Arulmigu Jambukeswarar Temple, Thiruvanaikaval


EThiruvanaikaval or Jumbukeswara is the temple representing Water. The sanctum of Jambukeswara has an underground water stream and in spite of pumping water out, it is always filled with water. As Akilandeswari worshipped Lord Shiva in this temple, even today at noon the 'Archakar' (priest) dresses like a female and does Pooja to Jambukeswara.One of the Legends: Once Parvati mocked Shiva’s penance for betterment of the world. Shiva wanted to condemn her act and directed her to go to the earth from Kailayam (Shiva's abode) to do penance. Parvathi in the form of Akilandeswari as per Shiva's wish found Jambu forest (Thiruvanaikoil) to conduct her penance. She made a lingam out of water of river Cauvery (also called as river Ponni) under the Venn Naaval tree (the Venn Naaval tree on top of the saint Jambu) and commenced her worship. The lingam is known as Appu Lingam (Water Lingam).

Siva at last gave darshan to Akilandeswari and taught her Siva Gnana. Akilandeswari took Upadesa (lessons) facing East from Shiva, who stood facing west. The temples idols are installed opposite to each other - Such temples are known as Upadesa Sthalams. As the Devi was like a student and Jambukeswara like a Guru (teacher) in this temple, there is no Thiru Kalyanam (marriage) conducted in this temple for Shiva and Parvathi, unlike the other Shiva temples.

Pooja Timing

Pooja Timings
Koo Pooja
6.00 a.m.
Ukshakala Pooja
6.30 a.m. To 7.30 a.m
Kala santhi Pooja
7.30 a.m. To 8.30 a.m
Uchikala Pooja
11.30 a.m. To 12.00 Noon
Pradhosa Kaalam
5.00 p.m. To 5.30 p.m
Sayaratchai Pooja
6.00 p.m. To 7.00 p.m
Arthajama Pooja
8.30 p.m.

Temple Opening Time

Morning :   06.00 AM To 12.30 P.M

Evening :   04.00 PM To 08.30 P.M

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