Rahu

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See also: rahu and Rāhu

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Etymology[edit]

Sanskrit राहु (rāhú)

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Rahu

  1. (Hinduism) A snake that swallows the sun or the moon, causing eclipses. He is depicted in art as a dragon with no body, riding a chariot drawn by eight black horses. Rahu is also one of the navagrahas (nine planets) in Vedic astrology.

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