Monday, March 30, 2020

Dharmapureeswarar Temple, Vadakandam, Thiruvarur

Dharmapureeswarar Temple, Vadakandam, Thiruvarur
Dharmapureeswarar Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Vadakandam Village in Kudavasal Taluk near Thiruvarur Town in Thiruvarur District of Tamil Nadu. Presiding Deity is called as Dharmapureeswarar and Mother is called as Swarnambal. The Temple is considered as Thevara Vaippu Sthalam as Devaram hymns had a mention about this Temple. The place was called as Thalichathangudi during ancient times. The Temple is located very close to Thirukaraveeram Karaveeranathar Temple.

The Temple
The Temple is not having Rajagopuram but having an entrance at the eastern side and southern side. The Temple is surrounded by compound walls. The Temple has single prakaram. Presiding Deity is called as Dharmapureeswarar and is facing east. He is housed in the sanctum in the form of Lingam. Bali Peedam and Nandi Mandapam can be found facing the sanctum. Mother is called as Swarnambal. She is housed in a separate south facing shrine. There are shrines for Vinayaga and Lord Murugan with consorts Valli & Deivanai in the Temple premises.
Temple Opening Time
The Temple remains open from 08.00 AM to 10.00 AM and 05.00 PM to 07.00 PM.
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 6th Thirumurai in 25th Patikam in 10th Song.
நல்லூரே நன்றாக நட்ட மிட்டு
நரையேற்றைப் பழையாறே பாய ஏறிப்
பல்லூரும் பலிதிரிந்து சேற்றூர் மீதே
பலர்காணத் தலையாலங் காட்டி னூடே
இல்லார்ந்த பெருவேளூர்த் தளியே பேணி
இராப்பட்டீச் சரங்கடந்து மணற்கால் புக்கு
எல்லாருந் தளிச்சாத்தங் குடியிற் காண
இறைப்பொழுதில் திருவாரூர் புக்கார் தாமே
Connectivity
The Temple is located at about 600 meters from Thirukkannamangai Divyadesam, 700 meters from Vadakandam Main Bus Stop, 1 Km from Padal Petra Sthalam Thirukaraveeram Karaveeranathar Temple, 8 Kms from Thiruvarur, 8 Kms from Thiruvarur Railway Station and 114 Kms from Trichy Airport. The Temple is situated on Thiruvarur to Kumbakonam Route.
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Amarapaneeswarar Temple, Pariyur, Erode

Amarapaneeswarar Temple, Pariyur, Erode
Amarapaneeswarar Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Pariyur Village near Gobichettipalayam in  Erode District of Tamil Nadu. Presiding Deity is called as Amarapaneeswarar / Amara Vidanga Peruman and Mother is called as Soundaranayaki. The Temple is considered as Thevara Vaippu Sthalam as Devaram hymns had a mention about this Temple. It is noteworthy that the famous Kondathu Kaliamman Temple is situated near to this temple. The place was also called as Thavapalli / Thadapalli during ancient times.





