Sri Mahalinga Swamy Parivaara Devata's Shrines


Usually, a temple will have a Linga in the sanctum and Parivara Devatas in the temple around. It is a peculiar feature in this temple that the Parivara Devatas are at the following places.

Vinayaka - Thiruvalanchuzhi


Thiruvalanchuzi TempleSweta Vinayakar (Vellai Vinayakar or Nuraippillaiyaar): A white colored image of Ganapati - Sweta Vinayakar is the center of worship here. Legend has it that the Gods (the Devas) fashioned this image out of the foam that was generated when the milky ocean (Ksheera Samudram) was churned by them, in their quest for the celestial nectar Amritam.

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Muruga - Swamimalai


Swamymalai TempleSwamimalai is a sylvan village, situated about five kilometers west of Kumbakonam on the banks of a tributary of river Cauvery. The temple is situated very close to the bus stand and the railway station is about two kilometers away. It is well connected to and surrounded by important places like Kumbakonam, Tiruvidaimarutur, Mayiladuthurai, Papanasam, Tanjavur etc.

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Nataraja - Chidambaram


Chidambaram TempleChidambaram is the seat of the cosmic dancer Nataraja (Ananda Tandava pose ; the Cosmic Dance of bliss). It is one of the Pancha (five) Bhutasthalas. Chidambaram is the Akasa sthalam - Space. The other four are at Kanchipuram (Prithvi sthalam - Earth), Tiruvanaikaval (Appu sthalam - Water), Kalahasti (Vayu sthalam - Air) & Tiruvannamalai (Thejo sthalam - Fire).

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Dakshinamurti - Alangudi


Alangudi TempleThiru Alangudi, the popular shrine for the worship of Guru or Dashinamurthy in Tamil Nadu lies 17km from the temple city of Kumbakonam. The presiding deity of the shrine is Lord Shiva bearing the name of Aaabathsagaayeswara or Aranyeswara. Goddess Parvati here is worshipped as Umai Ammai or Elavarkuzali. Once when the Devas and the Asuras in a combined effort tried to churn the celestial ocean, 'Parkadal'.

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Surya (Navagraha) - Aduthurai


Suriyanarkovil Templeooriyanar Temple is in East of Kumbakonam, Kumbakonam - Mayiladuthurai road. It is exactly 2Km to the north of Aduthurai and the temple is well connected from lower Anicut and Thiruppanandal. All the Passengers have to alight at Thirumangalagudi Kaliamman Koil bus stop and walk for two for long north east to reach the temple.

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Bairavar - Sirkazhi


Sirkazi TempleSirkazhi is a highly revered shrine with 71 (the most number of known) Tevara Patikams and is located in the vicinity of Vaitheeswaran Koyil near Chidambaram. Sirkali is considered to be the 14th of the Tevara Stalangal loacted to the North of the river Kaveri in the Chola region of Tamilnadu.It is a center for Bhairava worship, and the site of authorship of several works.

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Nandi - Thiruvavaduthurai


Thiruvaduthurai TempleSirkazhi is a highly revered shrine with 71 (the most number of known) Tevara Patikams and is located in the vicinity of Vaitheeswaran Koyil near Chidambaram. Sirkali is considered to be the 14th of the Tevara Stalangal loacted to the North of the river Kaveri in the Chola region of Tamilnadu.It is a center for Bhairava worship, and the site of authorship of several works.

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Somaskantha - Thiruvarur


thiruvarur TempleThe Thiyagaraja temple at Thiruvarur is one of the ancient heritage sites of India and is a representation of the religio-socio-cultural history of the Tamil region for a period spanning over a millennium and a half. Little is known about this shrine to much of India. The vast temple complex today is truly a standing monument to centuries of history and tradition.

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15 December 2017
05.30 AM Ushathkalam
08.00 AM Kaalasanthi
10.00 AM Uchikkalam
06.00 PM Sayarakshai
08.00 PM IrandamKalam
09.30 PM Artha Jamam
Raghustalam Thirunageswaram
Mahalingeswarar Temple
Thirumanajeri Temple
Thirumangalakudi Temple
Sooriyanar Kovil
Ayyavadi Temples
Karaikal Temples
King Varaguna Pandian Story
Pandaripuram, Govindapuram
thiruvidaimarudur temple
thiruvidaimaruthur temple
mahalinga swamy temple
Shiva temple at thiruvidaimarudur
Veera Cholan River
Mahamaham in kumbakonam
kumbakonam temples
thirumanacheri temple
Suriyanar Kovil near TDR