Rahukaal is popular household name among the Indian Hindu people around the world. Most of the people in India considers Rahukaal a very inauspicious time of the day when no auspicious ventures are started.
What is Rahu Kaal
Rahukaal is an important terminology in the Vedic Muhurt astrology. The planet Rahu is an evil planet according to Hindu predictive science.
Hence, the transition of the planet Rahu during the day should be avoided for any auspicious and new works.
The Rahu Kaal is often found with different spellings. The Rahukaal is written as Rahu Kaal, Rahu Kaalam, Rahukal, Rahukalam and Rahu Kal etc.
RahuKaalam is one of the 8 parts of the day between sunrises to sunset.
The people generally avoid the auspicious work during this period of the day. Most of the people don’t buy the stocks, home, gold and car etc.
Many people generally avoid starting any kinds of auspicious activities such as marriage, engagement and starting even any new business.
Rahu Kaal and Panchang
There are many Panchangs in India have been prevailing in the different part of the country. These Panchangs denotes the timings of the Rahuaal. The Rahu Kaal remains for one and half hours every day. However, the timing is little changeable from place to place.
Hence, the Panchang is a guide to tell you the exact time of Rahu Kaal in your city. The local Panchang is created keeping in mind not only Indian Standard Time but also Local Mean Time.
Hence, the local Panchang in your locality can indicate the exact Rahu Kaal time in your city. In case, you are an Indian but have been staying overseas or your job is movable, you can check the Rahu Kaalam timing by online Panchang.
How to calculate Rahu Kaal
The calculation of Rahu Kaal is as simple as ABC. Sometime you even don’t need to calculate if you have a Panchang. The internet is also a boon to help you finding the correct timing of Rahu Kaal. You need to understand the little astrological arithmetic behind the Rahu Kal calculation.
The Rahu Kaalm timing is given here for each day.
Sunday – 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM (8th Muhurt)
Monday – 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM (2nd Muhurt)
Tuesday – 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM (7th Muhurt)
Wednesday – 12 Noon to 1:30 PM (5th Muhurt)
Thursday – 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM (6th Muhurt)
Friday – 10:30 AM to 12:00 Noon (4th Muhurt)
Saturday – 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM (3rd Muhurt)
The calculation is done taking 12 hours in to consideration between sunrise and sunset. This 12 hours is divided into 8 parts. For example, we need to calculate the Rahu Kal on Sunday. The RahuKaal starts between 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM which is the 8th part of the day.
If the Sun rises at 6 AM and sets at 6 PM, then we need to divide 12 hours by 8 which 12 /8 = 1.5 hours. Hence, the Rahukaal falls in the 8th part of the day in the evening. You can refer the table given above.
However, the RahuKaalam timing is changeable from place to place depending upon the local time. Hence, you have to use either a local Panchang or you may find the panchang on the internet.
Rahu Kaal Mnemonics
There are many tips and tricks available in the Indian astrology to memorize the critical calculation. Most of the people don’t remember the timing of Rahu Kaal every day.
However, there is Mnemonics so that you can easily remember the timing of Rahu Kaal that falls every day.
I am sharing the mnemonics here.
The mnemonic is “7:30 Mother Saw Father Wearing The Turban Suddenly’’
- Mother = Monday (7.30-9.00)
- Saw = Saturday (9.00-10.30)
- Father = 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)