The word “Guru” is the Sanskrit name for planet Jupiter and “Chandal” means demon. Chandal refers to Rahu here. This dosh occurs when Jupiter and Rahu-Ketu are in the same house. Thus, the Guru Rahu Chandal yog or dosh behaves in a very inauspicious manner. It can prove to be a very difficult period in your life. In general, Jupiter Bears very good results and improves your creative thinking, happiness and confidence. But when this dosh comes into prominence, all the good emanating from Jupiter turns malefic.
If you are going through a period that does not yield any positive changes in your life despite a lot of hard work, it could well be due to the presence of such doshas. Sudden changes will appear in your behaviour and tendencies once Guru Chandal dosh arrives in your life. Your good nature will become erratic and you will be attracted to bad company. You will become impatient, disrespectful and inconsiderate towards your elders. You may find it very hard to take proper decisions.
Jupiter is known to make you spiritually inclined but when its placement is not appropriate, you will lose all interest in such matters. Malevolence will come naturally to you and you will rely on deceit to get what you want. When the planet Jupiter and Rahu are in a favourable position in your kundali, this dosh is known as Ganesha yoga which brings positive results in your life.
The positive and negative effects of the Guru Rahu Chandal yog depend on the position of Jupiter in your natal chart. If everything is placed propitiously, you will be very happy in your life. There are chances that you will be inclined towards religious pursuits. You will gain a respectable place amongst your peers and in society at large. Wealth will be yours always and you will succeed magnificently in everything you do.
The chandal dosh could also bear very negative effects on your life. You will not excel at academics; in fact you will find it hard to even complete your education. A sudden drop in concentration and will-power is easily discernible when you are under this dosh. There will be a tendency to opt for short cuts which could land you in bad and immoral company. Accidents and health issues will be constant in your life throughout the dosh.
Happiness and peace are unattainable under a strong Guru Chandal dosh. Even auspicious activities will take a lot of doing to be completed successfully. Due to the sudden shift in your character and thinking, there will be frequent quarrels in the family. You will tend to isolate yourself;being around people and working with them will become very difficult. There will be instability in your career, business, family life and thought process in general.
The foremost remedy is to perform a Guru Chandal dosh puja. This puja will stabilise your health and remove hurdles from your career path. Your relationships will improve and things will start settling down. Apart from this puja, there are certain daily practices which will improve matters. As long as you follow these, the dosh period will be easy to tackle. Wearing a sapphire during this period can also be beneficial.
One of the most effective Guru Chandal Yog remedies is to remain in close proximity with someone who can guide you through right and wrong. Being around a trusted elder or opting to be in the constant company of a sensible confidante can help you to abstain from malefic deeds. If you respect your elders and take up activities which benefit them, it would work as a good remedy for you and those involved in your life.
Lord Vishnu is the lord of Jupiter, the central figure of this dosh. Thus, seeking his blessings regularly will keep your life happy and secure. Chanting Vishnu Sahasranamam or Brihaspati mantra will keep you calm. It is advised that during the Guru Chandal dosh you should involve yourself in helping the poor and feeding stray animals. Donating useful things to less fortunate people will reduce the effect of this dosh considerably.