Naganadhaswamy Keezhaperumpallam

Naganadhaswamy, Keezhaperumpallam

Saivite Temples, Nagapattinam District


Naganathaswamy, facing east


Soundaryanayagi, facing south

Other Deities

Kethu, Anugraha Vinayagar, two Sun idols, Saneeswara (Saturn)

Naganadhaswamy Keezhaperumpallam is a small but very popular temple as this is one of the Navagraha Temples located in the Cauvery delta region and representing ‘Kethu’, a shadow planet.

Holy Water (Theertham) – Nagatheertham

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – Bamboo (Bambusa sps)


Naganadhaswamy Keezhaperumpallam temple is estimated to be around 1000 years old.


During the churning of the milk ocean, Vasuki the serpent used as the rope for the purpose got exhausted and split its venom. The Lord swallowed the poison protecting the Devas. Vasuki repented and performed a penance. The lord appeared and agreed to stay here at Naganadhaswamy Keezhaperumpallam upon Vasuki’s request. Thus the name of the lord here is Naganathaswamy and the holy water is Naga Theertham. Astronomically, Rahu and Ketu denote the points of intersection of the paths of the Sun and the Moon as they move on the celestial sphere. Therefore, Rahu and Ketu are respectively called the north and the south lunar nodes.


Naganadhaswamy Keezhaperumpallam is about 2 kilometers south of Poompuhar. Refer map below for exact location as this temple can be reached from other places also.

Stay and Food

None locally. Closest is Mayiladuthurai

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