• Shiva

Vellimalai Nathar Temple


One of the 276 Thevara Paadal petra sthalams. About 1 kilometres South West of Thirunellikkaa Thevaara temple en route Thirukollikkaadu. The place is called Thengur in the name of the Sthala Vruksham Thennai (coconut  tree). This paadal petra sthalam is situated 15 Kilometres from Tiruvarur on the way to Tirutturaipoondi and is about 2 Kilometres from Tirunellikaval and about 1 Kilometres. from Tirukollikkaadu.The temple is specified in the songs of Saint Tirugnana Sambandar.This is the 116th Shiva temple on the southern bank of Cauvery applauded in psalms. pujas are praised in the temple on Vaikasi Visakam day in May-June.

About The Temple

This is a little antiquated temple with no incredible merriments. The Navagraha Lingas named after the planets-Sun, Moon, Mars-Sevvai or Mangal, Mercury the Budha, Guru the Jupiter, Venus the Shukra, Sani the Saturn and the two serpent planets Rahu and Ketu are kept up securely in the temple. These Lingas are in the prakara in a line in different sizes-of all shapes and sizes. It is the aficionados' confidence that all antagonistic planetary angles will be mitigated by revering these Lingas that had converged with Lord Shiva amid a Rahu-Ketu move period. Other than these Lingas, the temple has the conventional Navagraha altar as well. The altar of Mother Perianayaki is on the right half of the passage.

About The Deity

Mother Mahalakshmi had stayed in this blessed spot performing compensation on Lord Shiva. There was a tank here with both white and red Lotus blossoms. It is currently dry. Ruler Shiva in this place where there is the Goddess of Wealth Mother Mahalakshmi guarantees all success to enthusiasts. Ruler is otherwise called Rajathagiri Easwara –Rajatha in Sanskrit and Velli in Tamil mean Silver and Giri means mount. The temple is confronting west. It is trusted that west-bound sanctuaries are more forgiving than the ones confronting east. An extraordinary Saint Vamadeva had said in his treatise that West looking Shiva darshan will be 1000 times more advantageous to the enthusiast. So is the force of the Avudayar bearing the Linga. No extraordinary celebrations are praised in the temple. Just normal pujas are taken after.

Legend and Stories

Millenniums back the world was obliterated by the considerable surge. Master Shiva requested that Lord Vishnu make the world once more. Master Vishnu initially made Lord Brahma from His maritime and requested Him to make another world. Notwithstanding amid the considerable pralaya the surges, one spot stood unaffected with Vilwa trees. Pondered by the place's grandness withstanding the staggering streams of surges, the planets including the serpent planets introduced a Linga each on the banks of Agashya River and performed compensation on Lord Shiva for a long time. Master Shiva showed up before them, composed the new world into diverse zones and selected every planet as the leader of a specific zone and enabled them to treat individuals with prizes and disciplines in light of their great or terrible deeds. Master Brahma resulted in these present circumstances put and named the spot as Navagrahapuram satisfied with the planets. Devendra came here and introduced the Vellimalainathar Linga. Mother was named Brhunnayaki-Perianayaki.


Special pujas are celebrated in the temple on Vaikasi Visakam day in May-June.


Ruler Shiva confronting west is a Swayambumurthi. There are likewise Navagraha Lingas in the temple speaking to the nine planets. It is believed that blessings of Mother Mahalakshmi would bring in all prosperity to devotees worshipping this temple. In enthusiasts perform abishek to Lord and Mother offering vastras and add to the redesign of the temple.



The Nearest Airport is Trichy Airport.


The Nearest Railway station is Tiruvarur station.


The temple is 12 km from Tiruvarur on the Tiruthuraipoondi road running via Tirunellikka.

Temple Address

Sri Vellimalainathar Temple,
Tiru Thangur-610 205. Thanjavur district.


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

  • Removal of debt
  • Good health
  • Knowledge
  • Family welfare
  • Attainment of noble positions
  • Fame

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.


The temple is open from 8.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 6.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.

Weather in Thengur
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