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What Is Ketu Dosha, Astro Remedies To Get Rid Of It

According to Astrology, natives who have Ketu dosha in horoscope suffer from health issues like depression, joint pain among others.
ketu dosha horoscope

Ketu is the other half of Rahu, the shadow planet. While Rahu is the head, Ketu is the tail. Ketu makes the remaining body of the planet Rahu. Ketu is the planet associated with mystery, spirituality, and liberation among other things. A lot of people who have a strong placement of Ketu in their horoscope are believed to enter fields like magic, and investigation among others. 

As per Astrology, Ketu is a cruel shadow planet. It affects some major factors of your life including logic, intelligence, knowledge, and mental health among others. 

What Is Ketu Dosha?

ketu dosha astro

If Ketu is placed in an inauspicious position in an individual's horoscope chart, it is known as Ketu Dosha. Those suffering from Ketu Dosha face problems like - 

  • Poor concentration
  • Accidents
  • Surgeries
  • Anxiety
  • Loss of business opportunities
  • Diseases related to the spinal cord
  • Increased stress level
  • Repeated feet injuries
  • Loss of father and husband's wealth
  • Depression
  • Loss of money
  • Loss of property
  • Obesity
  • Knee problems
  • Mental instability
  • Fatigue
  • Problems in childbirth
  • Joint pain
  • Skin diseases
  • Hearing loss
  • Problem in childbirth

Remedies For Ketu Dosha

We spoke to our Astro expert, Sonia Malik,and asked her to share some easy remedies with which individuals can reduce the malefic effects of the dosha on their life. 

  • Chant the Ketu Mantra -  Om stram streem straus: ketve namah. It is believed that chanting this mantra 108 times everyday will help pacify Ketu dosha. 
  • Offering blankets, warm clothes, umbrellas to the needy is believed to be beneficial. 
  • Worshipping Lord Ganesha on a regular basis is believed to ward off the evil effects of the show planet, Ketu. It is said that only Lord Ganesha can help solve the problems a native faces during the Ketu mahadasha.
horoscope ketu dosha remedies
  • It is believed that taking care of dogs is one of the best remedies to treat an inauspicious Ketu in the horoscope. You can have a dog in your home as your pet or you can offer them food everyday.
  • Start wearing darker colours on an everyday basis. Wear more browns and blacks as you step out of your home for work. 
  • Donating black dal or mustard seeds to the needy on a Thursday is a powerful remedy to reduce the negative effects of Ketu.
  • Offering sweets to homeless people is also believed to treat the negativity of Ketu.
  • Wearing gold is also said to be a good remedy to ward off the negative effects of Ketu.
  • Increasing your inclination towards spirituality can also do wonders. It helps keep all the negative energies at bay.
  • The expert shared that keeping a vessel filled with honey in the kitchen can be auspicious for the natives and reduce the malefic effect of Ketu.
  • Serving the old and needy with dedication is believed to help reduce the negative effects of Ketu. Especially, serving father and grandfather helps strengthen the Ketu. Performing Pitra shraadh is also considered auspicious.
  • To reduce the malefic impact of Ketu, one should speak to everyone with respect. One must not humiliate anyone. 
  • Donating milk and sugar to the needy help in improving your mental health which is most commonly affected during the Ketu mahadosha.
  • Drinking a glass of milk with saffron or kesar everyday is said to be beneficial for those suffering from Ketu's malefic effects. 

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