Ketu - Puja and Havan -

Ketu - Puja and Havan

“Palaash pushpa sankaasham taraka graha mastakam roudram roudraatmakam ghoram tam ketum pranamaamyaham”

The idol of the Ketu should be made using brass. Ketu is described in several forms in different scriptures. It is of smoky color with a pair of arms, one holding a club and another in a blessing posture and showing riding on a donkey having a steady speed.

Ketu should be worshipped with the flowers and clothes of the colors of the idol and with fragrance, sticks, deepa, giving oblations, Dhupa, Guggul, etc. The metal of the idol of the planet and the food dear to him as signified by the planet are donated in charity with full devoutness for the alleviation of the affliction.

Maharishi Parashara said that the Mantra of Ketu should be recited seventeen thousand times. 

The type of wood to be used for Havan of Ketu is Kusha. The Havana Samagri duly mixed with honey, ghee, curd or milk is offered as oblations into the sacred fire and amidst chanting of the Mantras for 108 or 28 times, the Havana should be performed.

After that Brahmins should be fed. Rice cooked with pulses (khichri) is prescribed for Ketu Shanti. After the worship Dakshina should be given as per shraddha of yajmana (person performing the Havan) and satisfaction of Brahmins.

Normally the mantras given below are chanted for reducing the affliction of Ketu. Beej Mantra is preferred because of being a potent mantra.

Mantra for Ketu: “Om Ketve Namah”

Beej Mantra for Ketu: “Om Straam Streem Straum Sah Ketve Namah”.

Written by: Anand Sagar Pathak

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Small Havan:- Recitation of Ketu Mantra for 1008 times followed by Havan.

Medium Havan: Recitation of Ketu Mantra for 17,000 times followed by Havan.

Large Havan: Recitation of Ketu Mantra for 68,000 times followed by Havan.

The entire Mantra and Havan will be carried on as per the prescribed Vedic rituals.   

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