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Thirumanancheri - Sri Kalyanasundarar Temple

Thirumanancheri is one among the popular temples of Lord Shiva, which resides in Nagai District, Mayiladuthurai Taluk, Near Kuttalam. The Temple is very near to Kumbakonam and Mayiladuthurai. Nearest Railway Junction is Mayiladuthurai.

Thirumanancheri Shiva Temple

Here Lord Shiva, is worshiped as Kalyanasundareswarar and His consort, mother Parvati as Kokilaambal. The lord in Sanskrit is also called as Uthvaanganathar. In Tamil they called as 'Arul Vallal' and 'Kuyilinmenmozhi ammai'. Thirumanancheri temple is where the divine marriage of Shiva and Parvati took place, and today, people flock to this temple, praying for an early marriage, thanking the lord for their marriage, and praying for children.

The place is sung in the Thevaram hymns of Thirugnanasambandar, Thirunavukkarasar and Sundarar. This is the 25th Shiva temple on the northern side of River Cauvery (63) praised in Thevaram hymns. It is constructed by Chola Queen Sembiyanmadevi during Chola Dynasty. 

Thirumanancheri Temple of Marriage

Tirumananjeri Temple

Six Kalyana sthalams (Marriage Temples), Around Mayiladuthurai are: Therazhundur, Thiruvaduthurai, Kuthalam, Ethirkolpadi, Velvikkudi, and Thirumanancheri.

Thirumanancheri - Sri Kalyanasundarar Temple
திருமணஞ்சேரி - கல்யாண சுந்தரேஸ்வரர் திருக்கோவில்
Main Deity
Lord Shiva
Arulvallalnathar, Kalyana Sundareswarar
Goddess Name
Near by
25th of 63 Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam in Northern bank of River Cauvery,
One of 275 Devaram Padal Petram Sthalams,
Temple is Famous for overcome the obstacles of Marriage.
1500 years old
Travel Base
Mayiladuthurai / Kumbakonam

How to Reach :  Thirumanancheri is about 6 Kms from Kuttalam, and about 12 Kms from Kanjanur and in the town of Kuttalam, about 26 Kms from Kumbakonam on the road to Mayiladudurai. 
(Buses to Thirumanancheri are available from Kumbakonam, Kuttalam and Mayiladuthurai, Mini Buses are available from Kuttalam.)

Arulmighu Uthvaganatha swamy temple,
Thirumanancheri, Mayiladuthurai,
Nagai District - 609801.

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