Monday, 28 January 2013

SHIVA TEMPLES AT VAZHUVUR & THILLAYADI AND SUBRAMANIYAR TEMPLE AT THIRUVIDAIKAZHI

28, January 2013
25-01-2013, FRIDAY.
On an official duty I had been to Thirukadaiyur on 25th January 2013. Morning. I had been to the Thirukadaiyir Shiva temple. There was an unusual atmosphere at the temple. When enquired, I was told that the temple elephant Abirami was passed away on 24th night. The routine schedules were rearranged or postponed. The usual 60th and 80th marriages were also not performed till afternoon. But only Pooja was done with out elaborate arrangements.  After worshiping Lord Shiva I had been to THIRUVIDAIKAZHI. Since there was no frequent buses hired an auto and he charged me Rs 200. The total distance was 18 KM up and down.

After worshiping Sri Subramaniyar and Lord Shiva at Thiruvidaikazhi returned back via Thillayadi. At Thillayadi tried to visit THILLAYADI Valliammai mani mandapam, but to my disappointment it was found locked.  I had been to a Shiva Temple at Thillayadi also.

In the afternoon I was free, so decided to visit VAZHUVUR near Mayiladuthurai. When I Reached the temple around 14.30 Hrs the temple was closed after Uchi kaala Pooja and the local people told that the temple will be opened after 16.00. The main door of the temple was opened at 16.00 Hrs but the sanctum door was not opened, since Gurkkal has not turned. Gurukkal came around 18.00 Hours and we had the dharshan of Sri Gajasamkara Moorthy. It was a dream to go to this temple and to see the Urchavamoorhy of Sri Gajasamharamoorthy. ( Similar moortham is available in our office, which is private collection of Dr AC Muthiah. This gives me more desire of going to this temple )  

THIRUVIDAIKAZHI

This temple is about 9 KM from Thirukadaiyur and 7 KM from Mayiladuthurai to Nagapattinam main Road.

Iraivan ( Lord Shiva )       : Sri Babavinasa Perumal
Iraivan  ( Subramaniyar) : Sri Balasubramaniyar
Iraivi                               : Sri Deivanai     

Some of important  features of this temple are….

  1. This is one of the Thiruvisaippaa Shiva Sthalam.
  2. Arunagirinathar in Thirupugazhl and Senthanar in Thiruvisaippa has sung hymns in praise of Lord Sri Subramaniyar and Shiva of this temple.
  3. Senthanar Swamigal attained Mukthi in this sthalam.
  4. Even though moortham of Shiva is installed no Ambal moortham is not installed.
  5. There is no Navagraha sannadhi.
  6. Sri Subramaiyar has killed Iranyasuran son of Surabanmam. To get rid of bavam Sri Subramaniyar worshiped Lord Shiva under the Kura maram ( Tree)
  7. There are Iyannar Sannadhis around this place.
  8. In the Karpagrugam Shiva moortham is behind Sri Subramaniyar.
  9. In artha mandapam Nandhi and elephant ( vahanam of Sri Subramaniyar)

HOW TO REACH:
  1. Since the frequency of the bus is limited we may get an auto from Thirukadaiyur ( Auto fare will be around Rs 150 to 200  )
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. Mr Jayaraman , Arangavalar may be contacted for further details on his mobile 09566623777 and the land line numbers are 04364 204888 and 04364 204444.
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE : CLICK HERE
 Rajagopuram
 Sthala Virukasham - Kura Maram
 Rajagopuram - a Gajabirushtam type
 Temple entrance view
The seven tier Rajagopuram

THILLAYADI SHIVA TEMPLE 

This Shiva Temple is in Thillaiyadi On the way to Thiruvidaikazhi from Thirukadaiyur. The story of the temple goes like this.

This temple was built by a minister of a king with out the permission of the King. At the same time The King also constructed a temple. When the kumbhabhishekam date of both temple coincides Lord Shiva in Kings dream told that he will be attending to the minister’s temple.

