Friday, February 3, 2017

Tiruvilanagar Uchiravaneswarar Temple, Nagapattinam

Tiruvilanagar Uchiravaneswarar Temple, Nagapattinam
Tiruvilanagar Uchiravaneswarar Temple is a Hindu temple located at Thiruvila Nagar in Nagapattinam district of Tamilnadu. The presiding deity is Shiva. He is called as Uchira Vaneswarar. His consort is known as Veyuru Tholi Ammai. It is one of the shrines of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams - Shiva Sthalams glorified in the early medieval Tevaram poems by Tamil Saivite Nayanar Tirugnanasambandar. This is the 40th sthalam on the southern side of river Cauvery.





This Shivastalam is located 5 km to the east of Mayiladuthurai enroute to Tarangambadi. Semponar Koyil is located nearby. This shrine is also known as Aarupaati. When Sambandar was on his way to Mayiladuthurai, Shiva is said to have caused the floods in the Kaveri to recede and pointed out the shrine to him; hence the name Thurai Kaattu Vallal.





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 5.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Festivals
Six worship services are offered each day. Karthikai Deepam, Arudra Dharisanam, Aadi Perukku, Aadi Pooram, Maha Shivrathri and Navarathri are the festivals celebrated here.
Singers
The temple is praised by Saint Tirugnana Sambandar in his Thevaram hymns. This is the 40th Shiva shrine on the southern bank of Cauvery praised in hymns.
Tirugnanasambandar describes the feature of the deity as:
பன்னினார்மறை பாடினார் பாயசீர்ப்பழங் காவிரித்
துன்னுதண்டுறை முன்னினார் தூநெறிபெறு வாரெனச்
சென்னிதிங்களைப் பொங்கராக் கங்கையோடுடன் சேர்த்தினார் மின்னுபொன்புரி நூலினார் மேயதுவிள நகரதே.
Prayers
It is the staunch belief of the devotees they would have a lasting solution for any problem they face if they worship to Lord and Mother in the temple. Those seeking child boon use to make a knot in the grass (sacred tree-Vizhal) in the temple. People offer contribution for renovation and oil for daily lighting of lamps in the temple.
Contact
Sri Uchira Vaneswarar – Thurai Kaattum Vallalar Temple,
Thiruvila Nagar (Arupathi post) – 609 309,
Nagapattinam District
Phone: +91 – 4364 – 282 129
Connectivity
This Temple is located at about 7.5 Kms from Mayiladuthurai on the Mayiladuthurai - Tarangambadi road. This temple is on the bus route from Mayiladuthurai to Poraiyaru. Nearest Railway Station is located at Mayiladuthurai and Nearest Airport is located at Trichy.

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