... A Continuation post Of Arura.. Thiyagesa . Thiruvarur Temples Visit .. Part -114th October 2017,
This temple visit was a part of Thiruvarur temples visit organized by RATHAM for Prof. Madhusudhanan Kalaichelvan. On 14th October 2017, Evening also we Visited the Thiruvarur Thiyagesar temple around 06.40 Hrs after the dharshan of Sri Venkatachalapathy temple at Pulivalam. This time we went through west side 5 tier Rajagopuram through which majority of the devotees enter. It was told that during Muslims invasion Chidambaram Natarajar was brought to this temple twice for safety reasons and kept in the front mandapam, where the museum presently functions. Also Prof. Madusudhanan narrated the fire accident happened to the “Aazhi ther” in the year 1926AD. In that Murugan Achari tied Thiyagesar and jumped to save Thiyagesar. Thiyagesar was saved but Murugan lost his life in the process.
The Aazhi ther- temple Chariot
The west side rajagopuram
Kamalambal Sannadhi was our next destination. The temple is a latter addition facing north east direction may be during Vijayanagara Period with a Dwajasthambam and Palipedam. Ambal is in sitting Sukasana or the swasthik asana posture. In the mandapam Uchista Ganapathy Keeping Ambal on his left thigh. In the temple mandapam music treat was rendered by Mr Bharat and Sunil.
Sri Kamalambal in Swasthik Asana
When we came out side, we had seen the Matruraitha Vinayagar. The story goes like this. Sundarar got his gold coins from Lord Shiva Sri Viruthagireeswarar of Virudhchalam ( Thirumuthukundram ) left it in the river and had taken from this Thiruvarur temple tank. He suspected the purity of the gold that the same as the one he dropped at Virudhachalam Manimuktha River. Vinayagar came and certified the purity.
Then Comes the Katchi koduthar Sannadhi. Lord Shiva gave dharshan to Thandi adikal, Sindarar and manuneethi Chozhan
It was planned to attend 15th Sunday, evening Thiyagesar pooja after the dharshan of Sri Kasi Viswanathar at Kulikarai, to see the rituals and procedure followed. We missed the opportunity since we arrived late. We had the dharshan of Sri Thiyagarajar and moved to Kamalambal sannadhi and we had the Musical concert rendered by Mr Bharat and Sunil. The song was composed by Prof. Madhusudhanan, with this we wounded our Thiruvarur Temples Visit. On the way we had seen an old Tamizi inscription found out by Dr.. The details of this is not known yet.
Parivattam Cloth to Thiyagesar
The early Tamizi inscription found out by Dr Arunkumar
The benefits of taking bath at this place of the temple tank – these inscription tablets are installed around the temple tank
I extend my sincere thanks to the organisers of RATHAM, Prof. Madhusudhanan, Mr. Ramabadran, Mr Arthanari Subramaniyan, Mr Jagadeesh, Mrs Padma venka, Mrs Indra, the musicians Mr Bharat, Mr Sunil and the other participants for this excellent guided tour to Thiruvarur Temples and the hospitality. Thanks to one and all.
---OM SHIVAYA NAMA---