Akashapureeswarar Temple, Kaduveli, Thanjavur
Akashapureeswarar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Kaduveli Village in Thiruvaiyaru Taluk in Thanjavur District of Tamilnadu. This Temple is also called as Kaduveli Siddhar Temple. Presiding Deity is called as Akashapureeswarar and Mother is called as Mangalambikai. The temple is associated with Pooradam Nakshathra and is called as Pooradam Star Temple. The place is considered as birthplace of Kaduveli Siddhar.
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Presiding Deity is called as Akashapureeswarar. Lord Akashapureeswarar is the authority on Pooradam star. Nandhi the bull vehicle of Lord Shiva seen generally within the tower side, is outside the tower in this temple. The Shiva of the temple represents space, one of the five elements and so is called Akashapureeswarar.
Mother is called as Mangalambikai. As Mother grants all prosperity and happiness (Mangalam), She is praised as Mangalambikai – Mother of prosperity. There was no Kaduveli Siddhar idol in the temple but during the recent renovation, his idol had been installed in the front mandapam. Theertham associated with this Temple is Mangala Theertham. Sthala Vriksham is Vanni Tree.
Temple Opening Time
The temple remains open from 9.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. On Pooradam star days, the temple is open from 8.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
Aipasi Annabishekam in October-November, Thai Poosam in January-February, Shivarathri in February-March, Navarathri in September-October and Panguni Uthiram in March-April are the festivals celebrated in the temple.
The belief is that it is auspicious for those born under Poorada Nakshathra to visit this temple and make offerings to Akashapureeswarar on the day of their Nakshathra birthday. Devotees specially born on Poorada Nakshathra come here to offer prayers and seek the grace of Lord Akashapureeswarar and Mangalambikai to wash away their sins, obstacles in life and get relief from the ill effects of stars. The Poorada Nakshathra remain serving Lord Akashapureeswarar here and therefore the ill effects of planetary afflictions are nullified by the grace of the Lord.
Those facing obstacles in their marriages, worship on Pooradam star day burning incense powder (Sambirani) smoke. Devotees offer Javadhu and Punugu, both cosmetic powders, to Lord and offer Kesari-a sweet pudding- as Nivedhana to Lord. The temple it is appropriate to conduct the Vastu Pooja for the earth element before constructing a building or home so that there would be no obstacles during the construction.
Kaduveli, Thiruvaiyaru Taluk,
Thanjavur District – 613 203
Mobile: +91 94434 47826 / 96267 65472
The Temple is situated on SH 22 (Thiruvaiyaru – Marur Route). The Temple is located at about 750 meters from Panaiyur Bus Stop, 3 Kms from Thillaisthanam, 5 Kms from Thiruvaiyaru, 7 Kms from Kandiyur, 17 Kms from Thanjavur, 19 Kms from Thanjavur Railway Station, 49 Kms from Trichy and 54 Kms from Trichy Airport.