275 Thevara Shivasthalam !! Thiruppariyalur/Parasallur Thiru Veeratteswarar Temple !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!
Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!
Thiruppariyalur/Parasallur/Ashta Veerttanam/Dakshninapuram is one of the 275 Thevara Shivasthalam is located in Tharangampadi, Nagapattinam District, Tamil Nadu.  In this temple Lord Shiva worshipped in the form of a self-manifested Linga.


Presiding deity – Thiru Veeratteswarar/Dakshapureeswarar with his consort Goddess Sri Ilamkombanayal/Balambikai


Mangalasasanam – Thiru Gnana Sambandhar

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


Theertham – Uthraveethi Theertham,


Sthalavruksham – Vilvam, Pala,


Sannidhis – Lord Ganesha, Lord Subramanya with his consorts Goddesses Sri Valli & Deivayanai, Lord Nandikeshwara, Chandeswarar, Lord Veerabhadra, Lord Nataraja & Sivakami, Vishwanathar & Visalakshi,  Lord Bhairava, Lord Surya, Lord Somaskandha, Goshtamurtham – Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, Lord Dakshinamurthi, Goddess Sri Durga,  Lord Ganesha, Lord Lingodbhavar, Nalvar


Worshipped by – Dakshaprajapathi, Deities & Sages,


Festivals – Maha Shivaratri, Navaratri, Adi Pooram, Masi Makam, Thirukarthikai, Arudra Darisanam, Aippasi Annabhishekam, Panguni Uthiram,


The legend has that Dakshaprajapathi conducted a grand Yagna without welcoming Lord Shiva and daughter Sati.  All the deities and Sages were invited with due honor and respect except Lord Shiva. Dakshaprajapati approached Lord Vishnu and Goddess Sri Mahalakshmi at Sri Vaikundham and requested their presence for the Yagna. Lord Vishnu & Goddess Sri Mahalakshmi describes the significance of Trinities and discourages Dakshaprajapathi from his very intention to offend Lord Shiva.  But, Dakshaprajapathi subtly persuade Lord and reminded the boon he had obtained from Lord Vishnu, subsequently his promise to protect the fire sacrifices of Dakshaprajapathi.



Goddess Sati was deeply hurt at the act of her father Dakshaprajapathi and requested Lord Shiva to accompany her to father’s Yagna. Lord Shiva reveals his unwillingness to take part in the Yagna with proper justifications and revealed his intention not to create any intolerable incidents by paying visit to his father.  Lord Shiva narrates to Goddess Sati about the principal role of worshipper for the performance of Yagna.  The performance of fire sacrifice requires utmost faith, devotion and tranquility of mind to serve its purpose. Subsequently Goddess Sati had a heated argument with Lord and left Mount Kailash with Nandikeshwara heavy heartedly. She arrived at the Yagna arena, she was not received with any honor or respect; instead she was totally ignored and humiliated by Dakshaprajapathi.  Finally, Goddess Sati in a mounted rage sacrificed her life in the fire of Yagna.


Lord Shiva furiously instigated a vicious form Lord Veerabhadra after visualizing the disastrous end of Goddess Sri Sati.   Lord Veerabhadra arrived on the Yagna arena with an unruly frenzy and beheaded Dakashaprajapathi.     All the deities and sages eulogized the glories of Lord and brought Lord Veerabhadra in a composed state.   Subsequently, Dakshaprajapathi got his life back and his head was replaced with the head of a goat.   Soon, Dakshaprajapathi turned out a passionate devotee of Lord Shiva and worshipped on many sacred lands on Earth.   This illustrious incident was taken place on this holy land. 



This temple remains open from 6.00 AM to 12.00 PM in the morning and 4.00 PM to 8.00PM in the evenings.


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

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