4364563, Sivakkozhuntheswarar Temple, Theerthanagiri, Cuddalore
4364563, Sivakkozhuntheswarar Temple, Theerthanagiri, Cuddalore

Sivakkozhuntheswarar Temple, Theerthanagiri, Cuddalore

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Architectural style:Dravidian architecture
Major festivals
Address:Sivakkozhuntheswarar Temple,Theerthanagiri Post,Via Alappakkam,
Cuddalore District,Tamil Nadu – 608801
Phone+91 90471 40464 / 91501 51195 / 97864 67593 /+91 8870740464 / 99653 28278 / 94434 34024
 Sivakkozhuntheswarar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Theerthanagiri Village in Cuddalore District of Tamilnadu. The Temple is located on the banks of a huge water body called Perumal Lake. This place is called as Thiru Thinai Nagar during ancient days. Presiding Deity is called as Sivakozhundeeswarar / Shivalingeswarar / Thiruntheeswarar. Mother is called as Neelathakshi / Neeladhambikai / Oppilanayagi / Karundhatankanni / Ilankombannal. Saint Sundarar had praised the Lord of the temple in his Thevaram hymns. Also, Saint Sundarar had praised Ambica in his hymns. This is 37th Devaram Padal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 5th Shiva Sthalam in Nadu Naadu.


Legend / Local stories

This temple is situated on the banks of river Pennai and is believed to have been built in the 6th century. The historical name of the village around the temple is Thiru Thinai Nagar. It has now been changed to Theerthanagiri.

Temple Opening Time

The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.


Four worship services are carried out each day here. Important festivals celebrated in this temple are 13-day Vaikasi Brahmotsavam in the Tamil month of Vaikasi (May-June), Shivarathri in the Tamil month of Masi (Feb-Mar), Annabishekam in in the Tamil month of Aipasi (Oct-Nov) and Arudra Dharisanam in the Tamil month of Margazhi (Dec-Jan). Pradosham is also observed regularly.

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Worshiping of Lord Natarajar here is considered to be auspicious for those seeking excellence in the fields of music and dance. It is also believed that worshiping Lord Dakshinamurthy here will reward devotees with a rich yield from their farms. People pray for good farm yields and to excel in the art of dancing. Devotees perform abishek to Lord and Mother and offer vastras.

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How to Reach:

The Temple is located at about 27 Kms from Cuddalore, 8 Kms from Alapakkam, 25 Kms from Bhuvanagiri, 26 Kms from Chidambaram, 15 Kms from Parangipettai, 10 Kms from Puduchatiram, 10 Kms from Kullanchavadi, 35 Kms from Neyveli, 26 Kms from Vadalur, 12 Kms from Thiyagavalli, 29 Kms from Thiruvandipuram, 46 Kms from Puducherry, 200 Kms from Chennai and 176 Kms from Trichy.

By Road:

The Temple is located on the Cuddalore – Chidambaram Road, Mettupalayam is situated 20 Kms away. Take a right turn here and Thiruthinai Nagar now called Theerthanagiri can be reached (5kms). On the eastern side bank of Perumal Eri. Town bus services from Cuddalore to Chidambaram via Mettupalayam goes to Theerthanagiri. Bus No: 39 from Cuddalore to Karuveppampadi, Bus No: 34 from Cuddalore to Kundiyamallur, Vasantharaja Bus from Cuddalore to Kurinjipadi go through this place.

By Train:

This Temple is located 10 Kms from Alapakkam railway station which is on the Cuddalore – Chidambaram section of the Southern Railway. Nearest Major Railway Station is located at Cuddalore.

By Air:

Nearest Airport is located at Puducherry, Chennai and Trichy.

Contact Details

Sivakkozhuntheswarar Temple,
Theerthanagiri Post,
Via Alappakkam,
Cuddalore District,
Tamil Nadu – 608801
Phone: +91 4142 278324
Mobile: +91 90471 40464 / 91501 51195 / 97864 67593
Mobile: +91 8870740464 / 99653 28278 / 94434 34024

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