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ManickaVannar Temple


Tiruvalaputhur Manickavannar Temple is a Hindu temple located at Tiruvalaputhur in Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu, India. This is the 29th Shiva temple on the northern bank of Cauvery praised in Thevaram hymns. The presiding deity is Shiva.

About the Temple

Gajalakshmi and Saraswathi places of worship are in the prakara. Nandhi is on the Goshta. His hallowed place is by Lions. Holy person Meikanda Nayanar has a holy place in the temple. There is additionally an altar for – Ashta Naga Vinayaka. This sanctum shows up as though in an ant colony dwelling place. Amid the rule of lord Ruduketan, the district confronted a serious starvation. He surrendered at the feet of Lord Shiva. Master poured downpour of precious stones and approached him to utilize it for he welfare of his subjects, came to be applauded as Manicka Vannar. Mother Vandar Kuzhali favors the fans from a different hallowed place. Mother Durga who devastated evil presence Mahishasura shows up with eight hands with a parrot in Her lower left hand and all agile however holding weapons in hands. Muyalaga the image of obliviousness and a serpent are under the feet of seem revering Lingodhbava in the goshta. Sani Bagwan has his place of worship at the temple's passageway confronting east.

About the Deity

God Shiva in the temple is Swayambumurthi. He is called as Manicka Vannar and Rathna Pureeswarar. His consort is known as Brama Kunthalambica and Vandar Poonkuzhali.


Serpent Vasuki utilized as the rope to stir the milk sea spit venom not able to hold up under the agony. All benevolent Lord Shiva to ensure every one of the creatures and the Devas devoured the toxin and kept all cataclysms that would have happened because of the poison's spread gas. Devas got the nectar cost. Vasuki felt regretful that it had brought on Lord Shiva to eat up its toxic substance. She came to earth and performed retribution on Lord. Ruler allowed darshan to Vasuki and paid rich tributes for its penance. As asked for by the snake, He consented to stay in this spot as Shiva Linga. This Linga had vanished in course of time. Amid his journey, Arjuna stayed here for some time looking for water to extinguish his thirst. An old man came to him and gave a stick encouraging him to strike on the ground for water. Arjuna gave his sword to the old man and got water. When he turned, the old man was not there. He took after the discovered a sparkling and brilliant ant colony dwelling place with his sword with a Shivalinga. Master showed up before him and unveiled that the old man was however Himself. As Lord shrouded Arjuna's sword here, the spot came to be known as Val (sword) Oli (light) Puthur – Valoli Puthur and changed as Valaputhur in the days that took after.


Maha Shivrathri in February-March; Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January; Panguni Uthiram in March April and Mahalakshmi Puja on all Poornima-full moon days are the festivals celebrated in the temple


It is one of the shrines of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams - Shiva Sthalams glorified in the early medieval Tevaram poems by Tamil Saivite Nayanars Tirugnanasambandar and Sundarar. God Shiva in the temple is Swayambumurthi.


This temple is located 16 Kms from Mayiladuthurai and 9 Kms from Vaitheeswaran Kovil. Proceed from Vaitheeswarankoil towards Tiruppanandal and reach a place called Elanthoppu. From Elanthoppu, take the branch road to Tiruvalaputtur.

Temple Address

Sri Manicka Vannar Temple,
Tiruvalaputhur-609 205,
Nagapattinam district


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

  • Promotion in jobs
  • Convenient transfers
  • Wedding boon

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.


6 a.m. to 12 p.m.4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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