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SRI KARKADESWARAR TEMPLE - THIRUNDUDEVEANKUDI

This Temple is the 42nd Shiva temple on chozha dhesha located on the northern bank of Cauvery.Tirundhuthevankudi also known as 'nandu kovil' by local people.

Temple History - An Overview

Lord in the Tirundudevan Kudi temple should be approached by those in need of medicines, mantras and teachings for a righteous life, says the saint in his hymn.This temple has a sculptural beauty and carved with single stone.This temple is  for Birth start rasi and Chandra.

Sage Durvasa: Sage was engaged with Shiva rituals, Gandharva (a community in the celestial world) mocked at old age appearance. Sage did not mind it but Gandharva continued to do the mischief and even called him by clapping hand moved before him as a cancer-Nandu.  Sage reacted and cursed him born a Nandu.  Realizing his fault, he sought pardon of the sage.  He was advised to perform Shiva Puja to gain his original form.  He came to this place as a Nandu, bathed in the pushkarini, picked up flowers and worshipped the Lord.

 

KARKADAKESWARAR: Lord Indira (king of Devas) came to perform rituals as advised by his Guru to acquire a power to conquer demons.  He used to bath in pushkarini and perforn Shiva Puja with 1008 lotus flowers every day .one day he found one flower falling short with qty and noticied Nandu was doing puja with those flowers.  Lord indra reacted and tried to kill it with is sword. Lord made a hole in his (Linga) body to escape from Indira’s attack. Yet, the Linga was injured by the sword cut.  Lord appeared before Indira and said that one cannot succeed by arrogance but by humility alone. As Lord granted salvation to Karkadaga-Nandu, He is praised as Karkadakeswarar.

 

ARUMARUNDHU DEVER: 

 

A swayambulinga existing in this place which got buried under the sand due to natural disaster. Later some time when chola dynasty was ruling, Ruler of the dynasty had an attack of paralysis, he tried to cure these with best doctor/siddhar , but not able to cure. Finally fell at the feet of Lord Shiva. As usual lord shiva play his game and appeared as aged couple and treated king with holy water which dissolved with sacred ashes.

 

The king was completely cured and requested them to stay in the dynasty as royal doctors and offered them with gift of gold which they declined.king requested them what exactly are their wish, old aged couple conveyed to build a temple where the Shivalinga was buried and disappeared.  The king understood that the visitors were but Lord Shiva and Mother Parvathi and built the temple.   

 

Temple Name SRI KARKADESWARAR TEMPLE
NANDAANGKOVIL
NANDU KOVIL
Opening Time 9.00 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. I  4.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.
Sthala PAADAL PETRA

STHALA DETAILS

Praised By  SAINT THIRUGANASAMBANDAR
Thala Virutcham  NANGI
Thala Theertham NAVABHASANAM
Fall of sunrise on LORD NO
AGAMA /POOJA VIDHI SHIVA AGAAMA With 2 Times Pooja

ARCHITECTURE

Construction Btw (AD)  1075-1120
Architecture Type  THIRUMURAI KOVIl
RAJAGOPURAM  ONE with 3 tiers
PRAGHAM  3

DIRECTION

GOD  EAST
GODDESS  SOUTH

GRABHAGRIHA

Moolavar (GOD) KARKADESWARAR
DEVADEVESAR
ARUMARUNDHU DEVER
PINI NEEKUM SHIVA
TYPE and FORM SWAYAMBHU with CRAB HOLE ON TOP
GODDESS 1)APOORVANAYAKI 2)ARUMARUNDUNAYAKI
GODDESS Position to GOD    MARRIED POSTION

GOSTHAM DEITIES

RIGHT LORD DAKSHINAMOORTHY
BACK  LORD LINGOTHBAVA MOORTHI
LEFT LORD BRAHMA
GODDESS DURGA
LORD CHANDIKESWARAR

ALL PRAKARAM DEITIES

ENTRANCE LORD NANDHI
SPECIAL LORD CHANDRA AT MEDITATING POSITION
GENERAL LORD KARKADAKA VINAYAKAR
LORD MURUGAN
GODDESS GAJALAKSHMI
LORD SURYA
LORD CHANDRA
LORD BHAIRAVAR

NAVA GRAGHA

PRESENCE NO
PRADISHTA --
CONTROL by --

KARMA RELIEF PRAYER FOR

REMEDIES / NIVARDHI
CURE / RELIEF
RASI TEMPLE - CANCER/KATAGAM
HEALTH REMEDIES - CANCER
DOSHA- CHANDRA
DOSHA CHANDRA ASTHAM

FESTIVALS

MAHA SIVA RATHIRI

THIRUVADHIRAI

KEY ASPECT ABOUT TEMPLE

1)There are two Ambica shrines side by side,
New Ambica idol -Arumarundhu Nayaki (performed abishek oil will cure cancer)
Recovered old ambica - called as Apoorva Nayaki,

2)Lord (Lingam) has a hole created by Nandu and scar caused by Indira.

3)God and goddess worship lord chandra her to get relieve from Moon  aspects 

WORKSHIPPED by

LORD INDHRA, GODDESS PARVATHI as crab,SAGA DURVASA

PRAISED by

THIRUGANASAMBANDAR

HOW TO REACH?

Geo Location    
Devara Pathigam Name   Tiru Nandu Devan Kudi
Present Name   Tirundudevankudi
Bus Route from kumbakonam THIRUVISAIANALLUR (2 KM WALK)

Team -Tirikala

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