Sakala bhuvaneswarar Mekalambika Temple, Tirumeeyachur, Tiruvarur

Sri Sakalabhuvaneswarar-Mekalambika temple is located in the village named Tirumeeyachur, in the district of Tiruvarur, in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The primary deity of this Shrine is Sakalabhuvaneswarar (Lord Shiva) and his consorts are Mekalambika and Soundaryanayaki. The festival deity of this temple is Panchamurthy.

The holy trees of this temple are Mandarai and Vilwa. The holy water of this temple is Suryapushkarini. 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 Tirumeeyachur.

According to the Hindu religious scholars and pundits, “Saint Tirunavukkarasar has praised the temple in his Thevaram. Adored with golden Kondrai flowers and garland The new moon glittering on the long hair Accompanied by radiant Mother Mekalambika My Lord will not leave Meeyachur temple. This is the 57th temple praised in Thevaram songs on the southern bank of Cauveri.”

The important festivals of this temple are Rathasapthami in the Month of Thai, Shivarathri in February –March, Pournima, Vaikunta Ekadashi, Pournima, Vinayaka Chathurthi and all the Shiva and Mother Ambika related festivals. In this temple, Lord Shiva (Sakalabhuvaneswarar) is a swayambumurthy.

The temple is open from 7.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 4.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m for devotees and pilgrims. The temple complex comprises of five and three tier of main tower-Rajagopuram, two corridors – prakaras, inner corridor-prakara, Ratha Vinayaka Shrine and many other wonders.  It is one of the sought after temple in the district and south India.

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