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Sri Pasupatheeswarar temple
 
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Moolavar: Pasupatheeswarar, Aswanthanathar, Avurudayar
  Urchavar: -
  Amman / Thayar: Venu Bhujambikai, Kambanaya tholi
  Thala Virutcham: Sara Kondrai
  Theertham: Surya Theertham
  Agamam / Pooja : -
  Old year: 1000-2000 years old
  Historical Name: Pandanai Nallur
  City: Pandanallur
  District: Thanjavur
  State: Tamil Nadu
 
Singers:
     
  Saint Tirunavukkarasar had sung the glory of Lord of the temple in his Thevaram hymns.  This is the 35th Shiva temple on the northern bank of Cauvery praised in hymns.  
     
 Festival:
     
  Masi Magam in February-March and Panguni Uthiram in March-April are the festivals celebrated in the temple  
     
 Temple's Speciality:
     
  Lord Shiva in the temple is a swayambumurthy in an anthill form.  
     
Opening Time:
    
 The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. 
   
Address:
   
  Sri Pasupatheeswarar Temple, Pandanallur-609 807. Kukmbakonam Taluk, Thanjavur district.  
   
Phone:
   
  91- 435-2450 595,+91- 435-2450 595, 98657 78045 
    
 General Information:
     
  Lord is facing east and Ambica in penance form is facing north in this temple with a 7 tier Rajagopuram and 2 prakaras.  Kottai Muni Andavar is at the entrance.  Nava Lingas, Lords Muruga, Sattainathar, Dakshinamurthi and the Navagrahas in a straight line, Mothrs Gajalakshmi, Annapoorani and Saraswathi are in the prakara shrines.  Lord Ganapathy is worshipped as Nruthi Ganapathi
 
     
 
Prayers
    
  Those with impaired vision use to bathe in the sacred spring of the temple for regaining sight.  Those facing effects of Pithru doshas (effects caused by ancestors), delays in marriage, mental peacelessness, shyness, debt burdens pray in the temple for relief.
 
    
Thanks giving:
    
  Devotees perform abishek to Lord and Mother offering vastras. 
    
 Greatness Of Temple:
     
  Lord is praised as Pasupatheeswars as He came here as the Lord of cow – Pasu-cow, Pathi-Lord, Easwarar-God – Pasupatheeswarar.  Navagrahas are on a straight line to have the wedding darshan of Lord and Mother, hence the planets are only merciful here.  Those facing any adverse planetary effects are advised to circumambulate around Lord, Mother and the Navagrahas for remedy.  There is no special Sabha for Lord Nataraja.  Lord Vishnu graces from a separate temple.  Son of King of Kambeli got back his eye sight by the grace of Lord in this temple.
Lord Vishnu, Sage Kanwa, Vali, Indira, Brahmma, Sun had worshipped Lord in this temple.  Saints Arunagiriar, Ramalinga Adigalar and Patteeswaram Mounaguruswami had sung the glory of the temple in their hymns.
 
     
  Temple History:
     
  Mother Parvathi expressed Her desire to Lord to play balls.  Lord made balls of the four Vedas.  Parvathi continued Her play for too long a time.  Though it was time for sunset, Sun only delayed the setting.  The Rishis could not perform their Sandhya Vandanam due to delay in sunset.  They asked Surya to act but he said that He could not afford to incur the wrath of Parvathi.
They appealed to Lord Shiva.  Mother did not notice Shiva coming to Her and therefore was cursed by Him.  He tossed the ball that fell under the Sarakondrai tree here.  Lord said she would be relieved of the curse by performing milk abishek to the Linga under the tree.  As the ball –Pandhu in Tamil extinct here -Anaindhadhu in Tamil – the place came to known as Pandhu Anaindha Oor – Pandhanaindha Nallur.
To help His sister Parvathi, Mahavishnu came to the place as a shepherd.  He left His cow to graze during the day and supplied milk to Sage Kanwa in the evenings.  The cow saw an antihill and poured the milk there.  Sage Kanwa had no milk that day.  Lord Vishnu hit the cow, which jumped and placed its leg on the anthill.  Immediately, the cow and the shepherd were back to their original form.  Cow-Parvathi begged Lord to accept her in marriage.  Lord advised Her to perform penance facing north and reach Him. Ambica followed the advice and realized Her wish.  Lord Shiva appears in the Sanctum Sanctorum as Kalyana Sundarar.
 
     
Special Features:
     
  Miracle Based: Lord Shiva in the temple is Swayambumurthi.
 
     
 
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