Saturday, October 21, 2017

Nageswaraswamy Temple, Tirukkudanthai Keezhkottam

Location of the templeTirukkudanthai Keezhkottam
Lord Shiva known asNageswaraswamy
Female deity known asBruhanNaayagi, Periya Nayagi
PathigamThirunavukarasar - 1
How to reach This sivasthalam temple is located in Kumbakonam town.

Temple: This temple is a big one located in the center of Kumbakonam town. Sun God Sooriyan and Adhiseshan are said to have worshipped Lord Shiva st this sivasthalam. A special feature of this temple is that the sun's rays falls on the Sivalingam (Nageswaraswamy) in the morning on 3 days in a year during the Tamil month of Chithirai - 11th, 12th and 13th day of that month. It is widely believed that Sun god Sooriyan Himself performs pooja at that time to Lord Shiva. Devotees gather in large numbers during these 3 days to witness the event. Scupltures depicting the whole story of Ramayana is found on the inner walls of the prakaram surrounding the sanctum.


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