Basic information about the temple
|Moolavar:||Ekambareswarar||Ambal / Thayar:||Kamakshi|
|Timing:||to & to||Parikaram:|
|Sung by:||Temple set:|
|City / town:||Kaduvangudi||District:||Tiruvarur|
|Maps from (click):||Current location||Mayiladuthurai (17 km)||Tiruvarur (29 km)|
|Kumbakonam (38 km)||Nagapattinam (39 km)|
Sthala puranam and temple information
We request you to please read this short background about village temples, before you proceed.
Kaduvangudi is located near Peralam, very close to the Kollumangudi-Sirupuliyur junction, in Tiruvarur district. The name Kaduvangudi is also sometimes regarded as a corruption of Kollumangudi. The temple is located a little south of the Nattaru river, and near the Kailasanathar temple in the same village.
As with many village temples, there is no evidence of a sthala puranam in the temple, nor was there anyone to talk about it.
The temple has no dhwajasthambam, but does have a bali peetham and Nandi, which are covered by an asbestos roofing that runs from the entrance to the maha mandapam. This appears to be a relatively new temple, though some of the murtis here look rather old.
In the main maha-mandapam are shrines for Siva as Ekambareswarar (facing east) and Kamakshi Amman (facing south).
In the koshtams are Vinayakar, Dakshinamurti, Lingodhbhavar, Brahma and Durga. In addition, there are separate shrines for parivara devatas, including Vinayakar, Murugan with his consorts Valli and Deivanai, and Gajalakshmi. There is a separate shrine for Bhairavar facing west, on the eastern side of the temple premises.
Opposite the temple on the east, is a large pond, which serves as the temple tank.
When we visited in October 2021, the temple wore a fresh look – perhaps it had had a kumbhabhishekam recently. In the name of beautification, the maha mandapam is laid with floor tiles, which can annoy most temple enthusiasts!
Other Information for your visit
The temple gates are usually kept open. In case it is closed, it is best to check with those living in the village, near the Kailasanathar temple.