Nagerkoil The up-coming mini-city - Nagerkoil takes its name from the mighty shrine
Nagerkoil a temple of
snakes and is dedicated to the King of Serpents as its name connotes. It owes its glory mainly to the
temple, but not the other way round. It is a centuries-old temple, bearing the vestiges of Pre-Christian era, as
evidenced by the presence of several images of Jain deities, like Mahavira, Parswanath etc., on the
pillars of the temple halls.
As Hinduism gives a pre-eminent place
to Nagapuja, its fame is on the increase. And lo! it never waned on any count in the past.
All sections of Hindus - Vaishnavates,
Saivates, Sakteyas adore Nagaraja with unbounded zeal and remarkable piety.