Friday, January 13, 2017

Sayavanam Chayavaneswarar Temple, Nagapattinam

Sayavanam Chayavaneswarar Temple, Nagapattinam
Sayavanam Chayavaneswarar Temple is a Hindu temple located at Sayavanam in Nagapattinam district of TamilnaduIndia. The historical name of the place is Tiru Chaikadu. The presiding deity is Shiva. He is called as Chaya Vaneswarar. His consort is known as Kuyilinum Inia Mozhiyal. It is one of the shrines of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams - Shiva Sthalams glorified in the early medieval Tevaram poems by Tamil Saivite Nayanars Sambandar and Tirunavukkarasar. This is the 63rd Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 9th Sthalam on the north side of river Cauvery.







The temple dates from the time of the Medieval Cholas. The temple in this Sthalam is one among the six temples which are compared as equivalent to the temple in Varanasi. The other 5 Shivasthalams are Thiruvenkadu, Mayiladuthurai, Tiruvaiyaru, Tiruvidaimarudur and Tiruvanchiam. This temple is one of the Maadakovil built by Kochengat Chozhan. Chai means Korai in Tamil. The place was full of these type of grass, and hence the name Chayavanam / Chaikadu.







Legends
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The Temple
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Temple Opening Time
The temple is open from 7.00 a.m. to 12.oo a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.
Festivals
21 day Indira Vizha beginning from Chithira Poornima-full moon day in April-May; Thanneer Pandal – offering buttermilk and water to pilgrims in the name of devotee Iyarpagai Nayanar during April-June covering Tamil months Chithirai and Vaikasi in summer to quench their thirst; public feeding on Aadi new moon day in July-August; Saint Kumara Guruparar Guru Puja in May-June, 5 day Margazhi Iyarpagai Nayanar festival in December-January with Lord’s darshan on the fourth day, are the festivals celebrated in the temple.
Literary Mention
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Prayers
Those afraid of enemies worship Lord Muruga in the temple holding a bow. Devotees perform abishek to Lord and Mother and offer vastras.
Contact
Sri Chaya Vaneswarar Temple,
Chayavanam - 609 105,
Nagapattinam District
Phone: +91 – 4364 – 260 151
Connectivity
Chaayaavanam is located at about 17 kms south east of Sirkazhi, 20 kms east of Mayiladuthurai. Chayavanam is located on Sirkali – Poompuhar road. Town bus services to Poompuhar are available from Sirkazhi. Another Paadal Petra Sthalam Pallavaneswaram is located very close to this temple. Nearest Railway Station is located at Sirkali and Nearest Airport is located at Trichy.

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