Ketu Graha Shanti Homam – Ketu Fire Ritual
Ketu is a shadow planet – Descending node of the Moon. He makes one intuitive, virtuous, and with strong spiritual inclinations. It represents detachment – leads a person from worldly attachments to seek higher knowledge or salvation.
Well placed Ketu in a horoscope brings prosperity, lot of luxury, removes illness caused due to effects of poisonous matters, grants good health, and intuition. It bestows wisdom, psychic abilities, healing powers, powers of discrimination, desire for knowledge and non attachment to worldly desires and ambitions.
Badly placed Ketu could cause many breaks and creates hurdles in the life of the native. It is responsible for many bad happenings in life like sudden accidents. It can cause weak eyesight, worries and anxieties, quarrelsome and hard hearted. It creates bad habits, enemies, disputes, hindrances and brings loss of property, loss of honor.
Ketu Graha should be propitiated to gain positive results and blessings from the planet through the performance of remedial measures.
Power of Ketu Graha Homam
A homa to Ketu has the power to remove the astrological defects or doshas (impurities) in the horoscope caused due to badly placed Ketu. Homa or yagya is a complete remedy for inauspicious results of a planet and provides long term relief from sufferings caused due to ill placed planet or planetary doshas.
By the performance of a homa, the heat generated from the holy fire or Agni and the sound from the mantra chanting are combined to yield the desired benefits.
Who should do homam to Ketu?
- To minimize the malefic effect of afflicted Ketu in the horoscope
- Running Ketu Maha dasha or Ketu antar dasha
- Debilitated Ketu
- Those with unnecessary depression, poor concentration
- Ghost related problems
- Putra dosha
- Those suffering from loss of property
- To overcome worries and anxiety
- Those suffering from bad habits
- Obstacles in one`s endeavors
- Enhance the benefits of Ketu in a horoscope
How is Ketu Homam performed?
Ketu Graha shanti homa or fire ritual includes mantra chanting to appease Ketu , tarpan or pouring water, havan or lighting of the sacrificial fire (Agni), offerings like ghee, herbs sticks of certain trees to the holy fire and feeding of Brahmins. The power of sound vibrations of mantras spread specific energy waves and purifies the atmosphere as oblations are offered.
Beeja Mantra for Ketu
OM PRAM PRIM PRAUM SAH KETAVE NAMAH
Benefits of Ketu Graha Homam
- Protection from misfortune and evil
- Winning over adversaries
- Grants power to overcome sorrow and loss
- Good eye sight
- Blessings of land, gold, vehicle, spouse, children
- Unexpected wealth gains
- Removes possibility of accidents, insects bites, allergy