Monday, 16 July 2012

PAADAL PETRA SHIVA STHALANGAL – IN & AROUND KUMBAKONAM – DHARSHAN -I, DAY-2

16, July 2012
Continuation to the previous post...
15-07-2012. SUNDAY.
Planned to cover only 5 temples during morning session and return to Chennai. Since I was little tired hired a Taxi for the half day  @  Rs 900.00. Kottaiyur, Innambur, Thirupurampiyam, Thiruvaikavoor and Thiruvijayamangai were covered before 10.30 Hrs. Some more time was left out for the half day,  covered Thiruvalanchuzhi, Thirupalaithurai and Thirunalloor. Returned to Kumbakonam by 12.30 Hrs from there came to Chennai around 20.00 Hrs. Totally I was able to cover 18 Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalangal in and around Kumbakonam during my two day trip to Kumbakonam. Thanks to  Lord Shiva for given me the peaceful dharshan in all the temples. 


98/44 – KOTTAIYUR  - ( Now this place is called as CHOZHICHURAM, BABURAJAPURAM )
This is the 98th Devaram Paadal petra Shiva Sthalam and 44th 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 Kodeeswarar
Iraivi   : Sri Kanthuga greedambal, Sri Bandhadu nayagi

Some of the important features of this temple are....
  1. It was believed that Lord Shiva appeared from Aamanakku (kottai) plant.  ( In Tamil it is called Erandam )
  2. Markandeyar worshiped Lord shiva of this temple.
  3. Lord of this temple shown as Kodi Vigneswara, Kodi Ammai, Kodi murugan,  to Pathira Yogi Muni.
  4. It is believed that Paavam and punniyam in this temple will be multiplied to Kodi.
  5. Kottai Kottaiyaga is seen on moolavar.
  6. Navagraha are with their respective vaganams and enthiram on back beautifully chiseled. Chandran and suryan are with chariot & horses.
  7. Ashta buja Durgai is seen with  right leg in front is worth to see.
  8.  Vishnu durgai in outer prakaram.
  9. It was learned that Kodi Vinayagar is suyambu, when it was tried to take out for renovation even after digging 20 feet they could not find the end of the base.
  10. Eranda munivar in meditating posture in the front mandapam.
HOW TO REACH
  1. 4 Km on Kumbakonam to Thiruvaiyaru bus route.
  2. Town bus  from Kumbakonam to Swamimalai passes through this place.
CONTACT DETAILS : 
  1. The land line number is +91 435 245 4421
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE CLICK HERE

 ( Eranda Maharishi )
( Moolavar vimanam - Karuvarai in agazhi amaippu)
 ( Asta buja Durgai - Right leg in front - walking towards us  to bless )
( second level rajagopuram )
( Entrance to the temple )


99/45 – INNAMBAR.

This is the 99th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 45th Sthalam on north side of river Cauvery in Chozha Nadu. Thiruganasambandar and Appar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple. 

Iraivan: Sri Ezhutharinathar, Sri Taanthonreesar
Iraivi   : Sri Sugunthakunthalambigai, Sri Nithyakalyani

Some of the important features of this temple are.....
  1. Rajagopuram in 5 stage and there is no kodimaram.
  2. In Koshtam Vinayagar, Pitchandavar, Dhakshinamoorthy, Arthanaareeswarar, Bramha, Katchikodutha Naathar ( In lingothbavar)., Durgai.
  3. Lot of trees ( Fruit) are grown by the temple peoples.
  4. Moolasthanam is little high.
  5. Sudhai sirpangal in moolavar vimanam gajabrista shape.
  6. Moolavar aavudai is little big.
  7. Ambal in sathurbujam in standing posture.
  8. There are two Ambal sannadhies.
HOW TO REACH 
  1. On Kumbakonam to Thiruvaiyar route take diversion at Pulianchery  about 3 KM.
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. Land line and mobile numbers are  +91 96558 64958 & +91 435 245 9519
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE CLICK HERE
 ( Gajabirusta vimanam over the moolavar  with sirpams of Sri  Shiva  & Parvathi  )
( Ambal sannadhi vimanam )
( Rajagopuram back view ) 

( Rajagopuram 5 tiers ) 


100/46 THIRUPURAMBIYAM

This is the 100th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 46th sthalam on the north side of river Cauvery in Chozha nadu. Moovar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple. 

