This sivasthalam temple is located at a distance of about 10 Kilometres from Kumbakonam on the banks of river Arisalaaru. Take the Kumbakonam - Natchiarkovil - Poonthottam road. TiruppenuPerunthurai (now konwn as Tiruppandurai) is located at a distance of about 2 Kilometres after crossing Natchiarkovil. Saint Tirugnana Sambandar had sung the radiance of Lord of the temple in his Thevaram songs. This is the 64th Lord Shiva temple on the southern bank of Cauvery adulated in Thevaram songs. The temple observes Lord Muruga related celebrations as Thai Poosam in January-February; Vaikasi Visakam in May-June; Aipasi Skanda Sashti in October-November and Tirukarthikai in open from 8.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. what's more, 5.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.
About The Temple
The temple had reverential aficionados as Lord Brahma, Mother Umadevi and Lord Muruga. The little Rajagopuram is confronting east. The temple likewise has a banner post-Kodimaram, Nandhi and the Balipeeta. Master Vinayaka, praised four saivite holy people, Chola lord and his ruler are in the prakara. On the external prakara likewise there are holy places for Vinayaka, Lord Muruga, Mother Gajalakshmi and Navagrahas the nine planets. There is an antiquated symbol of Lord Muruga in Shiva altar. He is before the sanctum sanctorum as Lord Dandayuthapani demonstrating a Chinmudra, eyes shut in contemplation. His ears are long. From the vimana-tower above the sanctum sanctorum, Arthanareeswara Dakshinamurthi and Veena Dakshinamurti bless devotees. There are two Vinayakas at the temple's passageway – Guha Vinayaka and Sakshi Vinayaka. It is said that they came as escorts to Lord Muruga when He came here for repentance and decided to stay here itself then.
Legend and Stories
Maker of the world couldn't answer an inquiry postured by Lord Muruga – the importance of Ohm Pranava Mantra. Ridiculing at Him, Muruga likewise place him in prison. Ruler Shiva censured Muruga's activity. This brought about the stoppage of creation. Master Muruga basically said that Brahma could begin His work in the wake of taking in the OHM's importance Pranava Mantra. Ruler Shiva requested Muruga to disclose the intending to Him. Master Muruga did it impeccably as a Guru and Shiva was a respectful understudy then. This occasion occurred at Swamimalai. This amazing advancement made Lord Muruga glad. To rebuff Him Lord Shiva made Him moronic. Master Muruga came to Tirupandhurai, made a Shivalinga and revered to recapture His abilities. Satisfied Shiva conceded the talking ability to His celestial Son. Thus, Lord is adulated as Pranaveswarar – Lord of Pranava Mantra
The temple celebrates Lord Muruga related festivals as Thai Poosam in Jauary-February; Vaikasi Visakam in May-June; Aipasi Skanda Sashti in October-November and Tirukarthikai in November-December.
Prasad and Offering
Those unable to speak, suffering from stammering bathe in the Mangala Theertham and perform abishek to Lord Muruga with honey for 48 days to gain speech skills. Devotees do the usual abishek and aaradhanas to Lord and Mother and offer vastras.
Lord of the temple is a swayambumurthy. Those unable to speak, suffering from stammering bathe in the Mangala Theertham and perform abhishekas to Lord Muruga with honey for 48 days to gain speech skills. Devotees do the usual abhishekas and aaradhanas to Lord and Mother and offer vastras.
Nearby Places to Visit
Andalakkum Aiyan Temple
Padikasu Nathar Temple
Gajendra Varadhan Temple
Hara Shaba Vimochana Perumal Temple
Adhivaraha Perumal Temple
The closest airport is in Trichy.
The closest railway station is in Kumbakonam.
Tirupandhurai is 12 km from Kumbakonam on the Mayiladuthurai route via Eravancheri.
Sri Sivanandeswaar Temple, Tirupandurai,
Nachiarkoil post, Kumbakonam Taluk,
Thanjavur district-612 602.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- To cure speech impediments
- To improve speech skills
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.
The temple is open from 8.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.