Important Rahu / Ketu Temples
Thirunageswaram: (Tamilnadu / kumbakonam)
The king of the nagas, Rahu prayed to Lord Siva and hence this place got the name Thirunageswaram. Here Rahu Bhagavan has manifested with both his consorts. At this sthala, the colour of milk changes from white to blue during Abhishekam. On 16.2.86, a snake had shed off its outer skin on Rahu Bhagavan, which is preserved and worshipped to date.
Kukke Subramanya: (Karanataka)
Kukke subramanya is located in the small, rural village of Subramanya in the Western Ghats of Karnataka, India, about 105 km from Mangalore. This temple is one of the famous pilgrimage sites in India. Here the God Subrahmanya is worshipped for his divine power as a snake as the epics relate that the divine serpent Vasuki and other snakes found safety under God Subrahmanya.This temple wards of evil effects of Mars conjoined Rahu/Ketu in 1,2,4,5,7,8,12 houses.
Mannarshala Temple: (Kerala / Haripad)
This is the Largest Snake Temple in Kerala Located 32 Kms South Of Alappuzha, Kerala dedicated to Nagaraja. It is reputed for having 30,000 images of snake-gods and the temple is more than 6000 years and the temple is consecrated by Lord Parashurama .The deity Nagaraja is believed to be a combination of the potency of Ananta ( the snake on which Vishnu lies) and Vasuki (the snake round Shiva’s neck). Various poojas are done here to ward the effect of Rahu Ketu Dosham.
Kalahasthi: (Andhra / Near Tirupathi)
This ancient temple dedicated to Lord Siva is one of the panchabhootha stalams (temples celebrating Lord Siva as the embodiment of the primary elements), air being the element in case here vayu lingam, Sri Kalahasthi Temple is in fact considered as the Kailash of the south or Dakshin Kailash.Special poojas are done here to ward the effect of Rahu Ketu Dosham.
Nagerkoil: (Tamilnadu / Kanyakumari)
The Main deity of the temple is Nagaraj,he is a swayambu murthi(self born).This is the only temple to have the snake as the main deity. This is another very important temple for rahu/ketu/sarpa dosha.
This Temple is situated in the route from kumbakonam to karaikal (peralam route. stop:Karkathi.
This temple was worshipped by Adisheshan and Nagaraj.The Main Deity is Sivan called Pambureshwar/Shesha preeswar and the shakthi is called Bhramarambikai.When Rahu/Ketu is conjoined Mars or in Mars house this is the right place to offer worship.
Thirumanachery: (Tamilnadu / Thiruvaroor)
This temple is in thiruvaroor district in mayurum Taluk.This is a sarpa dosha nivarti sthalam especially when Rahu/Ketu is in 7th or 5th house. It wards away problems in marriage and children. The Lord here is called udvakanathar and the Goddess Kokilavani.Rahu here is anugraha murthy ie., in a blessing posture.Worshiping Rahu with milk and offering Milk payasam(gruel) here on new Moondays wards of Sarpa dosha.
This Temple is situated 10 kms from pudukotai, the temple is called Girishetharam or Shenbagavanam.As Nagarajar worshiped here the Lord is known as Naganathaswamy and his consort is known as Bramarambikai.This temple is particulrly done when the affliction by Rahu ketu is conjoining Sun or is happening in Leo or in Suns Nakashatras.
This Temple is situated in Thiruvaroor District near Mannarkudi.
This Temple was consecrated established and worshipped by Adiseshan in the form of dhananjaya muni .The main deity is called sarpapureeswar/naganathar the shakthi is amritha nayaki.
Nayanar Temple: (Tamilnadu / Ramanathapuram)
This Temple is situated in tamilnadu ramanathadistrict and is 8km from paramakudi.
Adisheshan and the 8 main Snake deities have worshipped in this temple. The Main deity is Called Naganathar and the shakthi Saundaranayaki.
Sirkalinageswarar Temple: (Tamilnadu / Mayuram)
This temple is in Mayuram. The lord here is called Nageswarar. To nullify sarpa dosha one should stay a whole day in the temple and attend all the poojas. The specialty of the temple is one can do the poojas individually.
Kodakanallur: (Tamilnadu / Tirunelvelli)
This temple was earlier called Kargotaka Shetram. Kargotakan is one of the 8 main divine snakes.Kargotakan got release from the sin of kiling king parikshit (Arjunas grandson) in this temple only. The Lord here is called Kailasanathar and his consort Sivakami.This temple is specially visited when Rahu Ketu is in 2/8 houses.
Sreekarakathu Perumal: (Tamilnadu / Kanchipuram)
This is a parigarasthalam when Rahu Ketu is afflicted in Mithuna/Kanya or with Mercury or in Mercury Stars.
This temple is situated in the Kudavasal to Nanilam Route.Both Rahu Ketu appear in one stone here.Abishekam and worship done here neutralizes Sarpadosham.
Thirunagai Karonam: (Tamilnadu / Nagapatinam)
This temple has the unique merit of having the King Of serpents Adiseshan conferring his blessings here.The Lord here is called Kayaroganeshawar and his Shakti Neelayadakshi.Another specialty of this temple is all the nine planets will be facing the main deity in 3 rows.
A huge temple known for its towers and its longest ornate corridor worldwide, its origins date back to the days of the epics. It is a piligrimage center of nationwide importance, as Rama is said to have worshipped Shiva here on his way back from SriLanka. The temple is in the island of Rameswaram the Banares of the South , connected to the mainland by a bridge. The deity here constitutes one of the 12 Jyotirlingams of India,negative effects of Rahu Situated in the 5th or 9th house causing putra or pitru dosha is warded of here.
Keelperumpallam: (Tamilnadu / Near Mayuram)
This is the only temple exclusively to ward away the negative effects caused by Ketu ,it is a Ketu Sthalam temple.The lord here is called Naganathar and the Goddess soundarya devi.The divine serpent Vasuki had done intense worship to the lord here as he was the cause of Lord Shiva drinking the Halahala poison.Evil effect of Ketu in 2nd or 8th is warded of here.
Chitragupta Temple: (Tamilnadu / Kanchipuram)
This is a temple for Chitra Gupta the divine accountant. As Ketu overlord or Adidevata is Chitragupta prayers offered to him ward of the dosha caused by Ketu .Chidambaram and Thiruvannammalai in Tamilnadu are the other temples were Chitra Gupta can be worshipped.When Ketu is in the 2nd Chitra Guptan is to be appeased.
Worshiping Lord Brahma the Overlord or Adidevata of Ketu Thirukandiyur (Thanjavur to Thiruvaiyarur route),Makudiswarar temple (Kodumudi near Erode) Uthamar Temple & Prachandar Temple(Tiruchi) wards of the negative effects caused by Ketu especially when he is in the 5th delaying or causing problems regarding children.
Adiseshan Consecrated Temples:
The Temples worshipped by The Great Divine Serpent Adiseshan Neutralizes Rahu Ketu ill effects.
- Thirukalampudur:(situated in the Kumbakonam Thiruvarur route
- Nagapatinam:(Neeladakshi temple in Nagapatinam/Tamilnadu)
- Keevalur:(situated in the nagapatinam thiruvarur route)
- Kumbakonam:(Thirunageswarar temple in Kumbakonam/Tamilnadu)
- Thiruvedakam:(situated in the Madurai Solavandan route)
- Palaiyaarai:(Somaswar temple near Pateeswaram/Tamilnadu)
- Valuvoor:Mayurum to thiruvarur route
- Thirupananthal:(situated in the Kumbakonam Mayurum route)