Thiruppampuram is situated in the parkway of Kumbakonam close Karkaththi town. Karkaththi is situated in the middle of Kumbakonam and Peralam. The Peralam Railway station is situated around 7 km from this heavenly place. Peralam is the residential community situated between Mayiladuthurai (Mayavaram) and Thiruvaroor. (It is of Peralam - Kollumangudi - Kumbakonam Thevara Sthalam of the Chola Kingdom found south of stream Kaveri. The Archeological bureau of Tamilnadu has taken interpretations of the epigraphs found in the temple of Saedapreeswarar at Thirupampuram. Devotees who worshipped here include Anandhan, Vasuki, Datchan, Karkodagan, Sanga balan, Kuligan, padman, Maha padman are the main eight Naga’s and the Naga King Aadhiseshan. Poets who sang its praise are Thirugnana Sampanthar, Appar, Sundarar.
About The Temple
The great East confronting three storied temple tower at the principle entryway favors and respects all. Vinayaga is situated at the banner's base staff confronting east and favors all. The Altar and the Nandhiyamperuman are seen alongside the banner staff (the banner staff is demolished). The temple has the customary elements - Sanctum, In the Southeren patio (prakaram) the divinity of Thiumalai Easwaran is found. There's a Niche temple at the southern side for Lord Siva, the divinity is called Thirumalai Eswara. Dakshinamoorthy has been sanctified toward the south of Sanctum. He has been Vinayakar of this sacrosanct spot (Thala Vinayagar) named Rajaja Pillaiar is found in the Western court of the temple. By this Lord Muruga showed himself with Valli and Daivayannai. The heavenly tree of this holy place viz., Vanni Maram (Prosopis Spicegera) is evaluated over 250 years of age favors us. Nagar statute with five heads was sanctified (Prithishtai) by Thiru TSN under the Vanni His mount peacock can be seen under the Aadhi Pamburesar graces the aficionados situated at the storage compartment of this blessed tree. He is known by his name Vaneeswarar. On the Eastern side Bhairavar, Suriyar, Vishnu, Brahma, Panchalingas, Aadhissedan, Raghu-Kethu, Saneeswaran, Thirugnanasambandar, Apparar, Sundarar and Manikkavasakar are found in a different
The focal holy place of the Lord comprises of three sections viz., Mahamandapam, Artha Mandapam and Sanctum Sanctorum (Karuvarai). In the Sanctum Sanctorum the holy place of the Lord Pamburesuvarar shows himself fit as a fiddle of Suyambhu Lingam. The parade symbol of Aadhiseda shows himself worshiping the Lord in the Sanctum Sanctorum. The Goddess Vandu Saer Kuzhali (likewise alluded to as Pramarambikai, Mamalaiyatti and Vandar Poonkuzhali) shows herself confronting east at the left half of the Lord in the Northern court. She graces the devotees with her four hands holding the lotus, giving the shelter with the second, scattering the apprehension with the third and holding the holy dabs of "Uthraksha Malai" (Eloeorpus) in the fourth. The parade symbols are kept securely in the Mahamandapam. The moving Lord Natarajan is likewise found in the Mahamandapam. Among the parade symbols here, the icon of Lord Muruga is a dining experience for the eyes. At the northern piece of the 'Artha mandap', a symbol of Goddess Durga has been sanctified. The copper symbols cast between the twelfth century and nineteenth century at distinctive timeframes is watched securely in the Thirupampuram Saedapureeswarar Temple . Furnished symbol of Vinayagar with its decorative curve (prabai) probably been made amid the thirteenth century. This icon is currently being worshiped as "Kanni Moolai Ganapathy". The storage compartment of the Ganapathy made out of copper is discovered holding an organic product.
