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Sri Sapthapureeswarar temple
Moolavar: Sapthapureeswarar
  Urchavar: -
  Amman / Thayar: Osai Kodutha Nayaki
  Thala Virutcham: Kondrai
  Theertham: Surya and Ananda theerthams opposite the temple
  Agamam / Pooja : -
  Old year: 1000-2000 years old
  Historical Name: Sapthapuri
  City: Thirukolakka
  District: Nagapattinam
  State: Tamil Nadu
  Saint Sundarar in his Thevaram hymn had mentioned the mercy of the Lord in gifting thalams-sound producing instrument- to Saint Gnana Sambadar.  This is the 15th Shiva Temple on the northern bank of Cauvery praised in Thevaram hymns.  
  Chithirai Tiruvadhirai festival in April-May is celebrated in Sirkali Sattainathar temple with the milk utsav on the second day. After this event, Saint Gnanasambandar comes to this temple, when Lord Shiva gives the golden plate to the saint. The saint returns to the first temple in a flower decorated palanquin. Theerthavari is celebrated on all Karthikai Sundays in November-December.  
 Temple's Speciality:
  Lord Shiva in the temple is a swayambumurthy.  
Opening Time:
  The temple is open from 7.30 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 4.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.  
  Sri Sapthapureeswarar Temple, Tirukolakka – 609 110. Nagapattinam district.  
  +91- 4364-274 175. 
 General Information:
  Ananda Theertha tank opposite the temple, Vrushbaruda Darshan of Lord on the west of front entrance near a spring, Vahan mandaps while entering the temple, shrines of four Saivite saints, Adhikara Nandhi greet the devotees.  Lords Vinayaka, Somaskanda, Subramania, Mother Lakshmi, Sani Bhagwan, Lord Bhairava and Sun shrines are in the prakara.  Procession deities are safely kept in the mandap right of the prakara.  Mother Ambica is in a separate shrine.  Of the procession deities, noteworthy is the one of Saint Gnana Sambandar holding the golden plate.  Lords Vinayaka, Dakshinamurthi, Lingodhbava, Brahmma and Mother Durga are on the goshta walls.
  Those unable to speak and facing stammering problems bathe in the Ananda Theertha and pray to Ambica to bless them with the sound as she introduced the sound to a metal plate.  (Osai in Tamil means sound.  Kodutha means given and Nayaki Mother Goddess.  Hence the name Osai Kodutha Nayaki.  Lord gave the plate to the saint but it was Mother who gave the life to it with the sound).  Devotees place honey at the feet of Mother, perform archanas and consume it then.  As this is also the place where Mother Mahalakshmi performed penance on Lord Vishnu seeking His hands, women pray in the shrine on Mondays and Fridays for 6 weeks continuously with turmeric archanas to realize their wedding wish.
Thanks giving:
  Realizing their wish-speech ability-devotees offer gold plates to Lord 
 Greatness Of Temple:
  Those aspiring excellence in music pray in the temple.  It is noteworthy that Lord who gave the Thalam-plate to Ganasambandar and Mother who gave the sound, bless the devotees at the entrance of the temple.  Indira and Sun had gained rich benefits from their prayers to Lord.  Mother Mahalakshmi in the temple is a powerful and merciful Goddess pouring all boons to devotees.  As the wedding of Mahalakshmi with Lord Vishnu took place here, the place is named Tirukolakka.   Presently, the temple is known as Tiru Thalam Udayar Koil.
  Temple History:
  Saint Gnanasambandar, fed with the wisdom milk by Mother Parvathi, visited many Shiva temples singing his praise clapping his hands in ecstasy.  Seeing the little saint clapping his hands, to relieve him from the pain of doing so, Lord gave him two golden plates, but they produced no sound.  Mother infused the sound energy into them.  Hence, Lord is praised as Thalapureeswarar and Mother Osai Kodutha Nayaki.
Special Features:
  Miracle Based: Lord Shiva is a Swayambumurthi in the temple.
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