Rahu Ketu Puja

Sri Kalahasti Rahu Ketu Pooja Frequently Asked Questions

Rahu Ketu Pooja FAQ?

Which day is considered good for Rahu Ketu Pooja?

In Sri Kalahasti temple, Rahu Ketu Pooja is performed during Rahu Kalam timings. The best days to perform Rahu Ketu Pooja are Chaturthi, Panchami, Shasti, Purnima and any Ashlesha Nakshatram days. This pooja is also done on the days of Soorya Grahan and Chandra Grahan. Monday is considered as an auspicious day to perform this pooja. However, there is so much crowd on Mondays.

Is there any dress code in Sri Kalahasti Temple?

The temple authorities do not strictly implement the dress code. However, it is suggested to wear traditional Indian clothes for Darshan. Devotees performing Rahu Ketu Pooja should strictly wear proper Indian clothes. Western wear is not allowed. Also, it is advisable to take a head bath before performing the pooja.

Can we visit Tirupati after Sri Kalahasti?

You can visit both the temples. Restriction applies only in the case of Rahu Ketu Pooja. It is generally believed that after performing Rahu Ketu Pooja at Sri Kalahasti temple, one needs to proceed to their home directly. After visiting Sri Kalahasti, devotees should not visit any other temple for that whole day.

What is special in Sri Kalahasti Temple?

Kalahasti temple is so famous for its Rahu Ketu pooja. It is believed that performing this pooja will save the people of all the astrological effects of Rahu and Ketu. Also, this is the only temple of India which remains open during Solar and lunar eclipses, while, other temples remain closed.

How can I reach Sri Kalahasti Temple?

Tirupati Airport in Renigunta is the nearest airport at a distance of 26 km from Kalahasti Temple. Chennai Airport is the second nearest airport from Kalahasti. Kalahasti Railway Station (KHT) is the closest railways station for people coming via train. Regular buses are also available from major cities.

How can I go to Kalahasti from Tirupati?

Kalahasti temple is at a distance of only 45 km from Tirupati. APSRTC buses are available after every 5-10 minutes from Tirupati central bus station to Kalahasti. The journey is around 50 minutes. Private buses are also available easily.


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  • Hi Team,
    Rehu Ketu Pooja are going on now in Srikalahasti…if so what is the procedure to book the tickets …Planning to come on 01-Feb-2021…Thanks

    • Dear Uday
      Yes the temple is open for Rahu Kethu pooja.
      You need the temple ticket counter to purchase Rahu Kethu pooja tikcet – Rs. 2500, 1500, 750 and 500. For all the tickets pooja procedure are same but the place you sit differs.
      Pooja material will be given by the temple authority along with the ticket and nothing to buy from outside even flowers.
      To check the timing slots of Rahu Kethu pooja –
      01.02.2021 Monday Rahu kaal time is morning 0815 – 0945 apprx. So need to reach the temple by 07 am.
      Pooja procedure will be announced by the temple priest in four languages. Pooja last for nearly 40 mins.
      Om Namah Shivay

  • Dear sir,

    I am kumar from gujarat, me and my daughter plan to visit kalahasti temple on feb-2021, may i know at what time Ragu Ketu parikaara pooja will be done on monday on this month? And also please share the temple timings on monday.

    Asking this to plan our trip sir.

    Thank you

    • Dear Kumar
      To know about the Rahu Kethu pooja timing visit –
      Raahu Kaal time on Mondays – 08.15 and 09.45 apprx.
      So you say you are from Rajasthan then you need to arrive a day before and stay there for Sunday night in the devasthanam choultries or private lodges and next day Monday after a complete bath reach the temple ticket counter by 07.00 am or earlier is better.
      Just consult the temple gaurds or workers inside the temple only regarding pooja or temple choultries details.
      Temple contact number 08578 22 2240.
      Om Namah Shivaya

  • Hi Sir,

    My age is 29 yrs 10 months. I am a software engineer with good salary. I am looking for marriage since 2 years. But its not happening. I am little dark and my height is 5’2 only. these are the problems what i know. but don’t know whether there are any other problems. I want to do Rahu Ketu pooja in kalahasti. Is it give any positive vibes in my life ?

