• Shiva

Agneeswaraswami Temple


This temple is located near Nannilam in Tiruvarur district. One can reach this place by train as there is a railway station at Nannilam. A branch of the river Cauvery also flows here, known by the name Mudikondan.The temple is also known by the following names – ‘Komesam’, which symbolizes that the lingam here has a slight slant, ‘Punnaga vanam’, which signifies the holy tree of the temple. The presiding Lord Shri Agnipureeshwar graces majestically from his sanctum sanctorum. This temple is very ancient and is visited by many locals daily. This is also one of the powerful Shiva shrines in Thiruvarur district.

Lord of the temple is commended by Saint Tirugnana Sambandar in his Thevaram psalms. This is the 75th Lord Shiva temple on the southern bank of Cauvery applauded in Thevaram psalms.10 day Vaikasi Poornima Brahmmotsavam in May-June with an occasion of Lord giving darshan to Agni Bhagwan,; 10 day Appar Baktha Utsav in Chithirai starting on Sadaya Star day in April-May; little celebrations every month and on pradosha days of the month, Deepavali in October-November; Pongal-Makara Sankranthi falling very nearly on January 14 and Tamil and English New year days are the celebrations celebrated in the temple. consecrated area where Saint Tirunavukkarasar deferentially known as Appar Adigal achieved salvation in the wake of cleaning so as to serve the Lord Shiva temple grounds and ways to empower aficionados to walk serenely with an instrument in his grasp called Uzhavaram. This area is commended as Salvation Center. Appar celebration starts 10 days before Chithirai Sadayam Star dayin April-May. The occasions incorporates his home originating from the Jains, the significance of his Uzhavaram, move of Deva ladies and his converging with Lord at the fourth's midnight day celebration. Each devotee would be moved to see this scene just with tears in his/her eyes. There are two places of worship in the same temple for Saint Appar Adigal and Saint Sundarar. Ruler Agnipureeswar (Swayambumurthi), additionally applauded as Sharanyapureeswarar, Pratyaksha Varadar and Konapiran is gracing fans from a sanctum. Mother Karundhar Kuzhali, additionally commended as Sulikambal favors fans from other place of worship. Ruler Vardamaneswarar and Mother Manonmani are in a different hallowed place. Muruga Nayanar served Lord Vardamaneswara by get ready wreaths for Him.

This is additionally the spot where Agni Bhagwan worshipped Lord Shiva and got calmed from a condemnation. In spite of the fact that he has no structure as being what is indicated, he shows up here with two confronts 7 hands, 7 jwala flashes, four horns and 3 feet. This is an uncommon Agni Bhagwan symbol. Ruler changed the blocks into gold bars for Saint Sundarar in this blessed spot. Those building new houses convey blocks to the sanctuaries for vasthu and bhoomi puja to make the new building all prosperous. Likewise, Mother Karundhar Kuzhali was skilled with a real estate parcel for her administrations to a lady in labor torment and is commended as Sulikambal. There is no and won't be any newborn child or maternal mortality in this place, a conviction individuals firmly hold. The temple has a solitary hallowed place for Emperor Nala and Sani Bhagwan in the temple. After Nala left a shower from the Bana Theertha, a voice from Sani Bhagwan said that He would leave the lord from his antagonistic perspectives at Tirunallar 7 km a long way from this spot. Saturn-Sani Bhagwan is this temple is commended as Anugraha Sani – lenient Sani. The finesse of Mother Karundhar Kuzhali towards Her aficionados is vast. Sool in Tamil implies pregnancy. As She dealt with a lady amid her work time and guaranteed safe conveyance of the youngster, She is commended as Sulikambal. Ladies firmly trust that nothing untoward would transpire or the kid as they under the immediate beauty of Mother Sulikambal. Individuals go to Her offering vastras for kid shelter. Three Murthis in the temple, Bhoodeshwarar, Varthamaneswarar and Bhavishyeswarar are the images of past, present and future. This is the origin of Muruga Nayanar who revered Varthamaneswarar offering festoons made by him. He has three countenances – human, winged creature and a swine. As devas looked for shelter here for security from the dangers of evil spirits, the spot is additionally commended as Pugazho Vaikasi Pournami is a ten days long fete celebrated with grandeur and Thiru karthigai, Proshams, Diwali are some other important festivals in this temple. Sathayam star people visit this temple often to get rid of their struggles in marriage, child born and business loss. The Main Deity is Agneeswarar, Saranyapureeswarar, Konapiran. The Ambal is Soolikambal, Karuthazkuzhali. The Holy Water is Agni Theertham. The Temple Tree is the Punnai Tree. The Poets who sang its praise are Sundarar, Thirugnana Sampanthar, Thirunavukarasar.

About the temple

Agnipureeswar is the temple where the devotees are provided with a Southern Passageway since icon of Vinayaka, likewise called Gnana Vinayaka, watches the passageway and the temple is adorned with a five layered gopuram. The temple is having two different places for worshipping Lord Shiva. The Presiding deities in the temple are Agnisvarar and Varthamaniswarar and Manonmani and Varthamaniswari are their separate Consorts. Agnisvarar who is also called as Chandrasekhara is provided with a hallowed place for worship is consist of two confronts, three legs, seven blazes and seven hands these feature is considered to be as a special and astonishing. The other deities in the temple are Dakshinamoorthi, Nataraja, Annapoorani, Saraswati and the sage Agastyar. When the devotees surround the Idol of Vardhamaniswarar, one can recognize the statues of Appar and Apudhi Adigal beneath there resides the statue of Sani and Nala. Shaped and designed in the format of letter L , the navagrahas in the temple grabs the attraction.

