Nagaraja Temple in Kanyakumari Tamil Nadu

Here is Some Information about Nagaraja Temple in Kanyakumari Tamil Nadu India.

Location:  Nagercoil ,kanya kumari ,Tamil Nadu
Built in: 2000 years old
Dedicated to: Nagaraja swami
Entry:Free
Photography:Allow
Temple Timing: 4.00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m ,5.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.
Significance: One of the most temple
Visiting Timing: 1 hour
Best time to Visit: August – September
Phone: +91- 4652- 232 420, 94439 92216
Nearest Railway Station: Kanyakumari
Nearest Air Port: Channai

The Nagaraja Temple is located in center of Kanyakumari state of Tamil Nadu.The Nagaraja Temple is built in 1000 to 2000 years ago and dedicated to swami Nagaraja.This is an ideal prayer destination for those facing adverse aspects of serpent planets. The town name Nagercoil came from this Nagaraja Temple. Nagercoil means that temple of Nagaraja . The Five Headed-Serpentis the main deity and name of the town Nagercoil came from this god.The installation of Naga idols on the temple campus by devotees is unique to this temple.Before the temple entrance there are many Snake statues. People pour milk and turmeric powder on all of these as a part of their prayers.

History of  Nagaraja Temple 

A woman was cutting the paddy crops in the field. Blood oozed out from one bunch. Scared woman informed her experience to the people of the place. They came to the place and found a Nagaraja idol. They immediately built a hut around the Nagaraja. The king of Kerala, Marthanda Varma, suffering from skin problems came and worshipped here. His disease was cured. He built a big temple here then. This is the only big temple built exclusively for Nagaraja worship in Tamilnadu. The place also came to be known as Nagercoil.

How To Reach  Nagaraja Temple 

By Road: There are frequent public transportations available to reach Nagaraja temple .

By Rail: The Nearest Railway  station is Kanyakumari.

By Air : The Nearest Airport is Chennai Airport.

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