Thiru Kurakkaval and Thiru valputhur temple  

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  1. Thirukurakkaval:

    This is one of 275 Siva Devara Sthalam. The place is about three kms from Thiruparialoore / Thalai Jayeru on the bank of River Pazhva / Ganapathy River.

    Main Deity is Swayambu Lingam known as Arul Migu Kondala Nadeswarar and his consort Sri Kundala Nayaki Amman.

    Purna says Hanuman worshipped Lord Siva in this place, hence the name Kurakkaval. There is a separate sanctum for Anjaneyar in this temple.

    Navukarasar sang hymns on Lord Siva of this place.

    Villagers say even now, in a year monkeys come there and stay for few days in the temple. At that time, the main sanctum is kept open for monkeys to worship Lord Siva.
    Since few years the monkeys hesitate to enter into the temple. The kids are throwing stones and troubling the monkeys.

  2. Thiruvazh koli puthur / Valoli putroore:

    This is one of 275 Siva Devara Sthalam. Thiruvalaputhur is about 10 kms north of Mailaduthurai, on the banks of River Kollidam. The temple has a Raja Gopuram of five storeys with three prakarams.

    Main Deity is Swayambu Lingam known as Arul Migu Manikkavannar and his consort known as Vandar Poongkuzhali Ammai. Teertham is known as Brahma teertham and sthala Vruksham is known as Vagai.

    Purana says Arjuna worshipped Lord Siva here. Lord was pleased with his prayers, who helped him to hide his sword, in a putru (ant hill), during their one year period of Agnayatha vasam, hence the name Valoli putroor for this place. Vasuki worshipped Lord Siva of this place and it was blessed by Lord Siva gained a place as an ornament of decoration for him.

    There are five lingam seen here, which was worshipped Pancha Pandavas, and Valampuri Vinayakar worshipped by Drowpathy, in this place. Brahma, Indra, Doorvsa muni worshipped Lord Siva and were blessed by "Him" in this place.

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

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