The Thirukumaraswamy Temple is located in Erukathampuliyur and is dedicated to God Thirukumaraswamy. The God is praised as Thirukumaraswami or Swedhargavaneswarar and Ambica as Veera Mulai Amman or Abhinnakusanayaki. Knowing the reputation of this sacred place, sages and Devas in the celestial world thronged this place in the form of birds and trees. Hunters of the place tried to hunt the birds and axe the trees. The sages and Devas heard a voice directing them to become Erukku trees which are not of particular use to anybody so that there would be no danger to them. Thus, the place came to be known as Erukathampuliyur. King Rajaraja Cholan prayed to the God of this temple seeking offspring and was blessed with a son who later grew famous as Rajendra Cholan. Hence, the place is called Rajendra Pattinam. Another king, Suvedhan, a staunch Shiva devotee was infected with leprosy due to his past sins and was relieved of the disease by worshipping the God after a dip in the sacred Erukathampuliyur spring. Erukku plant has the power of curing leprosy. The rays of the sun fall on the God from March 16 to 20. This is a temple where people suffering from speech impediments pray for relief. Knowing the reputation of this sacred place, sages and Devas in the celestial world thronged this place in the form of birds and trees. Hunters of the place tried to hunt the birds and axe the trees. They heard a voice directing them to become Erukku trees not useful to any body so that there would be no danger to them. Thus, the place came to be known as Erukathampuliyur. God is praised as Thirukumaraswami, Swedhargavaneswarar and Ambica as Veera Mulai Amman and Abhinnakusanayaki.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- For cure from stammering
- To be blessed with children
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.
6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m