Friday, July 13, 2018

Thirunandheeswarar Temple, Manavur, Thiruvallur

Thirunandheeswarar Temple, Manavur, Thiruvallur
Thirunandheeswarar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Manavur village near Thiruvalangadu in Thiruvallur District of Tamilnadu. Presiding Deity is called as Nandheeswarar and Mother is called as Ananthavalli. The Village Manavur was called as Manavur Kottam during Chozha period. The Temple is believed to be 1200 years old.






The temples in Manavur has been built with perfect alignment as mentioned in the Aagama Sastras (Karshanathi, Prathishtandham, Prathishtandhi, Uthsavandham and Uthsavandhi). Karkadeswarar Temple is built in Easanya, Vijayaraghava Perumal temple in Nirudhi moola, Sakthi Ganapathi temple facing north and Kandasamy temple facing east have been consecrated.





Legends
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History
Inscriptions found in Koovam and Thakkolam temples talk about the glory of this temple. Manavur, dates back to the 7th century AD when the Kurumbas ruled the ancient Thondai Mandalam. They divided it into 24 divisions of which Manavur happened to be the 4th division. True to its legacy, this small village boasts of several inscriptions and sculptures found in the sanctum sanctorum of the 1200-year old Thirunandeeswarar, Kandaswamy and Vinayagar temples. Of the three, the villagers have embarked on a mission to renovate the Thirunandeeswarar temple, which is in a dilapidated state.

The Temple
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Temple Opening Time
The Temple remains open from 08.00 AM to 12.00 Noon and 05.00 PM to 08.00 PM.
Festivals
Margazhi Thiruvizha in the months of Dec and Jan and 11 days Vaikasi Visakam Utsavam are the festivals celebrated here.
Prayers
Worshipping Lord Vinayaga of this Sthala helps cure aliments related to stomach. Those who have huge debts, worship goddess Ananthavalli for six weeks by lighting a deepam with lemon shell, will get their debts cleared. Since Sage Agastya got to witness the wedding of Lord Shiva, worshipping the deities of the temple removes obstacles to marriages. This is a parihara Sthalam for delay in marriage.
Lord Brihaspathi (Guru) present in the outer sannidhi, when worshipped every Thursday by lighting a ghee deepam, facilitates timely marriage, when there are marriage obstacles. It is a general practice in villages that the panchayat decisions or people’s issues will be addressed amidst large village gathering. Before such important decisions/verdicts are to be made, people promise in front of lord Poi Solla Pillaiyar and then decide.
Contact
Thirunandheeswarar Temple
Manavur,
Thiruvallur District – 631 210
Phone: +91 44 2461 1244
Mobile: +91 80122 47358 / 80987 95873 / 94449 17124
Mobile: +91 99404 44681 / 98841 26417
Connectivity
The Temple is located at about 400 meters from Manavur Railway Station, 4 Kms from Pazhayanur, 5 Kms from Thiruvalangadu, 9 Kms from Perambakkam, 15 Kms from Thiruvallur, 17 Kms from Thakkolam, 23 Kms from Arakkonam, 67 Kms from Chennai and 59 Kms from Chennai Airport. T2 Bus is available from Thiruvallur to Thiruvalangadu via Manavur (Daily two trips only). Manavur Railway Station is very near to the village on the Chennai to Arakkonam route and it is 4 stations away from Thiruvallur enroute Arakkonam-Central.

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