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Sri Vedapureeswarar temple

Moolavar : Vedapureeswarar, Vazhai Madu Nathar
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Mangayarkarasi
Thala Virutcham : Vilwa
Theertham : Vaidha theertham
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Tiruvedhikudi
City : Tiruvedhikudi
District : Thanjavur
State : Tamil Nadu


   Lord of the temple is praised in the Thevaram hymns of Saints Tirugnanasambandar and Tirunavukkarasar. This is the 14th Shiva temple on the southern bank of Cauvery praised in Thevaram hymns.


   This is the fourth sacred Shiva sthalas among the seven where Lord Aiyarappar of Thiruvaiyaru pays His visit during the Chithirai month covering April-May.

Temple's Speciality:

   Lord Vedapureeswarar is a Swayambumurthy. Rays of Sun God fall on the presiding deity on 13, 14 and of Panguni month ? March-April.

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 6.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.


   Sri Vedapureeswarar Temple, Tiruvedhikudi, Kandiyur post-613 202. Tiruvaiyaru Taluk, Thanjavur district


   91-93451 04187, +91-4362-262 334, 93451 04187, 98429 78302

General Information:



   The temple has a 3 tier Rajagopuram, one prakara with Listening Vinayaka (Sevi Saitha Vinayaka). 108 Shivalinga, Lords Subramania, Dakshinamurthy, Arthanareeswara, Nataraja, Mothers Durga and Mahalakshmi and Sapthasthana Linga shrines are in the inner prakara.

Thanks giving:

   Devotees contribute for the renovation of the temple and perform abishek and aradhanas offering vastras to Lord and Mother.

Greatness Of Temple:

   Devotees contribute for the renovation of the temple and perform abishek and aradhanas offering vastras to Lord and Mother.

Temple History:

   Saint Tirugnanasambandar had sung the glory of Lord in all his hymns. In his pathigam (10 verses) worshipping the Lord of the temple, in the seventh verse, he mentions His mercy on those aspiring an auspicious wedding.

Special Features:

   A Chola king was much worried because of the delay in the marriage of his daughter. He came to this temple, worshipped Mother Mangayarkarasi seeking the wedding boon for his daughter. The wedding took place shortly. Since the day, he changed the name of his daughter as Mangayarkarasi as a token of his gratitude to Mother. He also did many renovations to the temple.

*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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