Worship Goddess Durga and Lord Ganesha – Remedy for Lord Rahu and Ketu effects in life

Goddess Durga , Lord Ganesha and Guru’s blessings as a remedy for Lord Rahu and Ketu bad effects in our life :

Sairam Friends,

Lord Ganesha and Sainath must bless and guide me to write this article when i was really worried as my mom had some breathing problems since last night. Shes feeling much better now and i wish we all take path of devotion for a better life.

durga photo

Goddess Durga and Lord Ganesha blessings as remedy for rahu ketu effects

Photos by Rajaram mama and my friend Kanna on a holy Navrathri festival with alankaram to Goddess Durga devi in our colony in this beautiful saree.

I started this article to post  beautiful photography of Goddess Durga devi which was taken by my friend Kanna, Rajaram mama and myself in 2010 Navrathri festival.  She’s the beautiful Durga of our Colony Siddhi Vinayakar temple .

I realized many people will be benefited if this article acts as a spark to make them take the path of devotion on Lord Ganesha, Shirdi Sai baba and Goddess Durga . So tried to focus on remedy for Lord Rahu, Ketu influences in life.

Goddess Meenakshi amman alankaram for Durga

Meenakshi Amman alankaram for Durga with beautiful green parrot

Devotion to Goddess Durga lighting lemon lamps :

Devotion to Goddess Durga wards off all dangers and evils from our house, family and body. The reason why lemon lamps are lit in temples in house ( some wont light in house but i do ) during raagu kaal is to ward off the influence of Lord Raahu.

Friday – 10.30 Am to 12 PM – morning hours

Sunday – 4.30 PM to 6 PM- evening hours.

If you can’t light lemon lamps, light ordinary lamps with oil or ghee. If not on above time, atleast light any time in morning or evening on any days.

Click here for article about Lemon lamps pooja

Some understanding from my experience :

Friends, i am a ordinary devotee and not a expert but just to help devotees understand the effects of Rahu and kethu , let me clarify what i read from few astrology articles.

1. Rahu and kethu are responsible for breath – inhaling and exhaling respectively. So people who have Asthma, respiratory problems or problems in the left side of the body like left eyes to left leg must worship Goddess Durga by listening to Durga chalisa or if possible light lemon lamps on friday and sunday in a safe place.

2. Ketu represents the anal part of body. People who have problems in kidney, Reproductive organs , problems in pregnancy etc can worship Lord Ganesha and Goddess Durga.

I myself have some problems and my father also recently had a prostrate surgery ( kidney ) . So i realized i must spread Devotion on Shirdi Sai baba and Goddess Durga .

goddess durga

Beautiful Goddess Durga – Shines to ward off all obstacles in your life

Rahu and Ketu effects on Career, Business and Bad company :

There are many problems in career, business , husband-wife-children and amoung friends if Rahu and ketu are placed in few positions in horoscope.  Note – i am not astrologer, so no questions about it. My goal is to show ways to take path of Devotion along with other aspects of hardwork, honestly, truthfulness, humanity etc.

When it comes to Career , I suffered a lot with lots of disappointments, set backs for years which gave birth to in 2004… some people grow to big heights and suddenly come down. Its like a snake waiting to harm us and pull us down. Devotion to Guru of any Dattatreya Avatarcan surely help us

Parayan or Reading the life of saints regularly- Four Dattatreya avatars are

1. Shree Paadha Shree Vallabha – Charitramrutam – Available in Pithapuram – search google about this first Avatar of Lord Dattatreya in 13th century.

2.  Narasimha Saraswati ( Narasobwadi – Ganagapur ) – The saints life in the book Guru Charitra is wonderful and reading it regularly will help us.

3. Swami Samartha – Life of Akalkot Maharaj.

4. Shirdi Sai Baba – Regular reading of Sai Satcharitra by hamadpant will make our life good as all these Guru’s wards off dangers and bad influences of any planents.

Some people  loose jobs, have obstacles in studies and work place, Business etc. These too can be effects of Rahu and Ketu.

Click here for Sai Satcharitra – Life of Shirdi Sai baba

Rahu and Ketu effects on Relationships especially bad friends :

Rahu and Ketu can also bring bad company like people who are good friends suddenly  behave mean to us and even cheat us. Try not to get into bad habits and use your self control and determination to give up any bad habits. Be with people who speak truth and accept you for what you are.

Please forgive me if above facts are wrong. I read in a article on net and also experienced myself. My left eye suddenly got pain while i was cleaning dhuni in Nagasai mandhir as the udi went in left eye . I have seen many times my Amma’s left eye unknowingly gets hurt but by sai grace it heals immediately.

Rahu and Ketu can also do good to you :

Trust me no planets are bad . They just do their duty based on the good and bad deeds of yourself in previous several births and your ancestors ( parents, grandparents their parents etc … ) .