Iraivan: Sri Sakshinaatheswarar, Sri Saksheeswarar, Sri Punnaivana nathar
Iraivi   : Sri ishuvaani, Sri Karumbadu Solliayammai

Some of the important features of this temple are.....
  1. It was believed that Lord Shiva gave satchi to a Chetti lady.
  2. Sri Guhambigai Ambal holding Sri Murugan in the hip idol made of wax holding in a separate mandapam. Only  thylakkaappu.
  3. Separate temple for Guru Dhakshinamoorthy.
  4. Vinayagar is special in this temple, made of Chippi, Kilinjal and sea foam. Honey Abishekam is performed once in a year on Vinayaga Chathurthi day. All the honey will be absorbed in the idol itself.
  5. Two Ambal temples.
  6. The idols in the koshtam are damaged.
HOW TO REACH :
  1. In Kumbakonam to Thiruvaiyaru road take diversion at Puliancheri – Thirupurambiyam – 3 km  from Innambur.
  2. Town bus available from Kumbakonam.

CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. Land line and mobile numbers are : 94446 26632 &  0435 245 9519
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE
( Rajagopuram under renovation )
                                 ( Lady is taking bath - a sirpam on the karuvarai outer wall )
( Moolavar vimanam )
( temple complex view  with second level gopuram with Rajagopuram )
( Entrance arch with Kodi maram Nandhi ) 

  
102-48 THIRU VAIKKVOOR.

This is the 102nd Devaram Paadal petra Shiva Sthalam and 48th sthalam  on north side of river Cauvery in Chozha nadu. Thiruganasambandar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple.
Iraivan: Sri Vilvavaneswarar, Sri Vilvanathar
Iraivi   : Sri Sarvajana rakshaki, Sri Valakkai nayagi.

Some of the important features of this temple are....
  1. This temple celebrates Maha Shiva Rathri in a grand manner. This relates to a story of a hunter who came to this place in search of a deer. Lord Shiva to save the  deer came in the form of a Tiger. On seeing the tiger the hunter climbed up the tree and unknowingly he plugged the leaves ( Vilvam ) and thrown on the tiger without sleep through out night. The leaves fell on the tiger/ Shiva, hence the hunter got blessing from Lord shiva.     ( The suthai sirpam at the entrance) )
  2. Nandhi is facing same direction ( East ) like moolavar to threaten and chase Emadharman
  3. There is No Rajagopuram.
  4. There is no Navagraha sannadhi
  5. Moolavar is suyambu.
  6. Two Durgai Amman.
  7. In Artha mandapam lord Shiva in the form of Thakshinamoorthy with a stick in hands to chase Emadharman. Bramha and Vishnu are on both sides.
  8. In koshtam Ganapathy, Pitchandavar, Agasthiya munivar, Lingothbavar, Arthanaareeswarar, Durgai amman.
HOW TO REACH :

  1. Kumbakonam to Swamymalai town bus passes through the place.
  2. Can reach from Thirupurambiyam about 4 KM
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. Mobile and land line numbers are : + 91 94435 86453 & + 91 96552 61510
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLECLICK HERE
( Moolavar vimanam )
( Ambal sannadhi entrance ) 
( Painting of sthalapuranam  at the nitch of the rajagopuram  - Hunter sitting on the tree and throws vilva leaves on Shiva lingam - which happened on Shiv Rathri day )
( Short Rajagopuram after Nandhi mandapam )
( Entrance arch with Sudhai sirpams )

101-47 THIRUVIJAYAMANGAI.


This is the 101st  Devaram Paadal petra Shiva Sthalam and 47th 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 Vijaya Nathar
Iraivi   : Sri Mangalambigai, Sri Mangai Nayagi.

Some of the important features of this temple are..... 
  1. The temple is small but maintained beautifully. The kumbabishekam might have conducted in recent years.
  2. Only Dhakshinamoorthy in koshta moortham.
  3. Moolavar vimanam is higher than the entrance small rajagopuram.
  4. There is a scar on moolavar due to Arjunan’s arrow.
HOW TO REACH
  1. The temple is between Thiruvaikavoor and Thirupurambiyam, 100 meters of the road.
  2. 2 Km from Thiruvaikavoor.

CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. Land line and mobile numbers are  0435 - 294 1912 and  94435 86453.
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLECLICK HERE
( Moolavar vimanam  with Dhakshinamoorthy sannadhi )

( Temple view from entrance )
 ( Moolavar vimanam is is higher than the front entrance gopuram)


142-25 THIRUVALAMCHUZHI

This is the 142nd Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 25th sthalam on the south side of river Cauvery in Chozha. Thiruganasambandar and Appar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple. 


Iraivan: Sri Sadaimudinathar, Sri Kapartheesar, Sri Chenchadai  
            nathar, Sri Karpaganatheswarar, Sri Valanchuzhi nathar
Iraivi   : Sri Periyanayagi, Sri Birugantha Nayagi.

Some of the important features of this temp[le are..... 
  1. There is White Pillayar temple in front of the east side Rajagopuram. People mainly come for worshiping white Pillayar. There is single stone slab jolly work to be watched in front of sannadhi.
  2. Sani Bhagavan in a separate sannadhi.
  3. Ambal in a separate temple facing east.
  4. Koshta moothangal Natarajar, Pitchadanar, Narthana Vinayagar, Thakshinamoorthy, Lingothbavar, Naanmugan, Arthanaareeswarar, Durgai,
  5. There are about 54 lingams in the outer prakaram.
  6. Karuvarai in agali amaipu.
HOW TO REACH
  1. Kumbakonam to Tanjore, Papanasam, Sundaraperumal Koil buses passes through this  village.
  2. Buses available from Papanasam.
  3. Town buses from Kumbakonam - 12,14,48 & 51

CONTACT DETAILS:

  1. The Land line numbers are : +91 435  245 4421 and +91 435 245 4026.

LOCATION OF THE TEMPLECLICK HERE
( Natarajar in koshtam - A rare to see)
( Pitchandavar in Koshtam )
( Moolavar vimanam with Sandikeswarar sannadhi )
( A Separate Saneeswarar sannadhi ) 


( Single stone jolly work in front of Vellai Pillayar )
( Temple entrance view )
( Ambal sannadhi vimanam )

( Rajagopuram ) 


136-119 THIRUPAALATHURAI.

This is the 136th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 119th 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 Paalai vaneswarar, Sri Paalaivana nathar.
Iraivi   : Sri Thavalavennanaiyal , Sri Thavalaambal.

Some of the important features are......
  1. Thirumal, Brahma , Vishnu, Devars, Vasistar worshiped Lord Shiva in this temple.
  2. Arjuna married Uloobi from paadhala logam after learning the bow and arrow technique.
  3. Tharukavanam ( Thiruparaithurai near Trichy ) munivars had done vaelvi, the tiger came out was made to chase Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva killed Tiger and he used the leather for wearing.
  4. There is no sipam in the Rajagopuram.
  5. Lord Shiva and Ambal are in Kalyana Kolam.
  6. Natarajar dance is called Oorthava thandavam.

HOW TO REACH
  1. This place is on Kumbakonam to Tanjore road.
  2. Very near to Papanasam Railway station.- 1Km.

CONTACT DETAILS :

LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE
( Moolavar vimanam with Dhakshnamoorthy sannadhi )
( Moolavar vimanam with snadikeswarar sannadhi )
( Rajagopuram with paddy storage - ( நெல் கழஞஜ்யம்) ( Paddy storage built about 4 hundred  years ago  to hold 3000 kalam ) 
( Palipedam with Nandhi mandapam  with 3 tier entrance Rajagopuram )
( Rajagopuram front view )


137-120 THIRUNALLOOR

This is the 137th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 120th 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 Panchavarneswarar, Sri Kalyana Sundeswarar, Sri Periyandeswarar
Iraivi.  : Sri Girisundari, Sri Parva sundari, Sri Kalyanasundari

