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Kuja Rahu Sandhi Shanti Pooja

Kuja Rahu Sandhi Shanti Pooja is performed when the Dasha of Kuja / Angaraka / Mars ends and the Mahadasha of Rahu begins. This transit of Dasha from Kuja to Rahu is believed to usher in problems in marital life or cause delays in marriage for the unmarried. At times this Kuja Rahu Sandhi could also lead to dire consequences to one’s life, if the horoscope is weak.

When Rahu Dasha is beginning, according to horoscope, Kuja-Rahu Sandhi Shanti Homam is suggested. It is very useful in mending broken marital relationships or bringing marital bliss to the unmarried. This Puja helps the person to overcome or reduce the ill effects during this Kuja Rahu Sandhi period.

When Kuja (Planet Mars) is positioned in 2nd, 4th, 7th, 8th or 12th house in the Janma Kundali (horoscope), it is referred to as Kuja Dosha or Mangalik. Kuja dosha affects married life, emotional issues, financial losses and other health related issues.

Kuja (Mars God), together with Adhidevata and Pratyadhidevata, are worshipped. Similarly, Rahu (The Shadow planet) together with Adhidevata and Pratyadhidevata, are worshipped along with remaining Navagraha deities.  Kuja-Rahu Sandhi Shanti Homam helps get rid of malefic-effects due to position and combination of Kuja and Rahu in horoscope.

Kuja Rahu Sandhi Shanti at Tirunageshwaram

Tirunageswaram is the kshetram in the famed Navagraha circuit of Kumbakonam, Tamilnadu. Tirunageswaram is at 6 kms from Kumbakonam and is the most popular Rahu kshetram. Lord Rahu here gives darshan, along with his consorts Nagavalli & Nagakanya.

Many serpents, including Adishesha, Takshaka and Karkotaka, worshipped Lord Shiva at this place, leading to the name “Tirunageswaram”. As per Hindu legend, the king of snakes, Adisesha did penance at this Kshetram on account of the presence of large number of Senbaga/Champaka trees. Shiva was pleased by the penance and appeared before him. Since Shiva gave a boon to the king of Serpents, he is called Naganathar. Goddess Girikujaamba is believed to be worshipping Shiva here till date, with goddesses Lakshmi, Saraswathi, Ganesha, Muruga, and Shaasta.


Benefits of performing Kuja Rahu Sandhi Shanti:

  • Helps in reducing the negative effect of Kuja Rahu Dasha Sandhi.
  • Improved marriage prospects. The person would be blessed with an ideal life partner for marriage
  • Harmony in married life.  Those with problems in marital lives would witness marital bliss.
  • Devotees with weak horoscopes, would be protected from dire consequences of the Kuja Rahu Dasha Sandhi.
  • Provides for Improved mental Health
  • Peace and harmony in family
Mangala / Angaraka / Kuja / Chevaai

Mangala / Angaraka / Kuja / Chevaai


Maha Bhairava is still believed to be guarding and assisting the divine mother during her prayers. The Goddess is said to be Swayambu as she is present in the form of a Meru. Sages like Gautama, Parashara and kings like Bhagiratha and Nala are said to have worshipped Naganathar at this place.

Since serpent gods have all visited and worshipped Lord Shiva here, this is the kshetram of the serpent’s shadow planet Rahu. Devotees visit in thousands to Thirunageswaram from world over, to worship Sri Naganatha Swamy and perform special pujas for Rahu.

Miraculously, while performing ‘paalabhishekam’ (milk abhishekam) for the idols of Rahu and His consorts, the milk reflects a bluish colour while running down the idol. Since Rahu is in form of a serpent, the poison from the serpent is said to turn the milk blue in colour. Devotees throng in thousands at the Rahu sannidhi of this temple, to witness this divine abhisheka.

Rahu Deva: Head of Demon Snake

Rahu Deva: Head of Demon Snake


Our Service Assurance:

Pureprayer offers puja and homam services, both in the ashrams and locations of your choice, performed by Vedic scholars who can speak multiple languages, including English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada etc. Kuja-Rahu Sandhi Shanti can be performed at Gokarna, Kollur, Ghati Subrahmanya, Kalahasti, Thirupampuram & Thirunageswaram Temples, Vaidheeswaran koil  in Tamilnadu.

Service Includes:

  • Astrology support to help devotees with puja, homam and parihara related queries
  • Arrange a call with our Purohits and Guruji at the ashram to address queries related to the puja rituals
  • All puja samagri (materials)
  • Transfer from devotee location to Kshetras and local transportation in AC vehicles
  • Transparent puja pricing and explanation of procedures
  • Booking of Budget or Luxury accommodation at location
  • Sattvik food at location (optional)

Online Puja & Homam Service:

Pureprayer offers online homam and puja services for devotees who cannot be present in-person at the pooja location. We perform all poojas and homas at any of our network of pooja mandirs, Kshetras and Homa Kuteeras. Our qualified Vedic pandits and purohits will perform the pooja as per the prescribed procedures with a sankalpam. We can create a short video of the sankalpam along with the mantra chanting and share it with the devotee on WhatsApp. If the devotee prefers to remotely participate during the pooja or homam, we can connect with the purohits at pooja mandirs via a live video call using any of the video calling apps (WhatsApp, Zoom, Duo or Skype).


Kuja Rahu Sandhi Shanti

Kuja Rahu Sandhi Shanti

Frequently asked Questions:

Which are the best Kuja Rahu Sandhi Shanti parihara Sthalams?

Tirunageswaram is the most popular Rahu Parihara sthalam in Tamilnadu near Kumbakonam. The other temples are Tirupaampuram near Kumbakonam, Vaitheeswaran Koil near Kumbakonam.

How can we reduce the malefic effects of Rahu and Kuja?

Worshipping Lord Subrahmanya and Lord Shiva on Tuesdays reduces the malefic results of Kuja Rahu Dasha Sandhi. Kuja Rahu Sandhi Shanti puja includes prayers to Lord Subrahmanya and Lord Shiva.

When to Perform Kuja Rahu Sandhi Shanti puja?

Kuja Rahu Sandhi Shanti puja can be performed 3 months prior to when the Kuja Mahadasha is going to end and before the Rahu Mahadasha starts. We can perform this Kuja Rahu Sandhi Shanti on any auspicious day or the ideal day per the Rashi Nakshatra of the person.

The ritual is also performed when Kuja Mahadasha is presently going on and Rahu Antardasha is there or vice versa. During such a phase also, Kuja Rahu Sandhi Shanti has to be performed to overcome the ill effects.

What can be done if the placement of Kuja / Angaraka in horoscope is poor or there is presence of Manglik Dosha?

When the devotee is Manglik or the position of Kuja/Angaraka/Mars in the horoscope is weak, Kuja Rahu Sandhi Shanti Homam can be performed at Vaitheeswaran Koil Kuja kshetra near Kumbakonam. Vaidheeswaran Koil is the popular Angaraka/Mars sthalam in the Navagraha circuit around Kumbakonam. Highly learned Gurukkal Vedic pandits at Vaitheeswaran Koil could perform Kuja Rahu Sandhi Shanti Homam along with Manglik Dosha Nivarana(If any) for the devotee.

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