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Sri Kala Bhairavar temple
 
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Moolavar: Bhairavar
  Urchavar: Sattainathar
  Amman / Thayar: -
  Thala Virutcham: -
  Theertham: -
  Agamam / Pooja : -
  Old year: 500-1000 years old
  Historical Name: Yandhirapuri
  City: Thagattoor
  District: Nagapattinam
  State: Tamil Nadu
 
Singers:
     
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 Festival:
     
  10 day festival is celebrated in the temple following the Chitra Poornima – April-May. Special poojas are performed on Sundays Rahukalam time (4.30 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.), Ashtami (8th day from new moon or full moon day) during the new moon time, Bhairavashtami during Karthikai (November-December). Also for relief from diseases, developing mental health and for realizing righteous desires, poojas are performed between 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. on new moon period Ashtami days.  
     
 Temple's Speciality:
     
  Lord Bhairava graces in the temple as the presiding deity.  
     
Opening Time:
    
 The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. and 8.00 p.m. 
   
Address:
   
  Sri Bhairavar Temple, Thagattoor, Nagapattinam district.  
   
Phone:
   
  +91- 4369- 270 197, 270 662 
    
 General Information:
     
 

As Lord Bhairava came with Sri Anjaneya, there are shrines for Lord Kasi Viswanathar, Mother Visalakshi. There are also shrines for Lord Ganapathy, Lord Subramaniya, Valli, Deivanai, Durga and Chandikeswara. There is also a tank before the temple. There is a shrine on one side of the tank for Rowther with Karuppayi and Kathayee. He is the guardian deity of the temple.

 
     
 
Prayers
    
 

Devotees pray for excellence in academic pursuit, removal of obstacles in marriage talks and for child boon.

 
    
Thanks giving:
    
  People perform special abishek and offer Vastras to Lord Bhairava. 
    
 Greatness Of Temple:
     
 

This is the only temple in Tamilnadu where Lord Bhairavanatha Swami graces from the sanctum sanctorum.

The book, Abhidana Chintamani speaks about the birth of Lord Bhairava. A demon, Tharukasuran performed penance and demanded Lord Shiva to bless him with immortality. Lord told him that everything born should meet with death one day and suggested that he may ask for one who could not cause him death. Agreeing, Tharakasuran asked that he could not be killed by anyone except by a woman. He thought that as man with high physical prowess, a woman cannot be able to kill him.

He began his arrogant activities and the time for his end came. The devas in the celestial world appealed to Lord Shiva to protect them from the demon.

Mother Parvathi created a spark from the poison once devoured by Lord Shiva. It took the form of a woman. The poison was called Kalam, hence the woman was named Kali. Kali turned on the direction of Tharukasura furiously. Her fury turned into fire and burnt the demon. Then the Kali converted the fire into a child, breast-fed it. Then Lord Shiva made Kali and the child enter His body, from which 8 children came out. Lord Shiva amalgamated the 8 into one and named it Bhairava.

Dog vehicle: Bull, Lion, elephant and peacock are attributed to Gods as their vehicles. Bhairava is given Dog as His vehicle. We can see dogs enjoying luxuries in some houses while many of them are attacked by people in the street. The philosophy behind this is that both good and bad should be submitted at the feet of the Lord as and when they occur to us. Dog is also called ‘Veda Gnani’ meaning that it is a knowledgeable creature.

The place, Thagattor is a Tamil translation from the Sanskrit word Yantra made mainly of copper sheets with some diagrams. Traditionally Yantras as Sri Chakra are installed in temples and there is one such in this temple also. There is also the idol of Sattainathar, the procession deity of the temple.

 
     
  Temple History:
     
 

Lord Sri Rama decided to perform Shiva puja in Rameswaram to cleanse himself of the sin of killing Ravana in the Sri Lanka war. He sent Sri Anjaneya to Kasi to get Him a Shivalinga from there. When He returned with the Linga, also came Lord Kalabhairava with him. Kalabhairava is the security God of temples. While closing the temples, the keys would be placed before Kalabhairava. Anyone attempting to even touch the key would meet with his end. Kalabhairava, who was in Kasi, came here and chose to stay in Thagattoor itself.

 
     
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