Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Nadanapureeswarar Temple, Thandanthottam, Thanjavur

Nadanapureeswarar Temple, Thandanthottam, Thanjavur
Nadanapureeswarar Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Thandanthottam Village in Kumbakonam Taluk in Thanjavur District of Tamil Nadu. Presiding Deity is called as Nadanapureeswarar and Mother is called as Shivagama Sundari. The Temple is considered as Thevara Vaippu Sthalam as Devaram hymns had a mention about this Temple. The Village was also called as Narthanapuri, Narthanapuram and Thandavapuri in ancient times. The Temple is situated on the banks of Arasalaru River. The Temple is considered as Marriage Parihara Sthalam.





Legends
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History
This temple was built during Pallavas. The Pallava King Nandhivarman II of the 8th Century AD have contributed extensively to this temple. Later Cholas also renovated this Temple. The “Seppedugal” (Brass parchments of the ancient times) belonging to the Pallava Era have been found in Thandanthottam. These  Seppedugal clearly explain that this town had immense glory during the Pallava and Chola eras. These Brass parchments informs about Nandivarman II,  the Pallava king who ruled Kanchipuram in the 8th century AD. 


It is also known through these Seppedugal, that the Sri Vaikunda Perumal Temple was constructed by Nandivarman II. Once, there was a huge idol of Nataraja in the temple. Once, the Nataraja idols at Pathur, Sivapuram and Thandanthottam were robbed. After a great search, the only the idols of Nataraja of Pathur and Sivapuram were recovered. Thandanthottam lost its Nataraja idol forever. Kanchi Mahaperiyava had gifted a small yet beautiful Nataraja idol to this Temple.


The Temple
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Temple Opening time
The Temple remains open from 09:00 A.M. to 10:30 AM and 05:00 P.M. to 07:00 P.M.
Literary Mention
The Temple is considered as Thevara Vaippu Sthalam as Devaram hymns sung by Appar had a mention about this Temple. The Temple is mentioned in 7th Thirumurai in 12th Patikam in 2nd Song.
அண்டத் தண்டத்தின் அப்புறத்
தாடும் அமுதனூர்
தண்டந் தோட்டந் தண்டங்குறை
தண்டலை யாலங்காடு
கண்டல் முண்டல்கள் சூழ்கழிப்
பாலை கடற்கரை
கொண்டல் நாட்டுக்கொண்டல் குறுக்கை
நாட்டுக் குறுக்கையே
Prayers
It is believed that the obstacles in marriage will vanish if one visits the Nadanapureeswarar Temple. The Temple is considered as Marriage Parihara Sthalam.
Contact
Nadanapureeswarar Temple,
Thandanthottam, Kumbakonam,
Thanjavur District – 612202.
Phone: +91 435 244 6019
Mobile: +91 94430 70051
Connectivity
The Temple is located at about 2 Kms from Murukkangudi, 3.5 Kms from Poundarigapuram, 4 Kms from Ayyavadi, 4 Kms from Nachiyar Koil, 6 Kms from Thirunageswaram, 9 Kms from Kumbakonam Railway Station, 10 Kms from Kumbakonam Bus Stand, 11 Kms from Kumbakonam, 53 Kms from Thanjavur and 113 Kms from Trichy Airport. The Temple can be reached from Kumbakonam via Thirunageswaram, Ayyavadi and Murukkangudi. There is also another route from Nachiyar Koil to reach this Temple.

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