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Sri Veerateswarar temple

Moolavar : Veerateswarar, Dakshapureeswarar
Urchavar : Yaga Samharamurthi
Amman / Thayar : Ilam Kobanayal ? Balambika
Thala Virutcham : Jack tree
Theertham : Uthiravedi
Agamam / Pooja : Karana Agama
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Tiru Parialur
City : Keelaparasalur
District : Nagapattinam
State : Tamil Nadu


   Lord of the temple is praised by Saint Tirugnanasambandar in his Thevaram hymns. This is the 41st Shiva temple on the southern bank of Cauvery praised in Thevaram hymns.


   Six time Abishek is offered to Procession Deity Yaga Samharamurthi on Tamil new year day in April-May, Aadi first day in July-August, Purattasi Chaturti in September-October. Makar Sankranti falling almost on 14th January and Vaikasi Tiruvonam in May-June. Lord Shiva comes in procession on the last Karthikai Friday in November-December.

Temple's Speciality:

   Of the Attaveera Sthalas of Lord Shiva, this is the fourth temple. Lord Shiva in the temple is a Swayambumurthi.

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to12.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.


   Sri Veeratteswar Temple, Keel Parasalur-Tiru Parialur-609 309, Nagapattinam district.


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General Information:

   Shrines of Lords Vinayaka, Viswanatha, Bhairava and Sun are in the prakara. Mother Durga, Brahmma, Lingodhbava, Dakshinamurthi and Nardana Vinayka are goshta murthas. Lord Subramania appears standing with one leg on His peacock vahan.Ambika shrine is in the front mandap facing south. This is a very ancient temple facing west. There is no Rajagopuram. There is an iron tent at the entrance of the temple. Lord Vinayaka temple is opposite of the street. There is no flag post-Kodimaram but only Nandhi and Bali Peeta. In the place of Flag Post, Vinayaka- Siddhi Vinayaka occupies the place. Sanctum Sanctorum is quite visible from this point. Curd rice and plain rice are offered as nivedhana to Lord


   Devotees pray for relief from the adverse aspects of the planets

Thanks giving:

   Devotees perform abishek and aradhanas to Lord and Mother.

Greatness Of Temple:

   The temple is praised in the hymns of saint Arunagirinathar. There is a special shrine for Sun God, hence no special Navagraha-nine planets shrine. This is the place where Lord destroyed Daksha and his yajna. Arthajama Puja-final night puja is dedicated to Lord Bhairava. Daksha is at the feet of Lord Dakshapureeswarar.

Temple History:

   As a Shiva devotee, Daksha gained boons from Lord Shiva, which only developed pride in him. He organized a great yajna without inviting Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva withdrew (Parithal in Tamil) the boons granted to him, thus the place came to be known as Tiru Parialur. It is also noteworthy that Daksha was the father of Dakshayani, consort of Lord Shiva. As he failed in the formalities to be followed in respecting the boon giver, Lord Shiva destroyed him and his yajna. Other invitees like the Devas were also punished for accepting Daksha?s invitation knowing that he had erred in ignoring the Lord. Sun God lost a tooth. He has a shine in the temple worshipping the Lord daily for the wrong he has committed.

Special Features:

   Miracle Based: Lord Shiva in the temple is a swayambumurthi.

*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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