Kumbakonam & Mayiladuthurai Temples

The Paadal Petra Sthalams are 276 temples that are revered in the verses of Saiva Nayanars (Thevaram) in the 6th-9th century CE and are amongst the greatest Shiva temples of the continent. This itinerary takes you the Paadal petra sthalams in Kumbakonam – Mayiladuthurai regions. This is one of the very special itineraries as it bestows you with amazing combination of very special temples in this region.

Package Includes

  • Accommodation

  • Food

  • Cab

  • Sthalapuranam

Itinerary Temples

  • Neelakandeswarar Temple, Thiruneelakudi
  • Naganatha Swami Temple,Thirunageswaram
  • Adikumbeswarar Temple, Kumbakonam
  • Sri Aruna Jadewswarar Temple,Thirupananthal
  • Prananadeswarar Temple,Thirumangalakudi
  • Mahalinga Swamy Temple,Thiruvidaimaruthur
  • Sri Kalyanasundareswarar Swamy Temple, Thirumancheri
  • Kalyanasundareswarar Temple,Thiruvelvikudi
  • Vedapureeswarar Temple,Therazhundur
  • Ukthavedeeswarar Temple,Kuttalam & more.

Full Itinerary

Neelakandeswarar Temple,Thiruneelakudi
  • The Linga is a Swayambu – that which exists of itself. Despite pots of oil poured on the Shivalinga each day for abishek, the oil is completely absorbed within the Shiva linga and no drop would be visible and make the Shivalinga wet. What is more wonderful is that the Shivalinga always appears as if no oil abhishek performed on it for a year. The vilwa tree in the temple has five petals while usually it has only three in other vilwa trees.
  • There are two Goddesses here, Oppilamulai Amman (Anupamasthini) in a wedding pose and Bakathapeeshtapradayini – gracing the devotee of his/her desires, in a penance pose.
  • Of the six centers in the human body known as Mooladhara, Swadishtana, Manipuraka, Anagatham, Vishuddhi and Aggna, Thiruneelakudi represents the Mooladhara position helping the devotee to raise the Kundalini Sakthi.

Naganatha Swami Temple,Thirunageswaram
  • Rahu Stalam is a Hindu temple dedicated to the deity Shiva, located in Tirunageswaram.Many serpents, including Adishesha, Takshaka and Karkotaka, worshipped Shiva at this place, leading to the name "Tirunageswaram".
  • Shiva is worshiped as Naganathar, and is represented by the lingam. His consort Parvati is depicted as Piraisoodi Amman.
  • The temple campus encompasses exclusive shrines for Naganatha Swamy (Shiva), Pirayani Amman (Parvathi), Giri-Gujambigai (Parvathi) and Rahu with his divine spouses.
  • The Goddess is said to be Swayambu as she is present in the form of Meru. Hence, no abhishekam (ablution) is performed for the image.
  • The ablution of the image of Rahu during Rahukaalam with milk turning to blue colour in this temple is considered to be a miracle and attracts devotees from distant places.

Adikumbeswarar Temple,Kumbakonam
  • Adi Kumbeswarar Temple Shiva is worshiped as Adi Kumbeswarar, and is represented by the lingam. His consort Parvati is depicted as Mangalambigai Amman.
  • Lord Shiva in the temple is Swayambumurthi. The base of the Linga is broad at the bottom and narrow at the top as a needle point.
  • A Unique feature here is the depiction of 27 stars and the 12 Zodiac signs carved on a large block of stone in the Navarathri Mandapa.
  • It is believed to be an allusion to the mythical pot (kumbha) of the Hindu god Brahma that contained the seed of all living beings on earth. The kumbha is believed to have been displaced by a pralaya (dissolution of the universe) effected by Hindu god Shiva's arrow and ultimately came to rest at the spot where the town of Kumbakonam now stands.

Sri Aruna Jadewswarar Temple,Thirupananthal
  • Lord in the temple is a swayambumurthy. The rays of Sun fall on Lord on some days in Chithirai month-April-May.
  • Lord Shiva and Ambica grace the devotees in their wedding posture facing east.The temple belongs to Darumapuram Aadheenam.
  • This is a sacred place for those seeking relief from the adverse aspects of serpent planets (Naga doshas) and Mars (Sevvai dosha). This is the place for women in particular for relief of all their problems.
  • Tirupanandal is the place where female snake Naga Kanni worshipped. Mother Durga in the temple is all powerful.

