Saturday, May 30, 2020

Mayuranathaswamy Koil, Mayiladuthurai, Tamilnadu

A tall Gopuram welcomes one to this beautiful temple situated in the midst of the Mayiladuthurai town.
The temple has a beautiful pond as one approaches the temple.
This  temple is very ancient and is a thevara sthalam.
This is the place where Lord Shiva appeared  in front of Parvati when she was doing penance taking the form of pea cock  to get rid of the curse she had incurred from Shiva. She did severe penance and  pleased with her devotion Shiva too appeared in front of her as pea cock  and performed a dance known as Mayura thandavam. Lord is known here as Mayuranathar.

Goddess is Abayambhigai Ambal and she blesses devotees  from a separate shrine.This temple is closely associated with Mylapore temple, ( check the beautiful  temple details in the link) Chennai where Parvati offered  worship to Shiva first before proceeding to  Mayiladuthurai where she was relieved from the curse.
More details here.
Temple timing- 6 am- 12 .00 noon
4 pm-8 pm


Sridharan said...

Looks like a very beautiful temple. I haven't been there yet....

chitra said...

Yes, a beautiful and huge temple Sridharan. One needs spend some time to go around the whole temple. We had a hurried visit as it was getting darker.