Posts Tagged ‘Tamil Nadu’

Nine Temples For Pitru Dosha Parihara

In Hinduism on September 10, 2014 at 07:43

Though it is mandatory to perform Sraddha for the ancestors, many of us do not perform.


Pitru Dosha,, curse of the Pitrus for not being properly when they were alive and no performance of Sraddha may be atoned in some temples.


One is Gaya Sraddha and the performance of Sraddha at Benares.



There are some more temples where the Piru dosha parihara Poojas may be performed.


Rameswaram is another.


Some more temples where the Parihara may be performed.


4.Seshampadi near Kumbakonam.



Swarnavalli sametha Muktheeswarar temple is at Thilatharpanapuri 2.6kms from Koothanur.

Koothanoor is near Poonthottam which is on Mayavaram – Tiruvarur Road.

The nearest railway station is at Poonthottam. The main deities here are Swarnavalli Thayar and Mukthiswarar.

The name Thilatharpanapuri comes from two words thil meaning Gingely and tharpana is the Hindu ritual of performing pithru karmas (ritual of paying tribute to ancestors) to ones ancestors.

It is also known as Sethalapathy.




Airport.Dabolim, 91 Km,Goa.Hubli, Karnataka,124 Km.


Trains are available from Major Cities of India.Railway Station Gokarna Road.


7.*Srivanchiyam, near Thiruvarur, Tamil Nadu.


May be reached from Kumbakonam, Tiruvarur.


Buses are available.




Railway Station,Mayiladithurai.




Trambakeshwar (Trimbakeshwar) is an ancient Hindu temple in the town of Trimbak, in the Nashik District of Maharashtra, India, 28 km from the city of Nashik.

It is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the twelve Jyotirlingaas.


9..Thiruvengadu, near Sirgazhi.




Railway Station.Mayiladuthurai.


How to Reach Thiruvengadu by bus.

From Sirkali: Busess are available from Sirkali

Bus No. 5-Sang – Sirkali to Poompuhar
5-CRC – Sirkali to Poompuhar
CRC – Sirkali to Poompuhar
Bus Stop for thiruvengadu temple – Thiruvengadu Temple/Thiruvengadu SSD Hr. Scondary School.

From Mayiladuthurai:Busess are available from Mayiladuthurai

Bus No. 12-Ranga – Mayiladuthurai to Mangaimandam
Anand – Mayiladuthurai to Perunthottam
28-Ramani- Mayiladuthurai to Nangur
4A-CRC – Mayiladuthurai to Elayamuthukoodam/Mangaimadam
34-CRC – Mayiladuthurai to Perunthottam

Bus Stop for Thiruvengadu temple – Thiruvengadu Temple/Thiruvengadu SSD Hr. secondary School.


* Please read my post on this.


Emerald Shiva Chants Vedas Curses Subramanya Parvathi

In Hinduism on September 5, 2014 at 17:54

There is a temple in Tamil Nadu, where Lord Shiva is reported to have chanted The Vedas in private at the request of Parvati Devi and Lord Subrahmanya was reported to have overheard it on the sly transforming Himself into a Bee , hiding behind Parvathi’s Hair.



Lord Shiva cursed Subrahmanya to turn into a Fish and Parvathi a Mermaid.


The Nataraja statue is made of Emerald,always kept in Sandalwood paste, is brought out in the open on the Arudra Day in Markazhi(December-November)


The Ilandai Tree((Ziziphus jujuba0 is reported to b 3000 years old.


This is the only temple where Thazhampoo is used in Shiva Pooja;it is banned for use in Shiva Pooja as Thazhampoo gave a false witness in favour of Lord Brahma stating that He had seen Shiva’s head.






12 day wedding festival in Chithirai (April-May) and 10 day Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January are the festivals celebrated in the temple.


The Town is 83Km from Rameswaram.

Railway Station, 21 km Uttarakosamangai.

Buses available from Rameswaram.



