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Sivapuram - Sivagurunathaswamy Temple

Sivapuram is famous for the Sivagurunathaswamy temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. The temple is one of the 67 sthalams or holy abodes mentioned in the Thevaram located in the ancient Chola kingdom.
Sivapuram Shiva Temple

Sivagurunathaswami Temple


Lord is also known as Sivagurunathaswamy, Sivapureeswarar, Brahmapureeswarar and Sivapuranathar. His consort here is Singaravalli. She is also known as Aryambal or Periyanayaki. Shenbagam is the sthal vruksham and Chandra Pushkarni opposite to the temple is the theertham.

Significance of the temple:
v  Sivapuram is considered as the 67th in the series of Tevara Stalams in the Chola kingdom located south of the river Kaveri.
v  According to different legends, Vishnu, Brahma and Kubera had worshipped Shiva here at different times. As Kubera is believed to have worshipped here, the village is also known as Kuberapuri.
v  A unique feature of Kala Bhairravar is seen in this temple and special poojas are performed.
v  Bhrama is said to have worshipped Shiva here before he undertook his task of creation.
v  It is also said that Vishnu in his Varaaha Avataram (Boar) worshipped Shiva here.
v  Carvings of these 2 legends can be seen in the walls of this temple.
Varaaha Avataram (Boar)

Kala Bhairavar Sivapuram

Sivagurunathaswamy Temple

Shivapuram Sivagurunathaswamy Temple

The sun’s rays fall on the Shivalingam on the 3rd, 4th and 5th of the tamil month of Chithirai. On the eighth day of Krishnapaksham homam and special pujas are performed to Kala Bhairavar.

Theft Story : The Bronze Nataraja idol at this temple was stolen in the early 1950s and was restored in 1980s from USA.

Sivapuram Near Kumbakonam

Sivapuranathar Temple

Sivapuram - Sivagurunatha swamy Temple
சிவபுரம் - சிவ குருநாத சுவாமி திருக்கோவில்
Main Deity
Lord Shiva
Sivapuranathar, Brahmapuri Nayagar
Goddess Name
Singaravalli, Periyanayagi
Other Name
67th of 127 Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam in Southern bank of River Cauvery,
One of 275 Devaram Padal Petram Sthalams,
Vishnu, Brahma and Kubera has worshipped this Shiva
1500 years old
Travel Base

How to Reach :  Sivapuram is located 5 kilometres south-east of the town and taluk headquarters of Kumbakonam on the way to Thiruvarur.

Sri Sivagurunathaswami Temple,
Sivapuram, Sakkottai Post – 612 401,
Kumbakonam Taluk, Tanjore district.

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