Monday, 24 September 2012

PAADAL PETRA SHIVA STHALANGAL DHARSHAN IN & AROUND KUMBAKONAM AND MAYILADUTHURAI.

24, September 2012

On 22nd and 23rd September 2012, I had undertaken my 3rd  yathra to Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalangal in and around Kumbakonam and this time Mayiladuthurai also. As usual reached Kumbakonam on 22nd morning from Chennai by bus. After taking bath at lodge, hired a taxi and started my yathra. I was able to cover 18 Shiva Temples and a Vishnu Temple ( Lord Krishna as Aamuruviappan,  one of 108 Divya desam at Therazhunthur).

22-09-2012, SATURDAY.

First, I had been to THIRUVISAYALUR ( Thiruvijayanallur). After dharshan my plan was to go to Thiruthevankudi. Since the temple was scheduled to open only after 09.00 Hrs, skipped and went to the temple SEINGALUR ( Senganur ). The road was very bad, since the road is being used by bullock carts. After dharshan at SEINGALUR went to THIRUVAIPADI and THIRUPPANANDAL. Returned back once again to THIRUTHEVANKUDI. After completing dharshan proceeded to THIRUMANGALAKUDI and  KANCHANOOR. Kanchanoor is one of the Navagraha sthalam, ie SUKRAN Sthalam. Lot of peoples throng this temple for dharshsn. Pooja is mainly conducted for Sukran. The Sukran sannadhi is in parallel to Shiva’s sannadhi. Then went to the temples THIRUKKODIKAAVAL, ETHIRKOLPADI ( Melai Thirumanancheri ) and THIRUMANANCHERI  ( Keezhali Thirumanancheri). In the Kalyana Sundareswarar sannadhi, at Thirumanacheri, Ambal looks very cute with a beautiful smile on her face ( Naanam ). Tried our luck to have dharshan at Thiruvelvikudi, but to our disappointment the temple was closed.

After lunch at Kuthalam returned back to THIRUVELVIKUDI and spend about 3 hours on the banks of thirukulam. It was an awesome and amazing  site to see the temple thirukulam with water  and king fisher catching the fish. The temple was opened only at 17.30 Hrs, against opening time of 16.30 hrs. After dharshan went to the temple THIRU ANNIYUR ( Ponnoor), (The temple priest explained me in detail and allowed to take pictures. He asked me to spread the temple details, so that more peoples can visit to this temple), THIRUKKURUKKAI ( Korkai/ Korukkai ) and THIRU NEEDUR ( Needur – a station on the train route). The dharshan at the last three temples, had with the   lamps / torch light and the prakarams were under the cover of darkness, due to power failure/ load shedding. Closed my  day’s dharshan and returned back to lodge.

23-09-2012, SUNDAY.

Based on my previous yathra dharshans experience, like to use the public transport to cover some more temples this time also.  First I went to the temple THIRUVAADUTHURAI. After dharshan I came to know that the same  Gurukkal is doing pooja at  THITUKKOZHAMBIYAM also. When I requested, Gurukkal for dharsan, he asked his son to take me to the temple through his TVS 50 ( Kurukkal offered me a Kumbakonam degree coffee). It was about 5 KM journey from Thiruvaaduthurai  on a bumpy road and Gurukkal’s son dropped me back at the Thiruvalangadu bus stand. Since KUTHALAM is on the way to Mayiladuthurai, got down at Kuthalam and had the dharshan at Kuthalam. The temple is big and understands that temple authorities are preparing for the Kumbhabishekam. Waited for the bus to THERAZHUNTHUR for about 1.5 Hrs, finally hired a taxi for one way to Theruzhunthoor. The pooja was conducted by a Vishnu battachariyar at this shiva temple.  After dharshan at Shiva temple, I also had the dharshan of Lord Krishna ( Lord Krishna as Amuruviappan),  which is on the opposite street of Shiva Sannadhi.

