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Paadal Petra Sthalams - Part 4 - Chola Naadu - Tamil Nadu - South of river Kaveri (31 - 60 temples)

  1. Abathsahayanathar - Thenkurangaduthurai (Thanjavur district)
  2. Neelakandeswarar - Tiruneelakkudi (Thanjavur district)
  3. Vaikalnathar - Tiruvaikal (Nagapattinam district)
  4. Umamaheswarar - Tirunallam (Nagapattinam district)
  5. Kokileswarar - Tirukozhambam (Thanjavur district)
  6. Masilamaneeswarar - Tiruvavaduthurai (Nagapattinam district)
  7. Ukthavadeeswarar - Tirutturutti (Nagapattinam district)
  8. Vedapureeswarar - Tiruvazhundur (Nagapattinam district)
  9. Mayuranathar - Mayiladuthurai (Nagapattinam district)
  10. Thuraikattum Vallalar - Tiruvilanagar (Nagapattinam district)
  11. Veerateswarar - Tiruppariyalur (Nagapattinam district)
  12. Swarnapureeswarar - Tiruchemponpalli (Nagapattinam district)
  13. Natrunaiyappar - Tirunanipalli (Nagapattinam district)
  14. Valampurinathar - Tiruvalampuram (Nagapattinam district)
  15. Sangarunadeeswarar - Tiruthalaichangadu (Nagapattinam district)
  16. Thanthondriyappar - Aakkor (Nagapattinam district)
  17. Amritaghateswarar - Tirukkadavur (Nagapattinam district)
  18. Brahmapureeswarar - Tirukkadavur Mayanam (Nagapattinam district)
  19. Tirumeniazhagar - Tiruvettakkudi (Puducherry)
  20. Parvatheeswarar - Tiruttelicheri (Puducherry)
  21. Yazhmurinathar - Tirudharmapuram (Puducherry)
  22. Darbaranyeswarar - Tirunallur (Puducherry)
  23. Airavatheswarar - Tirukkottaru (Tiruvarur district)
  24. Brahmapureeswarar - Ambar (Tiruvarur district)
  25. Mahakalanathar - Ambar Maakalam (Tiruvarur district)
  26. Tirumeninathar - Tirumeeyachur (Tiruvarur district)
  27. Sakala Bhuvaneswar - Tirumeeyachur Ilankovil (Tiruvarur district)
  28. Madhimuktheeswarar - Tiruthiladaipathi (Tiruvarur district)
  29. Pampuranathar - Tiruppampuram (Tiruvarur district)
  30. Mangaleswarar - Sirukudi (Tiruvarur district)



Abathsahayanathar - Thenkurangaduthurai:

Lord Shiva
  • Abathsahayanathar (Thenkurangaduthurai): One of the Paadal Petra Sthalas of Shiva. Here Shiva is known as Abathsahayanathar and Ambal is called Pavalakkodiyammai.

    - Paadal Petra Sthalam: This is one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams of Lord Shiva.

    - Worship of Lord Shiva by Hanuman and Devi Sugreeva: Hanuman and Sugreeva are said to have worshipped Lord Shiva here.

    Thenkurangaduthurai is located in the Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu.
    - Dakshinamurthy Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Dwadasa Jyotirlingani
    - Kalabhairava Ashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Kara Carana Kritam
    - Karpura Gauram Karunavataram
    - Lingashtakam
    - Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra (Rig Veda 7.59.12)
    - Rudrashtakam (Goswami Tulsidas)
    - Shambhu Stuti
    - Shiva Manasa Puja (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Panchakshara Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Pratah Smaran Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Shadakshara Stotram (Rudra Yamala)
    - Shiva Tandava Stotram (Ravana)
    - Shivashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Vishwanathashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Om Namah Shivaya Japa
    - Mahamrityunjaya Mantra Japa
    - Shiva Gayatri Mantra


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    Neelakandeswarar - Tiruneelakkudi:

    Lord Shiva
  • Neelakandeswarar (Tiruneelakkudi): One of the Paadal Petra Sthalas of Shiva. Here Shiva is known as Neelakandeswarar and Neyyaadinathar, and Ambal is called Periya Nayaki and Uma.

    - Paadal Petra Sthalam: This is one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams of Lord Shiva.

    - Worship of Lord Shiva by Varundeva: Varundeva is said to have worshipped Lord Shiva here.

    Tiruneelakkudi is located in the Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu.
    - Dakshinamurthy Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Dwadasa Jyotirlingani
    - Kalabhairava Ashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Kara Carana Kritam
    - Karpura Gauram Karunavataram
    - Lingashtakam
    - Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra (Rig Veda 7.59.12)
    - Rudrashtakam (Goswami Tulsidas)
    - Shambhu Stuti
    - Shiva Manasa Puja (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Panchakshara Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Pratah Smaran Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Shadakshara Stotram (Rudra Yamala)
    - Shiva Tandava Stotram (Ravana)
    - Shivashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Vishwanathashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Om Namah Shivaya Japa
    - Mahamrityunjaya Mantra Japa
    - Shiva Gayatri Mantra


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    Vaikalnathar - Tiruvaikal:

    Lord Shiva
  • Vaikalnathar (Tiruvaikal): One of the Paadal Petra Sthalas of Shiva. Here Shiva is known as Vaikalnathar and Ambal is called Kombil Ilankothai and Vaikalambika.

    - Paadal Petra Sthalam: This is one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams of Lord Shiva.

    - Worship of Lord Shiva by Lord Vishnu, Devi Lakshmi and Lord Brahma: Lord Vishnu, Devi Lakshmi and Lord Brahma are said to have worshipped Lord Shiva here.