Legends
Amarapaneeswarar:
Three powerful demons, Tharaka, Kamalakshan and Vidyunmali played all atrocities against the Devas who could not resist their powers. They sought the help from Lord Shiva for protection. Lord advised them to perform penance on him. They installed a Linga and followed Lord’s advice. Lord waged a war against the three demons and saved the Devas. As he served the cause of the Amara (Devas), He is praised as Amara Pani Easwara – Amara-Devas, Pani-service and Easwara-God.
Pazham Perum Pathi:
Another name for Pariyur was Pazham Perum Pathi (ancient place) owing to the presence of ancient temples.  
The Temple
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Temple Opening Time
The temple remains open from 7.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Festivals
Chithirai Brahmotsavam in April-May, Maha Shivaratri, Aani Thirumanjanam in June-July, Monthly Pradoshams and Aipasi Annabishekam in October-November are the festivals celebrated in the temple.
Religious Significance
Like Konarak in Orissa, this temple is known for Sun worship. The temple is open only after sunrise as it is believed that Sun God and Devas worship the Lord early in morning. As Lord Shiva is pleased with those worshipping his devotees, people pray to Sun God first. This is a temple that emphasizes the importance of Sun worship. It is believed that all adverse planetary effects would disappear if one worships Sun first and go to Lord Shiva next. Sun is facing East in the Navagraha shrine.
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 6th Thirumurai in 71st Patikam in 1st Song.
பொருப்பள்ளி வரைவில்லாப் புரமூன் றெய்து
புலந்தழிய சலந்தரனைப் பிளந்தான் பொற்சக்
கரப்பள்ளி திருக்காட்டுப் பள்ளி கள்ளார்
கமழ்கொல்லி யறைப்பள்ளி கலவஞ் சாரற்
சிரப்பள்ளி சிவப்பள்ளி செம்பொன் பள்ளி
செழுநனி பள்ளிதவப் பள்ளி சீரார்
பரப்பள்ளி யென்றென்று பகர்வோ ரெல்லாம்
பரலோகத் தினிதாகப் பாலிப் பாரே
Prayers
Devotees pray to Lord and Mother offering vastras to conquer enemies. It is the faith of the devotees that worshipping in Somaskanda temples as this one would wipe off Doshas on wedding efforts and on children. Based on this principle, many remedial pujas are performed in this temple. Fathers and sons worship here for good relationship. Devotees perform abishek offering vastras to Lord and Mother.
Contact
Amarapaneeswarar Temple,
Pariyur – 638 476,
Erode District.
Phone: +91 4285 222 010 / 222 080
Connectivity
The Temple is located at about 200 meters from Pariyur Kondathu Kaliamman Temple, 250 meters from Pariyur Bus Stop, 4 Kms from Gobichettipalayam Bus Stand, 5 Kms from Gobichettipalayam, 21 Kms from Anthiyur, 30 Kms from Bhavani, 31 Kms from Sathyamangalam, 39 Kms from Erode Junction Railway Station, 79 Kms from Coimbatore Airport and 88 Kms from Coimbatore. Pariyur is situated on a major highway connecting Gobichettipalayam and Anthiyur via Savandapur. Bus services are available frequently from Gobichettipalayam.
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Amarapaneeswarar Temple, Pariyur – The Temple

Amarapaneeswarar Temple, Pariyur – The Temple
The Temple is west facing with three tiered Rajagopuram. The temple is built completely with marble stones. Presiding Deity is called as Amarapaneeswarar / Amara Vidanga Peruman and is facing west. He is housed in the sanctum in the form of Lingam. The rays of Sun fall on the Lord two days in the month of March at Sunset time offering his worship. Brightness of the rays fall fully on the Linga. The Avudayar on which Linga is placed is on the right side.




Mother is called as Soundaranayaki. She is housed in a separate shrine, situated to the left of the sanctum. Mother Soundaravalli graces the devotees in a standing form. In between the sanctum and mother shrine, Lord Shanmuga Subramanya graces with his peacock vehicle with its face turning left. Valli and Deivanai are with Muruga. This is known as Somaskanda form.




Around the Goshta wall of Muruga shrine, five forms of the Lord as Karthikeya, Balasubramanya, Dhandayudhapani, Kumara Subramaniya and Bala Muruga can be seen. There are also shrines for Lord Sundareswarar and Mother Meenakshi in the prakara facing east. Shrines of Bhairava, Durga, Brahma, Lingodbhava, Navagrahas, Vinayaga, Panchalingas and 63 Saivite Nayanmars are in the prakara. Lord Vinayaka in the temple is praised as Anukkai Vinayaka.




Lord Dakshinamurthy graces in a sitting form under the banyan tree on the sanctum wall facing south. On the opposite side, Lord Subramaniya graces in a standing form with six hands in an obedient style respecting his father in the form of Lord Dakshinamurthy. Sun God is facing east in the Navagraha shrine. Sthala Vriksham is Magizham. There is well inside the temple premises, considered as Theertham associated with this Temple.