We know that there is a relationship between the temple at Thiruvaiyaru and nearby temples in connection with the marriage function of Sri Nandhi devar at Thirumazhapadi. Similarly  the marriage between Lord Shiva and Parvathy  after separation due to pakadai/ Chokkattan  attam. This time Lord Vishnu was also involved   

I couldn’t make visit to Pandhanainalloor and Mayiladuthurai as planned ( Too greedy ). During my visit most of the temples were locked and the Gurukkals  are kind enough to open the temple for  my dharshan. I expressed my heartfelt thanks to all. 


97/43. THIRUVISAYALUR. ( This place is now called as Thiruvijayanallur)

This is the 97th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam  and 43rd sthalam on the north side of river Cauvery In Chozha nadu. Thirugansambandar has sung hymns in praise of lord Shiva of this temple. 

Iraivan: Sri Yoganandeeswarar, Sri Purathaneswarar, Sri Vilvaranyeswarar.
Iraivi   : Sri Shantha nayagi, Sri Soundara Nayagi

Some of the important features of this temple are..........
  1. Sadayu worshiped lord Shiva of this temple.
  2. Nagarathar had done thiruppani.
  3. This is the birth place of Uyyavantha deva Nayanar who had  sung the Thiruvunthiyar.
  4. Chozhar period tamil inscriptions.
  5. The temple is under the control of Thanjore Aranmanai.
  6. Sannadhi for Sathur kaala  ( 4 ) Bairavars and special poojas are conducted.
  7. Sila roopam for Sabtha maathakkal, Naalvar, Ganapathi, Lakshmi Narayanan, Subramaniayar, Pancha Lingams, Sri Mahalakshmi, Navagrahas.
  8. In Koshtam, Narthana Ganapathy, Dhakshinamoorthy, Mahavishnu in Lingothbavar place, Brahama, Durgai.
HOW TO REACH
  1. On the bus route Thiruvidai maruthur to Veppathur.
  2. Town buses available from Kumbakonam route nos 2, 28 & 38
CONTACT DETAILS
  1. Land line and mobile numbers are ; 0435 200 0679 and 94447 47142
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLECLICK HERE
 
 (Pudai sirpangal on the karuvarai outer wall )
 ( Moolavar vimanam -  Mahavishnu in place of lingothbhavar)
 ( Naalvar )
 ( Corridor View )
( Brahma and Vishnu worshiping Lord Shiva  - a Pudai sirpam )


( 5 tier Rajagopuram )


95/ 41. THIRU SEIGNALUR Now this place is called as Seignalur - Senganur. 

This is the 95th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 41st   sthalam on the north side of river Cauvery in Chozha Nadu. Thiruganasambandar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple. 

Iraivan: Sri Sathyagireeswarar, Sri Sathyagirinathar
Iraivi   : Sri Sak deviammai.

Some of the important features of this temple ........

  1. This is the birth place for Sandeswara Nayanar.
  2. Sri Murugan got the Uruthira Pasupatham  to destroy  Suran after worshiping Lord Shiva of this temple.
  3. Better village for the daughter or son, hence Seinjaloor.
  4. Sibi and Harichandran worshiped lord Shiva.
  5. This one of the maada koil built by  Ko Chenkat Chozhan. There are two prakaram of one is on the top of the hill around karpagirugam and other is at the base level.
  6. In Mahamandapam Natarajar dharshan, Bairavar (Tap on the side of Bairavar, you will hear venkala sound  by placing ear on the wall near Suryan &  Chandran), Suryan , Chandran, Naalvar, Vinayagar, Murugan, Gajalakshmi,  Sandeswarar .
  7. On Sandeswarar sila roopam - pirai on the head, Sadai, Kundalam, Gangai are to be watched. In this posture Lord Shiva gave dharshan to  Sandeeswara Nayanar.
  8. Ambal Sannadhi is little away facing east.

