Seven Sacred Temples of Lord Shiva in Kumbakonam

Tiruponthuruthi is located 3 Kms from Kandiyur near Tiruvaiyaru on the Thanjavur - Kumbakonam route. Thuruthi refers to an elevated place located between 2 rivers. The temple for Lord Shiva is called Pushpavaneshwarar since the entire area was a forest with various kinds of wild flowers in the past. It is said to be a more than 1000 year old temple.

Lord Shiva Lings TN

Lord Shiva Lings TN

Seven Sacred Temples of Lord Shiva TN

Seven Sacred Temples of Lord Shiva TN

Seven Sacred Shiva Nandhi TN

Seven Sacred Shiva Nandhi TN

Specialties:

The Nandhi slightly moved to the left on the request one of the devotees of the Lord.
It is one of the 7 sacred temples of Lord Shiva - Sapta Stanam. The Sapta Stanam festival was one of the largest festivals in this region in the past.
Lord Dakshinamurthy holds a Veena in his hand unlike in other temples
Devotees offer their pujas for Pitru Dosh removal ( Sins committed by forefathers or sins against one's elders)
This temple is full of paintings of various Shiva Leelas
The Shiva linga is self manifested and not sculpted by anyone.

 

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