Kailasanthar Temple,Thingalur

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Chandiranaar Temple
Chandiranaar Temple is located in Tamil Nadu
Chandiranaar Temple
Chandiranaar Temple
Location in Tamil Nadu
Geography
Coordinates 10°53′12″N 79°7′32″E / 10.88667°N 79.12556°E / 10.88667; 79.12556Coordinates: 10°53′12″N 79°7′32″E / 10.88667°N 79.12556°E / 10.88667; 79.12556
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Tanjore
Location Thingalur
Culture
Primary deity Kailasanathar(Shiva)
Architecture
Architectural styles Dravidian architecture

The Chandiranaar Temple is a Hindu temple in the village of Thingalur, 18 kilometres from Kumbakonam. The presiding deity is Soma(moon). However, the main idol in the temple is that of "Kailasanathar" or Shiva.

Description[edit]

The temple has a 5-tier rajagopuram surrounded by two prakaram(closed precincts of a temple). The place is revered by the verses of Appar, but since there is no mention about the deity, it is not classified as Padal petra stalam.

Legend[edit]

Legend has it that there lived a merchant Appoodi Adikal, a nayanar in the village of Thingalur who was a devotee of lord Shiva. Appoodi Adikal held Appar in high regards and wanted to host him. The day arrived, but his son was killed by a venomous snake bite while the saint was being hosted. Appar, moved by Appoodi Adikal's devotion is said to have miraculously restored the lad to life.

Navagraha[edit]

Kailasanathar Swamy temple is one of the nine Navagraha sthalas located in the Cauvery Delta region dedicated to planet Moon, called Thingal in Tamil language. There is a separate shrine for Lord Moon.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Navagraha temples". Thanjavur District Administration. Retrieved 2013-07-07. 

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