Chitra Pournami Pooja Orders received after 5:00 PM(IST) 24th Apr,
2013 cannot be executed on Chitra Pournami Pooja Day (25-Apr-2013).
Instead Pooja will be performed on the date selected by you and
Prasadam will be sent to you.
Chitragupta Temple(Kanchipuram) :
According to the scriptures, Chitragupta is the assistant of Lord Yama, the God of Death. It is believed that when a person dies his soul first goes to Lord Yama, where Chitragupta reads out the good and bad deeds of the person. There is only one temple in South India for Chitragupta at Kancheepuram. Chitra Pournami is a very auspicious day here which is considered to be the birthday of Chitragupta.
Airavateshwarar Temple (Darasuram) :
Lord Shiva is known here as "Airavateshwara", because he was worshipped at this temple by "Airavata", the white elephant of the King of the Gods, Indra. The temple was built by King Rajaraja II (1146-1173 AD) in the late Chola period.
Chandra Mouliswarar Temple (Tiruvakkarai) :
Vakrasura ruled this place and made many poojas to Lord Shiva. After giving problems to Devas and Thabasvi, he was killed by Lord Varadha Perumal. Hence this holy place is called by his name Vakrapuri as well as THIRUVAKKARAI. Among 32 holy places of Lord Shiva, here Lord Shiva has three faces.
Thirukoteeswarar temple (Thirukodikaval) :
Thirukodikaval is situated on the northern bank of the Cauvery on the Kumbakonam-Mayiladuthurai route. It is about five km from Suryanarkoil (Navagraha kshetra for Sun God) and two km from Kanjanoor (Sukhra kshetra on the east) and five km west of Kuttalam town. Thirukoteeswarar is the presiding deity in this temple. There are seperate sannadhis for Chitrgupta and Yama. Chitra Pournami festival is celebrated in a grand manner every year.