Abhimana Kshetram !! Sriperumbudur Sri Adi Kesava Perumal Temple !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Boodhapuri/Sriperumbudur Sri Adi Kesava Perumal Temple is one of the Abhiman Kshetram of Lord Vishnu located in Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu.
Presiding deity – Sri Adi Kesava Perumal with his consorts Goddesses Sri Bhoodevi & Sri Devi Nachiyar / Sri Yatirajanathavalli
Theertham – Ananthasaras Theertham/Bhashyakkar Yeri
Lord Shiva’s Ganas were underwent severe curse from Lord Shiva.  In order to get rid of the curse, Ganas arrived on this sacred land and prayed to Lord Vishnu.  The compassionate Lord Vishnu instructed Serpent Ananth to create a pond ‘Ananth Saras’.  All the Ganas were took holy dip in this pond and worshipped Lord, eventually got rid of the curse and constructed a shrine for Lord Adi Kesava Perumal.  Thus, this place has got its name Boodhapuri.
Prathyaksham to – Lord Shiva & Ganas, King Haritha,
Significance – This is the birth place of Udayavar Sri Ramanujar who was the founder of Vishita Advaita Philosophy lived in 12th century. Sri Ramanujar was born to a pious Brahmin Vaishnavaite couple Kesvacharya/Kesava Somayaji and Smt. Kanthimathi in the year 1017 AD on Chithirai with the birth star Thiruvadhirai.
Than Ukantha Thirumeni positioned here was the factual image of Sri Ramanuja was embraced by him and all his spiritual powers were infused into it. 
Sannidhis – Archayals & Alwars, Lord Rama, Sita & Lakshman, Sri Andal, Sri Manavalamunigal, Sri Paravasudeva, Sri Garudalwar, Sri Ranganathar & Ranganayaki Thayar, Namperumal with Sri Devi & Boodevi Nachiyar
Festivals – Masi Utsavam, Panguni Uthiram, Vaikundha Ekadashi, Adi Pooram, Markazhi Utsavam, Chithrai Utsavam, Rama Navami, Navaratri, Avani Pavithrostavam, Vaikasi Vansanthostavam,
The legend has that King Haritha on his hunting expedition arrived on this sacred land.  There he found a cow was chasing by a fierce tiger.  In order to save the cow, he shot an arrow on the tiger.   Eventually both the animals were died on the spot in that process.    The King was disconsolate at this; soon he could hear a heavenly voice instructed him to have a dip in the holy pond Anantha Saras situated here.  King Haritha dutifully followed the divine instruction and got rid of the sin.  
This temple remains open from 6.00AM to 12.00 PM in the morning and 4.00PM to 8.30PM in the evenings.

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Pancha Sabha Kshetram !! Chithra Sabha - Thiru Kutralam Thirukutralanathar Temple !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!
Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!
Thiru Kutralam is one of the 275 Thevara Shivasthalam of Lord Shiva located in Tirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu. In this temple Lord Shiva worshipped in the form of a self-manifested Linga. This is one of the Pancha Sabha Kshetram of Lord Shiva known as Chithra Sabha temple. The marvelous Chithra Sabha positioned here is prominent for its stunning wall painting and carvings with a close resemblance to Chidambaram, one of the Pancha Sabha Keshtram. This temple situated in a serene atmosphere with the shape of a Conch and it occupies 3.5 acres of land at the foot hills of Trikoodamalai.
Presiding deity – Sri Kutralanathar/Kurumbaleeswarar/Trikoodasalapathy/Trikoodasaleswarar with his consort Goddess Sri Kuzhalvaimozhiammai/Goddess Parasakthi ( one of the 64 Sakthi Peetam)
Mangalasasanam – Thiru Gnana Sambandhar

