Mattrurai Varadeswarar Temple, Tiruvasi, Tiruchchirappalli

Sri Mattrurai Varadeswarar temple is located in the village named Tiruvasi, in the district of Tiruchchirappalli in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The primary deity of this temple is Mattrurai Varadar, Brhammapreeswarar, Sameevaneswarar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is Balambikai.

The holy tree of this temple is Vilwa. The holy waters of this temple are Annamam Poigai and Silambaru. The agamam or pooja of this temple is known as Shivagama. This temple is nearly 1000-2000 years old in this region. The historical name of this place is Tirupalasiramam.

As per the local legends, “The temple is praised in the Thevaram hymns of Saint Sundarar. This is the 62nd Lord Shiva temple on the northern bank of Cauvery praised in Thevaram hymns.” The important festivals of this particular temple are Shivarathri in February-March, Thai Poosam in January-February, 11 days Vaikasi Brahmmotsavam in May-June, Margazhi Tiruvadhirai Arudra Darshan in December-January and Tirukarthikai in November-December.

In the sanctum sanctorum, Lord graces under a Rudraksha Pandal for the devotees and pilgrims. Under the Rajagopuram-main tower, Adhikara Nandhi-vehicle of Lord Shiva appears with His consort. In the prakara, there is a Sahasralinga Shrine. It is to be noted that Planet Sun with His consort Prathyusha Dev and other planets are facing towards him. The temple is open for pilgrims and devotees from 7.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Other deities of this temple are Anugnai Vinayaka, Annamam Poigai, Mother Balambikai and Lord Selva Vinayaka. Devotees and pilgrims pray to Mother seeking child boon.

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