There are many misconceptions and misunderstandings related to the Poojas which are performed for various defects present in a horoscope and an average native is usually not able to decide what is the proper way and procedure to perform Pooja for a defect present in his horoscope. Kaal Sarp Yog nivaran Pooja also leads to many misunderstandings as different astrologers and different natives interested in astrology preach and do this Pooja in different ways.
For example, some astrologers believe and preach that going to Trayambakeshwar temple of Lord Shiva in Nasik and doing a Kaal Sarp Dosh nivaran Pooja at this place is the best way to do this Pooja. Some other astrologers recommend places like Ujjain or some other places and these astrologers also believe that doing a Kaal Sarp Yog nivaran Pooja at these places is the best way to reduce Kaal Sarp Dosh in a horoscope. In this topic, we will look at the relevance and effect of Kaal Sarp Yog nivaran Pooja performed at these religious places and temples but before doing that; let’s look at the procedure which should be strictly followed by the Pandits performing this Pooja for a native.
The most important step in performing any kind of Pooja to rectify any defect in a horoscope is to perform the chant of a mantra specified to reduce the strength of that defect and this chant amounts to a number of 125,000 in most cases. For example, Kaal Sarp Dosh nivaran Pooja should ideally include a chant of 125,000 Kaal Sarp Yog nivaran mantras and rest of the procedure is built around this chant. To start with Kaal Sarp Dosh nivaran Pooja, a specific day is chosen for the start and completion of this Pooja which is decided according to the horoscope of the native.
At the day of starting this Pooja, a Sankalp or resolution is taken by the Pandits who are generally 5 in number. In this Sankalp, the head Pandit or the main Pandit takes an oath before Lord Shiva that he and his assistant Pandits are going to perform a chant of 125,000 Kaal Sarp Yog nivaran mantras for a specific person who is the native and whose name, his father’s name and his family surname is also mentioned in Sankalp. The names of the Pandits doing this chant, the days taken to complete this chant and the specific wishes required by the native as a result of this Pooja are also mentioned; and this is the first step which starts a Kaal Sarp Dosh nivaran Pooja.
After this, all the Pandits start chanting Kaal Sarp Yog nivaran mantra on daily basis for about 6 to 8 hours a day and in such a way that they are able to complete the total chant of 125,000 mantras till the decided day of completion of this Pooja. The Pandits keep chanting the Kaal Sarp Dosh nivaran mantra on daily basis till the day of the completion and they complete the committed chant of mantras on that day. After completion of chant of Kaal Sarp Yog nivaran mantra, the completion ceremony is arranged for the Pooja which can take about 2-3 hours if done with proper procedure. A Pooja for lord Shiva, goddess Parvati, Lord Ganesha and other members of Shiva family is performed first and many kinds of offerings like flowers, fruits, sweets, milk, curd, honey, desi ghee, sugar and many other things are offered to these gods and goddesses.
The completion of the resolution or Sankalp taken by the Pandits is repeated and it is conveyed to the gods by Pandits that they have completed the chant of 125,000 Kaal Sarp Dosh nivaran mantras, in the time promised by them and in the manner promised by them, at the day of start of this Pooja. It is also mentioned that all this chant and Pooja has been performed on behalf of their client whose name and other details are again mentioned and it is then preyed that their client should be blessed with the good results of this Kaal Sarp Yog nivaran Pooja, since he has followed all the procedures for this Pooja and he has got this Pooja performed through Pandits in order to rectify Kaal Sarp Dosh present in his horoscope.
Things related to navagraha or some specific planets among navagraha are also offered and donated during the course of this final Pooja ceremony for Kaal Sarp Yog nivaran Pooja. Generally, the things related to all planets among navagraha are donated during the final Pooja for Kaal Sarp Dosh nivaran and these things may include rice, wheat, sugar, salt, oil, blanket and some other things, each of which relate to one or the other planet among navagraha. After completion of this Pooja, blessings are taken from the gods and goddesses; and then the ceremony of Havna is started which is the final and a very important ceremony as this is a ceremony through which a direct connection between the native and the corresponding planets or gods is established with the help of Pandits.
