Sri Someswarar Temple, Pazhayarai, Kumbakonam - 275 Shiva Temples

24. Sri Someswarar Temple, Pazhayarai, Kumbakonam (Chola Nadu - South of Kaveri):

Names of God : Sri Someshar
Name of Goddess : Sri Somakalambigai
Holy water (Theertham) : Soma Theertham and also one created by Garuda, vehicle of Lord Vishnu
Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) : Gooseberry (Nelli)
Thevaram : Thirunavukarasar
District : Thanjavur.
Location : Kumbakonam.
Timings : 06:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and from 04:00 p.m. to 08:30 p.m

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This is the 24th sthalam on the southern side of river Cauvery. There are several temples in the vicinity of Pazhayaarai - Patteeswaram, Darasuram, Satthi Mutham. The Vadatali temple houses Dharmapureeswarar & Vimalanayaki, while Pazhayarai houses the grand Somanathar temple now in ruins. Vadatali is also known as Vallalaar Kovil. It is considered to be the 24th in the series of Tevara Stalams in the Chola kingdom located south of the river Kaveri.

Important Features:
  • It is considered as one of 275 Paadal Petral Stalams.
  • Garudan and Adhisheshan worshiped Lord Shiva of this temple.
  • Appar made Shiva Lingam appeared after he prayed on fast, which was hidden by Jains (samanars).
  • This is the birth place of Mangaiyarkarasiyar and Amarneedhi Nayanar.
  • This place was once called as Arunmozhidevechuram. King Rajendran was brought up under the care of Queen Kundhavai in this place. Also this place was once capital for the Chozha King Manimudidevar. He was the intrumental to appear the Shiva Lingam to Appar.
  • Chozhas had done renovations to this temple.
This is a Maadakkoyil built at an elevation by Ko Chenkann Cholan. Inscriptions and ancient structures abound in its vicinity. Pazhaiyarai was once a capital of the Pallavas and then one of the ancient capitals of the Cholas. Even after setting up a capital at Thanjavur, the Royal Cholas continued to live here. It is believed that Raja Raja Chola I was raised here. It went into oblivion during the early Chola period, but came back into prominence in the later Chola period (12th, 13th centuries), when the area between the Kaveri and the Tirumalairajan channel became the cradle of Tamil culture, temple building activity and literature. Very close by are the temples of Darasuram, Tribhuvanam, Sattimuttam, Patteeswaram and Kumbhakonam.

This town is surrounded by lush green fields and by the Mudikondan and Arisilaaru rivers. The entire area abounds in archaeological remains of ancient buildings. The Keezhttali and Metrali are the other Shiva temples in Pazhayaarai.

Legend has it that Chandra worshiped at Pazhayarai. Sundarar has sung praises of the Metrali temple.

There are several carvings of great beauty in this temple (now in a poor state), dating back to the period of the later Cholas. Mention must be made of those depicting fights between a lion and a warrior, the slaying of Hiranyakasipu, and the lifting of the Kailasa Parvatam by Ravanan.

The Somanathar temple resembles the Vikrama Choleeswaram temple at Tirukkachi, the Airavateswarar temple at Darasuram, and Tribhuvaneswaram at Tribhuvanam. It is dated as a monument initiated by Vikrama Cholan and completed by Rajaraja II (1130 - 1160. Its outer wall has the remains of a 7 tiered gopuram along the likes of those at Chidambaram and Tiruvarur. The gopura vasal, in two tiers, resembles that at Tiruvarur. The dance panels depicting the Bharatanatya Karanas, on the wall faces of the entrance, bear the same architectural and iconic features as are noticed at Chidambaram, Darasuram and Tribhuvanam.

Its inner prakaram encloses an area of about 50000 sq ft, and it has a Tiruchutrumaaligai. Interestingly, Ardhanareeswarar occupies the rear niche of the sanctum, as opposed to Lingodbhavar. The ratha (chariot) mandapam in front of the Somanathar temple is chariot shaped and the life like images of horses and elephants pulling these are of great beauty. The vast Somanathar temple is thus a veritable art gallery with several interesting features added over a period of time.

