Friday, September 30, 2016

Rameswarar Linga, Sarva Theertham, Kanchipuram

Rameswarar Linga, Sarva Theertham, Kanchipuram
Rameswarar is one of the Dwadasa lingas. Dwadasa means 12. There are 12 lingas around the Sarva Theertha. Stories say that worshipping these 12 lingas after a Snanam (bath) in the Sarva Theertha pond by lighting lamps rescues us from Pithru Shaabaas. Rama is said to have performed his Pithru Karma on the bank of this Sarva Theertha. This linga was worshipped by Shri Rama. This linga is found in the then Karai of the pond.

Punya Koteeswarar Temple, Kanchipuram

Punya Koteeswarar Temple, Kanchipuram
Punya Koteeswarar Temple is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva located in Kanchipuram Town. It is located near Varadharaja Perumal Temple. Nearest Railway Station is located at Kanchipuram and Nearest Airport is located at Chennai.

Panangateeswarar Temple, Thirupankottore, Kanchipuram

Panangateeswarar Temple, Thirupankottore, Kanchipuram
Panangateeswarar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Thirupankottore in Kanchipuram District of Tamilnadu. It is located at a distance of about 10 Kms from Kanchipuram. It is one of 275 sacred Shiva temples glorified by the Thevara hymns. Main deity is Swayambu linga known as Panangateeswarar and Mother is known as Amirtha valli Ammai. The place was full of panai (palm) trees and hence the name Panangattore.
Legends
When Sundarar visited this place Shiva appeared before him in the form of an old man and offered food. Sundarar laughed at him and said when there is no water what is the use of food. The old man scratched the land under his leg and water started flowing. The old man disappeared and Sundarar was surprised and sighted out the temple and visited it. He sang hymns on Siva of this place.
The Temple
There are two deities one worshipped by Sage Agasthiar and the other by Saint Pulasthiar known as Thalapureeswarar and Krupadeeswarar with Ambal Krupagambikai. The temple is constructed in Gajabrushta form (elephant back).

Theertham is Jada Gangai and Sundara Theertham. People say that the level at Sundara theertham is just 3 feet even today. Sthala vruksha is Panai tree.

Connectivity
It is located at a distance of about 10 Kms from Kanchipuram. Nearest Railway Station is located at Kanchipuram and Nearest Airport is located at Chennai.

Ona Kantheeswarar Temple, Panjupettai, Kanchipuram

Ona Kantheeswarar Temple, Panjupettai, Kanchipuram

Ona Kantheeswarar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, located in Panjupettai, a well-known locality in Kanchipuram City in Kanchipuram District of Tamil Nadu, India. Presiding Deities are Oneswarar, Kantheeswarar & Jalandareswarar and Mother is called as Kamakshi. The Temple is situated to the west of the Ekambareswarar Temple near the Sarva Theertham. The temple is believed to be built by Pallavas. The temple is also called as Onakanthali. This Temple is considered as one of the 108 Shiva temples mentioned in Kanchi Puranam.





This Temple is considered as one of the shrines of the 276 Paadal Petra Sthalams (Shiva Sthalams) glorified in the early medieval Thevaram poems. Sundarar, a 7th century Tamil Saivite poet, venerated Ona Kantheeswarar in one verse in Thevaram. This Temple is considered as the 3rd Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam in Thondai Nadu. The temple is maintained and administered by the Hindu Religious and Endowment Board of the Government of Tamil Nadu.





Legends

For brief details, please refer below link;

https://tamilnadu-favtourism.blogspot.com/2021/03/ona-kantheeswarar-temple-panjupettai-legends.html

The Temple

For brief details, please refer below link;

https://tamilnadu-favtourism.blogspot.com/2021/03/onakantheeswarar-temple-panjupettai-temple.html

Temple Opening Time

The temple remains open from 7.00 a.m. in the morning to 7.00 p.m. in the evening continuously.

