Abhimana Kshetram !! Uthara Mayuram Thiru Vadhanyeswarar Temple/Vallalar Koil !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!
Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!
Utharamayuram Sri Vallalar Koil is one of the prominent temples of Lord Shiva located on the river banks of Cauvery in Utharamayuram, Mayiladuthurai, Tamil Nadu.  In this temple Lord Shiva worshipped in the form of a self-manifested Linga.  There are four famous shrines of Lord Shiva Vazhikattum Vallalar shrine on the West, (In this temple Lord Shiva provided guidance to Lord Indra, Lord Vishnu and Lord Kubera when they lost their way during hunting expedition),  Thuraikattum Vallalar shrine on the East (Lord Shiva fulfilled the earnest desire of  Sambandhar to worship Lord crossing the brimming river Cauvery), Dakshinamayurm in the North and Uthramayuram in the  South.
Presiding deity – Sri Vadhanyeswarar/Vallalar with his consort Goddess Sri Gnanambikai
Theertham – Gnanamrutha Saras/ Pancha Brahma Theertham/Rishabha Theertham,
Sannidhis – Lord Ganesha, Lord Subramanya with his consorts Goddess Sri Valli & Deivayanai, Lord Nandikeshwara, Somaskanda, Lord Medha Dakshinamurthi, Goddess Sri Durga, Lord Shaneeswara,
Festivals – Maha Shivaratri, Karthikai, Pournami, Aippasi Annabhishekam, Panguni Uthiram, Masi Makam, Arudra Darisanam, Aippasi Brahmostavam, Thiruvadipooram, Navaratri,
The legend has that Lord Shiva narrated eternal wisdom to Lord Nandikeshwara on this sacred land.  Nandi turned out haughty of the thought that ever since he was favored as the celestial vehicle of Lord and it created self-importance in him.  Lord Shiva decided to curb the pride of Nandi, pulled out a hair from his matted hair locks and tossed it on Nandi; the result was Nandi could not withstand the heaviness of the strand of hair fallen upon him, immediately he sought the mercy of Lord.  The most compassionate Lord released Nandi from the mounting pain and blessed him with eternal wisdom.   Nandi solemnly prayed for forgiveness and earnestly requested to enlighten him with the knowledge in the faith of Lord Shiva,   at the divine instruction Nandikeshwara resided in the Rishabha Theertham waiting for the auspicious day of Aippasi Pournami, Lord Shiva appeared before him as Lord Medha Dakshinamurthi and initiated the eternal wisdom to Nandi.  It is believed that river Ganga surge on the Rishabha Theertham on this auspicious day to get her sins washed off and worship Lord Medha Dakshinamurthi and Lord Vadhanyeswara.
Worship of Lord Medha Dhakshinamurthi and Lord Vadhanyeswarar/Vallalar seated on his celestial vehicle Nandi along with Goddess Sri Parvati, would provide abundance of piousness to the worshipper.

This temple remains open from 6.00 AM to 11.30 AM in the morning and 5.00 PM to 7.30 PM in the evenings.
Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!
Jai Sriman Narayana !!

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