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Pooja for Raghu
The Shiva Shrine is dedicated to Sri Naganathaswamy.His consort is Giri Gujambika,is enshirned with Lakshmi and Saraswathi by her side.Rahu,the presiding deity worshipped the lord here on sivarathiri to reedem himself from the curse of a rishi.Sundays are very auspicious and devotees perform milk abhishekam to Rahu,who is enshrined with his consorts.A noteworthy feature is that the milk turns blue.A dip in soola theertha is said to cure one of the diseases and give prosperity.The temple of Sri Rahu is located in Tirunageshwaram , near kumbakonam , in Tamilnadu.
Serpents such as Adishesha,Karkotaka & Taksha devoted Lord Shiva on this position,resulting in name "Tirunageswaram".According to Hindu tale, the snakes' leader,Adisesha performed forfeit at this position,known as Senbaranya Kshetram due to the existence of huge amount of Senbaga plants.God Shiva was satisfied by his penance and showed up to him.As Lord Shiva provided an advantage to the Serpent's leader,he is known as Naganathar.Deity Girigujambal is considered to be devoting Lord Shiva here with Saraswathi,Lakshmi,Shasta,Muruga and Ganesha.Still Maha Bhairava is considered to be protecting and supporting the heavenly mother through her prayers.This Deityis Suppossed to be Swayambu.Therefore,no abhishekam is conducted for the picture.As said in a Hindu tale,Indra got cursed by wise Gautama since he didn't behaved well with his wife Ahalya.It is thought that Indra praised Giri-Gujambigai by means of a fragrant content known as Punugu about 45 days,in order to acquire escape from sage's problem.Sages like Prashara and Gautama & leaders like Nala and Bhagiratha are suppossed to have devoted Naganathar on this position.
Lord Rahu is thought to be the reason for one's excellent status,position,company,commitment,successful over resistance to journey internation & for mantra energy.
It is considered that by doing abhisekam of milk on Rahu Bhagawan during the period of Rahu kalam,the wait in Planning a wedding,childlessness,married life problems,bad effects of Sarpa Dhosha,kalasarpa Dhosha and Kalasthra Dhosha are all treated.