Monday, 30 April 2012

VELLIANGIRI YATHRA ( THEN KAILAYAM )

30 December 2012

MY  VELLIANGIRI YARHRA ( THEN KAILAYAM )

28-04-2012 - DAY 1
After June 2011 Velliangiri Yathra, we want to do it again in  day time to enjoy the  beauty of  Velliangiri. So we planned the yathra on 28th April 2012, a week before Chitra pournami. Checked the availability of seats/ berths during Feb 2012, for Saturday and Sunday night   travel Trains.  Since the night trains are full, decided to go through Coimbatore intercity express, which starts at 14.30 Hrs from Chennai central.  Booked   for Mr Vau and Mr Muthu  Arunachalam. In the mean time after seeing my previous post Mr Alex from Chennai ( Actually from Kumbakonam ) wished to join with us. Last minute Mr Muthu Arunacham opted out and Mr Alex joined with us from Chennai and his Friend (from Kumbakonam ) joined from Coimbatore.

Stayed at our SPIC ABC Guest house and Started our Yathra on 28th April morning, after dharshan of Shiva  at base temple. We could not purchase the bamboo sticks due to non availability at that time. To our surprise there was a heavy rush and checking was conducted for  plastic bags, match boxes by the forest officials. Provisions were made to drop the plastic bottles by the temple / forest authorities.

At the half of the first hill we could not manage to climb with out stick. So we have managed to make the sticks from the bamboo plants. ( How do we made our sticks is a different story ). After taking rest at Vellai Pillayar ie the end of the first hill, started climb through bamboo forest in the second hill. It will be  difficult to pass through this forest alone, due to sound of the insects. The steps in the first three hills are not uniform and step stones were missing in many places. After climbing 236 rock cut steps, called Vazhukku Parai and reached the third hill. High growth of grass found on both sides of the third hill.

The fourth and fifth hills are not so difficult with  small ups and down with out any steps. There are small shops with some eatables,   set up only for the season. The temperature was so pleasant and it was awesome sight to see the beauty of the  western  ghats. It was a wonderful sight to watch the clouds are moving through the hills, below us. Slowly climbed to the 6th hill top and  we could see the seventh hill and below Siruvani dam. It was an another wonderful sight to watch  the clouds / mist passes on the seventh hill,  which disappear and appear after the cloud passes.
After crossing the Aandi sunai started climbing the seventh hill which took  us an hour with steep path, which also has no steps.  It took us almost 6 hours to reach the top of the seventh hill from base temple. During our journey we had spent  some time to take photographs  and rest. All our pain vanished on worshiping of  Lord Shiva. Stayed there for an hour and practiced meditation and recited Thiruvasakam.     

Started climbing down and aimed to complete within four hour. When we reached 2nd hill it was very dark and our speed slowed down due to failure of light. Moon light was not visible much due to trees and clouds. Since Mr Vasu’s torch light was not working, with one torch light found difficult to climb down. Due to mismatching  of the speed my  thigh and cough muscles started pain. Climb down took us 5 hours  to reach the base temple  Thanking Lord Shiva  for given us strength and courage to climb up and down reached Guest house around  23 .00 Hrs and  had a good sleep.

My sincere thanks to Mr R Vasu, Mr Alex and Mr Madhanagopal, who co-operated with me to make this yathra a memorable and enjoyable.

Velliangiri Yathra Experience 2011 : CLICK HERE
Velliangiri Yathra Experience 2013 : CLICK HERE
Velliangiri Yathra Experience 2015 : CLICK HERE
Velliangiri Yathra Experience 2016 : CLICK HERE
( Velliangiri Andavar Tempe at base of the hill ) 
 
 ( Velliangiri base temple )
( Navagrahas ) 
 ( Clouds passing through hills and valley )
 ( Clouds passing through hills and valley )
 ( Clouds passing through hills and valley )

 ( Sri Vinayagar sannadhi at the entrance  )
( Moolavar natural cave )
 ( Vasu Self and Alex )
 ( Vasu self and Madhan )
 (Alex and self )
( Alex, madhan and Vasu ) 

