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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  • Hello

    Name :- Neeraj
    Dob:- 05 june 1989
    Place :- kangra himachal pradesh
    Timing:- 11.30pm

    Please guide weather I have to do the kaal sarp dosh pooja.

    • Dear Neeraj Rana
      No you dont have Kaala sarpa dosham.
      Yes performing Rahu Kethu pooja is beneficial for good health. So perform the Parihara pooja on a Pournami thithi raahu kaal time.
      And presently you are under the influence of Saturn Maha Dasa. So worship of Lord Hanuman and regular visit to Hanuman temple gives relief from mental tensions and any lagging of work.
      Note – Do not concentrate too much regarding your career as it brings tension only and do get assistacne from any of you well wisher or any Guru.
      Perform Surya Namaskara yoga daily in the morning boosts your energy and daily worship Lord Ganesh, Lord Hanuman, Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi.
      Om Namah Shivaya

  • Sir, my name is raju and my d.o.b: 23.08.1990 . I’m having problems like job and marriage . and some one said that I’m having sarpa dosha . by doing this puja my DOsha will be disappear ? and can I get a job

    • Dear Raju
      Need time and place of birth also to check whether you have KSY.
      If you are adviced to do rahu kethu pooja then do it and if the malefic (if) planet recieves your prayers then you surely will get a job.
      Perform the Parihara pooja on a Pournami thithi raahu kaal time or any Sundays raahu kaal time.
      Om Namah Shivaya

    • Sir, my name is Sri kiran V. DoB.. august 4th 1978.. place of birth.. ongole A.P… birth time early morning 3.30 am.. (i.e. aug 3 night and next day morning 4th). I am facing problems in career. Can you please suggest me on my career and if possible please suggest about my marital life and children too

      • Dear Kiran
        Problem in career is because you need complete freedom, stress free environment and that you may not get from your superiors every time, Actually Geminian may not be able to stay in a particular job for a long time. So its a general problem. For precise cause of problem in career then need to analyse in deep of your natal chart.
        If you could adjust understand the situation then you can go forward. You career will be normal only and no higher expectation be reached unless a good transit comes for you.
        Remedies to overcome your obstacles in career –
        Worship Lord Ganesh daily as he is the ultimate troubleshooter of any Problems in ones life. become an ardent deovtee to him and sincerely worship him and you can really get answer for your problems. Observe a fast on every Sankashta Chathurthy and worship the Lord and have dharshan of Moon in the evening and you can overcome your career issues.
        Also participate in Harathi pooja of Sai Baba on regular basis or atleast on every Thursdays and do sit and meditate the Guru in the Temple after Harathi pooja. you will get answer for your problems of sure.
        Do Pradhakshinas to Navagrahas on every Saturdays.
        Worship Lord Hanuman is also beneficial to provoke luck.
        Om Namah Shivaya

  • DOB – 23.07.1977
    Time – 7.30 am
    Place – Shimoga. Karnataka.

    I am suffering lot with respect to money crisis . Is this due to Kalasarpa dosha in my horoscope ?

    • Dear Sharadha
      Yes it is due to that only.
      Perform Rahu Kethu pooja at Kalahasthi on a Pournami thithi raahu kaal time. First offer your prayers to Lord Ganesh and then perform rahu kethu pooja turns beneficial.
      Om Namah Shivaya

  • Hi
    DoB – 23.07.1977
    Time – 7.30 am
    Place – Shimoga. Karnataka

    Do I have Kala Sarpa dosha ?

