On the far eastern side of the ashram is a beautiful temple dedicated to the snake Gods- Sri Rahu and Sri Kethu. The temple is located on an elevated plane, open-to-sky, and is situated in a very tranquil area of the ashram.
This shrine is the most sacred and powerful aspect of the ashram. Every Tuesday, a special Pooja is performed to Sri Rahu and Sri Kethu, with elaborate chanting and drum beats. Special, elaborate Poojas are performed by the revered Namboodaris of Kerala on auspicious occasions, which is an experience to cherish!
Since times immemorial, Indians have offered respects to Snake Gods and worshipped them to attain all the goals in life. The snake Gods are the protectors of planet earth. They are responsible for Health, Wisdom, family development, and spiritual evolution.
The snake Gods, Sri Rahu and Sri Ketu are the two planets in the solar system, renowned for energy and wisdom. Most temples in South India have a special place for the snake Gods and revered with utmost devotion.
Special Worship is offered on Tuesdays, Sundays and auspicious days in the month.
If you wish to perform a Poojas to the Snake Gods at Sri Naaga Kshethra on your birthday, wedding anniversary, your parent’s birthday, children’s birthday, on auspicious days, kindly click on this link to book the Pooja online.
Dress appropriately, especially in traditional Indian clothes.
Devotees are instructed to offer their respects starting with Sri Ganapathi Temple, to Sri Saraswathi and Akanda Jyothi inside the Saraswathi Mantapam, when head to Sri Kalyana Subramanya Temple, then to Sri Shirdi Sai Baba Temple and then climb down the stairs to enter the Saraswathi Mantapam and then exit to offer prayers are Sri Kaala Bhairava Temple.
Then visit the Guru Peedam and offer respects to Sri Dakshinamoorthy.
Then visit the Sri Naaga Kshethra and offer prayers at the temple.
Then go to the Anna Dhaana Mantpam and have Prasadam. Prasadam is served three times a day, viz., breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Make all your offerings into the Hundi.
While you visit, you can also book for Poojas at the counter, before you enter the temple.