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Sri Parvatheeswarar temple

Moolavar : Parvatheeswarar
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Parvathi Ammai (Swayamvara Thapasvini)
Thala Virutcham : Vilwa, Vanni
Theertham : Shakti, Surya Theertham
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Tiruthelicherry
City : Tiruthelicherry
District : Pondicherry
State : Tamil Nadu


   Lord of the temple is praised in the Thevaram hymns of Saint Gnana Sambandar.This is the 50th Shiva temple on the southern bank of Cauvery mentioned in Thevaram hymns.


   Avani paddy sowing festival in August-September is grandly celebrated in the temple.

Temple's Speciality:

   Swayambumurthi Lord Shiva is facing west. The rays of Sun fall on Lord for 10 days from Panguni 13 in March-April during the evenings

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.


   Sri Parvatheeswarar Temple, Tiruthlicherry-Karaikal Pathu, Karaikal-609 602, Pducherry state


   91- 4368-221 009, 97866 35559.

General Information:

   With its 5 tier Rajagopuram and two prakaras, Lord in the temple is facing west. The Maha Mandap and the Artha Mandap are on the left side. Lord in the sanctum sanctorum has seen the rolling of four Yugas. Lords Vinayaka, Muruga with His consorts Valli and Deivanai, Ligodhbava, Dakshinamurthi, Chandikeswara, Nataraja, Bhairava, Chandrasekhara and Mothers Mahalakshmi, Durgadevi and Saivite Acharyas, Navagrahas the nine planets, Sun, 63 Nayanmars and Sani Bhagwan are in separate shrines in the prakara. Lord Vinayaka is praised as Sambanda Vinayaka.


   Devotees pray here for child, wedding and education boons.

Thanks giving:

   Devotees perform abisheks to Lord and mother and offer vastras.

Greatness Of Temple:

   The rays of Sun fall on the Lord during evenings for 10 days in the month of Panguni from 13th ? March-April.? Mother Parvathi born as daughter of Sage Kathyayana, performed penance here and joined Him here.? As She performed Tapas-penance, She is praised as Tapasvini and Parvathi Ammai.? She blesses devotees with wedding boons.? Lord Shiva with His name Kiradhamurthi appears in a hunter form.??

Temple History:

   Chaya devi was sad as her husband Sun God was not affectionate to her. Knowing this through Maharshi Narada, her fathr cursed Sun. Sun lost his shining glory. He came to this place, created a spring and worshipped Parvatheeswarar and got the relief. As Sun-Bhaskara worshipped here, the place is known as Bhaskara Sthala

Special Features:

   Miracle Based: Lord in the temple is swayambumurthi. The rays of Sun fall on the Lord for 10 days from Panguni 13 in March-April.

*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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