Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Sivaloganathar Temple, Vellappakkam, Cuddalore

Sivaloganathar Temple, Vellappakkam, Cuddalore
Sivaloganathar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Vellappakkam Village in Cuddalore Taluk in Cuddalore District of Tamil Nadu. Presiding Deity is called as Sivaloganathar and Mother is called as Shivagama Sundari. The Village was called as Vellalar Pakkam in ancient times and got corrupted to Vellappakkam.


There are three temples in the area around Nellikkuppam that denote Kailasa, Shivaloka and Bhooloka, the three places where Lord Shiva is worshipped. They are;
The Temple
This Temple is facing towards east and covers an area of about 2 acres. Nandi and Balipeedam can be found facing the sanctum. The Sanctum Sanctorum consists of Sanctum and Maha Mandapam. Presiding Deity is called as Sivaloganathar and is facing east. He is housed in the sanctum in the form of Lingam. Brahma, Dakshinamoorthy and Lingodbhava are the Koshta Idols located around the sanctum walls.


Chandikeswarar Shrine can be seen in his usual location. Mother is called as Shivagama Sundari. She is housed in a separate south facing shrine. Her shrine is situated on the Maha Mandapam. There are shrines for Vinayagar, Lord Murugan with his consorts Valli & Deivanai, Nudhana Durga, Saneeswarar, Mahalakshmi, Nagas, Navagrahas, Chandikeswarar, Bhairavar and Suryan in the Temple premises.


Connectivity
The Temple is located at about 2.5 Kms from Varakalpattu Bus Stop, 2.5 Kms from Varakalpattu Railway Station, 4 Kms from Nellikkuppam Main Bus Stand, 6 Kms from Nellikkuppam Railway Station, 8 Kms from Bahour, 10 Kms from Cuddalore, 10 Kms from Cuddalore Bus Stand, 14 Kms from Cuddalore Port Junction Railway Station, 18 Kms from Panruti, 28 Kms from Puducherry, 31 Kms from Puducherry Airport, 171 Kms from Chennai Airport and 179 Kms from Chennai. The Temple is situated on Cuddalore to Panruti Route.
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Kailasanathar Temple, Nellikkuppam, Cuddalore

Kailasanathar Temple, Nellikkuppam, Cuddalore
Kailasanathar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Nellikkuppam Town in Panruti Taluk in Cuddalore District of Tamil Nadu. Presiding Deity is called as Kailasanathar and Mother is called as Akhilandeshwari. The Temple was believed to be built by Pallavas and is about 1400 years old.


There are three temples in the area around Nellikkuppam that denote Kailasam, Shivalogam and Bhoologam, the three places where Lord Shiva is worshipped. They are;
History
The Temple was believed to be built by Pallavas and is about 1400 years old. The temple has received royal patronage from Cholas, Nayaks, Kadavas and Vijayanagara Kings. The temple was constructed during the reign of Mahendravarma Pallava I (600-630 CE). It is said that Mahendravarma Pallava started building Shiva Temples over Jain Shrines when he was converted to Shaivism from Jainism by the efforts of Thirunavukkarasar (Appar). This Temple is considered one among those converted shrines.

During the desilting of the temple tank in recent times, people had found an ancient Jain Theerthangar statue dating back to 5th Century AD. The Temple authorities installed the statue in the temple premises. The Temple received patronage from Kundavai Nachiyar, elder sister of Chola Emperor Rajaraja Chola I. An inscription on the lintel of the sanctum attests this fact. There is an inscription dated to Chola King Vikrama Chola (1118 – 1135 CE) talks about the renovation done by Chola Emperor Rajendra Chola I.

