275 Thevara Shivasthalam !! Thirukalikkamar Sri Sundareshwarar Temple !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!
Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!

Thirukalikkamar Sri Sundareshwarar temple is one of the 275 Thevara Shivasthalam of Lord Shiva located on the northern banks of river Cauvery in  Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu.  In this temple Lord Shiva worshipped in the form of self-manifested Linga.

Presiding deity – Lord Sundareshwarar with his consort Goddess Sri Azhakammai/Azhakumulaiammai. 

Worshipped by – Sage Parasara

Mangalasasanam – Thiru Gnana Sambandhar

Sthalavruksham – Vilvam

Theertham – Chandra Theertham

Festivals – Masi Makam float festival, Maha Shivaratri, Aippasi Annabhisheak, Arudra Darisanam, Purattasi Utsavam,

Sannidhis – Lord Ganesha, Lord Subramanya with Goddess Sri Valli and Deivayanai, Lord Vishwanatha with Goddess Sri Akilandeshwari, Goddess Durga, Navagraha,

Sage Parasara was born to Sage Sakthi (son of Sage Vashishta).  His father Sage Sakthi was killed by a demon while Parasara was in his mother’s womb.  Previously the demon was a King turned into carnivore at the curse of Sage Vishwamitra.  Sage Sakthi was devoured by the demon and Parasara was brought up by his grandfather Sage Vashishta.  Sage Parasara learned Vedic scholastic skills under the guidance of his grandfather Sage Vashishta.   Years later, he understood the reason for his father – Sage Sakthi‘s death and it mounted anger in him.  He decided to annihilate the demons from the earth. He conducted many fire sacrifices for their destruction and hundreds of them were turned into ashes.  This practices continued for years and the demons were about to exterminate from the earth, Sage Vashishta advised his grandson to put an end to this rite.   Sage Parasara regained his tranquility and started visiting many temples of Lord Shiva to get rid of Brahmahathya sin.  He arrived on this sacred serene land of dense forest and worshipped Lord Shiva.  Lord Shiva pleased at the devotion of Sage Parasara and revealed his attractive form, thus the deity of this temple has got his name Lord Sundareshwara.

The idol of Goddess Azhakammai was found in the river by a fisherman and he instantly picked up from the net.  In no time he was badly affected with acute stomach ache.  He ignored the pain and safely delivered the idol to this temple, in a while he was miraculously recovered from the severe pain. 

Worship of Lord Sundareshwar and Goddess Sri Azhakammai provides mental as well as physical health and eradicates sins. 

This temple remains open from 8.00AM to 10.00AM in the morning and 5.00PM to 7.30 PM in the evenings.

 Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

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