This is one of the 276 Devara Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalams and 15th Shiva Sthalam in Nadu Naadu. Lord Shiva in this temple is a Swayambumurthi (self-manifested).This west facing temple has no main tower (Raja Gopuram) and has one corridor. This is the birth place of Saint Arul Nandhi Sivachariyar - one of the four "Santhana Kuravarkal".
Moolavar :Sishta Guru Natheswarar, Pasupatheeswarar.
Urchavar : Somaskandar
Amman / Thayar : Sivalokanayaki, -Poongothai
Thala Virutcham : Kondrai
Theertham : Surya Pushkarini
Agamam / Pooja : Shivagama
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Tiruthurayur
Location: Tiruthalur, Cuddalore,Tamil Nadu.
The temple is situated on the southern bank of the river Pennai / Malattaru. From Sundarar’s hymn of this temple it is known that during his period the river was flowing on northern side of the temple, but now it flows on the opposite side. The historical name of this place is Thiruthuraiyur but it is now known as Thiruthalur.
As per the stone inscriptions, this village was earlier called “Rajaraja Valanattuth Thirumunaippadi Thiruthuraiyur”. The lord here is named “Thava Neri Aludaiyar”.
Apart from the shrines of the main deities, there are shrines and idols of lords Narthana Vinayakar, Bala Murugan, Natarajar, Rama Lingam, Bheema Lingam, Adi Kesava Pakthavatsala Perumal, Subramanyar with his consorts, Dakshinamurthy, Annamalaiyar, Durgai, Chandikeswarar, Kalabairavar, Surya Lingam, Suryan, Nalvar and Navagraham in the corridors.
There is another Shivalingam near the temple’s sthala viruksham that is believed to have been worshiped by Sage Agasthiar.
This is the temple where Lord Guru occupies an important position. Hence, special pujas are conducted on all Thursdays to Lord Shiva and Lord Dakshinamurthy. Devotees believe that worshiping the lord here on Thursdays will bless them with excellence in education.
It is believed that those seeking “santhana prapthi” (child boon) can pray to Goddess Shivaloka Nayaki here for nine consecutive Fridays.
Pick up from Theni/Dindigul.
Proceeding towards Cuddalore.
Hotel Check in.
Then proceed to visit Singirikudi Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swami Temple.
Bhuvaraha Swami Temple.
Come back to Hotel.
Overnight stay at Hotel.
After Refreshment and Breakfast at Hotel.
Check out from Hotel.
Then proceed to visit Sri Deyva Nayaga Perumal Temple.
Sri Sishta Gurunathar Temple, Tiruthurayur.
Then Starting Our Journey Towards Theni/Dindigul.
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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 Sishta Gurunathar Temple - Tiruthurayur,Cuddalore,Tamil Nadu(276 Shiva Sthalangal)