Saturday, October 8, 2016

Vedaranyeswarar Temple, Vedaranyam, Nagapattinam

Vedaranyeswarar Temple, Vedaranyam, Nagapattinam
Vedaranyeswarar Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva, located in the town of Vedaranyam in Tamil NaduIndia. Vedaranyeswarar 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. Vedaranyeswarar temple is a part of the series of temples built by Aditya Chola (871-907 CE) along the banks of river Cauvery to commemorate his victory in the Thiruppurambiyam battle. It has several inscriptions dating back to the Chola period.




The temple has six daily rituals at various times from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., and three yearly festivals on its calendar. The annual Brahmotsavam (prime festival) is attended by thousands of devotees from far and near. The temple is maintained and administered by the Hindu Religious and Endowment Board of the Government of Tamilnadu. The place Thirumarai Kadu / Vedaranyam is about 45 Kms from Nagapattinam. This is One of 275 Siva Devara Sthalam. The temple is One of Saptha Vidanga Sthalam. 




The main Raja Gopuram of Vedaranyam temple is of five tiers and two Prakaram. Main Deity is Swayambu Lingam known as Vedaranyeswarar and his consort known as Veda Nayaki Amman / Veena Vadha Vidushani. The temple is one of 64 Sakthi Peetam known as Sundari Peetam. Thiyagarajar here is known as Bhuvani Vidangar. The dance of Thiyagesar here in this temple is known as Hamsa Nadanam. Sthala Vriksham is Vanni Maram and Punnai Maram. Teertham is Manikarnigai and Veda Teertham.




Legends
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History
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The Temple
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Mahasamprokshanam
The Mahasamprokshanam also known as Kumbabishegam of the temple was held on 26th October 2015. 
Temple Opening Time
The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.
Festivals
29 day Masi Magam Bhrammotsavam in May-June with the event of the opening of the closed doors of the temple in the past, when Lord goes to sea on the Magam star day and the procession of 63 + 10 celebrated Nayanars, procession of Lord in Kailash Vahana; 10 day Aadi Pooram in July-August, a festival dedicated to Mother Ambica; Vinayaka Chathurthi in August-September; Skanda Sashti in October-November are the festivals celebrated in the temple. There will be huge devotee crowd on Pradosha days – 13th day of New Moon or Full Moon days. Special pujas are performed in the temple for Lord and Ambica on Deepavali, Makara Sankranti, Tamil and English New Year days.
Worship & Religious Practises
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Processional Dance
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Prayers
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Singers
Lord of the temple is praised in the hymns of Saints Sundarar and Tirugnana Sambandar. This is the 125th Lord Shiva temple on the southern bank of Cauvery praised in Thevaram hymns. Sundarar Thiru Navukkarasar and Thiru Gyana Sambandhar sang hymns on Lord Siva of this place. Arunagiri Nadhar sung Thirupugazh on Lord Murugan known as Melakkumaran.
Contact
Sri Thiru Marai Kadar Temple,
Vedaranyam, Nagapattinam District
Phone: +91- 4369 -250 238
Connectivity
This Paadal Petra Sthalam temple is located at Vedaranyam, a seashore town. It is situated at about 45 Kms from Nagapattinam, 35 kms from Thiruthuraipoondi, 63 kms from Thiruvarur & 100 kms from Kumbakonam.  Convenient bus facilities are Available to Vedaranyam from Thanjavur, Nagapattinam and Tiru Thurai Poondi. Other Paadal Petra Shivasthalams in the vicinity are Agathiyampalli, 3 Kms from here and Kodiakarai, 12 Kms from here.
Although bus services are available to reach Vedaranyam, it is better to go by car if one has to visit the nearby places like Agathiyampalli, Ramar Patham, Kodiakarai, Pushpavanam and Naluvedapathi. Nearest Railway Station is located at Vedaranyam and Nearest Airport is located at Trichy (135 Kms).

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