    Tiruvaikal is located in the Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu.
    - Dakshinamurthy Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Dwadasa Jyotirlingani
    - Kalabhairava Ashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Kara Carana Kritam
    - Karpura Gauram Karunavataram
    - Lingashtakam
    - Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra (Rig Veda 7.59.12)
    - Rudrashtakam (Goswami Tulsidas)
    - Shambhu Stuti
    - Shiva Manasa Puja (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Panchakshara Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Pratah Smaran Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Shadakshara Stotram (Rudra Yamala)
    - Shiva Tandava Stotram (Ravana)
    - Shivashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Vishwanathashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Om Namah Shivaya Japa
    - Mahamrityunjaya Mantra Japa
    - Shiva Gayatri Mantra


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    Umamaheswarar - Tirunallam:

    Lord Shiva
  • Umamaheswarar (Tirunallam): One of the Paadal Petra Sthalas of Shiva. Here Shiva is known as Umamaheswarar and Ambal is called Mangala Nayaki.

    - Paadal Petra Sthalam: This is one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams of Lord Shiva.

    - Bhudevi built this temple: According to legend, Bhudevi built this temple on the instruction of Lord Vishnu. Hence it is called Bhumiswaram.

    Tirunallam is located in the Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu.
    - Dakshinamurthy Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Dwadasa Jyotirlingani
    - Kalabhairava Ashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Kara Carana Kritam
    - Karpura Gauram Karunavataram
    - Lingashtakam
    - Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra (Rig Veda 7.59.12)
    - Rudrashtakam (Goswami Tulsidas)
    - Shambhu Stuti
    - Shiva Manasa Puja (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Panchakshara Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Pratah Smaran Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Shadakshara Stotram (Rudra Yamala)
    - Shiva Tandava Stotram (Ravana)
    - Shivashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Vishwanathashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Om Namah Shivaya Japa
    - Mahamrityunjaya Mantra Japa
    - Shiva Gayatri Mantra


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    Kokileswarar - Tirukozhambam:

    Lord Shiva
  • Kokileswarar (Tirukozhambam): One of the Paadal Petra Sthalas of Shiva. Here Shiva is known as Kokileswarar and Ambal is called Soundara Nayaki.

    - Paadal Petra Sthalam: This is one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams of Lord Shiva.

    - Worship of Lord Shiva by a cuckoo: According to legend, a scholar who was cursed by Indradeva became a kokila (cuckoo) and worshipped Lord Shiva here. Lord Shiva relieved the cuckoo of the curse. Hence the name Kokileswarar.

    - Worship of Lord Shiva by Devi Parvati: According to a legend, Devi Parvati worshipped Lord Shiva here in the form of a cow in this place. The Lingam bears the hoofmarks of a cow.

    Tirukozhambam is located in the Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu.
    - Dakshinamurthy Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Dwadasa Jyotirlingani
    - Kalabhairava Ashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Kara Carana Kritam
    - Karpura Gauram Karunavataram
    - Lingashtakam
    - Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra (Rig Veda 7.59.12)
    - Rudrashtakam (Goswami Tulsidas)
    - Shambhu Stuti
    - Shiva Manasa Puja (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Panchakshara Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Pratah Smaran Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Shadakshara Stotram (Rudra Yamala)
    - Shiva Tandava Stotram (Ravana)
    - Shivashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Vishwanathashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Om Namah Shivaya Japa
    - Mahamrityunjaya Mantra Japa
    - Shiva Gayatri Mantra


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    Masilamaneeswarar - Tiruvavaduthurai:

    Lord Shiva
  • Masilamaneeswarar (Tiruvavaduthurai): One of the Paadal Petra Sthalas of Shiva. Here Shiva is known as Masilamaneeswarar and Gomukteeswarar, and Ambal is called Oppilamulaiyammai and Atulakuchanayaki.

    - Paadal Petra Sthalam: This is one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams of Lord Shiva.

    - Worship of Lord Shiva by Devi Parvati: According to a legend, Devi Parvati worshipped Lord Shiva here in the form of a cow.

    Tiruvavaduthurai is located in the Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu.
    - Dakshinamurthy Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Dwadasa Jyotirlingani
    - Kalabhairava Ashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Kara Carana Kritam
    - Karpura Gauram Karunavataram
    - Lingashtakam
    - Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra (Rig Veda 7.59.12)
    - Rudrashtakam (Goswami Tulsidas)
    - Shambhu Stuti
    - Shiva Manasa Puja (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Panchakshara Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Pratah Smaran Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Shadakshara Stotram (Rudra Yamala)
    - Shiva Tandava Stotram (Ravana)
    - Shivashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Vishwanathashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Om Namah Shivaya Japa
    - Mahamrityunjaya Mantra Japa
    - Shiva Gayatri Mantra


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    Ukthavadeeswarar - Tirutturutti (Kuttalam):

    Lord Shiva
  • Ukthavadeeswarar (Tirutturutti): One of the Paadal Petra Sthalas of Shiva. Here Shiva is known as Ukthavadeeswarar and Sonnavararivar, and Ambal is called Mukizhambikai.

    - Paadal Petra Sthalam: This is one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams of Lord Shiva.

    - Divine wedding of Lord Shiva and Devi Parvati: According to a legend, Devi Parvati once had a desire of an earthly wedding with Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva obliged to her desire and she was born as the daughter of Bharata muni. Bharata muni prayed to Lord Shiva for accepting his daughter in marriage. Lord Shiva responded to his prayers and the divine wedding took place here.

