|GODS and GODDESSES|
sthala varalaru, dosham and remedial measures
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
The devas and asuras churned the
Paarkadal to obtain amirtham that would free them from death, keeping them
alive for ever. When the amirtham emerged, Lord Vishnu in the guise
of Mohini was distributing the amirtham only to the devas. He was worried
that the evil deeds of the asuras will increase multifold if they consumed
amirtham. Realising this, one of the asuras with the help of the
asura guru Sukrachariyar, took the form of a deva and consumed the nectar.
Suryan and Chandran who noticed this, complained to Lord Narayana. In anger,
Lord Narayana hit the asura on the head with the spoon in his hand. The
head was cut off and fell on the ground. But because the asura had consumed
amirtham, his head and body continued to live. The head portion of the
asura attached itself to a snake body to become Rahu Bhagavan. The
body portion that was thrown away fell in Pothigai mountain region. This
was found and preserved by a Brahmin. The head of a snake got attached
to the asura body to become Kethu.
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 - multi-colours 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.