As per Hindu Vigyan or mythology, Rahu Kaal is the segment of the day out of the 8 segments and is supposed to be inauspicious or unlucky period. The Indian astrology considers the malefic, Rahu. The segments are divided as per the calculation of sunrise and sunset timing, at any given place, and division of the time into 8 segments.
Rahu Kaal suggests the bad time or inauspicious time every day and considered to be unfavorable to begin any new work or activity. The Hindu astrology suggests that Rahu Kaal has a span of around 90 minutes in a day from sunrise and sunset.
RAHU AND RAHU KAAL
As per the Hindu religion, mythology or believe, Rahu is the name of the head of the demon known as Svarbhanu, who swallowed the sun and caused eclipses. In iconography, Rahu is suggested to have the human head and body of the serpent and sits on a chariot of eight black horses. Rahu is also known as Bhayanaka. It is one of the 9 planets in astrology. Rahu is the most malefic planet as per belief. All weekdays are dedicated to one or the other planet, around 90 minutes each day are dedicated to Rahu, and is said to be the Rahu Kaal.
WHY IS RAHU KAAL NOT AN AUSPICIOUS TIME?
In the Southern part of India, Rahu Kaal is really given due importance. The Muhurats or the auspicious timing are considered and the Rahu Kaal is strictly avoided. As per the belief, any new work started in this period will not give the expected results.
EFFECTS OF RAHU KAAL OR RAHU KAAL APPLICATION TO STARTING VENTURES
It is considered inauspicious time for beginning any new ventures. The tasks started in the auspicious duration can be continued during Rahu Kaal. It is advisable not to enter into any new enterprise or do not sign up any new agreement or documents during this period known as Rahu Kaal.