Wednesday, 8 May 2013

NAVAGRAHA STHALANGAL - THONDAI NADU NEAR CHENNAI

08, May 2013
On19th May 2013 had been to some of the Navagraha temple in Thondai Nadu on the way to Kundrathur from Porur.  The details of the temples will be added soon and the photos taken after dharshan are up loaded.

This time also I had been to Navagraha temples through my son’s Bullet motor cycle. The total distance covered was around 50 KM. Except summer heat under the scorching sun nothing stopped me.  Kundrathur maurugan  gave me the breakfast of Sakkarai Pongal & Panchamirtham and  Maangadu Shiva Velleeswarar gave me Curd rice ( Hot ) as Lunch. It was a wonderful journey.  As usual I had  made this trip alone. I do not know my friends frequencies are not matching with mine and my interest is different from others.   


Thanks to Lord Shiva for his blessings to the safe  and wonderful visit to the following temples.

PORUR.

Iraivan: Sri Ramanatheeswarar
Iraivi   : Sri Sivakama Sundarai

Some of the features of this temple are as follows..
  1. This is a Guru sthalam.
  2. The temple is facing east
  3. The Dwajasthambam and 5 tier Rajagopuram is under construction.
  4. Ambal is in a separate temple facing south in standing posture.
  5. Moolavar vimanam is of gajabirustam type.
  6. In the outer prakaram sannadhi for  Sandhana Vijaya Ganapthy, Sri Valli Deva sena sametha Subramaniyar, Kaala Bairavar, Ambal Temple, Navagrahas with their vakanams.
  7. In koshtam moortham for Ganapathy, Dhakshinamoorthy, Mahavishnu in place of Lingothbavar, Durgai.
  8. Moolavar is little large.
  9. In Mahamandapam sudhai sipangal of Kedhar Nath,  Mallikarjun, Kashi Visvanathar,  Beema sanakara Poornar, Thiryambakeswarar, Vedhanath Poorvi,  Rameswarar, Kailangiri Nathar, Somnath, Nageswarar, Gukeswarar, Yamuleswarar, Omkareswarar, Mahakaleswarar and Vishnu’s Avathara Sirpangal.
  10. 12 Rasi pudai sirpam on the centre ceiling.
HOW TO REACH :
  1. On Porur to Kundrathur bus route  500 meters on left side from  Electrical substation.
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. The temple contacted through the land line 044 24829955
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE CLICK HERE
 ( Navagraha Temple in Thondai Nadu on the south side of Chennai details with map )
( Moolavar vimanam with sandikeswarar sannadhi )
 ( Mahamandapam of the temple with lot of sidhai sirpams )
 ( Amman sannadhi  with new un covered dwajasthambam )
 Sri Valli devasena Subramaniyar sannadhi )
 ( Sculpture of  Elephant and Cow at the entrance of Rajagopuram under construction )
 ( Sculpture of Kamadhenu  in progress )
( The 7 tier Rajagopuram under construction ) 

GERUGAMPAKKAM

Iraivan : Sri Neelakandeswarar
Iraivi    : Sri Adhi Kamakshi

Some of the features of this temple are..
  1. This is a Kedhu sthalam
  2. There is no Dwajasthambam and Rajagopuram. ( There was a lot of change compared to my earlier visit. Outer compound was constructed through donation  and daily poojas are  conducted ).
  3. There is only outer prakaram and there is no vimanam on the moolasthanam for both moolvar and Ambal.
  4. Ambal is in a separate sannadhi in standing posture.
  5. The entrance to the shrine is from south and temple is facing east.
  6. There is no moortham in the koshtam.
  7. Moortham of Vinayagar and Bairavar are in artha mandapam.
  8. In the outer prakaram sannadhi for Naagar and Navagrahas.
HOW TO REACH :
  1. About 5 KM from Porur junction and the place is Gerugampakkam. The temple is about a km off the main road on the left side.
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. The temple can be contacted through  24780124 & 9677155245 ( The same number is given for the Somangalam and Kovur Shiva temples, may be the same Sivachariyar )
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE : CLICK HERE


 ( Temple view without vimanams )

