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Arulmigu Kailasanathar Temple

  • Main Diety - Kailasanathar
  • Goddess - Periya Nayagi Amman
  • Holy Tree - Plantain Tree and Vilva Tree
  • Holy Water - Chandra Theertham and River Cauery
  • Colour - White Gem Stone
  • Season - Winter
  • Auspisious Day - Monday
  • Direction - North West
  • General Information

    The temple is at the eastern end of the village Thingalur. It is a temple for Lord Siva. Opposite the temple is a pond called Chandra Theertham. The sanctum looks to the east. Holy mother faces south. There are two blunt towers at the east and south entrances of the temple. This temple is known as Kailayanathar Temple. Kailayanathar in the form of Linga with his consort Periya Nayagi Amman in this Siva Temple.
    How to Reach -35 kms from Kumbakonam.

    History

    Legend has it that there lived a merchant Appoodi Adikal in the village of Tingaloor who was a devotee of Shiva. Appoodi Adikal held Tirunavukkarasar in high regard and looked forward to the day when he would be able to host the saint poet. The day arrived, but his son got killed by a venomous snake bite while the saint was being hosted. The saint moved by Appoodi Adikal's devotion is said to have miraculously restored the lad to life. Celestials Chandran,Suryan and Sage Gauthama, Appoothi Adigal and Sekkizhar are said to have worshipped here and got grace of Siva.

    Specialities

    The hymns of Thirunavukarasar and Sekkizhar addressed to Kayilayanathar in awe. This is an ancient Saivite shrine, associated with the life of Tirunavukkarasar, although no Tevara Patikam dedicated to the shrine has been discovered so far. Tirunavukkarasar has mentioned Tingaloor in a patikam of 10 songs dedicated to another Shivastalam, and hence Tingalur constitutes of the Tevara Vaippu thalangal. Chandra Bagavan whose dress is white and his grains were paddy and raw rice. He has to be offered with raw rice pudding mixed with jaggery, white flowers (White Arali) and white clothing. It is believed that this pooja will remove obstacles in one’s life.

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    Next to Suryan, Chandran is the most auspicious of the Navagrahas. The Kailasanathar temple known as the Navagraha sthalam associated with Chandra the moon, is located in the hamlet of Tingaloor. Thingalur is on the way from Thiruvaiyaru to Kumbakonam in Thanjavur District, Tamilnadu. It is around 25 Kms away from Thanjavur in the North direction. The small temple here has a shrine dedicated to Chandran. Festivals : In the Tamil month of Panguni (March - April) on the full moon day (Pournami) , the day before and on the succeeding day (3 days), the rays of the rising moon fall on Lord Siva (Kailasanathar). Poojas performed on Full moon days and every Mondays are very special in this temple. Period 500 years - 1000 years.

    Festivals

    In the Tamil month of Panguni (March - April) on the full moon day (Pournami) , the day before and on the succeeding day (3 days), the rays of the rising moon fall on Lord Siva (Kailasanathar). Poojas performed on Full moon days and every Mondays are very special in this temple. Period 500 years - 1000 years

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