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Sri Uchira Vaneswarar Temple Thurai Kattum Vallalar temple
 
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Moolavar: Uchira Vaneswarar-Thurai Kattum Vallalar Vajravaneswarar
  Urchavar: -
  Amman / Thayar: Veyuru Tholi Ammai
  Thala Virutcham: A plant named Vizhal belonging to grass family
  Theertham: -
  Agamam / Pooja : -
  Old year: 1000-2000 years old
  Historical Name: Tiruvila Nagar
  City: Tiruvila Nagar
  District: Nagapattinam
  State: Tamil Nadu
 
Singers:
     
  The temple is praised by Saint Tirugnana Sambandar in his Thevaram hymns.  This is the 40th Shiva shrine on the southern bank of Cauvery praised in hymns.  
     
 Festival:
     
  Maha Shivrathri in February-March is grandly celebrated in the temple.  
     
 Temple's Speciality:
     
  Lord Shiva in the temple is a Swayambumurthy. Mother Veyuru Tholi Ammai appears ready to protect devotees holding discus and conch in Her hands  
     
Opening Time:
    
 The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 5.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. 
   
Address:
   
  Sri Uchira Vaneswarar -Thurai Kattum Vallalar Temple, Tiruvila Nagar(Arupathi post)-609 309, Nagapattinam Dist.  
   
Phone:
   
  +91-4364 - 282 129. 
    
 General Information:
     
  The temple has a five tier Rajagopuram and two prakaras.  The Balipeeta, Nandhi and a court hall are near the Rajagopuram.  Mother graces from a shrine north of the Mahamandap.  Lords Dakshinamurthy, Vishnu, Brahmma, Vinayaka, Bhairava, Somaskanda, Nataraja, Mothers Durga, Gajalakshmi, planet Sani Bhagwan and Sun-Surya are in shrines in the prakara  
     
 
Prayers
    
 

It is the staunch belief of the devotees they would have a lasting solution for any problem they face if they worship to Lord and Mother in the temple.  Those seeking child boon use to make a knot in the grass (sacred tree-Vizhal) in the temple.

 
    
Thanks giving:
    
  People offer contribution for renovation and oil for daily lighting of lamps in the temple. 
    
 Greatness Of Temple:
     
 

As the region was densely covered by the Vizhal grass, the place was named Vizhar Nagar which later changed as Vilar Nagar.  When Saint Tirugnana Sambandar was on a pilgrimage to Kadaimudi and Mayiladuthurai, he could not proceed further due to heavy floods in Cauvery.  The Saint was seeking somebody to show the way (thurai kattudhal), Lord came in the guise of a hunter and helped the saint.

 
     
  Temple History:
     
 

A Shiva devotee, Arulvithan by name used to take basketful of flowers for the Tirupalli Ezhuchi (waking up the Lord for the morning puja) crossing the river.  To test his resoluteness, Lord caused floods.  Shocked, the devotee was more struggling to save the flower basket for Lord’s puja than his life.  Pleased Lord, showed him the bank – Thurai of the river.  Thurai means the bank of the river.  Hence, He is praised as Thurai Kattum Vallalar – Lord showing the bank of the river.

 
     
Special Features:
     
  Miracle Based: Lord Shiva in the temple is a Swayambumurthy. Mother Veyuru Tholi Ammai appears ready to protect devotees holding discus and conch in Her hands
 
     
 
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