29-04-2012. - DAY -2
Left the guest house and  reached, Perur Shiva temple. The temple is very old and found many Tamil inscriptions dating back to 10th to 12th century.  Gana  bairavar has a separate sannathi without dog.  The Sabha Mandapam ( Kanaka Sabai ) has beautiful   statues chiselled on the pillars. They are Lord Shiva in oorthava dhandavam, Kaali                 ( Thiru aalangadu ), Sri Aarumuga Perumal and Ganapathi, Veerabathirar are to be watched very carefully. Minute details are finely chiselled.

Boarded the minibus to Maruthamalai from perur. I went to this temple when I was studying at Coimbatore about 40 years before. Things has changed a lot. Went to the hill top through Taxi and after dharshan returned through steps. Rajagopuram is under construction. Since the day happens to be Sunday, there are lot of devotees thronged the hill shrine. We could not spent much time at the temple due to want of time to catch the Train. Returned to Chennai around 23.00 hours through Kovai express with a wonderful experience.

LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE : CLICK HERE
PERUR SRI PATTESWARAR TEMPLE
( Moolavar vimanam )
( Rajagopuram )
                   ( A SHIVA TEMPLE NEAR PERUR SHIVA TEMPLE- NANDHI IN PLACE OF RAJAGOPURAM )

MARUTHA MALAI SRI MURUGAN TEMPLE

LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE : CLICK HERE
( Moolavar vimanam )


 --- OM SHIVAYA NAMA ---

Monday, 9 April 2012

MY SECOND YATHRA TO SRI SAILAM

09, April 2012
I had been to Srisailam on 5th and 6th of November 2011.(CLICK HERE ) After hearing my experience, my friends ( M/s Swaminathan, Srinivasamoorthy & Muthu  Arunachalam ) also wanted to make a trip to Srisailam. This is my second trip to Srisailam on 7th and 8th April 2012. We had planned in advance and booked the train tickets up to Ongole. From there we have decided to go by bus. The yathra went as per the schedule. Except Andhra Pradesh heat, I don’t find any difficulty. Post yathra trip worsened my health due to food and the hot climate. Otherwise it was an wonderful journey and experience. After landing Sri Sailam around 11.30 Hrs,  left our bags at Pathalaeswara Guest House ( Room rent Rs 800, which can be booked at Ganga sadan  near Temple ) and went to Paathala Ganga for bath ( Srisailam Dam ).   Down and up climbed by steps and our two friends came by rope car.  After meals at the guest house restaurant, had taken a rest for 2 hours. Went for Deepa aarathi dharshan around 17.30 Hrs and had good dharshan of Lord Shiva Sri Mallikarjunaswamy. 

After dharshan came out of the temple around 19.00 Hrs and decided to go for the local temples visit. Went to Shakshi ganapathy temple, Sikaram ( Dharshan of main temple through the horns of Nandhi ), Kataheswaram and Amman temple. Returned to room and taken rest up to 04.30 Hrs and assembled at Mallikarjunaswamy Temple for abishekam ( Rs 1000 each ). Around 7.00 Hrs alowed us to perfor the abishekam, which is a wonderful experience for me to touch and do the abishekam. With great and wonderful  dharshan, of Sri Mallikarjunaswamy left for local temples visit once again. This time we had been to Sankara Mutt ( Very near to the main temple ), Paladhara & Panchadhara ( It is believed that Aadhi Sakarar had composed the Soundarya lahari and Sivandha Lakari at this place ), Rudhraksha mandapam, Mallamma Kanneeru.  Since the time was up to come back to Chennai, we cut shot our visit. Vacated the room and  we started our return journey to Chennai around 11.30 Hrs, bus up to Ongole. Boarded the train around 20.00 Hrs at Ongole and reached Chennai early Monday morning 04.00 Hrs.   