Worshipped by – Sage Agastya

Theertham – Vadavaruvi, Thenaruve/Shivamadhugangai

Festivals – Brahmostavam, Maha Shivaratri, Arudra Darisanam, Vasanthostavam, Karthikai Utsavam, Skandha Shashti, Chithirai & Aippasi Utsavam, Navaratri
Sannidhis – Lord Ganesha, Lord Nandikeshwara, Lord Surya, Lord Subramanya, Lord Vishnu, sculptures of Lord Dakshinamurthy, Sapthakanyakas, Panchaboothalingam, Lord Shaneeswara,
The legend has that the celestial wedding of Lord Shiva with Goddess Parvati took place in Mount Kailash. There were all the deities, Rishis and Sages were present to witness this grand occasion. Therefore, this particular part of the earth started to tilt to one side due to the heaviness of the multitude of entities. In order to bring equability on Earth, Lord Shiva instructed Sage Agastya to proceed to Pothigaimalai in southwards, also promised to reveal the wedding procession of this divine couple at the place of worship.
Sage Agastya arrived on this sacred land and had a dip on the holy pond. He visited the temple situated here, but it was a Vaishnavaite temple prohibited the entry of Sage Agastya as he was not a Vaishnavaite. Sage Agastya was totally distressed and set off to the temple of Lord Subramanya situated within the proximity. Lord Subramanya instructed Sage Agastya to dress up like a Vaishnavaite and go back to the Vaishnava temple situated. He also promised that there he could envision the celestial wedding of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Sage Agastya arrived in this temple as per the instruction of Lord Subramanya and scurried to the Sanctum Sanctorum, there he could see Lord Vishnu with his consorts Goddess Sri Devi and Boodevi. He approached the deities with intense yearning, closed his eyes and visualized Lord Shiva’s wedding with Goddess Parvati at Mount Kailash. He touched the cranium of the Idols with his palm; surprisingly the idol of Lord Vishnu turned into a Linga with the mark of his fingers on it and Goddess Sri Devi and Boodevi into Goddess Kuzhalvaimozhiammai and Goddess Parasakthi respectively.
This temple remains open from 6.30AM to 12.00PM in the morning and 4.30PM to 7.30 PM in the evenings.
Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Pancha Sabha Kshetram !! Rathna Sabha - Thiruvalangadu Thiru Vedaranyeswarar Temple !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!

Thiruvalangadu Sri Vadaranyeshwarar temple is situated in a village called Thiruvalangadu on the western suburbs of Chennai, located on the Chennai – Arakonam route which is 5km away from Arakonam station. This is one of the oldest temples built during the 12th century by the Kings of Chola Dynasty. This temple is recognized as one of the Pancha Sabha (Famous Five Cosmic Dance Hall) of Lord Shiva also known as one of the 275 Thevara Sivasthalam. The five renowned Sabhas of Lord Shiva are:


Ratna Sabha (Thiruvalangadu)
Kanaka Sabha (Chidambaram)
Chitra Sabha (Thiru Kuttralam)
Tamra Sabha (Thirunelveli)
Rajatha Sabha (Madurai)


The Presiding deity – Lord Vadaranyeshwarar with his consort Goddess Vandarkuzhali

Mangalasasanam - Appar, Sundarar , Sambandhar

Sthala Vruksham – Jackfruit Tree


Theertham – Mukthi Theertham


Sannidhis – Lord Ganesha, Goddess Kali


Mukthisthalam/Prakthyasham to – Karaikkal Ammayar


Festivals –Shivaratri, Thiruvathirai/Aurudra Darisanam


This temple has associated with a few myths, Karikkal Ammayar – one of the famous Shivaite saints attained the Abode of Lord Shiva in this place. Karaikkal Ammayar with her hands and head on the ground preceded her journey from mount Kailash to Thiruvalangadu at the divine instruction of Lord. The most comppassionate Lord revealed his cosmic dance to Karaikkal Ammayar in this temple.


Another legend has that Lord Shiva while entranced in his cosmic dance, his anklets fallen on the Earth and scattered into five places turned out prominent Pancha Sabha of Lord. Thiruvalangadu – The temple of Lord Vadaranyeshwarar & Goddess Vandarkuzhali, Chidambaram – The temple of Lord Chidambarnathar & Goddess Shivakami, Madurai – The temple of Lord Sundareshwarar & Goddess Meenakshi, Thirukuttralam – The temple of Lord Kuttralanathar & Goddess Kuzhalvai Mozhiammai and Thirunelvei – The temple of Lord Nellaiappar & Goddess Nellaiammai are the most celebrated places as Pancha Sabha.