    • Dear Suresh
      Need date, time and place of you birth to check for any dosha.
      So if you want to know about that then send me and I let you know.
      Om Namah Shivaya

  • Dear sir,
    I sit possible to attend the rudrabishegam in the morning 6 am and able to get the abishegam teertham after Jan 15 2021??
    Can we stay in Kalahasti and attend the rudrabishegam.

    • Dear Charu
      Yes you can come and stay in the Kalahasthi Devasthanam choultries or in the private lodges nearby. Tickets are available in plenty so not to worry about it.
      Om Namah Shivaya

  • Hi Sir,

    I am Vijayalakshmi, my DOB is 12-12-1985 @11:10 PM. Now,i am suffering alot with the financial issues and my promotion and increment was on hold from 2 years. Working so hard but not getting the fruit of result. Simply i can say that, i am just living for my kids. Kindly show me some solution to get rid of the problems.

    • Dear Vijayalakshmi
      Your career arena will be normal only. Hence not getting promotions and increments.
      Worship Lord Ganesh, Goddess Lakshmi (Lakshmi sahasranama sthothram) daily and do visit temple also.
      Recite Shukra manthra for 108 times daily or every firdays.
      Doing Datthathreya puja is also beneficial or just worship the Lord in a temple on every Thursdays.
      Attend Pradosha Kaal puja on regular basis.
      Om Namah Shivaya

  • Dear Sir,
    my name is sreeja
    my marriages was failed and finically facing issue and health.
    my DOB is 14th november 1983, birth time: 5:20am , birth place: bangalore
    my daughter lakshmi, DOB is 8th june 2005, birth time:4:16, birth place: bangalore.
    please kindly advice us, currently we both living as orphans.

    • Dear Sreeja
      Your 7th house lord Mars and Jupiter are not placed well and hence the seperation.
      Rahu and Kethu are also not placed well for a happy conjugal life.
      Remedies –
      Worship Lord Ganesh daily.
      Need to Perform Rahu Kethu pooja.
      Or else just worship Goddess Durga maa and Lakshmi maatha daily and visit Temple also. You can also worship Lord Hanuman daily or every tuesdays and saturdays and visiting temple is beneficial.
      Can you comment on – Lakshmi born in morning or evening?
      Om Namah Shivaya

  • Dear Sir,
    Kethu in 7th house not auspicious. So do the parihara pooja thrice once in a year. you told me previously sir, i have a small querry, once a visit kalahasti and do the parihara pooja at one time and every tuesdays visit the nearest lord subramanya temple is this ok or do the parihara pooja thrice once in a year in kalahasti is compulsory, Last year on 19.11.2019 I did already Ashlesha bali pooja in Mukthi Naga temple in bangalore on tuesday and after that 49 days did the pooja to jodi naga by doing abhisheka.

    • Dear Pavithra
      Then you can do it for once is enough. That too if you are intended only.
      And just visit either Subrahmanya temple or any Naaga devatha temple or any Durga maa temple and worship regularly.
      Om Namah Shivaya

    • Name : Siva Prasad
      Star : Jyesta
      Birth date : 28-11-1981
      Birth time : 7:45 am
      Rasi: Scorpion

      Name: Naga Revathi
      Star : Revathi
      Birthdate : 17-01-1986
      Birth time : 9:30 am
      Rasi: meena

      I’m having family disturbances … Kindly help me

      • Dear Naga Revathi
        Presently Siva Prasad is under the influence of Chandra Maha Dasa till 03.2027.
        Since Chandra deva is placed weak in his chart, in this maha dasha may suffer with mental tensions. misunderstandings in family life and unnecessary bad reputation or troubles due to his inconsistant nature of mind and troubles will grasp him in any ways.
        So he must forebear in any situation, then only he can live happily otherwise will get down into troubles where he wont find any peoples around him.
        Finanical troubles will also be there. As per the present living encironment this may also lead him to behave harsh in frustration.
        To overcome these negative effects of Moon in his dasha, he need to chant Chandra mantra or Chandra Graha Pancha Sloki or Siva panchakshari mantra.
        For you Naga Revathi
        You have Kaala sarpa dosham and hence Finance and Familial issues will be there.
        So perform Rahu Kethu pooja or just worship Goddess Durgamma daily and do visit Shakthi temple on every fridays. Become an ardent devotee to the Mother and you may get out of the troubles if you get the mother blessings.
        If you do the Rahu Kethu pooja then first perform pooja (simple only) and then do the Rahu kethu pooja is must.
        Also recite Gayathri Manthra for 108 times daily.
        Do visit and worship the Naaga devatha on every Tuesdays raahu kaal time.
        Om Namah Shivaya

