This is one of the 276 Devara Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalams and 7th Shiva Sthalam on the northern bank of the river Cauvery in Chozha Nadu (Vadakarai). Lord Shiva in this temple is a Swayambumurthi (self-manifested) and the lingam is quite tall.
Moolavar:Sri Mullaivananathar, Sri Yuthika Parameswarar, Sri Masilamaneeswarar
Ambal:Sri Anikonda Kothaiyammai, Sri Sathyanantha Soundari
Theertham (Holy water):Vishnu Theertham, Chandra Theertham, Brahma Theertham and Ganga Theertham.
This east facing temple has no main tower (Rajagopuram) but it has an arch at the entrance.
The last Consecration ceremony (Maha Kumbabishekam) of this temple took place on 07.09.1989.
This temple is situated near the coast of Bay of Bengal and the sea shore is just half a kilometre away from this temple.
The temple is believed to have been built about 1,300 years ago by the Chola King Killivalavan.
There are two places with the same name of “Thirumullaivayil”. One is located near Sirkazhi and the other near Chennai.
Both of these places are home to very ancient temples. Thirumullaivayil near Seerkazhi is called “Then Thirumullaivasal” and the one near Chennai is called “Vada Thirumullaivoyal” (“Then” meaning south and “Vada” meaning north in Tamil).
“Thirumullaivoyal” or “Thirumullaivasal” gets its name from the belief that Lord Shiva emerged from a Jasmine bush in both these places.
“Thiru” is a respectful prefix, “Mullai” means Jasmine and “Vassal” means place in Tamil.
Other than the shrines of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathy, shrines and idols of lords Vinayakar, Shanmuga Subramaniar, Dakshinamurthy, Murugan, Mahalakshmi, few lingams, Durgai, Navagrahams, Suryan, Chandran, Nalvar and Bairavar can be seen in the corridors.
It is strongly believed that devotees who chant the Panchakshara mantra in the temple on Solar and Lunar eclipse days and on new moon days (Amavasya) will be blessed with prosperity and happiness.
It is believed that by doing so devotees will be able to break away from the repetitive cycle of birth and re-birth.
Since this is the place where Lord Shiva imparted knowledge to Goddess Parvathy, lots of students worship the lord here to seek his blessings for their educational pursuits.
Proceed towards Nagapattinam.
Then transfer to Hotel.
Hotel Check In.
Then proceed to visit Dutch Fort.
Sikkal Singaravelar Temple.
Come back to Hotel.
Overnight stay at Hotel.
Morning Breakfast at Hotel.
Check out from Hotel.
Then Proceed towards Sri Mullaivananathar Temple at “Then Thirumullaivasal”.
Soundaryaraja Perumal Temple.
Nellukadai Mariamman Temple.
Finally drop at Railway Junction / Airport.
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Sri Mullaivananathar Temple - Then Thirumullaivasal,Nagapattinam,Tamil Nadu (276 Shiva Sthalangal)