Sri Sivasubramaniaswamy Temple, Puduvandipalayam, Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu. This temple is dedicated to Lord Murugan.
About The Temple
The antiquity of the temple dates back to 300 years. There is a separate shrine in the temple called "Vel Kottam" where Vel the weapon of Lord Muruga is installed. Special Pujas are performed for the Vel on Sundays, Kruthika and Poosam star days. Those who worship the Vel regularly and continuously are relieved of prolonged and serious illness and derive all the benefits in life, is the staunch faith of the devotees.
Legend and Stories
Sage Tirunavukkarasar, one of the worshipful four Saivite saints was subjected to untold persecution by the Jains. Their chief and king Mahendravarma ordered that the saint be tied with a heavy stone and thrown into the Bay of Bengal. But Saint Tirunavukkarasar chanted the Panchakshara Mantra (pancha – five, Akshara-letters) Na ma shi va ya which made the hard stone into a floating cork wood that moved southwards. The saint reached the shores through Kedila River.
Lord Shiva with Mother Parvathi on the Vrushaba (the bull vehicle of Lord Shiva) and Lord Muruga on his peacock vehicle graced their darshan to saint Tirunavukkarasar on his reaching the shores. Based on this event, a temple was erected for Lord Muruga here.
This event of the saint reaching the shores is celebrated annually on the Anusha Star day. Lord Pataleeswara and Perianayaki of Tirupathiripuliyur and Lord Muruga from Puduvandipalayam grace the darshan to the Saint and the devotees on this day. This place is also known as Karaieravitta Kuppam – Karai means shores, Kuppam the place.
12 day Panguni Uthiram is grandly celebrated in the temple during March-April, when Lord Pataleeswara from Tirupathiriuliyur visits this temple with His consort Mother Perianayaki and will conduct the wedding of Lord Muruga with Valli and Deivanai and comes in procession. Surasamhara festival is celebrated for six days in Iypasi – October-November.
Devotees pray for child boon, good education and for removal of obstacles in marriage alliances.
How To Reach Sri Sivasubramaniaswamy Temple, Puduvandipalayam.
The nearest airport is Chennai Airport.
The nearest railway station is Cuddalor Railway station.
Puduvandipalayam Sivasubramaniaswamy temple is 1 km on the Cuddalore Caper Road.
Sri Sivasubramaniaswamy Temple,
Puduvandipalayam, Cuddalore district,
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from diseases
- Purchase of vehicles
- Gain Knowledge
Shadaananam Chandana Liptha Gathram Mahorasam Divya Mayoora Vaahanam Rudrasya Soonum Suraloka Naatham Brahmanya Devam Charanam Prapadye
Meaning -I always take refuge in the 6 faced Lord Guha, who has sandal paste smeared over his body, who is broad-chested, whose vehicle is the peacock, who is Lord Shiva's son and who leads the army of the Devas.
Heyswami Natha Karunakara Dheenabandho Shree Parvatheesha Mukha Pankaja Padmabandho Shree Saadhi Devagana Poojitha Padha Padma Vallesa Nadha Mama Dehi Karaavalambham
Meaning -O! Merciful Lord Swaminatha, who cares for the poor, who is the sun to Lord Shiva's lotus face, whose lotus feet are acknowledged by Lord Vishnu and the others, Valli's Lord, please uplift me by lending me your hand.
Ariru Thadanthozh Vazhga Arumugam Vazhga Veppai Kooru Sei Thanivel Vazhga Kukkudum Vazhga Sevvel Yeriya Magnai Vazhga Aanai Thun Anangu Vazhga Maarila Valli Vazhga Vazhga Seer Adiyar Yellam
Meaning -Oh Muruga, we hail your 12 strong shoulders for they protect us from our enemies, we hail your 6 faces, we hail the Vel, your weapon that broke apart the Krounja mountain to reveal the asura in it. We hail the bird, the cock, that is part of your symbol in the flag. We hail your peacock, that takes you all over the world, we hail your consort Devyani, who was brought up by Indra's white elephant, Airavadam, we hail your other consort, the flawless Valli. And we hail your Bhaktas who worship you as a prayer.
Uruvai Aruvai Uladhai Iladhai Maruvai Malarai Maniyai Oliyai Karuvai Uyirai Gadhiyai Vidhiyai Guruvai Varuvai Arulvai Guhaney
Meaning -O Lord Muruga, you have form and you are formless, you have everything and have nothing, you who exist in the smallest, in flowers, in a bell's ring, in the light. You are the embryo, the life, destiny and fate. Bestow your blessings on us as our guru.
The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.