    Tirutturutti is located in the Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu.
    - Dakshinamurthy Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Dwadasa Jyotirlingani
    - Kalabhairava Ashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Kara Carana Kritam
    - Karpura Gauram Karunavataram
    - Lingashtakam
    - Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra (Rig Veda 7.59.12)
    - Rudrashtakam (Goswami Tulsidas)
    - Shambhu Stuti
    - Shiva Manasa Puja (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Panchakshara Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Pratah Smaran Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Shadakshara Stotram (Rudra Yamala)
    - Shiva Tandava Stotram (Ravana)
    - Shivashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Vishwanathashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Om Namah Shivaya Japa
    - Mahamrityunjaya Mantra Japa
    - Shiva Gayatri Mantra


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    Vedapureeswarar - Tiruvazhundur (Therazhundur):

    Lord Shiva
  • Vedapureeswarar (Tiruvazhundur): One of the Paadal Petra Sthalas of Shiva. Here Shiva is known as Vedapureeswarar and Ambal is called Soundara Nayaki.

    - Paadal Petra Sthalam: This is one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams of Lord Shiva.

    - Worship of Lord Shiva by the Vedas: The Vedas are said to have worshipped Lord Shiva here. Hence the name Vedapureeswarar.

    - Worship of Lord Shiva by the Devas and Ashtadikpalas: The Devas and the Ashtadikpalas are said to have worshipped Lord Shiva here.

    Tiruvazhundur is located in the Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu.
    - Dakshinamurthy Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Dwadasa Jyotirlingani
    - Kalabhairava Ashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Kara Carana Kritam
    - Karpura Gauram Karunavataram
    - Lingashtakam
    - Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra (Rig Veda 7.59.12)
    - Rudrashtakam (Goswami Tulsidas)
    - Shambhu Stuti
    - Shiva Manasa Puja (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Panchakshara Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Pratah Smaran Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Shadakshara Stotram (Rudra Yamala)
    - Shiva Tandava Stotram (Ravana)
    - Shivashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Vishwanathashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Om Namah Shivaya Japa
    - Mahamrityunjaya Mantra Japa
    - Shiva Gayatri Mantra


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    Mayuranathar - Mayiladuthurai (Mayavaram):

    Lord Shiva
  • Mayuranathar (Mayiladuthurai): One of the Paadal Petra Sthalas of Shiva. Here Shiva is known as Mayuranathar and Vallal, and Ambal is called Anjal Nayaki and Abhayambika.

    - Paadal Petra Sthalam: This is one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams of Lord Shiva.

    - Worship of Lord Shiva by Devi Parvati: Devi Parvati is said to have worshipped Lord Shiva here in the form of a peacock.

    Mayiladuthurai is located in the Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu.
    - Dakshinamurthy Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Dwadasa Jyotirlingani
    - Kalabhairava Ashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Kara Carana Kritam
    - Karpura Gauram Karunavataram
    - Lingashtakam
    - Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra (Rig Veda 7.59.12)
    - Rudrashtakam (Goswami Tulsidas)
    - Shambhu Stuti
    - Shiva Manasa Puja (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Panchakshara Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Pratah Smaran Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Shadakshara Stotram (Rudra Yamala)
    - Shiva Tandava Stotram (Ravana)
    - Shivashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Vishwanathashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Om Namah Shivaya Japa
    - Mahamrityunjaya Mantra Japa
    - Shiva Gayatri Mantra


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    Thuraikattum Vallalar - Tiruvilanagar:

    Lord Shiva
  • Thuraikattum Vallalar (Tiruvilanagar): One of the Paadal Petra Sthalas of Shiva. Here Shiva is known as Thuraikattum Vallalar and Ucheeraneswarar, and Ambal is called Thuraikattum Valli.

    - Paadal Petra Sthalam: This is one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams of Lord Shiva.

    - Lord Shiva pointed this shrine to Sambandar: According to legend, Lord Shiva pointed out this shrine to Sambandar by making the flood of river Kaveri to recede (Sambandar was on his way to Mayiladuthurai). Hence the name Thuraikattum Vallalar.

    Tiruvilanagar is located in the Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu.
    - Dakshinamurthy Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Dwadasa Jyotirlingani
    - Kalabhairava Ashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Kara Carana Kritam
    - Karpura Gauram Karunavataram
    - Lingashtakam
    - Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra (Rig Veda 7.59.12)
    - Rudrashtakam (Goswami Tulsidas)
    - Shambhu Stuti
    - Shiva Manasa Puja (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Panchakshara Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Pratah Smaran Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Shadakshara Stotram (Rudra Yamala)
    - Shiva Tandava Stotram (Ravana)
    - Shivashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Vishwanathashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Om Namah Shivaya Japa
    - Mahamrityunjaya Mantra Japa
    - Shiva Gayatri Mantra


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    Veerateswarar - Tiruppariyalur (Parasalur):

    Lord Shiva
  • Veerateswarar (Tiruppariyalur): One of the Paadal Petra Sthalas of Shiva. Here Shiva is known as Veerateswarar and Ambal is called Ilankombanaiyaal and Balambika.

    - Paadal Petra Sthalam: This is one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams of Lord Shiva.

    - Ashta Veeratta Sthalam: This is one of the Ashta Veeratta Sthalam of Lord Shiva.

    - Lord Shiva destroying yagna of Daksha: This Ashta Veeratta Sthalam is associated with the legend of Lord Shiva destroying the yagna of Daksha.

