Friday, September 30, 2016

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

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

The Temple

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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

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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

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