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Thripuranthakeswarar Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva in the village of Coovum
Near the Perambakkam district of Tamilnadu, in Thiruvallur. Also the spot is called Thiruvirkolam.
Presiding Lord is called Swami / Thiruvirkolanathar Tripuranthaka. Not touched by this Shiva lingam
By hands of man,Not even the priests, as “Theenda Thirumeni” is Shiva Linga switches colour
As for seasons, on its own. Mother is named Nayagi / Thiripurasundari as Tripuranthaka.
- Moolavar: Tripuranthaka Swami.
- Urchavar : Somaskandar.
- Amman / Thayar : Tripuranthaka Nayagi.
- Thala Virutcham : Vilwa.
- Theertham : Agni theertham.
- Agamam / Pooja : Shivagama
- Old year : 500 years old
- Historical Name : Tiruvirkolam.
- Location: Cooum,Tiruvallur, Tamil Nadu.
The kings of the Chola dynasty are believing to have founded this temple. The temple with its sparkling, transparent waters is located at the point of origin of the Coovum river. In his verses in Devaram Sambandhar revered the temple.
This is one of Thondai Nadu’s 276 Devara Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalams, and 14th Shiva Sthalam. There’s separate collection of Pancha Bootha Sthalams around Chennai and this is the “Agni” Sthalam out of that.
During Cholas rule Koovam was known as Madurantakanallur and later changed to Thyaga