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Sri Kozhundeeswarar temple

Moolavar : Kozhundeeswarar-(Akraparameswarar)
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Thenar Mozhi Ammai- T henambikai, Madhura Bashini
Thala Virutcham : Vanni
Theertham : 9 Theerthas ? Mulliyaru, Sivaganga,Parama, Shiva Mandai, Amudha, Indra, Vishwakarma and Aramba
Agamam / Pooja : Kamiya Agamam
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Indirapuram
City : Kottur
District : Tiruvarur
State : Tamil Nadu


   The temple is worshipfully mentioned by Saint Tirugnana Sambandar in his Thevaram hymns.? This is the 111st Shiva temple on the southern bank of Cauvery praised in Thevaram hymns


   Vaikasi Visakam Brahmmotsavam (My-June), Aadipooram (July-August), Navarathri (September-October), Karthikai (November-December) are the festivals celebrated in the temple.

Temple's Speciality:

   Swayambu facing west

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.


   Sri Kozhundeeswarar Temple, Kottur, Tiruvarur dist.



General Information:

   Indira, to get the backbone killed the sage and then killed the demon and incurred the Brammhathi dosha.


   Devotees perform abishek, archanas and offer vastras to Lord.

Thanks giving:

   Noted dancer of the celestial world Ramba was cursed to go to Earth for some wrongs she committed.??She performed severe penance facing the Lord of the temple pressing her left leg, bending the right and placing the left hand on the right leg and the right hand on the head surrounded by burning fire to go back to her place.??The Pradoshakala Murthy (time between 4.30 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. is observed as Pradosha kala according to Hindu almanac) is in a separate shrine in the form of an idol.??The Arthanareeswara (half Shiva-half Ambica) form will be visible on the Linga when milk abishek is performed on Masi Magam day during February-March

Greatness Of Temple:

   Demon Vruddhasura was harassing the Devas in a terrible way.??Their king Indira appealed to Lord Brahmma for protection.??He said that Indira had to get the back bone of Sage Thatheesi, make a vajrayudha weapon of it and should apply it on the demon and that alone could kill him.??Lord Brahmma also explained the secret of the strength of the back bone of the sage.??Before joining the churning the milk ocean, all the Devas entrusted their weapons with the sage.??The sage simply put all their weapons safely in his mouth and continued his penance then.??All the weapons melted and merged with his back bone making it miraculously strong.?When Indira approached the sage and expressed his purpose and wish, the sage calmly parted with his back bone.??Indira killed the demon with the weapon but incurred the Brahammahathi dosha the impact of the highest sin.

Temple History:

   Miracle Based:?Lord Shiva is a swayambumurthy.?

Special Features:


*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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