Saturday, December 8, 2018

Kavalur Murugan Temple, Perumakkanallur, Thanjavur

Kavalur Murugan Temple, Perumakkanallur, Thanjavur
Kavalur Murugan Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Murugan located at Kavalur Village near Perumakkanallur in Thanjavur District of Tamil Nadu. The Temple is situated on the banks of Vettaru. As Vettaru flows in South to North Direction, it is considered as Uthira Vahini. Hence the place is considered as equivalent to Kasi. This is one of the oldest Murugan Temple in Thanjavur District. Arunagirinathar had sung Thirupugazh Hymns on Lord Murugan of this Temple. This Temple is located in a remote village. Pooja Items to be bought from nearby towns only as the village doesn’t have enough facilities.


History
The Temple was built by Villavan Peraraiyan, local chieftain and minister under Parantaka Chola I. Villavan Peraraiyan belonged to this Village. The Idol of Villavan Peraraiyan was sculpted in one of the pillars in second Mandapam of this Temple. Recently, the Temple had Kumbabishekam on 01.08.1960, 1992 and 13.07.2006.


The Temple
The Temple is built in Mada Style architecture. The main temple can be reached after climbing 12 steps. These 12 steps represent 12 Rashis. The Temple is also having 6 Mandapams. Lord Murugan is housed in the sanctum. He is having six faces with 12 hands. He is accompanied by his consorts Valli & Deivanai with his vehicle Peacock. Vimanam over the sanctum is in Hexagonal Shape. There are Idols and shrines for Vinayagar, Surya, Bhairavar, Kasi Viswanathar, Visalakshi in the temple premises. Theerthams associated with this Temple are Kumara Theertham and Vettaru. Kumara Theertham is located behind the Temple.


The Idol of Villavan Peraraiyan, builder of this Temple was sculpted in one of the pillars in second Mandapam of this Temple. The pillar is situated in the southern end facing north. He is in worshipping posture with Rudraksha Japa Mala in his hands. Sculpture of Arunagirinathar can also be seen in one of the pillars of this Mandapam. He is also in worshipping posture with Rudraksha Japa Mala in his hands. He is facing southern direction.


Festivals
Chithra Pournami, Aadi and Thai Ammavasai are the festivals celebrated here.
Prayers
Lord Murugan is considered as Adi Devatha for Mars, People pray here to get rid of Chevvai Dosham, to clear marriage obstacles and for child boon. It is a general practice that devotees before going to Thirukarugavur Temple will worship Lord Murugan of this Temple. The Temple is also famous for Pithru Dosha Nivarthi.
Literary Mention
Arunagirinathar had sung "மானை நேர் வழி” hymn on Lord Murugan of this Temple. Hence, this Temple is considered as Thirupugazh Sthalam.
Connectivity
The Temple is located at about 6 Kms from Pasupathi Koil Railway Station, 8 Kms from Pasupathi Koil Bus Stop, 8 Kms from Thirukkarugavur, 14 Kms from Papanasam, 17 Kms from Thiruvedhikudi, 18 Kms from Thanjavur, 19 Kms from Thiruvaiyaru, 27 Kms from Kumbakonam and 80 Kms from Trichy Airport.
Location

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