275 Thevara Shivasthalam !! Thirukalayanallur Thiru Amruthakalasanathar Temple !!

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

Thirukalayanallur/Sakkiyarkottai/Sakkottai/Kottai Sivankovil is one of the 275 Thevara Shivasthalam of Lord Shiva located on the river banks of Arisillaru in Kumbakonam, Thanjavur District, Tamil Nadu.


Presiding deity – Thiru Amruthakalasanathar/Amruthakalanathar with his consort Goddess Sri Amruthavalli


Mangalasasanam – Sundarar


Worshipped by –Lord Brahma, Thiru Sakkiya Nayanar

Life of Thiru Sakkiya Nayanar:


Thiru Sakkiya Nayanar was an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva.  Once he found a Ling was remained unobserved on his way.  He was disheartened to see the Linga without performing any rituals; he delightfully commenced the worship of the same.  Soon he found that there was nothing he could offer to Lord, other than small pebbles as an alternate for flowers to the Linga.  The people witnessed were sarcastically passed comments on him; he continued his sincere worship of the Linga on daily basis.  He made a practice of intake of meal after the regular worship of the Linga.   The compassionate Lord   Amruthakalasanathar was pleased to see the devotion and dedication of Thiru Sakkiya Nayanar and blessed him with salvation. 


Thirukalayanallur is one of the prominent temples of Lord Shiva propitious for performing Bheemaratha Shanthi, Shashtiabdhapoorthi and Shathabhishekam.


Sthalavruksham – Vanni


Theertham –Amrutha Theertham


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


Sannidhis – Lord Ganesha, Lord Nandikeshwara, Lord Subramanya with his consorts Goddess Sri Valli  & Deivayanai, Sapthamathas, Navagrahas, Goddess Gajalakshmi, Ardhanareeswara, Goshtamurtham – Lord Dakshinamurthi, Lingodbhavar, Goddess Sri Durga,


The legend has that there was time the entire universe was predestined to deluge. Lord Brahma secured the essentials of creation along with the nectar of immortality in a pot, kept it safely on atop the hill situated here. At the time of deluge, the water swamped the whole area and the pot was floated for some time on this sacred land.   Hence, this place has got its name Thirukalayanallur


This temple remains open from 6.30 AM to 11.00AM in the morning and 5.00 PM to 7.00PM in the evenings.
Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!
Jai Sriman Narayana !!

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