The Tirukkolakka Shabdapureesar Temple is additionally called the Taalam Udaiyar Kovil. It is an old hallowed place. It is found arranged in Tirukkolakka, in Nagapattinam, in the region of Sirkazhi. The spot is viewed as the fifteenth of the Tevara Stalangal.
About the Temple
This sanctuary covers around three fourths of a section of land. It has two prakarams. The Surya Theertham tank is situated before the sanctuary. The individuals who seek to seek after a vocation with magnificence in music go to the sanctuary for supplications. The Lord gave the Thalam-plate to Ganasambandar and Mother gave the sound. They favor the devotees at the passageway of the sanctuary. Indira and Sun had rich advantages from their supplications to Lord. Mother Mahalakshmi in the sanctuary is an intense and lenient Goddess pouring all shelters to devotees. As the wedding of Mahalakshmi with Lord Vishnu occurred here, the spot is named Tirukolakka. Right away, the sanctuary is known as Tiru Thalam Udayar Koil.Saint Sundarar in his Thevaram song showed specified the benevolence of the Lord in gifting thalams-sound delivering instrument-to Saint Gnana Sambadar. This is the fifteenth Shiva Temple on the northern bank of Cauvery applauded in Thevaram psalms.
About the Deity
The Tirukkolakka Shabdapureesar Temple cherishes Lord Shiva as the directing divinity as Shabdapureesar. The goddess is called as Osai Kodutta Nayaki. This little place of worship, covering around three fourth of a section of land, has two prakarams. Before the sanctuary lies the sacrosanct tank Surya Teertham.
Legend and Stories
The Stalapuranam holds that Shiva here was worshipped by Kanva Rishi Saint Gnanasambandar, encouraged with the shrewdness milk by Mother Parvathi, went to numerous Shiva sanctuaries singing his acclaim applauding in joy. Seeing the little holy person applauding, to calm him from the torment of doing as such, Lord gave him two golden plates, yet they created no noise. Mother implanted the sound vitality into them. Thus, Lord is commended as Thalapureeswarar and Mother Osai Kodutha Nayaki.
Tirumulaippaal Utsavam, in the Tamil month of Chithirai (April-May), is a major festival celebrated here amid much pomp and merriment. Sambandar is said to have been blessed with a pair of golden cymbals by Shiva and poetic abilities by Goddess Parvati. The festival is in remembrance of this incident. During the festival an image of Sambandar is brought in procession to the temple from the Bhramapureeswarar Temple at Sirkazhi.
Prasad & offering
People visit the temple to seek fulfillment of their wishes.
The individuals who can't talk and face stammering issues bathe in the Ananda Theertha. They go to Ambica to favor them with the sound as she acquainted the sound with a metal plate. (Osai in Tamil means sound. Kodutha implies given and Nayaki Mother Goddess. Subsequently, the name Osai Kodutha Nayaki. Ruler gave the plate to the holy person however it was Mother who gave the life to it with the sound). Devotees place nectar at the feet of Mother, perform archanas and expend it then. As this is likewise the spot where Mother Mahalakshmi performed atonement on Lord Vishnu looking for His hands, ladies implore in the altar on Mondays and Fridays for 6 weeks persistently with turmeric archanas to attain their wedding wish.
Nearby Place To Visit
Tirukolakka is two kilometres away from Sirkali. Bus facility is conveniently available from Sirkali.
The closest railways are in Sirkali
Airports are in Chennai and Trichy.
Sri Sapthapureeswarar Temple,
Tirukolakka – 609 110.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- 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.