Vrat-Festivals | Temples
In Kerala instead of Puttu it is medium forest seen at Mannarsala, very small forest and muddy lake area at Ameda etc. In Kerala temple use of turmeric paste and powder is common with worshiping of Naag idols. Even Prasadam is combined with turmeric. While worshipping in Naag temples it is very important to observe purity of body and mind . It is known to all. Purity of body for at least 7 days is very much specific for Sarp Bali at Ameda. In all Naag temples, the worship on day with Ayilyam star are important in all months. Worship is also done in Naag temples for Sarp Dosh. Some temples, like Ameda in Kerala, conduct Sarp Bali. (Shraadha to Sarp). Normally people conduct Sarp Bali on advice by divine people, astrologers etc.
Naag Temple at Kengery
There are other Deities also in the complex - three more deities are enshrined with separate sanctum. One is Mahaa Ganapati, another is Muruga and third is Van Durgaa. The order of worship told is to start with is Mahaa Ganapati. The idol of Ganapati is big. After worshipping Mahaa Ganapati, the 5-headed Naag, very big in size, is worshipped. This Naag is to be worshipped before worshiping another Naag, which is smaller in size and five headed and called Mool Sthaanam. This Mool Sthaan Naag is the main deity of the Temple.
The emphasis told in the Temple is to circumambulate the small sanctum
9 times after performing Sankalp by the priest.
Van Durgaa and Man Puttu
Naag Raajaa and Naag Yakshee
This Mukti Naag temple is at 18th Kilometre on the Mysore route from Bangalore city railway station. Just about half a kilometer before a big Swarn Ganapati gives Darshan and blesses us. It is a separate Temple on the left side while coming from Bangalore. There is a right turn at the Junction of Raajarajeswaree dental college point. Take drive for 5 kms and again a board will indicate the way to temple, again taking a 2nd right turn. The travel along somewhat grassy patches, a preferable area of snakes to live is about one km to reach the temple premises. The temple is in a somewhat plain open area. There are no compound walls, no borders for the Naag Raaj here. Similar to Kadampuzha temple or the so in Kerala, the temple worshipping time is from 7.30 AM to 7.30 PM only. It is continuous.
It is best to go there by car or taxi, though people take auto also from nearby
places. General worship by the priests includes as purchasing the Naag, offer
Sankalp with prayer, make nine circumambulation, with prayer holding Naag, and
put the Naag idol in the Hundial. Below is the address and phone number for the
convenience of readers desiring to visit the temple. A sincere prayer will always
be fulfilled in the temple by aspiring devotees. The name of the temple itself is
Mukti Naag Kshetra ---
Created by Sushma Gupta on 3/15/05
Updated on 09/30/13