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THIRUVAIKAVUR SRI VILVAVANESWARAR TEMPLE KUMBAKONAM

This is the 102nd Devaram Paadal petra Shiva Sthalam and 48th sthalam on north side of river Cauvery in Chozha nadu.

Temple History - An Overview

The temple is surrounded by vast streets on all the four sides and the Yama theertham right in front of the temple.Sivarathiri is a famous occasion here and it garners a crowd of around 2 lakh people.

A saint named Thavanithi was performing his worship in the temple.A deer chased by a hunter held the aegis of the saint. The saint took the form of a tiger to frighten the hunter. The hunter out of fear climbed the Vilva tree in the temple, waiting for the tiger to relent. The tiger was relentless and the hunter in an effort to keep him awake all night spilled vilva leaves one by one the whole night.

Incidentally the vilva leaves fell on a Shiva Lingam that happen to be present under the tree. Since DAY was Sivarathri that day, the hunter got the blessings of Lord Siva as a result. The next day was to be the last day of the hunter in bhoologam. Yama, the death god approached the hunter to take him to Yama Logam. Dakshinamoorthy(Guru) with his soola(trident) and Nandi were driving Yama out of the temple. Lord Siva was unhappy about Nandi and just to avoid Siva's wrath Nandi faces the temple entrance. We can also see Dakshinamoorthy holding a soolam.

Temple Name SRI VILVAVANESWARAR TEMPLE
Opening Time  6.00  to 11.00 am
 5.00  to 8.00 pm
Sthala  PAADAL PETRA
Praised By   SAMBANDAR
Thala Virutcham   VILVAM
Thala Theertham  YAMA

ARCHITECTURE

Construction Btw (AD)  1000 ~ 1100
Architecture Type  THIRUMURAI KOVIL
RAJAGOPURAM  One with 3 Tiers ( Not at Entrance)
PRAGHAM  One
AGAMA /POOJA VIDHI  SHIVA AGAMA with 4 times pooja

GRABHAGRIHA /GOSTAMURTHAM

Moolavar (Main Detites )  VILVANESWARAR
 MAKAVARULEESWARAR
 ARIYEESAR
 VILVANATHAR
TYPE  SWAYAMBHU
FORM  SELF MAGNIFICATION
GOD Facing Towards  EAST
GODDESS  SRI SARVAJANA RAKSHAKI
 SRI VALAKKAI NAYAGI
GODDESS Position (GOD )  LEFT
GODDESS Facing Towards   SOUTH
RIGHT SIDE DEITIES  LORD BIKSHANDAVAR
 LORD GANESHA
 SAINT AGASTHIYAR
 LORD DAKSHINAMOORTHY
BACK DEITIES  LORD LINGOTHBAVA MOORTHI
LEFT SIDE DEITIES  LORD BRAHMA
 LORD  ARTHANAREESSWARAR
 GODDESS DURGA
 LORD BHAIRAVAR

ENTRANCE

DEITIES  LORD NANDHI

ALL PRAKARAM 

Special DEITIES  LORD DAKSHINAMOORTHY WITH SOOLAM
General DEITIES  LORD VISHNU (G.GRAGHA ENTRANCE)
 LORD BRAHMA (G.GRAGHA ENTRANCE)
 GODDESS VISHNU DURGAI
 LORD GANESHA
 SAPTHA LINGA
 LORD BHAIRAVAR
 LORD KASI VISWANATHAR
 GODDESS SARASWATHI
 GODDESS GAJA LAKSHMI 
 LORD CHANDRAN 
 LORD SHIVA APPEAR FOR HUNTER  (ENTRANCE) 

NAVA GRAGHA

PRESENCE  YES (RECENTLY INSTALLED)
PRADISHTA  VAIDIKA
CONTROL  LORD DAKSHINAMOORTHY 

PRAYERS FOR KARMIC CLEARANCES

Remedies / Cure / Nivardhi  HEALTH REMEDIES - DEPRESSIONS 
 HEALTH REMEDIES - MIND RELIEF / DEATH FEAR
 CAREER - JOB OFFERS / PROMOTIONS
 FINANCE- BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT

FESTIVALS

MAHA SHIVARATRI

THEERTHAVARI ON FULL MOON DAY

ARUDHRA PROCESSION ON TIRUVAATHIRI, VIJAYADASAMI, THIRUKAARTHIGAI

 

KEY ASPECT ABOUT TEMPLE

 1) Lord Shiva in the form of Dhakshinamoorthy with soolam and chased Yama 

 2) six-faced Shanmugar with the peacock (turning left)  and sacred arc carved  on single stone((thiruvacci),with nails and lines of the palm clearly visible.

 3) Lord Nandhi is reversed on opposite side(facing east,Only temple in world)

WHO WORKSHIPPED HERE

SAPTHA kANI, LORD BRAHMA, LORD AGNI,LORD VISHNU,

SAINT PRAISED

ARUNAGIRINAATHAR,APPAR, SUNDARAR,THIRUGANASAMBANDAR

HOW TO REACH

Geo Location    10.9917892,79.2818418
Devara Pathigam Name    VAIKAAVOOR
Present Name    THIRUVAIKAVUR
Routes  
Bus No
 KUMBAKONAM TO THIRUVAIKAVUR/ KABILASTHAM
 A57 FROM KUMBAKONAM
Contact Person / Number  

 

Team -Tirikala

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