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Sri Vyakrapureeswarar temple
 
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Moolavar: Vyakrapureeswarar
  Urchavar: -
  Amman / Thayar: Amirthakuchalambal
  Thala Virutcham: -
  Theertham: -
  Agamam / Pooja : -
  Old year: 1000-2000 years old
  Historical Name: -
  City: Tirupulivanam
  District: Kanchipuram
  State: Tamil Nadu
 
Singers:
     
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 Festival:
     
  Mahashivarathri in February-March and Tiruvadhirai in December-January are the festivals celebrated in the temple.  
     
 Temple's Speciality:
     
  The Shivalinga in the temple is a Swambu with footprints of a tiger on the Linga. Also visible are the hip bone and hairs tied up called Jadamudi on the head. The divine wonder in the temple is that the rays of Sun fall only on the back of the Shivalinga without the shadow of the Linga in both Utharayana and Dkashinayana seasons. (Utharayana covers the six months from January-February to June-July marking Sun’s journey from South to North. Dakshinayana covers the six months commencing from July-August to December-January marking Sun’s journey from North to South). Lord Dakshinamurthy in the temple has one of his legs on a lion while the other is on Muyalagan symbolizing ignorance. This is the only temple in India with a Dakshinamurthy in this form. He is praised as Rajayoga Simha Dakshinamurthy. He is also called Arthanareeswara Dakshinamurthy as He has one leg on the Simha attributed to Mother Shakti. As the Lord has one leg on the Muyalagan as Nataraja and the other on the lion, He represents the majestic look of a male and the softness of the feminine character.  
     
Opening Time:
    
 The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. 
   
Address:
   
  Sri Vyakrapureeswarar Temple, Tirupulivanam, Kancheepuram district – 603 406.  
   
Phone:
   
  +91- 44-2727 2336 
    
 General Information:
     
  The sanctum Sanctorum is 15 feet above the ground. It is believed that there is an underground way in the Shiva shrine running up to Kancheepuram from one side and Uthiramerur on the other. It is also said there is a room below this path covered by a huge rock and the proof of this could be confirmed only by the Archealogical department.
The Shrine of Lord Vishnu in a standing form is behind the Shiva shrine. Lord Narasimha’s sculpture is on a pillar near by. Lord Vinayaka and Lord Muruga grace at the entrance. There are also shrines of Vishnu Durga, Durga, Bhairava, Chandikeswara and Navagrahas the nine planets.
Thus the temple has all the deities representing the six cults of worship (Shanmadha) established by Bhagwan Adi Sankara.
 
     
 
Prayers
    
  This is a temple that suits to all people belonging to the 12 zodiac signs (Rasis). People pray for marriage, child boon, removal of adverse effects caused by the planets, relief from snake aspects, professional and trade developments, success in political aspirations and elevation to high government posts. It is the staunch belief of the people that Lord showers royal boons to the devotees.
 
    
Thanks giving:
    
  Sooner their prayers are granted, devotees perform abishek and Vastras to Lord and Mother. 
    
 Greatness Of Temple:
     
  The temple could have been built 1500 years ago. Pallava architecture is dominant. Lord Vyakrapureeswarar is a swayambulinga. The Avudayar (the stage or Peeta) is in a square design on a lotus. Footprints of a tiger are seen on the Linga also the hip bone is visible. There is Jadamudi (long hair tied up at the head). Such Jadamudi Shivalingas are seen in some temples in Thanjavur, Tiruvaiyaru, Tirunelveli and Shivasailam districts only. It is the same form in this temple also.
The other divine wonder in the temple is that the rays of Sun fall only on the wall behind the Shivalinga without its shadow.
Mother Amirthakuchalambal showers boons to devotees with longevity, prosperity and health.
Lord Dakshinamurthy has one of his legs on the Lion and one on Muyalagan, a form exclusively belongs to this temple only. He is praised as Rajayoga Simha Dakshinamurthy and Arthanareeswara Dakshinamurthy as Lion is attributed to Shakti worship and Muyalagan the ignorance of people. He represents both the male and female forms.
The temple is as great and equal to Chidambaram Nataraja Temple as Rishis Vyakrapatha, Patanjali and Sanakthis are on both sides of Dakshinamurthy. It is said that misunderstandings between husband and wife leading even to a divorce would be reversed and unity restored if they worship this Dakshinamurthy. The family will become happier again.
 
     
  Temple History:
     
  Rishis Vyakrapadha and Patanjali were worshipping Lord Shiva in Chidambaram with garlands. Many times, they were not able to get fresh flowers but only faded ones. Vyakrapadha felt sad that he could not get the fresh flowers from the top of the trees as he could not climb. Lord Shiva appeared before him and asked him why he was sad as if He did not know this. Vyakrapadha explained his difficulty. Lord graced him with legs of a tiger to enable him to climb the trees.
It is in this temple Vyakrapadha worshipped Shiva with tiger legs. The place came to be known as Tirupulivanam. (Puli means tiger). The Lord also was happy to be called as Vyakrapureeswarar.
 
     
Special Features:
     
  Miracle Based: Lord Shiva is a swayambu. Foot prints of a tiger and the hip bone are visible on the Shivalinga.
Scientific Based The divine wonder is that rays of Sun fall directly on the walls of the sanctum sanctorum fully without being affected by the Shivalinga in the middle.
 
     
 
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