    • Dear Shradha
      You have Kaala Amrith Yoga. Its Ketu-Rahu axis indicates elevation in spiritual matters.
      Just worship Lord Ganesh daily by reciting his moola manthra for 108 times and any slokam regularly is more that enough wil resolve you problems.
      Om Namah Shivaya

    • Dear Ramdas
      You have Kaala Sarpa Dosham.
      Perform Rahu Kethu pooja at Kalahasthi temple on any Mondays, Tuesdays or Pournami raahu kaal time.
      Om Namah Shivaya

  • Venkatesh Babu
    DOB: 06 Feb 1985, 6.45 PM, Penukonda, Andhra Pradesh
    Simha rashi, magha nakshatra.
    Issues in married life

    • Dear Venkatesh Babu
      You will have issues in your married life.
      With faith in god, do the following remedies sincerely and devotedly –
      Always start with Ganesh worship. Then install Saffron color or Silver made Hanuman idol in your pooja room on an auspicious day consulting a poojari nearby temple or can just (without having idol) recite Hanuman Chaleesha or any Bhajans of Lord Rama daily. Visit Hanuman temples regularly and offer betel leaves maala on Tuesday or Saturday.
      Also worship Lord Nrusimha on every Saturdays. If possible and available can visit Nrusimha temple on Saturdays.
      Om Namah Shivaaya

      • Thank you so much for your response.
        Would you please let me know what is that dosha I have in my Kundli?
        I have been told that I have partial sarpa dosha with one planet (Chandra) outside Rahu-Ketu axis.
        I have performed Sarpa Samskara pooja at Kukke Subramanya and recently did Rahu-ketu pooja (2500/-Rs) in Kalahasti on 16-Jan-2021, during Rahu Kalam.
        Thanks for your valuable inputs.

        • Dear Venkatesh Babu
          It is not dosha in your natal chart. It is a planetary dispositions in your kalathra sthana and some other houses, thats it.
          For that i have given remedies.
          Since Chandra is not a benefic planet who went out of the clutches of rahu and kethu, the astrologer may said for some partial kaala sarpa dosha but it is not so. Its just the Placement of Rahu is not good.
          Your 7th house is aspected by a malefic planet and hence problems in married life.
          Also Rahu is ill placed in 9th house which gives bad luck creates troubles in some reasons. Luck is one what every one need to pick up any good things or makes us happy right.
          So doing pooja like Sarpa Samskara and Rahu kethu pooja is a good remedy for that so no issue about that.
          But I have given remedy as per the issues in kalathra sthana lord.
          Also worship of Lord Ganesh on every Sankashta chathurthy day by observing a fast till evening and have dharshan of Moon regularly give possitive effect on your married life.
          So do this remedy also leaving the one which I told before or do both.
          Om Namah Shivaya

          • Dear sir,
            Thank you so much for your valuable inputs. My son was born on Sankashta chathurthi day, I did not follow fasting or prayers on Sankashta chathurthi so far.
            Henceforth, I would definitely follow your valuable advice.
            I’m grateful that God has done a lot of miracles in my life so far and with the advice you have given to me, I’m sure I would cross any hurdles.
            Om Namah Shivaya!!!

            • Dear Venkatesh Babu
              Prayers is like a weapon when think about a deed and do Prayers to the Beloved God sincerely then we get answer from our mind itself as it the one blessing from God. So that we attain when do the Prayers sincerely. So do Prayers sincerely without expecting anything but just devout yourself and make Prayers and really I tell you you get answer for that problem.
              After that you need to exhibit to turn it possitive.
              When every you feel troubled by others – any one it may be from home to office wife to colleges, just relaxe, calmdown watch whats happening and smile and then try to analyse the problem after a deep breath for a few time or just meditate OM manthra for a while, or your belowed God, you will get answer to solve that issue.
              So May the Almighty bless you to overcome your problems.
              Om Namah Shivaya

              • Thank you so much for your kind words and encouragement, they mean a lot and I truly appreciate it.

                Om Namah Shivaya!!!

  • Sir, My name is Kiran A. V., DOB 18-03-1986, Tuesday, 10:40 PM (night), Mrigashira Nakshatra – Mithuna Rasi. According to an astrologer, I have “Apoorna Kala Sarpa Yoga (half). So he advised me to take Kala Sarpa Dosha nivarana to me and my family INDIVIDUALLY. Kindly help me regarding this.

