275 Thevara Shivasthalam !! Thiruethirkolpadi –Melai Thirumanancheri Sri Airavatheswarar Temple !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!

Thiruethirkolpadi/Melai Thirumanancheri Sri Airavatheswarar temple is one of the 275 Thevara Shivasthalam of of Lord Shiva located in Mayavaram, Nagapattinam District, Tamil Nadu.

Presiding deity – Sri Airavatheswarar with his consort Goddess Sri Sugandha Kundalambikai/Malarkuzhalal

Mangalasasanam – Sundarar

Sannidhis – Lord Ganesha, Lord Nandikeshwara, Lord Subramanya,

Worshipped – Airavatha worshipped Lord Shiva and got rid of the sins.

Festivals – Maha Shivaratri, Arudra Darisanam, Chithirai Brahmostavam, Panguni Uthiram, Skandha Shashti,

The legend has that Goddess Parvati was turned out a Cow at the curse of Lord Shiva and came down to Earth.  She worshipped Lord Shiva by pouring out her milk on the Linga.  In the meantime, Sage Baratha worshipped Lord Shiva to have Goddess Parvati as his daughter.  Sage Baratha’s prayers were answered Goddess Parvati born as daughter to Sage Baratha.   Years passed by the beautiful girl child grown into a gorgeous young maiden.  Sage Baratha prayed to Lord to find an ideal bridegroom for his stunning daughter.   Lord Shiva himself appeared before the Sage into an attractive bridegroom and married Goddess Parvathi at Thirumanancheri.   Thiruethirkolpadi is the sacred land where Sage Baratha received his bridegroom with utmost reverence in a ceremonial manner.

Worship of Airavatheswarar with his consort Goddess Sri Sugandha Kundalambikai brings abundance of virtues and blissful married life.

This temple remains open from 6.00AM to 11.00PM in the morning and 5.00PM to 7.00PM in the evenings.

Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

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