Rahu Kaal

Rahu kaal is a time that is considered unfavorable for any new venture, starting travel, or doing good work. Rahu kaal is considered only for performing any auspicious activities. Daily activities previously started can always be continued during rahu kaal. Scroll down to find aaj ka rahu kaal for all major cities.

Rahu Kaal Today Ashburn (Friday, April 19, 2024)

Rahu Kaal

Yamaganda Kala

Gulika Kala

11:29 AM to 01:09 PM

04:28 PM to 06:07 PM

08:10 AM to 09:50 AM

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Aaj ka Rahu Kaal Time (आज का राहुकाल समय) North India - Friday, 19/04/2024

Today's Rahukaal Time / आज का राहुकाल समय  / aaj ka rahu kaal ka samay in North Indian cities.

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Rahu Kaal

Yamaganda Kala

Gulika Kala

11:03 AM to 12:37 PM

03:45 PM to 05:19 PM

07:55 AM to 09:29 AM

10:44 AM to 12:20 PM

03:33 PM to 05:09 PM

07:31 AM to 09:08 AM

10:00 AM to 11:35 AM

02:45 PM to 04:20 PM

06:51 AM to 08:26 AM

10:59 AM to 12:33 PM

03:41 PM to 05:15 PM

07:52 AM to 09:26 AM

10:44 AM to 12:21 PM

03:33 PM to 05:09 PM

07:32 AM to 09:08 AM

10:43 AM to 12:19 PM

03:32 PM to 05:08 PM

07:30 AM to 09:07 AM

10:50 AM to 12:26 PM

03:37 PM to 05:13 PM

07:38 AM to 09:14 AM

10:45 AM to 12:22 PM

03:35 PM to 05:12 PM

07:31 AM to 09:08 AM

10:48 AM to 12:25 PM

03:39 PM to 05:16 PM

07:35 AM to 09:12 AM

Rahu Kalam Today in South India

Check Rahu kalam and Yamagandam today in South Indian Cities. To check other South Indian cities, use the Rahu kalam calculator.


Rahu Kalam


Gulika Kalam

10:35 AM to 12:08 PM

03:13 PM to 04:46 PM

07:30 AM to 09:02 AM

10:41 AM to 12:15 PM

03:22 PM to 04:56 PM

07:34 AM to 09:08 AM

10:46 AM to 12:18 PM

03:24 PM to 04:56 PM

07:40 AM to 09:13 AM

10:49 AM to 12:21 PM

03:24 PM to 04:56 PM

07:46 AM to 09:17 AM

Rahu Kalam in USA Today - 19/04/2024

Today Rahu kalam timings in major USA cities. More US cities/change date →


Rahu Kalam


Gulika Kalam

11:15 AM to 12:55 PM

04:15 PM to 05:55 PM

07:55 AM to 09:35 AM

11:17 AM to 12:56 PM

04:16 PM to 05:56 PM

07:57 AM to 09:37 AM

11:09 AM to 12:49 PM

04:10 PM to 05:51 PM

07:48 AM to 09:28 AM

11:27 AM to 01:06 PM

04:24 PM to 06:03 PM

08:09 AM to 09:48 AM

11:58 AM to 01:36 PM

04:52 PM to 06:30 PM

08:43 AM to 10:21 AM

11:29 AM to 01:08 PM

04:27 PM to 06:06 PM

08:11 AM to 09:50 AM

11:48 AM to 01:26 PM

04:41 PM to 06:18 PM

08:33 AM to 10:11 AM

Today's Rahu Kalam Time in major cities

Today's Rahu Kalam for major cities around the world. To change city/date, click here.


Rahu Kalam on 19/04/2024

11:15 AM to 01:00 PM

11:35 AM to 01:16 PM

10:57 AM to 12:19 PM

10:31 AM to 11:54 AM

11:33 AM to 01:03 PM

10:42 AM to 12:18 PM

11:40 AM to 01:11 PM

11:33 AM to 01:17 PM

11:51 AM to 01:35 PM

10:38 AM to 12:09 PM

What is Rahu Kaal?

In Vedic astrology, Rahu Kaal is also spelled as Rahu Kalam. It is about 1 hour and 30 minutes approximately that fall every day. But the time duration varies according to the length of the time between sunrise to sunset. The planet rahu rules this 90 minutes of every day, and this time period is called rahu kaal. He is considered the most malefic planet in astrology among the nine planets. Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday have more malefic effects than other weekdays.

So Rahu kaal is considered inauspicious before starting any new work and daily activities. Many have believed that auspicious works during this rahu kaal time will never give good results. People do not begin new ventures, marriage proposals, journeys, trades, interviews, trades, business deals, sale or purchase of assets, and any other necessary activities during this time period.

How to Calculate Rahu Kaal?

Rahu Kaal is one of the eight equal time-segments of the day and is considered an inauspicious time period in vedic astrology. These segments are calculated by taking the total time between sunrise and sunset at a given place and then dividing this time duration by 8. 

For each weekday, assuming the sun rises at 6:00 am, Rahu kaal falls as under:

Week Day




8th Segment

04:30 to 06:00 pm


2nd Segment

07:30 to 09:00 am


7th Segment

03:00 to 04:30 pm


5th Segment

12:00 to 01:30 pm


6th Segment

01:30 to 03:00 pm


4th Segment

10:30 to 12:00 pm


3rd Segment

09:00 to 10:30 am

Rahu kaal timings and duration are not the same for any two locations. Because sunrise and sunset timings keep changing throughout the year, in other words, rahu kaal varies from place to place, as it depends on the location of sunrise and sunset time. So it is advised to follow as per the city.

