Sattainathar Temple 
Sirkazhi, Nagapattinam

 

Sattainathar _temple

 

Main Deity : Sattainathar.

Ambal : Periyanayaki, Tirunilai Nayaki.

Other Deities : Thoniyappar, Somaskandar.

Theertham : Brahmma Theertham, Kali Theertham, Parasara Theertham, Purava Nadhi, Kazhumala Nadhi, Vinayaka.

Temple Tree : Parijatham, Pavalamalli.

Prominence of the shrine : This is the 14th Shiva temple on the northern bank of Cauvery praised in Thevaram hymns. Sattainathar  temple is located in the center of the city with 4 towers and big walls around.  There are separate shrines for Brahmma Pureeswarar,  Mother Tirunilai Nayaki and Thiru Gnanasambandar.  All these shrines face eastwards.  Thiru Gnanasambandar is the procession God.  Sattainathar is the powerful God.  This temple is named by his name.  In the northwest corner of the outer courtyard Thiru  Gnanasambandar shrine is present.  Goddess shrine is present next to it. Brahma Theertham in this shrine is surrounded by granite  strairs.  TTD office is located inside the temple.  There are 47 inscriptions in this temple.  Brahmma Pureeswarar is called as  Thirukazhumalamudaiyar, Thoniyappar as Thiruthonipuramudaiyar, Ammai as Periya Nachiyar, Thiru Gnanasambandha Peruman as  Aludaiya Pillaiyar.

Temple History : This temple was constructed 1000 years before.  The Lord in this temple is called by many names as Dhandabani,  Sattainathar, Vaduganathar and Abaduththaranar.  Sage Romasa performed penance in Mount Kailash on Lord Shiva.  He prayed to Lord  that He should grant the Kailash darshan to people of South.  Meantime, a contest arose between Vayu and Adisesha about their might.   Adisesha covered the whole Kailash.  Vayu could not move the mount.  At the request of Devas, Adisesha slightly raised one of his  heads to yield in to Vayu.  Thus a small part of the mount was brought to this place by 20 birds.  A king Kalavithu by name was sad as  he had no child.  He came to this Chinna Kayilai-Small Kailash, worshipped Lord and was blessed with a child.  Tirugnana Sambandar  came to Brahmma Theertham with his father.  The father left the boy on the bank of the tank and went for a bath.  Hungry child began  to cry for food.  Lord Shiva asked Mother Parvathi to feed the boy.  Mother not only fed the little boy with milk but with wisdom too  blended in the milk.  Sambandar was happy and sat on the steps of the tank with the milk spots on the face.  Shivapad Hrudayar  blamed the boy for accepting the milk from somebody. When the father was about to beat the boy, he showed upwards the divine  parents who fed him.  Shivapada Hrudayar’s joy knew no bounds to hear the truth.  The little child’s first hymn “Thodudaya Sevian” was  born her to enrich the spiritual literature of Tamil.

People who worshipped here : Kumaravel, Srikali, Brahma, Vishnu, Guru, Indiran, Sun, Moon, Agni, Sedan, Raghu, Kedhu, Vedhavyasar.

Poets who sang its praise : Tirugnanasambandar, Thirunavukarasar, Sundaramurthy,Manickavasagar, Arunagirinathar, Nambiandar Nambigal, Pattinathar, Sekkizhar.

Temple Timings : Morning 06:00 am to 1:00 pm, Evening 04:00 pm to 09:00 pm.

Pooja Details : 6 term pooja.

Temple Festivals : Brahmmotsavam in the temple begins on the Chithirai Tiruvadhirai day in April-May.

Nearest Town : Sirkazhi.

Temple Address : Sattainathar Temple,

Sirkazhi, Nagapattinam District.

Hotel Near Sattainathar Temple, Sirkazhi :

1.Chola Inn,

105, Pidari South Street,

Thenpathi,Sirkazhi,

Tamil Nadu 609111,

Ph: 094444 93388

 

2.Ayarpadi Hotel,

Old NH,Thenpathi,Sirkazhi,

Tamil Nadu 609110

 

3.Hotel Aryabhavan,

Old NH,Thiruvalluvar Nagar,

Thenpathi,Sirkazhi,

Tamil Nadu 609111

 

4.Mangala Vilas Hotel,

Thenpathi,Sirkazhi,

Tamil Nadu

 

5.Ganesan Hotel,

Sirkazhi, Tamil Nadu

Resturant Near Sattainathar Temple, Sirkazhi :

1.Samboorna Restaurtant,

Old NH,Thenpathi,Sirkazhi,

Tamil Nadu 609110

 

2.Garden Restaurant,

Thenpathi,Sirkazhi,

Tamil Nadu 609110

 

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