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Sri Shivaloka Nathar Temple, Thirupunkur 

The name of the place Tirupunkur comes from the name of the sacred tree of the temple Punga Maram. This is an ancient temple. Renovations of the temple were carried out during the period of Rajendra Chola.

Devotees throng the temple for relief from the adverse aspects of serpent planets and sin effects of past birth. They pray to Lord Shivalokanathar in anthill form for mental peace, employment opportunity, development in professions and it is the strong faith of the devotees that He would not fail them

Devotees offer the punugu paste-a cosmetic paste-to Lord Shivalokanathar at about 8.30 p.m. on Mondays with Tirukuvalai pujas. Those facing long delays in wedding due to serpent planet aspects make silver pieces with snake symbol and place it in the Hundi. They also offer Wedding garlands with Parihara Archanas. For relief from the sin effects of the past births, devotees perform special archanas to Lord Vinayaka, Shiva, Mother Ambika, Lord Muruga and Sage Agasthya (Pancha Puja-five pujas). Devotees perform special abisheks to Mother Ambika and Lord with cosmetic powders, oils, milk, curd, sacred ash, rose water, green coconut, pachamirtha, lime fruit, honey, sandal etc. and offer vastras. They also contribute for the renovation of the temple

Speciality of Sri Shivaloka Nathar Temple, Thirupunkur

Lord Shiva is a swayambumurthi in the temple where Lord directed Nandhi to move to enable Nandanar a noted Shiva devotee to have His darshan.

Opening Timings

The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.

Festivals at Sri Shivaloka Nathar Temple, Thirupunkur

  • 10 day Vaikasi Visakam Brahmmotsavam with Lord’s procession each day is the most important festival of the temple. The devotee crowd in the temple on the monthly Pradosham days is usually huge. Special pujas and Aradhanas are performed in the temple on Deepavali day in October-November, Pongal falling almost on January 14 except in Leap Years and Tamil and English new year days are grandly celebrated in the temple

Address & Contact Details of Sri Shivaloka Nathar Temple, Thirupunkur

Sri Shivaloka Nathar Temple, Tirupunkur-609 112, Nagapattinam district.

Phone Number: +91- 9486717634

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