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Sri Nallandavar temple



Moolavar : Nallandavar ? Mamundi
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : NA
Thala Virutcham : Kattu Minnai tree
Theertham : NA
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : NA
City : Manaparai
District : Thiruchirapalli
State : Tamil Nadu

Singers:

   NA


Festival:

   Chithirai Tamil New Year day falling almost on April 14 or a day before or after occasionally in some years, Aadi Fridays in July-August, Avani Uriyadi, Purattasi Saturdays and Bow festival in September-October, Karthikai Deepan in November-December, Thai Pongal falling almost on January 14, Maha Shivrathri in February-March and Panguni Uthiram in March-April are the important festivals celebrated in the temple.


Temple's Speciality:

   Saptha Kannikas are respected as the sisters of Nallandavar and are installed nearby in a separate shrine. Pujas are performed first only to Sapthakannikas. An ascetic from North named Lada Sanyasi was asked by Nallandavar to stay here itself to help the devotees and bless them. Accordingly, the saint is here in a separate shrine with His legs tied. Second Puja is offered to him. The third puja goes to Lord Nallandavar.


Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 7.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and from 3.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.


Address:

   The Executive Officer, Sri Nallandavar Temple, Manaparai ? 621 306.


Phone:

   91- 4332 - 267 586, 98658 55061


General Information:

   The temple has a long compound wall.??There are separate shrines for Lord Anumadhi Vinayaka,?Madurai?Veeran, Parikarar, Ezhu Karuppanaswami, Omkara Vinayaka, Pechiamman, Pattathu Yanai, Nallandavar Yanai, Teppakulam Murugan and Sri Anjaneya.


Prayers:

   Devotees pray to Lord Nallandavar seeking solutions for problems in families, brothers, problems between husband and wife, remedy for poisonous bites for psychological problems in women etc.??It is firmly believed that Lord Nallandavar blesses the devotees as their own brother with solutions.


Thanks giving:

   Devotees offer dhoti, upper cloth, Parivattam (turban) and perform archanas to Lord Nallandavar.


Greatness Of Temple:

   Elephant is the vehicle of Lord Nallandavar with Puli Karupanasami as guardian deity with horse as his vehicle.


Temple History:

   The place where Lord Sri Rama killed the magic deer (Poonduthal or Saithal in Tamil means killing) came to be known as Maan (deer) Poondi.??Later, it changed as Mamundi according the history of the place.??There is also the story linking the place with a king named Mamundi Vallal who was both a powerful warrior and generously charitable.??He also had some super powers. As he protected the people from robbers and gave good governance, the place is named after him as Mamundi.While the Saptha Kannikas, Brahmi, Maheswari, Goumari, Vaishnavi, Vaarahi, Indirani and Chamundi were bathing in the tank in the northern side of the place, some rowdies came there and harassed them. They cried for help. King Mamundi rushed immediately and drove them away and protected the Kannikas. Thanking Mamundi for his prompt and timely help, they said that as their elder brother, he would be respected by as Nallannan, Nallandavar, Nalliah and Mamundi.


Special Features:

   NA


*Sources from Dinamalar.com




 
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