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.