Vaaimoornaathar, Tiruvaaimoor, Nagapattinam

Basic information about the temple

Moolavar:VaaimoornaatharAmbal / Thayar:Ksheeropa Vasani, Paalin Nanmozhiyal
Deity:SivaHistorical name:Tiruvaaimoor
Vriksham:PalaTeertham:Surya Teertham

Age (years):

Timing:6 to 11 & 4 to 8.30Parikaram:

Temple group:Paadal Petra Sthalam (Kaveri Then Karai)
Sung by:

Sambandar, Appar

Temple set:

Sapta Vitanga Lingam sthalam



City / town:TiruvaaimoorDistrict:Nagapattinam
Maps from (click): Current location Nagapattinam (26 km)Tiruvarur (28 km)

Kumbakonam (68 km)Mayiladuthurai (69 km)


Tiruvaaimoor is located near Tirukkuvalai, off the road from Nagapattinam to Tiruthuraipoondi.

Sthala puranam and temple information

The Sanskrit name of this place is Leelahaasyapuram. The Lord is a Swambhu murti at this temple.

This is one of the Sapta Vitanga Sthalams which house one of the maragatha Lingams that Muchukunda Chakravarti was able to obtain after his trials with Indra. Muchukunda Chakravarti also asked Lord Siva to stay in the original maragatha Lingam, and the Lord did do by staying back at Tiruvaimoor. Neela Vitangar – the vitanga Lingam at this place – is said to represent Kamalananathanam (dance like a lotus moving in the breeze), and is seated on an emerald pedestal.

Appar was directed to visit this place by Lord Siva Himself at Vedaranyam. Sambandar witnessed Lord Siva and Parvati in kalyana kolam at this temple.

Dakshinamurti at this temple is seated on a rishabham, which is very unusual!

Worshipping at this temple is said to be beneficial for relieving marriage obstacles, education, and financial prosperity.

Suryan has worshipped Lord Siva at this temple, and on the 13th and 14th days of the Tamil month Panguni (March-April), the sun’s rays fall on the Moolavar and Amman.

There eight Kala Bhairavars in this temple, similar to how it is at Kasi. Interestingly, the Navagrahams at this temple all face the same direction. The Bhairavars here are considered very powerful, and worshipping them is said to relieve one of fears of all types.

There are special pujas for the Bhairavars here on Ashtami day. A special worship is done for Thyagarajar on the first day of the Tamil month of Aippasi (October-November).

Pillaiyar is seated in a shrine opposite the temple, on the banks of the temple pond.

Other information for your visit

There are several temples of prominence in this region that one can visit.

However, there are no good accommodation options except some budget ones at Tiruthuraipoondi,. Mannargudi, and in/near Nagapattinam. It is advisable to start from one of those place, cover several temples during the day, and return to your accommodation in the evening.


Phone: 94880 77126

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