275 Thevara Shivasthalam !! Thiru Thenkudithittai Thiru Vasishteswarar Temple !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!
Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!
Thiru Thenkudithittai/Pancha Linga Kshetram is one of the 275 Thevara Shivasthalam of Lord Shiva located on the river banks of Cauvery in Thanjavur District, Tamil Nadu.  In this temple Lord Shiva worshipped in the form of five self-manifested Linga.
Presiding deity – Thiru Vasishteswarar/Pasupathinathar/Pasupatheeswarar with his consort Goddess Sri Ulaka Nayaki/Sugandhakundalambikai/Mangaleswari
Mangalasasanam – Thiru Gnana Sambandhar
Worshipped by – Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, Lord Subramanya, Lord Surya, Bhairava, Lord Yama, Lord Indra, Adishesha, Sage Vashishta, Sage Jamadagni,
Festivals – Maha Shivaratri, Arudra Darisanam, Panguni Uthiram, Thiru Karthikai, Guru Purnima, Chaitra Purnima
Significance – Water droplets falls on the Linga in the sanctum sanctorum of this temple in every 24 minutes without any water source, due to the moist absorbed from the atmosphere by the precious Gems (Surya Kantha & Chandra Kantha stones) installed.
Theertham – Chakra Theertham
Sannidhis – Lord Ganesh, Lord Nandikeshwarar,  Chandeshwar,  Deva Guru – Bruhaspathi, Goshtamurtham-Lord Ganesh, Lingodbhavar, Lord Dakshinamurthy, Lord Brahma, Goddess Durga,
The legend has that the entire Universe was swamped by the torrential rain, surprisingly Thenkudithittai remained unharmed and there appeared five self-manifested Linga.  Worship of these Panch Linga provides devoutness equivalent to the visit of Pancha Bootha Sthalangal such as Thillai/Chidambaram, Thiruvanaikka, Thirukalahasthi, Thirukacchi Ekambam and Thiruvannamalai respectively.
Another legend has that Sage Bruhaspathi arrived at Indra Loka and found that Lord Indra was too occupied in the entrancing dances of celestial dancers, so he completely ignored the visit of Deva Guru Bruhaspathi.   Sage Bruhaspathi felt terribly disappointed at the demeanor of Lord Indra and left Deva Loka.  He arrived at Thenkudithittai and started to worship Lord Shiva.  Soon, the three worlds started to face appalling problems due to the absence of a Guru/Acharya.   Lord Indra realized his folly and went in search of Guru Bruhaspathi.  He visited many sacred shrines of Lord Shiva and worshipped, he sincerely carried out search for Sage Bruhaspathi.  Finally he arrived on this sacred land and solemnly prayed to Lord.  Lord Shiva was pleased at the devotion of Lord Indra and revealed the presence of Deva Guru Bruhaspathi in this sacred shrine, eventually Lord Indra prayed Guru Brushaspathi for forgiveness.
This temple remains open from 6.00AM to 10.00AM in the morning and 5.00PM to 7.30PM in the evenings.
Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!
Jai Sriman Narayana !!