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Naganathar Temple

The Naganathar Temple is located in Kilperumpallam and is dedicated to the God Kethu, one of the Navagrahas. The temple is known as the Kethu Navagrahasthalam and is located in keezperpallam in Tiruvenkaadu. This place is also called Vanagiri. Kethu prayed to Naaganaadhaswami and was blessed and washed of his sins by God Shiva. It is rare to find Kethu with his head. At this sthala, he can be seen with a serpent head and human body worshipping Naaganaadhaswami with his folded hands held high. There are two Sun idols and a Saturn idol in the temple. Pooja is performed to one idol from January to July and the other from August to December. Poojas are performed to planet Kethu at Rahukalas and Yemakanda Kala times.

Significance

Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-

  • To cure neurological disorders
  • To cure stomach related illness
  • Seeking unity in the family
  • To have a prosperous life
  • Relief from ill effects of Kethu
  • To get rid of bad habits
Shlokas

Daivi Hyesa Gunamayi Mama Maya Duratyaya Mameva Ye Prapadyante Mayametam Taranti Te

Meaning -According to this sloka, the heavenly maya of God is very complicated, but those who worship God will be able to overcome it.

Balam Balavatam Caham Kamaragavivarjitam Dharmaviruddho Bhutesu Kamo'smi Bharatarsabha

Meaning -According to this sloka, God is the isolated and aloof strength of the controlling and virtuous craving in men.

Ye Caiva Sattvika Bhava Rajasastamasasca Ye Matta Everti Tanviddhi Na Tvaham Tesu Temayi

Meaning -According to this sloka, though the only source of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obsessive and dark) elements is God, they are not present within the God or the deity.

Tribhirgunamayairbhavairebhih Sarvamidam Jagat Mohitam Nabhijanati Mamebhyah Paramavyayam

Meaning -According to this sloka, the entire world doesn't recognize the eternal God beyond them, because they are consumed by the elements of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obssessive and dark).

Timings

6 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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