Thiru Neelakudi, Aduthurai, Thiru Kanjanoor, Thirumanthurai and Thiru kodikaval temple. Aduthurai.  

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  1. Thiru Neelakudi:

    This is one of 275 Siva Devara Sthalam.

    This place is known Pancha vilvaarayana kshetra. It is about 3kms from Adudhurai.

    Main Deity: Swayambu linga known as Manaokyanadhar and his consort Anoopamasthini amman.

    Sthala Vruksham known as Vilvam.Teertham: Brahma teertham as a well, Devi, Baradwaja and Markendeya teertham.

    Importance: Brahma lingamis there in the temple which was worshipped by Brahma. Oil abishekam to the main deity linga is absorbed fully. Siva after drinking the poison chose this place and took the form of linga to reside and hence the place is known as Neelakudi.

    Vilva leaf is 5 in number in this place which is unusual.Navakkuarasar was chained by king and thrown into sea.

    Navakkuarasar sang hymns about Siva of this place and was able to float and reach the shore.

  2. Adhudurai: Siva temple.

    This is one of 275 important ones..

    The place is about 3kms from Thiruvidaimarudhur.

    Main Deity: Swayambu linga known as Abathsahayeswarar and his consort Pavalakodiammai. Teertham known as Sakaya teertham.

    Importance: Sugreeva worshipped Siva in this place, hence the name Thenkuranguaduthurai.

    Sambandhar and Navakkuarasar sang hymns about Siva here.

  3. Thiru kanjanoor: Siva temple.

    One of 275 important ones and as well as Navagraha kshetram. the place is about 4kms from Adudhurai.

    Main Deity: Swayambu lingam known as Agneeswarar and his consort Karpagambikai.

    Sthala Vruksham is Palasa tree.Teertham is cauveri

    Importance: Kanjan and (sukra) worshipped in this place so it is known as kanjanoor. Sivacharya named Haradatta sat on iron stool in the middle of fire to prove Lord Siva as Almighty in this place. There is a separate sanctum for him in this temple and the linga which he worshipped.

    Navakkuarasar sang hymns on Siva here. Arunagirinadhar sung Thirupugazh on Lord Murugan.

  4. Thirumandhurai: Siva temple.

    This is one of 275 Siva Devara Sthalam

    The place is about 5kms from Adhudurai.

    Main Deity: Swayambu linga known as Aksharanadhar and his consort Lokhanayaki.

    Importance: Periyapuranam says Sambandhar has worshipped Siva in this place.This place is known as vaippu sthalam.

  5. Thirukodikaval: Siva temple.

    This is One of 275 Siva Devara Sthalam.

    The place is about 12kms from Thiruvidaimarudhar.

    Main Deity: Swayambu linga known as Thirukodeeswarar and his consort Vadavambiki amman. Sthala Vruksham id Perambu (cane variety).Teertham is Cauveri River.

    Importance: Ganesa of this place is known as karai atrum vinayakar. Nataraja idol is made of stone here which is rare thing. Chitragupta and Yama have separate sanctum here.

    Navakkuarasar sang hymns on Siva. Arunagirinadhar sang Thirupugazh.

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