Sri Naganathaswamy Temple (Rahu Stalam), Tirunageswaram - Prayers
Devotees who have Kala Sarpa Dosha, Sarpa Dosha and Rahu Dosha must positively visit this temple and perform Pooja and Milk Abishekam to Lord Rahu for getting married and getting Children. People who have Rahu dasa or Rahu Mukthi are also advised to do Parihara in this temple. Rahu and Ketu are shadow planets (Chaya Grahams) and their daily positions are calculated by the points where Moon and Sun meet every day in the solar system.
Rahu and Ketu transit anti clockwise which is just opposite direction of other planets. They are deadly enemies of Lord Sun and the Lord Moon. Rahu is the planet having the head part of an Asura called “Swarnabanu” and the tail of a snake. Ketu is the planet having the Asura’s body and the head of the snake. The Asura Swarnabanu drunk the “Amirtham” that was taken out by churning the Holy Milky Ocean by Asuras and Devas by cheating the Lord Vishnu. Sun and the Moon are their enemies because they only exposed their cheating.
Rahu Bhagavan in 3rd, 6th, 9th, 10th and 11th houses from Lagnam or rasi at the time of birth in a person’s horoscope there will be good effect in his life. But if Rahu Bhagawan in 2nd, 5th, 7th or 8th places from Lagnam or rasi at the time of birth in a person’s horoscope indicates Raaghu dhosha and that person suffers due to Rahu’s ill-effects. Rahu Bhagawan generally can be said to be the cause for one’s good position, status, business, faithfulness, winning over opposition, to be debt-free, to travel overseas, and for mantra power.
Kala Sarpa Dosham:
As per astrology or Jyotish Shastra, when Rahu and Ketu are positioned as such all other planets are in between them in their horoscope or Kundli are said to have Kal Sarpa Dosh. Even if one planet is out of their positions is also a Kala Sarpa dosham only. Most of the people with this dosh suffer due to following common difficulties in their life and many more:
· Delayed marriage and Quarrels with partners.
· Diseases that cannot be cured and Problems in getting Children.
· Loss of business and struggles with partners.
· Poor performance in exams and Not able to select proper carrier.
· Block in prosperity and Poor social status.
· Delays in going abroad for studies and jobs
People whose birth chart has Rahu in first and seventh place from the ascendant or rasi suffer from delayed and broken marriages. Their efforts to select their partners and concluding the marriage proposal often fails due to some reason and this is because of the Rahu’s position affecting the “Kalathira Sthaanam”.
People, whose chart shows Rahu in the fifth and ninth positions from the ascendant or rasi, suffer from delayed pregnancy and deficiency like infertility and even with modern medicines could not be cured. Even if they give birth to children they are born with certain problems due to the Puthira Dosham of Rahu.
Rahu Dasa and Bukthies:
Rahu dasa acts in a person’s life for 18 years after Chevvai or mars Dasa as per Jyotish Shastra. And also Rahu Bukthi acts in every other Dasa periods for certain time before Guru Bukthi. People born in Stars called “Thiruvadirai”, “Swathi, “Sadayam” which belong Rahu start their life with Rahu Maha Dasa. During these periods’ people often suffer and face challenges in their life because of Lord Rahu’s positions. If Rahu is placed at good positions and receives good aspects from good planets like Guru and Shukran they will soon get good changes after performing Pooja at this temple.
Rahu “Peyarchi” or Transit:
Rahu and Ketu are like twins as they are two parts of an Asura and a Snake put together. They travel anti-clockwise and change their rasi once in approximately 18 months. When people get Rahu in the 1st, 4th, 5th, 7th, 9th, 10th and 12th positions from their rasi, they will struggle with troubled life because of the effects of Rahu.
People having such difficulties must check their birth charts with an expert astrologer and visit Rahu Tirunageswaram Navagraha Temple to perform remedial Pooja and get relief by getting the blessings of Lord Rahu.
Doing Prayers in this Temple:
Rahu Kalam in all the week days is good for performing Pooja and Abishekam to Rahu Bhagavan in this temple. This temple is one where Lord Siva was worshipped by Rahu Bhagavan and got relived of a curse. In this temple only we can see the Rahu Bhagavan with a human face, where as in all other temples we can see the Rahu with Serpent Face.
As per the Sthala Puranam of this temple, by doing Milk abishekam here for Rahu during Rahu kalam (period of 1and 1/2 hours occurring every day ) the delay in getting married, childlessness, troublesome married life, ill-effects of Kalasarpa Dhosha (affliction), Kalathra Dhosha, Sarpa Dhosha are all cured.
1. Stay at Thirunageshwaram at least for one day.
2. Do Archana and Pooja to Lord Shiva and Ambal at their Shrines.
3. Book in advance for a Milk Abishekam and perform it at the time of Rahu Kalam.
The Milk while being over poured over the idol of Rahu Bhagavan turns blue color even today and it is really to be seen, to be believed. Devotees should be lucky to visit this shrine, says Appar Swamigal (Navukkarasar) in one of his hymns (Thevaram). If people born in stars ‘Rohini‘ and ‘Aayilyam‘ perform Abhisekam etc. for Sri Naganatha swami, they can get cured of bodily ailment and get healthy.
4. Chant the Moola Manthram and make 11 rounds of the temple:
5. Pray lord Rahu by sitting silent with closed eyes opposite Rahu Bhagavan for some times requesting him to relieve you from your sins.
* Abhishegam time will be changed in occasions during Raaghu Time