Sri Kathra Sundareswarar-Krittika/Karthigai

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Birthstar : Karthigai
Main Deity : Kathra Sundareswarar
Estimated Age : 2000-3000 years old
City : Kanjanagaram
District : Nagapattinam
State : Tamil Nadu

Timings of Temple

10.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.


Sri Kathra Sundareswarar Temple, Kanjanagaram Post-609 304. Tharangambadi Taluk, Via Keezhayur, Nagapattinam district.


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General Qualities

They have a tall body, sympathetic eyes and commanding body. They do not like to achieve name and fame through unfair means. They have great energy and determined to go ahead.

Greatness Of Temple

The murthy of Lord Shiva is a self-manifested and facing west, unlike other temples which face east. Of the 63 Saivite Nayanmars, Manakkanjarar was born in this place. It is also believed that Kruthika maidens taking care of Lord Muruga in His childhood were born here.

It is said those born in Kruttika nakshatra and worshipping here will lead a very good life, if they visit the temple on the day when Kruttika star falls and light lamps on the Pradosham day. (13th day either from new moon or full moon days). Brides to be are advised to perform abishekam to Mother with water fetched from holy rivers and also perform Sumangali Pujas, so that they get married soon.

Facts of Temple

Parrot chanting Vedas: In this temple Goddess Tungabalasthanambikai holds a parrot called Vedamirt Keeram. Mother has Neelothpal flower, discus and conch in the other hands. It is believed that Lord Shiva himself is in the form of parrot on the left shoulder of Mother. The parrot chants vedas. Another prominent feature of this temple is Bhagwan Veda Vyasa and Sukabrahmana Rishi are believed to have worshipped Mother in this temple. In order to have a happy married life, women of Kruttika Nakshatra are advised to have darshan of the parrot on Fridays or on the star days. There is a shrine for Lord Sattanadha above the vimana of the sanctorum. Special pujas are performed here on Friday nights.

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