Kal Sarp Yoga
The Kal Sarp Yoga is formed when all the planets are situated between Rahu & Ketu.When all the planets are hemmed between Rahu and Ketu i.e., the moon's north node and the moon's south node Kal Sarp Yoga is formed. Complete Kal Sarp Yoga is formed only when half of the chart is unoccupied by planets. The Kal Sarp Yoga is a dreaded yoga that can cause one's life to be miserable. A person under the affliction of this yoga leads a life of pain and misfortune. If it is highly afflicted this yoga has the capacity to cancel out all the good Yoga's of the chart.
This dosha is said to be severe when all planets are within the arc from Rahu to Ketu in their natural motion direction. There are supposed to be 12 types of Kalasarpa Doshas, based on the placement of rahu from the lagna to the 12th house. These 12 have been named after 12 fearful sounding snakes: Anant, Kulik, Vasuki, Shankhapal, Padma, Mahapadma, Takshak, Karkataka, Shankhanaad, Patak, Vishakata and Sheshanag.
Kalsarpa Pooja : Kalsarpa Yog Shanti Pujan must be performed according to the conventions of the Vedic Shanti
heritage. The ritual is begun with a holy dip in the Godavari signifying the purification of the mind and
soul. Followed by worshipping Lord Mahamritunjay Trimbakeshwar only after which the main
Kalsarpa Yog is meant to fulfill pleasing wishes and desires so it is important to purify the body by
passing atonement resolution. One gets the right to perform the rituals only after attaining expiation
for the sins committed with ones knowledge or ignorance. To expiate all the sins committed one is
asked to donate cow, the earth, sesame, butter gold and similar such ten donations are made to the spiritual guide. The Worshipper has to claim that the elimination of the Kalsarpa appeared in the horoscope namely Birth/ Gochar /Zodiac that is mentioned in the prime resolution would be carried as per the Vedic Traditions.