275 Thevara Shivasthalam !! Thiru Kulithalai Sri Kadambavaneswarar Temple !!


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Thiru Kulithalai is one of the 275 Thevara Shivasthalam of Lord Shiva located in Karur, Tamil Nadu.  This is one of the oldest temples of Lord Shiva built during the regime of Chola and Vijayanagara Emperors, also known as Dakshina Kasi/Vada Madurai/Brahmapuri/Agnisthalam.  In this temple Lord Shiva worshipped in the form of a self-manifested Linga.



Presiding deity – Thiru Kadambavaneswarar/ Kadambanathar/Sundareswarar/Soundareswarar with his consort Goddess Sri Balakujambikai/Thiruveni/Mutrilla Mulaiammai



Mangalasasanam – Thirunavukkarasar sung praising the glories of Lord Shiva.  Saint Arunagirinathar sung praising the glories of Lord Subramanya in his famous composition ‘Thirupukazh’.



Theertham – Brahma Theertham



Sthalavruksham - Kadambam



Festivals – Thaipoosam, Navaratri, Maha Shivaratri, Masi Brahmostavam, Adi Pooram, Arudra Darisanam, Vaikasi Visagam, Skandha Shashti, Panguni Uthiram,



Sannidhis – Lord Ganesha, Lord Nandikeshwarar, Lord Vishwanatha, Lord Subramanya with his consorts Goddess Valli & Deivayanai, Lord Somaskandha, Goddess Gajalakshmi, Goddess Jyeshta Devi, Nalvar –Shivaite Saints, 63 Nayanmars, Shekizhar, Lord Chandikeshwara, Lord Nataraja, Navagrahas, Lord Dakshinamurthy, Lingodhbavar,



Worshipped by – Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, Lord Subramanya, Saptha Kanyakas, Sage Kannuva, Sage Agastiya, Deva Sharma, Lord Agni,






There were a few interesting myths associated with this temple.  Goddess Durga led a fierce battle against the demon Doomralochana.  The Saptha Kanyakas   who were assigned by Lord Shiva followed Goddess Durga to the battlefield in order to assist her in the vicious battle.  Doomralochana was unable to withstand the fight against Goddess Durga, he ran off from the battlefield.  The Saptha Kanyakas were closely followed Doomralochana, quickly he disappeared into the hermitage of Sage Karthyayana.  Sapthya Kanyakas mistook that the demon Doomralocha has disguised in the form of Sage and killed him instantly.  Soon, the Sapthakanyakas were inflicted with the sin of Brahmahathya.  They worshipped Lord in several temples and finally got rid of the sin in this sacred temple.




Lord Brahma worshipped Lord Shiva in this sacred land for several thousand years following severe austerities and got dharshan of Lord Shiva with Goddess Parvati.  Lord Subramanya worshipped Lord Shiva to get rid of Brahmahathya sin after the fierce battle with the demon Shoorapadman.




This temple remains open from 6.00AM to 1.00PM in the morning and 5.00PM to 9.00PM in the evenings.


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Jai Sriman Narayana !!

108 Divya Desams !! Thiru Van Purshothamam Sri Purushothama Perumal Temple !!


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Thiru Van Purshothamam is one of the 108 Divya Desams of Lord Vishnu located in Thirunangur, Nagapattinam District, Tamil Nadu.



Presiding deity – Sri Purushothaman with his consort Goddess Sri Purushothama Nayaki/Periya Piratti



Theertham – Thiruparkadal Theertham



Vimanam – Sanjeevani Vimanam


Sthalavruksham – Jack fruit tree/Plantain



Significance – Thiru Manavala Mamunigal served Lord Purushothama in this sacred temple.



Sannidhis – Lord Rama, Lakshmana, Sita & Anjaneya, Lord Anjaneya, Sri Andal, Alwars, Nammalvar, Sri Ramanujar, Senaimudaliyar,


Mangalasasanam – Thirumangai Alwar



Festivals – Panguni Brahmostavam, Avani Pavitrostavam, Vaikundha Ekadashi, Thai Amavasya, Garuda Sevai,



Prathyaksham to – Sage Upamanyu, Ekadasha Rudra



The legend has that Rishi Vyagrapadha arrived on this sacred land with his child Upamanyu.   Rishi was s0 engrossed in collecting flowers for offering to Lord Purushothama from the temple garden leaving behind the child.     Soon, the child started to weep loudly due to hunger.  The compassionate Lord Purushothama created an ocean of milk for the child and instructed Goddess Periya Nayaki to feed the hungry child Upamanyu. 