    Tiruppariyalur is located in the Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu.
    - Dakshinamurthy Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Dwadasa Jyotirlingani
    - Kalabhairava Ashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Kara Carana Kritam
    - Karpura Gauram Karunavataram
    - Lingashtakam
    - Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra (Rig Veda 7.59.12)
    - Rudrashtakam (Goswami Tulsidas)
    - Shambhu Stuti
    - Shiva Manasa Puja (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Panchakshara Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Pratah Smaran Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Shadakshara Stotram (Rudra Yamala)
    - Shiva Tandava Stotram (Ravana)
    - Shivashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Vishwanathashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Om Namah Shivaya Japa
    - Mahamrityunjaya Mantra Japa
    - Shiva Gayatri Mantra


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    Swarnapureeswarar - Tiruchemponpalli:

    Lord Shiva
  • Swarnapureeswarar (Tiruchemponpalli): One of the Paadal Petra Sthalas of Shiva. Here Shiva is known as Swarnapureeswarar and Ambal is called Maruvaar Kuzhali and Sugandhavana Nayaki.

    - Paadal Petra Sthalam: This is one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams of Lord Shiva.

    - Worship of Lord Shiva by Indradeva and Kubera: Indradeva and Kubera are said to have worshipped Lord Shiva here.

    - Worship of Lord Shiva by Rati devi: Rati devi is said to have prayed to Lord Shiva here to become united with her husband Manmatha.

    Mayiladuthurai is located in the Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu.
    - Dakshinamurthy Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Dwadasa Jyotirlingani
    - Kalabhairava Ashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Kara Carana Kritam
    - Karpura Gauram Karunavataram
    - Lingashtakam
    - Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra (Rig Veda 7.59.12)
    - Rudrashtakam (Goswami Tulsidas)
    - Shambhu Stuti
    - Shiva Manasa Puja (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Panchakshara Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Pratah Smaran Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Shadakshara Stotram (Rudra Yamala)
    - Shiva Tandava Stotram (Ravana)
    - Shivashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Vishwanathashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Om Namah Shivaya Japa
    - Mahamrityunjaya Mantra Japa
    - Shiva Gayatri Mantra


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    Natrunaiyappar - Tirunanipalli (Punjai):

    Lord Shiva
  • Natrunaiyappar (Tirunanipalli): One of the Paadal Petra Sthalas of Shiva. Here Shiva is known as Natrunaiyappar and Ambal is called Malaiyaan Madandai and Swarnambika.

    - Paadal Petra Sthalam: This is one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams of Lord Shiva.

    - Sambandar had the vision of dancing Shiva: According to legend, Sambandar had the vision of Lord Shiva in dancing posture here.

    Mayiladuthurai is located in the Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu.
    - Dakshinamurthy Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Dwadasa Jyotirlingani
    - Kalabhairava Ashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Kara Carana Kritam
    - Karpura Gauram Karunavataram
    - Lingashtakam
    - Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra (Rig Veda 7.59.12)
    - Rudrashtakam (Goswami Tulsidas)
    - Shambhu Stuti
    - Shiva Manasa Puja (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Panchakshara Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Pratah Smaran Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Shadakshara Stotram (Rudra Yamala)
    - Shiva Tandava Stotram (Ravana)
    - Shivashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Vishwanathashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Om Namah Shivaya Japa
    - Mahamrityunjaya Mantra Japa
    - Shiva Gayatri Mantra


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    Valampurinathar - Tiruvalampuram:

    Lord Shiva
  • Valampurinathar (Tiruvalampuram): One of the Paadal Petra Sthalas of Shiva. Here Shiva is known as Valampurinathar and Ambal is called Vatuvakirkannammai.

    - Paadal Petra Sthalam: This is one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams of Lord Shiva.

    - Lord Vishnu obtained the Valampuri conch from Lord Shiva: According to legend, Lord Vishnu worshipped Lord Shiva here and obtained the Valampuri conch.

    - Heranda muni emerged here when river Kaveri disappeared: According to legend, Heranda muni went inside the ground at Tiruvalanchuzhi when river Kaveri disappeared and re-emerged here. Tiruvalampuram is located in the Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu.
    - Dakshinamurthy Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Dwadasa Jyotirlingani
    - Kalabhairava Ashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Kara Carana Kritam
    - Karpura Gauram Karunavataram
    - Lingashtakam
    - Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra (Rig Veda 7.59.12)
    - Rudrashtakam (Goswami Tulsidas)
    - Shambhu Stuti
    - Shiva Manasa Puja (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Panchakshara Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Pratah Smaran Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Shadakshara Stotram (Rudra Yamala)
    - Shiva Tandava Stotram (Ravana)
    - Shivashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Vishwanathashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Om Namah Shivaya Japa
    - Mahamrityunjaya Mantra Japa
    - Shiva Gayatri Mantra


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    Sangarunadeeswarar - Tiruthalaichangadu:

    Lord Shiva
  • Sangarunadeeswarar (Tiruthalaichangadu): One of the Paadal Petra Sthalas of Shiva. Here Shiva is known as Sangarunadeeswarar and Sangu Nayakar, and Ambal is called Soundara Nayaki.

    - Paadal Petra Sthalam: This is one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams of Lord Shiva.

    - Lord Vishnu obtained the Panchajanyam conch from Lord Shiva: According to legend, Lord Vishnu worshipped Lord Shiva here and obtained the Panchajanyam conch.

    Sangarunadeeswarar is located in the Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu.
    - Dakshinamurthy Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Dwadasa Jyotirlingani
    - Kalabhairava Ashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Kara Carana Kritam
    - Karpura Gauram Karunavataram
    - Lingashtakam
    - Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra (Rig Veda 7.59.12)
    - Rudrashtakam (Goswami Tulsidas)
    - Shambhu Stuti
    - Shiva Manasa Puja (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Panchakshara Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Pratah Smaran Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Shadakshara Stotram (Rudra Yamala)
    - Shiva Tandava Stotram (Ravana)
    - Shivashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Vishwanathashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Om Namah Shivaya Japa
    - Mahamrityunjaya Mantra Japa
    - Shiva Gayatri Mantra


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    Thanthondriyappar - Aakkor:

    Lord Shiva
  • Thanthondriyappar (Aakkor): One of the Paadal Petra Sthalas of Shiva. Here Shiva is known as Thanthondriyappar and Swayambunathar, and Ambal is called Vaalarankanni and Katkora Netri.

