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Srikalahasti – Temple, History, Rahu Ketu Pooja, Timings, Galigopuram, Photos

Srikalahasti Temple :

Srikalahasti Temple is situated in Srikalahasti town, in Andhra Pradesh state, India. It’s one of South India’s most popular Shiva temples.

Sri kalahasteeswara swami temple, 36 km from Tirupati, is renowned for its Vayu linga, one of the wind-representing Panchabhoota Sthalams. The temple is also considered kshetra Rahu-Ketu and Kasi Dakshina.

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Srikalahasti Galigopuram:

In 1516, an enormous gopuram was constructed by Sri Krishnadevaraya, a few feet away from the temple door. The temple entrance is crowned by a narrower tower. In the exterior, there is an underground shrine of Ganapati, while in the innermost there are the monuments of Shiva and Parvati. This ancient gopuram is sculpted over the primary door, 36.5 meters (120 feet) high and the whole temple is sculpted.

This temple’s original structure was built in the 5th century by the Pallava dynasty. Krishnadevaraya, the king of Vijayanagara in 1516, built the 120 feet (37 m) elevated primary gopuram and the 100 pillar mandapam.

Srikalahasti temple history (or) Srikalahasti Purana or Srikalahasti temple story:

The name Sri Kalahasti derives from the three unlikely but ardent devotees who sacrificed their life for Lord Shiva-‘ Sri ‘ for a Spider, ‘ Kala ‘ for ‘Serpent,  and  Hasti for  Elephant. Each of the above has been engaged in their own ways with Shiva Pooja. The Elephant (Hasti) used to bring the water from the nearby river to Abhishek the Lord’s Linga.

To safeguard it from the natural components, the Spider (Sri) used to weave its powerful threads around the Linga. At this moment, Serpent (Kala) used to decorate the Shiva Linga with his beloved stone (Naga Manikyam). Once they crossed their routes, these three occurred.

The elephant regarded the spider’s action to be disrespectful to the god and splashed off the web of the spider with his water-filled trunk at once. The spider and serpent were angry at the destruction of their Pooja by the elephant. The serpent entered the trunk of the elephant and released its venom there … The elephant smashes its trunk against the Lingam in writhing-pain and kills the serpent. In this tussle, too, the spider dies. The death of poison-driven elephant follows.

The Lord Maheshwara gave Moksha’s to all three animals mightily pleased with this self-sacrifice. The spider takes birth as a wonderful king who continues his divine mission as the elephant and the serpent reach the heaven from their earthly cycle of life.

Another significant tale is that of Sri Kannappa Swamy, the devotee of Shiva, who belongs to the 63 sanities. It is said he saw blood springing from the eyes of the Lord Shiva. The Kannappa Swamy plucked his own eyes in despair and put him at linga. The Lord Shiva stopped him and gave Divya-Darshan as Sri Kannappa passed the divine test as he was about to tear down his other eye.

Srikalahasti Rahu Ketu Pooja:

An individual with defective planetary positions of Rahu-Kethu has a troubled life before him. He / she could be bombarded with private, official and monetary problems continuously. Only a professional astrologer, the Kaal Sarp Yoga, could see the origins of these issues. It leads to the Sri Kalahasti invariably. Sri Kalahasti’s Rahu Ketu Sarpdosha Pooja is the ultimate solution for this issue.

Sri Kalahasti is the ultimate location for the Rahu Kethu Sarpa Dosha Nivarana Pooja in the inimitable presence of Lord Shiva. Here Lord Shiva’s blessing wipes out the issues of defective planetary positions in order to illuminate your potential.

