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Tiruvilanagar Thuraikattum Vallalar Temple

Thurai Kattum Vallalar Temple is a Hindu temple located at Vila Nagar, Arupathy in Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu, India. The presiding deity is Lord Shiva. He is called as Sri Uchira Vaneswarar. His consort is known as Veyuru Tholi Ammai.
Tiru vila Nagar Sivan kovil
Thiruvila nagar Shiva Temple
It is one of the shrines of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams - Shiva Sthalams glorified in the early medieval Tevaram poems by Tamil Saivite Nayanar Thirugnana sambandar.

As the region was densely covered by the Vizhal grass, the place was named Vizhar Nagar which later changed as Vilar Nagar.  When Saint Tirugnana Sambandar was on a pilgrimage to Kadaimudi and Mayiladuthurai, he could not proceed further due to heavy floods in Cauvery.  The Saint was seeking somebody to show the way (thurai kattudhal), Lord came in the guise of a hunter and helped the saint. 
Devaram Padal Petram SC 40
Thurai Kattum Vallalar Temple
அருள்மிகு வேயுறுதோளியம்மை உடனுறை உச்சிரவனேஸ்வரர் (துறைகாட்டும் வள்ளலார்) திருக்கோயில் திருவிளநகர், ஆறுபாதி.
Thiruvila nagar Siva Temple
Significance of the temple:
v  The temple is praised in Thevaram hymns. This is the 40th Shiva temple on the southern bank of Cauvery praised in Thevaram hymns (Paadal Petra Sthalam).

v  The temple is praised by Saint Tirugnana Sambandar in his Thevaram hymns.  
Thiruvilanagar - Sri Thuraikattum Vallalar Temple
திருவிளநகர் - துறைகாட்டும் வள்ளலார் திருக்கோயில்
Main Deity
Lord Shiva
Sri Thuraikattum Vallalar , Uchiravaneswarar
Goddess Name
Sri Veyuru Tholiammai
Vilanagar ( Tiruvila Nagar, Vizhar Nagar ) / Arupathy
Temple Tank
40th Padal Petra Shiva Sthalam in South of cauvery region,
One of 275 Devaram Padal Petram Sthalams,
1000 years old
Travel Base
Vizhar Nagar - Thiru Villa Nagar Temple
Uchira Vaneswarar Shiva Temple
திருவிளநகர் துறைகாட்டும் வள்ளலார்
How To Reach :  Villa Nagar village is located 7.5 Kms from Mayiladuthurai on the Mayiladuthurai - Taramgabadi road. And very close to Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple .
Sri Uchira Vaneswarar Temple - Thuraikattum Vallalar Temple

Tiruvila Nagar(Arupathi post) - 609 309, Nagapattinam Dt. 

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