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Sri Mangalapureeswarar temple



Sri Mangalapureeswarar temple is situated in Tiruchopuram , Cuddalore , TamilNadu. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one among 275 Shiva Sthalams.

Lord Shiva graces in the temple as a swayambumurthy. The Linga is installed by Sage Agasthya whose palm prints are seen on the deity. The sound of seven musical notes could be heard if we tap on the Dakshinamurthy idol. Against the normal practice of dressing Lord Dakshinamurthy in yellow clothes, white is used in this temple.

Lord Chopuranathar, as Sand Linga is on a square seat-peeta. A small ball type form on the head of the Linga is said to be form of River Ganga. The Linga also has the palm prints of Sage Agasthya who did the installation.

Though turmeric and kumkum are used in the worship of Goddess, as people believe that Mother Shakti also has mingled with the Linga when Sage Agasthya installed the Linga, turmeric and kumkum are used in the worship of the Lord in this temple by those facing marriage and health problems.

Hence, the Lord is named Mangalapureeswarar. Probably, the shrine for Mother-Goddess would have been built later. The Mother is called Satyayadakshi.Those facing problems in marriage arrangements, suffering from various illnesses offer turmeric and kumkum to the Lord as a prayer commitment.



Sri Mangalapureeswarar temple is located in the city of Tiruchopuram, Thyagavalli, Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu and is about 1000-2000 years old.

There are shrines in the corridor  prakara for Subramaniar, Gajalakshmi, Veeratteswara Lingam, Kannappar, Tribhuvana Chakravarthi, the Linga worshipped by his queen, Bhairavar, Sun and Navagrahas (9 planets).


Maha Shivrathri in February-March, Tirukarthikai in November-December. Annabishekam and Panguni Uthiram in March-April are the festivals celebrated in the temple.

Temple Opening Time:

       The temple is open from 8.30 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.

Moolavar               :   Chopuranathar, Mangalapureeswarar

Urchavar                :   Chopuranathar

Amman / Thayar   :   Thyagavalli Ammai, Sathyayadakshi, Velnedunganni
Thala Virutcham    :   Kondrai

Theertham             :  Well water

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 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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