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Sri Sivalokanathar temple



Moolavar : Sivalokanathar, Mundeeswarar, Mudiswarar
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Soundaryanayaki, Kanarkuzhali, Selvambikai
Thala Virutcham : Vanni
Theertham : Brahmma theertham
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Mundeeswaram
City : Gramam
District : Viluppuram
State : Tamil Nadu

Singers:

   The temple is praised in the Thevaram hymns of saint Tirunavukkarasar. This is the 19th Lord Shiva Temple in Nadunadu region praised in Thevaram hymns.


Festival:

   Chithirai New Year Day (April-May), Aani Tirumanjanam (June-July), Vinayaka Chaturthi, Navarathri in Purattasi (September-October), Skanda Sashti and Iypasi Annabishekam (November-December), Dhanur month and Thiruvadhirai (December-January), Makara Sankranthi (January-February), Mahasivarathri (February-March), Panguni Uthiram (March-April) and Pradosha days (13th day from New Moon or Full Moon day) are the festivals celebrated in the temple.


Temple's Speciality:

   Lord Dakshinamurthy is seated on his Bull Vehicle Vrushab ? Nandi, instead of under the Banyan tree. There are statues for Dhindi and Mundi. There is also a story that the Lord presented king Veerapandiyan a Pokkalam-bag of sacred ashes.


Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. and 6.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.


Address:

   Sri Sivalokanathar temple, Gramam (Tirumundeeswaram) -607 203, Ulundurpettai Taluk, Villupuram district.


Phone:

   91- 4146-206 700.


General Information:

   Sri Vinayaka of the temple is praised as Lord Varasiddhi Vinayaka. The Rajagopuram is facing east.??Lord Vinayaka and Lord Muruga have changed positions at the entrance.??Lord Muruga?s left hand shows the Naarasa Mudra.??The temple is of Somaskanda design as the shrine of Lord Muruga is in between those of Lord and Mother.???There are shrines for Lords Vinayaka, Muruga, Nataraja, Dakshinamurthy, Navagrahas the nine planets, Aiyanar and Mother Durga in the prakara.


Prayers:

   Those desirous of mastering music and dance pray to Mother.


Thanks giving:

   Devotees perform abishek to Lord and Mother with vastras.


Greatness Of Temple:

   Lord offered a bag of Vibhuti (Pokkalam) to king Veerapandian, hence known as Pokkalam Kodutha Nayanar.??Also as the temple is on the bank of a river (Aaru), He is also known as Aattruthali Mahadeva.


Temple History:

   Dwarapalakas of Lord Shiva (securities) Thindi and Mundi had worshipped Lord in this temple, hence named Mundeeswaram., which later changed as Tirumundeeswaram.??A king Chokkalingam by name came here in Dwapara Yuga for hunting and found a strange lotus flower in a tank.??His men were not able to pick up the flower.??It began to circle around the tank.??The king shot an arrow on the flower.??The tank became red.??The king fainted.??Then, he found a Shivalinga in the flower which still has the scar on the head.??He immediately built a temple on the banks of the tank installing the Shivalinga.???Hence, the Lord is praised as Mudeeswarar.??Based on this event, the name of the place is shown in the epigraphy details as Mouli Gramam ? Mouli-Head and also crown.??In the days followed, Mouli disappeared and Gramam stayed.


Special Features:

   NA


*Sources from Dinamalar.com




 
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