Monday, 19 November 2012

PAADAL PETRA SHIVA STHALANGAL AROUND KUMBAKONAM - SOUTH SIDE


19, November 2012
On 17-11-2012 and 18-11-2012 I started my yathra once again to Kumbakonam South and south east side for the Paadal Petra shiva sthalangal. This time it was a two days yathra on Saturday and Sunday. On reaching Kumbakonam hired a Taxi through, Mr Alex,  one of my friend. First thought of returning to Chennai on Sunday afternoon. But the driver suggested me to to visit some more temples and leave by evening bus. ( Afraid of heavy rush to Chennai bus during evening hours ). Took a risk and accepted to visit some more temples. To add this from Thiruchengattangudi one Mr Kannan from HR & CE Depatment’s,  Commissioner office also joined with us up to Kottaru, on Sunday after noon. Since he was associated with the HR & CE, we had a pleasant dharshan of all the rest of the temples.  This time I was able to cover 20 temples and the total distance covered during this yathra was 320 KM. The driver charged me Rs 3200, which inclusive of diesel.

Apart from Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalangal dharshan, I had been to Sri-la – Sri Padakachery Ramalingaswamikal madam ( A siddhar associated with the Sri Nageeswarar temple Rajagopuram construction and in Chennai a small Vinayagar temple at Guindy. His Jeeva Samadhi is now near Pattinathar jeeva Samadhi. He is well known for his Bairavar pooja and annadhanam ) and Thirunaraiyur Sri Srinivasa Perumal – The well known KAL GARUDAN –temple. This temple is also one of the 108 Divya Desam.  The details and photos are up loaded in the next post.  

17-11-2012, DAY – 1. SATURDAY.

Started our Yathra around 07.15 Hrs from Kumbakonam. Today thought of covering 8 temples on the route Kumbakonam to Thiruvarur. The temples  list was given to the driver and finalised the route. The route followed is as follows.

1. ARATHAI PERUMPALI ( Arithwaramangalam ) – 2. AVALIVANALLUR ( about 3 KM from the first temple ) – 3. KOIL VENNI – 4. THIRUVIDAIVAYIL ( Thiruvidaivasal – we went through Koradachery, after needamangalam )- 5. KOLLAMPUTHUR ( Thirukkalambur) – 6. IRUMBOOLAI ( Alangudi – This is one of the Navagraha sthalam for Guru Bhagavan) – 7. KADUVAAIKKARAIPPUTHUR ( Aandangkoil ) – 8. NAALUR MAYANAM. ( Most of the people refers only the Naalur Shiva Temple, which  is one of the Vaippu sthalam). This is before the bridge, there is road goes to this temple on the left side when we come from Thiruvarur.   

The second day’s temple visit and the details are uploaded in the next post.

216/99.  ARATHAIPERUMPALI ( Now this place is called as Aridhuvaramangalam )

This is the 216th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 99th sthalam on the south side of river  Cauvery in Chozha Nadu. Thiruganasambandar has sng hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple.

Iraivan: Sri Paathaleswarar, Sri Paathalavarathar
Iraivi:    Sri Alangaravalli, Sri Alangara Nayagi

Some of the important features of this temple are….

  1. Moolavar is of suyambu and rajagopuram of 3 tiers
  2. This is one of the thirumana thadai nivarthi sthalam.
  3. In the moolasthanam there was a “kuzhi’, which was believed that Vishnu in the Varaga avatharam excavate this kuzhi to find the feet of Shiva. This was closed now.
  4. This is one of the Pancha Aaranya sthalam.
  5. Since Ambal is of Durga, there is no Durgai Amman sannadhi.
  6. There are 7 Vinayagars in this temple.
  7. Arithwaramangalam meaning – Hari – Vishnu, Thwaram- excavate  the earth ( Thulaiyiduthal ), Mangalam – the place.
  8. In koshtam, Dhakshinamoorthy, Lingothbavar, Brahma.
  9. In the outer ppakaram sannadhi for Vinayagar, Valli devasena samedha Sri Murugan, Sandikeswarar, Bairavar, Visalakshi, Viswananthar, Mahalingam, Saneeswarar, Chandran, Sabtha mathakkal, Natarajar. ( There is no separate Navagraha Sannadhi )
  10. Dwarabalakars are of Sudhai sirpangal.
  11. In the front mandapam sannadhi for  Natarajar, Vinayagar, Murugan ( Little large in size)
  12. There are two Urchavars in vagana mandapam.
HOW TO REACH :
  1. Bus available from Kumbakonam via Ammapetai to Arithwaramangalam.
  2. Bus Route no 38, available from Ammapettai to Arithwaramangalam.
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. Mobile and Land line numbers are +91 94421 75441 and +91 4374 264 586
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :  CLICK HERE
 ( Ambal sannadhi entranxe with stala viruksham tree branches gives a beautiful look )
 ( Moolavar Vimanam with Dhakshinamoorthy mandapam )
 ( Moolavar Vimanam with Sandikeswarar sannathi )
( 3 tier Rajagopuram )

