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Sri Navaneetheswarar temple

Moolavar : Navaneetheswarar (vennaip perumaan ? Butter Lord)
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Satyaayadaakshi (Velnetunkanni)
Thala Virutcham : Jasmine
Theertham : Kshhera pushkarini, Milk pond
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : NA
City : Sikkal
District : Nagapattinam
State : Tamil Nadu





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   Arulmigu Navaneetheswarar Tirukkoil, Sikkal ? 611 108, Nagapatnam District.


   91- 4365 - 245 452, 245 350.

General Information:

   The Vinayaka of this place blesses the devotees in the name ?Sundara Ganapathi?. Lord Muruga in the holy places, Ettukkudi, Enkan and Sikkal are alike in structure and so it is said, that these three images are sculpted by the same sculptor.??On the North-western corner of the temple is a separate sanctum for Aanjaneyar.


   People pray to the Lord of this place to be relieved off from their hardships.

Thanks giving:

   Devotees perform archanas and offer vastras to Lord.

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Temple History:

   The legend says that during a famine, the divine Kamadhenu of the heavenly abode had consumed meat and Lord Siva knowing this cursed the cow to become a tiger. The sorrow-stricken tiger asked pardon to the Lord. The kind-hearted Lord told the tiger, ?Take bath in the holy place Mallikaaranyam on the earth, offer your prayers to the Lord there and then you will be relieved of your curse.? Accordingly, Kamadhenu came to this place, built a pond and when she took bath, milk from her udders flowed and the whole pond became a milk-pond. From this milk-pond gathered butter. As per the direction of Lord Siva, Sage Vasishta came to this sacred place, created a Lingam from the butter and worshipped. It was a problem to remove this Lingam from this place. So, the place came to be known as ?Sikkal?. (In Tamil the term means ?problem?)

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*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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