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Rahu Ketu Pooja, Kala Sarpa Dosha Details at Sri Kalahasti Timings, Benefits and Procedure


Rahu Ketu Poojas are Performed Every day but the best time for the pooja is Rahu Kalam.

Monday – 7.30 am to 9.00 am.
Tuesday – 3.00 pm to 4.30 pm.
Wednesday – 12.00 Noon to 1.30 pm.
Thursday – 1.30 pm to 3.00 pm.
Friday – 10.30 am to 12.00 noon.
Saturday – 9.00 am to 10.30 am.
What is Kala Sarpa Dosha?
Kaala Sarpa Dosh is all about faulty planetary position, with a snake like formation, found in the person’s natal birth chart. In a dosha like this, the planetary positions are such that Rahu (head of the snake) and ketu (tail of the snake) happen to fall on the beginning and end of the formation, respectively. There are many other ways by which Kaaal Sarpa Yoga can be formed, the moon in the eight house of the natal chart being one of the ways. However, there are no rules of thumb to Kaaal Sarpa Dosha and it requires a good astrologer to study the planetary position accurately. The person suffering from Kala Sarpa Yoga finds it difficult life to lead a happy life. He/she suffering from Kala Sarpa Dosha has problems in married life, loss of money and constant health problems. The Dosha can be cured and control by offering prayers to Lord Shiva at some chosen destinations. Srikalahasti is one of them.

Rahu Kethu Pooja / Sarpa dosha / Graha doshas / Sarva doshas Puja

Rahu Ketu Sarpdosha Puja is performed in order to minify ill effects of yoga. Thousands of devotees flock to Srikalahasti to get the desired results through this pooja. Many of these pujas are performed with ascertained results for those who suffer with marital discord, not begetting children, problems in jobs and many long-standing problems. The puja is performed to neutralize the malefic effects of the planets and cut out its negative effect on the life of the individual.

Rahu Ketu Dosha Nivarana Puja at Srikalahasti

Charges: Rs 300, 750 and 1500 Tickets are available. 1+1 adult 2 kids are allowed at a time on purchase of one ticket of Sarp Dosh Pooja. Vip Ticket Rs 2500/- 1+2 adults 2 kids are allowed. The charges are inclusive of the puja ingredients. A special rahu ketu pooja can be availed by paying Rs 1500 (excluding the dakshina).

The temple is renowned for the Rahu-Ketu Dosha Nivarana puja; there are hundreds of pooja performed daily. Srikalahasti Temple is mostly recommended for Rahu Ketu Pooja than for normal darshans. As the temple hosts number of different poojas, there are particular counters selling tickets for specific pooja. People must bear in mind that the cost for special pooja is inclusive of puja samagri (puja material).

Rahu Ketu Dosha Nivarana puja Charges  / Ticket :

Indian rupee-symbol300, 750, 1500 Rs Tickets are issued 1+1 adult 2 kids are allowed.
Vip Ticket Rs 2500/- 3 adults 2 kids are allowed.

Rahu Ketu Pooja Places:

  1. For 300/- Rs Ticket Rahu Kethu puja will be performed in a huge hall out side the temple premises.
  2. For 750/- Rs Ticket Rahu Ketu pooja will be performed near the main temple premises in an A/C hall which has Siva Sannidhi inside.
  3. For 1500/-Ticket  Rahu Kethu puja will be performed inside the temple premises.
  4. For Rs 2500/ Vip Ticket Rahu Ketu pooja will be performed inside the temple premises.

Puja Samagri : Two metal image of Rahu and Ketu, with the prasadam of Laddu and Vada, flowers (from a different counter), vermillion (sindoor) and turmeric (haldi)

Temple Timing:
Sri Kalahastiswara Swamy Temple will open at 5.30 A.M and will be closed at 8.30 P.M

Never lose your ticket as it is imperative to show whenever asked or till you come out from the Temple.

The Pooja: The Rahu ketu Pooja lasts for 30-40 minutes, and it is always better to get the pooja performed during Rahu kalam. Unlike other pooja that consist of hawan or homa (fire ceremony), the Rahu Ketu Nivran Pooja is all done by chanting mantras for two metallic snake strips that represent Rahu and Ketu. Flowers and vermillion are sprinkled or proffered to the rahu ketu representing metals while the mantra is cantillated to complete the whole puja routine. Mantra recitations are also done in favour of one’s gotra, caste and janma nakshatra. ** No need to discard your cloths or having a bath after the pooja. You can go with the same cloths.

