Navagraha : Rahu Sthalam – Thirunageswaram
நவகிரக கோவில்கள் – ராகு பகவான் – நாகேஸ்வரம்
The navagraha sthala for Rahu near kumbakonam is Thirunageswaram
Thirunageswaram is located near Kumbakonam (500 meters from uppiliappan koil or Oppiliappan koil). Kumbakonam is the nearest railway station.
Distance between Kumbakonam to Thirunageswaram – 88 km
Name of the Main deity : Sri Naganathaswamy
Temple Timing: 6.00 Am – 12.30 pm; 4.00 pm – 8.30 pm
Phone Number : 0435- 2463354
Pooja material used for pooja/archana: Flower – Manthara poo; Samithu – Arugu; Dhaniyam (Grain) -Karuppu Ulundu (Black full urid dal); Cloth – Blue colour; Dhoop – kadugu; Athi Devatha – Mariamman
Rahu is associated with the world of material manifestation and worldly desire, as well as random, uncontrolled growth without wisdom or understanding.
Rahu can be considered to be the expert among the planets when it comes to scheming and plotting. It is the master of manipulation.
Lal Kitab makes an interesting point that if Jupiter and Venus are
conjunct in a chart, they can together be treated as Rahu. This relates to the fact that Rahu acts as a bridge between Jupiter who is the preceptor of the Gods, and Venus, who is the preceptor of the Demons.
Rahu governs all sorts of poisonous chemicals like fertilizers,
pesticides, and disinfectants that are in use in the present times. It
also governs all the substances with a strong pungent smell like the
sulphur-dioxide gas. In other words Rahu has a role to play whenever a poisonous substance is involved.
There is no equal to Rahu when it comes to giving Upliftment in Name and Fame , Sudden Luck Gambling, which is probably the reason why Western astrologers regard it as the greatest benefic force.
Rahu is friends with Saturn, Mercury and Venus. It is neutral towards Mars, Jupiter. It is the enemy of Sun and Moon. It is important to note that Rahu is more inimical to Sun as compared to Moon.
Hanuman, in his childhood, famously flew towards the sun, as it
appeared to be a big fruit. The day was solar eclipse day, when Rahu was to swallow up the sun. Rahu arrived and saw Hanuman trying to swallow the sun; little Hanuman, seeing Rahu, was attracted to the curiosity of the disembodied head, and caught Rahu.
On another occasion, during the Ramayana war, Ravana imprisoned
Navagrahas. Hanuman arrived and released Navagraha. Navagraha then blessed Hanuman, stating that “people devoted to you are blessed by us too”.
Individually all graha blessed Hanuman. Thus Rahu’s negative influence will be subdued when one worships Lord Hanuman
Rahu is lord of three nakshatras or lunar mansions: Ardra (Tthiruvadhirai), Swathi (Svati) and Shatabhisha (Sadhaya)