Based on this the king visited the temple and asked the ministers to give the palan of constructing this temple. When the minister refused, the King tried to kill him with his word. Lord shiva  appeared and the sword hit the legs of Shiva  ( crack is shown to me in the Aalinganamoorthy ) in Koshtam.

Devars worshiped Lord Shiva of this temple. Brahma worshiped in the form of Yazhi.

HOW TO REACH :
  1. This Shiva Temple is in Thillaiyadi On the way to Thiruvidaikazhi from Thirukadaiyur. 
CONTACT DETAILS :

LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE : CLICK HERE
 Inner prakaram 3 tier Rajagopuram
 Agasthiyar, Vinayagar and Aalinganamoorthy in Koshtam

Moolavar Vimanam 

 VAZHUVUR

This is one of the Attaveeratta Sthalam of Lord Shiva and also a Vaippu sthalam, 7 KM from Mayiladuthurai. 

Iraivan : Sri Gajasamkaramoorthy, Sri Veerateswarar, Sri Kajari, Sri Kiruthivasan                and Sri Ganasabesan
Iraivi    : Sri Bala Kujambigai, Sri Ilamulai nayaki

Some of the important features of this temple are….

  1. Lord Shiva killed the elephant which came out of velvi conducted by 48000 rishis to get more power than gods.Hence Lord Shiva is Gajasamharamoorthy. 
  2. Lord shiva gave ganam to the rishis by killing elephant called as Ganasabeswarar.
  3. Urchavar is kept in a separate sannadhi and an enthiram placed behind by Kanchi Sankarachariyar ( Periavar ). Very beautifull to look. Under Urchavr we can see Ambal with Subramaniyar as child in her hip and pointing Shiva, when he came out of elephant. Also we can see the roght leg of Ambal turned to return back to home.
  4. Sannadhi for Sandeswarar, Vinayagar, Naalvar, 63var, two Vinayagars, Umai murugudayar, Jaesta Devi, Naagars, Pidari, Sabthamathakkal worshiped Lingas, Bairavars.
  5. In the outer prakaram sannadhi for Vinayagar, Vaill Deivanai sametha Subramaniyar, Gajalakshmi, Sani Bhagavan, Bairavar, Suryan , Chandran, Navagrahas.
  6. There is 100 pillar mandapam and a separate sannadhi for Shasrara Lingam.
  7. The temple is facing east with  5 tier Rajagopuram.
HOW TO REACH :
  1. The Place manganallur / Neikuppai is on the Bus route Mayiladuthurai to Thiruvarur from there 2 KM after crossing the railway line.
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. TSR Keethivasa Sivachariyar may be contacted for Pooja and dharshan  through his mobile 9943798083 and land-line number 04364 - 253029
  2. Address : Vazhuvur Post, Elanthakudi via, Mayiladuthurai TK and Pincode 609401
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE
Main shrine arch before kodi maram
Temple entrance 3 tier Rajagopuram with Nandhi mandapam
Kodimaram - Gajasamkaramoorthi's pudai sirpam
Sthala puranam Gaja samkara moorthy painting on the ceiling  of the sannadhi entrance gopuram
Sthala puram old painting on the prakaram wall
Sudhai sirpam of Sthala puram in a mandapam arch
The Sudhai dhwara balakar at the entrance
The 5 tier Rajagopuram
 --- OM SIVAYA NAMA ---

7 comments:

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    1. sir, thank you very much.i was searching for the phone number of the gurukal at sri vazhuvur temple i got from you.thankyou once agin

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  2. All the best Kathir
    Om sivaya nama

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  3. thillaiyadi my native place!thiruvidaikazi wonderful place powerful.http://thillaiyadiyan.blogspot.in/

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  4. Recently visited Thiruvidaikazhi Murugan Temple. Wanted to update Phone numbers for future visitors convenience
    043674 204888 04364 204444 Mr. Jayaraman (Arangkavalar) 095666 23777

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  5. Thanks Mr Subramanian for the information. I will also update the same in the blog.
    Thanks and regards

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  6. 043674 204888 04364 204444 this number not in use

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