About the Deity

The Agazhi (a deep and broad water body letting crocodiles inside specially constructed around castles and palaces to prevent easy access to enemies) dug by Banasura still exists here. Vinayaka of the temple is praised as Lord Gnana Vinayaka.


Banasura fits in with the evil spirit group. His mom was Madhiniar. She was a staunch Lord Shiva aficionado. To encourage his mom's Shiva puja, Banasura was bringing numerous swayambu Lingas. He once came to Tirupugalur and discovered incalculable Lingas. He discovered a Swayambulinga however couldn't move it. He burrowed a profound and immeasurable Agazhi around the temple and attempted to move the Linga again however futile, with the exception of that the agazhi was loaded with water springing starting from the earliest stage. He chose to end himself in dissatisfaction. A voice from the sky told Banasura, "I will make myself present for your mom's Shiva puja". Ruler for the sake of Konapiran with Punnai blooms on His head, showed up before his mom. After the puja was over, Lord came back to Tirupugalur.


Ruler Shiva is Swayambumurthi in the temple. Holy person Tirunavukkarasar, otherwise called Appar accomplished salvation in this spot. Muruga Nayanar, one among the 63 observed Saivite Nayanars was conceived here. Agni Bagwan graces in the temple with 7 Jyoti lines, five hands and three legs, a symbol excessively uncommon. Vasthu purity is an important basis for constructing buildings. This is a science that deals with the designing of the flats in a specific heading – Kitchen, bathrooms, principle corridor, and rooms and so on – at suitable sides. This would evade any undetectable inconveniences entering then. This is a temple noted for Vasthu request to God. Before starting the development, individual’s utilization to convey the blocks to the temple, perform archanas and take them back for the building work. Pregnant ladies revere Ambica for safe conveyance. As per the Sthala Purana, Ambica Herself as a birthing assistant dealt with a lady in labor torment and guaranteed security to both mother and tyke. A prasad oil is offered in the temple for the reason. Enthusiasts love Lord Agneeswarar for mental peace. They are honored with shelters of wedding, tyke, opening for work, progress in exchange, advancements and welfare. Lovers offer Kalyana Malai-wedding laurel and vastras to Lord and Ambica for the wedding aid. They additionally perform abishek with milk, corrective powders, turmeric, sacrosanct fiery debris, oil, milk and so on and dress Ambica with shoe glue. Aficionados disperse the nivedhana to different devotees and contribute for temple redesign reserve.


10 day Vaikasi Poornima Brahmmotsavam in May-June with an event of Lord granting darshan to Agni Bhagwan,; 10 day Appar Baktha Utsav in Chithirai beginning on Sadaya Star day in April-May; small festivals each month and on pradosha days of the month, Deepavali in October- November; Pongal-Makara Sankranthi falling almost on January 14 and Tamil and English New year days are the festivals celebrated in the temple.

Opening Time

The temple is opened from 5.30 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.

Prasad & Offering

Vasthu purity is an important basis for constructing buildings. This is a science that deals with the designing of the apartments in a particular direction – Kitchen, bathrooms, main hall, bedrooms etc. – at appropriate sides. This would avoid any invisible troubles entering then. This is a temple noted for Vasthu prayer. Before beginning the construction, people use to bring the bricks to the temple, perform archanas and take them back for the building work. Pregnant women worship Ambica for safe delivery. According to the Sthala Purana, Ambica Herself as a midwife took care of a woman in labour pain and ensured safety to both mother and child. A prasad oil is offered in the temple for the purpose. Devotees worship Lord Agneeswarar for mental peace. They are blessed with boons of wedding, child, job opportunity, progress in trade, promotions and welfare. Devotees offer Kalyana Malai-wedding garland and vastras to Lord and Ambica for the wedding boon. They also perform abishek with milk, cosmetic powders, turmeric, sacred ash, oil, milk etc. and dress Ambica with sandal paste. Devotees distribute the nivedhana to other devotees and contribute for temple renovation fund.

Near By Temple



Tirupugalur is 10 km far from Nannilam on the Nagapattinam bus route. Bus facilities are available from Nagapattinam and Mayiladuthurai also. The place is 20 km from Tiruvarur, 10 from Nannilam, 33 from Mayiladuthurai and 25 from Nagapattinam. The closest railway station is in Nannilam, Thanjavur, and the closest airport is in Trichy.


Sri Varthamaneeswarar Temple,
Thirupugalur- 609 704,
Nagapattinam Dist.


Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-

  • Constructing a new building
  • For easy delivery of child
  • Peace of mind
  • Child boon
  • Job opportunities
  • Business development

Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree

Meaning -Oh Lord Shiva who is seated on Mount Kailash, where the moon decorates his forehead and the king of serpents crown his head, who is merciful and removes delusion, You alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.

Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat

Meaning -We worship the fragrant Lord Shiva, who has 3 eyes and who cultivates all beings. May He free me from death, for immortality, as even a cucumber is separated from its bond with the vine.


5:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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