Palvannanathar Temple, Tirukkazhippalai, Chidambaram, Cuddalore
|Architectural style:||Dravidian architecture|
|Address:||Palvanna Nathar Temple,Tirukazhipalai-608 002,Sivapuri Post, Annamalainagar,
Chidambaram Taluk,Cuddalore district
|Phone||+91 98426 24580|
Temple Opening Time
The Temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 7.15 p.m.
Thai Poosam in January-February, Purattasi Navarathri in September-October, Mondays of Karthikai Tamil month covering November-December, Aipasi Annabishekam in October-November and Margazhi Thiruvadirai in December-January are the festivals celebrated in the temple.
It is believed that consuming the milk used for the abishek of Lord Shiva – Linga – will bless the devotee with a child. It also cures diseases caused due to heat in the body. Devotees perform abishek to Lord Vijaya Vinayaka on Sankatahara Chaturthi day seeking success in their endeavors.
Legend / Local stories
Sage Kabila during his pilgrimage to Shiva temples, saw this place dense with Vilwa trees and desired to stay and perform pujas to Lord. The sand in the place was white as cows voluntarily poured their milk in the place. He collected the sand and made a Linga for his puja. While a king was coming there on his horse, the Linga got split by the hit of its leg. Sage Kabila was very sad. When the sage tried to prepare another Linga for his worship, Lord Shiva appeared before him with Mother Parvathi and advised him to install that Linga itself though damaged as the milk was brought there by the Divine Cow Kamadenu. It is believed that those worshipping this Paalvanna Nathar Linga would be blessed with all prosperity in life. It is believed that consuming the milk used for the abishek of Lord Shiva – Linga – will bless the devotee with a child. It also cures diseases caused due to heat in the body.
Lord Shiva darshan to Sage Agasthya:
This is one of the places where Lord Shiva granted darshan to Sage Agasthya in wedding form.
Sage Valmiki worshipped Lord Shiva here:
Sage Valmiki worshipped Lord Shiva here, according to scriptures.
How to Reach:
The Temple is located at about 500 meters from Sivapuri, 5 Kms from Chidambaram, 4 Kms from Chidambaram Bus Stand, 5 Kms from Chidambaram Railway Station, 5 Kms from Kavarapattu, 46 Kms from Neyveli, 30 Kms from Kattumannarkoil, 64 Kms from Cuddalore, 67 Kms from Puducherry and 175 Kms from Trichy. Nearest Railway Station is located at Chidambaram. Nearest Airport is located at Trichy and Puducherry.
Palvanna Nathar Temple,
Sivapuri Post, Annamalainagar,
Mobile: +91 98426 24580