Rahu, 3 Definition(s)
Rahu is one of the nine planets, Navagrahas. He was originaly one of the Asuras, who became immortal by drinking Amrit, disguised as one of the Devas. He was decapitated by the discus of Vishnu. His head became Rahu, while the rest of his body became Ketu. This incident is chronicled elsewhere. He causes the eclipses of the sun, by eating Surya occasionally in revenge.
Rāhu (राहु): Rahu is a snake that swallows the sun or the moon causing eclipses. Rahu is one of the navagrahas.
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|· Vepacitti Sutta||An Asura chieftain, who was present with Namuci (Mara) at ...||1 desc.|
|· Vepacitti||An Asura chieftain, who was present with Namuci (Mara) at ...||1 desc.|
|· Suriya||1. Suriya. A Devaputta. Once, when he was seized by Rahu, ...||1 desc.|
|· Asura||Titanic demons, enemies of the gods, with whom especially In...||12 desc.|
|· Candima||1. Candima, Candimasa, Canda - The name of the devaputta w...||1 desc.|
|· Ketu||Ketu is the body of an Asura, who partook Amrit while dis...||2 desc.|
|· Surya||Surya is the sun. (He is also referred to as Vivasvant) a...||2 desc.|
|· Sumeru Worlds||The world mountain of Sumeru is an immense, strangely shaped...||1 desc.|
|· Candima Sutta||Records the incident of the Buddhas request to Rahu to free ...||1 desc.|
|· Paharada||Paharada An Asura chief (D.ii.259). Buddhaghosa says (AA.i...||1 desc.|
|· Pannatti Sutta||On four types of beings and their chiefs: of those who ...||1 desc.|
|· Suriya Sutta||1. Suriya Sutta. Describes the occasion on which Suriya (q...||1 desc.|
|· Upakkilesa Sutta||1. Upakkilesa Sutta - Preached at Pacinavamsadaya to Anuru...||1 desc.|
|· Vassa Sutta||1. Vassa Sutta. A monk asks the Buddha why it sometimes ra...||1 desc.|
|· Nava Graha||In Indian Astrology, the nine planets are : Sury...||1 desc.|
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