Home > 274 Shivalayas > Sri Padikasu Nathar temple

Sri Padikasu Nathar temple

Moolavar : Padikasu Nathar(Sornapureeswarar)
Urchavar : Somaskandar
Amman / Thayar : Azhagammai
Thala Virutcham : Vilwa
Theertham : Amirtha Pushkarini
Agamam / Pooja : Shivagama
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Arisilkaraipudur
City : Aalagaputhur
District : Thanjavur
State : Tamil Nadu


   Celebrated Saivite Saints had praised the Lord of this temple in their devotional hymns.? This is 66th Lord Shiva temple on the southern bank of Cauvery praised in Thevaram hymns


   Masi Magam and Maha Shivrathri in February-March; Nayanmar Guru Puja on Kruthika and Aslesha ? Aayilam in Tamil ? star days are the festivals celebrated in the temple.

Temple's Speciality:

   Lord Shiva in the temple is a swayambumurthy. As Lord Vishnu graces the devotees with Discus and conch in temples, here Lord Muruga blesses the devotees with discus and conch. This is the birth place of Pugazh Thunai Nayanar, one among the celebrated 63 Nayanmars

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 7.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.


   Sri Padikasu Nathar Temple, Azhagaputhur ? 612 401, Thiru Arisil Karai Puthur, Thanjavur district.


   91- 435 - 246 6939, +91-99431 78294.

General Information:

   The tower above the sanctum sanctorum is of a three tier design.??Lord Vinayaka of the temple is praised as Swarna Vinayaka blessing from a separate shrine.?According to tradition in the temple, people worship this Vinayaka first before going to Lord Shiva.??Pugazh Thunai Nayanar appears in the front mandap with his wife Lakshmi.??Saint Sundarar with his spouse Paravai Nachiar is nearby.???There are two Bhairavas in the temple.??Swamimalai is 10 km from this place.


   Devotees praying here will have the courage to fight injustice and a sense of tolerance to bear hardships.

Thanks giving:

   Those facing problems in their wedding proposals and concerned about the safety and welfare of their children pray to Lord Muruga on New Moon day offering pujas and milk porridge ? Paal Payasam in Tamil ? for relief.

Greatness Of Temple:

   In order to end the increasing atrocities of the demons, Lord Shiva planned to send Lord Muruga to destroy them.??When Muruga began the march, Lord Shiva and Devas offered many powerful weapons to Him.??Lord Vishnu gave His discus and conch.??With all these weapons, Muruga destroyed the demons.??Muruga appears here with all the weapons in hand.??Discus and Conch are the main the weapons He holds.??Sitting on the Indira Peacock with His consorts Valli and Deivanai, He is praised as Kalyana Sundara Shanmuga Nathar.??The Tiruvatchi ? a metal frame made aesthetically around the deity ? is of OHM letter shape

Temple History:

   During His visit to?Mount?Kailash, Lord Brahmma bypassed Lord Muruga and proceeded.??Muruga intercepted Him and asked who He was.??Brahmma introduced Himself to Muruga and said proudly that He was the creator of the world.??Muruga asked him under what Mantra power He was doing it, Brahmma replied OHM.??Lord Muruga demanded the meaning and explanation of the Mantra which Brahmma could not.??Lord Muruga hit Brahmma on the head and terminated His job.

Special Features:

   Miracle Based:?Lord Shiva is a swayambumurthi.?

*Sources from Dinamalar.com

Home        Worship       Gallery      Travel        Slokas     Contact us