Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Palvannanathar Temple, Tirukkazhippalai, Chidambaram, Cuddalore

Palvannanathar Temple, Tirukkazhippalai, Chidambaram, Cuddalore
Palvannanathar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Tirukkazhippalai in Chidambaram Town in Cuddalore District of Tamilnadu. Presiding Deity is called as Palvannanathar and Mother is called as Vedha Nayagi. This temple was originally located 13 Kms southeast of Chidambaram on the north bank of river Kollidam. When the temple was destroyed by floods in the river Kollidam, the presiding deity Paalvanna Nathar was removed from there and kept in a new temple built at Sivapuri (Tirunelvayil) nearby.






Sthala Vriksham is Vilwa and Theertham is River Kollidam (Coloroon). It is one of the shrines of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams - Shiva Sthalams glorified in the early medieval Thevaram poems by Tamil Saivite Nayanmars TirugnanasambandarAppar and Sundarar. This is the 58th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 4th Sthalam on the north side of River Cauvery in Chozha Nadu.







Legends
For brief details, please refer below link;
The Temple
For brief details, please refer below link;
Temple Opening Time
The Temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 7.15 p.m.
Festivals
Thai Poosam in January-February, Purattasi Navarathri in September-October, Mondays of Karthikai Tamil month covering November-December, Aipasi Annabishekam in October-November and Margazhi Thiruvadirai in December-January are the festivals celebrated in the temple.
Literary Mention
For brief details, please refer below link;
Prayers
It is believed that consuming the milk used for the abishek of Lord Shiva – Linga – will bless the devotee with a child. It also cures diseases caused due to heat in the body. Devotees perform abishek to Lord Vijaya Vinayaka on Sankatahara Chaturthi day seeking success in their endeavors.
Contact
Palvanna Nathar Temple,
Tirukazhipalai-608 002,
Sivapuri Post, Annamalainagar,
Chidambaram Taluk,
Cuddalore district
Mobile: +91 98426 24580
Connectivity
The Temple is located at about 500 meters from Sivapuri, 5 Kms from Chidambaram, 4 Kms from Chidambaram Bus Stand, 5 Kms from Chidambaram Railway Station, 5 Kms from Kavarapattu, 46 Kms from Neyveli, 30 Kms from Kattumannarkoil, 64 Kms from Cuddalore, 67 Kms from Puducherry and 175 Kms from Trichy. Nearest Railway Station is located at Chidambaram. Nearest Airport is located at Trichy and Puducherry.

Palvannanathar Temple, Tirukkazhippalai, Chidambaram – Literary Mention

Palvannanathar Temple, Tirukkazhippalai, Chidambaram – Literary Mention
It is one of the shrines of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams - Shiva Sthalams glorified in the early medieval Thevaram poems by Tamil Saivite Nayanmars TirugnanasambandarAppar and Sundarar. Sambandar had sung 2 Pathigams, Thirunavukkarasar had sung 5 Pathigams and Sundarar had sung 1 Pathigam about the Lord of this Temple. Saint Sundarar in his hymn says, “Oh! Lord of Kazhipalai, Lord of Mother Ganga, you are my ruler relieving me of my bonds when I think of you from any place I am.  You rush there and protect me.” This is the 58th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 4th Sthalam on the north side of River Cauvery in Chozha Nadu.
Tirugnanasambandar describes the feature of the deity as:
எளியாய் அரியாய் நிலம்நீ ரொடுதீ
வளிகா யமென வெளிமன் னியதூ
ஒளியாய் உனையே தொழுதுன் னுமவர்க்
களியாய் கழிப் பாலையமர்ந் தவனே.
Appar describes the feature of the deity as:
பழியிலான் புகழுடையன் பானீற்ற னானேற்ற னென்கின் றாளால்
விழியுலாம் பெருந்தடங்கண் ணிரண்டல்ல மூன்றுளவே யென் றாளால்
சுழியுலாம் வருகங்கை தோய்ந்த சடையவனே யென்கின் றாளால்
கழியுலாஞ் சூழ்ந்த கழிப்பாலைச் சேர்வானைக் கண்டாள் கொல்லோ.

