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Thirupampuram (திருப்பாம்புரம்) - Paampuranathar Temple

Thirupampuram is considered to be the 59th Tevara Stalams of Chola kingdom located south of the River Kaveri. The name of this village came from the temple name here.
Thirupampuram Paampuranathar Temple
The King of Serpents Nagarajan, Karkotakan, Bhrama and Agasthyar are said to have worshipped Shiva here. The name Paampuram comes from the association with Nagarajan. It is said that 3 days a week snake is seen near the God or Goddess. This place is sung in the Thevaram hymns of Thirugnanasambandar.

Thirunayana Samandhar has sung Devara hymns in praise of this lord. The temple history suggests that snakes are present at this temple and every Sunday, Tuesday and Friday odors of Jasmine and Thazampu are also present. There is a fact that people do not die of snake bite at this place and no history of snake bites although a lot of snakes are seen in this area.

Once Lord Vinayagar was offering prayers to Lord Shiva. At that time the serpent in the neck of the Lord thought that he too is worshipped by Vinayagar. Knowing this Lord Shiva got angry and cursed the serpents to lose all their Shakthi. In order to retrieve it Aadiseshan and other serpents came to earth in one Maha Shiva Rathri and offered prayers to Kudanthai Nageshwaran in the morning, Tirunageshwaram at the noon, Thirupamburam Pambureswarar in the evening and Nagoor Nageshwarar at the night and got the blessings of the Lord.

There are 28 epigraphs found in the Thirupampuram temple. These epigraphs belong to the period of third Kulothunga Cholan, Rajarajan III, Rajendra III, Sundarapandian and the Sarabhoji King. Thirupampuram was known as “Kulothunga Chola Chadurvedi Mangalam” during the Chola period.  

Thirupampuram - Seshapureeswarar Temple
Main Deity
Lord Shiva
Sri Paampuranathar ( Seshapureeswarar, Pambupuresswarar )
Goddess Name
Sri Vandaar Poonkuzhali Amman (Pramarambikai)
Thirupampuram Aslo known as Urakapuram and Seshapuri
Kaverikarai Sivasthalam,
Devara padal petra stalam,
Raghu-Ketu Sthalam,
1000 - 2000 years old
Travel Base
Kumbakonam,  Karaikal

Raghu-Ketu Sthalam  :

Pooja's for Rahu Ketu doshas is done here. In order to get relieved from Nagadosham, people who do not have children and for Raghu-Kethu Dosham people come here and offer prayers to the lord. There is a local belief that the worship during morning, afternoon and evening needs to be performed at the three Nageswaran temples namely Nageswaran Temple,Tirunageswaram and Thirupampuram respectively.

In 2002 May 26 a snake skin was found (8.3 feet) like a Maalai in Lord Shiva shrine. Another snake skin (7.5 feet) is there in Ambal Shrine.

Aadhi Sesha Theertham

How To Reach :  This temple is situated on the Kumbakonam to Karaikal highway, about 3 km from the main road (near Karkaththi village). From Peralam it is 7 km. (It is off Peralam - Kollumangudi - Kumbakonam route).

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