The Chandrasekarar symbol is one of the most seasoned icons. It fits in with thirteenth century. Pradosha Nayagar symbol fits in with the time of cholas. The God and Goddess show themselves on the lotus seat with its clears out. These are considered as the Paeria Thevar and Nachiyar Idols. Ruler Shiva's back hand hold a deer and battle–axe and one of the front hands hints at the dissipating apprehension and guaranteeing assurance (Abhayam) and the other hand grasps the Goddess. Aadalvallan icon has four arms and is found in a moving posture neglected by Sivakami and with a major curve behind. The huge curve contains 25 flares of flame (blasts). Ruler Nataraja is found on a lotus seat with leaves with his plaited locks of hair holding tight either side. Every side contains five plaited locks of hair. In one plaited locks of hair shows Ganga with her head twisted. Ruler is wearing Cobra ear rings on his ears and is additionally discovered wearing a series of globules around his neck and different trimmings, for example, wrist trinkets staring him in the face. Two arrangements of icons of Subramanyar alongside Valli and Devayani are found in this Temple . There is a greater symbol of Subramaniyar in a standing stance speaking to the decimation of Asura the Demon. He keeps his left leg pushed on the back of a little pea-cockerel. The peacock is discovered holding a snake between its mouths. He is conveying the low bolt in his front hands. The typical trimmings are designing his mid-section. He is spruced up to his waist. The right leg is found with a shoe and is put on the floor. Valli and Deivayanai are found in their typical shapes. Sivakami shows up with a crown on her head, decorations around her neck one hand emulating as though holding a bloom and with another hand resting upon the seat. Alternate icons are Palliyarai Chokkar, Chandikesvarar, Gnanasampanthar, Appar Swamigal, Sundaramoorthy Swamigal, Manikkavasakar Swamigal, Yogasakthi Amman, Chholaththevar, Mariamman, Cheliamman, Adipura Amman, Somaskandar, all are kept in the Mahamandapam. Adiseshan symbol is kept in the Saedapureesvarar Karuvarai. (Sanctum Sanctorum)
Legend and Stories
Rama performed tharpanam (custom of paying tribute to progenitors) Rama performed tharpanam (custom of paying tribute to precursors) for Dasaratha at different placing so as to put four pindams (rice balls). Then again, to his dishearten the pindams would transform into worms every time he performed the custom. A stressed Rama appealed to Lord Shiva, who encourages Rama to go to mantharavanam (mantharam is the coral's blossom tree, one of the five exceptional trees of paradise) and offer his requests to God to Him (shiva) there. He was told to scrub down in the Arasalar stream close there, before performing the Pitru Tharpanam. Rama did as trained. The four pindams that up to this point were transforming into worms at different spots, surprisingly, got to be four Lingams. Dasaratha Maharaja along these lines achieved mukthi (salvation) and consequently the god's name here is Mukthiswarar. From that point forward, local people trust that that performing the Pitru Tharpanam here vindicates devotees of all their Pitru Sabams (genealogical condemnation) and Pitru Doshams (familial sins). In the external praharam (circumambulatory way) people visiting the temple can see the icon of Rama performing the tharpanam furthermore the four lingams known as Pitru Lingas.
Nayanar proceeded with his worship along these lines and had his nourishment at exactly that point. As he was in Sakya clothing, numerous felt that he was one against Lord Shiva yet Lord alone comprehended his dedication. One day, Sakkia Nayanar started to take his sustenance and all of a sudden understood that he had neglected to do the puja and desparately kept running for the puja doing it with stones. The stones utilized for the puja fell at the feet of Lord Shiva in Mount Kailash. He offered darshan to Nayanar with Mother Parvathi. As Sakkia Nayanar revered Lord Shiva here, the spot is known as Sakkottai"
Thirupampuram is a temple where all kinds of Naga (Snake) Doshas are cured. This temple cures all Doshas are created by Raghu and Kedhu. Naga King Aadhiseshan worshipped at this temple so this place is called as Thirupampuram. Thirunageswaram, Kalahasthi and “Keezha perumpallam” are the other three main Naga Dosha Parihara temples. Devotees worshipping at Thirupampuram will get a benefit of worshipping the above mentioned three Naga temples. At this temple Raghu & Kedhu were appearing in a single body. All the three important Shaivite sages Appar, Sampanthar, Sundarar sung about this temple. Mythological belief is, God is living in the form of snakes. Snakes used to visit this temple regularly and they don’t byte the devotees here. Devotees have witnessed many times the snakes visit the temples and removed their skins as a garland to Shiva and Parvathi. If the devotees have Kala Sarpa Dosha or if they are in 18 years of Raghu or in 7 years of Kedhu they should visit this temple. If they have some other Doshas like “Kalathira Dosha”, or obstacles in marriage or obstacles in having child or repeatedly they see snakes in their dreams they should visit this temple and perform pariharas as per pujari suggest here will help the devotees. Some people may be under Kalasarpa dosha horoscopes, that is the serpent planets Rahu and Ketu shall be at two ends between which other planets would be caught. In some cases, the entire period of 18 years Rahu main period will run. There are also cases where Rahu or Ketu would be occupying the second house in the horoscopes. In some cases they will be in the eight house from the Lagna or ascendant house and running through the Rahu or Ketu sub-period under any main period. There are also horoscopes with Kalathra dosha (that will affect the longevity of the spouse) combined with problems in marriage and snakes appearing in dreams. Some would have killed a snake intentionally or unintentionally. Some may be facing debt burdens. Those facing any or such problems in life due to the placement of the snake planets and/or under their main ruling or sub-ruling time, have to come to this temple seeking relief through prescribed prayer procedures.
All Festivals of Sivan are celebrated here
The nearest airport is in Trichy.
The nearest railway station is at peralam which is 8 km from Thirupampuram.
The Thirupampuram Rahu Ketu Temple is 3 km from karkaththi village, located on the highway Kumbakonam - kaaraikal. One should get down at Kollumangudi village, from Kollumangudi mini buses are operating with high frequecncy to karkaththi village. From Mayiladuthurai - Thiruvarur, one should get down at peralam, mini buses will be operating with high frequency from here.
Sri Seshapureeswarar Temple,
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- To remove any delays in marriages
Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree
Meaning -Oh Lord Shiva who is seated on Mount Kailash, where the moon decorates his forehead and the king of serpents crown his head, who is merciful and removes delusion, You alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.
Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat
Meaning -We worship the fragrant Lord Shiva, who has 3 eyes and who cultivates all beings. May He free me from death, for immortality, as even a cucumber is separated from its bond with the vine.
7.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.