The Sri Gomuktheeswarar Temple is located in Thiruvavaduthurai and is dedicated to God Gomuktheeswarar. This is the 36th Shiva temple on the southern bank of Cauvery praised in hymns. The shrine is praised in the Thevaram hymns of the three Saivite Saints, Tirugnanasambandar, Tirunavukkarasar and Sundarar. Saint Sundarar, in his hymns, prays to God Gomuktheeswarar that he had reached him fearing the deep adverse destinies following him. The Vimana above the sanctum is of Dwaidala design. Sri Vinayaka of the temple is praised as God Thunaivandha Ganapathi - Ganapathi coming to the rescue of devotee. There is a statue in the prakara showing a cow pouring milk on the Linga, worshipped as Gorupambika. Sani Bhagwan's idol is seen nearby. There is no shrine for the Navagrahas the nine planets. There are three suns gracing the devotees together. This is a rare feature. God Shiva and Mother Parvathi were playing the dice in Kailash. God Shiva kept winning every game. Parvathi grew furious and the God cursed Her to become a cow on earth. God said that the curse would end at this place where she should perform penance. Ambica did penance as a cow here. 'Go' in Sanskrit means cow. Mukti means relief. As the cow got the relief from the curse here, God Shiva is praised as Gomukti Easwarar - God who relieved the cow from its past curse. The Vimana above the sanctum is of Dwaidala design. Sri Vinayaka of the temple is praised as God Thunaivandha Ganapathi – Ganapathi coming to the rescue of devotee. There is a statue in the prakara showing a cow pouring milk on the Linga, worshipped as Gorupambika. Sani Bhagwan is nearby. There is no shrine for the Navagrahas the nine planets. There are Three Suns gracing the devotees together. This is a rare darshan for the devotees.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- For longevity of husbands
- For unity among couples
- For the gift of childbirth
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.
6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.