    • Dear Kiran
      You don’t have Kaala Sarpa dosham.
      Its Kalathra Dosham. As Planet Rahu is placed in 7th house.
      So doing Rahu Kethu pooja at Kalahasthi is a remedy for this dosha.
      Do the Parihara on a Shukla Paksha Panchami or any Tuesdays if you are doing it as a remedy for marriage. Rahu kaal time is best to do this pooja, if you could not reach during that you can do it any other time also.
      Om Namah Shivaaya

      • Sir,
        I am married and have one child (boy). Everything is fine except a job. I am planning for Gov.t job where I have last chance as per my age, so i am putting my effort for it. Will i get the job, do I need to do any pooja for it?

        • Dear Kiran
          Just worship your family deity, ishta devatha and Lord Hanuman regularly and sincerely. Do visit Hanuman temple on every Saturdays and Tuesdays.
          God writes something for us and that we can change only with our sincere hard work and devotion on Gods. So sincerely do that.
          Om Namah Shivaaya

  • Rahu Ketu / Kala Sarp Dosh Puja Rates: – I see different rates, anything special or what is the difference

    • Dear Sandeep
      Rahu Kethu pooja in simple term is a pooja done for Kaala Sarpa Dosha Nivarana at Sri Kalahasthi. So dont need to get confused. Both are same and the cost of tickets are as Follows – Rs. 1500, 750 and 500 respectively.
      Pooja Samagri will be provided along with the ticket and nothingh to buy outside from you even flowers.
      Also Rahu Kethu Shanthi Nivarana Poja is also the same here.
      Om Namah Shivaaya

  • Sir,
    My DOB-27/12/1972, Time: 10:00 AM, Place: Digboi, Assam. I was facing a lot of issues in my work place and finally quit. I am still looking for a decent job.
    Few months back, I am advised by an Astrologer that I’ve Kaal Sarp Dosha and I should perform a Puja for this.
    Can you pls advice me what to do?
    Also, I live in Bangalore; if I have to visit Sri Kalahasti Temple for this Puja, I shall need a one night stay. Is it possible to get accommodation nearby ?
    Thanks & regards, Arijit

    • Dear Arijit Chakraborti
      You don’t have Kaala Sarpa dosh. So you need not perform Rahu Kethu pooja. But if you want to do it for your or some satisfaction then you can very well do it on any Sundays Raahu Kaal time.
      For which you can visit Kalahasthi on Sundays in the morning to get accommodation in the Temple choultries, or can take a private lodge to fresh up. you need to be at the ticket counter by 03 pm to get ticket for 06.30 pm batch. Pooja Samagri will be provided by the temple itself and you need not buy anything from outside remember as it is waste. Ticket cost – Rs. 1500, 750 and 500 are available. Dont fell in the trap of others as everything is free to do on your own if you ask the temple officials only for any guidance.

      Since Jupiter is a malefic planet for you and present you are under the influence of Jupiter Maha Dasa till 05.2024, there happened a sudden fall from your profession.
      So do recite Guru Manthra for 108 times daily and do visit any Guru Temple like, Krishna (at ISKON) participate in Bhajans if you like, or visit Sai Baba Temple during Haarathi puja and pray the Guru, or if you have any Temple dedicated to Dhakshinamurthy nearby to your living place then visit and pray the lord is beneficial. Do get help from a good Guru / Teacher / a good friends assistance who is well versed in giving guidance is what you need.
      Worship Lord Venkateshwara along with is consort Goddess Lakshmi daily is very beneficial to overcome your problems. So visiting Thirumala Temple or any Venkateshwara temple on Saturdays is good for you.
      Om Namah Shivaaya

  • Sir,i am 29 years girl,no date of birth.preparing continuosly for job but i didnt get.delayey any work in the middle.and marriage also delayed