Sri Mangalanathar-Mangaleswari Temple, Utharakosamangai – 623 533, Ramanathapuram district. Temple, Phone;+91- 4567 221 213, 94427 57691(Check the numbers)


Moolavar : Mangalanathar
Urchavar : -
Amman / Thayar : Sri Mangaleswari
Thala Virutcham : Ilandhai tree
Theertham : -
Agamam / Pooja : -
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : -
City : Utharakosamangai
District : Ramanathapuram
State : Tamil Nadu

Sanatana Dharma Tamil Sangam Literature Valmiki

In Hinduism, Tamils on September 4, 2014 at 00:47

That Sanatana Dharma was practiced in the South is indisputable.



The truth got muddled by the British to divide the country so that they might rule over the Bharatavarsha.



Unlike the other Nations they conquered,they found it difficult to make a headway in subjugating the people and spread Christianity.


The stumbling block?


Sanatana Dharma and its strong rooted Culture.


So strong was this, Lord Macaulay, in his speech in the British Parliament, while stressing the necessity of making English as The Language of India, said,


“If we want to rule India, it is possible only with the introduction English in India.


And  it is necessary to make the Hindus lose their respect for their religion and culture, which is  so deep-rooted that it does not allow other cultures to permeate.


Destroy their pride  in their cultural values and religion.


And this is possible only with the introduction English in India.”


The quote is not verbatim, but the essence.Readers may refer Macaulay’s’ speech in the web.


That  they have achieved it 100 %, through the good offices of self-styled Indian Anglophiles later.


We do have them even today among us under the garb of Liberals and Intelligentsia.


The illegitimate offspring of the British, the Justice party of Tamil Nadu and their successors the DK and DMK still sing the song of separate Tamil Race, Identity, fueled by the devious Max Mueller and earlier Missionaries under the Garb of Tamil Scholars.

I have posts on this.


Their concocted Aryan Invasion theory has been debunked for quite some time now.


I have posted articles that Rama’s ancestor Satyavrata Manu was in Dravida Desa and migrated to Ayodhya to establish the Ayodhya Kingdom.


More evidence has been provided in this site.


There is something more.


Ancient Tamil Sangam Poets had Sanskrit names and in some cases they have Tamilicized it.


Agastya  is  the founder of Tamil from Lord Shiva.


He wrote the first Grammar of Tamil, Agathiyam.


Tholkappiyar wrote another ancient grammar in Tamil.


The name Tholkapiyar is the Tamil version of Adi Kavi, which is the name to Vallmiki who composed the Ramayana.


And there are 358 verses in the Purananuru a Sangam literature, written by Vanmikar(Valmiki?)


And one finds the name Valmiki in many a temple in Tail Nadu.


Sanskrit names in Tamil Literature, Poets.


Damodaran, Kesavan, Vishnu Dasan (Vinnanthayan), Kamakshi (Kamak Kanni), Maha Devan (Maathevanar), Kausika (Kosikan), Kapila (very pouplar Rishi’s name), Parana (Parana is a Gotra name),Nagaraja (Mudinaagaraayar),Maha Sastha (Maasaaththan), Lochana(ulochanar), Bhutapandya, Krishna (Kannan), Arudra (Aththirai), Kumara (kumaranar), Gauthama (Gothamanar), Sanga Varunan, Rudra (Nalluruththiranar), Nagas (at least 20 names with Naga as surname)Brahma (piramanar), Brahma Dutt ( Yaz piramathaththan), Uthra (Uththiraiyar), Maha Chitra (perumsiththiranar), Maha Padma (perumpathumanar), Atreya, Kavya (kappiynaar) Yagna Acharya (Velaasaan), Beri Sastha.


