Wednesday, 18 January 2017

THE SAPTHA STHANA STHALANGAL - 7 TEMPLES, 7 TALES – MYLAPORE FESTIVAL 2017.

08th January 2017
This 7 temples heritage walk was organised by the Sundaran Finance  Mylapore festival 2017 on 8th January 2017 and Curated by Ms Padmapriya Baskaran and assited by Parantharami Mani and Vaithiyanathan.  The 7 temples are saptha sthana  Shiva Sthalangal in and around Mylapore. All the temples are of more than 1000 years old, each one has rich heritage and history / tales. Even though there is no evidence to these tales, people believes the same.

TEMPLE -1, TALE -1.
SRI VELLEESWARAR TEMPLE  
The tale associated to the temples is.....
The Mahabali Chakravarthi, who was a mouse in his previous birth a mouse helped for continuous burning of nandha dheepam in a Shiva temple. When he is about to give 3 feet of land to Vishnu in Vamana Avathar, his Guru Sukrachariyar warns the foul play of Lord Vishnu. He ignored the warning and  was about to give, Sukrachariyar took the form of bee and blocked the eye of the kamandalam, through which water has to flow. Lord Vishnu used tharbai grass and clear the hole in the process Sukarachariyar’s eye sight was gone. Latter Sukrachariyar worshipped Lord Shiva of this temple got back his eye sight.
LOCATION:CLICK HERE



TEMPLE -2, TALE – 2.
SRI KARANEESWARAR TEMPLE
The tale associated to this temple is..
This is one of the 7 shiva temples in and around Mylapore. A Brahmin used to perform regular poojas to Lord Shiva. Due to his devotion towards Lord Shiva, Lord showed him, that he is the cause for everything. Hence the Lord Shiva is called as Karaneeswarar. Also another saying that the temple was constructed as per Kaarana ahama one of the 28 ahamas.
LOCATION:CLICK HERE




TEMPLE-3, TALE-3.
SRI MALLEESWARAR TEMPLE
The tale associated to the temple is...
The Prarthan one of the Shiva devotee  from Ayodhya does a penance in this place with full of jasmine flower bushes.  Lord Shiva appeared and blessed him. Since Shiva was from the Jasmine flower bushes, called as Sri Malleeswarar. There is also another story that when Indra obstructs the homam sending absaras, Lord Shiva appeared and blessed  and grant child.
Somas kandar is in the form of Kalyana Sundarar in this temple.
LOCATION:CLICK HERE




TEMPLE-4, TALE -4.
SRI VIRUPAKSHEESWARAR TEMPLE
The tale associated to the temple is...
The Story related to Poombavai, who wants to marry a Shiva devotee. Her father Sivnesan Chettiyar constructed this temple exclusively for her to worship Lord Shiva and wished her daughter to marry Thiruganasambandar. When she died due to snake bite at the age of 12,  her father kept the ashes in a urn/pot and waited for Thiruganasambandar’s arrival. The rest of the story related to Sri Kapaleeswarar Temple.
LOCATION:CLICK HERE



TEMPLE-5, TALE -5.
SRI VAALEESWARAR
The tale associated to this temple is...
Gowarthana maharishi installed Lord Shiva of this temple. Vaali also worshiped Lord Shiva of this temple and was granted the boon  getting  50% of the enemy’s power,  whoever  going to fight against him  will be transferred to Vaali. So No one could defeat him.   This is the “sathru Samhara sthalam”.
LOCATION:CLICK HERE 



TEMPLE -6, TALE-6.
SRI THEERTHAPAALEESWARAR TEMPLE
The tale associated to this temple is ....
During the marriage of Lord Shiva with Parvathy, Agasthiyar was asked to go to south to balance the earth. On the way he was felt uneasy and rested under a vanni tree at Mylapore. Lord Shiva advised him to create 64 theerthams and do abhishekam to Him after taking bath in the sea. He was relieved off from uneasiness.
LOCATION:CLICK HERE




TEMPLE-7, TALE-7.
SRI KAPALEESWARAR TEMPLE
The tale associated to this temple is...
The rest of the story associated with Virupaaksheeswarar temple is continued here. With ashes of Poompavai, Sivanesan Chettiyar waited for Thiruganasambandar’s arrival. When he heard that Thiruganasambandar had come to Thiruvotriyur and asked him to pay a visit to Mylapore. On arrival he was briefed about Poombavai’s unfortunate’s death. Thiruganasambandar asked Sivanesan Chettiyar to bring the urn and sung a hymns connecting Poompaavai. Poompaavai came alive  out of the pot. When Sivanesan Chettiyar requested him to marry his daughter for that Thiruganasambandar declined and said she becomes his daughter since she came alive because of him.
This is also a birth place of Vaayilar nayanar who had done service to Lord Shiva of this temple.     
LOCATION:CLICK HERE



  

---OM SHIVAYA NAMA---

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

SRI PADMAVATHY THAYAR TEMPLE TO SRI VENKATESA PERUMAL TEMPLE AT THIRUMALA – THIRUPATHI PATHA YATHRA 2017.

...a Continuation post to Sri Kalyana Venkatesa Perumal Temple, Narayanavanam
5th January 2017.
After a long walk from Narayanavanam to Thiruchanurand a night halt at Vadamalpet reached Thiruchanur. After taking bath had the dharshan of Sri Padmavathy Thayar.






