Thirupugalur – Sri Varthamaneeswarar Temple

Name of the Temple

Sri Varthamaneeswarar temple

Period of origin

Before 2000 years

Name of deity

Moolavar: Varthamaneeswarar

Ambal:  Manonmani

Sthala Theertham: Agni Theertham

Sthala Virksham: Pinni

Devaram: Tiruganasambanthar

Sthalapuranam:

This temple is temple within temple concept here saint Tiruganansambanthar had sung dhevaram here. Hence this temple is called as Tirupugalur Varthamaniswaram. Lord Shiva graces in the temple as a Swayambumurthi. Sri Agni Bhagwan (God of Fire) in the temple appears with two faces, 7 hands, 7 flames, 4 horns and three feet.

As per legend Banasura belongs to the demon community. His mother was Madhiniar. She was a staunch Lord Shiva devotee. To facilitate his mother’s Shiva puja, Banasura was bringing many swayambu Lingas. He once came to Tirupugalur and found countless Lingas. He found a Swayambulinga but could not move it. He dug a deep and vast Agazhi around the temple and tried to move the Linga again but in vain, except that the agazhi was full of water springing from the ground. He decided to end himself in frustration. A voice from the sky told Banasura, “I will make myself present for your mother’s Shiva puja”. Lord in the name of Konapiran with Punnai flowers on His head, appeared before his mother. After the puja was over, Lord returned to Tirupugalur.

Vasthu purity is an important basis for constructing buildings. This is a science that deals with the designing of the apartments in a particular direction – Kitchen, bathrooms, main hall, bedrooms etc. – at appropriate sides. This would avoid any invisible troubles entering then.This is a temple noted for Vasthu prayer. Before beginning the construction, people use to bring the bricks to the temple, perform archanas and take them back for the building work. Pregnant women worship Ambica for safe delivery. According to the Sthala Purana, Ambica Herself as a midwife took care of a woman in labour pain and ensured safety to both mother and child. prasad oil is offered in the temple for the purpose. Devotees worship Lord Agneeswarar for mental peace. They are blessed with boons of wedding, child, and job opportunity, progress in trade, promotions and welfare.

10 day Vaikasi Poornima-Brahmmotsavam in May-June with a special programme showing Lord Chandrasekhara granting darshan to Agni Bhagwan – God of Fire according to the history of the land (sthala purana), 10 day festival for Saivite saint Tirunavukkarasar in April-May commencing before Sadayam star day and monthly Pradosha days (13th day from New Moon or Full Moon days), Deepavali in October-November, Pongal almost falling on 14th January each year and Tamil and English New Year days are celebrated in the temples besides special puja performace days each month. The crowd is huge in the temple on such festival occasions.

Route:

Tirupugalur is 10 km far from Nannilam on the Nagapattinam bus route. Bus facilities are available from Nagapattinam and Mayiladuthurai also. The place is 20 km from Tiruvarur, 10 from Nannilam, 33 from Mayiladuthurai and 25 from Nagapattinam.

Temple Timings:

5.30 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.

Temple Telephone Number:

04366-237 198, 273 176, 94431 13025, 94435 88339

Temple Address:

Sri Varthamaneeswarar Temple,

Thirupugalur- 609 704,

Nagapattinam Dist.

 

Tirukkarukkudi – Sri Sarguna Lingeswarar Temple

Name of the Temple

Sri Sarguna Lingeswarar Temple

Period of origin

Before 2000 years

Name of deity

Moolavar: SargunaLingeswarar, Karukudinathar

Ambal: Advaita Nayaki, Kalyani Ambica

Sthala Theertham: Yama Theertha

Sthala Virksham: Maruthamaram

Devaram: Tirugnanasambandar

Sthalapuranam:

It is believed that Lord Sri Rama worshipped here before proceeding to Lanka.  As there was delay in getting a Linga from Hanuman, to keep the puja time, it is said that Sri Rama made a Linga with sand, the Prithvi Linga.  The Linga brought by Hanuman is also in the temple as Hanumantha Linga. According to one story that a trader Dananjayan by name incurred leprosy as he had an intercourse with his step mother unknowingly and got cured with his prayers to Lord.