    - Paadal Petra Sthalam: This is one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams of Lord Shiva.

    - Lord Shiva appeared as a guest in a feast: According to legend, Lord Shiva appeared in the guise of one of the 1000 guests at a feast offered by a Chola king.

    Aakkor is located in the Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu.
    - Dakshinamurthy Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Dwadasa Jyotirlingani
    - Kalabhairava Ashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Kara Carana Kritam
    - Karpura Gauram Karunavataram
    - Lingashtakam
    - Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra (Rig Veda 7.59.12)
    - Rudrashtakam (Goswami Tulsidas)
    - Shambhu Stuti
    - Shiva Manasa Puja (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Panchakshara Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Pratah Smaran Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Shadakshara Stotram (Rudra Yamala)
    - Shiva Tandava Stotram (Ravana)
    - Shivashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Vishwanathashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Om Namah Shivaya Japa
    - Mahamrityunjaya Mantra Japa
    - Shiva Gayatri Mantra


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    Amritaghateswarar - Tirukkadavur:

    Lord Shiva
  • Amritaghateswarar (Tirukkadavur): One of the Paadal Petra Sthalas of Shiva. Here Shiva is known as Amritaghateswarar and Ambal is called Abhirami.

    - Paadal Petra Sthalam: This is one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams of Lord Shiva.

    - Ashta Veeratta Sthalam: This is one of the Ashta Veeratta Sthalam of Lord Shiva.

    - Lord Shiva vanquishing Yama: This Ashta Veeratta Sthalam is associated with the legend of Lord Shiva vanquishing Yama and saving the life of Markandeya.

    Tirukkadavur is located in the Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu.
    - Dakshinamurthy Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Dwadasa Jyotirlingani
    - Kalabhairava Ashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Kara Carana Kritam
    - Karpura Gauram Karunavataram
    - Lingashtakam
    - Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra (Rig Veda 7.59.12)
    - Rudrashtakam (Goswami Tulsidas)
    - Shambhu Stuti
    - Shiva Manasa Puja (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Panchakshara Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Pratah Smaran Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Shadakshara Stotram (Rudra Yamala)
    - Shiva Tandava Stotram (Ravana)
    - Shivashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Vishwanathashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Om Namah Shivaya Japa
    - Mahamrityunjaya Mantra Japa
    - Shiva Gayatri Mantra


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    Brahmapureeswarar - Tirukkadavur Mayanam:

    Lord Shiva
  • Brahmapureeswarar (Tirukkadavur Mayanam): One of the Paadal Petra Sthalas of Shiva. Here Shiva is known as Brahmapureeswarar and Ambal is called Nimalakuchambika.

    - Paadal Petra Sthalam: This is one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams of Lord Shiva.

    - Lord Shiva vanquished Brahma and later resurrected him: According to legend, Lord Shiva first vanquished Brahma here and later on resurrected him and initiated him in the act of creation.

    Tirukkadavur Mayanam is located in the Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu.
    - Dakshinamurthy Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Dwadasa Jyotirlingani
    - Kalabhairava Ashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Kara Carana Kritam
    - Karpura Gauram Karunavataram
    - Lingashtakam
    - Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra (Rig Veda 7.59.12)
    - Rudrashtakam (Goswami Tulsidas)
    - Shambhu Stuti
    - Shiva Manasa Puja (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Panchakshara Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Pratah Smaran Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Shadakshara Stotram (Rudra Yamala)
    - Shiva Tandava Stotram (Ravana)
    - Shivashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Vishwanathashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Om Namah Shivaya Japa
    - Mahamrityunjaya Mantra Japa
    - Shiva Gayatri Mantra


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    Tirumeniazhagar - Tiruvettakkudi:

    Lord Shiva
  • Tirumeniazhagar (Tiruvettakkudi): One of the Paadal Petra Sthalas of Shiva. Here Shiva is known as Tirumeniazhagar and Ambal is called Shantha Nayaki.

    - Paadal Petra Sthalam: This is one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams of Lord Shiva.

    - Worship of Lord Shiva by Arjuna: Arjuna is said to have worshipped Lord Shiva here. Shiva appeared before him in the guise of a hunter.

    Tiruvettakkudi is located in Puducherry.
    - Dakshinamurthy Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Dwadasa Jyotirlingani
    - Kalabhairava Ashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Kara Carana Kritam
    - Karpura Gauram Karunavataram
    - Lingashtakam
    - Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra (Rig Veda 7.59.12)
    - Rudrashtakam (Goswami Tulsidas)
    - Shambhu Stuti
    - Shiva Manasa Puja (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Panchakshara Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Pratah Smaran Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Shadakshara Stotram (Rudra Yamala)
    - Shiva Tandava Stotram (Ravana)
    - Shivashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Vishwanathashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Om Namah Shivaya Japa
    - Mahamrityunjaya Mantra Japa
    - Shiva Gayatri Mantra


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    Parvatheeswarar - Tiruttelicheri:

    Lord Shiva
  • Parvatheeswarar (Tiruttelicheri): One of the Paadal Petra Sthalas of Shiva. Here Shiva is known as Parvatheeswarar and Ambal is called Ampaduttakkannaal and Sakthi Nayaki.

    - Paadal Petra Sthalam: This is one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams of Lord Shiva.

