Sikkal Navaneeteswarar Temple, near Nagappattinam, Tiruvarur, Tamil Nadu
Sikkal Navaneeteswarar Temple 83rd in the series of Tevara Stalams is located south of the river Kaveri. Sikkal Navaneeteswarar Temple is famous for its Tyagaraja shrine.
(Last Updated on : 05/12/2015)
Sikkal Navaneeteswarar Temple is a maadakkovil. It is the 83rd in the series of Tevara Stalams located south of the river Kaveri. There is a Tyagaraja shrine here. The shrine to Singaravelar is important.
: Muchukunda Cholan built this temple. Vasishta prayed to Shiva to recover his Kamadhenu, whose milk flowed and froze to form butter. Making a lingam out of butter (Venneippiran), Vasishtar tried to move it but it got stuck (Sikkal). Vasishtar also offered worship to an image of Krishna made from butter. The Ksheera Pushkarini (Paal Kulam) tank is located behind the temple. Vishnu sought the blessings of Shiva before venturing out to the court of the demon king Mahabali.
: The seven-tiered Rajagopuram adorns the entrance and is 80 feet high. Inscriptions from the Imperial Chola and Vijayanagar period are found here. The temple covers an area of two acres. The Kartikai mandapam has a number of paintings depicting the legends related to Subramanya.
: A number of marriages are performed in the kalyana mandapam. The annual Bhrammotsavam is celebrated in the month of Chittirai.
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