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Sri Kalyanasundareswarar temple

Moolavar : Kalyana Sundareswarar, Panchavarneswarar
Urchavar : Kalyanasundareswarar
Amman / Thayar : Kalyanasundari
Thala Virutcham : Vilwa
Theertham : Sabthasakaram
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : thirunallur
City : Nallur
District : Thanjavur
State : Tamil Nadu


   The Lord of the temple is praised by Saint Tirunavukkarasar in his Thevaram hymns. This is the 20th Shiva temple on the southern bank of Cauvery praised in hymns.


   Maha Shivrathri in February-March and Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January are the festivals of the temple.

Temple's Speciality:

   Lord Panchavarneswara appearing in five different colours is a Swayambumurthy.

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 7.30 a.m. to 12.00 a.m and 5.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.


   Sri Kalyana Sundareswarar (Panchavarneswarar) Temple, Tirunallur-614 208, Valangaiman Taluk, Kumbakonam, Thanjavur district.


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General Information:

   Mother Tirupurasundari blesses the devotees from a separate shrine. There is a shrine for Lord Nataraja with 8 hands in a dancing posture with Lord Kasi Viswanatha, Sage Agasthya, Lord Gananatha and three Saivite Saints Tirugnanasambandar, Tirunavukkarasar and Sundarar.


   Those born in Magam star pray here to realize their wishes. Also pregnant women pray here by conducting the bangle ceremony for safe delivery.

Thanks giving:

   Devotees repay their commitment by tonsuring and performing sandal abishek to Lord and Mother.

Greatness Of Temple:

   According to scriptures, the devotee will derive equal benefits by having a bath in the tank of this temple as having one in the Mahamagam tank in Kumbakonam. Kundhidevi mother of Pandavas incurred dosha as she had children with Panchaboodhas. She approached Maharshi Naradha for a solution. Naradha suggested that she should bathe in seven oceans for relief. When Kundhi Devi pleaded her inability to do so as women, Narada suggested that she should worship Lord Kalyana Sundareswarar and he would offer the next suggestion then. Before Kundhi finished her prayers here, Narada brought the waters of the seven oceans (Saptha Sagaram) to the tank in the temple. Kundhi belonging to Magam Star bathed in the tank and was relieved of her dosha. Thus the Nallur temple tank derived equal importance as that of the Kumbakonam Mahamagam tank offering high benefits to the devotees, according to scriptures.

Temple History:

   During the divine Shiva-Parvathi wedding in Mount Kailash, the place went down due to the heavy weight of the presence of all the beings to have this darshan. To balance the level of the earth, Lord Shiva sent Sage Agasthya to South. The sage had to sacrifice his wish of witnessing the wedding. Lord assured him that He would grant the wedding darshan to him in this holy place. Enjoying the divine darshan here, Sage Agasthya installed a Linga right of the Sundaralingam for his worship. That Linga is behind the presiding Linga.

Special Features:

   Miracle Based: Lord of this temple is a swayambumurthy appearing in five different colours each day.

*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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