Saturday, September 26, 2015

Uchinathar Temple, Sivapuri, Chidambaram, Cuddalore

Uchinathar Temple, Sivapuri, Chidambaram, Cuddalore
Uchinathar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Sivapuri near Chidambaram in Cuddalore District of Tamilnadu. Presiding Deity is called as Uchinathar / Uchinatheswarar / Madhyaneswarar and Mother is called as Kanakambigai. Sivapuri was called as Thirunelvayil in historical times. The temple complex covers an area of one acre and all its shrines are enclosed with concentric rectangular walls. The last consecration ceremony (Kumbabishekam) took place on 11.09.2008. Before that, the ceremonies were held on 01.09.1982, 16.06.1957 and 24.05.1928.






The presiding deity is revered in the 7th century Tamil Saiva canonical work, the Thevaram, written by Tamil saint poets known as the Nayanmars and classified as Paadal Petra Sthalam. The temple is praised in the Thevaram hymns of Saint Tirugnanasambandar.  This is the 57th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 3rd Shiva Sthalam on the north side of river Cauvery In Chozha Nadu. Saint Arunagirinathar has sung songs in praise of Lord Murugan of this temple in his revered Thirupugazh.





Legends
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The Temple
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Temple Opening Time
The temple remains open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 7.15 p.m.
Rituals & Festivals
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Literary Mention
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Prayers
Parents perform the Anna Prasanna ritual (first rice feeding of the child) in the temple hoping that the child would never face food problem in life. Devotees perform abishek to Lord and Mother and offer vastras.
Contact
Uchinathar Temple,
Sivapuri – 608 002,
Via Annamalai Nagar, Chidambaram,
Cuddalore District
Mobile: +91 98426 24580
Connectivity
The Temple is located at about 2 Kms from Chidambaram Annamalai University, 4 Kms from Chidambaram, 4 Kms from Chidambaram Railway Station, 4 Kms from Chidambaram Bus Stand, 5 Kms from Chidambaram Thillai Nataraja Temple, 4 Kms from Thiruvetkalam Pasupatheeswarar Temple, 20 Kms from Sirkazhi, 48 Kms from Cuddalore, 73 Kms from Puducherry Airport, 215 Kms from Chennai Airport and 221 Kms from Chennai.
This temple is located at Sivapuri near Chidambaram. From Chidambaram, one has go upto Annamalai University Campus entrance and turn to the road on the right which leads to Sivapuri where this Shivasthalam is located. Town buses are available from Chidambaram bus stand to Sivapuri. Nearest Railway Station is located at Chidambaram. Nearest Airports are located at Puducherry and Chennai.

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