275 Thevara Shivasthalam !! Thirunallur Perumanam Sri Shivalokathyagesar Temple !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Jai Boley Nath !!

Thirunallur Perumanam is one of the Thevara Shivasthalam of Lord Shiva situated in a village called Achalapuram, 25kms away from Chidambaram.  In this temple Lord Shiva worshipped in the form of a self manifested Linga.  This scared place is also known as Shivalokapuram/Mukthipuram.

Presiding deity – Sri Shivalokathyagesar with his consort Goddess Tiruvenneetrumai Ammai

Theertham – Panchakshara Theertham, Athri Theertham, Jamadagni Theertham, Brighu Theertham, Vashishta Theertham, Vyasa Brigandu Theertham,

Sthalavruksham – Mango Tree

Worshipped by – Sage Parasarar, Sage Vashishta, Sage Brighu, Sage Jamadagni, Lord Vishnu, Lord Brahma, Lord Indra, Lord Chandra, Goddess Ganga  and Sage Kaga

Mangalasasanam – Thiru Gnana Smabandar


Worshipped by – Thiru Nilakanda Nayanar, Thiru Nilakandayazhpanar, Thiru Muruga Nayanar

Festival – Thiru Gnana Sambandhar wedding ceremony in the Tamil month Vaikasi – Moolam , Maha Shivaratri,

Sannidhi – A separate shrine for Thiru Gnana Sambandhar and his consort Sri Stothirapooranambikai in their wedding attire, Lord Ganesha, Goddess Durga, Lord Dakshinamurthy, Lingodhbavar, Lord Brahma, Sambandhar, Lord Nandikeshwara, Sri Runavimochakar and  Goddess Sri Mahalakshmi

The legend has that Thiru Gnana Sambandhar was a fervent devotee of Lord Shiva and one of the prominent 63 Nayanars.  Sambandhar had his wedding ceremony in this temple; Goddess Parvati received the guests with holy ashes who were present to witness this marriage.  Hence, Goddess Parvati has got the name ‘Thiruvenneetrumai Ammai in this temple. 

Thiru Gnana Sambandhar with his wife worshipped Lord Shivalokathyagesar and Goddess Thiruvenneetrumai Ammai and authentically sung the glories of Lord.  Instantaneously an enormous, brilliant light appeared from the sanctum sanctorum.  Sambandhar advised his group of holy men to embrace the divine light.  Some of them were petrified and turned back after   visualizing the massive fire.  At this point of time, Sambandhar described the glories of Panchakshara Mantra and sung one of his famous compositions Namashivaya Thirupathikam.  Eventually, Sambandhar along with all the holy men gathered including Thiru Nilakanda Yazhpanar, Thiru Nilakanda Nayanar and Muruga Nayanar clinched into the brilliant dazzling light and attained  the Abode of Lord Shiva in this sacred place. 

Whoever worships Goddess Thiruvenneetrumai Ammai and apply holy ashes available here as prasad on their forehead would be blessed with long and blissful married life.

This temple remains open from 6.00AM to 12.00PM in the morning and 4.00PM to 8.00PM in the evenings.
Jai Boley Nath !!
Jai Sriman Narayana !!

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