Sunday, 5 August 2012

PAADAL PETRA SHIVA STHALANGAL IN AND AROUND KUMBAKONAM - DHARSHAN 2 - DAY 1. ( 04-08-2012) SATURDAY.

05, August 2012
CONTINUATION FROM THE PREVIOUS POST 

175/58–THILATHAIPATHI ( Now this place is called as  CHETHALAPPATHI or THILATHARPANAPURI)

This is the 175th Devaram Paadal petra Shiva Sthalam and  58th sthalam on south side of river Cauvery in Chozha Nadu. Thiruganasambandar has sung hymns in praise of KLord Shiva of this temple.

Iraivan: Sri Muktheesar, Sri Mantharavaneswarar
Iraivi   : Sri Sorna valli, Sri Ambiga Porkodinayagi.

Some of the important features of this temple are...

  1. Sri Ram and Lakshman gave thilatharbanam in this temple.
  2. Sri Ram and lakshman with Lingams in the prakaram.
  3. There is no kodimaram. The temple is small but maintained beautifully.
  4. Kumbhabhishekam was conducted about 15 days before.
  5. Raja gopuram was constructed recently with one side normal sudhai sirpangal and other ( inner ) side only flat surface with paintings.
  6. There is a separate temple for Aadhi Vinayagar. This vinayagar is in normal head with good face ( மனித உருவில் ), instead of elephant head face.
HOW TO REACH
  1. It is on the bus route Mayiladuthurai to Thiruvarur road, get down at Koothanoor ( SARASWATHI TEMPLE ), from there    3 KM.
  2. Auto available from Koothanoor and Poonthottam.
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. The phone numbers 04366 238818, 04366 239700 & 9442714055 may be contacted for dharshan.
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE

                                             ( Aadhi Vinayagar Temple moolavar vimanam )
                                                          ( Front side of Rajagopuram )
                 ( Back side of Plain surface rajagopuram- painting is done looks like a sudhai sirpangal )
                                            ( Dhakshinamoorthy with Sanagatha munivars)
( Moolavar vimanam with Ganapathy, Subramaniyar and Lakshmi sannadhi vimanams )
                                            ( Astabuja Durgai amman - beautifully Chiseled  )
                                                               ( Ambal sannadhi vimanam )


181 / 64 – PENU PERUNDURAI ( Now this place is called as  THIRUPPANTHURAI)

This is the 181st Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 64th temple on the south side of river Cauvery in Chozha nadu. Thiruganasambandar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple. 


Iraivan: Sri Sivanantheswarar, Sri Branaveswarar
Iraivi   : Sri Mangalambigai, Sri Malaiarasi.

Some of the important features of this temple are.....
  1. Brahma and Umadevi worshiped lord shiva of this temple.
  2. Very old Sri Murugan in the swamy sannathi
  3. Dhandapani in thyana posture with chin mudra.
  4. In koshtam, Nardhana vinayagar, Dhakshinamoorthy, Lingothbavar, Brahma and Durga.
  5. Ambal sannadhi is facing south.
  6. Moortham of Pitchadanar is worth to see.
  7. Karkal chozhan reconstructed  from brick structure to stone structure.
  8. In Navagrahas Suryan is in an elevated step with his wives.

HOW TO REACH
  1. On the bus route from Kumbakonam to Karaikkal ( Nachiyar Koil next 1 KM on Eravanchery road )
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. Gurukkal K Nagaraj may be contacted for dharshan at 9443650826 & 0435 2448138.
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE CLICK HERE
( Moolavar vinam with Dhakshinamoorthy sannadhi ) 


( Rajagopuram with Mandapam ) 
( A small 3 tier Rajagopuram ) 


212 / 95 – THIRUCHERAI ( Now this place is called as  CHERAI )

This is the 212nd  Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 95th temple on the south side of river Cauvery in Chozha Nadu. Thiruganasambandar and Appar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple. 

Iraivan: Sri Senneriappar, Sri Saaraparameswarar
Iraivi: Sri Ganavalli.

Some of the important features of this temple are...... 
  1. There is also a Vishnu temple in the same village, which has got the mangala sasanam.
  2. Markandeyar and Thoumiya maharishi worshiped Lord Shiva of this temple.
  3. Moorthangal of Amuthakadesar, Ambal, Sabtha mathakkal, Naalvar, Murugan, Gajalakshmi, Jaesta devi are in prakaram.
  4. People used to worship lord Shiva of this temple to free from debt. Hence he is called as “Rina Vimosana Lingeswarar”.
  5. Bairavar is a Prarthanai moorthy.
  6. Swamy moola thirumeni is little big.
  7. People used to call this temple as Udayar Koil.
HOW TO REACH :
  1. Private town bus available from Kumbakonam.
  2. 15 KM from Kumbakonam and near Kudavasal.
CONTACT DETAILS:
  1. The mobile number is 94439 59839.
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE
( Ambal sannadhi vimanam )
( Ambal temple arch with sudhai sirpangal )
( Temple entrance short rajagopuram with front mandapam )
( There is no front Rajagopuram - only sudhai sirpam of Shiva and Parvathi in Rishaba Vahanam)

  

182 / 65 – THIRUNARAIYURCHITHEECHARAM ( Now this place is called as  THIRUNARAIYUR )

This is the 182nd Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 65th sthalam on the south side of river Cauvery in Chozha Nadu. Thiruganasambandar and Sundarar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple. 


