Remover of malefic planetary effects - RAGHU-KETHU
Originally a single identity, Raghu-Kethu manifest as two independent identities due to the happenings during the churning of the ocean.
The importance of Raghu-Ketu in astrology cannot be understated. It is believed that they influence ailments connected with the digestive system.
In Arogya Peedam Raghu-Ketu is also venerated as the remover of dilemma, hidden difficulties and unforeseen circumstances.
In this peedam, Raghu and Kethu are depicted as a single form and was the 4th deity to be installed. For relief from digestive disorders, cooked rice is offered to this energy on full moon days between 5 and 6 in the evenings. This is then offered to the persons as a healing agent.