275 Thevara Shivasthalam !! Thiruchopuram Thiru Gopuranathar Temple !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!

Thiruchopuram is one of the 275 Thevara Shivasthalm of Lord Shiva located in Kadalur (Cuddalore) District, Tamil Nadu.  In this temple Lord Shiva worshipped in the form of a self manifested Linga .

Presiding deity – Thiru Gopuranathar/Mangalapuriswarar with his consort Goddess Sri Mangala Nayaki/Gopura Nayaki/Thyagavalli Ammai

Mangalasasanam – Thiru Gnana Sambandhar

Worshipped by – Sage Agastya, Tribuvana Chakravarthy and his wife Thyagavalli

Sthalavruksham – Kondrai

Sannidhis – Lord Ganesha, Lord Nandikeshwara, Lord Subramanya, Goddess Gajalakshmi, Veeratteswara Linga, Kannappa Nayanar, Lord Bhairava, Lord Surya, Navagrahas, 63 Nayanmars, Lord Somaskandhar, Goshtamurtham – Lingodbhavar, Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu,

The legend has that several years back the place and the whole area was engulfed by the sand dune.  One of the Devotees of Lord came to know about this sacred place.  He visited this land and could see only a tiny part of the pinnacle of the temple structure.  He immediately reported this to villagers and brought back on the surface. 

Sage Agastya arrived on this sacred land and fascinated at the serenity of this land.  He consecrated a Linga and underwent severe austerities praying to Lord.  In this temple Linga can be seen with the marks of hand printed on it.

This temple remains open from 7.00AM to 11.00AM in the morning and 5.30PM to 7.30PM in the evenings.

Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

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