It is observed that the construction of the temple and Raja Gopurams are mixture of South and north Indian architecture. The Rajagopuram is of South Indian ( Tamil Nadu ) type. But the mollavar vimanam is of North Indian style. Instead of kalasam we could notice a Thrisool. There are two kodimarams front and back of main shrine, this is for containing the power of lord within the shrine ( understand from the devotees )   

My dream of making this yathra once again on day time has came to true. During the yathra, I had taken no of Photographs through my Mobile X 10 mini, are uploaded in this post. 

HOW TO REACH
  1. On the train route from Chennai to Kolkatta, get down at Ongole and from there bus facility is available 
  2. From major cities of Andhra Pradesh buses are available to Sri Sailam.
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. Temple web site http://srisailamonline.com/
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE

DETAILS OF MY FIRST VISIT TO SRISAILAM CLICK HERE
( Srisailam Dam )

 Dwara balakars at the entrance of temple street)
  Dwara balakars at the entrance of temple street)
East side 5 tier Rajagopuram 
From the Compound wall sculpture  we could able  to relate the story of Thiruvaanaikka Temple, where Elephant and spider ( In the latter birth he born as Chozha King, Chenkot Chozhan and built may maada Temples where  elephant cannot enter in to the moolavar sanctum. ) worshiped Lord Shiva. 
May be relate to Sri Kalahasti also where Elephant and snake worshiped Lord shiva 

Anda Perandam a Hoysala's symbol. This is not a man nor a bird
 ( West side rajagopuram )



( Muthuarunachalam, Swamynathan, Srinivasamoorthy & Guide)
( Muthu Arnachalam, Self, Srinivasa murthy and the guide ) 
( Sudhai Natarajar )
 ( Veena Dhakshinamoorthy with Sanatha Munivars which is rare )
 ( Somas kandhar )

 --- OM SHIVAYA NAMA ---

Monday, 2 April 2012

SATHURAGIRI

02, April 2012

I and my four friends went Sathuragiri..  By train we went to Srivilliputhur and from there we  hired a Taxi up to foot hills of Sathuragiri. From there we started claiming around 08.00 hrs and returned back around 18.30 Hrs. This happened an year ago and the photos taken through my mobile are uploaded in this post.

                                                       ( Santahana mahalingam temple )
                                                    ( Sundara mahalingam sannadhi )
                                                   ( Sundara mahalingam sannadhi arch )
                                          ( Sundara mahalingam sannadhi arch another view )

                               ( Pambatti sidhar cave shrine - A thrilling experience to this cave )
                                                                ( Palavadi karuppu )
( Thavasi paarai long view  )
( The way we crossed )
                                               ( Vazhukkuparai - Steps are cut on the rock  )
( The way we crossed )

 --- OM SHIVAYA NAMA --- 

PAADAL PETRA SHIVA STHALANGAL YATHRA IN AND AROUND TANJORE AND THIRUVAYARU – IN CHOZHA NAADU

02, April 2012
On 31st March and 1st April 2012  made short trip to Tanjore and had a dharshn of  Lord Shiva in 8 temples of both Cauvery Vadakarai and Thenkarai, in Chozha Naadu. This time it was a  wonderful journey with full of thrill and excitation. As usual I had prepared the schedule, Map and details of the temples and phone numbers. Two days in advance booked a room at Hotel Karthik for  Saturday. From Koyambedu got a bus to Tanjore and reached at about 5.00 Hrs.

