SRI NAGESWARA TEMPLE
This fine temple lies in the heart of the city too. It has many plus points,
and is attracting devotees more. According to tradition, Adi Sesha - Sri Mahavishnu's couch and Surya
Bhagawan worshipped here the presiding deity Nageswarar for getting rid of the curses.
It is a big temple 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 sculptors artistry. The construction of the temple 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
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. This belief and oddity are on the increase though science
quashes off the popular belief as baseless.