Sunday, 23 December 2012

PAADAL PETRA SHIVA STHALANGAL IN AND AROUND THIRUKKADAIYUR & MAYILADUTHURAI

23, December 2012
22-12-2012, SATURDAY & 23-12-2012, SUNDAY 

For this month’s yathra, I had planned to cover the Shiva temples in and around Mayiladuthurai and Thirukkadayur, Since Mayiladuthurai was left out in my previous visits. As usual on Friday night started my yathra from Chennai and landed at Thirukadayur. My plan was to cover the temples up to Thirumarugal, camping at Thirukayur on first day. This time, thought of using only the public transport, instead of hiring a taxi. On first day I could able to cover 7 temples including Thirukkadayur.  

On  Sunday, after vacating the lodge, proceeded to Thirupariyalur. I, tried to cover 4 temples including Vazhuvur,  one of the Veeratta Sthalam. When I completed my dharshan at Mayiladuthurai, the time was around 12.00 Hrs, so dropped the idea of going to Vazhuvur, since planned to catch bus to Chennai after lunch. Also I had lost about 2 hrs at Thirupariyalur, waiting for the temple to open. During this time most of the time was consumed for waiting for the bus and  walking  to the temples from the main roads. In this yathra many people helped me to reach the temples through their motor cycles.

With the 9 temples covered in this yathra, the total Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalangal list has grown   to 242. The details of the Tempples and the photographs are uploaded in this post as per the order of the dharshan. 

22-12-2012, SATURDAY - DAY - 1.
164/47. THIRUKKADAVUR. ( This place is now called as Thirukadaiyur.)
This is the 164th Devara Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 47th Sthalam on the south side of river cauvery.Moovar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple.

Iraivan: Sri Amithakadeswarar, Sri Amirtha Lingeswarar
Iraivi   : Sri Abirami

Some of the important features of this temple are …..
This is one of the Attaveerattam temples where Iraivan kicked Eman by his left leg for Markandeyar.
The Lord of this temple was worshiped by Agasthiyar, Pulathiyar, Vaasuki and Durgai.
Kungiliyakalaya Nayanar, Kaari Nayanar has served and got mukthi in this temple.
Abirami Andhathi was sung by Abirami Pattar in praise of Iraivi Abirami.
This is the 108th Shiva Sthalam where Maarkandeyar worshiped Lord Shiva.
Moolavar is little large and called as Kaalasamharamoorthy, there is a scar on the moolavar.

There is no Navagrahas sannadhi in this temple.
At the base of Moolavar scene of Eman on the floor after he was kicked by Lord Shiva  sirpam on a silver plate. This was shown during pooja. On the opposite side sila moortham of  Yeman worshiping Lord shiva .

HOW TO REACH 
It is on the bus route  from Mayiladuthurai to Tharangambadi.
Buses available from Chidambaram, Seerkazhi, Mayiladuthurai, Kumbakonam, etc.

CONTACT DETAILS :
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE CLICK HERE

Centre- moolavar vimanam  - an early morning view
Back side of moolavar vimanam - Sudhai sirpangal of Shiva Parvathi marriage
Nandhi palipeedam Dwajasthambam view
Entrance of the main shrine
East side Rajagopuram
West side Rajagopuram - Veena Dhakshinamoorthy is in standing posture 


165/48. THIRUKKADAVUR MAYANAM. ( Now this place is called as Thirumayanam, Thirumeiganam)



This is the 165th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 48th Sthalam on south side of river Cauvery in Chozha Nadu. moovar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple. 



Iraivan: Sri Bramapureeswarar.

Iraivi   : Sri  Malarkkzhal Minnammai, Sri Ammalakuja Nayagi, Sri Amalakkuya   

            Minnammai.



Some of the important features of this temple are as follows.
  1. Brahma worshiped Lord of this temple. Brahma was made to water and latter he got the life by the grace of Shiva. 
  2. The Rajagopuram construction is in progress. 
  3. In koshtam Durgai, Dhakshinamoorthy, Narthana Vinayagar, Artha nareeswarar, Kalyana sundarar. 
  4. Sannadhi for Bairavar, Vinayagar, Valli Devasena Singaravelar with bow. ( to be seen ). 
  5. Ambal is in standing posture and facing east. 
HOW TO REACH :
  1. After reaching Thirukkadayur, this temple is 2 Km on the back side of Sri Amirthakadeswarar temple.
CONTACT DETAILS :


LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE
Bairavar in koshtam
Vimanam under renovation
Dhakshinamoorthy
Main shrine entrance with bell mandapam
Ambal sannadhi
Munivar sudhai sirpangal ready for installation
Rajagopuram under construction
Entrance arch 


166/49. THIRU VETTAKUDI.


