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Sri Nagarajar temple
 
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Moolavar: Nagaraja
  Urchavar: -
  Amman / Thayar: -
  Thala Virutcham: -
  Theertham: -
  Agamam / Pooja : -
  Old year: 500 years old
  Historical Name: -
  City: Mala, Pambukodumanai
  District: Trissur
  State: Kerala
 
Singers:
     
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 Festival:
     
  For 41 days from day one of Karthikai month (November-December) and during the first seven days of Aavani month (August-September) all people are allowed near the temple on some conditions. On other days, admissions are strictly with the prior permission only. One Jadaveda Namboodri is in charge of the temple conducting the pujas. Pujas are performed in morning only.  
     
 Temple's Speciality:
     
  This is very famous among the other snake temple in Kerala.  
     
Opening Time:
    
 The Temple is open from morning only. 
   
Address:
   
  Sri Nagaraja Temple, Mala, Pambukodumanai, Trissur, Kerala.  
   
Phone:
   
  +91 - 480 - 289 0453, 289 0473 
    
 General Information:
     
 

Nagaraja and Nagayakshi are in idol forms in a big house surrounded by tress and bushes.

 
     
 
Prayers
    
 

Devotees pray here for relief from adverse snake aspects in their life.

 
    
Thanks giving:
    
  Devotees perform milk abishek to Nagaraja on realizing their wish. 
    
 Greatness Of Temple:
     
 

This is not a temple as such.  It is a house owned privately.  It is noteworthy that the pujas in the Nagaraja temple in Nagarcoil in Tamilnadu are followed only after the Tantrik principles prescribed by people of this house.  Pujas may be performed here for relief from Naga doshas.  The expenses would be in the range of Rs. 6,000 to Rs. 10,000.  Oil Prasad is offered at the end.  Besides Naga puja, worship of Bhagavati and Badrakali is also followed.

 
     
  Temple History:
     
 

A Namboodri in Mekkadu near Iringnalakuda was a staunch Shiva devotee but too poor.  He was worshipping continuously Lord Shiva for 12 years seeking freedom from poverty.  Once, he went to the tank to fetch water when a jyoti (light) appeared there and turned into a divine form so prosperous in look with a precious stone in its hand.  Namboodri asked a series of questions about the identity of the form and the precious stone in its hand.  The form simply replied angrily that it was not his job and asked him to turn back with water.  Namboodri politely asked the form to give him the glittering stone which he wanted to show to a Thambiran known to him.

 

The divine form agreed but on the condition that the stone should be retuned back after showing it to the Tambiran.  Tambiran, who saw the stone was not willing to part with it, but the Namboodri insisted that he had to keep his word.  He came to the tank and returned the stone to the divine form.

 

The form disappeared.  The brightness too.  Darkness enveloped the place. Namboodri could not find who or what the form was.  It was just three days remaining then to complete his 12 year worship of Lord Shiva.  When he came to the tank for fetching water, he was delighted to see the divine form again.  He understood that it was a divine power and fell on its feet demanding its identity in the name of Lord Shiva.

 

On hearing the name of Lord Shiva, the form replied that its name was Vasuki and added that the Namboodri could only see the light but not its real form.  But the Namboodri insisted.  When the divine light appeared in its true form, Namboodri fell fainted because it was a five headed snake which he had not seen before in his life.  When he recovered, the form lauded his devotion to Lord Shiva and asked him what he wanted.  Namboodri asked for freedom from poverty.

 

The form blessed the Namboodri with the precious stone and directed him to return home after three days and said, “My blessings will ever be in your house.  Naga Yakshi also will come to join you.  Install both of us in the house and light two lamps which should always be burning.  Take note that lot of snakes may come to your house.  Therefore, you have to keep the surroundings as such convenient for their habitation with trees, bushes etc.  There should be no lighting of fire anywhere in the house except in the kitchen.  You should not fell the trees or dig the ground to clean the bushes.  No member of your family should harass the snakes.  It they bite, you should take treatment immediately failing which the snake will die and not the bitten.  Yet, you should not be responsible for the death of the snake.”

 

Before the Namboodri reached the house, an aged man of the family removed his turban made of palm leaves when a snake merged with it.  Namboodri made two forms, Nagaraja and Nagayakshi from the turban.  The Namboodri family is performing the pujas since then for relief from Naga Doshas.

 
     
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