Uma Maheswarar Temple, Konerirajapuram, Nagapattinam

Sri Uma Maheswarar temple is located in the village named Konerirajapuram, in the district of Nagapattinam, in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The primary deity of this temple is Uma Maheswarar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is Angavala Nayaki (Deha Sundari).

The holy trees of this temple are Arasu and Vilwa. The holy water of this temple is Bhoomi Theertham. The agamam or pooja of this temple is known as Kamya Agama. This temple is nearly 1000-2000 years old in this region. The historical name of this place is Thirunallam.

It is to be highly noted that Hindu religious scholars and pundits, “ The lord of the temple is praised in the Thevaram hymns of Saints Tirugnana Sambandar and Tirunavukkarasar. This is the 34th Shiva temple on the southern bank of Cauvery praised in hymns.”

The important festivals of this temple are Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January, Vaikasi Visakam in May-June, Two Brahmmotsavas, Shivarathri in February – March, Deepavalli, New year day according to Georgian calendar and Hindu traditional calendar and pongal.

In the temple, Lord Shiva is a Swayambumurthy – 4.5 feet tall Linga. It is to be noted that the Vilwa tree has surprisingly only 13 leaves in each stem. It is a real wonder that is witnessed by the devotees and pilgrims and it is a Sthala Vruksha of the temple. The shrine is open for devotees and pilgrims from 6.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. People from far and near visit this temple.

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