Prananadeswarar Temple,Thirumangalakudi
  • The presiding deity is Prananadeswarar (Shiva) and the Goddess, Mangalambigai (Parvathi). The main deity is believed to be Swayambu Lingam(self formed).
  • Sooriyanar Temple, dedicated to Lord Surya, the Sun god is near by. It is believed to worship the deity here before visiting the Sooriyanar Temple as it provides prosperity, curing the effects of Navagrahas.
  • The unique feature of this temple is that all the presiding deities are named Mangalam, indicating prosperity.
  • Devotees pray here for child, wedding boons and long married life, for freedom from enemy threats and theft fear.
  • Worship of Mother Mangalambica for five consecutive Mondays ensure safety to the Mangal Sutra (Mangalyam)blessing, relief from the adverse aspects of the serpent planets Rahu and Ketu and of Sani Bhagwan. The worship also removes delays in marriage affairs in families.

Mahalinga Swamy Temple,Thiruvidaimaruthur
  • Tiruvidaimarudur has a Siva Temple namely Mahalingha Swamy with the Goddess Brahath Sundara Gujambal (In Tamil, it is Perunala Mamulai Ammai).This is the temple of Mookaambika (in North Indian style).
  • The Nandhi in the Temple is one of the largest in the district.
  • One has to see the Brhmahathi ,located near the nadi,see it, see the Nandi , worship Lord Mahalinga.
  • It should not be seen or worshipped after the Darhan of the Lord Mahalinga.
  • A large number of devotees visit this temple for relief from Bramha hatya Dosha.
Additional Info
  • The Pickup and Drop point for this itinerary is Kumbakonam. All pilgrims are requested to reach this place before the trip starts. However all the the itineraries are customisable and the pilgrims can contact Gosthala to customize the trip details in advance.

Sri Kalyanasundareswarar Swamy Temple, Thirumancheri
  • Thirumanancheri is famous for Sri Kalyanasundareswarar swamy Temple.Thirumanam mean marriage; cheri denotes a village or hamlet.
  • Shiva married Parvathi at this place so the village is called marriage (Thirumanancheri).
  • As per the legend,This famous temple helps to overcome the obstacles of Marriage . So many people are visiting to the temple and benefited. In the Temple, there is a special pooja for the person who seek for a nice partner. After the Marriage the Couple have to visit the temple to return or dispose the Prasatham in the Temple pond.
  • Another speciality of this temple is by offering the milk payasam towards mangala Raghu on every no moon day (amavasai) will gives the puthra baghyam.

Kalyanasundareswarar Temple,Thiruvelvikudi
  • The presiding deity is Kalyanasundareswarar and the consort is Parimala Sugantha Nayaki.
  • Lord Shiva in the temple is a swayambumurthy facing east blessing devotees.
  • It was also the place where Shiva granted half of his body to Parvathi making Thiruvelvikudi the birthplace of the Ardhanarisvara cult.
  • As the place has the reputation of being the wedding venue of Lord, there is no shrine for Navagrahas the nine planets. Those facing delays in marriage due to planetary adversities, pray here lighting 48 lamps for relief.Lord Shiva blesses all men and women granting their wedding boon.

Vedapureeswarar Temple,Therazhundur
  • This is a Siva temple facing west.
  • On the 23rd, 24th and 25th days of Maasi month from 5.55 pm to 6.05 pm ‘Sooriya Pooja’ (Sun Worship) is performed.
  • Legend,Once Parameswara and Mahavishnu played Dice game with Parvati as the umpire. Parvati supporting Perumal found fault with Siva. The infuriated Siva cursed Parvati to become a cow. Parvati who became a cow went to several sacred places, prayed and finally came to this holy place, worshipped Lord Siva and got back her beautiful figure. She was called ‘Soundaryanayaki’. Lord Siva regretted for having cursed Parvati as a cow, came here and taught Veda to the priests -- hence the holy name of the Lord, ‘Vedapureeswarar’.
  • Those, who desire their beauty should be appreciated by others, pray to Ambal.

