Natanagopal Nayaki Swamy is one of the great souls that lived in India in the line of Various Alwars, Nayanmars like Meerabai, Aandaal, Thulasidas, Kabirdas, Puranthara Dasar, Dukaram, Arunagiri Nathar, Thyaga Birammam, Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Swami Vivekananda, Ramana Bhagavaan, Ramalinga Vallalaar.
An artistic temple has been built on the west street of Teppakulam in the name of Nayaki Swamigal. This was opened in 1970 with a Bajan Mandapam of an area of 40 feet x 30 feet in 1.50 acres. On the birth day of the Nayaki (Miruga Shersha Natchatram), the Sat Sangam and Bajans are sung in a grand manner. Every month there will be musical concerts, religious discourses and Geetha lectures conducted here.
The great soul was born in Panthadi Cross Street of Madurai as the son of Sri Chinnakkonda Rengaier of Jabachi gothram and Srimathi Lakshmi Ammaiar on 9-1-1843 in Muruga Sheersha Lagna. His name was Ramabadran.
Not interested in education and the weaving craft in his younger days, he went to Thirupparankundram at his 10th age and performed Thavam (austerites) for 12 years. He bearnt Sivaraja Yogam under the Yogi Sri Nagalinga Adigal of Paramakudi and became a Sidhar (Mystic; unorthadon saint). Attracted to the god Thirumal (on seeing the Aandaals plays) he identified himself with god by changing his conducts, dress and attitudes. In his 71st year he joined with his god Kannan on the Vaikunda Ekadasi day. As per his wish, his adhishtanar was constructed opposite to the Sannidhi of Yanaimalai Narasingapuram about 10 K.M. East of Alagar Koil.Those who get salvation (Motcham) or not:
1. Those who danee singing the name of Hari; will get salvation