For Delayed Marriages, Tiruvelvikkudi,Mayuram

For those for whom marriages get delayed.

People who are unable to get suitable Alliance ,in Tamil Nadu , generally visit Thirumanancherry ,perform certain Rituals nd this practice is reported to be producing good results.

I came to know of an older Temple near Mayuram (Myiladuthurai Kuttalam).

Praying at this Temple of Lord Manavaleswarar and Parimalasugandhanayagi  ensures speedy marriages for those whose marriages are delayed.

The Temple is near Kuttalam(near Mayuram)and on the way to Vanaathirajapuram.

The Temple is reported to be old and the details are.

Kumabhishekam is on March 19, 2014.

Invitation is below.

Manavaleswarar Temple ,Tiruvelukkudi
Manavaleswarar Temple ,Tiruvelukkudi



I understood the following procedure is to be followed.

Perform Yagna at the Temple, which starts around 11 am.

These Yagnas are to be performed on Mondays.

It is very auspicious if it is performed on the days of Full Moon  which falls on Monday.

The charges payable at your convenience, though they charge Rs. 285.

You may buy two Archanai materials from the shops.

The Boy or Girl is tied with a Gangana(band on the Wrist) at the Sannidhi of Parimalasugandhanayagi.

Deepas(You can get them at the shops near the temple) have to be lit .

The number of Deepas is equivalent of the Age one to be married.

Then one has to sit in Yagna, which is likely to take three hours.

After the   Yagna, the Temple priest calls one by one and advises them as to the number of days they have to come to the Temple.

The Temple is reported to be yielding good results for those who worship there with faith.

The nearest Town for stay is Mayuram(Myiladuthurai)


Parvati once expresses her desire to have the experience of an earthly wedding to Shiva. This story is believed to be in fulfillment of this wish expressed by her. A dispute in Mount Kailash occured over a game of chess. In accordance with the verdict of Shiva, Parvati recedes to an earthly life and amidst her wandering reaches a place called Komal, where Lord Vishnu assumes a form of a cowherd to take care of his sister. He releases her from the clutch of the curse in a place called ‘Thiruvaaduthurai’ and Parvati sheds her assumed cow’s form and takes Her normal form in ‘Kuthaalam’ in the sacrificial fire of Sage Bharata Muni. Shiva and Parvati then unite in marriage in Thirumanancheri. Shiva is also called as ‘Sonavaararivaar’ for keeping up His word.

God Vishnu, upset over the events, wanted to reconcile the couple. He went to Shiva to justify his case. Shiva told Vishnu about Parvati’s wish to experience a wedding on earth and assured Vishnu that all events would lead to that end. He also told Vishnu to take the cow to bathe in the Cauvery so she could regain her original form. Vishnu did so and soon Parvati was herself again.

Parvathi was then instructed to go and live as the daughter of Bharata Muni, a saint living nearby. The story goes that Bharata Muni approached Shiva for his hand in marriage to Parvati, thereby granting her wish that she be married on earth.

Udhvaganathar looks as groom in this moolasthanam and Ambal is bride, God and Goddess exhibits their view of newly married couple status in the south prakaram. Mangala Ragu God exhibits his view of with his full body near Lord Durgadevi in the north prakaram. This scene are giving significance of this temple. In this place Rathi and Manmathan join together. By grace of lord Uthvaganathar Rathi gets Mangalya Pitchai it’s hightly belived who ever adorn with garland to the Lord Udhvaganathar and Goddess Kokilambal are relieved from their curse and sin besides gets wedding in an earlier stage.

The specialty of the Temple is that it does not have Navagrahas and it has no Dwajasthamba.

The Temple is in a dilapidated condition.


Ack. Ms.Abhayam Sekaran.

Moolavar : Kalyana Sundareswarar, Manavaleswarar
Urchavar :
Amman / Thayar : Parimala Sugantha Nayaki
Thala Virutcham :
Theertham : Mangala theertham
Agamam / Pooja :
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Tiru Velvikudi
City : Velvikudi
District : Nagapattinam
State : Tamil Nadu
The temple is praised by saints Sambandar and Sundarar in their Thevaram hymns.  This is the 23rd Shiva temple on the northern bank of Cauvery praised in Thevaram hymns.
Maha Shivrathri in February-March and Panguni Uthiram in March-April are the festivals celebrated in the temple.
 Temple’s Speciality:
Lord Shiva in the temple is a swayambumurthy facing east blessing devotees.
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.
Sri Kalyana Sundareswarar Temple, Tiruvelvikudi, Kuthalam Post-609 801, Nagapattinam district. Phone: +91-4364-235 462.
+91- 4364-235 462.
 General Information:
As the place has the reputation of being the wedding venue of Lord, there is no shrine for Navagrahas the nine planets.  Instead, Lord Himself is sitting the Easanya –northeast corner.
Those facing delays in marriage due to planetary adversities, pray here lighting 48 lamps for relief.
Thanks giving:
A yajna is conducted in the temple on full moon days from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. especially for those facing delays in marriage. Men and women having this problem are advised to participate in the proceedings. Realizing their wish, they perform abishek and archanas and express their gratitude to Lord and Mother.
 Greatness Of Temple:
This place is sung by Saivite saints along with the praise of Kuthalam in their hymns also known as Tiruthuruthi.  The wedding of a princess was fixed to a prince here, but her parents died before the event.  The bride side cancelled the marriage.  The prince begged the Lord to get him the princess.  Lord sent a Bhoodha (something like a ghost but used for good purpose), brought the princess and solemnized their wedding.This is also the place where saint Sundarar had a bath in the Agni theertham and got his disease cured.  It also has the reputation of Lord Shiva offering half of Himself to Shakti.
  Temple History:
Mother Parvathi was born to Sage Bharatha in Kuthalam near Tiruvelvikudi.  She performed penance for 16 Mondays on Lord Shiva to have His hand as Her Lord. Mother made a Linga of sand for the penance.  On the 17th Monday, Lord appeared before Parvathi as Manavaleswarar and promised to marry Her. Accordingly, the rituals (Velvi in Tamil) were conducted with Brahmma being the head priest for this divine marriage. Hence, the place is named Tiru Velvikudi.No poet can describe the beauty of smiling mother in the temple.  Lord Shiva blesses all men and women granting their wedding boon.

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Retired Senior Management Professional. Lectures on Indian Philosophy,Hinduism, Comparative Religions. Researching Philosophy, Religion. Free lance Writer.Blogger

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