The planets Sun and Ketu are closely conjunct in the sign of Scorpio. The exact conjunction will happen on Friday, December 11th, 2020.

Sun and Ketu are both fiery planets and when they conjoin in the transformational sign of Scorpio which is the natural 8th house of the zodiac, it is important to do some remedies to protect ourselves. 

As we know the sign Scorpio is ruled by Mars and Ketu. In Mudgala Purana Lord Ganesha is said to take 8 different forms to destroy 8 inner demons (negative tendencies).

In HIS Dhumravarna form Smoke colored one) Lord Ganesha destroys the demon “Ahamkara” which means Ego or Arrogance. 

In Vedic Astrology the planet Sun is connected to Ego and Ketu is connected to Lord Ganesha. Coincidentally, the sign Scorpio is also governed by Lord Ganesha as Dhumravarna. The 12 forms of Lord Ganesha connected to each sign is mentioned in the Narada Purana.

So praying to Lord Ganesha as. Dhumravarna is one of the best remedies for this conjunction.  

The Story of Dhumravarna

This was the last avatar of Ganesha’s. Once Brahma gave the right to rule over the ‘world of action’ to his grandson, the sun god Surya. Surya grew proud and thought to himself that since the entire world is governed by karma or action, he had become the lord of the whole world.

As this thought passed his mind, he happened to sneeze and from his sneeze manifested a demon. The demon went to Shukracharya who gave him the name Ahamkarasura, as he was born from the sun’s ego. Shukracharya also asked him to do penance and meditate on Ganesha. Terrified by Ahamkaura’s growing power, the gods look to Ganesha for help. Ganesha obliges, taking on the form of Dhumravarna, arriving on Mooshika and defeating the proud demon. This episode reminds us that ‘ahamkar’ or ego is the root cause of self-destruction.

Story Credit – Amar Chitra Katha


  1. You can chant the mantra – Aum Dhumravarnaya Namah 108 times 
  2. You can listen to the Ganesha Atharvasirsha 
  3. Offer your ego to the divine and keep things simple. 
  4. Donation of Lamps also known as Deepa Danam is very powerful during this time, especially since the solar eclipse is coming up on Dec 14th. Lamps signify Agni Tattva and the planet Sun along with Mars and Ketu (the rulers of Scorpio) are both Agni Tattva planets.
  5. You can also donate and help people who want to study as knowledge is also Agni tattva.

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