Chandal Yoga from Sarvarath Chintamani

Its a pity that these days Internet Astrologers new breed who practice Jyotish don’t even read Classical Jyotish books to understand properly the Yoga chapter of Jyotish under the guidance of some learned experienced Jyotishi and start giving predictions to their clients is really astonishing.

Here i just tried to emphasize the need to read Old Jyotish classics or books by world renown researchers scholars to understand things in clear way instead of todays cook books.

I may here add that a good Astrologer should have knowledge of both systems of Astrology that is Western Astrology and Jyotish as both compliment each other and add a lot of new knowledge for the Astrologer. Whose prime Job is guide his Clients properly thru whatever matter he wants to discuss. Its my humble experience that all those Astrologers who have deep Knowledge from Both Schools are really v good Astrologers.

Ok now revert back to the topic at hand, In one of Jyotish group someone asked recently the effects of Guru Chandal Yoga and wanted some clarifications as some writer from chenai who wrote a book on Jyotish has written Rahu and Saturn Yoga as Guru Chandal Yoga. I am really amazed that ppl who even don’t understand the basics of Astrology are writing books on it and making fool

As much i know Guru Chandal Yoga is the Combination of Jupiter and Rahu. So i tried to write a this small contribution to clear some confusion about this Yoga in minds of Astrologers.

Here is the definition he gave for this Yoga. The person earns money which is against society, maybe like earning from liquor sale etc. taken from the book kudumha jothidam published in chennai. 

My Answer to Above  There is no doubt that the Person having the Yoga of Jupiter and Rahu gives money from unfair, foul, illegal sources but not specifically from liquor sale and this happens in 11th house specifically only, not in any other house.

Another Female Astrologer wrote  Guru Chandal Yoga main padhaai beech main chhut jaati hai bahut adchane aati hain. Meaning it disturbs education and person leaves it in between.

My Answer to above Ur observation is correct with respect to disturbance to education but it only happens if the combination of Jupiter and Rahu happens in 11th House and sometimes it don’t disrupt the education of native but his one of his/her children’s provided that child horoscope also shows disturbance.

My Reserach 

I saw this definition of Jupiter conjunct Rahu or Ketu in Sawarath Chintamani translated by J N Bhasin Ji.

In 10th House Effects under Destruction of Good Yogas He Writes *****If Jupiter is with Rahu or Ketu and is aspected by a malefic planet it creates ”’Chandal”” Yoga i.e. a yoga denoting bad characteristics of the Native.

Opposite Yoga is also written in next sloka which i am also giving for those who don’t have this classic with them. I think everyone who loves Jyotish should have this Classic, as its the most clearly written book with respect to twelve bhava readings.

*****Even when Jupiter is located with Rahu, Ketu or Saturn, but is aspected by Venus and Moon, the native even if he be a Shudra is treated as a Brahman, efficient in good Knowledge.

Jataka Parijat also mention this Yoga and according to the Translation of Subramanyam Shastri, “””When jupiter in conjuction with Rahu or Ketu is aspected by malefic planets, the person born will do base acts.

Above is according to the book The Mysteries of Rahu in a horoscope written by a Shiv Raj Sharma a Student of Respected K N Rao ji.

So we see that Definition given by Savarath Chintamani is based on Jataka Parijata.

Shri K N Rao Ji  also quote the examples of C. Rajagoplachari and Nehru for this Yoga. He writes the effects for this yoga as that it can be from mild non-conformism to intense jealousy and violent vituperative expressions. With the first example he says it was very mild and in case of Nehru he says it was more intense as it happens in the 6th house of aggressiveness. He was known for his most wild expressions against Hinduism, the faith in which he was born.

To be continued

I will be writing the definition of this Yoga in 12 Houses v soon so check back

Mythology of Rahu and Ketu

Still to this day many Hindus believe that the mythological demons Rahu and Ketu cause solar eclipses?

