275 Thevara Shivasthalam !! Thiruchuzhial Thirumeninathar Temple !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!

Thiruchuzhiyal is one of the 275 Thevara Shivasthalam of Lord Shiva located in Virudunagar District, Tamil Nadu.  In this temple Lord Shiva worshipped in the form of a self-manifested Linga.  This is one of the oldest temples famous for its exquisite murals and stunning architectural works.

Presiding deity – Thirumeninathar/Chuzhikesar/Pralayavidangar/Thanunathar/Thirumanakolanathar/Kalyana Sundarar/Bhuvaneswarar/Boominatha Swamy with his consort Goddess Sri Swarnamalai/Thunaimalaiyammai/Sahayavalli/Muthumalaiyudaiammai/ Manikkamalai

Mangalasasanam – Sundarar

Sthalavruksham –  Punnai

Theertham – Kavaikadal Theertham

Worshipped by – Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, Goddess Boodevi, Lord Indra, Lord Surya, Sage Gauthama, Sage Kanuva, Ahalya, Cheraman Peruman,

Sannidhis – Lord Ganesha, Lord Nandikeshwara, Lord Subramanya with his consorts Goddesses Sri Valli & Deivayanai, Navagrahas, Lord Surya with his consorts Goddess Usha & Pratyusha, 63 Nayanmars, Sapthamathas, Somaskandhar, Lord Kasi Vishwantha & Vishalakshy, Lord Balaji, Sculptures of Lord Dakshinamurthy, Lingodbhavar, Goddess Durga, Lord Brahma on the sanctum wall, Lord Nataraja with Goddess Sivakami along with Sage Pathanjali and Sage Vyagrapadha, Pralayavidhangar,

The legend has that this sacred was troubled with the flood water in all three Yugas.   In Dwapara Yuga also the same scenario repeated, the King who was ruling this city was a passionate devotee of Lord Shiva.  He earnestly prayed to Lord to save this land from the deluge.  Lord Shiva was pleased at the devotion of the King; he plunged the Earth with his Trident and created an opening.  Therefore, all the flood water drained through this hole and the land was protected.  Thus, this sacred land has got its name ‘Thiru Chuzhial’.

Another legend has that Goddess Boodevi worshipped Lord Shiva on this sacred land.  Thus, the presiding deity has got his name ‘Boominathar’.

This temple remains open from 5.00AM to 12.00PM in the morning and 4.00PM to 8.00PM in the evenings.

Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

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