Saturday, February 20, 2021

Viswanathar Temple, Chidambaranathapuram, Thanjavur

Viswanathar Temple, Chidambaranathapuram, Thanjavur

Viswanathar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in Chidambaranathapuram Village in Thiruvidaimarudur Taluk in Thanjavur District of Tamil Nadu. Presiding Deity is called as Viswanathar and Mother is called as Visalakshi. The Temple is situated on southern banks of Kollidam River.


The Temple

The Temple is facing towards east. 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 Viswanathar and is facing east. He is housed in the sanctum in the form of Lingam. Chandikeswarar Shrine can be seen in his usual location. Mother is called as Visalakshi. She is housed in a separate south facing shrine. Her shrine is situated in Maha Mandapam. There are shrines for Vinayaga, Murugan and Dakshinamoorthy in the temple premises.

Connectivity

The Temple is located at about 3 Kms from Thiruppanandal Bus Stand, 8 Kms from Pandanallur, 14 Kms from Aduthurai Railway Station, 17 Kms from Thiruvidaimaruthur, 23 Kms from Kumbakonam, 23 Kms from Kumbakonam Railway Station, 60 Kms from Thanjavur and 113 Kms from Trichy Airport. The Temple is situated on Thiruppanandal to Pandanallur Route.

Location

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