Monday, 8 January 2018


31st December 2017.
After Vijayanagara kings the temples in Taminadu are surviving because of the thirupani ( selfless service ) by the Nattukottai Chettiyars otherwise called as Nagarathars. All the nagarathars comes under 9 Shiva temples and they also worship Lord Muruga/ Subramaniyar. During Thai poosam festival they use to walk with out cheppal to the Murugan Temples of Palani, Thiruthani, Thiruchenthur from their residence.

In addition to this they used worship Lord Murugan at a Common place where they are presently residing  for a day or two. One of my friend of Konapet ( Ko Nagar ), invited me for their 18th year annual function of Swamy & Ambal thirukalyanam and Arupadai Murugan alangara pooja at a Sri Krishna Swamy Kalyana Mandapam, on South Boag Road, Chennai.  Though the function was scheduled from early morning 04.00 hrs with homam, I could able to attend only around 11.30 hrs. Had the dharshan of Thiruthani, Swamimalai and Pazhamudir Cholai Sri Valli Devasena Murugan with beautiful sandal paste alangaram. 

Through out the day the bhajan was performed by the children. Enjoyed the hospitality of Ko Nagar ( Konapet ) Nagarathars  and dharshan of Sri Valli Devasena Murugan.  Here are some pictures taken during my visit....

 Thiruthani- see the expression of Sri Valli 

 Thiruthani- see the expression of Sri Valli 

 Swamimalai _ Muruga as Guru to Lord Shiva 

Pazhamudir Cholai