Monday, July 7, 2014

Naagar Kovil temple, Point-Pedro - Chempiyanpattu road, Sri Lanka.

Two old trees in the temple premises.

The rebuilt temple, with the story of the Portuguese ship on the left side of the 'Gopuram"..

Going back a long time, legend has it that a devotee of Lord Shiva was directed to this place to seek a 'five-headed Cobra'. He found it and made an idol of the Cobra out of gold and started a temple here. Legend has it that a Portuguese sailing ship had attempted to abduct some villagers from this place. The ship was invaded by a 'five-headed cobra' and it left the ship only when the abducted villagers were returned. This story is depicted as images near the 'Gopuram' of this temple.