Worship Practices

The temple priests perform the puja (rituals) during festivals and on a daily basis. The temple rituals are performed two times a day; Kalasanthi at 8:00 a.m. and Sayarakshai at 6:30 p.m. Each ritual comprises four steps: abhisheka (sacred bath), alangaram (decoration), naivethanam (food offering) and deepa aradanai (waving of lamps) for Ona Kantheeswarar.

Festivals

Maha Shivrathri during the Tamil month of Masi (February – March), Margazhi Thiruvadhirai during the Tamil month of Margazhi (December – January) and Aipasi full moon day during the Tamil month of Aippasi (October – November) are the festivals celebrated in the temple. There are weekly rituals like Somavaram (Monday) and Sukravaram (Friday), fortnightly rituals like Pradosham and monthly festivals like Amavasai (new moon day), Kiruthigai, Pournami (full moon day) and Chathurthi.

Literary Mention

For brief details, please refer below link;

https://tamilnadu-favtourism.blogspot.com/2021/03/onakantheeswarar-temple-panjupettai-literary-mention.html

Prayers

Devotees believe that chanting a song of Saint Sundarar would bring them prosperity. Devotees worship Vayirudhari Vinayaga to realise their wishes.

Contact

Ona Kantheeswarar Temple,

Panjupettai, Kanchipuram – 631 502

Phone: +91 44 2722 2084

Mobile: +91 98944 43108

Connectivity

For brief details, please refer below link;

https://tamilnadu-favtourism.blogspot.com/2021/03/onakantheeswarar-temple-panjupettai-connectivity.html

Location | Photos

Agastheeshwarar Temple, Nathanallur, Kanchipuram

Agastheeshwarar Temple, Nathanallur, Kanchipuram
Agastheeshwarar Temple is an ancient Shiva temple is located in a small, beautiful village Nathanallur.  Nathanallur is at a distance of 6 kms from its main town Walajabad in Kanchipuram district.  The original name of this village was nallur. 

The great poet Nathathanar, Composer of Sirupanatrupadai was born in this village and hence the village is named as Nathanallur.  The name of the main deity is lord Agastheeshwarar.  One can see Vinayaka, Ambal, Murugan and Navagraha newly installed (Noodhana Pradistai). 

One kala Pooja is performed every day.  The villagers gather periodically and conduct bhajans regularly.  Other festivals like Pradoshams, Shivarathri, Annabishekam and Karthigai deepam are also celebrated here. 

At present the villagers are trying to perform Kumbabishekam for this temple. There is a temple tank nearby. The ruined temple was constructed during the period of Sanga Pulavar Nathathanar lived.

Connectivity
Nathanallur is a small village in Walajabad talukKanchipuram district, Tamilnadu, India. Tamil Nadu state highway 48 is passing through Nathanallur village. Nathanallur is 5.5 kilometres (3.4 mi) distance from its Walajabad town, 20.9 kilometres (13.0 mi) distance from its district main city Kanchipuram and 67.1 kilometres (41.7 mi) distance from its state main city Chennai.
This Village is located very near to Walajabad Town. There is no specific public transport for Nathanallur. But people will get the public bus on junction (Nathanallur Koot road) at SH 48 where route 79 and 579A buses are available at every 10 minutes interval. Walajabad is the only nearby railway station for local Trains.

Ellamman Temple, Nathanallur, Kanchipuram

Ellamman Temple, Nathanallur, Kanchipuram
Ellamman Temple is located in the Nathanallur Village near Walajabad Town in Kanchipuram District of Tamilnadu.

History
The village people believes that the name Nathanallur originated by the great poet Nanthanar. Nathanallur also have a sub village called Madura Nallur (மதுரா நல்லூர்) popularly known as Nellur. Nellur people basically migrated from Nathanallur in the early stage to cultivate their far distance lands.

Float Festival
Every year Tamil month Chithirai (சித்திரை) first Amavasya, a famous 10 days great festival called Float Festival (தெப்ப உற்சவ திருவிழா) is celebrated for Ellamman. The first nine days Lord is beautifully decorated with ornament and flowers to ride around the village in the "Bullock Cart" with different avatar in each day to show these avatars to the village pilgrims. The carnival is very grand on the 10th day i.e. on Amavasya. All village people with their relatives from nearby cities & towns gather near the Theppakulam at Ellamman temple.



