Nedungala Nathar Temple, Thiru Nedunkulam, Tiruchchirappalli

Sri Nedungala Nathar temple is located in Thiru Nedunkulam villages in Tiruchchirappalli district of Tamil Nadu in South India. The primary deities of this temple are Tiru Nedungala Nathar, Nitya Sundareswarar (Lord Shiva) and his consorts are Mangala Nayaki and Oppila Nayaki.

The holy trees of this temple are Kasthuri and Arali. The holy waters of this temple are Agasthya and Sundara Theerthams. 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 Thiru Nedungalam.

According to Hindu pundits and scholars, “The glory of Lord of the temple is sung by Saint Gnana Sambandar in his Thevaram hymns.  This is the 8th Shiva temple on the southern bank of Cauvery praised in hymns by four saivite saints.” The important festivals of this temple are special pujas are performed     on Aadi Fridays in July-August, on their respective birth star days Manicka Vasagar (praised as Naalvar-Four), on thirteenth day of new moon or full moon days, Monthly Pradoshas. On the auspicious days, special pujas and rituals are dedicated devotionally to four Saivite Saints, Ganasambandar, Turunavukkarasar and Sundarar.

The temple’s specialty, Lord Shiva is a swayambumurthi in the temple. It is to be noted that from Aadi 7th to 12th –July-August, the rays of Sun directly fall on the presiding deity. The temple is open for pilgrims and devotees from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.

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