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Thirumanancheri (Thiru Manam Cheri) is a village located near Cauvery River in Nagapattinam district.[1][2] The village name comes from the god Shiva. Thirumanam mean marriage; cheri denotes a village or hamlet. Shiva married Parvathi at this place so the village is called marriage (Thirumanancheri).

Sri Kalyanasundareswarar swamy Temple

As per the legend. This famous temple helps to overcome the obstacles of Marriage and divorce.[3] So many people are visiting to the temple and benefited. In the Temple, there is a special pooja for the person who seek for a nice partner. After the Marriage the Couple have to visit the temple to return or dispose the Prasatham in the Temple pond.

It is one of the shrines of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams - Shiva Sthalams glorified in the early medieval Tevaram poems by Tamil Saivite Nayanars Tirugnanasambandar and Tirunavukkarasar.[4]

Tirumanancheri Udhvaganathar Temple is another name for this temple.

Temple Time : 6.00am - 1.00 noon & 3.30pm - 8.00pm

Edirkolpadi Temple, Thirumanancheri

Edirkolpadi Temple is located nearby in the same town. This is one of the thevaram paadal Petra Shiva sthalam of Kaveri Vadakarai in Chozha Nadu. It is also called as melai thirumanajeri

How to reach[edit]

Thirumanancheri is located in Nagai District, Mayiladuthurai Taluk, Near Kuttalam. It is very near to Kumbakonam and Mayiladuthurai.

Railway Route : Mayiladuthurai Junction or Kumbakonam Junction is near by. The Nearest Railway station is Kuttalam.

Bus Route  : From Chennai, Pondhicherry - Cuddalore - Chidambaram- Mayiladuthurai - Kuttalam- Thirumanancheri. (Buses to Thirumanancheri are available from Kuttalam and Mayiladuthurai, Mini Buses are available from Kuttalam.)