This is one of the 276 Devara Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalams and 9th Shiva Sthalam in Thondai Nadu.There are two main presiding deities in this temple.Lord Thalapureeswarar was installed and worshiped by Sage Agasthiyar. This lingam is said to be a Swayambumurthi (self-manifested). Lord Krupanatheswarar was installed and worshiped by Sage Agasthiyar’s disciple, Sage Pulasthiyar.
Location: Tirupanangadu, Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu
This is an east facing temple and it has an arch type entrance with two corridors. There is no main tower (Rajagopuram) in this temple.
The vimanam (roof tower) of both the sanctum sanctorum is designed in a special way that is exclusive to Pallava architecture - the Gaja Brishtam, that looks like the rear of an elephant (Gaja - elephant, brishtam - rear).
Of the 276 Paadal Petra Shivasthalams, very few temples have Palm tree (Panai) as their Sthala Viruksham. This temple is one of them. Some of the others are Panaiyur, Panankattur, Puravaar Panankattur, Cheyyar, Thirumazhapadi, Thiru Valampuram and Thiruppanandal.
The last consecration ceremony (Mahakumbabishekam) was conducted in the year 1995.
It is said that in ancient times this place was full of palm (Panai) trees and hence the place is called Panangkattur and the lord here is named “Sri Panangkatteeswarar”. However, now this place is known as Thirupanangadu.
As per the stone inscriptions installed in the temple, Devakottai Sri A.Ekappa Chettiar’s family had renovated and constructed this temple. The consecration ceremony (Mahakumbabishekam) was also conducted by them in the year 1928.
Sri Ekappa Chettiar’s statue can be seen in the main hall of the temple. It is believed that in the year 1915, Ekappa Chettiar who was in a property litigation case, prayed to Lord Shiva for help. Further, after browsing the devaram book he selected the pathigam of this temple and started reciting it.
He also committed himself to do something for this temple if the judgement in the legal case fell in his favour. Later, after he won the case he visited this temple and found that it was in ruins. He renovated it using all the money that he had got from the settlement.
Pick up From Theni/Dindigul.
Then Proceed towards Thiruvannamalai.
Hotel Check in.
Then proceed to visit Annamalaiyar Temple.
Come back to Hotel.
Overnight stay at Hotel.
After Refreshment and Breakfast.
Check out the hotel.
Then proceed to visit Tiruamalai.
Sri Thalapureeswarar Temple.
Then Starting Our Journey Towards Theni/Dindigul with Sweet Memories of Thiruvannamalai
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Sri Thalapureeswarar Temple - Thiruppanangadu,Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu(276 Shiva Sthalangal)