Rama, Bhramma and a king by name Sargunan are believed to have worshipped the Prithivi lingam here. The same legend that holds at Rameswaram holds here too. The presiding deity here is also referred to as Hanumadlingam. Shiva is also referred to as Bhrahmapuriswarar and Parvati is also referred to as Advaitanayaki, Kalyananayaki.

This small temple with two prakamrams has a 70 feet high Rajagopuram. Both the Shiva and the Ambal shrines face the east.  Only two worship services are offered each day here. Sivaratri in the month of Maasi and Mondays in the month of Kartikai are considered special here.

Lord Valampuri Vinayaka gracing the devotees. The Shivalinga in the sanctum sanctorum is very small in size made of sand.  There are signs on the Linga showing that it was made of sand.  The Avudayar-peeta is of stone.  There are shrines for Lords Valampuri Vinayaka, Lingodhbava, Muruga, Navagrahas the nine planets, Sun and Moon.  The statue of a trader Danajaya in worshipping form is before the Ambica shrine.

Route:

This Shivastalam is located 6 km south east of Kumbhakonam enroute to Mannargudi. Kalayanallur is located nearby. Also nearby is the town of Ayinanur – home to Enaadinayanar.

Temple Timings:

8.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. and from 5.30 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.

Temple Telephone Number:

+9199435 23852

Temple Address:

Sri Sarguna Lingeswarar Temple

Karukudi,

Marudhanallur-612 402.

Kumbakonam Taluk,

Thanjavur district.

Tirupandurai (Penu Perunturai) – Sri Sivanandeswaar Temple

Name of the Temple

Sri Sivanandeswaar Temple

Period of origin

Before 2000 years

Name of deity

Moolavar: Sivanandeswarar, Pranaveswarar

Ambal: Mangalambikai

Sthala Theertham: Mangala Theertham

Sthala Virksham: Vanni

Devaram: Tirugnana Sambandar

Sthalapuranam:

Lord Brahmma, Creator of the world could not answer a question posed by Lord Muruga – the meaning of Ohm Pranava Mantra.  Mocking at Him, Muruga also put him in jail.  Lord Shiva condemned Muruga’s action.  This resulted in the stoppage of creation. Lord Muruga simply said that Brahmma could start His work after learning the meaning of the OHM Pranava Mantra.  Lord Shiva demanded Muruga to explain the meaning to him.  Lord Muruga did it perfectly as a Guru and Shiva was an obedient student then.  This event took place at Swamimalai. This supremacy promotion made Lord Muruga proud.  To punish him Lord Shiva made him dumb.  Lord Muruga came to Tirupandhurai, made a Shivalinga and worshipped to regain his skills.  Pleased Shiva granted the speaking skill to His divine Son.  Hence, Lord is praised as Pranaveswarar (Lord of Pranava Mantra).

Though a Shiva Temple, Lord Muruga occupies all dominance in the temple.  He is before the sanctum sanctorum as Lord Dandayuthapani showing a Chinmudra, eyes closed in meditation.  His ears are long.  From the vimana-tower above sanctum sanctorum – Arthanareeswara Dakshinamurthi and Veena Dakshinamurti grace the devotees. There are two Vinayakas at the entrance of the temple – Guha Vinayaka and Sakshi Vinayaka.  It is said that they came as escorts to Lord Muruga when He came here for penance and chose to stay here itself then.

The temple celebrates Lord Muruga related festivals as Thai Poosam in Jauary-February; Vaikasi Visakam in May-June; Aipasi Skanda Sashti in October-November and Tirukarthikai in November-December. Maha Shivaratri, Navaratri, Panguni Uthiram, Thiru Karthikai, Masi Makam, Vinayaka Chathurthi, Arudra Darisanam, Aippasi Annabhishekam, Skandha Shashti are also  celebrated here.

