Wednesday, 7 September 2011

PAADAL PETRA SHIVA STHALANGAL - NADU NAADU ( NEAR VIRUDHACHALAM)

07, September 2011.

On 4th September 2011, went to 5 Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalangal  of Nadu Naadu near Virudhachalam. Except Virudhachalam and Pennadam, I could not get the clear idea of travelling by public transport. Hence I hired a Taxi and went to the temples. Eventhough I hired a taxi I could complete only 4 temples in the morning session.

34/2. PENNADAM

This is the 34th Devaram Padal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 2nd sthalam in Nadu Nadu. Sundarar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple.

Iraivan: Sri Sudar Kolundeesar, Sri Piralaya Kaaleeswarar
Iraivi   : Sri Aamothanambal, Sri Kadanthai nayagi , Sri Azhakiya Kathali.

Some of the important features of this temple are...
  1. Devakanniyar, Kamadenu and White elephant worshiped Lord Shiva of this temple, hence Siva of this temple is called as Pen+ Aa + dam. 
  2. The Nandhi is viewing out side the temple  to stop flood in the Vellaiaar river. 
  3. The moolasthanam is in the form of Gajabrustam construction, ie elephant in standing position and hence  this temple also called as Thoonganai Mada Koil.  
  4. Pennadam is the birth place of Kali Kamba Nayanar  and Marai Ganasambandar. Appar got the symbol of  soolam and Idabam from lord Shiva of this temple.
HOW TO REACH :
  1. 17 Km from Virudhachalam and  frequent buses are available from Virudhachalam
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. The landline and mobile numbers are : +91 4143 222 788 and +91 98425 64768
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLECLICK HERE
Gajabirushta moolavar vimanam with Sandikeswarar sannadhi
Mada Koil - (Kept locked )
Kodimaram with Nandhi Mandapam
Back side view of Moolavar vimanam ( Tamil epigraph are found on the wall of karuvarai)
Ambal sannadhi Vimanam
Rajagopuram with Nandhi  Mandapam
Entrance Arch sudhai sirpangal 
33/1. THIRUNELVAYIL ARATHURAI

This is the 33rd Devaram Padal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 1st sthalam in Nadu nadu on the banks of river Neevaa. Moovar Padal petra Shiva sthalam.

Iraivan : Sri Anandeeswarar, Sri Theerthapureeswarar
Iravi     : Sri Amandha Nayagi, Sri Thiripura Sundari, Sri Arathurai Nayagi.

Some of the important features of this temple are....
  1. This village is now called as Thiruvatturai.  
  2. The Nandhi’s head is up and turned to right to stop flood in the river Neevaa.  
  3. Ganasambandar has got Muthu Pallaku and Muthu Kodai (Umbrella) in this Temple
  4. The Kumbhabishekam was conducted recently
HOW TO REACH
  1. Just 5 Km from Pennadam on the Thittakudi Road. 
  2. 22 Km from Virudhachalam
CONTACT DETAILS:
  1. The Land line number is :  +91 4143 246 467
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE
Colourfull moolavar vimanam
Entrance arch with kodimaram
Amman sannadhi entrance arch sudhai sirpangal
5 tier Rajagopuram


36/4. ERRUKATHAMPULIYUR.
(Now this village is called as Rajendra Pattinam which has no relation to the original name.). 

This is the 36th Devaram Padal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 4th Sthalam in Nadu Nadu. Thirugana Sambandar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple.

Iraivan : Sri Neelakandeswarar, Sri Suvethaarkkavaneswarar
Iraivi    : Sri Abeethakuja Nayagi, Sri Neelamalar kanni, Sri Neelorbalaambal.

Some of the important features of this temple are....
  1. Munivar  Viyakrapathar (Legs are Tigers leg shape) worshiped lord Shiva of this temple. There are 5 more Padal Petra sthalangal the name ending with Puliyur.  
  2. Lot of white Erruku ( Sthala  viruksham ) plants at the back of the temple. 
  3. The temple Gopuram is not maintained properly. We can see lot of weeds and plants on the Gopuram.  
  4. Ambal sannathi is on the left side, both Iraivan and Iraivi are facing the same direction.
HOW TO REACH :

  1. On the way to Virudhachalam to Sri Mushnam route via Karuvappilai Kurichi. The Village is on the main road and the temple is about a KM from the main road.
  2. 12 Km on the Jayamkondam route.
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. Ambal The land line and mobile numbers are : +91 4143 243 533 and +91 93606 37784
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE CLICK HERE
Ambal sannadhi Vimanam

Moolavar sannadhi vimanam
5 Tier rajagopuram


35/3. KOODALAIYARTOOR.

