Welcome to Thiru Courtrallanathar Swamy Temple
This is only official website of the Thiru Courtrallanathar Swamy Temple. This temple is administrated by The Hindu Religious & Charitable Endowments Department Tamilnadu and inspected area Thenkasi.
This temple is located at about five kilometers, away from Tenkasi, Tirunelveli - district. Ad midst of Sylvan surroundings, with the adjoining background of main falls, this Courtralanathaswami temple is found in the Courtralam Township. As Courtralam - falls is popular among the people; Sri Courtralanathaswami Temple is famous for one of its Pancha-Sabha known as Chitra - Sabha.
The temple is dedicated to Sri Thiru Courtrallanathar, Thirukootachalapathi and Kuzhalvoimozhi Amman (Devi whose voice is as sweet as the music of the flute). Jack tree is the Sthala Vruksha. Saint Tirugnanasambander of 7th Century A.D. glorifies the Lord of Kutralam in 2 pathihams one of which relates to the Sthala Vruksha Other Saints Tirunavkarasar Manickavachagar Pattinathar etc., have poured forth their feelings of spiritual ecstasy in soul – stirring lyrics.
At Kutralam be found a vaishnava temple which he transformed by his magic touch into a Siva one, God Vishnu changing into Sivalingam, the conch in his hand, expanding as the temple and the chakra rising as the siharam . The temple is therefore conch – shaped – a peculiarity unlike other temples that are either squares of rectangles in shape .The Sthalapurana describes this story in interesting detail,
Three major festival of ten days each are celebrated in a year; Vishu festival (April) Aipasi Vishu festival (October) Arudra (Erato) Festival (Des – Jan). A special feature of this temple is that during Arudra festival, Thandava Deeparedhana representing the cosmic Dance of the Supreme Being is offered daily to God Nataraja both morning and evening in the temple and specially on the Arudra – day and During the other two festivals this offering and picturesque festival days.
1. Diety – Arulmigu thirukutralanathar 2. Iraivi-Grace providing kuralvai mozhi 3. Sakthi peet- dharani peet , Sri parasakthi peet 4. Temple tree- Jack fruit tree 5. tank- Sivamathu Ganga theertham(peraruvi) 6. Aagamam-Maghudam
When one think of Coutralam and immediately one think ofs of water falls, hillrocks and nature vegetation . In such a location is located is arulmigu think . coutralanathar temple near the peraruvi . Among the five councils of Loard shiva . The chitra council is situated here. Aathi parasakthi’s gnana peet called dharani peet is found here . we are going to learn more about such a temple.
When parvathi’s marriage took place in the Himalayas , All three world come to be in a single line the south seemed to be higher than the north . Lord sent sage agasthiar equaling him to the status of devas to the trigooda hills. When sage agasthiar came this temple was a vairava temple . when he tired to entered the temple was a stopped by dwara palagas . so he worshipped Ilanji kumaran.. He was Granted a wish to get whatever he wanted . At this instance agasthiyar told Ilanji Kumaran the problem he faced while trying to enter the temple. So he grand him the boon to take the form of a Vairavate , took bath in the eascade and entered the temple successfully.