In horoscope, if all planets are placed between Rahu and Ketu, then formation is known as Kaal Sarp Dosha [Yog].
One who has Kal Sarpa Dosha [Yog] would face difficulties in leading a happy life. One might have problems in married life. One might have financial losses and various health problems. One would not get any children. One might have job problems and many more. Kaal Sarp Dosha can be cured by worshiping to Lord Shiva. One of the most significant places of worshipping Maha Deva is Srikalahasti.
Here we give the details about Kaal Sarp Dosh Puja at Sri Kalahasti.
Uniqueness of Sri Kalahasteeswara Swamy at Sri Kalahasti Temple:
There is uniqueness of the Idol at Sree Kalahasthi Temple. Here, Lord Siva clearly has all 27 Nakshatras [stars] and 9 Rashis in his Kavacham.
Sri Kalahasti temple is the only temple that remains open during Grahanam [Solar and Lunar Eclipse] too.
Even priests never touch the Shiva lingam with their hands.
Rahu Kethu Puja/Sarpa Dosha Puja:
Rahu- Ketu Sarp Dosha Puja is performed in order to decrease ill effects of Dosha [Yog]. Thousands of devotees perform this Puja in Srikalahasti and get their expected results.
The Puja in Srikalahasti:
The Rahu Ketu Pooja is completed in 30 to 40 minutes. It is best to perform the puja during Rahu Kaalam.
Rahu-Ketu Puja is different from other pujas. There are no Homa or Hawana [fire ceremony]. This puja is done by chanting mantras for the twin snakes made of metal strips. These metal strips represent Rahu and Kethu.
Mantra recitations and Puja is done by Sankalpa of the person’s Gotra and Janma Nakshatra.
There is no need to discard your clothes or having a bath after the puja. You can go home in the same clothes.
Puja Samagri: Two metal image of Rahu and Ketu. There is Laddu and Vada Prasadam. Flowers are received from different counter. Also, devotee gets Vermillion [sindoor] and Turmeric [haldi] at Rahu Ketu Puja Samgri.
Good result can be attained by doing Kaal Sarpa Dosha Nivarani puja twice a year. Once in Dakshinayanam [July 15th to Jan 15th] night time for Celestials. The other is in Uttarayanam [Jan 15th to July 15th] day time for Celestials.
If possible perform “Rudhra Abhishekam” after completing the Kaal Sarpa Dosha Nivarana Puja.
Rahu Ketu / Kala Sarp Dosh Puja Rates:
Rs: 500/- Puja is performed in a hall outside the Temple, near Pathala Ganapathi Temple. Darshan is allowed in free Line.
Rs: 750/ Puja is performed at Nagari Kumarula Mandapam, within Temple Premises. Darshan is allowed in Rs.50 tickets Line.
Rs: 1500/ Puja is performed in A/C Mantapam Outside Temple beside Addala Mandapam Near Dwajasthambham. Darshan is allowed in Rs.200 tickets Line.
Rs: 2500/ Puja is performed near the Kalyanotsavam Mantapam inside the temple. Darshan is allowed in Rs.200 tickets Line.
Rs: 5000/ Puja is performed near Near Sahasra Linga shrine inside the temple. Darshan is allowed in Rs.200 tickets Line.
For all these Tickets 1 + 1 Adult with One Kid is allowed
Sri Kalahastiswara Swamy Temple Timing:
Sri Kalahastiswara Swamy Temple will open at 6.00 A.M and will be closed at 9.30 P.M.
1) Do’s and Dont’s after performing the Kaal Sarp Dosha Puja
2) Take a head bath before performing the Puja.
3) Females should perform the Puja before or after eight days of Menstruation.
4) Consult a good Astrologer and seek the guidance to perform the puja according to your Janma Nakshathra.
1) Do not visit Friends or Relatives house on the way back to your home after Rahu Ketu Puja.
2) Pregnant ladies should not perform the Dosha Nivarana pujas in the temple. Avoid visiting temples where any type of Dosha Nivaran Puja is performed.
3) Do not offer Sastanga Namaskara in any Naga Devatha temple.
4) Do not visit the Temple with oiled hair.