Monday, 11 February 2013

PAADAL PETRA SHIVA STHALANGAL DHARSHAN, NEAR THIRUTHURAI POONDI AND MANNARKUDI

11, February 2013
Being a holiday for the second Saturday on 09-02-2013, in my new office  ( After my retirement in the principal office of M/s SPIC Limited ) wished to undertake my Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalangal yathra nearer to Thiruthurai Poondi and Mannarkudi. This yathra was also a one and a half day yathra. Since some of the places I could not locate in the google map, I Started with the known places. After seeing three temples on Saturday morning I was little worried for not covering more temples. There was a Change / miracle happened in my original plan after the third temples dharshan. ( The meikavalars of the temple at Thiruvanduthurai guided me to go to Thirukkollikkadu, instead of my original plan of visiting to Kottur ). This made me to have the dharshan of 11 temples in this yathra, than I expected.

I was just in for the Uchi Kaala Pooja at Kottur, which was delayed by ½ hour. I might have disappointed, if I missed the dharshan at Kottur. For many temples I walked  from one place to other  with out food and water. My only aim was to cover more temples. Really I was  fortunate enough to see 11 temples using only the public transport system. In many places I had to wait long time for the bus. I was really very happy when I started from Kottur to Chennai  after completing  this yathra with lot of experiences.

09-02-2013. SATURDAY – DAY -1.

The details of the temple I had the dharshan and the route I followed are as follows. As usual I reached Thiruvarur  around 04.30 Hrs. It was too early and it was too dark. No shops were open in the bus stand.  Checked in at Hotel Selvis, since I had booked the room in advance.  After taking bath started my Yathra from Mannarkudi to  POOVANUR, which is on the way to Needamangalam form Mannarkudi. The Temple is about 1 KM off  main road. The rajagopuram is visible from main road. After dharshan returned back to Mannarkudi to go to PAMANI. There were two buses available for this temple. On return, a motorcyclist dropped me near the bus stand. This saved me little time to go to  THIRUVANDURAI. To reach this temple also I walked around 1 KM from Vadivaikal. After the Uchikala pooja,  thought of going to Kottur for the evening dharshan. But the meikavalars guided me to go to Thirukollikkadu which is about 5 KM from there, since being a Saturday, the temple will be open throughout the day. Luckily around 12.45 hours boarded a bus. The bus dropped us about 2 KM before temple. All the passenger walked to the temple at THIRUKKOLLIKAADU. Since this temple Saneeswarar is Pongu Sani, people offered prayer for Sani Bhagavan.

On seeing my face and my enquiry of the way to THIRUTHENGUR, the temple authorities asked me to have the annadhanam at the temple it self and proceed to my next target. The Town bus from Thiruvarur to Thirukkollikkadu arrived around 14.45 hours and reached THIRUTHENGUR temple. The temple main gate was open, but the main entrance was opened around 16.30 Hrs and had the dharshan. Slowly walked to THIRUNELLIKKA which was about 1.5 KM from Thiruthengur. The temple was opened for evening pooja and had the dharshan of Sri Nellivananathar.

After dharshan reached "Naal road " to catch the bus to KACHANAM.  This temple is also about 1 KM from Kachanam Junction.  Another 2 KM evening walk  up and down. People at the temple suggested me to take an auto to THIRUCHITREMAM ( Sithaimur ), which will be difficult to go by public transport. The Auto driver Kumar ( 9843548124) at Kachanam Junction asked  me Rs 180/- and finally agreed for Rs 150.00 to drop me back at Kachanam Junction. Since I was happy of completing my  260th  Paadal Petra Sthalam, I gave him the amount he asked.  Returned to Thiruvarur around 20.30 Hrs.

220/103.  POOVANUR

This is the 220th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 103rd sthalam on the south side of river Cauvery in Chozha Nadu. Appar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple.

Iraivan : Sri Pushpavananathar, Sri Sathurangavallaba nathar.
Iraivi    : Sri Karpaka Valli, Sri Rajarajeswari

