kutthalam, mailaduthurai.  

Posted by Shamala Krishnan

Kutthalam There are three Siva temples here. We visited Sozheeswarar Temple and Kaleeswarar temple. We missed the Devara sthalam temple in this place.

  1. Sozheeswarar temple

    The temple has big Raja gopuram, with three prakarams. As we enter we see a Dwajasthambam and as we go around we see Vinayakar, Dakshina moorthy, Lingothbawar, Subramanyar, Chandikeswarar.

    Main deity is swayambu lingam known as Sozheeswarar. Goddess is seen in a separate temple as we go around the prakaram.
  2. Kaleeswarar Temple.

    This is another temple of Lord Siva in Kutthalam. The main raja gopuram is of five storeys and three prakaram.

    Main deity is swayambu lingam known as Kaleeswarar and his consort Ananda valli Amman.
  3. Thiru Velvikudi:

    This is one of 275 Siva Devara sthalams. The place is about 2 kms to Kutthalam. The main raja gopuram is of three storeys with two prakarams.

    Main Deity is Swayambu Lingam known as Manavaleeswarar and his consort Parimala sugandha Nayaki ammai. Pushkarani is Mangala teertham.

    Purana says Parvathy made lingam out of mud and worshipped him for sixteen weeks and got married to Lord Siva in this place.
    Marriage of a prince was stopped, due to the death of brides parents. The prince penanced and worshipped Lord Siva of this place. Lord Siva was pleased with his prayers and he asked his booth ganjas to bring the girl who was fixed previously as a bride and got them married.

    Importance: Sundara moorthy nayanar was cured from leprosy by having a dip in Agni teetham, which is pushkarani of this temple and worshipped Lord Siva. There is no Dwajastham in this temple.

    One can be relived of all navagraha dosha in this place because Lord Siva and Parvathy's marriage took place here. All preliminary yagam for the marriage was performed here by Brahma in this place.

    The sthala purana says by visiting and praying to Lord Siva here all the hurdles for the delay in marriage gets cleared. On every full moon day yagam is performed in the temple for devotees who come for prayers with marriage ceremony.

    Sambandhar and Sundarar sang hymns on Lord Siva of this place.

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