Puradhana Vaneswarar Temple, Pattukottai, Thanjavur

Sri Puradhana Vaneswarar temple is situated in the town known as Pattukottai, in the district of Thanjavur, in the state of Tamil Nadu in Southern India. The primary deity of this temple is Puradhna Vaneswarar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is Periyanayaki Ambal.

The holy tree of this temple is Vilwa. The holy water of this temple is well theertham. The agamam or pooja of this temple is called as Kameeyam. This temple is approximately 500 – 1000 years old in this region. The historical name of this spot is Pattukottai.

The important festivals of this shrine are Panguni Uthiram in March-April, Masi Magam Brahmmotsavam in February-March,     Tiruvadhirai in December-January, Navarathri in September-October; Vaikasi Visakam in May-June; Skanda Sashti in October-November and Mahasivarathri in the month of Masi (February-March). Other important festivals are New Year day according to Hindu traditional calendar and Georgian calendar, Pongal and Deepavali.

It is to be remembered that it is the most sought after temple in South India.  The temple is open for all Hindus from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.  Devotees from several parts of Tamil Nadu and its neighboring states like Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Karnataka visit this particular shrine.  It is one of the sought after temple in the list of South Indian pilgrimage Lord Shiva temple list. Devotees pray for peace of mind without any type of confusion in personal and professional life and for fearlessness. The local resident devotees largely participate and indulge in all the activities and events of this shrine with great devotion and dedication.

Address -Sri Puradhana Vaneswarar temple, Pattukottai, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu.

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