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Sri Marundeesar temple
Moolavar: Marundeesar – Krupapureeswarar
  Urchavar: -
  Amman / Thayar: Gnanambikai, Chittridai Nayaki
  Thala Virutcham: Marudam
  Theertham: Chittridai theertham This a well in Mother’s
  Agamam / Pooja : -
  Old year: 1000-2000 years old
  Historical Name: Idayaaru
  City: T. Idayaaru
  District: Viluppuram
  State: Tamil Nadu
  The temple is praised in the Thevaram hymns of saints Sundarar and Tirunavukkarasar.  This is the 13th Lord Shiva Temple in the Nadu Naadu region praised in Thevaram hymns.  
  The most important festival of the temple is the Thai Aattru Thiruvizha in January-February.  
 Temple's Speciality:
  Lord Shiva, a swayambu Linga is facing west. Surya Puja-Sun worship is performed in the temple on Masi 15 and 16 (February-March) from 5.00 p.m. to 5.15 p.m. as the rays of Sun fall on the Lord.  
Opening Time:
  The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.  
  Sri Marundeesar (Krupapureeswarar) Temple, T. Idayaru-609 209. Tirukovilur Taluk, Villupuram district.  
  +91 4146 216 045, 206 515, 94424 23919, 98847 77078 
 General Information:

Mother Goddess blesses the devotees from Her shrine facing east in a standing form.  Sages Sukha Muni, Agasthya, Sundarar, Marai Gnanasambandar and Lord Brahmma had worshipped Mother in the temple.


Those facing prolonged delays in their wedding proposals, perform abishek to Lord and Mother with garlands changed between the deities hoping an early happy result.

Thanks giving:
  On realizing their wish, devotees perform abishek to Lord and Mother offering vastras. 
 Greatness Of Temple:

Against the tradition of Lord Muruga as Somaskanda between Lord and Mother shrines, Lord Vinayaka is occupying this place as infant Ganapathi – Bala Ganapathi – holding sweets and jack fruit in His upper hands and holding sugarcane in one of the lower hands while other lower hand assures boons – Abhayahastha – to devotees.  Saint Sundarar while singing the praise of 39 Shiva temples had mentioned this temple as Idayaaru, meaning as one between them.  Saint Tirunavikkarasar and Ramalinga Vallalar had praised the Lord in their hymns.


Sage Agasthya came to this place during his pilgrimage, made a Linga and worshipped the Lord.  This Linga is worshipped as Agasthya Linga.  There is also an idol for the sage.  This is the birth place of Saivite Guru Marai Gnana Sambandar.  He lived in Pennadam.  He is known as Marudamarai Gnanasambandar and Kadanthai Marai Gnanasambandar.  Kadanthai is the scriptural name of Pennadam.  Sukham in Sanskrit means a parrot.  As Sukhabrahmma Maharshi worshipped in this place, there is a huge number of parrots in this place.   Lord Muruga in this temple is praised as Kaliakarama Pillayar.


Temples where Lord is facing west and Mother facing east are known as wedding boon temples, as if They are changing garlands.  Devotees facing prolonged delays in their marriages worship here and take the garlands home exchanged between Lord and Mother.  This will expedite the proposals, it is believed.

  Temple History:

While Lord Shiva was teaching Shiva Rahasya to Mother Parvathi in Mount Kailash, Sage Sukhabrahmma was overhearing the lessons.  Noticing this, Lord Shiva cursed the Rishi to be born on Earth.  When the sage begged for solution, Lord said that he would be born to Sage Veda Vyasa, live in Tirumarudanthurai-Idayaaru, worship Him and leave the earth then.  If over hearing brings a curse even to an enlightened soul, let us just imagine what it would mean to average human beings.

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