Friday, September 30, 2016

Ellamman Temple, Nathanallur, Kanchipuram

Ellamman Temple, Nathanallur, Kanchipuram
Ellamman Temple is located in the Nathanallur Village near Walajabad Town in Kanchipuram District of Tamilnadu.

History
The village people believes that the name Nathanallur originated by the great poet Nanthanar. Nathanallur also have a sub village called Madura Nallur (மதுரா நல்லூர்) popularly known as Nellur. Nellur people basically migrated from Nathanallur in the early stage to cultivate their far distance lands.

Float Festival
Every year Tamil month Chithirai (சித்திரை) first Amavasya, a famous 10 days great festival called Float Festival (தெப்ப உற்சவ திருவிழா) is celebrated for Ellamman. The first nine days Lord is beautifully decorated with ornament and flowers to ride around the village in the "Bullock Cart" with different avatar in each day to show these avatars to the village pilgrims. The carnival is very grand on the 10th day i.e. on Amavasya. All village people with their relatives from nearby cities & towns gather near the Theppakulam at Ellamman temple.



Lord Sri Devi Ellamman is beautifully decorated with ornament and flowers. And Amman swing on the Oonjal then the lord is transferred to a floating boat to circle around the Theppakulam on wonderful night with colourful crackers. The joyful carnival ends on the next day with stage drama (தெருக்கூத்து). Also there are many other Hindu spiritual activities will happen on the entire day. Do not miss this great carnival.


Other Temples
There are many temples in Nathanallur. List of popularly known temple are below.
·        Ellamman Temple (எல்லம்மன் ஆலயம்)
·        Periyandavar Temple (பெரியாண்டவர் ஆலயம்)
·        Perumal Temple (பெருமாள் ஆலயம்)
·        Many Vinayakar Temples (விநாயகர் ஆலயம்)
·        Gangaiamman Temple (கங்கையம்மன் ஆலயம்)
·        Durgaiamman Temple (துர்கையம்மன் ஆலயம்)
·        Selliamman Temple (செல்லியம்மன் ஆலயம்)
·        Adanjiamman Temple (அடைஞ்சியம்மன் ஆலயம்)
Connectivity
Nathanallur is a small village in Walajabad talukKanchipuram district, Tamilnadu, India. Tamil Nadu state highway 48 is passing through Nathanallur village. Nathanallur is 5.5 kilometres (3.4 mi) distance from its Walajabad town, 20.9 kilometres (13.0 mi) distance from its district main city Kanchipuram and 67.1 kilometres (41.7 mi) distance from its state main city Chennai.
This Village is located very near to Walajabad Town. There is no specific public transport for Nathanallur. But people will get the public bus on junction (Nathanallur Koot road) at SH 48 where route 79 and 579A buses are available at every 10 minutes interval. Walajabad is the only nearby railway station for local Trains.

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