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Sri Valampura Nathar temple

Moolavar : Valampura Nathar
Urchavar : Chandrasekharar
Amman / Thayar : Vadu Vagir Kanni (Procession deity ? Padmanayaki)
Thala Virutcham : Male Palm tree (Aan Panai in Tamil)
Theertham : Brhamma, Lakshmi and Sivaganga theerthams
Agamam / Pooja : Brhamma, Lakshmi and Sivaganga theerthams
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Sivagama
City : Tiruvalampuram
District : Melaperumpallam
State : Tamil Nadu


   The temple is praised in the Thevaram hymns of saints Gnanasamabandar and Tirunavukkarasar and Sundarar. This is the 44th Shiva temple on the southern bank of Cauvery praised in Thevaram hymns.


   Bikshadanar festival on Bharani star day in Thai-January-February; Panguni Uthiram in March-April; Karthikai Mondays in November-December; Vinayaka Chaturthi; Aadi Pooram in July-August; New Moon Days in Thai-January-February, Aadi-July-August and Mahalaya in Purattasi-September-October and Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January are the festivals celebrated in the temple.

Temple's Speciality:

   Significance: Lord is a swayambumurthy in the temple.

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 6.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.


   Sri Valampurinathar Temple, Melaperumpallam, Thiruvalampuram, Nagapattinam Dist.


   91- 4364 - 200 890, 200 685.

General Information:

   Lord Vallabha Vinayaka opposite the Mada temple tank blesses the devotees. There are some epigraphic details about the temple in this part of the temple.


   Those seeking child boon, facing skin problems, doshas caused by women, obstacles in wedding proposals and adverse aspects of serpent planets pray in the temple for relief.

Thanks giving:

   Realizing their wishes, devotees ring the temple bell and feed the poor.

Greatness Of Temple:

   When Lord Vishnu took up a penance on Lord Shiva, He left His consort Mahalakshmi as the companion of Ambica. He got a club and the discus as reward for His penance. He also worshipped Ambica and received the conch and Padma-Lotus, according to the Sthala Purana-history of the land. Sage Heranda, after a dip in Cauvery, circumambulated the shrine ? Walking clockwise. Hence the place is named Valampuram. Valam Varudhal-circumambulating.

Temple History:

   A king of Kasi wanted to test the fidelity of his queen. While camping in forests for hunting, he asked his minister to inform his wife that he was killed by a tiger during hunting. Hearing the news, the queen instantly fell dead. For causing the death of a chaste wife by false information, the king was possessed by evil dosha-Brahmmahati dosha.

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*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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