Another legend has that Lord Shiva and Goddess Uma had a serious debate about their proficiency in dancing abilities. The divine couple decided to prove it to the entire Universe, all the deities and rishis were assembled to witness their cosmic dance. Both of them were unconquerable, at a certain point Lord Shiva’s earring fell on the Earth. In order to pick the earring and at the same time without making any obstruction to their dance perforamance Lord Shiva raised his feet to a magnificent position. Thus, He proved his incomparability to His witnesses assembled. In this temple Goddess Vandarkuzhali can be seen on her dancing posture.



Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Pancha Sabha Kshetram !! Thamra Sabha - Thirunelveli Thiru Nellaiappar Temple !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!


Thirunelveli/Pancha Sabha Kshetram/Venu Vanam is one of the 275 Thevara Shivasthalam of Lord Shiva located on the river banks of Tamraparani at the heart of Tirunelveli, Madurai, Tamil Nadu. This is one of the prominent temples of Lord Shiva built by the Pandya Kings date back to 17th century. This temple occupies 14 acres of acres massive land with majestic Rajapouram, stunning Maha Mandapams, Tamra Sabha (celestial cosmic dance hall) with exquisite paintings and murals.

Presiding deity – Sri Nellaiappar/Venuvananathar/Veimathanathar/Nelvelinathar/Salivatheswar/Venuvaneswarar/Venuvana Mahalingeswarar/Tamra Sabhapathy/ Swayambhu Moorthy with his consort Goddess Sri Kanthimathi Ammai/Vadivudaiammai

Mangalasasanam – Thiru Gnana Sambandhar. Saint Arunagirinathar sung praising the glories of Lord Subramanya in this temple.

Theertham – Potramarai Theertham, Karumari Theertham, Sindhupoonthurai Theertham, Tamraparni

Sthalavruksham – Moongil ( Bamboo)

Worshipped by – Sage Agastya

Sannidhis –Lord Ganesha, Lord Nandikeshwara, Lord Subramanya with his consorts Sri Valli & Deivayanai, Lord Vishnu as Nellai Govindan, Santhana Sabapathi, Lord Nataraja,

There are three wide circumambulatory paths located in this temple. In the First Praharam there are sannidhis of Lord Dakshinamurthy, Lord Brahma, Goddess Durga, Lord Chandikeswara, Goddess Mahishasura Mardhini, Lord Bhairava and Lord Govinda.

In the Second Praharam there are astonishing pillars which produces Sapthaswaras (Sa,Ri,Ga,Ma,Pa,Da,Ni) and Thamra Sabha of Lord Shiva positioned here. In addition to this, there are idols of 63 Nayanmars, Goddess Ashtalakshmi, Lord Shaneeswara and Sahasra Linga.

In the Third Praharam there is a sannidhis of Lord Subramanya with Goddess Sri Valli & Deivayanai.

Festivals – Maha Shivaratri, Navaratri, Arudra Darisanam, Iyypasi Kalyanostavam, Brahmostavam, Karthikai, Thaipoosam, Ani Car Festival,


There are several interesting myths associated with this temple. There was a righteous Brahmin Veda Sarma; he was a zealous devotee of Lord Shiva. He was meticulously followed the rituals of a Brahmin prescribed in the Veda and sacred scriptures. He made his livings by Vedic chants in this means he receive alms from the villagers. It was his daily practice to offer Lord with whatever received as alms. As any other day, he received harvested rice but not yet processed as alms and kept it for parched. He went to have a holy dip in the pond. Suddenly, the sky turned cloudy and started raining heavily with thunder storms. Veda Sarma was hysterical at this sight, thought of his alms were roughly washed off with the down pour. He dashed to the place where he had kept the grains to dry, he earnestly prayed Lord to save the grains. He was surprised to see the heavy down pour washed off the rest of the places, leaving behind the place where grains kept for drying. His grains were remained untouched and dried out on the bright sunlight when the remaining land was flooded with water. Veda Sarma hurried to the palace of King Rama Pandya and informed the miraculous incident. King and his men scurried to the spot to witness the spectacular event. Thus the presiding deity of this temple has got the name Nelvelinathar.


