Satthi Mutram is one of the Shivasthalam situated near
Patteeswaram ('Pazhayarai'), which was the capital of the Cholas. The
place became popular as Satthi Mutrattu Pulavar (famous Tamil Poet) of
'Naarai Naarai' hailed from this town.
Darasuram is situated very close to Satthi Mutram, which houses a veritable art gallery of Chola architecture and sculpture. The entire Pazhaiyaarai region abounds in remains of ancient temples.
According to a legend Goddess Parvati, Lord Shiva's consort meditated upon him here and Lord Shiva appeared as a huge column of light ("Jyotiswaroopam") in front of Parvati, and she embraced him; hence the name "Shivakkozhundeeswara" and "Sakthi Mutham".
About The Temple
This temple has 2 Prakarams and a majestic Rajagopuram, which crowns its entrance, although the glorious days of the temple are now mere history. An image of Lord Shiva and Parvati in embrace associated with the legend is enshrined in the temple. The Nataraja shrine and the Sarabeswara shrine are of importance here.
The temple was reconstructed in stone during the period of Sembiyan Mahadevi and the early years of Raja Raja Chola I. Inscriptions from the period of Rajadiraja Chola II, Kulottunga Chola III, and the Vijayanagar Emperors are seen here.
Services And Festivities
Four worship services are offered each day in the temple. The annual Bhramotsavam falls in the month of Chithirai (April-May). Other festivals celebrated here are Navaratri and Rathasaptami.
Air: The nearest airport is at
Rail: The nearest railway station is in Kumbakonam. There are frequent trains from Mayiladuturai, Kumbakonam and Ariyalur.
Road: Satthi Mutram can be accessed from Kumbakonam. Regular buses are also available from Kumbakonam.
Accommodation is available at the economy hotels and choultries in Kumbakonam.