Mantras - The Power of Sound in Vedic Astrology


The Mantras for Ketu
 To connect with the planetary deity and to energize all the higher powers of the Ketu





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The South node or Ketu is regarded as a point of difficult Karma from a past life in which the individual furthered his own selfish interest at the expense of others. The South node, on the positive side, can develop strong concentration and mastery of obscure or arcane subjects. Ketu gives sudden and unexpected results for good or bad. On the spiritual front Ketu gives perception, liberation, wisdom and psychic sensitivity in a more genuine way.

The following is the special name (nama) mantra for the Ketu as preceded by it's Shakti or power mantra. It can be used to connect with the planetary deity and to energize all the higher powers of the Ketu. 

"Om Hum Kem Ketave Namah"

The word 'Hum' in above mantra denotes Havana Shakti, the power of offering, sacrifice, destruction and transformation. 

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The following mantras are also considered very good for Ketu. You may opt to recite one of the following mantra if you find it comparatively easy to remember.

"Om sraam sreem sraum sah ketave namah"

"Om kem ketve namah"

The mantras are chanted on japa beads of 108 beads per string. They are similar to rosaries.

The Ketu's mantra may be recited 18,000 times and puja performed with mixed flowers and sandal wood within the ascending cycle of the Moon. Begin recitation on a Tuesday during the bright half of the Moon.

Presence of 'Maha-Mrityunjaya yantra' at the place of recitation may help you in achieving the desired results faster.

The power of Mantras & Shlokas has been acknowledged since time immemorial. A Mantra can consist of a powerful word or a combination of words and can be used for self realization, for freedom from worries, to fulfill one's desires, to ward off the effects of malefic planets, to bring you success, peace and contentment -- the range is truly vast. You can choose for yourself.

Gayatri Mantra for Ketu:

"Om Chitravarnaya vidhmahe, sarparoopaya dhimahi, tanno Ketu Prachodayat"

This Gayatri mantra consists of three parts. The first is the chants to the Ketu. The second is the mantra proper. The third is a summary of the mantra's energies.

The Gayatri mantra is chanted at sunrise, noon and sunset. At dawn it is called Gayatri, the youthful form of the Goddess, consort of Lord Brahma, the creator. It is called Savitri, the mature form, at noon, the consort of Lord Shiva. It is called Sarasvati, the elderly form, at sunset, the consort of Lord Vishnu.

You may also opt to chant following Puranic mantra for propiating the Ketu (17,000 times).

Palasa-puspa-sankasam taraka-graha-mastakam
raudram raudratmakam ghoram tam ketum pranamamy aham

When translated in English, it means:

"I offer my obeisances to the violent and fearsome Ketu, who is endowed with the potency of Lord Shiva. Resembling in his complexion the flower of a palasa plant, he serves as the head of the stars and planets."

Mantras must be chanted or recited with unwavering devotion and motivation. Chanting them as a matter-of-course deprives them of power and is practically useless from the point of view of conscious growth, evolution and effect.
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For getting the maximum spiritual benefit, these mantras should be recited at designated timings.

Antarjyoti bahirjyoti pratyagjyoti paratparah
Jyotirjyoti swayamjyoti atmajyoti shivosmyaham

Light is on the inside, light is on the outside,
Light is in myself, beyond the beyond.
The Light of lights, I myself am light, 
the Self is light, I am Shiva.