Abhimana Kshetram !! Vilvanallur / Villianur Thirukameswarar Temple !!

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


Vilvanallur Thiru Kameswarar Temple is one of the Abhimana Kshetram of Lord Shiva located in Pondicherry, Tamilnadu.  In this temple Lord Shiva worshipped in the form of a self-manifested Linga.
Presiding deity – Thiru Kameeswarar/Kameswarar/Brahmeswarar/Narasinganathar/Naduvazhinathar/ Vaidhyanathar/ Vilvavaneswarar with his consort Goddess Sri Kokilambal/Kokilambikai/Kuyilammai/Muthammai
Sthalavruksham – Vilvam
Theertham – Brahma Theertham, Hrudhthapanasini,
King Dharmapala Choza was afflicted with the leprosy due to the sins committed in his previous life.  He arrived on the sacred land, which was a forest of Bale tree.   He took holy dip in the pond and worshipped Lord Kameswara with his consort Goddess Sri Kokilambal, eventually got rid of the illness and created a magnificent temple to worship Lord in the midst of the forest of bale tree.  It is believed that holy dip in this pond is capable to cure all the incurables. 
Sannidhis – Lord Ganesha, Lord Nandikeshwara (Prasava Nandi), Lord Bhairava, Lord Subramanya with his consorts Goddess Sri Valli & Deivayanai, 63 Nayanmaras, Panchamurthi,
Worshipped by – Lord Brahma, Lord Narasimha, Lord Indra, Lord Surya, Lord Adishesha, Lord Manmatha, Lord Chandra, King Dharmapala Chola,
Festivals – Maha Shivaratri, Brahmosthavam, Chithra Pournami, Vaikasi Visakam, Panguni Uthiram, Thiru Karthikai, Skandha Shashti, Aippasi Annabhishekam, Arudra Darisanam, Markazhi Utsavam, Thirukalyana Utsavam, Thiruvadipooram, Chariot festival during Vaikasi Vizha,
Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu had an argument about their supremacy. Lord Shiva appeared in the form of a huge Linga to resolve the issue between the two deities. Lord Brahma took the form of a swan and dived into sky and Lord Vishnu turned out a wild boar and plunged into the Earth with an intention to find the beginning and the end of huge Linga. Shortly, Lord Brahma returned with a wrong witness Ketaki ( screwpine) flower and Lord Vishnu came out with his sincere remarks. Lord Shiva cursed the Ketaki flower and lost its presence in all the rituals forever. Later, the most compassionate Lord blessed Ketaki flower that her presence would be permissible only on the day of Mahashivratri rituals.   Lord Brahma arrived on this sacred land of Vilvavanam and created pond Brahma Theertham and worshipped Lord Kameswara to get rid of the curse. 
This temple remains open from 6.00 AM to 12.00 PM in the morning and 4.00 PM to 9.00 PM in the evenings.
Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!
Jai Sriman Narayana !!

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