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Sri Uthavedeeswarar temple

Moolavar : Uthavedeeswarar
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Arumbanna Vanamulai Nayaki
Thala Virutcham :
Theertham : Uddhala tree
Agamam / Pooja : Padma, Sundara and Cauveri theerthams
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Kameekam
City : Tiruthuruthi
District : ThKuthalam anjavur
State : Tamil Nadu


   The temple is praised in the Thevaram hymns of Tirugnanasambandar. This is the 37th Shiva temple on the southern bank of Cauveri praised in Thevaram hymns.


   Maha Shivrathri in February-March; Panguni Uthiram in March-April and Mondays of Karthikai-November-December are the festival days of the temple.

Temple's Speciality:

   Lord Shiva is a swayambumurthi in the temple. As a token of His wedding event in this place, Lord Shiva had left His Sandals (Padukas) and the Uddhala tree that accompanied Him from Mount Kailas to offer Him shadow on the way. The devotee can have the darshan of the Padukas in the temple.

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.


   Sri Arumbanna Vanamulai Nayaki- Uthavedeeswarar Temple, Kuthalam (Tiruthuruthi), Nagapattinam district.


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General Information:

   Mother Parvathi, Mother Kali, Sages Kashyapa, Angirasa, Gautama, Markandeya, Vasishta, Pulasthya and Agasthya had worshipped Lord Shiva in this temple.


   Those facing obstacles in wedding proposals pray in the temple.

Thanks giving:

   Realizing their wishes, devotees perform abishek to Lord and Mother and offer vastras.

Greatness Of Temple:

   One Rudrasanma was proceeding to Kasi for salvation. Lord Shiva wanted to make him understand that this place itself was equal to Kasi. He called Gundodhara to stop his journey taking the form of a serpent. When Gundodhara intercepted his journey as a snake, Rudrasanma chanted the Garuda mantra. The snake fell down fainted. Lord Shiva came their as a snake charmer. Rudrasanma understood who the charmer was. He fell at Lord?s feet. Lord told the devotee that his wish could be realized from this place itself.

Temple History:

   Mother Parvathi fell in love with Lord and was determined to have His hand. To realize Her aim, She did not make parents her enemies. She persuaded Lord Shiva to meet Her parents and seek their consent. Lord, an abode of all noble traits, did so. They were happily married with the consent of parents. This is a lesson for modern lovers to follow without antagonizing parents of both sides.

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*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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