Monday, 28 January 2013

PAADAL PETRA SHIVA STHALANGAL NEAR NAGAPATTINAM AND THIRUVARUR

28, January 2013
After completion of my Official work at Thirukadaiyur on Friday 25-01-2013, thought of spending Saturday and Sunday ( 26-01-2013 & 27-01-2013 ) to visit Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalangal from Nagapattinam. I had prepared already the list of temples to be visited from Nagapattinam and Thiruvarur.

26-01-2013. SATURDAY. DAY -1.

Early moring, it was too dark when I started my journey from Thirukadaiyur to Nagapattinam. When I reached NAGAPATTINAM, it was around 07.30 Hrs the temple was just opened for dharshan. After dharshan proceeded to SIKKAL. In Sikkal I expected a lot of crowd in Sikkal Singaravelan sannadhi, since one day was left for Thaipoosam function. The crowd was thin than I  expected. Had a good dharshan and reached KEEZHLVELUR which is on the way to Thiruvarur. From there I had been to THEVUR. This is on the way to Thiruthuraipoondi from Keezhlvelur.

My next planned temple visit was Koil Kanrappur. When I enquired, the temple people suggested me to go to VALIVALAM and from there it is easy to go to Kanrappur. After completing my dharshan at Valivalam, understood the kanrappur is about 4 KM from Valivalam and there is no proper bus facility to that village. On seeing disappointment in my face, Temple Gurukkal advised me to take his cycle and leave the same after dharshan.  It was around 14.30 Hrs when I reached Kanrappur and the temple was closed. The Meikavalar on OFF duty ( 15 Days on rotation between two peoples ) advised me to go to ThiruNattiyathankudi first and come back to Kanrapur. It was about 15 KM Journey by cycle and I found very tough. The bag on my back was also pulling me down. The loneliness also discouraged me a lot. Finally I knocked the door of the THIRUNATTIYATHANKUDI Temple. The Gurukkal’s son was kind enough to open the door for me. After dharshan returned back once again to KANRAPPUR and had the dharshan.

After returning the bicycle try to reach THIRUKKAARAYIL via Kachanam before 17.30 Hrs to see the abhishekam for Margaatha lingam. It was too late when I reached. Had the dharshan of Saayaratchai and Arthajaama pooja. Closed my day’s dharshan  and reached Thiruvarur for the night stay.

27-01-2013. SUNDAY. DAY – 2.

As per my schedule there are two temples left out. Unfortunately both are in opposite directions of Thiruvarur. If I left the Thiruppalliyin Mukkoodal I have spent one more day or I have to make one more visit to cover the place. Previous night itself collected the bus availability to PEAREYIL and Thiruppalliyinmukkoodal. It was too early when I reached PEAREYIL and waited for the temple to open. When I contacted Gurukkal over his mobile, he told that he will come only by 11.00 Hrs and also he suggested me to have the dharshan with the help of a maligai shop owner, who has the gates keys. Had the dharshan through the grill from Mahamandapam. Returned to Thiruvarur by motor cycle (in pillion) and bus.

Then I proceeded to THIRUPPALLIYINMUKKOODAL  through Mini bus.  Walked 2 KM  from the main road and reached the temple. Fortunately the Temple was open and  gurukkal was present. Had the dharshan and walked once again to the main road.

It was around 11.30 Hrs when I reached Thiruvarur. Calculated in mind for the next temple’s visit considering the chance of getting bus to Chennai in the evening. ( Due to three days holidays there was heavy rush to Chennai from all the places. It was noticed that Peoples are ready to travel by standing from Thrivarur to Mayiladuthurai and from Mayiladuthurai to Vadalur ). Decided to return back to Chennai and boarded a bus  which started by 12.15 Hrs and reached Chennai around 22.00 Hrs. we had lost about 2 hours at Vadalur due to traffic jam. (Heavy rush as expected at Vadalur Thaipoosam and Jothi dharshan).

Thanks to Lord Shiva for his Dharshan in all the temples and the Gurukkal & meikavalars for helping me for the dharshan. 

199/82. NAGAIKKAARONAM ( Now this place is called as Nagappattinam )
This is the 199th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 82nd Sthalam on the south side of river Cauveryin Chozha nadu. Moovar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple.

