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Sri Kokileswarar temple

Moolavar : Kokileswarar, Kozhamba Nathar
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Soundarya Nayaki
Thala Virutcham : Vilwa and Jasmine
Theertham : Brahmma Theertham
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Tirukozhambam
City : Tiru Kozhambiam
District : Thanjavur
State : Tamil Nadu


   Saints Tirunavukkarasar and Tirugnana Sambandar had sung the glory of the Lord of this temple in their Thevaram hymns.? This is the 35th Lord Shiva temple on the southern bank of Cauvery praised in hymns.


   Karthikai Mondays in November-December and Panguni Uthiram in March-April are festive events in the temple.

Temple's Speciality:

   Lord Shiva is a swayambumurthi in the temple. The Bana part of the Linga is big in size. The foot prints of a cow are visible on the Aavudayar of the Linga ? Peeta, indicating the penance of Mother Parvathi in the form of a cow.

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.


   Sri Kokileswarar Temple, Tirukozhambiam ? 612 205, Thanjavur district.


   91- 4364-232 055, 232 005.

General Information:

   The temple is under the administration of Tiruvavaduthurai Aadheenam.


   Prayers are submitted for relief from curses.

Thanks giving:

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

Greatness Of Temple:

   The place is surrounded by many historically famous temples praised in Thevaram hymns as Tirunallam (Konerirajapuram), Vaigal Mada temple, Tiruneelakudi, Thenkurangadu Thurai, Tiruveezhimizhalai, Tirumeeyachur, etc.? In Tiruveezhimizhalai, Lord Shiva graces in the name of Mappillai Swami.

Temple History:

   Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu played chess (Chokkattan in Tamil) with Mother Parvathi as referee.? During the play, Lord Shiva asked Parvathi?s opinion in rolling the play stick.? Her opinion favoured Lord Vishnu.? Angry Shiva cursed Parvathi be born a cow on earth.? Mother chose this place for Her penance and joined Her Lord.

Special Features:

   Miracle Based:?Lord Shiva is a swayambumurthy. The Bana part of the Linga is big in size. The foot prints of a cow are visible on the Linga showing Mother Parvathi?s penance as cow on Lord Shiva.?

*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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