Saturday, March 18, 2017

Sangili Boothathar Temple, Thirunelveli

Sangili Boothathar Temple, Thirunelveli
Sangili Boothathar Temple is located at the Boothathar corner at the left side corner of Nellaiyappar temple. In this tower like temple Sangili Boothathar is present in three tiers. The card festival of Nellaiyappar used to start after breaking coconut and getting permission from Boothathar only. Nearest Railway Station is located at Thirunelveli. Nearest Airport is located at Madurai and Thiruvananthapuram. 

Moolanatha Swamy Temple, Sambavarvadakarai, Thirunelveli

Moolanatha Swamy Temple, Sambavarvadakarai, Thirunelveli
Moolanatha Swamy Temple is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva located in Sambavarvadakarai, a Panchayat town  in Thirunelveli in the Indian state of Tamilnadu. Sambavar Vadakarai was part of Kingdom of Travancore before 1956. The name of this place refers to the caste named Sambavar who were the ancient priests of lord Shiva. This Village surrounded by good scenic beauties. The Shiva temple was built by Pandyan kings. The main deity's name of this temple is Moolanatha Swamy and Maduravani Ambal.


The temple is located on the banks of Hanuman Nadhi, a tributary to the famous Tambraparani River. Sambavarvadakarai is located at about 60 Kms from Thirunelveli, 43 Kms from Ambasamudram, 13 Kms from Tenkasi, 7 Kms from Ayikudi, 170 Kms from Madurai and 120 Kms from Thiruvananthapuram. Nearest Railway Station is located at Tenkasi. Nearest Airport is located at Madurai and Thiruvananthapuram.

Pettai Mohamed Nainar Pallivasal, Thirunelveli

Pettai Mohamed Nainar Pallivasal, Thirunelveli
Pettai Mohamed Nainar Pallivasal is located at Pettai (Pudhu Pettai), an industrial sub urban area in Thirunelveli Town. It is located west of Thirunelveli along the Southern Railway line to Tenkasi. Pettai actually got its name from the Vandi Pettais (Godown with Cart Parking Facilities) built by Virudhunagar and Sivakasi Nadars. These Vandi Pettais were dealing with few agriculture commodities such as coriander, chilli, etc.

To understand this fact, still the street adjacent to Sivakasi Nadar Mall is called as Malli (Coriander) Maal Street. Pettai is located at about 14 Kms from Thirunelveli, 158 Kms from Thiruvananthapuram and 163 Kms from Madurai. Nearest Railway Station is located at Thirunelveli. Nearest Airport is located at Madurai and Thiruvananthapuram.

Thirumeni Azhagar Temple, Pazhavoor, Thirunelveli

Thirumeni Azhagar Temple, Pazhavoor, Thirunelveli
Thirumeni Azhagar Temple is located at Pazhavoor Village in Thirunelveli District of Tamilnadu. Presiding Deity is Thirumeni Azhagar (Sastha) with his consorts Poorna and Pushkala. It is located very near to Veeravanallur. It is an ancient temple of Sastha where he is sitting in a wonderful style.

Legends
This temple is more than 1200 years old. During the British regime orders came from higher ups to demolish the temple to build a dam at that site. All the people approached the Collector with a plea not to demolish the temple of their deity. “Who are “you” to plead not to demolish the temple? Whomsoever you say as the owner of the temple let that Saastha come and tell me. I shall then take a final decision.” “The owner of the temple (Sastha) himself spoke directly to the Collector and got the dam shifted to another site”.
The Temple
Presiding Deity is Thirumeni Azhagar (Sastha) with his consorts Poorna and Pushkala. The idol of Lord Ganesh and along with him three parivara ganangals (followers and bodyguards) are also there. As Sakthi Swaroopini Vana Pechi Amman (speaking deity of forest) idol was there. With Trishul (trident) and the skull in the hands she is seen as Bhairavi.  On one side Maadan and the other Karuppan are located. Both are Swaabhaaviga Ugramoorthys (by nature ferocious). But here they were in Prasanna Saannidhyam (pleasant disposition) could be felt very clearly.

It is a small temple only. But the Murthy (Lord) and its Keerthy (Fame) are immeasurable. Only Balakrishnan (Lord Krishna as a Child) in some idols dressed in a peculiar hairstyle, with a bunch of hairs as a Kona Kondai, (slanted tuft) in front side of the head. With such a slanted “tuft” Lord Thirumeni Azhagar is seen seated with his consorts Poorna and Pushkala. He is the Kula Deivam (family deity) for about 1000 families.  He is the family deity of “Palai” Sri Bhaskara Iyer who was nominated as his representative at Sabarimalai by the Lord Himself. In this temple every year Varushabishegam is celebrated on Panguni Uthiram day.
Connectivity
It is located at about 15 Kms from Veeravanallur, 30 Kms West of Thirunelveli, 170 Kms from Madurai & 157 Kms from Thiruvananthapuram. Nearest Railway Station is located at Veeravanallur and Nearest Airport is located at Madurai and Thiruvananthapuram.

Srinivasa Perumal Temple, Pazhavoor, Thirunelveli

Srinivasa Perumal Temple, Pazhavoor, Thirunelveli
Srinivasa Perumal Temple is located at Pazhavoor Village in Thirunelveli District of Tamilnadu. It is located at about 15 Kms from Veeravanallur, 30 Kms West of Thirunelveli, 170 Kms from Madurai and 157 Kms from Thiruvananthapuram. Nearest Railway Station is located at Veeravanallur and Nearest Airport is located at Madurai and Thiruvananthapuram.

Pazhavoor Shiva Temple, Thirunelveli

Pazhavoor Shiva Temple, Thirunelveli
Pazhavoor Shiva Temple is located at Pazhavoor Village in Thirunelveli District of Tamilnadu. It is located at about 15 Kms from Veeravanallur, 30 Kms West of Thirunelveli, 170 Kms from Madurai and 157 Kms from Thiruvananthapuram. Nearest Railway Station is located at Veeravanallur and Nearest Airport is located at Madurai and Thiruvananthapuram.

Bilva Vananatha Swamy Temple, Pathamadai, Thirunelveli

Bilva Vananatha Swamy Temple, Pathamadai, Thirunelveli
Bilva Vananatha Swamy Temple is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva located at Pathamadai Village near Cheranmahadevi in Thirunelveli District of Tamilnadu. It is located north of the Kariya Manikkam Perumal temple. The Temple was recipient of huge grants by the Pandya Kings including Sadaya Varma Kulasekara, Maravarma Sundara Pandyan and Maravarma Kulasekara Pandyan in the 12th-14th Century period.

There was also a big renovation of this temple in 1203AD according to an inscription at the Bilva Vananatha Swamy temple with special festive poojas performed on a grand scale on Panguni Uthiram. Pathamadai is 1 Km east of Cheranmahadevi on the Thirunelveli – Ambai/Papanasam Highway. From Pathamadai bus stand, the temple is walking distance at just under ½ km north. Buses ply every 15 minutes between Thirunelveli & Cheranmahadevi.
Cheranmahadevi is located at about 50 Kms from Tenkasi, 17 Kms from Ambasamudram, 6 Kms from Veeravanallur, 30 Kms from Thirunelveli, 190 Kms from Madurai & 155 Kms from Thiruvananthapuram. Chakkarathzhwar Temple at Karisulntha Mangalam is located at about 2 Kms north of this temple on the banks of Tamaraibarani.