The Kala sarpa yoga is malefic for it is the time when all the planets come in between Rahu and Kethu in a person's horoscope. The soul of a person is held by the serpent of time within the axis of karma resulting in the person facing unusual and unexpected life-situations depending on the Karma of the individual's previous birth.
When a person's horoscope is affected by this condition that is when they are said to be having 'Kala sarpa dosha' since they have very bad effects.
Though scientifically Rahu and Kethu are not considered to be as planets but still according to Indian Vedic astrology they are considered as planets for its influences are very powerful. When a planet comes in coincidence with Rahu or Kethu that's when Kala Sarpa yoga is formed which is sure to cause lot of hindrances leading to failure in most of the things we do.
Constant obstacles will lead the individual in not growing in his life. Being the nature of the kala sarpa yoga in blocking the path of the native, the individuals who are affected by this is supposed to put in more effort to achieve sometimes even the smallest things in life. Astrology also explains the fact that Kala sarpa dosha will not lead to any torment if the planets are good in the horoscope, but unfortunately when this yoga is propped up with other bad yogas or timings then it is sure to do some bad on the owner.Kalasarpa yoga is supposed to be one of the very worst among all the Nabhasa Yogas and is considered to be ill-omened and is sure to cause the fall of a person causing physical deformity or moral weakness, misfortunes, deceit and treason
The impact of the Kalasarpa Yoga is greatly minimized, if three or more planets are exalted or in parivartana or the lords of the 2nd , 4th , 9th and 10th occupy the Trikona or Kendra houses, without serious weakening, destructive positions or aspected by malefics. The mundane matters are also seriously influenced by the kalasarpa yoga leading to unexpected natural havocs and calamities. However the outer planets like Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are not affected by kalasarpa yoga.Some of the most common remedies suggested by astrologers for Kalasarpa Yoga include japam and worship for Kuja, Rahu and Ketu. Also the natives affected by this dosha are asked to make a visit to the Tirunageswram temple in Tamil Nadu and during the Rahukalam they are supposed to perform milk abishekam. After this they are supposed to visit the Vaideeswaran temple and worship Kuja and then the Ketu temple in Peroambare. Also it is good to visit Srikalahasthi temple in Andhra Pradesh and perform pooja for both Kalasarpa Dosha Nivarana and Goddess Gyana Prasunamba with kumkum.
This is believed to be very effective in controlling the Kalasarpa Yoga. Since the above two places requires travelling which is not possible for those who are financially sound. In such cases the natives affected by this dosha can even perform pooja for continuous seven days to Lord Subramaneswara at any temple.It is good to avoid eating snake gourds, pumpkins and eggs.
Astrologers also recommend wearing a ring in the middle finger made of either Gomedika or Vaiduryam. The negative effects of kalasarpa dosha can also be reduced considerably by making a Naga padaga of silver and donate it to a Brahmin in Lord Siva Temple after performing Ekadasa Rudrabhishekam.Also as a remedy for kalasarpa yoga astrolgers suggest to do 'Naga Prathista' which involves the carving of two snakes carved on a black stone. It is good to wear a silver ring having a snake form with Hessonite (gomedh) in the head part and Cat's eye (vaidhurya) in the tail part of the ring. Astrologers of North India generally recommend the people affected by this dosha to visit either of the following places and do specific poojas.
Tryambakeshwar – This place is near Nasik in Maharashtra where the Kala sarpa dosha nivaran is performed.
Maha Kaaleshwar temple in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh.
Apart from visiting the temples, the other remedies also includes recitation of first chapter of Chandi (or Durga) Saptasathi, Maha Mrityunjaya mantra for 1,00,000 times and reading of sarpa sukta from vedas on a daily basis. Remedies include making silver snakes and placing them in a plate and offering cow's milk everyday on the snake forms continuously for two months. After offering the milk the person doing the pooja who is affected by Kalasarpa dosha has to recite the Siva Panchaakshari mantra: 'Om Namah sivaaya' for 1008 times while pouring cow's milk. Once the pooja is over the person should not throw of the milk but instead consume it and after the stipulated period of two months the snake form has to be donated to Siva temple. A black cloth with urud dhal wrapped in it is advised to give to a poor person for 72 days continuously. The petals of palash flower or the leaves are collected and put in the bathing water and the same can be used to bathe for 72 Wednesdays. After the bath the native has to chant the following mantra for 108 days continuously,
The astrologers advise to observe Naga- panchami day and recite Naga Gayathri for 1008 times. The remedies performed for kala sarpa dosha works best when carried out on Nagapanchami day, the day before the Maha Shivrathri , Amavasya day on which the star Arudra , Swati or Satabisha fall, the Amavasya or Poornima which falls on a Wednesday forming the Kalasarpa Yoga in transit, at the time of Solar or Lunar eclipse. It is always good to have a tulasi plant at home and chant the mantra 'Om Namah Shivaya' everyday.
Get a Kalsarpa Yoga Yantra from an expert astrologer and worship it on a daily basis along with putting up of peacock wings at home. It is good to donate radish and throw coal pieces, coconut and lentil where the water is flowing and it should be noted that coal cannot be dropped in standing water. Barley seeds can be given as a feed to birds. It is a must to do shradhdha of forefathers and prayers and poojas has to be carried on for the family deity regularly. It is good to have bath in the water cleansed with Shiva upasana and rudra sukta.Shahsti Thithi is a favorable day to perform santi pooja which is a very good remedy for kalasarpa dosha.
Chanting of the 108 names of Lord Natraja also works. If with the help of an astrologer the reason for the dosha running in the family is found out then the best remedy can be having a holy dip in Rameshwaram and offering of oblations to ancestors which will help in removing the curses of piturs or forefathers. One has to learn to adapt himself to his present life. He cannot totally change the situation, but minimize the adverse effects, by adopting suitable propitiatory methods and by renouncing the self-centered approach of his life. Wear a Silver ring embossed with two snakes on the Little finger on a Wednesday at the time of Sunrise. Two snakes made with Silver can be kept at the place of prayers and the mantra. Chant 'Om Rahave Namah' and 'Om Ketave Namah' for 108 times at the time of Sunrise.