Arulmigu Nagaraja Temple, Kanyakumari
Arulmigu Nagaraja TempleKanyakumari
Arulmigu Nagaraja Temple, Kanyakumari

History

Arulmigu Nagaraja Thirukkoil is one of the temples of associated and unassociated temples of Suseendram. Nagercoil is located 12 milestone away from Kanyakumari. It is said that the place "Nagercoil" is named because of Nagaraja (five headed) Temple. The greenish area, the arduous coconut tree and flowered gardens surrounded by this temple attracts everyone's heart.

It is believed that the Naga Flower in this garden is worshiped as the symbol of Nagaraja image. It is also believed that the snakes around this place is protecting the Temple and the garden. This is a proven one in World's Religious encyclopedia that eventhough lots of snakes are found, no one is died because of snake-biting and this is the specialty of this temple.

Apart from Nagaraja, Lord Shiva in the form of Vaayu, Lord Thirumalin the form of Happiness are found. The penance posture of Parchuva Nathar and Maha Veerar of Jainism are depicted in the pillars of this temple. The front elevation remains us the strain of Nepal's Buddhist religion. The temple is found as the assembled principle of Saivam, Vaishnavam, Jainism, Buddhism.

Before thirty years, the creeper named OdaValli was used for curing leprosy. Unfortunately, this creeper has been destroyed and it is known that each leaf has a unique taste. The ceiling covered by thatch is one of the specialties of the temple. The pace where the seated posture of Nagaraja found is always wet and the sand taken from here is considered to be the main Prasadham, This sand is found in black color for six months and in white color for remaining six months.

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