Rahu Gayatri mantra:
”Om neelavarnaya Vidmahe
Tannah rahuh prachodayaat.”
Translation and meaning:
”I Meditate on Rahu who has a ferocious form. Let Rahu kindle my intellect and illumine it.”
Rahu Beej mantra:
“Om bhraam bhreem bhroum sah rahave namah.”
Rahu Shanti mantra:
”Om Rahuve Devaye Shaantim, Rahuve Kripaaye Karoti, Rahuaaye chamaaye abhilaashat, Om Rahuve Namoh Namah.”
Translation and meaning:
”Oh Lord Rahu, I bow down to you and pray that you may pardon all my sins and reward me with your benign blessings.”
Om bhram bhreem bhroum mantra chanting benefits:
Chanting the above Sanskrit mantras with sincere devotion and an open heart will help to ward off the evils of Rahu during the Dasha and Antardasha of Rahu. In addition, practicing these mantras strengthens and increases the positive influence of Rahu.
The North Node of the Moon is called Rahu in Vedic astrology and the South Node is called Ketu. The name of Rahu first appears in ancient Mahabharata. He governs over the head portions, while Ketu governs over one’s ears, hearing and speech. Furthermore, He can be considered the expert among the planets when it comes to plotting and scheming.
Astrologically, He is the significator of unusual employments, foreign travels, pilgrimage, creativity, air travels, masochism, homosexuality, renunciation. The time of day considered to be under the influence of Rahu is called ”Rahu kala” and is believed to be inauspicious.
He is the ruler of number ”4” in Indian numerology. The gemstone linked with Him is a honey colored hessonite. His element is air and the direction is southwest. The metal representing Lord Rahu is lead.
There is a story in the epic Puranas that speaks about Lord Vishnu dispensing amrita, the nectar of Gods. While Lord Vishnu was dispensing this nectar, a demon (asura), Rahu mingled with the Devas and was receiving the nectar when the Sun (Lord Surya) and the Moon discovered him. With the luminaries calling alarm, Lord Vishnu threw His Soodarshana Chakra at Rahu Dev and cut off his head. But, Rahu had already drunk the nectar and now remained an immortal head, removed from an immortal body.
There are numerous temple festivals, which you are likely to come across, to show your love and pay tribute to Lord Rahu. These amazing festivals have their own and specified months, within which the Hindu festivals will add more spark to the region. Some of the most important festivals, which are going to grab your eyeballs, include Brahmotsavam, Thiruvathirai, Sivaratri, Navaratri, and Sekkizhar Vaikasi Pooja.