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History and Significance of Sri Vedapureeswarar Temple, Thiruvedhikudi 

Saint Tirugnanasambandar had sung the glory of Lord in all his hymns. In his pathigam (10 verses) worshipping the Lord of the temple, in the seventh verse, he mentions His mercy on those aspiring an auspicious wedding.Generally, the Arthanareeswara form of Lord Shiva has Shakti on the left. But with a view to give importance to womanhood, Lord is on the left and Mother on the right in the Arthanareeswara form in this Tiruvedhikudi temple.As Lord Brahmma (Vedhi) worshipped Lord Shiva here, the place is named Tiruvedhikudi. Those worshipping Lord Vedapureeswarar will become scholars in Vedas. The four Vedas – Rig, Yajur, Sama and Atharva – had worshipped Lord in this temple. Lord Vinayaka, enjoying the sound of the Vedas, listened to the recitation by leaning His ears with all attention. He thus assumed the name Veda Pillayar. As many scholars well versed in Vedas live here, the place was also once known as Chaturvedi Mangalam.Sun God, Indira, Sage Vyasa and Lord Vishnu had worshipped Shiva in this temple. Surya Puja is performed in the temple on 13, 14 and 15th of Panguni month to Sun God in March-April.

History of Sri Vedapureeswarar Temple, Thiruvedhikudi

A Chola king was much worried because of the delay in the marriage of his daughter. He came to this temple, worshipped Mother Mangayarkarasi seeking the wedding boon for his daughter. The wedding took place shortly. Since the day, he changed the name of his daughter as Mangayarkarasi as a token of his gratitude to Mother. He also did many renovations to the temple.

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