Saturday, January 14, 2017

Krupakupareswarar Temple, Komal, Nagapattinam

Krupakupareswarar Temple, Komal, Nagapattinam
Krupakupareswarar Temple is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva located at Komal Village in Nagapattinam District of Tamilnadu. Presiding Deity is called as Krupakupareswarar and Mother is called as Annapoorani. This Temple is a parihara temple for people born in Hastham star. Those belonging to Hastha star are fond of dresses and ornaments. They show interest in education.  They enjoy music, dance and other fine arts, talkative and humorous in nature.  They voluntarily make friends and are more attached to mother.

Legends
Mother Parvathi wanted to know how Lord Shiva is conducting the affairs of this world and asked Lord himself about it. Lord played a trick that Mother Parvathi in a playful mood covered his eyes with her hands. Within a fraction of second, the activities of the world came to an abrupt halt. Shocked, Mother Parvathi sought the pardon of the Lord for her playing. Lord said to Mother that she made the world dark by covering his eyes with her hands and added that he would now disappear in the Hasthavarna Jyothi (light from hands) and that she must find out that light in the form of a cow and join him again. Parvathi came to earth and began to search for the Jyoti with the assistance of her brother Lord Vishnu. On a Hastha star day, the Jyoti appeared. This is also praised as Gomalia Jyoti. Mother Parvathi joined the Jyoti. As the Lord offered his blessings (Krupa) he is named Krupakupareswarar. This is the story behind the temple.  Mother was named Annapoorani. Mother Parvathi took the form of a cow and worshipped here, hence the place is named Gopuri (Go-Cow, Puri-place) and Komal.  
The Temple
Presiding Deity is called as Krupakupareswarar and Mother is called as Annapoorani. The presiding deity is swayambumurthy in the temple. Sthala Vriksham is Vilwa Tree. Vinayaka, Muruga,  Lingodhbava, Dakshinamurthy, Brahmma, Nandhi and Chandikeswara grace from the shrines in the prakara.

Temple Opening Time
The temple is open from 7.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.
Festivals
Mahasivarathri in February-March, Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January and Tirukarthikai in November-December are the festivals celebrated in the temple.
Prayers
People born of Hastha star are advised to visit this temple as often as they could for the relief they need due to astrological reasons and especially on the Hastha star days. Krupakupareswarar is all merciful pardoning wrong doers if they sincerely feel for their deeds. It is also believed that great saints and siddhas are going round the temple invisibly on Hastha star days. Hence, Hastha starrers are advised to pray on this day with nivedhanas of sweet puddings, vada, Laddu praying to Lord and Mother Annapoorani with folded hands and go round the prakara for blessings. 
Those with confused minds and aspiring for a peaceful life may pray here on Mondays and Wednesdays. While devotees place their prayers to the Lord for happy wedding life, child boon and education in general, those born of Hastha star pray for relief from adverse planetary effects in the temple. Devotees come to the temple with a cow and calf and go round the temple seeking response to their prayers.
Contact
Sri Krupakupareswarar Temple,
Komal – 609 805, Kuttalam Taluk,
Nagapattinam District
Mobile: +91 95002 84866
Connectivity
Komal is 8 km from the branch road in Kuttalam on the Kumbakonam-Mayiladuthurai route. Bus and auto facilities are available from Kuttalam. Busses from Kuttalam will take you to this temple; there are also auto facilities to this temple from Kuttalam. The nearest railway station is at Kuttalam. Trichy airport is the nearest one.

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