Some of the important features of this temple are………
  1. Special poojas are conducted for Sri Devi Saamundeeswarari. In sitting posture with soolam.
  2. Iraivan played sathurangam with Ambal and married after winning.
  3. The rajagopuram is of 5 tiers  and facing east.
  4. Sannadhi for Karpakavalli, Rajarajeswari, Vinayagar, Lakshmi Narayanana, Kashi Viswanathar, Vasusena mannan, Agasthiyar, Iyannar, Naalvar, Kothandaramar, Valli devasena samedha Subramaniyar, Mahalakshmi,  Pasupatheeswarar, Bairavar, Navagrahas, Suryan.
  5. Sannadhi in front mandapam for Saamundeeswarai, Aaadipooramman ( Only Iyappan Picture is there), Rajarajeswari Amman and Karpagavalli Amman.
  6. In Koshtam, Vinayagar, Dhakshinamoorthy, Annamalaiyar as Lingothbavar ( Brahma and Vishnu on both sides.), Brahma, Arthanareeswarar, Durgai, Pitchadanar, Sandeswarar.
  7. In The mandapam, Natarajar Saba, Somaskandhar ( Chembu Nandhi in standing posture, in  front believing  as Thiyagarajar ).
  8. There is no Natarajar in Natarajar Sannadhi.
  9. Nandhi mandapam is covered with brass.
  10. Under Rajagopuran Dhandayuthapani and Gopura Vinayagar.
  11. After Mysore Saamundeeswarai is in a separate Sannadhi. And  medicinal root is given for poisonus bites on Sundays.
HOW TO REACH :
  1. On the bus route Mannarkudi to Needamangalam   and  get down at  Poovanur bus stop/ bridge  and from there 1 KM after crossing the river. From the main road the Temple Rajagopuram is visible.
  2. A-67 Town bus  from Mannarkudi to Kaalacheri runs through this village.
  3. Poovanur is on the way from Mannarkudi to Ammapetai or Mannarkudi to Valangaiman.
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. The mobile numbers are : 94423 99273 and 94423 99172
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLECLICK HERE
 ( Temple complex view )
 ( Moolavar vimanam ) 
 ( Ambal sannadhi vimanam with Rajagopuram view )
 ( Shiva appearing from Shiva Lingam a Pudai sirpam )
 ( The 5 tier Rajagopuram )



221/104. PAADHALECHURAM This place is now called as Paamani about 3 Km from City.

This is the 221st Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam on the south side of river Cauvery and 104th sthalam in Chozha nadu. Thiruganasambandar has sung hymns in praise of lord Shiva of this temple.

Iraivan: Sri Sarpapureeswarar, Sri Naaganathar
Iraivi   : Sri Amirtha Nayagi.

Some of the important features of this temple are….
  1. Aadhishesahan came out of paadhalam as Dhanajayamunivar and worshiped lord Shiva of this temple.
  2. Sukala munivar also worshiped lord Shiva of this temple
  3. Sannadhi for Suryan, Sthala Vinayagar, Subramaniyar, Gajalakshmi, Dhurvasar, Saastha, Kaalabairavar, Sani Bhagavan, Navagrahas, Naalvar, Chandran.
  4. In the outer parkaram samnnadhi for Akgana Ganapathy, Nagaraja, Mumoothys, Kaalingeeswarar, Subramaniyar, Pancha Lingewarar, Durgai, Lakshmi, GanaSaraswathy, KaalaBairavar, Saneeswarar, Navagrahas, Naalvar, Chandran, Suryan.
  5. Moolavar is of putru and having three parts  and on left side Dhanajaya Munivar.
  6. Rajarachozhan period tamil inscriptions are found.
  7. In koshtam Narthana Ganapathy, GururBhagavan, Annamalaiyar, Brahma and Durgai.
  8. GuruBhagavan is sitting on a Lions mandapam as Pillar. Simha Dhakshinamoorthy.
  9. Nattukkottai Chettiyar’s Thirupani. Sri Lakshmanan Chettiyar and his wife sirpam are in the front mandapam.
HOW TO REACH :
  1. To temple road is passing by the side of Fertilizer factory.
  2. Town bus A-37 from Mannarkudi and and a Mini bus from Mannarkudi to Rishiyur passes through this temple.
CONTACT DETAILS
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE

( Dhakshinamoorthy with Sanakatha munivars)
 ( Narthana Vinayagar in Koshtam )
( Dhakshinamoorthy mandapam on the lions )
 Durgai in Koshtam


( Nandhi mandapam with dwajasthambam
Entrance arch

229/112. THIRUVENDURAI. ( Now this place is called as Vanduthurai )

This is the 229th Devaram Padal Petra Shiva sthalam and 112th Shiva 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 Madhuvaneswarar, Sri Barmeswarar, Sri Bramapureeswarar, Sri Vendurainathar.

Iraivi   : Sri Sathyathaayathakshi, Sri Brahathambal, Sri Vel Nedunganni.


