Sri Pasupatheeswarar Temple, Thirukondeeswaram

Sri Pasupatheeswarar temple is located in the small town named Thirukondeeswaram, in the district of Tiruvarur, in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The primary deity of this shrine is Pasupatheeswarar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is Shanthanayaki.

The holy tree of this temple is Vilwa. The holy water of this temple is Soorapuskarini. 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 Thirukondeeswaram.

The important festivals celebrated in this temple are Maha Shivrathri in February-March, Aipasi Poornima-full moon day in October-November, Panguni Utsav in March-April and Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January. On a Thursday, in the month of Karthikai (November-December) between 6.00 a.m. to 7.30 a.m. called Emakandam time under the religious aspect of Lord Yama (the God of Death), the Lord devotionally and derivationally offered holy water (theertham) to the devotees and pilgrims in order to cleanse them from all kinds of sins.

The temple’s specialty is that Lord shiva in suyampu (Swayambhu), self originated. The temple is open for all from 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m daily. On the day of Shivarathri, a special pujas and rituals are conducted in the temple for the devotees and pilgrims. Several thousands of years old are the Shiva Linga of this temple.

It is to be remembered that Non-Hindus are not permitted to enter this temple.  It is one of the sought after Shiva temple in this region and in south India that is often visited by large number of devotees and pilgrims.

Write Your Comment