This is the 166th Devaram Padal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 49th Sthalam on south side of river Cauvery in Chozhanadu. Thiruganasambandar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple.

Iraivan: Sri Sundareswarar, Sri Thirumeniyazhagar.
Iraivi: Soundaranayagi, Sri Shanthanayagi.

Some of the important features of the temple are….
  1. Sudhiai      sirpam in Rajagopram  to be seen.
  2. Sannadhi for Vinayagar, Subramaniyar, Punnaivananathar, Gajalakshmi, Saastha , Naalvar, Bairavar, Suryan and  Chandran.
  3. In koshtam Dhakshinamoorthy and  Durgai.
  4. Moolavar is little taller.
  5. Urchava moorthy for Iraivan and Iraivi as Veduvan and Veda nayagi.
  6. “Kadaladu Vizha “ is celebrated , since it is believed that  Iraivi belongs to fisher family.
HOW TO REACH

  1. On the Bus route Tharangambadi to Nagapattinam place called Poovam, after   Poovam get down at  Varichakudi and for there 1.6 KM on the east side.
CONTACT DETAILS :

LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE
Moolavar vimanam with Shashinamoorthy and subramaniyar sannadhi
Pudai sirpangal in the base playing miruthangam to the dance
Gajalakshmi, Subramaniyar sannadhi
Nandhi mandapam with dwajasthambam
Moolavar sanndahi
Nandhi in the mandapam
East side Rajagopuram
Temple arch at Varichakudy main road ( Chidambaram to Karaikal main road after poovam )

167/50. THIRUTHELICHERI. ( This is part of Karaikkal, called Kaarai, Kil Pathu )


This is the 167th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 50th sthalam on the south side of river Cauvery in Chozhanadu. Thiruganasambandar has sung hymns in praise of Lord shiva of this temple.



Iraivan: Sri Paarvatheeswarar, Sri Sameevaneswarar

Iraivi   : Sri Parvathyammai, Sri Sakthyammai, Sri Suyamvarathabasvini.



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

  1. This place is suitable for dong dhabas.
  2. Brahma worshiped Lord Shiva of this temple.
  3. Lightining striked on the head of Budha nandhi.
  4. Entrance is facing west.
  5. Sannadhi for  Siva Subramaniyar, Lakshmi, Durgai, Suryan, Saneeswarar, Bairavar, Vanni Lingam, Dhakshinamoorthy, Narthana Ganapathy, 63var, Lingothbavar, Natarajar, Ambal worshiping Lord Shiva, Sri Veda Roopam, Pidariamman, Giratha moorthy & Ambal,  Somaskandhar.
  6. Prathosha Vinayagar, with Ambal is a special one here.
  7. Sila moortham of Mahalingam/ Bramamalingam due to Brahma worshiped, Rajalingam due to Amreesan worshiped, Baskara Lingam due to Suryan worshiped are in the prakaram.
  8. There is a separate Temple for Karaikkal Ammayar in the same city.
  9. Dwarabalakars legs are on the singamugasurar’s head.
  10. Moolavar is under a silvar mandapam looks cute.


HOW TO REACH :
  1. This is part of Karaikkal city, about half a Km from bus stand on Thirunallaru bus route.
CONTACT DETAILS :

LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE
 
Moolavar sannadhi entrance sudhai sirpam


Rajagopuram in  day light   
Rajagopuram at night 
Front arch with Rajagopuram - a night view 


168/51. DHARUMAPURAM.
This is the 168th Devaram Padal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 51st Sthalam on the south side of river Cauvery in Chozhanadu. Thiruganasambandar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple.

Iraivan: Sri Dharmapureeswarar, Sri Yazhlmurinathar.
Iraivi:    Sri Mathura minnammai., Sri Thenamurutha Valli.

