Srikalahasti Temple Timings, Darshan and Puja details
This temple is dedicated to Lord Siva and is one of the Panchabhootha Sthalam. This temple was built in the 5th Century during the reign of Chola Kings. Vijayanagar Kings built the outer structures in the 12th Century.
This temple is known for Rahu Ketu Pooja which is performed even on Grahanam Days.
Srikalahasti Temple History
As per the Legend, Sri (Spider), Kala (Serpent), Hasthi (Elephant) offered prayers to Srikalahastheeswara Swamy and attained salvation. Hence the temple named after them.
Another interesting story attached with this temple, Bhakta Kanappa, an ardent devotee of Lord Siva replaced deities eyes with his eyes when blood was oozing out of Linga. Impressed Lord Siva retained his eyesight and blessed Kanappa
Srikalahasti Temple Timings
|Temple Timings||5:00 am – 9:30 pm||Day|
|Darshan Timings||6:00 am – 9:00 pm||Daily|
|Rahu Ketu Pooja Timings||7:00 am – 6:00 pm||Daily|
Darshan or Pooja Dress Code: Any decent outfit.
Traditional dress code is preferable for Rahu Ketu pooja and Abhishekam.
Sheegra Darshan Ticket Cost: Rs.200 per person.
|Darshan Waiting Time||45 mins – 60 mins||Normal Days|
|–||2 hours – 3 hours||Festival days|
Srikalahasti Temple Daily Pooja Activites
|5:00 am||Temple opening hours||Daily|
|5:00 am – 5:30 am||Go Pooja||Daily|
|5:30 am – 6:00 am||Suprabhatha Seva||Daily|
|6:00 am – 7:00 am||Rudrabhishekam||Daily|
|6:30 am – 8:30 pm||Darshan||Daily|
|7:00 am – 6:00 pm|| Rahu Ketu Kala |
Sarpa Dosha Pooja
|7:00 am – 8:00 am||Rudrabhishekam||Daily|
|9:00 am – 12:00 pm||Dakshinamurthy Abhishekam||Every Thursday|
|10:00 am – 11:30 am||Rudra Homam||Daily|
|10:00 am – 10:30 am||Trisathi Archana||Daily|
|10:00 am – 10:30 am||Saneeswara Abhishekam||Daily|
|10:00 am – 11:30 am||Chandi Homam||Daily|
|11:00 am – 12:00 pm||Nithya Kalyanam||Daily|
|5:00 pm – 5:30 pm||Saneeswara Abhishekam||Daily|
|5:00 pm – 5:30 pm||Trisathi Archana||Daily|
|5:00 pm – 6:00 pm|| Gnanaprasunambika |
|6:00 pm – 7:00 pm||Pradosha Nandi Pooja|| Every |
|6:00 pm – 7:00 pm||Akhanda Deeparadhana||Daily|
Srikalahasti Temple Expected Waiting Time
|Month||Darshan waiting Time|
|Jan-Feb||45 mins – 60 mins|
|Mar||60 mins – 90 mins|
|Apr-Jun||60 mins – 90 mins|
|Jul-Oct||45 mins – 60 mins|
|Nov-Dec||60 mins – 90 mins|
The crowd will be high during Karthika Masam and Sivaratri festival days.
Srikalahasti Temple Rahu Ketu Pooja
- This Pooja starts at 6:30 am. It is performed batches at 5 Mandapams.
- Duration: 1 hour.
- Dress Code: Any decent outfit.
- No.of persons allowed per Ticket: 2
- Additional Persons to purchase Rs.200 ticket for the entry.
- Pooja to be performed as a single or couple.
- One must fast till they complete the Pooja.
Best Days for Rahu Ketu Kala Sarpa Dosha Pooja
- Sunday during Rahu Kalam Timings ie 4:30 pm- 6:00 pm
- Tuesday during Rahu Kalam Timings ie. 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
- Amavasya Day
- Amavasya Sunday Rahu Kala Timings is auspicious.
- Grahanam Day
- Grahanam Day Rahu Kala Timings
Rahu Ketu Pooja Benefits
- Removes dosha related to pregnancy
- Any dosha related to Marriage delay
- Removes Dosha related to Kala Sarpa Dosha
- Good career
- Good Health
- Seeking promotions
- Higher Education
It is advisable to perform Pooja Twice in a year for effective results.
Srikalahasti Temple Rahu Ketu Kala Sarpa Dosha Tickets
|Ticket Cost||No.Of perons||Pooja Location|
|Rs.1500||2|| Outside Temple. |
|Rs.2500||2|| Inside Temple. |
Near Kalyana Mandapam
|Rs.5000||2|| Inside Temple |
Near Sahasra Lingam
Extra-person is allowed with Rs.200 ticket purchase.
Srikalahasti Temple Mahanyasa Rudrabhishekam
|Monday||4:00 pm – 6:00 pm|
|Tuesday||4:00 pm – 6:00 pm|
|Wednesday||4:00 pm – 6:00 pm|
|Thursday||4:00 pm – 6:00 pm|
|Friday||4:00 pm – 6:00 pm|
|Saturday||4:00 pm – 6:00 pm|
|Sunday||4:00 pm – 6:00 pm|
Ticket Cost: Rs.1500 for 2 persons.
|Monday||5:30 am, 6:30 am, 10:00 am|
|Tuesday||6:00 am, 7:00 am, 5:00 pm|
|Wednesday||6:00 am, 7:00 am, 5:00 pm|
|Thursday||6:00 am, 7:00 am, 5:00 pm|
|Friday||6:00 am, 7:00 am, 10:00am, 4:00 pm|
|Saturday||5:30 am, 6:30 am, 10:00 am, 5:00 pm|
|Sunday||5:30 am, 6:30 am, 10:00 am, 5:00 pm|
Ticket Cost: Rs.1000 for 2 persons.