Thiru Kondeecharam Temple, Nannilam  

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Thiru Kondeecharam

The temple Thiru Kondeecharam is about three Kms East of Nannilam, on the River Bank of Mudikondan. This temple is one of 275 Siva Devara sthalam.

The temple is facing east with single Prakaram.

Main Deity is Swayambu Lingam known as Arulmigu Pasupathy Nadhar, and his consort known as Santha nayaki Amman. There is a deep mark on the top of Siva lingam.

Teertham, of the temple is known as Ksheera Pushkarani and Sthala Vruksham is Vilvam tree.

Sthala purana says once Umadevi was in the form of a cow. She was searching for Lord Siva, and grazing. Here in this place her horn hit on a Siva lingam and blood started oozing. As a cow, she was helpless and started pouring milk on the Siva lingam to stop the blood. The deep mark made by her horn is still there on the Siva Lingam says Archakar.

Here, we see the pillar sculpture of the cow worshiping Lord Siva related to sthala purana. Kamadenu worshiped Lord Siva in this place.

As we go around the temple prakaram, we see sanctums of Vinayakar, Murugan, Mahalakshmi, Sooryan, Chandran, Bairavar and Jurahareswarar.

Thiru Navukkarasar sang hymns on Lord Siva of this place. Stone inscription of King Krishnadevarayar period is seen

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This is a very famous temple and one should visit this temple whenever a person visits Nagapattinam District.

Balasubramanian NR

January 23, 2014 at 12:39 AM

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