Keezhperumpallam sthala varalaru, dosham and remedial
This place is also called Vanagiri. Kethu prayed to
Naaganaadhaswami and was blessed and rid of his sins by Lord
Siva. It is rare to find Kethu with his head. At this sthala,
he can be seen worshipping Naaganaadhaswami with his folded hands
held high. Rahu after taking nectar was torn by Lord Narayana.
The head portion joined with a snake body and became Rahu
Bhagavan. The body portion that was thrown away fell in Pothigai
mountain region. This was found and preserved by a Brahmin. The
body grew, because of having nectar and the head of a snake got
attached to the body to become Kethu. Kethu Bhagavan has the
head of a snake and the body of an asura.
Persons afflicted by Kethu dosham are stricken with
fears of dacoity, bad habits, loss of property, loss of face,
putra dosham. By praying to Kethu Bhagavan, one can be rid of
the doshams. Motcham, sight, property, land, gold, vehicle,
fame, wife, children, happiness, unexpected property gains are
the beneficial aspects of Kethu Bhagavan.
Knowledge, business, leprosy, poisonous bites are
the aspects of this planet.
The sthalam of Kethu is Keezhperumpallam, which is
located 6 kms from Thiruvengaadu, enroute to Poompuhar. His wife
is Chitralekha. The presiding deities are Naaganaadaswamy and
his consort Ambal. He faces the North-West direction. The Adi
Devatha is Chitraguptan and the Prathyathi Devatha is Brahma; his
colour is red and his vahana is the eagle; the grain associated
with him is khollu; the flower - red alli (lily); fabric - multi
coloured cloth; gem - Vaidooriyam (cat's eye); food - rice
mixed with khollu powder.
Aswa Dhwajaaya Vidhmahe
Soola Hasthaaya Dheemahi
Thanno Kethu Pracho Dhayaath
Palaasa pushpa sankaasam
Rowdhram rowdhraathmakam go'ram
Tham Kethum Pranamaam Yaham.
The one who looks like Palasa flower, One who is the king of
the stars and One who has a fierce form and is scary and angry, I
prostrate that Kethu.
Propitiation of Ketu (Thursday)
CHARITY: Donate a brown cow with white spots,
colored blankets, or a dog to a poor young man on Thursday.
FASTING: On the first Thursday of the waxing moon,
especially during major or minor Ketu periods.
MANTRA: To be chanted on Thursday at midnight,
especially during major or minor Ketu periods:
Ketu seed mantra: Aum sram srim sraum sah
RESULT: The planetary diety Ketu is propitiated
granting victory over enemies, favour from the King or
government, and reduction in diseases caused by Ketu.
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