What are the Bad Phases of Rahu Mahadasha?


Rahu is considered as the most malefic planet in Vedic astrology. It is said that the individual who is under the influence of Rahu Kaal Dosh faces lots of troubles and challenges in life. They encounter setbacks and lose their wealth and social status. It is said that during Rahu Kalam timings, people should refrain from performing any auspicious work due to its adverse effects.

The effect of Rahu becomes more sinister when the native is going through a Rahu Mahadasha. The worst phase of Rahu Mahadasha is highly adverse and life changing. To get saved from this malefic planet, one should understand Rahu Mahadasha, its effects and the worst phases of Rahu Mahadasha. So, let’s take a look.

What is Rahu Mahadasha?

Astrologically, all the planets including the Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu cover a certain period of time in your lifetime. Mahadasha is the period when these planets position itselves as the Lagna or the Lord in the native’s natal chart. Each planet has its own Mahadasha in which they are prominent and influential.

Rahu Mahadasha is the period when Rahu positions itself as the Lagna in the native’s natal chart. It is one of the longest Mahadasha among all the other planets. It lasts for 18 years and during this period it lays great impact on the native and their various aspects of life.

Rahu Mahadasha Effects

Rahu Mahadasha causes various hurdles and hardships in the native’s life. They bear various pain and feel following miseries during this period. The major Rahu Mahadasha effects are:

  • Disrespect and defame from lowly people.
  • Downfall in business or job loss.
  • Suffer from diseases such as cough, cold, urinary infections, asthma, venereal ailments.
  • Loss of wealth and prosperity.
  • Face depression, anxiety and other mental disorders.
  • Enmity with relatives, friends and lack of family support.
  • Native’s mother suffer from pain.
  • If Rahu positions in the benefic house in the natal’s chart then the native rises in high positions and attains fame. They get blessed with spouse, family support and vehicles.

Different Phases or Bhukti of Rahu Mahadasha

Mahadasha is sub-divided into nine segments called Antardasha or Bhukti. In each segment one specific planet makes a combination with the Lagna for the same proportional length. The 18 years of Rahu Mahadasha is sub-divided into following Bhuktis or Antardasha.

  1. Rahu Mahadasha-Rahu Bhukti
  2. Rahu Mahadasha – Jupiter Bhukti
  3. Rahu Mahadasha – Saturn Bhukti
  4. Rahu Mahadasha – Mercury Bhukti
  5. Rahu Mahadasha – Ketu Bhukti
  6. Rahu Mahadasha – Venus Bhukti
  7. Rahu Mahadasha – Moon Bhukti
  8. Rahu Mahadasha – Sun Bhukti
  9. Rahu Mahadasha – Mars Bhukti

From the above antardasha, some combinations are benefic while others are malefic. The worst phase or the most malefic Bhukti of Rahu Mahadasha are:

  • Rahu Mahadasha- Rahu Bhukti
  • Rahu Mahadasha- Saturn Bhukti
  • Rahu Mahadasha – Ketu Bhukti
  • Rahu Mahadasha- Mars Bhukti

Let’s learn about these highly malefic bhuktis and their effects on the individual.

What are the Bad Phases of Rahu Mahadasha?

1.   Rahu Mahadasha- Rahu Bhukti

Rahu Mahadasha-Rahu Bhukti is the worst phase of Rahu Mahadasha. The combination of Rahu-Rahu brings bad luck and makes the native suffer from several hardships and physical injuries. The following are the major effects of Rahu Mahadasha-Rahu Bhukti:

  • The person suffers from mental disorders and stress.
  • They face betrayal from the closed ones.
  • Family conflicts and emotional rifts creates turmoil.
  • Family members get harmed due to animosity.
  • Jealousy and malicious feelings increase.
  • Theft, robbery and loss of wealth happens.
  • Rahu Kaal Dosha causes conflicts with wife and children.

2.   Rahu Mahadasha- Saturn Bhukti

The presence of Saturn Bhukti is considered very malefic for the individual. According to astrologers, planet Saturn itself creates severe hurdles for the native and influences their life in an adverse manner. Here are the following effects of this period.

  • Natives lose their temper easily and face hardships.
  • They travel to foreign places.
  • Face family conflicts and feel stressed due to conflicts with wife and children.
  • They travel to long distant places and bear loneliness.
  • Danger from servants, and enemies.
  • They encounter physical injuries and suffer from diseases like gastric issues and blood infections.

3.   Rahu Mahadasha- Ketu Bhukti

Ketu is another malefic planet that makes individuals suffer with various griefs and pains. Here are the effects of Ketu Antardasha or Bhukti in Rahu Mahadasha.

  • Face financial obstacles and career downfall.
  • Lose social reputation.
  • Their spiritual growth gets restricted.
  • They get surrounded with illusion and unclarity.
  • Threat from robbery, thefts, snakes etc. causes stress.
  • Wander unnecessarily and stay away from family.
  • Mental and physical distress surround.

4.   Rahu Mahadasha-Mars Bhukti

Mars is the planet of aggression and impulsiveness. Its combination with Rahu creates conflicts and causes adverse effects. The following are the impacts of Rahu Mahadasha and Mars Bhukti.

  • Financial downfall and career downswing.
  • Natives suffer with mental agony and encounter physical injuries.
  • Conflicts with spouse and children.
  • Face injury due to animosity and thefts or robbery.
  • Due to Rahu Kaal Dosha, social reputation gets affected negatively.

If Rahu -Mars or Rahu-Ketu or Rahu-Saturn or Rahu-Rahu are in the favorable position in the native’s birth chart, then they achieve fame, success and prosperity. They attain high positions and find solace in the family.

Reduce or Nullify the Effects of Rahu Mahadasha and Bhukti

You may reduce or nullify the effects of Rahu Mahadasha and its planetary Bhukti by following the Rahu Mahadasha remedies. Also, you may worship Lord Shiva and Goddess Durga for finding peace during this period. Moreover, for effective remedies, one should create their birth chart and analyze the Rahu Mahadasha effects in their life and consult experienced astrologers.