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Sri Neelakandeswarar Temple, Tiruneelakudi 

The temple has two Ambicas – Oppilamulayal (Anupamasthini) and Bhaktabeeshta Pradayini in penance posture. Lord Vinayaka in the temple is praised as Nardana Ganapathi.

Couple separated due to various reasons prays to Lord Neelakandeswara for their re-union and a renewed family life. The also pray for longevity and perform remedial pujas to Lord for relief from the adverse aspects planet Rahu. Many pray for wedding, child, mental peace, job opportunities and success in trade efforts.

Oil abishek is the most important commitment in this temple along with milk, curd, green coconut, sandal, sacred ash, flour, turmeric powder. Devotees also offer vastras to Lord and Mother. Some undertake feeding-Annadhana.

Speciality of Sri Neelakandeswarar Temple, Tiruneelakudi

Lord Shiva in the teple is a swayambumurthi. 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.

Opening Timings

The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. and 8.00 p.m.

Festivals at Sri Neelakandeswarar Temple, Tiruneelakudi

  • 18 day Chithirai Brahmmotsavam in April – May established by Sage Markandeya with procession of Lord not only around Tiruneelakudi but also around the surrounding 18 villages each day and considered very important among the devotees ending at Elandurai ( Pavundarikapuram) village
  • Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January
  • Aadipooram in July-August
  • Karthikai in November-December are the main festivals of the temple. Also other days of importance as monthly Pradosha days, Deepavali, Pongal, Tamil and English New Year days are celebrated in the temple with special Pujas and Aaradhanas, Abishek etc.

Address & Contact Details of Sri Neelakandeswarar Temple, Tiruneelakudi

Sri Neelakandeswarar Temple, Tiruneelakudi-612 108, Tiruvidaimarudur Taluk, Thanjavur district.

Phone Number: +91 435 246 0660, 94428 61634

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