About Temple: Neeneri Nathar Temple is a Hindu temple located at Thandalachery in Thiruvarur District of Tamilnadu.Thandalachery is the birthplace of the Saivite saint Arivattaya Nayanar one of the 63 Nayanmars. The temple is frequented by people afflicted with leprosy. The Saivite saint Sambandar had sung praises of the temple. This is the 227th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 110th Sthalam on the south side of River Cauvery in Chozha Nadu. Four worship services are offered each day here. The historical name of the place is Thiru Thandalai Neel Neeri.
The temple was constructed by the Early Chola king Kochenganan who was cured of leprosy at this place. The village of Kannandangudi had served as a Chola capital.
This is one of the 78 “Maadakovils”, built on an elevation, by Ko Chenkata Chola Nayanar so that elephants cannot enter the sanctum.
The current temple is a result of the contributions from the Nagarathaar community.
It is noteworthy that Mother Ganga, traditionally on the head of Lord Nataraja is at his feet in this temple. Sannadhi for Adhikara Nandhi is located at the entrance of Rajagopuram and the temple has no Dwajasthambam.
Sannadhi for Vinayagar, Shiva Lingam, Subramaniyar, Navagrahas, Viyakrabathar & Pathanjali worshiped Lingams, Suryan, Chandran, Arivattaya Nayanar are located in the prakaram.
Sculptures of Naalvar and Ko Chenkata Chozhan are located in Karuvarai front mandapam. Stucco images of Shiva in Rishabaroodar and Arivatta Nayanar killing himself with his knife can be seen in the entrance of moolavar Sannadhi. Urchava Idols of Natarajar, Naalvar, Arivatta Nayanar with his wife, Pathanjali, Viyakrabathar are in the mandapam.
Durgai and Dhakshinamoorthy are in the Koshtas.
Guru Puja of Arivaldaya Nayanar is celebrated on the Arudra star day in the month of Thai-January- February.
Farmers pray here before commencing cultivation. Those suffering from leprosy pray to Lord for a cure after a bath in the sacred spring. Farmers contribute their yields to the temple.
Pick up from Theni/Dindigul.
Proceeding towards Thiruvarur
Hotel Check in.
Then proceed to visit Veerataneswarar Temple, Thiruvirkudi,
Arulmigu Abathsahyeswarar Temple.
Arulmigu Saraswathi Temple.
Come back to Hotel.
Overnight stay at Hotel.
After Refreshment and Breakfast at Hotel.
Check out from Hotel.
Then proceed to visit Neeneri Nathar Temple, Thandalachery.
Sri Agnieeswarar Temple
sri Seshapureeswarar Temple.
Then Starting Our Journey Towards Theni/Dindigul
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Neeneri Nathar Temple- Thandalachery, Thiruvarur, Tamil Nadu (276 Shiva Sthalangal)