Havna is a very important and technical procedure and it should be performed by expert Pandits with great attention and care. After starting the Havna and completing the necessary formalities, the chant of Kaal Sarp Yog nivaran mantra is again started and this time with the completion of each mantra, a sound of Swaaha is chanted by the Pandits and upon the chant of this sound of Swaaha, certain specific things which form the constituents of Pooja Samagri and which can vary from Pooja to Pooja are offered in a specific way to the holy fire which has been lit to perform the Havna for Kaal Sarp Dosh nivaran Pooja. This process is repeated again and again; and each time the Pandits chant the sound of Swaaha, Pooja samagri is offered to the holy fire of Havna in a specific way. Once the specific chant of Kaal Sarp Yog nivaran mantra fixed for the Havna is completed, some other important mantras are chanted which may differ from Pooja to Pooja and here again, Pooja samagri is offered to the holy fire of Havna at the sound of Swaaha, at the completion of each mantra.
Finally, a dry coconut is filled with certain specific things which may again be different for different Poojas and this coconut is then placed in the holy fire of Havna as the final offering, with the chant of some specific mantras and the desired result is again prayed by the Pandits on behalf of the native. The client or the native is then asked to complete 1, 3 or 7 circles around the Havna kund where each one of these circular movement is called a Pradakshina or a Parikarma and upon the completion of this Parikarma, Kaal Sarp Dosh Pooja is completed. Though Kaal Sarp Yog nivaran Pooja includes many other steps and procedures than the ones mentioned here, these steps are the most important steps of Kaal Sarp Dosh nivaran Pooja and they should be done and executed by expert and established Pandits. Missing some of the important procedures or not doing them properly can reduce the desired effects of the Pooja and the native may not get proper results from his Kaal Sarp Yog nivaran Pooja.
There are some precautions which should be observed by the native during the running time of his Kaal Sarp Dosh nivaran Pooja; otherwise he may not get proper results from this Pooja. From the time of start of Kaal Sarp Yog nivaran Pooja till the time of completion of this Pooja, the native for whom this Pooja is being performed should abstain from eating non vegetarian foods of all kinds including fish and egg, he should stay away from liquors and alcohols of all kinds and he should also stay away from smoking for all this time. Apart from this, the native should also not make sexual contacts with any female including his wife.
The native should also not engage in any kinds of bad conducts of violence, hatred or any other kinds of conducts which are considered immoral during the running time of Kaal Sarp Dosh nivaran Pooja. The native should try to connect himself to Kaal Sarp Yog nivaran Pooja on daily basis; which he can do by praying to Lord Shiva daily after taking bath and repeating the Sankalp that the main Pandit had made on his behalf at the start of this Pooja. The native should address Lord Shiva and say through his words or through his mind that he is getting a Kaal Sarp Dosh nivaran Pooja performed with a chant of 125,000 mantras and this Pooja is being performed at such and such place by a specific number of Pandits; and that he is following all the procedures and precautions with complete dedication and devotion; and that Lord Shiva and Serpent gods should bless him with the best possible results for this Pooja.
It should be noted that Kaal Sarp Yog nivaran Pooja can be performed in the presence of the native as well as in the absence of the native and in case the native is unable to be personally present at the place of Kaal Sarp Dosh nivaran Pooja, this Pooja is conducted with the help of native’s photograph or picture in which the native should be alone, no one else should be present in the picture and this picture should be as recent as possible. In this case, the main Pandit will take the Sankalp for Kaal Sarp Yog nivaran Pooja on behalf of the native in the presence of his photograph or picture. The name of native’s father and the surname of his family is spoken in the Sankalp and it is also mentioned by the main Pandit that this native is unable to attend to this Pooja by means of his personal presence; and hence a specific Pandit whose name and surname is mentioned, will be performing all the rituals to be performed by the native on behalf of the native. It should be noted that this Pandit is one of the Pandits who are performing a chant of 125,000 Kaal Sarp Dosh nivaran mantras for the native.
