Tiruchenkattankudi Uthirapasupatheeswarar Temple

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Tiruchenkattankudi Uthirapasupatheeswarar Temple [1] ( Tamil : திருச்செங்காட்டங்குடி உத்தராபதீசுவ/span>) [2] is a Hindu temple located at Tiruchengattankudi in Tiruvarur district, Tamil Nadu, India. [3] The historical name of the place is Ganapatheesaram.The temple is dedicated to Shiva, as the moolavar presiding deity, in his manifestation as Uthirapasupatheeswarar. His consort, Parvati, is known as Vaaitha Tirukuzhal Umai Nayaki. [4]

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Significance

It is one of the shrines of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams - Shiva Sthalams glorified in the early medieval Tevaram poems by Tamil Saivite Nayanars Tirugnanasambandar and Tirunavukkarasar. [4]

Literary mention

Tirunavukkarasar describes the feature of the deity as: [5]

பாலினால் நறுநெய்யாற் பழத்தினாற் பயின்றாட்டி

நூலினான் மணமாலை கொணர்ந்தடியார் புரிந்தேத்தச்
சேலினார் வயல்புடைசூழ் செங்காட்டங் குடியதனுள்

காலினாற் கூற்றுதைத்தான் கணபதீச் சரத்தானே.

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References

  1. "Sri Uthirapasupatheeswarar Ganapatheeswarar temple". Dinamalar temples. Retrieved 12 August 2015.
  2. ta: திருச்செங்காட்டங்குடி உத்தராபதீசுவரர் கோயில்
  3. Ganapatheeswarar Temple, Tiruchengattankudi.
  4. 1 2 "Sri Uthirapasupatheeswarar Ganapatheeswarar temple". temple.dinamalar.com. Retrieved 12 August 2015.
  5. Tirunavukkarasar Tevaram, I:61:5