Friday, December 23, 2016

Naganathaswamy Temple, Keezhperumpallam, Nagapattinam

Naganathaswamy Temple, Keezhperumpallam, Nagapattinam
The Naganatha Swamy Temple or Kethu Sthalam is a Hindu temple in the village of Keezhperumpallam, 2 kilometres from Poompuhar. It is located on the south bank of Cauvery River near the Bay of Bengal. The almighty Shiva is called as Naganathar and goddess is called as Soundaryanayaki. Keezhperumpallam is one of the nine Navagraha sthalas located in the Cauvery Delta region dedicated to shadow planet Ketu and also called as Vanagiri. Navagraha temples are the nine temples dedicated to Navagrahas (nine planets or nine celestial bodies).

The Navagrahas are believed to be the transmitters of Universal, quintessential energy or power. The Navagrahas are closely associated with the fixed stars in the Zodiac. Each Navagraha temples are located at different places in and around Kumbakonam sector. The Navagraha temples are considered to be the best destination to get rid of from the influence of planets. And most of these Navagraha temples are dedicated to Lord Shiva and Lord Shiva is worshipped as the main deity. The only Navagraha temple dedicated to Grahas (celestial bodies) is Suryanar temple.

The Navagraha Temples are:
·        Suryanar Temple – Surya (Sun)
·        Agneeswarar Temple – Shukra (Venus)
·        Kailasanathar Temple – Chandra (Moon)
·        Vaitheeswaran Temple – Mangala (Mars)
·        Tirunageswaram Nageswarar Temple – Rahu
·        Thirunallar Dharbaranyeswarar Temple – Sani (Saturn)
·        Keezhperumpallam Naganathaswamy Temple – Kethu
·        Abathsahayeswarar Temple – Guru (Jupiter)
·        Tiruvengadu Swetharanyeswarar Temple – Budha (Mercury)
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The Temple
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Temple Opening Time
The temple opens daily from 6 AM to 12.00 PM and 4 PM to 7 PM. Besides the worship services that are offered six times daily, Abhishekam is performed by 08.30 AM. Pradoshams are held great reverence here. The specialty of Kethu Temple at Keezhperumpallam is that the temple remains open even during Rahu kalam and Yemakanda Kalam.
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Following are the festivals celebrated in this temple with much fanfare;
·        Maha Shivarathri Festival – February – March
·        Panguni Vasuki Utsav – March – April
·        Karthigai Festival – November
·        Navarathri Festival – September – October
·        Aippasi Abhishekam – October – November
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Sri Naganathaswami Temple (Ketu shrine),
Keezhperumpallam, Nagapattinam District
Phone: +91- 4364 260 582 / 275 222 / 260 088 / 260 424
Mobile: +91 – 94435 64642 / 95004 16171
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