Ketu (Dragon's Tail) Puja is dedicated to planet Ketu. Grah Shanti Ketu Pooja (Worship of Dragon's Tail) is recommended for those, having malefic Ketu or wrongly placed Ketu as per the horoscope. Following things are associated with Ketu (dragon's tail):
In Vedic astrology, the South Node of the moon is called Ketu. Ketu is
known as a shadow planet, because of the Node's association with the
phenomena of eclipses. Lord Ketu is supposed to have the head of a snake
and the body of an asura (demon). The temperament or nature of Ketu is
fiery. Ketu is the planet of spirituality.
Ketu Puja / Worshipping Dragon's Tail
If Dragon's Tail is malefic in one horoscope chart then Ketu Puja is
recommended to remove the malefic effects. People afflicted by malefic
Ketu are stricken with fears of robbery, bad habits, putra dosham, loss
of property, and loss of face. Reciting the following mantra after
sunset, facing north - west direction, will really help to reduce the
bad influence of Ketu.
Aum Hrim Krum Krura Rupine Ketave Aim Suh Svaha
Ketu brings prosperity to the devotee's family, removes the effect of
snakebite and illness arising out of poisonous matter entering one's
body. Dragon's Tail grants good health, wealth and all round prosperity.
Ketu - The Dragon's Tail & Its Position
Ketu has no sign ruler ships, although it is acknowledged to favor
Mercury and Jupiter's signs according to some authorities, while others
claim that Ketu favors the sign of Scorpio. Ketu stays for 18 months or
1.6 year in each grah.
Ketu - Its Significance
Ketu is an indicator of intelligence, liberation, wisdom,
non-attachment, spirituality, fantasy, penetrating insight, carrier of
arms and weapons, invisibility and physic abilities. Knowledge,
business, leprosy, poisonous bites are different aspects of this planet.
Ketu represents the spiritual process of evolution. Ketu is considered
as a worldly malefic and spiritually benefice, as it causes sorrow and
loss, which ultimately turns the individual to god.