Sunday, February 21, 2016

Kalyanasundaresar Temple, Nallur, Thanjavur

Kalyanasundaresar Temple, Nallur, Thanjavur
Kalyanasundaresar Temple or Thirunallur is a Hindu temple dedicated to the deity Shiva, located in Nallur, in the outskirts of Kumbakonam in Tamilnadu, India. Shiva is worshiped as Kalyanasundaresar, and is represented by the lingam. His consort Parvati is depicted as Girisundari. The presiding deity is revered in the 7th century Tamil Saiva canonical work, the Tevaram, written by Tamil saint poets known as the nayanars and classified as Paadal Petra Sthalam


The legend of the temple is associated with sage Agastya and Amaraneethi Nayanar, one of the 63 nayanars, the Tamil Saiva saints. The lingam in the temple is believed to change colours five times during the day time.


This Shivastalam is a Maadakovil built at an elevation and this hillock is referred to as Sundaragiri. It is located at a distance of 6 km from Kumbhakonam. Located 3kms south East of Papanasam and 1km from Sundara Perumal Koil near Kumbakonam is the Kalyana Sundareswarar temple in Thiru Nallur, a temple that has been praised by Appar, Sambandhar, Sundarar and Manickavasagar.


Legends
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History
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Greatness of Temple
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The Temple
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Inscriptions
There are several inscriptions at the temple that date back to the Chozha period. Inscriptions from the period of Rajaraja I and from the period of Uttama Chola are seen here, in addition to several from later years. One of the inscriptions dating back to the rule of Rajendra Chozha refers to this place as ‘Niththa Vinodha Vada Naattu Nallur’, ‘Panchavan Mahadevi Chaturvedi Mangalam’ with the Lord being referred to as ‘Thiru Nallur Udaya Naayanaar’ and the main Vinayaka deity being referred to as ‘Agampadi Vinayaka’.

Paintings
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Worship & Religious Practises
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Religious Significance
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Temple Opening Time
The temple is open from 7.30 a.m. to 12.00 a.m and 5.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Festivals
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Prayers
Those born in Magam star pray here to realize their wishes.  Also pregnant women pray here by conducting the bangle ceremony for safe delivery. Devotees repay their commitment by tonsuring and performing sandal abishek to Lord and Mother.

Contact
Sri Kalyana Sundareswarar (Panchavarneswarar) Temple,
Tirunallur-614 208, Valangaiman Taluk,
Kumbakonam, Thanjavur district
Phone: +91 93631 41676
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1 comment:

Debosmita Roy said...

Thank you for sharing the post regarding the powerful history and culture of Thanjavur. Thanjavur is famous for its jewellery, crafts, paintings and food. There are various places to visit in Thanjavur and it is a beautiful place to visit.