About the temple
The temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is right in the middle of Seerkazhi town. It is a huge temple with four big gopurams on every side. It is a three tier temple similar to the popular Vishnu temple - Sundara varadar temple Uttiramerur, Parameshwara vinnagaram at Kanchi, Thirukoshityur Sowmya Narayana perumal temple and Thirukoodalur at Madurai.
Lord Shiva at the first level is in the form of a Lingam and is called Brahmapureeswarar and Goddess Parvati in a seperate sannadhi is called Thirumala Nayaki. Lord Shiva at the second level is in human form and is really huge. He gives darshan with goddess Parvati and is called Thoni appar wherein Thoni is boat in Tamil. The Lord in the final and third level is called Sattanathar and pooja is done here only on Friday midnights.
Seerkazhi is the birth place of Thirugnana Sambandar- the Shaivite saint and the 14th Thevara sthalam. The place is popular for Goddess Parvati having fed the milk of wisdom to Gnana sambandar when he was a child. There is a seperate sannadhi for the saint in the temple. There is a big tank inside the temple complex and is known as Brahma Theertham.
How to reach
The temple is at a walking distance from the Seerkazhi bus stand. Seerkazhi is around 20 kms from Chidambaram and well connected with important towns around. Seerkazhi is on the Villupuram - Mayavaram rail route.
The temple is open in the mornings from 6 am to 12 noon and in the evenings from 4 pm to 9 pm.
Temples in proximity
Kazhicheerama Vinnagaram, Seerkazhi based divyadesams, Chidambaram Nataraja temple