31-03-2012 - SATURDAY

After taking rest for an hour went to THIRUKANDIYUR  ( Kandiyur ). The gurukal opened the temple at about 09.00 Hrs. After dharshan got a city bus to THIRUPPOONTHURUTHI, which is about 3 KM from Kandiyur.  The temple was kept open The watchman and the servant maid helped me for Lord Shiva’s dharshan and Appar madam. My next dharshan temple was THIRUAALAMPOZHILIL, which is about 1 KM from Tiruppoonthuruthi. Since there was no bus at that time walked to the temple, there also I could not find the Gurukal, but the temple was kept open for Lord Puashbavaneswarar’s dharshan. Next my plan was to go to THIRUKKANOOR, for which, I had already confirmed with the Gurukal about my arrival at Thirukkattuppalli. He advised me to reach Thirukkattuppalli before 11.00 Hrs. The temple is in a remote place, about 5 KM distance from Thirukkattuppalli and no proper transport is available. Initially thought of going through bicycle, but finally Gurukal gave his TVS XL. Went along with Gurukal’s  son. There is no houses near the temple and  there are heaps of sand around the temple. The temple is kept neat and clean. One kala pooja is conducted  by the gurukal with devotion and had the dharshan around 13.00 Hrs. 

My next  destination was THIRUMAZHAPADI. When I inquired at Thiruvaiyaru temple, 2 days before starting of this yathra, they told me that Lord Ayyarappan will go to Thirumazhapadi on 31-03-2012 for conducting Nandhiyam Peruman’s marriage. Utilizing this opportunity, decided to be present during the function. From Thirukkattuppalli returned back to Thiruvaiyaru  and reached Thirumazhapadi through Thirumanur around 15.30 Hrs. Had a good dharshan of  Shri Vaidyanathaswamy. When I was in the temple there was a heavy wind with  rain, but it stopped before  the marriage function. There was a very heavy rush to see the marriage function and this conducted during Tamil Month Panguni, Punarpusa nakshathiram every year. It is believed that Young girls and boys who attend this function and pray to Nandhiam Peruman, will get married soon.  The complete Thirumazhapadi and the nearby villagers celebrated this festival, since the bride groom  is the native of Thirumazhapadi ( The story is given in the details of Thirumazhapadi ). The marriage function was over by    21.00 Hrs and reached Tanjore around 23.00 Hrs, with a great difficulty of getting bus. I was  very happy to be present during the marriage function and it was an wonderful experience.  

01-04-2012 – SUNDAY.

I planned to reach Chennai before 21.00 Hrs, so I limited my  Yathra to 3 temples.  First I  went to PARITHIAPPAR KOIL  which is  on the way to Pattukkottai from Tanjore. Got down at Mela Valur. There is a limited bus service to this temple village. The temple is about 3 KM from Melavalur temple’s arch. Luckly I got a Town bus ( Route 64) from the Temple’s entrance arch. Since the temple is a Pithru Dhosha Parikara sthalam, I could find some devotees in this temple. I had a good dharshan of Sri Baskareswarar. The temple was preparing  for the annual chariot festival on Panguniuthiram day. After a good dharshan reached Thiruvaiyaru and proceeded to PERUMPULIYUR, which is about 3 KM  from Thillaistahanam on Thirukkattuppalli route. Since there was no bus service during that  time, decided to walk up to the temple. When I was halfway, a motorcyclist gave me a lift up to the Temple. The temple was found locked and Gurukal’s madam was kind enough to open the doors and  explained about the features of the temple.

Returned back to THILLAISTHANAM went to Neyyadiappar Temple. During return journey also a motorcyclist gave me lift to reach to Thillaisthanam. When I reached the temple, it was locked, but the main gate and grill gates were kept open. I had a dharshan of Sri Neyyadiappar through grilled gate and doors, around 11.00 Hrs. Since I could not reach Kezha Paluvur another paadal petra Shiva sthalam ( 1/2 hour journey from Thiruvaiyaru on Ariyalur route ) before closing time of 11.30, returned to Chennai through Ariyalur, Perambalur Ulunthurpettai, Villupuram. 

The details of the temple and the Photos taken are up loaded in this post.

