Wednesday, 31 October 2012


31, October 2012
This is one of the Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam in Thondai Nadu, Mylapore, Chennai. This temple is also one of the Saptha Sthana Shiva Sthalangal in Mylapore, Chennai, Like Thiruvaiyaru. On 28th October 2012, I had been to all these temples as laid down in the Saptha Sthana dharshan method ( As per the order given below ). The other six temples are 1. Kaaraneecharam ( Middle of Bazar Street), 2. Theerthapaaleeswarar temple ( Middle of Dr Natesan Road ), 3. Velleecharam ( South Mada street - Near Kapaleeswarar Temple ), 4. Virupaksheewarar Temple ( Bazar Road near Kaaraneeswarar temple), 5. Vaaleeswarar Temple ( In the opposite street of Karaneeswarar temple.) 6. Malleeswarar Temple ( Back side of Kaaraneeswarar temple - Next lane ). The details of the Saptha Sthana Temples are posted separately. 

Iraivan : Sri Kapaleeswarar
Iraivi:     Sri Karkambal.

Some of the important details of this temple as are.....
  1. The temple is facing with a neerazhi mandapam in the front.
  2. The 7 Tier Rajagopuram is on the east side with Pillayar sannadhi on the east.
  3. In the outer prakaram Sannadhi for Arunagirinathar, Thiruganasambandar & Angamboombavai, Punnaivananathar, Sundareswarar, Navagrahas, Shiva Linga Moortham, Narthana Vinayagar, Annamalaiyar, Singaravelar, Pazhani Anadavar, Vaayilar Nayanar.
  4. There is a big mandapam and a 4 Pillar mandapam on the south side to conduct functions .
  5. In the Inner parakaram Silaroopangal for Singaravelavar, Natarajar, Sivakami, Karkambal, Somaskandar Urchava moorthangal, 63var in two rows,  Saraswathi, Durgai, Lakshmi, Lingangal, Veerabathrar, Naalvar, Karkambal, Santhanakuravarkal ( I could not see these in southern side temples), (Umapathi sivam, Maraigana sivam, Arunantha sivam, Meikanda sivam). Pollapilayar, 63var moortham  in stone, 
  6. In Koshtam Durgai, Brahama, Lingothbavar, Dhakshinamoorthy, Sevaganapathy. 
  7. There is a story behind Thiruganasambandar and Angamboombavai. Angamboombavai came alive from the ashes and Thiruganasambandar refused to marry her. The reason Thiruganasambandar gave was, she has be become his daughter, when she became alive through him.
  1. There is a Rly station Thirumayilai on the Velachery to Beach MRTS train route. Very near to Rly station. 
  2. There are town buses available from various parts of the city.
  1. Land line number is 044 2464 1670. 
  2. Web site is and 
  3. e-mail address  is
  1. The temple is kept open between 06.30 Hrs to 11.00 Hrs and 16.30 Hrs to 20.30 Hrs 
  ( 7 tier Rajagopuram on the east side, but Moolavar is facing west )
 ( Murugan Sannadhi Vimanam with East Rajagopuram view )
  ( West side mini rajagopuram with Kodimaram )
  (North side view of the temple complex with sthala viruksham and east side Rajagopuram )
 ( Sri Subramaniyar Temple - facing west - Foreigners also visiting this temple )
  ( West side Rajagopram  is of 3 tier with MURUGA display instead of SHIVA SHIVA )
( Neerazhi Mandapam at the centre in front of West side entrance )


Sunday, 21 October 2012


21,October 2012
On 21st October I had been to Thiruvalithayam ( Now the place is called as Padi ) and Vada Thirumullaivayil Shiva temples in Chennai. Both are Devara Paadal petra shiva sthalangal. Even though I had been to this temples earlier, I would like to make once again. Last two days it was raining heavily and while starting to these temple there was also drizzling. First I went to the temple THIRUVALITHAYAM ( Padi ) and then to (VADA) THIRUMULLAIVAYIL. The  details are as follows. These temples were chosen since they are in the bus route from Koyambedu to Avadi. 

21. THIRUVALITHAYAM ( Now this place is called as Padi )

This is the 21st Devara Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam in Thondai Nadu.  Thiruganasambandar has sung hymns in praise of lord Shiva of this temple.

Iraivan: Sri Valleeswarar, Sri Valithaya nathar.
Iraivi   : Sri Jagathambigai

Some of the important features of this temple are….

