Navagraha Temples - (Rahu)

Rahu - Rahu does not rule any zodiac


Rahu (North Lunar Node) is node positioned at the meeting point of the earth's trajectory around the Sun and the Moon's trajectory around the Earth meet. It represents the head of demon and is responsible for Solar eclipse. This happens when Rahu, Sun and the Moon are in the same zodiacal longitude.

According to Indian mythology, Rahu Graha is a 'shudra graha.' People influenced by it behave like illiterate and uncultured. Rahu rules over thieves, witches, magicians, venom and poison, snakes and thorny bushes, jails and isolated places, unhabitated places, cemeteries, hypnotists etc.

In Puranas it is said that Rahu is instrumented in strengthening one's power and converting even an enemy into a friend. It is also often called the Planet of Success. Since Rahu is not a real planet it does not rule any zodiac.