Some people have Beneficial Rahu and Ketu and they flourish in life and live happily. What ever bad effects in career and health issues i wrote may be due to someother reasons also. So lets not blame Rahu and Ketu for everything bad on us. My goal is to simply help devotees forget bad effects and request Durga to do good to us.

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Worship Maa Durga regularly on Friday and Sunday lighting lamps

Sai Durga Bless my Amma :

Today i started to write this article about Goddess Durga devotion as my Mother was suffering from respiratory problems. She’s managing and feeling better now. I might take her to doctor and Nagasai mandhir later if she can travel to temple.

When something bad happens to me or my family , i feel i must also do a favour  to help other devotees by giving solution to them. So let this article be a motivation to show pure devotion and love on Shirdi Sai baba and Goddess Durga for life time…

The most easiest thing is to listen to the beautiful song

“Aigiri Nandini ” which i have linked below this article and if possible and if time permits please light lemon lamps or any lamp regularly in house praying Durga.

Can lemon lamps be lit in house or only in temple  :

I will explain how to make lemon lamp for people who have not done it. If your parents or elders is not willing to light lemon lamps in house, don’t ask me if you can. Its your personal decision.  I wonder why people say this but some feel only in temples lemon lamps can be lit.

Probably its very fierce – Ugram as lemon is acidic in nature. So i request devotees to first offer one full lemon with kumkum infront of Goddess or Sai photo to thank nature for offering us Lemon – the king of fruits in Spirituality. Then use other lemons to cut and make lemon lamps. Personally in our house we light lemon lamps every Friday and its only beneficial for us .

Trust me, Devotion has no rules.

Parents worried about their children’s education can also worship Goddess Durga along with Saraswati.

durga saraswati

Durga decorated as Saraswati – Goddess Bless you with good education

Beautiful alankaram for Goddess Durga as Saraswati ! see also

How to make Lemon lamps :

1.Take a lemon, press it on floor or any hard surface few times to make it become less harder.

2.Cut the lemon in two halves.

3.Take off all the juice by pressing in a cup , make sure all the flesh is completely off .

4.Invert the lemon gently in such a way that it makes a cup like structure where u can pour oil or ghee. sometimes, the lemon will create a whole in center which must not be used.Thats why u have to buy extra lemons.

5.Then take 2 wicks , Pour oil or ghee and light it.

6.You can pour extra oil or ghee while doing prayers, if u want the lamps to continue burning .sometimes the lemon it self will start to burn because of over head.

7.I explain everything in detail because since it involves fire, please take utmost care while doing this pooja.

Its not necessery that you only light lemon lamps. if not possible, light a ordinary earthern lamp or any lamp you can. ( Don’t ask me if you can light electric lamp. I am surprised people ask this strange question too…ha… ha…. kaliyug …)

More information in this article about Lemon lamps pooja

Goddess Durga Mantra – Aigiri Nandini

People in North india mostly sing Durga Chalisa and also Recite the holy durga saptashati. I really love this Durga Mantra – Aigiri Nandini and its truly divine to listen remembering Goddess Durga…

Click here to Download Aigiri Nandini  Durga mantra

Sairam friends, I hope this article which took over 2-3 hours for me to write helps you realize the greatness of Guru Bhakti and Devotion on Goddess Durga.  I am not saying life’s going to be BIG once its done but as you know the big dangers which comes will surely be reduced to small ones which can be overcome .

Naam smaran – Chanting of the Gods name is the greatest way to help ourselves. So if you have no time for other pooja , visiting temples etc, atleast chant

Sai Durga …Sai Durga..Sai durga..

or lets say chant

Any small mantra of Durga or simple ” Ma Durga..Ma Durga…Ma durga…”

If you can do naam smaran for 10 minutes a day, your life will surley be good by Sai Durga’s grace.



26th march 2011


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  • SaiRam,

    Wonderful article. Thank yo so much for sharing Goddess Durga pictures. Beautiful decorations and very nice flower alankaram.

    Goddess Durga and Baba Sai bless your amma with good health and happiness always.


  • thanks for such a nice experience through this article.
    its great,it will really help all human being.


  • Goddess Durga has been decorated so beautifully with lilies, jasmine, lotus, roses. Going through this has been a great spiritual journey. Divine and pure, it is the route to enlightment.

  • a very interesting article.. i do durga pooja.. i love her so much.. thanks for the informative article…

  • Thank you very much.. I have been following this lemon lighting practice.. I am truly grateful to you for the great information shared.. I and my niece have both the rahu and ketu malefics have been praying constantly… Your article has reinstilled my faith in prayers.. Truly grateful.. God bless you and your family..