This temple remains open from 6.00AM to 11.30 AM in the morning and 4.00PM to 8.00PM in the evenings.



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275 Thevara Shivasthalam !! Thirupampuram Sri Seshapureeswarar Temple !!


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Thirupampuram is one of the 275 Thevara Shivasthalm of Lord Shiva located in Mayavaram, Nagapattinam District, Tamil Nadu.  This is one of the oldest temples of Lord Shiva existing from the date back to Chola Dynasty.



Presiding deity – Sri Seshapureeswarar/Pambupureeswarar/Pamburanathar with his consort Goddess Sri Vandarkuzhali / Vanduserkuzhali /Bramarambikai/ Vandarpookuzhali



Mangalasasanam – Thiru Gnana Sambandhar




Sthalavruksham - Vanni



Theertham – Naga/ Adisesha Theertham



Worshipped by – King of Serpents, Rahu, Kethu, Serpent King Karkotaka, Lord Brahma, Sage Agastya



Sannidhis – Lord Ganesha, Lord Nandikeshwara, Lord Subramanya with his consorts Sri Valli & Deivayanai,  Lord Dakshinamurthy, Lord  Adisesha, Lord Srinivasa, Lord Bhairava, Lord Brahma,Lord Vishnu, Lord Malai Eeeswarar, Lord Surya, Lord Saneeswarar, Serpent Gods,  Nalvar - Appar, Sambandhar, Sundarar, Manickavasagar, Lord Somaskandhar, Lord Nataraja, Panchalingam,



Festivals – Maha Shivaratri, Arudra Darisanam, Masi Magam






The legend has that King of Serpents who had significant place in the Life of Lord Shiva and  was decked by Lord all over his body turned out over proud.   Once Lord Ganesha was paying obeisance to his father Lord Shiva at Mount Kailash, the King of Serpents misconstrued that the honor was meant for him.  Lord Shiva got annoyed at the pride of the King of Serpents and cursed him.     Instantaneously he lost all the powers due to the curse of Lord Shiva.   Hence, He came down to Earth at the divine instruction of Lord and worshipped Lord Shiva at Thirupampuram for forgiveness.  



The worship of Lord Seshapureeswarar with his consort Goddess Sri Bramarambikai eradicates sins and fulfills all the desires with Salvation. 



This temple remains open from 7.00 AM to 12.00PM in the morning and 4.30 PM to 7.30 PM in the evenings.


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Jai Sriman Narayana !!

108 Divya Desams !! Thiruvahindrapuram Thiru Deivanayaga Perumal !!


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Thiruvahindrapuram/ Swyamvyaktha Kshetram is one of the 108 Divya Desams of Lord Vishnu located in Thiruvahindrapuram which 6kms west of Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu.   This is one of the oldest temples built during the 11th century; Kings of Pandya, Chola, Chera and Emperor of Vijayanagara were made abundance of contributions to this temple.




Presiding deity –Moolavar Sri Deivanayaka Perumal/Devanathan/ Achuthan with his consort Goddess Hemambujavalli Thayar/Vaikundha Nayaki, Utsavar Sri Devanathan/Moovaragia Oruvan (manifestation of Trinities) with his consort Goddess Sri Bhargavi.



Mangalasasanam – Thirumangai Alwar (Periya Thirumozhi)



Pushkarani – Chandra Theertham, Sara Theertham, Shesha Theertham, Bhoo Theertham, Garuda Nadhi



Holy dip in Shesha Theertham and Garuda Nadhi is capable to fulfill all the desires and provide Salvation.



Vimanam – Suddha Satwa Vimanam/Chandra Vimanam



Significance – Oushadhagiri hill and the shrine of Lord Hayagreevah at the hill top are the most significant place to worship.  Lord Anjaneya hauled up Sanjeevani Hill contains herbs to save the life of Lakshman, while doing so a small portion of the herbs of rich medicinal values were dropped on this hill.  



Swami Desikan was awarded with the honor Sarva Tanthra Swathanthran after constructing a well by himself and an idol of him on this sacred land.



Worshipped by – Arjuna



Prathyaksham to – Lord Chandra and Garuda Alwar



Sthalavruksham – Vilvam (Bael)



Sannidhis – Lord Rama with Lakshman, Goddess Sita & Anjaneya, Lord Gopala, Lord Hayagrivah (Yoga), Lord Ranganatha, Andal & Alwars, Ahindrapuranatha with Adishesha, Thiru Nammalvar, Thiru Kulasekhara Alwar, Thiruppana Alwar & Thirukkacchi Nambi, Swami Desikar, Lord Lakshmi Narayanan, Lord Anjaneya, Manavala Mamunigal.



