Friday, December 7, 2018

Pasupatheeswarar Temple, Thiruvamur, Cuddalore

Pasupatheeswarar Temple, Thiruvamur, Cuddalore
Pasupatheeswarar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Thiruvamur Village near Panruti in Cuddalore District of Tamil Nadu. Presiding Deity is called as Pasupatheeswarar and Mother is called as Thirupurasundari. The Temple is situated on the northern banks of Kedilam River. The Temple has been mentioned in the hymns of Appar. Hence this temple is considered as Thevara Vaippu Sthalam. Thiruvamur is the Avathara Sthalam of Thirunavukkarasar (Appar). Saint Arunagirinathar had sung his Thirupugazh Hymns on Lord Murugan of this Temple.




History
The Temple is believed to be around 2000 years old. The Temple has been renovated by Kulothunga Chola III. 




The Temple
This is an east facing temple built in the birthplace of Appar (Thirunavukkarasar). Presiding Deity is called as Pasupatheeswarar. He is housed in the sanctum in the form of Lingam facing east. Lord is a Swayambu Moorthy. Statue of Thirunavukkarasar can be found opposite to the sanctum in standing posture worshipping the Lord. There are shrines for his sister Thilagavathy, his father Pugazhanar and his Mother Mathini in the Temple premises.




Mother is called as Thirupurasundari and she is facing south. There are shrines for Mahalakshmi, Sidhi Vinayakar, Chandra, Surya, Appar, Dakshinamurthy, Lakshminarayana Perumal, Brahma, Chandikeswarar, Durga Navagrahas, Srivelamuktheeswarar. Sthala Vriksham is Kondrai. Theertham associated with this Temple is Kedilam. Birthplace of Thirunavukkarasar is situated to the south west of this Temple. His house is still available in the form of a Temple.




Temple Opening Time
The Temple remains open from 06.00 AM to 12.00 Noon and 04.00 PM to 09.00 PM.
Festivals
Appar Guru Pooja on Chithirai Sadayam and Avathara day on Panguni Chithirai are the festivals celebrated here with much fanfare.
Singers
The Temple did not have separate Devara Pathigams but his “Pasupathi Thiruvirutham” hymns was sung on this Lord only. Hence this Temple is considered as Thevara Vaippu Sthalam. The glory of this Temple has been mentioned in Periya Puranam written by Sekkizhar. Saint Arunagirinathar had sung his Thirupugazh Hymns on Lord Murugan of this Temple.
Prayers
Devotees pray to Lord for solving problems, to get rid of marriage obstacles, to get Child boon, to get rid of deadly diseases and for success in business. Those who pray to Appar will get mental peace and will achieve success in educations.
Contact
Pasupatheeswarar Temple,
Thiruvamur, Thirukovilur via,
Panruti, Cuddalore District – 607 106
Phone: +91 41442 247 707 / 239 6333
Connectivity
The Temple is located at about 1 Km from Thiruvamur Bus Stop, 11 Kms from Panruti, 10 Kms from Panruti Bus Stand, 10 Kms from Panruti Railway Station, 10 Kms from Thirunavalur, 14 Kms from Arasur, 29 Kms from Villupuram, 13 Kms from Thiruthuraiyur, 36 Kms from Cuddalore, 36 Kms from Neyveli, 60 Kms from Puducherry Airport and 177 Kms from Chennai Airport. The Temple is situated on Panruti to Thirukovilur Route.

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