Rahu Kaal in Vedic astrology


According to Vedic astrology Rahu is an inauspicious planet. During transition of planets the time under the influence of Rahu should be avoided to do any auspicious work.

Rahu Kaal, which is also spelled as Rahu Kala, Rahu Kal, Rahu Kalam and Rahu Kalaam, is a certain amount of time every day which lasts approximately for one and half hour. Rahu Kaal is one of the eight segments of the day between sunrise and sunset. Eight segments of the day are calculated by taking the total time between sunrise and sunset at a given place and then dividing this time duration by eight.


How to remember Rahu Kalam

Although the time Rahukaalam falls on each day, and its span varies and needs to be calculated as per the sunrise and sunset time. You may use the times below if you do not have access to accurate Rahukaal. These times are accurate only if the day lasts for 12 hours, and the sunrise is at 6.00 AM. You can adjust an approximation according to the sunrise and day length in your area.
On Monday Rahu Kaal falls on the 2nd period, Saturday on the 3rd period, Friday on the 4th period, Wednesday on the 5th period, Thursday on the 6th period, Tuesday on the 7th period and Sunday on the 8th period.

All you need to remember is the phrase "Mother Saw Friend Wearing The Turban Suddenly"

Mother = Monday  : 7:30 - 9:00
Saw = Saturday  : 9:00 - 10:30
Friend = Friday  : 10:30 - 12:00
Wearing = Wednesday  : 12:00 - 13:30
The = Thursday  : 13:30 - 15:00
Turban = Tuesday  : 15:00 - 16:30
Suddenly = Sunday  : 16:30 - 18:00