Festivals – Desikar Satrumurai, Chithirai Brahmostavam, Dolostavam, Vasanthostavam, Thai Poosam, Purattasi Utsavam , Theerthavari Utsavam,




There were a few interesting myths associated with this temple.  The deities and demons had a battle under the guidance of Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.  Lord Vishnu revealed his Trinity form which includes Lord Shiva & his consort Goddess Parvati, Ekadasha Rudras (manifestation of Lord Shiva in 11 forms), Goddess Sri Mahalakshmi on his chest, Lord Brahma revived from his Navel, Sages, deities and Brahmin from the attractive face of Lord, Kshatriyas from his shoulder and arms, Maharishi Veda Vyasa from his thigh and Shudras from his feet.    Lord Shiva was mesmerized at this spectacular form of Lord Vishnu and requested him to remain on this sacred land.  




Another legend has that Lord Shiva underwent severe penance praying to Lord Devanatha before initiating the battle with the demon Tripurasura.  The most pleased Lord appeared before Lord Shiva and provided guidance to lead the battle against the demon.  Lord Shiva with Lord Brahma as Charioteer, Goddess Earth as Chariot, Lord Chandra and Lord Surya, Mount Meru, Serpent Vasuki, Vedas and Lord Vishnu proceeded to the battlefield.  At the end of fierce battle the entire clans of demons were vanquished from the Earth.  In the meantime Lord Shiva was brushed off by the ocean; Lord Devanatha played his melodious divine flute to pacify the ocean and rescued Lord Shiva.




After the fierce battle Lord Vishnu felt thirsty, instantly Garuda and Adishesha dashed to fetch water for Lord.    Adishesha with his long tail battered on the earth and the water gushed out from the grounds were offered to Lord.  Lord was pleased at the performance of Adishesha and blessed that the water source would be known as ‘Shesha Theertham’.  Meanwhile Garuda rushed to bring water from Viraja Nadhi.  He arrived in Madhuvan and found that a Sage was in deep meditation with Viraja Nadhi in his vessel/Kamandalu.  Garuda hurriedly approached the Vessel and tilted towards Oushadagiri where his dear Lord was patiently waiting for the water.   But, Garuda was deeply disappointed to note that Adishesha has already served the Lord.   In order to cheer Garuda, Lord blessed him that the water brought by him would be known as Garuda Nadi which is equivalent to the holy river Ganga.  Holy dip in these sacred ponds would wash off the sins committed and provide salvation. 





Sage Brighu worshipped Lord Vishnu to attain Goddess Sri Mahalakshmi as his daughter.  Lord was pleased at the devotion of Sage Brighu and blessed him.  Consequently Goddess Sri Mahalakshmi was appeared as dazzling girl child on a Lotus flower; Sage Brighu brought up this stunning girl child with lots of love and affection.  He named her Bhargavi, as years passed by Bhargai grown into a striking young maiden with immense devotion to Lord Sriman Narayana.  She completely absorbed in his thoughts and desired to have Lord as her husband.  As a result, Lord Sriman Narayana approached Sage Brighu to ask for his daughter’s hand to marry.  Sage Brighu was not in a state to bear the separation from his adoring daughter Bhargavi.  As a solution for the above Lord suggested Sage Brighu should reside with them forever.  In this temple Lord Sriman Narayana can be seen in the sanctum sanctorum with Goddess Bhargavi and Sage Brighu. 




Worship of Lord Hayagrivah at the Oushadhagiri hill provides knowledge & wisdom, clarity of speech and proficiency in all art forms.




This temple remains open from 6.30AM to 12.00PM in the morning and 4.00PM to 9.30PM in the evenings.



Contact Person - Sri Narasimha Bhattar Swamin - 04142 288999 / 287277, 9443444778
78 - Riverside Street,
Cuddalore District - 607401.


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275 Thevara Shivasthalam !! Thiruppananthal/Pandhanalloor Sri Pasupatheeswarar Temple !!


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Thiruppananthal is one of the 275 Thevara Shivasthalam situated in a village called Thiruppananthal, Mayavaram, Tamil Nadu.  This is one of the oldest temples of Lord Shiva occupies massive acres of land positioned in Mayiladuthurai also known as Kondraivanam/Banupuram/Thenkayilai.  In this temple Lord Shiva worshipped in the form of a self manifested Linga white in color.



