Mayiladuthurai district is bounded in the North by Cuddalore district, in the west by Thanjavur districts and in the south by Thiruvarur district and Karaikal district in Pondicherry State and east by Bay of Bengal. Mayiladuthurai is a temple town that's famous for it's Shiva temple known as Mayura Natha Swamy temple.
The city is located near the river Cauvery with coconut trees alongside the roads. With Dravidian architectural excellence spread all over in Mayiladuthurai, Kornad clothes further extract out the uniqueness that Mayiladuthurai inherits.
The legend behind Mayuranathaswami Temple in Mayiladuthurai is as interesting as the place is. The grandeur of the Chola architecture makes it one of the most beautiful shrines in Tamil Nadu and a must visiting place to visit on your trip. Mayurnatha in terms of ancient literature refered to lord Kartikeya who is one of the sons of lord Shiva and goddess Parvati.
Lord Aadhi Mayuranathar graces from a separate shrine in the prakara. While the Presiding deity is in the form of Shivalinga, Ambica appears as a peacock worshipping the Lord. Lord Muruga in the prakara is praised by saint Arunagiriar in his Tirupugazh hymns. During the Skanda Sashti festival in Shiva temples, Lord Muruga would receive His Vel weapon from Mother Ambica. Here, He receives it from Lord Shiva.
The temple’s speciality: Lord Shiva is a swayambhu murti in the temple. As a token of His wedding event in this place, Lord Shiva had left His Sandals (Padukas) and the Uddhala tree that accompanied Him from Mount Kailas to offer Him shadow on the way. The devotee can have the darshan of the Padukas in the temple. As per legend, Cholaking Kulothunga Chola II was hunting in the forest and while returning from Thirumullaivasal, found a blockade on his way. He tried to remove it using his sword and found blood stain in it.
He later found that it emnated from the image of lingam (an iconic form of Shiva) in the place. The king wanted to expiate his sin of cutting the image and cut his hand. Shiva was pleased with the devotion and appeared to him at this place as Othandeeswarar along with his consort Parvathi as Kulirvithanayaki. Othandeeswarar also restored the hand of Kulothunga Chola and hence got the name Kai Thantha Piran. The presiding deity at the temple is still believed to have a scar on it.
The Swetharanyeswarar Temple is situated in Thiruvengadu, Tamilnadu, India and is committed to God Swetharanyeswarar (God Shiva). God Shiva offers darshan to lovers alongside his consort Goddess Brahma vidya ambal. The temple likewise has a different place of worship for Bhudhan. The temple is likewise known for its novel incarnate of God Shiva called 'Public square Murthi'. Thiruvengadu town is likewise well known for its one of a kind structure of pools in sanctuaries. This temple has 3 pools, 3 Gods.
Presiding Lord in the temple is a swayambumurthy. The main deity is called Amritaghateswarar. Of the Atta Veera Sthalas, Thirukadayur is one where Yama was hit by Lord Shiva. Though there is only one Linga in the sanctum sanctorum, a close look will show another Linga too in shady form. The scar caused by the Yama’s rope is visible on the Linga only during abishek times.
This temple is particularly associated with Shiva saving his devotee Markendeya from death and the tale of saint Abirami Pattar, a devotee of the presiding goddess. It is one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams, where three of the most revered Nayanars (Saivite Saints), Appar, Suntharar and Tirugnana Sambhandar have sung the glories of this temple. This is the 47th Shiva temple on the southern bank of Cauvery praised in Thevaram hymns.
Vaitheeswaran Koil is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva, located in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Shiva is worshipped as Vaidyanathar or Vaitheeswaran meaning the "God of healing" and it is believed that prayers to Vaitheeswaran can cure diseases. This temple is supposedly built on the same spot where Lord Ram, Lord Lakshman and the Sapta Rishis performed penance.
Also known as Thirupullirukku Velur, this temple, wherein, like any other Navagraha temple, Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati are worshipped under the names of Vaidyanatha Swamy and Thaiyalnaayaki. Thail Nayaki is separately enshrined in whose sanctum, a very therapeutic medicinal oil is distributed with a view to curing the diseases.
Located 3kms West of Poompuhar is the ThiruGnana Sambanthar and Thirunavukarasar praised Chaya Vaneswarar temple in Chayavanam. This temple is just ½ km West of Pallav Eswarar temple in Poompuhar (another Thevaram temple). This is one of the Mada Koil built by Ko Chenganan Chozhan. Chola King Kotchengannan built many Shiva temples, majority of them are of Mada style. Mada temples are the ones in which an elephant cannot enter. This is also a Mada temple.
Lord Muruga in the temple blesses devotees with a bow in hand promising them all protection. It is said that this Muruga idol was found from the sea. He is wearing an ankelet-Veerakandara Mani-as powerful as the Vel gifted by Mother Parvathi. Those facing troubles from enemies worship Muruga in this temple.