Vandurai Nathar Temple, Tiruvandurai, Tiruvarur

Sri Vandurai Nathar temple is located in the village named Tiruvandurai, in the district of Tiruvarur, in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The main deities of this temple are Vandurai Nathar and Pramareswarar (Lord Shiva) and his consorts’ areVel Nedunganni and Bragadambal.

The holy tree of this temple is Vilwa. The holy water of this temple is Brahmmapureesa 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 Tiruventhurai.

It is to be remembered that local legends say, “The Lord of the temple is praised by Saint Tirugnana Sambandar in his Thevaram hymns.  This the 112th Shiva temple on the southern bank of Cauvery praised in hymns.”

In this shrine, the important festivals are Tamil New Year Day falling almost on April 14; Monthly Pradoshams, Skanda Sashti in October-November; Vaikasi Visakam in May-June;  Vinayaka Chaturthi in August-September; Aadi Pooram and Fridays in July-August; Navarathri in September-October;  Tirukarthikai and Mondays in the month in November-December;  Shivrathri in February-March; Tiruvadhirai in December-January and Panguni Uthiram in March-April,  are celebrated with special pujas and rituals.

It is to be highly noted that Lord in the temple is a swayambu murthy. It is to be noted that the shrine is open for devotees and pilgrims from 8.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 6.00 p.m. to 7.30 p.m daily. With a 3 tier Rajagopuram, the temple is facing towards east and the Mother is facing towards south. Other shrines in this temple are Lords Vinayaka, Dakshinamurthy, Muruga, Arthanareeswara, Brahmma, Bikshadana, Chandikeswara, Bhairava, Viswanatha, planets Sun and Moon and Sani Bhagwan,   Navagrahas and Mother Durga, around the prakara.

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