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Sri Sivakozhundeesar Temple



Sri Sivakozhundeesar Temple is located in  Tiruttinai Nagar, Cuddalore, TamilNadu. This Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one among 275 Shiva Sthalams. Sri Sivakozhundeesar temple is one of the Naadu Nadu  Shiva sthalams.

Jambavan is said to have worshipped Shiva here. Local legend holds that Shiva tilled the land and grown 'Thinai' & blessed a devotee and his family, who had promised a meal to him. 

The Sivalingam is said to have been discovered in the relatively large temple tank here. (The image above is that of a Shivalingam at the Margabanduswamy temple at Virinchipuram near Vellore).

God Shiva is known as Sivakozhundeesar and the female deity is known as Oppilaa Nayagi. Pathigam was performed by Sundarar.

Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:

  • Salvation
  • Wealth
  • Relief from diseases
  • Purchase of vehicles
  • Gain Knowledge



Sri Sivakozhundeesar Temple Shivastalam is located in the vicinity of Cuddalore in Nadu Naadu. This is the 5th of the 22 Tevara Stalams in the Nadu Naadu  region of Tamilnadu.


Four worship services are carried out each day here.This temple celebrates its Bhramotsavam in the month of Vaikasi (Taurus).

Temple Timing:

Sri Sivakozhundeesar Temple is open from 9:30 am to 1:30 am ~ 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

Shiva          : Sivakkozhuntheeswarar .

Ambal         : Oppilaa Nayaki, Neelambika

Vriksham    :  Konrai

Theertham  : Jambava Thadakam

Patikam      : SundararTravel Base:Chidambaram

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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