• திருஞானசம்மந்தர்
    Thirugyanasambandhar
    அப்பர்
    Appar
    சுந்தரர்
    Sundarar
    மாணிக்கவாசகர்
    Manikkavasakar
Next Pradosham on: Tue Oct 3 2017
Thamirabharani River Temples
Details of Shiva Temples in and beyond Madurai, under Pandya Dynasty. Some temples were famous, but unknown to devotees
There are innumerous temples located on the Southern Pandya Kingdom, particularly in and around Thamirabharani River - both on the Southern and Northern banks. Puranas recall that there were 274 Shiva temples and 108 VaishNava shrines. Among them, Thamirabharani Mhathmiyam (Glory of Thamirabharani), Nava Samudra Mahathmiyam, Shivasaila Mahathmiyam, Thiruppudai Maruthur Mahathmiyam, Thirukutrala Sthala Puranam, Thenkasi Sthala Puranam, Karuvai Sthala Puranam, Thiruchendur Puranam books say our Ancestors worshipped Shivalayas in a structured way by splitting them in denomination of Thiri (3), Pancha (5), Ashta (8), Nava (9), Dasa (10). We furnish below the sequential division that was provided by our Ancestors lineage in the same manner.
PANCHA AASANA SHRINES
S. No. Place Name Temple Name
1. Ervaadi Thiruvazhudheesar temple
2. Kalakaadu Sathyavaakeesar temple
3. Naanguneri Thirunaageshwarar temple
4. VijayanaaraayaNapuram ManoNmaneesar temple
5. Shenbagaraamanalloor Raamalingar temple
PANCHA BOOTHA SHRINES
S. No. Place Name Bootha Division
1. Sankarankovil Prithvi (Earth)
2. Karivalamvantha Nalloor Agni (Fire)
3. Thaarukaapuram Jalam (Water)
4. Thenmalai Vaayu (Air)
5. Devathaanam Aakash (Space)
NAVA LINGAPURAMS
S. No. Place Name Temple Name
1. Vallanaadu Thirumoola Naathar temple
2. Gaandheeshwaram Ekaantha Lingar temple
3. Puraiyoor Ayanaadheeswarar temple
4. Therkukaaraseri Kulasekharamudaiyaar temple
5. Kaayalpattinam Meykandeshwarar temple
6. Kongaraayakurichi Veeramaarthandeswarar temple
7. Puthukkudi Vadanakkanaayanaar temple
8. Velloor Nadunakkanaayanaar temple
9. ManavaLaraayakurichi Thennakkanaayanaar temple
NAVA SAMUDRA SHRINES
S. No. Place Name
1. Amba Smudram
2. RavaNa Samudram
3. Veeraa Samudram
4. Aranga Samudram
5. Dhalapathi Samudram
6. Vaala Samudram
7. Gopala Samudram
8. Vadamalai Samudram (Pathmaneri)
9. RathanakArA Samudram (Thiruchendur)
PANCHA KROSA SHRINES (EQUIVALENT TO VARANASI)
S. No. Place Name Temple Name
1. Shivasailam Shivasailappar temple
2. Aazhvaarkurichi Vaneeswarar temple
3. Kadayam Vilvavananaathar temple
4. Thiruppudai Maruthoor Naarumboonaathar temple
5. Paapanaasam Paapanaasar temple
PANCHA PEETA SHRINES
S. No. Place Name Temple Name
1. Brahmadesam Koorma Peedam
2. Kutraalam Chakra Peedam
3. Thenkaasi Padma Peedam
4. Thirunelveli Gaanthi Peedam
5. Kanyakumari Kumari Peedam
SHIVA KAILASAM (AATHI KAILASAM)
S. No. Place Name Temple Name
1. Brahmadesam Kailasanathar temple
2. Ariyanaayakipuram Kailasanathar temple
3. Thirunelveli (Southern Kailasam) Thenkailayanathar (Nellaiyappar Kovil)
4. Keezhanatham (Melur) Kailasanathar temple
5. Murappa Naadu Kailasanathar temple
6. Srivaikundam Kailasanathar temple
7. Thenthirupperai Kailasanathar temple
8. Chernthapoomangalam Kailasanathar temple
9. GangaikoNdaan Kailasanathar temple
Charriot, Flagstaff, Holy Altar, Processional Deities, Devas, Apsaras Kannigas, Nataraja's Blisful Dance, Moorthi, Shrine, Tank - all these encompasses a famous and hoary holy shrine wherein God Shiva presided Himself as a God of Knowledge and Blessed devotees.