Iraivan: Sri Kayarokaneswarar, Sri Aathipuranar
Iraivi   : Sri Neelayathakshi

Some of the important features of this temple are….
This is one of the Saptha vidanga sthalam. Iraivan gave his marriage kola dharshan to Agasthiyar. This is the birth place of Athipatha nayanar. The nandhi is of Sudhai.

Sannadhi for Athipatha nayanar, Vallaba Ganapathy, Agora Veerabathirar, Aathma lingam, Pillyar, Palani Andavar, Idumban.

In the outer Prakaram sannadhi for Vinayagar, Aarumugar with Valli and Deivanai, Kasi Viswanathar, Bairavar.

In the inner prakaram sannadhi for Suryan, 63var, Maavadi Pillayar, Vennaipiran, Arunachaleswar, Bairavar, Gajalakshmi, navagrahas, Saneeswarar.

In the outer prakaram sannadhi for Kaarya anukoola Anjaneyar, Bathrakali Amman., Agora Veerabathrarar, Athipatha Nayanar, Azhuhini Saddhar Jeeva Samathi. In Navagrahas sannadhi all are facing Iraivan in three rows. In Urchava moortham, Pitchadanar, Natarajar, Sivakami, Kaatchi Nayagar.

In koshtam Dhakshinamoorthy, Lingothbavar, Brahma, Durgai, Arthanareeswarar, Pitchadanar. Moolavar is little big. And back of moolavar Swamy and Ambal thirumana kolam. Thyagarajar is a Sundara vidangar.  Nadanam is called Baaravaratha ranga  nadanam. Arumugasamy moortham is very beautifull with 12 hands

HOW TO REACH :
Bus and Train available to Nagapattinam. And the temple is in the heart of the city.

CONTACT DETAILS :
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE
 Agora Veerabathrarar
 Sri Azhugini Siddhar Jeeva Samadhi Peedam

 Kannappa Nayanar Story in the Rajagipuram entrance  Rajagopuram pudai sirpam

5 Tier Rajagopuram with Sudhai Nandhi Mandapam

200/88. SIKKAL.
This is the 200th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva sthalam and 88th 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 Navaneetheswarar, Sri Vennai Nathar, Sri Vennaichapiran.
Iraivi   : Sri Sathyathaatchi, Sri Vel Nedunganni

Some of the important features of this temple are……
It is one of the Maada Koiland big in size. Singaravelar sannadhi is famous in this temple. The Rajagopuram is is 7 tiers.

Kolavamanaperumal is in a separate Temple. Sannadhi for Vinayagar, 63var, Saneeswarar, in karuvarai wall Vasittar, with his students worship Kamadhenu to be seen. Sannadhi for Kaarthigai Vinayagar, Viswanathar, Gajalakshmi, Aarumugar, Bairavar, Navagrahas, Suryan, Chandran.

A Separate sannadhi for Thiyagarajar. Moolavar little small on square peedam. Sani Bhagavan is also in the koshtam along with usual moorthams. Nattukkottai nagarathar’s thiruppani. In the front mandapam pillars sri Alagappa Chettiyar and his wife's moortham.

HOW TO REACH :
This on the bus route Thiruvarur to Nagapattinam.
CONTACT DETAILS :LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE

 Dhakshinamoorthy without Sangatha munivarkal
 Moolavar Vimanam

 Rajagopuram preparing for the kumbhabhishekam
Temple mandapam entrance view 

201/84. KEEZHIL VELUR ( Now this place is called as  Keevalur)
This is the 201st Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 84th 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 Kediliappar, Sri Akshayalingeswarar.
Iraivi   : Sri Sundara Kujambal, Sri Vanamulai Nayagi

Some of the important features of this temple are ………
Iraivan gave Patha dharshan to Agasthiyar. Siva danced here like Madurai ( Kaal maari Aaadiya idam) Under his feet Agasthiyar, Pathanjali, Viyakrapathar, Brahma ( Playing thaalam ), and Vishnu ( Playing Mathalam). Moortham to be seen. 

Aadhisheshan, Maarkandeyar, Murugaperuman worshiped lord Shiva of this temple. Special poojas are conducted for 5 Vattatthu amman. It is a maada Koil built by Ko Chenkat Chozhan with Rajagopuram and a vasantha mandapam. 

