Name of the Temple
Sri Akashapureeswarar temple
Period of origin
Before 2000 years
Name of deity
Sthala Theertham: Mangala Theertham
Sthala Virksham: Vani
Star : Pooradam
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This is the sacred soil that gave birth to Kaduveli Siddhar. Kaduveli means open space. He taught people wisdom he learnt. He performed penance for darshan of Lord Shiva. Lord appeared before him and gifted skills in Siddhis – an art of 8 branches known as Ashama Siddhis. This needs an elaborate explanation.The temple was built by a Chola king. Of the elements covering the earth – Akash-space, Vayu-wind, Agni-fire, Appu-water and Prithvi-Earth, this temple is dedicated to Akash, hence the Lord is known as Akashpureeswarar. The king named the place after the Siddha – Kaduveli.
Lord Akashapureeswarar is the authority on Pooradam star. As Mother grants all prosperity and happiness (Mangalam), She is praised as Mangalambikai – Mother of prosperity. It is believed that all the deities in the space and Vasthu Bhagwan ( the authority confirming building plans in accordance with orthodox rules, which is, of late, being adhered even by atheists to avoid hardships and ensure peace in the family) worship Lord Akshapureeswarar on Pooradam days. Devotees worship the Lord with all cosmetic substances. The temple did not have the idol of Kaduveli Siddhar earlier. The idol came out when some renovation works were undertaken a few years back. Sri Nandideva moved outside giving way to Kaduveli Siddhar to worship the Lord. This is also the temple for those praying Siddhas revered as Mahatmas.
Those belonging to Pooradam star come to the temple seeking reliefs from the doshas they are subjected to. Those facing obstacles in their marriages, worship on Pooradam star day burning incense powder (Sambirani) smoke.
Aipasi Annabishekam in October-November, Thai Poosam in January-February, Shivrathri in February-March, Navrathri in September-October and Panguni Uthiram in March-April are the festivals celebrated in the temple.
To reach from Tiruvaiyaru ,13 km from Thanjavur, 4 km from Kallanai. The temple is near the bus stop.
The temple is open from 9.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. On Pooradam star days, the temple is open from 8.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
Temple Telephone Number:
+91 96267 65472, 94434 47826
Sri Akashapureeswarar Temple,