Some of the important features of this temple are…
  1. Brunki munivar worshiped lord Shiva by making holes on the body of  Shiva Without worshiping Ambal,
  2. hence he got sabam of being a vandu.
  3. Vidhyadharar, Brahman, Dhuruvan, Thirumal worshiped Lords Shiva of this temple.
  4. 3 The Rajagopuram is of 3 tiers with Palipeedam and Nandhi and there is no kodimaram.
  5. Sannadhi for Vinayagar, Subramaniyar, Sandikeswarar and prakaram Ambal and Pitchadanar.
  6. In Koshtam Vinayagar, Dhakshinamoorthy, Arthanareeswarar ( hand on Raishabam) in place of
  7. lingothbavar, Brahma, Durgai.
  8. We can hear the “ vandu reengaram “ placing the ear on the Komugam.
HOW TO REACH :
  1. Town bus from Mannarkudi to Veeraki passes through this place.
  2. Town bus from Mannarkudi to Sethangudi passes through this place.
  3. On the bus route Mannarkudi to Thiruthuraipoondi get down at Veeraki diversion road.
  4. On Mannarkudi to Thiruthuraipoondi get down at Vadivaikal and from there 2 KM.
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. The Land line number is  04367 294 640
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLECLICK HERE CLICK HERE
 Moolavar vimanam  with Mandapam
 Dhakshinamoorthy mandapam on the lions
 Temple complex view
 Temple complex  front view
 Nandhi mandapam with dwajasthambam.
 Arthanaareeswarar in Koshtam in place of Lingothbavar
East side 3 tier Rajagopuram


232/115. THIRU KOLLIKKADU. Now this place is called as Thiru Kollikadu 

This is the 232rd Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 115th 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 Agneeswarar
Iraivi   : Sri Miruthu Paatha nayagi, Sri Panjin melladiammai.

Some of the important features of this temple are.....
  1. Sannadhi for Vinayagar, Valli deivanai samedha Villenthiya Subramaniyar ( Urchavar is not in this temple ), Mahalakshmi, Sani Bhagavan,Bairavar.
  2. Navagrahas are in U shape.
  3. The temple is facing west and moolavar is of slight red in colour and short.
  4. Naalvar on the side of wall.
  5. Urchava moorthangal for Natarajar, Sivakami, Saneeswarar with his vaganam, Vinayagar.
  6. In koshtam Brahma, Lingothbavar (Braham and Vishnu on both sides ), Dhakshinamoorthy, Vinayagar, Durgai.
  7. Thiripura Chakravarthy  is worshiping Lord Shiva pudai sirpam to be seen.
  8. There is separate Sannadhi for Sani Bhagavan and special poojas are performed on Saturdays and Sani Bhagavar is called as Pongu Sani. The temple is kept open through out the day.
  9. Preparations are under progress for Kumbhabhishekam.
HOW TO REACH :
  1. On the bus route Thiruvarur to Thiruthuraipoondi take diversion to Thirunellika, Thengur  - Keeralathur and Kallikkadu.
  2. A12 Town bus from Thiruvarur to Thirukollikkadu.
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. The land line number is : 04369 237 454
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE
 Back side view of moolavar vimanam
 Temple front view
 Thiripura Chakravarthy worshipping Lord Shiva a pudai sirpam on karuvarai wall
 Lingothbavar with Brahma and Vishnu on both sides
 Devotees offering prayers
 Dhakshinamoorthy sannadhi
Temple pond

233/116.  THIRUTHENGUR ( Now this place is called as Thiruthangur )

This is the 233rd Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 116th 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 Rajathagreeswarar, Sri Vellimalai nathar
Iraivi   : Sri Birugantha Nayagi, Sri Periya Nayagi

Some of the important features of this temple are ......
  1. Sannadhi for Naalvar, Somaskandhar, Vinayagar, Subramaniyar, Mahalakshmi, Navagrahas worshiped Sihv Lingas, Navagraha Nayagan Saneeswarar, Navagrahas worshiped Lingams, Mahabairavar, Suryan.
  2. Moolavar is little tall with accamanimaalaai, vibuthi pattam and siver pirai looks beautifull.
  3. In koshtam Narthana Vinayagar, Dhakshinamoorthy, Lingothbavar, Brahma, Durgai.
  4. Tamil inscriptions of  3rd Rajarajan, 3rd Kulothungan, 3rd Rajendran periods found.
  5. There is kodimaram and Rajagopuram.
  6. Mahalakshmi got rid of sabam  by worshipping Lord Shiva of this temple. Thiru = ( Thirumakal), Thengur = ( staying / living place ) and this place is called as Thiruthengur )
  7. Nandhi is litted elevated medai.
  8. Ambal Periyanayagi is in a separate Temple near the entrance.
HOW TO REACH
  1. On the bus route Thiruvarur to Thiruthuraipoondi get down at Nellikka and from there 2 Km
  2. Town bus A12 from Thiruvarur to Thirukollikadu passes through this village.
CONTACT DETAILS :

