The temple is located in Gomal, Nagapattinam. The main God here is Krupakupareswarar and Amman (Thayar) is Annapoorani. This temple is a Star Temple Koil.
About the Temple
People born under the Hastha nakshatram are advised to visit this temple as often as they could for the relief they need due to astrological reasons and especially on the Hastha star days. Krupakupareswarar is all merciful pardoning wrong doers if they sincerely feel for their deeds. It is also believed that great saints and siddhas are going round the temple invisibly on Hastha star days. Hence, Hastha starrers are advised to pray on this day with nivedhanas of sweet puddings, vada, laddu praying to Lord and Mother Annapoorani with folded hands and go round the prakara for blessings. Those with confused minds and aspiring for a peaceful life may pray here on Mondays and Wednesdays.
About The Deity
The presiding deity is Shiva (swayambumurthy), as Krupakupareswarar. His consort is Goddess Annapoorani.
Legend and Stories
Once, Mother Parvathi wanted to know how Lord Shiva is conducting the affairs of this world and asked Lord Himself about it. Lord played a trick that Mother Parvathi in a playful mood covered His eyes with Her hands. Within a fraction of second, the activities of the world came to an abrupt halt. Shocked, Mother Parvathi sought the pardon of the Lord for Her playing. Lord said to Mother that she made the world dark by covering His eyes with Her hands and added that He would now disappear in the Hasthavarna jyothi (light from hands) and that she must find out that light in the form of a cow and join Him again. Parvathi came to earth and began to search for the jyoti with the assistance of Her brother Lord Vishnu. On a Hastha star day, the jyoti appeared. This is also praised as Gomalia Jyoti. Mother Parvathi joined the Jyoti. As the Lord offered his blessings (Krupa) He is named Krupakupareswarar. This is the story behind the temple. Mother was named Annapoorani.
Mahashivarathri in February-March, Margazhi Tiruvadhiai in December-January and Tirukarthikai in November-December are the festivals celebrated in the temple.
Devotees come to the temple with a cow and calf and go round the temple seeking response to their prayers.
While devotees place their prayers to the Lord for happy wedding life, child boon and education in general, those born of Hastha star pray for relief from adverse planetary effects in the temple.
Nearby Place To Visit
Gomal is 8 km from the branch road in Kuttalam on the Kumbakonam-Mayiladuthurai route. Bus and auto facilities are available from Kuttalam. The closest railway station is in Kuttalam, and the nearest airport is in Trichy.
Sri Krupakupareswarar Temple,
Pincode – 609 805.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from adverse planetary effects on Hastha star
- Happy married life
- Child boon
- For general well-being of people born under Hastha/Astham/Attam star
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 7.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.