275 Thevara Shivasthalam !! Thiru Karuvur (Karur) Sri Kalyana Pasupathinathar Temple !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!
Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!

Karuvur (Karur) is one of the 275 Thevara Shivasthalam of Lord Shiva located in Karur District, Tamil Nadu.  This is one of the prominent temples of Lord Shiva occupies 2.65 acres of massive land with exquisite murals and architectural work.  In this temple Lord Shiva worshipped in the form of a self-manifested Linga.

Presiding deity – Sri Kalyana Pasupathinathar/Anilayappar with his consort Goddess Sri Sundaravalli/Alangaravalli


Significance – This is the birth place of Thiru Pukazh Chozar, one of the 63 Nayanmars.  He ruled the entire province of Karuvur, there is an exquisite Mandapam positioned here in this temple as a tribute to this righteous ruler . 


One of the famous 18 Siddhars,  Karuvur Siddhar attained Samadhis in this temple.

Mangalasasanam – Thiru Gnana Sambandhar


Saint Arunagirinathar sung praising the glories of Lord Subramanya in this temple.


Worshipped by – Lord Brahma, Kamadhenu


Theertham – Thadaka Theertham


Sthalavruksham – Vanni


Festivals – Panguni Uthram Utsavam, Maha Shivaratri, Arudra Darisanam, Thirukarthikai,


Sannidhis – Lord Ganesha, Lord Nandikeshwara, Lord Subramanya with his consorts Goddess Sri Valli & Deivayanai, Goddess Sri Gajalakshmi, Panchamurthi Lingas, 63 Nayanmars, Karuvur Siddhar, Navagrahas



The legend has that the divine cow Kamadhenu sincerely worshipped a Linga located on an anthill on this sacred land by pouring her milk on it.  Lord Shiva was pleased at the devotion of Kamadhenu and assumed himself as ‘Pasupatheeswarar’ and remained on this land forever. 


This temple remains open from 6.00AM to 12.30PM in the morning and 4.00PM to 8.30PM in the evenings.

Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!
Jai Sriman Narayana !!

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