NAVA KAILASAM
S. No. Place Name Planet Name Temple Name
1. Papanasam Surya (Sun) Paapanasar, Ulagammai
2. Cheranmadevi Chandran (Moon) Ammainaathar, Avudainayaki
3. Kodakanaloor Sevvai (Mars) Kailasanathar, Sivakami
4. Kunnathoor Rahu (Gomid) Gothaparameshwarar, Sivakami
5. Murappanadu Guru (Jupitar) Kailasanathar, Sivakami
6. Srivaikundam Sani (Saturn) Kailasanathar, Sivakami
7. Thenthirupperai Buthan (Mercury) Kailasanathar, Ponnammal
8. Rajapathi Kethu (Cat's eye) Kailasanathar, Ponnammal
9. Sernthapoomangalam Sukran (Venus) Kailasanathar, Ponnammal
Besides the above, a reference of presiding Ashtalinga Shrines around Karisoozhnthamangalam - Kaalahastheeswarar temple - a holy shrine called as 'Southern Kalahasthi', has been mentioned in Thirunelveli Sthala Puranam. These temples have been visited and worshipped by Sage Dhurvasa Muni.
DASA VEERATTANA SHRINES (WEST FACING SHIVALAYAS)
S. No. Place Name Planet Name Temple Name
1. Shivasailam Baktha Shrine Shivasailappar temple
2. Vazhuthoor Mahesa Shrine Agneeswarar temple
3. Kodakanalloor PrAna Linga Shrine Avimuktheeswarar temple
4. Chingikulam GyAna Linga Shrine Kailasanathar temple
5. Melanatham CharaNa Shrine Agneeswarar temple
6. Rajavallipuram Sahaya Shrine Agneeswarar temple
7. Thenmalai Pirasaathi Shrine Thiruppaatheeswaramudaiyar temple
8. Angamangalam Kriyalinga Shrine Narasingaeswaramudaiyar temple
9. Kaayalpattinam Thrivitha Sampath Shrine Meykandeswarar temple
10. Thirparappu Panchaakra Shrine Mahadevar Temple
LORD RAMAN WORSHIPPED PANCHALINGA SHRINES
S. No. Place Name Temple Name
1. Chingikulam Kailasanatham
2. Devanalloor Somanaatham
3. Pathumaneri Nellaiyappar
4. Puthai Kulasekaranaatham
5. Kalakkadu Sathyavaakeesam
TWO SABHAS IN THIRUNELVELI DISTRICT
S. No. Place Name Temple Name
1. Thirukutraalam Chithra Sabha (Imagery)
2. Thirunelveli Thaamira Sabha (Copper)
MUPPEEDA SHRINES (3 HOLY PLACES)
S. No. Place Name Temple Name
1. Ambasamudram Thirumoolanathar temple
2. Oorkaadu Thirugoshtiyoor temple
3. Vallanadu Thirumoolanathar temple
Note: All the above three temples are being worshipped Shiva Lingam in a 'cup' form
VAALI WORSHIPPED SHRINES
S. No. Place Name Temple Name
1. Thiruvaaleeswaram Thiruvaaleeswaar temple
2. Keezhappavoor Thiruvaleeswarar temple
3. Thenkasi Vaaliyanpaththai Thiruvaleeswarar temple