Friday, February 3, 2017

Thirumanancheri Udhvaganathar Temple, Nagapattinam

Thirumanancheri Udhvaganathar Temple, Nagapattinam
Thirumanancheri Udhvaganathar Temple is a Hindu temple located at Thirumananjeri in Nagapattinam district of Tamilnadu. The presiding deity is Shiva. He is called as Udhvaganathar. His consort is known as Gokhila. Sri Kalyanasundareswarar Swamy Temple is another name for this temple. Yet another special attraction of this temple is the Posture of Shiva Perumaan in the form of Sri Kalyana Sundarar in the beautiful Marriage pose along with Ambal.






This temple is constructed by Chola Queen Sembiyan Madevi during Chola Dynasty. 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 Tirugnana Sambandar and Tirunavukkarasar. This is the 25th sthalam on the northern side of river Cauvery. The village name comes from the god Shiva. Thirumanam mean marriage; Cheri denotes a village or hamlet.





Shiva married Parvathi at this place so the village is called marriage (Thirumanancheri). This famous temple helps to overcome the obstacles of Marriage. So many people are visiting to the temple and benefited. In the Temple, there is a special pooja for the person who seek for a nice partner. After the Marriage the Couple have to visit the temple to return or dispose the Prasadham in the Temple pond.





Legends
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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 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. Marriage archanas are performed only from 8am – 1 pm and from 3.30 pm to 8.30 pm on normal days and from 7 am to 9 pm without a break on Saturdays/Sundays; Fri / Sat / Sun / Govt. holidays / Muhurtham days are very crowded (500-1500 spouses per day; 100 - 120 per batch; one batch takes about an hour); other days: 100-200 spouses per day; one batch has 10 - 20 spouses; takes 30 mts per batch; batch starts every 30 - 40 mts and so need not hurry; Parents can partake on behalf of their children if the boy / girl is unable to visit in person. All times are considered auspicious since Lord Shiva and Parvathy are in bliss here always. Temple observes no Raagu kalam, Ema kandam, Kuligai kalam, Ashtami, Navami etc.
Festivals
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Marriage Delay Procedures
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Singers
The Lord of the temple is praised in the Thevaram hymns of Saint Tirugnana Sambandar. This is the 25th Lord Shiva temple on the northern bank of Cauvery praised in Thevaram hymns.
Tirugnanasambandar describes the feature of the deity as:
விடையானை மேலுல கேழுமிப் பாரெலாம்
உடையானை யூழிதோ றூழி யுளதாய
படையானைப் பண்ணிசை பாடு மணஞ்சேரி
இழியாமை யேத்தவல் லார்க்யெய்து மின்பமே
Tirunavukkarasar describes the feature of the deity as
நீர்ப ரந்த நிமிர்புன் சடையின்மேல்
ஊர்ப ரந்த உரகம் அணிபவர்
சீர்ப ரந்த திருமணஞ் சேரியார்
ஏர்ப ரந்தங் கிலங்குசூ லத்தாரே
Prayers
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Contact
 Udhvaganathar Swamy Temple,
Thirumanancheri - 609 801
Mayiladuthurai Taluk,
Nagapattinam District
Phone: +91 – 4364 – 235002
Connectivity
This temple is located 15 kms from Mayiladuthurai in Nagapattinam District. Thirumananjeri is 5 kms northward from Kuttalam bus stand on the Mayiladuthurai – Kumbakonam road. Cabs and bus facilities are available from Kuttalam bus stand. From Kumbakonam, take SH 64 towards Mayiladuthurai, go 16 kms to Aduthurai, take left 4 kms to Suryanar Kovil, 6 kms to Kanchanur, 9 kms to Thirumanancheri. This Temple is located at about 35 km approx. from Kumbakonam. Nearest Railway Station is located at Kuttalam, Kumbakonam and Mayiladuthurai. Nearest Airport is located at Trichy.

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