HOW TO REACH:
  1. On Kumbakonam  to Thirupananthal route, after Nedungkollai, Seinganoor Koot road – Sri Sandeswara Nayanar Arch – right side road 1 Km.
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. Mobile and Land line numbers are : 93459 82373 and 0435 2457 459
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE

 
( Wall painting  of another Shiva temple in the same village )
 ( Moolavar vimanam with Dhakshinamoorthy sannadhi )
 ( Moolavar Vimanam with Sandikeswarar sannadhi )
 ( Sandeswarar - Pirai chandran, Ganga, Sada mudi, and kundalam on the head)
 ( MNaada koil temple view from arch )
( Front arch ) 


94/40.  THIRUVAPADI. ( Now this place is called as Thiruvaippadi )

This is the 94th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 40th sthalam on the north side of river Cauvery in Chozha Nadu. Appar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple. 

Iraivan: Sri Balugandha Natha Swami, Sri Balugandheeswarar.
Iraivi   : Sri Birugandha Nayagi, Sri Periyanayagi.

Some of the important features of this temple are........
  1. Sandeswarar worshiped lord shiva of this temple.
  2. There is no kodimaram and Rajagopuram.
  3. Front mandapam is of vavvalnethi mandapam.
  4. Ambal in standing posture.
  5. Sila roopam for  Bairavar, Suryan , Chandran, Sani Bhagavan.
  6. Natarajar velaippadu to be seen.
HOW TO REACH
  1. The place on the Kumbakonam to Thiruppananthal route after Seinganur.
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. Mobile number is 94421 67104.
LOCATION OF THE  TEMPLE :CLICK HERE

 ( Vavval nethi mandapam )
 ( Moolavar Vimanam )
 ( Temple front view )
( Entrance door with arch ) 

93/ 39. THIRUPPANANDAL

This is the 93rd Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 39th  sthalam on the north side of river Cauvery in Chozha Nadu. Thiruganasambandar  has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple. 

Iraivan: Sri Chenchadaiyar, Sri Thaalavaneswarar, Sri Jadaathar,                                       Sri Aruna Jadeswarar, Sri Thaalapureeswarar.
Iraivi   : Sri Birukandha Nayagi, Sri Periyanayagi, Sri Thaalavaneswari.

Some of the important features of this temple are........

  1. Shiva came on a palm leaf, hence this place is called as Pananthaal.
  2. In Parakaram two male palm trees under that there is shiva linga  moortham in slanding position.
  3. Moolavar is suyambu. Worshiped by, Brahma, Thirumal, Indiran, Iravatham, Agathiyar, Suryan, Chandran,  aadhishesan, Naaga kannigaigal, Thaadagai, Gunguliakalaya Nayanar.
  4. In Aasthana mandapam Urthavadhandava moorthy.
  5. Silaroopam for Subramaniyar, Lakshmi, Panchabootha lingangal, Bairavar, Suryan , Chandran, Sabthakanniyar, Arupathumoovar.
  6. In 16 pillar mandapam paintings of Shiva leaned forward to accept the garland from a lady Thadakai. Latter shiva was straightened by Gunguliayakalaya Nayanar.
  7. The katrali temple was built by King Nakkantharan.
HOW TO REACH :

  1. Buses available from Mayiladuthurai and Kumbakonam.

CONTACT DETAILS:
  1. Mobile and land line numbers are 94431 16322 and 0435 245 6047
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE


 ( Ambal temple rajagopuram )
 ( Corridor view with sthalaviruksham Palm tree )

 ( Sudhai sirpam in front mandapam )
 ( Front Mandapam )
( 7 Tier Rajagopuram ) 


96/42. THIRUDEVANKUDI. ( Now this place is called as Nandangkoil/ Nandu koil )

This is the 96th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 42nd sthalam on the north side of river Cauvery in Chozha nadu. Thiruganasambandar has sung hymns in praise of Lord shiva of this temple. 

Iraivan: Sri Karkadakeswarar ( Karkadam – Nandu )
Iraivi: Sri Arumarunthammai, Sri Apoorvanayagi.

