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Sri Kundaleswarar temple

Moolavar : Kundaleswarar
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Kundalambikai
Thala Virutcham : Vilwa
Theertham : Ganapathy River
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Tirukurakka
City : Tirukurakka
District : Nagapattinam
State : Tamil Nadu




   Saint Tirunavukkarasar has praised the temple in his Thevaram hymns. The handsome Lord is seated under the banyan tree thinking to hit the God of Death-Yama, surrounded by peacocks, all merciful to grace the monkeys and children. This is the 28th temple on the northern banks of Cauvery praised in Thevaram hymns.

Temple's Speciality:

   Mahashivrathri in February-March, Tirukarthikai in November-December and Hanuman Jayanthi are the festivals celebrated in the temple.

Opening Time:

   Lord Shiva graces here in the form of a sand Linga. It is a wonder in this Kali age that two monkeys visit the temple in the month of Chithirai (April-May) and worship the Lord with Vilwa leaves.


   Sri Kundaleswarar Temple, Tirukurakka -609 201, Mayiladuthurai Taluk, Nagapattinam district.


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General Information:

   Lord Muruga with His consorts Valli and Deivanai graces in the corridor-prakara while Vanadurga, village deity Chelliamman grace from the side walls-Goshta. The famous Vaideeswaran Temple attributed to Planet Mars is just 8 km from this temple.


   It is the staunch belief of the people that village deity Chelliamman would take care of the welfare of their cattle and protect them from diseases. Those seeking child boon pray to Mother Kundala Nayaki offering bangles.

Thanks giving:

   Devotees perform abishek to Lord and Mother and offer vastras.

Greatness Of Temple:

   Shiva Ajaneya: Sri Anjaneya shrine is opposite to that of Lord Shiva. Many may know that Lord Shiva Himself came as Anjaneya to help Lord Vishnu in the Ramavatara period. Anjaneya is but Lord Shiva Himself. It is said that Anjaneya graces in the temple as Shiva worships Him. He is known as Shiva Anjaneya and Shiva Bhakta Anjaneya. He enjoys more importance in the temple. A Homa is performed in the shrine on every New Moon day.

Temple History:

   Lord Sri Rama wanted to perform Puja to Lord Shiva in Sethukarai ? Rameswaram and asked Anjaneya to get him a Shivalinga. Anjaneya went on the mission. Meantime, Mother Sita made a Linga of the sand, which Sri Rama worshipped. On his return with the Linga Anjaneya was disappointed that his Lord had completed the puja already and became angry. He wanted to break the Linga he brought with his tail but could not. Then he worshipped Lord Shiva seeking his pardon for his hasty attempt. Besides flowers, he also offered his ear rings ? kundalam and secured the pardon of the Lord. As the Lord was worshipped with Kundalams, He is also praised as Kundalakeswarar.

Special Features:

   Miracle Based: Lord Shiva graces in the temple in the form of a Sand Linga.

*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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