Another legend has that there was Brahmin used to bring Milk to the Palace on daily basis. One day while he was on his way to Palace stumbled upon a stone and dispensed the whole milk on the stone. This incident repeated continuously for few days. The poor Brahmin was worried of these bizarre happenings and informed the King. King and his men arrived on the spot and started the excavation process. While the work was in progress, the spear strongly hit on the stone and blood oozed out. The people gathered were shocked to witness the incident, instantaneously there heard a divine voice and a Linga appeared with abrasion on it. In this temple the presiding deity – self manifested Linga can been seen with a cut mark on it.

This temple remains open from 5.30AM 12.00 PM in the morning and 4.30PM to 8.30PM in the evenings.

Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!


Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Pancha Sabha Kshetram !! Rajatha Sabha - Thiru Alavai Sri Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!



Thiru Alavai is one of the 275 thevara Shivasthalm of Lord Shiva located at the heart of the Madurai City, Tamil Nadu. This is one of the oldest temples of Lord Shiva known as Kadambavana Kshetram/Kailasa Kshetram occupies massive 17 acres of land built by the King Kulazhekara Pandya famous for its magnificent Dravidian architectural style and exquisite craftsmanship. Later, Nayaks undertook the renovation and made additions to this temple. This temple is one of the Pancha Sabha of Lord Shiva where the cosmic dances were performed on the Earth. Pancha Sabhas are Chidambara Kshetram – Sri Natarajar - Swarna Sabha (Golden Hall), Madurai Somasundareswar Meenakshy Kshetram – Rajatha Sabha (Silver Hall), Nellaiappar Kshetram – Tamra Sabha (Copper Hall), Thiruvalangadu Kshetram – Sri Vadaranyeswarar - Ratna Sabha(Diamond Hall), Sri Kutralathunathar Kshetram – Chitra Sabha.

The stunning murals and exquisite sculptures of eight forms of Adi Sakthi as Kaumari, Raudri, Vaishnavi, Mahalakshmi, Yagnaroopini, Shyamala, Maheswari and Manonmani carved on the pillars Ashta Shakthi Mandapam also includes attractive paintings of Goddess Meenakshi, Lord Ganesha and Lord Subramanya. The celestial wedding Hall is a revelation of exemplary art work of olden days. This temple has 4 majestic Rajagopurams (Temple Tower) with 10 additional gouprams on the shrines within the precincts of this temple.


Presiding deity – Thiru Chokalinga Peruman/Chokkanathar/Sundareswarar Peruman/Meenakshi Sundarar/Somasundarar/Kalyana Sundarar/Shembaga Sundarar/ Attavai Sevakan/Adhiraveesi/Azhakiya Chokkar/ Kadambavana Chokkar/Kadambavaneswarar/Karpoora Chokkar/Peralavayar/Madureswarar with his consort Goddess Thiru Meenakshi/Angayar Kanni/Maragathavalli/Pacchaidevi/Thadagai Piratti/Abhiramavalli/Kayarkankumari/Karpooravalli/Sundaravalli/Pandipiratti/Madurapuri Thalaivi/Manickavalli.

Mangasalasasanam – Thiru Gnana Sambandhar, Thirunavukkarasar

Vimanam – Indra Vimanam – Lord Indra worshipped Lord Shiva in many sacred places to get rid of Brahmahathya sin. He arrived on this sacred land full of Kadamba trees and found a self-manifested Linga. He sanctified the Linga and built a temple on its place.

Worshipped by – Sri Chokkanathar and Thiru Alavayan was worshipped by Lord Kubera and Lord Yama respectively. This is one of the prominent temples of Lord Shiva worshipped by Lord Indra, Lord Varuna, deities and Sages.

Significance – This one of the 51 Sakthi Peetam of Goddess Sakthi. In this temple Goddess Rajamathangi idol is made of Emerald. Murthy Nayanar, one of the prominent Shivaite Saints worshipped Lord Sundareswara in this temple. Thiru Gnan Sambandhar reinstated the glories of Shaivisam on this sacred land.


Theertham – Adi Theertham/ Shivaganga Theertham/ Uthama Theertham/Parama Theertham/Gnana Theertham/Mukthi Theertham, Ezhukadal, Kondazhi, Vaigainadhi, Kruthamalai, Theppakkulam, Nirmalya Theertham.

