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Definition of the noun rahu

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noun - plural: -

  1. a Hindu demon who swallows the sun causing eclipses
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • instance of: Hindu deity = a deity worshipped by the Hindus


Rahu is a village in Valjala Commune in Saare County in western Estonia.

  • also known as Rahu, Saaremaa; Rahu, Estonia
  • part of Estonia


Rahu is a musical group.

  • album: "The Quest for the Vajra of Shadows"


  1. "Rahu" is a musical album of Rahu.
  2. "Rahu" is a composition.


Rahu: In Hindu tradition, Rahu is a severed head of an asura, that swallows the sun causing eclipses. He is depicted in art as a serpent with no body riding a chariot drawn by eight black horses. Rahu is one of the navagrahas in Vedic astrology and is paired with Ketu. The time of day considered to be under the influence of Rahu is called Rahu kala and is considered inauspicious.

  • also known as 罗睺

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Rahu

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Google previewBuddhism: Abhidharma and Madhyamaka (2005)

by Paul Williams

First, Rahu is a mythical creature who consists of just a head.

Google previewHow to Practice Vedic Astrology (2003)

A Beginner's Guide to Casting Your Horoscope and Predicting Your Future by Andrew Bloomfield

Since Rahu is a worldly influence, and Saturn is a reserved one, there is a push- pull in a chart like this. Saturn in the rising sign can turn a person...

Google previewThe Beatles and Vedic Astrology (2015)

by Dean Dominic De Lucia

Rahu is a malefic and sits in the sixth sign, the sixth being the placement representing the intestine. Besides, Rahu badly aspects Venus, the lord of the house of intestines, in the navamsha. Intestinal surgery is a general indication in Ringo's ...

Google previewNumerology (1990)

With Tantra, Ayurveda, and Astrology by Harish Johari

Rahu is an enemy of the Sun, but by itself is only a half-planet. As such it has to act according to the nature of the planet with which it associates. In association with the Sun, its natural enemy and opposite, it tries to cause affliction. It causes the ...

Google previewThe Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa (Complete)

by Anonymous

Hence Rahu is the ascending node of the Moon. Graha, is that which seizes; Grahapati is Mangala, so called for its malevolence, Varah is Vrihaspati or Jupiter , who is the counterself of Sukra or Venus. In Hindu mythology, Sukra is a male ...

Google previewThe Illustrated Encyclopedia of Hinduism: N-Z (2002)

by James G. Lochtefeld

Rahu Lawrence Babb, Redemptive Encounters, 1987; and Mark Juergensmeyer, Radha- soami Reality, 1991.

Rahu. A malevolent "planet" in Hindu astrology ( jyotisha) that has no counterpart in Western astrology and was originally the ...

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Small photo of Monochrome photo of wat Bua Khwan, famous Thai temple in Nontaburi province of Thailand with unique design in blue sky bright day with many respect Buddhist to making merit to Buddha or Rahu statueSmall photo of Phra Rahu statue, who is the mythical god of darkness, Wat Traimit, Bangkok, Thailand, 2016Small photo of Gold RahuSmall photo of BANGKOK, THAILAND - JULY 23, 2017: Sculptures of Pra Rahu and Buddha images in Wat Khun Chan, which is an ancient temple built in 1827 or 190 years ago.Small photo of BANGKOK, THAILAND - JULY 23, 2017: People pay respect and pray to Pra Rahu in Wat Khun Chan, which is an ancient temple built in 1827 or 190 years ago.Small photo of Rahu in Lunar eslipse form.Small photo of Worship for the Phra Rahu Thailand's Lord of Darkness. More...

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Scrabble value of R1A1H4U1

The value of this 4-letter word is 7 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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