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SRI ARUNA JADEASWARAR TEMPLE - THIRUPANANDAL -1

This temple is one of the 275 Thevara Padal Petra Sthalams and 39th Shiva temple on the northern bank of Cauvery praised in Thevaram hymns.

Temple History - An Overview

TEMPLE HISTORY (STHALA VALARU)

Thadaga, a staunch Shiva devotee was unable to place her garland to Lord one day as her upper sari slipped.She held the sari by one hand and tried to place the garland by other, yet could not.Lord obliged His devotee by leaning His neck for her.The girl was happy to place the garland on the Lord. 

Since that day, the Shivalinga was always in a leaning posture.It was the time when Chola king was renovating the temple.On hearing that the Shivalinga was not straight as it should be, he sent his men to set the shivalinga in order.They did their best but could not.They even used elephants to pull the Shivalinga to set it in order but failed.A Shiva devotee, one among the Nayanmars, Kungilia Kalaya Nayanar came there for usual worship and learnt that Lord was leaning on a side.He began reciting the Panchakshara “Shivaya Nama” and offered the Kungilia Dhoop to Lord.

He took a rope covered with flowers, connected one end with the Shivalinga and the other around his neck and pulled to straighten the position.As the rope tightened around his neck, he was likely to lose his life.But Nayanar did not mind the risk.Lord did not want to test Nayanar anymore and yielded to his pious efforts and returned to the original straight position.The king paid rich tributes to Nayanar and honoured him with gifts.

Temple Name Arulmigu Sri Thaalapureeshwara Temple /
Arulmigu Sri Aruna Jadewswarar Temple 
Sthala  PAADAL PETRA
Praised By  SAMBANDAR
Thala Virutcham   PALM
Thala Theertham  BRAHAMMA,IRAVATHA,THAELAGAI
ARCHITECTURE
Construction Btw (AD)  1000 ~ 1100
Architecture Type  THIRUMURAI KOVIL
RAJAGOPURAM   WEST - 7
  EAST  - 2
PRAGHAM    3
AGAMA   KAMYA
GRABHAGRIHA
Moolavar (Main Detites )  ARUNA JADEWSWARAR
TYPE  SWAYAMBHU
FORM  NORMAL
GOD Facing Towards  WEST
 
GODDESS  PERIYA NAYAGI
GODDESS Position to GOD    RIGHT SIDE
RIGHT SIDE DEITIES  GODDESS DURGA
 LORD BRAHMA
BACK DEITIES  LORD LINGOTHBAVA MOORTHI
LEFT SIDE DEITIES  LORD DAKSHINAMOORTHY
 LORD ANANDHA VINAYAKA
ENTRANCE
DEITIES  LORD OORDHVA THANDAVAR
ALL PRAKARAM 
Special DEITIES  LORD SOMAKASWARAR
General DEITIES  LORD BHAIRAVAR
 LORD CHANDRA
 LORD SURYA
 LORD KALABHAIRAVAR
 SAPTHA KANI
 LORD NATRAJA 
 LORD NARTHANA VINAYAGAR
 IMAGE OF TEMPLE HISTORY ON ROCK CUT
 64 LINGA'S
 PANCHA LINGA
NAVA GRAGHA
PRESENCE  YES
PRADISHTA  GENERAL
CONTROL  MOOLAVAR
Remedial Prayer
Remedies / Cure / Nivardhi  DOSHA - RAGHU
 DOSHA - SEVVAI
 DOSHA - MOON
 WOMEN'S - FOR ALL PROBLEM IN LIEF
FESTIVALS
 BRAHMMOTSAVAM
 AADIPOORAM
KEY ASPECT ABOUT TEMPLE
1) Only temple in the world to workship Female snake Naga Kanni
2) Rays of Sun fall on Lord on some days in Chithirai month-April-May.
3) Lord  rescued Thazhampoo also from the curse at this temple
WHO WORKSHIPPED HERE
Mother Parvathi, Iravadham, Sangu Kannan,Nagu Kannan,Naga Kannikas,Lords Brahmma and Vishnu,Indiran, Agathiar, Sooriyar, Chandirar, Aadhikesan, Thadagai, KungiliyaKalayaNayanar
SAINT PRAISED
Saivite Saints Tirunavukkarasar, Aiyadigal Kadavzrkon, Nambiandar Nambi, Arunagiriar, Chidambara Munivar, Poet Kalamega, Senjadai Vedia Desikar and Tharumai Shanmuga Thambiran
HOW TO REACH
Geo Location    
Devara Pathigam Name     Thadagaieswaram
Present Name    THIRUPANANDAL
Routes     10 kms Manalmedu to Thirupananthal

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SRI PASUPATHEESWARAR TEMPLE - PANDHANALLUR

Temple is 89th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 35th sthalam on the north side of river Cauvery in Chozha Nadu

Temple History - An Overview

TEMPLE HISTORY (STHALA VALARU)

 
LORD PARVATHI PLAY
 
Mother Parvathi expressed her desire to Lord Shiva as she is interested to play with balls.  Lord Shiva collated the four Vedas as a ball for his consort. She thanked lord and Parvathi continued to play for too long a time and its was a sunset and Goddess Parvati mind was fully involved in the games, which resulted as she forgets the Time For sunset. Sun only delayed its Setting. Rishis could not perform their Sandhya Vandanam due to delay in sunset, which they request Lord Surya to act and he refused. Surya Mind was not interested to disturb Goddess games.
 
