Thirupamburam is a village situated 3 kms away from Karkaththi, a place westward of Kollumangudi on the kumbakonam – Kaaraikaal road. This is the 59th of the hymn ordained temples south of the kaaveri river. Stant Thirgnanaasambandar has sung pathigam on his temple. Saints Thirunavukkarasar and Sundarar have each sung one song on his temple.
Devotees can reach this temple by buses plying from Kumbakonam to Kaaraikaal via Kollumangudi to reach Karkaththi. Or by mini bus from Kollumangudi /Peralam. Kollumangudi/Peralam is at the intersection of Mayiladuthurai – Thiruvarur road and Kumbakonam – Kaaraikaal road. Hence this temple can easily be accessed from Mayiladuthurai, Thiruvarur,Kumbakonam or Kaaraikaal. It must be mentioned here that this temple is situated between the famous Navagraha temples of Thirunallar and Thirunageswaram.
Hundreds of devotees throng this temple as a purification Kendra for many graha conflicts. It is a fact that devotees are relived of their difficulties and they enthuse and accompany many others.
Chola kings succeeding vijayalaya chola (Tirugnanasambandar era). Renovated many brick-built temples into stone ones.and Thirupamburam is one among them. Of the 15 inscriptions found in this temple most are found in the outer ring –six on the north, one in east,four in west and two in the south. Of these the oldest is from the period of kulothunga chola the third (11 78-1218 AD).Hence one can safely conclude this stone edifice is close to a millennium old.
Mayavaram–Thiruvarur route. (Get down at Peralam). It is near to Thirumeeyachur. A minibus is going directly to pamburam by 10.30 a.m.
Once Lord Vinayaga worshipped his father shiva in Kailash. the snake in his neck due to its superiority complex thought that ganapathi is worshipping the snake and not shiva. Shiva on knowing this curse the snake. It came to the earth and did penance and in a single night (4 jamas) it worshipped shiva in four places. Thirupamburam is the place where nagaraja worshipped in 3rd jamam. Due to unavailability of flowers that time, he tied agathi poo (sesbania grandiflora) flowers in alavizhudhu (banyan tree stems) and finished pooja. So, in this village, Agathi won’t flower and alamvizhudhu won’t touch the earth. (It is very usual that alamvizhudu will touch earth and the stem itself will turn to roots).
Even still, noon in this village has been reported to death due to snake-bite.
When jasmine smell comes inside the temple, it indicates the presence of snake there. In particular tuesdays, fridays, and sundays.
1.Kalasarpa Dosham in their Horoscope.
2.Rahu Dosham for 18 years.
3.Kethu Dosham for 7 years.
4.Rahu Bukthi or Kethu Bukthi.
7.Had their marriage proposals delayed or blocked.
8.Frequent dreams with snakes appearing in them.
9.Knowingly or Unknowingly beaten a snake.
10.Loan (borrowings) difficulties.
11.Rahu or Kethu in 2nd place from Lagna and Rahu or Kethu in 8th place from Lagna
COBRA GARLAND FOR THE LORD & THE GODDESS
On the morning of 21.03.2002, when the priest went to the sannadhi of Ambal, he found a garland of the skin of a 7 1/2 foot snake on the deity. That skin has been put in a frame and kept in the Lord’s sannadhi. Again, on 26.05.2002, a cobra of about 8 feet length was found on the Lord. When the priest went in, the snake went out. Again, it had left behind its skin as a garland on the Lord. This assumes special significance as this happened on a full moon day, on a Satrurday. This event was witnessed by a huge number of devotees too.
IMPORTANT FESTIVAL DAYS
Apart from the usual festivals found in all the days in all Shiva temples, Mahashivarathri and Massi Maham are celebrated with special importance. In the third segment of Mahashivarathri, the Lord goes round on Adhiseshan. Being the temple for Rahu-Kethu, the transit of these two is also celebrated in a grand manner.