Adhimooleswarar temple, Tirupattrurai, Tiruchchirappalli

Sri Adhimooleswarar temple is located in the village named Tirupattrurai in the district of Tiruchchirappalli, in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The primary deity of this temple is Adhimooleswarar(Thirumoolanathar) (Lord Shiva) and his consort is Nithyakalyani. The festival deity of this temple is Somaskandar.

The holy tree of this temple is Vilwa. The holy water of this temple is Kollidam. The agamam or pooja of this temple is known as Kameeyam. This temple is nearly 1000-2000 years old in this region. The historical name of this place is Tirupalathurai.

According to the Hindu religious scholars and pundits, “Lord of the temple is praised in the hymns of Saint Gnanasambandar. This is the 59th temple on the northern bank of Cauvery praised in Thevaram hymns.”

The important festivals of this temple are Margazhi Tiruvadirai, Tirukarthikai in November-December and Maha Shivarathri in February-March are celebrated in a grand manner with much devotion and dedication by devotees and pilgrims.

In the temple, Lord graces as swayambu murthy. The rays of Sun fall on the Lord on some days in the year plus during Panguni (March-April) and Purattasi (September-October). On the wall of the sanctum sanctorum, there is a rare form of Lord Dakshinamurthy who graces the devotees and pilgrims. The Lord is seen with His Veena in the hand. It is to be noted that musicians and song interested devotees perform special pujas and abishek to this lord with lot of devotion and dedication. It is the most sought after temple in this particular region.

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