Sarpabali is a unique ritual followed in temples dedicated to snakes or serpents in Kerala. It is widely believed that participating in the Sarpabali will help in overcoming all forms of Naga Doshas. Sarpabali is usually performed in the evening. The ritual is dedicated to Nagas and Ashta Nagas. The most auspicious day to perform the ritual is the Ayilyam Nakshatram (Aslesha birth star) day or any other auspicious day suggested by the Thanthri. As part of the ritual a colorful sketch is drawn on the ground. The flower of areca nut tree is used in the ritual for decorating the Nagadevata’s. Conducting or participating in the ritual solves problems as a result of performing Sarpabali. Conducting or participating in the ritual solves problems as a result of performing Sarpabali.