Iraivan: Sri Sidhanatheswarar
Iraivi   : Sri Soundaryanayagi

Some of the important features of this temple are........
  1. Moolavar is suyambu.
  2. A Childish face for Ambal.
  3. Temple is facing west.
  4. Sri Mahalakshmi’s avathara sthalam.
  5. In Koshta moortham Gorakkar worshiping Lord shiva is worth to see, in pudai sirpam.
  6. Medhavi Maharishi and Sri Mahalakshmi ( Sri Vanjula Devi )  in pudai sirpangal.

HOW TO REACH :
  1. The place is on the Kumbakonam to Nachiyar Koil ( Front of Nachiyar Koil is Thirunaraiyur ).
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. The phone numbers 0435 2467343 & 2467219 may be contacted for dharshan.
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE
( Moolavar vimanam under renovation ) 
( Sri Narayana bakshi pudai sirpam ) 
                                                                      ( Lingothbhavar ) 
( Gorakkar is worhiping Lord Shiva - a Pudai sirpam ) 


183 / 66 – ARICHIRKARAIPPUTTHUR ( Now this place is called as AZHAKAPUTTHUR )

This is the 183rd Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam  and 66th sthalam on the south side of river Cauvery in Chozha Nadu. Moovar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple. 


Iraivan: Sri Sornapureeswarar, Sri Padikkasualitha nathar.
Iraivi   : Sri Soundaryanayagi , Sri Azhakambigai.

Some of the important features of this temple are......
  1. Moolavar is little elevated position.
  2. Ko Chenkat Chozhal constructed  the temple.
  3. Puzhal thunai Nayanar attained mukthi in this place.
  4. Nagarathar thirupani.
  5. Aarumugar with 12 hands with mayil vahanam and in hand sanghu  is worth to see.
  6. Parikara sthalam for poison bites.
  7. In front of mandapam rishabaruder in sudhai sirpam.
  8. Moolavar is taller on  a square peedam with rudhraksha malai.
  9. Moolavar is facing west and ambal is facing south.
  10. Sundarar with Paravai nachiyar moorthangal in mandapam.

HOW TO REACH
  1. On Kumbakonam to Nachiyar Koil bus route, Thirunaraiyur before Nachiyar Koil.
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. The phone numbers 0435 2466939 & 9943178294 may be contacted for dharshan.
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE
 Moolavar vimanam 
( Entrance concrete mandapam with arch )

 ( Front Rajagopuram - at night ) 


PAADAL PETRA SHIVA STHALANGAL IN AND AROUND KUMBAKONAM - DHARSHAN 2 - DAY 2. 05-08-2012 - SUNDAY

On second day ie 05-08-2012., I covered the left out  three temples  using the public transport. First I went to MARUTHAA NALLUR through Kumbakonam to Mannarkudi bus. After dharshan went to THIRUKALAYANALLUR ( Now this place is called as Sakkottai ) by walk. The Gurukal told me it will be a half km, but it was 2 km from Maruthanallur temple. After dharshan at Thirukalayanallur, Gurukkal dropped me at nearby bus stand to get an auto to SIVAPURAM, which is about 4 KM. The bus facility to this village very limited. The auto driver charged me  Rs 120  and after dharshan he dropped me back at the same place to catch bus to Kumbakonam. The time was around 10.00 when I reached Kumbakonam bus stand. Without preparation I do not want to continue my Yathra further, even though I had the list of Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalangal, hence returned back to Chennai around 18.00 Hrs, thanking Lord Shiva for the peaceful dharshan of all the temples.    The details and the photographs are as follows.   

186 / 69 – KARUKKUDI ( Now this place is called as  MARUTHA NALLOOR )

This is the 186th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 69th sthalam on the south side of river Cauvery in Chozha Nadu. Thiruganasambandar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple. 

Iraivan: Sri Karkkudinathar, Sri Bramhapureeswarar, Sri Sarguna 
            lingeswarar.
Iraivi   : Sri Advaitha nayagi, Sri Kalyana nayagi.

Some of the important features of this temple are.........
  1. Moolavar is made of mud  by Sri Ram  and hence abhishekam is not done for moolavar. Abhishekam is performed after covering the paanam with a Kavasam. Peedam is of stone.
  2. Karuvarai vimanam is little  taller.
  3. There is no Kodimaram and Rajagopuram.
  4. In Koshtam, Narthana vinayagar, Dhakshinamoorthy, Lingothbhavar.
  5. In vimanam, veena Dhakshinamoorthy sudhai sirpam to be noticed.
  6. Sanibhagavan is bala saneeswarar.

