Ketu Mantras and Remedies
Story of Ketu
According to Hindu mythology, Ketu is generally referred to as a "shadow" planet. Ketu is the descending lunar node. The story of Rahu and Ketu is quite interesting. Swarbhanu, the son born to the Asura King Viprasithi and a Queen Sinhika, consumed amrut by disguising himself as a God and sitting in between Sun and Moon. Once Mohini (a Lord Vishnu avatar as female) who was distributing the holy nectar of immortality noticed the mistake Sharbhanu was assaulted with the ladle resulting which his head separating from the rest of the body. As he had already consumed amrut he did not die. Swarbhanu pleaded to Vishnu for moksha and accordingly a serpents body was fitted to his face which we call Rahu and the serpents head with his body became Ketu. Venus and Rahu are its friends, whereas Moon and Mars are its enemies. Ketu also causes lunar eclipse when Moon, earth and sun aligns in the same longitude along with the node. Though it is not a Planet it is counted as one of the Navagrahas. The effects of Ketu are somewhat similar to that of Mars.
Mantras of Ketu and Meaning
Given below are the Mantras of Ketu.
"Palasha Puspa Sangasham
Rowdram Rowdratmakam Ghoram
Tam Ketum Pranamamyaham"
I offer my obeisance to the violent and fearsome Ketu who is endowed with the potency of Lord Shiva and having a complexion resembling the flower of a palasa plant, he serves as the head of the stars and planets.
"Om prang Preeng Paroung Sah Bhoorbhavah savah. Om Ketum Krivannketava Yasbomaryaapeshase. Samusdwibharjayathah. Om Swah Bhoovah, Bhoo, Om Sah Paroong Pareeng Praung Katave Namah"
“Aum Hrim Krum Krura Rupine Ketave Aim Suh Svaha”
"Om Sraam Sreem Sraum Sah Ketave Namah”
"Aum Ketave Namah"
"Om Kem Ketave Namah"
"Om Hum Kem Ketave Namah"
Ketu Gayatri Mantra
"AUM Chitravarnaya Vidhmahe,
Tanno Ketu Prachodayat."
According to Vedic astrology Ketu is the representation of karmic collections both good and bad, spirituality and supernatural influences. Ketu is the lord of three nakshatras :Ashwini, Magha and Mula. Ketu stays for 18 months or 1.6 year in each Zodiac. The metal representing Ketu is Iron and Gemstone is Cat's Eye.
Some Remedies of Ketu
- Donate a cat's eye gemstone, a brown cow with white spots, colored blankets or black mustard seeds on Thursday or a dog to a poor young man on Thursday.
- Reciting of Shiva Panchakshari Stotra.
- Worshiping Lord Ganesh.
- Keeping a fast on the first Thursday of the waxing moon.
- Chanting the Ketu Mantras 18000 times on 108 japa beads and performing puja with mixed flowers and sandalwood within the ascending cycle of the Moon. The recitation should begin on a Tuesday during the bright half of the Moon. The presence of 'Mahamrityunjaya yantra' at the place of recitation may help you in achieving the desired results faster.