Visited on: 30th March, 2018.
Kanattumullur is situated at a distance of about 22 kms from Chidambaram on the Chidambaram – Kattumannarkoil - Omampuliyur route. It is very close to Muttam village. From Omampuliyur, this place is about 5 kms.
Other Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalams near this place are - Thiru Omampuliyur (3 kms), Thiru Kadampur, Thiru Naaraiyur, Erukkathampuliyur (Rajendrapatinam) and Thiru Kudalaiyatrur.
|Moolavar||Sri Pathanjali Nathar|
|Ambal||Sri Kol Valaikkai Ammai, Sri Kaanarkuzhali, Sri Ambujakshi|
|Theertham (Holy water)||Surya Theertham|
|Sthala Vriksham (Sacred Tree)||Vella Erukku Plant|
|Pathigam (Hymn) rendered by ||Saint Sundaramurthy (Sundarar)-1|
- This is one of the 276 Devara Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalams and 32nd Shiva Sthalam on the northern bank of the river Cauvery in Chozha Nadu (Vadakarai).
- Lord Shiva in this temple is a Swayambumurthi (self-manifested).
- This east facing temple has two corridors and its main tower (Rajagopuram) has 3-tiers.
- The last consecration ceremony (Maha Kumbabishekam) took place on 05.04.2012 and prior to that on 20.08.2000.
History of the Temple
This ancient temple is located on the northern bank of the river Kollidam.
The historical names of this place are Mathookavanam, Athishta Miruthika Kshetram and Thiru Kanattu Mullur.
There are some stone inscriptions in this temple which date back to the periods of Chola kings Vikrama, Rajendra and Rajendra-III.