Presiding deity – Sri Pasupatheeswarar with his consort Goddess Sri Venubujambikai



Mangalasasanam –Appar, Sambandhar



Sthalavruksham - Konrai



Theertham – Kathir Pushkarani



Worshipped by – Kamadhenu, Lord Adi Kesava, Lord Indra, King Vali



Sannidhi – Lord Adikesava with his consort Goddess Parimalavalli Thayar, Goddess Kali, Navagrahas, Lord Natanapureswarar with his consort Soundarambikai






The legend has that Goddess Parvati turned out a cow at the curse of Lord Shiva.  Hence she arrived on this sacred land and worshipped Lord by pouring out her milk on the Linga.



Worship of Lord Pasupatheeswarar and his consort Goddess Sri Venubujambikai cures  all eye related illnesses.



This temple remains open from 6.00AM to 11.00AM in the morning and 4.30 PM to 7.30PM in the evenings.


Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

108 Divya Desams !! Thiru Semponsei Kovil Sri Perarulalan Perumal Temple !!


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Thiru Semponsei Kovil is one of the 108 Divya Desams of Lord Vishnu located in Thirunangur, Nagapattinam District, Tamil Nadu.



Presiding Deity – Moolavar Perarulalan, Utsavar – Hemarangan/Sempon Arangan with his consort Goddess Sri Alli Mamalar Nachiyar



Pushkarani – Hema Pushkarani



Vimanam – Kanaka Vimanam



Mangalasasanam – Thirumangai Alwar



Festivals – Thai Mangalasasana Utsavam, Vaikundha Ekadashi, Ekadasaha Garuda Sevai,




Prathyaksham to – Lord Rudra




The legend has that Lord Rudra worshipped Lord Vishnu on this sacred land to get rid of Brahmahathya sin.  The most pleased Lord Vishnu provided dharshan to Lord Rudra.  Lord Rudra desired Lord Vishnu to assume his eleven divine forms and reside on this sacred land of Thirunangur.   Lord Vishnu remained on this sacred land forever as desired by Lord Rudra and these 11 divine forms of Lord Vishnu came to known as 11 Thirunangur Divya Desams.  And they are:



Thirukavalampadi - Sri Gopalakrishna Swamy with his consorts Goddess Rukmini & Satyabhama



Thiruvanpurushothamam – Thiru Purushothaman with his consort Goddess Purushothama Nayaki



Thirusempon Seikovil – Sri Perarulalan with his consort Goddess Allimalar Nachiyar



Thirudevanar Thogai – Thiru Deivanayaga Perumal with his consort Goddess Kadalmagal Nachiyar



Thirumani Koodam – Sri Varadaraja Perumal with his consorts Goddess Sri Devi Nachiyar & Boomi Devi Nachiyar



Thiru Parthanpalli – Thiru Thamarai Kelvan with his consort Goddess Thamarai Nayaki



Thiru Manimada Kovil – Thiru Narayanan with his consort Goddess Pundarikavalli Thayar



Thiruvali Thirunagari – Sri Vedaraja Perumal with his consort Goddess Amruthaghatavalli Thayar



Thiru Vaikundha Vinnagaram – Thiru Vaikundha Natha Perumal with his consort Goddess Periya Piratti



Thiru Arimeya Vinnagaram – Thiru Kudamadu Koothan with his consort Goddess Amruthaghata Valli



Thiruthetri Ambalam – Thiru Senkanmal with his consort Goddess Senkamala Valli Thayar



Another legend has that Lord Rama had a fierce battle with the demon King Ravana, beheaded the demon King and afflicted with Brahmahathya sin.    He arrived in the sacrosanct place Rameshwaram and worshipped Lord Shiva to get rid of the Brahmahathya.  On his way back to Ayodhya, he arrived in Thirunangur and continued austerities as per the advice of Sage Dridanetra.   He worshipped an idol of cow made of gold and later it provided as alms to a pious Brahmin, who was in turn utilized the entire gold for the construction of an attractive temple dedicated to Lord.



