Naganathaswamy Temple Keezhaperumpallam

Naganathaswamy Temple Keezhaperumpallam Planet ( Ketu,South Lunar Node) - Naganathaswamy Temple  known as the Kethu Navagrahastalam is located in the hamlet of Keezhperumpallam in the vicinity of Tiruvenkaadu near Mayiladuturai  in Tamilnadu.  The main idol in this Bavagraha temple is that of “Naganatha Swamy” with his consort Soundaryanaki and the presiding deity is Ketu (also called shadow planet-Mercury). Here Ketu is enshrined with head of a snake and body of an asura. This place is also called Vanagiri and is one of the most famous Kethu temples in South india. This is an ancient Saivite shrine where legend has it that Kethu, one of the 9 celestial bodies central to astrological beliefs worshipped Shiva.


Rahu and Ketu are associated with the legend of the churning This is an ancient Saivite shrine where legend has of the milky ocean. There is a shrine dedicated to Kethu in this temple where worship services are offered. Rahu and Ketu are associated with the legend of the churning This is an ancient Saivite shrine where legend has of the milky ocean. There is a shrine dedicated to Kethu in this temple where worship services are offered.

Deities:Lord Naganathaswanmy with Mother Soundaranayaki.

Offerings for worshipping the God:Kethu Bagavan is draped in multicolor, it is believed that offering pooja to Kethu Bagavan with red lily flower, kollu and fancy cloth will cure illness, prevent poverty and peedai .

Naganathaswamy Temple was constructed by Chola Kings. It has a 2-tier rajagopuram surrounded by two prakaram (closed precincts of a temple). In this Kethu temple, Lord Kethu faces west in the north praharam. Lord Ketu appears with the body in divine form, his head as a five-headed snake and the folded hands worshipping Lord Shiva.