Tiruvamathur Nandeeswara swamy or Abhirameswar Muthamman temple :

God and Godess :

  • Abhirameswara swamy
  • Muthambikai Amman
  • Lord vinayaka
  • Lord Muruga
  • Lord Nandi

Location :

Thiruvamathur Nandeeswarar Temple / Abhirameswar Muthamman Temple,
Tiruvamathur Village, Koliyanur Taluk,
Villupuram / Viluppuram district -605402
Tamilnadu.

Timings :

  • Morning 7:30AM – 12:00PM
  • Evening 5:00PM – 8:30PM.

Temple History :

Sri Nandeeswarar temple is located at Thiruvamathur, Villupuram district of Tamilnadu state. Lord Shiva, a Swayambumurthy is facing east. Mother Muthambika was installed by Sri Adi Sankara. As a tradition, Lord and Mother grace the devotees from a single temple. Here, Lord Shiva has his own temple facing east and Ambica Her own facing west. The tail part of a serpent is on the Tirumeni (body) of Mother. There is a hole between the two temples through which Lord and Mother use to see each other. Shivalingamurthy of Tiruvattaparai is very famously treated here. According to the history of the place, Lord Sri Rama and Sugriva entered into an alliance to fight and kill Ravana sitting at this spot.
History:

According to the history of this temple, Once, cows did not have horns and were harassed by wild animals. They prayed to Lord Shiva and were blessed with horns to protect themselves. This happened at this place, Tiru Aa Mathur – Aa-cow. The land is being revered as the Mother House of cows. According to Hindu faith, all Gods including Lords Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva, Mothers Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswathi and all Devas reside in the body of the cow. As cows worshipped here, the place has additional reputation. Lord Abhirameswarar appears holding the feet of the cow on His head.

Mother Muthambikai appears in a standing form facing west. There are shrines for Lords Mal Thuyar Theertha Vinayaka, Muruga, Nataraja, Dakshinamurthy, Lingodhbava, Brahmma, Mother Durga, Lord Bikshadana, Sahasralingas, Lords Sattanathar, Kasi Viswanathar, Arunachaleswarar, Sri Rama, Sapthamadhas, Naalvar, 63 Nayanmars, Chandeswara, Bhairava and the Navagrahas the nine planets in the prakara. There is a mandap called Sathya Palakai in the southwest corner. A Nandhi of big size, Padala Nanddhi, Bali Peeta and the flag post receive the devotee at the entrance.

Festivals :

  • Mahasivaratri (feb –March)
  • Navaratri festival(sep – oct)
  • Vasantha Festival
  • Tamil New Year
  • Thirukarthigai
  • Mukkoti Ekadasi
  • Vinayaka Chaturthi

Ticket price for rituals, darshanams & special sevas :

  • Archana
  • Abhishekam
  • Astothiram
  • Sahasranamarchana
  • Milk Abhishekam (For Muthamman)

Nearest Temples Around Tiruvamathur Nandeeswara swamy temple :

  • Parikkal Sri Lakshmi Narasimha murthy Temple – Viluppuram district – 30.00 km
  • Poovarasankuppam Sri Lakshmi Narashima Perumal Temple – Viluppuram district – 30.00 km
  • Koovagam Koothandavar Temple – Viluppuram district – 33.00 km
  • Tirukoilur Ulagalantha Perumal Temple – Viluppuram district – 37.00 km
  • Singavaram Sri Ranganatha Swamy Temple – Viluppuram district – 40.00 km
  • Thirunaraiyur Soundaryeswarar Temple – Cuddalore district – 95.00 km
  • Chidambaram Anandeeswaran Temple – Cuddalore district – 95.00 km
  • Chidambaram Tillai Nataraja temple – Cuddalore district – 95.00 km
  • Omampuliyur Pranavapureeswarar Temple – Cuddalore district – 99.00 km
  • Sivapuri Uchinathar Temple – Cuddalore district – 99.00 km
  • Srimushnam Sri Bhoovaraha Swamy Temple – Cuddalore district – 107.00 km
  • Kanchipuram Varadaraja swamy temple – Kanchipuram district – 124.00 km
  • Vadachennimalai Murugan Temple – Salem district – 125.00 km
  • Vallakkottai Murugan Temple – Kanchipuram district – 133.00 km
  • Sripuram Sri Lakshmi Narayani Temple – Vellore district – 133.00 km
  • Salem Sugavaneshwarar Temple – Salem district – 181.00 km

Nearest Bus Stations :

  • Gingee – 4.00 km
  • Melmalayanur – 13.00 km
  • Tindivanam – 32.00 km
  • Tiruvannamalai – 42.00 km
  • Villupuram / Viluppuram – 44.00 km

Nearest Railwaystations :

  • Tindivanam – 33.00 km
  • Villupuram Jn Railway station – 42.00 km
  • Tiruvannamalai – 42.00 km

Nearest Airports :

  • Chennai International Airport,Chennai – 147.00 km
  • Tiruchirapally International Airport, Trichy – 172.00 km
  • Madurai Airport,Madurai, Tamil Nadu – 309.00 km
  • Coimbatore International Airport,Coimbatore – 336.00 km

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