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Kalyana Sundareswarar Temple


The Kalyanasundareswarar Temple is a Hindu temple located at Thiruvelvikudi in the Kuthalam taluk of Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu, India. It is dedicated to Shiva. This is the 77th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 23rd sthalam on the north side of river Cauvery praised in Thevaram hymns.

About the Temple

The temple is facing east. Lingodbhavar, Chandrasekhara and Ardhanaareeswarar ( different from others – parvathy on the right side – right paathi) adorn the outer walls of the main sanctum. The Ardhanari is unique in that the shakthi is depicted on the right half unlike the usual left .In artha mandapam silaroopam for Agathiyar, Natarajar and Pillayar ( Pillayar is doing prayer for God Shiva's Velvi Completion.

As the spot has the notoriety of being the wedding venue of Lord, there is no place of worship for Navagrahas the nine planets. Rather, Instead, there is a unique eeshana lingam in its own enclosure and lighting a lamp here will help mitigate navagraha and marriage doshams.  Sudhai sirpam of kalayana Sundarar and Parvathy in a separate Sannadhi, looks very beautiful. There are two bairavars facing Moolavar. During velvi, Thakkan send birds to disturb, but dwarabalakars made them as ring and wear as ear ring which is not available in any other temples. Tamil Inscriptions from the period of Sembian Mahadevi and Rajaraja Cholan and 1st Parantaka Cholan have been found in this temple. There are the shrines for Sembiyan Mathevi, King Raja Raja Chozha and King Parakrama Chozha. The temple has a nice pond outside and the outer courtyard is well maintained. A yajna is led in the temple on full moon days from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. particularly for those confronting postponements in marriage. Men and ladies having this issue are encouraged to take an interest in the procedures. Understanding their wish, they perform abishek and archanas and express their appreciation to God and Mother. Maha Shivrathri in February-March and Panguni Uthiram in March-April are the celebrations celebrated in the temple.

About the Deity

The presiding deity is Kalyanasundareswarar and the consort is Parimala Sugantha Nayaki. Shiva in the temple is a swayambumurthy confronting east gift No artist can portray the excellence of grinning mother in the temple. Ruler Shiva favors all men and ladies allowing their wedding help.


Parvati once communicates her craving to have the experience of a natural wedding to Shiva. This story is accepted to be in satisfaction of this wish communicated by her. A question in Mount Kailash occurred over a round of chess. As per the decision of Shiva, Parvati subsides to a natural life and in the midst of her meandering achieves a spot called Komal, where Lord Vishnu accept a type of a cowherd to deal with his sister. He discharges her from the curse's grasp in a spot called "Thiruvaaduthurai" and Parvati sheds her expected cow's structure and takes Her typical structure in conciliatory flame of Sage Bharata Muni. Shiva and Parvati then unite in marriage in Thirumanancheri. Shiva is additionally rung with respect to keeping His pledge. God Vishnu, furious about the occasions, needed to accommodate the couple. He went to Shiva to legitimize his case. Shiva enlightened Vishnu regarding on earth and guaranteed Vishnu that all occasions would prompt that end. He likewise advised Vishnu to take the dairy animals to bathe in the Cauvery so she could recover her unique structure. Vishnu did as such and soon Parvati was herself once more.

Parvathi was then trained to go and live as the girl of Bharata Muni, a holy person living adjacent. The story goes that Bharata Muni drew nearer Shiva for his hand in marriage to Parvati, in this way giving her wish that she be hitched on earth.

Udhvaganathar looks as husband to be in this moolasthanam and Ambal is lady, God and Goddess shows their perspective of recently wedded couple status in the south prakaram. Mangala Ragu God displays his perspective of with his full body close Lord Durgadevi in the north prakaram. In this spot Rathi and Manmathan join together. By elegance of ruler Uthvaganathar Rathi gets Mangalya Pitchai sin other than gets wedding in a prior stage.


Maha Shivrathri in February-March and Panguni Uthiram in March-April are the festivals celebrated in the temple.


God Shiva is a Swayambumurthy in the temple. The temple is commended by holy people Sambandar and Sundarar in their Thevaram songs. This spot is sung by Saivite holy people alongside the recognition of Kuthalam in their psalms otherwise called Tiruthuruthi. Where holy person Sundarar had a shower in the Agni theertham and got his malady cured. It likewise has the notoriety of offering portion of Himself to Shakti.


This temple is located near Tirumananjeri, another padal petra sthalam. It is situated at a distance of 3 Kms from Kutthalam which is on the Mayiladuthurai - Kumbakonam road. Bus services to Tiruvelvikkudi and Tirumananjeri are available from Mayiladuthurai. By engaging an auto at Kuththalam, one can visit all the 4 temples viz., Tiruthuruthi, Tiruvelvikudi, Tiruedhirkolpadi and Tirumananjeri easily within half a day.


Sri Kalyana Sundareswarar Temple,
Kuthalam Post-609 801, Nagapattinam district.


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

  • Delayed Marriage due to planetary adversities

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.


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