275 Thevara Shivasthalam !! Thirunnanilam Thiru Madhuvaneswarar Temple !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!
Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!
Thirunannilam/Madhuvanam/Nannilam Perumkovil is one of the 275 Thevara Shivasthalam of Lord Shiva located in Nannilam, Thiruvanur District, Tamil Nadu.  This is one of the oldest temples of Lord Shiva built by King Ko-Chengan Chozha widely known as Madakkovil.  In this temple Lord Shiva worshipped in the form of self-manifested Linga.
Presiding deity – Thiru Madhuvaneswarar/Bruhatheeswarar with his consort Goddess Sri Madhuvaneswari/Bruhatheeswari
Mangalasasanam – Sundarar
Theertham – Shoola Theertham/Bruhath Theertham/Madhu Theertham, Chakkra Theertham
King Bruhathrajan was a zealous devotee of Lord Shiva earnestly prayed to Lord.  The compassionate Lord created a pond with his Trident and filled this pond with the holy water of Ganga to please his devotee.
Lord Vishnu had a fierce battle with the demon Jalandhara.  Lord Vishnu set out his fierce weapon dice/Chakkrayudha to behead the demon fallen on this sacred place and formed a pond known as Chakkra Theertham
Sthalavruksham – Vilvam
Worshipped by – Lord Brahama , Lord Yama, Lord Varuna, Lord Kubera, Lord Indra, Lord Surya, All the deities, Sage Agastya, King Bruhathrajan
Sannidhis – Lord Ganesha, Lord Nandikeshwara, Lord Subramanya with his consorts Goddesses Sri Valli & Deivayanai, Mahadeva Lingam, Agastheeswara Lingam, Goddess Sri Mahalakshmi, Chandikeshwara, Brahmapureeswarar, Saneeswara, Bhairava, Lord Surya, Navagrahas, Goddess Sri Durga, Somaskandhar, Chitraguptha, Indra Linga, Yama Linga, Kubera Linga, Varuna Linga, Goshtamurtham – Lord Ganesha, Lord Brahama, Lord Dakshinamurthi, Lord Lingodhbavar, Goddess Sri Durga,
Festivals – Maha Shivaratri, Masi Makam, Thiru Karthikai, Panguni Uthiram, Adi Pooram, Avani Moolam, Ani Thirumanjanam, Skandha Shashti, Arudra Darisanam, Aippasi Annabhishekam, Thaipoosam, Vaikasi Visakam, Markazhi Utsavam, Sundarar Guru Puja,
In Dwaparayuga there was a demon Vruthasura harassed the life of deities and Rishis.  All the deities approached Lord Shiva seeking for help.   Lord Shiva malformed the deities and Rishis into honey bees, therefore the demon Vrutharasura’s search for the deities to cause troubles turned out unsuccessful.   Hence, all the deities in the form of bees worshipped the Linga positioned here and sincerely followed the instructions of Lord Shiva.  
The legend has that Lord Adishesha and Lord Vayu had a heated argument about their superiority. Lord Indra intervened and proclaimed them to prove their strength. The final verdict was followed, Lord Adishesha should carry the Mount Meru with his thousand heads and Lord Vayu should tear apart the Mount Meru with his strength.   Lord Adishesha stiffened the mount with its thousand hoods; as a result all the deities were perturbed.  Therefore, Adishesha loosened his grasp on the mountain, instantly Lord Vayu with all his strength blew off Mount Meru, consequently it divided into a few branches and a small part of it fallen on this sacred land on Earth. 
This temple remains open from 6.00AM to 12.00PM in the morning and 4.30 PM to 8.30 PM in the evenings.
Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!
Jai Sriman Narayana !!

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