History

The highly worshipped Nagarukavu Temple of Poojappura stands one among the prime most temples of its kind. It is believed to be having a holy history of two and a half centuries or more.

The present temple had been once an altar with its several shrines and densely covered forests. As days pass on the temple acquires more and more sanctity and divinity but by the power of godly entities. Its important deities are ‘Nagaraja’, ‘Nagaramma’ and ‘Nagakanya’. The fact is that Sree Vasuki, supposed to be the personification of the power of the Lord Shiva, is worshipped as the Nagaraja. Hence, importance is given to Shiva worship. In addition, the Nagaramma, Nagakanya and the Nagaraja bless the devotees who come on the holy threshold of the Sanctum - Sanctorum. They are truly the Gods who provide good and loving children, progress and fortune and are easily propetiated.


In order to acquire more and more power and austerity an ‘Ashtamangalya Devaprasna’ was held in presence of the ‘Thanthri’ (high priest of the temple) late Sri. Pullamvazhi Devanarayanan Namboothiri, by the reputed astrologist Sri. Thalayolapparambu Parameswaran. As a result certain remedy measures were taken and now the temple has reached to its highest position of growth beyond all expectations.


A vision back to one century upon the temple, throws light on the experiences of the devotees which are awe - striking. One instance makes a man more humble i.e. a priest after blessing the worshippers went back to temple and returned garlanding with ‘nagas’ around his neck(Snakes of the kind of Cobra).


Another instance was that a child cried for the plantain fruit brought to temple by a devotee. When it was ardent her mother said that it was for God and He would give it to them after He had taken. Then she took the child back home. But to everybody’s surprise, next day a fruit could be seen on the threshold of the home with a mark of snake bite (a deep cut with the fang) on it. It is an incident known to almost all the people around.


Today the temple is governed by a trust constituted by its elected members obtaining the right from the family which ruled it before.