• Shiva

Kannayeera Nathar Temple


The temple is commended by Saints Tirunavukkarasar and Tirugnana Sambandar in their Thevaram psalms. This is the 119th Shiva temple on the southern bank of Cauvery applauded in Thevaram psalms observes Brahmmotsavam on Vaikasi Visakam day in May-June, main deity Kannayira Natheswarar, Thyagarajar (Aadhi Vidankar) and the Ambal Kailaya Nayakis.

About The Temple

The east-bound temple has no Rajagopuram. The temple's workplace is on the right side. The banner post-Kodimaram and Bali Peeta are secured with metal. Nandhi is at a more elevated amount. There is a three level inward tower. At the right half of the passageway are epigraphic subtle elements on the sthala purana. There are likewise places of worship for Lords Maha Vishnu, Muruga with six confronts, Bhairava and Mothers Saraswathi and Gajalakshmi and Shivalingas. There are two sacred springs – Brahma Theertham and Sesha theerthams created by God Brahma and Divine Serpent Adi Sesha.  Brahma created the spring for his Shiva worship for relief from a curse.  Adisesha passed through a well in the temple to the sanctum to worship the God and thus Sesha Theertham came into being. Those suffering from vision problems bathe in the former with a herbal mixture offered in the temple and consume also the fig-honey Prasad for cure while those with skin defects consume the Sesha Theertham Prasad offered on full moon days. God Vinayaka is worshipped as Pramodha Vinayaka. The word means excited joy.  It is believed that worshipping Pramodha Vinayaka would keep the devotee ever happy. There is also Kadukkai Vinayaka in the temple. Kadukkai is a nut with medicinal value and is used to be powdered and put in muddy water to make it crystal clear.  This is also used as a medicine for cleaning stuffed belly.  A trader stayed in this place with bags of Jadhikai also a medicinal nut that attracted higher tax.  Vinayaka in the guise of a boy came to the trader and asked him about the contents in the bag.  To avoid higher tax, the trader said that the bags contained Kadukkai.  All the contents were found to be Kadukkai.  Realizing that the boy was Vinayaka, the trader begged his pardon. They became Jadhikkai again.  Since that day, the boy Vinayaka came to be known as Kadukkai Vinayaka. The temple celebrates special pujas on Tamil New Year day falling almost on April 14, abisheks to Gods Thyagaraja and Nataraja, pradosham days-13th day of new or full moon fortnights, Sankatahara Chaturthi-the 4th day of new moon fortnight, Jupiter worship on Thursdays,  God Muruga pujas in Karthikai-November-December, Kalashtami Bhairava Puja, New Moon and Full Moon days.

Legend and Stories

Dangam implies the stone worker's device. Vidangam signifies 'without stone worker's device'. That which works out easily without the utilization of dangam or stone worker's apparatus is called Vidangam or Swayambu. Seven spots with such Vidanga or Swayambu Lingas are called Saptha (seven) Vidanga Sthalas. Indira won a war against the evil spirits with the help of Emperor Mushukunda. As token of his appreciation, Indira needed to present a blessing to the sovereign and asked him what he anticipated. Mushukunda requested Vidanga Linga Indira had. Indira would not have liked to part with that significant resource. He considered making 6 such Lingas with the divine's assistance artist Maya to present them to the sovereign. He made them prepared. Mushukunda, with his own particular heavenly power discovered the genuine Linga with its aroma of Sengazhuneer blossom. Understanding the play of Lord, Indira gave all the seven Lingas – 1 + 6 to Mushukunda. Mushukunda introduced these seven Lingas in Seven spots. These spots are adulated as Saptha Vidanga sthalas. They are 1) Veedhi Vidangar in Tiruvarur, 2) Nagara Vidangar in Tirunallar, 3) Sundara Vidangar in Nagapattinam, 4) Avani Vidangar in Tirukuvalai, 5) Neela Vidangar in Tiruvaimur, 6) Bhuvani Vidangar in Vedaranyam and 7) Aadhi Vidangar in Tirukaravasal. Ruler Shiva graces his Kukkuda move in this spot.Mother Mahalakshmi, Indira, Sages Kabala, Patanjali and Vyakrapada had venerated Lord in this sanctuary. Ruler Dakshinamurthy is lauded as Gnana Dakshinamurthy. Fans trust that Lord Swarnakarshana Bhairava will assist them with recuperating the misfortunes they had caused. The spot was thick with Karahil trees amid the puranic period, it is said. Thus, this was named Tirukarahil and changed later as Tirukaravasal.


The temple celebrates Brahmmotsavam on Vaikasi Visakam day in May-June


It is the aficionados' confidence that a shower in the Sesha Theertha and love of Lord Shiva would ease them from sins and reviles. That agony from vision issues utilization to apply the home grown blend offered in the temple and bathe in the Theertham. They likewise expend the fig Prasad plunged in nectar for cure. Those confronting skin issues expend Sesha Theertha Prasad offered on Poornima-full moon days.



Nearest Airport is Trichy, chennai


Nearest Railway Station is Mavur


Tirukaravasal is 14 km from Tiruvarur on the Tiruthuraipoondi road

Temple Address

Sri Kailasa Nayaki-Kannayira Nathar Temple,
Tirukaravasal (Tirukarayil)-610 202
Tiruvarur district


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

  • To be cured of vision-related problems
  • To get rid of sins and curses
  • to cure from skin problems.

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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