Sri Koneswarar temple, Kudavasal, Tiruvarur

Sri Koneswarar temple is located in the village named Kudavasal, in the district of Tiruvarur, in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The main deity of this temple is Koneswarar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is Perianayaki. The holy tree of this temple is Plantain tree. The holy water of this temple is Amirtha Theertham.

The agamam or pooja of this temple is known as Karana Agama. This temple is nearly 1000-2000 years old in this region. The historical name of this place is Tirukudavayil.

According to the Hindu scholars and pundits, “ The shrine is praised in the hymns of Saint Tirugnana Sambandar. This is the 94th Shiva Temple on the southern bank of Cauvery praised in hymns.” The important festrivals 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 Shivarathri in Feburary-March. Other important festivals are New Year day according to Hindu traditional calendar and Georgian calendar, Deepavali and Pongal.

In this Mada temple, Lord Shiva is a Swayambumurthy. During Panguni month-March-April, rays of Sun directly fall on the Lord for three days. The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. 9.00 p.m for pilgrims and devotees. In this temple, Vinayaka is worshipped as Siddhi Vinayaka. Opposite the temple, the Amrutha Theertham-sacred spring is just outside. There are many small shrines in this temple complex that is visited by pilgrims and devotees.

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