Thiruvannaikaval, Azhgiya singar, adi marriamman and samayapuram marriamman temple. trichy.  

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  1. Thiruvannaikaval

    This is one of 275 important Siva Devara sthalam and Sakthi peetam. The place is also known as Gajaranya kshetram, and Appu sthalam.
    The place is about 3 kms from Trichy, inbetween Kollidam and Cauvery.

    Main Deity is Swayambu linga known as Jambukeswarar, and his consort Akilandeeswari amman.

    Teertham is Cauvery, Brahma, Indra, Chandra, Rama, Agni, Agsthya, kollidam and Surya. Sthala Vruksham is Vennaval tree.

    The deity is known as Jalakandeeswarar due to water springing down the Siva linga. Spider and Elephant worshipped Siva in this place hence the name Annaika.

    ImportanceIn front of the main deity Siva we see nine holes and darshan through the hole is equal to dip in all 9 teerthams. Ambal worshipped Siva in this place so even now Archakas worship siva in the noon time wearing saree.

    The earing of goddess is known as Thadangam. Sankaracharya controled her anger and placed it in the earings as srichakra. One is Siva chakkra and the other one is Srichakkra.

    Sambandhar, Navkkuarasar, and Sundarar sang hymns on Siva of this place. Arunagiri nadhar sang thirupugazh on subramanya of this place

  2. Azagiya Singar temple:

    The temple is near Srirangam railway station.

    Main Deity is Lakshmi narashima Swamy in santha swaroopam.

  3. Adi Marriamman

    The temple is about 16 kms from Trichy chatram bus stand. The place is known as Enam Samayapuram.

    Main Deity is Marriamman.

    Importance: The temple is a small one with two different sanctums of Adi marriamman in one compound. The idol in one temple is of Athhi maram. (fig tree). They don’t do abishekam for this idol. The other one is stone to which they do abishekam. This temple should be visited before you visit the Samapuram Marriamman of Kannanoore.

    Story is previously the idol was in Ranganadhar temple of Srirangam, and it was removed from there and kept in this place

  4. Samayapuram: Marriamman temple.
    The place is known as S.kannanoore,which is 15 kms from trichy bus stand.
    Teertham is known as Mari teertham. sthala vruksham is Neem tree.

    Importance: We see three Ganesha known as Itcha, Kriya and Gyana sakthi in one sanctum. The main idol is of medicinal herbs, so there is no abishekam for the deity. At the back of the main sanctum we see padam of amman. This is one of the sakthi peetam.

    The temple is opened all through the day from 5am to 9pm.

Naganadha swamy, Sri Krishna, Nandi temple and Malai kottai temple. Trichy.  

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This time our tour was to Thirchirappalli for four days from january 9- 2008. The place is one of the important junctions well connected to Airways, Railways and Roadways. We stayed at Mayavaram Lodge, 87, Vanappattarai Street, Teppakulam Post, and Thiruchirappalli-620002. Phone number: 0431-2704089, 0431-2722400.

The accommodation was reasonable and service rendered was good. It was homely. They have car for rents also. The car driver Kuzandhaivelu was very coperative and helpful.

Our tour was mainly to visit Old important temples of Siva, Vishnu, and few temples on the way. We were unable complete all temples of our choice, due to temple timings.

My next few posts will be about our places which we covered in and around Trichy.

  1. Naganadhaswamy temple

    The temple is in Nandikoil Street, near theppakulam. Sthala Vruksham is Vilvam.
    Teertham is Siva teertham.

    Main Deity is Swayambu linga known as Naganadhaswamy and his consort Anandhavalli ambikai in different sanctum.

    Some munie's due to ego thought they can live on their own, without the blessings of god. To awaken them Siva fought with them, and they diverted snakes, against Siva. In turn Siva wore the snakes as ornaments, hence the name Naganadhar.

    Importance: The temple is below the ground level. Siva is facing east and Amman sannidhi to south. We can watch both deities at the same time from one place. There is a small tank in front of Amman sannidhi.

    Scvandhi nadhar and Saramamuni worshipped Siva of this place with sevandhi flowers.
    Navagraha sannidhi is different here we see only sun with wives and rest alone.

    The other deities we see are Ganesha, Subramanya swamy, Dandayudha pani, Somaskandhar, and Bairavar.

  2. Krishna temple: The temple is in Nandhi koil Street. It is a Small temple with Krishna as main deity. There is a separate sanctum for Anjaneya near the entrance to right.

  3. Nandi temple: The temple is in Nandi street.

    Importance:There is a huge Nandi here. This Nandi belongs to Thayumanar temple.Once upon a time the whole place was belonging to temple. Now houses have built inbetween and Nandi is seperated from main temple

  4. Malai kottai: Ganesha and Lord Siva temple.

    This is one of 275 Siva Devara sthalam temples.

    The place is about 5 kms from Trichy and half km from chattram bus stand.This temple is a fort temple and there are 3 temples here.

    Teertham: cauveri, Siva gangai, and Brahma teertham.Sthala vruksham is Vilvam. The temple is known as Dakshina kailasam.

    Main Deities: Mannika vinakar once you enter the temple. Mathruboodheswarar or Thayumanavar, and his consort Mattuvarkuzali, or Sugandhakundalambikai, in different sanctum and it is half the way to the top hill. Uchhi pilliar Ganesha on the top hill.

    Importance: The height of the temple is 275’ and there are nearly 420 steps to climb. Siva took care of a girl during pregnancy and delivery time in the form of the girl's mother, hence he is known as Thayumanavar.

    Agasthya, Arjuna, Hanuman, Rathnavathi, Rama, Saptha Kanniar, Saptha Rishi, Sarama muni and chittar worshipped Siva of this place.

    There is a big hall before entering Siva temple which is full of paintings and pillars have beautiful carvings. We see a chain hanging in the roof made of single stone. The roof of the hall is also fully painted.

    Sarma muni worshipped Siva with chevandi flowers brought from naga lokha and hence he is called as Chevandhi nadhar also. One of 64 Siva moortham known as gangala moortham is seen here. There are two caves in the temple.

    Navukkuarasar and Sambandhar sang hymns on Siva of this place.

    Purana of ucchi pilliar Veebishana was taking the idol of Ranganadhar to Srilanka,on his return. He was cautioned not to keep the idol down if so he will not be able to remove it and take. He agreed to the condition.

    On his way he gave the idol to Ganesha to hold for some time to finish his evening ritualas. Ganesha agreed, and after a while he placed the idol down and went to the top of the hill.

    Veebishana saw the idol down when he returned and he failed in lifting up the idol. He returned back to his place without the idol. Ranganadhar agreed to face south, towards the dirrection of srilanka