Vaseeswarar Temple, Tirupasur (Tiruvallur)

Sri Vaseeswarar temple is located in the village named Tirupasur, in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The primary deity of this temple is Vaseeswarar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is Thangathali. The festival deity is Somaskandar.

The holy tree of this temple is Bamboo. The holy waters of this temple are Soma and Mangala Theertham. The agamam or pooja of this temple is known as Kameekam. This temple is nearly 1000-2000 years old in this region. The historical name of this place is none.

According to the Hindu religious pundits and scholars, “The Lord of the temple is praised in the Thevaram hymns of saint Tirunavukkarasar. This is the 16th Shiva temple in Thondai Mandalam region praised in Thevaram hymns.”

The festivals that marks the this temple with festivity are 10 day Vaikasi Brahmmotsavam in May-June, Shivrathri in February-March, Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January, Deepavalli, Pongal, Navarathri, Vaikunta Ekadashi, Pournima and Masi month are celebrated in the temple.

In the sanctum sanctorum, Lord Shiva appears as a swayambulinga on a square peeta with a scar on the head. This scar is on the left side. In this temple pujas and rituals are conducted without touching the deity in any manner. As the linga was found in the bamboo forest, therefore it is locally known as Pasura Nathar – Pasu-Bamboo. The temple is open for all the devotees and pilgrims from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. It is the most sought after temple in this region.

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