  1. Administrative officer of this temple mobile number is 9443753808. 
  2. And througth these numbers may be contacted  94443 54461 & 04369 237 454
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE
 Ambal temple
 Temple front view with sthala viruksham coconut tree
 Back side vimanam view
 Front entrance view
 ( Vinayagar in the artha mandapam suyambu - head not visible )


234/117.   THIRU NELLIKKAA. (Nellikka )

This is the 234th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 117th Sthalam on the south side of river Cauvery. Thiruganasambandhar has sung hymns in praise of lord Shiva of this temple.

Iraivan: Sri Aamlavaneswarar, Aamlakeswarar, Sri Nellivananathar, Sri Nelli Natheswarar
Iraivi   : Sri Aamlakeswari, Sri Mangala Nayagi

Some of the important features of this temple are ….
  1. Suryan, Brahman, Thirumal, Chandran, Sanibhagavan ( facing Moolavar ), Gantharvar, Dhurvasar worshiped lord Shiva of this temple.
  2. The temple is facing west with 5 tier Rajagopuram.
  3. Sannadhi for, Naalvar, Gajalakshmi, Vinayagar, Subramaniyar, Sanibhagavan, Nellivananathar under the Nelli tree, Bairavar, Navagrahas.
  4. In mandapam roof  Navagrahas, 12 Rasi, Ambals’ Avatharam paintings to be seen.
  5. In koshtam Vinayagar, Dhakshinamoorthy, Brahma, Durgai.
  6. Tamil inscriptions of Rajara devan period kalvettukkal.
HOW TO REACH
  1. On the train route Thiruvarur to Thiruthuraipoondi,  Nellikka is one of the station.
  2. On the bus route Thiruvarur to Thiruthuraipoondi after (14 KM) Pudur, Thiru Nellikka.
  3. Town bus is available from Thiruvarur to Thirukkollikkadu passes through this village.
  4. 1.5 KM from Thoruthengur and 3 KM from Thiruvarur to  Thiruthuraipoondi  main road and the junction is called as Naal Road. ( Share Autos are available up to Naal Road)
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. The Land line numbers are 04369 237 507 and 04369 237 438 
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE : CLICK HERE
 The 5 tier Rajagopuram, Nandhi mandapam and dwajasthambbam
 Sudhai sirpam in front of main shrine entrance
 Out side view on right hand side
Ambal sannadhi  vimanam
 Moolavar vimanam
 Ambal's avathara paintings on the ceiling
 Sthal viruksham with Nellikkai ( Amla tree )
5 tier Rajagopuram 
( Sign board at Naal Road on Thiruthurai Poondi to Mannarkudi  main road)

239/122. KAICHINAM.  ( This place is now called as Kachanam )

This is the 239th Devaram Paadal petra Shiva Sthalam and 122nd 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 Kaichinaeswarar, Sri Karachinaeswarar
Iraivi   : Sri Suvedhavalai Nayagi , Sri Velvalai Nayagi

Some of the important features of this temple are ……..
  1. Thirunavindhu, Indiran, Agasthiyar ( got cured from Bramakathi thosham ) worshiped lord Shiva of this temple.Indiram made the lingam with sand hence his hand marks are called as Kaichinnam.
  2. It is a maada Koil with 3 tier Rajagopuram.
  3. Sannadhi for Vinayagar, Vidhooman worshiped Vidhoo Shiva Lingam,  Subramaniyar, Ambal, Perumal, Kashi Viswanathar, Agasthiya Lingam,  Aarumuga Perumal,  Gajalakshmi, Navagrahas, Bairavar, Vinayagar, Saneeswarar, Bairavar, Koangu Vananathar, Bairavar and Suryan.
  4. Somaskandhar as Sri Thyagarajar. In a separate Sannadhi.
  5. In Koshtam Dhakshinamoorthy is as Rishabaroodar, Arthanareeswarar and Dancing sirpangal.
  6. Jaesta Devi  ( Moodevi ) moorthan also available.
HOW TO REACH :
  1. The place Kaichinam is on the route Thiruvarur to Thiruthuraipoondi.
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. The mobile number is : 94865 33293
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE CLICK HERE
 Natarajar with Sivakami
 Temple Complex view
 Natarajar Sannadhi only painting inside
 Nandhiyam peruman
 Rajagopuram view from inside temple
 Rajagopuram with Dwajasthambam

