Valampura Nathar Temple, Melaperumpallam, Nagapattinam

Sri Valampura Nathar temple is located in the village named Melaperumpallam, in the district of Nagapattinam, in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The chief deity of this temple is Valampura Nathar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is Vadu Vagir Kanni (Procession deity – Padmanayaki). The festival deity is Chandrasekharar.

The holy tree of this temple is Male Palm tree (Aan Panai in Tamil). The holy waters of this temple are Brhamma, Lakshmi and Sivaganga theerthams. The agamam or pooja of this temple is known as Sivagama. This temple is nearly 1000-2000 years old in this region. The historical name of this place is Tiruvalampuram.

According to the Hindu religious pundits and scholars, “The temple is praised in the Thevaram hymns of saints Gnanasamabandar and Tirunavukkarasar and Sundarar.   This is the 44th Shiva temple on the southern bank of Cauvery praised in Thevaram hymns.” The important festivals Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January, Bikshadanar festival on Bharani star day in Thai-January-February, Mahalaya in Purattasi-September-October,   Aadi-July-August, Panguni Uthiram in March-April; New Moon Days in Thai-January-February, Aadi Pooram in July-August,  Karthikai Mondays in November-December and Vinayaka Chaturthi.

Lord Vallabha Vinayaka shrine and the Mada temple tank are the specialty of this temple complex. Some epigraphic details regarding the temple are present in different portion of the shrine. The devotees and pilgrims who are seeking child boon, obstacles in wedding proposals, facing skin problems, adverse aspects of serpent planets and doshas caused by women perform prayer and rituals for relief with much dedication and devotion.

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