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PAZHAYARAI THEN THALI SRI PARASUNATHA SWAMY TEMPLE MUZHAYUR

The city of Pazhayarai was once an important town in the Chola Empire. The temple was visited by the Saivite sage Thirunavukarasar. Hymns in praise of the temple have been sung by Thirunavukarasar, Appar and Sundarar

Temple History - An Overview

Pazhayarai city, surrounded by Pazhayarai Vadathali in the north, Arai Metrali in the south and Thenthali in the south.

LORD PARASUNATHAR

According to Hindu mythology, sage Parasurama came to Muzhayur to release himself from Brahmmahathi dosha that afflicted him for killing his own mother as instructed by his father Jamadagni.  He installed a Shivalinga here, worshipped and was released of the evil aspect. Hence, the Lord is named Parasunathar. Nandhini, daughter of Kamadhenu worshipped here.

Thrithiya worship?

Special pujas are performed during the Thrithiya days (3rd day from New Moon or Full Moon days).  Besides the special Akshaya Thrithiya day falling in April-May, this puja is followed during all Thrithiya days with ghee rice offered to Lord Shiva.  It is said that this puja is performed as a treatment to indigestion, diabetics, blood pressure etc.

Muzhayur:

Muzhavu is a drum instrument used for making announcements of royal and official orders also used in temples for festival and Puja announcements.  There were skilled in using this instrument for singing Veda hymns.  It is said that the Boodhaganas – army of Lord Shiva – use to sing Vedas on Earth with this instrument on Akshaya Tthritiya day. The Boodhaganas jump to height of 10,000 yards high while playing this instrument.

Temple Name  SRI PARASUNATHA SWAMY TEMPLE
Opening Time  8 to 9 AM
 4 to 6 PM
Sthala  PAADAL PETRA
Praised By   THIRUNAVUKARASAR
Thala Virutcham   VILVAM
Thala Theertham  PARASURAMA

ARCHITECTURE

Construction Btw (AD)  700 ~ 800
Architecture Type  THIRUMURAI KOVIL with VAIPUTHALAM
RAJAGOPURAM  One with 3 tiers
PRAGHAM  2 
AGAMA /POOJA VIDHI  SHIVAGAMA with 2 times pooja

GRABHAGRIHA

Moolavar (Main Detites )  SRI PARASUNATHA SAMY
TYPE  DAIVIGA/DHIVYA
FORM  BEEJAKSHARA LINGA with  8 strips
(NEENDA KOMBU NEDUNDHIDAI LINGA)
GOD Facing Towards  WEST
 
GODDESS  AMBAL GNANAMBIKAI
GODDESS Position to GOD    RIGHT  SIDE
GODDESS Facing Towards  NORTH
RIGHT SIDE DEITIES  GODDESS DURGA
 LORD BRAHMA
 LORD CHANDIKESWARAR
BACK DEITIES  LORD ARTHANAREESWARAR
LEFT SIDE DEITIES  LORD DAKSHINAMOORTHY
 LORD NARTHANA VINAYAGAR

ENTRANCE

DEITIES  LORD NANDHI

ALL PRAKARAM 

Special DEITIES  LORD MURUGA (Trident on LEFT HAND)
General DEITIES  LORD BHAIRAVAR
 LORD SURIYAN
 LORD KASI VISWANATHAR

NAVA GRAGHA

PRESENCE  NO
PRADISHTA  --
CONTROL  --

PRAYERS FOR  KARMIC CLEARANCES

Remedies / Cure / Nivardhi  DOSHA- BRAHMMAHATHI
 DEVELOPMENT -FALLOW PROPERTY AND MONEY
 RELIEF - ASSURING SURETY  TO OTHER 
 DEVELOPMENT -EDUCATION

FESTIVALS

AKSHAYA THRITIYA

MAHA SHIVARATRI

PANGUNI UTHIRAM

THIRUKARTHIKAI

THIRUVADHIRA

KEY ASPECT ABOUT TEMPLE

1) Birth place of Mangayarkarasiyar, a saint amongst the 63 Nayanmars.

2) Pooja with garlands made of the pearls of Pomegranate Fruit to  lord for development of fallow lands, idle money and other still properties

3) Panchamurthis – fives Gods - Lords Vinayaka, Parasunathar, Gnanmbikai, Subramaniar, and Chandikeswara are taken procession.

WHO WORKSHIPPED HERE

SAINT PARASURAMA ,NANDHINI

SAINT PRAISED

SUNDARAR,SAMBANDAR,APPAR

HOW TO REACH

Geo Location    10.9251449,79.3517431
Devara Pathigam Name    PAZHAYARAI THEN THALI 
Present Name  

 Muzhayur

Routes  
Bus No
 PATTESWARAM to KUMBAKONAM
 A35
 

Team -Tirikala

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