129 / 12. THIRUKKANDIYUR
(Now the place is called as Kandiyur.)
This is the 129th Devaram Padal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 12th 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 Brahmasirakkandeswarar, Sri Veerateswarar,                                     Sri Brahmanathar, Sri Aathivilvanathar
Iraivi   : Sri Mangalambigai

Some of the important features of this temple are...
  1. This is the one of the eight Veeratta Sthalam and fifth in sabtha sthana sthalam. 
  2. Lord Shiva cut (கொய்தது ) the fifth head of Brhahma with his threeshool( திரி சூலம் ). 
  3. Moolavar is of Suyambuand the sanctum is without Dwarabalakars.
  4. Iraivan showed the prathosam for the Muni Sadha Sabar.
  5. High walled outer prakaram
  6. Nandhi is little big.
  7. Rajagopuram is of 7 tiers.
  8. Tamil inscriptions found at the base of the sanctum
  9. Raja ganapathy is on the left side and Linghotbhavar on the right side with Dwarabalakars.
  10. Mandapam are of Vavval nethi mandapam type.
  11. The temple is at lower level than the road. 
  12. Ambal sannadhi is on the left side of moolavar.
  13. Separate sannadhis for Brahma & Saraswathy, Durgai.
  14. 5 lingams and Sri Mangalambigai shrines are on the outer prakaram built at a  latter stage.
HOW TO REACH :  
1. There are lot of buses available from Tanjore and Thiruvaiyaru.
2. The temple is on the Main road 3 Km from Thiruvaiyaru.  

CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. Land line numbers are : +91 4362  261 100, and +91 4362 262 222
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLECLICK HERE

                                                          ( West side Rajagopuram )
( Nandhi Mandapam )
( Sudhai sirpam at the entrance  gopuram )
( Moolavar vimanam )

128 / 11. THIRUPPOONTHURTHI 
(Now the place is called as Melapoonthuruthi.)

This is the 128th Devaram padal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 11th Sthalam on the north of river Cauvery in Chozha Nadu. Thirunavukkarasu has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple. Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam  in Chozha Naadu.  
Iraivan: Sri Pushbavaneswarar, Sri Aathipuranar, Sri Poyieliyar.
Iraivi   : Sri Soundra Nayagi, Sri Azhakalamarthanayagi

Some of the important features of this temple are....
  1. To get Lord shiva’s dharshan for Thiruganasambandar,  Nandhi Bhagavan moved to left side. 
  2. When Thiruganasambandar came to this place Thirunavvukkarasar  also carried muthu sivigai. 
  3. Thirunavukkarasu swamigal  had done thirupani in this temple and built a madam. ( Koil servant opened the madam for  Thirunavvukkarasu Swamygal’s dharshan. ). Thiruganasambandar not entered in this temple, since Appar was doing thirupani.
  4.  Appar moortham is  in sitting posture.
  5. Veena in Dhakshinamoorthy’s hands.
  6. Lord shiva asked Ganga to come from the well for Kasiba Munivar.
  7. Bhoomagal worshiped the lord, hence this place is called as Poonthuruthi.
  8.  A little elevated place between two rivers is also called as Thuruthi.
  9. Moorthys of Thirunavukkarasu, Sundarar with his two wives Paravai Nachiyar and Sangiliyar, Sabtha mathakkal  are in the prakaram.
  10.  All Nava graghas facing Suryan.
  11. Painting of Thirunavukkarasu’s biography on the walls of outer prakaram.
  12. Separate sannadhi for Durgambigai, Kashi Viswanathar.
  13. Shiva Lingams of associated temples in the outer prakarm and it is believed that to worship the Shiva Lingams here equivalent  to worshiping Shiva Lingams without going there.

  • Sri Pushbavaneswarar                     - Thirupoonthuruthy
  • Sri Kiruthapureeswarar                   - Thiruneithanam
  • Sri Panchanatheeswarar                  - Thiruvaiyaru
  • Sri Aabath Sahayeswarar                 - Thirupazhalam
  • Sri Othavana Eeswarar                    - Thiruchortruthurai
  • Sri  Vedhapuri Eeswarar                  - Thiruvedhikkudi
  • Sri Brahma Sira Kandeeswarar               - Thirukkandiyur
 HOW TO REACH
  1. Buses are available from Kandiyur (Kandiyur is  3 KM from Thiruvaiyaru)
  2. 3 KM from Kandiyur on the way to Thirukkattupalli. The place is called as Mela poonthuruthi.
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. Mobile number +91 94865 76529.
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE


( Paintings on the south side wall )
( Paintings on the south side wall )
( Nandhi and Pali peedam are - left side moved for the dharshan to Thiruganasambandar )
                                                                ( Rajagopuram )

127/10.  THIRU AALAMPOZHILIL
(Now this place is called as Thiruvaalam Phozhilil.)

