Rahu Ketu Puja

Kaal Sarpa Dosha Pooja Details in Sri Kalahasti Temple

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.

Sri Kalahasti Temple

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.

Rahu Kalam:

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.


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  • My name is triveni.my dob is 27august 1990 and my time of birth is 1 pm and place of birth is nagpur .Am I mangalik or not I have to confirm it

    • Dear Triveni
      Yes you are Manglik since you have Mars in 7th house (Kalathra means Marriage house).
      Om Namah Shivaya

  • Pranam Panditji,

    My name is Srija Bhowal…I have Sheshnaag kalsarp dosh in my birth kundli…Would you please help me by giving proper remedies and advice regarding this..also there is pitri dosh in my birth chart..

    Name- Srija Bhowal
    Date of birth- 3.11.1994
    Time of birth: 8:36 am
    Place of birth- Liluah

    • Dear Srija Bhowal
      There is no Kaala Sarpa dosham and have Pithra Dosh.
      Om Namah Shivaya

  • Respected Guruji,

    My name is Anuradha Behera. Would be really kind of you if you can advice my doshams and remedies. My details are as below.

    Anuradha Behera,
    DOB : 19 Jan 1987
    Time : 03:43 AM
    Place of Birth: New Delhi

    Kind Regards,

    • Dear Anuradha
      No doshams but seeing your horoscope some planets give obstacles in some matters of your life. If you reply me with what sort of problem then i can suggest a remedy.
      Om Namah Shivaya

  • Pranam Guruji.

    My Name is Abinash, DOB is 24-04-1978, Time 5:33 PM. Facing lots of hurdles in Career, Finance. Would be really kind of you if you can advice my doshams and remedies.


        • Dear Abinash
          Daily worship Lord Ganesh, then worship Lord Shiva (eve time is very auspicious to worship if could not then do it the morning itself). Perform water abhishekam to a shiva Linga at your pooja room itself and offer some prasadh.
          Do abhishekam daily and recite Shiva Panchakshari sthothram and Shiva Sthuthi sthothrams daily or every Mondays evening.
          Also worship lord Hanuman and Durga maa.
          Om Namah Shivaya

  • My name is Janakiraman
    Birth Date : May 1, 1962
    Birth Time: 11:40am
    Birth Place : Chennai

    For the last 10 years my career has not been progressing well. Do I have Kala Sarpa Dosham and what remedies should I do?

    • Dear Janakiraman
      You don’t have Kaala sarpa dosham.
      Worship Lord Ganesh, Hanuman and circumnavigate Navagrahas on every Saturdays.
      Perform Navagraha Shanthi pooja (temple) or Sathyanarayana Vrath pooja at your home.
      Om Namah Shivaya

  • Pranam Guruji,

    My name is Gaurav kothari. my DOB is 18/04/1986. time is 21.15 PM. Place of birth is Kolkata.

    Shall i perform Kal Sarp Dosh puja and when i get married in order to get a child shall I perform Kal sarp dosh puja with my wife even if she doesnt have kal sarp dosh.

    • Dear Gaurav Kothari
      Yes perform Rahu Kethu pooja on a Shukla Paksha Panchami or Sashti Lunar day raahu kaal time. First perform pooja in the Pathala Ganapathy temple and then proceed to do the parihara pooja is must.
      Your spouse can also do the rahu kethu pooja but need to buy another ticket.
      To get a baby observe fast to Lord Subrahmanya on every Shashti thithi starting from Shukla Paksha Sashti thithi.
      Need to check your wife details also.
      Om Namah Shivaya

    • So guruji I have kal sarp dosh . i had performed this puja once but did not perform puja in pathla ganpatiji. Next time will follow it.
      Most of the astrologers are telling I dont have kal sarp dosh while few are telling I do have kal sarp dosh. So I am a bit confused.

      • Further guruji I am having lot of anxiety and tension for no reason since last two years. Any particular puja shall I do.

        • Dear Gaurav Kothari
          Perform Hanuman Puja. Worship Hanumanji daily will surely keeps you up with hopes and away from scare and worries if done sincerely.
          Om Namah Shivaya

      • Dear Gaurav
        You don’t have Kaal Sarpa dosha. If you have your natal chart with you then check whether all the planets are placed in between Rahu and Kethu. If so you have if not having such placements then it is that you do not have.
        Om Namah Shivaya

  • Namaste guruji,
    My name is athira and i am from kerela and my dob is 06-02-1997 2.55am and birth place is mavelikara kerela does i have kalasarpa dosha if yes what are the remedies.
    Kindly give me reply🙏🙏

    • Dear Athira
      No Kaala Sarpa Dosha, Since here is a benefic Jupiter planet aspecting Rahu and hence the dosha in not effective.
      May i know the obstacle you are facing.
      Please mention and I let you know the remedy for that.
      Om Namah Shivaya

  • Dear Guruji,

    I have two kids who are not studying well and that is worrying me. Can you please tell if they have any Dosham and advise solution.

