Last weekend, I had been to some temples in and around Mayavaram. Since all of them happened to be paadal petra sthalangaL, I thought I will capture the details here. Thanks to the book ‘திருமுறைத்தளங்கள்’ that my brother had got me in the last book fair, I could get more information on the history of the places.
155= Temple no 155 in the Paadal Petra Sthalam
38 = Temple no 38 in kaviri thenkarai
This is a paadal petra sthalam. Thirugnanasambandhar has sung about this temple. Main deity is Vedhapureeswarar and he is facing west.
Goddess: Soundarya Nayagi
Theertham: Vedhamirtha theertham
Vinayagar: Gnanasambandha Vinayagar
Dont miss the rudraksha tree behind the temple and also the rudraksha decoration above the sivalingam
If you like old temples with not much crowd(When I went there was no one else) then this place would be the ideal choice. In case you visit this temple, do not forget to have a look at the sokkataan mandapam, and the paintings there.
Apart from the Sivan temple, there is a perumaL temple here. The deity is called aamaruviyappan and the temple is one of the 108 divyadesangaL.
I do not have much photographs from this temple as renovation is going on. One interesting thing is that, perumaL is directly facing the sivan over here. The sivan temple is at the east end of the road, facing west and the perumaL temple is at the west end facing east. PerumaL is around 16 feet tall.
This temple is around 9 kms from Mayavaram(MayiladuthuRai). From Mayavaram proceed towards Kumbakonam via Kuthalam. After some 6 kms, you will reach a junction where on the left side you will get a road called as ‘Komal Road’. Proceed in that for around 3 kms and you will reach Therazhundhur.
At the junction, you will find a piLLayar temple. It seems when thirugnanasambandhar visited this place he was confused whether to take left or right for the temple. And piLLayar guided him. So he is called as vazhikaati vinayagar 🙂
Entire set of photographs, can be found here