Some of the important features of this temple are......
  1. The material of the Lord Shiva Idol was not known. But lot of holes made by vandukal are seen. The Moolavar will change his colour to 5 during the day, via, Thamiram, Light red, Molten gold, Navarathna green, lastly, the colour will not be able to predict. Hence The lord is called Panchavarneswarar. ( During my dharshan the colour was in golden colour)
  2. Shiva gave thiruvadi theekchai in this temple for Appar. Hence thiruvadi is kept on each devotee ( Like Sadari in Perumal temples )
  3. It is also one of the mada koil constructed by Ko Chenkat Chozhan.
  4. Amar neethi nayanar attained mukthi in this temple.
  5. Vayu and Aadhisheshan fought in this place.
  6. Thiruvarur moolavar was kept 3 days in the temple and worshiped before installation at Thiruvarur by Musukuntha Chakravarthy, which he got from Indiran.
  7. The moolavar valam should be in Somasundara method, since it is believed that Lord Shiva’s head and hair are at the back side of the moolavar. Hence nobody should cross the back side of the moolavar.
  8. Suthai Sirpam of Lord Shiva and Sri Parvathy’s marriage is seen at the back wall of moolavar.
  9. The temple is under renovation and preparing for the kumbabishekam.

HOW TO REACH
  1. Thirunalloor is  2 km from Kumbakonam to Tanjore, Papanasam junction on Valangaiman road.
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. Mobile number is +91 93631 41676.
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE
( Steps to moolavar shrine )

( Sandikeswarar sannadhi )

( Rajagopuram with Kodimaram - view from inside temple )
 --- OM SHIVAYA NAMA --- 

PAADAL PETRA SHIVA STHALANGAL – IN & AROUND KUMBAKONAM – DHARSHAN -I, DAY-1

16, July 2012
Planned to have dharshan of Paadal Petra Shiva sthalangal in and around  Kumbakonam. One by one the temples added to 36 temples   in my list. So I arranged the list in to different bus routes  so that I can complete the dharshan of temples in one route.

TEMPLES IN THE BUS ROUTE KUMBAKONAM TO THIRUKKARRUKAVUR &  PAPANASAM


142
ThiruvalamChuzhi
ThiruvalamChuzhi
Sri Karpatheeswarar
141
Pszhayarai
Pazhayaarai Vada thali
Sri Somanathar
140
Patteechuram
Patteeswaram
Sri Patteeswarar
139

Sakthi Mutram

138
Aavoorpasupatheeswaram
Aavoor
Sri Pasupatheeswarar
137
Thirunallur
Thirunallur
Sri Panchavarneeswarar
136
Thurpalaithurai
Thurpalaithurai
Sri Paalaivaneswarar
135
Thirkkarukaavur
Thirkkarukaavur
Sri Karpapureeswarar


TEMPLES IN THE BUS ROUTE KUMBAKONAM TO THIRUVAIYARU



98
Kottaiyur
Kottaiyur
Sri Kotteswarar
99
Innambur
Innambur
Sri Ezhutharinathar
100
Thirupirambiyam
Thiruppurambiyam
Sri Sakshinatheswarar
101
ThiruVijayamangai
ThiruVijayamangai
Sri Vijayanathar
102
Thiruvaikkavoor
Thiruvaikkavoor
Sri Viswavaneeswarar


TEMPLES IN THE BUS ROUTE KUMBAKONAM TO MAYILADUTHURAI

  
147
Thiruvidaimaruthur
Thiruvidaimaruthur
Sri Mahlingeswarar
148
Thenkurangaduthurai
Aaduthurai
Sri Aabathsakayeswarar


TEMPLES IN KUMBAKONAM CITY.



143
Kudamookku
Kumbakonam
Sri Kumbeswarar
144
Kudanthai Keezhilkottam
Kumbakonam
Sri Nageswarar
145
Kudanthai Kaaronam
Kumbakonam
Sri Somesar




14-07-2012 - SATURDAY
As usual started from Chennai on 13th Friday July 2012, night and reached Kumbakonam around 4.30 Hrs. Stayed in Hotel MSM Lodge near Bus stand. 

