Friday, December 23, 2016

Naganathaswamy Temple, Keezhperumpallam – Poojas

Naganathaswamy Temple, Keezhperumpallam – Poojas
Kethu Bhagavan is adorned in multicolor and it is believed that offering pooja to the Lord Kethu at Keezhperumpallam with red Lilly, kollu (horse gram), and cloth will get relieved from illness, poverty and other doshams. Pujas are performed to planet Kethu at Rahukalas and Yemakanda Kala times. 90 minutes each day is covered by these times. There will be 16 types of abishek and homams with a nivedhana made of gram powder, salt and pepper in rice. Vastras are offered in different colours. They light lamps with gingely oil. The nivedhana should be distributed in the temple to visitors and should not be taken home. This Prasad is prepared in the temple itself for a fee of Rs. 75/=.  
Kethu worship is followed on Mondays and birth star days.  The fee for abishek is Rs. 350 and for Homas Rs. 3,500 for individual pujas. People pray to planet Kethu for general family welfare and prosperity, success in litigations, progress in trade, avoidance of accidents, freedom from fear of death etc. Vasuki (the serpent used as rope to churn the milk ocean) festival is celebrated in Panguni (March-April). On the 3rdday of the festival, the event of Lord Shiva granting Darshan to Kethu is celebrated. Planet Kethu comes in procession on this day and on the Rahu-Kethu transition days.
On the Rahu-Kethu transition day, a special Homa is organized by the Archakas-priests-of the temple.  There is no fee for participating in the puja. According to numerology, No. 7 belongs to Kethu.  !6 types (1+6=7) of pujas are performed chanting 7 lakh mantras. Preparations made of Kollu and sweet balls made of this grain, porridge, vada, choornam, rice, pudding-Pongal – all made with kollu are offered in the Homa Fire. Devotees offer 16 types of Dhanas (alms) to Brahmins. Feeding also is organized to 7000 devotees this day. Devotees offer all the things needed for this occasion to the temple in advance.
Pooja Timings:
Thiruppalli Yezhutchi
Irandam Kalam
06.00 am to 6.30 am
08.30 am to 9.00 am
12.00 am to 12.30 pm
05.30 pm to 06.00 pm
07.30 pm to 08.00 pm
08.30 pm to 08.45 pm

On every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8.30 pm to 09.00 pm the Arthajamam pooja is performed.

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