Name of the Temple

Arulmigu Vilvavaneswarar Alayam

Period of origin

Before 7 th Century.

Name of deity

Moolavar: Vilvavaneswarar

Ambal: Sowndaryanayaki

Sthala Theertham: Brahma Theertham, Agasthiya Theertham, Kandiba Theerthamand Vettaru

Stalavriksham: Vilvam

Dhevaram: Thirugnanasampanthar


One of the Pancha Aranya Sthalam known to be “Vilvavanam” the Fifth in order.(holy places of five jungles). Arthajamam (Pooja performed in the Night) is very famous in this sthalam.

Once Sampanthar visiting the panchaaranya Sthalam in order he got late to get here. To reach this temple he has to cross the river. As the river was flooding , the coracles man left the place early. Thirugnanasampanthar was struck and got worried that he can’t reach the temple for Arthajama pooja, hence he prayed Lord shiva and took a coracles by himself without pedals and sung hymns. The coracle reached the next bank itself and he got the dharshan of the lord. Still today at the month of Ippasi (in Tamil) the Oda Thiruvizhacelebrated here.

During the period of king Rajarajan III, the sanctum reconstruction has been done. In 1974PR. Ramanchettiyar and PR. Lakshmanan chettiyar family, the ardent devotees had spent more than 45 lakhs for the renovation and done kumbabishekam on 1.7.1979. Hence we can see the six feet statue of chettiyar brothers opposite to Ambal Shrine.

Five Tiered Rajagopuram, In first prahar shrines for Vinayagar and subramanyar are seen. In the second prahar Brahma Theertham, Mahalakshmi shrine, sampanthar in coracle sculpture, inside the premises Nalvar, Valampuri Vinayagar, Somaskanthar, Gajamugatheswarar, Mullaivananathar, Katchinatar, Pathaleswarar, Mahalingar, Vinayagar, Gangaiamman, Dhakshinamoorhty, Saraswathi, Visalaktchi, Arumugaswamy, Mahalakshmi, Bairavar, Navagraham, Sanibagavan and Suriyan Shrines are there.
In khostam Narthanavinayagar, Dhakshinamoorthy, Lingothbavar, Brahma and Durga are seen.

Temple Timing:

8.30 am to 11.30 pm and 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm

Temple Phone Number

04366 295569

Temple Address

Arulmigu Vilvavaneswarar Alayam

Koradachery (Via)
Thiruvarur (Dist)
Tamil Nadu





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