  1. The temple is facing east with 3 tier Rajagopuram.
  2. Sannadhi for Navagrahas and Guru bhagavan are in the outer prakaram. This is also one of the Guru sthalam in and around Chennai.
  3. In the inner prakaram sila moortham and Sannadhi  for Somaskandhar, Vinayagar, Subramaniyar, Meenakshi Sundareswarar, Naalvar, Hanuman worshiped lingam, Suryan, Baratvajar Lingam, Bairavar, Arunagiri Nathar, Balamurugan.  Complete 63vars are not there.
  4. Moolavar Vimanam is of Gajabirustam type.
  5. In koshtam,  Vinayagar, Dhakshinamoorthy, Vishnu in place of Lingothbhavar, Brahma, Durgai.
  6. Moolavar is little big in size on a square aavudayar.
  7. Baratvajar, Ramar, Anjenayer, Suryan, Chandran, Indiran Valiyan ( as Bird ) worshiped Lord shiva of this temple.
  8. Ambal is facing south and in one place we could able to have the dharshan of Moolavar and Ambal.
  9. It was learnt that this temple was used for storing weapons during war, hence this place was called as Padi.
  10. There are lot of pigeons in this temple and people used to feed them.


  1. The temple is in Padi, an industrial area in west part of Chennai ( wheels India and Lucas TVS bus stop. )
  2. Lot of buses available from Koyambedu.

  1. The land line number is 044 2654 0706
 ( Temple complex view with pigeon )
   ( Temple complex view with pigeon )
 ( The three tier Rajagpuram at the entrance )

22. VADA THIRUMULLAIVAYIL. ( This place is called as Thirumullaivayil.)

This is the 22nd Devara Paadal Petra Shiva sthalam in Thondai Nadu. Sundarar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple.

Iraivan: Sri Maasilamaneeswarar, Sri Nirmalamaneeswarar,                                 
            Sri Paasupatheeswarar.
Iraivi   : Sri  Kodiyidai amman, Sri Lathamathyambal, Sri Kodiyidai Nayagi.

Some of the features of this temple are….
  1. The temple was built by Thondaiman after defeating Onan and Kaanthan. ( There is a Padal Petra Shiva Sthalam in Kanchipuram called Onanakantha thali, in which they built shiva temple and worshiped there ). The Vimanam is of Gajabirustam type. Nandhi is facing east since as per Lords instruction he went to help Thondaiman in the war with Onan and Kaanthan.
  2. There are two Vellerukku pillars in front of moolavar, which Thondaiman has brought after war with Onan and Kaanthan..
  3. The Rajagopuram is of 5 tiers facing south. At the entrance there is Prasanna Vinayagar sannadhi. East side gate is kept locked.
  4. In the outer prakaram Sannadhi for Sri Valli devasena Samedha Subramaniyar, Chozhapureeswarar ( Structure is very old and the teple has no vimanam ), Kusalavapureeswarar, Bairavar and Suryan.
  5. Ambal is also facing east. It was learnt that  there are  three Ambal sila moorthams,  was done by the same sthabathy, the other two are in Thiruvortriyur and Melur near Ponneri. ( Kodiyidai Amman, Vadivudai amman and Thiruvidai amman)
  6. There is a scar on the top of the moolavar and abhishekam is done only for aavudayar. Sandal paste is applied on the moolavar and once in a year abhishekam will be done with hot water. 
  7. In Koshtam, Ganapathy, Dhakshinamoorthy, Vishnu in place of Lingothbavar, Brahma and Durgai.
  8. The story of moolavar and the Thondaiman sudhai sirpam is above Prasanna Vinayagar Sannadhi ( Once Thondaiman  was in the jungle on his elephant and Mulllai creepers were obstructing the elephants leg, so Thondaiman tried to cut the creepers. When he cut the creepers, the sword hit the Shiva Lingam and blood was came from the top. Seeing this he was felt guilty and tried to kill himself. But Iraivan gave dharshan and blessed him. The same story is being told at the Thirumizhisai Shiva Temple,  near Thiruvallur. )
  9. There are Lot of  framed Photos in the inner prakaram  of both in moolavar and Ambal temples.
  10. There is a 16 pillar mandapam similar to Thiruvalangadu. The same is now used for parking vehicles and stay for beggers.  (Our old  treasure is being spoiled by miscreants )