The temple was called as Kailsamudaiya Rajendra Chozheswaram and the place was called as Rajaraja Valanattu Cholavalli Nallur in the inscriptions available in this temple. Mandapams, Veera Anjaneya Shrine and the walls were built during Nayak Period. There is an inscription dated to 17th Century CE mentions about the temple renovations carried out by Irandaairam Mudaligal. The Temple contains ten Chola era inscriptions, one Nayakkar period inscriptions and rest three inscriptions are of recent origin.
The Temple
This Temple is facing towards east, but the temple entrance is from the southern side as the eastern entrance is not in use due to the encroachment by the locals. The Sanctum Sanctorum consists of Sanctum, Artha Mandapam and Maha Mandapam. Presiding Deity is called as Kailasanathar and is facing east. He is housed in the sanctum in the form of Lingam. Dakshinamoorthy (without the Banyan tree behind him), Vishnu Durga with a Prayoga Chakra (bison head at her feet is missing), Vishnu, Vinayaga and Brahma are the Koshta idols located around the sanctum walls.


Idols of Lord Murugan and Vinayaga can be found at the entrance of the sanctum. Mother is called as Akhilandeshwari. She is housed in a separate south facing shrine. Her idol is around 6 feet tall. Her shrine is situated to left side of the sanctum. There is a shrine for Lord Vinayaga in the south west corner of the Temple premises. There is a small shrine in the form of Maadakoil can be found next to the Vinayaga Shrine. It might have housed a Lingam in ancient times. Now, no deity is enshrined in this shrine.


There is a shrine for Lord Murugan in the temple premises. This shrine houses Baladhandayuthapani facing south and Lord Murugan with his consorts Valli & Deivanai facing east. Sthala Vriksham, Vanni tree is located near to Murugan Shrine. There is a small Lingam beneath this Tree. There are shrines for Veera Anjaneya, Bhairavar, Kala Bhairavar, Suryan, Vishnu, Navagrahas, Veerabhadra, Chandikeswarar, Ayyanar with his consorts Poorna & Pushkala and Jyeshta Devi with Maanthi & Kuligai in the Temple premises.


Temple Opening Time
The Temple remains open from 06.00 AM to 10.00 AM and 05.00 PM to 07.00 PM. 
Contact
Kailasanathar Temple,
Nellikkuppam, Panruti Taluk,
Cuddalore District – 607 105
Mobile: +91 77088 41065 / 93676 46591 / 98407 23477
Connectivity
The Temple is located at about 1 Km from Nellikkuppam Main Bus Stand, 1.5 Kms from Nellikkuppam Railway Station, 11 Kms from Cuddalore, 14 Kms from Cuddalore Port Junction Railway Station, 14 Kms from Cuddalore Bus Stand, 14 Kms from Panruti, 15 Kms from Panruti Railway Station, 31 Kms from Puducherry, 34 Kms from Puducherry Airport, 172 Kms from Chennai Airport and 182 Kms from Chennai. The Temple is situated on Cuddalore to Panruti Route.

Bhoologanathar Temple, Nellikkuppam, Cuddalore

Bhoologanathar Temple, Nellikkuppam, Cuddalore
Bhoologanathar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Nellikkuppam Town in Panruti Taluk in Cuddalore District of Tamil Nadu. Presiding Deity is called as Bhoologanathar and Mother is called as Bhuvanambigai. This Temple houses a special shrine for Lord Vishnu like Govinda Raja Perumal Temple in Chidambaram Thillai Nataraja Temple.



There are three temples in the area around Nellikkuppam that denote Kailasa, Shivaloka and Bhooloka, the three places where Lord Shiva is worshipped. They are;

History
The Temple is believed to be built by Chola Emperor Rajendra Chola I. The Temple was renovated by Vaiyapuri Paradesiyar in 18th Century A.D.


The Temple
This Temple is facing towards east with three tiered Rajagopuram. Nandi, Balipeedam and Dhwaja Sthambam can be found facing the sanctum. The Sanctum Sanctorum consists of Maha Mandapam, Artha Mandapam and Sanctum. Presiding Deity is called as Bhoologanathar. He is housed in the sanctum in the form of Lingam. Mother is called as Bhuvanambigai. She is housed in a separate south facing shrine. Her shrine is situated in Maha Mandapam.


