सहेन्द्र तक्षकाय अनुब्रुहि (Sahendra Takshakaya Anubruhi ) this is what the priests performing Janamejaya's Sarpa Yagam said when Takshaka took Indra's shelter to save himself from being annihilated.The Yagam was done by Janamejaya to avenge the killing of his father Pareekshit.Janamejaya intended that Indra too along with Takshaka be annihilated in the homagni. Many would know the story of Pareekshit being cursed by Srungi a Brahmana that he would be killed by Takshaka on the 7th day, from the day the former insulted his Father Sameeka who was doing Tapas by putting a dead snake around his neck.
Pareekshit who was the Grand son of Arjuna and son of Abhimanyu was crowned king by Yudhishtira after the advent of Kali Yuga. Midnight of 18th February ,3101 BC is the widely accepted date of Kaliyugadi and around this year Pareekshit was crowned King of Bharata Varsha. He was said to have ruled for about 24 years and was killed by Takshaka as said above which would be BC 3077. To avenge the death of his father , Janamejaya performed a Sarpa Yagna to kill all the Serpents in the world.
While browsing through the charts for the years around BC 3077, I stumbled upon an amazingly prabable date on which Pareekshit would have been killed and the Sarpa Yagam, subsequently,might have been performed. The date is 7th June 3079 BC.Below is the chart for the day.Ayanamsa used is Lahiri.
On this day, Sun and Rahu were conjunct at 0 degree Leo and are in Sandhi between the constellations Asresha and Magha. Uranus,the Indra graha too was closely situated in Leo. On the other hand Ketu is closely conjunct a Retrograde Mars in Aquarius.Retrograde Jupiter too was closely situated.
The Adhishtana devata for Asresha is Adiseshu representing all the Serpents of the world and for Magha, Pitru devatas.Rahu conjunct Sun as said above shows death of the King by snake bite and the conjunction happenning in Leo a Agni Tatwa rasi shows the Homa performed.Aspect of Retrograde Jupiter on the conjunction in Leo signifies the priests who performed the yagna. Retrograde Mars conjunct within one degree with Ketu aspecting the Rahu-Ravi conjunction confirms the ritual performed for the annihilation of Serpents.
The most amazing aspect of this configuration of planets is, when Janamejaya probably performed the ritual to avenge the death of his father (pitrudevata) by killing all the serpents in the world,the conjunction of Rahu-Ravi aspected by Mars-Ketu- Jupiter happenning in Leo a fire sign and in the sandhi(between) of the constellations lorded over by Serpents and Pitru devataas.