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Patteeswaram - Thenupuriswarar Temple

Thenupuriswarar Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Shiva located in the holy village of Patteeswaram, Tamil Nadu, India. The temple is incarnated by the hymns of Tirugnana Sambandar and is classified as Paadal Petra Sthalam.
Patteeswaram Shiva Temple
Patteeswaram  Dhenupureeswarar
Significance of the temple:
v  Tirupatteeswaram is considered as the 23rd in the series of Tevara Stalams in the Chola kingdom located south of the river Kaveri.
v  The name Patteeswaram was derived from the daughter of the divine cow Kamadhenu - Patti, who worshipped the lord here.
v  Rama was relieved of Sayagathi dosha (Chaayadosham) for killing Vaali.
v  The Kodi Theertham well in the temple is said to have been created by Sri Ramar.
v  Parvati herself performed penance here.
v  Sage Vishwamitra was admitted in the company of Brahmarishis with the backing of Gayatri mantra in this place.
v  Sage Markandeya worshipped here.
v  All the Navagrahas here face the Sun-god Surya and are positioned as per the Agama tradition.

v  Sri Durga (also called Vishnu Durga, Durga Lakshmi, Navasakthinayaki, Navayoganayaki and Navarathri Nayaki) in this temple has been installed by Cholas.
Paadal Petra Sthalam 1
Patteeswaram Durga Temple
Patteeswaram Durga Devi
Patteeswaram Durga Devi : The shrine of the goddess Durga is very popular here. Unlike in other temples, Durga here is very soft in look and grace (Shanta Swarupi). Sitting on her vehicle lion, placing the feet on the head of the demon Mahishasura, the goddess appears in a Tribanga stature, eight hands, three eyes and jewels in the ears. Generally, the lion faces right, however the lion here faces the left side. In her hands, the goddess holds, conch, wheel, bow, arrow, sword, shield and a parrot.
Patteeswaram - Sri Thenupureeswarar temple
பட்டீஸ்வரம் - தேனுபுரீஸ்வரர் திருக்கோவில்
Main Deity
Lord Shiva
Patteeswarar, Dhenupureeswarar
Goddess Name
Sri Gnanambikai, Palvalai Nayaki
Historical Name
23rd of 127 Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam in Southern bank of River Cauvery,
One of 275 Devaram Padal Petram Sthalams,
1500 years old
Travel Base

Pearl Umbrella : Visiting the Shiva Temples in the state, once saint Gnanasambandar came to Thirumazhapadi – Patteeswaram. It was summer. The Sun was at his peak. To protect Gnanasambandar from the scorching Sun, Lord Shiva sent a Pearl Umbrella (Muthupandal) through his Bhudaganas. The Lord wanted to enjoy the childish walking movement of child saint ordered Nandi to move from his place. Gnanasambandar’s joy knew no bounds and sung a pathigam (10 songs) beginning with the word Marai. The incidence is remembered each year during the Tamil Ani Month June-July) with all festive celebrations.
Durgai amman Temple
How to Reach :  Patteeswaram is 8 kms South West of Kumbakonam and 4 kms from Darasuram. Town Bus and mini buses are available from Kumbakonam and Darasuram.

Another Paadal Petra Sthalam Thirusakthimuttam Temple is very near and walk able distance from this temple.

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