    - Worship of Lord Shiva by Devi Parvati: Devi Parvati is said to have worshipped Lord Shiva here.

    Tiruttelicheri is located in Puducherry.
    - Dakshinamurthy Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Dwadasa Jyotirlingani
    - Kalabhairava Ashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Kara Carana Kritam
    - Karpura Gauram Karunavataram
    - Lingashtakam
    - Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra (Rig Veda 7.59.12)
    - Rudrashtakam (Goswami Tulsidas)
    - Shambhu Stuti
    - Shiva Manasa Puja (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Panchakshara Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Pratah Smaran Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Shadakshara Stotram (Rudra Yamala)
    - Shiva Tandava Stotram (Ravana)
    - Shivashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Vishwanathashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Om Namah Shivaya Japa
    - Mahamrityunjaya Mantra Japa
    - Shiva Gayatri Mantra


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    Yazhmurinathar - Tirudharmapuram:

    Lord Shiva
  • Yazhmurinathar (Tirudharmapuram): One of the Paadal Petra Sthalas of Shiva. Here Shiva is known as Yazhmurinathar and Dharmapureeswarar, and Ambal is called Madhuraminnammai and Abhayambika.

    - Paadal Petra Sthalam: This is one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams of Lord Shiva.

    - Worship of Lord Shiva by Yama: Yama is said to have worshipped Lord Shiva here to atone the sin of throwing a noose around devotee Markandeya when Markandeya was absorbed in the worship of Lord Shiva.

    - Worship of Lord Shiva by Yudhishthira: Yudhishthira, the eldest Pandava brother is also said to have worshipped Lord Shiva here.

    Tirudharmapuram is located in Puducherry.
    - Dakshinamurthy Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Dwadasa Jyotirlingani
    - Kalabhairava Ashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Kara Carana Kritam
    - Karpura Gauram Karunavataram
    - Lingashtakam
    - Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra (Rig Veda 7.59.12)
    - Rudrashtakam (Goswami Tulsidas)
    - Shambhu Stuti
    - Shiva Manasa Puja (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Panchakshara Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Pratah Smaran Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Shadakshara Stotram (Rudra Yamala)
    - Shiva Tandava Stotram (Ravana)
    - Shivashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Vishwanathashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Om Namah Shivaya Japa
    - Mahamrityunjaya Mantra Japa
    - Shiva Gayatri Mantra


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    Darbaranyeswarar - Tirunallur:

    Lord Shiva
  • Darbaranyeswarar (Tirunallur): One of the Paadal Petra Sthalas of Shiva. Here Shiva is known as Darbaranyeswarar and Darbaranyatyagar, and Ambal is called Bogamaartha Poonmulaiyaal and Pranamba.

    - Paadal Petra Sthalam: This is one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams of Lord Shiva.

    - Saptha Vidanga Sthalam: This is one of the Saptha Vidanga Sthalam.

    - Navagraha Sthalam: This is a Navagraha Sthalam of Shanideva. According to legend, king Nala lost everything under the influence of Shani, including his kingdom, wife and children (who got separated) and also his health. After several years, the king came to Tirunallur, bathed in the temple tank and prayed to Shanideva. His troubles got over, he got back his kingdom, and was reunited with his wife and children.

    Tirunallur is located in Puducherry.
    - Dakshinamurthy Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Dwadasa Jyotirlingani
    - Kalabhairava Ashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Kara Carana Kritam
    - Karpura Gauram Karunavataram
    - Lingashtakam
    - Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra (Rig Veda 7.59.12)
    - Rudrashtakam (Goswami Tulsidas)
    - Shambhu Stuti
    - Shiva Manasa Puja (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Panchakshara Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Pratah Smaran Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Shadakshara Stotram (Rudra Yamala)
    - Shiva Tandava Stotram (Ravana)
    - Shivashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Vishwanathashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Om Namah Shivaya Japa
    - Mahamrityunjaya Mantra Japa
    - Shiva Gayatri Mantra


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    Airavatheswarar - Tirukkottaru:

    Lord Shiva
  • Airavatheswarar (Tirukkottaru): One of the Paadal Petra Sthalas of Shiva. Here Shiva is known as Airavatheswarar and Ambal is called Vandamar and Poonkuzhalamma.

    - Paadal Petra Sthalam: This is one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams of Lord Shiva.

    - Worship of Lord Shiva by Airavatha: Airavatha, the divine elephant who was born on earth due to a curse, is said to have worshipped Lord Shiva here.

    Tirukkottaru is located in Tiruvarur district.
    - Dakshinamurthy Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Dwadasa Jyotirlingani
    - Kalabhairava Ashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Kara Carana Kritam
    - Karpura Gauram Karunavataram
    - Lingashtakam
    - Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra (Rig Veda 7.59.12)
    - Rudrashtakam (Goswami Tulsidas)
    - Shambhu Stuti
    - Shiva Manasa Puja (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Panchakshara Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Pratah Smaran Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Shadakshara Stotram (Rudra Yamala)
    - Shiva Tandava Stotram (Ravana)
    - Shivashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Vishwanathashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Om Namah Shivaya Japa
    - Mahamrityunjaya Mantra Japa
    - Shiva Gayatri Mantra


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    Brahmapureeswarar - Ambar:

    Lord Shiva
  • Brahmapureeswarar (Ambar): One of the Paadal Petra Sthalas of Shiva. Here Shiva is known as Brahmapureeswarar and Punnagavaneswarar, and Ambal is called Poonkuzhalammai and Suganda Kundalambika.

    - Paadal Petra Sthalam: This is one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams of Lord Shiva.

    - Worship of Lord Shiva by Lord Brahma: Lord Brahma is said to have worshipped Lord Shiva here to get back his original form.

