275 Thevara Shivasthalam !! Thiru Venchamakoodal (Thiru Venchamakoodalur) Sri Kalyana Vikrutheswarar Temple !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!


Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!


Thiru Venchamakoodal is one of the 275 Thevara Shivasthalam located in Karur District, Tamil Nadu.  This is one of the oldest temples of Lord Shiva situated on the convergent point of River Kutakanaru and Chittraru.


Presiding deity – Sri Vikritha Natheswarar / Kalyana Vikrutheswarar with his consort Goddess Sri Vikrutheswari/Vikrutha Nayaki/Madhura Bhashini/Panneermozhiammai



Mangalasasanam – Sundarar



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



Worshipped by – Lord Indra, Kamadhenu,



The legend has that Lord Indra approached Ahalya, the chaste wife of Sage Gautama with a lustful desire.   He disguised into a cock and gave out a cry.  Sage Gautama prepared to leave his hermitage for early morning rituals at the cock’s cry.  At this point Lord Indra camouflaged into Sage Gautama and approached Ahalya, she was surprised to see her husband back too early.  Sage Gautama sensed some kind of unruliness on his way to river, so he hurried back to his hermitage.  As he was entered, he found Lord Indra sneaking out of the hermitage in the form of a cat.   The most infuriated Sage Gautama cursed Lord Indra for his disruptiveness.  In order to get rid of the curse, Lord Indra visited many temples of Lord Shiva.  This is also one of the prominent temples of Lord Shiva worshipped by Lord Indra to get rid from the curse of Sage Gautama.


Theertham – Vilva Theertham



Sthala Vruksham – Vilvam



Sannadhi – Lord Ganesha, Lord Nandikeshwara, Lord Subramanya with his consorts Goddess Sri Valli & Deivayanai, Pancha Lingas, Nalvar, 63 Nayanmars,  Lord Bhairava, Navagraha, Goshtamurtham-Lord Ganesha, Lord Dakshinamurthy, Lord Brahma, Lingodhbhavar, Goddess Sri Durga,



Festivals – Brahmostavam, Maha Shivaratri, Panguni Utsavam, Skandha Shashti, Karthikai, Aippasi Annabishekam, Arudra Darisanam,



The legend has that Sundaramurthy Nayanar, one of the prominent Shivaite saint visited this temple and sung praising the glories of Lord Shiva.  Lord was pleased at the dedication and devotion of Sundarar and appeared before him as an old man.    The most delighted old man   desired to offer something as reward to Sundarar, He put forward his two sons in exchange of some gold coins to an old lady who was wistfully stood before him was none other Goddess Sri Parvaty.   Earlier, this part of the land was ruled by King Venchaman from the hunter clan.  Thus, this sacred land has got its name Venchamankoodal.



This temple remains open from 6.00AM 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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