Poovanoore Temple, Mannarkudi Taluk. Thiruvaroore  

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  1. Poovanoore temple:

    The temple “Thiru poovanoore” belongs to Mannrkudi taluk on the bank of River Pampani. Main Raja Gopuram of the temple is of five storey, and two prakarms.

    The temple is One of 275 Devara sthalam. Thiru Navukkarasar sang hymns on Lord Siva of this temple.

    Main deity of the temple is Swayambu Lingam known as Arulmigu Chaturanga Vallabeswarar, Pushpavana Nadhar and his consort known as Karpagavalli and Rajarajeswari Amman.

    Pushkarani is in front of the temple known as Ksheera Pushkrani and Sthala Vruksham known as jack fruit tree.

    As we go around the inner prakaram deities like Ganesha, Subramanyar, Lakshmi Narayanar, Pasupatheesar, Chandeeswarar, Soorya and Bairavar are seen.

    Purana says Rajarajeswari daughter of King Vasusenan and Kanthimathi was good at chess game. King made announcement to get his daughter married to the person, who defeats, her in Chess game. No one was ready to accept the challenge. Muni advised, King along with princess to go for sthala yathra. When the King came to this place Poovanoore, Lord Siva appeared as Siddhar and played the chess game with the princes and married her. Hence Lord Siva is known as Chaturanga Vallabanadhar.

    Vinayakar, Brahma, Indra and Thirumaal worshipped Lord Siva of this place.
    Chamundi Amman is said to be powerful.
    Stone inscriptions are seen in the temple.

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