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Sri Uma Maheswarar temple

Moolavar : Uma Maheswarar
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Angavala Nayaki (Deha Sundari)
Thala Virutcham : Arasu, Vilwa
Theertham : Bhoomi Theertham
Agamam / Pooja : Kamya Agama
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Thirunallam
City : Konerirajapuram
District : Nagapattinam
State : Tamil Nadu


   The lord of the temple is praised in the Thevaram hymns of Saints Tirugnana Sambandar and Tirunavukkarasar. This is the 34th Shiva temple on the southern bank of Cauvery praised in hymns.


   Two Brahmmotsavas are celebrated in the temple in connection with Vaikasi Visakam in May-June and Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January

Temple's Speciality:

   Lord Shiva in the temple is a Swayambumurthy ? 4.5 feet tall Linga. The Vilwa tree has 13 leaves in each stem. This is the Sthala Vruksha of the temple.

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.


   Sri Uma Maheswarar Temple, Konerirajapuram Post ? 612 201, Mayiladuthurai Taluk, Nagapattinam District.


   91- 435 - 244 9830, 244 9800

General Information:

   Lords Brahmma, Vishnu and Shiva grace the devotees from the goshta wall behind main Shiva shrine. The temple was built by Maharani Sembian Madhevi, queen of Kandarathitha Chola and grandmother of Rajaraja Chola. There is a separate temple for Lord Vaidyanathaswami. Lord Arasamara Vinayaka adores the temple. The vimana above the sanctum sanctorum is of Ashtadwarapala design.


   It is the staunch faith of the devotees that any disease of any severity would be cured if the patient takes a bath in the theertha and pray to Lord Vaidyanatha. Those suffering from leprosy pray here. Also those facing obstacles in construction works and land disputes pray here. Those facing problems in trade, wedding proposals and health pray in the temple on Mondays with abishek to Lord Shiva and Mother Parvathi performing Vasudara Yajna for relief.

Thanks giving:

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

Greatness Of Temple:

   Mother Durga facing west blesses the devotees. It is said that after the bone chilling experience in Tirukadayur, Yama the God of Death came to this place, worshipped Mother Durga to recover from the shock.

Temple History:

   A king Pururavas by name had an attack of leprosy. He visited a number of Shiva temples seeking relief. Finally he reached this temple on the southern bank of Cauvery and was cured. As a token of gratitude to Lord and prayer commitment, he constructed the Vimana with gold coverings and arranged Brahmmotsavas during Vaikasi Visakam, according to the history of land and temple.

Special Features:

   Miracle Based: Lord Shiva is a swayambumurthy 4.5 feet tall. The vilwa tree, the sthala vruksha of the temple has 13 leaves in each stem.

*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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