Best Timing to perform Rahu Ketu Pooja :
For Sani Bhagavan Saturdays is the best day

  • For Rahu Ketu Monday is the best day
  • For Dakshina moorthy Thursday is the best day

It is suggested and advised to plan your journey exclusively if going for pooja as it takes fair amount of time for the completion of the same.
Remedies to Remove Shani Dosha
Remedies For Manglik Dosha Or Kujha Dosha


  1. Hi, Mallikarjun, dob:21-05-1983. 00:12 am, please tell me any dosham in my kundali, please mention the remedies.


    • Dear Mallikarjuna
      There is no major dosham but since Kethu is placed in 12th house, the possible effects are small disputes family, wasteful Expenditure, sufferings from ill health and ailments, etc,.
      For betterment do Rahu kethu pooja.
      Remedies – http://templesinindiainfo.com/remedy-for-kala-sarpa-dosha-pooja/
      Remedies at Home –
      Worship Lord Ganesha.
      Recite Ganesha Dwadasanama Stotra.
      Japa of the Ketu beeja mantra: Om shram shreem shroum sah ketave namah, 7000 times in 40 days.
      Recite the Ketu stotra:
      Palasha pushpa sankaasham taraka graha mastakam
      Roudram roudratmakam ghoram tam ketum Pranamamyaham.
      Namah Shivaya

  2. Hi sir
    My DOB is 14.05.1988 10:45 AM
    My spouse’s DOB is 28.02.1978 night between 12 to 2
    Any dosha we have as we are married for five years but don’t have kids yet
    Please help

    We are planning to perform pooja in May

    Please suggest date and timing

    • Dear Radhika Varma
      Please send your husband name, both of your birth place. Try to send the exact time if possible because with an apprx time planets may changes from one house to another and it does not show the exact and hence we cannot calculate precisely. If you dont know about the exact time we will calculate matching as per your rasi and give you the report.
      Namah Shivaya

  3. Hello Sir,

    My parents don’t know their birth dates and time.
    Can they perform Rahu Ketu pooja, even if they don’t have any dosha? What is the best day and time to perform pooja?


    • Dear Jyothi
      Yes your parents can perform rahu kethu if they want to.
      Best time is rahu kaalam on any day.
      Best days are –
      Chaturthi (Fourth day of a Paksha in Hindu month), Panchami (Fifth day), Sashti (Sixth day), Starsof Rahu and Ketu,Purnima (Full Moon), SuryaGrahanam (Solar Eclipse), Chandra Grahanam (Lunar Eclipse), any Tuesday, and any Ashlesha Nakshatra day.
      Most Auspicious day is Sashti thithi and Ashlesha thithi.
      First tell your parents to perfrom archana to Lord Ganesha and then move towards the parihara sthala to do the parihara pooja for best result.
      For one ticket one can sit and perform the rahu kethu pooja. If both want to do the parihara pooja then need to buy each one ticket for them.
      Presence of whole family is suggestible.
      Go straight back to your home and not to any temple or friends after finishing the pooja.
      Do not make sashtanga namaskaram any where in the temple.
      Do not buy any thing apart from what the temple devasthanam give when you buy the ticket. Dont get fooled with the touts out side the temple who forces you to buy something.
      Namah Shivaya

  4. Name : Shilpa, dob is 15/11/1988, time is 6.40am, birth place is mysore. Please tell me about marriage life n career.

    • Dear Shilpa
      Delay of marriage seems in your chart.
      Since Mars is placed in the 7th house from Venus will give negative effect on physical compatibility and love between couple.
      So doing some remedies will reduce the bad effect of Kuja dosha. Remedies like Kumbha vivaha ritual, chanting of Kuja mantra for 7000 times, fasting on tuesdays, worshiping lord subrahmanya/ narasimha will reduce negative effect of This dosha. Please note that no remedy will completly nullifies any dosha in our birth chart. These remedies helps in reducing negative effect of Dosha and gives timed marriage and happy married life.
      Rahu kethu pooja is also suggestible for you to do on a Sashti thithi. First do a simple pooja or archana to Lord Ganesha and go the parihara sthala.
      Namah Shivaya

    • Dear Venkata Praneeth
      Sorry Praneeth – we do not give predictions over education and career but any presence of dosha only.
      We give possible reading when we are free. So send time of birth – clarify – is it night or afternoon. 13.07 – comes in the afternoon only but you also mentioned night.
      Namah Shivaya

  5. Hi sir ,Name : tejaswini dob 25-07-1996 . 6am . I want to know about my studies and marriage and my career . I want to get government job . Is there any chance in my life . Thanks in adavance

    • Dear Tejaswini
      We do not give predictions about Studies, career. About marriage life we can give report about marriage compatibility report and remedies for the dosha found in it.
      So sorry for that.
      There is no major doshas in your chart.
      To get a govt job just strongly believe Lord Hanuman and worship him daily or every Saturday by reciting Hanuman chaleesha or any bhajans of Lord Rama. If you could please then the lord control Lord Saturn who is responsible for a desired job to grant your desire done. Also perform til abhishek to lord Saturn on every Saturday and circumnavigate 9 clock and anticlock wise.
      Namah Shivaya

  6. My d.o.b is 13 Feb 1985,6.35 pm, Hyderabad. Please suggest the malific effects in my horoscope and how to rectify

    • Dear Srinidhi
      There is Vasuki Kaala Sarpa Dosham in your natal chart.
      Performing rahu kethu parihara pooja on a sashti thithi is must every year. First perform an archana to Lord Ganesha and then go the parihara sthala.
      You may do this parihara pooja at Mopi Devi Subrahmanya temple near Vijayawada or in Sri Kalahasthi.
      Devoted worship and regular parihara pooja only will protect you from the malefic planet.
      Proper matching of Horoscope (if not married) is must for a happy conjugal life.
      For remedies visit our site thoroughly.
      Namah Shivaya

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