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Sri Naganathaswamy Temple Thirunageswaram

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Sri Naganathaswamy Temple Thirunageswaram. Rahu Bagavan Temple.
Arulmigu Girigujambika Sametha Naganathaswamy Temple Thirunageshwaram (Rahu / Raaghu Kshetra)

Temple Timings: 06.00 AM to 01.00 PM and 4 PM to 8.30 PM

Nagaprathista and Abishekam Details:
Raahu is the king of snakes and he is manifested here with his consorts Naga Valli and Naga Kanni.
Rahu, one among the nine planets and belongs to the race of Snakes deities worshipped Lord Shiva here on Sivarathri day to redeem himself from the curse of Susimba Rishi. Since Lord Rahu worshiped lord shiva here, the place was named as Thirunageshwaram.
Sundays are very auspicious for Rahu / Raaghu poojas and devotees perform Paal (milk) Abhishekam to Rahu, who is enshrined with his consorts. The unique feature during the Abishekam (oblation) the color of milk changes from white to blue.
Thirunageswaram-Rahu-kshetraOn 16-Feburary-1986, a snake had left its outer skin on Rahu Bhagavan, which is preserved and worshipped till now.
A dip in Soola Theertha is said to cure diseases and give prosperity.
Performing Abishekam on Sunday Rahukalam is believed the most auspicious. If not possible can do on other days also.

Abishekam duration per batch – 15 mins.
Cost of the ticket – Rs 100.
Devotees can also do Nagaprathista at this temple.

Thirugana Sambandar, Thiru navukarasu Nayanar, Thiru Sundramoorthi Nayanar, and Arunagiri Swamigal have praised the glory of the Lord. Thirunagechurappuranam which was written by Singaravelu pillai has all the information about this temple.

Between 1950 A.D and 957 A.D Chola King Kandaraathithya renovated the temple with granite structure. Seikkizhar constructed the inner part of Mantapa. In 17th century A.D. Govinda Dikshitar a minister to Acchuthappa nayak, constructed the outer mantapam.
The beautiful Temple Tank Surya Puskarani was built by king Sambumali. The roof and other renovation work were done by Arimalazham Annamalai Chettiar. Gnaniyar Swamigal, the great siva scholar, who was the priest at the Mutt at Thiruppapuliyur, was born here.
Suriya-Pushkarani-Thirunageswaram
Theertham in this Temple:-
There are twelve sacred water heads in this place, some of them are Suriya Pushkarani, Gowthama Theertham, Parasara Theertham, Indira Theertham, Prugu Theertham, Kannuva Theertham and Vasishta Theertham. Among these Theerthams Sula Theertham or Suriya Pushkarani is inside the temple compound.

Temple Address:
Executive Officer,
Sri Naganatha Swamy Temple,
(Sri Raaghusthalam),
Thirunageswaram -612 204,
Kumbakonam(T.K.)
Thanjavur District.
Phone: 0435 – 2463354.

Timings of abishekam :

Day Morning Evening
Sunday 9.30 Am 11.30 Am *4.30 – 6.00 Pm
Monday *7.30 Am – 9.00 Am 5.30 Pm
Tuesday 9.30 Am *3.00 – 4.30 Pm 5.30 Pm
Wednesday 9.30 Am 5.30 Pm
Thursday 9.30 Am *1.30 – 3.00 Pm 5.30 Pm
Friday 10.30 Am – 12.00 Am 5.30 Pm
Saturday 9.00 Am– 10.30 Am 11.30 Am 5.30 Pm

* Abishekam timings will be changed on festivals

Rahu Kalam Timing:

Day Timings
Sunday 4.30 – 6.00 Pm
Monday 7.30 – 9.00 Am
Tuesday 3.00 – 4.30 Pm
Wednesday 12.00 Noon -1.30 Pm
Thursday 1.30 – 3.00 Pm
Friday 10.30 – 12.00 Am
Saturday 9.00Am – 10.30 Am

Thirunageswaram-gopuram

Other Rahu Ketu Pooja Temples:
1) Trimbakeshwar Temple, Nashik.
2) Sri Raja Rajeshwari Temple In Nellore.
3) Sri Valli Devasena Sametha Sri Subramanya Swamy Temple Chittoor.
4) Sri Kalahasteeswara Swamy Sri Kalahasti.
5) Japali Anajaney Swamy Temple Tirumala.
6) Sri Thathaya Gunta Gangamma in Tirupati.
7) Ghati Subramanya Swamy Temple.
8) Kukke Subramanya Swamy Temple

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2 Comments

  1. The Executive Officer,
    Sri Naganatha Swamy Temple
    (Sri Rahusthalam)
    Thirunageswaram – 612 204
    Kumbakonam (T.K)
    Tanjavur Dist

    Dear Sir,

    We want to perform Paal (milk) Ahisekham for Shri Rahu Bhagavan on every Sunday at Rahu Kalam in the name of my grandson Chi. Jay Kamdar, Kashyapa Gothram, Makara Rasi, Avittam Nakshatram.
    Please advise the amount payable and details of mode of payment including sending prasadam to our postal address at Kolkata.
    Shall be thankful for your early response.
    Regards,

    Thanks

    • Dear Mr. Parameshwaran
      We cannot do your need as we are people belongs near to Sri Kalahasthi Temple and we can give information regarding other Rahu Kethu Parihara sthala only.
      The temple contact number is 0435- 2463354. So you can call up and get the required information. There are lots of touts who say you they will make arrangements for the pooja. Do not believe them. You better plan and go in person and do the abhishekam or the pooja if you want to.
      You can also perform Ruhra Abhishekam at Sri Kalahasthi. Here is the charges for the abhsheka pooja.
      Rudrabhishekam **** Rs. 600.00 Starts at 07.00 AM Onwards 4 Persons Allowed.
      Firstly : Sankalpam at Sri Swamy Sannidhi
      Secondly : Abhishekam for Sri Gnana Prasunambika Devi.
      Thirdly : Abhishekam for Srikalahasteeswara Swamy & Prasadam receiving
      NAmah Shivaya

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