Tamil kings performed Rajasuya, Asvamedha and Soamyaga (Avvaiyar attended the Rajasuya Yagna and praised the Tamil unity which was very rare. Kalidasa praised Pandyan king’s (probably Mudukudumi Peru Vazuthi’s ) Asvamedha Yangna indirectly by referring to Avabrudha Snana. Peruvazuthi coins have been discovered with Yupa pillar and horse/Asva.”



Vanmikam in Sanskrit means ant hill. This robber turned saint did penance for a long time and ant hill grew over him and he got the name Valmiki. His original name was Prachedas. We have this name associated with several saints with the same experience of long penance and ants building a hill over them. Gods in several Shiva temples had his name in Tamil Nadu. Vanmeekanathar is found in Tiruvarur, Sankarankoil, Kudavasal, Kancheepuram, Thiruvetriyur and Valmiki Samadhi (grave) in Ettukkudi. Every temple had its own story of that particular Valmiki. Slowly priests and tourist guides or Sthala Puranas (Local Temple History) identified them with the most famous Valmiki.


Valmiki seems to be a Gothra, like Kasyapa, Bharatwaja.


The following note was copied by me on 5th May 2002 from the book ‘’Retrieval of History from Puranic Myths’’ by P.L.Bhargava (available at SOAS Library, University of London):

“Pravaradhyaya of the ancient Baudhayana Srauta Sutra (800 to 400 BC) mentions Valmiki as a Gotra in the Vatsa Paksha of the family of Bhrgu. This name thus could be borne by other persons of this gotra and this is proved by the fact that we learn from the Taitriya Pratisakhya of a Phoenician Valmiki who was different from the famous poet Valmiki.’’


More to follow on this topic.


I am handicapped by my ignorance of other Indian Languages.


Readers may send in their information on this subject, from their languages, which I am sure must exist in them.




Valmki Image.http://www.desicomments.com/desi/valmiki-jayanti/




Shiva Temple without Shiva or Linga

In Hinduism on September 2, 2014 at 17:08

Religions which were born yesterday ridicule Hinduism and touts as USP that it does not worship Idols and worship God without Form.



Funny that these religions ended up with worshiping their messiahs, one Hs and His mother’s image and the other so devoted that they would  not allow others to even mention his name without salutation !


In terms of Time scale and antiquity, as compared to Hinduism,they were born yesterday.


Hinduism knows that Reality is Formless.


More aware that Human mind can not contemplate in a vacuum.


So they devised Idol worship .


Please read my posts under Hinduism.


There is a Shiva Temple in Tamil Nadu, which has no Idol of Shiva or Linga.


Instead in the sanctum one finds only a pedestal, to which is offered the Pooja.


It is Avudayar Kovil ,Thiruperundurai.


Lord Shiva graces in three postures in the sanctum sanctorum as formless, form-formless as the Kuruntha tree and in form as Manickavasagar.


As the Kurundha tree is praised as Lord, 108 conch Abishek (Sangabishekam) is offered on Mondays of Karthikai month – November-December.

Only a square shape Avudayar-the mount on which the Linga is placed – is in the sanctum sanctorum.

A bowl – Kuvalai in Tamil – is placed on the Avudayar personified as the body and the inner empty space as Athma-soul.

As Lord dwells in all beings being their Athma, He is praised as Lord Athmanathar.

A kind of oil prepared with 108 herbal is used for abishek during all the six time puja – Aarukala puja in Tamil.
Generally, the Arati offered to deities in temples are shown to devotees who touch it and place their hands in eyes.

But the Arati plate in Avudayarkoil Lord is not brought out of the sanctum sanctorum as Lord by Himself is a Jyoti.  Worshipping Lord or the Arati makes no difference.
There are three deepas (lamps) lit in the sanctum sanctum behind the presiding deity in white, red and green as the three eyes of Lord Shiva representing Sun (white), Agni (red) and Moon (green).


As Lord is formless, these three lamps are lit.
A Shiva form in the temple is known as Kudhirai Swami – Horse God.



For Saint Manickavasagar, Lord Shiva brought horses and delivered them to King Arimardhana Pandian.