    • Dear Supraja
      Without date of birth we cant analyse and give remedies. In general I could suggest the below manthra for job and Marriage. Do recite the below manthra for 108 times daily or every Tuesdays and Saturdays and do vitis temple on every Saturdays and circumnavigate Navagrahas.
      Stop worship Lord Hanuman from four day before and start after four days on those days.
      For Job
      Hanuman Sarvadharmajna Sarvaa Peedaa Vinaasine !
      Udhyoga Praapthi Siddhyardham Sivaroopaa Namoshthuthe!!
      And Read Hanuman chaleesha to remove any obstacles for your marriage.
      Om Namah Shvaaya

  • Sir, I m sanchita Bhattacharyya, my DOB-20/02/1978, 8-10am, Kolkata. Sir I’m struggling in financial crises & my marriage life isn’t good.

    • Dear Sanchita Bhattacharyya
      Regularly worship Lord Ganesh, Lord Karthikeya and Dattatreya.
      Observe fast on possible Tuesdays or Sashti thithis. On every Thursdays worship Lord Dhatthathreya or Sai Baba. Can attend Sai ki Haarathi pooja at temple or yourself can also perform it in your pooja room.
      Observe fast and worship Lord Ganesh on Sankashta Chathurthy day.
      Om Namah Shivaaya

  • Sir, My name is Manish please let me know whether 2500/- ticket are available at the ticket counter? By what time I have to available in the temple to perform pooja.
    Om Namaha Shivaay.

    • Dear Manish Gupta
      Yes it is available at any time of a day at the Ticket Counter.
      If you want to do the Rahu Kethu puja during the Raahu Kaal time slot then reach one hour (week days) or two hours (Holidays) before the time to get the ticket.
      Om Namah Shivaaya

  • I am Bhuvana.
    I have been said I having sarp dosha.
    My DOB is 27.4.1997
    Will I lead a happy life after doing puja in kalashri?

    • Dear Bhuvana
      Send your time and place of Birth also.
      Om Namah Shivaay

    • Dear Sravan
      Send both of your date time and place of birth details.
      Simply doing the Rahu Kethu pooja is not a solution for any sort of problems.
      Om Namah Shivaya

    • Dear Manjunath sharma
      Only in person ticket purchase facility is available and no online booking facility is available.
      Reach the temple ticket counter one or two hours before raahu kaal time and you can very well buy the ticket any days.
      Acomodation at the temple chouldties is available and that also has no online booking facility.
      Om Namah Shivaya

  • Harsha living in Chennai. DOB: 20-04-1984, 07.57 AM, place: Nandyal Andhra. Marriage getting delayed. Need to know the reason. Pls reply

    • Dear Harsha
      Its due to the placement of Mars in 7th hosue (Kalathra sthana) who is not a benefic planet.
      Venus is also not a benefic planet to bless you a marital life.
      Daily worship Lord Ganesh, Then Lord Subrahmanya or Hanuman by reciting Subrahmanya Bhujangam or Hanuman chaleesha daily. And do visit temples regularly.
      Then worship Goddess Lakshmi daily or every Tuesdays and Fridays by reciting Lakshmi Gayathri Manthra or Lakshmi Sahasra naamavali.
      Perform Abhishekam to Lord Subrahmanya on a Tuesday at the below temples as per you convinience.
      Vadapalani Murugan Temple. Pooja Milk Abhisekam – 250.00.
      Or can perform Thirukalyanam for Lord Subrahmanya – 3000.00
      Vadapalani Murugan Temple.
      Pooja that you can do here is Thirukalyanam – Rs. 1000/-
      Tiruttani Murugan Temple. Pooja – Thirukalyanam – Rs. 2000.
      Abhishekam – Rs.1500.
      Or you can also do the above said Abhishekam or Thirukalyanam uthsavam in any normal temples also that may reduces the cost of Ritulas.
      Om Namah Shivaya


February 2021