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Sri Pushpavaneswarar temple

Moolavar : Pushpavaneswarar, Adipuranar, Poyyiliar
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Soundaryanayaki, Azhagalamarndha Nayaki
Thala Virutcham : Vilwa
Theertham : Surya theertham, Kashyapa theertham, Ganga, Cauveri, Agni theertham
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Tirupoonduruthi
City : Melai Tirupoonduruthi
District : Thanjavur
State : Tamil Nadu


   Praised in the Thevaram hymns of Tirunavukkarasar, Arunagirinathar and Sri Ramalinga Adigal. The Lord is not visible to celestial beings, Iyakkas, Vichadharas and others easily.He is in sacred PoonduruthiUnder whose care and feet, we are. ? Tirunavukkarasar.Devas, Iyakkas, Vichadaras are some group living in the upper world according to our scriptures. This is the 11th temple praised in Thevaram hymns on the southe.


   Sapthasthana festival, Navarathri in September-October, Skanda Sashti in October-November, Tirukarthikai in November-December, Thirukalyanam-Wedding festival,, Tiruvadhirai in December-January, Mahashivarathri in February-March and Paarivettai are the festivals celebrated in the temple.

Temple's Speciality:

   Lord Shiva graces in the temple as a swayambumurthy. Of the Sapthasthana (seven sacred places) this is the sixth. The place also has a Mutt established by Saint Tirunavukkarasar. This the sacred place where Tirunavukkarasar and Tirug.

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 6.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.


   Sri Pushpavaneswarar Temple, Tirupoonturuthi Post, Via Kandiyur ? 613 103, Tiruvaiyaru taluk, Thanjavur district.


   91 - 4365 - 322 290, 94865 76529

General Information:

   Veena Dakshinamurthy, Arthanareeswarar, Bikshadanar, Sapthamadhas and Vinayaka grace in the shrines in the prakaras. The history of Nalvar ? Gnanasambandar, Tirunavukkarasar, Sundarar and Manickavasagar are painted on the wall. There are also the Somaskanda Mandap and Nataraja Sabha.


   Devotees undertake a clockwise go-round of the hill and worship the Lord for relief from any curse of their forefathers. Also, they pray for good wedding results, child boon and good education. They light lamps in the shrines here.

Thanks giving:

   Devotees perform abishek and offer vastras to the Lord on realizing the boons sought by them.

Greatness Of Temple:

   Indira, Lord Vishnu, Mahalashmi, Sun and Sage Kashyapa worshipped Lord Shiva in this temple. Indira got cured of his illness by making a flower round in the temple. Two Vinjayas (a community in the upper world) cursed to be eagles got back their real personality worshipping in this temple.

Temple History:

   According to scriptures, Cauvery was born from the Kamandala water (pot carried by rishis) of Sage Agasthya when a crow put it upside down. It flowed eastward through Senthalai, Andili, Vellambiyur, Arcot, Kandiyur, Tiruchotruthurai, Tirupazhanam, Tiruvaiyaru, Tiruneithanam and up to Sathanur and became stagnant as a sea. Places in between as Konerirajapuram, Karuppur, Nadukaveri, Tiruvalampozhil, Tirupoonturuthi were submerged.

Special Features:

   Miracle Based: Lord Shiva in the temple graces as a swayambumurthy.

*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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