Definitions

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  • proper n. 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.

Etymologies

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Sanskrit राहु (rāhú)

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  • was looking up the 'shadow snakes' effect which is seen during eclipse, and came across the Rahu legend in search results.

    August 20, 2017