  1. All the buses from Koyampedu to Avadi and Pattabiram passes through this Place, Thirumullaivayil. The temple is 1 KM off  main road, after famous Pachaiamman Temple.
  1. The land line number is +91 44 2637 6151
 ( Dhakshinamoorthy with sanagatha munivars)
  ( Moolavar and Ambal Vimanams - Left Gajabirustam is for moolavar )
 ( 4 Pillar mandapam with Kodimaram view )
 ( Prasanna Vinayagar Sannadhi and the top the story of  Thondaiman with Shiva Lingam in sudhai sirpam )
 ( 16 pillar Mandapam - The temple is seen on back ground )
  ( 5 Tier Rajagopuram at the south side entrance )
 ( Murugan Pudai sirpam in a pillar -16 Pillar mandapam )
 ( Bairavar pudai sirpam in 16 pillar mandapam )
 ( Perumal pudai sirpam in one of pillar in 16 Pillar mandapam )
Natarajar pudai sirpam in one of the 16 pillar mandapam )


Monday, 15 October 2012

GNAYIRU TEMPLE – Near Chennai.

15, October 2012
On 14th October I had a chance to go to Koyambedu to  c off my wife to her native place. Utilizing this opportunity  had been to Gnayiru Shiva temple at Gnayiru Gramam.  This is one of the Navagraha temples in and around Chennai. After Redhills the bus passes through Karanodai, Chozhavaram and small villages. I was little happy to  see the paddy fields near Chennai. It was lush green. Recently I had been to Mayiladuthurai and Kumbakonam, but I could not see this type of green fields. At the same time it is sad to see the fields are being converted in to real estates. The details of the temple are as follows.

Iraivan: Sri Pusbaratheswarar
Iraivi:    Sri Sornambigai

Sthalaviruksham : Lotus

The important features of this temple are as follows.

  1. The temple is small but maintained beautifully with flowering plants inside the temple premises.
  2. The temple is facing east and the 5 tier Rajagopuram is on the south side.
  3. Moolavar is short and suyambu.
  4. Sila roopam for Thiruganasambandar in the Saba.
  5. Ambal is in a separate temple facing east.
  6. Interconnecting mandapam between Ambal and moolavar sannadhi was added at a latter stage.
  7. Suryan Sannadhi is in Moolavar artha mandapam. Special poojas are conducted on Sundays..
  8. It is a birth place of Sangili Nachiyar.
  9. Separate sannadi for, Sri Kamala Vinayagar,  Sri Valli Devasena samedha Subramaniyar, Sri Sandekeswarar, Sri Sangili Nachiyar.
  10. In koshtam Sri Vinayar, Sri Dhakshinamoorthy, Sri Lingothbavar, Sri Brahma and  Sri Durgai.
  11. Lotus pond near east side entrance.
  12. Naagars at the east side entrance below Nagalinga tree.
  13. There is special tree near Sangili Nachaiyar sannadhi called “Thiruvodu maram” ( the one is used for getting piksha from the public by the adiyars ).
  1. Town buses are available from Redhills, which runs via Karanodai. The route nos are T57, 58A,  58G.
  1. Address : Sri Pushparateswarar Temple , Via Cholavaram, Chennai 067.
  2. Land line and mobile numbers are : 044 29021016 and 9962034729.
  3. For more details :CLICK HERE 
  1. The temple is kept open between 07.00 Hrs to 12.00 Hrs and 16.00 Hrs to 20.00 Hrs  and Sundays evening the temple will open at 15.00 Hrs.
 ( Sthala viruksham Lotus with Shiva Lingam )
 ( Temple complex view with Kodimaram and Nandhi )
  ( Special tree - Thiruvodu maram ( May be Goraptia family ))
  ( Moolavar Vimanam )
 ( 5 tier Rajagopuram on Southern side )

                                                             ( Ambal temple vimanam)

Sunday, 14 October 2012


14,October 2012
On 13th October 2012, I went to Thirvalangadu, one of the Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam in Thondai Nadu. Even though I had been to Thiruvalangadu no of times this visit is a special to me. The day was a Saturday and also a Prathosham day ( Sani Prodhosam is a special one). I was fortunate enough to have the dharshan  of Shiva  on this sani prothosham day. I was there till the completion of abhishekam to Nandhi Devar  ( 16.30 Hrs to 18.00 Hrs). I went to the temple around  15.00 Hrs and taken the details of the temple. During that time there was not enough light in the prakarams. During abhishekam the lights were switched on through diesel genset. At the back of Natarajar saba ( Karaikkaal Ammayar's Jeeva Samadhi). I had done the meditation. During meditation I could feel the vibration, and it was thrilling experience for me. I thought of visiting this temple once again, if Lord shiva permits me to go there. Some of the pictures taken during this visit are up loaded in this post.


