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Sri Paraithurainathar temple

Moolavar : Paraithurainathar, Tharukavaneswarar
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Pasumpon Mayilambikai
Thala Virutcham : Parai tree
Theertham : Akanda Cauvery
Agamam / Pooja : Sivagama
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Akanda Cauvery
City : Tiruparaithurai
District : Thiruchirapalli
State : Tamil Nadu


   The Lord of the temple is praised in the hymns of Saint Tirugnanasambandar. This is the 3rd temple on the southern bank of Cauvery praised in Thevaram hymns.


   Vaikasi Brahmmotsavam in May-June and the First Aipasi Thula Snanam in October-November are the festivals celebrated in the temple.

Temple's Speciality:

   Lord graces here as a swayambu Linga. The rays of Sun fall on the Lord on 18th Purattasi (September-October).

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. and from 4.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.


   Sri Paraithurai Nathar Temple, Tiruparaithurai, Tiruchi-639 115.


   91- 99408 43571

General Information:

   Lord Arthanareeswara graces the devotees in the wall behind the sanctum sanctorum instead of Lord Lingodhbava. Lord Dakshinamurthy also graces in the Goshta wall. Lord Vinayaka praised as Parali Vinayaka graces outside the temple in a standing form.


   Lord Paraithurainathar gracefully offers all remedies to all diseases including skin and cancer. Stammering in children is cured. Those facing problems in wedding proposals pray to Mother.

Thanks giving:

   Devotees perform abishek to Lord and Mother offering vastras.

Greatness Of Temple:

   Lord Shiva as Bikshadana graces in the Mandap as a procession deity. The 12 zodiac signs are drawn on the roof of the mandap. Worshipping Lord Shiva and Lord Bikshadana standing under the zodiac sign would relieve the devotee of all the adverse effects caused by planets, it is believed. Lord Bikshadana also has His place in the prakara-corridor.

Temple History:

   The region was once known as Tharukavanam. The sages of the place were too proud that they were supreme in all aspects. Their wives excelled them in pride thinking that they alone were chaste and most beautiful. Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu decided to teach them a lesson. Lord Shiva took the form a handsome beggar Bikshadana while Vishnu appeared with alluring beauty as Mohini. While the Rishis were enticed by the beauty of Mohini and followed Her, the Rishi Patnies (wives) followed the beggar shedding their chastity pride. Seeing their wives following a beggar, the Rishis understood that there was some magic and began to chase the Bikshadana and fought him with all the skills they had but failed and were defeated. They understood that the handsome beggar was none other than Lord Shiva, fell at His feet and begged His pardon. Lord Shiva became their Guru and appeared here as a swayambumurthy.

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*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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