Moon (Chandran) - Monday
Located Place: Sri Naadan kovil (temple) – Nandi Pura Vinnagaram, Nathan Kovil near Kumbakonam
(The templ is located near Korakai –Kumbakonam)
Deity: Jegannathan, Vinnagara Perumal Goddess: Shenbagavalli
Sthala Virutcham: Shenbaga tree
Theertham: Nandhi Pushkarani
Old Year: 1000 – 2000 years old.
How to reach: with in one km from Kumbakonam Bus stand.
The Town Thiru kudanthai located near Kumbakonam, Thanjavour, Tamilnadu, south India. And the main deity is Sarangapani and his consorts Komalavalli Thayar and it’s only one of the temple for Sun (Navagraha in Kumbakonam).
Temple Worship time: 8.00 AM to 12.00 PM & 4.30 PM to 8.00 PM
Temple contact no: 0435-2417575, 9443771400.
About Sri Nandhan Kovil
The Village Nathan Kovil located Near Kumbakonam, Tamilnadu, south India. And the main deity is Jegannathan and his consorts Shenbagavalli. And it’s one of the temple for Moon for (Navagraha in Kumbakonam Tamil nadu).
The word Nandham Means Teacher or Guide the lord Vishnu Guided this place after he called as “Nadhanadha”.
The temple is revered in Nalayira Divya Prabandham, the 7th to 9th century Vaishnava canon, by Thirumangai Azhwar in eleven hymns. The temple is classified as a Divyadesam, one of the 108 Vishnu temples that are mentioned in the book.
The temple is a symbol of unity between the two sects of Hinduism namely, Vaishnavism and Saivism and Nandhi the sacred bull Shiva and image of Brahma are depicted in the main sanctum.
There is a separate Sanctum (Sannidhi) for Jegannathar.“In this temple resembles the Puri jegannathar Temple it’s also known as Dakshina Jaganatham“.
The Hindu temple dedicated to lord Vishnu (Vaishnava) it’s one of the Divya Desa of lord Vishnu out of 108 divya shetram. Lord Vishnu worshipped here as Srinivasan and his consort Lakshmi as Shenbagavalli. Nandi, the sacred bull of Shiva, is believed to have got his curses relieved by worshipping Vishnu here and hence the place is called Nandipuram. All the shrines and water bodies associated with the temple are named after Nandi.
The temple has a 3-tier gateway tower, (rajagopuram). Here Nandi got relieved of his curse here, the names of the temples bodies are named after Nandi. The temple tank is called Nandi Theertham, the vimanam as Nandi Vimanam, the place called Nandipuram and other water body as Nandi Pushkarani.
The main sanctum houses the image of the presiding deity, Srinivasa Perumal, the metal image of the festival deity, Jagannatha, the images of Bhoodevi and Sridevi on either sides of Srinivasa. The image of Nandi, which is otherwise part of Shiva temples, is present in the main sanctum. There is a separate shrine for Shenbagavalli Thayar.
History: (Sthala varalaru)
The mother Mahalakshmi had a desire to have her place in the chest of lord as she was ever serving the lord from his feet. To realize her aim she came to this place shenbagaranyam and performed penance. Lord could not bear her separation. He took mother on his chest her on a Friday in the full moon fortnight in the Tamil month of Ippasi (Oct-Nov). Devotees believe that their wishes would be granted with their participation in the Abhishek to mother on Ippasai festival.
History: (Sibhi Chakravarthi)
The King Shibi Chakravathi is Great Donner and the Lord Indrha took a form of hunter and the lord Agni has to be changed as Pigeon after both reached this place. The pigeon saught Sibhis help and to help the poor bird he came forward to give his own flesh equal to the pigeon weight to the hunter.
So he sat in the wert plate of the balance while the pigeon in the east so to see the this fantastic scene lord Narayana faces west in this temple. The he blessed eternity to king shibi.
And the temple constructed by Nandhi Varma.
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