    Ambar is located in Tiruvarur district.
    - Dakshinamurthy Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Dwadasa Jyotirlingani
    - Kalabhairava Ashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Kara Carana Kritam
    - Karpura Gauram Karunavataram
    - Lingashtakam
    - Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra (Rig Veda 7.59.12)
    - Rudrashtakam (Goswami Tulsidas)
    - Shambhu Stuti
    - Shiva Manasa Puja (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Panchakshara Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Pratah Smaran Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Shadakshara Stotram (Rudra Yamala)
    - Shiva Tandava Stotram (Ravana)
    - Shivashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Vishwanathashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Om Namah Shivaya Japa
    - Mahamrityunjaya Mantra Japa
    - Shiva Gayatri Mantra


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    Mahakalanathar - Ambar Maakalam:

    Lord Shiva
  • Mahakalanathar (Ambar Maakalam): One of the Paadal Petra Sthalas of Shiva. Here Shiva is known as Mahakalanathar and Kaalakandeswarar, and Ambal is called Bayakshaya Nayaki.

    - Paadal Petra Sthalam: This is one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams of Lord Shiva.

    - Worship of Lord Shiva by Devi Kalika: Devi Kalika is said to have worshipped Lord Shiva here to atone the sin of killing demons Amban and Ambaran. According to legend, Devi Kalika vanquished demons Amban and Ambaran here. She took the form of an enchantress and through a trick made Amban kill Ambaran. Thereafter She devoured Amban himself.

    - Lord Shiva appeared as Chandala: Lord Shiva is also said to have appeared as a Chandala here in a yagna conducted by Somasi Maranar.

    Ambar Maakalam is located in Tiruvarur district.
    - Dakshinamurthy Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Dwadasa Jyotirlingani
    - Kalabhairava Ashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Kara Carana Kritam
    - Karpura Gauram Karunavataram
    - Lingashtakam
    - Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra (Rig Veda 7.59.12)
    - Rudrashtakam (Goswami Tulsidas)
    - Shambhu Stuti
    - Shiva Manasa Puja (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Panchakshara Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Pratah Smaran Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Shadakshara Stotram (Rudra Yamala)
    - Shiva Tandava Stotram (Ravana)
    - Shivashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Vishwanathashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Om Namah Shivaya Japa
    - Mahamrityunjaya Mantra Japa
    - Shiva Gayatri Mantra


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    Tirumeninathar - Tirumeeyachur:

    Lord Shiva
  • Tirumeninathar (Tirumeeyachur): One of the Paadal Petra Sthalas of Shiva. Here Shiva is known as Tirumeninathar and Meganathar, and Ambal is called Soundara Nayaki and Lalitambika.

    - Paadal Petra Sthalam: This is one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams of Lord Shiva.

    - Worship of Lord Shiva by Suryadeva: Suryadeva is said to have worshipped Lord Shiva and Devi Parvati here placing them on an elephant.

    Tirumeeyachur is located in Tiruvarur district.
    - Dakshinamurthy Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Dwadasa Jyotirlingani
    - Kalabhairava Ashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Kara Carana Kritam
    - Karpura Gauram Karunavataram
    - Lingashtakam
    - Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra (Rig Veda 7.59.12)
    - Rudrashtakam (Goswami Tulsidas)
    - Shambhu Stuti
    - Shiva Manasa Puja (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Panchakshara Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Pratah Smaran Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Shadakshara Stotram (Rudra Yamala)
    - Shiva Tandava Stotram (Ravana)
    - Shivashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Vishwanathashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Om Namah Shivaya Japa
    - Mahamrityunjaya Mantra Japa
    - Shiva Gayatri Mantra


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    Sakala Bhuvaneswar - Tirumeeyachur Ilankovil:

    Lord Shiva
  • Sakala Bhuvaneswar (Tirumeeyachur Ilankovil): One of the Paadal Petra Sthalas of Shiva. Here Shiva is known as Sakala Bhuvaneswar and Ambal is called Minnum Megalaiyaal and Mekalambika.

    - Paadal Petra Sthalam: This is one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams of Lord Shiva.

    - Worship of Lord Shiva by Devi Kali: Devi Kali is said to have worshipped Lord Shiva here.

    Tirumeeyachur Ilankovil is located in Tiruvarur district.
    - Dakshinamurthy Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Dwadasa Jyotirlingani
    - Kalabhairava Ashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Kara Carana Kritam
    - Karpura Gauram Karunavataram
    - Lingashtakam
    - Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra (Rig Veda 7.59.12)
    - Rudrashtakam (Goswami Tulsidas)
    - Shambhu Stuti
    - Shiva Manasa Puja (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Panchakshara Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Pratah Smaran Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Shadakshara Stotram (Rudra Yamala)
    - Shiva Tandava Stotram (Ravana)
    - Shivashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Vishwanathashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Om Namah Shivaya Japa
    - Mahamrityunjaya Mantra Japa
    - Shiva Gayatri Mantra


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    Madhimuktheeswarar - Tiruthiladaipathi:

    Lord Shiva
  • Madhimuktheeswarar (Tiruthiladaipathi): One of the Paadal Petra Sthalas of Shiva. Here Shiva is known as Madhimuktheeswarar and Mandaravaneswarar, and Ambal is called Porkodi Nayaki and Maragathavalli.

    - Paadal Petra Sthalam: This is one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams of Lord Shiva.

    - Sri Rama and Lakshmana performed Thila Tarpana: According to legend, Sri Rama and Lakshmana performed the Thila Tarpana funeral rite in this place.

    - Worship of Lord Shiva by Suryadeva and Chandradeva: Suryadeva and Chandradeva are said to have worshipped Lord Shiva here.

