• Shiva

Sapthapureeswarar Temple


This is the fifteenth sthalam on the northern side of stream Cauvery. Holy person Sundarar and Thiruganasambandar has sung songs in commendation of Lord Shiva of this temple. Legend has it that Tirugnana Sambandar was honored with a couple of brilliant cymbals by Shiva, and the cymbals were honored with tone by Parvati - Osai Kodutta Nayaki here at Tirukkolakka. The temple is otherwise called Taalam Udaiyar Kovil. Interestingly this temple is found not very far away from the Bhramapureeswarar temple at Sirkazhi where Sambandar a baby was honored (nourished) with idyllic capacities by none other than Parvati. The above episode is recognized as a fantastic celebration at Sirkazhi, and around the same time, a picture of Sambandar is gotten parade to the Taalam Udayar Temple.

Ananda Theertha tank inverse the temple, Vrushbaruda Darshan of Lord on the west of front passageway close to a spring, Vahan mandaps while entering the temple, altars of four Saivite holy people, Adhikara Nandhi welcome the aficionados. Masters Vinayaka, Somaskanda, Subramania, Mother Lakshmi, Sani Bhagwan, Lord Bhairava and Sun holy places are in the prakara. Parade divinities are securely kept in the mandap right of the prakara. Mother Ambika is in a different hallowed place. Of the parade divinities, important is the one of Saint Gnana Sambandar holding the brilliant plate. Masters Vinayaka, Dakshinamurthi, Lingodhbava, Brahmma and Mother Durga are on the goshta dividers. Chithirai Tiruvadhirai celebration in April-May is praised in Sirkali Sattainathar temple with the milk utsav on the second day. After this occasion, Saint Gnanasambandar results in these present circumstances temple, when Lord Shiva gives the brilliant plate to the holy person. The holy person comes back to the first temple in a blossom enriched palanquin. Theerthavari is praised on all Karthikai Sundays in November-December. Those not able to talk and confronting stammering issues bathe in the Ananda Theertha and appeal to Ambika to favor them with the sound as she acquainted the sound with a metal plate. (Osai in Tamil means sound. Kodutha means given and Nayaki Mother Goddess. Henceforth the name Osai Kodutha Nayaki. Master gave the plate to the holy person however it was Mother who gave the life to it with the sound). Fans spot nectar at the feet of Mother, perform archanas and devour it then. As this is likewise the spot where Mother Mahalakshmi performed repentance on Lord Vishnu looking for His hands, ladies implore in the place of worship on Mondays and Fridays for 6 weeks ceaselessly with turmeric archanas to understand their wedding around 1 Km from Brahmapureeswarar temple in Sirkazhi. "

Legend and Stories

Those yearning magnificence in music ask in the sanctuary. It is colossal that Lord who gave the Thalam-plate to Ganasambandar and Mother who gave the sound, favor the devotees at the sanctuary's passageway. Indira and Sun had increased rich advantages from their supplications to God to Lord. Mother Mahalakshmi in the sanctuary is an intense and forgiving Goddess pouring all aids to lovers. As the wedding of Mahalakshmi with Lord Vishnu occurred here, the spot is named Tirukolakka. In the blink of an eye, the sanctuary is known as Tiru Thalam Udayar Koil. Holy person Gnanasambandar, sustained with the shrewdness milk by Mother Parvathi, went by numerous Shiva sanctuaries singing his commendation applauding in rapture. Seeing the little holy person applauding, to soothe him from the agony of doing as such, Lord gave him two brilliant plates, however they delivered no solid. Mother imbued the sound vitality into them. Subsequently, Lord is applauded as Thalapureeswarar and Mother Osai Kodutha Nayaki. This is the first paadal petra sthalam for Gnana sambandhar, our child saint. He walked with this father to this shrine from Sirkazhi. On reaching here, he started singing on the God (who was then called Sapthapureeswarar). The God, feeling sorry for the little child (on a big mission) clapping his hands and singing, gave him a pair of Gold Cymbals (Jaalra). Gold cymbals do not produce much of a sound (due to its malleable nature). The Goddess interjected and gave it divine sound. It is due to this, the God became known as Thaalapureeswarar. And the Goddess as Osai Kodutha Nayaki (or Osai Nayaki, as the locals have shortened it. The other mythological story for this temple is about Mahalakshmi. She is believed to have done tapas here to get reunited with MahaVishnu. And when that happened, the God and Goddess gave all devotees here dharhsan in Thirumana kolam (Marriage form). Hence the name of the temple as Kolakka.


Chithirai Tiruvadhirai festival in April-May is celebrated in Sirkali Sattainathar temple with the milk utsav on the second day. After this event, Saint Gnanasambandar comes to this temple, when Lord Shiva gives the golden plate to the saint. The saint returns to the first temple in a flower decorated palanquin. Theerthavari is celebrated on all Karthikai Sundays in November-December.



Tiruchirappalli International Airport - 122.61 distance from Sirkazhi


SIRKAZHI Railway Station - 1.06 kms


VITHISVARANKOL Bus stop - 5.06 kms

Temple Address

Sri Sapthapureeswarar Temple,
Tirukolakka – 609 110.
Nagapatinam District.


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

  • For excellence in education
  • facing stammering problems
  • Wedding wish

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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