Friday, July 14, 2017

Uthamar Temple, Manachanallur, Trichy

Uthamar Temple, Manachanallur, Trichy
Uthamar Temple (also known as Thirukkarambanoor or Bhikshandar Kovil) in Uthamar Koil, a village in the outskirts of Tiruchirappalli in the South Indian state of Tamilnadu, is dedicated to the Hindu god Trimurti Vishnu, Shiva and Brahma. Constructed in the Dravidian style of architecture, the temple is glorified in the Divya Prabandha, the early medieval Tamil canon of the Azhwar saints from the 6th–9th centuries AD. It is one of the 108 Divyadesam dedicated to Vishnu, who is worshipped as Purushothamar and his consort Lakshmi as Poornavalli.

The temple is one of the few historical temples in India where the images of Hindu Trimurti, Vishnu, Shiva and Brahma are housed in the same premises. It is one of the two temples in Chola Nadu where the trinity can be seen in the same premises, the other being Hara Saabha Vimocchana Perumal Temple at Thirukkandiyur. The temple is believed to have been built by the Medieval Cholas of the late 8th century AD, with later contributions from Vijayanagar kings and Madurai Nayaks. A granite wall surrounds the temple, enclosing all its shrines, while the temple tank is located outside the main gateway.

This Temple is one of the two Divya Desams where Azhvars praise the Lord as Uthamar. Six daily rituals and four yearly festivals are held at the temple for each of trinities. The major festival of the temple, the Brahmotsavam, is celebrated during the Tamil month of Karthigai (November – December) when festival images of both Purushothamar and Bhishadanar are carried together in the streets surrounding the temple. 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 6.30 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Pooja Timings
·        Ushathkala Pooja- 5:30 a.m.
·        Kalasanthi Pooja – 8:00 a.m.
·        Uchikala Pooja – 10:00 a.m.
·        Sayarakshai Pooja – 5:00 p.m.
·        Irandamkalam Pooja – 7:00 p.m.
·        Ardha Jamam Pooja – 8:30 p.m.
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Religious Significance
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Devotees pray to Lords for child boon and relief from adverse planetary effects. Devotees perform special abishek and archanas to Lord Mother with Nivedhanas. Here Lord Brahma got his privilege as the creator of all lives and so by worshipping Lord Brahma one is sure to get all his wants. Here Goddess Lakshmi as Pooranavalli Thayar ended Shiva’s hunger by filling the begging vessel of Shiva and so by worshipping the Pooranavalli Thayar, one will be free from hunger and poverty and will be blessed with all Ishwarya. By worshipping Goddess Saraswathi present in a separate sannidhi one will be blessed with knowledge and education. By worshipping Bitchadanar who ended the egos of the rishis, one will be free from his ego and bad wills. Childless couples offer their prayers at this temple to beget offspring.
Uthamar Temple (Pichandar Kovil)
Uthamarkovil – 621 216
Manachanallur Taluk,
Trichy District
Phone: +91 – 431 – 2591 466 / 2591 040 / 2591405 / 2591 351
Mobile: +91 – 99424 62145 / 94891 66288
The Temple is located at about 12 Kms from Trichy, 4 Kms from Srirangam, 15 Kms from Trichy Central Bus Stand, 6 Kms from Chatiram Bus Station and 8 Kms from Samayapuram. The temple is situated near the tollgate area of Trichy on the Trichy Salem road. As you proceed on the highway you can see a railway over bridge. The temple is to be approached below this flyover on to the right side.
There are lots of buses available from Chathiram Bus stand in Trichy to reach this temple. One can also come by bus to Toll Gate (Just after the old Coloroon road bridge) and walk about 5-10 minutes west to reach the temple. The temple is just adjacent to the Uthamar Koil railway station. One can combine a visit to this Divya Desam with Thiruvellarai, another Divya Desam, which is about 12 kms north of here on route to Thuraiyur.
Nearest Railway Station is Uthamar Kovil Railway Station located at about 350 Meters from Temple. Nearest Major Railway Station is Trichy Railway Station located at about 15 Kms from Temple. Nearest Airport is Trichy Airport located at about 16 Kms from Temple.

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