This is the 127th Devaram Padal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 10th Sthalam on the North side of river Cauvery in Chozha Nadu. Thirunavukkarasar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple.  


Iraivan: Sri Vadamoolanathar, Sri Aathmanatheswarar
Iraivi   : Sri Ganambigai

Some of the important features of this temple are.....
  1. Moolavar is syuambu.
  2.  Temple is facing west  on the main road.
  3. In Prakaram sannadhi for Pancha lingams, Kashi Viswanathar and Kashi Visalakshi.
  4. Lingothbavar, Bali Peedam and Dwajasthambam are not there in this temple.
HOW TO REACH :
  1. The temple is on the main road and 4 Km from Kandiyur.
  2. 1 KM from Thirupoonthuruthi, one of the Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam.
CONTACT DETAILS:
  1. Land line number is +91 4365 - 284 573.
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE
                               ( Rajagopuram view from back )
                                                                  ( Moolavar Vimanam )
                                         ( Sandikeswarar sanndhi with sudhai sirpam on top )
( Ambal sannadhi Vimanam )

110 /56. THIRUKKANOOR

(This place is now called as Manal Medu.)

This is the 110th Devaram Padal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 56th 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 Karumbeswarar, Sri Semmeninathar
Iraivi   : Sri Sivaloka nayagi

Some of the important features of this temple are.....
  1. Once the temple was completely covered with sand and a sugar cane was growing on the top of the sand heap. The temple was discovered after removing the heap of sand and hence the Iraivan is called as Karumbeeswarar. 
  2. The Gurukal is maintaining the temple in a very good condition. 
  3. Moolavar is syuambu.
  4. Iraivan appeared as fire in this temple for Ambikai’s thabas. Hence Iraivan is called as Semmeninathar.
  5. Karikal Chozhan hide in this place with his mother. Latter Elephant garlanded him  and lead him to Uraiyur.
  6. To remove the sin caused due to killing of Karthaveeryarsunan by Parasuraman and worshiped this temple Lord.
  7. Moorthis of Naagar, Vishnu, Dharmashastha, Naalvar, Chandran and Suryan are in the Artha mandapam.
  8. Ambal Sannadhi is in a separate Temple.
  9. Pitchadanar, Kaalabairavar, Dhakshinamoorthy , Brahma, Durgai are the koshtamoorthangal.
  10. Separate Sannadhis for Sri Valli Deivayanai sametha Subramaniayar, Vinayagar and Sandikeswarar.
  11. Artha mandapam and the Ambal temples are added latter.
  12. Tamil inscriptions are found ( completely painted not visible much ) back side wall of moolavar sannadhi.
  13. Three tier Rajagopuram. There is an embedded sculpture of hare Moon and snake to represent the lunar eclipse, it is worth to note.
  14. There is no Dwajasthambam.
HOW TO REACH
  1. The temple is about 5 KM from Thirukkattuppalli. There is no proper transport available to reach this temple.  Nearest village is Vishnampettai. 
  2. From Thirukkattuppalli one can reach the temple through rented cycle.
  3. From Thirukkattuppalli, hire an auto to go to the temple.
CONTACT DETAILS
  1. Before going to this temple it is necessary to go along with Gurukkal, who has the key. Thirukkattuppalli ( Market area ) Murugan Temple Gurukkal temple is  looking after this Thirukkanoor Shiva Temple also ( Residence is very near Murugan temple ). Phone number : 04362 320067 and mobile: 9345009344.
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE CLICK HERE
                                                           ( Ambal temple entrance )
                                             ( Rajagopuram view with Nandhi mandapam )

( Moolavar vimanam )
( Small Rajagopuram at the entrance )
( Lunar eclipse)

108 / 54. THIRUMAZHAPAADI
This is the 108th Devaram padal Petra shiva Sthalam and 54th sthalam on the north side of river Cauvery in Chozha Nadu. Moovar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple. 

