Omampuliur, Pranavapureeswarar Temple. Kattumannar koil taluk, Cuddlore District.  

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Omampuliur:   Pranavapureeswarar Temple.

The temple is about 6kms to south from Kaanattam puliur. This One of the Nadu Nadu Devara Sthalam. 

The temple was under renovation we went. Ygnasalai seen in temple for the kumbabishekam

The main Raja Gopuram is of three tiers facing east.

Gopuram View of main sanctum

Main Deity is Swayambu Lingam known as Arulmigu Pranava Vyaghya Pureeswarar, and his consort known as Poongkodi Nayaki Amman.

Teertham is river Kollidam 

 Sthala vruksham is Ilandhi tree

Vyagyapadhar worshiped Lord Siva here. Hence the name Vyagyapureeswarar for Lord Siva here in this temple.

Importance: of the temple: Guru is given importance in this temple. Guru Dakshina Moorthy preached about Pranava Mantra to Goddess Uma Devi. Guru is Swayambu Moorthy in this temple. The sanctum of Guru Dakshina Murthy is in-between Ambaal sanctum and Lord Siva, in Maha Mandapam. This place is considered as one of the Guru Sthalams. We do not find Navagrahas in the temple. We find Guru and Natarajar have exchanged their place in this temple unlike other temples.

Sthala Purana says Vygyapadhar worshipped Lord Siva here, before he left for Chidambaram to grace him Dance Darshan of Thillai Natarajar. Once Goddess requested Lord Siva to explain her meaning of Pranava Mantra OM. When Lord Siva was explaining to her she lost her concentration in listening to Him. Lord Siva punished Uma Devi to be born on earth. Goddess Uma Devi stayed in this place Omaampuliur and worshiped Lord Siva here. Lord Siva as Dakshina Moorthy gave upadesam of Pranava Mantra to Godddess Uma Devi here.

Thiru Gyana Sambandhar sang Hymns on Lord Siva of this temple.

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