Route:

Tirupandhurai is 12 km from Kumbakonam on the Mayiladuthurai route via Eravancheri.

Temple Timings:

6.00 AM to 11.30 PM and 4.30 PM to 8.00 PM

Temple Telephone Number:

0435-244 8138, 94436 50826

Temple Address:

Sri Sivanandeswaar Temple

Tirupandurai,

Nachiarkoil post,

Kumbakonam Taluk,

Thanjavur district-612 602.

Tiruvanniyur (Anniyur)- Sri Agnipureeswarar temple

Name of the Temple

Sri Agnipureeswarar temple

Period of origin

Before 2000 years

Name of deity

Moolavar: Agnipureeswarar

Ambal: Gowri Parvathi

Sthala Theertham: Agni Theertham

Sthala Virksham: Vanni

Devaram:  Tirunavukkarasar

Sthalapuranam:

Daksha while performing a yajna, intentionally avoided Lord Shiva and invited others to participate in the yajna.  Agni is one among those attended the yajna.  For attending a yajna to humiliate Lord Shiva, Agni was punished by Badrakali and Veerabadra and had to bear their curse.  Agni could not attend any yajna then with his curse.  This resulted in the failure of monsoon creating drought.  Agni came to this place, worshipped Lord Shiva and got relieved of his curse.  As Agni worshiped here, Lord is praised as Agnipureeswarar and the sacred spring Agni Theertham.

Mother Parvathi performed penance here to be born as daughter of sage Katyayana and to have the hand of the hand of Lord in wedding.  Lord appeared before Mother Parvathi and married Her in Tiruvezhi Mizhalai.  Hence, this place is considered as an ideal place of worship for removal of obstacles in marriage matters.  Those suffering from blood pressure and heat related ailments bathe in the theertha in the temple and offer a preparation made of wheat as nivedhana.  Those facing delays in their building works, bring seven bricks to the temple so that the construction goes without delay.  Of the Panchamurthis in the temple, the Somaskanda Murthi looks very beautiful.

Route:

From Kumbakonam, take Karaikal road till S.Pudur and from there, take Konerirajapuram, Vadamattam road. From Vadamattam, Tiru Anniyur is about 4 km. in the east direction.

Temple Timings:

7.30 am to 11.30 pm and 5.30 pm to 8 pm

Temple Telephone Number:

0435 244 9578, 9786766995

Temple Address:

Sri Agnipureeswarar Temple,

Vanniyur

kumbakonam- 612 201,

Tiruvarur district

Sirukudi – Sri Sukshma Pureeswarar temple

Name of the Temple

Sri Sukshma Pureeswarar temple

Period of origin

Before 2000 years

Name of deity

Moolavar: Sukshma Pureeswarar

Ambal: Mangala Nayaki

Sthala Theertham: Mangala Theertham

Sthala Virksham: Vilwa

Devaram: Thirugnana Sambandar

Sthalapuranam:

While Mother Parvathi and Lord Shiva were playing dice, luck was turning to Mother.  At this stage, Lord Shiva suddenly disappeared.  Shocked Ambica began to search for Lord and finally came to this place dense with Vilwa trees.  She made a Linga in sand and worshipped.  Lord appeared before Mother and said that He was planning to lose the game in Her favour to show that husbands should develop the quality of yielding to spouse to make family every happy and auspicious. Mother came to be known as Mangalambikai and Lord Mangalanathar

The place is named Sukshma Pureeswaram as couples separated earlier had a re-union here.  The temple is praised by Saint Tirugnana Sambandar in his Thevaram hymns.  Sun God, Sage Vishwamitra and Gandharvas had worshipped Lord in this temple. Planet Mars-Angaraka had his curse relieved in this temple.  Those under adverse aspects of this planet will overcome delays in their marriages and the sick will be cured, if they worship him in the temple.  Tuesdays in Masi month-February-March are suggested for Mars worship when special pujas are performed here with Vilwa leaves and Mangala Theertham-water from a well-for the reunion of couples.  Those afflicted by Mars problems visit the temple in large numbers for relief.