There is an interesting myth associated with this temple.   There was a poor Brahmin Kashyapa lived in a small village at Kanchipuram.  His family had to undergo severe poverty.  One day the old Brahmin Kashyapa's elder son Mukundan left home with the permission and the blessings  of his father searching for a livelihood and arrived on the banks of river Cauvery.  Finally, Mukundan reached at the sacred temple of Thiru Semponsei Kovil.  He met a saintly person in this temple and narrated his pathetic stories.  The saintly person advised  Ashtakshara Mantra 'Om Namo Narayana' to Mukundan and instructed him to chant this sacred Mantra that would eradicate his poverty.  Mukundan was delighted at the progress in his life, he blissfully seated infront of the deity and sincerely chanted the Ashtakshara Mantra continously for three days.  Approximately, he repeated this  sacred chant  for 32,000 times.



On the third day evening Mukundan left the temple and decided to return to his village through the woodlands in Kuranguputhur.   Soon the sun disappeared from the sight, the darkness spreaded its wings, the entire woodlands doomed into darkness.  Moreover, there were lots of monkey crowd creating nuisances around him.  He decided to settle on the top a Banyan tree and slowly drifted to sleep.  During the midnight he heard some noises of whispering under the tree.  He looked  down searching for the voice, there were theives carrying loads of wealth along with fierce weapons.  Mukundan keenly observed the acts of the theives while sitting on the  brach of this tree.  These theives were shouted some secret code repeated for five times to the Banyan tree, immediately the tree trunk divided into two equal halves created an opening.  They safely deposited the loads of wealth in the opening and closed it with the same secret code.  To his surprise the Banyan tree followed the instructions of the theives.  The theives left the place immediately.




Mukundan was so surprised watching the whole scenario.  Soon, Lord appeared before Mukundan and advised him to follow the secret code and take as much as wealth he needed as a gift for his sincere devotion  and chanting the holy names of Lord.  Mukundan sincerely followed the instruction of Lord.  Before leaving to home once again visited  this temple with tears of joy and prayed to Lord in a ecstacy.  He returned to his native land with the wealth and performed charities and conducted sacrifices to please the Lord.  The old Brahmin and his family lived happily for long time and finally attained the Abode of Lord with their righteousness.  Thus, the presiding deity of this temple got his name 'Sempon Rangan'. 





This temple remains open from 8.00AM to 12.00PM in the morning and 5.00PM to 7.00PM in the evenings.


Jai Sriman Narayana !!


Nirjala Ekadashi on 31st May, 2012 !!



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Please follow the link below to read the glories of Nirjala Ekadashi:




http://indiatempletour.blogspot.com/2011/06/nirjala-ekadashi-on-12th-june-2011.html





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Ganga Dussehra on 30th May, 2012 !!

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Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!








Please follow the link below to read the glories of Ganga Dussehra:

http://indiatempletour.blogspot.com/2011/06/ganga-dussehra-on-11th-june-2011.html









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Jai Sriman Narayana !!

108 Divya Desams !! Thiruthetri Ambalam Sri Senknmal Ranganathar Temple


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Thiruthetri Ambalam is one of the 108 Divya Desams of Lord Vishnu located in Thirunangur, Nagapattinam District, Tamil Nadu.



Sendru Sina Vidai Ezhum Pada Adarnthu Pinnai
Sevithol Punardhu Ukandha Thirumal – Than Koil
Andru Ayanum Aranseyum Anaiyavarkal Nangur
Arimeya Vinnagaram Amarndha Sezhumgundrai
Kandri Nedu Vel Valvan Mangaiyar – Tham Koman
Kalikandri Oli Malai Ainthinodu Moondrum
Ondrinodum Ondrum Ivai Kandru Vallar Ulakathu
Uthamarkku Uthamarai Umbarum Avarkaley



Presiding Deity – Moolavar – Senkanmal Ranganathar/ Pallikondan with his consort Goddess Sri Senkamalavalli Thayar



Mangalasasanam – Thirumangai Alwar



Pushkarani – Surya Pushkarani



Vimanam – Veda Vimanam



Sannidhis – Alwars, Chakkrathalwar, Lord Lakshmi Narayana with Goddess Sridevi & Boodevi Nachiyar, Lord Santhana Gopalakrishnan



Festivals – Thai Mangalasasana Utsavam, Vaikundha Ekadashi, Ekadasaha Garuda Sevai,



Lord Shiva performed Ekadasha Rudra Ashwamedha Yagna on this scared land to get rid of Brahmahathya sin.



This temple remains open from 6.00AM to 11.AM in the morning and 5.00PM to 8.00PM in the evenings.



Contact Person - Sri Rajagopal Bhattar Swamin (Satish) 275689 / 94439858843
Nangoor Main Road,
Shirkazhi Taluk, Nagapattinam District.

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