Thirupampuram Sri Kshetra has earned this name due to the presence of the Paampuranathar Temple. Thirupampuram is about 26 km from Kumbakonam. Paampuranathar temple is also known as Urakapuram and Seshapuri. Once Lord Ganapati was offering prayers to Lord Shiva. The serpent in Shiva’s neck thought that he is being worshipped by Ganapati. This made Lord Shiva angry and cursed the serpents to lose all their power. In order to retrieve it, Adi Sesha and other serpents offered prayers to Kumbakonam Nageswarar in the morning, Thirunageswaram at the noon, Thirupampuram Paampurnathar in the evening and Nagoor Nageshwarar at the night during Maha Shivaratri. This endeared Lord Shiva and took his curse back.
People who are issueless and having Rahu-Ketu Dosham or Nagadosham come here and perform Pujas, Homas and Pariharas to the lord.