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

  1. The mistake of taking the life of Markandeyar by Eman worshiped Lord Shiva of this temple to get rid of bavam..
  2. This is the birth place of ThiruNeelakanda Yaazhpaanar.
  3. Thiruganasambandar could not sing for the music of Thiruneelakanda Yaazhpanar and the Yazhl was broken ( hence Shiva is called as Yazhlmurinathar ).
  4. Brahma worshiped Lord Shiva of this temple.
  5. Thakkalur near this place is one of the vaippu sthalam.
  6. Sudhai sirpam of Thiruneelakanda Yaazhlpanar with his wife, near that Thiruganasambandar.
  7. Sannadhi for Sri Vinayagar, Sri Subramaniyar, Mahalakshmi, Navagrahas and  Sandeswarar.
  8. In koshtam  Narthana Ganapathy, Dhakshinamoorthy ( Head is in a slanding position to hear the Yazhl isai.), Lingothbhavar, and Durgai.
  9. Urchavar Yaazhmurinathar (On one side Thiruganasambandar and the other side Thiruneelakanda Yazhl Paanar) and Yeman.
  10. Rajagopuram is under construction.
  11. Banana Plantain is also the Stha Virukaham of this temple.

HOW TO REACH
  1. 3 Km from Karaikkal. Can go by auto.
CONTACT DETAILS :

LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE


Moolavar vimanam with mandapam
Dhakshinamoorthy is slanding on one side hearing the Yazhl isai
Main shrine
Inner level 3 tier Rajagopuram
Inner 3 tier rajagopuram with nandhi and palipeedam
The Rajagopuram under construction

197/80. THIRUMARUGAL.
This is the 197th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 80th sthalam on the south side of river Cauvery in Czhola Nadu. Thiruganasambandar and Appar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple.

Iraivan: Sri Manikkavannar, Sri Rathnagireeswarar.
Iraivi:    Sri Vanduvaar Kuzhali, Sri Aamothalanayagi.

Some of the important features of this temple are…

  1. Marugal is a variety of Banana Plantain as a sthala viruksham at upper level.
  2. This is one of the Maada Temple built by Ko Chenkat Chozhan.
  3. The Sudhai Sirpam of chetti’s son who came alive by Thiruganasambandar's Devara pathikam, after death due to snake bite in Rajagopuram can be seen.
  4. Sri Lakshmi theertha thirukkulam with Neerazhimandapam is infront of the temple.
  5. In Koshtam Ganapathy, Dhakshinamoorthy, Lingothbhavar, Brahma and  Durgai.
  6. Moolavar is suyambu and looking good.
  7. In Ambal sannadhi paintings of Kusakethu kings story.
  8. In saba paintings of Pathanjali, Viyakrabathar, Chetti’s son.
  9. In the first level there is a sannadhi for Sani Bhagavan ( on the right side of Ambal Sannadhi ).
  10. Sannadhi for Somaskandhar, Nalvar, 63var, Prathana Vinayagar, Parasarar worshiped Lingam, Valli Devasena Subramaniyar, Mahalakshmi, Natarajar saba, Navagrahas, Bairavar, Chandran, Suryan, Nagar, Chettippen and Chetti Pillai in one pedam on the inner parakaram.
  11. In the ground level prakaram  sannadhi for Suram theertha Vinayagar, Santhana Vinayagar, Marugalurudayar  & Soundaranayagi and Yamuna Sandikeswari near Ambal sannadhi.
  12. There is Nel Kalnchiyam ( Paddy storage on the left side of entrance to the upper level ( Hope this is not being used nowadays).

HOW TO REACH :
  1. The temple is in the bus route Thiruvarur to Mayiladuthurai.
  2. Buses available from Nannilam, Nagapatinam, Mayiladuthurai.
  3. Buses available from Nagore to Mayiladuthurai via Thittacheri.
CONTACT DETAILS :

LOCATION OF THE TEMPLECLICK HERE
Moolavar vimanam

Lakshmi Theertham with neerazhi mandapam

South entrance opposite to Ambal sannadhi 
Suram theertha Vinayagar in the ground prakaram
Ambal sannadhi vimanam
Beautiful Nandhi
Front mandapam top sudhai sirpam looking from nandhi's head.
East Rajagopuram and Marriage medai with Vanni maram ( Chettipen Marriage was conducted by Thiruganasambandar )
A pudai sirpam on the pillar of the front mandapam - Top Vinayagar bottom singam ( Lion )
Sthala viruksham a variety of banana plantain yield 


198/81. THIRUCHAATHAMANGAI.  ( Now this place is called as Seeyathamangai )

This is the 198th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 81st Sthal on the south side of river Cauvery in Chozha Naadu. Thiruganasambandar has sung hymns in praise of Lord shiva of this temple.

