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Thirunavalur - Bhakthajaneswarar Temple

Thirunavalur is small village located from 15 km North-East of Ulundurpet town. It has famous ancient shiva temple called as Bhakthajaneswarar Temple. It is the 8th of the 22 Shiva temples in Nadu naadu region of Tamilnadu praised in the Thevaram hymns (Padal petra sthalam).

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The presiding deity of this temple is Lord Shiva - Bhakthajaneswarar also known as Jambunatheswarar, Thirunavaleeswarar and Thiruthandeeswarar. Goddess is also known as Navalambikai, Sundarambikai and Rakshambikai. Vinayaka in the temple is known as Sundaravinayakar, Muruga as Shanmuganathan. There is separate sannithi for Varadharaja Perumal in the temple. The holy springs are Gomukhi theertham and Garuda river.

திருநாவலூர் - பக்த ஜனேஸ்வரர் திருக்கோவில்
Thirunavalur - Bhakthajaneswarar Temple
Main Deity
Lord Shiva
Name
Sri Bhakthajaneswarar ( Jambunatheswarar, Thirunavaleeswarar, Tiruttondeeswarar)
Goddess Name
Sri Manomani Thayar
Location
Thirunavalur
Other names
Thirunamanallur
Significance
8th of 22 Devara Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam in Nadu Naadu Region,
Birthplace of Sundaramurthy Nayanar, and he sang the Thiruthondarthogai. Temple is located in Kedilam River Bank.
Ancient
1000 - 2000 years old
Travel Base
Villupuram

Thirunamanallur Shiva Temple

Bhakthajaneswarar Temple

Thirunamanallur

Temple History : When the milk ocean was churned, the alakala poison came out which Lord Shiva consumed to protect the lives of all creatures. The drops that fell on earth were grew into Jumbo fruit trees and came to be known as Jumbo forest. The Lord descended on this spot and the antiquity of the place is said to be earlier the Yugas.

There was only a sanctum Sanatorium and no other buildings for the temple. Later the temple was extended with more structures by the Chera, Chola, Pandya and Pallava kings. The Sanskrit Jambunatheswarar was later mentioned as Thirunavaleesan in Chaste Tamil by Sundarar. He also named the place as Thirunamanallur.

Thirunavalur Shiva Temple

Varadharaja Perumal

Thirunavalur - Bhakthajaneswarar Temple

People having retrograde Venus in their astrological birth chart and people who are affected by this are coming here for worship lord Siva and Amman along with lingam installed by Sukkiran for better married life. Special pooja is conducted on Fridays for the lingam.

How to Reach : On NH 45, towards Ulundurpet, after crossing Parikkal Narasimha Swamy temple on your right, take the service lane to the left at the Gedilam Bridge. The temple is about 2 kms from the bridge.

Near by Temples :
Parikkal - Lakshmi Narasimhar temple
Thiruvennainallur - Krupapureeswarar Temple
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