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Sri Veerataneswarar temple

Moolavar : Veerataneswarar
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Elavar Kuzhali, Parimala Nayaki
Thala Virutcham : Tulsi
Theertham : Chakkara and Changu Theerthams
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Tiruvirkudi
City : Thiruvirkudi
District : Tiruvarur
State : Tamil Nadu


   The lord of the temple is praised by Saint Tirugnanasambandar in his Thevaram hymns.? This is the 74th Lord Shiva temple on the southern bank of Cauvery praised in hymns.


   All Shiva related festivals are celebrated in the temple.

Temple's Speciality:

   Lord Shiva in the temple is a Swayambumurthy.

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.


   Sri Veerattaneswarar Temple, Tiruvirkudi ? 609 405. Tiruvarur district


   91-94439 21146

General Information:

   The temple has a five tier Rajagopuram.? Chakkara Theertham is opposite the tower with safe and convenient steps and compound wall.? It is a big tank with a Lord Vinayaka temple on the bank.? Passing the Gopuram entrance, a beautiful Nagalinga sculpture greets the devotee.? A Shiva temple worshipped by Lord Vishnu and the place from where Lord Shiva restored Brinda to life as Tulsi are in the outer prakara.? There are also shrines for Mother Mahalakshmi, Lords Muruga with His consorts Valli and Deivanai, Bhairava, Sani Bhagwan, Navagrahas the nine planets, Sun, Moon, Pidari and a well called Gnana Theertham in this prakara.? There is also a separate temple for Lord Bhairava.?


   If one has any difficulty while building a house, they are advised to come and pray here and take a stone for use in the construction to solve the problem.

Thanks giving:

   If anyone in the family had expired with the curse of the ancestors, their heirs should pray here to relieve the dead of such effects.

Greatness Of Temple:

   Presiding deity of the temple is Lord Veerattaneswarar.? Mother is Parimala Nayaki.? Brinda in Sanskrit means Tulsi in Tamil.? Remembering this chaste woman, Tulsi plant is revered as the sacred tree of the temple.? People pray here for solutions caused by Vasthu dosha-wrong designing of a building affecting peace and prosperity.? Devotees also pray to Sri Anjaneya in the temple.

Temple History:

   Indira the king of Devas went to Mount Kailash to have Shiva darshan with the pride of a king.? In the guise of a watchman, Lord Shiva prevented him from proceeding further.? Proud Indira struck Shiva with His vajrayutha when Lord opened His forehead eye.? Realizing the watchman was Shiva, Indira fell at His feet and sought His pardon.? Lord Shiva spilled a drop of His sweat in the milk ocean from where a demon child was born.? The child pulled the beard of Lord Brahmma who cried in pain.? His tears also fell on the child.? The child wet with Shiva?s sweat, Brahmma?s tears and the drop of the milk ocean was named Jalandarasura.

Special Features:

   Miracle Based: Lord Shiva is a swayambumurthi.

*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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