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Sri Mahalingam Temple, Thiruvitaimaruthur 

There are four Vinayaka temples in the corners of the four streets where Temple Car is pulled. At the ‘theradi’ (the Car Station) is the Vinayaka temple, in the East Street the Viswanatha temple, in the West Street is the Rishipureeswarar temple, in the South Street Aatmanaatha temple and in the North Street is the Chocknaatha temple. Lord Mahalingeswarar sits in the middle amidst these temples. Hence, this holy place is identified as “panchalinga sthalam”. The Vinayakar of this place is known as “Aanta Ganapati”.

Devotees in large numbers come and worship the Mookambigai shrine, since it is considered to be powerful. The married couples worship intensely that they should conceive without any problems and beget babies. Likewise, women pray for safe delivery. This kind of worship significantly prevails in this shrine. Devotees who circle methodically the big prakaaram and then worship the Prime Deity are surely relieved of mental aberration, psychic depression, madness and like sicknesses. That they enjoy great relief and happiness could be seen even today. By worshipping the Prime Deity, Lord Mahalinga Swamy, one’s sorrow and unhappiness are alleviated. Those who wish for good marriage and those who long for offspring can perform prayers here. They will get mental peace. Moreover, one can pray for job attainment, enhancement in business and promotion in the job. The Lord definitely grants their wishes.

Abhishekam can be performed to the Lord with ingredients like milk, curd, panchamirtham, rice flour, honey, rosewater, soft coconut water, sandal paste, vibhuthi, rice powder and tamarind powder. We can also don the Lord with new dhoti, Ambal with new sari and offer food to the devotees who come to the temple.. We can offer ‘naivedyam’ to the Lord and distribute it to the devotees. We can also participate in the regular pooja, abhisheka performances. Those who can afford can donate to the temple renovation.

Speciality of Sri Mahalingam Temple, Thiruvitaimaruthur

The Lord of this holy place graces us as ‘swayambu moorthi’. The Thiruvitaimaruthur Mookambigai of this place is as famous and great like the Karnataka Kollur Mookambigai. In India, only in Kollur and Thiruvitaimaruthur, Mookambigai shrines are seen.

Opening Timings

The temple is open from 6.00 am to 11.00 am and from 5.00pm to 8.00 pm.

Festivals at Sri Mahalingam Temple, Thiruvitaimaruthur

  • In the month of Thai – Thaipoosam – 10 days festival – Brahmotsavam. Everyday there will be the procession of the Lord, both in the morning and evening, in different carriers. On the 10th day, the festival gets completed with the ‘theerthavaari’. In the Vaikaasi month – the grand Vasanthotsavam festival for 10 days – Tirukkalyaanam festival, Ambaal tapasu, Ambaal ‘thannai thaane’ prayer festivals are conducted with fanfare. In this holy place, Thiruvaathirai, Aaadipooram and Karthigai are celebrated in a significant manner. On the monthly, ‘pratosha’ days, the devotees in large number throng the temple. On the important festivity days like Deepavali, Pongal, Tamil / English New Year Days, special poojas and abhishekams are performed.

Address & Contact Details of Sri Mahalingam Temple, Thiruvitaimaruthur

Arulmigu Jothi Mahalinga Swami Tirukkoil, Thiruvitaimaruthur – 612 104, Thanjavur District.

Phone Number: +91- 435- 2460660.

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