The Thandeswarar Temple is located in Kozhumam and is dedicated to God Nataraja. The presiding deity is Thandeswarar - a form of God Nataraja. The Nataraja idol is in a dancing pose as in the traditional form Bharatanatyam and one leg is off the ground. The idol is 5.5 feet tall. As the deity is similar to that found in Chidambaram, the temple is called then Chidamabaram. God Dakshinamurthy can also be found in this temple with 2 of his disciples. The place where the temple is located was originally known as Kumanan Nagar as King Kumanan was ruling this place. Later, a group of merchants (Kuzhu) - were here for the purpose of trade and the place came to be known as Kuzhumur and later Kozhumam.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from ill effects of Planet Sani
- People facing obstacles in getting married
- For developing proficiency in arts
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.
7 a.m. to 11 a.m. 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.