This is one of the 276 Devara Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalams and 49th Shiva Sthalam on the Southern bank of the river Cauveri in Chozha Nadu (Thenkarai). Lord Shiva in this temple is a Swayambumurthi (self-manifested).
Moolavar:Sri Thirumeniyazhagar, Sri Sundareswarar
Ambal:Sri Soundara Nayaki, Sri Santha Nayaki
Theertham (Holy water):Deva Theertham, Chandra Pushkarini and Sea
This east facing temple has a 5-tiers main tower (Rajagopuram) and it has a single corridor.
The last consecration ceremony (Kumbabishekam) took place on 28.05.1999.
As Lord Shiva came to this place in the guise of a hunter, this place is called Thiruvettakkudi (“Thiru” is a respectful prefix, “Vedan” means hunter and “Kudi” means village in Tamil).
This place is also known as “Ambikapuram” because Goddess Parvathy is believed to have been born in this place in a fisherman’s family (“Ambikai” means goddess and “puram” means village in Tamil).
The historical names of this place are Punnagavanam, Devakodipuram and Ambikapuram but now it is known as Thiruvettakkudi.
Other than the shrines of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathy, shrines and idols of Lords Sundara Vinayakar, Murugan with his consorts, Natarajar, Dakshinamurthy, Mahalakshmi, Durgai, Chandikeswarar, Navagraham, Nalvar, Suryan, Chandiran, Bairavar, Aiyappan with his consorts Poorana and Pushkalai can be seen in the corridors.
There is a separate shrine for Lord Punnaivananathar in the corridor.
Devotees believe that by worshiping the lord here they would get relief from the adverse effects of the nine planets (Navagraham).
Also, separated couples can pray to Goddess Parvathy here for re-union.
Morning Pick up from Theni/Dindigul.
Then proceed to visit Sri Sundareswarar (Thirumeniyazhakar )Temple at Thiruvettakudi..
The Pondicherry Botanical Garden.
Come back to Hotel.
Overnight stay at Hotel.
Morning Breakfast at Hotel.
Check Out from Hotel.
Then proceed to visit Auroville Beach.
The Old Lighthouse.
Mahatma Gandhi Statue.
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple .
Sri Aurobindo Ashram.
Then starting our Journey towards Theni/Dindigul.
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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 ) *
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All local vehicle transport
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Sri Sundareswarar (Thirumeniyazhakar )Temple -Thiruvettakudi,Karaikal, Puducherry (276 Shiva Sthalangal)