For over 20 years, visiting devotees have greatly benefitted from Chief Saivagama Priest, Sri Sai Swarna’s expertise in Jyotish Shastra (Astrology). Five years ago, during a busy period with several back-to-back Jyotish consultations Sai Swarna noticed that many of the devotees are afflicted with Kuja Dosham and Kalasarpa Dosham in their horoscopes. For the benefit of these devotees, he suggested that a temple for Naga Devatha be added to the ICCT campus. After thorough discussion between the trustees, taking Vastushastra into consideration, it was decided to build the Naga Devatha temple to the east of the Ashtamukha Gandabherunda Lakshmi Narsimha Swamy temple, right next to the Pushkarini. Sankhu Sthapana (ground breaking) was performed in Nov 2016. The Prathista of this temple was done during Dwiteeya Kumbhabhishekam (May 31st — Jun 4th 2017).
At the time of one’s birth, Mars’s inauspicious location from the ascendant in Moon chart (2, 12, 4, 7, 8 houses) will result in Kuja Dosham. The negative effects of Kuja Dosham are: delayed or difficult marriages, failed engagements, early untimely death of spouse, divorce, failed romance, leading to murder, marital infidelity, and infertility.
One acquires Kalasarpa Dosham by encouraging or participating in killing or hurting snakes or destroying their homes (anthills) unnecessarily. It can also haunt the family for generations, if one’s ancestors committed the above acts. Also, if at the time of birth, all other planets are in between Rahu & Kethu, the Shraddha karmas are not done by the heirs, cremation is not done within 3 days of death, or final rites are performed by persons other than the heirs, this dosham will haunt the family tree. This results in: infertility, abortions, stillbirths, infant mortality, birth defects, serious illness, mental retardation, impotence, marital disharmony, divorce, premature death of spouse, serious illnesses like AIDS and TB, deafness, middle-ear infections, recurrent accidents and surgeries, heavy business losses, heavy debts leading to bankruptcy.
Performing Abhishekam, Ashta Nagadevatha puja, & Rahu-Ketu puja under the guidance of a qualified priest rectifies Kuja Dosham and Kalasarpa Dosham. A monthly schedule of Rahu-Ketu puja will commence on every last week Sunday of every month, so that devotees can conveniently participate in the prayers to alleviate the astrological maladies, and lead peaceful and healthy lives. We sincerely hope that devotees will benefit greatly from this beautiful addition to the ICCT campus. It may also interest you to learn that this beautiful temple has been built from the ground up by dedicated community volunteers.