Once KOdungayoor was a prosperous farming village.Near a big pond there several snakes were living.Near that place there was a banyan tree. The villages consecrated three Nagars under a thatched roof below that banyan tree and they were worshipped as the Gods of the village. The village slowly became a part of a city ,Then about 50 years back the villagers erected a permanent structure and along with the three Nagars , they also consecrated an Amman. She was called as Nagathamman..The temple was called “Sri Devi Nagathamman temple” . There is a very big pond before the temple.There is a separate temple for Lord Subrahmanya along with Valli and Devayanai in the temple complex
In the sanctum sanctorum the Goddess appears befre an umbrella of serpent holding in her right hand a sword and a hand drum and Soola , pot of Kumkum in her left hand . On the platform where Amman is consecrated there ois a head of Amman also.
Those who light a ghee lamp and worship her are blessed with children, long life , health ,removal of problems due to loan, removal of problem of stoppage of education etc.People pray her for removal of Naga dosha in their horoscope . ON the right side of the sanctum below the Banyan tree the nagas who were consecrated originally are also there. The specialty of Nags is that each of them are seen holding a Shiva linga. There are also temples of Ganesa and Gajalakshmi behind it.
Rahu kala pooja are performed on all Fridays and Tuesdays,Special poojas are done on full moon days and sankada hara chathurthi days, Vaikasi visakham, Naga chathruthi and Adi pooram are also celebrated.There is a special worship of lamps on the first Friday of tHai month.On Chithra pournami day there is a festival of pots of milk.
From Kannadasan Nagar bus stop , Madras-118, the temple is 2 km away.It is in the 7th street of Ever ready colony. ON normal days temple is open between 7.30 am to 10.30 am and 5.30 pm to 8 pm.On special days and Fridays it is open from 7.30 aM to 12 noon and 3 Pm to 8 Pm.