This is the 15th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam in Thondai nadu. Moovar has sung hymns in praise of Lord shiva of this temple.

Iraivan: Sri Vadaaranyeswarar, Sri Devar Singa Peruman,                                                   Sri Aalangttu Nathar.
Iraivi   : Sri Vandaar Kuzhali Amman, Sri Brammarambal.

Some of the important features of this temple are as follows.
  1. Kaarkodagan, Sunantha Munivar worshiped lord Shiva of this temple.
  2. There is a 16 Pillar mandapam in front of the temple.
  3. In the front entrance arch sudhai sirpam  of Sri Varasidhi Vinayagar, Sri Oorthavathandava moorthy,  Sri Rishabaroodar, Sri Murugan, Sri Kaali to be seen.
  4. There is a 100 pillar mandapam after the front entrance.
  5. Rajagopuram is of  5 tiers. On the left side, sannadhi for Vinayagar and Valli Devasena sametha Arumugam sannadhi on the right.
  6. When we further enter there are two mandapams, one is Dhuvajarogana mandapam ( Kodiyetra mandapam )  and the other is Sukravara Mandapam.
  7. Nandhi is in a small mandapam, Kodimaram and Pali pedam.
  8. Inner Gopuram is of 3 tiers. Sudhai sirpam of Iraivan's Oorthava Thandavam, Nandhidevar is playing miruthangam/mathalam, Karaikkal Ammayar in singing Posture, Gajasamkaramoorthy  are to be watched.
  9. On the right side, Iraivan’s  thirukalyanakolam, and on the left the story of Karaikaal Ammayar in sudhai sirpam.
  10. When we proceed further at the entrance,  Sudhai sirpam of Pancha Sabai  in which Thiruvalangadu – Rathna sabai is at the center.  The other four are, on the left 5. Thirukkutralam – Chitra sabai, 3. Madurai – Velli ( Silver ) sabai and on the right 2. Chidambaram – Por sabai ( Gold), 4. Thirunelveli- Thamira sabai, to be watched.
  11. 11.In Natarajar Saba – Shiva's Oorthava dhandavam, Ambal and Karaikkal Ammayar in sila roopam. Karaikkal Ammayar’s jeeva Samadhi is on the back of Natarajar Saba. Front entrance opposite to  Saba is not kept opened. Entrance is with dwarabalagars.
  12. In the inner prakaram sila roopam for, Sridevi, Boodevi Samedha Vijaragava Perumal, Agora Veerabathrar, Sri Valli Devasena sametha Shanmugar, Ganapathy, Sabtha maathakkal ( Brami, Maheswari, Kowmari, Vaishnavi, Varaaki, Indrani, Samundeeswari), Sastha, Thirunaavukkarasar, Sundaramoorthy, Thiruganasambandar, Manikkavasakar, Karaikkal Ammayar, Kaarkodagar, Moonjikesa Munivar, Pathanjali, Anandhan, Vaathavur adikal, Sandesa Anukgrakar, Sri Vandar Kuzhali Amman, Agastheeswarar, Nagarajar, Sarbarajar, Kailasa Nathar, Ramalingeswarar, Kamtchi Amman, Ekambaranathar, Vaalmeekesar, Kashi Viswanathar, Sahasrara Lingam, Thazhuvi Kuzhainthesar, Soundra Nayagi, Natarajar, Iyappan, Naagarajar, Maantheeswarar, Upathesa Dhakshinamoorthy, Suryan, Chandran, Adhikara nandhi.
  13. Separate sannadhi for Sri Valli Deivasena samedha  Shunmugar, Bairavar, Vinayagar, Subramaniyar, Sandikeswarar, Gajalakshmi and Bathrakali amman sannadhi is at the left side entrance of first prakaram.
  14. In Koshtam Narthana Ganapathy,  Dhakshinamoorthy, Lingothbavar, Brahma, Durgai.
  15. Ambal is in a separate temple with four hands abaya, vara hastham and lotus in two hands in standing posture.   
  16. Moolavar is under the rudraksha kudai, little large with beautifully decorated ( Archakar must be an artist ).
  17. Sthalaviruksham Aalamaram ( Banyan tree ) is in the outer prakaram with lot of prayer clothes.
  18. Kaali temple is out side the main temple facing north ( After defeated by Shiva through the Oorthava dhandavam, Kaali Stayed out side the temple)
  1. Town buses available from Chennai ( T Nagar, Broadway, Vadapalani ) to Thiruvallur ( Bus no 597 from T Nagar ).
  2. Buses also available from Koyambedu.
  3. From Thiruvallur  to Arakonam via Thiruvalangadu 105 C, T20, Srinivasa ( a Private bus).
  4. Share autos are also available from Narayanapuram Koot road on the Thiruthani bus route.
  5. Share autos are also available from Thiruvalangadu Railway station from temple entrance.
  1. The temple is kept open from morning 06.00 Hrs to night 20.00 Hrs without break and the Pooja timings are  07.30 Hrs, 11.00 Hrs, 16.30 Hrs & 19.30 Hrs. People used stay in mandapams even after pooja hours.t break.
  1. Thiruvalangadu Shiva temple Office Phone number is 044 27872074
  2. Subbu Iyar - Mobile number +91 9952230906 may be contacted for dharshan and details.
 ( Temple chariot is kept in this mandapam - the entrance view of the mandapam )
 ( 16 Pillar mandapam )
  ( Temple entrance arch )
  ( The 5 tier Rajagopuram )
  ( The 3 tier Rajagopuram after Nandhi and kodimaram )
 ( Temple complex view )
  ( Pancha sabai Sudhai sirpangal at the entrance of 2nd Prakaram )
 ( Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple )
 ( Entrance arch during night )
There is no good hotel for lunch/ meals in Thiruvalangadu and nearest place is Thiruvallur or Thiruthani.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012