The Navagraha-9 planets-mandap in the temple is different.  Child Saint Tirugnana Sambandar who sang the Kolaru Pathigam (a prayer to Lord Shiva with Mother for relief from the adverse aspects of planets and other natural dangers people face in life) is along with the planets. It may be recalled that ripe Saint Tirunavukkarasar advised Child Tirugnana Sambandar to postpone his Madurai trip to debate with the Jain monks and to save the Pandya king, as the time then was not auspicious and very unfavourable then.  The Child Saint simply said that the planets would never be hostile to Shiva devotees.  The Kolaru Pathigam is the outcome of this event.  This is being chanted by all believers as a daily prayer.  So the child saint is also among the planets as their beloved one.  The added significance is that Lord Bhairava and Lord Vinayaka are in this mandap.

Route:

The temple can be reached from Kadagambadi through buses running from Kumbakonam to Karaikal via Poonthottam. It is 3 km north of Kadagambadi. No vehicle facility is available here. The devotees have to walk the distance. To avoid inconvenience, those coming from Kumbakonam should get down at Eravancheri. Those coming from Karaikal, Mayiladuthurai and Tiruvarur routs may get down at Poonthottam. Autos and cabs are available from both ends – Eravancherry and Poonthottam

Temple Timings:

6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m

Temple Telephone Number:

04366-291 646

Temple Address:

Sri Sukshma Pureeswarar Temple,

Cherukudi,

Saraboji Rajapuram Post- 609 503,

Via Poonthottam,

Kudavasal Post,

Tiruvarur district

Tirukkozhambam – Sri Kokileswarar temple

Name of the Temple

Sri Kokileswarar temple

Period of origin

Before 2000 years

Name of deity

Moolavar: Kokileswarar

Ambal: Soundara Nayaki

Sthala Theertham: Madhu Theertham

Sthala Virksham: Vilwa and Jasmine

Devaram: Appar and Tirugnanasambandar

Sthalapuranam:

Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu played chess (Chokkattan in Tamil) with Mother Parvathi as referee.  During the play, Lord Shiva asked Parvathi’s opinion in rolling the play stick.  Her opinion favoured Lord Vishnu.  Angry Shiva cursed Parvathi be born a cow on earth.  Mother chose this place for Her penance and joined Her Lord. Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahamma in their contest to find the head and foot of Lord Shiva respectively, Brahmma though failed in the race, brought the Thazhamboo flower as a false witness to win the contest.  Knowing his design, Lord Shiva punished him.  Brahmma came to this place, created a spring in his name, worshipped Lord Shiva and got relieved of the dosha.  A Vidyadhara, Chandan by name was born a nightingale (Kokilam in Tamil) due to curse of Indira.  He came to this place in his nightingale form worshipped Lord and regained his original form.  As a Kokila (nightingale) worshipped Lord here, He is praised and as Kokileswarar.  Indira too performed penance here for long years for relief from the curse of Sage Gautama.

The temple occupies an area of about 2 acres. Hoof marks of a cow are seen on the Shivalingam.  The sanctum faces east. Images of Bhikshandakar, Sattanathar and Natarajar adorn the niches of the sanctum in addition to the usual set of deities that are associated with the goshtams in a Saivite sanctum. This temple is attributed to the pious Chola queen Sembiam Mahadevi.

Route:

Tiru Kuzhambiam is on the Kumbakonam-Mayiladuthurai route. It is 5 km east of Tiruvavaduthurai. Auto facilities are available at Tiruvavaduthurai.

Temple Timings:

9.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.

Temple Telephone Number:

04364-232 055, 232 005.

Temple Address:

Sri Kokileswarar Temple,

Tirukozhambiam

Kumbakonam– 612 205,

Thanjavur district.

