The Sri Pina Avudayar Temple is located in Manur and is dedicated to God Shiva. King Virada was very keenly interested in hunting. One day, God Shiva disguised as a deer appeared before him while he was hunting. The king tried hard to hunt it but was thwarted by the deer every time. The deer finally hid behind some bushes and in the form of a Shiva Lingam. The frustrated king shot at the bush which began to bleed. When the king found the Shiva Lingam he begged for pardon. The God smiled and told him he was testing him. The king eventually built the temple for God Shiva. The region was called Manur since the King chased the deer (Maan in Tamil meaning deer). The scar from the king's arrow is still visible on the Shiva Lingam.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- For solution to problems
- To seek good jobs
- To develop self confidence
- For a good marriage
- For the boon of childbirth
- To remove curses from ancestors
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.
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.