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Sri Kalyana Sundareswarar temple

Moolavar : Kalyana Sundareswarar, Manavaleswarar
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Parimala Sugantha Nayaki
Thala Virutcham : NA
Theertham : Mangala theertham
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Tiru Velvikudi
City : Velvikudi
District : Nagapattinam
State : Tamil Nadu


   The temple is praised by saints Sambandar and Sundarar in their Thevaram hymns. This is the 23rd Shiva temple on the northern bank of Cauvery praised in Thevaram hymns.


   Maha Shivrathri in February-March and Panguni Uthiram in March-April are the festivals celebrated in the temple.

Temple's Speciality:

   Lord Shiva in the temple is a swayambumurthy facing east blessing devotees.

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.


   Sri Kalyana Sundareswarar Temple, Tiruvelvikudi, Kuthalam Post-609 801, Nagapattinam district. Phone: +91-4364-235 462.


   91- 4364-235 462.

General Information:

   As the place has the reputation of being the wedding venue of Lord, there is no shrine for Navagrahas the nine planets. Instead, Lord Himself is sitting the Easanya ?northeast corner.


   Those facing delays in marriage due to planetary adversities, pray here lighting 48 lamps for relief.

Thanks giving:

   A yajna is conducted in the temple on full moon days from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. especially for those facing delays in marriage. Men and women having this problem are advised to participate in the proceedings. Realizing their wish, they perform abishek and archanas and express their gratitude to Lord and Mother.

Greatness Of Temple:

   This place is sung by Saivite saints along with the praise of Kuthalam in their hymns also known as Tiruthuruthi. The wedding of a princess was fixed to a prince here, but her parents died before the event. The bride side cancelled the marriage. The prince begged the Lord to get him the princess. Lord sent a Bhoodha (something like a ghost but used for good purpose), brought the princess and solemnized their wedding.

Temple History:

   Mother Parvathi was born to Sage Bharatha in Kuthalam near Tiruvelvikudi. She performed penance for 16 Mondays on Lord Shiva to have His hand as Her Lord. Mother made a Linga of sand for the penance. On the 17th Monday, Lord appeared before Parvathi as Manavaleswarar and promised to marry Her. Accordingly, the rituals (Velvi in Tamil) were conducted with Brahmma being the head priest for this divine marriage. Hence, the place is named Tiru Velvikudi.

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*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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