History / Legend:

Moon (Chandra) prayed here to get back his radiance called Kalai day by day and for remedy from breathing troubles. Sage Tirunavukkarasar observed fast in the temple. There are just a few houses in the place almost in a dilapidated condition. The monument of Sri Sivaprakasa swamigal is here. The temple is praised by Saint Arunagirinathar in his Tirupugazh hyms.

The story of the place (Sthalapurana) has 15 chapters. The idols of Sri Kailasanathar and Mother Durga in the great hall (Mahamandapam) are very beautiful. Pazhayarai was the second capital of the later Chola kings.

It is said that worshiping in five places around this temple in a single day on the Dakshinayana Punyakala day -
1) Nallur,
2) Valanchuzhi,
3) Sathimuttram,
4) Patteeswaram and
5) Avoor would be very beneficial to the devotee.

Dakshinayana period covers six months commencing from July-August to December-January – in the Tamil calendar from Aadi to Margazhi. The Aadi Amavasya day (New moon day) is considered very auspicious when all Hindus perform Tarpan in memory of their forefathers.

Garuda, the eagle vehicle of Lord Vishnu got a nectar pot from Devendra and passed through this place to free his mother from slavery. He was intercepted by some demons when three drops of nectar fell on this place. The three drops became a Shivalinga, Mother Goddess and a holy spring. Garuda bathed in the spring and won. A holy spring made by Garuda individually is called Jadayu theertham.

Location: These twin sivasthalam temples are located at a distance of 3 Kms from Darasuram railway station, which is situated on the Thanjavur - Kumbakonam section of the Southern Railway.

Temple Address & Contact Details:

Arulmigu Someswarar Temple,
Pazhayarai, Patteeswaram Post,
Kumbakonam Taluk,
Thanjavur district,
Pin code: 612 703.
Phone: +91 98945 69543.

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Sri Someswarar Temple, Pazhayarai, Kumbakonam - 275 Shiva Temples
Sri Someswarar Temple, Pazhayarai, Kumbakonam - 275 Shiva Temples
Sri Someswarar Temple, Pazhayarai, Kumbakonam - 275 Shiva Temples
Sri Someswarar Temple, Pazhayarai, Kumbakonam - 275 Shiva Temples
Sri Someswarar Temple, Pazhayarai, Kumbakonam - 275 Shiva Temples
Sri Someswarar Temple, Pazhayarai, Kumbakonam - 275 Shiva Temples
Sri Someswarar Temple, Pazhayarai, Kumbakonam - 275 Shiva Temples
Sri Someswarar Temple, Pazhayarai, Kumbakonam - 275 Shiva Temples
Sri Someswarar Temple, Pazhayarai, Kumbakonam - 275 Shiva Temples
Sri Someswarar Temple, Pazhayarai, Kumbakonam - 275 Shiva Temples
Sri Someswarar Temple, Pazhayarai, Kumbakonam - 275 Shiva Temples
Sri Someswarar Temple, Pazhayarai, Kumbakonam - 275 Shiva Temples
Sri Someswarar Temple, Pazhayarai, Kumbakonam - 275 Shiva Temples
Sri Someswarar Temple, Pazhayarai, Kumbakonam - 275 Shiva Temples
Sri Someswarar Temple, Pazhayarai, Kumbakonam - 275 Shiva Temples
Sri Someswarar Temple, Pazhayarai, Kumbakonam - 275 Shiva Temples
Sri Thenupureeswarar Temple, Patteswaram, Kumbakonam - 275 Shiva Temples