        • Sir , thank you so much for your reply …. I have done Raahu Kethu puja on January 2020 in sri kalahasthi …But , I have visited tirumala by walk after puja …. And I reside in chennai can I do Raahu Kethu puja in chennai this time due to covid … If yes , could you suggest a temple in chennai to perform rahu Kethu puja

          • Dear Revathy
            Yes you can do Rahu kethu pooja at – Thirunageshwar Temple, Kundratthur, Chennai, on any Saturdays and Sundays Raahu Kaal time.
            Om Namah Shivaya

      • Sir , I did Raahu Kethu pooja on January 14th 2020 in Srikalahasti …

        But ,I went to tirumala after puja ..and then went to home sir

        • Dear Revathy
          You did it unknowingly. So just ask for forgiveness for what happened, with the lord is what you can do. Also just forget that and do your normal Prayers at your home.
          Om Namah Shivaya

      • my name Aritraa, (FEMALE)
        my DOB::21/04/1994;
        place of birth :kolkata
        Time of Birth: 9:12 am
        my problem is i am not getting suitable job, trying my level best, but some how or other is not getting through Interview, same thing happening regarding my marriage proposals also not materializing
        what should i do, please advise, is Rahu/ Ketu puja will do at sree Kala Hasthi or iseek your advise

        • Dear Aritraa
          No need to perform Rahu Kethu pooja.
          Just worship Lord Ganesh daily and make your request sincerely with the lord.
          Also regularly pray Lord Hanuman and Goddess Lakshmi.
          Your problem may get solved soon.
          Om Namah Shivaya

  • Dear Sir,
    on 7th Dec 2020 we want to visit srikalahasti temple to perform kalasarpa dosha nivarana pooja. Is it good time to visit?
    Could you please let me know what pooja i should perform. Below are my details
    My name is: Radhika(Bhagya)
    Date of birth is 29-04-1999
    Birth time is 7:15 pm
    I am facing the problem delay in getting the job.

    • Dear Bhagya
      As i said before just worship Lord Ganesh and Hanuman sincerely to provoke your luck and blessings for a good and desired job or marriage or married life.
      Om Namah Shivaya

  • Dear Sir,
    On 7th Dec 2020 we want to visit srikalahasti temple to perform kalasarpa dosha nivarana pooja. Is it good time to visit?
    Could you please let me know what pooja i should perform. Below are my details
    My name is :Radhika(Bhagya)
    Date of birth is:29/04/1999
    Birth time is :7:15 pm

    • Dear Bhagya
      You can perform Rudhra Abhishekam for your well being. If you would like to do Rahu Kethu pooja, then you can do it and not mandatory.
      Regularly worship Lord Ganesh and Lord Hanuman. Do visit Hanuman temple regularly. reading Hanuman chaleesha, doing bhajans of Lord Rama is also good.
      Om Namah Shivaya

  • Dear Sir,
    On 7th Nov 2020 we want to visit srikalahasti temple to perform kalasarpa dosha nivarana pooja. Is it good time to visit?
    Some body told me to visit tirupathi temple first and then only srikalahasti like any restriction are there?
    Could you please let me know what pooja i should perform. Below are my details
    My name is Pavithra
    Date of birth is 18-11-1995
    Birth time is 5:30 am.

