sacred region was called Jambukaranyam, and the Lord was worshipped
in the dim past by serpents. Hence the name Nageswarar Tirukkovil.
It is here lived King Kulothunga Chola II, and whose court was
adorned by the famous Poet Sekkilar, the author of Periapuranam, and
he worked as Minister also. It is a big temple with vast courtyards
and minishrines. In one of the shrines here in the complex itself
Mother Grithatgujambal, another name for Parvathi flanked by Lakshmi
and Saraswathi is installed and is luring thousands of devotees. One
more niche adorned by Sankanidhi and Padmanidhi is worthy of Darshan
as they are supposed to bestow liberally wealth and
prosperity on the adorers. There is one more shrine in the second
prakara adorned with Budhan, receiving worship every week on a grand
scale. The renowned Saiva saint Meyppoul Nayanar also lived here.
And tine priests claim that this kshetra is one of the Jyotirlinga
kshetras too. Their narration with anecdotes convinces the
listeners, and they adore with redoubled fervor. As it lies near the
very popular Vuppiliyappan Tirukkovil, its attraction is all the
lies 5 km off Kumbhakonam, the temple city and the taluq Head
(quarters town of the same name of Tanjore District of Tamil Nadu
enjoying all conveyance facilities including town bus.