Moolavar is suyambu and baanam is small and avudayar is big. The vimanam is built with stone. In the Thiyagarajar Sannadhi Vimanam Dhakshinamoorthy is Veena Dhakshinamoorthy in sitting posture. Ambal in a separate temple.

Sudhai Nandhi is very big under a mandapam. Sannadhi in outer prakaram for Vinayagar, Agasthiyar, Aalungoveeswarar, Gajalakshmi, Jambukeswarar, Kailasanathar, Bragatheeswarar Annamalaiyar, Ekambreeswarar, Chozheeswarar, Kaalahastheeswarar, Viswanathar and Aalunkoveswarar ( In the form of Palipeedam )

Kaali is of sudhai, hence only punuku and samrani thailam is applied. Chozhar Maratiyar period Tamil inscriptions are found.

HOW TO REACH
This is on the bus route Thiruvarur to Nagapattinam.

CONTACT DETAILS :
Land line number is : +91 4366 276 733
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE

 Moolavar Vimanam
 Veena Dhakshinamoorthy
Sthala Viruksham -  Ilanthai tree


202/85. THEVUR
This is the 202nd Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and   85th  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 Devapureeswarar, Sri Kathali vaneswarar, Sri Devagurunathar.
Iraivi   : Mathrapashini, Sri Thenmozhiammai 

Some of the important features of this temple are………
Since Devars worshiped lord Shiva, the place is called as Theyvur. It is one of the Maada koil built by Ko Chenkat Chozhan facing east and rajagopram is of 3 tiers. Gouthamar, Viyzhabhagavan, Indiaran, Kuberan, Suryan, Viradan with his daughter Uthirai worshiped lord Shiva of this Temple. 

Sannadhi for 63var, Valampuri Vinayagar, Subramaniyar, Agalyai worshiped Lingam in the inner circle. 

In the base sannadhi for Indiran, Murugan, Vinayagar. In the uppar level sannadhi for Somaskandhar, Moolavar. Under Dhakshinamoorthy there is no Muyalakan. Ambal is in separate temple in standing posture. Nandhi moortham in the left side of Rajagopuram entrance.

HOW TO REACH : 
On the way from Keevalur to Thiruthurai poondi route.
Town bus from Thiruvarur to Valivalam passes through this place.

CONTACT DETAILS :
Land line and mobile numbers are 94862 78810 and 04366 276 113

LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE
 Moolavar Vimanam
 Agasthiyar worshiping Shiva in the Artha mandapam
 Shiva and Ambal moorthams south east corner in open space
 Natarajar saba mandapam
 Temple entrance view after Rajagopuram
3 tier Rajagopuram

238/121. VALIVALAM.
This is the 238th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 121st Sthalam on the south side of River Cauvery in Chozha nadu. Moovar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple. 

Iraivan: Sri Idhayakamalanatheswarar, SriManthunainathar
Iraivi   : Sri Vaalaiyanganni, Sri Angayarkanni.

Some of the features of this temple are……
Kaaranamamunivar, Suryan, Karikuruvi ( Valiyan ) worshiped Lord Shiva of this temple.This is one of the Maada Temple constructed by Ko Chenkat Chozhan. Swamy is on the Chenkunrin top.

Sannadhi for Valampuri Vinayagar, Subramaniyar, Lakshmi, Kasi Viswanathar, Nvagrahas, 63var, Pidarikoil. 
There are 9 Tamail inscriptions of Chozha Period.

The devara hymn starts with  “Pidiyathan Uru Umai kol’’, belongs to this temple.

HOW TO REACH :
Thiruvarur to Thiruthurai Poondi bus route via Keevalur.
On the Thiruvarur to Thiruthuraipoondi road we can reach via Pulivalam and Maavur.

CONTACT DETAILS :
The land line number is 04366 205 636

LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE
 Mollavar and Thiyagarajar sannadhi vimanam
 Moolavar Vimanam
 Temple entrance view after front entrance arch
Temple entrance arch

235/118. THIRU NATTIYATHANGUDI.
This is the 235th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 118th Sthalam on the south side of river Cauvery, in Chozha Nadu. Sundarar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple.

