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Sri Naganathaswamy Temple Thirunageswaram, Abishekam Timings

Sri Naganathaswamy Temple Thirunageswaram. Rahu Bagavan Temple.
Arulmigu Girigujambika Sametha Naganathaswamy Temple Thirunageshwaram (Rahu / Raaghu Kshetra)

Sri Naganathaswamy Temple Timings:

6.00 AM to 12.45 PM and 4.00 PM to 8.30 PM

Nagaprathista and Abishekam Details:

Raahu is the king of snakes and he is manifested here with his consorts Naga Valli and Naga Kanni.
Rahu, one among the nine planets and belongs to the race of Snakes deities worshipped Lord Shiva here on Sivarathri day to redeem himself from the curse of Susimba Rishi. Since Lord Rahu worshiped lord shiva here, the place was named Thirunageshwaram.
Sundays are very auspicious for Rahu / Raaghu poojas and devotees perform Paal (milk) Abhishekam to Rahu, who is enshrined with his consorts. The unique feature during the Abishekam (oblation) the color of milk changes from white to blue.
On 16-February-1986, a snake had left its outer skin on Rahu Bhagavan, which is preserved and worshipped till now.
A dip in Soola Theertha is said to cure diseases and give prosperity.
Performing Abishekam on Sunday Rahukalam is believed the most auspicious. If not possible can do on other days also.

Abishekam duration per batch – 15 mins.
Cost of the ticket – Rs 100.
Devotees can also do Nagaprathista at this temple.

Thirugana Sambandar, Thiru navukarasu Nayanar, Thiru Sundramoorthi Nayanar, and Arunagiri Swamigal have praised the glory of the Lord. Thirunagechurappuranam which was written by Singaravelu Pillai has all the information about this temple.


Between 1950 A.D and 957 A.D Chola King Kandaraathithya renovated the temple with a granite structure. Seikkizhar constructed the inner part of Mantapa. In the 17th century A.D. Govinda Dikshitar a minister to Acchuthappa Nayak, constructed the outer mantapam.
The beautiful Temple Tank Surya Puskarani was built by king Sambumali. The roof and other renovation work were done by Arimalazham Annamalai Chettiar. Gnaniyar Swamigal, the great siva scholar, who was the priest at the Mutt at Thiruppapuliyur, was born here.

Theertham in Sri Naganathaswamy Temple:-

There are twelve sacred water heads in this place, some of them are Suriya Pushkarani, Gowthama Theertham, Parasara Theertham, Indira Theertham, Prugu Theertham, Kannuva Theertham and Vasishta Theertham. Among these Theerthams Sula Theertham or Suriya Pushkarani is inside the temple compound.

Sri Naganathaswamy Temple Address:

Executive Officer,
Sri Naganatha Swamy Temple,
(Sri Raaghusthalam),
Thirunageswaram -612 204,
Thanjavur District.
Phone: 0435 – 2463354.

Abishekam Timings:

Sunday9.30 Am11.30 Am*4.30 – 6.00 Pm
Monday*7.30 Am – 9.00 Am5.30 Pm
Tuesday9.30 Am*3.00 – 4.30 Pm5.30 Pm
Wednesday9.30 Am5.30 Pm
Thursday9.30 Am*1.30 – 3.00 Pm5.30 Pm
Friday10.30 Am – 12.00 Am5.30 Pm
Saturday9.00 Am– 10.30 Am11.30 Am5.30 Pm

* Abishekam timings will be changed on festivals

Rahu Kalam Timing:

Sunday4.30 – 6.00 PM
Monday7.30 – 9.00 AM
Tuesday3.00 – 4.30 PM
Wednesday12.00 Noon -1.30 PM
Thursday1.30 – 3.00 PM
Friday10.30 – 12.00 AM
Saturday9.00 Am – 10.30 AM

