This is one of the 276 Devara Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalams and 63rd Shiva Sthalam on the Southern bank of the river Cauvery in Chozha Nadu (Thenkarai). Lord Shiva in this temple is a Swayambumurthi (self-manifested).
Moolavar:Sri Sarguna Natheswarar.
Ambal:Sri Sarvanga Sundari.
Theertham (Holy water):Yama Theertham.
Sthala Vriksham (Sacred Tree):Vilvam tree.
Pathigam (Hymn) rendered by: Saint Thirunavukarasar (Appar)-1
Location:Karuvili Kottitai (Karuveli), Thiruvarur, Tamil Nadu.
This east facing temple has a beautiful arch at the entrance and its main tower (Rajagopuram) has 3-tiers.
This temple has a single corridor and it does not have a flag post “Dwajasthambam”.
The last consecration ceremony (Maha Kumbabishekam) took place on 30.06.2017 and prior to that on 14.07.2008.
This ancient temple is situated on the northern banks of the river Arisilaru, a tributary of the river Cauvery. This village’s name is Karuvili and the temple is known as Kottitai. However, now this place is called Karuveli.
The historical names of this place are Karuvili Kottitai and Sarguneswarapuram.
There are certain stone inscriptions in this temple which date back to the periods of Chola king Rajathirajan-II and Rajendra Chola. This temple was built and renovated by the Chola kings.
In the stone inscriptions, this temple is referred to as “Uyyakkondan Valanattu Vennattu Kulothunga Chola Nallurakiya Karuvili Kottitai”.
This temple is presently managed by Sri Sarguneswara Swami Temple Management Committee.
Other than the shrines of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathy, shrines and idols of Vinayakar, Subramaniyar with his consorts and Chandikeswarar can be seen in the corridor. There is no Navagraham here.
Idols of Thirunavukkarasar, Thirugnanasambanthar and Sundarar can be seen in the hall.
Shrines of Goddess Simhavahini and Sanjeevi Anjaneyar can be seen near Goddess Parvathy’s shrine.
In the “koshtam” (place surrounding the sanctum sanctorum), idols of Narthana Ganapathy, Dakshinamurthy, Mahavishnu, Brahma, Ardhanareeswarar, Bairavar and Durgai can be seen.
It is believed that worshiping the lord here would help devotees get salvation and will help them break away from the repetitive cycle of birth and re-birth.
It is also believed that those seeking wedding boon can pray to the lord here.
Pick up from Theni/Dindigul.
Proceeding towards Thiruvarur
Hotel Check in.
Then proceed to visit Veerataneswarar Temple, Thiruvirkudi,
Arulmigu Abathsahyeswarar Temple.
Arulmigu Saraswathi Temple.
Come back to Hotel.
Overnight stay at Hotel.
After Refreshment and Breakfast at Hotel.
Check out from Hotel.
Then proceed to visit Sri Sarguneswarar Temple at Karuvili Kottitai (Karuveli).
Sri Agnieeswarar Temple
sri Seshapureeswarar Temple.
Then Starting Our Journey Towards Theni/Dindigul.
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Sri Sarguneswarar Temple -Karuvili Kottitai (Karuveli), Thiruvarur, Tamil Nadu (276 Shiva Sthalangal)