Shree Rahu Yantra
~// Om Bhram
Bhrim Bhraum Saha
Om Ram Rahave Namah //~
Yantra, which literally means machines, are instruments that will help you elevate the spiritual quality of your life and achieve peace and tranquility. They are used to create positive energy around you depending on your need. Many combinations of Yantras can be created by mixing up various Yantras. One such Yantra that can be used to bring prosperity and success to one’s home is the Shri Rahu Yantra. Rahu is the head of the Asura is one of the nine planets according to the Rig Veda. It is believed that the head of the Asura swallows the Sun and the moon to cause solar and lunar eclipses periodically. Anyone who falls under the resulting shadow is considered to be ill-fated. And the Rahu Yantra is used to appease Rahu and escape these misfortunes.
How to Establish the Yantra?
Rahu is considered to rule over a person’s luck and good nature. If you are affected by the shadow of the Rahu, you can appease Rahu by chanting the following Rahu Mantra in a clean and holy environment, in front of a properly established Rahu Yantra:
~// Om Bhram Bhrim
Om Ram Rahave Namah //~
First of all, you need to purify your body with a shower and the mind preferably through meditation, clearing all the negative thoughts to obtain a positive mindset. Only then you should proceed with the Rahu Yantra. Find a peaceful and calm environment with no external disturbances and place the Rahu Yantra facing east. The Yantra should have been cleaned using milk or rose water beforehand. Light incense candles or oil lamps and lay freshly picked and washed flowers and fruits in front of the Yantra. Rub sandal sticks onto the four corners and center of the Yantra. Sprinkle fresh water onto the Yantra and yourself using a freshly picked leaf from any tree. Only after all of these steps have been done should the Mantra be chanted to seek the blessings of the Deity.
Guidelines for the Pooja
A Yantra is basically a tool created for humans to achieve fulfillment in various aspects of life. They are usually in the form of a spiritual symbol, a golden charm or a golden plate with mystical figures etched onto it. By conducting Pooja using Yantra, following the proper manner and decorum, one can effectively enhance various dimensions of life such as luck, prosperity and well-being. The guidelines that have to be followed while doing Pooja using Rahu Yantra are:
Cleanse the body and soul through a refreshing shower
Clean the Rahu Yantra using milk or rose water.
Find a tranquil environment to place the Yantra
and place it on a clean floor facing east.
Light incense sticks and oil lamps, place fresh
flowers and fruits around the Yantra.
Using wet sandal sticks, make round spots on the
four corners and center of the Rahu Yantra.
Sprinkle fresh and pure water using a freshly
picked leaf onto the Yantra and on your body.
Close your eyes and concentrate all your thoughts
onto the Deity of the Yantra.
Chant the Rahu
Mantra, repeatedly, to attain a calm state of mind.
· Ask for the blessings of Rahu for whatever you desire
The Rahu is said to influence various aspects of a person’s life. The Rahu Yantra is the sole way to appease Rahu and remove all the obstructions and ill fates that you may encounter along the way due to the shadow of Rahu. It will help you not to be greedy and obsessive about materialistic stuff, and guide you to obtain true prosperity in life. The Rahu Yantra is known to improve the luck that surrounds a person. The other benefits include good health, success in work, protection from enemies, etc.
According to the Scriptures
In Hindu scriptures, Rahu is mentioned to be the head of the Asura named Svarbhanu, who drank the Amruth or nectar during Samudra Manthan. Realizing this, the Sun and the Moon warned Mohini, who is the female avatar of Lord Vishnu and was present at the time. Lord Vishnu used his Sudarshana Chakra on the Asura, beheading him before he swallowed the nectar. But the head remained alive due to the special powers of the Amruth or the nectar. According to legend, it is believed that the head of Svarbhanu swallows the Sun and the Moon periodically causing the eclipses. The Moon and the Sun come out of the open neck of the head, completing the eclipse. It is said that falling under this shadow bring bad luck.
Rahu has been mentioned in two of the Buddhist scriptures, Candima Sutta, and Suriya Sutta. In both scriptures, Rahu attacks and swallows the Sun and the Moon, upon which they start chanting Mantras stating their deep reverence for Buddha. Buddha commands Rahu to release them or have his head split into pieces. Rahu heads the command and releases the Sun and the Moon.