The Valisvara sanctuary at Tiruvalisvaram lies at around 40km west of Tirunelveli this is an outstanding haven in Pandimadalam, devoted to Siva, with a stone vimana from upana to stupi. It demonstrates diverse imaginative structures of Brahmical subjects, critical being the soonest Parvati in Panchagnitapas, there are number of Chola, Chola-Pandya, Pandya etchings on the dividers of the temple.
About The Temple
The Valisvara Temple is thought to be one of the best instances of Chola engineering. On the north mass of the central sacred place is a record of Rajaraja I, dated in his eleventh year (996 A.D) relating to an enrichment of zone. On the same divider a Vatteluthu etching dated in the eighteen-year of a master whose name is not decided, notice a comprehension among the villagers of Rajaraja Chaturvedimangalam. Another etching suggests Rajarajakesarivarman of Kandalur salai recognition i.e. Rajaraja I. The town is insinuated as Rajaraja-chadurvedimangalam, a brahmadeyam in Mulli Nadu, a sub-division of Rajaraja valanadu. On a section near the bali-pitha, etching recording the triumphs grabbed by a corps of the Chola equipped power called Munru kai mahasenai. It further says that the haven of Tiruvalisvaram, its treasury and the temple labourers were put under the protection of this unit of the equipped power.
About The Deity
The principle divinity is Shiva and he is portrayed in sukhasana posture. There is additionally an icon of Shiva as Chandesanugrahamurthi. There are additionally symbols of Parvathi and a Shiva devotee. The vimana has an icon of Shiva as Ardhanarisvara.
Nearest airport is Tuticorin Airport.
The nearest railway station is Tirunelveli Junction. You can easily get regular trains to Tirunelveli from other major cities of the country.
The nearest major bus terminal is in Tirunelveli. There are regular buses from other major cities of the country to Tirunelveli.
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.