Sri Thirukutralam Shiva Temple also called as Sri Kutralanathar Temple is as popular as Chidambaram Natarajar Temple, and it is situated in Tamil Nadu, which is well known for its waterfalls and for its attractive natural surroundings. Those who visit the Kutralam waterfalls must also have to visit the Kutralanatheswarar Temple, since this temple is also considered as one of the Mukthi Stalams. Sage Agastyar, once visited the present place of Kutralam Temple, and created a Shivalingam on his own through his super natural powers.
In this temple, Lord Shiva is also worshipped as Trimurti, consisting of the powers of Brahma and Vishnu. The main deity of Lord Shiva is worshipped as Kuttralanathar and Ma Parvati is worshipped as Kuzhalvai Mozhiammai at this temple. A big Hall is present in this temple, and in that, various festival events would be held. Several paintings which display the beautiful pictures of Lord Shiva are also located nearby the main temple. Ancient Shaivite Saints visited this temple and sung in praise of Lord Shiva, and the details about this temple were also mentioned in ancient Shaivite Texts.
Arudra Darisanam, Navaratri and Shivaratri festivals are grandly celebrated at this temple. This temple is situated just a few kilometres faraway from Tenkasi. Some small Tiffin centres, petty shops and tea shops are situated nearby the temple, and devotees can make use of the facility.
We can also make a jolly as well as a spiritual trip to Kutralam, since bathing in the Kutralam falls would definitely give a happy mood, would also generate positive vibrations within us, and we would never forget those wonderful moments for ever in our life. It is also believed that by taking bath in the Kutralam falls would cure various types of skin diseases like leprosy. Those who suffer from severe depression, stress and mental tensions must have to visit this temple and water falls, in order to get rid from their problems permanently.
Sri Kodeeswarar Temple is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, and it is situated in Kottaiyur village, located nearby Kumbakonam, Thanjavur district, Tamil Nadu. In this temple, Lord Shiva is worshipped as Koteeswarar and his consort Ma Parvathi is worshipped as Ma Pandhadu Nayaki. This temple is praised in the Shaivite Text, Tevaram, which was written by the famous Nayanmar Saints.
The temple is constructed in a nice manner, and the temple pujas were done regularly, and festivals like Tiruvathirai, Shivaratri and PanguniUthiram are considered as the chief festivals. The temple is controlled by the Government of Tamil Nadu.