Sri Ujjeevanathar temple is located in the village named Uyyakondon Malai in the district of Tiruchchirappalli, in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The primary deity of this temple is Ujjeevanathar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is Anjanakshi.
The holy tree of this temple is Vilwa. The holy water of this temple arePonnolir Odai, Kudamurutti, Gnanavavi,Enkona Kinaru and Narkona Kinaru. 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 Karkudi.
According to the local legends, “Lord Shiva of this temple is praised in the Thevaram hymns of all three celebrated Saivite Saints, Tirugnanasambandar, Tirunavukkarasar and Sundarar. This is the 4th Shiva temple on the southern bank of Cauvery praised in Thevaram hymns.”
In the temple, all festivals dedicated to Lord Shiva are celebrated in a grand manner with lot of devotion and dedication. Moreover, lord shiva in suyampu moorthy in this temple. The temple remains open for devotees and pilgrims in the early morning to mid-noon and later in the evening hours to dusk. During the auspicious days and important religious days, the temple remains open for devotees and pilgrims for long hours. It is the most frequently visited by Hindus in the district and South India.
In this temple complex, other deities are Karan, Saint Arunagiri Nathar, Maharshis Markandeya and Upamany. In the temple, devotees and pilgrims pray to Mother Jeshtadevi for total safety during travelling and trip. Those Hindus who worship here in this temple are blessed with longevity and healthy life.