Wednesday, 7 September 2011

PAADAL PETRA SHIVA STHALANGAL - NADU NAADU ( NEAR ULUNDURPET AND PANRUTI)

07, September 2011.

On 31st August 2011,  I went  to the four Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalangal.  The route I followed  is as given below.

Chennai – Ulundurpet ( Thirunel Vennai ) –  Kedilam – Thirunaavalur – Panruti – Thiruthuraiyur – Panruti – Thiruvadhigai and back to Panruti.

39/7. THIRUVADHIGAI

This is the 39th Devaram padal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 7th sthalam of Nadu Nadu. Moovar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple.

Iraivan : Sri Veerateeswarar, Sri Veeratanatha and  Sri Athigainathar
Iraivi    : Sri Thiripurasundari..

Some of the important features of this temple are....
  1. Moolavar is big and made of 16 flat surfaces.
  2. This is the  3rd Veerata Shiva sthalam out of eight Veerata Shiva sthalangal in  Nadu Naadu. 
  3. Sundarar did not entered the temple and stayed away in a madam, since Appar was doing seva in this temple. 
  4. It is believed that this temple is older than Thanjavur Brakatheeswarar Peria Temple.
  5. The moolavar gopuram of Tanjore and Kanchepuram Kailasanathar temple was built after seeing this temple. In all the three temples the shadow of the Gopuram will not fall on the ground.  One of the special attraction of this sanctum sanctorium & Gopuram is there are lot of suthai sirpangal around three sides, which we cannot find any other temple, looks like thiruteir ( Chariot ). 
  6. Similarly the entrance steps of  the sanctum sanctorium, also from the side, similar to other two temples.   
  7. Appar returned to Hinduism from Jainasim after he recovered from  soolai Noi  ( Soolai decease ) through his sister Thilagavathiyar after drinking holy water of this temple well.  There is a separate sannadhi for Appar.
  8. In latter stage the temple was used by the French Govt, Arcot Navabs,  Marathis and Britishers  for storing arms and as fort.
HOW TO REACH:

  1. The temple is 2 Km from Panruti bus stand,  town buses, Auto and share autos are available.
  2. It is on the bus route  from Panruti to Cuddalore, so through  this  route buses also can reach.
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. Mobile number is + 91 98419 62089
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLECLICK HERE
( Inside mandapam with east side Rajagopuram )
(Mandapam arch on the north side after 16 pillar mandapam )
Sudhai sirpangal around Karuvarai wall and moolavar vimanam
                               Sudhai sirpangal around Karuvarai wall and moolavar vimanam 
  Sudhai sirpangal around Karuvarai wall and moolavar vimanam
  Sudhai sirpangal around Karuvarai wall and moolavar vimanam
  Sudhai sirpangal around Karuvarai wall and moolavar vimanam
  Sudhai sirpangal around Karuvarai wall and moolavar vimanam
Temple complex view
Thirunsvukkarasu Swamigal sannadhi

42/10. THIRUNELVENNAI  (The place is now called as Neivani, 14 KM from Ulundurpet.)
This the 42nd Devaram Padal Petra Shiva Sthalam  and 10th Shiva Sthalam in Nadu Nadu.Thirugana Sambandar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple. 

Iraivan: Sri Sornakadeswarar, Sri Vennaiappar and Sri Nel vennai Nathar.
Iraivi   : Sri Neelamalar Kanni and Sri Purukanthanayaki.

 Some of the important features of this temple are....
  1. There is no dwajasthambam and Rajagopuram. 
  2. The outer  Nadhi near pali peedam is  facing down  not like looking side. 
  3. The flooring work out side sannathi are in progress during my visit due to Archakar’s effort. 
  4. It is believed that the temple was built during Chola period.
HOW TO REACH :

  1. A mini bus is available to this village, but details like time, route etc.,  are not known.
  2. Share auto is available from Ulundurpet.( While traveling in the share auto I was able to count my bones in my body. )
CONTACT DETAILS:
  1. Land line and mobile numbers are +91 4149 - 291 786 and +91 94862 82952
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLECLICK HERE
Moolavar sannadhi Vimanam


Moolavar vimanam with Dhakshinamoorthy sannadhi and Vinayagar sannadhi
Entrance arch 
47/15. THIRUTHURAIYUR
( Now this place is called as Thiruthalur. )

This is the 47th Devaram Padal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 15th Shiva Sthalam of Nadu Naadu. Sundarar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple. 

Iraivan : Sri Shista-guru Natheeswarar, Sri Pasupatheeswarar.
Iraivi    : Sri Shivaloga Nayagi, Sri Poongothai Nayagi.

Some of the important featurs of this temple are....
  1. There is no Raja Gopuram at the Main entrance  and 1st prakaram entrance. Only base of the gopurams are standing like old forts. 
  2. The temple is on the  north bank of  river Pennai. 
  3. From Sundarar’s Paadal during his period the river was flowing on southern side of the temple. ( but it flows on the opposite side ).
  4. Ambal sannathi is in the same complex near the main entrance.
  5. In this temple Sundarar obtained the spiritual power from Lord Shiva along with Ambal on the Rishaba Vakanam, witnessed  by Sri Vinayagar. Since Shiva teaches to Sundarar as guru,  Iraivan is called as  Shista-Guru Natheeswarar.
HOW TO REACH: 

  1. 8 KM from Panruti 
  2. 4.5 KM from Kandarakottai near panruti on the Villupuram to Panruti route.
  3. Town bus route No 19  is going  to Akkadavalli  from Panruti through this Village Thiruthuraiyur.
  4. Town bus route No 25  is going the Korrathi  from Panruti through Thiruthuraiyur.
CONTACT DETAILS:
  1. Landline and mobile numbers are +91 4142 - 248 498 and +91 94448 07393.
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLECLICK HERE
Moolavar vimanam

Entrance mottai gopuram
Arunanthi Sivachariyar Thirukkoil under the control of Thiruvaduthurai aatheenam - this temple is about 3 meters opposite to Shiva temple 

40/8. THIRUNAAVALUR

This is the 40th Devaram Padal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 8th Shiva Sthalam of Nadu Nadu. Sundarar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple.

Iraivan: Sri Bakthajaneswarar, Sri Thirunaavaleswarar
Iraivi   : Sri Manonmani , Sri Sundra nayagi , Sri Sundarambigai. .

Some of the important features of this temple are....
  1. This is the birth place of  Sundrarar. 
  2. The temple is big with lot of Teak wood trees grown in the outer prakaram. 
  3. Separate temples for Lord Shiva and Ambal both facing east. 
  4. There is a separate sannathi for Lord Perumal in the same Temple complex and the details of construction is not known. 
  5. The front Rajagopuram is of 5 tiers. 
  6. From the inscriptions available, the main temple was constructed  by First Paranthaga Cholan’s son Rajathira Cholan.
HOW TO REACH

  1. Share autos are available from Kedilam stop ( 2 KM ). ( Kedilam is near Villupuram on the NH 45 route to Trichy )
  2. Buses plying to Panruti  from Villupuram passes through Thirunaavalur.
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. Mobile and land lines are +91 94861 50804 and +91 4149  224 391.
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE
Moolavar vimanam with Dhakshinamoorthy sannadhi
Moolavar vimanam with sandikeswarar sannadhi
Sthala purana pudai reliefs / sirpangal
Ambal sannadhi
Perumal  Sannadhi in the same premises
Temple complex view with palipedam , Dwajasthambam and Nandhi mandapam
The east side 5 tier Rajagopuram 
 --- OM SHIVAYA NAMA ---

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