• logo (+91) 94430 56301(+91) 94430 76301
  • logo

    9. Kethu sthalam

    Located Place: Keezha Perumpallam (Its Near Mailaduthurai)

    Deity: Naganatha swami Goddess: Sri Sowndara Nayagi Amman

    Thala Virutcham: Bamboo

    Theertham: Naga Theertham

    Sanctum: Naganathar and Sri Soundara Devi (Nayaki) (Urchavar) : Somaskandar

    Temple Worship time: 6.00 AM to 1.00 PM & 4.00 PM to 9.00 PM

    Temple contact no: 04364- 260 424.

    About Keezhaperumpallam:

    The Keezha Perumpallam located near Mailaduthurai south India. And it’s near the temple Thiruvenkadu (8 km) and the main deity is Naganathar and his consorts’ Sri Soundara Nayaki. And it’s only one temple for Saturn (Kethu) (Navagraha in Tamil nadu) south lunar node.

    And the temple constructed during the period of 10 th century. And constructed by chola.

    Here Ketu is enshrined with head of a snake and body of an asura. This place is also called as Vanagiri.

    Lord Kethu faces west in the north Praha ram. Lord Ketu appears with the body in divine form, his head as a five-headed snake and the folded hands worshipping Lord Shiva.


    According to the story, when amirtham emerged after churning of the Paarkadal by the devas and the asuras, Vasuki the serpent used as the rope for the purpose got exhausted and split its venom. Devas ran to lord Shiva for protection from the impact of spreading poison. Lord Shiva swallowed the poison and protected the world. And the Vasuki felt that it had caused lord shiva to swallow its poison and performed penance seeking lord’s pardon. And lord gave dharson to Vasuki and admired it sense of sacrifice. Vasuki requested lord shiva to stay in this place and lord obliged Vasuki and stayed in here named after the serpent - Naganathar.

    Temple Feature:

    Ketu is generally referred to as a “shadow” planet. He is considered as Tail of the Demon Snake. It is believed to have a tremendous impact on human lives and also the whole creation.

    Astronomically, Rahu and Ketu denote the points of intersection of the paths of the Sun and the Moon as they move on the celestial sphere. Therefore, Rahu and Ketu are respectively called the north and the south lunar nodes.

    The fact that eclipses occurs when Sun and Moon are at one of these points gives rise to the story of the swallowing of the Sun and the Moon.

    Ketu represents cosmic collections both good and bad, spirituality and supernatural influences. Ketu is associated with the Meena Avatar (Fish Incarnation) of Vishnu. Ketu signifies the spiritual process of the refinement of materialization to spirit and is considered both malefic and benefic, as it causes sorrow and loss, and yet at the same time turns the individual to God. In other words, it causes material loss in order to force a more spiritual outlook in the person. Ketu is a karaka or indicator of intelligence, wisdom, non-attachment, fantasy, penetrating insight, derangement, and psychic abilities.

    Ketu is believed to bring prosperity to the devotee’s family, removes the effects of snakebite and illness arising out of poisons. He grants good health, wealth and cattle to his devotees. Ketu is the lord of three nakshatras: Ashvini (Ashwini or Ashwathi), Magha (Maham) and Moola (Moolam). The people who come under the influence of Ketu can achieve great heights, most of them spiritual.

    The Adi Devatha is Chitragupta and the Prathyathi Devata is Lord Brahma and his color is red and his vahana is the eagle. The grain associated with him is Horsegram. The flower is red lily and the fabric is multi colored cloth, gem is Cat’s eye. Offering is rice mixed with the powder of Horsegram. The significations of Ketu are salvation, sight, property, land, gold, vehicle, fame, wife, children, knowledge, business, happiness and unexpected gains.

    Ketu who’s other names are Dhwaja and Sikhi acts like Mars. It generally reflects the traits of the sign it occupies provided it is not aspected by any other planet. If it is aspected or conjoined by any other planet it imbibes its qualities.

    Kethu is an Asura by birth, when he was young he was known as swarvabanu. His grandfather was kasibamunivar, his father was Vibarachithu and his mother was Simgigai. As his mother was Simgigai he was called as Simgikeyan.

    Kedu Bahwan : Flower: lotus Food : kollu sadam Pujas performed rahu kalam yamakandam kalam.


  • Sivarathri (Feb –March).
  • Annabishegam for the month of Ippasi (Oct-Nov).
  • Panguni Vasuki Utsav (Mar-Apr).
  • Travel Information: Thirukadaiyur to Keezhaperumpallam 16 Km ( 30 Min)