Nagaraja Temple, is a Hindu temple temple dedicated to the God Nagaraja which is situated at the heart of Nagercoil. The name for the town 'Nagercoil' originated from this temple. The temple is full of images of Snakes. In addition, the gate keepers of the sanctums are two snakes.
Head priest who was recently interviewed in 2009 truly believe that it was originally a Dravidian Tamil Jain temple taken over by Hindus and rechristened as new mythological god by name Naga Raja.
Besides Nagaraja, there are Images of Jain Tirthankaras, Mahavira and Parswanatha are seen carved on the pillars of the temple. The entrance of the temple is reminiscent of Chinese architecture of Buddha Vihara.