51 Shakthi Sthalam / Shakthi Peedam - Thiru Nagaikaronam Sri Neelayathakshi Temple !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!
Jai Ambey Ma !!
Thiru Nagaikaronam/Saptha Vidanga Sthalam is one of the 275 Thevara Shivasthalam of Lord Shiva /Shakthi Peedam located in Nagapattinam District, Tamil Nadu. This is one of the most prominent temples of Lord Shiva famous for its stunning architectural and craftsmanship. This temple of Goddess Sri Neelayathakshi at Nagai Karonam is  equally renowned as Goddess Sri Meenkashi at Madurai, Goddess Sri Kamashi at Kanchipuram, Goddess Sri Visalakhi at Varanasi.


Presiding deity – Thiru Kayarohaneswarar/Thiru Adipureeswarar/Sundaravidangar with his consort Goddess Sri Neelayathakshi/Karuthadamkanni/Nagai Neelayathakshi


Mangalasasanam – Thirunavukkarasar, Sambandhar, Sundarar

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

Sthalavruksham – Mango

Worshipped by – Adishesha,

Theertham – Pundareeka Theertham, Deva Theertham

Festivals –Maha Shivaratri, Navaratri, Thiru Karthikai, Masi Makam, Panguni Uthiram, Arudra Darisanam, Aippasi Annabhishekam, Markazhi Utsavam,

Sannidhis – Lord Ganesha, Lord Nandikeshwara, Lord Subramanya with his consorts Goddesses Sri Valli & Deivayanai, Thiru Adipatha Nayanar,

Life of Thiru Adhipatha Nayanar:


The legend has that there was a time the Mount Himalaya and its surroundings were under the abstract control of the demons. They harassed the life of deities and sages, they all appealed to Lord Vishnu. As instructed by Lord Vishnu, all the spiritual energies of the deities turned into a flame and as desired by the deities and Sages Goddess Sri Sati was rose from the flame and she was brought up by Daksha Prajapathi. Later, she was married to Lord Shiva against the will of her father.

A Grand Yagna was conducted by Dakshaprajapathi ended in disaster, his own daughter Goddess Sri Sati had to sacrifice her life in the sacrificial fire. This catastrophic incident brought trepidation amongst the deities. Inconsolable Lord Shiva carried the lifeless body of Goddess Sri Sati and wandered on the Earth for several years. The functions of Trinities to protect the Universe were shattered. All the deities were frightened about the terrible consequences and appealed to Lord Vishnu. Lord Vishnu’ dice chopped off the lifeless body of Goddess Sri Sati into several parts to diffuse the grief of Lord Shiva and each part fell into the different parts of the Earth. The places where the body parts of Goddess Sri Sati fallen on the Earth were turned into ‘Shakthi Sthal/Shakthi Peedam’.

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