Friday, May 4, 2018

Immayilum Nanmai Tharuvar Temple, Madurai

Immayilum Nanmai Tharuvar Temple, Madurai
Immayilum Nanmai Tharuvar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Madurai City in Madurai District of Tamilnadu. Presiding Deity is called as Immayilum Nanmai Tharuvar and Mother is called as Naduvoor Nayaki / Mathiyapuri Nayaki. This Temple is considered as one of the Pancha Boodha Sthalams of Madurai district. The Temple is situated on West Masi Street at a walking distance from Koodal Azhagar Temple.








Legends
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The Temple
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Temple Opening Time
The temple remains open from 6.15 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.
Festivals
Masi Shivarathri and Brahmmotsavam in February-March; Vaikasi Visakam in May-June; Aavani Shiva Puja in August-September and Tirukarthikai in November-December are the festivals celebrated in the temple. Pookuzhi walking (walking on a fire pit as a prayer commitment) is a ritual generally seen in Shakti temples. Such a custom is followed by devotees for Lord Muruga in this temple, the next day after the Vaikasi Visakam festival. When the coronation festival is celebrated in Sri Meenakshi Amman Temple in the city, Lord and Mother visit this temple first. They are placed facing the sanctum sanctorum. Pujas and Deepa Aaradhana are offered to Lord Immayilum Nanmai Tharuvar, Lord Meenakshi Sundareswarar and Mother Meenakshi simultaneously.  It is said that Lord Shiva himself is performing this puja.
Prayers
People seek pardon for sins committed. They also seek boons for leadership position and respectable jobs. Devotees perform abishek to Mother offering vastras and sweet pudding (Sarkarai Pongal) Nivedhana. Also, Lord Muruga devotees walk on the fire pit taking place on the second day of Vaikasi Visaka in May-June. Those attaining the age of 60 and 80 celebrate their birth days in this temple. 
Contact
Immayilum Nanmai Tharuvar Temple,
West Masi Street,
Madurai – 625 001,
Madurai District
Phone: +91 452 6522 950
Mobile: +91 94434 55311 / 93451 55311 / 92446 55311
Connectivity
Immayilum Nanmai Tharuvar Temple is situated in the heart of the city. The Temple is located at about 200 meters from Koodal Azhagar Temple, 400 meters from Complex Bus Stand, 1 Km from Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, 300 meters from Periyar Bus Stand, 7 Kms from Mattuthavani Integrated Bus Terminus, 7 Kms from Thiruparankundram, 1 Km from Madurai Railway Junction, 20 Kms from Thirumangalam and 10 Kms from Madurai International Airport. It is very easy to reach the temple as it is situated very near to both the bus stand and the railway station. This temple is located at West Masi street at a walking distance from Koodal Azhagar Temple.

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