Nageswaraswamy Temple, Kumbakonam is a hindu temple committed to Lord Shiva placed in Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, India. The temple is incarnated with the aid of the hymns of Thevaram and is assessed as Paadal Petra Sthalam. Shiva inside the guise of Nagaraja, the serpent king and is positioned within the centre of Kumbakonam. Aditya Chola constructed this temple in the course of the 9th century. It is fantastic surprise of Chola architecture, constructing technology and astronomy. The orientation is structured in this kind of manner that it lets in daylight within the temple, right on the sanctum best for the duration of the Tamil month of Chithirai.
It bears every other name called Surya Kottam or Keezha Kottam. The Karuvarai of Nageswaran temple is similar to Sarangapani Temple, as it is made inside the form of a Chariot. The temple includes 3 gopurams in the eastern, western and southern directions. The temple is designed in any such way that in the primary three days of Tamil month Chittirai, the rays of the Sun falls directly inside the base of the presiding deity in sanctum sanctorum. The temple had been a centre of gaining knowledge of as seen from the inscriptions inside the temple. The inscriptions indicate unique subjects like Purvamimansa styled as Pravahakarma. There were also provisions made for feeding and retaining for instructors and college students.