Navagraha Temples at Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu

Navagraha

Navagraha

8. Tirunageswaram Naganathar Temple

History

It also known as RahuStalam is a Hindu temple dedicated to the deity Shiva, located in Tirunageswaram. Here Lord Rahu is said to have worshipped Lord Shiva and got great powers through that. It is significant to the Hindu sect of Saivism as one of the temples associated with the nine planet elements, the NavagrahaSthalas, and specifically Rahu. Shiva is worshiped as Naganathar, and is represented by the lingam. His consort Parvati is depicted as Piraisoodi Amman. The presiding deity is revered in the 7th century Tamil Saiva canonical work, the Tevaram, written by Tamil saint poets known as the nayanars and classified as Paadal Petra Sthalam.

Significance

As per Hindu belief, people troubled by Sarpa-dosha or Malefic effects Rahu-Kethu seek a relief by offering prayers in this temple. By visiting this temple sarpadoshams will be eliminated, and we will get good prospects in our life.

We can see that the idol of Rahu during Rahukaalam with milk turning to blue colour in this temple is considered to be a miracle and attracts devotees from distant places.

As per Hindu belief, people troubled by Sarpa-dosha or Malefic effects Rahu-Kethu seek a relief by offering prayers.

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