This is one of the 276 Devara Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalams and 11th Shiva Sthalam on the northern bank of the river Cauvery in Chozha Nadu (Vadakarai). Lord Shiva in this temple is a Swayambumurthi (self-manifested).
Moolavar:Sri Swetharanyeswarar, Sri Venkaattu Nathar.
Ambal:Sri Brahma Vidhyambigai.
Theertham (Holy water):Surya, Chandra and Agni Theerthams.
Sthala Vriksham (Sacred Tree):Vadavaal, Vilvam and Kondrai trees.
Pathigam (Hymn) rendered by: Saint Thirugnanasambanthar, Saint Thirunavukarasar (Appar) and Saint Sundaramurthy (Sundarar).
This is one of the famous Navagraha “parihara sthalam” – Lord Budhan (Mercury) is represented here.
This is one of the 51 Shakthi Peetams – Goddess Parvathy is praised here as “Pranava Shakthi”.
This temple is one of the 6 Shiva Sthalams on the banks of river Cauvery that are considered to be equal in significance with Kasi (Banaras). The others being (1) Thiruvaiyaru, (2) Mayiladuthurai, (3) Chayaavanam, (4) Thiruvidaimaruthur, and (5) Thiruvanchiyam.
This is one of the 44 Paadal petra sthalams where the “Moovar” (the three saints - Saint Thirugnanasambanthar, Saint Thirunavukarasar (Appar) and Saint Sundaramurthy (Sundarar) had rendered their Pathigams.
This temple has five corridors and its main tower (Rajagopuram) has 5-tiers.
The last consecration ceremony (Kumbabishekam) took place on 11.04.2016 and prior to that on 11.07.2007, 13.07.1986 and 26.03.1961.
This temple is mentioned in Valmiki Ramayan and Silapathikaram. This underscores the antiquity of this temple.
The name of this place in Sanskrit is “Swetharanyam” (“Sweth” means white and “Aranyam” means forest). In Tamil, this can be translated as “Venmai” meaning “white” and “Kaadu” meaning forest.Hence this place is called “Thiru Venkaadu”.
The lord here is known as “Sri Swetharanyeswarar”. Lord Shiva here is also praised as Thiruvenkaadar, Thiruvenkaattu Devar, Thiruvenkaadaiyar and Thiruvenkaattu Peruman.
There are stone inscriptions available here which relate to the period of Chola Kings Adhithiyan, Rajarajan, Rajendran, kulothungan, Vikrama Cholan and Rajathirajan.
Some stone inscriptions relate to Pandiya kings Kulasekara Pandiyan, Vikrama Pandiyan, Sundara Pandiyan and Parakirama Pandian. There are also some stone inscriptions dating back to the Vijayanagar dynasty.
This temple’s campus covers an area of almost 12 acres. The rivers, Kaveri and Manikarnigai, flow near this holy shrine. It is believed that taking dip in the river Manikarnigai is equivalent to taking dips in the 64 bath ghats in Kasi.
This is a famous “Parihara sthalam” for Lord Budhan (Mercurry).
Those suffering from nerve related ailments can worship lord Budhan here for relief. Lord Budhan is believed to be the lord responsible for education and business.
Hence, devotees believe that by worshiping lord Bhudan,they will be blessed with better education, knowledge, wisdom, oratory excellence and improvement in their businesses.
Devotees also believe that worshiping the lord here will lead to removal of sins accrued in their previous births.
It is believed that those seeking wedding boon and “santhana prapthi” (child boon) can pray to the lord here.
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 Swetharanyeswarar Temple at Thiruvenkadu.
Soundaryaraja Perumal Temple.
Nellukadai Mariamman Temple.
Finally drop at Railway Junction / Airport.
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Sri Swetharanyeswarar Temple -Thiruvenkadu,Nagapattinam,Tamil Nadu (276 Shiva Sthalangal)