23. Sri Thenupureeswarar Temple, Patteswaram, Kumbakonam (Chola Nadu - South of Kaveri):

Names of God : Sri Patteeswarar, Sri Thenupureeswarar
Name of Goddess : Sri Ganambigai, Sri Pal valainayagi
Holy water (Theertham) : Gnana Vavi Theertham
Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) : Vanni
Thevaram : Sambandar
District : Thanjavur.
Location : Kumbakonam.
Timings : 06:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and from 04:00 p.m. to 08:30 p.m

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This is the 23rd sthalam on the southern side of river Cauvery. Thiruganasambandar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple. This temple is located in Patteeswaram about 6-7 kms in the South western direction from Kumbakonam on the banks of the river Thirumalai aaru in Tamil nadu. The carpet area of the temple is 2,00,640 sqft with 4 towers in 7 stages on each of the four sides. The deity is called Thenu-pureeswarar and is in the east facing pose. It is said that it is self incarnated. The Lord's consort Devi Gnanambigai has a separate sanctum facing south. The temple tree is Vanni and the theertham is gnanavavi.

Important Features:
  • It is considered as one of 275 Paadal Petral Stalams.
  • Nandhi and palipedam are not in line with moolavar.
  • Lord shiva gave Muthu Pandal in this temple.
  • Kamadhenu worshiped Lord shiva, sirpam in stone pillar.
  • Separate sannadhi for Ambal.
  • In maha mandapam moorthy for Govindha Theeksthar and his wife who had done thiruppani.
  • Big size suthai Dwarabalakars can be seen at the entrance of artha mandapam.
  • Bairavar is beautifully chiseled, worth to see the beauty.
  • Rama installed Shiva Lingam here to liberate himself from Chaaya Hathi Dosham after the battle with Ravana.
Patteeswaram, near Kumbakonam is famous for its Durga temple. This temple is fairly big and well-maintained one. There are five majestic gopurams (towers). The temple seems to have been built and rebuilt several times with additions made to the original temple at various times. The evidence of this is in the temple’s architecture which has the styles of the Pallavas, Cholas and the Nayaks. The presiding deity at this temple is Dhenupureeswarar and his consort is Gyanambigai. Patteeswaram is one of the Parivara Sthalam. Mahalingaswamy at Thiruvidaimarudhur has the Parivara devatas in various temples flung as far away as Sirkali and Thiruvalanchuzhi. The group of temples that form a large temple with Thiruvidaimarudhur Mahalingaswamy as the main deity is called Parivara Sthalams.

The place derives its name Patteeswaram from the worship of a Patti Kandru-cow calf that made a sand Shivalainga and worshiped here. Lord is Patteeswarar. Lord asked Nandhi to move to enable Him to see Sambandar coming to the shrine with the Muthu Pandal. Mother Durga appears soft looking on Her Lion vahan, Her feet on demon Mahisha holding conch, discus, bow, arrow, sword, armour and a parrot. It is also said that Sage Vishwamitra succeeded in this place only attaining the full power of Gayatri Mahamantra, according to some sources. Sage Markandeya had worshipped Lord Patteeswarar in this temple.

History / Legend:

Parasakthi undertook penance here invoking the blessings of Lord Shiva. Kamadhenu sent her daughter Patti to support the penance. Pleased with Parasakthi’s prayers, Shiva appeared here with his long uncombed hair (Sadai Mudi) and provided darshan. As Patti played an important role in the success of Sakthi’s penance, this place came to be called Patteeswaram.

This is one of the important places where Kamadhenu, the sacred celestial cow, visited and undertook penance invoking the blessings of Lord Shiva. Answering her prayers, Shiva appeared here and promised to fulfil the wishes of devotees who offer sincere prayers at this temple. In memory of this event, Lord came to be referred to as Dhenupureeswarar.

