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Sri Jamadagneeswarar temple

Moolavar : Jamadagneeswarar
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Amirthambikai
Thala Virutcham : Vilwa
Theertham : Agni theertham
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 500-1000 years old
Historical Name : NA
City : Udayavar Theeyanur
District : Ariyalur
State : Tamil Nadu




   Besides monthly Pradosha pujas, the temple celebrates Shivrathri in February-March.

Temple's Speciality:

   The idol of presiding deity Lord Jamadagneeswarar is made of stone in Shivalinga form and mounted on a square peeta.

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.


   Sri Jamadagneeswarar Temple, Udayavar Theeyanur, Ariyalur district.



General Information:

   There are shrines for Lords Vinayaka, Subramania, Chandikeswara and Goshta Nayakas.


   People pray here for relief from stomach pain and related diseases, for removal of obstacles in wedding proposals, child boon and relief from adverse planetary aspects.?

Thanks giving:

   Devotees perform abishek to Lord and Mother and offer vastras.

Greatness Of Temple:

   The Vimana of the shrine of Mother Amirthambikai is of a cone type.? Mother appears wearing an aesthetic crown, hanging earrings called Badra and Makara, Mangal Sutra around the neck, bangles and anklets and all jewels.? She is holding Akshara Mala in the right upper hand, neelothpala flower in the left.? Her lower right hand assures all blessings ?abhaya mudra and the left placed on the thigh.?

Temple History:

   The antiquity of the temple dates to back to 1166 A D built by Chola King Rajarajan II. The ancient name of the place was Theeyanur. From an epigraphy note in Gangaikonda Cholapuram of Rajadhi Rajan I period, it seems that the place was known as Manukula Kesari Nallur. Presently there are two Theeyanurs, one the Udayavar Theeyanur where the Shiva temple exists and the other as Perumal Theeyanur with a Vishnu temple. As a hot region with high summer, the place is called Theeyanur ? place of high mercury levels. Earlier this was dense with Vilwa trees known Vilwaranyam. Sage Jamadagni chose this place for his penance on Lord Shiva and installed a Shivalinga for his worship. Hence, Lord is praised as Jamadagneeswarar. Agni ? God of Fire also worshipped and hence the name of the Lord, according to one story. The theertha near the temple is known as Agni theertham. The Marudhai River flowing here is also considered very sacred. Sage Parasurama incurring the dosha caused to him for killing his mother as commanded by his father Sage Jamadagni used to bathe in this river and worship Lord Shiva for relief from the dosha, hence the river is also praised as Parasurama River.

Special Features:

   Miracle Based:?The idol of Lord Jamadagneeswarar is made of stone in a Shivalinga form mounted on a square stone peeta.?

*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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