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Sri Sapthapureeswarar temple

Moolavar : Sapthapureeswarar
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Osai Kodutha Nayaki
Thala Virutcham : Kondrai
Theertham : Surya and Ananda theerthams opposite the temple
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Sapthapuri
City : Thirukolakka
District : Nagapattinam
State : Tamil Nadu


   Saint Sundarar in his Thevaram hymn had mentioned the mercy of the Lord in gifting thalams-sound producing instrument- to Saint Gnana Sambadar. This is the 15th Shiva Temple on the northern bank of Cauvery praised in Thevaram hymns.


   Chithirai Tiruvadhirai festival in April-May is celebrated in Sirkali Sattainathar temple with the milk utsav on the second day. After this event, Saint Gnanasambandar comes to this temple, when Lord Shiva gives the golden plate to the saint. The saint returns to the first temple in a flower decorated palanquin. Theerthavari is celebrated on all Karthikai Sundays in November-December.

Temple's Speciality:

   Lord Shiva in the temple is a swayambumurthy.

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 7.30 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 4.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.


   Sri Sapthapureeswarar Temple, Tirukolakka ? 609 110. Nagapattinam district.


   91- 4364-274 175.

General Information:

   Ananda Theertha tank opposite the temple, Vrushbaruda Darshan of Lord on the west of front entrance near a spring, Vahan mandaps while entering the temple, shrines of four Saivite saints, Adhikara Nandhi greet the devotees. Lords Vinayaka, Somaskanda, Subramania, Mother Lakshmi, Sani Bhagwan, Lord Bhairava and Sun shrines are in the prakara. Procession deities are safely kept in the mandap right of the prakara. Mother Ambica is in a separate shrine. Of the procession deities, noteworthy is the one of Saint Gnana Sambandar holding the golden plate. Lords Vinayaka, Dakshinamurthi, Lingodhbava, Brahmma and Mother Durga are on the goshta walls.



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*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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