    Girl child
    Birth Time: 2:04 PM
    Birth Place : Trivandrum, Kerala
    DOB : 2nd Oct 2009

    Boy child
    Birth time : 11:50AM
    Birth place : Trivandrum, Kerala
    DOB : 10 Aug 2011


    • Dear Gowri
      No dosha present. It seems your daughter gets troubles in her early education but will pickups after 9th or 10th class so don’t worry. But need to bring her with proer care.
      Remedies –
      Worship Lord Ganesh and Hanuman daily. Take her to Hanuman temple on regular basis. Perform Tila Abhishekam to Lord Saturn on a Saturday and regularly circumnavigating Navagrahas on every Saturdays is beneficial. Apply saffron tilak daily.
      Your boy child also suffers difficulties in his early education but may picksup after 09th or 10th class.
      Daily worship Lord Ganesh and Subrahmanya (read Skhandha kavach daily or every Tuesdays).
      Perform Rahu Kethu pooja.
      Make him a sincere devotee of Lord Ganesh and Subrahmanya. Tie him a Subrahmanya dollar in a Subrahmanya temple on any Shukla Paksha Sashti thithi.
      Om Namah Shivaya

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    మురళి కృష్ణ
    పుట్టిన తేదీ: 13/05/1989
    పుట్టిన సమయం : 4:40am
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    • Dear Murali Krishna
      రూజు మేరు మోద్ధత గణపతిని తరువాత హనుమాన్ స్వామిని ప్రార్ధన చేయండి. హనుమాన్ చాలీశా పాటించండి.
      హనుమాన్ గుడికి ప్రతి రూజౌ లేక మంగళ / శనివారాల్లో సంధార్శించండి
      మరియు ప్రతి శనివారం రూజున నవగ్రహాలు ప్రధాక్షిణ చేయండి
      Daily worship Lord Ganapathy and Hanuman
      ఉద్యోగ ప్రాప్తికి :-
      హనుమాన్ సర్వధర్మజ్ఞ సర్వా పీడా వినాశినే!
      ఉద్యోగ ప్రాప్త సిద్ధ్యర్థం శివరూపా నమోస్తుతే!!
      ఓం నమః శివాయ

  • Hi Guruji,

    Date of Birth : 1st April 1962
    Time of birth : 1:30AM
    Place of Birth : Admadi, Kuwait

    Please advise of Dosham in the horoscope and any remedies.Will any Dosham in my horoscope affect my children.

    Om namah shivaya

    • Dear Uma
      They may not be upto your desire.
      But with yet need to check their horoscopes also to conclude.
      Recite Maha Mrithyunjeya Manthra daily in the evening between 06 hrs and 07 hrs pm.
      Perform water abhishekam to Shiva Linga on every monday evening. First do the abhishekam and then recite the above said manthra for 108 times.
      Om Namah shivaya

      • Hi Guruji, I would like to know if my father’s death time has any Dosham for me and my children.And if there is any Dosham ..
        What is it and what are the remedies.
        Thank you
        Details of my father
        Age 93 yrs
        Died on 12 th November 2019
        Time of death – 11:03pm

        • Dear Uma
          The death of the day and thidhi occurred is not auspicious and its casing dosham but even then need some analysis to conclude.
          Dosha parihara for your father should be done by your brothers and not you Mrs. Uma. So you need to check your spouse side family members timings etc.
          If your brother is doing the ritual then you can very well attend with your children for that dosha parihara pooja whoh if done at Rameshwaram, Varanasi or any Sangama sthala is very auspicious to get resolve. And ofcourse the panda dhaan or any other parihara pooja should be done annually regularly for best result and don’t never leave for once or twice or etc.
          Om Namah Shivaya

          • Pranam Guruji,

            Thank you so much for your reply. My father did not have any sons and so it was my son (his 2nd grandson) who performed the last rites. The cremation was done on 14th (12th Nov he died). Bali was done for 16 days at home as per customs and the ashes were immersed on 16th day at papanasham beach, Varkala Trivandrum. Next on the 41st day bali was done by all the daughters (my son was not present). I have done 3 monthly bali’s on the death star at Parashuram temple (plan is to do 1 every month for a year) but due to the lockdown situation I’m not able to do.

            Please tell me what further details you require to conclude analysis and what is meant by spouse side family member timings.

            Om Namah Shivayaaa

            • Dear Uma
              You are doing all the rights in perfect so far and do follow as per what you are doing.
              For once you all sisters visit Rameshwaram temple and do take a bath in all the Theerthas over there which is said to give you the perfect blessings from your Pithru Devathas.
              Yes continue offering the ritual for your father for once in yearly basis is best after this year.
              Ganapathi Puja and Mirutyunjaya Homam must be performed at home by finding an auspicious day.
              Also from next year onwards performing Rudhra Abhishekam in a temple yearly once and at home on every Mondays evening between 06 and 07 hrs perform water Abhishekam to Shiva Linga and do recite Maha Mrithyunjeya Manthra for 108 times.
              Om Namah Shivaya

  • Hi Guruji,

    Date of Birth : 7 Nov 1983
    Time of Birth : 11:42 AM
    Place of birth : Trivandrum, Kerala

    Please advise if any Dosham in the horoscope and remidies for the same.

