Wednesday, 17 August 2011

PAADAL PETRA SHIVA STHALANGAL - THIRUMUNDEESWARAM, IDAYARU & THIRUVENNAI NALLUR

17, August 2011

On 14th August 2011,  went to the following PAADAL PETRA SHIVA STHALANGAL  and had a good dharshan. For this journey,  I would like to thank Mr Srinivasan of Adyar House and his friend Mr RAVI, who took me to all the three temples through his motor cycle. These three temples are located on the southern side of Pennai River.   

45/13. IDAYARU (Now the place is called as T. Edayar. )
This is the 45th Devaram Padal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 13th Sthalam of Nadu Nadu. Sundarar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple.    

Iraivan : Sri Marutheswarar,  Sri Idayarteesar
Iraivi    : Sri Ganambigai, Sri Sitridai Nayagi.

Some of the important features of this temple are....
  1. The temple facing west with a 3 tier Rajagopuram. 
  2. Only Pali pedam with out dwajasthambam and Nandhi ( Only mandapam ). 
  3. Mnivar Sukar worshiped Lord Shiva of this temple. A small sannathi of Sukar is also there in this temple. ( In my earlier post we had seen the Sukavaneswarar  temple at Salem. The statue is very much similar to this with a parrot face. )   
  4. Ambal is facing east in a separate entrance from east 
HOW TO REACH :
  1. The bus  from Villupuram going to Thirukovilur  via Thiruvennainallur passes through Idayar and the temple is on the road side which can be located very easily. 
CONTACT DETAILS 
  1. Telephone and mobile numbers are - + 91 4146 216 045 and 94424 23919. 
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE
Moolavar vimanam
Ambal sannadhi entrance
3 tier Rajagopuram
Palipedam and Nandhi mandapam without Nandhi



51/19. THIRUMUNDEESWARAM (Now this place is called as Gramam. But the Panchayat Board is known as Thirumundeeswararm.)

This is the 51st Devaram Padl Petra Shiva Sthalam and 19th Shiva sthalam of nadu nadu. Appar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple. 

Iraivan: Sri Shivaloganathar, Sri Mudeeswarar, Sri Mundeesar.
Iraivi   : Sri Soundarya Nayagi, Sri Kanaar Kuzhalali, Sri Selvanayagi.

Some of the important featues of this temple are ....
  1. Thindi and Mundi  of Lord Shiva’s bootha ganangal worshiped Lord Shiva of this temple. 
  2. The 5 tier Rajagopuram was built at a latter stage.
  3. There is no Dwajasthambam (Kodimaram.)
  4. Sannadhi for Sri Vinayagar and Sri Murugan 
  5. From the epigraph ( By 24th Koprakesari Varman of Madurai ) available in the temple that the place Thirumudeeswaram was once the Capital city of Mudiyur Nadu
  6. Please note that there is connection with the Salem Sukavaneswarar  temple inscription of Madurai Koprakesari Varman.
HOW TO REACH : 
  1. Town bus from Villupuram to Thiruvennainallur passes through this Gramam village.  Rout No 5E.
  2. Private bus also available from Villupuram  ( For heavens shake do not try this mode of transport.
CONTACT DETAILS 
  1. The telephone number is + 91  4146 206 700
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE 
Moolavar vimanam with Subramaniyar sannadhi on the left
5 tier Rajagopuram


46/14. THIRUVENNAI NALLUR

This is the 46th Devaram Padal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 14th Shiva Sthalam of Nadu nadu. Sundarar has sung his first hymn in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple. 

Iraivan: Sri Kirupapureeswarar, Sri Venupureeswarar, Sri Aruturainathar,                        Sri Thaduthatkonda Nathar
Iraivi .   Srii Mangalambigai, Sri Verkanniammai

Some of the important features of this temple are....
  1. Sundarar’s first Devaram song “ Pitha Pirai Sudi Arulala “ paadal petra sthalam. And also Lord Shiva  thaduthankonda  sthalam for Sundarar.  Sundarar is seen with Palm leaf 
  2. A small Sundarar sannathi opposite to Main Raja Gopuram.  
  3. There is a separate mandapam  called Vazhakku theertha mandapam in front of Main temple. 
  4. In this temple Lord Shiva gave a dharshan in Rishaba vaganam to Sundarar. The jeeva samathi of Meikanda Nayanar is very near to the temple.
  5. It is believed that the Lord Shiva’s “Padha Koradu” is available in this temple. Lord Shiva after the Vazhakku  entered in to the sanctum shrine after leaving the Padha Koradu in front of the temple and disappeared.
HOW TO REACH : 
  1. Town bus route no 5D and 5E are available from Villupuram Town.
CONTACT DETAILS :  
  1. Mobile number  + 91 9345660711
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE CLICK HERE 
Moolavar vimanam
Temple complex view
Moolavar vimanam  like a mada koil
Mandapam - in which the Vazhkku  between Shiva and Sundarar was conducted
5 tier Rajagopuram and Sundarar Sannadhi in front

--- OM SHIVAYA NAMA ---

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