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Sri Sukshma Pureeswarar temple

Moolavar : Sukshma Pureeswarar
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Mangala Nayaki
Thala Virutcham : Vilwa
Theertham : Mangala Theertham
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Thiruchirukudi
City : Cherugudi
District : Tiruvarur
State : Tamil Nadu


   Lord of the temple is praised in the Thevaram hymns of Saint Gnana Sambandar.This is the 60th Shiva temple on the southern bank of Cauvery praised in Thevaram hymns


   Maha Shivrathri in February-March and Tirukarthikai in November-December are the festivals celebrated in the temple

Temple's Speciality:

   Lord Shiva in the temple is a swayambumurthy Linga made of sand

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m


   Sri Sukshma Pureeswarar Temple, (Tiru Chirukudi), Cherukudi, Saraboji Rajapuram Post- 609 503, Via Poonthottam, Kudavasal Post, Tiruvarur district


   91-4366-291 646

General Information:

   The temple is facing east with a three tier Rajagopuram.??The inner area is very spacious.??There are shrines for Lords Mangala Vinayaka and Muruga in the prakara.??Navagraha-9 planets shrine is in the front mandap.??Sun, Sage Vishvamitra and Gandharvas had worshipped Lord Shiva in this temple


   It is the faith of the devotees that praying to Lord and Mother would ensure all auspiciousness in family

Thanks giving:

   Devotees perform abishek and archanas to Lord and Mother offering vastras

Greatness Of Temple:

   The place is named Sukshma Pureeswaram as couples separated earlier had a re-union here.? The temple is praised by Saint Tirugnana Sambandar in his Thevaram hymns.? Sun God, Sage Vishwamitra and Gandharvas had worshipped Lord in this temple.

Temple History:

   While Mother Parvathi and Lord Shiva were playing dice, luck was turning to Mother.??At this stage, Lord Shiva suddenly disappeared.??Shocked Ambica began to search for Lord and finally came to this place dense with Vilwa trees.??She made a Linga in sand and worshipped.??Lord appeared before Mother and said that He was planning to lose the game in Her favour to show that husbands should develop the quality of yielding to spouse to make family every happy and auspicious.?Mother came to be known as Mangalambikai and Lord Mangalanathar

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*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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