There is a south facing shrine housing Prasanna Venkatesa Perumal and Alarmelu Mangai in Maha Mandapam. There is a shrine for Vishnu Durga in the Temple premises. She is sitting over Padma (Lotus) with 8 arms (Ashta Bhuja) is special. There are shrines for Swarna Vinayagar, Muthu Kumara Swamy with his consorts Valli & Deivanai, Kala Bhairavar, Chandikeswarar, Bala Murugan, Dakshinamoorthy and Navagrahas in the Temple premises. Sthala Vriksham is Vilwa tree.


Temple Opening Time
The Temple remains open from 08.00 AM to 12.00 Noon and 04.00 PM to 08.00 PM.
Festivals
Ani Thirumanjanam, Aadi Thirukalyanam (Marriage Festival), Puratasi Maha Shivaratri and monthly Pradoshams are celebrated here.
Prayers
People worship to Lord Shiva for settling land disputes, buying properties and wellbeing of them. Women worship Mother to overcome marriage obstacles and pray for longevity of their husband.
Connectivity
The Temple is located at about 1.5 Kms from Nellikkuppam Main Bus Stand, 2 Kms from Nellikkuppam Railway Station, 11 Kms from Cuddalore, 14 Kms from Cuddalore Port Junction Railway Station, 14 Kms from Cuddalore Bus Stand, 15 Kms from Panruti, 31 Kms from Puducherry, 34 Kms from Puducherry Airport, 172 Kms from Chennai Airport and 182 Kms from Chennai. The Temple is situated on Cuddalore to Panruti Route.

Chidambareswarar Temple, Nedunkulam, Cuddalore

Chidambareswarar Temple, Nedunkulam, Cuddalore
Chidambareswarar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in Nedunkulam Village in Thittagudi Taluk in Cuddalore District of Tamil Nadu. Presiding Deity is called as Chidambareswarar and Mother is called as Shivagama Sundari. The Temple is situated on the banks of Wellington Lake. The Temple is believed to be built in 18th Century CE.
The Temple
This Temple is facing towards east. Presiding Deity is called as Chidambareswarar and is facing east. He is housed in the sanctum in the form of Lingam. Mother is called as Shivagama Sundari. She is housed in a separate south facing shrine. There are shrines for Vinayaga and Murugan in the temple premises.
Connectivity
The Temple is located at about 5 Kms from Thittakudi, 5 Kms from Thittakudi Bus Stand, 7 Kms from Avatti, 11 Kms from Veppur, 19 Kms from Thozhuthur, 20 Kms from Pennadam Railway Station and 105 Kms from Trichy Airport. The Temple is situated on Thittagudi to Avatti Route.
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Naganadheeswarar Temple, Narasingamangalam, Cuddalore

Naganadheeswarar Temple, Narasingamangalam, Cuddalore
Naganadheeswarar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in Narasingamangalam Village in Thittagudi Taluk in Cuddalore District of Tamil Nadu. Presiding Deity is called as Naganadheeswarar and Mother is called as Shivagami. The Temple is believed to be around 300 years old.
The Temple
This Temple is facing towards east. Nandi and Balipeedam can be found facing the sanctum. Presiding Deity is called as Naganadheeswarar and is facing east. He is housed in the sanctum in the form of Lingam. Mother is called as Shivagami. She is housed in a separate south facing shrine. There are shrines for Vinayaga and Murugan in the temple premises.
Connectivity
The Temple is located at about 4 Kms from Thazhanallur Railway Station, 11 Kms from Pennadam, 13 Kms from Pennadam Railway Station, 16 Kms from Virudhachalam, 18 Kms from Thittagudi, 19 Kms from Virudhachalam Junction Railway Station, 79 Kms from Cuddalore, 104 Kms from Puducherry Airport and 130 Kms from Trichy Airport. Devotees need to travel in Thittagudi to Virudhachalam Route, take a left immediately after Goodalur and travel for 7 Kms. You will find a Mariyamman Koil in the route. Take right turn at this junction and travel for another 3 Kms to reach this Temple.
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Thiruvanantheeswarar Temple, Ma Pudaiyur, Cuddalore

