Sri Satchinathar temple, Avalivanallur, Tiruvarur

Sri Satchinathar temple is located in the village named Avalivanallur, in the district of Tiruvarur, in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The primary deity of this temple is Satchinathar (Lord Shiva) and his consorts are none.

The holy tree of this temple is none. The holy water of this temple is none. 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 none.

According to the Hindu religious pundits and scholars “The shrine is praised in the hymns of saivite saints Sundarar and Appar. This is the shrine sung in Thevaram hymns on the northern banks of Cauvery.

The important festivals of this temple are Kartika Purnima, Aipasi Annabhishekam in October-November, all the days of Ekadashi, Sankranti, Jalabhiseka, Shivrathri in February-March, feeding of Saint Gnanasambandar by Mother Parvathi in the month of Purattasi – September-October, Arudra Darshan or Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January celebrated with grand rituals and pujas.

The temple remains open from early morning to mid-noon and later in the early evening hours to sunset time daily. On the occasions of auspicious days and religious important days, the temple remains open for devotees and pilgrims for long hours. People from far and near often visit this particular shrine, with great devotion and dedication.

Special pujas and rituals are conducted according to Vedic practices plus ancient Hindu rules and regulations. Pilgrims from other states like Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka visit this particular temple.

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