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Sri Mudhu Kundreeswarar temple
Moolavar: Mudhu Kundreeswarar
  Urchavar: Pazha Malai Nathar, Periya Nayaki
  Amman / Thayar: Peria Nayaki
  Thala Virutcham: Kondrai
  Theertham: Nanneer Kulam
  Agamam / Pooja : Kamika
  Old year: 500-1000 years old
  Historical Name: Mudal Nei
  City: Mudanai
  District: Cuddalore
  State: Tamil Nadu
  Chitra Poornima in April-May; Vaikasi Visagam in May-June; Aavani Vinayaka Chaturthi in August-September; Aipasi Annabishekam in October-November; Karthika Deepam in November-December; Thai Brahmmotsavam in January-February (Vel dipping) and Masi Magam in February-March are the festivals celebrated in the temple. Besides the above, the temple conducts Somawara (Mondays) and Pradosha pujas regularly.  
 Temple's Speciality:
  The temple is so designed to enable the devotees to have the darshan of Lord Pazha Malai Nathar and Mother Periya Nayaki in different locations by standing in the Maha Mandap of the temple.  
Opening Time:
  The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 9.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.  
  Sri Mudhu Kundreeswarar Temple, Mudhanai-607 804, Near Vruddhachalam, Cuddalore district.  
  +91 9787692379 
 General Information:

The temple is situated on the southwest direction of the place and on the banks of the lake facing east.  There is only one entrance to the temple.  It also has a compound wall.  At the right of the entrance, Lord Vinayaka graces the devotees seated on His Moonjuru (belonging to rat family) vahan.  Lord Muruga with His consorts Valli and Deivanai is on the left.  Entering into the temple, the devotee sees the Bali Peeta, flag staff-Kodimaram, Adhikara Nandhi, Artha Mandap and the sanctum sanctorum where Lord Mudu Kundreeswarar appears in Sadasiva form.  Presiding Lord mounted on the phallus is 2.5 feet tall.

Lord Dakshinamurthy appears under the banyan tree teaching His four disciples with Muyalagan the symbol of ignorance under His feet on the outer wall of the sanctum sanctorum.

Mother’s shrine: Standing in the centre of Maha Mandap and looking on the northern direction, we can see Mother Periya Nayaki Amman shrine.  Mother is facing south.  In the circular way of the shrines of Lord and Mother, the devotee can worship Kanni Moola Vinayaka in the southwest corner.  1.5 feet tall Lord Chandikeswara has His place on the eastern side of sanctum sanctorum.  In the shrine north of Chandikeswara, Lord Muruga with His leaf shaped weapon Vel in the right hand, an arrow, sword, flag, staff, and a bow in His left hand, lotus etc. appears on the east.  

Lord Vishnu blesses the devotees from His shrine north of that of Lord Muruga.  1.5 feet tall Sri Anjaneya stands majestically opposite to Lord Perumal.  Next is the shrine of Lord Kasi Linganatha Swami.  There are also shrines for Vinayaka and Mother Visalakshi, Mother Durga with Her four hands holding discus and conch (upper) and assuring sign by the lower right and the left placed on the hip.  The temple has Navagragha shrine also.


Devotees seek boons from Lord and Mother to realize various wishes they have in mind.

Thanks giving:
  A temple no devotee can afford to miss. 
 Greatness Of Temple:

There are two natural lakes in the place promising fertility to the soil.  Above all, Lord Mudhu Kundreeswarar and Mother Periya Nayaki are the great assets to the people of the place.

  Temple History:

One of the leaders of Kadava family called Kachirayars was living in this Mudhunei village during the 12th century.  He was visiting Vruddhachalam each day to worship Lord Vruddha Giriswarar.  He could not do so due to age.  Pleased with his Bhakthi, it is said that Lord Vruddha Giriswarar granted darshan to the old man with Mother Periya Nayaki and the devotee built the temple at the same spot where he had the darshan.  He also donated adequate lands for the maintenance of the temple, according to history.

Special Features:
  Miracle Based: There are two natural lakes in the place promising fertility to the soil. Above all, Lord Mudhu Kundreeswarar and Mother Periya Nayaki are the great assets to the people of the place.
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