217/ 100. AVALIVANALLUR. 

This is the 217th Devaram Paadal Petra shiva Sthalam and 10th sthalam on the south side of river Cauvery in Chozha Nadu. Appar and Thiruganasambandar  has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple.

Iraivan: Sri Sakshinathar
Iraivi:    Sri Soundaranayagi.

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

  1. Sila moortham in standing posture of Shiva and parvathy back of moolavar in karuvarai.
  2. This is one of the Pancha aaranya sthalam.
  3. There is no Rajagopuram and Kodimaram.
  4. There is no sannadhi in the outer prakaram.
  5. It is believed that it is good to have the dharshan at Avalivanallur in morning, Thirukarukkavur in Ushakalam, Arithvaramangalam in Uchikalam, Alangudi in the evening and Thirukkollamputhur in night.
  6. Lord Shiva has told that “ Aval than Ival’’, after he gave old beauty and eye sight to the Sivachariyar’s daughter.
  7. Dwarabalakars are called as Aatkondar and Uyyakondar.
  8. In koshtam  Agathiyar, Dhakshinamoorthy, Lingothbavar, Brahma, Durgai.
  9. In the inner prakaram, silamoortham of 63var, Vinayagar, Valli Devasena Samedha Aarumugam, Mahalakshmi, Natarajar saba, Mahalingam, Viswanathar, Viasalakshi, Dhavasambal, Susilai, Kalabairavar, Suryan.
  10. In the Navagraha sannadhi all the grahas are facing suryan.
HOW TO REACH :
  1. In Tanjore to Thiruvarur  route 6 KM from Ammapettai.
  2. 3 KM from Arithvaramangalam.
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. Land line number is +91 4374 275 441
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE : CLICK HERE
 ( Front Mandapam - on the right Ambal sannadhi vimanam )
( Entrance arch with Rishaba vahanam -m Shiva and Parvathi < Murugan and Vinayagar Sudhai Sirpangal )

219/ 102.  KOIL VENNI.

This is the 219th Devaram Paadal Petra shiva Sthalam and 102nd sthalam on the south side of river Cauvery in Chozha Nadu.Thiruganasambandar and appar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple.

Iraivan: Sri Venni Karubeswarar, Sri Thiyabarewswarar, Sri Rasapureeswarar,                   Sri Venni Nathar.
Iraivi   : Sri Azhakiyanayagi, Sri Soundara nayagi.

Some of the important features of this temple are……

  1. Moolavar paanam is not in regular shape and there are marks of Kraumbukattu ( Sugar cane bundle ) under rudraksha mandapam.
  2. Karikar Chozhan defeated Sera, Chozha and Pandya  kurunila kings after worshiping Sri Pidarai Amman.
  3.  Rajagopuram is of 3 tiers which was built recently and there is n kodimaram.
  4. In Koshtam Ganapathy, Dhakshinamoorthy, Lingothbavar, Durgai,.
  5. Dwarabalakars are made of Sudhai.
  6. In Parakaram sannadhi for Vinayagar, Valli devasena Samedha Subramaniyar, Gajalakshmi, Suryan, Chandran, Navagrahas, Bairavar.
  7. In Artha Mandapam Naalvar with Sankarachariyar paintings.
  8. It is a small temple and there is no separate Parakaram.
  9. The mandapam on the outer side of karuvarai was buit at a latter state which forms as agzhi amaippu.
  10. There are lot of kalvettukkal found on the outer walls of karuvarai.
  11. Sthala viruksham is Sugar cane (Not available) and Venni plant                        ( Nandhyavattai )
HOW TO REACH :
  1. On the main road to Tanjore to Thiruvarur before Needamangalam.
CONTACT DETAILS :

LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE CLICK HERE
 ( Moolavar Vimanam with outer verandah )
 ( Moolavar vimanam with Dhakshinamoorthy sannadhi )
 ( Temple complex view )
( 3 Tier Rajagopuram - built recently - Kalasam yet to be installed )

275. THIRUVIDAIVAI. ( Now this place is called as Thiruvidaivaayil )

This is the 275th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam which was found after 274 temples on the south side of river Cauvery in Chozha  Nadu. This was due to Thiruganasambandar’s hymns Kalvettu on the karuvarai wall.

