Sri Sivalogathyagesar Temple is located in Chidambaram , TamilNadu. This Holy temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one among 275 Shiva Sthalams.
This is the 5th sthalam on the northern side of river Cauvery. This temple has got the Thiruganasambandar devara pathikam. Mahashivrathri is very devotionally celebrated in the temple in February-March. Lord Shiva graces in the temple as Swayambumurthi. This is considered to be a great mukthi sthalam.
The history of Saint Tirugnana Sambandar is the very history of Saivism philosophy stressing the ultimate truth that reaching the Lotus feet of Lord Shiva should be purpose of a meaningful human life. Father Shivapada Hrudayar asked the Saint Son to marry which though he refused first but gave in reluctantly thinking it to be the will of Lord.
Lord Shiva appeared in the form of Jyothi and advised the saint to join Him along with all gathered there. Losing himself completely to the Lord, Sambandar sang his last Pathigam (10 verses) highlighting the glory of Panchakshara Mantra ? Na Ma Shi va ya. All merged with the Lord collectively the same time. This event is celebrated each year in the temple on the Moola Star day in the month of Vaikasi ? May-June.
This is the 5th sthalam on the northern side of river Cauvery. This temple has got the Thiruganasambandar devara pathikam. Mahashivrathri is very devotionally celebrated in the temple in February-March.
The temple stands majestically facing east with a five tier Rajagopuram. Nanda Mandapam and 100 pillar mandap is next to the tower. Saint Sambandar graces in the 100 pillar mandap with Stotra Poornambikai in wedding posture.
Next to this are the shrines of Lord Shivaloka Thyagarajar and Mother Tiruvennetru Umai Ammai, both facing east. Lord Vishnu, Sages Kaka, Vasishta, Parasara, Brugu and Jamadagni had worshipped Lord Shiva in this temple.
Main Deity : Sri Sivalokatheyagesar, Sri Perumanamudaya Mahadevar
Thayaar : Sri Venneertru Umainangai, Sri Swetha Vibhuthi Nayagi
Holy water (Theertham) : Panchakshara Theertham, Athri Theertham, Jamadagni Theertham, Brighu Theertham, Vashishta Theertham, Vyasa Brigandu Theertham.
Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) : Mango Tree.Thevaram : Sambandar