The RAHU KETU puja at KALAHASTHI is done everyday during the Rahu kaal, for those who have Kalasarpa Dosha, according to their Horoscope. There is no need to book previously for the pooja. U can go there any day before Rahukaal, register at the counter, from where u will be given all things for the pooja. The poojari will chant the mantras, & tell u how to do the pooja. This is a one time pooja for those who have the Dosha, & if done with faith, very effective. U have to discard or give away as daan, the clothes & everything u wear during the pooja, & return from the temple without looking back.This famous Saivite temple in Kalahasti, 38 km from Tirupati, is one of the Panchabhoota Kshetras. Located on the banks of river Swarnamukhi, Sri Kalahasti Temple is one of the most ancient temples in South India. Lord Siva is worshipped here in the form of Vayu Linga (one of the elements air). The legend says that Sri (spider), Kala (cobra) and Hasti (elephant) worshipped Lord Siva here and attained Moksha. Hence this place is known as Srikalahasti. Kannappa Nayanar (a tribal hunter) attained salvation in this place by offering his eyes to this Lord.
Sri Kalahasti Temple is also famous for performing Sarpadosha (RahuKetu) Nivaarana Pooja. The fee is Ps. 150/- inclusive of Pooja material. Many pilgrims perform this pooja here.
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If,in a horoscope, all the planets are placed between Rahu and Ketu, it is considered to be a Kaalsarpa yoga. According to Indian astrology, there are many types of Kaal Sarpa yogas are there. Some one having a Kaalsarpa Yoga in the horoscope faces different kinds of problems and instability in the life, bereft of progeny, mental disturbance etc. This condition is generally considered to be adverse, but can be relieved through a Kalasarpa puja. It is mandatory to do the Puja.( Ideal to do once in a year around birth day
Perform Naga pooja
The following mantras have to be chanted for 21 days regularly
* Om Aaathishesha naagaayanamaha * Om Avantha nagaaya namaha * Om Vaasugiye Namaha * Om Thatcha naagaaya namaha * Om Kaarkodaka naagaaya namaha * Om Padma naagaaya namaha * Om Mahaa Padma Naagaaaya Namaha * Om Sanka naagaya namaha * Om Kuiga nagaaya namaha
The idol of snake may be gifted with new clothes, betel leaves and other auspicious items to a Vedic Brahmin at the sixth consecutive Shahsti Thithi pooja will overcome all curses due to the Naga dosha or Kala Sarpa dosha.
you are in usa it not possible to do all these poojas.if soo.its better to do in online pooja
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There is no specific day or date required for performing this Kal Sarp Dosha pooja at Kalahasti. This pooja is performed daily starting from 6am at the temple. You can just reach the Bank Counter situatied in the temple at 6am and pay the fee and you will be led into the temple and given a designated seat and the required items for the pooja. The pooja is performed and you are taken for a darshan at the temple. it is important that you go to kalahasti directly and return home from there. If you are performing the pooja, then leave the clothes you wear for the pooja in the hotel you stay overnight. If you return home directly, then leave the clothes outside the house and dont reuse it and donate it to any outsiders.Let me know if you need any more information
Rahu-Kethu Sarpa Dosha Nivarana Puja in Srikalahastheeswara Swamy Temple can be performed daily between 6.30 am. And 9.00 p.m.
Srikalahastheeswara Swamy Temple is reputed as the Rahu–Kethu Kshetra.If the people who have Rahu Kethu Doshas, Graha Doshas and Sarpa Doshas, the unmarried people and People who don't have Children and those who are facing various problems for a long period perform the most effective Rahu -Kethu Sarpa Dosha Nivarana Pooja in this temple all the Doshas get removed and desired results occur.
Thousands of devotees from the country and abroad perform this poojas and fulfill their vows again after receiving good results.
SriKalahasti temple is located 36 km away from Tirupathi in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradhesh, India. The inner temple is constructed around 5th century and the outer temple was constructed in the 12th Century.
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Ideal to do once in a year around birth day.
