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.
On 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.
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.
Sri Naganatha Swamy Temple,
Thirunageswaram -612 204,
Phone: 0435 – 2463354.
Timings of abishekam :
|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:
|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|
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