Tiru Payatrunathar Temple, Tiru Payathangudi

Sri Tiru Payatrunathar temple is located in the village named Tiru Payathangudi, in the district of Nagapattinam, in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The cheif deity of this temple is Tiru Payatrunathar (Mutkapureeswarar) (Lord Shiva) and his consorts are Kavianganni – Nethrambal.

The holy tree of this temple is Silandhi tree. The holy water of this temple is Karuna 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 Tirupayattrur.

According to the Hindu religious scholars and pundits, “The temple is praised by Saint Appar in his Thevaram hymns. This is the 78th Shiva temple on the southern bank of Cauvery praised in Thevaram hymns.”

Devotees and pilgrims throng this temple in the festivals of Chitra Poornima-full moon day in April-May; in Thai covering January-February, all the days of Ekadashi, Tirukarthikai in November-December, Fridays in Aadi in July-August, Aipasi Annabishekam in October-November and Maha Shivrathri in February-March are the festivals celebrated in the temple.

The temple speciality is that Lord Shiva in the temple is a Swayambumurthy. The temple is open for pilgrims and devotees from 8.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 6.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. In this temple Lord Vinayaka is praised as Siddhi Buddhi Vinayaka.  It is to be noted that the temple is facing towards east.

There are shrines for Lords Siddhi  Viswanatha with Mother Visalakshi, Vinayaka, Dakshinamurthy, Muruga with His consorts Valli and Deivanai, Mothers Gajalashmi and Mahalakshmi, Sun, Moon,  Somaskanda, Veera Makali, Sage Bhairava Maharshi, Bhairava and Chandikeswara.

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