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Aavoor Pasupatheeswaram

Avoor Pasupatheeswaram Shiva Temple 

Avor Pasupatheeswaram or Aavoor Pasupatheeswarar Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Hindu god Shiva, located in the village Aavoor, located 11 km south of South Indian town, Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu. The temple is one of the 70 madakoil built by 2nd century Kochengat Chola King. The temple is known for the Panchabairavar, the five images of Bhairavar.
Thiruavoor Pasupatheeswaram Siva Temple
Panchabairavar Temple Aavoor
The main God of this temple is Lord Shiva known as Pasupatheeswarar and Goddess as Mangalaambikai, and Pankajavalli in separate sannadhi's. Kamadhenu performed pooja for Lord Shiva at this temple and he provided darshan to the sacred cow, So here lord shiva is referred as ‘Pasupatheeswarar’.
Aavoor Pasupatheeswaram Temple
Kochchenkatchoza Nayanar Mada Kovil
Significance of the temple:
v  This is one of the Devara Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 21st siva sthalam on the south side of river Cauvery in Chozha Nadu.
v  The temple is reverred in the verses of Tevaram, the 7th century Tamil Saiva canon by Tirugnana Sambandar.
v  Pasupatheeswarar indicates God of cows. Shiva is believed to have descended for the holy cow Kamadenu that prayed to him by ablution with their milk on the Shivalingam to get relief from the curse of sage Vashista.
v  There are five Bhairavars in standing form worshipping Lord Shiva. Hence the place is called Pancha Bhairava Thalam.
v  Brahma, Vishnu, Dasarathar, Saptha Rishis, Indhran, Sun, Vashistar and NavaGraha worshipped Shiva here.
v  Lord Muruga in the temple graces with a bow in hand.

Avoor - Sri Pasupatheeswarar Temple
ஆவூர் பசுபதீச்சரம் திருக்கோவில்
Main Deity
Lord Shiva
Sri Pasupatheeswarar (பசுபதீஸ்வரர்)
Goddess Name
Sri  Mangalambigai and Pankaja Valli ( Separate Sannidhis)
ThiruAvoor Pasupatheeswaram
Old Names
Aswathavanam, Pasupatheeswaram, Manikudam
Kamadenu theertham
One of 275 Devaram Padal Petram Sthalams,
21st of 127 Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam in Southern bank of River Cauvery, Pancha Bhairavar Sthalam,
Parikara Sthalam for Pithru and Drishti Dosham
2000 years old
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 The two stones brought by Vayudeva in a competition with Adisesha, one is here while the other is at Nallur, according to scriptures. The presiding deity is a Swayambu Linga. The temple has an inscription (181 of 1911) dating from the 3rd year of the rule of Rajendra Chola III (1246-1279 CE) indicating grants of land to the temple.
Avoor Pasupatheeswaram Shiva Temple
Aavoor Shiva Temple
How To Reach : The temple is located 11 km away from Kumbakonam, 8 km east of Tirukarugavoor and 30 km south of Thanjavur. Bus facility is available from Kumbakonam. This sivasthalam temple is located 8 Kms to the south-west of Patteeswaram, another Paadal Petra Sthalam.

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