This is the 35th Devaram padal Petra Shiva Sthalam on the junction of rivers Vellaaru and Manimuthaaru and 3rd Sthalam in Nadu Nadu. Sundarar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple.

Iraivan: Sri Narthana Vallabeswarar, Sri Nerikkattu Nathar
Iravi    : Sri Parasakthi, Sri Ganasakthi.

Some of the important features of this temple are....
  1. On the way to Thirumdhukunram Lord Shiva in the form of  andhanar directed him the way to this temple as “ Koodalaiaartrirku vazhi ikthu “ and disappeared.
  2. The temple is under renovation and preparing for the Kumbhabishekam. 
  3. Moolavar vimanam is of two tiers. In koshtam  Dhakshinamoorthy, Lingothbavar, Brahma and Ashta buja Durgai. 
  4. There is no navagraha sannadhi and only Sanai bhagavan moortham is available.
  5. There are two Ambal Sannathis in this temple. Vibuthi is given in Sri Parasakthi Ambal Sannadhi and Kungum is given in Ganasakthi ambal sannadhi.
  6. This is a reconstructed temple after it was washed away by the flood from Manimuthaaru.
HOW TO REACH
  1. Nearly 5 km from Sri Mushnam. Rarely mini bus is available.
  2. 20 Km from Chidambaram to Sethyathoppu route.
  3. Town bus from Chidambaram to Kaavalaadi passes through this village
CONTACT DETAILS
  1. Land line number : +91 4144 208 704
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE : CLICK HERE
Moolavar vimanam

Ambal sannadi
Rajagopuram under construction

41/9. THIRUMUDHUKUNDRAM
(The present name is Virudhachalam and it is a Sanskrit word. )

This is the 41st Devaram Padal Petra Shiva Sthalam and  9th sthalam in Nadu Naadu.  Moovar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple.

Iraivan.: Virutha gireeswarar, Pazhamalai Nathar
Iraivan: Viruthambigai, Periya Nayagi, Balambigai.

Some of the important features of this temple are...
  1. It is believed that departed human soul  will be soothed by Iravan and Iraivi  with the Shivaya nama mandhiram. 
  2. The temple is believed to be on the hill, of very old ( Pazhala malai ). The hill is below the present temple. 
  3. The temple is in a huge complex consisting of  5 RajaGopurams, 5 Prakarams.
  4. Ambal sannadhi is constructed separately facing east on the outer Prakaram ate North side Raja Gopram entrance. 
  5. The temple sthala virksham is Vanni Tree and the same is believed to be of older than 3000 years.
  6. Relief of 72 Bharatha Natya dance styles are available in the 16 pillar mandapam, in front of east side Rajagopuram.
  7. Ambal is in a separate temple facing east with Rajagopuram.
  8. In the Vanniadi prakaram sannadhi for Pancha Lingams, Vallaba gabnapathy, Meenakshi Chokkalaingam, Vishwanatha Lingam, Arumugar, Sahasra Lingam, Ekambra Lingam, Jambu Lingam, Annamalaiyar.
  9. On the way to Periyanayagi Amman sannadhi, sannadhi for Navagrahas, Dhandapani.
  10. In the third parakaram sannadhi for 63var, Naalvar, Vinayagar, Rishabaroodar, Yoga Dhakshinamoorthy, Sabtha mathakkal, Uruthirar, Matruraitha Vinayagar, Varuna Lingam, Mooppilayar,  Dhakshinamoorthy, Valli Devasena Subramaniyar, Vallaba Ganapathy, Chinna Pazhmalai nathar, Bindhumadhava Perumal, Mayura Murugan.
  11. In Ilamai Nayagi Amman Temple sannadhi for Gajalakshmi, Bairavar, Surya Lingam and Suryan.
  12. 72 Tamil epigraphs were traced so far and there many epigraphs available in this temple. These are  from 10th century. 
HOW TO REACH :
  1. 23 KM from Ulundurpet on Chennai to Madurai High way.
  2. Frequent buses available from Chennai and major cities of Tamil Nadu.
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. The land line number is +91 4143 230 203
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE
Rajagopuram on east side


Sudhai sirpangal in small temple rajagopuram on the outer prakaram
--- OM SHIVAYA NAMA ---

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