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Sri Parijatha Vaneswarar temple

Moolavar : Parijathavaneswarar, Kalarmulai Natheswarar
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Amirthavalli, Ilankombannal
Thala Virutcham : Parijatham
Theertham : Durvasa, Gnana, Brahmma, Rudra theerthas
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Thirukalar
City : Tirukalar
District : Tiruvarur
State : Tamil Nadu


   The temple is praised by Saints Tirugnana Sambandar and Tirunavukkarasar in their Thevaram hymns.? This is the 105th Lord Shiva temple on the southern bank of Cauvery praised in Thevaram hymns


   Lord of the temple is a swayambumurthy

Temple's Speciality:

   The temple is open from 7.00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. and 6.00 p.m. to8.30 p.m.

Opening Time:

   Sri Parijatha Vaneswarar Temple, Tirukalar, Tiruvarur




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General Information:

   80 feet tall Rajagopuram is facing east.??Lord and Mother are blessing the devotees from their respective shrines.??There are shrines for Lords Valampuri Vinayaka, Viswanatha, Somaskanda, Chandrasekhara, Dakshinamurthy, Muruga and Chandikeswara, and Mothers Gajalakshmi, Durga, Mahalakshmi, 63 Saivite Nayanmars and Sage Agasthya.??Mother Ashtabuja Durga appears majestically in sitting form on the Lion vahan.??Lord Akora Veerabadra is facing west in a separate shrine


   It is the faith of the devotees that if one prays to Lord here, it will ensure the salvation of all members of his/her family. Those afflicted by adverse aspects of Ketu-serpent planet- pray here for relief

Thanks giving:

   Devotees perform abishek to Lord and offer vastras

Greatness Of Temple:

   Lord Subramanya taught the Panchakshara Mantra (mantra of five letters ? Na, Ma, Shi, Va, Yah) to 60,000 sages and Sage Durvasa in this place only. Valli and Deivanai are not with Lord Subramanya as He graces in the temple as a teacher-Guru.
Lord Shiva performed His Ananda dance in Chidambaram and Perur, Aajaba in Tiruvarur, Gnana Sundara in Madurai, Oordhva in Avinashi, and Brahmma Thandava in Tirumuruganpoondi. Here too, Lord granted the Brahmma Thandava Darshan to Sage Durvasa which is depicted in the temple. Sage Durvasa appears with folded hands in a worshipping form. According to scriptures, Durvasa performed the first consecration of the temple.
The Jeeva Samadhi-monument of Kovilur pontiff, His Holiness Veerasekhara Gnana Desika Swami is near the temple. Swamiji had rendered many renovations to the temple. He is praised as Tirukalar Andavan. Sage Parasara and Kalava had worshipped in this temple. It is believed that the prayer of one in the temple of a family will ensure the salvation of all members. Those under adverse aspects of the serpent planet Ketu pray here for relief.

Temple History:

   Sage Durvasa performed severe penance in this place seeking the Ananda Thandava darshan of Lord which He granted to sages Vyakrapada and Patanjali.??He brought the rare Parijatha flowers from the celestial world and made this place dense with these trees.??He also made a Shiva Linga and installed it under the Parijatha tree and created a spring.??He built the temple with the divine sculptor.??Hence the place has names as Parijatha Vanam, Tharu Vanam, Karpaga Vanam according to scriptures.??Pleased with his penance, Lord granted the Brahmma Thandava darshan to the sage.??Kalari in Tamil also means dance.??Hence the name Kalari which later changed as Tirukalar.??Lord also is praised as Kalarmulai Nathar

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*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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