Vaigal Madakoil – Sri Vaigalnathar temple

Name of the Temple

Sri Vaigalnathar temple

Period of origin

Before 2000 years

Name of deity

Moolavar: Vaigalnathar or Shenbaga Aranyeswarar

Ambal: Kombial Kothai or Shaka Komalavalli

Sthala Theertham: Shenbaga theertham

Sthala Virksham: Shenbagam tree

Devaram:  Appar, Sambandar, Sundarar and Manickavasagar

Sthalapuranam:

Vaikan maadakkoyil refers to two shrines, Vaikal and Maadakkoyil.

As per legends Mother Earth –Bhoomidevi prayed to Lord Maha Vishnu to marry her which Lord obliged and had Her as His consort.  This was not acceptable to Mother Mahalakshmi and left the Lord.   She came to this Shenbagavanam and took on a severe penance to get back her Lord.  Lord Vishnu and Bhoomidevi came in search of Mahalakshmi.  Brahamma followed in search of Lord Vishnu.  They found Mother Mahalakshmi here and prayed to Lord Shiva.  By the grace of Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu had both Lakshmi and Bhoodevi as His consorts. Lord Shiva is a swayambumurthy in the temple. As the three eyes of Lord Shiva, the place has three Shiva temples.  The right eye of the Lord is Viswanatha-Visalakshi temple, the second left is with Lord Brahammapureeswarar with Mother Perianayaki and the third forehead is for Lord Vaigalnathar with Mother Kombial Kothai

The Maadakkoyil is one of the 78 maadakkovils built at an elevation by KoChenkan Cholan. Komaleswarar and Ilankothai Amman are worshipped in the Maadakkoyil. Vishnu, Lakshmi and Bhrama are said to have worshipped Shiva here. Shiva is also referred to as Bhramapureeswarar. Sambandar has glorified both these Shivastalams in one Patikam.

Maha Shivrathri in February-March; Purattasi Navarathri in September-October; Aipasi Annabishekam in October-November; and all important festivals dedicated to Lord Shiva are celebrated in the temple.

Route:

The temple is 18 km from Kumbakonam on the Karaikal route. The devotee has to get down at Pazhinjanallur bus stop. The temple is 1 km from here southward.

Temple Timings:

7.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 3.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.

Temple Telephone Number:

0435 – 246 5616

Temple Address:

Sri Vaigalnathar Temple,

Vaigal Madakoil,

Aduthurai-612 101,

Nagapattinam district.

Kumbakonam – Sri Someswarar temple

Name of the Temple

Sri Someswarar temple

Period of origin

Before 2000 years

Name of deity

Moolavar: Someswarar

Ambal: Thenar Mozhial, Somasundari

Sthala Theertham: Chandra puskarni

Sthala Virksham: Vilvam

Devaram: Thiruganansampanthar

Sthalapuranam:

This temple ancient name is Kudanthaikaronam, there are two more karonam in tamilnadu one at kanchipuram and another one at Nagapattinam. As Soma (moon ) and veyalan (guru) worshipped lord here, The lord in this place  called as Veyala Someswarar.

According to Hindu legends when the pot containing Amrita was broken, a string shaped in the form of a hoop was thrown outside the pot.This hooped string formed a Shivalinga in the place where the Someswara Temple now stands.

Lord Muruga grants darshan sitting on a peacock with sandal in one leg.in this place there is a unique custome,the sadari is kept in devotees head as in perumal temple. The temple has only one prakara.  As Moon and Jupiter worshipped in this temple, Mondays and Thursdays have huge devotee crowd in the temple.  There are three entrances to the temple.  Devotees can have the darshan of Lord Maleesar and Mangala Nayaki if they go through the Rajagopuram entrance.  As Vishnu (Mal) worshipped here, Lord is known as Maleesar.  Somanathar and Thenarmozhi darshan is open to those coming through Kattai Gopuram entrance.  The north entrance leads devotees to the darshan of Someswarar and Somasundari.  Lord’s blessing is open to devotees coming from any entrance

