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Sri Piravi Marundeeswarar temple

Moolavar : Piravi Marundeeswarar
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Bruhan Nayaki, (Periyanayaki)
Thala Virutcham : NA
Theertham : NA
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : NA
City : Tiruthuraipoondi
District : Tiruvarur
State : Tamil Nadu




   Chithirai festival (April-May) is very famous. Navarathri during September-October and Shivarathri during February-March are the festivals celebrated in the temple.

Temple's Speciality:

   Lord Shiva is the Gajasamhara Murthy (killing a demon in the form of an elephant). It is believed that worshipping the Lord on New Moon and Full Moon days would free the devotee from any fear in his/her mind. The Lord also destroys th

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.


   Sri Piravi Marundeeswarar Temple, Tiruthuraipoondi, Tiruvarur district.


   91 4369 222 392, 99442 23644, 98652 79137

General Information:



   Removal of obstacles in marriage efforts, child boon and educational excellence are he prayers submitted to the Lord.

Thanks giving:

   Devotees offer abishek and vastras (clothing) to Lord and Mother.

Greatness Of Temple:

   Rishis in Tharukavanam were very proud that Lord Shiva attained power only through the benefits of their Yagnas. Shiva wanted to teach them a lesson. He came to the place as a beggar but looking very handsome. They were so allured of His personality and followed him madly. Meantime, Lord Vishnu too appeared there as an exceptionally beautiful damsel. The rishis grew more mad and followed her. They suddenly realized their folly of falling in such temptations and created a demon elephant to destroy both for causing lust in them. Lord Shiva killed the elephant demon and used its hide as a blanket. This incident brought Shiva the name, Gajasamharamurthy. The rishis shed their pride and begged Lord?s pardon.

Temple History:

   Many feel that hardships fall on them only in some form or other. But the fact is that no one, rich or poor can escape adversities and hardship in life. Birth means suffering and this rule cannot be reverse
Jallika, born in the demon community, experienced such sufferings. Though she was a demon woman by birth, she had all the noble characters and was a staunch Shiva devotee. She was kind in nature. Her husband Virubakshan was a demon in body and soul. All Jallika?s efforts to correct him were in vain. Jallika was pure vegetarian but Virubakshan ate even human flesh. A Brahmin boy was proceeding to Ganga to perform Shrardha for his late father whom Virubakshan caught for eating. Jallika did all her best to prevent the cruelty and told him the flesh of Brahmins would change into a poison and kill him. Ignoring her advice, Virubakshan kicked her and devoured the Brahmin boy and fell dead.
Jallika came to Tiruthuraipoondi and worshipped Shiva in the midst of the Vilwa trees. She said. "Oh! Lord, my husband was not a good man. Yet, I cannot live a widowed life. Please create only kind-hearted people and release from the bonds of birth." She starved for days and when she was in a dying state, Mother Bruhan Nayaki appeared before her and asked her to have a bath in the nearby tank. When Jallika returned after the bath, she saw Virubakshan coming before her. Mother Bruhan Nayaki gave him life. The Brahmin boy too came there. The boy asked the mother why she gave him life back. Mother told the boy that anyone remembering his ancestors and perform the ceremonies with devotion would escape any danger attacking him and he deserved her full blessings. She promised total salvation to his father.
Mother Bruhan Nayaki told Jallika that she was pleased with her fidelity to her husband though bad. She promised safety to her Mangalsutra saying that She would correct her husband.
The message is that the mercy and blessings of Lord and the Mother alone is the medicine (Marundhu) for us from the sufferings caused by Piravi ? birth.

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*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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