    • Dear Pavithra
      At Kalahasthi you can do it on any day. As you are going to do it for your marriage right, then you do it on 8th as it is Tuesday or you can do it on Shukla Paksha Panchami – 19th or on Sashti thithi 20 Sunday raahu kaal time.
      First you visit Thirumala and then come to Kalahasth and then straight to your home is suggestible.
      Kethu in 7th house not auspicious. So do the parihara pooja thrice once in a year.
      Visit Naaga devathas temple on every Tuesdays during raahu kaal time.
      Perform Abhishekam to Lord Shiva and Subrahmanya as per your possibility om Monday and Tuesday respectively.
      Om Namah Shivaya

  • do we need to do Rahu puja for the following person
    place of birth Chicago
    Oct 6, 2018
    time of birth: 12:24pm

    • Dear Radha Rao
      For once do pooja to Kethu only or doing Rahu Kethu pooja is beneficial.
      The natives Lagna adhipathi is not placed well.
      So doing Poojas to Lord Subrahmanya, Hanuman on regular basis is must. Should worship and visit temples.
      Like Abhisheka to Lord Subrahmanya on Tuesdays, offering vada maala or betel leaves maal or doing bhajans or Lord Rama at Lord Hanuman temple is must.
      Om Namah Shivaya

  • Namaste
    My DOB is 14/03/1991 04.30 PM
    Place bangalore
    Im faceing issue dealey in marriage and Carrier issue can u pls tel which pooja I need to do

    • Dear Manjula
      Perform Kalyana to Lord Rama or do participate in the Kalyana ritual performed at Kodanda Rama Swamy temple in Vontimitta or any other such temple or in Kalyana Venkateshwara temple, Srinivasa Mangapuram near to Tirupati.
      Do worship Lord Ganesh and Lord Hanuman. Visit Hanuman temple on regular basis and make your request. Read Hanuman chaleesha.
      For Job issues also do the same worship procedure.
      Om Namah Shivaya

  • Dear Sir,
    Tomorrow i.e on 14th Nov 2020 we want to visit srikalahasti temple to perform kalasarpa dosha nivarana pooj. Is it good time to visit?
    Could you please let me know what pooja i should perform. Below are my details
    My name is Somasekhar Reddy
    Date of birth is 09-12-1986
    Birth time is 12:30 am.

    • Dear Somasekhar
      Sorry for the delayed response.
      Yes you need to do Rahu Kethu pooja for Karkotak Kaala Sarpa Dosha.
      Establish Kaala Sarpa Yanthra and worship it regularly is also best.
      Om Namah Shivaya

  • Dear sir I’m planning to visit sri kalahasthi temple tomorrow & do rahu ketu puja. So, please inform me whether the temple is opened tomorrow and what is the best time to perform puja?

  • sir can we do rahu ketu pooja on amavasya in the temple of Srikalahasti it is good or we should not

    • Dear Praveen Kumar
      Yes you can do Rahu Kethu poja on Amavasya Raahu kaal time as it an auspicious time.
      Om Namah Shivaya

  • sir My SISTER NAME
    “RENUKA ” she facing “hyper thyroid, sugar, Health problems and till Not married….

    Birth date-5-4-1994
    Time ~ 5pm to 6pm
    Malur 563130
    Kolar district

    • Dear Nagaraja
      Tell your sister to worship Lord Ganesh on every Sankashta Chathurthy and take Chandra Dharshan in the eve.
      She should eat only the food items that grows below the ground and cereals only. If you do not know how to do this pooja then google or consult a nearby temple priest.
      Many health problems can be fixed by perfect meditation and Pranayama (ujjayi pranayam, matsya asan, Shav Asan etc,). It bring confidence. Calms, Shani and Mangal as they are related to Blood related diseases. Need to practice Pranayama from an expert and then start doing it.
      Massage the soles of your feet with slightly heat ghee.
      Store water in a silver glass for a fortnigh and drink it early morning. And always drink water kept in silver vessel is beneficial.
      Avoid Non veg and take Desi cow’s ghee.
      Donate green vegetables in shukla paksh Wednesday.
      Om Namah Shivaya

        • Dear Preethi
          As of now the crowd is not that much diffulty to feel.
          You just reach the temple by 12 pm – 01 pm and you can easily get ticket for Rahu kethu pooja for Raahu kaal time slot.
          Om Namah Shivaya