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Kaal Sarp Dosha in Kundli

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Kaal Sarp dosha (Kala Sarp Dosh), as the name also clarifies, means Death (Kaal) and Snake (Sarp). This is a dosha that has a nature of re-occurrence (like Snake raises hood again and again), so one should never be under the impression that any one-time remedy can work to remove Kaal Sarp dosha or Kala Sarp Dosha. But another factor of solace is that the remedy for Kaal Sarp dosha is probably the most straightforward remedy to perform & that too yourself. I will explain various aspects of Kaal Sarp Dosha in the below narration now.

"हिंदी में काल सर्प दोष" पढ़ने के लिए यहां क्लिक करें



What is Kaal Sarp Dosha?

As the snake coils around its prey & strangulates the same way, Rahu, like the serpent head of the dragon & Ketu, the dragon's serpent tail forms a Kaal Sarp dosha Kundli. When seven planets come between Rahu and Ketu, it leads to Kaal Sarp dosha in a horoscope. 


Kaal Sarp Dosha


And once this dosha gets formed, it strangulates all the planets, good or bad coming in between them. The impact of this dosha is so powerful that it nullifies all the natural significance of these planets. It impacts the significations of all the houses where it is placed 

Kaal Sarp Dosha is mainly caused and attributed to Snake. And Kaal Sarp dosh in Kundli is a Dosha (defect) that occurs repeatedly and can also suppress the good results of all other positives in a horoscope. Depending on the position & placement of Rahu and Ketu in a natal chart, there can be twelve types of Kaal Sarp dosha. 

Kaal Sarp Dosha Symptoms and Effects 

A person can feel the impact of Kaal Sarp dosha if (s)he faces below symptoms in their life:

  1. When person does not get results as per efforts.
  2. If person feels stressed and tensed all the time.
  3. If person fails repeatedly in a particular task.
  4. If person is not able to concentrate and make decisions.
  5. When the person always faces disturbances in family life.
  6. When person is always harmed by secret enemies. 

If you are also facing any of the above symptoms, please use our free Kaal Sarp dosha calculator to assess if you have a Kaal Sarp dosha. And also, if yes, what is the type and potency of this dosha. 


Whatever be the type or potency of this dosha in your horoscope, it will bring misfortune and miseries in your life. And these traits will be in any of the above forms. It can create obstructions in health, married life, career, with the children & another important thing is that whatever miseries this dosha brings, comes repeatedly.


To understand Kaal Sarp Dosha's exact impact on a person, one needs to see the exact positioning of shadow planets Ketu and Rahu in that horoscope. To explain it further, if Rahu is in the first house and Ketu in the Seventh house, the person can face obstructions in self and wealth accumulation. If this combination comes in the second house, the person will face issues in family relations & other aspects of life denoted by the Second house. Same way, one has to see this combination in all the twelve houses. 

Kaal Sarp Dosha Remedies 

Whatever be the potency & type of Kaal Sarp Dosha, one should understand the main culprit to cause this dosha is Snake. We also know that Snake is the most favourite of Lord Shiva. So the best remedy to pacify the Kaal Sarp dosha is to pray to Lord Shiva in your regular daily prayers. Check the video Kaal Sarp Dosha Satik Nivaran and perform a small offering of Milk and Honey with a pair of Nag & Nagin (male and female Snake) on the Shivaling on Nag Panchami and Maha Shivratri every year. As explained, this dosha has the characteristics of "re-occurrence"; therefore, please do it every year till your lifetime. No Pandit, no other formality is required other than this, so one can perform this simple remedy for Kaal Sarp Dosha very comfortably.


According to Vedic astrology, Kal Sarp Dosha can cause severe troubles in one's\ life. One can perform a Kal Sarp Dosha Nivaran puja to relieve its negative effects. Another effective way to remove its negative effects is to make lifestyle changes, known as karma modification. The exact remedies may vary based on the specific house where the dosha is formed in the birth chart. Consulting with an astrologer is recommended to effectively remove Kal Sarp Dosha, as they can provide personalized guidance and remedies tailored to your situation.

Kal Sarp Dosha can take various forms, and its impact can vary depending on the specific house in the birth chart where it is formed. For example, if it affects the second house, it can affect your wealth and family life. Therefore, it is recommended to consult an astrologer for a detailed kundli analysis. It will help you understand the results and remedies of your specific Kal Sarp Dosha.

A person who has Kal Sarp Dosha may face multiple challenges and may feel restricted, with their efforts not yielding the desired results. It is essential to determine which house of the birth chart the dosha is in, as the person will likely experience difficulties related to that specific area of life. For example, if Kal Sarp Dosha affects the seventh house, it can lead to serious troubles in married life. Understanding the placement of Kal Sarp Dosha in the birth chart helps anticipate and address its effects on various aspects of life.

Individuals with Kal Sarp Dosha may experience frequent failures and struggles in life despite putting in a lot of effort. They may not achieve the desired results, and constant misfortunes and challenges may follow them wherever they go. This pattern of repeatedly encountering obstacles and difficulties is an indication of the presence of Kal Sarp Dosha in their birth chart.

Marrying a boy with Kal Sarp Dosha is not necessarily a problem, but performing Kundli Milan (horoscope matching) is advisable before making any decisions. Certain astrological combinations have the potential to neutralize or mitigate the adverse effects of Kal Sarp Dosha or other unfavourable doshas in Kundli. Therefore, one should consult an astrologer for Kundli Milan before considering marrying a boy with Kal Sarp Dosha.

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