Monday, October 23, 2017

Kunthalanathar Temple, Tirukkurukukka

Location of the templeTirukkurukukka
Lord Shiva known asKundhalanathar, Kundhaleswarar
Female deity known asKunthalambikai
PathigamThirunavukarasar
How to reach This temple is located near Tirukaruppariyalur, another Paadal Petra Sthalam. Proceed from Vaitheeswarankoil towards Manalmedu and reach a place called Elanthoppu. From Elanthoppu, take the branch road to Tirukkurukukka and travel about 3 Kms. to reach the temple. It is advisable to engage an auto from Vaitheeswaran Kovil to visit this temple and also another paadal petra thalam Tirukkaruppariyalur which is nearby.
Temple addressArulmighu Kunthalanathar Temple
Tirukkurakkaval
Elanthoppu Post
Mayiladuthurai Taluk
Nagapattinam District
PIN 609201
Location maptirukurakkukka map
Map showing location of Tirukurakkukka temple from Vaitheeswaran Kovil
Map courtesy by: Google Maps

The Shivasthalam and the temple here is closely associated with another temple at Tirukaruppariyalur. Hanuman once tried to uproot the Sivalingam installed by Sri Ramar so that the Sivalingam brought by him could be installed and worshipped. For doing this offense of trying to uproot a Sivalingam, Hanuman prayed and worshipped God Shiva at Tirukaruppariyalur. Shiva, pleased with his worship, blessed him at Tirukaruppariyalur Sthalam. Hanuman thereafter built a temple for Shiva at Tirukkurukukka at this Sthalam.


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