Omampuliyur Pranava Vyagra Pureeswara Temple :

God and Godess :

  • Pranava Vyakra pureeswara Swamy
  • Punkottinayaki Amman
  • Dakshinamurthy

Location :

Pranavapureeswarar Temple / Tuyartheerthanathar temple,
Omampuliyur,
Cuddalore district – 608306,
Tamilnadu.

Timings :

  • Morning 6:00AM – 12:00PM
  • Evening 4:00PM – 8:00PM.

Temple History :

Pranavapureeswarar Temple is located at a distance of 18km from Kutralam on the Mayiladuturai Kumbhakonam railroad and at a distance of 30 km from Chidambaram. The Dakshinamurthy shrine is of significance here. This shrine is also one of the five Puliyurs associated with Vyagrapadar.Lord Shiva is a Swayambu Murthy in the temple. It is considered to be the 31st in the series of the Tevara Stalams located in Chola Nadu north of the river Kaveri. The temple on the banks of River Kollidam is known as Madhukavanam. Lord Shiva graces in the form of a small Shivalinga in the sanctum sanctorum.

On the Tamil New Year day, Sun God spreads His rays on the Lord worshipping Him. When the sages of Dandakaranya came here to worship Lord Shiva, every particle of sand appeared to them as a Shivalinga, they worshiped the Lord from outside. Hence, the sand of the place is considered very sacred which is carried by devotees and kept in their houses believing that it would bring them all welfare and prosperity and cleanse them of their sins. Lord Nataraja appears with His left leg forward and the body slightly backward which is attributed to His pleasing Sage Patanjali who is opposite to the main shrine along with Nalvar – the celebrated Saivite saints and authors of Thevaram and Tiruvasagam hymns. Those seeking relief from adverse effects of serpent planets pray to Sage Patanjali for relief. Omampuliyur temple, where Sage Vyakrapada worshiped Lord Shiva is nearby. It is noteworthy that three Shiva temples in Chidambaram, Kanattampuliyur, and Omampuliyur are in a row.

History: Divine serpent Adisesha serving as a bed to Lord Mahavishnu in the nectar ocean took the form of Sage Patanjali to enjoy the dance of Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva granted Adisesha His Dance Darshan in Chidambaram. Sage Patanjali came to this placed as advised by Lord Shiva and performed penance. Lord appeared before the sage and asked him if he was satisfied with His dance darshan, Patanjali replied that he would never be content with the darshan once or twice and that should be before him for ever. Lord assured Patanjali that He would be offering the darshan in many places. As a mark of recognition of the devotion of the sage, Lord took the name Patanjaleeswarar Himself.

Festivals :

  • Mahashivaratri
  • Karthika Pournami
  • Thaipoosam
  • Maasi Maagam
  • Navaratri Festival
  • Bruhaspathi (Jupitar Transition Day)

Ticket price for rituals, darshanams & special sevas :

  • Archana
  • Abhishekam
  • Astothiram
  • Milk Abhishekam
  • Special Poojas to Dakshinamurthi
  • Homams

Nearest Temples Around Omampuliyur Pranava Vyagra Pureeswara Temple :

  • Thirunaraiyur Soundaryeswarar Temple – Cuddalore district – 16.00 km
  • Chidambaram Tillai Nataraja temple – Cuddalore district – 33.00 km
  • Sivapuri Uchinathar Temple – Cuddalore district – 37.00 km
  • Srimushnam Sri Bhoovaraha Swamy Temple – Cuddalore district – 38.00 km
  • Tirupampuram Seshapureeswara temple – Tiruvarur district – 44.00 km
  • Tiruvarur Tyagaraja Swamy temple – Tiruvarur district – 61.00 km
  • Tiruthangur Periyanayaki vellimalai nathar temple – Tiruvarur district – 82.00 km
  • Thirukollikadu Pongu Saneeswara temple – Tiruvarur district – 82.00 km
  • Poovarasankuppam Sri Lakshmi Narashima Perumal Temple – Viluppuram district – 84.00 km
  • Parikkal Sri Lakshmi Narasimha murthy Temple – Viluppuram district – 89.00 km
  • Koovagam Koothandavar Temple – Viluppuram district – 94.00 km
  • Thiruvamathur Nandeeswarar Temple – Viluppuram district – 99.00 km
  • Siruvachur Madhura Kali Amman temple – Perambalur district – 104.00 km
  • Tirukoilur Ulagalantha Perumal Temple – Viluppuram district – 111.00 km
  • Singavaram Sri Ranganatha Swamy Temple – Viluppuram district – 137.00 km
  • Vadachennimalai Murugan Temple Salem district 141.00 km
  • Tiruvannamalai Sri Arunachaleswar Temple – Tiruvannamalai district – 174.00 km

Nearest Bus Stations :

  • Kattumannar koil – 8.00 km
  • Mayiladuthurai – 21.00 km
  • Sirkali / Sirkazhi – 26.00 km
  • Jayankondam – 31.00 km
  • Chidambaram – 33.00 km
  • Kumbakonam – 46.00 km

Nearest Railwaystations :

  • Nidur – 17.00 km
  • Mayiladuthurai – 23.00 km
  • Sirkali / Sirkazi – 28.00 km
  • Kumbakonam – 46.00 km

Nearest Airports :

  • Tiruchirapally International Airport, Trichy – 157.00 km
  • Chennai International Airport,Chennai – 229.00 km
  • Tirupati Airport, Renigunta – 345.00 km
  • Coimbatore International Airport,Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. 355.00 km
  • Kempegowda International Airport,Bangalore – 442.00 km
  • Trivandrum International Airport, Thiruvananthapuram – 461.00 km

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