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Sri Thayumanava Swami temple

Moolavar : Thayumanavar
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Mattuvar Kuzhali
Thala Virutcham : Vilwa
Theertham : Brahmma Theertham
Agamam / Pooja : Karanam, Kameekam
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Shirapuram
City : Trichy
District : Thiruchirapalli
State : Tamil Nadu


   Child Saivite Saint Tirugnanasambandar has praised Lord Shiva of the temple as ?One who has everything good, one has not anything that is not good, one who has the glittering white skinned Nandhi as His Vahan, Mother Uma sharing His half, all prosperity at His feet, having His abode at the hills of Shirappalli ? my heart and mind enjoying the bliss when I praise His glory?.This is the 6th Shiva temple on the southern bank of Cauvery praised in the Thevaram hymns of Saints Tirugnanasambandar, Tirunavukkarasar and Sundarar and Saint Arunagirinathar in his Tirupuggazh


   Chithirai Brahmmotsavam in April-May; Panguni float festival in March-April; Aadi Pooram in July-August; Aipasai Annabishekam in October-November; Tirukarthikai in November-December; Panchamurthy procession on Makar Shankranti (Thai Pongal) falling almost on January 14 and Maha Shivrathri in February-March are the festivals celebrated in he temple.

Temple's Speciality:

   Lord Shiva as a Swayambulinga graces devotees facing west. The rays of Sun fall on the Lord for three days during the evenings in the month of Panguni-March-April.

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Uchi Pillayar Temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. continuously


   Sri Thayumanava Swami Temple, Fort, Trichy-620 002


   91- 431 - 270 4621, 271 0484, 270 0971.

General Information:

   Vinayaka of the temple is praised as Lord Sevvandhi Vinayaka. The shrine is revered as Kailash of South. There is a prakara at the centre of this Hill Temple called Mel Veedhi-West Street and the one around the foot hills is called Keel Veedhi-East Street. During festivals, Lord goes in procession on both streets. Planet Sun in the Navagraha Mandap graces with His consorts Usha and Pradusha. All planets in the Navagraha Mandap are facing Sun.


   Lord Thayumanava as His very name suggests, is the Mother of all those helpless in life. Those who had lost their mothers pray here for His grace hoping that He would guide them throughout their life. Majority of devotees pray for safe delivery of the child and welfare of mother and child

Thanks giving:

   Devotees perform abishek with milk to Lord and Mother, offer vastras and plantain fruits in full bunch ? Vazhai Thar.

Greatness Of Temple:

   The region was ruled by a Chola king having Worayur as his capital. During this time, Sarama Munivar created a flower garden here and was worshipping Lord with Sevvandhi flowers. A trader stole the flowers from this garden and gave them to the king. As the king became very fond of these flowers, he asked the trader to supply them to him daily. The trader continued his theft business. This caused disturbance to the Shiva Puja of Sarama Munivar. His appeal to the king was in vain. Munivar appealed to Lord Shiva who looked at the direction of the court of the king and caused sand rain in the place. The king realized his wrong doing, prayed to Lord Shiva and was pardoned.

Temple History:

   A furious contest arose between Adisesha and Vayu to decide the supremacy of their prowess. The condition was to shake violently Mount Kailash. Defeating Adisesha, when Vayu broke the mount, a part of it fell in this place. Demon Tirishira (demon with three heads) was on penance on Lord Shiva. Though many years passed, Lord Shiva delayed His darshan to test his purity. He threw two of his heads in fire and was about to throw the third, Lord appeared before him and restored his two heads. As requested by him, Lord Shiva agreed to stay here in the name of Thirisira Nathar (based on demon Tirishira story). The place came to be known as Tirishiramalai, now changed as Tiruchy.

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*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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