Looking at the architecture of the temple one is instantly reminded of the Dravidian style of the 13th century. This was the time when the Later Cholas were ruling over the town of Kumbakonam. In fact, the construction of the temple is dedicated to the Chola Kings who were great worshippers of Lord Shiva and his consort Parvati. The later kings added to the temple, but the style predominantly is that of the Chola Kings. Lord Somaskandar blesses the devotees in the inner mandap.  There are 8 sculptures on the sanctum wall in worshipping posture. Lord Nataraja has His shrine with Mother Sivakami.  He is named Kana Nattam Udayar meaning that the Lord would have no loss if devotees overlook praying to Him but it would be a loss only to such indifferent ones.  Praying in this shrine, according beliefs, brings the devotee progress in his trade and promotions in job.

100 devotees of this place took an undertaking in the year 1964 of writing the holy Panchakshra (five letters) Mantra “ Shivaya Nama” one lakh each thus making a total of one crore.  They bound each such book and preserved it in a box.  Till today, the holy box is safely kept in the temple.

Route:

Someswar Temple is 2 km away from Kumbakonam Bus Terminal. The bus stop name is Portamarai Kulam in Tanjore Road.The bus stop is very near to Temple. There are lot of town buses / autos available for this temple.

Temple Timings:

6.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.

Temple Telephone Number:

0435-243 0349.

Temple Address:

Sri Someswarar temple,

Kumbakonam-612 001

Thanjavur dst.

Kodiakadu – Sri Kodi Kuzhagar Temple

Name of the Temple

Sri Kodi Kuzhagar Temple

Period of origin

Before 2000 years

Name of deity

Moolavar: Amudha Kadeswarar

Ambal: Anjanakshi,

Sthala Theertham: Agni theertha , Amudha Kinaru

Sthala Virksham: Kura tree

Devaram: Tirugnana Sambandar and Sundarar

Sthalapuranam:

Legend has it that the celestial nectar from the Millky Ocean, carried by Vayu, fell at this spot and assumed the form of a Shivalingam, hence Amritaghateswarar; and Amrita Theertham the tank.

Saint Arunagiriar had sung the glory of Lord Muruga of this temple in his celebrated Tirupugazh hymns.  This is a very ancient temple.  Mother Maiyar Thadanganni appears all merciful.  The one different feature of the temple is that the Navagrahas in the temple are on a straight line witnessing the wedding posture of Lord Shiva with Mother.  Kodiakadu being a jungle area, there is a jungle custodian deity praised as Sookadu Kizhal.

Rama is said to have sighted Sri Lanka from here, and what is believed to be his footprint is preserved nearby. It is believed that Rama attempted to build a bridge to Sri Lanka from here, and was directed by Shiva to proceed to Rameswaram. It is considered sacred to bathe in the sea here during the Uttarayana and Dakshinayana transition.  Local belief has it that this shrine is inhabited by Siddhas.

This temple has a lofty Rajagopuram and shrines to Amritavinayakar and shadbhujasubramanyar with one of the arms bearing a pot of the celestial nectar. The Navagrahas are in a single file as in Tiruvarur. 10 day Vaikasi visagam in May-June and 6 day Sashti are the festivals celebrated for Lord Amirthakada Subramanya.

Route:

Kodiakadu is 9 km far from Vedaranyam on the Kodiakarai route. Vehicles are checked by police for security reasons and allowed to proceed after noting the vehicle registration number. Bus facility is also available.

Temple Timings:

9.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. and fro 5.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.

Temple Telephone Number:

+91 – 4369 272 470

Temple Address:

Sri Kodi Kuzhagar Koil,

Kodiakadu-614 821,

Nagapattinam district.

