Saturday Jun 15, 2024

Kondal Tharaga Parameswarar Temple, Nagapattinam

Address

Kondal Tharaga Parameswarar Temple, (Kumara Subramanya Swamy), Kondal Village, Nagapattinam District- – 609116.

Diety

Tharaga Parameswarar Amman: Visalakshi

Introduction

Kumara Subramanya Swamy Temple is dedicated to Lord Murugan located at Kondal Village near Sirkazhi in Nagapattinam District of Tamil Nadu. Presiding Deity is called as Viswanathar / Tharaga Parameswarar and Mother is called as Visalakshi. Though it is a Shiva Temple, importance is given to Lord Murugan. The place is also called Kondal Vannan Kudi, Kariyavanagar and Keezh Palani. The Temple is believed to be 1000 years old. The Temple is considered as Thevara Vaippu Sthalam. Saint Arunagirinathar had sung Thirupugazh Hymns on Lord Murugan of this Temple. Last Kumbabishekam was conducted at 1978.

Puranic Significance

Lord Vishnu (also called as Kondal Vannan / Mega Shyama) worshipped Lord Shiva of this Temple. Hence Kondal Vannan worshipped, this place was called as Kondal Vannan Kudi and later shortened to Kondal. Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva worshipped Lord Muruga here to release Lord Brahma from the imprisonment. Presiding Deity is called as Viswanathar / Tharaga Parameswarar and Mother is called as Visalakshi. Though it is a Shiva Temple, importance is given to Lord Murugan. Lord Murugan is housed in separate shrine. He is having four hands and he is accompanied by his consorts Valli and Deivanai. Murugan Shrine can be accessed after the front Mandapam. Sanctum can be found next to Murugan Shrine. Nandhavanam is situated at the backside of Temple. Two Kaala Poojas are conducted in this Temple.

Beliefs

Devotees pray to Lord Murugan of this Temple to get rid of marriage obstacles. This is Parihara temple for getting relief from court and any other kind of litigations.

Festivals

Thai Poosam is the festival celebrated here with much fanfare.

Century/Period/Age

1000 Years old

Nearest Bus Station

Kondal

Nearest Railway Station

Sirkazhi Station

Nearest Airport

Trichy

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