Friday, March 10, 2017

Ammai Nathar Temple, Cheranmahadevi, Thirunelveli

Ammai Nathar Temple, Cheranmahadevi, Thirunelveli
Ammai Nathar Temple is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva located at Cheranmahadevi in Thirunelveli District of Tamilnadu. It is one of the most sought Lord Shiva temples in this district. People from far and near visit this particular temple for fulfilling their wish and dreams by praying to this Lord. Special pujas are conducted on the day of Shivaratri at this temple with great devotion and dedication.








Ammai Nathar Temple is one of the Nava Kailasam temples. This is the 2nd Nava Kailasam temple which is dedicated to the God Chandran (Planet Moon). The popular legend of Nandanar is associated with this temple. Among the Nava Kailasam, it lies in the upper Kailasam. Bhairava in this temple doesn't have dog with him. It is a special temple for Kadaga Rasi.








Legends
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History
The Temple is believed to be built in 12th century by Pandyas (probably who were under the Cholas). The devotees are allowed to worship on the day called Vidhivadha. Chadurvethimangalam is the historical name of Cheranmahadevi in that Mangalam means "a place donated by a king to a priest". The proof of this name was located on 4 inscriptions and then another inscription says “சேரவன்மாதேவி இராசராச பாண்டிய நாட்டு உத்தம சோழ வளநாட்டு முள்ளி நாட்டு பிரம்மநேயம் நிலகரி சோழ சதுர்வேதிமங்கலம்”. This is known after “பிராந்தக வீரநாராயணனின்” wife “வானமன்மதேவி “who ruled from the year 885 – 903 AD. This information was provided by “Neelakanda Shastri”.
The Temple
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Temple Opening Time
The Temple remains open from 7 AM to 10 AM and 5 PM to 6:00 PM.
Pooja Timings
S.No
Pooja
Timings
1)
Thiruvanathal
7:00 A.M
2)
Kalasanthi
8:00 A.M
3)
Uchikalam
10:00 A.M
4)
Sayaratchai
5:00 P.M
5)
Arthajamam
6:00 P.M
Festivals
10 day Vaikasi Brahmmotsavam in May-June, Tirukarthikai in November-December, Maha Shivaratri in February-March, Mrigaseersham star day, Chithirai Brahmmotsavam in April-May, Vinayaka Chaturthi, Vaikasi Thiruvadirai in May-June, Panguni Uthiram in March-April, Margazhi Thiruvadirai in December-January, Aadi Kruthikai in June-July, Aipasi Annabishekam in October-November, Tamil New Year day falling almost on April 14 each year, Navarathri during September-October and are observed in the temple.
Prayers
Devotees pray here for Domestic Issues, Fulfilling Wishes, Unfavorable Influence (Dosha).
Contact
Ammai Nathar Temple,
Cheranmahadevi,
Thirunelveli District - 627 414
Phone: +91 4634 265111
Mobile: +91 94422 26511
Connectivity
The temple is close to Cheranmahadevi bus stand and near Cheranmahadevi Railway Bridge. Cheranmahadevi is located at about 50 Kms from Tenkasi, 17 Kms from Ambasamudram, 6 Kms from Veeravanallur, 30 Kms from Thirunelveli, 190 Kms from Madurai & 155 Kms from Thiruvananthapuram. Buses are available every 15 minutes from Thirunelveli to Cheranmahadevi.
The temple is 30 kms from Nambi Divyadesam at Thiru Kurungudi and 20 kms from Kulasekara Azhwar Rajagopalaswamy temple in Mannarkoil (Ambai). Nearest Railway Station is located at Cheranmahadevi and Nearest Airport is located at Madurai and Thiruvananthapuram.

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