Sunday, February 21, 2016

Kundala Karaneshwarar Temple, Thirukkurankaval, Mayiladuthurai

Kundala Karaneshwarar Temple, Thirukkurankaval, Mayiladuthurai

Kundala Karaneshwarar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Thirukkurankaval Village near Vaitheeswaran Koil in Mayiladuthurai Taluk in Mayiladuthurai District of Tamil Nadu, India. Presiding Deity is called as Kundala Karaneswarar / Kundaleswarar and Mother is called as Bala Tripura Sundari / Kunthalambigai / Elasoundari. This Temple is considered as one of the five Sthalams whose name ends with “Ka” (Ka means beautiful garden in Tamil). They are Thiruvanaikka, Thirukkodikka, Thirukolakka, Tirunellikka and Thirukurakkukka.

The Temple is considered as one of the shrines of the 276 Paadal Petra Sthalams (Shiva Sthalams) glorified in the early medieval Thevaram poems by Tamil Saivite Nayanar Appar. This Temple is considered as the 82nd Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 28th Sthalam on the north side of river Cauvery in Chozha Nadu. This place is also called as Thiru Kurakkukka or Thiru Korangu Kukka. This temple is famously called as Shiva Bhakta Anjaneyar temple. The Temple is situated on the banks of River Uppanar.


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The Temple

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Temple Opening Time

The temple remains open from 7.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 4.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.


Aippasi Annabishekam (Oct – Nov), Thiru Karthikai (Nov-Dec) and Masi Maha Shivrathri (Feb-Mar) and Hanuman Jayanthi are the festivals celebrated in the temple. Special poojas are performed on all Saturdays and new moon (Amavasya) days. Monthly pradoshams are also observed regularly.

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Devotees worship Lord Shiva here for wedding boon, better job opportunities and excellence in educational pursuits. Lord Hanuman is considered to be ruling deity of Rahu and Saneeswarar. Hence, devotees worship Lord Hanuman for relief from adverse effects of Rahu and Sani. It is the staunch belief of the people that village deity Chelliamman would take care of the welfare of their cattle and protects them from diseases. Those seeking child boon pray to Mother Kundala Nayaki offering bangles. Devotees perform abishek to Lord and Mother and offer vastras.


Kundala Karaneshwarar Temple,

Thirukkurankaval – 609 201

Ilanthoppu Via,

Mayiladuthurai Taluk,

Mayiladuthurai District

Phone: +91 4364 258 785

Mobile: +91 77088 20533


The Temple is located at about 10 Kms from Vaitheeswaran Koil Railway Station, 10 Kms from Sirkazhi Railway Station, 11 Kms from Vaitheeswaran Koil, 11 Kms from Sirkazhi, 16 Kms from Mayiladuthurai Old Bus Stand, 17 Kms from Mayiladuthurai New Bus Stand, 18 Kms from Mayiladuthurai Junction Railway Station, 19 Kms from Mayiladuthurai and 136 Kms from Trichy Airport. This temple is situated on Vaitheeswaran Koil to Manalmedu Route via Ilanthoppu. Take the right-side diversion road from Ilanthoppu village and travel for another 3 Kms to reach this temple.

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