Thirukutralam represents one of the five Pancha Sabhas of Nataraja - Chitra Sabhai. The five dance halls of Shiva are Chidambaram, Madurai, Thiruvalangadu, Tirunelveli and Kutralam. Kutralam is also known as Trikootaachalam.
Theertham :Shiva Madhu Ganga, North falls, River Chitra.
Agamam / Pooja : Magudagamam.
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Tirikooda Malai
Location: Kuttralam, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu.
The temple is lit with one lakh lamps on Aadi new moon day in July-August.
10 day Purattasi Navarathri for Parasakti in September-October.
Brahmmotsavam in Aipasi (October-November) and in Panguni (March-April); Margazhi Tiruvadhiraiin December-January.
Thai Float festival in January-February.
Panguni Uthiram in March-April are the other festivals celebrated in the temple.
Due to an unmanageable crowd of Devas, Rishis to attend the Wedding of Lord Shiva with Mother Parvathi, north began to sink due the heavy weight and south began to rise up.
To balance the ground level, Lord Shiva called Sage Agasthya to go south and said his single weight alone could solve this problem.
Lord also assured the sage that he would be able to have the wedding darshan from Kuttralam itself, because, he changed Vishnu to Shivalinga and worshipped Him according to Makudagama rules here. Agasthya took the command of Lord and reached Kuttralam.
But the Dwarapalakas of the erstwhile Vishnu temple denied entry to the sage. The sage, though upset, went to the nearby Ilanji Kumaran temple, made a Linga with the white sand and prayed for Shiva darshan.
Lord Muruga appeared before the sage and suggested that he may enter the temple as a Vaishnava, make Perumal a Shiva and worship his Lord. Agasthya entered the temple with Tiruman Nama on the frehead, Tulsi mala around the neck and worshipped holding Lord Shiva in his heart.
The conch in Vishnu’s hand changed into deer, Tulsi into crescent moon, Tilak as forehead eye and the ratna in the chest as the serpent. Agasthya pressed the head of Vishnu with his hand letting it go down and down till it got the form of a Linga.
Agasthya got the Shiva Parvathi wedding darhsan immediately here itself. It is still believed that the Devas are worshipping the Lord in the temple during the day and Sage Agasthya during the night. The finger prints of Sage Agasthya on the Linga are still visible.
Lord Shiva worshipped by Agasthya at Ilanji is praised as Iruvaluka Nayaka. It is suggested that devotees should worship Iruvaluka Shiva first before proceeding to Kuttralam for full gain.
The temple was in the shape of a conch (Sangu) when it was a Vaishnavite shrine. It is so now too.
The devotee can observe this form on his/her way to Shenbagadevi temple. Conch represents the power of Mother Mahalakshmi. The sound gives energy. Hence, conch is blown during Shiva pujas.
Pick up from Madurai/Theni/Dindigul.
Proceed to Courtallam,Check in to the Hotel.
Proceed to Arulmigu Sri Courtallanathar Temple,Main Falls, Five Falls, Tiger Falls.
Back to Hotel.
Overnight stay @ Hotel.
After fresh up and Breakfast @ hotel.
Check out the Hotel.
Then Proceed to Chitraruvi,Chithira Sabai Temple and Old Courtallam Falls.
After Which We Travel Towards Madurai.
Finally drop @ Madurai/Theni/Dindigul.
What 's Included
We can provide stay for ( 2*, 3*, 5*, 7* )
2.Double sharing Rooms
5.Royal Suite Rooms
( as per requirement )
From Trip start to till end the Tour Guide will be take care
Local Speaking Guide - ( English,Tamil,Hindi,Telugu & Malayalam ) *
(As per requirement *)
All local vehicle transport
Based On Itinerary
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All Excluding Paid Activities.
Arulmigu Sri Courtallanathar Temple - Courtallam, Tenkasi, Tamil Nadu (276 Shiva Sthalangal)