Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Thoovanayanar Thoovainathar Temple, Arur Paravayunmandali, Thiruvarur

Thoovanayanar Thoovainathar Temple, Arur Paravayunmandali, Thiruvarur
Thoovanayanar Thoovainathar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Thiruvarur East Street in Thiruvarur Town in Thiruvarur District of Tamilnadu. The Temple is also called as Thoovai Nayanar Temple / Durvasar Temple. The place is called as Arur Paravayunmandali. Presiding Deity is called as Thoovainathar / Thoovai Nayanar / Paravayul Mandaleswarar. His consort, Parvati, is known as Panchin Mennadiyal / Panjin Melladiyammai / Alliangothai.





Sthala Theertham is Akasha Theertham and Sthala Vriksham is Jack tree. 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 206th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 89th Sthalam on the south side of river Cauvery. This Temple is under the control of Thiruvarur main temple. 




Legends
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The Temple
The Temple is having 3 tiered Rajagopuram. Lord Shiva in the temple is a Swayambumurthy. Presiding Deity is called as Thoovainathar / Thoovai Nayanar / Paravayul Mandaleswarar. His consort, Parvati, is known as Panchin Mennadiyal / Panjin Melladiyammai / Alliangothai. Sthala Theertham is Akasha Theertham and Sthala Vriksham is Jack tree. It is said that all idols of the temple were made by the divine sculptor Vishwakarma. 






The location of the tank at the southeast corner is of special importance according to Vastu rules.  Planet Sani Baghwan is facing south and graces the devotees. The event of Sundarar getting vision of his right eye is evidenced by the eye symbol visible on the Lord during abishek times. Vinayaka in the temple graces in the name of Lord Siddhi Vinayaka. It seems that Kumbabishekam has been performed long back and both Rajagopuram and the outer walls crying for attention.




Temple Opening Time
The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Festivals
Margazhi Thiruvathirai is major festival celebrated in this temple with much fanfare.
Singers
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 206th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 89th Sthalam on the south side of river Cauvery. 
Prayers
Those with impaired vision bathe in the tank of the temple, pray to Lord offering red flower – Sevvarali – garlands, perform archanas to gain clear eye sight. Devotees perform abishek to Lord with milk and feed the poor.
Contact
Thoovai Nathar Temple,
Thiruvarur East Street, Tiruvarur,
Thiruvarur District
Phone: +91 – 4366 – 240 646
Mobile: +91 – 99425 40479
Connectivity
This Shivasthalam temple is located in East Car Street in Tiruvarur on the main road facing east opposite to the Car shed. The Temple is located at about 900 meters from Thiruvarur Bus Stand, 1.3 Kms from Thiruvarur Railway Station and 122 Kms from Trichy Airport.

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