Iraivan: Sri Vaidyanathar, Sri Vajrathamba Nathar
Iraivi   : Sri Azhagammai, Sri Sundrambigai, Sri Balambigai

Some of the important features of the temple are......
  1. There are two Dhakshinamoorthys and two Nandhis and two Ambal sannadhis.
  2. Somaskandhar is made up of single stone looks very beautiful. Front of this there are two Vinayagars of one is in standing and other in sitting posture.
  3. Lord appeared in Sundarar’s dream and called him to this temple.
  4. Purusha Miruga Rishi  brought the lingam from Sathyalogm and could not able to remove after worshiping, hence  called as “Vairathoonoo” -'வைரதூனோ '.
  5. There are many Rajaraja Chozhan  period Tamil inscriptions on the moolavar out side walls.
  6. Land donated to this temple is found in the Eengoimalai ( near Trichy ) temple kalvettu.
  7. Huge size sudhai thwarabalakars.
  8. There is no Navagraha sannadhi.
  9. In the prakaram sannadhi for Vishnu & Saraswathy, Sundarar & Paravai Nachyar, Mahavishnu & Mahalakshmi, Jureswarar, Gajashamkaramoorthy, Sabthakanniagai.
  10. Separate sannadhi for Balambigai.
  11. Two tier mandapam along the outer walls.
  12. This is also one of the temple which has the Sthala viruksham as Palm tree.
  13. It is a big temple with Pallava, Chozha and Hoisala kings constructions. 
  14. Once in a year in Tamil month Panguni ( Punarpusam ) Nandhiyam Peruman’s marriage is celebrated in this temple in front of Sri Iyarrappan from Thiruvaiyaru.
HOW TO REACH :
  1. Bus facility is available from Trichy and Tanjore.
  2. Bus facility also available from Thirumaanoor, which is 6 KM from Thiruvaiyaru on Ariyaloor road.
CONTACT DETAILS:
  1. Land line and mobile numbers are : +91 4329 292 890, and +91 97862 05278
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE CLICK HERE
                                                                   ( Moolavar vimanam )
                                                               ( Moolavar vimanam )
                                                      ( Second level rajagopuram )
                                                                ( Charriot Sirpangal )
                                                               ( Charriot Sirpangal )
                                                              ( Charriot Sirpangal )
                      ( Sri Nandhiyam Peruman's Marriage urchavam )
                   ( Sri Nandhiyam Peruman's Marriage urchavam )

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218/ 101 – PARITHINYAMAM
(Now the place is called as Parithiappar Koil.)

This temple is the 218th Devaram Padal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 101th Sthalam on the south of river Cauvery in Chozha Nadu. Thiruganasambandar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple.  

Iraivan: Sri Bhaskareswarar, Sri Parithiappar ( Parithi is the other name               of suryan who worshiped lord Shiva).
Iraivi   : Sri Mangala Nayagi, Sri Mangalaambigai.

Some of the important features of the temple are......
  1. Suryan moortham is installed in front of Moolavar.
  2. Koshtamoorthangal, CLICK HERE , Mahavishnu ( In place of Lingothbavar ), Brahma and Durgai.
  3. Ambal sannadhi is facing south and moolavar is facing east.
  4. Separate sannadhi for Ganapathy, Gajalakshmi, Sri Valli Deivanai Sametha Subramaniyar and Sandikeswarar.
  5. In outer prakaram Sannadhi for Kaala bairavar, Gajasamkaramoorthy, Thakshinamoorthy, plus two idols which are not known.
  6. Thuja Vinayagar in front of Kodimaram.
  7. Inner side of prakaram the positions of Sri Suryan and Sri Chandran are inter changed  ( Left Suryan & Chandran on the left ).
  8. It is believed that the Lord Shiva was worshiped by Suryan. Even today 3 days of sunlight falls on moolavar during Tamil month Panguni. 
  9. The devotees throng the temple   for the Pithru dhosam nivarthy. 
HOW TO REACH :
  1. The Village Mela Ulur is very near to Parithiappar Koil and is on the Tanjore to Pattukkottai / Orathanaadu main road.
  2. The Parithiappar temple is 3 KM from Mela Ulur.
  3. Town bus route no 64 is available from  Mela Ulur.
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. The Land line number is +91 437 256 910
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLECLICK HERE

