Also known as: the God of the descending / south lunar node.

  • Astronomically, Ketu and Rahu denote the points of intersection of the paths of the Sun and the Moon, as they move on the celestial sphere.
  • Ketu is the God of the descending / south lunar node. He is believed to have a tremendous impact on human lives and the whole of creation.

Associated songs / slokams

Kethu Gayathri Manthra:

Om aswadhwajaaya vidmahae,

soola hastaaya dheemahi,

tanno ketu prachodayaat.


Om, Let me meditate on him who has the horse on his flag. Oh, He who has a trident in his hand, give me higher intellect, And let Ketu illuminate my mind.

How to Pray

  • The best day to pray is Saturday. Colour is multi-coloured. The dhanyam is horse gram. Use multi-coloured flowers to pray and you can chant the Kethu Gayathri Manthra. Prayers will remove Sarpa Dosha (which causes difficulties in marriage and conceiving) and will confer true gnanam (spiritual knowledge) and moksha (eternal bliss).

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