Naganathaswamy Temple (Kethu Sthalam) of Shiva Keezhaperumpallam Main Road, Near East Coast Road, Keezhaperumpallam, Poompuhar-609105

This Temple is one among the Navagraha Temple dedicated to Shri Kethu (South Lunar)

Temple Etiquette

  • Footwear not allowed inside

    Footwear not allowed inside
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    Footwear to be left outside the temple. In summer be careful of the hot paving stones.

  • Prasad and donation

    Prasad and donation
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    Use your right hand to accept prasad and give donations. The left hand is considered unclean in India.

  • Dress conservatively

    Dress conservatively
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    Avoid shorts, skirts, tanktops and do not expose legs.

  • Avoid cellphones

    Avoid cellphones
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    Use of cell phones is restricted normally. Photography is restricted in some temples.

  • Circumambulation or pradakshina

    Circumambulation or pradakshina
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    Devotees are to walk around the sanctum sanctorum in a clockwise direction


About Naganathaswamy Temple (Kethu Sthalam)

Keezhaperumpallam is one of the Navagraha Temple located in the Cauvery Delta region dedicated to Shri Kethu (South Lunar Planet).

Both the Devas (Angels) and Asuras (Demons) wanted to get Amirtham (nectar) from the Parkadal (Milk Ocean). Lord Vishnu as in the shape of Mohini was distributing Amirtham to the Devas. At that time Swarvabanu took divine shape sitting between the Sun and Moon received the Amirtham and ate it. This was informed to Lord Vishnu by the Sun and Moon. Lord Vishnu was keeping a long spoon in his hand and he hit the Asuras head heavily. 

The Asuras head and the body were separated.The head part goes to Lord Kethu. The devotees may get certain defects caused by Kethu as Nagathosam, Kethu thosam Marriage thosam, children thosam, snake thosam, defects of the former birth are redressed when they pray here.He is a fearless planet doing all good for the devotees belonging to his Rasi.

People pray to planet Kethu for excellence in education and family prosperity.Those facing some adverse aspects of this planet, pray first to Lord Naganatha and Kethu with red flowers, offering horsegram rice – Kollu sadham – as nivedhana and light seven deepas.Pujas are performed to planet Kethu at Rahukalas and Yemakanda Kala times 

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