HOW TO REACH :
  1. 5 KM from Kumbakonam on Kumbakonam to Mannarkudi bus route.
  2. 5 Rs ticket in Mannarkudi bus.
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. Gurukkal may be contacted for dharshan at his mobile 9943523852.
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE
( Entrance arch )
                                      (  Veena Dhakshinamoorthy in the moolavar vimanam)

                                                               ( The temple complex ) 
( Ambal Sannadhi )

185 / 68 – THIRUKKALAYANALLUR ( Now this place is called as SAKKOTTAI )

This is the 185th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 68th Sthalam on the south side of river Cauvery in Chozha Nadu. Thiruganasambandar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple. 


Iraivan: Sri Amirtha Kalasanathar, Sri Amithakalesar
Iraivi   : Sri Amirthavalli.

Some of the important features of this temple are..........
  1. Sabtha mathakkal in a single stone.
  2. Dakshinamoorthy, with Rudraksham, Agni, Chin Mudra, Suvadi, Head hair like Surya prabhabai – special to see.
  3. Lingothbhavar made of green stone with Maan and Mazhu,
  4. Arthanaareeswarar.
  5. Dhabas viyammai a pudai sirpam. Standing on right leg folding the left leg and right hand on the head and left hand on the stomach.
  6. Sakyanayanar worshiped Shiva by throwing stone on him.
  7. Ambal facing south, but skewed certain angle towards Lord Shiva.
  8. Sudhai sirpam of Siva Parvathi kalyana kolam in vavval nethi mandapam.
  9. It was believed that when the Amirtha kalayam,  was broken the centre portion of the Kalayam fell in this palce hence this place is called Thirukkalayanallur.
  10. In olden days Agazhi was there around the temple.
  11. It was also believed that due to water in the agazhi people worshiped lord from a distance.

HOW TO REACH
  1. Saakottai is 5 KM from Kumbakonam on Mannarkudi route and the temple is near Kottai bus stop.
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. Gurukkal Anand may be contacted at his mobile 9788202923 for dharshan. 
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE
                                                                  ( A Beautiful lingothbhavar )
                                                              ( Ambal is doing dhabas) 
                                                             ( A beautiful Gajalakshmi)
Moolavar vimanam
                         ( Sudhai sirpam of Siva Parvathy Kalyanam in vavval nethi mandapam )
( Rajagopram at second stage)


184 / 67 – SIVAPURAM

This is the 184th Devaramm Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 67th sthalam on the south of river Cauvery in Chozha Nadu. Thiruganasambandar and Appar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple. 


Iraivan: Sri Sivagurunathasamy, Sri Sivapureeswarar,                               
            Sri Bramhapureeswarar, Sri Sivapuranathar.
Iraivi   : Sri Aryambal, Sri Singaravalli

Some of the important features of this temple are.......
  1. Moolavar is Suyambu.
  2. It is believed that Shiva Lingams are below the earth in every 1 feet. Hence people do angaprathatchanam in this temple.
  3. Natarajar statue  got back after theft.
  4. Parikara sthalam for Child.
  5. In Pudai sirpam worth to see Thirumal worshiping Lord Shiva in the form of  white pig.
  6. There is no kodimaram
  7. There is a separate small temple for Bairavar in the outer prakaram before Nandhi. The Bairavar is a prarthanai moorthy.

HOW TO REACH :
  1. Get down at Pattamani Iyer stop on Kumbakonam to Mannarkudi  route and Sivapuram is via Malaiyappanallur about 4  km from main road.
  2. 2 KM from Sakkottai Velaanmai Virivakka Myam on Kumbakonam to Thiruvarur or Kumbakonam to Mannar Kudi  bus route.
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. Gurukkal    Bala sakthi and S Sai may be contacted at their mobiles 9865306840 & 9898460984 for dharshan.
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLECLICK HERE
( Moolavar vimanam )
( Lingothbavar)
Bairavar in out side prakaram in a separate  temple - Dog is on the left side and head up facing Bairavar
( Second level Rajagopuram )
Kuberan saba vimasanam -offering child to shiva - father ( Indiran )and mother ( Indrani ) are holding the child ( Agni )   
                                                          ( Thirumal worshiping lord shiva )
( Temple second level rajagopuram through Front rajagopuram )
( Front Rajagopuram )

 --- OM SHIVAYA NAMA ---

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing your experience and also the temple pictures.Great job.highly appreciated.

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  2. Today I read about Sakkottai Sivapuram sthalam in Dinakaran 'Anmikam' magazine. When I searched for the details in Internet, I came across your blog giving details alongwith photos and contact nos. Thank you very much sir.
    Rajagopal V
    +91 9448532600

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