275 Thevara Shivasthalam !! Thirukoodalaiyatrur Sri Narthana Vallabeswarar Temple !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!

Thirukoodalaiyatrur is one of the 275 Thevara Shivasthalam located at the confluence of River Vennaru and Manimutharu.  It is 25 kms away from Chidambaram and 5kms from Sri Mushnam in Kadalloor District, Tamil Nadu.  In this temple Lord Shiva worshipped in the form of a Linga.

Presiding deity – Thiru Narthana Vallabeswarar/Nerikattumnayakar with his consort Goddess Sri Parasakthi/Gnana Sakthi

Mangalasasanam –Sundarar

Sundarar arrived on this scared land and was searching for the route to reach Shiva temple at Thirumuthukundram. He unknowingly passed this temple without paying a visit.   Instantaneously, there appeared a Brahmin before him and guided Sundarar to Thirukoodalaiyatrur.   He arrived on this sacred temple and realized that the Brahmin was none other than Lord Shiva himself.  He passionately sung praising the kindness of Lord in his compositions.

Worshipped by – Sage Agastya, Lord Brahma, Goddess Saraswathy

Theertham – Vennaru, Manimutharu

Sannidhis – Lord Ganesha, Lord Nandikeshwara, Vishwanatha Lingam, Lord Subramanya, Goddess Gnana Sakthi, Lord Chandeswara, Goddess Parasakthi, Lord Nataraja & Goddess Sivakami, Lord Shaneeswara, Goshamurtham – Sri Dakshinamurthy, Lingodbhavar, Lord Brahma, Ashtabuja Durga,

The legend has that Sage Agastya arrived on this sacred land and worshipped Lord Narthana Vallabeswara.  He underwent severe austerities praying Lord to remain stanch with the pure wisdom & intelligence he has gained all through years.

Another legend has that Lord Brahma and Goddess Saraswathy arrived on this holy land and worshipped Lord Shiva.  Lord Shiva was pleased at the devotion of Lord Brahma & Goddess Saraswathy and revealed his cosmic dance forms to them.  Thus, the presiding has got his name ‘Narthana Vallabeswarar’.

Worship of Sri Narthana Vallabeswara with his consort Goddess Parasakthi and Gnanasakthi provides abundance of pure wisdom and intelligence.  This is one of the rarest temples enshrines Lord Chitraguptha, the assistant of Lord Yama.

This temple remains open from 6.00AM to 12.00PM in the morning and 4.30PM to 8.00PM in the evenings.

Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

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