    Tiruthiladaipathi is located in Tiruvarur district.
    - Dakshinamurthy Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Dwadasa Jyotirlingani
    - Kalabhairava Ashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Kara Carana Kritam
    - Karpura Gauram Karunavataram
    - Lingashtakam
    - Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra (Rig Veda 7.59.12)
    - Rudrashtakam (Goswami Tulsidas)
    - Shambhu Stuti
    - Shiva Manasa Puja (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Panchakshara Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Pratah Smaran Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Shadakshara Stotram (Rudra Yamala)
    - Shiva Tandava Stotram (Ravana)
    - Shivashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Vishwanathashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Om Namah Shivaya Japa
    - Mahamrityunjaya Mantra Japa
    - Shiva Gayatri Mantra


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    Pampuranathar - Tiruppampuram:

    Lord Shiva
  • Pampuranathar (Tiruppampuram): One of the Paadal Petra Sthalas of Shiva. Here Shiva is known as Pampuranathar and Sarpeswarar, and Ambal is called Vandaar Poonkuzhali.

    - Paadal Petra Sthalam: This is one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams of Lord Shiva.

    - Worship of Lord Shiva by serpents Nagaraja and Karkotaka: Serpents Nagaraja and Karkotaka are said to have worshipped Lord Shiva here.

    - Worship of Lord Shiva by Lord Brahma: Lord Brahma is said to have worshipped Lord Shiva here.

    - Worship of Lord Shiva by sage Agastya: Sage Agastya is said to have worshipped Lord Shiva here.

    Tiruppampuram is located in Tiruvarur district.
    - Dakshinamurthy Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Dwadasa Jyotirlingani
    - Kalabhairava Ashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Kara Carana Kritam
    - Karpura Gauram Karunavataram
    - Lingashtakam
    - Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra (Rig Veda 7.59.12)
    - Rudrashtakam (Goswami Tulsidas)
    - Shambhu Stuti
    - Shiva Manasa Puja (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Panchakshara Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Pratah Smaran Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Shadakshara Stotram (Rudra Yamala)
    - Shiva Tandava Stotram (Ravana)
    - Shivashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Vishwanathashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Om Namah Shivaya Japa
    - Mahamrityunjaya Mantra Japa
    - Shiva Gayatri Mantra


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    Mangaleswarar - Sirukudi:

    Lord Shiva
  • Mangaleswarar (Sirukudi): One of the Paadal Petra Sthalas of Shiva. Here Shiva is known as Mangaleswarar and Kalyanasundaresar, and Ambal is called Mangala Nayaki.

    - Paadal Petra Sthalam: This is one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams of Lord Shiva.

    - Worship of Lord Shiva by Garuda and Gandharvas: Garuda and Gandharvas are said to have worshipped Lord Shiva here.

    Sirukudi is located in Tiruvarur district.
    - Dakshinamurthy Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Dwadasa Jyotirlingani
    - Kalabhairava Ashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Kara Carana Kritam
    - Karpura Gauram Karunavataram
    - Lingashtakam
    - Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra (Rig Veda 7.59.12)
    - Rudrashtakam (Goswami Tulsidas)
    - Shambhu Stuti
    - Shiva Manasa Puja (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Panchakshara Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Pratah Smaran Stotram (Adi Shankara)
    - Shiva Shadakshara Stotram (Rudra Yamala)
    - Shiva Tandava Stotram (Ravana)
    - Shivashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Vishwanathashtakam (Adi Shankara)
    - Om Namah Shivaya Japa
    - Mahamrityunjaya Mantra Japa
    - Shiva Gayatri Mantra


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    Bharatavarsha - The Land of Gods and Sages:

    1. Stotras by Deity:
    Initial: Ganesha - Hanuman - Gurudeva - Gayatri
    Tridevas: Brahma - (Vishnu - Narasimha - Rama - Krishna) - Shiva
    Tridevis: Saraswati - (Lakshmi - Tulasi - Bhoomi) - Parvati
    Others: Murugan - Surya - Ganga - Yamuna - Narmada - Others
    Final: Vedas - Brahman

    2. Pilgrimages by Deity:
    Initial: Ganesha
    Tridevas: Brahma - (Vishnu - Narasimha - Rama - Krishna) - Shiva
    Tridevis: Saraswati - Lakshmi - (Parvati - Shakambari)
    Others: Murugan - Ganga

    3. Sadhana: Sadhana - Hermitages - Penances

    4. Saints: Ramakrishna - Vivekananda - Ramana - Saints

    5. Sacred Geography: Forests - Mountains - Rivers - Lakes

    6. Puranas: Scriptures

    7. Religious Life: Stotras - Puja - Pilgrimages - Festivals - Varnashramas - Samskaras - Traditions

    8. Other Aspects: Sanskrit - Arts - Music - Dance - Medicine - Architecture - Astronomy

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    Om, May there be Peace in Heaven,
    May there be Peace in the Sky,
    May there be Peace in the Earth,
    May there be Peace in the Water,
    May there be Peace in the Plants,
    May there be Peace in the Trees,
    May there be Peace in the Gods in the various Worlds,
    May there be Peace in Brahman,
    May there be Peace in All,
    May there be Peace Indeed within Peace,
    Giving Me the Peace which Grows within Me,
    Om, Peace, Peace, Peace.

    (Shanti Mantra of Upanishad)

    Preserve Nature,
    And Nature will preserve Us,
    Simplify Life,
    And make the Nature thrive,
    Plant Trees,
    And make our planet Green.

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    Green Message: The Evergreen Messages of Spirituality, Sanskrit and Nature

    Last updated on Oct-2017

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