10, October 2012
During my recent yathra to Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalangal, I had been to important temples on the way. They are Aadhi Vaithyanatha swamy,  One of the 108 Diva desams and Kezha Perumpallam one of the Navagraha sthalam  for Kethu Bhagavan. Some of the Pictures taken are up loaded.


The temple is near Vaitheswaran Koil, on the bus route from Vaitheswaran Koil to Manal medu. The temple is under re-construction by the devotees and it was told that this was the first Vaitheswaran temple. To Justify there is no evidence is available in the form of kalvettuggal. It was also told that stone tablets were used by the villagers for different purposes. The Rajagopuram is tall almost completed with sudhai velaipadukal. The Moolavar ( 2 Nos ) is in a thatched shed  and waiting for Kumbhabhishekam ( want of funds). I had the good feeling of worshiping Shiva of very old

 ( Moolavar vimanam )
 ( Nandhi Mandapam ) 
( Temple complex )

This temple is in Thiru Vellakulam. This temple has got the Mangalasasanam by Thirumangai Alwar.

 ( Moolavar Vimanam )
( Rajagopuram view through sun shade in front of Rajagopuram )


This is the one of the Navagraha Sthalam  for Kethu. This temple is near Mela Perumpallam a Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam. Usually people used to throng this temple for dhosa nivarthi on Saturdays and Sundays ie on weekly holidays.

Iraivan : Sri Naganatha Swamy
Iraivi    : Sri Sowndara Nayagi

 ( Moolavar vimanam with Dhakshinamoorthy sannadhi )
( Front entrance arch )


Monday, 8 October 2012


08, October 2012
PART-4. Continuation of the the previous post......

81/27. THIRUKARUPARIYALUR. Now this place is called as Melaikazhi, Thalainayar

This is the 81st Devaram Paadal petra Shiva Sthalam and 27th Sthalam on the north side of river Cauvery in Chozha Nadu.  Thiruganasambandar has sung hymns in praise of lord of this temple.

Iraivan : Sri Abaratha shameswarar, Sri Kutramporuthanathar
Iraivi    : Sri Vichithara Balambiga, Sri Kolvalainayagi.

Some of the important features of the temple are.....….
  1. Since Suryan worshiped Shiva of this temple, hence this place is called as Thalainayiru..
  2. Vasister, Anjaneyar, Indiran, Suryan worshped lord of this temple.
  3. Indiran throw Vajrayutham on iraivan and Shiva pardon him, hence Iraivan is called as Kutram Porutha nathar.
  4. Similar to Seerkazhi Sattanathar is in a higher place.
  5. Umamaheswarar silaroopam is to be watched.
  6. Naarai worshiping lord Shiva sila roopam and how this is related to this place.
  7. In Koshtam: Vinayagar, Dhakshinamoorthy, Brahma, Durgaparameswari are looks beautiful.
  8. Very old temple many portions are damaged. Rajagopuram badly damaged.

