Kal Sarpa Dosha Puja Details

What is Kal Sarpa Dosha?

When all the planets are placed in between Rahu and Ketu in a Horoscope, then a Kal Sarp Dosha or Yoga is formed.

The person having Kal Sarpa Dosha [Yoga] will have to face difficulties to lead a happy life. He/she may have problems in married life, Financial losses and invariant health problems, not getting children, Job problems and many more. The Kal Sarp Dosha can be cured by worshiping to Lord Shiva at some of the significant places of Mahadeva, Srikalahasti is one of them.

Here we give the details about Kaal Sarp Dosh Puja at Sri Kalahasti

Uniqueness of Sri Kalahasteeswara Swamy at Sri Kalahasti Temple:

  • The Uniqueness of the Idol at Sree Kalahasthi Temple is that Lord Siva manifested here having all the 27 Nakshatras (stars) and 9 Rashis in his Kavacham.

  • Sri Kalahasti temple is the only temple which remains open during Grahanam (Solar and Lunar Eclipse) also.

  • Even Priests also never touches the Sivalingam here with hands.

Rahu Kethu Pooja / Sarpa dosha Puja

Rahu Ketu Sarpdosha Puja is performed in order to minimize the ill effects of this Dosha / yoga. Thousands of devotees perform this Pooja in Srikalahasti and gets the expected results.

The Pooja in Srikalahasti:

The Rahu ketu Pooja is completed in 30 to 40 minutes, and it is will be fine if performed during Rahu kalam.

Kaal sarpa puja

Unlike other pooja which consist of Homa, Hawana (fire ceremony), this Rahu Ketu Dosh Nivran Pooja is done by chanting mantras for two metal snake strips that represent Rahu and Kethu.

Mantra recitations and Puja is done by Sankalpa of the person’s Gotra and Janma Nakshatra.

No need to discard your cloths or having a bath after the pooja. You can go with the same cloths.

Puja Samagri: Two metal image of Rahu and Ketu, Laddu-Vada Prasadam, Flowers (from a different counter), Vermillion (sindoor) and Turmeric (haldi)Rahu-Ketu-Puja-Samgri

Good result can be acquired by performing Kaal Sarpa Dosha Nivarani pooja if performed twice in a year, once in the Dakshinayanam (July 15th to Jan 15th, night time for the Celestials) and once in Uttarayanam (Jan 15th to July 15th, day time for the Celestials).

If possible perform “Rudhra Abhishekam” after completing the Kaal Sarpa Dosha Nivarani Pooja.

Kaal Sarp Dosh Puja Rates:

  • For Rs: 300/ This puja is performed in a hall out side the temple premises.

  • For Rs: 750/- pooja is performed near the main temple premises in an A/C hall which has Siva Sannidhi inside.

  • For Rs: 1500/-Rahu Kethu puja is performed inside the temple premises.

  • For Rs: 2500/ VIP Ticket Rahu Ketu pooja is performed inside the temple premises.

For all these Tickets 1 + 1 Adult with One Kid is allowed

Temple Timing:
Sri Kalahastiswara Swamy Temple is remained open during 5.30 A.M to 8.30 P.M

RAHU KALAM       Rahu Kalam

Do’s and Dont’s after performing the Kaal Sarp Dosha Puja

  1. Take a head bath before performing the pooja.

  2. Females should perform the pooja before or after eight days of Menstruation.

  3. Consult a good Astrologer and seek the guidance to perform the pooja according to your Janma Nakshathra.


  1. Do not visit Friends or Relatives house on the way back to your home after Rahu Ketu Pooja.

  2. Pregnant ladies should not perform the Dosha Nivarana poojas in the temple. Avoid visiting temples where any type of Dosha Nivaran Pooja are performed.

  3. Do not offer Sastanga Namaskara in any Naga Devatha temple.

  4. Do not visit the Temple with oiled hair.

Sri Kalahasthi Swamy Temple Address:

Sri Kalahasteeswara Swamy Vari Devasthanam,
Sri Kalahasti,
Chittor District,
Andhra Pradesh-517644
Contact Telephone Numbers: 08578-222240,221336, 9885974050

Contact the temple authorities during the Temple Timings 6:00am to 9:00pm only.