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Thoovai Nathar Temple


Sri Thoovai Nathar temple is located in the city of Thoovanayanar koil, Tiruvarur, Tamil Nadu and is about 1000-2000 years old.Saint Tirugnana Sambandar had praised the Lord of the temple in his Thevaram hymns. This is the 89th Shiva temple on the southern bank of Cauvery applauded in Thevaram songs.

About the Temple

The temple's area tank in the Agni corner-southeast corner-is a propitious sign in the temple. Amid abishek to Lord, fans can watch the eye image on the Lord reminding His help to Saint Sundarar offering an eye to him. As indicated by sacred writings, the temple was under the ocean as a sand temple. Every one having inner warnings about protecting themselves during adverse situations as it is a process inbuilt for human beings right from birth.The most important organ in one's physical body is eye and one has to care himself to protect his eyes that can be affected by diseases. People who are having eye problems can visit a temple called thoovainathar temple situated in a place called thoovanayanar kovil in tiruvarur district.The temple i said to be more than 1000 years old.This temple is situated near tiruvarur rthiyagarajar kovil on keela ratha veethi near the temple chariot.

About the Deity

Lord Shiva is Swayambumurthi.Amman is called as panchinmennadiyal.Vinayaka in the temple graces in the name of Lord Siddhi Vinayaka.

Legend and Stories

Holy person Sundarar of Saivite Trinity guaranteed his first wife Sangili Nachiar that he would never part with her. Be that as it may, when considerations of his first wife Paravai Nachiar struck a chord, he set out to Tiruvarur. As he damaged his guarantee to Sangiliar, he lost his eyes. To pick up visual perception, he started a journey to all Shiva sanctuaries. At Kancheepuram, with the finesse of Mother Kamakshi and Lord Ekambareswara, Sundarar recaptured vision of his left eye. He came to Tiruvarur and asked the Lord to beauty him the vision of the other eye. He was prompted by the Lord to have a dunk in the tank at the southeast corner and beg Him then. Sundarar obeyed Lord and picked up sight of his right eye. It is said that all icons of the temple were made by the awesome stone worker Vishwakarma. The tank's area at the southeast corner is of extraordinary significance as indicated by Vastu rules. Planet Sani Baghwan is confronting south and graces the aficionados. The occasion of Sundarar getting vision of his right eye is prove by the eye image unmistakable on the Lord amid abishek times. This was previously a sand temple under the ocean, as per the historical backdrop of the area. At the point when tides of ocean burst devastatingly tall undermining obliteration of the world, Devas and Sages surrendered at the feet of Lord Shiva for insurance. Master told Sage Durvasa that if a tank could be burrowed at the Agni corner-southeast corner of the area and supplications to God offered to Him, the tides would die down and lives would be spared. Headed by Sage Durvasa, all did the guidelines of Lord and performed pujas. Reacting to the supplications to God of the enthusiasts, Lord Shiva ingested the ocean's wrath and spared the world. As Lord was loved by Sage Durvasa, He is otherwise called Durvas Nayanar.


Markazhi thiruvathirai is celebrated with much fervour
Thanks Giving

Devotees perform Abishekam to the celestial Lord with milk and also feed the poor.


Devotees with impaired vision take a dip in the temple tank and offer prayers to the Lord offering red flowers (Sevvarali garlands) and also perform Archanas to gain clear vision.

Nearby Places to Visit

Ponvaithanaathar Temple
Swarnapureeswarar Temple
Padaleswarar Temple
Satchinathar Temple
Sarguna Nathar Temple
Kaichinneswarar Temple



The nearest airport is in Trichy.

The nearest railway station is in Tiruvarur.

Situated on East Car Street in Tiruvarur, opposite the Car shed.

Temple Address

Sri Thoovai Nathar temple,
Tiruvarur East Street,


Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-

  • Blurred vision

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 11.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m

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