  1. Thalainayar is on the bus route Vaitheeswaran koil and Thirupananthaal.

( Malai Koil similar to Seerkazhi with Thoniappar and Sattanathar sannadhi in different levels)
 ( Moolavar Vimanam )
 ( Sri Thoniappr Sannadhi in the first level )
(Sri Sattanathar in Malai Koil in top level - to reach we have to climb through wooden steps)
( Rajagopuram looks in bad shape )

82/28. THIRUKURAKKUKKA. This place is now called as Thirukkurakkaval 

This is the 82nd Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 28th sthalam on the north of Rivar Cauvery in Chozha Nadu. Appar has sung hymns in praise of lord of this temple.

Iraivan: Sri Kunthaleswarar
Iraivi   : Sri Kunthalambigai.

Some of the important features of the temple are.....….
  1. No rajagopuram and Palipeedam and temple is facing east.
  2. Sannadhi for Vinayagar, Valli deivanai Sametha Subramaniyar.
  3. Silaroopam for Bairavar, Chandran, Hanuman.
  4. Painting of Hanuman worshiping Lord Shiva of this temple.
  5. Moolavar and Ambal  vimanam are in globe shape.
  6. It is believed that Hanuman has got back his tail after worshiping Lord Shiva of this temple. There is a separate sannadhi for Hanuman.
  7. At the entrance of sanctum there are is no sudhai Dwarabalakars or sila moortham and only Dwarabakars  painting.
  8. There is no Navagrahas.
  9. In Koshtam only Dhakshinamoorthy and Durgai.

  1. On the bus route Vaitheeswaran temple and Thirupanandal get down at Ilanthoppu and by the side of Hospital the temple is 3 Km  ( You have to make your own arrangement, since there is no bus facility )
  2. Town bus from Mayiladuthurai to Pattavarthi, get down at Ilanthoppu and proceed   as above.


                                        ( Globe shape Vimanam on the moolavar sannadhi )

(No sudhai sirpam in the nitches of the entrance arch - only painting )

83/29. THIRUVAZHLKOLIPPUTHUR. This place is now called as Thiruvalaputhur, Valoliputhur

This is the 83rd Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 29th 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 Manikkavannar, Sri Rathna Pureeswarar
Iraivi   : Sri Bramakundhalambal, Sri Vandamar poonguzhali.

Some of the important features of this temple are.......
  1. Arjunan, Thirumal and Vandu worshiped lord of this temple.
  2. Iraivan hide the sword of Arjunan in the tree hole and gave back, hence this place is called as Vaalkolipputhur.
  3. Thirumal worshiped diamond Lingam in this temple.
  4. Sannadhi for Vinayagar, Subramaniyar , Gajalakshmi, Saraswathi, Bairavar, Chandran, Suryan, Naalvar.
  5. Natarajar saba to be seen.
  6. In Koshtam Durgai, Istaparameswar, Narthanavinayagar,Dhakshinamoorthy, Lingothbavar, Bramha.
  7. Karuvarai is built with stone good architecture, OLd sudhai sirpams were replaced during renovation.
  8. Ambal sannadhi is karkoil and there is no koshta moorthams in the nitches.
  9. There is no Dwarabalakars and Kodimaram.

  1. This temple is on the bus route Vaitheeswaran Koil  to Thiruppananthaal, after Ilanthoppu.
  2. Mayiladuthurai to Manal medu bus passes through this place.


( Arjunanan's sword was made to hide in this tree - Sthala viruksham)

( Entrance of the temple - No Rajagopuram )
84/34.THIRUPAZHAMANNIPADIKARAI – ( Iluppaipppattu )

This is the 84th Devaram paadal Petra Shiva Stham and 30th Sthalam on the north side river Cauvery in Chozha Nadu. Sundaraar has hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple.

Iraivan: Sri Neelakndeswarar, Sri Mutheeswarar, Sri Parameswarar,                                   Sri Mahatheeswarar, Sri Padikarainathar.
Iraivi   : Sri Amitha Karavalli, Sri Mangalanayagi.

