Lakshmipureeswarar temple is at Thiruninriyur. Thiruninriyur is about 6.5 Kms from Vaitheeswaran Koil on the way to Mayiladuthurai or Mayavaram. This is a Padal Petra Sthalam. This is an East facing Mada temple, meaning it is built over a raised platform. The main deity is Lakshmipureeswarar and his Consort is Ulaganayaki. The Lingam here is one of the 64 Swayambhu Lingams. Lakshmi and Vishnu have worshipped Lord Shiva here. Lakshmi was granted the boon of winning Vishnu’s heart, hence the name Lakshmipureeswaraar. Lord Shiva here is known as Mahalakshmeesar also. There are separate shrines for Vinayakar, Murugan, Mahalakshmi, the Navagrahas, Bhairavar, Chandran and the Shivalingam worshipped by Parasurama.
The Sanskrit name for this place is Varthi Nirvapanapuram, which means Tirininravur in Tamil. Tiri means wick and ninravur means place where it was put off. A Chola King used to pass through Thiruninriyur every night after worshiping at Sirkali. As he was passing through this village, the lamps carried by his entourage used to go off. Intrigued, he wanted to check it out and went to the same place in the morning. He saw Kamadhenu descending into the forest. He proceeded to the spot where Kamadhenu had descended. He cleared the bushes with his sword and made his way through the thicket. While doing so, his sword hit something and he saw blood sprouting from that particular spot. He spotted a Shiva Lingam in the undergrowth, from which the blood was oozing. The hole that the Chola King inadvertently made on top of the Shiva Lingam is still seen. He built a temple at the same spot which is now Lakshmipureeswarar Temple at Thiruninriyur.
This temple is to be visited for gaining Kubera Sampathu or prosperity. While Kubera is the Lord of Wealth and is responsible for the distribution of the same, Goddess Lakshmi is the creator of wealth. In other words Kubera is the treasurer while the Goddess is the CFO. Goddess Lakshmi is one of the most worshipped deities. She is the Goddess of prosperity, wealth, purity, generosity, and the embodiment of beauty, grace and charm.
Lakshmi is usually seen sitting or standing on a lotus in the ocean of milk symbolising purity, peace and prosperity. Her four arms signify Purity, Prosperity, Perfection and Freedom from bondage. The gold coins flowing out of her hand signifies prosperity. Her right hand is in abhayahastha mudra or hand held in the posture of blessing.
This temple is one amongst the temples dedicated for each of the 27 Nakshatrams or Birth-stars. This temple is dedicated to Anusham. People born under this star greatly benefit by worshiping here at least once every year.
This temple has very few visitors and is relatively unknown. The temple is maintained by the Dharumapuram Adhinam.
Lakshmi Gayatri Mantra
Om Maha Lakshmicha Vidmahe
Vishnu Patnicha Dhimahi
Tanno Lakshmi Prachodayat
Lakshmi Moola Mantra
“Om Shri Maha Lakshmyei Namah”
“Aum Gum Shreem Maha Lakshmiyei Swaha”
“Om Shrim Maha Lakshmiyei Swaha”
“Om Shrim Siddayei Namah’
“Om Shreeng “
“Om aing shreeng hreeng kleeng aing kamalvasinayae swaahaa”
Other Temples Nearby
This temple is located at a distance of about 6.5 Kms from Vaitheeswaran Koil, on Vaitheeswaran Koil Mayiladuthurai Road.
Boarding & Lodging:
This is a very small village. Have your travel base as Vaitheeswaran Koil or Mayiladuthurai.
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