Mayiladuthurai – Mayuranathaswami Temple

Mayiladuthurai main icon is a lingam and the presiding deity is called Mayuranathar because the Parvathi worshipped Shiva here in the form of a mayura. Significance:                       One of the six temples on the banks of Cauvery which are considered equivalent to Kasi. The raja gopura at the eastern entrance to the temple is 9 tiers high and measures…

Thiruvengadu – Swetharanyeswarar Temple

Thiruvegadu is located near Sirkazhi (about 25 km from Mayiladuthurai and 59 km from Kumbakonam). Significance:           Budhan Sthalam dedicated to planet Mercury.        This Shiva temple is one of the 6 most sacred places on the banks of river Cauvery which is considered as equivalent to the temple at Varanasi. The other 5…

Chayavanam – Chaya Vaneswarar Temple

Chayavanam is located near Sirkali in Nagapattinam district. Chayavanam can be reached by road on buses from Sirkali to Poombuhar. It is one of the 7 great shiva temples considered to be as equivalent to Kasi. Period of origin Before 2000 years Name of deity Moolavar: Chaayaavaneswarar Ambal: Kuyilinim Nanmozhiammai Sthala Theertham: Iravadham theertham Sthala Virksham:…

Thiruninriyur – Sri Lakshmipureeswarar Temple

Thiruninriyur is located 6 kms from Vaitheeswaran Koil near Mayiladuthurai. The main deity is Lakshmipureeswarar and his consort is Ulaganayaki. Lakshmi and Vishnu have worshipped Lord Shiva here. Lakshmi was granted the boon of winning Vishnu’s heart, hence the name Lakshmipureeswarar. A Chola king used to worship Lord Nataraja in Chidambaram each day.  When he…