Other Rahu Ketu Pooja Temples:
1) Nashik Trimbakeshwar Temple
2) Sri Raja Rajeshwari Temple In Nellore.
3) Sri Valli Devasena Sametha Sri Subramanya Swamy Temple Chittoor.
4) Sri Kalahasteeswara Swamy Sri Kalahasti.
5) Japali Anajaney Swamy Temple Tirumala.
6) Sri Thathaya Gunta Gangamma in Tirupati.
7) Ghati Subramanya Swamy Temple.
8) Kukke Subramanya Swamy Temple

Sri Naganathaswamy Temple Thirunageswaram, Abishekam Timings

22 thoughts on “Sri Naganathaswamy Temple Thirunageswaram, Abishekam Timings

  1. Sir, I am planning to attend the rahu kalam abishegam on 15th September 2023. Do I need to buy the ticket in advance or can I buy on the same day (15/9/23).
    I am from Malaysia and planning to visit the temple with my husband and daughter on that day

    1. Dear Lucy Sankaran
      Online Booking is not available. One can buy the ticket at the ticket counter on the same day.

    1. Dear Yogeshh Kadhirvelu
      Yes you can visit the temple to perform Parihara pooja.
      Om Namah Shivaya

  2. Temple is open now? We are coming Tuesday 17-08-2021. If we enter the Temple Covid-19 PCR test or vaccination Mandatory? Because my mom not possible to taking vacation due to high blood pressure. Doctor recommend she don’t take vacation.

    1. Dear Muruganantham
      The temple is open for all regular rituals. No need for any test reports.

  3. Sir, Naanga Salem la irunthu message pandrom. Tickets kovil laye vanthu number reach Ku pooja attend atha tickets illanu information paathen.sun Eve pooja ku details sollunga plz.

    1. Dear Nithya
      Yes online booking facility Thirunageshwaram kovil la illai. Ticket counter kitta mattum dhaan kidaikkum. Oru varuda kids ku restriction irukku but we don’t know for from last one week. Idha pattri therunchukkanumnaa edhavadhu endowment dept officers sa keluchga Nithya.
      Om Namah Shivaaya

  4. Dear Sir,
    We need to do Pariharam for Marriage. So, what is the procedure for the Poojas also provide me concern contact number which will be helpful for us to co-ordinate.


    1. Dear Sathish Kumar
      Which temple do you want to do this Kuja parihara pooja.
      Om Namah Shivaay

  5. The Executive Officer,
    Sri Naganatha Swamy Temple
    (Sri Rahusthalam)
    Thirunageswaram – 612 204
    Kumbakonam (T.K)
    Tanjavur Dist

    Dear Sir,

    We want to perform Paal (milk) Ahisekham for Shri Rahu Bhagavan on every Sunday at Rahu Kalam in the name of my grandson Chi. Jay Kamdar, Kashyapa Gothram, Makara Rasi, Avittam Nakshatram.
    Please advise the amount payable and details of mode of payment including sending prasadam to our postal address at Kolkata.
    Shall be thankful for your early response.


    1. Dear Mr. Parameshwaran
      We cannot do your need as we are people belongs near to Sri Kalahasthi Temple and we can give information regarding other Rahu Kethu Parihara sthala only.
      The temple contact number is 0435- 2463354. So you can call up and get the required information. There are lots of touts who say you they will make arrangements for the pooja. Do not believe them. You better plan and go in person and do the abhishekam or the pooja if you want to.
      You can also perform Ruhra Abhishekam at Sri Kalahasthi. Here is the charges for the abhsheka pooja.
      Rudrabhishekam **** Rs. 600.00 Starts at 07.00 AM Onwards 4 Persons Allowed.
      Firstly : Sankalpam at Sri Swamy Sannidhi
      Secondly : Abhishekam for Sri Gnana Prasunambika Devi.
      Thirdly : Abhishekam for Srikalahasteeswara Swamy & Prasadam receiving
      NAmah Shivaya

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