us move to Nageswara Tirukkovil first. It has many plus points, and
is attracting devotees more. According to tradition, Adi Sesha - Sri
Mahavishnu's couch and Surya Bhagavan worshipped this presiding
deity Nageswarar for getting rid of curses. It is a big Tirukkovil
with vast courtyards and many subsidiary shrines. It abounds in many
architectural marvels. The stone chariot of Nataraja done
artistically can be singled out as the best specimen of the
sculptor's artistry. The construction of the Tirukkovil is so
designed that the rays of the Sun enter into the garbha griha
through the openings of the tower thrice a year on 12th, 13th and
14th of Chaitra month and fall right on the lingam. According to
legend, it signifies the act of Sun-god's worshipping the presiding
deity. On these three days thousands of people crowd to witness the
rare spectacle and enjoying the privilege of seeing Lord Siva along
with Surya Bhagawan.
belief and oddity are on the increase though science quashes off the
popular belief as baseless.
is situated in the vicinity of Mahamaham tank, lying almost in the
heart of the city. Around the Mahamaham tank there are many
tirukkovils worthy of visitation.