Lord Sri Devi Ellamman is beautifully decorated with ornament and flowers. And Amman swing on the Oonjal then the lord is transferred to a floating boat to circle around the Theppakulam on wonderful night with colourful crackers. The joyful carnival ends on the next day with stage drama (தெருக்கூத்து). Also there are many other Hindu spiritual activities will happen on the entire day. Do not miss this great carnival.


Other Temples
There are many temples in Nathanallur. List of popularly known temple are below.
·        Ellamman Temple (எல்லம்மன் ஆலயம்)
·        Periyandavar Temple (பெரியாண்டவர் ஆலயம்)
·        Perumal Temple (பெருமாள் ஆலயம்)
·        Many Vinayakar Temples (விநாயகர் ஆலயம்)
·        Gangaiamman Temple (கங்கையம்மன் ஆலயம்)
·        Durgaiamman Temple (துர்கையம்மன் ஆலயம்)
·        Selliamman Temple (செல்லியம்மன் ஆலயம்)
·        Adanjiamman Temple (அடைஞ்சியம்மன் ஆலயம்)
Connectivity
Nathanallur is a small village in Walajabad talukKanchipuram district, Tamilnadu, India. Tamil Nadu state highway 48 is passing through Nathanallur village. Nathanallur is 5.5 kilometres (3.4 mi) distance from its Walajabad town, 20.9 kilometres (13.0 mi) distance from its district main city Kanchipuram and 67.1 kilometres (41.7 mi) distance from its state main city Chennai.
This Village is located very near to Walajabad Town. There is no specific public transport for Nathanallur. But people will get the public bus on junction (Nathanallur Koot road) at SH 48 where route 79 and 579A buses are available at every 10 minutes interval. Walajabad is the only nearby railway station for local Trains.

Kameswarar Temple, Madavilagam, Kanchipuram

Kameswarar Temple, Madavilagam, Kanchipuram
Kameswarar Temple is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva located at Madavilagam Village near Maduranthakam in Kanchipuram District of Tamilnadu. The small village Madavilagam is located at about 5 km from Anaicut in Kanchipuram district. Presiding Deity is called as Kameswarar and Mother is called as Kokilambal. The 1000 year old temple is fully built with stones. The presiding deity of the temple Lord Kameshwara, as the name implies, blesses childless couples with children.








Legends
Sri Vygrapathar Maharishi, who by a boon sought by him, was equipped with tiger`s legs to enable him to climb vilva trees to pluck vilva leaves, had worshiped the Lord here according to the temple legend.








The Temple
Presiding Deity is called as Kameswarar and Mother is called as Kokilambal. The 1000 year old temple is fully built with stones. The Lord has a replica which is decorated and taken to the streets during times of festivals. Vygrapathar, the Saivite saints, Bhairavar, Vishnu, Murugan with Valli and Devasena are housed in separate shrines in the temple. The temple is open once a day.








The special feature of the temple is it has four sacred tanks. Two of the tanks are dedicated to God of Death, Yama and Moon, Chandran. The sacred tree is Vilvam as usual with Siva temples. This temple is in a very pathetic condition with bushes all around, bats flying and the Gopura Kalasam itself is not there. The temple urgently needs repair and renovation.









Festivals
Many festivals like Pradosham, Vaigasi Visagam, Arudra Dharisanam, Karthigai Deepam, and Sivarathri are celebrated in this temple.
Contact
Kameswarar Temple,
Madavilagam, Cheyyur,
Kanchipuram District
Phone: 044-27500525
Mobile: +91 – 9787734627
Connectivity
It is located at a distance of 12 kms from Cheyyur near Maduranthakam. Bus route is 12A from Mathuranthagam. Share autos are available from Pavunjur via Kalkulam. Other route is via ECR/OMR. From ECR/OMR, go to Kalpakkam from there take Anaikattu route to Kalkulam. Temple is 1 km from Kalkulam.