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The Rahu - Ketu Story

Rahu and Ketu are very unique in Vedic Astrology as they are called the Chaya Graha. However, it is not easy to determine where they belong to in the entire discipline. Many texts which have defined the results accrued due to placement of Grahas in different Bhavas and Rasi are silent regarding these two Grahas. Many believe that they give results merely due to association with other Grahas/ Dispositor and don't have any results on their own. There are many opinions regarding them, which is kind of understandable, since these are Shadowy Planets. Hence, it logical to think that they position in this discipline of Vedic-Astrology will also be shadowy!The mythology about Rahu Ketu is widely known among those who are interested in Indian mythology or Theology. It goes somewhat like this. After the churning of the ocean (Samudra Manthana), when the Pitcher (Kalasa) of Amrita (Nectar) was obtained, Lord Vishnu decided to favor the Suras (the clan of the Luminaries, Surya and Chandra) o…