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Sri Ujjeevanathar temple

Moolavar : Ujjeevanathar
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Anjanakshi
Thala Virutcham : Vilwa
Theertham : Ponnolir Odai, Kudamurutti, Gnanavavi,Enkona Kinaru and Narkona Kinaru
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Karkudi
City : Uyyakondon Malai
District : Thiruchirapalli
State : Tamil Nadu




   All festivals dedicated to Lord Shiva are celebrated in the temple.

Temple's Speciality:

   lord shiva in suyampu moorthy.

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.


   Sri Ujjeevanathar Temple, Tirukarkudi, Uyyakondon Malai-620 102. Tiruchi district.


   91-94431 50332, 94436 50493,223 207.

General Information:

   Maharshis Markandeya, Upamany, Karan and Saint Arunagiri Nathar had worshipped in this temple.


   Devotees pray to Mother Jeshtadevi in the temple for safety during travelling. Those who worship here are blessed with longevity.

Thanks giving:

   Devotees offer vastras to Jeshtadevi.

Greatness Of Temple:

   The idol of Mother Jeshtadevi appears different in this temple. There is a misconception that Jeshtadevi, usually said to be the elder sister of Sri Mahalakshmi is considered an inauspicious Goddess causing poverty and no endeavour would be successful if She comes on our way. But She protects all from all hardships and dangers. She makes people always awake. She was the family deity of Pallava king Nandi Varman.

Temple History:

   Sage Mrukandu prayed to Lord Shiva seeking child boon. Lord asked him what type of son he would like to have ? a fool, a handicapped with a longevity of 100 years or the one known for his wisdom and handsomeness but with a short life of just 16 years. The sage chose the latter. The boy was born and named Markandeya. The time came. Markandeya was chased by the Lord of Death Yama when he was 16. The boy ran to many Shiva Kshetras, finally hid at this temple and fell at the feet of Lord. Lord Shiva protected the young boy in the Uyyakondon Hill and granted him ?Chiranjeevi? ? deathless life ? at Tiruverkadu.

Special Features:

   Miracle Based: Lord Shiva is Swamymoorthy here.

*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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