Started my journey first  to the three temple in Kumbakonam city,  Sri Aadhi Kumbeswarar, Sri Someswarar and Sri Nageswarar which are very near to each other. Returned to bus stand and  board the city bus to Patteswaram. Went to  Sakthi mutram Shiva temple, which is in  adjacent road to Sri Patteeswarar temple. The Pazhayarai Vadathali is about 3 KM  fro Patteeswaram and there is no proper bus facility  took an auto for to and fro.  From Patteswaram boarded a bus to Aavoor Sri Pasupatheeswarar Temple and from there went  to Thirukkarukavoor by Kumbakonam to Tanjore bus.  To have the dharshan before closure of the temple at Thirukkarukavoor  went through and auto to the temple. On return  I had to walk  for about 1 km from temple to the bus stand and waited for about 2 hours to get a bus to Kumbakonam.

After noon went to Thiruvidaimaruthur and from there went to Aaduthurai ( Then Kurangattuthurai (Aaduthurai)) through Kumbakonam to Chidambaram bus and return to Kumbakonam around 20.00 Hrs.


143/ 26. KUDAMOOKKU ( KUMBAKONAM)
(The temple is centre of Kumbakonam city near Porthamarai kulam.)
This is the 143rd Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 26th sthalam on south of river Cauvery in Chozha Nadu. Appar and Thiruganasambandar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple. 

Iraivan: Sri Kumbeswarar, Sri Amuthesuwarar
Iraivi   : Sri Mangalambigai

Some of the Important features of this temple are....
  1. Moolavar is made of sand with a golden cover in inclined position. No abisekam and punuku is applied.
  2. There are about 14 theerthams. Architecture is beautiful and some of the sirpams are damaged.
  3. Nandhi is little big and beautifull.
  4. Unfinished Rajagopuram  is called as mottai gopuram is a land mark for the temple.
  5. Karuvarai vimanam is in Gopuram shape.
  6. Separate sannadhi for ambal Sri Mangalambigai.
HOW TO REACH :
  1. Private Town buses are available from bus stand & Govt bus route nos - 11,12, 14, 15, 25, 29, 48, & 61 
  2. The temple is very near to porthamarai kulam.
  3. Land mark is  Mottai Gopuram.
CONTACT DETAILS :  
  1. Land line number is +91 435 242 0276
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLECLICK HERE



( Sudhai sirpaangal on the wall )


( The unfinished Rajagopuram - The famous mottaigopuram in Kumbakonam )
( The Rajagopuram view from inside )
( Temple entrance gopuram with mandapam )

145/ 28. KUDANDHAI KAARONAM ( SRI SOMESAR TEMPLE)
(The temple is situated near Porthamarai kulam in centre of Kumbakonam city. )
This is the 145th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 28th Shiva sthalam on the south of river Cauvery in Chozha Nadu. Thiruganasambandar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple. 

Iraivan: Sri Viazha Somesar,  Sri Sikesar, Sri Somanathar
Iraivi   : Sri Somasundari, Sri Thenar Mozhiyal

Some of the important  features of the temples are.....
  1. Ambal in a separate sannadhi.
  2. Entrance is on the side of road and main Rajagopuram is locked.
  3. It is believed that during Maha sankaara period Iraivan unified all the athmas with him. Hence the place is Kaaronam.
HOW TO REACH
  1. Private town buses are available from Kumbakonam bus terminus   Govt bus route nos - 11,12, 14, 15, 25, 29, 48, & 61  .
  2. On the side of Porthamarai kulam.
  3. Land mark Mottai Gopuram
CONTACT DETAILS :  
  1. Land line number is +91 435 243 0349
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLECLICK HERE
Rajagopuram - Main entrance is closed in normal days 


( Moolavar vinam with sandikeswarar Sannadhi ) 


  ( Main rajagopuram - kept locked )


144/27 KUDANDHAI KEEZHL KOTTAM ( SRI NAAGESWARA SWAMY TEMPLE )

This is the 114th Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 27th sthalam on the south side of river Cauvery in Chozha Nadu. Appar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple. 


