Lord Rahu & Lord Kethu

Temple History

Thiruppampuram is situated in the parkway of Kumbakonam close Karkaththi town. Karkaththi is situated in the middle of Kumbakonam and Peralam.

Thirupampuram is a temple where all kinds of Naga (Snake) Doshas are cured. This temple cures all Doshas are created by Raghu & 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.

Aadhiseshan to worship the lord Shiva created a tank along with the help of Chitramala Ganesha which is called as Chitrambala Theertham. There are 15 stone scripts that are talking about this temple tank alone. Those are from the periods of Raja Raja Chola, Rajendra Chola. Thiribhuvana Veera Devan, Kulonthunga Chola III, Sundara Pandian and Saraboji Kings.

As per the stone scripts the Lord here is called as Pampuram Udayar, Ganesha is called as Raja Raja Pillayar, and Devi is called as Mamalayatti. During the King Raja Raja Chola’s period 2nd Prahara of the temple has been constructed and lands have been provided to maintain this temple. Vasantha Hall was constructed during the Saraboji Kings of Tanjore.

Once Lord Vinayagar was offering prayers to Lord Shiva . At that time the serpent in the neck of the Lord that he too is thought by worshipped Vinayagar . Knowing this Lord Shiva got angry and cursed the serpents to lose all their shakti. In order to retrieve it Aadiseshan and other serpents came to earth all the main Naga Kings worshipped first at “Kumbakonam Nageswarar”, “Thirunageswaram Naganathar”, “Thirupampuram Pampura Nathar” and then “Nagore Naga Nathar” on Shiva Rathri day and got rid of their curses.

who worshipped here : Anandhan, Vasuki, Datchan, Karkodagan, Sanga balan, Kuligan, padman, Maha padman are the main eight Naga’s and the Naga King Aadhiseshan.

Kalasarpa Dosha Nivarana Pooja:
Some people may be under Kalasarpa dosha hosroscopes, 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.


Additional Information

Hotels are available near the temple. Kumbakonam (25 km) is the nearest city which have good hotels and lodging facilities. Thiruvarur city is 30 km from here.

Sunday and Tuesday open at 2.45 pm to 8 Pm
Wednesday open 6.30 am to 1.30 pm
Thursday open at 1.30 Pm to 3 pm

Thiruppampuram is near to Peralam(7 km), Thiruvarur(30 km) and Kumbakonam(25 km) are the nearest cities to this temple.

Peralam Railway Station is 7.8 km and Thiruvarur Jn is 30 km.

Tiruchirapalli International Airport is the nearest airport to reach in 121 km.
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