Moolanathar Temple, Keelathanjavur, Nagapattinam

Moolanathar Temple, Keelathanjavur, Nagapattinam
Moolanathar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in Keelathanjavur Village in Nagapattinam Taluk in Nagapattinam District of Tamil Nadu. Presiding Deity is called as Moolanathar and Mother is called as Akhilandeshwari. This Temple is considered as Avathara Sthalam of Seruthunai Nayanar, one of the 63 Nayanmars. There is a shrine for Seruthunai Nayanar in the Temple premises. The Temple is considered as Thevara Vaippu Sthalam as Devaram hymns had a mention about this Temple. The place was called as Marugal Naatu Thanjai in ancient times.






For brief details, please refer below link;
Temple Opening Time
The Temple remains open from 08.00 AM to 12.00 Noon and 04.00 PM to 07.00 PM.
Literary Mention
The Temple is considered as Thevara Vaippu Sthalam as Devaram hymns sung by Sundarar had a mention about this Temple. The Temple is mentioned in 7th Thirumurai in 12th Patikam in 9th Song.
தழலும் மேனியன் தையலோர்
பாகம் அமர்ந்தவன்
தொழலுந் தொல்வினை தீர்க்கின்ற
சோதி சோற்றுத்துறை
கழலுங் கோவை உடையவன்
காதலிக் கும்மிடம்
பழனம் பாம்பணி பாம்புரம்
தஞ்சைதஞ் சாக்கையே
Contact
Moolanathar Temple,
Keelathanjavur, Thirumarugal Via,
Nagapattinam District – 610 101
Phone: +91 4366 270 823
Mobile: +91 97517 50852
Connectivity
The Temple is located at about 7 Kms from Thirumarugal, 8 Kms from Thiruvirkudi, 8 Kms from Thirukkannapuram, 9 Kms from Thiruppugalur, 10 Kms from Kangalancheri, 12 Kms from Surakkudi, 13 Kms from Kilvelur, 14 Kms from Kilvelur Railway Station, 17 Kms from Nagore Railway Station, 17 Kms from Thiruvarur, 24 Kms from Karaikal, 23 Kms from Nagapattinam and 134 Kms from Trichy Airport. The Temple is situated on Nagore to Surakkudi Route.
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Moolanathar Temple, Keelathanjavur – Legends

Moolanathar Temple, Keelathanjavur – Legends
Seruthunai Nayanar was a Nayanar saint, venerated in the Hindu sect of Shaivism. He is generally counted as the 55th in the list of 63 Nayanars. The life of Seruthunai Nayanar is described in Periya Puranam written by Sekkizhar (12th century), which is a hagiography of the 63 Nayanars. The Periya Puranam narrates his tale twice, once in the chapter dedicated to him and again in the tale of the Pallava King Kazharsinga, who is also considered as a Nayanar saint. Kazharsinga is dated between 8th - 9th century depending on identification with historical Pallava kings.
One of the most prominent Nayanars, Sundarar (8th century) venerates Seruthunai Nayanar in the Tiruthonda Thogai. Seruthunai Nayanar was born in ThanjavurMarugal Nadu which was then part of the Pallava Kingdom ruled by Kazharsinga. Seruthunai was a Vellalar, a caste of agricultural land owners. He was a devout devotee of Shiva, the patron god of Shaivism. He journeyed to Thiruvarur and worshipped at the shrine of Araneri, dedicated to Shiva.
This temple is identified as the Sri Achaleswarar (Vandarkuzhali) Temple, which is located in the Thyagaraja Temple complex. He volunteered to perform various services in the temple. Once, the reigning king Kazharsinga and his queen consort arrived to pay respects to Shiva. She arrived in the temple hall (mandapa) where various flowers were gathered to use as floral offerings to Shiva as well as create garlands for him. A flower had fallen from the dais where the garlands were made. The queen picked the flower and smelt it.
In Hinduism, it is taboo to use, or smell flowers meant for God, before they are offered to him. Seruthunai Nayanar was enraged by the conduct of the Pallava queen. Ignoring her royal status, he dragged her by her hair and pushed her on the ground. He caught her nose and punished her by severing it. For fearless actions, he is said to have attained the abode of Shiva after death. The chapter of Kazharsinga gives further details about the event. The queen screamed in pain. The infuriated Kazharsinga rushed to her and asked who had dared to assault his queen and challenge his authority.
Seruthunai Nayanar took responsibility and explained the rationale of his actions. Kazharsinga deemed the punishment inadequate and chopped off the hand of the queen, by which he lifted the flower. Seruthunai Nayanar is worshipped in the Tamil month of Avani, when the moon enters the Pushya nakshatra (lunar mansion). He is depicted with folded hands. He receives collective worship as part of the 63 Nayanars. Their icons and brief accounts of his deeds are found in many Shiva temples in Tamil Nadu. Their images are taken out in procession in festivals.

