Monday, June 26, 2017

Panchavarnaswamy Temple, Woraiyur, Trichy

Panchavarnaswamy Temple, Woraiyur, Trichy
Panchavarnaswamy Temple (usually Panjavarnaswamy Temple) is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva, located in Woraiyur, a suburb in the town of Tiruchirappalli in TamilnaduIndia. Shiva is believed to portray five different colours, giving the name of the presiding deity, Panchavarnaswamy. Panchavarnaswamy 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.

Uraiyur was the ancient capital of the early Cholas and the ancient city is believed to have been destroyed by a sand storm. Pugazh Chola Nayanar and Kochengata Cholan were born here, as was Tirupanazhwar. Also known as Mukkeeswaram this shrine is considered to be the 5th in the series of Thevara Sthalams in the Chola kingdom located south of the River Cauvery. It has several inscriptions dating back to the Chola period.

The temple has six daily rituals at various times from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., and three yearly festivals on its calendar. The annual Srivari Brahmotsavam (prime festival) is attended by hundreds of thousands of devotees from far and near. The temple is maintained and administered by the Hindu Religious and Endowment Board of the Government of Tamilnadu.

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The Temple
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Temple Opening Time
The temple is open from 5.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.
Worship Practices & Festivals
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Literary Mention
Saint Thirugnana Sambandar had praised the Lord of the temple in his Thevaram hymns.  This is the 122nd Devaram Paadal Petra Sthalam and 5th Sthalam on the south side of River Cauvery of Chozha Naadu.
As serpent Karkodan and his arch rival Sri Garuda Bhagwan had worshipped in this temple, it is the staunch faith of the devotees that they would be freed from any adverse effects falling on them.  Also, as the Lord of Creation Brahmma had worshipped here, success is certain any endeavor taken by the devotee. Devotees perform abishek to Lord and Mother and offer pudding-Pongal as Nivedhana.
Sri Panchavarneswarar Temple,
Woraiyur – 620 003,
Trichy District
Phone: +91 – 431 – 276 8546
Mobile: +91 – 94439 19091 / 97918 06457
Woraiyur is located at about 7 Kms from Trichy Center, 3 kms from Trichy Railway junction, 2 Kms from Chathram Bus Stand, 5 Kms from Trichy Central Bus Stand and 10 Kms from Trichy Airport. Plenty of town buses are available from Chathram bus stand or the central bus stand. Auto rickshaws charge around Rs 50 to Rs 100 (max). If you drive your car, it is easily accessible. Nearest Railway Station and Airport are located at Trichy.

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