Sri Chathuranga Vallabha Nathar temple or Pushpavanam is 1000-2000 years old located in the Poovanur village, Tiruvarur District, Tamil Nadu. Ruler of the temple is applauded by holy person Gnanasambandar in his Thevaram songs. This is the 103rd Lord Shiva sanctuaries on the southern bank of Cauvery lauded in Thevaram songs. Sri Vishnu, Lord Brahma, Vinayaka Swamy, Lord Muruga and Indira Deva, Sages Sukha Muni and Agasthya visited and worshipped and performed poojas to the Lord in this temple. Next to Mysore, Mother Chamundeswari in this temple only in the south graces the devotees in all her majestic form.
The main deity is Swayambu Chathuranga Vallabha Nathar (Lord Shiva) and his consorts are Two Ambicas Sri Rajarajeswari and Sri Karpagavalli. The holy tree is the Jack tree and the holy waters are Pamani, Ksheera Pushkarini and Krishna Kushtahara Theertham.
This temple is famous for relieving the poisonous bites of rats and snakes. Those who have bitten visit this temple on Sundays. After bathing in the Ksheera Pushkarani in front of the temple, they arrive at the Chamundeswari shrine. After the prayers, a root of herbs is tied to their hands. This treatment is believed to provide relief even in cases where Ayurvedic and allopathic practitioners are unable to offer help. Even asthma patients are relieved after praying here. People who have financial problems also pray to Chamundi here.
10 days Chithirai Mother Chamundeeswari festival, Vaikasi Visakam, Aavani Moolam, Aadi Pooram, Aipasi Annabishekam, Karthikai Deepam, Margazhi Tiruvadhirai, Thai Poosam, Maha Shivratri and Panguni Uthiram are the festivals celebrated in the temple. Devotees also pray to Mother Chamundeeswari for solutions to their finance business problems, removal of delays in marriage proposals and for child boon.
Sri Chaturanga Vallabha Nathar Temple Timings:
Morning: 6:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Evening: 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Sri Vallabha Nathar Temple History:
A king named Vasudevan visited various Shiva temples seeking the blessing of a child. They devoutly worshiped Lord Nellaiappar in Tirunelveli. Satisfied with her prayer, the Lord made Mother Parvathi his daughter and Mother Chamundeeswari her nurse. When the royal couple was bathing at Tambiraparani, they found a conch shell floating atop a lotus. When they picked up the conch, it turned into a child. They named the child Rajarajeswari. As decided by the Lord, Chamundeeswari, one of the Saptha Madhas, became the nanny of the child Raja Rajeswari. Rajarajeswari mastered all arts and chess in particular. The king announced that whoever beat his daughter in chess would get her hand. But no one could conquer her.
The king, following the advice of a sage, went on a pilgrimage with his queen, her daughter, her nurse Chamundeeswari and their convoy. Lord, disguised as a Siddha, met the king and claimed he was the master of a game of chess. The king welcomed the Siddha to play with his daughter. The Lord in the guise of Siddha won the game and appeared in his true form giving darshan to everyone. The divine wedding took place in all its pomp and splendor. As Lord won the chess game, Chaturangam in Tamil, he came to be praised as Chaturanga Vallaba Nathar. Ambica and her nurse Chamundeeswari bless the devotees of their respective shrines. Lord joined them to stay in place.
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Sri Chathuranga Vallabha Nathar Temple Address:
Tamil Nadu – 613803.