Arupathu Moovar Temple

Thiruvoippadi, Kumbakonam

arupathumoovar_temple

Main Deity : Arupathu Moovar (63 Nayanmars).

Prominence of the Shrine : Arupathu Moovar temple is constructed specifically for the 63 Nayanmars.  63 Nayanmars are the sages  from Shivites who sang songs about Lord Shiva.  Birth places of these 63 Nayanmars mostly in Tamil nadu today and some are outside  of it.  58 were inside the Tamil nadu state, one is Andhra, One is Karaikkal, one in Karnataka and two are in Kerala.  Out of the 58  Nayanmar birth places 29 of them have dedicated temples constructed by various kings.  Most of them are not maintained well.

Temple History : Sixty three Nayanmars lived around 4th to 10th century primarily worshipped Lord Shiva and sang songs about Lord  Shiva in Tamil.  Sundara murthy Nayanmar mentioned about other 62 Nayanmars in his work “Thiruthonda Thogai”.  Sekkizhar  mentioned about 63 Nayanmars including Sundara Murthy in his work “Thiruthondar Puranam”.  Usually in Shiva temples devotees can  find these 63 Nayanmars as stone idols in one of the temple praharas.  However this temple is dedicated only for 63 Nayanmars.  Out  of the 63 Nayanmars Appar, Sundarar, Thirugnana Sampanthar, Manikkavasagar are very important sages who visited all the Shiva  temples in tamil land during their times.  These four important Nayanmars are also called as “Shaiva Samaya Kuravar”.  Nayanmar’s  songs are called as twelve Thirumuraigal.  First three Thirumuraigal was sang by Thirugnana Sampanthar, and 4,5,6 were sang by  Thirunavukarasar.  Seventh Thirumuraigal was sang by Sampanthar.  Not all the sixty three Nayanmars were really poets and many of  them were not gone through proper education but they were very dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Temple Timings : Morning 6:00 A.M to 12:00 Noon, Evening 4:00 P.M to 8:00 P.M.

Nearest Town : Kumbakonam.

Address : Arupathu Moovar Temple,

Thiruvoippadi, Kumbakonam, Tanjore District.

Hotel Near Arupathu Moovar Temple, Kumbakonam :

1. Sivamurugan Hotels

60 Feet Main Road, | Near New Bus Stand,

Kumbakonam - 612 001, India

Ph: 096000 00384

 

2. Sara Regency

45/1 Chennai Road, Kumbakonam - 612002, India

Ph:082200 05555

 

3. Quality Inn VIHA 

New Railway Road, Kumbakonam,

Tanjore, Tamil Nadu - 612001

Trichy Road, Namakkal

Ph:0435 255 5555

 

4. Hotel Green Park 

No. 10, Lakshmi Vilas Street,

Kumbakonam, South India - 612001.

Ph :(0435) - 2402853 / 2403914

 

5. Hotel Vinayaga - Kumbakonam

132C, Kamaraj Road,

Kumbakonam- 612 001

Tamilnadu, India

Tele : +91 435 240 03 56

Telefax : +91 435 240 03 57

Mobile: +91 822 001 9 122

Reservation No: +91 4296 272 110

 

Restaurant Near Arupathu Moovar Temple, Kumbakonam :

1. Venkatramanaa Hotel

No 40, TSR Big Street, Kumbakonam HO,

Kumbakonam - 612 001, Near Gandhi Park

Ph : +(91)-9442130736

 

2. Sri Balaji Bhavan

1, Sasthra College Road,

Kumbakonam HO,

KUMBAKONAM - 612 001,

Ph : +(91)-435-2424578

 

3. Hotel Shanmuga Bhavan

16, Kumbeswarar South Street,

Kumbakonam HO, KUMBAKONAM - 612001

Ph:+(91)-435-2433962

 

4. Gowri Shankar Hotel

No 47, John Selvaraj Nagar,

Kumbakonam HO,

Kumbakonam - 612 001.

Ph : +(91)-9443131276 ,+(91)-435-2431177

 tel  : (91)-435-2430736

 

5. Rayas Garden Restaurant

No 18 Rayas Hotel, Head Post Office Road,

Kumbakonam HO,

Kumbakonam - 612 001.

Ph :+(91)-435-2423170, 2423171, 2423172, 2423173"

 

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