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SRI BALUGANTHANATHA SWAMI TEMPLE -THIRUVOIPPADI

This is the 40th Lord Shiva temple on the northern bank of Cauvery praised in Thevaram hymns (Paadal Petra Sthalam).

Temple History - An Overview

Sandesa Nayanar (Chandikeswar) was born to the Brahmin couple Echathathan and Pavithrai.  He had his Upanayana at age 7 according to custom.  Boy (Chandikeswar) only had Lord  Shiva on his thoughts , which force him to make lingam on sand which is collect from Manniyaru  river banks under Athi tree. He Prayed the Lord from there and 0did Abhishek with cow milk grazing there.  In-spite of this, the Echathathan got their right measure of milk. But some Conveyed him that Chandikeswar is wasting milk by performing Yagnas.

After hearing this Echathathan got angry, which he reflected as kick his son and toss the milk pots. Chandikeswar was Deep in his Shiva worship and His eyes were Closed, which his Power he senses that harm is nearing him and beat those legs with a stick, not knowing it was his father. His stick became an axe which cut his father's legs.  Without knowing this, he continued his pooja. Lord Shiva was pleased and appeared to him along with Parvathi and said that he would be his father. Chandikeswar attain Mukthi and Entitled  with Eswar Title.

 

Temple Name  SRI BALUKANDANATHAR SWAMY TEMPLE
 SRI PALUNKANDA NATHAR TEMPLE
Sthala  PAADAL PETRA
Praised By   THIRUNAVUKARASAR
Thala Virutcham   AATHI
Thala Theertham  KSHEERA GUNDAM,MANNYARU

ARCHITECTURE

Construction Btw (AD)  1400 ~ 1500
Architecture Type  THIRUMURAI KOVIL
RAJAGOPURAM  No
PRAGHAM  2
AGAMA /POOJA VIDHI TWO TIME POOJA

GRABHAGRIHA

Moolavar (Main Detites )  BALUKANDANATHAR
 AAPPADI UDAYAR 
TYPE  DAIVIGA/DHIVYA
FORM  GENERAL
GOD Facing Towards  EAST 
GODDESS  PERIYANAYAKI
GODDESS Position to GOD  LFFT SIDE
GODDESS Facing Towards  NORTH
RIGHT SIDE DEITIES  LORD GANESHA
 LORD DAKSHINAMOORTHY
BACK DEITIES  LORD LINGOTHBAVA MOORTHI
LEFT SIDE DEITIES  LORD BRAHMA
 GODDESS DURGA

ENTRANCE

FRONT DEITIES  LORD DAKSHINAMOORTHY (Broken before GATE)
 LORD GANESHA
 LORD MURUGAN

ALL PRAKARAM 

Special DEITIES  LORD CHANDIKESWARAR ( Inside Ggarbha gragha)
General DEITIES  PANCHA LINGA
 LORD GANESHA
 LORD MURUGAN
 LORD LINGOTHBAVA MOORTHI
 LORD KASI VISWANATHAR
 GODDESS GAJALAKSHMI
 LORD CHANDIKESWARAR
 LORD SOMASKANDAR
 LORD SURYA
 LORD KALABHAIRAVAR

NAVA GRAGHA

PRESENCE  NO
PRADISHTA  -
CONTROL  -

PRAYERS FOR KARMIC CHALLENGES

Remedies / Cure / Nivardhi  GENERAL
 MOOCHA /MUKTI

FESTIVALS

 SIVA RATHIRI

 PRADHOSAM

KEY ASPECT ABOUT TEMPLE

1) Chandikeswara among the 63 Nayanmars is the only one with Easwara title. 

2) Tiruvaipadi is the place where he installed, workship Linga& attain salvation.

WHO WORKSHIPPED HERE

 LORD CHANDIKESWARAR

SAINT PRAISED

 THIRUNAVUKARASAR ,APPAR

HOW TO REACH

Geo Location    
Devara Pathigam Name    APPADI,TIRUAAPPADI,VEERAKKAN,TIRU AIPPADI 
Present Name    THIRUVOIPPADI
Routes    KUMBAKONAM TO PANDANALLUR 

 

Team _Tirikala

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