Uryaoor temple,Trichy.  

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  1. Thiru Mukkichuram or Urayoore:

    One of 275 important Siva Devara sthalam. The place is about 2 kms from Trichy.

    Main Deity : Pancha Varneswarar and his consort known as Kanthimathi Ammai. Sthala vruksham is Vilvam. Teertham is known as Siva teertham.

    Name: Uthanga muni had darshan of Siva in five colours in one day so he is known as Pancha varneswarar. Brahma also had same kind of Lord siva’s. This shows that Siva is reason for everything.

    Importance: The temple was built by Chola King. He was a great Siva devotee. Once he went on his horse in search of a good place for constructing a Siva temple. All of a sudden the elephant started behaving weird and every one was frightened. King was unable to control and he cried loud for help from Siva, the god whom he worshipped.

    At this time a cock flew down and hit the elephant and the elephant was taken into control. Soon after this the cock disappeared near a Vilva tree. King was surprised and asked his men to dig and see near the tree. They found a Siva linga, and the king constructed a temple in the same place. The linga was installed and known as panchalingeswarar.

    Sambandhar sang hymns on Siva of this place.
  2. Urayoore: Siva temple. Main Deity is known as Thaanthondrieswarar and his consort Kumkumavalli Amman.
  3. Thiru karkudi:

    this is one of 275 SivaDevara sthalam. The place is about 3kms from Trichy.

    Main Deity is known as Ujeeva nadhar and his consort known as Anjanakshi Ammai. One more Goddess is there known as Balambikai.
    Sthala vruksham is Vilvam. Teertham is Kudamuruti and Gyanavavi.
    Importance: The temple is on top of small hill with 100 steps to go. It looks like a small fort. This is known as Uiakondan malai. The temple is 1200 years old and belongs to pallava period.

    Markendeya worshipped Siva of this place when yama came to take his life. Siva resqued him and blessed him as chiranjeevi. It’s a belief that, one who worships Siva here will not have fear of yama.

    Navakkuarasar and Sambandhar sang hymns on Siva of this place

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