Legend has it that Rama had installed a Shivalingam here to get rid of his sin or dosham. Rama was afflicted by three Doshams or sins for killing Ravana. He could get rid of these sins by installing a Shivalingam and do penance. Though, Rama was an incarnation of Vishnu, He had taken the birth as an ordinary human being to show people the way and be a role model. He was an Avatara Purushan or one who sets an example. He had to undergo all the trials and tribulations that a normal human being undergoes and demonstrate the virtues of righteousness while surmounting the problems. Like any other mortal, He had to face the consequences of His actions and had to perform the necessary pariharam (remedial poojas) to attain papa vimochanam (absolution of the sin). The first of his three sins was Brahmahatti dosham, because he had killed Ravana who was a Brahmin. He was absolved of the sin by installing a Shiva Lingam at Rameswaram. His second sin was Verrahatti dosham, because Ravana was also a great warrior. Rama installed another Shiva Lingam at Vedaranyam to be absolved of this sin. His third sin was Chaya Hatti dosham because Ravana was a great exponent of fine arts and an ardent devotee of Shiva. He was absolved of this sin when he installed yet another Shiva Lingam at Patteeswaram. These three Lingams are known as Ramalingam. Rama created a well here to perform ablutions or abhishegam to the Shiva Lingam that he had installed here. The well thus created by him is said to have brought the holy waters of Dhanushkodi here. Near this well is a niche of Anjaneyar.

Medhavi Rishi who was undertaking penance in the Maalava kingdom left his ashram to attend a yagna. He assigned his disciple Dharma Sarma to take care. On return he found that the cows had become weak significantly impacting their ability to deliver milk. An angered rishi cursed him to turn into a dog. To liberate himself from the curse, Dharma Sarma, now in the form of a dog, came here to the South of Cauvery to Devi Vanam. When the sacred water fell on the dog, he was liberated from the Sage’s curse and regained his original form.

King Chitrasena of Kaambeeli had no child. To liberate himself from the sins of the previous birth, he came here with his wife and undertook bath in the sacred tank. Pleased with his prayers, Lord Shiva appeared before him in Vaikasi and blessed him with a child. As a thanks giving to the Lord, a delighted king started the grand 10day festival in Thai.

As in Thirupungur, the Nandi has shifted to a side here. The reason attributed goes thus. On a hot summer day, Thirugnanasambandar, a child poet, was on his way to Patteeswaram to worship the Lord. Since Sambandar was a small child and the intense heat could make him weak, Dhenupureeswarar had a canopy of pearls erected along the way to make it cool and comfortable for his young devotee. Dhenupureeswarar could not wait for Sambandar to come to His Sanctum to see him. He asked Nandi to move aside so that He could see His devotee as he entered the temple. There is an annual festival in the tamil month of Ani to commemorate this incident. This special festival is called ‘Muthupandal’. A palanquin of pearls is lifted in a procession that starts at noon from Sakthimutram and concludes at Patteswaram.

The Great Chozha kings including Raja Raja Chozha I had great respect for Durgai and the Goddess acted as the security guard for them. Also, before their departure for any battle and also after their return, the Chozha kings would invoke the blessings of Durgai.

Towards the end of their regime and with their palace at Patteeswaram going into ruins, they moved the idol of Durgai into the Northern entrance of the Dhenupureeswarar temple from where she currently provides darshan to devotees.

At this temple, Durgai, with Simha Vahana to her left, is seen in a cool form with eight hands and lacks the typical aggressive looks.

Right from the Chozha period, Durgai has been so popular as she solves all the problems of devotees that this temple has come to be referred to as the Patteeswaram Durgai Temple.

In centuries gone by, the landmark to this place was denoted as being South of Arasalaru and North of Mudikondan River.

In the 8th Century AD, Pallava King Nandivarma II built the beautiful Nandipura Vinnagaram -Jagannathan Perumal Temple (Divya Desam), a few kms East of Patteeswaram giving this region a grand stature and a rich place in history. Subsequently, Rajaraja Chozha, Rajendra Chozha and Kulothunga Chozha made this an integral part of their kingdom from where they made several important decisions.