Iraivan: Sri Naageswarar, Sri Naaganathar
Iraivi :   Sri Birukandha nayagi, Sri Periya Naayagi

Some of the important features of this temple are...
  1. Nataraja saba is called as perambalam, in the shape of ratham. Stone wheels on both sides and 2 horses and 4 elephants statues  in pulling posture.
  2. Separate sannadhi for padai vetti Amman.
  3. In Koshtam moorthis of Dhakshinamoorthy, Arthanareeswarar.
  4. Separate Temple for Ambal.
  5. It was learned that Padakacheri Sri Ramalinga Swamigal  done kumbabisekam during the year 1923 through begging in the streets  with chembu hanging from his neck.
HOW TO REACH
  1. Private Town buses are available from Bus stand up to Uchipillayar Koil.  From there, walkable distance.
  2. On Kaliamman Koil street, near Sri Somesar Temple.
CONTACT DETAILS
  1. Land line number is +91 435 243 0386
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLECLICK HERE
( North side Rajagopuram )
( Moolavar vimanam - Part of the Gaja birusta vimanam is made of stone )
( Natarajar mandapam is in the ratham ( Chariot) shape two horses and 4 elephants pulling 
Entrance arch with sudhai sirpangal )


( Another view of Moolavar vimanam - Please see that at first tier centre Sudhai sirpam of Sri Padakacheri Ramalinga swamygal who is the instrumental for construction of this Rajagopuram  with a Chembus hanging from his neck ) 

140/ 23. PATTECHURAM

This is the 140th Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 23rd 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 Patteechurar, Sri Thenupureeswarar
Iraivi   : Sri Ganambigai, Sri Pal valainayagi.

Some of the important features of this temple are.....
  1. Nandhi and palipedam are not in line with moolavar.
  2. Lord shiva gave Muthu Pandal  in this temple.
  3. Kamadhenu worshiped Lord shiva, sirpam in stone pillar.
  4. Separate sannadhi for Ambal.
  5. In maha mandapam moortham for Govindha Theeksthar  and his wife who had      done thiruppani.
  6. Big size suthai  Dwarabalakars entrance of artha mandapam.
  7. Bairavar is beautifully chiseled, worth to see the beauty.
  8. There is separate Sri Durgai Amman Temple for which importance is  given. This is on the east side entrance of Rajagopuram.
HOW TO REACH :

  1. It is on the way to Kumbakonam to Aavoor road.
  2. Town buses 8,11,25,35,61,62 & 67 available from Kumbakonam
  3. Buses from Kumbakonam to Tanjore passes through Patteechuram.
CONTACT DETAILS
  1. The land line number is +91 435 241 6976
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE CLICK HERE
( Rajagopuram )
 ( Main Shiva Temple Rajagopuram entrance ) ( View of the main shrine from South rajagopuram - right side mandapam is the shrine for Vellai pillayar )
( Nandhi mandapam with Ganapathi sannadi in front of  Temple )
  ( Flower vendors in front of Temple )


139/ 22. THIRUSAKTHI MUTRAM.

This is the 139th devara Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 22nd sthalam on the south side of river Cauvery in Chozha Nadu. Appar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple. 

Iraivan: Sri Shivakozhuntheesar,
Iraivi   : Sri  Periyanayagi

Some of the important features of this temple...

  1. Sri Sakthi embraced Lord Shiva and gave kiss. Idol is in front of moolavar sannadhi. Archana is performed only to this Shivasakthi moortham. Only aarathy is shown to moolavar.
  2. Lord shiva asked Appar to come to Thirunalloor to get thiruvadi theekshai.
  3. Thiruganasambandhar  went to Patteechuram  under the muthu pandal  from this temple.
  4. Moolavar is suyambu.
  5. There are two Ambal sannadhis.
  6. There is no navagrahas. Moortham for Sani Bhavan.
HOW TO REACH : 
  1. The temple is in Pattechuram - parallel street  to Sri Patteechurar Temple.
  2. It is on the way to Kumbakonam to Aavoor road.
  3. Town buses 8,11,25,35,61,62 & 67 available from Kumbakonam
  4. Buses from Kumbakonam to Tanjore passes through Patteechuram.
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. Mobile and Land line numbers are : +91 94436 78575 and =91 4374 267237
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE
( Moolavar vimanam )
( Temple entrance view )
( Ambal sannadhi vimanam )
( 5 Tier Rajagopuram ) 




141/24 PAZHAYARAI VADA THALI

This is the 141st  Deevaram padal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 24th sthalam on the south side of river Cauvery in Chozha Nadu.  Appar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple.  

