• Shiva

Sri Arulsomanatheswarar Temple


Legend goes that this spot couldn't be annihilated notwithstanding when it was the apocalypse. Needur in Tamil means unceasing spot. As this spot couldn't be crushed even toward the apocalypse by the immense surges pralaya, it is named Needur. Alternate names of the spot are Vagularanyam and Magularanyam.

About The Temple

The Sun God had venerated Mother Veyuru Tholi Ammai in this sanctuary. As Sun-Aditya revered, She is commended as Aditya Varada Ambica. Planet Saturn is inverse Ambica holy place confronting east. The aficionado can have the darshan of Mother and Saturn all the while for evacuation of the unfriendly part of the planet. There is no Navagraha-9 planets-place of worship in the sanctuary. Mother Badrakali in a different holy place had revered Lord in the sanctuary. When in doubt in Hindu traditions, individuals venerate Lord Vinayaka before beginning any work. They then need to take after the exhortation of senior citizens. Ruler Vinayaka in the sanctuary is viewed as senior, experienced and counselor. The three angles are lauded as Chintamani Vinayaka, Selva Maha Vinayaka and Shivananda Vinayaka. Any one beginning a business appeals to Vinayaka in this sanctuary for beneficial results.

About The deity

The main deity is Veyuru Tholiyammai, Aalalasundara Nayagi. The presiding deity is Shiva. He is called as Somanathaswami. His consort is known as Veyurutholi Ammai.

Legend and Stories

Indira the king of Devas could not get a Shiva Linga for his worship in the morning hours when he once came to earth. He gathered the sand from Cauvery, made a Linga for his worship. He also sang a melodious song seeking the dance darshan of the Lord. Lord was pleased with his devotion and granted the darshan he desired and is praised with name Gana Nardana Sankara – Lord who danced to a devotional song. When he left the place, Indira left the Linga made by him here. His finger symbols are visible on the Linga.


Devotees who are facing delays in wedding matters, concerned with the welfare of children, seeking pardon for wrongs done pray for solutions. Devotees perform special pujas, abishek and offer vastras to Lord and Mother.

Nearby Place to Visit



Needur is 5 km from Mayiladuthurai. Bus facilities are available. The closest railways are in Needur, and the closest airport is in Trichy, with the next closest in Chennai.

Temple Address

Arulmighu Arutsomanatheswarar Temple,
Tiruneedur, Needur Post
Mayiladuthurai Taluk, Nagapattinam District
PIN 609203


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

  • Salvation
  • Wealth
  • Relief from diseases
  • Purchase of vehicles
  • Gain Knowledge

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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