In Hindu mythology there is a wonderful story that describes how the gods and the demons once formed an alliance to produce a nectar that could give them immortality. This is the story of the churning of the milk-ocean and the descent of Lord Visnu as the Kurma avatara, the divine tortoise. When the nectar that was churned from this ocean was being served to the gods, a demon, disguised as a god, sat between the Sun and the Moon in an attempt to procure the nectar. When he was detected by the Sun and the Moon, Lord Visnu immediately severed his head from his body. Unfortunately, it was not fast enough, for the demon had already tasted a small quantity of the nectar and had become immortal. Ever since, this demon is said to wreak vengeance on the Sun and Moon whenever they come near. The head of this great demon is known as Rahu and his tail is known as Ketu.

Rahu and Ketu Mythology

In Hindu astrology Rahu and Ketu are known as two invisible planets. They are enemies of the Sun and the Moon, who at certain times of the year (during conjunction or opposition) swallow the Sun or the Moon causing either a solar or a lunar eclipse. In Sanskrit this is known as grahanam or seizing.

What perhaps sounds like a childish story is a powerful metaphor for what actually happens when an eclipse takes place. Rahu and Ketu are the astronomical points in the sky respectively called the north and south lunar nodes.

To the observer on earth, the paths of the sun and the moon appear to be two great circles projected on the celestial sphere (see the diagram). The sun’s path, the solar ecliptic, makes a complete revolution in one year. At the same time, the moon’s circular path is completed in about one month. Every month the moon will overtake the sun which moves more slowly. This is called new moon or in Sanskrit, amavasya. Usually the moon’s path passes above or below the sun’s path and no eclipse occurs. But, periodically the moon overtakes the sun at the place where their paths intersect. This causes the sun or the moon to be hidden from the earth’s view and is thus called a solar or lunar eclipse. These places of intersection are the north and south lunar nodes, or as they are referred to in Hindu mythology, Rahu and Ketu. Therefore, in the symbolic language of mythology, Rahu and Ketu are said to “swallow up” the Sun and the Moon. The ancient Hindu observers of the sky were aware of the cause of the solar and lunar eclipses and so described the process in the language of metaphor.

Ketu significations in Jyotish

In Indian Astrology besides the classical seven Planets two Nodes of Moon known as Rahu an Ketu are also considered very important.

In Western Astrology they are sometimes called Moon Nodes or specifically Moon North Node and Moon South Node. Some Astrologers like to call them Dragons Head and Dragons Tail, still some call them Caputs head and Caputs tail.

In Arabic and Persian Astrology they are called Raas and Zanb.

In Jyotish Moon Nodes are given a lot of importance and lot of Astrological combinations are written about them an they are even used in the famous system of Dasas to time the important events in ones life.

Western Astrology has not given them the exact importance as they deserve, whereas on the other hand in Jyotish no Astrological reading is complete without them.

While during my journey in Astrology i learnt a lot about them an experimented a lot with them in my readings but one thing which i note was that a very little literature is available on the significance of them on net an even books written on Jyotish and western Astrology. So to fulfil this gap i have written some of the significances of Ketu or Dragon Tail or Caputs Tail or Zanb, with the hope that it will show the astrologers how vast are its results explored in Jyotish Ancient Literature.

So much more can be written on these two Nodes of Moon but i will keep them for further pages to be written in future.

Ketu Significations in Jyotish

It signifies:



Moksha or final emancipation,



Spiritual initiation,

Religious resignation,

Sectarian principles,

Artistic Tastes,


Literary genius,













Religious show,





Vicious tendencies,

Secret intrigues and associates,

Back biting,





Divine Knowledge,

Observing silence,

Troubles from enemies,


Eat little food,




Religious austerities,

Maternal Grandfather,










Horned Animals,

Company with low caste people or servants,

Highly religious,

God Fearing,

Adopts all sorts’ quackery to please GOD,

A highly dangerous fellow,

A spiritualist,

A specialist in Tantric sciences and wedded to superstitious beliefs.

Ketu has a red and fierce look. A venomous tongue an elevate body.

He is armed and outcaste. (May be a Dacoit living in forests)

He is inhaling smoke always (we can say in modern context that he is a chain smoker or work in some such a chemical environment where there is smoke coming all the time.)