Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Thirumoolanathar Temple, Puzhuthikudi, Thanjavur

Thirumoolanathar Temple, Puzhuthikudi, Thanjavur

Thirumoolanathar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in Puzhuthikudi Village near Pandanallur in Thiruvidaimarudur Taluk in Thanjavur District of Tamil Nadu. Presiding Deity is called as Thirumoolanathar and Mother is called as Soundara Nayagi. The Temple is under the control of Thiruvavaduthurai Adheenam.

The Temple

This Temple is facing towards east with three tiered Rajagopuram. The Temple is of brick construction and in ruins. The Temple follows Mada Koil architecture. Presiding Deity is called as Thirumoolanathar and is facing east. He is housed in the sanctum in the form of Lingam.

Mother is called as Soundara Nayagi. She was housed in the separate south facing shrine. But her shrine houses a Shiva Linga now. Both the sanctum and mother shrine might have been situated on a raised platform of about 10 feet high. There are shrines for Vinayaga, Murugan and Maha Lakshmi in the temple premises.

Connectivity

The Temple is located at 2 Kms from Kattur, 5 Kms from Pandanallur, 8 Kms from Thiruppanandal, 8 Kms from Thiruppanandal Bus Stand, 18 Kms from Narasingampettai Railway Station, 23 Kms from Mayiladuthurai Junction Railway Station, 27 Kms from Kumbakonam, 64 Kms from Thanjavur and 118 Kms from Trichy Airport. Devotees has to travel in Thiruppanandal to Pandanallur Route, take a right turn at Keezha Kattur and travel for another 2 Kms to reach Puzhuthikudi Village.

Location

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