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Sri Velladainaatha Swami temple

Moolavar : Velladainathar
Urchavar : Somaskandar
Amman / Thayar : Kavianganni
Thala Virutcham : Vilwa
Theertham : Paalkinaru
Agamam / Pooja : Sivagama
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Tirukaruhavur
City : Tirukaruhavur
District : Nagapattinam
State : Tamil Nadu




   New Moon day in the month of Thai (January-February) and Full Moon day in the month of Chithirai (April-May) are the festivals grandly celebrated in the temple.

Temple's Speciality:

   Velladainathar graces as a Banalinga on a square Peeta in the sanctum sanctorum. River Ganga sprang in the well here on the New Moon day in the Thai month (January-February). Based on this story, the holy spring is opened for the use of devotees on this day only and will be closed during the rest of the year

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.


   Sri Velladainathaswami Temple, Pillayar Koil Street, Tirukuruhavur, Vadakal post, Sirkali Taluk, Nagapattinam dist.


   91- 9245 612 705.

General Information:

    Lord Vinayaka in the temple is on a Lotus seat with an umbrella above Him and two fans called Samaram. Lord Muruga, against the tradition of facing East, is seen facing the South, a direction attributed to Guru. Lord Muruga is revered as Jupiter-Dakshinamurthy in this temple. He graces with His consorts Valli and Deivanai. Special pujas are performed in His shrine on Thursdays, a day attributed to Guru. There are shrines for Mother Durga with eight hands and Sattainathar. There is no shrine for Navagrahas ? the 9 planets.


   Those who had committed anything wrong unknowingly are blessed with mental peace if they sincerely pray to the Lord

Thanks giving:

   Devotee perform Abishek and vasras to lords and Ambal

Greatness Of Temple:

   On this day, the procession idol of Gnanasambandar is brought to this temple from the Sirkali Brahmmapureeswarar temple. The Presiding deity of this temple (Velladainathar) and Goddess (Kavianganni) grants audience to Sambandar and give him the Theertham. Sambandar returns to Sirkali in the evening. This is celebrated as grand festival

Temple History:

   Tirugnana Sambandar as a child devotee of Lord Shiva and blessed with a high degree of poetic abilities by Mother Parvathi, fought the Jains who waged a war against Saivism. According to the literary history of Tamilnadu, it was Child Sambandar and the ripe old Saivite saint, who had a first hand knowledge and experience of the Jain designs fought the war together. In the various challenges Sambandar was drawn, he defeated the Jains and re-established the glory of Saivism in Tamilnadu and almost eliminated Jainism from the Tamil soil.

Special Features:

   Miracle Based: Lord shiva is Swambumoorthy here.

*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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