Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Vardhamaneswarar Temple, Thirupugalur, Nagapattinam

Vardhamaneswarar Temple, Thirupugalur, Nagapattinam

Vardhamaneswarar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in Thirupugalur Village near Thirukannapuram in Thirumarugal Taluk in Nagapattinam District of Tamil Nadu. Presiding Deity is called as Vardhamaneswarar / Nikazhkaala Nadhar and Mother is called as Manonmani. This Shrine is called as Thirupugalur Vardhamaneswaram.

This Temple is situated inside Thirupugalur Agnipureeswarar Temple. This shrine is considered as Paadal Petra Sthalam as it is praised in the verses of Devaram by Sambandar. This temple is considered as the 193rd Devara Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalams and 76th Shiva Sthalam on the Southern bank of the river Cauvery in Chozha Nadu. This shrine is considered as Avathara Sthalam of Muruga Nayanar.

Legends

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https://tamilnadu-favtourism.blogspot.com/2016/10/agnipureeswarar-temple-thirupugalur.html

History

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https://tamilnadu-favtourism.blogspot.com/2021/03/agnipureeswarar-temple-thirupugalur-history.html

The Temple

This Temple is situated inside Thirupugalur Agnipureeswarar Temple. This shrine is considered as Paadal Petra Sthalam as it is praised in the verses of Devaram by Sambandar. This east facing shrine is situated adjacent to the sanctum of Agnipureeswarar on the right side. Balipeedam and Nandi can be seen facing this shrine. Presiding Deity is called as Vardhamaneswarar / Nikazhkaala Nadhar and is facing east. He is housed in the shrine in the form of Lingam.

Idol of Muruga Nayanar can be seen facing this shrine. Muruga Nayanar served Lord Vardhamaneeswarar by preparing garlands for him. Mother is called as Manonmani. She is housed in a separate south facing shrine. Sambandar hymns on Thirupugalur Vardhamaneswaram is inscribed on the walls. Idols and Shrines of Bala Ganapathy, Chandrasekarar, Dhandapani and Chandikeswarar can be seen in the hall.

Temple Opening Time

The Temple remains open from 6.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.

Festivals

For brief details, please refer below link;

https://tamilnadu-favtourism.blogspot.com/2016/10/agnipureeswarar-temple-thirupugalur_7.html

Literary Mention

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https://tamilnadu-favtourism.blogspot.com/2021/03/vardhamaneswarar-temple-thirupugalur-literary-mention.html

Prayers

For brief details, please refer below link;

https://tamilnadu-favtourism.blogspot.com/2016/10/agnipureeswarar-temple-thirupugalur_63.html

Contact

Vardhamaneswarar Temple,

Thirupugalur – 609 704,

Via Thirukannapuram,

Thirumarugal Taluk,

Nagapattinam District

Phone: +91 4366 237 198 / 237 176 / 292 300

Mobile: +91 94431 13025 / 94435 88339

Mobile: +91 94442 64982 / 94878 64858.

Connectivity

The Temple is located at about 500 meters from Thirupugalur Bus Stop, 2 Kms from Thirukannapuram, 6 Kms from Thirumarugal, 9 Kms from Nannilam Railway Station, 11 Kms from Nannilam Bus Stand, 12 Kms from Nannilam, 21 Kms from Thiruvarur, 27 Kms from Nagapattinam, 32 Kms from Mayiladuthurai, 41 Kms from Kumbakonam, 77 Kms from Thanjavur and 137 Kms from Trichy Airport. The Temple is situated on Nagapattinam to Kumbakonam Bus route. Devotees need to get down at Thirupugalur / Thirukannapuram arch to reach this temple. Bus facilities are available from Thiruvarur, Kumbakonam, Nagapattinam and Mayiladuthurai.

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