Iraivan: Sri Idaivaainathar,  Sri Vidaivaayappar, Sri Punyakotteeswarar.
Iraivi:   Sri Umayammai, Sri Abirami.

Some of the important features of this temple are……

  1. Moolavar is little heigh on Naagabaranam looks beautifull.
  2. There is no rajagopuram and Kodimaram.
  3. In arthamandapam Naalvar & Vinayagar and Ambal sannadi facing south.
  4. Dwarabalakars and Dwarabalaki’s paintings.
  5. In koshtam Narthana Vinayagar, Dhakshinamoorthy, Lingothbavar, Brahma and Durgai.
  6. In prakaram sannadhi for  Vinayagar, Subramaniyar, Gajalakshmi, Sandikeswarar.

HOW TO REACH :
  1. In Koradachery  cross through left side of the double bridge and 1 KM from the bridge, before Athikadai.
CONTACT DETAILS :

LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE
 ( The kalvettu of Thiruganasambandar hymns to prove this is the Thiruvidaivai temple )
 ( Moolavar vimanam with Dhakshinamoorthy Sannadhi )
 ( Dhakshinamoorthy )
( Temple front mottai arch )

230/113. KOLLAMPUTHUR ( Now this place is called as Thirukalamputhur / Thirukalambur)

This is the 230th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 113th sthalam on the south side of river Cauvery in Chozha Nadu. Thiruganasambandar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple.

Iraivan: Sri Vilvaaranyeswarar, Sri Vilva Nathar
Iraivi: Soundaranayagi, Sri Azhakunachiyar.

The followings are some important  features of this temple.are..
  1. This is also called a Ganasambandar Temple. ( Nambar Koil )
  2. Thiruganasambandar made the boat to sail using his tongue.
  3. The other name of Vilvam is Koovilam, hence this place is called as Koovilamputhur.
  4. In the entrance fron side sudhai sirpam for Rishabaroodar, Vinayagar, Subramaniyar.
  5. Sannadhi for Poyyatha Vinayagar, Dhandapani, Naalvar, Valampuri Vinayagar, Somaskandhar, Gajamuktheeswarar, Mullaivana nathar, satchi Nathar, Paathalavarathar, Mahalingar, Gangai amman, Dhakshinamoorthy, Saraswathi, Visalakshi, Choza King with his wife.
  6. 12 Rasi pudai sirpam below the roop of Ambal mandapam.
  7. Urchavars for Vinayagar, Dhakshinamoorthy, Chandrasekar, Lingothbavar, Brahma, Durgai.
  8. Nattukkottai Nagarathar’s thiruppani to this temple.
HOW TO REACH :
  1. The place is on the bus route Kumbakonam to Kudavasal.
  2. From Koradachery to Kudavasal route after Abivirutheeswaram and Sellur. From Sellur Thirukkalambur is 1 KM 
CONTACT DETAILS :

LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE
 ( The Rajagopuram opposite to Ambal sannadhi- Doors are kept closed )
 ( Vimanam's view from back side prakaram / corridor wall)
 ( 5 Tier Rajagopuram )

 ( Distance view from entrance of temple of the Rajagopuram )
( Painting and pudai sirpam of Thiruganasambandar sailed the boat with his tongue )

215/98. IRUMPOOLAI.  ( Now this place is called as Alankudi )

This is the 215th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 98th Sthalam on the south side of river Cauvery in Chozha naadu. Appar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple.  

