Friday, December 23, 2016

Mayuranathaswami Temple, Mayiladuthurai, Nagapattinam

Mayuranathaswami Temple, Mayiladuthurai, Nagapattinam
Mayuranathaswami Temple is a Hindu temple in the town of Mayiladuthurai (formerly known as Mayavaram or Mayuram) in the Nagapattinam District of Tamilnadu in India. The temple is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva and has given its name to the town itself. The main icon is a lingam and the presiding deity is called Mayuranathar because the Hindu goddess Parvathi worshipped Shiva here in the form of a Mayura. The temple is known as 'the big temple of Mayiladuthurai’.





According to Hindu mythology, the temple has been referred by different names such as Sikliandipuram, Brahmavanam, Sudavanam and Brahmapuram. The Temple is located 5 kms South West of the Mayiladuthurai railway station. The Temple is praised by Thiru Gnana Sambandhar and Appar in 30 verses as ‘Vallal Mayiladuthurai’ and the Lord as one providing relief from Navagraha Dosham.





Lord Mayuranathar is a Swayambu idol while Abhayambikai Ambal is seen in a peacock form, the one in which she undertook a penance here. This temple is one among six others that are considered as equal to the temple in Varanasi. The other 5 Shivasthalams are Thiruvenkadu, Chaayaavanam, Tiruvaiyaru, Tiruvanchiam and Tiruvidaimarudur.





On the day of the new moon in the Tamil month of Aippasi (November–December), religious Hindus have a ceremonial bath in the temple tank as it is believed to purify them from sins. An annual dance festival called the Mayura Natyanjali festival is celebrated within the precincts of the temple each year.





Legends
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History
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The Temple
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Temple Opening Time
The temple is open from 5.30 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.
Festivals
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Literary Mention
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Prayers
Those seeking pardon for a wrong committed unknowingly pray to Lord for peace of mind after a bath in Cauvery. Also those aspiring mastery in dancing seek the blessings of Lord. Devotees, on realizing their wishes perform special abishek to Lord and Mother with vastras.
Contact
Sri Mayuranathaswami Temple,
Mayiladuthurai – 609 001
Nagapattinam District
Phone: +91- 4364 -222 345 / 223 779 / 223 207
Mobile: +91 – 93451 49412 / 94422 12270 / 91505 80699
Connectivity
The Mayuranathaswami temple is located in the southern part of Mayiladuthurai about a mile from the Kaveri River. The temple is on the ChidambaramThanjavur highway. The temple is 2 km from Mayiladuthurai bus stand and 3 km from the railway station. Nearest Airport is located at Trichy.

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