Ukthavedeeswarar Temple,Kuttalam
  • The main deities in this temple are Ukthavedeeswarar and Parimala Sugandha Nayaki.
  • Legend,This is the place where Parvati grew to adulthood as Bharatha Maharshi's daughter is within the town of Kutralam.It is believed that Shiva arrived here for the marriage and the couple also departed from this place. The sthala vriksham here is the Kuttalam tree, which is believed to have been brought from Kailas when Shiva arrived for the wedding. Under the tree is a pair of Padukas, believed to be those of Shiva, which he left behind when he left his father-in-law's place with his wife.

Agneeswarar Temple,Kanjanoor
  • Agneeswarar Temple at Kanjanoor is the Sukhra (venus) Navagraha Temple.
  • Lord Shiva is worshiped here as Agneeswarar. Goddess Parvati is worshipped here as Karpagambal.
  • Another important feature is that the Oil Abishekam performed to the main Siva linga is fully absorbed by the idol. There is no separate sannidhi for Lord Sukra as Lord Shiva himself is believed to have incarnated as Venus here.
  • Legends: Brahma is said to have been blessed with a vision of Shiva's marriage with Parvati here. Agni is said to have worshipped Shiva here, hence the name Agneeswarar.

Sivayoginathar Temple,Thiruvisanalloor
  • The Sivayoginathar Temple is old and is believed to be built at the spot where eight Shiva yogis(sages) attained salvation and merged with the lingam.
  • The shrine is dedicated to Chatur Kala Bhairavar, one of the four Bhairavas.
  • The Sthala Vriksha(temple tree) of the temple is vilva.
  • The temple is frequented by people who were born under the sign Rishabha.
  • As per Hindu legend, a king belonging to present day Kerala had illicit relation with lot of women. He also tortured and cheated many of them. At one stage, the king wanted to restore to a decent life and found a yogi who advised him to visit Thiruvisanallur. The king reached the place, had a dip in river Cauvery and worshipped Sivayoginathar to get rid of his curse. The legend leads to the belief that whoever incurs curse of women, get curative visiting the temple.
  • Breakfast for 2 persons.
  • Transportation in AC Etios/Dzire cabs.
  • Hotel accommodation based on type of package (standard/deluxe/premium) chosen. The price mentioned in this package is for family of two members sharing a single room. For extra person, please place a separate request with us.
  • Room type is Standard A/C Room in 2 star hotel.
  • Toll charges and driver's allowance.
  • Upon booking confirmation, the sthalapuranam of temples mentioned in the itinerary will be sent through email.
  • No extra charges for one child below the age of five.
  • Package does not include lunch and dinner.
  • The pickup and drop point information will be provided to the customer before booking. It is customer's responsibility to reach the pickup point of the trip at specified time. On request basis, GoSthala will arrange pickup from customers place of choice at any applicable nominal charges.
  • All other expenses (temple entry ticket charges, parking charges, etc.) that are not specified in the package inclusions.
  • Any loss/expenses incurred by unforeseen circumstances e.g. flight delays/cancellations, road blockages, vehicle breakdown, strikes, etc.
  • Expense of personal nature such as laundry, etc.
  • Any applicable service tax charges.
  • Transportation provided will be as per itinerary only (not at disposal).
  • The package price is indicative and based on seasonal demands the price is subject to change and will be informed prior booking.
  • The package does not include guide services where not mentioned. Guide services can be availed from us at an additional cost.
  • GoSthala will do all the checking necessary to ensure the temples are open during the visit. However we will not be responsible if any of the temples are closed at the time of visit.
  • Payment method as follows: 25% payment on confirmation; 50% payment before starting the trip; Balance payment before end of the trip.
  • 15% of package cost will be charged as penalty on canceling, 31 or more days before departure.
  • 35% of package cost will be charged as penalty on cancellation between 22 to 30 days before departure.
  • 50% of package cost will be charged as penalty on cancellation between 15 to 21 days before departure.
  • 100% of package cost will be charged as penalty on cancelling, 15 days before departure.
Standard Package

Starting from

₹ 8,045

2D & 1N
(Per 2 persons sharing a single room) Add people.choose hotel etc.,

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