 ( Nandhi and Palipeedam at the east side )

( South side entrance sudhai sirpams are under construction ) 

 KOVUR

Iraivan : Sri Thirumeneeswarar, Sri Sundareswarar
Iraivi    : Sri Thiruvudai Nayagi ,  Sri Soundrambigai

Some of the important features of this temple are….
  1. This is the Puthan stahalam.
  2. The rajagopuram is of 7 tiers facing south. The entrance of each tier is of madam construction.
  3. The dwajasthambam and palipeedam with nandhi are on east side in outer prakaram.
  4. The entrance to the main shrine is from south.
  5. Moolavar vimanam is of gajabirushtam type.
  6. In artha mandapam moorthams of Naagarkal, Kandharkal with dwarabalakars. On both side.
  7. In the inner prakarm sannadhi for Naalvar, Kalikambal, Veerabathirar, Somaskandhar, Sukravara amman, Muthumariamman, Ponni amman,  Vinayagar, Chandra sekarar, Sandikeswarar, Karunakara Perumal with sridevi and boodevi, Subramaniyar, 63var,  Thokai Adiyars, Sekkizhar, Bairavar, Suryan  and Natarajar.
  8. In koshtam, Ganapathy, Dhakshinamoorthy, Lingothbavar, Brahma and  Durgai.
  9. In the outer prakaram Sannadhi for Nethra Vinayagar, Varasiddhi Vinayagar, Subramaniyar.
HOW TO REACH :
  1. The place is on the bus route from Porur to Kundrathur and the temple is about 500 meters off the main road on right side.
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. The temple can be contacted through  24780124 & 9677155245 ( The same number is given for the Somangalam and Kovur Shiva temples, may be the same Sivachariyar 
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE : CLICK HERE
 ( Temple Complex view - Mollavar vimanam is of Gajabirushtam type ) 
 ( Temple complex view with Dwajasthambam ) 
 Gajabirushtam type moolavar vimanam ) 
 ( 7 Tier Rajagopuram - madam type of the each tier entrance )
 ( The Rajagopuram view from distance- You might have seen in some of the movies )
( The present condition / status of the Thiru ther ) 

KUNDRATHUR

Iraivan: Sri Nageswara swamy
Iraivi:  : Sri Kamakshi Amman.


Some the important features of this temple are….
  1. This is the Raghu stalam.
  2. The Rajagopuram is of 5 tiers and the temple is facing east.
  3. Thirukulam is on the left side of temple entrance  and the Neerazhi mandapam is under construction.
  4. Nandhi with palipeedam are at the entrance in the outer prakaram.
  5. In Koshtam Vinayagar, Dhakshinamoorthy,  Maha Vishnu,  Brahma and  Durgai.
  6. In the inner prakaram Sekkizhar, Suryan, Sundarar with Paravai Nachiyar, Naalvar,  Nageswarar,  Kalinga Narthana Krishnan, Somaskandhar, Kashi Viswanathar, Arunachaleswarar,  Lakshmi, Saraswathy,  Veerabagu, Chandrasekarar, Urchava Moorthangal, Natarajar Saba and   Bairavar.
  7. Ambal is in a separate sannadhi and in standing posture.
  8. In the outer prakaram sannadhi for Karpaka Vinayagar, Sekkizhar,  Navagrahas and Saneeswarar.
  9. Tamil inscriptions are found on the out side of karuvarai wall.
  10. There is a separate temple for Sekkizhar on the way to Kundrathur MuruganTemple. There are lot of Kalvettukkal on the walls of prakaram.
HOW TO REACH :
  1. Town buses are available from various parts of the city through Porur and Iyyappanthangal.
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. The temple contacted over phone  2478 0436.
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE : CLICK HERE
( Moolavar vimanam )  
 Entrance view 
 Another view of the entrance 
 The 5 tier Rajagopuram 
Neerazhi mandapam under construction 
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KUNDRATHUR SEKIZHAR TEMPLE
 ( Sekizhar mandapam near the temple )

