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Sri Rudra Koteeswarar temple

Moolavar : Rudra Koteeswarar
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Atma Nayaki
Thala Virutcham : Lime
Theertham : Surya and Chandra Theertham
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 500-1000 years old
Historical Name : Mattiyur
City : Chaturvedimangalam
District : Sivaganga
State : Tamil Nadu


   The temple is praised by Saint Muthu Vaduga Chithar in his hymns.


   10 day Masi Brahmmotsavam is grandly celebrated in the temple. Devotees can perform special pujas in Tamil Margazhi month ?December-January.

Temple's Speciality:

   Sun God worships Lord Shiva in the temple by submitting his rays on Lord for a week in Aavani-August-September and for a week in Masi-February-March. Lord Brahmma is in this place in the form of a hill.

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 5.30 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.


   Sri Rudrakoteeswarar Temple, Chaturvedimanagalam, Sivaganga district.


   91- 4577- 246170, 94431 91300 +91-4577-242 981, 98420-82048

General Information:

   There is a hill near this place called Aravan Malai in the form of a snake.? It is said that Lord Brahmma, is in this hill form to worship Lord Shiva for ever.? Sri Siddhi Vinayaka adores this temple with its 5 tier Rajagopuram.? Dosa, a popular dish of Tamilnadu is the nivedhana to Lord.


   People pray here for child boon and relief from ailments.

Thanks giving:

   Devotees perform abishek to Mother on full moon days and light lamps, and offer bangle contribution. For Lord Sarabeswara, devotees offer pulse porridge nivedhana.

Greatness Of Temple:

   This is the place where princes Lava and Kusha (Lord Rama?s sons) performed the Aswametha Yajna. The place qualifies the five aspects of Murthy, Sthala reputation, Theertham, Sacred Tree and Sacred Bird. Ten million Rudras worshipped Lord Shiva here, hence prayer in this temple ensures total salvation to the devotee from the cycle of births and deaths. Lord Sarabeswarar graces from a separate shrine, whom devotees pray for noble successive generations and removal of hardships in families. Nandhi is big in size. Navagrahas are in sitting form. During the months of Aavani (August-September) and Masi (February-March) the rays of Sun fall on the Lord for a week. The place was originally offered as Dhan (donation) to Scholars of Four Vedas ? Chatur Vedas, hence called Chatuvedi Mangalam

Temple History:

   During a debate between sage Durvasa and Lord Brahmma on the procedures of a yajna, the former cursed the latter. For relief from the curse, Lord Brahmma travelled through many places on earth to worship Lord Shiva. He met Sage Angirasa. As suggested by the sage, Lord Brahmma installed a Shiva Linga in this place and got relieved from the curse. He also married Mother Saraswathi, Goddess of Wisdom with Lord Shiva as witness. 10 million Rudras (one crore) attended this function and worshipped Lord Shiva here. They also assist Brahmma in His creation job. They worshipped Lord with all abishek. As Lord Shiva was worshipped by one crore Rudras, He is praised as Rudrakoteeswarar.

Special Features:

   Miracle Based:?During the Tamil months Aavani and Masi, Sun God worships Lord Shiva for a week by placing his rays on Lord.?

*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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