Vaaimoornaathar, Tiruvaaimoor, Nagapattinam
Basic information about the temple
|Moolavar:||Vaaimoornaathar||Ambal / Thayar:||Ksheeropa Vasani, Paalin Nanmozhiyal|
|Timing:||6 to 11 & 4 to 8.30||Parikaram:|
|Temple group:||Paadal Petra Sthalam (Kaveri Then Karai)||–|
|Sung by:||Temple set:|
|City / town:||Tiruvaaimoor||District:||Nagapattinam|
|Maps from (click):||Current location||Nagapattinam (26.4 km)||Tiruvarur (28.2 km)|
|Kumbakonam (67.5 km)||Mayiladuthurai (69.3 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.
Dakshinamurti at this temple is seated on a rishabham, which is very unusual!
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.
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