He also rode on a horse along with other horses.


Hence he is praised as Kuthirai  Swami– Horse Swami wearing horseman dress with a whip in hand.


He is in the Panchakshara Mandap.


There are foxes too under the horses praised as Ashwa Nathar.
Every entrance in the temple has Deepas (lamps) in specific numbers.


The Thiruvasi (a metal frame in upside U shape around Lord Shiva has 27 lamps representing 27 stars, the two nearby the Jeevatma-Paramatma philosophy, 5 representing the five arts, 36 representing many philosophies, 51 letters. 11 mantras and 224 world divisions.

Those facing planetary problems offer ghee for lighting the deepas around the Thiruvasi.

There is no shrine for Navagrahas in the temple but they are in pillars.

While Rahu and Ketu (serpent planets) are in the first pillar, Shukara –Venus, Sani Bhagwan-Saturn, Jupiter-Guru and Sevvai-Mars are in the second pillar.

Sun with His consorts Pradyusha and Usha and Mercury (Budha) are in the third.

Moon is at the fourth pillar.

In the next two pillars nearby are Lord Kalatheeswar and Mother Gangadevi.

There are four Vinayakas in the four corners in the second prakara one of them with Mother Annapoorani facing north.



Steaming Boiled Rice, No salt< Greens without salt.


1000 Stone Pillar Mantap raises musical notes on tapping .


Temple Timings.

The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.

Sri Athmanatha Swami Temple, Avudayarkoil, Pudukkottai district.

+91 4371 233301( cross check the Phone number.



Temple web site.






How To reach.



Chambers Of The Heart Temple Hrudayaleswarar For Chest Problems

In Hinduism on August 16, 2014 at 20:19

There is a temple which is believed to cure Heart  problems,Lung Diseases, Asthma and Chronic Bronchitis.


Here the inner roof of the temple is designed resembling the four chambers of the Heart.


Thee was a Pallava King named Rajasimhan, who built a Temple for Lord Shiva and fixed the Muhurat for the Kumbhabishekam.


The night before the Kumbhabhishekam Lord Shiva is reported to have appeared in the King’s dream and informed him that He could not be present for the consecration ceremony as He had already agreed to be present for a Temple being built by Poosalar.

The King along with his  entourage set forth to find out who could be building a better temple than a King,only to find a poor man sitting under a tree meditating.

On enquiring him , it was known that the poor man was devotee of Lord Shiva, was building a Temple for Him in his heart and fixed the date for consecration, which was the same as fixed by the King.

The King was able to see the Tempe visualised by Poosalar.

He built a Temple on the design of Poosalar and inner roof was designed to resemble the four chambers of the Heart.

The temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is in Thiruninravur, near Chennai.


How to reach.


Tiruninravur is 30 kms from Chennai.

Suburban trains from Chennai central to Arakonam, Tiruvallur, Tiruttani and Kadambattur stop at Tiruninravur.

Share autos, private autos and buses are available to go to the temple.

The temple is within walking distance from the Railway Station.(2Km)

Bus station.Thiruninravur.Buses are available from Chennai.




Sannadhis for the follwong can be found in the temple.

Hrudayaleeswarar(Onwho resides and the Lord in The Heart)
Maragada ambika
Paal vinayagar
Paal Murugar
Maha Vishnu
Subramanya swamy

Thirunindravur, the place where the temple of Hridayaleeswarar is situated is located in the Thiruvallur district of Tamil Nadu near Chennai. The inner roof of the temple is fashioned like that of a heart divided into four compartments probably displaying Poosalaar’s conception. Parvati here is worshipped as Maragathambigai. Poosalaar’s statue is found with folded hands in the shrine of Irudhayaleeeswarar. Irudhayaleeswarar is also worshipped as Manavaleswarar. People with an ailing heart is said to flock to this temple for speedy recovery due to Irudhayaleeswarar’s grace.




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