Lakshmipureeswaraswamy Temple
Thirunandriyur, Nagapattinam District





 Sri Lakshmipureeswaraswamy_temple


Main Deity : Mahalakshmeesar, Lakshmipureeswarar, Mahalakshminadhar.

Ambal : Lokanayagi.

Other Deities : Lord Ganesha, Muruga, Nalvar, Mahalakshmi.

Theertham : Neela Theereham also called as Mahalakshmi Theertham.

Temple Tree : Wood apple tree.

Prominence of the shrine : This shrine is located in the northern bed of river Cauvery in the Chola  dynasty.  This temple is one of the “Devara Sthalam”of Nagapattimnam District and is the 19th Shiva  temple.  Three poets had sung about this temple which is its significance.  Royal tower in this temple  has 3 stages.  If we enter through the tower entrance, it leads us to spacious esplanade.  There is no  flag tree.  Altar, Nandi and flag tree Vinayagar are present.  In the outer courtyard Selva Ganapathy is located.  Next is Shiva Linga worshiped by Parasuramar, Subramaniar with Valli and Deivanai sitting on  a peacock turned to right side, Nalvar and Mahalakshmi shrines are located.  Navagraga, Bairavar and  Chandran (Moon) are all located in the same shrine.  

After worshipping Dwaravinayakar, Dhandapani  and Dwarabalar, if we enter it will lead to the main God  and Ambal is located to the right of the main  God.  There are three pools around this temple.   Samandhar had sung about this threetham as  “Neelamalar Poigai”.  Once upon a time this temple was  considered as one of the temples constructed by Kochenganan.  One hundred years ago, when the city  was renovated, it was believed that the existing structure was built.  This place was called as  Thirininravur as the strand of the torch stood in this place but later the place was called as  Thirunandriyur.

Temple History : Parasuramar killed his mother Renuka by accepting the order of his father sage,  Jamadagni.  Then he requested his father to give life to his mother.  So he revived his mother by  getting boon from his father.  He worshipped this God to get relieved from the curse of killing his  mother.  The Sage Jamadagni too worshipped this God.  Shiva that was worshipped by Parasuramar is  in the courtyard as “Parasuramalingeshwarar” and the one which was worshipped by his father is called  as “Jamatakneshwarar”.  The shrine of Lord Vishnu is located closeby.  Goddess Mahalakshmi was  blessed by worshipping Shiva, so the Lord is called as “Mahalakshmeshwarar”.  Is near the shrine of  Lord Vishnu.  Lord Shiva is worshiped in the temple of Mahalakshmi received the grace of God is called  makalatcumisvarar.  Indra, Sage Parasurama, Iravatham, Cow and Chola King worshiped this Lord and  were blessed.

Every day Chola king went to Chidambaram to worship Lord Nataraja.  He passed with his troops  through this way.  While passing through this limit the torch would automatically switch off and lit on  after exceeding the limit.  The same happened for several days.  The King was not able to find the  reason for this.  Then one day, he asked a person who was shepherding the cows, whether there was  any speciality in that place.  The shepherd told him that his cows extract milk automatically in one particular place.  Then the King started to dig that place with an axe.  Blood started oozing out.  The  King was shocked to see a Shiva Lingam, with upper part bleeding.  He heard a voice of the God asking  him to construct a temple there.  So he took the Linga out and constructed a temple in that place.  Still  we can see the scar on head of Linga.  By the Lord's voice, said to be the place to build the temple.   Linga king was worshiped in the same building where the local history of the temple.  As the ax cut panat excavation of Linga still see the scar.  The presiding deity of the temple is Swayambhu Linga  (formed by its own) graces with high panat.

People who worshipped here : Indra, Sage Parasurama, Iravatham, Cow and Chola King.

Poets who sang its praise : Sambandar, Upper, Sundarar.

Temple Timings : Morning 07:00 am to 1:00 noon, Evening 04:00 pm to 07:30 pm.

Temple Festivals : Anithirumanjanam, Shivaratri, Thrikkarthigai.

Nearest town : Mayiladuthurai.

Temple Address : Arulmigu Maha Lakshmipureeswaraswamy Temple,

Kurumankkudi, Thirunandriyur-609118, Mayiladuthurai, Nagapattinam District 

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