Palakruchi / Thiru Nattiathankudi Temple, Mannarkudi.  

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  1. Palakuruchi / Nattiathankudi Temple.

    The place is about 12 kms SE from Kuttha nallore. The place can be reached from Mavoore cross road and take the road leading to Vadapathi mangalam.

    This temple is one of 275 Devara sthalam. The temple main Raja Gopuram is of five storeys with prakaram.

    Main Deity is Swayambu Lingam known as Arulmigu Rathna pureeswarar and his consort known as Mangalambikai Amman.

    Pushkarani is Soorya Teertham seen in front of the temple, and Kari teertham at the back of the temple. Sthala Vruksham known as Maavilangai

    As we go around the prakaram, deities seen in the temple are Vinayakar, Murugan, Viswanadhar, Visalakshi, Gajalakshmi, Dakshina Moorthy, Lingothbavar and Kotpuli Naynar.

    Purna says elephant worshiped lord Siva in this place and attained Moksha. The pushkrani made by elephant is known as Kari teertham . Lord Siva is also known as “Karinaleswarar.”

    This is the birth place of Kotpuli Nayanar. When Sundarar visited the temple Nayanar asked his two daughters to take care of him as servants. Sundarar adopted them as his daughters.

    Purana >says when “Sundarar” came to temple he did not find Lord Siva in the sanctum. He prayed to Lord “Ganesha,” to help him to find Lord Siva. Ganesha showed his hands in the direction where Lord Siva was seen as, farmer working in the field along with his consort. Sundarar sang Hymns on Lord Siva, who disappeard from the field and was seen inside the sanctum.

    Sundarar sang Hymns on Lord Siva of this place. Appar has contributed two hymns on Lord Siva.

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