223/206.  THIRUCHITREMAM. ( Now this place is called as Chitraimoor, Sithamoor )

This is the 223rd Deavaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 206th 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 Swarna Sthabaneswarar, Sri Pon Vaitha nathar
Iraivi   : Sri Akilandeswari

Some of the important features of this temple are as follows.
  1. The king who ruled Muthraasapuram excavated Shiva Lingam from the earth where the milk was poured. Moolavar has a scar which was hit during excavation.
  2. Sannadhi for kanni Vinayagar, Murugan, Mahalakshmi, Bramarishi, Iyannar, Bairavar, Sanibhagavan, Suryan, Viswanathar.
  3. In Koshtam Vinayagar, Dhakshinamoorthy, Lingothbavar, Brhama, Durgai
  4. Urchava thirumenikal for Velavar, Somaskandhar, Aadipura amman, Prathosa nayagar, Chandrasekarar, Sambandhar, a Chettaiyar with his wife.
  5.  There is story of Lord Shiva helped for livihood in the form of gold coin for a Chetti Lady whose husband was away on Business. When her husband was suspected she proved that she was innocent. For this Lord Shiva Changed the place of Sthala Viruksham and Palipeedam. The doors of the main shrine was opened after Arthajama pooja by itself.
  6. Honey comb is seen in the artha mandapam. It is believed that Brahma Rishi worshiped Lord Shiva of this temple as honey bee.
HOW TO REACH :
  1. On the bus route Thiruvarur to Thiruthurai Poondi get down at  Alathampadi from there  Sithamoor  is 3 KM.
CONTACT DETAILS :

LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE : CLICK HERE
 Moolavar vimanam
 Rajagopuram view from inside
 Rajagopuram view after dusk 

10-02-2013, SUNDAY – DAY -2.

After vacating the hotel boarded a bus to Vadharanyam for my second ½ day’s Yathra. Since I had  collected the details of buses to Thiruvaimur, reached THIRUVAIMUR with out much difficulty. after crossing Thirukuvalai and Ettukkudi. After morning pooja dharshan  a motorcyclist dropped me at ETTUKUDI, a murugan temple. Luckily I got a bus to THIRUKUVALAI and I was fortunate enough to see the Vidanga dharshan and Abhishekam. It was a long wait for me at Thirukkuvalai, about 2 hours to get a bus to  Thiruthuraipoondi. Finally I reached the last targeted temple of KOTTUR on the main road. ( about 1 KM off Main road to Thenambal Temple as per local people).  Here also I was fortunate enough  to have the Uchi Kala pooja dharshan. The total temples covered in this second day’s yathra was  3  and my total score reached 263.

Thanks to Lord Shiva for the Dharshan of all the temples.

241/124. THIRUVAIMUR.

This is the 241st Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 124th 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 Vaimurnathar
Iraivi   : Sri Sheerobavasani, Sri Paalin nanmozhiyal.


Some of the important features of this temple are…..
  1. This is one of the sabtha vidanga sthalam ( Vidangar – Neela Vidangar, Nadanam – Kamala nadanam, seat – Rathna Simasanam )
  2. Suryan worshiped Lord Shiva of this temple.
  3. Iraivan asked Appar to follow him to Vaaimur by saying “ Vaimuril iruppom thodarnthu vaa “
  4. Rajagopuram is of 3 tiers.
  5. Sannadhi for Naalvar and Bairavar in outer prakaram. In the inner prakaram Vinayagar, Valli Devasena samedha Subramaniyar, Mahalakshmi, Navagrahas ( all are in one row ), Neela Vidangar, Vedharanyeswarar., Naalvar, Aavudayar, Sathyanarayani Amman, Agora Bairavar, Anandha Bairavar, Uthhanda bairavar,  Bala Bairavar, Siva Suryan and Chandran
  6. In koshtam Dhakshinamoorthy, hand on rishabam.
  7. There is a Shiva Sannadhi in parallel to Moolavar sannadhi called : “Apparukku Kaatchi Kodutha  Shiva “ ( Lord Shiva Who gave dharshan to Appar.
HOW TO REACH :
  1. The place is in the road diversion to Ettukudi on the Nagapattinam to Thiruthuraipoondi.
  2. Thiruvarur to Vedharanyam bus passes through this village
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. More details may be obtained through this mobile 97862 44876.
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE : CLICK HERE
 Sri Vanmiki Siddhar worshiping Lord  shiva a Pudai sirpam on the karuvarai wall
 Narthana Vinayagar in Koshtam
 Dhakshinamoorthy in koshtam sitting on Risahabam with out sanagatha munivars
 Moolavar vimanam
 Front side view
 Agora Bairavar and Anandha Bairavar
 Moolavar Vimanam
The East side 3 tier Rajagopuram 

240/123. THIRUKOLILI ( Now this place is called as Thirukkuvalai ).