  • Om Sai Ram!
    I have an addition here to this wonderful article. Lemons once squeezed and inverted have to be dried under sun for atleast 24 hours to be more powerful!
    Have turmeric and rice(not cooked rice) mixed also known as ‘akshintalu’ in telugu. Put lemon on the rice as base. U can put rice in the deepa and lemon on the rice.

    blessings to everyone!

  • Hello !!
    friend ,i will surely do the puja you had told us for human wellbeing,thank you and god god bless…

  • Jai Sri Durga…

    Sir, I too agree with you the remidy of lighting lemon lamp. i personaly experienced when i was in deep neck problem. someone had suggested to to lit lemon lamp and i gained too..

    Now i am almost daily praying Goddes Durga Devi and Lord Ganapathi to come out of Sarpadosa and financial crises.

    may god bless you..

  • Your devotion to truth is very clear. Thank you for all of this wonderful information.
    An ayurvedic astrologer suggested I chant to Durga, and it has changed my life.
    My Rahu is conjunct Sun and mercury in Scorpio, so some challenges.
    Your efforts in creating starsai will help so many people.
    Can you tell me, though, about the “flesh” of the lemon?
    Are you saying that we should peel the lemon(s)?
    I have one other question, if you please: I was given a mantra by
    the ayurvedic astrologer and would like to know if you have ever heard it:
    Om Shri Durga Surya Namaskar Kriya.

  • Thanks for nice article full of devotion. You are taking such good care of your mother, you are really blessed. I am also devotee of Ganesha, Durga devi, Anajaneya, Sai Baba, Venkateswara and Shiva. Rahu I heard is the sum total of our past sins and is ruled by Goddess Saraswati. Ketu is ruled by Lord Ganesha. Praying to Lord Ganesh has helped a lot – 12 names of Ganesha composed by Narada Muni and Ganapathi Atharvana stotram. I have Ketu in 10th house, so career is pretty much non-existent, but because of the blessings of Devi I am able to take care of myself and family. During Sade-sati period Sani dev taught me a lot, exposed my hypocrisies, stupidity of ego. Since Rahu is ruled by Saraswati devi, puja to her also helps, reading strotas because she is vagdevi, playing veena and other musical instruments. Music is also dear to Sani dev, he is a yogi, loves meditation and music is form of meditation – King Vikramditya finally pleased Sanidev by singing. Please keep up the blog and post your experiences. Good luck !! God bless !!

  • Thank you Sir. This information is very helpful. I am a Thula Rasi person. I believe I have some impatcsh related to Rahu Ketu. I will try to follow some of your advises.


  • this was very helpful to me.. health wise i have suffered alot now im doing some durga pooja’s at home . Chant Durga slokas like Durga sapthasloki and Rahu kala Durga astakam..

  • Om Sai Ram !!

    This page has been a very great help for me .Thank you so very much for sharing this divine article with all of us !! I am from very religious family in Nepal and all of us are very happy to know about lighting lemon lamp in house . But ..since my sisters have been taking santoshi ma’s vrata on every friday, we strictly dont make use of lemons and other sour stuffs @ home . So m in a big dilemma, as to how to light lemon light on fridays . Please help me get rid of this dilemma.

    God Bless !!

    reply: I prefer mails for replies any way, you can light lemon lamps on sunday evening 4.30 to 6. whats more important is devotion and it has no rules…so do as your heart says



    Its very true. Lord GANESHA and Goddess DURGA are very powerful n immediate succour for solving/relieving obstacles in life.

    I would like to share a simple pooja/ parikaram out of my experience.

    I was facing obstacles in career and Studies during December 2012. So started doing this Parikaram to Lord Ganesha, Ragu, Kethu and Lord DURGAMA….

    1. The Prayer is for 9 weeks. You can do in any day. As Sunday is preferably holiday, i started my parikaram on sunday, ragu kalam – 4.30 to 6.00 p.m.

    2. For performing this pooja, v should need arasa mara pilayar with two nagams beside him.

    3. First v should pour water on GANESHA, RAGU DEVA, KETHU DEVA.

    Then v should do abhisekam with milk to the three deities.

    Then V should do Manjal neer abhisekam to the three deities.

    Then do ahisekam with water .

    4. Keep manjal and kumkum to GANESHA.

    Apply Manjal (Turmeric) to RAGU, KETHU in their entire body.

    Tie Black Dress to Ragu, Kethu.

    Garland the deities as much as you can.

    5. Place a banyan leaf before the dieties.

    6. Keep 2 bananas, 2 vetrilai with pakku, some arukam pul, flowers…..

    Keep some Black urad dal (ulunthu) on the banyan leaf.

    Make three rice balls. One for each deity. The rice ball should be made of rice along with black urad dal powder.

