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Pasupatheeswarar Temple



Shiva is said to have appeared in the form of a hunter and then blessed Arjuna with the Pasupatastram & this event is enacted during the festival in the month of Vaikasi.

Saint Tirunavukkarasar had sung the glory of Lord of the temple in his Thevaram hymns.

This is the 35th Shiva temple on the northern bank of Cauvery praised in hymns. The bows Gandipam and Pinakam are said to have been formed here.

There are festival images of Arjuna, and Shiva with the Pasupatastram.
Many villages around this shrine are associated with the legend of Arjuna's encounter with Shiva.
Eesanporveli is where Arjuna is believed to have fought with Shiva, and Villeruttaan Kuttai is where Arjuna's bow is said to have been broken by Shiva.

There is no special Sabha for Lord Nataraja.  Lord Vishnu graces from a separate temple.
Son of King of Kambeli got back his eye sight by the grace of Lord in this temple.



Thirvetkalam Pasupatheeswarar Temple
is located in the vicinity of the Annamalai University at Chidambaram and is very similar to the one at Sivapuri nearby.

is the 2nd   in the series of Tevara Stalangal on the northern banks of the river Kaveri in the Chola region of Tamilnadu. Also near this temple is the Shivastalam Tirukkazhippalai. It is associated with legends from the Mahabharatam. 

The annual festival in this temple is celebrated in the Tamil month of Vaikashi on the Vishaka asterism where the stalapuranam of the temple is enacted.


Festivities are also held during Sivaratri and during the Navaratri season.Masi Magam in February-March and Panguni Uthiram in March-April are the festivals celebrated in the temple.Lord Shiva in the temple is a swayambumurthy in an anthill form.Lord is facing east and Ambica in penance form is facing north in this temple with a 7 tier Rajagopuram and 2 Prakaras.

Opening time:

The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.

Do & Don't

Do & Don't


  • Do pray your Ishta Devata before pilgrimage to Temple.
  • Do contact Temple Devasthanam information centre for enquiry, temple information and for Pooja details etc.
  • Do reserve your travel and accommodation at Temple well in advance.
  • Do bath and wear clean clothes before you enter the temple.
  • Do concentrate on God and Goddess inside the temple.
  • Do maintain silence and recite Om Namahsivaya or your Istamantram to yourself inside the temple.
  • Do observe ancient custom and traditions while in Temple.
  • Do respect religious sentiments at Temple.
  • Do deposit your offerings in the hundi only.

Don't s:

  • Do not come to Temple for any purpose other than worshipping of God and Goddess.
  • Do not smoke at Temple.
  • Do not consume alcoholic drinks at Temple.
  • Do not eat non-vegetarian food in the Kshetram.
  • Do not approach mediators for quick Darshanam. It may cause inconvenient to others.
  • Do not carry any weapon inside the temple.
  • Do not wear any head guards like helmets, caps, turbans and hats inside the temple premises.
  • Do not perform Sastanga Pranama inside the Sanctum Sanctorum.
  • Do not take much time while performing Sparsa Darshanam to God in Garbhagriha.
  • Do not buy spurious prasadams from street vendors.
  • Do not encourage beggars at Temple.
  • Do not spit or create nuisance in the premises of the temple.

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