Friday, June 16, 2017

Koneswarar Temple, Kudavasal, Thiruvarur

Koneswarar Temple, Kudavasal, Thiruvarur
Koneswarar Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva in the town of Kudavasal in Thiruvarur District of Tamilnadu. Main Deity is Swayambu Lingam known as Koneswarar / Konanathan and his consort known as Periya Nayaki / Bhriha Nayaki. Rays of Sun fall on the Lord for three days during Panguni month-March-April. Theertham is known as Amrutha Theertham, seen in front of the temple and Sthala Vriksham is Plantain. This is one of the 78 Maadakovils, built on an elevation, by Ko Chenkata Chola Nayanar so that elephants cannot enter the sanctum.






The Saivite saints, Sambandar and Arunagirinathar have sung praises of the temple. It is one of the shrines of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams - Shiva Sthalams glorified in the early medieval Thevaram poems by Tamil Saivite Nayanar Tirugnanasambandar. This is the 211th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 94th Sthalam on the south side of river Cauvery in Chozha Nadu. Arunagirinathar composed Thirupugazh on Murugan of this temple.







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 4.00 p.m. 9.00 p.m.
Festivals
Five worship services are offered each day. Masi Magam Brahmmotsavam in February-March; Vaikasi Visakam in May-June; Navarathri in September-October; Skanda Sashti in October-November; Tiruvadhirai in December-January; Arudra Dharisanam and Panguni Uthiram in March-April are the festivals celebrated in the temple.
Literary Mention
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Prayers
Those who are sad for not fulfilling the wishes of their mothers, pray to Lord Shiva for peace of mind. Those concerned with the welfare of children also pray here. Those facing problems in marriage efforts light ghee lamps on lime cups during the Rahu Kala time in Mother Durga shrine. Realizing their wishes devotees perform special abishek to Lord and Mother offering vastras.
Contact
Koneswarar Temple,
Kudavasal – 612 601,
Thiruvarur District
Mobile: +91 – 94439 59839
Connectivity
The Temple is located at about 23 Kms from Thiruvarur, 20 Kms from Kumbakonam, 4 Kms from Thirucherai, 9 Kms from Nachiyar Koil, 12 Kms from Srivanchiyam and 110 Kms from Trichy. This temple is situated at Kudavasal on the Kumbakonam - Tiruvarur route by road. The temple is on the main road itself. The Temple is located at about 500 metres from bus-stand. Nearest Railway Station is located at Thiruvarur and Kumbakonam. Nearest Airport is located at Trichy.

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