The Udhvaganathar Temple is located in Tirumananjeri and is dedicated to God Udhvaganathar. Once, Mother Uma expressed Her desire to God Shiva that she wanted another wedding as an occasion with him to enjoy the celebration. The God gladly agreed but delayed his decision. Miffed by his indifference, the Mother too began to sulk with him. An angry Shiva cursed her to be born as a cow on earth. Mother Uma in her cow form wandered here and there worshipping the God for salvation. God Shiva was cooled with the milk that Cow Uma poured over his idol. He also accepted a scar of the feet of the cow on His chest. He then agreed to marry her again as she wished. Mother Uma was restored to Her divine form from the yajna fire of Sage Bharatha. The God married Her at Tirumananjeri, according to Sthala Puranas. There is no shrine for the Navagrahas (nine planets) in this temple. The Mother is in a separate shrine with a shy face as a bride. Apart from the Karu Oomathai tree, the Vanni and Kondrai are also the sacred trees of this temple.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Remove obstacles from wedding
- Relief from adverse aspects of serpent planets Rahu and Ketu
- Child boon
- Couples and warring brothers pray here for re-union
- Mental peace
- freedom from various miseries
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 a.m. to 12 p.m. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.