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Sri Thenupureeswarar temple



Moolavar : Patteeswarar
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Palvalai Nayaki
Thala Virutcham : Vanni
Theertham : Gnana Vavi
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Mazhapadi
City : Thirupatteeswaram
District : Thanjavur
State : Tamil Nadu

Singers:

   The glory of the Lord of the temple is praised by Saint Gnana Sambandar in his Thevaram hymns. This is the 23rd Shiva temple on the southern bank of Cauvery praised in Thevaram hymns.


Festival:

   The most important festival of the temple is the Muthu Pandal (Pearl Tent) event in the month of Aani-June-July. This is a festival remembering the event of Lord Shiva offering this Pandal to Saint Gnanasambandar through His Bhooda Ganas. It is almost a spiritual drama showing the mercy of Lord to the child saint. It begins at 12.00 a.m. on the day when child saint Ganasambandar comes to the tent in Patteeswaram with his followers and sings the hymns. At night Lord Patteeswarar and Mother Palvalai Nayaki comes in procession in a pearl palanquin. The child saint also follows in procession. The festivals would be so alive pleasing devotees. Vaikasi Visakam in May-June beginning on the Vishaka star day with Panchamurthis (five deities) coming in procession to Tirumalairajan River offering theertham to devotees and return to temple granting darshan to devotees; Margazhi Panchamurthis procession on the new moon day, offering the Koti Theertham, an event remembering the relief of the Sayahati dosha to Lord Sri Rama; Aani Tirumanjanam to Lord Nataraja in June-July; Aadi Pooram Mother Palvalai Nayaki procession in July-August; Avani abishek to Lord Nataraja in August-September;Vinayaka Chaturthi pujas and special abisheks in the same month; and Aipasi Annabishekam in October-November; Masi Magam and Maha Shivrathri with four time pujas at night in February-March; Sandalwood paste Alankaras to Durga Matha in Panguni Uthiram in March-April; Monthly Pradosha days, Deepavali, Pongal, Tamil and English New Year Days are the many festivals celebrated in the temple with special pujas and aaradhanas.


Temple's Speciality:

   The place derives its name Patteeswaram from the worship of a Patti Kandru-cow calf that made a sand Shivalainga and worshipped here. Lord is Patteeswarar. Lord asked Nandhi to move to enable Him to see Sambandar coming to the shrine with the Muthu Pandal. Mother Durga appears soft looking on Her Lion vahan, Her feet on demon Mahisha holding conch, discus, bow, arrow, sword, armour and a parrot. It is also said that Sage Vishwamitra succeeded in this place only attaining the full power of Gayatri Mahamantra, according to some sources. Sage Markandeya had worshipped Lord Patteeswarar in this temple.


Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.


Address:

   Sri Thenupureeswarar Temple, Tiru Patteeswaram, Thanjavur.


Phone:

   91- 435- 2416976.


General Information:

   Devotees pray to Mother Durga for relief from the adverse aspects of serpent planets Rahu and Ketu during the Rahu Kalam times, on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays in particular and on new moon, full moon, Ashtami and Navami days and for child and wedding boons and from the adverse aspect of Mars-Sevvai planet.


Prayers:

   Realizing their wishes, devotees offer lime fruit garlands, light lime cup lamps, offer sari to Mother Durga. Bhairava Ashtami abishek is performed on Lord Bhairava on the Ashtami day in new moon fortnight. Abhishek is offered to Lord Patteeswara with milk, green coconut, rose water, sandal, sacred ash, cosmetic powders, rice flour, honey and oil. On Karthikai Monday days in November abishek is performed to Lord with 1008 conch theertha. They also offer vastras to Lord and Mother. Feeding-Annadhana, distribution of nivedhanas to devotees and contribution to temple renovation are other commitments undertaken by the devotees.


Thanks giving:

   Mother Durga in the temple earlier was the custodian and advisor deity of the Chola kings for about a century including great Raja Raja Chola. She was in the northern side of the palace in Patteeswaram. Lord Bhairava, Lord Vinayaka and Lord Muruga were also in this palace shrine. Either marching on a war or taking any important decision, they prayed to Mother Durga and sought Her permission and approval. When their rule came to an end, Mother Durga is placed in this temple.


Greatness Of Temple:

   Mother Parasakthi chose this place for Her penance on Lord Shiva. Devas came here in the form of trees and plants to make the environment green and beautiful.


Temple History:

   Miracle Based: The place derives its name Patteeswaram from the worship of a Patti Kandru-cow calf that made a sand Shivalainga and worshipped here. Lord is Patteeswarar. Lord asked Nandhi to move to enable Him to see Sambandar coming to the shrine with the Muthu Pandal. Mother Durga appears soft looking on Her Lion vahan, Her feet on demon Mahisha holding conch, discus, bow, arrow, sword, armour and a parrot. It is also said that Sage Vishwamitra succeeded in this place only attaining the full power of Gayatri Mahamantra, according to some sources. Sage Markandeya had worshipped Lord Patteeswarar in this temple.


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*Sources from Dinamalar.com




 
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