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Sri Tirunethranathar Temple temple

Moolavar : Tirunethranathar ? Mukkona Nathar
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Anjakshi ? Mayilmevum Kanni
Thala Virutcham : Vilwa
Theertham : Shodasa (Mukkodal) Theertham
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Kekkarai
City : Tirupalli Mukkudal
District : Tiruvarur
State : Tamil Nadu


   The lord of the temple is praised in the hymns of Saint Tirunavukkarasar.? The Saint profusely feels that the life had been wasted without knowing and understanding the great grace of the Lord who frees the devotee from sins, ailments, fate, whose neck is beautifully blue.? He has no equals.? He is all philosophy.? He dwells in the minds of those filled with His thoughts. ?This is the 86th Lord Shiva temple on the southern bank of Cauvery praised in Thevaram hymns.


   Besides all Lord Shiva related festivals, three new moon days in Aadi (July-August), Thai (January-February) and Mahalaya in Purattasi (September-October) are celebrated in the temple with special abisheks and pujas.

Temple's Speciality:

   Lord of the temple is a swyambumurthy. Rays of Sun God fall on the Lord on Masi Shivrathri day in February-March.

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 8.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.


   Sri Tirunethranathar Temple, Tirupalli Mukkodal, Kekkarai-610 002, Tiruvarur district.


   91- 4366 - 244 714, +91- 4366 -98658 44677

General Information:

   There are sculptures of the presiding deity, Lord Sri Rama, Jatayu, Kanni Vinayaka and Subramanya at the top side of the front entrance.


   Bathing in the tank of the temple and worshipping Lord continuously for 12 new moon days (Amavasya) will bring in effective relief to those facing delays in wedding and adverse aspects on children, it is firmly believed by he devotees.

Thanks giving:

   Devotees perform abishek to Lord offering vastras. They also offer oil for lighting lamps in the temple permanently.

Greatness Of Temple:

   There are 12 wells in the temple tank.??The devotee derives the benefit of bathing in the Maha Magam tank if he/she bathes here.??Also bathing in this temple for 12 new moon days without a break will relieve the devotees of delays in their weddings and also concerns about the welfare of children.??This is one of the places where Lord Sri Rama performed Tarpan for His father Dasaratha.??Performing Tarpan in this tank is considered equal to performing Shrardha for ancestors inGaya.??Hence, the place is named Kekkarai.

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*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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