This Shivastalam is located 7 km west of Peralam. The king of serpents Nagarajan,
Karkotakan, Bhrama and Agasthyar are said to have worshipped Shiva here. The name
Paampuram comes from the association with Nagarajan. Shiva here is also referred to as
Seshapureeswarar. Tiruppaampuram is considered to be the 59th in the
series of Tevara Stalams in the Chola kingdom located south of the
worship at Kudandai Keezhkottam (Nageswarar
temple) in the morning, at Tirunageswaram at noon
and at Tiruppampuram in the evening on a given
day is considered to be of special significance.
Legend has it that Aadisesha the
mount of Vishnu worshipped Shiva here on the night of Shivaratri and
that he commenced his worshipped at Kudandai Keezhkottam, and then
proceeded through Tirunageswaram, Tiruppaampuram and Nagur. This event
is celebrated on Mahasivaratri nights.
There are shrines to
Malaiyeeswarar, Bhairava, Surya, Mahavishnu, Bhrahma, Aadiseshan,
Saneeswaran and others.
The temple covers an area of about 1.5 acres. Four worship services
are offered each day. Maasi Magam and Arudra Darisanam are celebrated here.