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Sri Idam Kondeeswarar temple



Moolavar : Idam Kondeeswarar
Urchavar :
Amman / Thayar : Bruhat Sundara Gujambikai
Thala Virutcham : NA
Theertham : NA
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : NA
City : Thirukalyanapuram
District : Thanjavur
State : Tamil Nadu

Singers:

   NA


Festival:

   Purattasi Navarathri in September-October; Tiru Karthikai in November-December; Aipasi Annabishekam in October-November; Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January; Maha Shivrathri in February-March; monthly pradoshams; Mondays of Karthikai month covering November-December are the festival days observed in the temple.


Temple's Speciality:

   Lord Idam Kondeeswar is praised in Thevaram hymns by the Saivite Saints.


Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. and from 5.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.


Address:

   Sri Idam Kondeeswarar Temple, Tiru Kalyanapuram, Thanjavur


Phone:

   NA


General Information:

   Lord Idam Kondeeswarar in His Shiva Linga form graces devotees from Tirukalyanapuram which is situated on the northern bank of Cauvery.? The temple is facing east.? Mother Bruhat Sundara Gujambika is facing south.? Artha Mandap and Maha Mandap are near the sanctum sanctorum.? Balipeeta is behind Nandikeswara at the entrance.? There are shrines for Lords Vinayaka, Muruga with His consorts Valli and Devasana, Krishna, Dakshinamurthi and Chandikeswara and Mother Durga Parameswari and Mahalakshmi and Sage Kachapa in the prakara.? There are also shrines for Sani Bhagwan , Sun, Moon, four Saivite Saints praised as Nalvar collectively, Lord Bhairava and Navagrahas the nine planets.?


Prayers:

   People pray to Lord and Mother to realize their wishes in mind.


Thanks giving:

   Devotees perform abishek to Lord and Mother and offer vastras.


Greatness Of Temple:

   As one of the ancient temples in Thanjavur district with the flow of Mother Cauvery, Tirukalyanapuram Idam Kondeeswarar temple celebrates all festivals with great devotion and grandeur.


Temple History:

    Going by history, it appears that Lord Idam Kondeeswarar was in Idai Marudur earlier. Lord Mahalinga Parameswara also praised as Aadhi Madyarjuna requested His elder to give Him space here which He granted. Since then, Lord is known as Idam ?place, Kodutha ? gave, Easwara ? Lord. Saint Tirunavukkarasar had mentioned this event in his Thevaram hymns. The place has also mention in the hymns of other Saivite Saints.
Sage Kachapa performed severe penance on Lord Shiva from the northern bank of Cauvery. A voice asked the sage the purpose of his penance. The Sage replied that he wished to have the darshan of Lord with Mother Parvathi in the Cauvery region. The voice said that his ambition would be fulfilled. The sage asked again about the timing of the darshan for the voice replied that there would grow Shiva Lingas in the place announcing the arrival of Lord and Mother. The sage waited.
The Lingas began to appear on the Full Moon Day of Thai month-January-February. Lord Aadhi Madyarjuna-Mahalinga Peruman granted darshan to the sage on the Vrushab-bull-vahan with Mother Parvathi. As desired by the sage, Lord also granted darshan to the sage with Mother Bruhat Sundara Gujambika in wedding posture-Kalyana posture. The place came to be known as Tiru Kalyana Puram.


Special Features:

   Miracle Based:?The place is mentioned in the Thevaram hymns of Saivite saints collectively known as Nalvar.?


*Sources from Dinamalar.com




 
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