Palvannanathar Temple, Tirukkazhippalai, Chidambaram – The Temple

Palvannanathar Temple, Tirukkazhippalai, Chidambaram – The Temple
The Temple is having three tier Rajagopuram and is facing east.  This is a reconstructed / relocated temple. Earlier, the place was called as Karaimedu, was on the northern bank of Coloroon-Kollidam river, it was named Kazhipalai.  Due to floods in Kollidam, the temple was heavily ravaged.  Then this temple was built with Kazhipalai Lord and Mother. The original temple was 13 Kms from the present place on the banks of Kollidam river. The temple is a small one enshrining a small Shivalingam that is white in color. Lord Shiva in the temple is a Swayambumurthy.









Presiding Deity is called as Palvannanathar and Mother is called as Vedha Nayagi. Moolavar is small in size with a small “Kuzhi” on top, in which abisheka milk is collected. Other abishekams are for Avudayar only. Moolavar is in square shape and looks like Thulasi maadam. The Linga is split due to the hit by a horse leg. Pujas are performed for this Linga only. Lord Shiva and Mother Parvathi grace in their wedding posture behind the Linga.








Lord Bhairava in the temple has not his dog vehicle as in Kasi. He appears with 27 skulls, wearing the sacred thread and a serpent as belt around his waist and with turf and lion’s teeth. It is said that the same sculptor who designed Bhairava idol in Kasi did it here too. According to scriptures, worshipping Bhairava in this temple equals the prayer at Kasi. The temple is known more as Bhairava temple. The 8th day after full moon day is (Ashtami in the new moon fortnight) observed with special pujas.








Lord Nataraja appears with his turf roughly tied over. Mother Sivakami graces with her friends (Thozhi) Vijaya and Saraswathi. Adhikara Nandhi with his consort occupies both sides of the entrance.  Lord Vinayaka, Lord Muruga with his consorts Valli and Deivanai, Mother Gajalakshmi, Lords Vishnu, Surya, Chandra, Brahmma, Bhairava, Agoramurthi, Dakshinamurthy, Kirathamurthy, Nayanmars, Mothers Chatura Durga, Bhuvaneswari grace from their shrines in the prakara. Inscriptions from the Imperial Chola period are seen in this temple.  








Palvannanathar Temple, Tirukkazhippalai, Chidambaram – Legends

Palvannanathar Temple, Tirukkazhippalai, Chidambaram – Legends
Palvannanathar:
Sage Kabila during his pilgrimage to Shiva temples, saw this place dense with Vilwa trees and desired to stay and perform pujas to Lord. The sand in the place was white as cows voluntarily poured their milk in the place. He collected the sand and made a Linga for his puja. While a king was coming there on his horse, the Linga got split by the hit of its leg. Sage Kabila was very sad. When the sage tried to prepare another Linga for his worship, Lord Shiva appeared before him with Mother Parvathi and advised him to install that Linga itself though damaged as the milk was brought there by the Divine Cow Kamadenu. It is believed that those worshipping this Paalvanna Nathar Linga would be blessed with all prosperity in life. It is believed that consuming the milk used for the abishek of Lord Shiva – Linga – will bless the devotee with a child. It also cures diseases caused due to heat in the body.
Lord Shiva darshan to Sage Agasthya:
This is one of the places where Lord Shiva granted darshan to Sage Agasthya in wedding form.  
Sage Valmiki worshipped Lord Shiva here:
Sage Valmiki worshipped Lord Shiva here, according to scriptures.  

