This is a beautiful temple situated in the middle of Nagapattinam town just about a couple of kilometres from the rail station.
Soundarraja Perumal is the main deity here and as the name suggests the Lord here is very handsome and His consort is Soundarvalli.
Lord here is also known as Neelamegha Perumal.
This temple is more than 1000 years old built around 8th century by Medieval Cholas and later by Tanjavur Nayaks.
It is believed that the Lord appeared here to sage Markendeya , Dhruva and to Goddess Bhoomadevi.
King of Nagas, Adisesha worshipped Vishnu here and this place came to be known as Naga Pattinam.
The Lord here is extolled in Nalayiram Divya Prabandham by Thirumangai Alwar.
Sharing a few pictures below.