This time we had not visited any of the Thirupathi town temples. After a small pooja at the start point of the foot steps, Alipiri, started out trekking. This time I fixed a target of climbing to 1000 steps without stop. On reaching 1000 steps revised my target to 1500. Beyond 1000 steps the step are little steep and bag on my back also pulls me down. But able to beat my previous record and stopped only at Kaligopuram at 2080 steps. Really I was very happy to make it.








After getting accommodation kept our belongings in the room and had the dharshan of Sri Balaji. It was a 2 hours waiting period  to have the dharshan. Thanks to Lord Balaji.






---OM SHIVAYA NAMA---

SRI KALYANA VENKATESAPERUMAL TEMPLE – NARAYANAVANAM – THIRUPATHI PATHA YATHRA 2017

....a Continuation post To Sri Avanakshamma
5th January 2017.
After the dharshan of Sri Avanakshamma joined with our group for the sri Kalyana Venkatesa Perumal, at Narayanavanam

Moolavar : Sri Kalyana venkatesa Perumal
Thayar    : Sri Padmavathy Thayar.

Some of the important features of this temple are ...
The temple is facing east with a 7 tier Rajagopuram. Dwajasthambam, Palipedam and Garudalwar sannadhi are immediately after the Rajagopuram.
In the outer prakaram Sannadhi for Varadharaja swamy, Padmavathy Thayar, Andal.

This is one of the few temples where Sri Venkatesa perumal with Sri Padmavathy thayar in the same temple premises.

As per the legend the temple was built by the Son of Akasa Raja and brother of Sri Padmavathay thayar. Sri Agastheeswarar Temple and Avanakshamma Temple are  sub temples to this main temple. The temple are under the control of Thirumala Thirupathi Devasthanam ( TTD)

TEMPLE TIMINGS:
The temple will be kept opened between 06.30 hrs to 20.00 Hrs without  lunch break

CONTACT DETAILS:
The temple may be contacted on the land line number 08577 -264417

HOW TO REACH :
The Narayanavanam is about 6 KM from Puttur Railway Station
Andhra Pradesh Local buses to Thirupathi are passing through the temple.
Lot of Sahre autos are available from Puttur.

LOCATION:CLICK HERE








.... to be continued ( Suraikai siddhar Jeeva Samadhi )

---OM SHIVAYA NAMA---

SRI AVANAKSHAMMA TEMPLE, NARAYANAVANAN – THIRUPATHI PATHA YATHRA 2017.

....A Continuation post to Sri Agastheeswarar temple, Narayanavanam.
5th January 2017.
After dharshan of Sri Agastheeswarar, the Gurukkal directed us to visit this Amman temple also. The temple was renovated recently.

Main Deity : Sri Avanakshamma

Some of the important features of this temple are...
This temple is facing north with Dwajasthambam and a Palipedam.
Amman is in sitting posture and soolam points Somukasuran Atypical village deity with piretha kundalam and pathra kundalam on the ears. It was told that Amman is suyambu.

Since it is a Village deity people used to offer Goat, cocks during the month of Adi ( Only from out side  the temple)

It was also told that the temple deity  was the Kula theivam to Sri Padmavathy Thayar.

Since the temple was renovated recently the old inscription  stones ate kept neatly  for display. The temple is under the control of Thirumala Thirupathi Devasthanam.

TEMPLE TIMINGS:
The temple will be kept open between 08.00 hrs - 11.00 Hrs and 16.00 Hrs to 19.00 Hrs

CONTACT DETAILS:
Panneer selvam 9885213026, may be contacted for further details.

HOW TO REACH :
About 2 KM distance from Narayanavanam bus stand and autos are available.

LOCATION:CLICK HERE






... to be continued Suraikai Swamykal Jeeva Samadhi
---OM SHIVAYA NAMA---


SRI AGASTHEESWARAR TEMPLE, NARAYANAVANAM – THIRUPATHI PATHA YATHRA 2017.

... a continuation post to Ramagiri Valeeswarar Temple.
5th January 2017.
From Kailasa Kona Water falls our route will be  straight to Narayanavanam Sri Kalyana Venkatesa Perumal Temple. It was learnt that Sri Agastheeswarar was worshiped by Sri Padmavathy Thayar’s father and mother, which is about a KM off the main road. We five of our friends diverted the route and had the dharshan of Sri Agastheeswarar also.

Iraivan : Sri Agastheeswarar
Iraivi    : Sri Maragatha valliammai.

Some of the important features of this temple are ...
The temple is facing east with a dwajasthambam, palipedam and Nandhi. The entrance to the sanctum sanctorum is from west.

In the outer prakaram sannadhi for Sandikeswarar, Bairavar, Suryan, Nagars and Thundi Vinayagar.

Ambal sannadhi is facing east direction on the right side of moolavar sanctum. In front of Amman sannadhi for Kasi Viswanathar & Visalakshi, Murugan, Sandikeswarar and saptha mathas.

Moolavar is facing east. It was told that the Shiva Linga was installed and worshiped by Agasthiyar. As per Gurukkal Akasa maharaja father of Sri Padmavathy Thayar, built this temple.

The temple is under the control of Thirumala Thirupathi Devasthanam.

TEMPLE TIMINGS:
The temple will be kept open between 08.00 hrs - 12.00 Hrs and 16.00 Hrs to 19.00 Hrs

CONTACT DETAILS:
Ravi Gurukkal 9440180621, may be contacted for further details.

HOW TO REACH :
About 2 KM distance from Narayanavanam bus stand and autos are available.

LOCATION:CLICK HERE







  
....To be continued ( Avanakshamma, Kula theivam to Sri Padmavathy Thayar )

--- OM SHIVAYA NAMA---