275 Thevara Shivasthalam !! Thiruchotruthurai Thiru Uddhavaneswarar Temple !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!
Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!
Thiruchotruthurai/Saptha Sthana Sthalam is one of the 275 Thevara Shivasthalam of Lord Shiva located in Thiruvaiyaru, Thanjavur District, Tamil Nadu.  This is one of the oldest temples of Lord Shiva located on the river banks of Kudamuruttiyaru.  In this temple Lord Shiva worshipped in the form of a self-manifested Linga.


Presiding deity – Thiru Uddavaneswarar/Thiruchotruthurainathar with his consort Goddess Sri Annapoorni/Oppillaammai


Theertham – Surya Theertham, Kudamurti River/Cauvery Theertham


Mangalasasanam – Thirunavukkarasar, Thiru Gnana Sambandhar, Sundarar

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


Sthalavruksham – Vilvam


Worshipped by – Lord Indra, Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, Lord Surya, Sage Gouthama,


Sannidhis – Lord Ganesha, Lord Nandikeshwara, Lord Nataraja, Lord Subramanya, Lord Vishnu, Kalasamharamurthy,


Festivals – Maha Shivaratri, Thiruvathirai, Arudra Darisanam, Lord Nandikeshwara’s Thirukalyanam with the daughter of Sage Vyagrapadhar is widely celebrated in Panguni.


The legend has that there was a pious couple Arularar with his wife were passionate devotee of Lord Shiva lived in Thiruchotruthurai. Once, the entire villagers were struck with drought and famine.  The people of this village started to leave this place searching for livelihood.  The temple of Thiruchotruthurainathar remained neglected for long time.  But Arulalar stayed behind this temple shedding tears to Lord and earnestly prayed to show mercy on the living beings.  Suddenly, it started raining heavily and the entire area was flood with water.  Arulalar found a bowl full of rice floating on the water and a mysterious voice followed that this Akshya Patra would satiate the hunger of people. 


This temple remains open from 6.30 AM to 11.30 AM in the morning and 4.00 PM to 7.30PM in the evenings.

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

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