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Sri Pasupatheeswarar temple

Moolavar : Pasupatheeswarar, Aswanthanathar, Avurudayar
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Venu Bhujambikai, Kambanaya tholi
Thala Virutcham : Sara Kondrai
Theertham : Surya Theertham
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Pandanai Nallur
City : Pandanallur
District : Thanjavur
State : Tamil Nadu


   Saint Tirunavukkarasar had sung the glory of Lord of the temple in his Thevaram hymns. This is the 35th Shiva temple on the northern bank of Cauvery praised in hymns.


   Masi Magam 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 in an anthill form.

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 Pasupatheeswarar Temple, Pandanallur-609 807. Kukmbakonam Taluk, Thanjavur district.


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General Information:

   Lord is facing east and Ambica in penance form is facing north in this temple with a 7 tier Rajagopuram and 2 prakaras. Kottai Muni Andavar is at the entrance. Nava Lingas, Lords Muruga, Sattainathar, Dakshinamurthi and the Navagrahas in a straight line, Mothrs Gajalakshmi, Annapoorani and Saraswathi are in the prakara shrines. Lord Ganapathy is worshipped as Nruthi Ganapathi


   Those with impaired vision use to bathe in the sacred spring of the temple for regaining sight. Those facing effects of Pithru doshas (effects caused by ancestors), delays in marriage, mental peacelessness, shyness, debt burdens pray in the temple for relief.

Thanks giving:

   Devotees perform abishek to Lord and Mother offering vastras.

Greatness Of Temple:

   Lord is praised as Pasupatheeswars as He came here as the Lord of cow ? Pasu-cow, Pathi-Lord, Easwarar-God ? Pasupatheeswarar. Navagrahas are on a straight line to have the wedding darshan of Lord and Mother, hence the planets are only merciful here. Those facing any adverse planetary effects are advised to circumambulate around Lord, Mother and the Navagrahas for remedy. There is no special Sabha for Lord Nataraja. Lord Vishnu graces from a separate temple. Son of King of Kambeli got back his eye sight by the grace of Lord in this temple.

Temple History:

   Mother Parvathi expressed Her desire to Lord to play balls. Lord made balls of the four Vedas. Parvathi continued Her play for too long a time. Though it was time for sunset, Sun only delayed the setting. The Rishis could not perform their Sandhya Vandanam due to delay in sunset. They asked Surya to act but he said that He could not afford to incur the wrath of Parvathi.

Special Features:

   Miracle Based: Lord Shiva in the temple is Swayambumurthi.

*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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