Saturday, October 16, 2021

KutramporuthaNathar Temple, Tirukaruppariyalur

Location of the templeTirukaruppariyalur (now known as Talaignaayiru)
Lord Shiva known asKutramporuthaNathar, Uma Maheswarar, Sattanathar
Female deity known asVichitra Balambikai
PathigamSambandar - 1
Sundarar - 1
How to reach This temple is located at about 1o Kms from another paadal petra sivasthalam Vaitheeswaran Kovil. It is better to engage an auto from Vaitheeswran Kovil to visit this temple as it is situated away from the main bus route.
Temple addressArulmighu Kutramporutha Nathar Temple
Thalaignaayiru Post
Via elanthoppu
Mayiladuthurai Taluk
Mayiladuthurai District
PIN 609201
tirukaruppariyalur map
Map showing location of Tirukaruppariyalur temple from Vaitheeswaran Kovil
Map courtesy by: Google Maps

As in Sirkazhi, in this temple also there are 3 shrines for God Shiva viz., Kutram Porutta Natheswarar, Uma Maheswarar and Sattanathar. Hence this sthalam is also a Madakkovil and is referred to as "Melaikkazhi". The shrine for Kutram Porutta Natheswarar is situated in the ground level and the second and third shrines are situated at an elevated site as found in Sirkazhi. This Shivathalam is also known as Adhityapuram because Sun God Sooriyan is said to have worshipped God Shiva here. Saint Vasishtar is also believed to have worshipped the God Shiva here on the advice of God Brahma.

This temple has 4 prakarams and the stucco images on the vimanams adorning the sanctum are of great beauty. The Rajagopuram here is not in allignment with the sanctum here.

According to the legend, Indiran, the king of Devas, is said to have attacked Shiva with his Vajrayutham and Shiva is said to have forgiven him for his hasty act of aggression. Hence Lord Shiva is known here as Aparadha Kshameswarar in sanskrit and is referred as Kutramporutha Nathar in Tamil.

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