Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Thalapureeswarar Temple, Thiruppanangadu, Thiruvannamalai

Thalapureeswarar Temple, Thiruppanangadu, Thiruvannamalai
Thalapureeswarar Temple is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva located at Thiruppanangadu Village in Thiruvannamalai District of Tamilnadu. There are two presiding deities, Thalapureeswarar (Panangattu Easwarar) and Krubapureeswarar in the temple. It is located at a distance of about 10 Kms from Kanchipuram. It is one of 275 sacred Shiva temples glorified by the Thevara hymns. This is the 9th Shiva Temple in Thondaimandalam region praised in Thevaram hymns. The place was full of panai (palm) trees and hence the name Thiruppanangadu. In ancient times, this place was called as Vanparthan Panangattur.






Legends
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History
It is said that in ancient times this place was full of palm (Panai) trees and hence the place is called Panangkattur and the lord here is named “Sri Panangkatteswarar”. However, now this place is known as Thiruppanangadu. As per the stone inscriptions installed in the temple, Devakottai Sri A.Ekappa Chettiar’s family had renovated and constructed this temple. The consecration ceremony (Mahakumbabishekam) was also conducted by them in the year 1928.






Sri Ekappa Chettiar’s statue can be seen in the main hall of the temple. It is believed that in the year 1915, Ekappa Chettiar who was in a property litigation case, prayed to Lord Shiva for help. Further, after browsing the devaram book he selected the pathigam of this temple and started reciting it. He also committed himself to do something for this temple if the judgement in the legal case fell in his favour. Later, after he won the case he visited this temple and found that it was in ruins. He renovated it using all the money that he had got from the settlement.






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 7.00 p.m.
Festivals
10 day Masi Brahmmotsavam for Lord Thalapureeswarar, Somavarams in the Tamil month of Karthikai (November-December), Aipasi Annabishekam in October-November and Arudra Darshan in December-January are the festivals celebrated in the temple. During Brahmmotsavam, on the Masi Magam day, “Thiruvural” festival is celebrated on the banks of the river Palaru. The procession idol of Lord Ekambareswar of Kanchipuram is brought to this place. During the Brahmotsavam festival, special poojas called “Kattamudhu” are also performed, to celebrate the incident of Lord Shiva of giving food to Saint Sundarar.
Literary Mention
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Prayers
In the outer corridor, there are two sacred palm trees - one male and the other female. It is believed that those seeking child boon can pray to the lord here by making offerings of palm fruits and then consuming it. Devotees also pray for prosperity and relief from vision / eye sight related problems. They can also circumambulate these trees and worship Lord Shiva for removal of obstacles from their wedding proposals. Devotees perform abishek, archanas and offer vastras to Lord and Mother.
Contact
Sri Thalapureeswarar & Kirubanatheeswarar Temple,
Vembakkam Via, Cheyyaru Taluk,
Thiruppanangadu - 604 410,
Thiruvannamalai District
Phone: +91 – 44 2431 2807
Phone: +91 – 4182 247411
Mobile: +91 9843568742
Connectivity
This temple is close to Kanchipuram. Thiruppanangadu is located at a distance of 15 Kms from Kanchipuram. From Kanchipuram, first reach Dusi (10 Kms) located on the Kanchipuram to Vandavasi route. After travelling a distance of 6 Kms on Kalavai – Vempakkam – Perungkattur route, you can find a beautiful arch at the beginning of the road to Thiruppanangadu. From the arch the temple is at a distance of about 2 Kms.
Buses from Kanchipuram to Cheyyar via Vempakkam pass through this place. Buses on the Chetpet – Peramanallur – Cheyyar – Kanchipuram route via Vempakkam passes through this place. Also buses from Kanchipuram to Kalavai route passes through this place. Nearest Railway Station is located at Kanchipuram and Nearest Airport is located at Chennai.
Other Paadal Petra Shivasthalams near Vanparthan Panangkattur are – Kuranganil Muttam (10 Kms), Thiruvothur (20 Kms), Thirumagaral (26 Kms) and Thirumalpur (37 Kms).

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