    Om namah shivaya

    • Dear Prema
      You have Kaala sarpa dosham.
      Perform Rahu Kethu pooja.
      Om Namah Shivaya

      • Hi Guruji,

        My details
        Date of Birth : 7 Nov 1983
        Time of Birth : 11:42 AM
        Place of Birth : Trivandrum, Kerala

        My husband’s details
        Date of Birth : 12 Jun 1981
        Time of Birth : 5:38 AM
        Place of Birth : Kottayam, Kerala

        We are facing marriage problems, kindly advise remedies. Also, marriage was conducted after matching horoscope but now not sure as facing problems.


        • Dear Prema
          You have Padma Kaala Sarpa dosha and hence problems in you Family life.
          Best remedy for this dosha is be quite the need of the hour. If not maintain absolute patience and taken care properly, the life may become a living hell. So try to understand the surrounding and behave accordingly thinking the day is not ours.
          Some other remedies are –
          Daily worship Lord Ganesh, make your sankalp to the lord and then worship Lord Shiva, Hanuman and Goddess Durga.
          Perform Rahu kethu pooja in any ancient temple or establish Kaal Sarpa Yanthra at your pooja room on an auspicious thithi after consulting a nearby expertise poojari. Or just recite Garuda Gayathri Manthra for 108 times daily or every Saturdays. Before doing kaala sarpa dosha pooja offer first worship to Lord Ganesh and then do the parihara pooja.
          If find delay in getting child then offer food to old aged peoples in old age homes and get their blessings regularly.
          Om Namah Shivaya

    DOB : 12.09.1991
    Time : 08.57 am
    Place :HOWRAH (West Bengal)

    My parents are searching groom for my marriage but none of the proposal is matching. My marriage program is going delayed. Kindly let me know whether I have any issue for my marriage and any DOSHA I have. If yes kindly advice me .

    • Dear Rahul Kumar
      Mars in posited in 12th house hence obstacles.
      Perform Abhishekam to Lord Subrahmanya on any Tuesdays.
      Daily worship Lord Ganesh and Subrahmanya (Subrahmanya Bhujanga sthothram) or Worship Lord Hanuman (Hanuman chaleesha).
      Participate in Kalyana ritual of Lord Subrahmanya or Venkateshwara.
      Om Namah Shivaya

  • Hi

    My name is shwetha
    Time of Birth:3.58 PM
    Place of Birth: chennai

    My husband name Varunkumar
    Time of Birth:1.20 PM
    Place of Birth:Trichy

    we have finacial issue, carrer issues not able to change job
    we are waiting for preganncy even a baby we are not getting
    please tell some remedy

    • Dear Shwetha
      Where is the date of Birth details. Please send it.
      Om Namah Shivaya

  • Hi Guruji

    I am Himabindu
    Date Of Birth : 22-06-1993
    Time of Birth : 6:25 AM
    Place of Birth : Kampli

    My parents are searching groom for marriage , but none of the proposals are matching or going forward.
    Please check and let me know if I have any dosha , if so which pooja I need to do to overcome the obstacles and please provide remedies.

    • Dear Himabindu
      There is no dosha. Dont worry marriage delays only and it will happen.
      Worship Lord Ganesh, then participate in Haarathi pooja on regular basis.
      Worship Lord Dhakshina murthy by reciting his Dhakshina Gayathri manthra daily.
      Manthra – Om Dakshinamurthiye Vidmahe
      Dhyanas-thaye Dhimahee
      Thanno Dhishah Prachodayath
      Establish a picture of lord Dakshinamurthy photo in your pooja room hanged towards south direction only. Idol can also be worshipped, but you need to perform daily pooja-rudra abhishekam etc.
      Om Namah Shivaya

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        మురళి కృష్ణ
        పుట్టిన తేదీ: 13/05/1989
        పుట్టిన సమయం : 4:40am
        పుట్టిన ప్రదేశం:తడ

        నేను B.Ed చదువుకున్న కానీ జాబ్ రాలేదు అన్ని అడ్డంకులు సొంతఇళ్లు లేదు పెళ్ళి కాలేదు నాకు దోషం ఎమన్నా ఉందా


        • Daily worship Lord Ganapathy and Hanuman
          For Job
          Hanuman Sarvadharmagna Sarvaa Peedaa Vinaasine !
          Udhyoga Praapthi Siddhyardham Sivaroopaa Namoshthuthe!!

          Om Namah Shivaya