Iraivan: Sri Manikkavannar, Sri Rathnapureeswarar, Sri Kari naleswarar, Sri Nattiyathu nimbi.
Iraivi   : Sri Mangalambigai

Some of the important features of this temple are…….
This is the birth place of Kotpuli Nayanar. At the entrance of the temple sannadhi for kaikaattiya Vinayagar for Sundarar.

Sannadhi for Vinayagar, Murugan, Viswanathar, Gajalakshmi, Navagrahas. In koshtam Dhakshinamoorthy, Lingothbavar, Brahma, Kotpuli Nayanar’s silaroopam. Kari – Elephant (   ) hence Iraivan is called as Karinaaleswarar.

Dispute between two brother for the diamonds is solved by Lord Shiva, hence called as Rathnapureeswarar.Shiva and Parvathy as farmers gave dharshan to Sundarar through Vinayagar, who pointed his finger the direction of Lord.

HOW TO REACH :
On the bus route Thiruvarur to Thiruthuraipoondi getdown at Maavur Koot road and from there  The temple is on the way to Vadapathi mangalam.

CONTACT DETAILS :
The mobile and telephone  numbers are  94438 06496 & 04367 237 707


LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE  CLICK HERE
 Back of Moolavar Vimanam
 Lingothbavar - Annamalaiyar
 Dhakshinamoorthy with sanagatha munivars
 Old wall paintings/mural  behind moolavar karavarai
 Kattikodutha Vinayagar for Sundarar sannadhi in front of main temple rajagopuram
The 3 tier Rajagopuram 

237/120. KANTRAPPUR. (Now this place is called as Koil Kanapoor )
This is the 237th Devaram Paadapatra Shiva Sthalam and 120th 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 Vasthambapureeswarar, Sri Naduthariappar, Sr Nadutharinathar.
Iraivi   : Sri Valli nayagi, Sri Madhumaiammai.

Some of the important features of this temple are …..
On Moolavar there is scar on the square aavudayar. ( There was a story for the scar – difference opinion between a Saiva lady and a Vaisnava husband in worhiping Lord Shiva. Saiva wife  worshiped an AAPPU used for cattle treating the aappu ( Wedge ) as Shiva Lingam )

The Rajagopuram is of 3 tiers. Palipeedam and nandhi are in an elevated level.

Sannadhi for Vinayagar, Pidariamman, Subramaniyar, Chandran, Suryan, Navagrahas, Saneeswarar, Naalvar ( 2 Appar and 2 Thiruganasambandar – Manikavasakar and Sundarar are not there. ) a.d Thrre Bairavars.

In the karuvarai base miniature sirpam of 63var ( But it cannot be, Since I could not see Karaikal ammayar in sitting posture ). Nattukkottai Chettiyar’s thiruppani.

HOW TO REACH :
On the bus route Nagapattinam to Thiruthuraipoondi , Saatiyakudi and from there      Aathamangalam then to Koil Kannapur koot road from there 1 KM.
On the Thiruvarur to Thiruthurai poondi bus route get down at Maavur Koot road and from there Maruthur and from there Koil Kannapur koot road and 1 KM

CONTACT DETAILS :
The mobile and land line numbers are  94424 59978 and 04365 204 144

LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE
 Dhakshinamoorthy with sanagatha munivars
 Nandhi and Pali peedam in an elevated peedam
 Brahma in koshtam - see the posture - not straight
 Navagrahas with a separate sanai bhagavan moortham on the right side
 Three Kaala Bairavars
The three tier Rajagopuram

236/119. THIRUKKAARAYIL. ( Now this place is called as Thirukkaraivasal, Kaaraivaasal )
This is the 236th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 119th 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 Kannayiranathar, Sri Kannayiramudayar
Iraivi:  : Sri Kailasa Nayagi

Some of the important features of this temple are….
Sannadhi for Sundarar, Vinayagar, Many Shivalinga thirumenikal, Maha Vishnu, Arumugasamy, Sarasvathy, Gajalakshmi, Bairavar. Maragatha Lingam is in the silver pezhai.

In Thiyagarajar saba Peruman Aathividangan is little elevated level. Aasanam Veerasinga aasanam. Nadanam is Kukkuda nadanam. Opposite to Thiyagarajar saba Moolavar Sundarar sannadhi ( But now thw moortham is kept in front of Thiyagarajar ). Urchavar  Katchi thantha Nayanar with nandhi and Ambal. In koshtam Dhakshinamoorthy, Mahavishnu, Brahma, Durgai.

