Saturday, April 23, 2016

Jurahareswarar Temple, Kanchipuram

Jurahareswarar Temple, Kanchipuram

Jurahareswarar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in Kanchipuram City in Kanchipuram District of Tamil Nadu. This Temple is also called as Iravatanesvara Temple / Juragaresam. This Temple is considered as one of the 108 Shiva temples mentioned in Kanchi Puranam. The temple is situated next to Pandava Thoothar Perumal Temple to the south of Sannidhi Street of Ekambareswarar temple, Kanchipuram.



As per legend, the demon Juraha was killed by Lord Shiva here. Hence, Lord Shiva came to be called as Jurahareswarar in this temple.

Veppu Erinathar:

It is also believed that Lord Shiva cures the fever and heat related diseases of the devotees. Veppu / Juram means fever in Tamil language. Hence, Lord Shiva came to be called Veppu Erinathar.


The Temple was built by Pallava King Rajasimha (Narasimhavarman II) during his reign between 700 and 729 AD. The temple has inscriptions dating to Vikrama Chola (12th century CE), Telugu Chola Vijayaganda Boopathi (13th century CE) and the Vijayanagara King Kampanna (14th century CE). The Chola inscription calls the deity as Suravattaramudaiya Nayanar. The temple is maintained by Archaeological Survey of India and is a protected monument.

The Temple

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Temple Opening Time

The temple remains open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.


It is believed that those who worship Lord Shiva here, is known to have been cured of ailments such as fever and relieving them from excessive body heat to maintain normal body temperature.


Jurahareswarar Temple,

Ekambaranathar Sannidhi Street,

Kanchipuram – 631 502

Mobile: +91 99941 93853 / 98428 04545

Mobile: +91 97869 08777 / 93826 06774


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