This is one of the 276 Devara Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalams and 21st Shiva Sthalam on the northern bank of the river Cauvery in Chozha Nadu (Vadakarai). Lord Shiva in this temple is a Swayambumurthi (self-manifested). This east facing temple has two corridors and it does not have a main tower.
Moolavar:Sri Arul Somanatha Swamy, Sri Gana Nardhana Sankarar, Sri Padi Padiya Devar
Ambal:Sri Veyuru Tholiyammai, Sri Vedanayagi, Sri Aditya Abayapradambigai, Sri Adhigandhi Ammai
Theertham (Holy water):Senkazhuneer Odai
Sthala Vriksham (Sacred Tree):Mahizha tree (Bakula)
At the entrance there is an arch with beautiful sculptures of Lord Shiva, with Goddess Parvathy, on his bull mount along with sculptures of Vinayakar and Murugan.
The last consecration ceremony (Maha Kumbabishekam) took place on 05.04.2007 and prior to that on 04.07.1985 and 30.06.1947.
This is the birth place of Saint Munaiyaduvar, one of the 63 Nayanmars.
Needur in Tamil means eternal place. According to Hindu mythology, at the end of every “Yuga”, there is a huge flood (deluge) that leads to the destruction of all living beings in the earth.
This is called the “Pralayam”. It is believed that this place was not destroyed even at the end of the “Pralayam”. Hence it gets this name.
The historical names of this place are Magizhavanam, Vagularanyam and Magizharanyam.
There are some stone inscriptions in this temple which date back to the periods of Chola Kings Kulothungan-I, Rajathirajan-II and Rajarajan-III.
Devotees believe that by worshiping the lord here, obstacles from their marriage proposals will be removed.
Devotees can also worship Lord Shiva here in order to seek the blessings of wealth and prosperity.
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 Arul Somanatha Swamy Temple at Thiru Needur.
Soundaryaraja Perumal Temple.
Nellukadai Mariamman Temple.
Finally drop at Railway Junction / Airport.
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2.Double sharing Rooms
5.Royal Suite Rooms
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From Trip start to till end the Tour Guide will be take care
Local Speaking Guide - ( English,Tamil,Hindi,Telugu & Malayalam ) *
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All local vehicle transport
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Sri Arul Somanatha Swamy Temple -Thiru Needur,Nagapattinam,Tamil Nadu (276 Shiva Sthalangal)