Innambur Ezhutharinathar Swamy Temple is an ancient temple constructed before 1000 years, locate on the banks of Kollidam river in Innambur, a small village which is 9 kms from Kumbakonam, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu State. Lord Shiva is Swayambu and worshipped as Ezhutharinathar and his consort Goddess Parvati as Nithya Kalyani and Goddess Sugandha Kundhalambigai. Saint Tirunavukkarasar had sung the glory of Lord of the temple in his Thevaram hymns. The other are Kottaiyur, Thiruppurambiam, Thiruvisayamangai (Govindaputhur), Thiruvaikavur, Patteeswaram, Sakthimutram, Pazhayarai Vadathali, Thiruvalanchuzhi and Kumbakonam (3 temples – Kudamukku, Keezhkkottam and Karonam).
This is one of the 276 Devara Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalams and 45th Shiva Sthalam on the northern bank of the river Cauvery in Chozha Nadu (Vadakarai). Sage Agathiar offered worship and obtained intellectual instructions on grammar.
The Lord Himself wrote the accounts so he is called Ezhuthari Nathar. Before joining an educational institution, an offer of worship here will facilitate the learning process smoothly and without any hindrance.
Sun Bhagawan worshiped Lord Shiva in this holy place. Innan means Sun, hence the name Innambur. It was Innan Nambur before. Now changed to Innambur. The rays of the sun fall on the Lord on the 13th, 14th and of the Tamil month Panguni corresponding to March-April.
Mother Nithya Kalyani always blesses the devotees in her nuptial (wedding) posture. Women who hope to marry pray to the Mother in search of a good partner. Mother Sugantha Kundalambal honors the devotees in the posture of penance. Women who want to lead a celibate life pray her.
People bring their children to the temple who are studying in primary standards and writing with flowers in their language. For the children in the kindergarten classes, they write on their tongue with paddy. The Holy water Theertham is Iravatha Theertham and
Sthala Vriksham (Sacred Tree) are Jack fruit tree and Shenbagam.
The temple has four daily rituals at different times from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm, and three annual festivals, namely Margazhi Tiruvathirai during Margazhi, Kodabisheakam during Chittirai and Aipassi Annabishekam during Aippassi.
Innambur Sri Ezhutharinathar Swamy Temple Timings:
Morning: 6.00 am to 11.00 am
Evening: 4.00 pm to 8.00 pm
Sri Ezhuthari Natheswarar Temple History:
The king who reigned over this place asked his accountant to present the temple accounts to him. The books were not up to date. He was reluctant to appear before the king. The next day the king called the accountant and paid him rich tributes, saying that among the temple accounts kept so far, this was perfect and correct. The accountant learned that it was the grace of the Lord that he went to hand over the books. When the Lord wrote his own accounts in the temple, he was praised as Ezhuthari Nathar.
Innambur Ezhutharinathar Temple Address:
Tamil Nadu – 612 303.