This way, the rituals to be performed by the native at the starting day and completion day of Kaal Sarp Yog nivaran Pooja are performed by the chosen Pandit and it is conveyed by him on both of these days that he is performing these rituals on behalf of the native whose photograph is always kept present during the Pooja and it is used as a symbol of the native. For example, if the chosen Pandit is supposed to offer flowers to Lord Shiva, he will first touch his hand carrying the flowers with the picture of the native and then he will offer those flowers to Lord Shiva. All other rituals are also performed likewise. It is important to note that even if the native is personally not present for his Kaal Sarp Dosh nivaran Pooja, he is strictly supposed to practice all the necessary and already mentioned precautions for his Kaal Sarp Yog nivaran Pooja, in whichever part of the world he may be present during the running time of such Pooja. The native should also keep repeating his Sankalp for Kaal Sarp Dosh nivaran Pooja on daily basis as already mentioned and he should ask for the best results of this Pooja.
Now that you know the procedure involved in performing Kaal Sarp Yog nivaran Pooja, the rest becomes comparatively easy to decide. The place for performing Kaal Sarp Dosh nivaran Pooja can make a difference in the results, which means that a Pooja performed at Trayambakeshwar temple is certainly more benefic than a Pooja performed at a local temple. However, it should be kept in mind that the place chosen for a Pooja is always an added bonus and the main effect or fruit of Kaal Sarp Yog nivaran Pooja still lies in the chant of 125,000 Kaal Sarp Dosh nivaran mantras, which is the backbone of this Pooja and without which this Pooja can’t produce any significant results.
The chant of mantras is the most important step in every kind of Pooja and the rest of procedures are done to enhance the results of the Pooja. Hence no compromises should be made with the chant of Kaal Sarp Yog nivaran mantra and a Pooja should only be performed at Trayambakeshwar or Ujjain or other such places if the Pandits present at these places are offering to do this Pooja with a chant of 125,000 Kaal Sarp Dosh nivaran mantras which may take around 7 days to complete if 5 Pandits are doing this chant at the same time, for 6 to 8 hours every day. However if the Pandits present at these holy places are performing this Pooja in a duration of 2-3 hours or even less, be aware that this is not a complete Kaal Sarp Yog nivaran Pooja, and this is only the procedure practiced as the completion ceremony of a Kaal Sarp Dosh nivaran Pooja which contributes only for about 10% of the total effect of the Pooja, and accordingly the native getting this kind of Pooja performed is not likely to witness significant results.
Hence the procedure involved in a Kaal Sarp Yog nivaran Pooja is more important than the place of Pooja and due attention should be paid to the fact that your Pandits are following the procedure and they are completing a chant of 125,000 mantras for the Pooja. If the Pandits performing a Kaal Sarp Dosh nivaran Pooja at holy places are completing this Pooja with this specific chant of mantras and they are also following the other procedures; then it is a definite advantage getting this Pooja performed at these places. However if they are not following the procedures of the Pooja and they are not doing any chant of Kaal Sarp Yog nivaran mantras, all you are getting are the blessings of that holy place and nothing else. In this case, it is wiser to get this Pooja performed at another place where the Pandits can do it with proper time and proper procedures.
This is because, if you only want the blessings of a holy place, you can always go there and take blessings from the Gods by bowing to them and by doing other good deeds at these places. On the other hand, when you are going there to get a Kaal Sarp Dosh nivaran Pooja performed, you should ensure that this Pooja is performed through proper procedures so that you may get optimum results from this Pooja. Taking blessings from holy places like Trayambakeshwar temple is always good and everyone should do it as and when possible. However, getting misguided or misled by some Pandits practicing at holy places is altogether a different matter and you should always be cautious when getting some specific Poojas or ceremonies performed at these places.