LORD SHIVA ANGRY
 
Rishi appealed to Lord Shiva. SAINT Nartha approached Goddess Parvathi to explain the impact of delay in sunset but due to interest in game she hasn’t noticed him. Which force lord Shiva to act accordingly and same response from goddess. Resulted in natural calamity leading to the fury of Shiva and kicked away the ball to obscurity and therefore cursed her.
 
As PANDHANALLUR :
 
He tossed the ball that fell under the Sarakondrai tree here. Goddess came to her sense and requested lord to Her mistake. Lord conveyed as she would be relieved from the curse by performing Milk abishek to the Linga under the tree.As the ball (Tamil Name “Pandhu”)  extinct here ( Tamil Name “Anaindhadhu”) - place came to known as Pandhu Anaindha Oor – Pandhanaindha Nallur.
 
As PASUPATHISWARAR
 
Because of curse Lord Parvathi, take birth as Kamadhenu and to help her sister Lord Mahavishnu came to the Place as Shepherd. He left His cow to graze on day time and supplied milk to Sage Kanwa at evenings. During graze cow saw an antihill and Performed milk there. Which resulted no milk for Sage Kanwa to perform poojas? Lord Vishnu punish Kamadhenu (Lord Parvathi) which jumped and placed its leg on the anthill. Kamadhenu (Lord Parvathi) and shepherd (Lord Mahavishnu) relieved from cruse and got their original Avathar.
 
As KALYANA SUNDARAR
 
Kamadhenu (Lord Parvathi) requested Lord to accept her. Lord advised her to perform penance facing north which will help her to reach Him. (Lord Parvathi) followed the advice as per lord shiva and realized Her wish.  Lord Shiva appears in the Sanctum Sanctorum as Kalyana Sundarar.
 
Temple Name  SRI PASUPATHEESWARAR TEMPLE
Sthala  PAADAL PETRA
Praised By  THIRUNAVUKARASAR
Thala Virutcham  SARA KONDRAI
Thala Theertham  SURYA
ARCHITECTURE
Construction Btw (AD)  1000 ~ 1100
Architecture Type  THIRUMURAI KOVIL
RAJAGOPURAM    ONE WITH 7 TIERS
PRAGHAM    2
GRABHAGRIHA
Moolavar (Main Detites )  PASUPATHEESWARAR, 
 ASWANTHANATHAR,
 AVURUDAYAY
TYPE  SWAYAMBHU
FORM  ANTHILL
GOD Facing Towards  EAST
 
GODDESS  VENU BHUJAMBIKAI,
 KAMBANAYA THOLI
GODDESS Position to GOD    RIGHT SIDE
RIGHT SIDE DEITIES  LORD GANESHA
 LORD DAKSHINAMOORTHY
 LORD SATTAINATHAR
BACK DEITIES  LORD LINGOTHBAVA MOORTHI
LEFT SIDE DEITIES  LORD BRAHMA
 GODDESS DURGA
ENTRANCE
DEITIES  KOTTAI MUNI ANDAVAR
ALL PRAKARAM 
Special DEITIES  LORD NRUTHI GANAPATHI
General DEITIES  LORD MURUGAN
 LORD BHAIRAVAR
 LORD SURYA
 LORD CHANDRA
NAVA GRAGHA
PRESENCE  YES
PRADISHTA  STRAIGHT LINE
CONTROL  GOD
PRAYERS
Remedies / Cure / Nivardhi  HEALTH REMEDIES -IMPAIRED VISION
 HEALTH REMEDIES -SHYNESS 
 FINANCE- DEBTS RELIEF
 DOSHA - PITHRU
FESTIVALS
MASI MAGAM
PANGUNI UTHIRAM
KEY ASPECT ABOUT TEMPLE
1)Navagraha's Presence in straight line attend wedding Darshan of Lord & Mother.
2)No Special Sabha For Nataraja
3)Lord Vishnu, Sage Kanwa, Vali, Indira, Brahmma, Sun had worshiped Lord 
4)Saints Arunagiriar, Ramalinga Adigalar and Patteeswaram Mounaguruswami had sung the glory of the temple in their hymns.
5)Separate temple for Goddess with Adikesava Perumal inside the complex.
6)God appears white in color and is believed to have derived the colour from the milk poured by Kamadenu.
HOW TO REACH
Geo Location    11°7′N 79°31′E
Devara Pathigam Name    PANDHANAINALLUR
Present Name    PANDHANALLUR
Routes    KUMBAKONAM TO PANDHANALLUR
 
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