Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Ponvaithanathar Temple, Chithaaimur, Thiruvarur

Ponvaithanathar Temple, Chithaaimur, Thiruvarur
Ponvaithanathar Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Chithaaimur Village near Aalathampadi in Thiruvarur District of Tamil Nadu. Aalathampadi is located between Thiruvarur and Thiruthuraipoondi. The place is called as Thiruchitraemam / Yemam / Chithaaimur. Presiding Deity is called as Swarna Sthabaneswarar / Ponvaithanathar / Madhupureeswarar. Mother is called as Akilandeswari / Azhagiya Sornam Ambal. Praises of the temple have been sung by the Saivite saints Appar and Sundarar. This is the 223rd Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 106th Sthalam on the south side of River Cauvery in Chozha Nadu.



Legends
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The Temple
Presiding Deity is Swayambumurthy and is called as Swarna Sthabaneswarar / Ponvaithanathar / Madhupureeswarar. Mother is called as Akilandeswari / Azhagiya Sornam Ambal. Sthala Vriksham is Aathi and Theertham is Swarna Pushkarini. A large bee hive of around 6 meters high is very special here. Beehives are located in the Ardha Mandapam of the temple. Poojas are performed every day for these beehives. Lord Vinayakar of this place graces us in the name ‘Aathimara Vinayakar’.


Sannadhi for Kanni Vinayagar, Murugan, Mahalakshmi, Brammarishi, Aiyanar, Bairavar, Sani Bhagavan, Suryan and Viswanathar can be seen in this temple. Vinayagar, Dhakshinamoorthy, Lingodhbava, Brahma and Durgai can be found in the Koshtam. Urchavar Idols for Velavar, Somaskandar, Aadipura Amman, Pradhosha Nayakar, Chandrasekharar, Sambandhar, a Chettiyar with his wife.


Festivals
Vaikasi Visakam is the important festival. All festivals related to Lord Siva are conducted in a grand manner.
Literary Mention
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Prayers
Those who pray here for normal delivery are sure to be blessed. The belief is that if one worships the Lord Ponvaithanathar, he will become certainly wealthy. When their prayers are fulfilled, the devotees perform abishekam to the Lord and Ambal and don them with new clothes.
Contact
Ponvaithanathar Temple,
Chithaaimur – 610 203,
Thirukkuvalai Taluk,
Thiruvarur District
Mobile: +91 – 94427 67565
Connectivity
The Temple is located at about 6 Kms from Alathambadi, 6 Kms from Katchanam, 16 Kms from Thirukollikadu, 12 Kms from Thirukkaravasal, 11 Kms from Valivalam, 10 Kms from Thirukkuvalai, 13 Kms from Ettugudi,  12 Kms from Thiruvaimur, 18 Kms from Thiruthuraipoondi, 25 Kms from Thiruvarur, 38 Kms from Mannargudi and 130 Kms from Trichy. Take bus from Thiruvarur to Thiruthuraipoondi, get down at Alathambadi from there Sithamoor is 6 Kms and can be reached by Auto. Nearest Railway Station is located at Thiruvarur and Nearest Airport is located at Trichy.

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