Saturday, October 16, 2021

Vedapureesar Temple, Tiruvedhikudi

Location of the templeTiruvedhikudi
Lord Shiva known asVedapureesar
Female deity known asMangayarkarasi
PathigamThirunavukarasar, Sambandar
How to reach This temple is located at Tiruvedhikudi, 7 Kms. from Tiruvaiyaru. Town bus facilities are available from Tiruvaiyaru. Two other paadal petra sthalams Tirukkandiyur and Tiruchottruthurai are located in the vicinity of Tiruvedhikudi.
Temple addressArulmighu Vedapureesar Temple
Tirukandiyur Post
Tiruvaiyaru Taluk
Thanjavur district
PIN 613202
Location mapThiruvedhikudi map
Map showing location of Tiruvedhikudi temple from Thrivaiyaru
Map courtesy by: Google Maps

Lord Brahma is said to have worshipped Lord Shiva at this sthalam. Sun's rays fall on the Sivalingam at sunrise on 13th, 14th and 15th day of Tamil month Panguni every year. It is believed that Sun god Sooriyan performs pooja during these 3 days to Lord Shiva at this sthalam.

The deities here are Vedapureeswarar and Mangayakarasi. There are many sivalingam installed in the prakaram. There is also a beautiful stone idol of Lakshmi Narayana standing by itself in a corner. Lord Ganesa is known as Vedha Pilliar and He is seen in a slanted position. The Arthanareeswarar statue here is unique. Ambal is seen on the right side and Lord Shiva is seen on the right side whereas in the normal Arthanareewarar statue, ambal will be seen in the left and the Lord in the right.

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