This ancient temple dedicated to Shiva is one of the Pancha Bhoota Stalams (temples celebrating Shiva as the embodiment of the primary elements), air being the element in case here, the other five temples being Tiruvannamalai (Fire), Chidambaram (Space),Tiruvanaikkaval (Water) and Kanchipuram (Earth) respectively.
Kalahasti is located near the pilgrimage town of Tirupati and is visited by thousands of pilgrims. This temple is also associated with Rahu and Ketu, (of the nine grahams or celestial bodies in the Indian astrological scheme).
Antiquity: This temple has been referred to in pre-Christian Tamil literature. The Tamil Saivite saints of the 1st millennium CE have visited this temple and sung its fame. The adjoining hill Dakshina Kailasam has many a fine Pallava carving.
The Tamil Cholas and the Vijayanagara Rulers have made several endowments to this temple. Adi Sankara is said to have visited this temple and offered worship here. There are Chola inscriptions in this temple which date back to the 10th century CE.
The Telugu poem 'Sri Kalahasti Satakam' explains the traditions associated with this temple.Muthuswamy Deek****ar, one of the foremost composers in the Karnatic Music Tradition has sung the glory of this temple in his kriti 'Sree Kaalahasteesa'.
Other works on this temple include the Sree-Kalattipuranam of the three brothers Karunapprakasar, Sivapprakasar and Velappa Deek****ar, Tirukkalattipuranam by Aanandakoottar of Veerainagar and Tirukkalatti Ula by Seraikkavirayar.
Architecture: The vast west facing Kalahastiswara temple is built adjoining a hill, and on the banks of the river Swarnamukhi. At some points, the hill serves as the wall of the temple. The temple prakarams follow the contour of the adjoining hill and hence the temple plan is rather irregular. North of the temple is the Durgambika hill, south is the Kannappar hill and east is the Kumaraswamy hill.
Krishnadevaraya built a huge gopuram, a few feet away from the entrance to the temple. The entrance to the temple is crowned with a smaller tower. There is an underground Ganapati shrine in the outer prakaram, while in the innermost prakaram are the shrines of Shiva and Parvati.
The present structure of the temple is a foundation of the Cholas of the 10th century, as testified by inscriptions; improvements and additions were made during the subsequent years of the Chola rulers of Tamilnadu and the Vijayanagar emperors.
The Manikanteswarar temple, also in Kalahasti dates back to the period of Raja Raja Chola I (early 11th century), and it was reconstructed in stone in 1196 by Kulottunga III. Shiva here is also referred to as Manikkengauyudaiya Nayanar. There is also a Vishnu shrine in this temple.
Legends associated with this temple: The legend here is similar to that of the Jambukeswara temple at Tiruvanaikka. Shiva is said to have given salvation to a spider, elephant and a serpent who were ardent devotees of the Shiva Lingam located here. The spider is said to have attained salvation in Kritayuga (the first of the four yugas in the Hindu tradition), while the elephant and the snake were devotees in Treta Yugam, the succeeding aeon. The elephant's devotional outpouring was a source of disturbance to the serpent's display of devotion and vice versa, resulting in animosity between the two, until Shiva's intervention gave both the devotees their liberation.
Kannappa Nayanaar, a hunter is said to have been a great devotee of Kalahasteeswarar. Legend has it that he offered his own eyes to the Shivalingam, and for this reason earned the name Kannappan (his original name being Thinnan), and the distinction of having his statue adorn the sanctum. Nakkiradevar, Indra, Rama, Muchukunda and others are believed to have worshipped Shiva at this temple.
Festivals: Maha Shivaratri which occurs in the Tamil month of Maasi (Feb 15 through March 15) is one of the greatest festival seasons here, and the celebrations are marked by processions of the deities. The fifth day of the festival in the month of Maasi coincides with the Maha Shivaratri.
Access and Accomodation: Tirupati (30km) is the nearest airport and is perhaps the most convenient base for visiting Kalahasti as it (Tirupati) is endowed with several modern lodging facilities. A one day trip from Chennai is also possible, as Kalahasti is well connected by road with Tirupati and with Chennai and is only a four to five hour drive from Chennai. If well planned, Tirupati, Tirumala and Kalahasti can be covered in a day's trip from Chennai by car.
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