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VISAKHAPATNAM: Kalasarpayogam, an astrological phenomenon wherein the seven major planets are blocked between Rahu and Ketu, will occur from July 27 to August 10.
The period will be turbulent as there would be vagaries of weather and earthquakes, according to Sri Mahakameswari Peethadhipathi in the city, Yaddanapudi Ayyanna Pantulu.
Talking to mediapersons here on Friday, he also feared outbreak of epidemics and skin diseases, and said that the period was not particularly good for women.
"Normally people with Kalasarpayogam in their horoscope have lesser opportunities for marriage and employment. Rahu or the dragon's head, is representative of snake and Ketu or dragon's tail is one associated with spirituality. In reality, both Rahu and Ketu are only shadow-planets while the sun and six others including moon are actual planets," he explained.
The Kalasarpayogam or dosham begins with the moon entering the zodiac sign of Pisces and after staying for two days in each zodiac sign comes out on August 10, Mr. Ayyanna Pantulu said. "Incidentally, August 10 happens to be Nagapanchami, a very auspicious day when snakes are worshipped."
Nehru, the victim
He said: "Most people with Kalasarpayogam are very successful. But they also face problems. The best example is Jawaharlal Nehru who did not believe in astrology and was not known to have performed any propitiatory measure. Nehru had Kalasarpayoga in his horoscope and India also attained Independence during the Kalasarpayoga period. Though the Prime Minister, Nehru faced many problems and faced stiff opposition from close quarters. Nor was his life a bed of roses despite having been born in an affluent family. He spent long spells in prison and was away from his ailing wife who had an untimely death."
Mr. Ayyanna Pantulu said that he would perform propitiatory rituals every day in Sri Mahakameswari Peetham opposite Sankara Matham during the Kalasarpayogam or dosham period.
The peetham secretary, Prasad, spoke.
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