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Sri Kailasanathar temple
 
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Moolavar: Kailasanathar
  Urchavar: -
  Amman / Thayar: -
  Thala Virutcham: Vilwa
  Theertham: ChanthiraPuskarini
  Agamam / Pooja : -
  Old year: 1000-2000 years old
  Historical Name: -
  City: Thingalur
  District: Thanjavur
  State: Tamil Nadu
 
Singers:
     
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 Festival:
     
  Mahashivarathri in Masi (February-March), Margazhi Tiruvadhirai (December-January), Panguni Uthiram in March-April, Tirutarthikai in November-December are the festivals celebrated in the temple.  
     
 Temple's Speciality:
     
  Thingalur Kailasanathar temple is noted for the importance of first rice feeding of the infant child known as Anna Prasanam.  
     
Opening Time:
    
 The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. 
   
Address:
   
  Sri Kailasanathar Temple, Thingalur, Thanjavur.  
   
Phone:
   
  +91-4362-262 499, 9344589244, 9443586453 
    
 General Information:
     
 

Planet Moon is 4.06 km from the earth and is 81 times lesser than the weight of Earth.  It rises 52 minutes later the next day from the rising time of the previous day.  It takes 29 and half a day to go around itself and the earth.

 
     
 
Prayers
    
 

People pray for removal of obstacles in marriage talks, for child boon and progress in education.

 
    
Thanks giving:
    
  Devotees contribute for temple renovation and maintenance, perform abishek and offer vastras to Lord and Mother. 
    
 Greatness Of Temple:
     
 

Villagers commence the rice feeding of their infant children in the temples of their family deities.  The affluent do this in the Guruvayurappan temple.  In Tamilnadu Thingalur Kailasanathar temple is noted for this ritual.

 

This function is celebrated by people on Ashwini, Mrigasheersha, Uthiram, Swati, Tiruvonam, Sadayam and Revathi star days during the Chandra Hora time ( Horas are specific times each day showing good and bad times – Chandra Hora is one of the best time in the day).  Before feeding the child with rice (Annaprasana) the child is shown the moon and a cow, thus bringing the blessings of Jaladevadha (water God) and Oushadhi Devadha (God of medicines).  It is believed that Jaladevadha would protect the child from cold, fever etc. and even if it so happens it would be cured by the Oushadhi Devatha.

 

It should be understood that showing the moon to the child while feeding is not simply to make the child cheerful and eat but there is a spiritual aspect too.

 
     
  Temple History:
     
 

Thingalur is a place that is closely associated with the life and times of a Shiva devotee of rarest of the rare nature named Appudhi Adigal.  Adigal is a suffix used in the names of renowned religious leaders and ascetics.  Appudhi Adigal belongs to this category of leaders as a role model teaching the greatness of Guru. 

 

He did not perform penance.  He did not worship even Lord Shiva.  He had in his mind only the great Shiva devotee Sage Tirunavukkarasar.  For him everything was Tirunavukkarasar alone.  He named his eldest son Senior Tinavukkarasu, younger son Junior Tirunavukkarasau and every charity institution he established was named after the sage.  In his decisive opinion, serving a devotee means serving God, a truth approved by God Himself.

 

Appudhi Adigal and members of his family have special respect in the temple with their statues installed.  Once when Adigals’s son was bitten by a snake, Tirunavukkarasar brought the boy back to life with his “Ondru Kolam” Thevaram.  Celebrated poet Sekkizhar tells the story of Appudhi Adigal in 46 verses in Peria Puranam.

 
     
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