Thursday, December 22, 2016

Masilamaniswara Temple, Thiruvaduthurai, Nagapattinam

Masilamaniswara Temple, Thiruvaduthurai, Nagapattinam
Masilamaniswara Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Hindu god Shiva, located in the village Thiruvaduthurai, located 22 km from the South Indian town, Kumbakonam and 14 km from MayiladuthuraiTamilnadu. The temple is revered in the verses of Tevaram, the 7th century Tamil Saiva canon by Tirugnana SambandarAppar and Sundarar. Tiruvavaduthurai is home to the Thiruvavaduthurai Adheenam, the Shiva Mutt which manages a number of charitable endowments and is responsible for preservation of many Shiva temples.





It is thanks to this mutt that a number of Shiva temples in this area are still standing tall and have priests to perform the regular puja. Thiruvavadudurai itself is home to a beautiful and huge temple, where Parvati as a cow worshipped Shiva, pouring her milk on the lingam, and where she attained a female form. The main deity in this temple is Masilamaniswarar or Muktheeswarar and his consort is Abhaya Gujambal.





Shiva is believed to have blessed the saint Thirumoolar at this temple, where the saint finally attained Samadhi. The saint's Samadhi is located in the outer prakaram. The building of Adheenam is adjacent to the temple. The temple inscription reveals the contributions made by King Paranthaka Chola I, King Raja Raja Chola I, King Rajendra Chola I, King Vijaya Rajendra Chola, King Kulothunga Chola I, King Vikrama Chola, Tribhuvana Chakravarthy Rajaraja Thevan and King Maravarman Vikrama Pandyan.





Legends
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The Temple
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Temple Opening Time
The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Festivals
Purattasi Brahmotsavam in September-October; Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January and Shivrathri Annabishekam in February-March are the festivals observed in the temple. The annual Brahmotsavam is celebrated in the month of Thai (Capricorn), and Rathasapthami is considered very significant. Other Festivals like Maha Shivarathri, Thiru Karthikai, Panguni Uthiram, Masi Makam, Arudra Dharisanam, Markazhi Utsavam, Aippasi Annabhishekam and Navarathri are celebrated in this Temple.
Literary Mention
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Prayers
Women pray for the safety and longevity of their Mangalsutras-for the longevity of their husbands.  They also pray for affinity between the couples and for child boon. Devotees perform abishek to Lord and Mother offering vastras.
Contact
Sri Masilamani Easwarar Temple,
Thiruvavaduthurai Aadheenam,
Thiruvavaduthurai – 609 803
Nagapattinam District
Phone: +91- 4364 - 232 055.
Connectivity
This Temple is 14 kms far from Mayiladuthurai on the Kumbakonam road. The devotee has to get down at Thiruvalangadu stop. The temple is just a kilo meter far from here. Nearest Railway Station is located at Narasinganpettai and Nearest Airport is located at Trichy.

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