Some of the important features of this temple are.......
  1. Nandu worshiped Lord Shiva of this temple.
  2. Agali around the temple.
  3. There are two Ambal sannadhi. Sri Arumarunthammai and Sri Apoorva nayagi. .
  4. Ambal Arumarunthammai was installed by the King of that area after he was cured  from a decese.
  5. In prakaram sila roopam for Dhanvanthiri, Agasthiyar, Kaala Bairavar, Suryan, Chandran, Naalvar, Ganapathy, Subramaniyar , Gajalakshmi.
  6. In Koshtam, Narthana Vinayagar, Dhakshinamoorthy, Lingothbavar.
  7. Natarajar in Sudhai Sirpam.
  8. Dwarabalakars in sudhai at the enatrance.

HOW TO REACH :
  1. Buses from Mayiladuthurai and Kumbakonam up to Thiruvisayalur and a KM has to walk to reach this temple.
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. Mobile and land line numbers are +91 99940 15871 and +91 435 200 0240
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLECLICK HERE
 ( Moolavar Vimanam with Dhakshinamoorthy sannadhi - Stone construction )
 ( Pudai sirpam on the wall )
 ( Temple complex view )
 ( Colour full Sudhai Natarajar with ambal )
 ( Temple front mandapam view )
( Front entrance Arch )


92/ 38. THIRUMANGALAKUDI

This is the 92nd Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 38th Sthalam on the north side of river cauvery in Chozha nadu. Thiruganasambandar and Appar has sung hymns in praise of Lord shiva of this temple.

Iraivan: Sri Praanavaratheswarar
Iraivi   : Sri Mangalanayagi

Some of the important features of this temple are .........
  1. Sri Kaali, Suryan, Thirumal, Brahma, Agathiyar worshiped lord of this temple.
  2. Pancha Mangala shethram. ( Mangala vimanam, Mangala Vinayagar, Mangalambigai, Mangala theertham, Mangalakudi ).
  3. A story – During 1st Kulothungan period, a minister build this temple using the peoples tax with out the knowledge of the king. King ordered to shear his head and the body was brought to this village  ( as per his wish – to be buried in this place ) he became alive  by the blessings of Ambal.
  4. Navagraha   dhosam will be  removed after worshiping lord Shiva.
  5. Sila roopam and sannadhi for 11 sivalingams, Vinayagar, Aarumugam, Gajalakshmi, Bairavar, Two Natarajar.
  6. Moolavar is little taller.
  7. Urchavars are chandrasekar, Mayil vahanan, Naalvar, Prathosa nayagar.
  8. In koshtm, Dakshinamoorthy, Rishbaroodar, Brahma, Durgai.
HOW TO REACH :
  1. It is in the bus route Kumbakonam – Kathiramangalam – Mayiladuthurai
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. The land line number is 0435 247 0480
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLECLICK HERE
 ( Moolavar vimanam with Sandikeswarar sannadhi )
 ( Front Mandapam view )


( Mahamandapam with Kodimaram )
( 5 tier Rajagopuram )


90/ 36. KANJANOOR

This is the 90th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 36th Sthalam on the north side of river cauvery in Chozha Nadu. Appar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple. 

Iraivan: Sri Agneeswarar
Iraivi   : Sri Karpagambigai.

Some of the important features of this temple are..........
  1. Sannadhi for Mayura Subramaniyar, mahalakshmi and parasu maram.
  2. Sila roopam for Suraikai baktha and his wife.
  3. Silaroopam in mahamandapam for Bairavar, Suryan, Sanibhagavan, Chandran, Navagrahas, Naalvar.
  4. In Natarajar sabai Natarajar moolamoorthy thirumeniyil Ambal Sivakami.
  5. Mukthithandavam danced for Parasuramar.
  6. Kal Nandhi ate the grass for poor anthanar.
  7. Ambal in thirumanakolam.
  8. Chozhar, Vijayanagara kings period tamil inscriptions are found.
  9. Moolavar is suyambu- little big in size.
  10. A separate Sannadhi for Sukran in parallel with Lord Shiva.
HOW TO REACH :
  1. Mayiladuthurai to Kallanai-bus route- Anjaar Vaathalai- Panthanallur – Kumbakonam salai, Kathiramangalam from there Thirukodikkaval, Kottur Kanchanoor.
  2. Bus from Kumbakonam near Thiruvaduthurai.


CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. Land line number is  0435 - 247 3737
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE
 ( Sapthamatahkkal arch)
 ( Moolavar Vimanam )
 ( Vavvalnethi mandapam )

( Front 3 tier Rajagopuram )

91/37. THIRUKKODIKKANow this place is called as Thirukkodikkaval 

This is the 91st Deavaram paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 37th Sthalam on the north side of river Cauvery in Chozha Nadu. Thiruganasambandar and Appar has sung hymns in praise of Lord shiva of the temple. 

Iraivan: Sri Kodeeswarar, Sri  Kodinathar
Iraivi   : Sri Thripurasundari, Sri Vadivambigai

Some of the important features of this temple are....................
  1. The Rajagopuram is of 5 tier east facing.
  2. In the inner prakaram, sannadhi for Karaiyetrum vinayagar, Mayil vahanar, Sivalingamoorthy, Gajaakshmi, Jeastadevi, Kalabairavar, Suryan, Chandran, Sani bhagavan, Dhurvasar.
  3. In Koshtam Narthana vinayagar, Natarajar, Dakshinamoorthy, Lingothbavar, Brahma, Asta puja Durgai, Pichadanar, Agasthiyar.
  4. Moolavar on a square peedam and little taller.
  5. Karuvarai in agazhi amaippu.
  6. As per archakar Karaikkal Ammaiyar came to this temple by head.
HOW TO REACH :
  1. The temple is on the bus route Kumbakonam to Kathiramangalam.
  2. Mayiladuthurai  to Kathiramangalam via Kuthalam
CONTACT DETAILS
  1. Mobile number is 94866 70043
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE
 ( Moolavar vimanam with Dhakshinamoorthy sannadhi )
 ( Temple complex view )
 (Sirpangal at the entrance wall of rajagopuram )
 (Temple view through Rajagopuram)
( Rajagopuram )
                                         
                                           
78 / 24. ETHIRKOLPAADINow this place is called as Melai Thirumananjeri )

This is the 78th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 24th sthalam on the north side of river Cauvery in Chozha Nadu. Sundarar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple. 

Iraivan: Sri Irathavareeswarar, Sri Madhyaneswarar
Iraivi   : Sri Sugunth gunthalambigai, Sri Malar Kuzhal maadhu.

Some of the important features of this temple are .......
  1. The marriage conducted by Lord Shiva to a prince at Thiru Velvikudi was received by  Lord as uncle from this temple after Lord Shiva came out of moolasthanam.
  2. Iravatham worshiped lord of this temple.
  3. Rajagopuram is of 3 tiers and facing west.
  4. There is no kodimaram.
  5. Moorthis for Bairavar, Vinayagar, Sani Bhagavan, Suryan, chandran.
  6. Sannadhi for Vinayagar, Subramaniyar, Mahalakshmi.
  7. Sudhai dwara balakars. 
HOW TO REACH

  1. Bus  from Mayiladuthurai is  available via Kuthalam to Thirumanajeri

CONTACT DETAILS

LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE CLICK HERE
 ( Moolavar sannadhi with Sandikeswarar sannadhi )
 ( Moolavar vimanam with dhakshinamoorthy sannadhi )
 ( Temple complex view )
( 3 tier Rajagopuram) 


79/ 25.  THIRUMANACHERI.  (Now this place is called as Keezhai Thirumanancheri or Thirumanacheri)

This is the 79th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 25th Sthalam on the north side of rivar Cauvery. This temple has got the Thiru Ganasambandar and Appar Devara Pathikam.

