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SRI SAKTHIVANESWARA SWAMY TEMPLE -THIRUSAKTHIMUTRAM

This temple is the 22nd in the series of Tevara Stalams located south of the river Kaveri.

Temple History - An Overview

Presiding deity Sakthivanesvara is a form of the Hindu god Shiva, in which his usual worship symbol the Lingam is hugged by his consort Parvati, hence he is also known as Sivakozhundeesvara and Sakthi Mutham. From the act Lord and Goddess ,it is believed that if one prays to Sakthivanesvara with faith, is blessed with the life partner of their choice.

Lord Shiva and Mother Parvathi wanted to establish the truth that bhakti (piety) alone is the singular path to salvation.  Mother Parvathi was performing penance in the Shathimuttram near the Surya Pushkarini Shoola theertha on the southern side of Cauvery. lord decided to test her and delayed his Dharshan. Goddess came to know this and stood in one leg and started her penance. Though he got satisfied but extended his test. At last he came to this place in the form of big flame (Jyothiswarubam). Yet, knowing that the fire ball was Lord Shiva, Mother Parvathi embraced the fire jyoti. 

TEMPLE GREATNESS

Mother Parvathi (Shakti) worshipped Lord Shiva here, embraced and kissed Him, hence the place is named Tiruchathi (Shakti) Mutham (kissing) – Tiruchathimuttram.  This form of Mother embracing the Lord still exists in the temple.  This form of Ambika is depicted at the northern side near the sanctum sanctorum.  Mother performing penance standing on a single leg, is also depicted behind this sculpture.

Temple Name  SRI SAKTHIVANESWARA SWAMY TEMPLE
Opening Time   Mor - 6.00 ~ 12.00 a.m. EVE :- 4.00  ~ 8.00 p.m
Sthala  PAADAL PETRA
Praised By   SAINT APPAR
Thala Virutcham   VILVAM
Thala Theertham  SOOLA /SURIYA PUSHKARANI

ARCHITECTURE

Construction Btw (AD)  900 ~ 1000
Architecture Type  THIRUMURAI KOVIL
RAJAGOPURAM  1 with 5 Tiers
PRAGHAM  2
AGAMA /POOJA VIDHI  SHIVAGAMA with 4 Times Pooja

GRABHAGRIHA

Moolavar (Main Detites )  SIVAKKOZHUNDEESWARAR
 SRI SAKTHIVANESVARAR
TYPE  SWAYAMBHU
FORM  SELF MAGNIFICATION
GOD Facing Towards  EAST
 
GODDESS   Periya Nayaki
GODDESS Position to GOD     LEFT
GODDESS Facing Towards  SOUTH
RIGHT SIDE DEITIES  LORD NATARAJA
 SAINT AGAISTHYAR
 LORD DAKSHINAMOORTHY
BACK DEITIES  LORD LINGOTHBAVA MOORTHI
LEFT SIDE DEITIES  GODDESS DURGA
 LORD CHANDIKESWARAR

ENTRANCE

DEITIES  LORD VALLABHA GANAPATHY

ALL PRAKARAM 

Special DEITIES  SHIVASAKTHI MOORTHAM
General DEITIES  LORD SOMASKANDAR
 GODDESS GAJALAKSHMI
 LORD KARTHICKEYAN
 LORD GANESHA
THIRI LINGAM Installed By AGASTHIYAR
 LORD KASI VISWANATHAR

NAVA GRAGHA

PRESENCE  NO
PRADISHTA  --
CONTROL  ---

PRAYERS FOR KARMIC CLEARANCES

Remedies / Cure / Nivardhi  MARRIAGE -DISBUTE
 MARRIAGE - DELAY /MIS UNDERSTANDING

FESTIVALS

 MUTHA PANDHA

 RATHA SAPTHAMI

 THIRUKARTHIKAI

KEY ASPECT ABOUT TEMPLE

 1) One of Pancha krosha sthalams 

 2) Sri Sakthi embraced Lord Shiva and gave a hug .Archana is performed only  to this Shivasakthi moortham. Only  Aarathy is shown to Moolavar

 3) Lord shiva asked Appar to come to Thirunalloor to get thiruvadi theekshai

 4)Thiruganasambandhar went to Patteeswaram under muthu pandal from here

WHO WORKSHIPPED HERE

 GODDESS PARVATI, THIRUGANASAMBANDHAR

SAINT PRAISED

 SAINT APPAR

HOW TO REACH

Geo Location    
Devara Pathigam Name    SITHIMUTHAM
Present Name    CHINNA KOVIL , THIRU SAKTHIMUTRAM
Routes    PATTESWARAM

Team -Tirikala

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