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- TIRUKKEDHEECHARAM TIRUKKOVIL
very famous Siva Tirukkovil that etched its glorious name on the
pages of both Simhaleese chronicles and Tamil Saiva scriptures is
Tirukkedheecharam Sivan koil. It was visited by Tirugnana Sambhandar
and Sundarar, whose lyrical out-bursts and accounts bring out the
mysterious powers of the Kshetra called Mathottam and the
demonstration of Sivalilas. The saints eulogized the holy place is
such glorious way that the listeners determine to visit the place to
make life disease proof. The Navalaras, Sundarar and Sambandar sang
in sweet poems the Lord's abundant compassion that lifted theists
and showered boons on the ardent bhaktas. Adoration ensures blissful
life and diseaseless existence.
holy saivakshetra is located on the bank of river Palavi and the
area is called Mathottam. The local names for the presiding deities
are - Khedheecharar and Gouri Ambika. The temple contains all the
Saivate gods installed in grand majestic minishrines. Regular
prayers and periodical festivals are celebrated with great
devotional fervor. Huge crowds throng the place and convert it into
Bhukailas. Being at the western tip of Ceylon touching Rameswaram
almost all Tamilians from Bharat also visit often and adore the Lord
frequently. It is a visit-worthy Saiva kshetra of global importance.
lies 8 km off Talaimannar Railway station and is accessible by bus.