Iraivan: Sri Uthvakanatha swamy., Sri Arulvallanatha swamy
Iraivi   : Sri Kohilambal

Some of the important features of this temple are....
  1. Iraivan as Kalyanasundarar married Ambal as Kohilambigai in this temple.
  2. Raghu graham dhosha nivarthi sthalam.
  3. Ambal in a separate sannadhi, small in size.
  4. Sannadhi for Naalvar, Subramaniyar, Gajalakshmi, Kalabairavar, Saneeswarar, Pachiappa Nayagi and Pachiappa Nathar.
  5. In koshtam, Pitchadanar, Balaganaphy, Natarajar, Dhakshinamoorthy, Lingothbhavar, Brahma, Ragu, Durgai, Gangavisarjanar.
  6. In Kalyana sundarewarar sannadhi ambal as a bride to be watched- young and beautiful with smile on her face (naanam.) and facing down.
HOW TO REACH :
  1. Town bus available from Mayiladuthurai to Thirumananjeri Via Kuthalam.
CONTACT DETAILS:

LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE
 ( Temple view kodimaram and Rajagopuram )
 ( Kalyana kola sudhai sirpam in the Rajagopuram)
( Rajagopuram front view )


77/ 23. THIRUVELVIKUDI.

This is the 77th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 23rd sthalam on the north side of river Cauvery. This temple has got Thiruganasambandar and Sundarar Devara Pathikam.

Iraivan: Sri  Gowthageeswarar, Sri Kalyanasundareswarar, Sri Manavaaleeswarar
Iraivi: Sri Parimala Sugantha nayagi, Sri Kouthakesinarumchanthu nayagi

Some of the important features of this temple are.....
  1. Iraivan's thirumana velvi was performed here.
  2. For Iraivi “ Gangana Tharanam” was given in this temple hence this place is called as “ Kowthukapanthana shethram”.
  3. Iraivan conducted a marriage of a Prince with a girl whose relatives denied for the marriage after the sudden demise of her parents.
  4. The temple is facing east.
  5. In koshtam Lingothbhavar, Arthanareeswarar ( different from others – parvathy on the right side – right paathi), Chandrasekar, Dhakshinamoorthy.
  6. In artha mandapam silaroopam for Agathiyar, Natarajar and Pillayar ( Pillayar is doing prayer for Lord Shiva's Velvi Completion.
  7. As per archakar, all Navagrahas attended the velvi, hence there is no separate sannadhi Navagrahas.
  8. Sudhai sirpam of kalayana Sundarar and Parvathy in a separate Sannadhi, looks very beautifull.
  9. There are two bairavars facing Moolavar.
  10. During velvi, Thakkan send birds to disturb, but dwarabalakars made them as ring and wear as ear ring which is not available in any other temples.
  11. Tamil inscriptions of 1st Paranthaga Chozhan period are found.
HOW TO REACH
  1. The temple is near Kuthalam.
  2. Bus available from Mayiladuthurai to Maharajapuram.
CONTACT DETAILS:
  1. The land line number is 04364 - 235 462
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE
 ( 3 tier rajagopuram back side view )
  ( Sudhai sirpangal at the entrance of mandapam )
 (Moolavar vimanam with Dhakshinamoorthy sannadhi )
 ( Agasthiyar )
 ( 3 Tier Rajagopuram )
( Beautiful view of rajagopuram during sunset )


76/ 22. THIRU ANNIYUR. (Now this place is called as Ponnoor )

This is the 76th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam  and 22nd sthalam on the north side of river cauvery in Chozha Nadu. ThiruganaSambandhar and Appar has sung hymns in praise  of Lord Shiva of this temple. 

Iraivan: Sri Aabathsahayeswarar, Sri Virusaaranyeswarar, Sri Agneeswarar,   
             Sri Pandathaveswarar, Sri Ratheswarar
Iraivi:    Sri Birukandhanayagi, Sri Periyanayagi.

