specially with Sun, Moon, Mars and Jupiter by conjunction, aspect or is placed in the 3rd, 6th, 8th or the 12th house of the natal horoscope.

    Ketu (Dragon's Tail) Puja is dedicated to planet Ketu. Grah Shanti Ketu Pooja (Worship of Dragon's Tail) is recommended for those, having malefic Ketu or wrongly placed Ketu as per the horoscope. Following things are associated with Ketu (dragon's tail): In Vedic astrology, the South Node of the moon is called Ketu. Ketu is known as a shadow planet, because of the Node's association with the phenomena of eclipses. Lord Ketu is supposed to have the head of a snake and the body of an asura (demon). The temperament or nature of Ketu is fiery. Ketu is the planet of spirituality. Ketu Puja / Worshipping Dragon's Tail If Dragon's Tail is malefic in one horoscope chart then Ketu Puja is recommended to remove the malefic effects. People afflicted by malefic Ketu are stricken with fears of robbery, bad habits, putra dosham, loss of property, and loss of face. Reciting the following mantra after sunset, facing north – west direction, will really help to reduce the bad influence of Ketu. Aum Hrim Krum Krura Rupine Ketave Aim Suh Svaha Ketu brings prosperity to the devotee's family, removes the effect of snakebite and illness arising out of poisonous matter entering one's body. Dragon's Tail grants good health, wealth and all round prosperity. Ketu – The Dragon's Tail & Its Position Ketu has no sign ruler ships, although it is acknowledged to favor Mercury and Jupiter's signs according to some authorities, while others claim that Ketu favors the sign of Scorpio. Ketu stays for 18 months or 1.6 year in each grah. Ketu – Its Significance Ketu is an indicator of intelligence, liberation, wisdom, non–attachment, spirituality, fantasy, penetrating insight, carrier of arms and weapons, invisibility and physic abilities. Knowledge, business, leprosy, poisonous bites are different aspects of this planet. Ketu represents the spiritual process of evolution. Ketu is considered as a worldly malefic and spiritually benefice, as it causes sorrow and loss, which ultimately turns the individual to god.

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