Thiruvanantheeswarar Temple, Ma Pudaiyur, Cuddalore
Thiruvanantheeswarar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in Ma Pudaiyur Village in Thittagudi Taluk in Cuddalore District of Tamil Nadu. Presiding Deity is called as Thiruvanantheeswarar and Mother is called as Thirupura Sundari. The Temple is believed to be built by Cholas.
Legends
It is believed that Anandan, a Naga, worshipped Lord Shiva here. Hence, Lord Shiva came to be called as Thiruvanantheeswarar.
The Temple
The Temple is facing towards east with an entrance arch. The entrance arch has stucco images of Rishabaroodar flanked by Lord Vinayaga and Lord Murugan. The Sanctum Sanctorum consists of Sanctum, Artha Mandapam and Maha Mandapam. Presiding Deity is called as Thiruvanantheeswarar and is facing east. He is housed in the sanctum in the form of Lingam. There are life size sculptures of Chola Kings in worshipping posture can be seen on either sides in Sanctum.
Vinayaga, Dakshinamoorthy, Vishnu, Brahma and Durga are the Kosha idols located around the sanctum walls. There is a relief depicting the legend of the temple i.e. a snake worshipping Lord Shiva and King with his family in worshipping posture can be seen near Vinayaga in Koshta. Chandikeswarar shrine can be seen in his usual location. There are several inscriptions on the Adhistana of the Sanctum.
Mother is called as Thirupura Sundari. She is housed in a separate east facing shrine. There is an ancient Dakshinamoorthy idol can be seen at the entrance of Mother Shrine. It might be the original Koshta Idol once. There is a shrine for Lord Murugan in between sanctum and Mother Shrine. Thus, forming Somaskanda formation. He is having 12 hands and found seated on peacock. There are shrines for Vinayaga, Ayyapan and Navagrahas in the temple premises.
Connectivity
The Temple is located at about 11 Kms from Veppur, 12 Kms from Tholudur, 16 Kms from Thittagudi, 25 Kms from Koothakudi Railway Station, 31 Kms from Pennadam Railway Station, 98 Kms from Cuddalore and 97 Kms from Trichy Airport. The Temple is situated on Tholudur to Veppur Route.
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Kailasanathar Temple, Kurukkathancheri, Cuddalore

Kailasanathar Temple, Kurukkathancheri, Cuddalore
Kailasanathar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in Kurukkathancheri Village in Thittagudi Taluk in Cuddalore District of Tamil Nadu. Presiding Deity is called as Kailasanathar and Mother is called as Meenakshi. The temple is situated on the southern banks of Vellaru River.
The Temple
The Temple is facing towards east with an entrance arch. Nandi and Balipeedam can be found facing the sanctum. The Sanctum Sanctorum consists of Sanctum and Artha Mandapam. Presiding Deity is called as Kailasanathar and is facing east. He is housed in the sanctum in the form of Lingam. Mother is called as Meenakshi. She is housed in an east facing shrine. Her shrine is situated to the left side of the sanctum. There are shrines for Vinayagar, Murugan, Navagrahas and Chandikeswarar in the temple premises.
Connectivity
The Temple is located at about 4 Kms from Murugankudi, 9 Kms from Pennadam New Bus Stand, 11 Kms from Pennadam Railway Station, 14 Kms from Virudhachalam, 23 Kms from Thittagudi, 75 Kms from Cuddalore and 121 Kms from Trichy Airport. Devotees need to travel in Thittagudi to Virudhachalam Route and take a left turn at Murugankudi, then cross the Vellaru River to reach this Temple.
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Vaidyanathar Temple, Kumaramangalam, Cuddalore

Vaidyanathar Temple, Kumaramangalam, Cuddalore
Vaidyanathar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in Kumaramangalam Village in Virudhachalam Taluk in Cuddalore District of Tamil Nadu. Presiding Deity is called as Vaidyanathar and Mother is called as Thaiyal Nayagi. The temple is situated on the northern banks of Manimutharu River.