Adi theertham /Shiva Gangai Theertham were initiated by the plunge of Lord Shiva’s Trident on Earth at the request of deities and Lord Nandikeshwara. Lord Indra was worshipped Lord Shiva with the Golden Lotus obtained from this Pond. Holy dip in this pond on auspicious days of Amavasya, Pournami, eclipse and worship of Lord Chokkanatha Peruman with Goddess Meenakshi would provide abundance of pieties and Salvation.

Sannidhis – Lord Dakshinamurthy, Lord Lingodbhavar, Goddess Durga, Thiru Sanga Pulavar,

Mangayarkarasi Mandapam houses the statues of King Arikesari, Maravarman and his wife Mangayarkarasiyar, Kulachirai Nayanar and Thiru Gnana Sambandhar

Muthuramayyar Mandapam houses the idol of Muthuramayyar, Kasi Vishwanathar, Kasi Visalakshi, Sarabeswarar

Thirumalai Naicker Mandapam/Vasantha Mandapam consists of murals of Kings of Naicker Dynasty, Meenkashi Thirukalyanam, Lord Shiva’s Cosmic Dance poses carved on the pillars exquisitely.

Thousand pillared Mandapam is one of the remarkable and huge hall in which positioned the dance hall of Lord, housed idols of Shivaite Saints and deities.

Main Mandapa of Lord houses Indra Vimanam, idols of Lord Veerabhadra, Goddess Kali, Aghora Veerabhadra, Lord Surya, Lord Mukkuruni Vinayaka, Goddess Gayatri, Sadasivamurthy, Nayanmars, and brilliant sculptures of Lions and elephants. Nandi Mandapam housed Lord Nadikeshwara carved out of a single rock.

Festivals – Chithirai Brahmostavam, Oonjal Utsavam, Navaratri, Mahashivaratri, Float Festival, Panguni Uthiram, Adi Pooram, Vinayaka Chathurthi, Vasanthostavam, Avani Moolam Festival, Ayppasi Utsavam, Arudra Darisanam, Masi Makam, Sambandhar Utsavam,


There are several interesting myths attached to this temple. The Madurai city was ruled by the King Malayadhwaja Pandya. He was a righteous ruler, he had no offspring for long time, the very thought of leaving behind the Kingdom without any heirs created worries in him. He conducted a Yagna, while performing rite a little girl child with three breasts emerged out of the sacrificial fire. King Malayadhwaja was distressed at the sight of girl child with strange physical features, instantly a divine voice echoed that she would be back to normalcy when she meets her consort. King Malayadhwaja Pandya brought up this stunning girl, years passed by she grown into a beautiful, brave young maiden an heir to the throne of King Malayadhwaja Pandya. She led many battles and won over his enemies. She met Lord Shiva at Mount Kailash and fallen in love with him. Surprisingly, the third breast disappeared instantly. Shortly, Lord Shiva married to Goddess Parvati and assumed as Lord Somasundareswara and Goddess Meenakshi, this divine couple ruled the Pandya Kingdom for several years and resided in Madurai Temple.


Lord Shiva’s marriage with Goddess Parvati conducted in a splendid manner. All the deities, sages and rishis were invited to take part in the celestial wedding of the divine couple. There present Sage Patanjali and his disciple Vyagrapadha expressed their irrepressible desire to envision Lord’s cosmic dance. The most compassionate Lord does not want to dishearten the desire of his devotees, instantly constructed a marvelous dancing hall (Rajatha Sabha) at the will of Lord and splendid cosmic dance was performed.

Another legend has that King Rajasekhara Pandiya, son of King Vikrama Pandya was the ruler of this great city Madurai. He was a zealous devotee of Lord Shiva and a righteous ruler. He was profusely inspired by the various dance forms of the Lord. He decided to learn all the 64 art forms from the King Karinkala Chola. Soon he realized the pain involved in learning those art forms and their performances. He arrived at the temple and worriedly looked at the dancing form of Lord with one leg on the ground, with tears rolling down he passionately requested Lord to change the leg position., instantly Lord has changed the position of leg from right to left after listening to his  devotees’ cries .


This temple remains open from 5.00AM to 12.30 PM in the morning and 4.00PM to 10.00PM in the evenings.


This temple remains open from 5.00 AM to 12.30 PM in the morning and 4.00PM to 10.30PM in the evenings.

Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Pancha Sabha Kshetram !! Ponnambalm / Kanaka Sabha Thillai Thiru Chidambaranathar Kovil !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!

Chidambaram (Chith+Ambaram = The Sky of Consciousness)/ Mukthisthalam/Pancha Boothasthalam/ Booloka Kailasam/ Thiruperumpuliyur Kshetram is one of the 275 Thevara Shivasthalam of Lord Shiva located in Chidambaram, Cuddalore District, Tamil Nadu. This is one of the oldest temples of Lord Shiva occupies 40 acres of vast land with exquisite architectural and stunning mural works. It has 4 majestic Rajagopuram embellished with marvelous murals of deities and sages engraved on it. This enormous temple was built during the 11th century by The Kings of Chola Dynasty and it has five wide circumambulatory paths surrounded by stone wall. The Kings of Pallava, Chera and Vijayanagara also have made abundance of contributions to this temple.

Presiding deity – Kanakasaba – Saba Nayakar/Ponambala Koothan/Thillai Koothan Thirumoolattanam – Thirumoolanathar/Moolattaneswarar with his consort Goddess Sri Sivakami/Shivakama Sundari (Kanaka Saba), Thirumoolattanam – Umaiammai


Theertham – Shivangagai Theertham, Paramananda Koopam, Kuyya Theertham, Puli Madu, Vygrapadha Theertham, Anantha Theertham, Nagaseri Theertham, Brahma Theertham, Shivambikai Theertham, Thiruparkadal.


Mangalasasanam – Thirunavukkarasar, Thiru Gnana Sambandhar, Sundarar, Manikkavasagar,


These prominent Shivaite Saints popularly known as Samayakkuravarkal – Thirunavukkarasar, Thiru Gnana Sambandhar, Sundarar and Manikkavasagar entered into the temple premise through the 4 different entrances located in West, South, North and East respectively. These entrances are admirably known as the main entrance to the temple Rajagopurams.

Worshipped by – Sage Patanjali and his disciple Sage Vyagrapadhar, Sri Adi Sankara



This is one of the Pancha Bootha Sthalam of Lord Shiva represents Sky. The others are Vayu Lingam – Sri Kalahastheeswara at Kalahasthi, Prthvi Lingam – Sri Ekambaranathar at Kanchipuram, Appu Lingam – Sri Jambukeshwara at Thiruvanaikka and Agni Lingam – Sri Arunachaleswara at Thiruvannamalai.

This is one of the Pancha Sabha Kshetram of Lord Shiva represent ‘Kanaka Sabha’. The others are Thiruvalangadu – Ratna Sabha, Madurai – Rajatha Sabha, Thirunelveli – Thamra Sabha and Thirukutralam – Chitra Sabha

There are 5 Sabhas located within the premise of this temple. They are Chit Sabha (Chitrambalam) where Lord Nataraja performed his cosmic dance form of Ananda Thandava – The Dance of Eternal Bliss along with his consort Goddess Sri Sivakami, Kanaka Sabha (Ponnambalam) located just before the Chit Sabha where worship of Spatika Linga and daily rituals are conducted, Raja Sabha also known as Ayiramkal Mandapam where Lord Nataraja gives dharshan during the auspicious days in the month of Ani and Markazhi from this glorious hall situated here and its symbolizes Yogic Chakra – Sahasrararam/Sahasra Chakra the state of divine union with the Shiva Shakthi form of Lord, Deva Sabha also known as (Perambalam) houses Lord Somaskandha, Lord Ganesha, Lord Chandikeshwara, Goddess Shivananda Nayaki and Lord Muruga. Last but not the least Nirthya Sabha is one of the marvelous Hall where the idol Urdha Thadava of Lord Nataraja can be seen. Lord Nataraja and Goddess Parvati performed cosmic dance and Lord Nataraja won over his consort, in this way Lord established his supremacy over Goddess Sri Parvathy.


This is one of the Adhara Sthalam of Lord Shiva represent ‘ Hrudaya Sthalam’

This is one of the prominent temples of Goddess Sri Parvati personifies as Iccha Shakthi, Gnana Shakthi and Kriya Shakthi

hirumoolanathar/Moolattaneswarar Linga positioned in this outstanding Thirumoolattana Shivasthalam embraces the vibrant energies of All the Lingas after midnight.

