(Last Updated on : 03/07/2015)
Kanraappur temple is an ancient holy site situated in the Tamil Nadu state of India
. This ancient shrine, considered Shivastalam, is regarded as the 120th in the series of Tevara Stalams. The temple
faces the east and has a 3-tiered Rajagopuram. The temple is known for its annual Bhrammotsavam which is held in the month of Vaikasi.
Location of Kanraappur Temple
It is located to the South of Tiruvarur
, 9 km east of the Maavur road railhead. It is situated south of the River Kaveri
. The temple occupies an area of about an acre and a half.
Legend of Kanraappur Temple
Legend has it that Lord Shiva
accepted worship from a devout woman whose family objected to her religious faith. She used to tie calves in the cattle shed to a fixture; hence the name Kanraappu. Hidimba
is said to have worshipped here.
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