Semmankudi, Thiru Kurugavoore temple, Seergazhi.  

Posted by Shamala Krishnan

  1. Semangudi:

    The place is about 3 kms East of Seergazhi Town. This temple is considered as "Kethu sthalam".

    This is a small temple. As we enter inside the main gate and go around the main sanctum we see separate sanctums for Vinayaka, Lord Subramanya and Adi kethu.

    Main deity is Siva Lingam known as Naganadha Swamy and his consort Karpooravalli Amman.

  2. Thiru Kurugavoore:

    This temple is one of 275 Devara sthalams of Lord Siva.

    The temple is about 6 kms distance east of Seergazhi town, on the banks of River Uppanaru. The temple is known as Velladai. The temple has a Raja Gopuram, with single prakaram.

    Main deity is Swayambu Lingam known as Arulmigu Velladainadhar and his consort Kaaviyang kanni. Teertham is known as “Paalkinaru” (well). They say during halfmoon day of Thai month (Jan/ Feb), the water in the well transforms like milk.

    Purana says Sundara moorthy Nayanar and his disciple visited the temple. Lord Siva provided with water and meals to them. Sundarar sang hymns on Lord Siva of this temple

    According to stone inscriptions the deity here is known as “Thiru velladai Mahadevar”/“Thiru kurugavoore Velladai Andar”.

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