Keezhaperumpallam is one of the nine Navagraha sthalas located in the Cauvery Delta region dedicated to shadow planet Ketu.Both the Devas and Asuras wanted to get Amirtham from the Pargadal(Milk Ocean).Thirumal as in the shape of Mohini was distributing Amirtham to the Devas. At that time Swarvabanu took divine shape sitting between the sun and moon received the Amirtham and ate it. This was informed to Mohini by the sun and moon. Mohini was keeping a long sppon in her hand and she hit the Asuras head heavily. The Asuras head and the body were separated.The head part goes to Lord kethu. The devotees may get certain defects caused by Kethu as Nagathosam, Kethu thosam Marriage thosam, children thosam, snake thosam, defects of the former birth are redressed when they pray here.He is a fearless planet doing all good for the devotees belonging to his Rasi. People pray to planet Kethu for excellence in education and family prosperity.Those facing some adverse aspects of this planet, pray first to Lord Naganatha and Kethu with red flowers, offering horsegram rice – Kollu sadham – as nivedhana and light seven deepas.Pujas are performed to planet Kethu at Rahukalas and Yemakanda Kala times.
Shivrathri in February-March; Aipasi Annabishekam in October-November and Panguni Vasuki Utsav in March-April are the festivals celebrated in the temple.
Temple Timing :
The temple is open from 6.00 am to 12.00pm and from 4.30 pm to 8.30 pm and every Raghu Kalam and Emakandam the temple is open.
Travel Information :
This place is 2 km south of Dharmankulam, which is on Mayiladuthurai (20 km) to Poompukar(5 km) Bus Route.it can be reached from Sirkazhi (20 km) also.
Temple Address Executive Officer, Arulmigu Naganathaswamy Temple, Sri Kedhu Sthalam, Keezhapperumpallam, Vaanagiri Post, Tharangampadi (T.K.), Nagai District - 609 105.