Though the temple here is a Shiva temple, the temple is known for the Durga here. Durga is considered to be the combined force of all the Gods to destroy the evil forces. Durga in Sanskrit means a fortified or well protected place. Durga protects the mankind from the evil forces. She removes the negative thoughts such as selfishness, envy, hatred anger and ego. The shrine for Durga is near the Northern entrance of the temple. Cholas are believed to have originally installed this deity in their fort. The idol was removed and installed here at this temple after the fall of the Chola dynasty. Along with the idol of Durga, the idols of Swarnaganapthy, Shanmuga and Bhairavar were also shifted to this temple from the fort. These four deities were guarding the four entrances of the fort. The Cholas were ardent devotees of Durga and always worshiped Durga before going to war or when they were faced with making an important decision.

The Durga here is a Shanta Swarupi (calm or peaceful countenance). She is seated on her vehicle Lion and is seen with here foot on Mahishasura. The Goddess appears in Tribanga (three curved) posture. Durga here is ashtabhuja or with eight hands. She is seen holding conch, discuss, bow, arrow, sword, shield and a parrot in Her hands.

She has three eyes and jewels adorn her ears. An unusual aspect of this Durga is that her vehicle – the lion – is seen facing the left side instead of the right side, which is usually the case. Goddess Durga here is considered to be very divine and powerful who showers Her blessings on Her devotees. People afflicted with Rahu and Kethu Doshas worship at this temple during Rahu Kalam; for, it is believed that during the Rahu Kalam, Rahu worships the Goddess everyday. Worshiping Her on Tuesdays, Fridays, Sundays, New Moon days and Full Moon days and Ashtami and Navami (8th and 9th day from the new moon or full moon day) is considered special. People throng this temple to seek the blessings of Durga in finding suitable match for their daughters. Locals vouch that the prayers are always answered.

Worship of Durga is considered very important in Kaliyuga. The worship of Goddess Durga removes the effect of all types of black magic, unfavorable effect of negative planets, Bad luck, health problems, problems due to enemies etc

Offerings of Sarees and garland of lemon are made to the Goddess. Offering red floral garland alleviates Chevvai Dosham (the adverse effect of Mars).

The Bhairavar here blesses his devotees with protection from enemies, good health, and cure from any venomous bite. Lord Patteeswarar blesses His devotees with peace of mind and career advancement.

Location: This temple is located at about 9 Kms south-west of Kumbakonam and about 3 Kms south-east of Swamimalai. Bus facilities are available from Kumbakonam and Thanjavur. The nearest railway station (2 Kms) Darasuram is situated on the Thanjavur - Kumbakonam section of the Southern Railway.

Temple Address & Contact Details:

Arulmigu Dhenupureeshwar Thirukkovil,
Sri Durga Sthalam,
Patteswaram
Kumbakonam,
Thanjavur district,
Pin code: 612 703.
Phone: +91 0435 416976.

Glimpse Of Thenupureeswarar Temple:

Sri Thenupureeswarar Temple, Patteswaram, Kumbakonam - 275 Shiva Temples
Sri Thenupureeswarar Temple, Patteswaram, Kumbakonam - 275 Shiva Temples
Sri Thenupureeswarar Temple, Patteswaram, Kumbakonam - 275 Shiva Temples
Sri Thenupureeswarar Temple, Patteswaram, Kumbakonam - 275 Shiva Temples
Sri Thenupureeswarar Temple, Patteswaram, Kumbakonam - 275 Shiva Temples
Sri Thenupureeswarar Temple, Patteswaram, Kumbakonam - 275 Shiva Temples
Sri Thenupureeswarar Temple, Patteswaram, Kumbakonam - 275 Shiva Temples
Sri Thenupureeswarar Temple, Patteswaram, Kumbakonam - 275 Shiva Temples
Sri Thenupureeswarar Temple, Patteswaram, Kumbakonam - 275 Shiva Temples
Sri Thenupureeswarar Temple, Patteswaram, Kumbakonam - 275 Shiva Temples
Sri Thenupureeswarar Temple, Patteswaram, Kumbakonam - 275 Shiva Temples
Sri Thenupureeswarar Temple, Patteswaram, Kumbakonam - 275 Shiva Temples
Sri Thenupureeswarar Temple, Patteswaram, Kumbakonam - 275 Shiva Temples
Sri Thenupureeswarar Temple, Patteswaram, Kumbakonam - 275 Shiva Temples
Sri Sivakozhundeeswarar Temple, Thiru Sathi Mutram, Kumbakonam - 275 Shiva Temples