Iraivan: Sri Dharmapureeswarar
Iraivi   : Sri Vimalambigai.

Some of the important features of this temple are  ....
  1. There are Three Shiva Temples in Pazhayarai. The then  thali  mada Koil,  Ganambigai temple and Dharmapureeswarar.
  2. Garudan and Aathishesan worshiped Lord Shiva in this temple.
  3. Problems created by Samanars Appar performed the unna noanbu in this temple.
  4. Mangaiyarkarasiyar and Amar needhi nayanar born in this place.
HOW TO REACH
  1. 3 Km from Patteechuram.
  2. Autos available from Patteechuran temple.
CONTACT DETAILS
  1. Mobile number is +91 98945 69543
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE CLICK HERE
( Pazhayarai  - Under renovation - must be a mada koil since Karuvarai is about 6 feet higher than the ground level. )


                                                         ( Pazhayarai Ganambal Temple ) 
(Pazhayarai - thali)


138/21 AAVOOR PASUPATHEECHURAM.
(The place is now called as Aavoor. )
This is the 138th Paadal Petra Shiva sthalam and 21st 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 Pasupatheeswarar, Sri Asvathanathar, Aaavoorudayar
Iraivi   : Sri Mangalambigai ( Taken from temple tank ), Sri Bangajavalli ( Old )

Some of the important features of this temple are...
  1. This is also one of the mada temple built by Ko Chenkat Chozhan.
  2. Kamadhenu relieved from sabam by this temple Lord Shiva. Please see the Sirpam on the kodimaram.
  3. There is a separate sannadhi for Somaskandhar in which there is no moorthy.
  4. There are two Ambigai sannadhi.
HOW TO REACH : 
  1. Town bus available from Kumbakonam
  2. In the bus route Kumbakonam to Mannarkudi via Govindakudi.
CONTACT DETAILS
  1. The mobile number is +91 94863 03484
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE CLICK HERE
( Moolavar vimanam )
( Moolavar vimanam )

                                  ( Maada Temple view of Moolavar vimanam from ground level )
( 5 tier Rajagopuram )
( Sthala puram on the kodimaram- Kaamadhenu is milking on Shiva )
( Temple view from Rajagopuram - Mandapam are of Vavval nethi mandapam)


135-18 THIRUKKARUKAVOOR

This is the 135th Devara Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 18th Sthalam on south of river Cauvery in Chozha Nadu . Thiruganasambandar and Appar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple.


Iraivan: Sri Karpapureeswarar, Sri Mullai vananathar, Sri Maathaviveswarar
Iraivi   : Sri Karparakshambigai, Sri Karkkaatha Nayagi

Some of the important features of this temple are...
  1. Lord Shiva of this temple stopped the abortion of Nidhuvar’s wife Vedhigai by the sabam of  Oorthuva maharishi.
  2. Nandhi is a vidanga moortham without chiseled.
  3. Moolavar is suyambu – Putruman. Only punuku is applied.
  4. Sannadhi for Navagrahas, Natarajar sabai are in Maha mandapam.
  5. Theertha tank is in front of the temple.
  6. Lot of people throng this temple for child, pregnancy & safe delivery believing Lord Shiva & Ambal will save.
 HOW TO REACH
  1. Bus available from Kumbakonam 11 & 52.
  2. Kumbakonam to Aavoor bus via Milattur passes through this place.
  3. Kumbakonam to Tanjore bus passes through this place and Aavoor.
  4. Temple is about 1 Km from bus stop.
CONTACT DETAILS
  1. Land Line numbers are : + 91 4374 273 502 & +91 4374 273 423
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE CLICK HERE
( Moolavar vimanam )
( Temple complex view with Rajagopuram )
( Rajagopuram with Sandikeswarar and Sri Murugan sannadhi )
( Ambal temple Rajagopram )
( Temple tank in front of Rajagopuram )



147/30 – THIRUVIDAI MARUTHUR

This is the 147th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 30th Sthalam on south side of river Cauvery in Chozha Nadu. Moovar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple. 


Iraivan : Sri Mahalingeswarar, Sri Maruthavaneswarar, Sri Maruthavaanar.
Iraivi    : Sri Birukanth sundarakujambigai, Sri Perunalamulayammai,                                Sri Anbirpriyalambal.