Iraivan : Sri KasiAaranyeswarar, Sri Aabathsahayeswarar
Iraivi:     Sri Yelavar Kuzhali

The important features of this temple  are …
  1. Dhakshinamoorthy is of special one, hence this sthalam is called as Dhakshinamoorthy sthalam or the Guru sthalam one of the Navagraha Sthalam.
  2. In front of moolavar seppu thirumeni of Nandhi.
  3. In Koshtam Vinayagar, Guru Dhakshinamoorthy, Lingothbavar, Brahma, Durgai.
  4. In prakaram sannadhi and Seppu thirumenikal for Ganapathy, Subramaniyar, Sandikeswarar, Urchavars, Lingangal, Naalvar, Suryeswarar, Someswarar, Bairavar, Chandran, Suryan, Gurumeswarar, Somanathasamy, Saptharishinathar, Vishnunathar, Beermeswarar, Agasthiyar, Kashi Viswanathar, Visalakshi, Navagrahas.
  5. Seppu thirumenikal for Vinayagar, Prathosa Nayagar Sandikeswarar, Sri Bakthar, Chandrasekarar, Valli deivanai samedha Subramaniyar, Kalyana sastha, Adaikalam Thanthaar, Aalayam Aamarnthavar.
HOW TO REACH :
  1. This place is on the bus route Kumbakonam to Needamangalam.
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. Land line number is : +91 4374 269 407
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE
 ( Temple complex view with Kodimaram and theetha well)
( 5 Tier Rajagopuram )

214/97. KADUVAIKARAIPUTHUR. ( Now this place is called as Andan koil  or Andang koil)

This is the 214th Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 97th Sthalam on the south side of river Cauvery in Chozha Naadu. Appar has sung hymns in praise the lord Shiva of this temple.

Iraivan: Sri Sornapureeswarar
Iraivi   : Sri Sornambigai, Sri Shivambigai.

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

  1. The old name of Kudamurutti river is Kaduvaai, hence this was called as Kaduvaaikaraiputhur.
  2. Swamy and bal are in elevated position.
  3. Sannadhi for
  4. In Koshtam 
HOW TO REACH :
  1. This place is on the bus route from Kudavasal to Valangaiman.
CONTACT DETAILS :

LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE
 ( 5 Tier Rajagopuram )
 ( Temple complex view )
 ( Sani bhagavan in front Mandapam )
 ( Dhakshinamoorthy with Sanagatha munivars )
 ( Back side view of the temple vimanam's from the outer prakaram / corridor )
( Temple complex view )

213/96. NAALURMAYANAM (Now this place is called as Nalur mayanam )

This is the 213th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 96th Sthalam on the south side of river Cauvery in Chozha nadu. Thiruganasambandar has sung hymns in praise of lord Shiva of this temple.

Iraivan: Sri Ganaparameswarar, Sri Mayanathu Paramasivasamy
Iraivi   : Sri Ganambigai

Some of the important features of this temple are as follows.
  1. Moolavar is small and entrance to the karuvarai is small.
  2. Karuvarai is in square shape  and vimanam is in the form of Globe ( உருண்டை).
  3. Pothyal and pillars are beautifully carved.
  4. Vimanam is of Kajabirustam type and the Rajagopuram is of 3 tiers.
  5. In prakaram Sannadhi and sila moortham  for Somaskandhar, Urchava moorthangal, Dhakshina Kailasar, Kumbhakarna Pillayar, Valli Deivanai samedha Subramaniyar, Mahalakshmi, Uthira Kailashar, Arunachaleswar, Sandikeswarar, Viswanathar , Visalakshi, Dhakshinamoorthy, Musukuntha Chakravarthy, Sandeswarar, Uromasa Maharishi, Naalvar ( Maanikkavasakar in sitting posture), Shekkilar, Bairavar, Navagraha Sannadi, Suryan Chandran..
  6. In Koshtam Narthana Vinayagar, Dhakshinamoorthy, Lingothbavar, Brahma, Dugai.
  7. In front Mandapam Subramaniyar, Sorna Vinayagar.
  8. Ambal  is in a separate temple and Sandikeswari in koshtam.
HOW TO REACH :
  1. Naalur is on the way to Kudavasal from Kumbakonam and it is a vaippu sthalam. From there Naalur Mayanam is about 1 KM towards east.  
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. Mobile number is +91 94439 59839
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE
 ( Temple entrance arch with sudhai sirpangal )
 ( Moolavar vimanam with Dhakshinamoorthy mandapam )
 ( Natarajar and a man worshiping Lord Shiva )
( Temple complex view )

--- OM SHIVAYA NAMA ---

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  2. Thank you very much for your tour details as it is very much helpful to us sir. Pray god for your Long and Healthy Life.

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  3. Thanks Ramu C M for the blessings.. Adiyarkkum adiyen Ivan.

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