22. Sri Sivakozhundeeswarar Temple, Thiru Sathi Mutram, Kumbakonam (Chola Nadu - South of Kaveri):

Names of God : Sri Shivakozhuntheesar
Name of Goddess : Sri Periyanayagi
Holy water (Theertham) : Shoola Theertham
Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) : -
Thevaram : Thirunavukarasar
District : Thanjavur.
Location : Kumbakonam.
Timings : 06:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and from 04:00 p.m. to 08:00 p.m

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This is the 22nd sthalam on the southern side of river Cauvery. Appar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple. Sakthivanesvara Temple is a temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva located in a small village called Thirusakthimutram, near another small (but relatively better-known) village, Patteswaram. The nearest urban centre, about seven kilometres (four-and-a-half miles) away, is Kumbakonam in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Here the presiding deity Sakthivanesvara is a form of the Hindu god Shiva, in which his usual worship symbol the Lingam is hugged by his consort Parvati, hence he is also known as Sivakozhundeesvara and Sakthi Mutham. It is believed that when one prays to Sakthivanesvara with faith, one is blessed with the life partner of one's choice.

Important Features:
  • It is considered as one of 275 Paadal Petral Stalams.
  • Sri Sakthi embraced Lord Shiva and gave kiss. Idol is in front of moolavar sannadhi. Archana is performed only to this Shivasakthi moortham. Only aarathy is shown to moolavar.
  • Lord shiva asked Appar to come to Thirunalloor to get thiruvadi theekshai.
  • Thiruganasambandhar went to Patteechuram under the muthu pandal from this temple.
  • There are two Ambal sannadhis.
  • The Lingam іs hugged by hіs consort Parvati.
  • This temple has 5 tier Raja Gopuram.
This Shivastalam is situated almost next door to Patteeswaram (Pazhayarai), one time capital of the Cholas. Darasuram, a vertable art gallery of Chola architecture and sculpture is situated close by. Satthi Mutrattu Pulavar of 'Naarai Naarai' (popularized in Tamil Text books all over the state) hailed from this town. The entire Pazhaiyaarai region abounds in remains of ancient temples. Mention must be made of the nearby Pazhaiyaarai Vadatali, the Somanathar temple and the vast Patteeswaram temples nearby. Sakthimutham is considered to be the 22nd in the series of Tevara Stalams in the Chola kingdom located south of the river Kaveri.

This temple with 2 prakarams occupies an area of under an acre. A majestic Rajagopuram crowns its entrance, although the glorious days of the temple are now mere history. An image of Shiva and Parvati in embrace associated with the legend, is enshrined in the temple. The Natarajar shrine and the Sarabeswarar shrine are of importance here.

Appar is said to have prayed to surrender at the feet of Shiva; his prayer is believed to have been granted at Tirunallur nearby. The unusual practice of placing a chatari containing an image of the feet of the deity, on the heads of devotees (a Vaishnavite tradition) is carried out at Tirunallur, commemorating Appar's surrender at the feet of Shiva.

This temple was reconstructed in stone during the period of Sembiyan Mahadevi and the early years of Raja Raja Chola I (1000 CE). Inscriptions from the period of Rajadiraja Chola II (1166-1182 CE), Kulottunga Chola III, and the Vijayanagar Emperors are seen here.