                                            ( Moolavar Vimanam with Vinayagar sannadhi )
                                    ( Moolavar vimanam with Dhakshinamoorthy  mandapam )
                                                                 ( Rajagopuram 5 tier  view )
 ( Charriot Sirpangal )
   

107/ 53. PRUM PULIYUR
This temple is the 107th Devaram Padal Petra Shiva Sthaalam and 53rd Sthalam on the north side of river Cauvery in Chozha Nadu. Thiruganasambandar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple.  

Iraivan: Viyakrapureeswarar, Puliyur Nathar
Iraivi: Soundara nayagi, Azhagammai.

Some of the important features of this temple are.....
  1. This is also one of the 5 temples in which Viyakrapatha Munivar worshiped Lord shiva, Hence this place is called as Perum Puliyur. 
  2. Ambal temple is facing east, very beautiful to look.
  3. Navagrahas are facing Suryan.
  4. Moolavar karuvarai is built on the 4 tier badma pedam.
  5. In koshtam Arthnanareeswarar in place of Lingothbavar.
  6. Moolavar is facing east in an elevated position.
HOW TO REACH
  1. Town bus is available from Thiruvaiyaru up to Thillai sthanam ( 2 KM ) a Paadal Petra Shiva sthalam on Thiruvaiyaru to Thirukkattupalli main road.
  2. 3 KM from Thillaisthanam on north side.
CONTACT DETAILS: :
  1. Mobile numbers are +91 94434 47826, and +91 94427 29856.
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE CLICK HERE
                                               ( Moolavar vimanam on a Padma peedam )

( Ambal temple vimanam )
( 3 tier rajagopuram with Nandhi and Pali pedam )


106 / 52. NEI THANAM
(The place is now called as Thillaisthanam.)

This is the 106th Devaram Padal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 52nd sthalam on the south side of river Cauvery in Chozha Nadu. Thirunavukkarasu Swamigal and Thiruganasambandar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple.   

Iraivan: Sri Neiyadiappar, Sri Kiruthapureeswarar
Iraivi   : Sri Balambigai, Sri Ilamangaiammai.

Some of the important features of this temple are......
  1. Kamathenu poured milk on the Shiva lingam which turned to Nei (Ghee ) due to Sun’s heat and rain, hence Shiva is called as Neiyadiappar and the place is called as Nei Thanam. 
  2. It is believed that Saraswathi and Gouthama rishi worshiped lord Shiva of this temple.
  3.  Ambal is in a separate temple in front of Kodimaram.
  4. In koshtam Dhakshinamoorthy, Lingothbavar, Brahma, Durgai.
  5. Tamil Inscriptions are found mainly focused on the donations to the temple  for  Naivethyam and  lighting of lamps.
  6. Sundarar attracted by the beauty of the Ambal and in his hymn  called her as “ eanthila Mangai “.
  7. Dhakshinamoorthy is in standing posture.
HOW TO REACH
  1. Town buses are available from Thiruvaiyaru.
  2.  2 KM from Thiruvaiyaru.
  3. The temple is on the main road.
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. Land line number is + 91 4362 260 553
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE CLICK HERE
( Ambal sannadhi  Vimanam )
( SInside view of Rajagopuram )
( Mooolavar mandapam entrance gopuram )

( Rajagopuram )

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