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Sri Pasupatheeswarar temple

Moolavar : Pasupatheeswarar, Pasupathinathar, Brahmmapureeswarar, Alandurainathar
Urchavar : Alliangothai, Soundaryanayaki
Amman / Thayar : Banyan tree
Thala Virutcham : Cauvery, Kudamurutti, Kamadenu Theertham, Shiva theerthangal
Theertham :
Agamam / Pooja :
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name :
City : Tirupullamangai
District : Pasupathikoil
State : Tamil Nadu


   Praised by Saint Gnanasambandar in Thevaram Blue necked, adored by kondrai flowers in hair, Ganga occupying His head, my Lord in Alandurai Surrounded by fragrant gardens, let us Worship His Lotus feet ever. This is the 16th temple on the southern bank of Cauvery.


   Mahashivarathri in February-March, Aipasi Annabishekam in October-November and Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January are the festivals celebrated in the temple.

Temple's Speciality:

   Lord Shiva is a swayambulinga in the temple. Mother Parvathi worshipped Lord Shiva here in the form of Chakravaha bird. This is one of the seven (Sapthasthana sthalams) sacred temples in Tiruchakkarapalli region. Nandhi, the bull veh

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.


   Sri Pasupatheeswarar Temple, Pasupathikoil ? 614 206, Thanjavur district.


   +91 9791482102, 8056853485

General Information:

   Thus the place and Pasupatheeswarar temple were subjected to successive calamities and was renovated by the King Pratapasimhan.??One can find a mix of Cholas, Naicker and Maratta cultures in the temple now.???After the days of kings were over, there was none to take care of the temple and its maintenance leading to its poor condition.??Many beautiful sculptures had been robbed and there is no trace of them.??The first corridor (prakara) was almost floored off.??The Goddess and Her shrine were almost destroyed.


   Excellence in education, prosperity and happy conclusions in marriage talks are the prayers submitted to the Lord.

Thanks giving:

   Devottees perform abishek with vastras to the Lord.

Greatness Of Temple:

   The temple?s beauty and reputation lies in the majestic form of Mother Sree Durga in the northern corridor (prakara) of the temple. Speaking volumes of the skill of the sculptor, Mother Durga graces from under a stone umbrella, standing on the head of a buffalo holding weapons as conch, discus, sword, bow, club, trident, armour, angusam the rope. Two men are approaching Her, one chopping his own head and other tearing his lap offering blood sacrifice. While the Goddess is holding theis Lotus Feet is head,, bow in one hand, the other hand assures safety with her ring finger touching the thumb, other fingers straight, a sign called chinmudra. A basket with arrows is at Her back.

Temple History:

   This is the fifth of seven temples (Sapthasthana sthalas) praised in the hymns of saint Tirugnanasambandar who lived in the seventh century. Thiruchakkarapalli is the first in this series. These seven temples were worshipped by the Sapthamadhas ? Ariamangai,Chakkara Mangai, Shoola Mangai, Nandhi Mangai, Pasu Mangai (Pasupathi temple), Thazha Mangai and Pulla Mangai and also the Saptha Rishis (seven sages). This temple was worshipped by the Divine Cow Kamadenu. This is depicted in a sculpture.

Special Features:

   Miracle Based:?Lord Shiva is a swayambu Murthy in the temple.?

*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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