Paampuranathar temple is located on the Kumbakonam
about 3 km from the main road.Thirupampuram
is a temple where all kinds of Naga (Snake) Doshas are cured. This temple
cures all Doshas are created by Rahu & Ketu. Lord Shiva is worshipped by
Naga King Aadhiseshan at this temple so this place is called as Thirupampuram.
Thirunageswaram, Kalahasthi and "Keezha perumpallam" are the other three main Naga Dosha Parihara temples. Devotees worshipping at Thirupampuram will have a benefit of worshipping the above mentioned three Naga temples. At this temple Ragu & Ketu were appearing in a single body. All the three important tamil shaivite saints Appar, Sampanthar, Sundarar sung about this temple.
Legendary belief is God is living in the form of snakes. Snakes used to visit this temple regularly and they don't bite the devotees here. Devotees have witnessed many times the snakes visit the temples and removed their skins as a garland to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi.
If the devotees have a Kala Sarpa Dosha or if they are in 18 years of Rahu or in 7 years of Ketu they should visit this temple. If they have some other Doshas like "Kalathira Dosha", or obstacles in marriage or obstacles in having child or repeatedly they see snakes in their dreams they should visit this temple and accomplish pariharas as per pujari suggest here will help the devotees.
Holy water is Aadhisesha Theertham and temple tree is vanni tree. On sundays, tuesdays and fridays the fragrance of jasmine in this temple and serpents are believed to be present within the temple premises. On 26-05-2002 a snake had shed its skin on the Shiva lingam like a garland. This is still preserved at the temple in the Lords sannithi. There is no history of anybody being bitten by snake in the vicinity of villagers.
Thirupampuram is considered to be
the 59th thevara stalams of Chola kingdom located at south of river
As per purana once Ganesha was worshipping the Lord Vishnu at Kailash. At that time snake in the neck of Lord Shiva thought that he too is worshipped by Ganesha. When Shiva understood the thoughts of snake, he cursed that all the Naga's in the world including Aadhiseshan, Rahu and Ketu to lose their powers. Hence the Aadhiseshan and the two main snake gods Rahu and Ketu lost their importance and they suffered. To get cured from Shiva's curse they prayed to him. Lord Shiva accepted their request and asked them to worship him at Thirupampuram. He said they should worship him on Shiva Ratri day.
As per Lord Shiva's order all the main Naga Kings worshipped first at "Kumbakonam Nageswarar", "Thirunageswaram Naganathar", "Thirupampuram Pampura Nathar" and then "Nagore Naga Nathar" on Shiva ratri day and got rid of their curses.Even still, no one in this village has been reported to death due to snake-bite.