Pathanchali Nathar Temple, Kanattampuliyur, Cuddalore

Pathanchali Nathar Temple, Kanattampuliyur, Cuddalore
Pathanchali Nathar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Kanattampuliyur Village near Kattumannarkoil in Cuddalore District of Tamilnadu. The historical name of the place is Tirukanattumullur. Presiding Deity is called as Pathanchali Nathar. Mother is called as Kaanar Kuzhali / Ambujakshi / Kolavalaikkaiyal. This is a Shivastalam located near Thiru Omaampuliyur - worshipped by Vyagrapada and is on the Northern banks of the Kollidam river.







It is one of the shrines of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams - Shiva Sthalams glorified in the early medieval Thevaram poems by Tamil Saivite Nayanar Sundarar. This is the 86th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 32nd Sthalam on the north side of river Cauvery in Chozha Nadu. It is noteworthy that three Shiva temples in Chidambaram, Kanattampuliyur and Omampuliyur are in a row.







Legends
For brief details, please refer below link;
The Temple
For brief details, please refer below link;
Temple Opening Time
The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m and from 5.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.
Festivals
Four worship services are offered each day. Shivarathri in February-March, Tirukarthikai in November-December, Aipasi Annabishekam in October-November and Tiruvadhirai in December-January are the festivals celebrated in the temple. Vaikasi Visakam and Arudra Dharisanam are the other noted festivals celebrated here.
Literary Mention
Sundarar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple. Saivite saint Sundarar had sung the glory of Lord Patanjaleeswarar as One whose head and foot could not be viewed even by Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahmma, one whose philosophy could not be fully understood even by the learned, one after whom all virgins run seeking his grace, whose temple is adorned with Kuvalai flowers on the bank of Kollidam in Kanattumullur.  I worship that great Lord. This is the 86th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 32nd Sthalam on the north side of river Cauvery in Chozha Nadu.
Sundarar describes the feature of the deity as:
அருமணியை முத்தினை ஆன்அஞ்சும் ஆடும் அமரர்கள்தம் பெருமானை அருமறையின் பொருளைத்
திருமணியைத் தீங்கரும்பின் ஊறலிருந் தேனைத் தெரிவரிய மாமணியைத் திகழ்தரு செம்பொன்னைக்
குருமணிகள் கொழித்திழிந்து சுழிந்திழியுந் திரைவாய்க் கோல்வளையார் குடைந்தாடும் கொள்ளிடத்தின் கரைமேல்
கருமணிகள் போல்நீலம் மலர்கின்ற கழனிக் கானாட்டு முள்ளூரிற் கண்டு தொழுதேனே.
Prayers
Those seeking promotions in jobs and transfers, those pained to see their hard work  not recognized, pray here for benefits. Devotees perform abishek and vastras to Lord. Women offer sari and bangles to Ambica seeking child boon. Those seeking promotions in jobs and transfers, those pained to see their hard work not recognized, pray here for benefits. Those seeking relief from adverse effects of serpent planets pray to Sage Patanjali for relief.
Contact
Pathanchali Nathar Temple,
Kanattampuliyur, Muttam Post,
Via Ayankudi, Kattumannarkudi Taluk,
Cuddalore District – 608306
Phone: +91 4144 208 508 / 208091
Mobile: +91 93457 78863 / 9790333377
Connectivity
The temple is situated on the northern bank of river Kollidam at Kanattampuliyur near Muttam village. The Temple is located at about 2 Kms from Muttam, 4 Kms from Thiru Omampuliyur, 12 Kms from Melakadambur, 10 Kms from Kattumannarkoil, 10 Kms from Thirunaraiyur, 28 Kms from Sirkazhi, 20 Kms from Vaitheeswarankovil, 29 Kms from Chidambaram, 92 Kms from Puducherry and 128 Kms from Trichy. Town bus services to Muttam village are available from Chidambaram and Kattumannarkudi. The Temple is about 2 Kms from Muttam village bus stop. Nearest Railway Station is located at Chidambaram. Nearest Airport is located at Puducherry and Trichy.