Iraivan: Sri Ayvantheeswarar, Sri Brahmapureeswarar
Iraivi:    Sri  Ubaya Pushpaviloshini, Sri Irumalarkkannammai.

Some of the important features of this temple are….

  1. Sannadhi for Chandran, Sani Bhagavan, ( one leg on the crow vahanam), Sabthamaathaakkal, Bairavar, Navagrahas, Mahalingam, Viswanathar, Visalakshi, Sri Valli Deivanai Samedha Subramaniyar, Gajalakshmi, naalvar, Thiruneelanakka Nayanar with his wife, Somaskandhar and Mahaganapathy.
  2. In prakaram sannadhi for Mahavishnu, Mahaganapathy, Subramaniyar and   Mahalakshmi.
  3. Sabthamathakkal are facing north near the temple outer prakaram wall.
  4. In Koshtam narthana Ganapathy, Dhakshinamoorthy, Lingothbavar, Brahma, Arthha naareeswarar ( One hand on rishabam head ), Agasthiyar, and Pitchadanar.
  5. Ambal in a separate temple  with Suryan, Vinayagar, Subramaniyar. Ambal with four hands in standing postureLooks cute in parrot green colour saree.
  6. Nandhi is in a little elevated position.
  7. Nattukkottai Chettiyar's thiruppani.

HOW TO REACH
  1. 2 KM from Thirumarugal on Thirumarugal to Nagore  bus route.
CONTACT DETAILS :

LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE
ko mugam beautifull to look

Dhakshinamoorthy - very live silamoortham
Aalinganamoorthy
Chettiyar Thirupani beautiful construction

Shrine entrance arch with Nandhi mandapam and Palipeedam
5 Tier Rajagopuram

23-12-2012, SUNDAY - DAY-2. 

158/41. THIRUPPARIYALUR. ( Now this place is called as (கீழ் -Keezhl) Parasalur)


This is the 158th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 41st 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 Veerateswarar, Sri Thakshpureeswarar.

Iraivi:    Sri Ilamkombanayal.



Some of the features of this temple are as follows.
  1. This is one of the Atta veeratta sthalam, there is a pudai sirpam in moolasthanam wall near KoshtaGanapathy, where Thakkan worshiping Lord Shiva..
  2. The temple is facing west and there is a small Kodimararam. The Rajagopuram was built recently.
  3. Sannadhi for Vinayagar, Senthil Andavar, Mahalakshmi, Kashi Viswanathar, Kaala Bairavar, Narthana Ganapathy, Sandikeswarar, Shethra Balakar, Sivasuryan, Karpaga Vinayagar and  Naalvar,.
  4. In Koshtam Narthana Vinayagar, Dhakshinamoorthy, Lingothbhavar Brahma and Vishnu on both sides ), Brahma and  Durgai.
  5. Urchavar Veerabathrar with 6 hands. Thakkan is under the feet of Lord Shiva ( Covered to be seen. ) In front  of Veerabathrar Thakshan with goat’s head and his wife.
  6. Moolavar is suyambu on a square aavudayar.
  7. Silaroopam for Murugan, Somaskandhar, Vinayagar  and Prothosa nayagar. .
  8. Artha jaama pooja is conducted only for Bairavar.
  9. There are tamil inscriptions  of Sundarapandiyan Period found on  the karuvarai wall, but painted during the recent thiruppani, difficult to read
HOW TO REACH :
  1. 7 Km east of mayiladuthurai. After reaching Chemponar Koil can get mini bus to this temple.
  2. 3 KM from Sembanar Koil It will take 45 minutes on normal walk.
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. Gurukkal may be contacted through his mobiles 9943348035 and 9443785616
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE
Road sie arch with Main Rajagopuram of 5 tiers
Newly constructed Rajagopuram of 5 tiers
Lingothbavar - Vishnu and Brahma sila moorthangal on both side
Reliefs of Dhakshan is doing pooja - pudai sirpam on the Karuvarai wall
Newly installed dwasthambam with nandhi & Palipeedam
Urchava moorthangal - Chandrasekar
Recently constructed Rajagopuram - Veena Dhakshinamoorthy in standing posture

157/40. THIRUVILANAGAR.


