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Thayumanava Swami Temple, Trichy, Tiruchchirappalli

Sri Thayumanava Swami temple is located in Trichy, in Tiruchchirappalli district of Tamil Nadu state in South India. The primary deity of this temple is Thayumanavar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is Mattuvar Kuzhali.

The holy tree of this temple is Vilwa. The holy water of this temple is Brahmma Theertham. The agamams or poojas of this temple is known as Karanam and Kameekam. This temple is nearly 1000-2000 years old in this region. The historical name of this place is Shirapuram.

As per the Hindu religious pundits and scholars, “Child Saivite Saint Tirugnanasambandar has praised Lord Shiva of the temple as One who has everything good, one has not anything that is not good, one who has the glittering white skinned Nandhi as His Vahan, Mother Uma sharing His half, all prosperity at His feet, having His abode at the hills of Shirappalli – my heart and mind enjoying the bliss when I praise His glory”.This is the 6th Shiva temple on the southern bank of Cauvery praised in the Thevaram hymns of Saints Tirugnanasambandar, Tirunavukkarasar and Sundarar and Saint Arunagirinathar in his Tirupuggazh.”

The important festival that is celebrated with festivity are Maha Shivrathri in February-March, Chithirai Brahmmotsavam in April-May, on Makar Shankranti (Thai Pongal) falling almost on January 14  with Panchamurthy procession, Panguni float festival in March-April,  Aipasai Annabishekam in October-November;    Aadi Pooram in July-August and Tirukarthikai in November-December. As a Swayambulinga, Lord Shiva graces devotees and pilgrims facing towards west.

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