Some of the important features of this temple are .......
  1. Varunan, Agni, Suryan, Rathi, Pandavar, worshiped the lord of this temple.( Sudhai sirpam is on the mandapam entrance to be watched).
  2. Moolavar is facing east and Ambal is facing south.
  3. Sannadhi for Sidhi Vinayagar, Murugan, Mahalakshmi, Navagrahas. Sani Bhagavan, Suryan, Bairavar.
  4. Silaroopam for Vinayagar, Sivakami, Aadipoora Amman, Durgai, Asthira devar in Arthamandapam.
  5. In Koshta moortham Narthana Ganapathi, Dhakshinamoorthy, Lingothbavar, Durgai.
  6. There are two Dhakshinamoorthy and reflection of hand can be seen on the base.
HOW TO REACH
  1. Bus from Mayiladuthurai to Manal Medu Passes through  this temple.
  2. 8 Km from Mayiladuthurai.
CONTACT DETAILS:
  1. Ravi Gurukkal may be contacted for dharshan  and the mobile number is 9786766995
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE
 ( Front arch entrance )
 ( Moolavar vimanam with Dhakshinamoorthy sannadi)
 ( Sudhai sirpangal - worshiping of lord Shiva )
( Sudhai sirpangal - worshiping of lord Shiva )
                                           
                                              
80/ 26. THIRUKKORUKKAI. (Now this place is called as Korukkai / Korkai)

This is the 80th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 26th sthalam on the north side of river cauvery in Chozha Nadu. Appar has sung hymns in praise of lord Shiva of this temple. 

Iraivan: Sri Veerateswarar
Iraivi   : Sri Ganambigai

Some of the important features of this temple are......
  1. This is one of atta veerattam temples.
  2. Theerkabaga muniver  stretched his hands for ganga Theertham sitting in front of temple theertham. His hands were shortened ( Kurungai ). Latter after worshiping Lord Shiva of this temple his hands became normal.
  3. Rajagopuram is of 5 tiers and sirpams to be seen. A Pig, elephant, Narasimham and a man head moorthy in sudhai sirpam.
  4. No Sannadhi in outer prakaram.
  5. Silaroopam for Valli Deivanai samedha Subrmaniyar, Gajalakshmi,  Kaamathaganamoorthy (in folding the left leg,  hanging right leg, sitting posture ) Rathi , Manmathan.
  6. Sanakaatha munivars sila roopangal near moolavar.
  7. In koshtam  Durgai, Brahma, Rathi ( Sudhai), Lingothbhavar, Dakshinamoorthy, Narthana Vinayagar,Sandeeswarar in a separate temple.
  8. Kurungai Vinayagar sitting on square Aavudayar/ peedam.
HOW TO REACH:
  1. Mayiladuthurai to Manal medu bus route – Needur, reach Kondal, turn left towards “ Korukkai” name board 3 KM  after bridge you can reach the temple.
CONTACT DETAILS :

LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE : CLICK HERE
( Nandhi Mandapam - since there was no power Couldn't take more pictures )


75/ 21. THIRUNEDUR. ( Now this place is called as Needur)

This is the 75th Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam  and 21st sthalam on north side of river Cauvery in Chozha Nadu. Appar and Sundarar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple. 


Iraivan. : Sri Arul Somanatheswarar.
Iraivi     : Sri Aadhithya Abayaprathambigai, Sri Vedhanayagi,                                             Sri Veyurutholoammai.

Some of the important features of this temple are............
  1. Rishabarooder in front of entrance gopuram.
  2. Sannadhi for 3 Ganapathi, Subramaniyar, Shiva lingams, Mahalakshmi, Kaala bairavar, Munaiyadu nayanar.
  3. In Koshtam Narthana Ganapathy, Dhakshinamoorthy, Lingothbhavar, Bramha and Durgai.
  4. 3rd Rajathirajan Kalvettukkal.
  5. Previously abhishekam was not conducted since Paanam is of mud, now abhishekam is conducted. 
HOW TO REACH :
  1. Just 3 KM from Mayiladuthurai town. Can come by auto also.
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. Mobile and Land line numbers are : 99436 68084, 04364 - 250 424, 

LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE CLICK HERE
 ( Back side of moolavar vimanam )
 ( Moolavar vimanam )
( South side entrance arch )

 --- OM SHIVAYA NAMA --- 

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