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Sri Theerthapureeswarar temple

Moolavar : Theerthapureeswarar ? Anandeeswarar
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Tiripurasundari
Thala Virutcham : Banyan tree
Theertham : Neela Malar Poigai, Vada Vellaru
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Tiruvattathurai
City : Tiruvattathurai
District : Cuddalore
State : Tamil Nadu


   The temple is praised in the hymns of Appar, Sambandar, Sundarar, Acharya Sankara, Guhai Namachivaya swamigal and Sri Ramalinga Adigal. ?My Lord is all gold and its brightnessEven those in the celestial world know him notHe is in Tiruvattathurai, equaling but HimselfI prostrate at His Lotus Feet?? Tirunavukkarasar/Appar. This is the first temple in Nadunaadu region praised in Thevaram hymns.


   Maha Shivrathri in February-March; Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January and Panguni Uthiram in March-April are the festivals celebrated in the temple.

Temple's Speciality:

   Lord Shiva in the temple is a swayambumurthy.

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 6.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.


   Sri Tirupurasundari-Theerthapureeswar Temple, Tiruvattathurai-606 111, Tiruvarathurai, Cuddalore.


   91-4143-246 467

General Information:

   Lord Mahavishnu, Divine serpent Adisesha, Planets Saturn and Mars, King Janaka, kings Chera, Chozha and Pandya had worshipped in this temple.


   Lord Shiva mercifully responds to all prayers of devotees.

Thanks giving:

   Devotees perform abishek to Lord and Mother offering vastras.

Greatness Of Temple:

   There is an entrance left of the sanctum sanctorum known as Magam Vasal. Women who had lost their husbands, after one year of the occurrence, bathe in the river nearby, enter the temple through this gate, worship the Lord and return the same way.

Temple History:

   Seven temples on the banks (Thurai) of Vellaru are called Thurai temples.??They are Adhi thurai (karianur), Tiruvalandurai, Tiru Aaduthurai, Tirunelvayil Arathurai, Tirukarandurai and Tiruvattathurai (Thittakudi).??To help devotees to cleanse themselves of their sins, Lord appeared in this place.??He called these Thurais for the Saptha Rishis (Seven sages) addressing ?Nee Vaa? meaning You come here.?This came as River Vellaru, according to a story.??The river is in the south of the temple.
To avoid ravages during flooding, Nandhi the bull vehicle of Lord turned its head towards the river. The floods receded. Hence, the head of the Nandhi is seen turning a side.
While Sambandar was returning after worshipping Pralaya Kaleswarar at Pennadagam and was tired, Lord sent a palanquin (Muthu Chivigai) and a MuthuKondai (Pearl Umbrella) to continue his pilgrimage.

Special Features:

   Miracle Based:?Lord Shiva in the temple is a swayambumurthy.?

*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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