This is the 240th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 123rd 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 Brahmapureeswarar, Sri Kolilinathar, Sri Kolili Natheswarar.
Iraivi   : Sri Vandamarpoonguzhali.

Some of the important features of this temple are …………..
  1. This temple Thiyagarajar is the second to Thiruvarur Thyagarajar.
  2. This is also one of the sabtha vindanga sthalam ( Avani Vidangar and Dance is Birunga Nadanam )
  3. Brahman worshiped Lord Shiva of this temple.
  4. To get rid of thosam ( Bramahathi thosam) by killing Bahasuran, Veeman worshiped Lord of this temple. This story sudhai sirpam is in the Rajagopuram.Moolavar is of white sand and always coved with Kuvalai and hence this place is called as Thirukkuvalai.
  5. Sannadhi for Sundarar with his wife Paravai, Thyaga Vinayagar, Viswanathar, Visalakshi, Indira Pureeswarar, Chokkalingam, Annamalayar, Naalvar, Mahalakshmi, Navagrahas ( all are facing south direction in a single row)
  6. In koshtam Arthanareeswarar, Brahma, Durgai, Umamaheswarar, Natarjar, Narthanaganapathy, Pitchadanar,Dhakshinamoorthy, Thirumal with sangu and chakaram.
  7. All the Navagrahas are in a single row facing south.
  8. The sthala viruksham is  "Thetha maram".
HOW TO REACH :
  1. On the bus route Thiruvarur to Ettukudi –before Ettukudi.
  2. Thiruvarur to Vedharanyam bus passes through this village.
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. More details may be obtained by dialing this mobile 97862 44876.
  2. Land line number is 04366 245 412
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE  CLICK HERE
 Mollavar vimanam
 Sri Durgai with Sri Uma Maheswarar and Sri Pitchadanar
 Dhakshinamoorthy with sanagatha munivars
 Navagrahas in a single row
 Main shrine entrance
 Sundarar with Paravai Nachiyar
 Sthala Viruksham " Thetha maram "
 Temple complex view
 The inner Rajagopuram
The east side 5 tier Rajagopuram 

228/111. KOTTUR.  (Mela Kottur )

This is the 228th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva sthalam and 111st 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 Kozhuntheeswarar, Sri Sameevaneswarar
Iraivi   : Sri Mathupaashini, Sri Thenar Mozhiyal, Sri Thenambal.

Some of the important features of this temple are…..
  1. Arambai and Iravatham worshiped Lord Shiva of this temple.
  2. There are Nine theerthangal.
  3. The temple is facing west with out Rajagopuram.
  4. Sannadhi for Chandran, Mahavishnu with thayars, Naalvar, Subramaniyar, Akoraveerabathrar, Arambai in Thavakolam ( Standing on one leg ), Umamaheswarar, Arthanareeswarar, Meeakshi Sundareswarar, Vallaba ganapathy, Gajalakshmi, suryan.
  5. In Koshtam, Narthanaganapathy, Dhakshinamoorthy, Lingothbavar, Brahma, Durgai, Sandeswarar.
  6. Prathosa moorthy is also the moola moorthy is a special in this temple.In Saba Natarajar, Sivakami, Manikkavasakar ( These moorthams are found in a village Mayilaerupuram during plughing.)
HOW TO REACH :

  1. This place is on the main road from Mannarkudi to Thiruthuraipoondi.
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. Mobile and Land line numbers are : 97861 51763 and 04367 279 781
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE CLICK HERE
 Moolavar vimanam with mandapam
 Dhakshinamoorthy with sanagatha munivars
 The 3 tier Rajagopuram view from inside
 Main shrine entrance Rajagopuram
 Front view of the temple with Dwajasthambam
 Front arch and Sivachariyar is leaving after uchikaala Pooja
  The musician is preparing leather for his mathalam 
The arch on the road side 
---OM SHIVAYA NAMA ---

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