Srikalahasti Temple FAQ:
Which day is considered good for Rahu Ketu Pooja?
In 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 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 Kalahasti?
You can visit both temples. Restriction applies only in the case of Rahu Ketu Pooja. It is generally believed that after performing Rahu Ketu Pooja at Kalahasti temple, one needs to proceed to their home directly. After visiting Kalahasti, devotees should not visit any other temple for that whole day.
What is the specialty in Srikalahasti Temple?
Srikalahasti temple is very famous for its Rahu Ketu pooja. It is believed that performing this pooja will save the people from 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 Srikalahasti Temple?
Tirupati International Airport in Renigunta is the nearest airport which is at a distance of 26 km from Sri Kalahasti Temple. The next Nearest airport is Chennai International Airport 134 km. Srikalahasti Railway Station (KHT) is 2.5 km. Srikalahasti is well-connected with all major cities via buses.
How can I go to Srikalahasti from Tirupati?
Sri Kalahasti temple is at a distance of only 45 km from Tirupati Apsrtc bus stand. APSRTC buses are available for every 5 to 10 minutes from Tirupati central bus station to Srikalahasti. The journey is around 50 minutes. Private taxis and jeeps are also available.