Tuesday, 20 November 2012

NAACHIYAR KOIL SRI SRINIVASAPERUMAL TEMPLE - KAL GARUDAN SANNADHI

20, November 2012.
During Yathra to Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalangal around Kumbakonam- South side, I had been to Nachiyar Koil Srinivasaperumal Temple to worship Perumal and Kal Garudan. This is also one of the 108 divya desam.  

This temple is one of the maada temple built by Ko Chenkat Chozhan in 3 levels.. In the top level Srinivasa Perumal is with Thayar Vanjulavalli in Kalyana kolam and hence there is no separate sannadhi for Thayar. The other deities in the karuvarai are Anirudha, Purushothaman, Sankarsanan, Vasudevan, Pradyanan and Brahma. In the koshtam  sudhai sirpam of Vishnu’s avatharangal.

The kal Garudan is in the second level ( It was learnt that during urchavam  Kal Garudan’s weight will increase to manifold and the same will reduce  when it came back to shrine.To start with 4 peoples will become 8 and it will become 16, 32, 64, 128 )

The ground level mandapam with kodimaram has big pillars. The photos taken during my visit is uploaded. 
 ( Perumals' avatharams in sudhai )
 ( Prakaram )
 (Back side of  rajagopuram)
 ( Pillars of the front ground level mandapam are tooo big )
( Rajagopuram )

The Location of the temple : CLICK HERE  


--- OM SHIVAYA NAMA ---

Monday, 19 November 2012

PAADAL PETRA SHIVA STHALANGAL - AROUND KUMBAKONAM - SOUTH SIDE

19, November 2012.
18-11-2012, DAY – 2. SUNDAY.

Started our Second day’s yathra  after vacating the hotel room from Kumbakonam at 07.15 Hrs. Today I had given a list of 11 temples on the south east side of Kumbakonam. Thought of covering the maximum possible temples during forenoon session. The driver only  suggested to complete the all 11 temples and return to Chennai. The temples and the routes covered are as follows.

1.NANNILAM – 2. KONDEECHARAM ( Thirukkandeeswaram ) – 3. THIRUPPANAYUR  - 4. THIRUVIRKUDI ( Virkudi) – 5. THIRUPAYATRUR ( Thirupayathaangudi ) - 6. THIRUCHENGATTANGUDI ( From here up to rest of the temples Mr Kannan from HR & CE Department accompanied with us ) – 7.  RAAMATHEECHARAM ( Thirukkannapuram ) – 8. THIRUPPUKALUR & 9. THIRUPPUKALUR VARTHAMAANEECHARAM ( This temple is within the first temple) – 10. AMBAR PERUNTHIRUKKOIL ( Ambal ) – 11.  AMBAR MAAKALAM ( KOIL THIRUMAALAM)- 12. KOTTARU ( Thirukkottaram – Since this temple’sexact location is not known, thought, it will be near to Peralam. But latter it was learnt that the temple is very near to Kaaraikkal ).

188/71. NANNILAM.

This is the 188th Devaram Padal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 71st sthalam on the south side of river Cauvery  in Chozhanadu. Sundarar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple.

Iraivan: Sri Madhuvaneswarar, Sri Prakasa nathar, Sri Devaranyeswarar.
Iraivi   : Sri Madhuvaneswari, Sri Devakandhara Nayagi

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

  1. Suryan, Agasthiyar, Devars ( in the form of honey bees ) worshiped lord Shiva of this temple.
  2. This is one of the maada temple built by  Ko Chenkat Chozhan, which has 18 steps.
  3. Sannadhi for Brahma worshiped  Mahadeva lingam, Agasthiyar worshiped Agastheeswarar, Vinayagar, Subramaniyar, Gajalakshmi, Somaskandhar ( In the upper level- Sila moortham was closed by the screen could not see).
  4. Moolavar on the square peedam worshiped by Brahma.
  5. Sandikeswarar with his wives.
  6. In koshtam Vinayagar, Dhakshinamoorthy, Lingothbavar, Brahma, Durgai in the ground level. In the Upper level only Dhakshinamoorthy.
  7. Only picture is available in the Saba mandapam.
  8. There is no Rajagopuram
HOW TO REACH
  1. On the bus route Mayladuthurai to Thiruvarur
  2. Buses also available from Kumbakonam.
CONTACT DETAILS
  1. Mobile numbers are +9194426 82346,  +91 99432 09771
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE
 ( Somaskandhar sannadhi adjacent to moolavar sanndhi in the first level )
 ( Ambal sannadhi view from main shrine entrance steps )
 ( Temple view - A maada Koil )
( Ambal sannadhi entrance ) 


189/72. THIRUKKONDEESWARAM. ( Now this place is called as Thirukondeecharam )

This is the 189th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 72nd 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 Pasupatheeswarar,
Iraivi   : Sri Santhanayagi

Some of the important features of this temple are….

