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Sunday, January 13, 2013

திருவையாறு பஞ்சநதீஸ்வரர் திருக்கோவில்

Many of you might have already known about this temple or even blessed enough to visit and pray.  The temple is also called in Tamil as   ஐயாறப்பர் திருக்கோவில்.

Legends:  The birth place of Nandhi.  God Shiva performed the marriage of Nandhi here.  Appar had Kailasa Darshan at this abode.  Hence the place is also known as பூலோக கைலாசம்.  The Tiruvaiyaru temple has also a shrine for Aatkondar  also known as Kala Samharamoorthy.   A Homa Kundam  started by saint Aadi  Sankara  can be found outside the shrine of Aatkondar.  

The temple has a lot of interesting  sculptures and paintings.  The temple is built up in an area of more than 60000 square meters  with 5 different praharams and several mandapams. The last Kumbabishekam was performed in 1971.  The temple is presently under renovation from 2009 onwards and Kumbabishekam is scheduled on 07.02.2013 (Thursday).   Several Uzhavarappani  groups from the length and breadth of Tamilnadu have already descended on the scene and many of them are working round the clock.

Our group has been allotted 19th & 20th of January for doing Uzhavarappani. Our work will mostly consist of painting / white-washing.   For details, please contact our coordinator  Shri Ramachandran @ 98840 80543

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