Thiru Vilwaranyeswarar Temple, Thiru Kalambur Nannilam.  

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Sri Vilvaranyeswarar temple, Thiru kalambur.

The place Thiru Kalambur is about six Kms from Thiru Kudavasal. The place is also known as Brahma Vanam, Kandeepa Vanam and Panchakra puram on the banks of River Vettaru.

This temple is one of 275 Siva Devara Sthalam. The main Raja Gopuram is of five storey with two Prakaram.

Main Deity is Swayambu Lingam known as Arulmigu Vilwaranyeswarar and his consort known as Soundra Nayaki Amman. Teertham is Brahma teertham in front of the temple and Sthala Vruksham known as Vilvam.

Other Deties seen in the temple as we go around the prakaram is Poiaadha Vinayakar, Murugan, Adi Vilvanadhar, Pancha Lingam and Gaja Lakshmi sanctums.
Agsthiyar, Arjuna and Brahma
worshipped Lord Siva of this place.

Sthala Purna says when Thiru Gyana Sambandhar visited the temple the River Vettaru. It was full of water flowing due to storm. No boat man was there to cross him across the river to reach the temple. “Sambandhar” asked his companions to remove one of the boats which were kept safe on the banks. They all sat in the boat and Gyana Sambandhar sung hymns on Lord Siva and they reached other bank and reached the temple. Even today the day is celebrated every year.

Stone inscriptions to the period of 3rd Kulothangan and 3rd Raja raja Cholan say Lord Siva is Thiru Kollam Boodhudayar and Amman as Azhagiya Nachiyar.

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