  1. Moolavar came from earth when cow as Ambal hit the earth through her horns ( There is scar / (வெடிப்பு ) on the top of moolavar).
  2. In Koshtam Dhakshinamoorthy, Lingothbavar, Brahma and Durgai. 
  3. Sannadhi for Vinayagar, Subramaniyar, Gajalakshmi, Brahmapureeswarar, Agastheeswarar, Visvanathar Visalakshi, Bairavar, Naagar, Sambandar ( Thalangal very near ), Suryan. 
  4. Sila roopam for Navagrahas, Suryan, Aabath sahaya maharishi, Ijwaraheswarar with three thiruvadikal.
  5. Pudai sirpam of Ambal as kamadhenu.
  6. Dwarabalakar's are made of sudhai. There is no kodimaram and Rajagopuram
HOW TO REACH :
  1. On the bus route Nagapattinam to Nannilam, Mayiladuthurai to Thiruthuraipoondi, Nagapattinam  to Kumbakonam  before entering Nannilam Tutticorin stop from there walk-able distance.
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. Land line number is 04366 - 228 033.
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE
 ( Entrance of the moolavar sannadhi with dwarabalakars)
 ( Sthala puranam in painting over the mandapam )
 ( Moolavar vimanam with Dhakshinamoorthy sannadhi )
 ( Moolavar vimanam view with Sandikeswarar sannadhi )
 ( Inside arch view from Nandhi )
( Front arch )

190/73. THIRUPPANAIYUR.

This is the 190th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 73rd sthalam on the south side of river Cauvery in Chozhanadu. Thiruganasambandar and Sundarar has sung hymns in praise of lord Shiva of this temple.

Iraivan: Sri Soundareswarar, Sri Azhahiyanathar, Sri Thaalavaneswarar.
Iraivi:    Sri Brukanthanayagi, Sri Periya Nayagi.

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

  1. Sabtha rishis, Paarasara Muni, Mahalakshmi, Karikarchozhan worshiped lord Shiva of this temple.
  2. Karikar Chozhan lived in this place.
  3. Sundarar got gold from Iraivan for the celebration of Panguni Uthira thirunal.
  4. Riashabaroodar sudhai Sirpam at the entrance.
  5. Sannadhi for Thunai Iruntha Vinayagar ( for Karikal Chozhan ), Martruraitha Vinayagar, Subramaniyar, Sandeswarar, Mahalakshmi ( Sudhai sirpam ) and ashta lingam
  6. In Koshtam Agasthiyar,Dhakshinamoorthy, Mahavishnu, Brahma, Durgai.
  7. Somaskandhar is a different one with fruit in left hand.
HOW TO REACH :
  1. On the route Thiruvarur get down at Sannanallur then Panayur stop from there 1 KM.
  2. On the bus route Peralam to Thiruvarur get down at Aandipanthal  then Konamadhu from there 1 KM
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. Land line number is 04366 - 237 007
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE CLICK HERE
 ( Un installed sculptures of Manikkavasakar and a King  under the sthala virukasham )
 ( Temple view )
 ( Moolavar vimanam with dhakshinamoorthy sanndhi )
 ( Inside arch withsthala viruksham )
( Front arch )

191/74. THIRUVIRKUDI.

This is the 191st Devaram Padalpetra Shiva Sthalam and 74th sthalam on the south side of river Cauvery in Chozha Nadu. Thiruganasambandar has composed hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple.

Iraivan: Sri Veeratteswarar
Iraivi:    Eelavar Kuzhali, Parimala Nayagi.

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

  1. This is one of the atta veeratta sthalam. In this place Iraivan has done samharam of Salanthan.
  2. Thirumal worshiped lord of this temple.
  3. Sannadhi for Vinayagar, Sri Valli Devasena sametha Subramaniyar, Mahalakshmi, Bairavar, Bairavi,  Sani Bhagavan, Navagrahas, Suryan, Pidari, Mariamman, Bairavar, Naalvar with Shekkilaar, Somaskandhar.
  4. Urchamoorthams are  Salanthara vatha moorthy, - Chakra in right hand,  in the rest Maan, Mazhu, Aayuthamutra.
  5. Special sculpture of Komugam is supported by a lady.
  6. Moolavar is of suyambu on a square peedam. A seppu nandhi infront of moolavar.
  7. In koshtam Brahma, Maha visnu, Dhakshinamoorthy, Narthana Vinayagar.

