Sri Naganathar temple is located in the village named Pamani, in the district of Tiruvarur, in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The main deity of this temple is Naganathar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is Amirtha Nayaki. The holy tree of this temple is Mango.
The holy waters of this temple are Naga theertham, Pasu theertham, Thenu theertham and Rudra theertham. The agamam or pooja of this temple is known as Karana Agama. This temple is nearly 1000-2000 years old in this region. The historical name of this place is Tiru Padaleswaram.
As per the Hindu religious scholars and pundits, “Saint Gnanasambandar had sung the glory of the Lord of the temple in his Thevaram hymns. This is the 104th Shiva temple on the southern bank of Cauvery praised in the hymns.”
The main festivals that are grandly celebrated with great devotion and dedication are Maha Shivrathri in February-March, Vaikasi Brahmmotsavam in May-June; Aipasi Skanda Sashti in October-November; Thai Poosam Theerthavari in January-February; Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January, Pongal, Deepavalli and New Year Days according to the Georgian calendar and Hindu religious calendar.
It is to be highly noted that Lord Shiva of the temple is a swayambu murthi. The temple is open for pilgrims and devotees from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.
There are shrines for Muruga, Lords Moola Vinayaka, Sastha, Sun, Kala Bhairav, Moon, Mother Gajalakshmi, Navagrahas the nine planets, Sani Baghwan and Sage Durvasa in the prakara. Local devotees and pilgrims often visit this temple.