In this temple Lord Shiva can be seen in three forms such as  Lord Nataraja in his cosmic dance form, Lord Chandramouleeswara as Crystal Linga and Lord in his formless nature where a sequence of 51 golden Vilva (Bael) leaves hanging on an empty space traditionally known as Chidambara Rahasyam. As mentioned earlier Lord Shiva represent the Sky in this temple proves He is omnipresent, omnipotent and omniscient.

The structural designs of this temple are one of the most astonishing factors with the resemblance to the human body and its subtleties. This temple located on the center point of world’s magnetic equator. The five walls to the temple represent Annamaya Kosa, Pranamaya Kosa, Manonmaya Kosa, Vignana Maya Kosa and the innermost is Ananda Maya Kosa. The 9 gateways represent the 9 orifices (Nava Dwaras) in human body. The Chit Sabhai, the Sanctum Sanctorum symbolizes heart and the five flights of steps to it represent the ‘Panchakshara Mantra’. The four magnificent pillars which support the Chit Sabha stand for four Vedas such as Rig, Yajur, Sama, Atharva Vedas respectively. The Ponnambalam is supported by 28 pillars represents the 28 methodologies of Shaiva Agama worship. The roof is supported by 64 beams embodies the 64 Art forms. The several cross beams in between them symbolizes innumerable blood vessels in the human body. The roof has been laid by 21,600 golden tiles and each carries the Shivayanamah inscribed on it stands for the breaths and the 72,000 golden nails represents the veins in human body. The 9 Kalasas represents 9 forms of energies. The six pillars of Ardha Mandapa represents 6 Sastras and the hall next to it has 18pillars symbolizes the 18 Puranas.

Sthalavruksham – Tillaivanam

Sannidhis – Lord Ganesha, Lord Subramanya with his consort Goddesses Sri Valli & Deivayanai, Thiruchithrakoodam Sri Govindaraja Perumal, Adhimoolanathar with his consort Goddess Umaiyammai worshipped by Sage Patanjali and Sage Vyagrapadhar, 63 Nayanmars, Kalpavruksha,


Festivals – Arudra Darisanam, Ani Vizha, Markazhi Thiruvathirai Vizha, Masi festival, Chithirai Thiruvonam, Ani Thirumanjanam & Avani Festival, Maha Shivaratri, Car Festival, Natyanjali Festival.



The legend has that Sage Patanjali and his disciple Sage Vyagrapadha arrived on this sacred land of Tillaivanam and found a self-manifested Linga in a pond full of lotus flowers. They underwent severe austerities and worshipped Lord. Lord Shiva was pleased at the devotion of Sages and performed Ananda Thandava (Dance of eternal Bliss) as desired by them. They earnestly prayed to Lord to remain in the blissful dance form on this sacred land and attained liberation.

The Spatika Linga – Lord Chandramouliswara carries major part of the daily rituals. Lord Shiva while performing his blissful dance form Ananda Thandava, the crescent (Lord Chandra) shaped moon fallen on the Earth and turned out a Spatika Linga. The sacred bath to Spatika Linga is performed 6 times a day.

Anand Thadava Posture symbolizes:

The demon under Lord's feet represents Lord as destroyer of Ignorance/Ego

The Fire in His hand signifies Destroyer of Evil Forces

The raised hands – Abhaya Hastha – Savior of life

The radiance (Aura) behind Lord reveals the perpetual motion of the Universe

The drum beats represents the origin of ‘Om’ Pranava Manthra (Origin of Sounds)

The left, right and the eye on forehead represents Lord Sun, Lord Moon and Wisdom/Knowledge/Fire respectively.

The earrings on both the ears of Lord represent the union of man and woman – The inseparable form of Lord as Shiva Shakthi. The right ear and left ear embellished with Makara Kundalam and Stri Kundalam denotes the indivisible form of Lord.

The crescent shaped Lord Chandra on his matted hair locks symbolizes the perfect benevolence and splendor.

The matted hair locks and Goddess Ganga signifies the absolute Energy and perpetuity of life in this Universe.

This temple remains open from 6.00 AM to 12.00 PM in the morning and 5.00 PM to 10.00 PM in the evenings.



Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!