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Sri mehanadhar temple

Moolavar : Meganathaswami (Mihara Aruneswarar, Muyarchi Nathar
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Lalithambika, Soundarya Nayaki
Thala Virutcham : Mandharai, Vilwa
Theertham : Surya Pushkarini
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Tirumeeyachur
City : Thirumeeyachur
District : Tiruvarur
State : Tamil Nadu


   The glory of Lord of the temple is praised by Saint Gnanasamabandar in his Thevaram hymns.? This is the 56th Shiva temple on the southern banks of Cauvery praised in Thevaram hymns.


   Rathasapthami is grandly celebrated in the temple in January-February. All Shiva and Devi related festivals are also observed

Temple's Speciality:

   Lord Shiva is a swayambumurthi in the temple. Mother Lalithambika is seated on the Sri Chakra Raja Simhasana-throne with Her merciful Abhaya Hasatha Mudra-assuring all protection to devotees- with Her folded right leg placed on the left as an Empress. Mother Lalithambika is all powerful. They rays of Sun fall on the Lord from Chithirai 21 to 27 ? April-May. Special Surya puja is performed during these days.

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 7.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 4.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.


   Sri Lalithambika-Meganathaswami Temple, Tirumeeyachur-609 405, Tiruvarur district.


   91-4366-239 170, 94448 36526.

General Information:



   Devotees perform special pujas and Homas dedicated to Lord Meganathaswami on their birth star days for longevity.? 60th and 80th birth days are celebrated in Lord?s shrine.? Women awaiting marriage pray to Lord Kalyana Sundarar with garlands for early happy results.? Those suffering from diseases offer Pirandai rice on lotus leaf as nivedhana and eat it as Lord?s Prasad for relief.

Thanks giving:

   Devotees perform abishek and archanas to Lord and Mother and also offer vastras.

Greatness Of Temple:

   Lord Meganathaswami is a swayambulinga.? Those chanting Lalitha Sahasranama and Lalitha Navarathna Mala sitting in the Mother?s shrine are bestowed with all grace and prosperity in life.? This is the birth place of Garuda, Aruna the charioteer of Sun, Vali, Sugriva, Yama and Saneeswara.? Hence, people perform Ayush Homa and Mrutyunjaya Homa in this temple for longevity.? They also offer Pirandai Rice nivedhana placed on a lotus leaf to Lord and eat it for cure from diseases.

Temple History:

   Dreaded demon Pandasura was harassing sages and Devas.? They surrendered at the feet of Mother Parasakthi for protection.? Responding to their appeal, Devi rose from a Yaga Gunda, mounted on the Sri Chakra Rath with the name Lalithambika, waged the war against the demon and destroyed him.? She was? very furious then.? Lord Shiva asked Mother to go to Earth, assume the name Manonmani and perform penance and shed her fury.?? Mother came to this place and became soft and merciful.? She created Vak Devathas-deities ruling words- and asked them to sing Her praise with 1000 names.? This became the holy Lalitha Sahasraname beginning with the words, Sri Mathre meaning ?Mother of prosperity?.

Special Features:

   Miracle Based:?Lord Shiva in the temple is a swayambumurthy. Rays of Sun fall on Lord from Chithirai 21 to 27 in April-May. Surya Puja is performed during these days in the temple.?

*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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