HOW TO REACH :
  1. On the bus route Mayiladu thurai to Thiruvarur – a place after Vettaru, Kangalajery and after that Virkudi Railway station, from there 2 KM
  2. On the bs route Nagore to Nagapattinam via Karaikkal get down at Virkudi Koot road, from there 1 KM.
  3. The bus  to Thirumarukal , Aamur from Thiruvarur passes through Thiruvirkudi.
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. Shunmugasundaresa Gurukkal may be contacted through his mobile number 8870887717 
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE
 (Special sculpture of Komugam is supported by a lady.)
 ( Navagraha pudai sirpam on the ceiling )
Beautifull pudai sirpam on one of the pillar in front of Ambal temple - Cow and elephant heads together - to view elephant close the body of the cow on the left side and to see the cow close the head of the elephant up to the ears on the right side.
( Front mandapam with kodimaram inside )

195/78. THIRUPPAYARTRUR. ( Now this place is called as Thirupayathankudi. )

This is the 195th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 78th Sthalam on the south side of river Cauvery. Appar has sung hymns in praise of Lord shiva of this temple.

Iraivan: Sri Mukthapureswarar, Sri Thirupayarteu Nathar
Iraivi:   Sri Nethrambigai, Sri Kaaviyanganni.

Some of the impotant features of this temple are……
  1. Moolavar is little large on a square aavudayar.
  2. In Koshtam only Dhashinamoorthy.
  3. Bairava maharishi worshiped lord Shiva of this temple.
  4. Sannadhi for Siddhi Vinayagar, Subramaniyar, Visvanathar, Mahalakshmi, Veera Maahali, Dhandapaani, Navagrahas, Suryan, Bairavar, Somaskandhar, Dhakshinamoorthy
  5. Ambal with four hands Abayam, Rudhra malai, Lotus and left hand on the tigh.
  6. Urchava  moorthikal of Natarajar, Somaskandhar in Arthamandapam.
  7. In artha mandapam Natarajar, Somaskandhar, Urchava Moorthangal.

HOW TO REACH
  1. The place is on the bus route Thiruvarur to Mayiladuthurai after Kangalajeri and Melapputhur.
  2. This temple is on the bus route Thiruvarur  ( 10 KM ) to Thirumarukal. 

CONTACT DETAILS :


LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE
 ( Moolavar vimanam with Dhakshinamoorthy sannadhi )

 ( Temple complex view )
( Front entrance arch )

196/79. THIRUCHENKATTANGUDI.

This is the 196th Devaram Padal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 79th 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 Uthrapureeswarar, Sri Athivana nathar, Sri Manthira Pureeswarar, Sri Brahma Pureeswarar, Sri Baskarapureeswarar.
Iraivi:   Sri Chulikambal ( Kuzhammai ).

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

  1. Siruthonda Nayanar got blessings of Lord Shiva and offerd him son after cooking. Sudhai sirpam to be watched.
  2. Vinayagar worshiped Lord to get rid of paabam due to killing oof Kayamugasuran.
  3. Sannadhi for Brahma, Arthanareeswarar, Sidhi Vinayagar, Naalvar, Sangapathumanithigal, Vaathabikalapar, Subramaniyar, Valli Devasena samedha Subramaniyar.
  4. Moolathirumeni for Durgai, Veerattalingam,  Vilvalingam, Pujangalalithar, Gajasamharar, Oorthuvathandavam, Kaala samharar, Gangalar, Pitchadanar, Thiripurara,  Bairavar, Vinayagar.
  5. Maragatha Lingam if valut.
  6. In Koshtam Dhakshinamoorthy, Lingothbavar, Arthanareeswarar, Durgai.
  7. Silaroopam of Uthrapathiyar to be watched. ( Similar story of Konerirajapram – Thirunallam )
HOW TO REACH : 
  1. The place is on  Thiruvarur to Thirumarugal road. 3 KM after Thirumarugal  vetinery Hospital.
  2. Buses available from Thiruvarur and Thirumarugal.
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. mobile and landline numbers are 94431 13025, 04366 - 270 278.
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE

 ( Temple complex view )
 ( Front mandapam view from other angle )
 ( Ambal temple arch in the front mandapam )
 ( Rajagopuram inside view )
( Sthalapuranam sudhai sirpam in Rajagopuram )

194/77. RAMANATHEECHARAM. (This place is now called as Thirukkannapuram )

This is the 194th Devaram Padal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 77th 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 Ramanatheeswarar
Iraivi:    Sri Soolikambal, Sri Sarivar Kuzhali.

