Sukshma Pureeswarar Temple, Cherugudi, Tiruvarur

Sri Sukshma Pureeswarar temple is located in the village named Cherugudi, in the district of Tiruvarur, in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The main deity of this temple is Sukshma Pureeswarar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is Mangala Nayaki.

The holy tree of this temple is Vilwa. The holy water of this temple is Mangala Theertham. 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 Thiruchirukudi.

According to the local legends, Lord Shiva of the shrine is praised in the Thevaram hymns of Saint Gnana Sambandar. This is the 60th Shiva temple on the southern bank of Cauvery praised in Thevaram hymns.” The festivals of this temple are Tirukarthikai in November-December, Maha Shivrathri in February-March, Pournima, Vaikunta Ekadashi, Amavasya and other Lord Shiva related festivals.

In this temple, Linga made of sand is a swayambumurthy. The temple is open for devotees and pilgrims from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. In this temple complex, with a three tier Rajagopuram is facing towards East. A very spacious is the inner area.       In the front mandap are Sun, Sage, Navagraha-9 planets, Lords Mangala Vinayaka, Muruga, Vishvamitra and Gandharvas.

The deities of the temple grace the devotees and pilgrims. The lord of this temple is known as the wish fulfiller and devotees and pilgrims also indulge in thanks giving prayers and rituals with great devotion and dedication.

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