Friday, December 23, 2016

Veeratteswarar Temple, Vazhuvur, Nagapattinam

Veeratteswarar Temple, Vazhuvur, Nagapattinam
The Veeratteswarar Temple is a Hindu temple situated in the village of Vazhuvur, 5 miles south – west of MayiladuthuraiTamilnadu. The principal deity is the Hindu god Shiva as Gajasamhara. This is one of the Atta Veeratta Sthalam of Lord Shiva and also a Vaipu sthalam. The place is located on the banks of River Veera Chozhan. The Rajagopuram of temple is five storeys, and there are three prakarams. It is believed to be the birthplace of Lord Ayyappa.





The Temple has been sung by Thirunavukarasar as a Vaipu thalam in the Thevaram and also sung by Tirumoolar in his Thirumanthiram. It is the Veerattanam where Shiva killed the Rogue elephant Gaja Sura sent by the rishis and won the title as Gajasamhara Murthy. Since this holy town has somehow always managed to slip (Vazhuvi in Tamil means ‘to slip’) away from any destruction at the times of Pralaya (Cosmic Deluge), it came to be known as Vazhuvur.






Legends
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History
The temple dates from the time of the Medieval Cholas. The Gaja Samharamurthi idol was sculpted in the 11th century.
The Temple
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Temple Opening Time
The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Festivals
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Singers
The glory of Lord of the temple is praised by Saint Tirugnana Sambandar in his Thevaram hymns.
Prayers
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Contact
Sri Veeratteswarar Temple,
Vazhuvur-609 401,
Nagapattinam District
Phone: 04364 - 253029
Mobile: 91 - +99437 98083
Connectivity
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