Saturday, January 28, 2017

Naanmadiya Perumal Temple (Thalai Sanga Nanmathiyam), Thalaichangadu, Nagapattinam

Naanmadiya Perumal Temple (Thalai Sanga Nanmathiyam), Thalaichangadu, Nagapattinam
The Naanmadiya Perumal Temple is a Hindu temple situated in the village of Thalaichangadu, near Akkur in Nagapattinam district of Tamilnadu. The presiding deity is the Hindu god Vishnu. It is one of the "Divya Desams", the 108 temples of Vishnu revered by the 12 poet saints, or Alwars. Of the 108 Divya Desas of Perumal, Thalaichangadu ranks 25.

Thalaichangadu was once a commercial hub. It is believed that Conches were special at this place now wears almost a deserted look. This place is located 12 kms East of Sirkazhi on the Nagapattinam State Highway, this historical temple said to be over a 1000 years old has connections with the Srirangam and Thiru Indhalur temples.

Legends
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The Temple
In this Divyadesa Temple, Perumal appears with crescent moon on his head as Lord Shiva facing east with Thalaichanga Nachiar and in a standing form and was having an invaluable conch.  Hence, the name of Perumal is Naanmadiya Perumal and Chandra Shaba Harar, one who released Chandra from his curse. The Vimana – tower above the sanctum sanctorum is known as Chandra Vimanam.

Utsavar Deity is Venchudar Piran with Chenkamala Valli Thayar. Theertham of this temple are Amirtha Pushkarani & Markandeya Theertham. The Shangu (conch) held by the Lord is very beautiful here. It is also said that this place was a leading centre for Shangu (conch) production. Therefore it was called Talai (Head) + Sangam (Conch) in the ancient period (Sangam Period).

The conch held in the hand of the Lord is priceless. This place is described in the epic Silappathikaram. To this day, the sacred water (Theertham) tastes special here at this temple. Andal is seen in a standing posture, next to Lord Narayanan, with her head slightly tilted to the left.

Temple Opening Time
The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Festivals
Pavitrotsavam in September – October and Vaikunda Ekadasi are the festivals celebrated with much fanfare. Navarathri Utsavam was started in 2008 after a gap of several decades.
Singers
The Lord of this Divyadesa temple is praised in the Mangalasasanam hymn of Tirumangai Azhwar.
Thirumangai Azhvaar’s Praise:
Lured by the beauty of the Lord, Thirumangai, sitting in Thirukannapuram (south west of this temple), sings:
‘Kannar Kannapuram Kadigai, Thannar Thamari Soozh
Thalai Changa Vinnal Naan Mathiya
Veriginra Ven Sudaraal Kannara Kandu Kandu
Kali Kinrandu Ingu Endugola’
In the Siriya Thiru Madal, Thirumangai refers to the special sacred water at this temple:
“Mannum Mani Mada Koil, Manaalana Naneer
Thalai Changa Naan Madiyanaai”
Prayers
Those facing adverse aspects of planet Moon are advised to come to this temple and worship Lord and Mother for relief. Devotees perform Thirumanjanam to Lord and Mother with archanas with Tulsi leaves.
Contact
Sri Naanmadiya Perumal Temple,
Thalaichanga Naanmadiyam,
Thalaichangadu – 609 107,
Nagapattinam District
Mobile: +91 – 99947 29773 / 99652 73712
Connectivity
Thalaichangadu is 15 km from Sirkali on the Karaikal road. The temple is ½ km far from the bus stop. The Temple is located at about 2 kms East of Poompuhar Entrance, 16 kms from Mayavaram via Poompuhar Entrance and 20 kms from Mayavaram via Aakkur Junction. Lot of Buses is available on the Sirkazhi – Poompuhar – Nagai route as well as on the Mayavaram – Aakkur – Nagai route. Nearest Railway Station is located at Sirkazhi and Nearest Airport is located at Trichy.

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