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Uchira Vaneswarar Temple & Thurai Kattum Vallalar Temple, Tiruvila Nagar, Nagapattinam

Sri Uchira Vaneswarar Temple, Thurai Kattum Vallalar temple is located in the village named Tiruvila Nagar in the district of Nagapattinam, in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The main deities of this temple are Uchira Vaneswarar-Thurai Kattum Vallalar Vajravaneswarar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is Veyuru Tholi Ammai.

The holy tree of this temple is a plant named Vizhal belonging to grass family. The holy water of this temple is Krupa 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 Tiruvila Nagar.

According to the local legends, “The temple is praised by Saint Tirugnana Sambandar in his Thevaram hymns. This is the 40th Shiva shrine on the southern bank of Cauvery praised in hymns.” The main festival of this temple is Maha Shivrathri in February-March is grandly celebrated. In the temple, Lord Shiva is a Swayambumurthy. With holding discus and conch in Her hands, Mother Veyuru Tholi Ammai appears ready in order to protect pilgrims and devotees.

Devotees and pilgrims can visit this temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 5.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. With five tier Rajagopuram and two prakaras seems very majestic in this temple. A court hall and Balipeeta Nandi are very near the said Rajagopuram. In the shrines in the prakara are Sun-Surya, Lords Dakshinamurthy, Vishnu, Bhairava, Brahmma, Somaskanda, Vinayaka, Nataraja, Gajalakshmi, planet Sani Bhagwan and Mothers Durga.

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