Story: Iraivan gave dharshan to a Thasi, hence Iraivan is called as Katchi Kodutha nayagar and Gave eyesight to a lady, so called as kannayiramudayar. 

In Koshtam olai suvadi in Dhakshinamoorthy’s hand. Natarajar and mariamman moortham are in outer prakaram. To cure eye related deceases  Oil ( Thailam ) and Athi fruit is given as prasadham in this temple.

HOW TO REACH :
On the bus route Thiruvarur to Thirurthuraipoondi,
Thiruvarur to Thirunellikka town bus passes through this place.
Frequent buses are available from Thiruvarur and Thiruthuraipoondi.

CONTACT DETAILS :
The mobile and Land line numbers are 944 03391 and 04366 247 824

LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE : CLICK HERE
 Nandhi Mandapam
 Dhwara balakar in front of artha mandapam
 Dhakshinamoorthy with sanagatha munivars
Kodimaram with nandhi 

231/114. PEAREYIL ( Now this place is called as Ohaiperaiyur, Vengaramberaiyur)
This is the 231st Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 114th 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 Jagadeeswrar
Iraivi   :  Sri Jagan Nayagi 

Some of the important features of this temple are.....
The temple is facing east with a 3 tier rajagopuram. Sannadhi for Karpaka Vinayagar, Murugan, Mahalakshmi, Iyannar, Suryan, Chandran. In Koshtam Dhakshinamoorthy, Lingthbavar, Durgai. 

Nattukkottai Chettiyar’s Thiruppani and moortham of Valliammai Achi of Muthuppattinam, Karaukudi in the front mandapam.

HOW TO REACH :On the bus route Thiruvarur to Mannarkudi, after Kamalapuram, Moolangudi from there we caan reach Paereil. From Maavur Road to Vadapathi Mangalam route  also we can reach this temple. 
Town buses available from Thiruvarur Bus stand and the route nos are 353 ( Thiruvarur to Vikrapandiyam / Kottur  and A32  ( Thiruvarur to Vadivaikkal. 

CONTACT DETAILS :
The telephone number is  04367 237 692


LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE
Vinayagar sannadhi &  Moolavar vimanam with outer mandapam - Nattukkottai Nagarathar thiruppani
 Temple entrance view
 Temple pond in front of Rajagopuram
The tree tier Rajagopuram

203/86. THIRUPPALLIYIN MUKKOODAL ( Now this place is called as Thiruppalliyin mukkoodal  or Kuruvi Rameswararm).
This is the 203rd Devara Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 86th 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 Mukkona nathar, Sri Thri Nethra swamy, Sri Mukkoodal Nathar.  
Iraivi   : Sri Anjanatchi amman, Sri Maimmevukanni.

Some of the important features of this temple are….
Iraivan brought Ganga, Kasi and  Rameswaram in a single theertham for Jadayu. In front of moolavar sannadhi Ramar, Jadayu, Vinayagar, Subramaniyar, Sudhai sirpangal to be seen. 

Sannadhi for Vinayagar, Subramaniyar, Gajalakshmi, Suryan &  Chandran ( In one place), Nagar , Bairavar, Saneeswarar, Sri Valli. Ambal sannadhi is facing east.

In koshtam Vinayagar, Dhakshinamoorthy, Lingothbavar, Brahma and Durgai. There is no Rajagopuram  and Kodimaram.

HOW TO REACH
From Thiruvarur Kadai veethi via reach Kekkarai and from there 2 KM ( The place is called as Ramake Road) 
There are Two mini Buses ( Thiruvarur to Pallivaramangalam and Pallivaramangalam to Peruntharakudi via Bus stand ) available from Thiruvarur Bus stand. 

CONTACT DETAILS :
The Mobile and landline numbers are  98658 44677 and 04366 244 714

LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE CLICK HERE
 Moolavar Vimanam
 Brahma in koshtam
 Nandhi and pali peedam on elevated place with Nandhi's head tuned to side  to hear our prayers
 Suryan and Chandran are nearer to each other.
Sri Subramaniyar moortham  in the right side of Rajagopuram nitch

 --- OM SHIVAYA NAMA ---

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