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Sri Dayaanidheeswarar temple

Moolavar : Dhayaneetheeswarar
Urchavar : Kulai Vanangi Naathar
Amman / Thayar : Jataamakuta Naayaki
Thala Virutcham : Coconut
Theertham : NA
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Thiruvadakurankaduthurai
City : Vadakurangaduthurai
District : Thanjavur
State : Tamil Nadu


   Poet : Tirujnaanasambandar nilamaa maninirath tharakkanai yirupathu karaththotalka vaalinaar kattiya vaaliyaar vazhipata mannukoil elamotilaiyilavangame yinjiye manjalunti aaliyaa varupunal vadakaraiyatai kurankaaduthuraye. This is the 49th sacred place in the northern banks of Kaveri consecrated by Thevaram.


   Panguni Utthiram and Navarathiri ten days are celebrated with much fanfare. On the Karthigai day it is significant to see women circling round Amman 1008 times.

Temple's Speciality:

   The Lord of this place graces us as Swayambu Lingam. This is a temple to be worshipped by pregnant women.

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 8am to12 in the morning and in the evening between 4pm to 9pm.


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General Information:

   Hanuman also had worshipped here to be relieved off some of his sins. To worship the Dakshinamurthi here enhances the ?gurubalam?, the strength of Guru.


   The offerings can be done by donning new clothes to Swami and Ambal, and by donating to the temple renovation.

Thanks giving:

   Pregnant women considerably visit this temple. It is usually said that the pregnant women should not go to the temples. Since Lord Siva had graced a pregnant woman, the belief is that visiting this temple would result in safe delivery. The place is consecrated by Tirujnaanasambandar and Arunagiri Naathar. A person?s wealth gets increased, by worshipping Mahalakshmi of this place during Navarathiri days.

Greatness Of Temple:

   Lord Siva has revealed in many places His miracles. Kurankaaduthurai is the place where Vaali was graced to have his tail grown. It can be asked when Vaali?s tail got cut. Even Ravana was afraid of Vaali. It is said that perhaps the tail was cut when Vaali hit him hard with his tail. He prayed to Lord Siva that his tail should grow. He came to Kurankaaduthurai, prayed to get back his strong tail and his tail grew. Here Lord Siva is called Dayaanidheeswarar. Ambal is Jataamakuta Naayaki.

Temple History:


Special Features:

   Miracle Based:?The Lord of this place graces us as Swayambu Lingam.?

*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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