Pasupateeswarar temple, Karur also called as Sri KalyanaPasupatheeswarar Temple is situated in Karur and it is considered to be one of the best Shiva Temples in Tamil Nadu. Before 1000 years, the place Karur is known as Karuvoor and the great Sambandar also visited this temple and also sang songs in praise of Lord Shiva. This temple was supposed to be built by a Chola King, and it was constructed before 2000 years ago. Subsequently, land was gifted by the kings, and the temple was expanded in larger size. Cholas and Pandya Kings, used to regularly visit and worship Lord Shiva at this temple.
As per ancient legend, the divine cow, Kamadhenu, meditated on Lord Siva, at the present place of this temple, and received Lord Shiva’s blessings. Lord Brahma is also supposed to have worshipped Lord Shiva in this temple, and hence the temple pond is called as Sri Brahma Theertham. Since Kamadhenu, the divine cow (In Tamil, Cow is known as Pasu) worshipped Lord Shiva, the temple was came to be known as Pasupatheeswarar.
The Shiva Lingam present inside the temple is that of a self-emanated one, also called as swayambu lingam. The shrines of Ma Parvati Devi’s two forms, Sundaravalli and Alankaravalli, are present inside the temple. A Big Mandapam adds more attractiveness to this ancient Shiva temple, and the temple is also rich in art and architecture.
Sundarar and Sambandar composed Thevaram hymns in this temple. The yearly Brahmotsavam is celebrated in a grand manner, and apart from that, festivals like Navaratri, Shivaratri and ArudraDarisanam are also celebrated at this temple.
The great KaruvurarSiddhar was born at this place, and this temple is famous for conducting wedding ceremonies, and those who are unmarried can visit and worship Lord Shiva and Ma Parvati at this temple, in order to get married soon. Since the holy feet of the Nayanmar Saints had been touched at this temple, visiting this temple is considered as a most sacred deed.
Daily Puja is being performed for six times, and Lord Shiva had appeared before Lord Brahma at this temple, and increased his creation powers.
Temple Address: Sri Pasupatheeswarar Temple,
Telephone No: 9790555882, 04324-238017, Temple office- 04324-262010.
Few hotels are also situated nearby this Temple.