The Temple
The Temple is facing towards east. Nandi and Balipeedam can be found facing the sanctum. The Sanctum Sanctorum consists of Sanctum, Artha Mandapam and Maha Mandapam. Presiding Deity is called as Vaidyanathar and is facing east. He is housed in the sanctum in the form of Lingam. Mother is called as Thaiyal Nayagi. She is housed in a separate south facing shrine. There are shrines for Vinayagar, Murugan, Chandikeswarar and Saneeswarar in the temple premises.


Connectivity
The Temple is located at about 8 Kms from Virudhachalam, 9 Kms from Virudhachalam Bus Stand, 12 Kms from Virudhachalam Junction Railway Station, 22 Kms from Sethiyathope, 59 Kms from Cuddalore and 138 Kms from Trichy Airport. The Temple is situated on Virudhachalam to Sethiyathope Route.
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Choleeswarar Temple, Korakkavadi, Cuddalore

Choleeswarar Temple, Korakkavadi, Cuddalore
Choleeswarar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in Korakkavadi Village in Thittagudi Taluk in Cuddalore District of Tamil Nadu. Presiding Deity is called as Choleeswarar and Mother is called as Periya Nayagi / Brihannayagi. The Temple is situated on the banks of Vasishta River.

The Temple
This Temple is facing towards east with an entrance arch. Nandi and Balipeedam can be found immediately after the entrance facing the sanctum. The Sanctum Sanctorum consists of Maha Mandapam, Artha Mandapam and Sanctum. Presiding Deity is called as Choleeswarar and is facing east. He is housed in the sanctum in the form of Lingam.

Vinayagar, Dakshinamoorthy, Lingodbhava, Brahma and Durga are the Koshta idols located around the sanctum walls. Chandikeswarar Shrine can be found in his usual location. The Vimana over the sanctum is tall and is richly decorated with stucco images of Ananda Sayana Vishnu, Nataraja and other Hindu deities.
Mother is called as Periya Nayagi / Brihannayagi. She is housed in a separate east facing shrine. Her shrine is situated to the left side of the sanctum. Her idol is about 5 feet tall. There is a big idol of Ambika at the entrance of her shrine. This Idol might be the original idol housed in the sanctum in ancient times.

There are shrines for Vinayaga, Murugan, Bhairavar, Suryan and Navagrahas in the temple premises. There are few inscriptions found in the Adishtana of the temple. An inscription dated to 12th Century CE talks about the gift given to Eesanathevar Madam by Vaanarayan. Also, another inscription talks about the installation of Vinayaga in the Koshta by a person named Maruthanthapuram Petran Perumal.
Connectivity
The Temple is located at about 4 Kms from Kariyanur, 10 Kms from Koogaiyur, 13 Kms from Tholudur, 19 Kms from Aragalur, 23 Kms from Chinna Salem Railway Station, 28 Kms from Thittagudi, 101 Kms from Trichy Airport and 120 Kms from Cuddalore. The Temple is situated on Tholudur to Attur Route via Aragalur.
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Thyagaraja Temple, Kilimangalam, Cuddalore

Thyagaraja Temple, Kilimangalam, Cuddalore
Thyagaraja Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in Kilimangalam Village in Thittagudi Taluk in Cuddalore District of Tamil Nadu. Presiding Deity is called as Thyagaraja and Mother is called as Shivagama Sundari. The Temple is situated on the southern banks of Vellaru River.