This is the 157th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam  and 40th 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 ThuraikattumVallal, Sri Usiravaneswarar.
Iraivi   : Sri Veyurutholi.

Some of the important features on this temple are as follows…

  1. Iraivan showed the way to cross the river to Arulvithhan Anthanar and Thiruganasambandar.
  2. In Prakaram sannadhi for Vinayagar, Arumugar, Naalvar, Arunachaleswar, Gajalakshmi, Saneeswarar, Navagrahas, Suryan and Bairavar.
  3. In Koshtam Dhakshinamoorthy, Thirumal in place of Lingothbavar, Brahma and Durgai.
  4. Except moolavar karuvarai other structures are built with bricks.
  5. Even though this temple is under the control of Dharmapuram Aaadheenam the temple is in a bad shape and thiruppani has to be done.

HOW TO REACH :
  1. The temple is on the bus route Mayiladuthurai to Poraiyaru and 6 KM from Mayiladuthurai.
CONTACT DETAILS :

LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE
 East side Rajagopuram
 Ambal sannadhi
 Moolavar sannadhi
 ( Moolavar vimanam )
 Monkey pudai sirpamon the kodungai of Dhakshinamoorthy mandapam
 Back side of moolavar vimanam
 Moolavar vimanam- weeds are damaging the vimanam and mandapam
Arch at the south side entrance, since the arch is facing Ambal sannadhi Simam ( சிங்க வாகனம் ) on the both side of the arch 

156/39. MAYILADUTHURAI.

This is the 156th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 39th sthalam 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 Mayuranathar
Iraivi   : Sri Abayambigai

Some of the important features of this temple are as follows.
  1.  Ambal worshiped lord of this temple in the form of Peahen.
  2. Indiran, Brahman, Guru, Agasthiyar, Sabthamathakkal, Umadevi worshiped lord of this temple.
  3. Sannadhi for Chandran & Suryan worshiped Lingam, Mayilammai, Pathanchali, Viyakrapathar, Sekizhar, Naalvar, Sabthamaathakkal, Subramaniyar, Kuthambai Siddhar, Vinayagar, Sahasrar Lingam, Pancha Lingams (Indiran, Agni, Vayu, Varunan, Eman worshipped lingams), Mahavishnu, Mahalakshmi, Gajalakshmi, Arunasaleswarar, Navagrahas, Sanibhagavan, Bairavar and  Suryan.
  4. In koshtam, Narthana vinayagar, Natarajar, Aalinganamoorthy, Mouna Dhakshinamoorthy, Lingothbavar, Brahma, Durgai, Gangavijarsanar  and Pitchadanar.
  5. Temples for Sundareswarar, Mahaganapathy too big in mandapam ), Natha sarma, Abayambigai, Aadhi Mayuranathar.
  6. See the saree for the Lingam in the Anavidhyambigai sannadhi.
  7. There are two kodimaram/ dwajasthambham. ( Three temporary Kodimarams also seen on the three sides in the outer prakaram)
  8. Dhakshinamoorthy is Medha Dhakshinamoorthy/mouna (மௌன )  and gave upadesam to Rishaba devar in yoga posture.
HOW TYO REACH :

  1. Bus facilities are available from all the cities in Tamilnadu.
CONTACT DETAILS :

LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE
  Natarajar - in Koshtam


 Mouna Dhakshinamoorthy ( Medha Dhakshinamoorthy )
 Aadhi sivan Sannadhi
 Dwajasthambam with Nandhi view from second Rajagopuram
 Ambal in the form of Peahen worshiping Lord Shiva - East side Rajagopuram entrance pudai sirpam 
--- OM SHIVAYA NAMA ---

2 comments:

  1. Very informative sir.could u tell whether kuthambai sidhar samadhi is in Mayuranatha r temple?

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  2. There is a sannadhi in the prakaram for Kuthambai Siddhar. I was told that, that is the Jeeva Samadhi of Kuthambai Siddhar. May not be true also, since siddhar had gone in to Jeeva Samadhi about 1800 years before. It is only a belief.
    Regards

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