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Sri Gnanaparameswarar temple
 
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Moolavar: Gnanaparameswarar, Palasavananathar
  Urchavar: -
  Amman / Thayar: Gnanambikai, Periyanayaki
  Thala Virutcham: Palasu, Vilwa
  Theertham: Gnana theertham, Chandra theertham
  Agamam / Pooja : -
  Old year: 1000-2000 years old
  Historical Name: Thirumayanam
  City: Thirumeignanam
  District: Thanjavur
  State: Tamil Nadu
 
Singers:
     
  The temple is praised in the hymns of Saivite saints Tiruganasambandar, Tirunavukkarasar and Sundarar.   In his Thevaram hymns, saint Thirugananasambandar sings the glory of the Lord in the following lines.   “No evil will touch those ever chanting the glory of the Universal Father gracing from Naalur Mayanam and who pressed the ten headed Ravana by His one toe and also gifted him a sword and life.” This is the 96th temple on the southern bank of Cauveri praised in Thevaram hymns.  
     
 Festival:
     
  3 time puja is performed in the temple daily. Festivals are celebrated in the month of Purattasi (September-October), Margazhi (December-January) and Masi (February-March).  
     
 Temple's Speciality:
     
  Lord Shiva graces in the temple as a Swyambu Linga Murthy worshipped by Sage Abasthamba and the Four Vedas. It is said that a snake sometimes moves on the head of Shivalinga.  
     
Opening Time:
    
 The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. 
   
Address:
   
  Sri Gnana Parameswarar Temple, Naalur Mayanam, Thirucherai Post – 612 605, Kudavasal Taluk, Thanjavur district.  
   
Phone:
   
  +91 94439 59839 
    
 General Information:
     
 

The presiding deity graces sitting under a Vimana (roofing in the sanctum sanctorum) called Gajabrushta Vimanam.  This is a Mada type temple.

 
     
 
Prayers
    
 

People pray for removal of obstacles in marriage alliances, brilliance in education, and all general benefits in life.

 
    
Thanks giving:
    
  As token of their gratitude to Lord and Mother Goddes, devotees perform abishek and offer vastras (clothing). 
    
 Greatness Of Temple:
     
 

Belonging to the Chola period, the temple is a monument of all architectural beauty.  This was renovated in olden days by Chola king Aditya I.  The sanctum sanctorum is square in shape and the peak is shaped as a round ball.  Every pillar speaks of the aesthetic beauty.

 
     
  Temple History:
     
 

The place, known as Chaturvedimangalam during the Chola days was also known as Naalvediyur being the Tamil version of the Sanskrit word.  The faith is that one worshipping in this temple may become a Vedic Scholar.

 

The place is one of the four Mayanams, the other three being Kachi Mayanam, Kadvur Mayanam and Kazhi Mayanam.

 
     
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