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