Sunday, May 7, 2017

Kuttralanathar Temple, Courtrallam, Thirunelveli

Kuttralanathar Temple, Courtrallam, Thirunelveli
Kuttralanathar Temple is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva located at Courtrallam in Thirunelveli District of Tamilnadu. Courtallam is a popular tourist resort in Southern Tamilnadu known for its waterfalls, amidst picturesque surroundings and is a source of inspiration of many a literary work. Thousands visit this town when the waterfalls are in season. Kutralam is also known as Trikootaachalam. The Temple follows Maghudagama System. Since the temple follows Maghudagama System, One has to worship Lord Vinayaga and Lord Nataraja before worshipping Thirukutralanaathar.

Saint Tirugnanasambandar of 7th Century A.D. glorifies the Lord of Kutralam in 2 pathigams one of which relates to the Sthala Vruksha. Other Saints Thirunavukkarasar Manickavasagar Pattinathar etc., have poured forth their feelings of spiritual ecstasy in soul – stirring lyrics. This is the 257th Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 13th Shiva Sthalam in Pandya Nadu.

Kutralam represents one of the 5 Pancha Sabhas of Nataraja - Chitra Sabhai. The five dance halls of Shiva are Chidambaram, Madurai, Thiruvalangadu, Tirunelveli and Kutralam. The temple is dedicated to Thiru Courtrallanathar, Thirukootachalapathi and Kuzhaivaimozhi Amman (Devi whose voice is as sweet as the music of the flute). Jack tree is the Sthala Vruksha. This temple is administrated by The Hindu Religious & Charitable Endowments Department of Tamilnadu.

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The Temple
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Temple Opening Time
The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 and from 4.00 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.
Pooja Timings
Pooja’s are performed at eight timings as per Maghudagama system in the Temple.
1.     Thiruvanathal - 6 am - Morning 
2.     Udhayamarthandam - 7 am - Morning 
3.     Vila Pooja - 8 am – Morning 
4.     Siru Kala Sandhi - 9 am – Morning 
5.     Kala Sandhi - 10 am - Morning 
6.     Uchikalam - 12 Noon - Afternoon 
7.     Sayaratchai - 6 pm - Evening 
8.     Arthasama - 8 pm – Night 
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Literary Mention
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Those mentally retarded and suffering from skin troubles get all relief with a bath in the falls and prayer to Lord Kuttralanathar.  Those suffering from intense headache use the Thaila Prasad (Oil Prasad) and rub it on their foreheads for cure. Devotees perform abishek and archanas to Lord and Mother and offer vastras.
Sri Kuttrala Nathar Temple,
Kuttralam – 627 802,
Thirunelveli District
Phone: +91 – 4633 – 283 138 / 283 398
Mobile: +91 – 9488374077
Kuttralanathar Temple is located at about 7 Kms from Tenkasi, 15 Kms from Panpoli, 4 Kms from Ilanji, 7 Kms from Sengottai, 35 Kms from Papanasam, 40 Kms from Ambasamudram, 65 Kms from Thirunelveli, 165 Kms from Madurai and 108 Kms from Thiruvananthapuram. Kuttralam is easily reachable from any corner of Tamilnadu. Bus facilities are conveniently available to Kuttralam from Madurai and from Thirunelveli.
Lot of Town and mini buses are available to Kutralam from Tenkasi during Saaral season and frequency is less during non-season. Tenkasi is located on the bus and train route to Sengottai from Thirunelveli, Madurai, and Chennai etc. Nearest Railway Station is located at Tenkasi and Sengottai. Nearest Airport is located at Madurai and Thiruvananthapuram.