Thiru pynjeeli, Thiruvellarai, Trichy  

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  1. Thirup pyenjeeli:

    This is one of 275 important Siva Devara Sthalam. The place is about 8kms from Mannacha nallore.

    Main Deity is known as Neelakandeswarar, Jeelivana nadhar, and his consort known as Visalakshi ammai.Teertam is known as Appar teertham.
    Sthala vruksham is Jeeli, a variety of plantain tree.

    Importance: Siva appeared in the form of human being and gave food for Navakkuarasar. Vasista muni had darshan of Siva in dancing posture. Here instead of navagraha we see 9 small deepas lighted in front of Dwajasthamba.

    We see separate Yama temple outside the main temple within the compound. Inside the sanctum we see Siva and Parvathi with Muruga between them as somaskandha moortham with yama under the leg of Siva, Surya and Chandra on the top, to either side with chamaram.

    Appar, Sundarar and Sambandhar sang hymns on Siva of this place.

  2. Thiruvellari:

    The temple is one of 108 Divaya desam. The place is about 17 kms from trichy to north.

    Main Deity is Pundarekaksha perumal and his consort known as Pankayach selvi thayar, Shenbagavalli in different sanctum. Teertham is Manikarnika, Kusa, Pushkala. Sthala Vruksham is Elandhy maram.

    Importance: There are two entrances to the temple known as Uttharayana and Dakshinana. There is one more door inside known as Nazhikettan door.

    PuranaThe story for the door is when perumal came late in the night thayar questioned him for the delay. Priority is for Goddess here. Lakshmi, Bhomadevi, Surya, Chandra, and Adiseshan worshipped god in human form. There is a pond belonging to the temple in swastik shape known as mamiar kulam. The construction is in such a way that person taking bath in a side cannot see the person who is to the other side

  3. Thiruthiya malai: Siva temple.

    The place is about 10 kms from Thiruvellari.

    Main Deity is Swayambu linga known as Eka pushpa priyanadhan and his consort known as Thaiyilum nallaval in different sanctum.Water spring is considered as teertham.

    Importance: The temple dates back to some 5000 years back. It is on a small hillock and looks like a fort. Only one flowers blooms and the main deity was worshipped with that flower and hence the name. The place is a small village and hardly people visit the place. The temple is maintained well.

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