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

  1. When Raman came to the temple Nandhi obstructed for the dharshan of Ambal and Ambal asked Nandhi to move side and gave dharshan.
  2. The urchavar Somaskandhar is kept at Thirupukazhur for safety reasons.
  3. Sannadhi for Vinayagar, Subramaniyar, Gajalakshmi, Kalabairavar, Suryan, Chandran.
  4. In koshtam Dhakshinamoorthy, Lingothbavar, Brahma, Durgai.
  5. Moolavar vimanam is of vesar type ( To be checked )
  6. Thee is no Kodimaram and Rajagopuram. 
  7. Kumbhabhishekam was conducted recently and mandala pooja is on. 
HOW TO REACH :
  1. Buses from Nannilam, Thirupukzhur are available.
  2. 3 Km from Thiruchenkattankudi.
  3. Near to Thirupukazhur.
CONTACT DETAILS
  1. Mobile and land line numbers are 94431 13025, 04366 - 292 300. 
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE CLICK HERE
 ( Moolavar vimanam with front mandapam )
 ( Vinayagar and Subramaniyar Sannadhi )
 ( Moolavar vimanam with sandikeswarar sannadhi )
( Front entrance of the shrine )

192/75. THIRUPPUGALUR.
193/76. THURUPPUGALUR VARTHAMANEECHARAM.

These are the 192nd and 193rd Devaram Padal Petra Shiva Sthalam on the south side of river Cauvery in Chozha nadu. These are moovar Padal Petra sthalam. These two temples are in the same complex.

Iraivan: Sri  Agni Pureeswarar, Sri Saranya Pureeswarar, Sri Konapiran.
Iraivi: Soolikambal, Sri Karuntharkuzhali.

Some of the important features of these temples are…..

  1. On Chitra sathaya thithi Thirunavukkarasar had gone to mukthi in this sthalam ( சிவஜோதியுடன்ஐகியம்ஆனார்) .
  2. Birth place of Muruga nayanar.
  3. Iraivan changed bricks in to Gold for  Sundarar.
  4. Agni and Bharatvajar worshiped lord Shiva of this temple.
  5. Agali around temple.
  6. Sannadhi for Chinthamaneeswarar, Narthana Vinayagar, Shiva Lingam worshied by Bharatvajar, Appar’s Iykaya sirpam, Agni, Arupathumoovar, Panchalingam, Appar, Vatha Vinayagar, Subramaniyar, Shiva Lingam worshiped by Maharishis, Mahalakshmi, Saneeswarar, Navagrahas, Kalaimagal, Annapoorni, Kaalasamharar, Agora Lingam, Bootheswarar, Vaathabi Ganapathy, Bhavitcheswarar.
  7. Varthamaneecharam is a separate temple and Ambal Sri Manonmani.
  8. Urchava moorthy of Agneeswarar with 1 Agni, 2 faces, 7 hands, 3 Thiruvadikal, 4 horns,  7 jothis-   worth to see), Mooga Surasamharamoorthy, Somaskandhar.
  9. Silamoortham of Agneeswarar is also like urchavar available in prakaram.
  10. Ramanatheecharm ( Thirukkannapuram ) urchava moorthy is kept in this temple for safety reasons.

HOW TO REACH :
  1. This place is on the bus route Nagapattinam to Nannilam.
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. Mobile and Land line numbers are 94431 13025, 04366 - 292 300.
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE
 ( Temple complex view )
  ( Smaller vimanam is for the Varthamaneeswarar and big one for the Thirupukalur main shrine )
 ( Corridor view )
 ( Shiva changed brick to gold  for Sundarar)
 ( Agni bhagavan on the left side one agni  2 head, three legs, seven hands etc )
 ( Rajagopuram with Kodimaram view )
 ( Temple view from Rajagopuram entrance )
(Kalai arangam and Natya mandapam in damaged condition )

 171/54. AMBAR PERUNTHIRUKOIL. ( Now this place is called as Ambar, Ambal)

This is the 171st Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 54th 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 Brahma pureswarar
Iraivi:    Sri Sugunthakauntahalambigai, Sri Poongulazhiammai.

Some of the important features of this temple are…..
  1. This is one of the aada Temple built by Ko Chenkat Chozhan.
  2. Nandhi big size is made of Sudhai and Stone nandhi is little elevated position.
  3. Brahma recovered from Annaparavai shape after worshiped lord shiva of this temple.
  4. Sannadhi for Padikasu Vinayagar ( 3 nos), Subramaniyar, Mahalakshmi, Jambukeswarar, Somaskandar, Vinayagar, Ko Chenkat Chozhan, Saraswathy, Thiruganasambandar, Appar, Suseela ambal, Bairavar, Suryan, Somasimaarar, Punnaivana  nathar, Sthala Vinayagar, Subramaniyar, Iyappan, Mahalakshmi, Jambukeswarar, Sandikeswarar.
  5. In Koshtam only Dhakshinamoorthy
  6. In the lower level Koshtam  Vinayagar, Vishnu, Brahma, Durgai
  7. Somaskandhar in front of moolavar.
  8. Urchavars for Swamy who gave Dharshan to Brahma with Nandhi, Brahma, Naalvar.


