Kaal Sarp Dosha


Kaal Sarp dosha, 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. 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 Dosh in the below narration now.

What is kaal sarp dosh?

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. 

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. 

Symptoms/effects of Kaal Sarp Dosha

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

When person does not get results as per efforts.

If person feels stressed and tensed all the time.

If person fails repeatedly in a particular task.

If person is not able to concentrate and make decisions.

When the person always faces disturbances in family life.

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 dosh 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. 

Remedies for Kaal Sarp Dosh

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. 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.

You can read more about different types of kundli doshas and with kaal sarp dosha calculator check whether you have kaal sarp dosha or not in your birth chart.