Understanding Planet Rahu

Shadow planet rahu is considered a malefic planet in vedic astrology. He is depicted as a human head with a serpent body. Rahu signifies trouble, damage, anxiety, obsession, disorder, and confusion. Also, this is not ideal for smooth, successful transactions and endeavours. Since the time period, He rules might reflect all these attributes, vedic scholars advise avoiding performing any productive tasks during rahu kaal.


Effects of Rahu Kaal

The most common impact of rahu kaal are,  

  • Less productivity,  
  • Uncertainty and unexpected delays 
  • Discontinued tasks 
  • Failure in tasks 
  • Hindrances and obstacles 
  • Indefinite postponement  

These can hamper the result of the activity and also makes an individual impatient, anxious. Therefore, being mindful of the rahu kaal chart is a wise decision to schedule essential activities.  

Note: Rahu Kaal can be overlooked during emergencies like medical conditions and situations that call for immediate action. We can light a lamp for Goddess Durga or smash a coconut in a temple before attending to the problem to avoid the malefic effects.

Do's and Don'ts Rahu Kalam

Things to avoid 

  • Generally, we must prevent any auspicious work during this time period- marital discussions, ceremonies.  
  • Do not invest in Share market, buy stocks, purchase assets-home, jewellery and vehicle. 
  • Avoid financial transactions or investments 
  • Do not begin anything new- learning a skill, commencing school, new medicine routine, new adventure sport, moving into a new house. 
  • Avoid legal discussions or activities- signing agreements, filing documents. 
  • Do not commence any travel, journey 

 Things to do 

  • Perform Rahu Pooja and Homa  
  • Worship Goddess Durga and Naga Devatas  
  • Perform remedial rituals for Doshas due to Planet Rahu. 

Easy Way to Remember Rahu Kalam

The mnemotechnic to remember the chart is "7:30 Mother Saw Father Wearing The Turban Suddenly.'' 

7.30 because Rahu Kaal always start from the second segment of the day and the first letter of each word represent the weekday based on the sequence of time periods.  

Mother = Monday (7.30-9.00) 

Saw = Saturday (9.00-10.30) 

Father = Friday (10.30-12.00) 

Wearing = Wednesday (12.00-1.30) 

The = Thursday (1.30-3.00) 

Turban = Tuesday (3.00-4.30) 

Suddenly = Sunday (4.30-6.00) 

Rahu Kaal Pooja and Remedies

Though rahu kaal is inauspicious for most of the activities, there is an opportunity in every crisis.
We can utilise this time period to nullify and mitigate the malefic effects of Rahu in the natal chart. It is a robust and straightforward procedure to appease the planet and Goddess Durga who rules the planet.

  1. Worshipping Goddess Durga and listening to Durga chants to remove negative effect of Rahu Kaal.
  2. During Rahu Kaal time period Light a lemon lamp to Goddess Durga on Tuesdays or Fridays. It believed to reduce the malefic effect. 
  3. Offer fruits or lemon garland into goddess Durga.
  4. Chant goddess Durga mantra for 108 times or 1008 times.



Rahu Mantra

"Om Viprachitti putra Simhika putra Om Navagraha Rahuya Namah"

"ओम विप्रचित्ति पुत्र सिम्हिका पुत्र ओम नवग्रह राहुय नमः"


"ओम रा राहे नमः"

"Arddhakaayam Mahaaviiryam Chandraaditya Vimardanam Simhikaagarbha Sambhuutam Tam Rahu Pranamaamyaham"

"अराधाकायम महाविरामम् चन्द्रादित्य विमर्दनं सिंहिकागर्भं समभुते तम् राहु प्रणमाम्यहम्"


"ओम ब्रह्मा भ्रामरी भरूमा कहे नामा"

Rahu Kaal Chart for 2024

Typical vedic daytime is between Sunrise and Sunset. It is divided into eight equal parts of 90 minutes. Rahu Kaal occurs in any of these parts of both day and night except first part during sunrise. It never occurs in the first part of the day because usually the first part is ruled by the lord of that particular weekday. Rahu Kaal in the nighttime are not given importance due to the biological cycle of sleep. 

Here is a Rahu Kaal chart for each weekday. Rahu Kaal varies across different parts of the globe based on the Sunrise and sunset timings. Here assuming the sunrises at 6.00 AM, Click here to get a more accurate rahu kaal time based on your location.

rahu kaal chart

Rahu kaal Time Table for the Whole Week

The table below shows the Rahu Kaal time table for the whole week, assuming the sunrises at 6.00 AM.

Week Day

Rahu Kaal Time

Yamaganda Kala

Gulika Kala

7:30 AM – 9:00 AM

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

3:00 PM – 4.30 PM

9.00 AM – 10.30 AM

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

12:00 PM – 1.30 PM

7.30 AM – 9.00 AM

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

1:30 PM – 3.00 PM

6.00 AM – 7.30 AM

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

10.30 AM – 12.00 PM

3.00 PM – 4.30 PM

7:30 AM – 9:00 AM

9:00 AM – 10.30 AM

1.30 PM – 3.00 PM

6:00 AM – 7:30 AM

4.30 PM – 6.00 PM

12.00 PM – 1.30 PM

3.00 PM – 4.30 PM