The Sri Naganathar Temple is located in Kilperumpallam and is dedicated to God Naganathar. While the milk ocean was being churned for nectar, the serpent Vasuki who was being used as the rope spit its venom out of exhaustion. Responding to the Devas' plea for protection, God Shiva swallowed the poison Vasuki was regretful and prayed for pardon. The God appeared before Vasuki. On Vasuki's request, God Shiva stayed in the region and was called Naganathar. There is a separate shrine for God Anugraha Vinayaka. There is an idol of planet Kethu with the head of a serpent and the body of a human being on his lion - seat worshipping God Shiva with folded hands. Known as the authority for wisdom, people pray to him for excellence in education as well as for the prosperity of the family.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Gastric troubles
- Neurological set backs
- Lack of courage
- Seeking progress in trade and undertakings
- Seeking unity and prosperity in family and longevity and welfare of succeeding generations
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.
6 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.