Monday, 25 July 2011

PAADAL PETRA STHALANGAL - THIRUKOVILUR & ARAYANI NALLUR ( ARAGANDA NALLUR )

25, July 2011.

On 24-07-2011 went to Thirukovilur and had a dharshan of Sri Veerateeswarar  temple, one of the 276 Padal Petra sthalangal. Some of the photos are  from the new chariot are given below.

43/11. THIRUKOVILUR SRI VEERATESWARAR TEMPLE.
This is the 43rd Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 11th Sthalam in Nadu Nadu. Thiruganasambandar and Appar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple.

Iraivan Veerateswarar
Iraivi : Sivanthavalli, Periyanayagi

Some of the features of this temple are....
  1. The temple is on the south bank of Pennai river. 
  2. The temple has a 4 tier Rajagopuram.   Shiva and Ambal Sannathis are built as separate Temples
  3. This is one of the att veeratta sthalam. Anthakasuran samhara sthalam. Natarajar's posture with thirisoolam is to be seen.  A relief of this story is carved on the wooden chariot. 
  4. Meiporul Nayanar lived in this place and had  one seva.  
  5. It was  learned that Chola King Rajaraja cholan born in this place.
  6. Avvaiyar has sung the famous “Vinayagar Agaval” starts with “ Seetha kalaba chenthamari poompatha Silambu  pala Isai pada …..”, in this temple. Hence Avvaiyar reached kailash  before Sundarar through Vinayagar's tusk.
HOW TO REACH :
  1. Lot of buses are available from Villupuram, Thiruvannamalai, Panruti.  
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. Mobile number +91 93456 60711
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE : CLICK HERE 
Natarajar saba mandapam  vimanam  looking from prakaram  wall
Vinayagar sannadhi vimanam
Rajagopuram with kodimaram an inside view
Thirutheair sirpangal
Chariot - relief of  Anthakasuran's samharam.
Thirutheair ( Chariot ) reliefs.  

On 24th July 2011 went  to ThiruKovilur  and had the  dharshan of Sri Athulyanatheswarar. Of Aryani Nallur. Now this place is called as Araganda Nallur.

44/12. ARAYANI NALLUR ( ARAGANDA NALLUR - THIRU KOVILUR )

This is the 44th Devaram Padal Petra Shiva Sthalam in the north bank of river Pennai and 12th Sthalam in Nadu Nadu.  Thiruganasambandar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple.

Iraivan : Sri  Athulyanatheswarar, Sri Oppilaa Maneeswarar,                                 Sri Aryani Nathar
Iraivi    : Sri Soundarya Kanakambigai, Sri Arul Nayagi,                                         Sri Azhakiya Nayagi.
Some of the important features of this temple are...
  1. This temple is built on a mount like rock ( Paarai).  
  2. The 7 tier Rajagopuram is on the south sideon the banks of river Pennai. 
  3. The sanctum sanctorium door of this temple made open by Iraivan for Thirugana Sambandar's song, which was locked by samanars. 
  4. Ulagalantha Perumal Temple and Sri Veerateeswarar Temples can be seen from this temple.
  5. Sri Ramana Maharishi  had done meditation befor going to Thiruvannamalai, which is 30 KM from this temple. A Ramana maharishi's Statue is also installed in front of Nalvar.  
HOW TO REACH : 
  1. Buses also available from various places like Panruti, Vridhachalam, Panruti.
  2. Lot of buses are available from Villupuram which is 39 KM, get down at Thirukovilur Raailway Station and also called as Araganda nallur. 
CONTACT DETAILS: 
  1. Mobile number : +91 9965144849
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE CLICK HERE
Temple complex view from a distance
Rajagopuram 7 tier
Moolavar vimanam
Ambal sannadhi vimanam with Rajagopuram 
 
---OM SHIVAYA NAMA ---

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