Keezhperumpallam 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 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.
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 ketave namah.
RESULT: The planetary diety Ketu is propitiated granting victory over enemies, favour from the King or government, and reduction in diseases caused by Ketu.