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 ---

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

PAADAL PETRA SHIVA STHALANGAL DHARSHAN - IN NADU NAADU (NEAR VILLUPURAM)

12, July 2011.


In Continuation to my Paadal Petra sthalangal dharshan,  I had been to  the following three Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalangal  (in Nadu Naadu) near Villupuram on 09-07-2011.

53/21. THIRU AAMATHUR
Now this place is called as Thirvaamathur. It is   a 21st  Moovar Paadal Petra sthalam  of Nadu Naadu.

Iraivan: Sri Abirameswarar, Sri Azhakia nathar
Iraivi   : Sri Multhambigai, Sri Azhakia Nayagi.

Some of the important features of this temple are ....
  1. This is one of the temple where the Ambal temple is separately built opposite to Shiva temple. 
  2. There are two nandhis. One is big and is made of sudhai and the other one is stone located in a Pit. 
  3. Purpose of Nandhi in a pit is to pray Shiva to get rain, by immersing nandhi in water.
  4. Ambal is facing west . 
  5. Vattaparai Amman Sannathi is famous here, which is south west corner of the temple. To find out the truth of a guilty person, the person will have to do sathyam  in front of the Amman. It is believed that Ambal will give punishment to the guilty. Now only Shiva lingam is installed in place of Ambal.
HOW TO REACH : 
  1. Town buses are available from Main bus stand. Route nos 22,8C, 32, 6E and 18. Buses going to Mel Gudalur  and Elu Sempon  is going via this temple.
  2. Mini bus also available from the old bus stand.
  3. To catch bus, better to wait at Hospital Stop signal, Villupuram ( Chennai buses also pass through this stop )
CONTACT DETAILS:
  1. Telephone and mobile numbers are +91 4146 223379 and +91 98430 66252
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE : CLICK HERE
Moolavar Rajagopuram with kodimaram and Ambpal temple on the other side of the road Rajagopuram is also visible
A big Sudhai nandhi  and a small ( Stone ) kal nandhi below the ground level under the mandapam

View of Shiva Temple Rajagopuram  with Ambal temple gopuram view from Ambal temple

52/20. PURAVAR PANANGATTUR 

This temple is 20th  Paadal Petra  Shiva  sthalam of  Nadu Naadu. Saint Gana Sambandhar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple,   Now this place is called  as Panayapuram.

Iraivan : Sri Panangatteswarar
Iraivi   :: Sri Sathyambigai, Sri Puravammai.

Some of the important features of this temple are...
  1. It is one of the five Shiva temples, which has  Palm Tree as sthala viruksham. 
  2. There are separate sannadhis for Ambal and Sri Murugan,  all are facing East. 
  3. This temple was built by Chola King 1st Kulothungan .
HOW TO REACH :
  1. From Chennai to Villupuram get down at Mundiambakkam. The buses  going to Pondycheri  via Mundiambakkam  is going through  Panayapuram.
  2. From Chennai to Neyveli, Panruti, Tanjore, 2 KM after Vikravandi get down at Panayapuram.
  3. Auto/ Share autos are available from Mundiambakkam Sugar Factory opposite side. 3 KM from Mundiambakkam.
CONTACT DETAILS 
  1. Mobile number is +91 9942056781
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE
( Moolavar vimanam  with Vinayagar sannadhi
Siva Lingam under the Palm tree the sthala viruksham
( Ambal sannadhi vimanam )
Ambal sannadhi entrance
Friont view of the temple with kodimaram
Arumuganar with Lakshmi
Rajagopuram 4 tier 


48/16. VADUKUR

It is a 16th  Temple in Nadu Naadu Saint Ganasambandhar Paadal Petra sthalam.. Now the place is called as Thiruvaandarkoil.  

Iraivan        : Sri Vadugeeswarar, Sri Vatugunathar, Sri Vatugurnathar
Iraivi           : Sri Thirupurasundari, Sri Vadukirkanni

Some of the important features of this temple are ....
  1. The temple complex is under the control of archaeological department. 
  2. This temple was  built by Chola Kings, similar to Tanjore Peria Temple but not to the size. 
  3. The Temple do not have the Kodi maram and Rajagopuram.
  4. It was believed that Vadugu bairavar worshiped Shiva for the sin caused by killing  Asuran Mundakan.
HOW TO REACH
  1. All the buses from Villupuram to Pondychery pass through Thiruvaandarkoil. The temple on the road side opposite to Food Corporation Godown.
  2. After visiting Panayapuram Panagatteswarar, Via Koliyanoor koot road, we can reach this temple, through bus to Pondy.
CONTACT DETAILS :

LOCATION OF THE TEMPLECLICK HERE
Stone velaipadu moolavar vimanam
Vinayagar sannadhi
Moolavar vimanam
Aalingana moorthy installed at a latter stage in one of the nitch of the koshtam
Palipeedam with nandhi there is no Dwajasthambam (kodimaram)
Temple entrance with nandhi mandapam 

--- OM SHIVAYA NAMA ---