Nagaraja Temple-Nagercoil

Nagaraja Temple is a worshipping Nagaraja (King of Serpents- Vasuki) situated at the heart of Nagercoil town. This Temple is over 1400 years old. Nagarcoil was initially called by the name Kottar. It is from the Nagaraja temple that the place got the name Nagarcoil. The temple has innumerable statues of serpents. This temple is assembled of four religious principles of Saivam, Vaishnavam, Jainism and Budhism. The entrance to the Nagaraja Temple is reminiscent of Chinese architecture of a Buddhist vihar. The entrance is called as “Mahameru Maaligai”. This is the emblem of Nagercoil Municipality.

The temple has two main deities, Krishna (reverred as Ananda Krishna) and Nagaraja. Sri Nagaraja Swami is a swayambumurthi in the temple. This is an ideal prayer destination for those facing adverse aspects of serpent planets. The Nagaraja Temple is believed to be a Jain shrine which is evident from the images of Jain Tirthankaras, Mahavira and Parswanatha found on the pillars of the temple. The entrance of the Nagaraja Temple is built in the Budha Vihara model. The temple has a vast pond. Devotee’s consecreate Naga idols in the temple and offer milk and turmeric powder as a part of their prayers.


A woman harvested crops in the field. Released blood from a bomb. The scary woman has given her experience to the people of this place. They came there and Nagraj Vikram found. They immediately built a hut around Nagraj. King of Kerala Verma was suffering from skin problems came and worshiped here. His disease was cured. He built a big temple here. The only major temple built in Nagapattinam in Tamil Nadu for Nagaraja worship. This place is called Nagercoil.


Uchikala Abhishegam – 10.00 am

Uchikala Pooja – 11.00 am

Sayaratchai Pooja – 6.30 pm

Arthajama Pooja – 7.45 pm

Opening timing

Morning: 4.00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.

Evening: 5.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.


  • Thai Brahmmotsavam in January-February;
  • Krishna Jayanthi in August-September;
  • Navarathri in September-October
  • Tirukarthikai in November-December
  • During Aavani Sundays, Lord Krishna is kept in a Aadhisesha Temple car. Lord Krishna along with Sridevi and Boodevi will come around Four Ratha Street on the day of Thaipoosam.
By Bus

Kanyakumari Road Transport Corporation offer regular fleet of buses to almost all the major cities of South India.

By Train   

Kanyakumari has its own railhead and trains from major cities of India stop at this junction. Kanyakumari Express is well-connected to Mumbai and Bangalore. The second nearest station is the Trivandrum Central railway station, which is well connected to almost all cities in India.

By Air

The nearest airport is the Trivandrum International Airport, which is well connected with the major cities in India, the airport is also well linked with some gulf countries.

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