Natuthariappar Temple, Koil Kannaappur, Tiruvarur

Sri Natuthariappar temple is located in Koil Kannaappur village in Tiruvarur district, in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The chief deities of this temple are Vasthathampapureeswarar, Natuthariappar and Natutharinaathar (Lord Shiva) and his consorts are Sri Valli Nayaki and Maathumai Nayaki. The festival deity of this temple is Pitaariamman.

The holy tree of this temple is Kalpanai (a variety of Palm Tree). The holy waters of this temple are Gangaamirtham, Sivagangai (at the opposite side) and Jnanaamirtham. 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 Thirukkanraaippur.

This is the 120 temple on the bank of the great south Indian River named Cauvery. It is to be noted that five times a day, pujas are performed.        It is to be remembered that a grand festival is held for three days on the Vaikaasi Visaakam period. An ostentatious festival is celebrated during the month of Chithirai every year for ten days. Shivarathri festival in Febraury – March, New Year day, Pongal and deepavalli are celebrated in grand manner in this shrine.

Here the main deity largely reveals as a self-manifested Lord (Swayambu Murthi). In this shrine, the ax-injury is seen in the head of Natutharinaathar in this temple complex. The temple is open for all Hindus in the morning from 7.00 till 12.300 pm and in the evening from 4.00 till 8.30 pm. This temple is visited by all who are near and far.

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