Sunday, December 4, 2016

Korukkai Veeratteswarar Temple, Nagapattinam

Korukkai Veeratteswarar Temple, Nagapattinam
Korukkai Veeratteswarar Temple is a Hindu temple located at Korukkai in Nagapattinam district of TamilnaduIndia. The historical name of the place is Tirukkurukkai. The presiding deity is Shiva. He is called as Veeratteswarar. His consort is known as Gnanambikai. This is one of 275 Devara sthalam and one of Attaveerattana Sthalam. The place is about 12 kms NW of Mayiladuthurai, on the banks of River Kollidam. The place is known as Kaduvanam, due to sthala Vriksham Kadukkai. 

Lord Siva was alone here in Yoga Dhyanam and the place is known as Yogeesapuram. Manmadan vadham took place here and the place is known as Kamadhana puram. Significance of this temple is that Lord Siva did 8 valorous deeds in 8 different places (called Ashta- Veera lakshnam.) and this is one of those 'Sthalams' where Lord Siva burnt Manmatha. This is a temple praised by Thirunavukarasar (Appar). There was a separate Sannidhi in the Eastern Prakara for the saint poet that is now in a dilapidated state.

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The Temple
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Temple Opening Time
The temple is open from 7.00 a.m. and 12.00 a.m. and from 3.30 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.
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Devotees pray to Kama Dahana Murthy for physical and mental health, for steadfastness of mind, removal of hardships and mental peace.  They also pray for job, promotions, wedding and child boons. Those seeking wedding boon offer Kalyana Malai to Lord. Devotees perform special sandal Abhishekam to Mother Ambica and offer vastras to both. They also perform abishek with turmeric powder, cosmetic powder and oils, milk, honey, curd, green coconut, panchamirtha and lime fruit juice.
Some undertake Annadhana-feeding visitors and public. They also contribute for the renovation of the temple. People praying to Veeratteswarar conquer lust, gain physical and mental strength, cured of illness, initiation to deep meditation and all noblest gifts. They gain complete mental peace, employment opportunities, and development in business, promotion in jobs, settlement of marriage and children.
Sri Veeratteswarar Temple,
Korukkai, Nagapattinam District
Phone: +91- 4365-22389
Korukkai is 12 Km from Mayiladuthurai and 30 from Sirkali. The village where this reputed shrine stands is five kilometers north-west of Nidur railway station which is on the Madras - Trichy main line. One has to travel on the Mayiladuthurai - Manalmedu bus route and get down at a village known as Kondal. The Shivasthalam is about 3 Kms from Kondal. Town Bus facilities are available from Mayiladuthurai. Bus facilities are not convenient. Cabs can be hired to reach the temple. Nearest Railway Station is located at Mayiladuthurai and Nearest Airport is located at Trichy.

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