The temple is big in size facing east. Lord Vallabha Ganapathy graces the devotees at the entrance. The temple has a five tier Rajagopuram and vast outer prakara. There are shrines for Lord Vinayaka and Lord Muruga at the entrance of the second tower. Shrine of Mother Ambica is facing south. There is also a Nataraja mandap. At the main entrance are shrines for Lord Somaskanda on one side and Mother Shakti and Sthala Aideekamurthy on other sides. In the inner prakara are shrines for Somaskanda, Arumuga Peruman (Muruga) and Gajalakshmi.

History / Legend:

Mother Parvathi (Shakti) worshipped Lord Shiva here, embraced and kissed Him, hence the place is named Tiruchathi (Shakti) Mutham (kissing) – Tiruchathimuttram. This form of Mother embracing the Lord still exists in the temple. This form of Ambika is depicted at the northern side near the sanctum sanctorum. Mother performing penance standing on a single leg, is also depicted behind this sculpture.

It is said that this a replica of Mother Kamakshi embracing Lord in Kancheepuram. Mother Parvathi, Sage Agasthya, Saints Gnanasambandar, Tirunavukkarasar, Arunagiri Nathar and Ramalinga Adigal had worshiped Lord in this temple. Lord granted the Tiruvadi darshan (darshan of the feet of Lord) to Saint Tirunavukkarasar in this place. Special pujas are performed in the temple on full moon and new moon days.

Lord Shiva and Mother Parvathi wanted to establish the truth that bhakti (piety) alone is the singular path to salvation. Mother Parvathi was performing penance in the Shathimuttram near the Surya Pushkarini Shoola theertha on the southern side of Cauvery. But Lord delayed His darshan to Mother Parvathi. This could not deter mother from Her resolute penance standing on a single leg. Lord Shiva granted darshan to Mother as a fire ball. Yet, knowing that the fire ball was but Lord Shiva, Mother Parvathi embraced the fire jyoti. Lord Shiva was cooled. This shows that though problem burn a family as fire, this could be solved by mutual love between the couples.

Youth and virgins awaiting marriage pray to Lord embraced by Mother Shakti for early wedding, removal of bad aspects on them and a well and happily settled wedded life. Also couples separated due to some difference of opinion will be blessed with re-union.

Location: This sivasthalam temple is located near Patteeswaram, another Paadal Petra Sthalam. The nearest railway station is at Darasuram, which is on the Thanjavur - Kumbakonam section of the Southern Railway. This Siva sthalam is at a distance of about 8 Kms from Kumbakonam.

Temple Address & Contact Details:

Sri Shivakozhundeesar Temple,
Tiruchathi Muttram,
Thanjavur district,
Pin code: 612 703.
Phone: +91 94436 78575 ; +91 4374 267237 and +91 94435 64221.

Glimpse Of Sivakozhundeeswarar Temple:

Sri Sivakozhundeeswarar Temple, Thiru Sathi Mutram, Kumbakonam - 275 Shiva Temples
Sri Sivakozhundeeswarar Temple, Thiru Sathi Mutram, Kumbakonam - 275 Shiva Temples
Sri Sivakozhundeeswarar Temple, Thiru Sathi Mutram, Kumbakonam - 275 Shiva Temples
Sri Sivakozhundeeswarar Temple, Thiru Sathi Mutram, Kumbakonam - 275 Shiva Temples
Sri Sivakozhundeeswarar Temple, Thiru Sathi Mutram, Kumbakonam - 275 Shiva Temples
Sri Sivakozhundeeswarar Temple, Thiru Sathi Mutram, Kumbakonam - 275 Shiva Temples
Sri Sivakozhundeeswarar Temple, Thiru Sathi Mutram, Kumbakonam - 275 Shiva Temples
Sri Sivakozhundeeswarar Temple, Thiru Sathi Mutram, Kumbakonam - 275 Shiva Temples
Sri Sivakozhundeeswarar Temple, Thiru Sathi Mutram, Kumbakonam - 275 Shiva Temples