HOW TO REACH :
  1. Peralam , Poonthottam is on the bus route  Mayiladuthurai from there  Ambar Makaalam is 4 KM and Ambar is 1 Km from Ambar Makaalam.
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. The Land line number is 04366 - 238 973.
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE
 ( 3 tier Rajagopuram )
 ( Sudhai nandhi in front of temple )
 ( Molavar vimanam in the first level - Maada koil )
( View of the temple from front rajagopuram  )

172/55. AMBAR MAAKAALAM. ( Now this place is called as Maakaalam - Koil Thirumalam )

This is the 172nd Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva sthalam and 55th Sthalam on the south side of river cauvery in Chozha Nadu. Thiruganasambandar has sung hymns inpraise of Lord Shiva of this temple.

Iraivan : Sri Maahaleswarar, Sri Kaalakandeswarar.
Iraivi:     Sri Pakshayambigai.

Some of the important features of this temple are as follows.
  1. Amban, Ambasuran was killed by Kaali and worshiped Lord Shiva of this temple to get rid of babam.
  2. Soma yagam was performed for Somasi Nayanar in this place and Iraivan also participated.
  3. Katchi Kodutha Nayagar – With right leg in ground, left leg little folded and left hand touching rishabam’s head.
  4. Silaroopam for Vanmika nathar, Somasiyar with his wife Susilai, 63var Vinayagar, Subramaniyar, Sattanathar ( On the north side 2nd tier - side of Compound wall).
  5. Sannadhi for Mahalakshmi, Eesana javaraha lingam, Navagrahas, Natarajar Mandapam, Saneeswarar, Bairavar, Dhandapani.
  6. Moolavar was made by Kaali by her hands.
  7. Subramaniyar with bow to be seen.
  8. Urchavars for Thiyagarajar, Katchikodutha Nayagar, Somachimarar with his wife, Murugan with bow,  Somaskandhar, Siva Lingam in the hands of Kaali.
  9. Urchavar Thyagesar is not of regular sila roopam and is different from other temples.  Shiva is in the form of Vettiyan and Iraivi as his wife with kallukodam on her head and Vinayagar and murugan are small children.
HOW TO REACH :
  1. On the bus route Mayiladuthurai to Thiruvarur, after Peralam – Poonthottam from there 4 KM on the east side.


CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. Mobile and Land line numbers are. 94427 66818, 04366 - 291 457
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE
 ( Moolavar Vimanam )
 ( View of the temple complex view from Sattanathar sannadhi )
 ( 5 Tier Rajagopuram )
( Sudhai sirpam of Sthala varalaru in  rajagopuram )

170/53. KOTTARU ( Now this place is called as Thiru Kottaram,Kottur )

This is the 170th Devaram Padal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 53rd sthalam on the south side of river Cauvery in Chozhanadu. Thiruganasambandar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple.

Iraivan: Sri Iravatheeswarar
Iraivai:  Sri Sukuntha Kundhalambigai, Sri Vandamar Kuzhali.

Some of the features of this temple are…
  1. White elephant ( Iravatham ) worshiped lord Shiva of this temple.
  2. Kumarapuvaneswarar, Agasthiyar, Subar worshiped lord Shiva of this temple.
  3. In      Koshtam, Dhakshinamoorthy, Brahma, Vishnu.
  4. Sannadhi for Bala Ganapathy, Kumarabhuvaneswarar, Arumagar, Agasthiyar, Natarajar Saba, Sundarar with Paravai Nachiyar, Suba Maharishi.
  5. Sudhai Dwarabalakars.

HOW TO REACH :
  1. On Karaikal to Kumbakonam bus route, After Thirunallaru place called Ambakarathur. Then  2 KM.
  2. Kumbakonam to Karaikal bus route place called Kottaram Koot road, from there 1 KM.
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. The Land line number is 04368 - 261 447.
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE
 ( Moolavar Vimanam with Dhakshinamoorthy sannadhi)
 ( Front Rajagopuram with Kodimaram)
 ( entrance from mandapam  entrance )
( Two Pali peedam front and back of Nandhi )

--- OM SHIVAYA NAMA ---