Srikalahasti Rahu Ketu pooja procedure:

  • Take a Rahu Ketu pooja ticket first, which time to make it comfortable.
  • The person who wants to do pooja, took all the pooja products and entered Pooja Mandir after taking a bath.
  • The Poojari is going to give pooja directions.
  • You have to bring Rahu Ketu statues and enter the primary Siva temple after Pooja’s completion.
  • After that, you must leave the statue of Rahu Ketu in the temple of Jagannatha in Hundi.
  • Take Prasad after Darshan and distribute to the needy.

how to get tickets for Rahu Ketu pooja at Srikalahasti:

At least 2 hours before Pooja time reach the Srikalahasti Temple. You can see the counters that sell tickets to Rahu Ketu Pooja once you reach the temple. Buy the ticket and go to the temple.

Srikalahasti temple sevas:

  • Sarpa Dosha Nivarana Pooja(Rahu Kethu Pooja) – Temple area – 300
  • In Nagari Kumarula Mandapam -750 Special Sarpa Dosha Nivarana Pooja(Special Rahu Kethu Pooja)
  • Special Sarpa Dosha Nivarana Pooja(Rahu Kethu Pooja) – in addition to adding mandapam- 1500
  • Special Sarpa Dosha Nivarana Pooja in the temple -2500

Srikalahasti temple seva Timings:

Srikalahasti rahu ketu sarpa dosha nivarana pooja Timing: 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Srikalahasti rahu ketu pooja dress:

Dresses are not restricted.

For Gents – punchi (optional),

 Ladies (saree or normal dress)

Only Traditional Dresses.

Srikalahasti Rahu Ketu pooja timings and days:

Chathurthi, Panchami, Shasti, Purnima, Surya Grahanam, Chandra Grahanam, Any Tuesday, Any Ashlesha Nakshatram The day is the best days to execute Srikalahasti Rahu Ketu Pooja. Monday is the best day for Rahu Ketu Pooja.

  • Sunday:4.30 pm – 6 pm
  • Monday: 7.30 am – 9 am
  • Tuesday: 3 pm – 4.30 pm
  • Wednesday: 12 pm – 1.30 pm
  • Thursday: 1.30 pm -3 pm
  • Friday: 10.30 am – 12 pm
  • Saturday: 9 am – 10.30 am

Srikalahasti Rahu Ketu pooja benefits: All Problems(Marriage, Financial, Job) will be resolved.

Srikalahasti Rahu Ketu pooja online booking: there is no online booking system as of will sell directly in temple only.

kalahasti temple rudra abhishek timings:

Sunday – 5.30 am, 6.30 am, 10 am, 5 pm

Monday – 5.30 am, 6.30 am, 10 am

Tuesday – 6 am, 7 am, 10 am, 5 pm

Wednesday – 6 am, 7 am, 10 am, 5 pm

Thursday – 6 am, 7 am, 10 am, 5 pm

Friday – 6 am, 7 am, 10 am, 4 pm

Saturday – 5.30 am, 6.30 am, 10 am, 5 pm

Kalahasti temple Rudra abhishekam online booking: there is no online booking system in the Srikalahasti temple.

Srikalahasti temple timings:  All days of the week 6:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Srikalahasti devasthanam accommodation:

Siva Sadan(Tourist Bustand)

Single Room-100(Rate per Room in RS.)

Dormitory -300

Dormitory Hall – Free

Trinetra Guest House

Suit Rooms(A/C)-400(Rate per Room in RS.)

Double Room-300

Single Room-150

Srikalahasti temple address: Srikalahasti, Andhra Pradesh 517644

Srikalahasti temple phone number: 08578222240

Srikalahasti temple annadanam timings: Srikalahasti temple free anna Prasada timings are 11 am – 3 pm (daily)

Ticket costs for the Srikalahasti Rahu Ketu Pooja: Rs.500, Rs.750, Rs. 1500, Rs. 2500, Rs.5000

For more information go through Srikalahasti Temple official website:

Srikalahasti Temple Photos:

Srikalahasti Temple

Srikalahasti temple history

Srikalahasti Rahu Ketu Pooja

Srikalahasti temple Sevas online booking

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srikalahasti Temple Darshan Entrance

srikalahasti rahu ketu deepam

Srikalahasti temple seva Timings

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