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Innambur Shiva Temple

Thiruinnambar Sri Ezhuthtarinathar Temple

Innambur Shiva Temple is situated in Innambur, a small village located in the outskirts of Kumbakonam, in Thanjavur district Tamil Nadu, South India. This is an ancient temple of Lord Shiva is worshipped as Ezhutharinathar and his consort Parvathi as Nithya Kalyani.
Innambar Shiva Temple
Ezhuthari Nathar Shiva Temple Innambur
Innambar Siva Temple
A five tiered Rajagopuram adorns the entrance to this temple with 2 prakarams, while a Gajaprishta Vimaanam with 5 kalasams crowns the sanctum.This temple covers an area of about 2 acres. Stucco images on the vimanam illustrate the Stala Puranam.  The Shivalingam and the entrance to the sanctum are huge and the Natarajar image is of great workmanship. Nityakalyani Amman is situated to the right of Shiva, while there is a separate shrine for Sugandha Kundalambal in the outer prakaram. Nityakalyani Amman's shrine located close to Shiva's shirne is said to represent the Kalyanakkolam of Shiva. Inscriptions from the Chola and Vijayanagar periods are found in this temple.
Tiruinnambar Shiva Temple
Thiruinnambar Shiva Temple
Thiruinnambar Ezhuthtarinathar Temple

Significance of the temple:
v  This is one of the Devara Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 45th siva sthalam on the North side of river Cauvery in Chozha Nadu.
v  The temple is reverred in the verses of Tevaram, the 7th century Tamil Saiva canon by Thirunavukarasar (Appar) and, Sambandar.
v  Iravatham offered worship here. Sage Agathiar offered worship and obtained intellectual instructions on grammar.
v  The Lord himself wrote the accounts here so called as Ezhuthari Nathar. Before joining any educational institution, an offer of worship here will facilitate smooth learning process without any hindrances.
Innambur - Sri Ezhuthari Nathar Temple
இன்னாம்பர்  ( இன்னம்பூர் ) - எழுத்தறிநாதர் திருக்கோவில்
Main Deity
Lord Shiva
Sri Ezhuthari Nathar
Goddess Name
Sri Sugandha Kundalambikai, Soundaranayagi
Old Names
Iravatha Theertham
45th of 63 Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam in North bank of River Cauvery,  One of 275 Devaram Padal Petram Sthalams,
Agathiar learned the Tamil Grammar here
1500 years old
Travel Base

Sun’s rays Falls on the Lord Shiva : The Sun rays falls on the Lord at 6.08 am on Avani 31, and Puratasi 1 and 2 as well as on 13th, 14th and 15th days of Panguni at 6.18 am. The town is named after the Sun God as Innambur (Suryan is referred to as Inan)
Innambur Shiva Temple
Thiru innambur Devara Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam
Devara Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam NC45
How to Reach : Innambur Siva Temple is 2 km far north of Puliancheri village on the Kumbakonam - Swamimalai road. Town Buses are available from Kumbakonam.
The temple is just 3kms away from Thirupurambiyam Saatchi Nathar Temple  and 4kms away from Swamimalai Murugan Temple.

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