275 Thevara Shivasthalam !! Thirukodumkundram Sri Umamaheswarar Temple !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!

Thirukodumkundram is one of the 275 Thevara Shivasthalam of Lord Shiva located in Piranmalai, Madurai, Tamil Nadu.  This is one of the oldest temples of Lord Shiva famous for its exquisite murals and architectural works. 

Presiding deity – Sri Kodumkundreeswarar/ Ugragiriswarer /Sri Umamaheswarar/Mangaibhahar with his consort Goddess Sri Thenambikai/Thenambal/Amuthambikai/Kuyilamrutha Nayaki

Mangalasasanam – Thiru Gnana Sambandhar.  Saint Arunagirinathar sung praising the glories of Lord Subramanya on this sacred land.

Theertham – Thenazhi Theertham

Worshipped by – Sage Mahodhara, Lord Brahma, Lord Adisesha, Goddess Saraswathy, Lord Subramanya, Lord Nandikeshwara

Sannidhis – Lord Ganesha, Lord Bhairava, Lord Kasi Vishwanatha & Goddess Visalakashi, Lord Subramanya  with Goddess Valli and Deivayanai, Lord Dakshinamurthy,

Festivals – Maha Shivaratri, Chithirai Brahmostavam, Thai festival, Arudra Darisanam,

Prathyaksham to - Sage Agastya had the boon to visualize Lord in his wedding attire with his consort, whenever he desires for it.  In this temple Lord Shiva gives dharshan to his devotees as Mangaibagar in his wedding attire with Goddess Parvati.    This is one of the sacred lands Lord revealed his wedding pose to Sage Agastya.


The legend has that Lord Adishesha and Lord Vayu had a heated argument about their superiority. Lord Indra intervened and proclaimed them to prove their strength. The final verdict was followed, Lord Adishesha should carry the Mount Meru with his thousand heads and Lord Vayu should tear apart the Mount Meru with his strength. Lord Vayu with all his strength blew off Mount Meru, as a result it’s divided into five parts and each part was fallen as precious Gems such as Emerald, Ruby, Diamond, Coral and Sapphire on the different places of the Earth. These sacred lands were turned out prominent worship places of Lord Shiva. The places where Coral landed on Earth came to known as Thiruvannamalai, Ruby landed as Ratnagiri, Emerald as Enkoi Malai, Bule Saphhire as Pothikai and Diamond landed as Kodumudi. Hence, the self-manifested Linga on this sacred land came to known as Kodumudinathar/Makudeswarar.


Worship of Lord Umamaheswarar with his consort Goddess Sri Thenambikai eradicates sins of Past, Present & future. 

This temple remains open from 6.30 AM to 11.30 AM in the morning and 4.30 PM to 7.30 PM in the evenings.

Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!

Jai Sriman Narayana!!

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