Monday, October 23, 2017

Arutsomanatheswarar Temple, Tiruneedur

Location of the templeTiruneedur, near Mayiladuthurai
Lord Shiva known asArutsomanatheswarar, Gaana Nirthana Sankarar
Female deity known asVeyuru Tholiyammai, Aalalasundara Nayagi
PathigamTirunavukarasar, Sundarar
How to reach Located 4.5 Kms from Mayiladuthurai in the north direction. Town bus services to Needur are available from Mayiladuthurai.
Temple addressArulmighu Arutsomanatheswarar Temple
Tiruneedur
Needur Post
Mayiladuthurai Taluk
Nagapattinam District
PIN 609203
Location mapneedur map
Map showing location of Needur temple
Map courtesy by: Google Maps

Temple: This east facing temple has 2 prakarams. The main entrance to the temple is from the east. The shrine for the female deity is located on the outer prakram and faces south. The sanctum sanctorum of the main male deity Arutsomanathar is located in the inner prakaram. The shrines for Lord Muruga, Sivaloganathar, Kailayanathar, Kasi Viswanathar and Mahalakshmi are also located in the inner prakaram. The shrines for Dakshinamurthy, Brahma, Annamalayar, Sandikeswarar and Durgai are also located on the four corners of the sanctum.

Legend: The Sivalingam here is said to have been installed by Indiran, the king of Devas. The Shivalingam is made out of sand by Indiran who worshipped Shiva at this sthalam. Sun God Sooriyan and Moon God Chandiran are also said to have worshipped Lord Shiva at this sthalam.


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