Some of the important features of this temple are......
  1. While swallowing the poison Iraivi stopped by touching his front neck in this Sthalam.
  2. Devars, Dharumar, Neelakandeswarar, Arjunan, Throwpathi,  Padikarai nathar, Nagulan, Paramesar, Mutheesar worshiped lord of this temple.
  3. Two Vinayagar sannadhi, one Valampuri vinayagar and other one is Narthana vinayagar.
  4. Sannadhi for Lingams, Valampuri Vinayagar, Ambal, Subramaniyar, Mahalakshmi, Shadeva lingam.
  5. Separate Temple for Padikarai nathar and Mangala valli.
  6. Dhashinamoorthy is sat on Rishaba below kalla tree. There is a through hole   from left ear to the right ear.
  7. Natarajar is of Dhasapuja  thandavamoorthy and standing on bull saurrounding  with devars is kept under custody. This will be taken only on Prathosam day.
  8. This temple is of Karakkoil one type out of nine types of architecture. The moolavar karuvarai was built like Chariot pulled by horses. The basement is 18 layered adittanam called pathmayapandham and manjapathram.
  9. Vijayaganapathy opposite to the temple.
  10. Sthalaviruksham Iluppai maram.
  11. In the floor level sannadhi for Ambal Amuthakaravalli, Valmpurivinayagar worshiped by Throwpathy, Sri Parameswarar worshiped by Nagulan, Sri Magdeeswarar worshiped by Beeman.
  12. In the upper level sannadhi for  Sri Mangala Nayagi, Sri Padikarainathar worshiped by Arjunan, Sri Neelakandeswarar worshiped by Dharman, Sri Sidhamuktheeswarar worshiped by Sagathevan.
  13. In Koshtam, Narthana Vinayagar, Dhakshinamoorthy, Lingothbavar, Ashtabuja Durgai.
  14. Rajagopuram is at side facing Sri Neelakandeswarar sannadhi worshiped by Dharman.There is no dwajasthambam
  1. Vaitheeswaran Koil to Thirupanathal road  Ilanthoppu,  Vaalaputhur , Manal medu, after cotton factory (Panchaalai), Paapakudi road ( turn right hand side ) reach the temple.

Sthala Puranam Pudai sirpam on the sanctum wall -(King crosses the river on the boat where he find the Iluppai tree floating on the river )
Sthala viruksham Iluppai Tree

Moolavar vimanam - A Maada Koil
Three tier Raja Gopuram 

89/35.PANDHANAI NALLOORNow this place is called as Pandanallur

This is the 89th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam  and 35th sthalam on the north side of  river Cauvery in Chozha Nadu. Thiru Ganasambandar and Appar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple. 

Iraivan: Sri Pasupatheeswarar,.
Iraivi   : Sri Venu Kujambigai, Sri Kaambana Tholiammai.

Some of the important features of this temple are ....
  1. King Kaambeeli’s eye sight was got back after worshiping Iraivan and temple tank side was called as Kambosa mannan thurai.
  2.  The story of Kaamadhenu as Umadevi  got back sabavimisanam. This as happened when played a ball made of 4 vedhams, which was given by Iraivan.
  3. The raja gopuram is of 5 tiers.
  4. Beeranki gundukal  are on display which are found when near fort was excavated.
  5. There is no sannadhi in the prakaram.
  6. Sannadhi for Aadhikesava perumal,  with Padmavathi Thayar.
  7. Thiruganasambandar in front of moolavar sannadhi.
  8. Kalyana sundarar thala varalaru in the peedam.
  9. Sila roopam for Dwara Vinayagar, Subramaniyar, Naalvar ( Ganasambandar – little big), Sattanathar, Brahma & , Vaali worshipe lingam, Gajalakshmi, Annapoorni.
  10. Navgrahas in a single row.
  11. In Kshtam : Narthana Vinayagar, Dhakshinamoorthy, Sattainathar, Lingothbavar, Bramha, Vishnu Durgai.
  12. Moolavar is suyambu of prithivi, covered always.No abishekam is done. 
  13. At the entrance Rajagopuram, right side Kottai muniyasamy, poojas are performed to get relief from pilli sunyam and eval.How to reach:
  1. Mayiladuthurai to Thiruppananthal bus runs through Pandanallur. 


 Entrance arch sudhai sirpam  from the Mahamandapam )
                                      ( Sthala puranam  under the base of Shiva and Parvathy )