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NANNILAM - SRI MADHUVANESWARAR TEMPLE

This is the 188th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 71st Sthalam on the south side of river Cauvery in Chozha Naadu.This Temple is known as Nannilam Perungkoil and is situated on the banks of River Mudikondan

Temple History - An Overview

This Temple is built on a land covering an area of 270 feet in length and 135 feet in width. The Temple has two prakarams. The 30 feet tall 2 tier Rajagopuram is facing east with five Kalasams.

Vayu the God of wind and divine serpent Adisesha claimed supremacy of their prowess in the court of the Devas.  Adisesha covered the peaks of Mount Meru with his thousand heads.  Vayu could not shake the mount.  This created panic in the world and yielding to the appeal of Devas Adisesha gave in one peak.  Vayu shook the peak and took it to south when one small piece fell in this place, according to sthala purana.

The piece of the peak that fell here became a small mount which was earlier a plain.  The temple is believed to have been built on this mount.  Lord Shiva appeared here as a Tejolinga as the result of the penance of King Bruhadrajan in Krutha Yuga.  During the Dwapara Yuga Lord changed all Devas into bees to protect them from the harassment of demon Vruddhasura.  Lord also advised the Devas to make bee-hives in the sanctum and worship Him.  As bees worshipped here the Lord is named Madhuvaneswarar (Madhu in Sanskrit means honey), Mother as Madhuvana Nayaki and the place as Madhuvanam.  There are bees around the place even now but they do not harm anybody.

TEMPLE GREATNESS

Devas in the form of bees worshipped Shiva here:

                During the Dwapara Yuga Lord changed all Devas into bees to protect them from the harassment of demon Vruddhasura. Lord also advised the Devas to make bee-hives in the sanctum and worship him. As bees worshipped here the Lord is named Madhuvaneswarar (Madhu in Sanskrit means honey), Mother as Madhuvana Nayaki and the place as Madhuvanam. There are bees around the place even now but they do not harm anybody. As a proof of this, there are two beehives one in Somaskandar shrine and the other in the Subramanya shrine.

Yama, Varuna, Indira & Kubera installed Lingas in four directions:

Yama the Lord Death in the south, Varuna the God of rains in the west, Indira in east and Kubera in the north installed Shivalingas in the place and worshipped the Lord.

Fight between Vayu and Adhiseshan:

Vayu the God of wind and divine serpent Adisesha claimed supremacy of their prowess in the court of the Devas. Adisesha covered the peaks of Mount Meru with his thousand heads. Vayu could not shake the mount. This created panic in the world and yielding to the appeal of Devas Adisesha gave in one peak. Vayu shook the peak and took it to south when one small piece fell in this place, according to Sthala Purana. The piece of the peak that fell here became a small mount which was earlier a plain. The temple is believed to have been built on this mount.

Lord Shiva appeared to King Bruhadrajan here:

Lord Shiva appeared here as a Tejolinga as the result of the penance of King Bruhadrajan in Kritha Yuga.

Chakra Theertham:

Lord Vishnu had a fierce battle with the demon Jalandhara. Lord Vishnu set out his fierce weapon dice/Chakkrayudha to behead the demon fallen on this sacred place and formed a pond known as Chakra Theertham.

Temple Name  SRI MADHUVANESWARAR TEMPLE 
 NANNILAM PERUNGKOVIL  MADHUVANAM
Opening Time   8.00 to 11.00 a.m.
  4.00 to 8.00 p.m.
Sthala  PADAL PETRA STHALAM
Praised By   SAINT SUNDARAR
Thala Virutcham   VILVA
Thala Theertham  BRAHMMA

ARCHITECTURE

Construction Btw (AD)  900~ 1000
Architecture Type  MADAKOVIL
RAJAGOPURAM  ONE with 5 tiers
PRAGHAM  2 ( TOP and BOTTOM HILL TYPE)
AGAMA /POOJA VIDHI  SHIVA AGAMA WITH 4 TIMES 

GRABHAGRIHA

Moolavar (Main Detites )   MADHUVANESWARAR
TYPE  SWAMBYU
FORM  SELF MAGNIFICENT
GOD Facing Towards  EAST
GODDESS  MADHUVEENESWARI
 PRAKASSA NAYAKAR
GODDESS Position (GOD)  LEFT
GODDESS Facing   Towards  SOUTH
RIGHT SIDE DEITIES  LORD DAKSHINAMOORTHY
 LORD SOMASKANDAR
BACK DEITIES  LORD LINGOTHBAVA MOORTHI
LEFT SIDE DEITIES  LORD BRAHMA
 GODDESS DURGA
 

ENTRANCE

DEITIES  LORD BRAHMMAPURESWARAR

ALL PRAKARAM 

Special DEITIES  CHANDIKESWARAR WITH WIFE
General DEITIES  LORD GANESHA
 LORD MURUGAN,VALLI,DEIVASENA
 GODDESS GAJALAKSHMI
 LORD AGASTHEESWARAR
 LORD SANISWARAR
 LORD BHAIRAVAR
 LORD NANDHI

NAVA GRAGHA

PRESENCE  YES
PRADISHTA  AGAMA
CONTROL  MOOLAVAR

PRAYERS FOR KARMIC RELIEF

Remedies / Cure / Nivardhi   ENLIGHTENMENT -MOKSHA SALVATION
  -
   -
   -

FESTIVALS

 VISAKAM

 THIRUVADHIRI

 GURU POOJA

 MAHA SHIVARATRI

KEY ASPECT ABOUT TEMPLE

1) Yama the Lord Death in the south, Varuna the God of rains in the west, Indira in east and Kubera in the north installed Shivalingas in the place and worshipped the Lord.

2)one will get salvation by worshipping here during Ekadasi and Pradoshams.

3)Taking bath in Brahmma Theertham during  Masi month will fetch all benefits

WHO WORKSHIPPED HERE

Lord Brahma,Yama,Varuna,Kubera,Indra,Surya,Sage Agastya, Bruhadrajan 

SAINT PRAISED

SUNDARAR

HOW TO REACH

Geo Location    
Devara Pathigam Name    Madhuvanam, Devaranyam
 Sundaravani,  Bruhathpuram
Present Name    NANNILAM
Routes  
Bus No
 THIRUVARUR BUS VIA NANNILAM
 333

Team -Tirikala

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