The Temple
The Temple is facing towards east with an entrance arch at the southern side. The entrance arch has a stucco image of Rishabaroodar. Nandi and Balipeedam can be found facing the sanctum. The Sanctum Sanctorum consists of Sanctum and Artha Mandapam. Presiding Deity is called as Thyagaraja and is facing east. He is housed in the sanctum in the form of Lingam.
Dakshinamoorthy, Lingodbhava and Brahma are the Koshta idols located around the sanctum walls. There is a beautiful relief of Swan worshipping Lord Shiva can be seen in the sanctum wall. Mother is called as Shivagama Sundari. She is housed in a separate east facing shrine. Her shrine is situated to the left side of the sanctum. There are shrines for Vinayaga, Murugan, Navagrahas, Bhairavar and Nagas in the temple premises.
Connectivity
The Temple is located at about 4 Kms from Murugankudi, 9 Kms from Pennadam New Bus Stand, 11 Kms from Pennadam Railway Station, 14 Kms from Virudhachalam, 23 Kms from Thittagudi, 75 Kms from Cuddalore and 121 Kms from Trichy Airport. Devotees need to travel in Thittagudi to Virudhachalam Route and take a left turn at Murugankudi, then cross the Vellaru River to reach this Temple.
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Kailasanathar Temple, Keelacheruvai, Cuddalore

Kailasanathar Temple, Keelacheruvai, Cuddalore
Kailasanathar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in Keelacheruvai Village in Thittagudi Taluk in Cuddalore District of Tamil Nadu. Presiding Deity is called as Kailasanathar and Mother is called as Shivagama Sundari. The Temple is situated on the northern banks of Vellaru River.
The Temple
This Temple is facing towards east. Nandi and Balipeedam can be found facing the sanctum immediately after the entrance. Presiding Deity is called as Kailasanathar and is facing east. He is housed in the sanctum in the form of Lingam. Mother is called as Shivagama Sundari. She is housed in a separate east facing shrine.
There is an east facing Murugan Shrine in between Sanctum and Mother Shrine. Thus, forming the Somaskanda formation. There are shrines for Vinayagar, Murugan and Somaskanda in the temple premises. There is a Theertha well in front of the temple premises.
Connectivity
The Temple is located at about 3 Kms from Thittagudi Bus Stand, 4 Kms from Thittagudi, 12 Kms from Tholudur, 18 Kms from Pennadam Railway Station, 95 Kms from Cuddalore and 97 Kms from Trichy Airport. The Temple is situated on Thittagudi to Tholudur Route.
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Viswanatha Swamy Temple, Kavanur, Cuddalore

Viswanatha Swamy Temple, Kavanur, Cuddalore
Viswanatha Swamy Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in Kavanur Village in Virudhachalam Taluk in Cuddalore District of Tamil Nadu. Presiding Deity is called as Viswanatha Swamy and Mother is called as Visalakshi. The Temple is situated on the northern banks of Vellaru River.

The Temple
The Temple is facing towards east with an entrance on the western side. Nandi can be found facing the sanctum. The Sanctum Sanctorum consists of Sanctum, Artha Mandapam and Maha Mandapam. Presiding Deity is called as Viswanatha Swamy and is facing east. He is housed in the sanctum in the form of Lingam.


Mother is called as Visalakshi. She is housed in a separate south facing shrine. Her shrine is situated in the Maha Mandapam. There are shrines for Vinayagar, Murugan, Durga, Chandikeswarar, Saneeswarar, Navagrahas, Bhairavar and Suryan in the temple premises.
Festivals
Panguni Uthiram is the main festival celebrated here. Monthly Pradoshams are also observed here.
Connectivity
The Temple is located at about 5 Kms from Srimushnam, 7 Kms from Kammapuram, 20 Kms from Virudhachalam, 21 Kms from Virudhachalam Bus Stand, 22 Kms from Virudhachalam Junction Railway Station, 67 Kms from Cuddalore and 146 Kms from Trichy Airport. Devotees need to travel in Virudhachalam to Sethiyathope Route, take a right diversion road at Kammapuram and travel for another 7 Kms to reach this Temple.
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