 Sekkizhar temple vimanam 
Entrance of sekkizhar temple 

MAANGADU

Iraivan: Sri Velleeswarar


Some of the important features of this temple are ….
  1. Moolavar is little large
  2. In the artha mandapam sannadhi for  Maangani Vinayagar ( Holding Mango fruit on the left hand ) ,  Sri Subramaniyar,  Naalvar,  Urchava Moorthangal, Natarajar saba, Bairavar and   Suryan.
  3. In the outer prakaram  Sannadhi for Kashi Viswanathar, & Visalakshi,  Siddhi Vinayagar,  Veerabathirar,  Sri Valli Devasena sametha Subramaniyar,  Kaalasamhara moorthy & Balambigai and Navagrahas.
  4. In koshtam Vinayagar, Dhakshinamoorthy,  Lingothbavar ( Brahma and Vishnu are on both sides in sitting posture )
  5. There is no sannadhi for Ambal since at Mangadu  Sri Kamakshi is in thabas on fire.   There a separate temple about a KM for Ambal as Sri Kamakshi )
  6. Ambal’s paatham is  near nandhi with a protective enclosure. It was believed that Ambal had done Dhabas on fire in this place.
  7. The temple  was built during 10th to 11th century by bricks by Pallavas and latter reconstructed with stone structure.
  8. Dwajasthambam  is under preparation with teak wood.
HOW TO REACH :
  1. 4 KM from Kundrathur.
  2. Town buses are available from Porur, Iyappanthangal etc..
CONTACT DETAILS :

LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE: CLICK HERE
 ( Moolavar Vimanam with Dhakshinamoorthy sannadhi )
 ( Lingothbavar , Vishnu and Brahma on both side in sitting posture )
 ( Moolavar vimanam with Sandikeswarar Sannadhi )
 ( Nandhi Mandapam on the east side )
( Amman Patham - Believed that Sri Kamakshi Amman had done her Thabas in this place )


MAANGADU SRI KAMKSHI AMMAN TEMPLE.

Iraivi: Sri Kamakshi

Some of the important features of this temple are ….
  1. Ambal is in standing posture and facing east.
  2. Moortham of Ambal in Dhabas on fire, posture in artha mandaopam.
  3. Sannadhi for Vinayagar, Urchava Moortham and Navakannigaikal.
  4. It is believed that after dhabas Ambal has left to Kailash, but the heat was not reduced. Sri Sankarachariyar has installed a yenthiram to reduce the heat.
  5. The rajagopurams  are in east and south side.
HOW TO REACH :
  1. 4 KM from Kundrathur.
  2. Town buses available from Porur, Iyappanthangal etc..
CONTACT DETAILS :

LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE : CLICK HERE
 ( Amman sannadhi Vimanam  - on the right small vimanam visible is  for the Thabas Kamakshi  sannadhi ) 
( South side Rajagopuram )

KUNDRATHUR SRI MURUGAN TEMPLE

Iraivan : Sri Murugan
Iraivai  : Sri Valli and Devasena

Some of the important features of this temple are…
  1. The temple is on a small hill with 75 stone steps. Facility is available  to drive up to hill top.
  2. Vazhamchuzhi Vinayagar sannadhi is on the right side of the  steps.
  3. There is no moortham in the artha mandapam.
  4. Sannadhi for Vinayagar and a Shiva Lingam on the right side of the mahamandapam.
  5. In the outer prakaram sannadhi for Nagars, Dhashinamoorthy,  Durgai amman, Vilva Vinayagar.
  6. The entrance to the karuvarai is small, such that we may be able to have a dharshan of either Sri Murugan with Valli or Sri Murugan with Deivanai.
  7. By looking at the beauty of this place Sri Murugan sat here for a while while proceeding to Thiruthani.  
HOW TO REACH :
  1. Town buses are available from various parts of the city through Porur and Iyyappanthangal.
CONTACT DETAILS :

LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE CLICK HERE
( Entrance arch at the foot hills )
 ( Half way on the steps - Total 75 steps ) 
( Entrance arch of the temple  and Main Rajagopuram is on the back )
( Back side of the moolavar Vimanam with Dhashinamoorthy Sannadhi ) 
 ( An un- installed  sculpture at the foot hill arch ) 

--- OM SHIVAYA NAMA : ---

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