 

Tirupamburam – Sri Seshapureeswarar Temple

Name of the Temple

Sri Seshapureeswarar Temple

Period of origin

Before 2000 years

Name of deity

Moolavar: Seshapureeswarar

Ambal: Pramarambikai, Vanduser Kuzhali

Sthala Theertham: Adisesha Theertham

Sthala Virksham: Vanni

Devaram: Appar, Sambandar and Sundarar

Sthalapuranam:

When Lord Vinayaka offered His pranams to His father Lord Shiva, the snake around Shiva’s neck grew proud that Vinayaka was worshipping him too.  Angry Shiva cursed the whole snake community that it should lose its power-viz. their poison power.  All the Ashtama serpents-eight great serpents- appealed to Lord Shiva that it was not fair on His part to curse the whole community for the wrong committed by a single one and they also sought pardon for the snake that grew proud.

Lord Shiva told them that the Ashtama Nagas, Aanandhan, Vasuki, Dakshakan, Karkodakan, Sangabalan, Kuligan, Padman and Mahapadman and others headed by the divine snake Adishesha may come to Tirupamburam on Maha Shivrathri day when they will be pardoned and relieved of the curse.  The place has one more history too.

In a tough fight to decide their prowess, Vayu broke mountains with all his power. But Adisesha checked Vayu by preventing them from going to pieces. Angry Vayu stopped supply of oxygen to lives threatening their end.  Adishesha gave in to Deva’s appeal to save the world and left the contest.  He came to Tirupamburam, worshipped Lord Shiva seeking His pardon.

As divine serpent lost his poison power due to Lord Shiva;s curse, prayed here and got back the power.  Hence, it is believed that people who had lost anything valuable in their life will get it back by praying to Lord Shiva here.  It is said that snakes may be sighted in the temple on Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays as they would be worshipping the Lord these days, according to belief.  This temple has the combined reputation of the temples of Tirunageswaram, Nagoor, Keelperumpallam, Kalahasthi and Kumbakonam.  This is a remedial temple-Parihara Sthalam- for all adverse planetary aspects, according to puranas.

It is also noteworthy that Rahu and Ketu are not individually separate from each other as in other temples, but are in one single body with Lord in their mind. Those worshipping Lord and Mother together as one entity-Shivashakti-in this temple are assured of all benefits and peace in life.

Some people may be under Kalasarpa dosha hosroscopes, that is the serpent planets Rahu and Ketu shall be at two ends between which other planets would be caught.  In some cases, the entire period of 18 years Rahu main period will run.  There are also cases where Rahu or Ketu would be occupying the second house in the horoscopes.  In some cases they will be in the eight house from the Lagna or ascendant house and running through the Rahu or Ketu sub-period under any main period.  There are also horoscopes with Kalathra dosha (that will affect the longevity of the spouse) combined with problems in marriage and snakes appearing in dreams.  Some would have killed a snake intentionally or unintentionally.  Some may be facing debt burdens.  Those facing any or such problems in life due to the placement of the snake planets and/or under their main ruling or sub-ruling time,  have to come to this temple seeking relief through prescribed prayer procedures.

Lord Brahmma, Mother Parvathi, Sage Agasthya, Agni, Daksha, Indira, Mother Gangadevi, planets Sun and Moon, Sunithan and king Kochenganan worshipped Lord in this temple.

Route:

Thirupampuram is a small village in Kodavasal Taluk in Thiruvarur District in Tamil Nadu State. Kodavasal, Valangaiman, Nidamangalam, Kumbakonam, are the near by Towns to Thirupampuram . Thirupampuram is reachable by Koradacheri RailWay Station , Nidamangalam RailWay Station , Tirumanthikunam RailWay Station , Tirunagesvaram RailWay Station , . Its main Village Panchayat is Thirupampuram Panchayat .

Temple Timings:

7.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.

Temple Telephone Number:

+91- 435 246 9555, 94439 43665, 94430 47302.

Temple Address:

Sri Seshapureeswarar Temple,

Tirupamburam-612 203.

Tiruvarur district.