Mahajanakudi Shiva Temple, Thiruvidaimarudur, Thanjavur

Mahajanakudi Shiva Temple, Thiruvidaimarudur, Thanjavur
Mahajanakudi Shiva Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in Mahajanakudi Village near Thiruvidaimarudur Town in Thiruvidaimarudur Taluk in Thanjavur District in Tamil Nadu. Thiruvidaimarudur is considered as equivalent to Kasi. This Shiva Temple is situated beneath Arasa Maram under thatched roof. The Temple houses a Shiva Lingam kept in square Avudaiyar. Nandi can be found in front of the Lingam.



Connectivity
The Temple is located at about 2 Kms from Thiruvidaimarudur Bus Stop, 2 Kms from Thiruvidaimarudur Railway Station, 3 Kms from Thirubuvanam, 4 Kms from Govindapuram, 5 Kms from Aduthurai, 5 Kms from Thirunageswaram, 10 Kms from Kumbakonam, 10 Kms from Kumbakonam Bus Stand, 10 Kms from Kumbakonam Railway Stattion, 12 Kms from Thiruvavaduthurai, 29 Kms from Mayiladuthurai, 52 Kms from Thanjavur and 113 Kms from Trichy Airport.
Thiruvidaimarudur is situated to the north of Kumbakonam city on the road to Mayiladuthurai. All the buses pass via this route with a stop closer to the temple at Thiruvidaimarudur. Town buses are available from Kumbakonam. The route numbers are 1,27, 33, 54, & 64. Autos / Taxies are available to reach this Temple from Kumbakonam.
There is a small railway station at Thiruvidaimarudur on the Kumbakonam – Mayiladuthurai section of the Southern Railway. Only the passenger trains stop there. The nearest convenient railway station is located at Kumbakonam with connectivity to Chennai (via Trichy), Thirunelveli (via Dindigul, Madurai), Coimbatore (Satapthi), Mysore (Via Erode - Salem - Bangalore). Trichy Airport is the nearest international airport.
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Saturday, March 28, 2020

Prasanna Venkatesa Perumal Temple, Thiruvidaimarudur, Thanjavur

Prasanna Venkatesa Perumal Temple, Thiruvidaimarudur, Thanjavur
Prasanna Venkatesa Perumal Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu located in Thiruvidaimarudur Town in Thiruvidaimarudur Taluk in Thanjavur District in Tamil Nadu. Thiruvidaimarudur is considered as equivalent to Kasi. This temple was constructed by Maharaja Sarabhoji. During those times, there was a general preference to Shiva temples in the region. On the request of his queen wife, Maharaja built a Vishnu temple right across her harem. The remains of the palace is still visible from the temple entrance, right across State Highway 64. Here, Perumal housed in the sanctum is more than 6 feet in height.






Connectivity
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