Friday, August 19, 2016

Thiruthalinathar Temple, Thiruputhur, Sivaganga

Thiruthalinathar Temple, Thiruputhur, Sivaganga
Thiruthalinathar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Hindu God Shiva located in Thiruputhur Town near Karaikkudi. Lord Shiva in the temple is a swayambumurthy. The temples Rameswaram and Thiruvadanai are the other Shivastalams nearby. Tiruthali Nathar Koil is an ancient temple near Tirupathur bus stand.





This is on Karaikudi - Madurai route in Sivaganga district. It is 12 Kms from Pillaiyar Patti. This is the 250th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 6th Sthalam in Pandya nadu. Thiruganasambhandar and Appar have sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple.  





Legends
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History
This temple has got the royal patronage from the early CholaPandiya and Chera kings, and by the later period Pallavas, Sethupathy Raja, Maruthu Pandiyar etc.





Greatness of Temple
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The Temple
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Temple Opening Time
The temple is open from 5.30a.m to 12.30 a.m. and 3.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.
Singers
The temple is sung by celebrated Saivite Saints Sambandar, Appar and Sundarar in their Thevaram hymns. This is the 6th Shiva temple in the Pandya region praised in Thevaram hymns.
Festivals
The Jayantan Festival is celebrated on the 1st Friday in the Tamil month of Chittirai. In addition to this Vinayaka Chathurthi, Navarathri, Karthikai Deepam, Arudra Dharisanam, Vaikasi Visakam, Chithirai Bhairavar Vizha in April-May and Karthikai Champaka Sashti in November-December are celebrated here.
Prayers
Devotees seek pardon for sins committed knowingly or unknowingly. Devotees perform special pujas and abishek offering vastras.
Contact
Sri Tiruthali Nathar Temple,
Tiruputhur-630 211, Sivaganga District
Phone: +91- 94420 47593.
Connectivity
This temple is located in between Madurai and Karaikudi and can be reached by road from both the places. It is located about 65 Kms from Madurai, 20 Kms from Karaikudi and about 35 Kms from Sivagangai.

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