Thursday, January 5, 2017

Karunellinathar Temple, Thiruthangal, Sivakasi, Virudhunagar

Karunellinathar Temple, Thiruthangal, Sivakasi, Virudhunagar
Karunellinathar temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva, located in Thiruthangal, a town in the outskirts of Sivakasi, a in TamilnaduIndia. Shiva is worshiped as Karunellinathar, and is represented by the lingam and his consort Parvati is depicted as Chokki Amman. It is built on a hillock 100 ft. (30 m) and houses a small gateway tower known as gopurams. The temple is a rock cut temple and has many shrines, with those of Karunellinathar and Chokki Amman being the most prominent.





The temple is located on the other side of Ninra Narayana Perumal temple, a famous Vishnu temple and can be reached from that temple on the hillock. The temple is believed to have been built by Gurukalathirayan during the Pandyan regime in 1233 CE. The temple has four daily rituals at various times from 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., and four yearly festivals on its calendar. The temple is maintained and administered by the Hindu Religious and Endowment Board of the Government of Tamilnadu.





Legends
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History
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The Temple
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Temple Opening Time
The Temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Religious Practices & Festivals
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Prayers
Marriages are finalized for those praying on Tuesdays and Fridays.  Pradosha worship cures diseases.  Women joining Poornima – Full Moon – puja are blessed with longevity of their husbands ensuring blessing of longevity of their Mangalya sutras.  Praying Lord Muruga on Karthika star days reduces the intensity of ill fates. Devotees offer hair (tonsuring) to Lord Muruga. Offer Dhoti and Sari to Lord and Mother with special Abhishekam and aaradhana. Feed the devotees visiting the temple (Annadhana) and distribute the nivedhana to the devotees.
Connectivity
The temple is located at about 4 kms from Sivakasi, 20 Kms from Virudhunagar, and 20 Kms from Srivilliputhur.  Frequent buses are available from Virudunagar, Sivakasi and Srivilliputhur. Mini buses ply every 5-10 mts between Sivakasi and Thiruthangal. Nearest Railway Station is Thiruthangal Railway Station, which is found in Virudhunagar - Tenkasi Railway Lane. The nearest airport is Madurai Airport, located 45 km northeast of the town.

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