Thirupampuram Temple

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Temple Address
Thiruvarur Dt, Tirupampuram, Tamil Nadu 609501, Tirupampuram, Tamil Nadu 609501
Temple overview

Thirupampuram Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi. It is known as Paampuranathar Temple. And also known as Thirupampuram Rahu Ketu  Temple. The temple is located in Kumbakonam district, Tamil Nadu, India. Thirupampuram Temple is known to be located in the south of the River Kaveri. Urakapuram and Seshapuri are the two names of the temple which is locally known. Lord Shiva was worshipped by Lord Bhrama and Saint Agasthyar here at this place Kumbakonam. Once the Kings of Serpents Nagarajan and even Karkotakan were worshipping Lord Shiva. But the Lord Vinayagar was offering the prayer to Lord Shiva every day. The  Kings of Serpents Nagarajan thought that the Lord Vinayagar is offering prayers to him as well. By knowing that, Lord Shiva gets angry, and cursed him to lose all his powers. By this, all the serpents offered prayers to Kudanthai in order to retrieve it. Thus the name Pampuram comes from the association with the King of Serpents Nagarajan.

Thirupampuram Temple

The Temple of Thirupampuram Rahu Ketu is known for being Rahu Ketu Pooja. This is an ancient temple that has a history of 3000 years. Lord Siva is (manifested self) Swayambhu Linga. In 48 days, performing a pooja at the Thirupampuram Rahu Ketu Temple will deliver good results. Rahu Ketu can once be in a single idol in this temple. The snake is said to regularly visit God and Goddess. The fact that snakes won’t bite anyone here, snake bite won’t have venom here is fascinating.

Thirupampuram Rahu Ketu Temple

Piraisodi Amman is represented as Lord Siva worshipped as Pampunathar and Goddess Parvathi. There’s one central Gopuram in front of this temple. Vanni Tree is called a sacred tree, where couples used to tie ropes and other children’s materials. Adhisesha Theertham (Temple tank) built by Adhisesha at the entrance while doing penance here.

Thirupampuram Temple

The appointment should be set by telephone in advance so that the temple priests make the arrangements in advance. Homam usually begins during Rahu Kalam and completes the entire pooja process in 2 hours. After you enter Temple and take a bath at the Aadi Sesha Theertham, Temple Tank located right in front of the temple, you need to leave your clothes and any other materials you’re carrying at the time. Make sure you securely deposit all your belongings in the car or in the hotel room well before you travel to the temple. Dress up in a traditional dress, Dhoti for men and Saree for women after three holy dips at Aadi Sesha Theertham.

You have to perform 3 Pradakshinam inside the temple after bathing and dressing up, after which you have to visit Homam situated inside the temple complex. Where the priests provide you with 8 different types of grass bunch. Every time priests say Swaha, you have to pick one from the bunch and drop it into Agni Gundam. After the Homam, you will be asked to sit in a position at 10 feet from the Homa Gundam (Holy Fireplace), where they pour water from Kalasas (vessels) on top of your head. After this cycle, you have to go inside the temple for darshan.

Even if you don’t schedule the appointment in advance, plan to arrive at the temple really early and let the priests know what you’re there for so they can make the arrangement in 30 minutes if it’s not peak days.

The entire process of Thirupampuram Rahu Ketu Temple pooja cost about Rs.8000 and it was a year ago.

Thirupampuram Temple

Temple Timing in Thirupampuram Temple:

Days Timings
Monday Morning 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

Evening 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Tuesday Morning 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

Evening 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Wednesday Morning 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

Evening 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Thursday Morning 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

Evening 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Friday Morning 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

Evening 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Saturday Morning 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

Evening 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sunday Morning 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

Evening 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Special Pooja Details for Rahu Ketu in the temple:

Days Timings
Monday 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Tuesday 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Thursday 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Sunday 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Note: Rahu Kethu Pooja Amount is Rs 5500. 

Nearest Transport to reach the temple:

Thirupampuram Rahu Ketu Temple is 3 km from Karkaththi village,  located on the highway of Kumbakonam – Karaikal.

  • Airport – Trichirapalli Airport, which is 133 km away.
  • Railway Station – Peralam Railway Station, which is 8 km away.

Temple Timing
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