    7. Next v should light incense sticks and lamps to Lord GANESHA.

    So take a coconut, Break it into two pieces, so that it can be made as Lamp. Coconut Lamps.

    Fill the coconut with ghee, little Horse Gram ( Kollu) .

    8. Light the Coconut Lamp and incense sticks.

    9. Pray Heartfully. Take 3-9 rounds around the deities.

    Then, Take a handful of Black Urad Dal, which is placed on the banyan leaf, before Lord. Pray and place it in a box/bowl . Store it similarly for 9 weeks.

    10. After ur pooja is oer, Grind the Black Urad Dal and give away to Lord Komatha / Cow…. This will fullfledge ur pooja.

    Trust me, within u complete ur pooja, u will win your obstacles.

    Delay/ Loss/stagnation in Career, studies, Marriage, Depression, sorrow…… anything can be averted by Lord GANESHA’s Power.

  • Very useful informations.thanks a lot sir,i am searching like this similar articles from quit long i am in Rahu desh and i lots the job nearly from one year seeking a new job.
    if you have some more details about rahu desh please email me sir

  • another simple remedy would be is offer sweet Modakam to lord ganesh regularly for ketu
    and lemon garland to durga for rahu

  • Every Tuesdays i light 3 lemon lights in front of amman’s picture n on fridays l light an earthen lamp. is it alrite if i do every tuesdays or just for nine weeks and i am doing it at home since i am working. I feel nice after the parayers on Tuesdays and fridays.

  • This is called authentic devotion. Thank you very much for sharing this article.May Maa Durga bless you as well as your family for better future.
    Very few people are in this earth who writes article for the name of GOD. I am suffering for RAHU & i believe he (Rahu) is effecting my career . I will start worshiping Maa Durga & also Sai Ram to escape from the malefic effect of Rahu.

    Thanks again for sharing the knowledge you have.

    Jai Maa Durga..

  • Thank you so much for this valuable information.Please share your experiences in future too.Which is the temple in Tamilnadu to overcome Ketu dosha. Regards..Anil

    Since StarSai is visited by many devotees across India, I learned to guide them to Gods than specific temples. So worship Lord Ganesha and Sai regularly. Listen to Ganesha mantra regularly and light lamps. Search Google for info you asked.

  • Thank you for your most valuable inputs. You have practically opened my eyes. I shall surely worship goddess Durga from now onwards. Thank you very much

  • a simple remedy for naga dosham or those affected by rahu and ketu is

    break 1 cocunat

    in one half put ghee and light 1 to lord bairavar for rahu during rahu kalam

    in other put ghee and light another to lord ganesha for ketu

    red wicks should be used

    this should be done on tues,frid,sat and sundays.

    on ketu nakshathram days like moolam offer lord ganesha kolu payasam
    on rahu nakshathram days like swathi and arudra offer ulundu vada malai during rahu kalam to lord bairavar

    read vinayagar agarval or sankat hara ganapathy strotram infront of lord ganesha in temple for ketu
    and kala bairavar ashtakam infront of lord bairavar for rahu in temple

  • Thank you for your valuable advise. Iam a devotee of Maa Durga your article is an additonal boost to my prayer.

  • currently m in dubai.this article really help me to continue my prayers here.i knw hw powerful goddess durga and lord ganesha.thank u very much to make me more peaceful way.
    thank u very much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • really goood information about rahu and ketu puja its really good as my husband is undergoing rahu ketu dasa which is giving uncertainity to job and carreer growth.

  • sairam;
    very informative. you have blessings of god. this info helped me a lot. i am going to follow this from this moment.

  • I struggled in my life from 1978 to 1996 as I undergone thru Rahu planet for 18 years & I was blessed by my parents to workship or chant Jay Jay Durga & Glam Glum Ganapathi a nama. These 2 mantra will help you to over come the above obstacles. Lighting Lamps Morning & Evening before God every day I made it mantadory. Apart from this I am regular devote of Shirdi sai baba & I agree reading sai charithra daily will remove above obstalces. I every day workship shiva family & Hanuman. Before that I remember my Guru Shirdi sai baba, lord ganesh & start my prayer. Dear Devote do regular prayers you will be blessed.

  • Very informative and devotional article. Iam a Goddess Durga, Sai baba, Shiva family devotee. Thanks a Lot!!!
    Jai Shri Durga!

  • Thanks for the information whatever was in my heart it is clear here . I think baba has shown this message to me . Thank you very much

  • Hi Brother,
    Very informative and useful article .I am going through one of the toughest phases in my life . I have strong belief in god and after reading this article, i am very confident and have lots of faith that prayer to Ganapathy and Durga will solve my problems.
    Maa Durga!!

  • Dont know what to say but really i have tears in my eyes reading your article…Om sai ram…Jai mata di…

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