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Sri Swarnapureeswarar temple
 
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Moolavar: Swarnapureeswarar
  Urchavar: -
  Amman / Thayar: Swarnambikai, Sivasekari
  Thala Virutcham: Vanni
  Theertham: Trishoola Gang
  Agamam / Pooja : -
  Old year: 1000-2000 years old
  Historical Name: Thiru Kaduvai Karai Thenputhur
  City: Andankoil
  District: Tiruvarur
  State: Tamil Nadu
 
Singers:
     
  Saivite Saint Tirunavukkarasar has praised the Lord of the temple in his Thevaram hymns.  This is the 97 Lord Shiva Temple on the southern bank of Cauvery praised in Thevaram hymns.  
     
 Festival:
     
  Maha Shivrathri in February-March; Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January and Panguni Uthiram in March-April are the festivals celebrated in the temple.  
     
 Temple's Speciality:
     
  The rays of Sun fall on Lord in sanctum sanctorum on Chithirai 11, 12 and 13 in April-May, when special Surya pujas are performed in the temple. Lord is Swayambumurthy.  
     
Opening Time:
    
 The temple is open from 8.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. 
   
Address:
   
  Sri Swarnapureeswarar Temple, Andankoil, Thirukaduvaikaraithenputhur, Valangaiman Taluk, Tiruvarur district – 612 804.  
   
Phone:
   
  +91- 4374-265 130. 
    
 General Information:
     
 

The Vinayaka of the temple is praised as Kumbakarna Vinayaka blessing the devotees.

 
     
 
Prayers
    
 

Devotees pray for child boon.

 
    
Thanks giving:
    
  It is believed that girls having a bath in the place and lighting lamps in the shrine of Lord Shiva would attain puberty if the same is delayed unduly after the proper age. 
    
 Greatness Of Temple:
     
 

Sage Kashyapa had worshipped Lord Shiva in this temple.

 
     
  Temple History:
     
 

It was the time when emperor Mushukunda was building a temple for Lord Thiagaraja in Tiruvarur.   His minister Kandadevar went to the foot hills to get stones.  It became dark then.  He would not have his dinner without Shiva darshan.  So he simply sat on the side path to relax and slept.  Lord Shiva appeared in his dream and said that He was near the Vanni tree there and advised him to have the darshan and have his food.  The minister found a Shivalinga near the Vanni tree.

Immediately, he began to collect one stone and one spoon (Karandi in Tamil) lime (cement) from each cart going to Tiruvarur and built this temple.

 

Later, the minister told the story to the king and requested him to pay a visit to his temple.  After seeing the temple, the king demanded the minister to pay him the cost incurred and also the Dharma he earned in building he temple back to him.  The minister replied that he could not part with the dharma he had earned in building the temple though willing to give his life.  The king said that the temple was built with funds stolen from him and ordered his men to behead the minister in front of the temple itself.   Mushukunda’s men executed the order.  While falling, the head cried ‘Andava’ – My Lord .  The king realized that he had killed a true Shiva devotee and wanted to pay for his sin by stabbing himself.  Lord appeared before him saying that king and minister should be like husband and wife and restored the minister to life back.  Hence, the place is named Andavankoil.

 
     
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