After the fabulous journey, it was time for me to spend some time in the tranquillity of the place like Nagaraja Temple in Nagercoil. Numerous snake portraits and images were present there. Besides the snake pictures, images of Paraswanatha, Mahavira and Jain Tirthakaras also existed. The picturesque paintings on the wall displayed the fact that the serpent in this temple is a five headed and the name Nagercoil is deduced from this serpent.
By reaching there, I heard tales about this place. According to the old saying, a girl was cutting the grass and unfortunately, she beheaded the five-headed temple. She noticed blood in the grass and informed the villagers about the mishap. All the villagers gathered to see the five headed snake. Thus, the village people built a temple in that place. A large number of tourists visit this place daily to see the impressive view of this serpent temple. It completely blew my mind when I learnt that not even a single death occurred in this place due to the snakebite.
God is surely noticing the deeds of humans. I learnt that the temple’s first Morning Prayer (aarti) starts early in the morning at five. The divine look of God was beaming right in front of my eyes. This is the rarest temple of India, as it believed that during Morning Prayer snakes around the temple come to visit their chief. People living outside Nagercoil also approach this city for this sacred prayer. Many people also visit this temple for Naga Dosham relieve. It is said that if one has any problem regarding Naga Dosham, he or she can cure it right here. This shrine can take all the problems out of you and present you a blissful and prosperous life.
This charming place is located at the tip of the Indian peninsula, so along with peaceful holy places I also pleased my mind with the epic beauty of Nagercoil. Near the Nagaraja temple Nagercoil there were many gift shops so that tourists can take souvenirs when they are heading back. I wished I could just stay at Nagercoil for eternity, as it has everything from natural beauty to God’s grace, but it was time for me to say goodbye to Nagercoil.