Friday, February 3, 2017

Vadaranyeswarar Temple (Vallalar Koil), Mayiladuthurai, Nagapattinam

Vadaranyeswarar Temple (Vallalar Koil), Mayiladuthurai, Nagapattinam
Vadaranyeswarar Temple is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva located at Mayiladuthurai in Nagapattinam District of Tamilnadu. This Temple is also known as Vallalar Koil. This temple is highly popular for the ‘Medha Dakshinamurthy’ (Guru Bhagawan). The temple is situated on the northern bank of river Cauvery in Uttara (North) Mayuram. The main deity is called as Lord Vada Aaranyeswarar in Sanskrit and popularly known as Vallalar in Tamil faces west with Ambal Gnanambikai facing South.

Legends
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The Temple
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Temple Opening Time
The temple is open from 7.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.
Festivals
Aipasi Thula month festival and the new moon day of the month covering October – November, Maha Shivarathri, Karthikai, Pournami, Aippasi Annabhishekam, Panguni Uthiram, Masi Makam, Arudra Dharisanam, Thiruvaadipooram, Navarathri and Maha Abishek to Lord Dakshinamurthy on the last Thursday of Karthikai – November – December are the festivals celebrated in the temple.
Prayers
According to Sthala Purana, Planet Jupiter worshipped Lord Dakshinamurthy to attain the power of granting boons to those worshipping him. The place is considered holy for Guru Worship. Those seeking wedding and child boons and excellence in education are advised to worship Guru – here Lord Dakshinamurthi. Devotees perform abishek to Lord and Mother and offer vastras. They also contribute for the renovation of the temple.
Contact
Vadaranyeswarar Temple (Vallalar Koil),
Mayiladuthurai – 609 001,
Nagapattinam District
Phone: +91 – 4364 – 228 846 / 242 996.
Connectivity
The temple is situated on the northern bank of river Cauvery in Uttara (North) Mayuram and easily reached by walk able distance (half km) from Mayiladuthurai bus stop on the Chidambaram road. Nearest Railway Station is located at Mayiladuthurai and Nearest Airport is located at Trichy.

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