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As we all know, temples remain closed when there is an eclipse. But the Srikalahasti temple remains open even on eclipses, and also they do special poojas on that occasion. Please share the story behind this.

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SriKalaHasti is the temple popular for Kaal Sarp Dosh Nivaran and Rahu Ketu Puja. Since Rahu and Ketu are attributed to be the reasons for the eclipse, this temple remains open during the eclipse.

During the eclipse, devotees offer puja to Rahu and Ketu to pacify them.

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    Sorry but actually, I was looking for a brief explanation. Though your answer is correct can you please extend it to explain "why it is famous for Kaal Sarp dosh Nivaran and rahu ketu puja?" – Mr_Green Jun 27 '14 at 2:58

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