Some of the important features of thisn temple are...
  1. Moolavar is called as Mahalinga thevar and big in size.
  2. This is a parikkara sthalam for bramahathi thosam.
  3. The prakarams are called as Aswametha Prakaram ( Outer ), Kodumudi prakaram, Branava prakaram, ( Inner )
  4. This ia one of the Pancha linga sthalam.
  5. Thakshinamurthy  is in mandapam.
  6. Suthai Nandhi in front of kodimaram is in bigger in size may be same size of Tanjore temple.
  7. There are two Nandis in front of moolavar of which one is made of chembu.
  8. Two sets of Nayanmars moorthams are installed in the 2nd parakaram of which one set is made of Chembu.
  9. 2nd Prakaram is called as Branava prakaram.
  10. In 2nd prakaram sannadhi for Vembadi Murugan and the construction is  in the form of Chariot with horse and wheel in stone.
  11. Separate Sannadhi for Bairavar.
  12. Suthai Simha vahanam on Singa muga theertham.
  13. In ambal sannadhi painting of Meenakshi sundareswarar kalyanakolam in artha mandapam top to be watched.
  14. Ambal sannadhi outer prakaram Sila roopam for Thiruganasambandhar and paintings of different avatharams of Ambal
  15. A small sannadhi for Anbirpriyal in the outer prakaram.
  16. It was advised that after dharshan of Ambal one has to go out side and should not cross moolavar sannadhi. ( The reason is not known)
HOW TO REACH :
  1. The temple is on the main road Kumbakonam to Mayiladuthurai.
  2. Town buses available from Kumbakonam- The route numbers are 1,27, 33, 54, & 64.
CONTACT DETAILS :  
  1. The land line number is +91 435 246 0660
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :  CLICK HERE
 ( Suthai sirpangal in the outer prakaram of Sri Mahalingeswarar Temple )
 ( Suthai sirpam of Sri Anbirpriyal )
 ( Inner view of Rajagopuram)
 ( Rajagopuram from entrance )
( Rajagopuram at back side ie from Main road )


148/ 31- THEN KURANGATTUTHURAI
(This place is now called as Aaduthurai.) 
This is the 148th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 31st sthalam on south side of river Cauvery in Chozha Nadu. Thiruganasambandar and Appar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple. 


Iraivan: Sri Aabath sahayeswarar
Iraivi   : Sri Pavazhakodiammai.

Some of the important features of this temple are....
  1. The temple was built by  Wife of king Kandrathitha Chozhan.
  2. In Koshtam Narthana Vinayagar, Agasthiyar, Dhakshinamoorthy, Lingothbhavar, Bramha, Durgai.
  3. Special abishekam for Sri Durgai.
  4. Karuvarai is in agali amaipu.
  5. Suthai sirpam for Sukreevan worshiping lord in mandapam.
  6. There is no Kodimaram ( Place is there, but might have been removed )
  7. In  Dhakshinamoorthy’s place moorthys of Agathiyar, Natarajar.
  8. Sila roopams for Ganga Vicheschanar, Pitchatanar on both side of Sri Durga.
  9. Navagrahas facing Suryan.
HOW TO REACH
  1. The temple is in Aaduthurai on the bus route Kumbakonam to Mayiladuthurai. 
  2. Town buses are available from Kumbakonam.
  3. The temple is  in the beginning of Aaduthurai from Kumbakonam before Bus stand.  There is Small murugan temple – right turn – walk about 200 meters - Opposite to Kumaragurau dasa melnilaipalli.( School ).
  4. The devotees celebrated the annual festival on 14th July 2012, when I went to the temple.
CONTACT DETAILS :  
  1. Mobile numbers are +91 94434 63119 & + 91 94424 25809
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLECLICK HERE
( Moolavar vimanam )
( Front entrance no Kodimaram   ( Kodimaram behind the nandhi was found removed )
( The temple is small but maintained very neatly - with out much of sirpa velaipadukal )

DAY -2, 15-07-2012, temple dharhans are continued in Next post. 
The photos were taken through my Sony Ericssion mobile X 10 mini

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