Abodes of lord Shiva

87. Arulmigu Somakala Nayaki sameda Someswarar Temple - Pazhayarai Vadathali

Moolavar   Someswarar, Dharmapureeswarar
Thayar   Somakala nayaki, Vimalai nayaki
Theertham   Soma theertham
Pose & Direction  
Sthala Vruksham   Nelli Tree (Gooseberry)
Paadiyavar   Thirunavukarasar
Travel Base   Kumbakonam
Nearest Railway Station   Dharasuram



Pazhayarai is well connected to nearby towns like Thanjavur, Darasuram, Kumbakonam and Mayiladuthurai. Pazhayarai is located 6 km away from Kumbakonam on the Kumbakonam Aavoor Road, 2 km away from Patteeswaram and 3 km away from Darasuram. The best mode is taking town buses from Kumbakonam or mini buses from Darasuram, the bus stop is Cholan Maligai. The Darasuram railway station is located close to the temple. Other Major Railway Stations are located at Thanjavur, Kumbakonam & Mayiladuthurai. Nearest Airport is located at Trichy.



As per Hindu legend, Chandra (moon god) is believed to have worshipped Shiva in the place and Shiva appeared for him. Lord Chandran had worshiped here for the relief of Kayarokam. Moon (Chandra) prayed here to get back his radiance called Kalai day by day and for remedy from breathing troubles. As per another legend, Garuda, the eagle vehicle of Lord Vishnu got a nectar pot from Devendra and passed through this place to free his mother from slavery. He was intercepted by some demons when three drops of nectar fell on this place. The three drops became a Shivalinga, Mother Goddess and a holy spring. Garuda bathed in the spring and won. A holy spring made by Garuda individually is called Jadayu theertham. t is said that worshipping in five places around this temple in a single day on the Dakshinayana Punyakala day -1) Nallur, 2) Valanchuzhi, 3) Sakthimutram, 4) Patteeswaram and 5) Avur would be very beneficial to the devotee.



Arulmigu Somakala Nayaki sameda Someswarar Temple
Pazhayarai Vadathali, Thanjavur - 612703
Temple Timings : 6.00 am to 11.00 am, 4.00 pm to 8.30 pm