25th Dec 2019, Kailasanathar Temple, Thingalur (NAVAGRAHA: Chandiranaar), Tyagaraja Aradhana-Thiruvaiyaru (Thyagraja Samdhi)

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December 25th 2019
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Kailasanathar Temple, Thingalur (NAVAGRAHA: Chandiranaar),
25th Dec 2019

I have made the most foolish travel plan today and lost the entire day. I could have seen more temples in Kumbakonam if I had planned properly

The place I visited today Thingalore is 13 km from Tanjore. I thought it is nearer to Kumbakonam. Traveled to Kumbakonam spending 1 & 1/4 hour in bus then again 1 hour to Thingalore ie Totally spent around 2 & 1/4 + hours, which I could have reached in 30 Minutes from Tanjore.

Took an auto to the Temple from Tingalur bust stop. 3 Km to one side paid Rs 100 for to &fro trip with 15 minutes waiting

Kailasanathar Temple, Thingalur (NAVAGRAHA: Chandiranaar)

The Chandiranaar Temple (also called Kailasanathar temple or Thingalur temple) is a Hindu temple in the village of Thingalur, 33 kilometers (21 mi) from Kumbakonam on the Kumbakonam - Thiruvayyar road. The presiding deity is Soma (moon). However, the main idol in the temple is that of "Kailasanathar" or Shiva. The temple is considered one of the nine Navagraha temples in Tamil Nadu.
Mahasivarathri, Margazhi Thiruvadirai, Panguni Uthiram, and Thirukartigai are the major festivals celebrated in the temple. The temple is famous

Kailasanathar Temple, Thingalur (NAVAGRAHA: Chandiranaar),
for the first feeding of rice to infant children.

Legend has it that there lived a merchant Appoodi Adikal, a nayanar in the village of Thingalur who was a devotee of Shiva. Appoodi Adikal held Thirunavukkarasar in high regard. He had many establishments in the village named after Thirunavukkarasar. One day, Appar (Thirunavukkarasar) arrived at Thingalur and was surprised to see so many establishments in his name. Apoodi Adigal was fascinated to meet his idol in person and launched a grand feast. He sent his son to pick plantain leaves who was killed by a venomous snake bite while the saint was being hosted. Appar, moved by Appoodi Adikal's devotion is said to have miraculously restored the lad to life. During the Tamil month of Purattasi (Sep - Oct) and Panguni (March - April), moonlight falls directly on the image of the presiding deity. As per another legend, Chandra (moon), the handsome looking deity, married 28 daughters of Dakkan. He showed preference only to the last one among them, which infuriated the others. They all complained about it to Dakkan, who cursed the moon to lose all his powers. Chandra is believed to have worshiped Kailasanathar at this

Kailasanathar Temple, Thingalur (NAVAGRAHA: Chandiranaar),
place and was restored all his powers

Tyagaraja Aradhana-Thiruvaiyaru (Thyagraja Samdhi)

Got Direct bus to Thiruvaiyaru from Tingalore around 30 minutes Bus ride. I visited this places again to inform Thingalore and Thiruvaiyaru should be visited together as they are near by

I came here before so this is the second write up. I should have visited Thingalore Chandiran/Moon temple at that time. But did not, so come here again.

See my earlier blog to find more on Thygaraja samadhi with many more photos https://www.travelblog.org/Asia/India/Tamil-Nadu/Thanjavur/blog-1045650.html

Thiruvaiyaru (also spelled as Tiruvaiyaru or Tiruvayyaru) is a panchayat town in Thanjavur District in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Thiruvaiyaru is situated on the banks of the river Kaveri, 11 km from Thanjavur. Thiruvaaiyaru has an old Siva temple dedicated to Aiyarappar or Panchanatheeswar. Though pilgrims flock to this temple throughout the year, Thiruvaiyaru is more renowned for its association with Saint Thyagaraja, who, along with Muthuswami Dikshitar and Shyama Sastri, comprised the Trinity of Carnatic music. Thiruvaiyaru means Five Rivers around the city. The Five Rivers are Arisilaaru, Vennaaru, Vettaaru, Kudamuruttiyaaru and Kaveriaaru.

Near the Shiva temple is the one-roomed house where Thyagaraja composed

Tyagaraja Aradhana-Thiruvaiyaru (Thyagraja Samdhi)
some of his greatest works. On the banks of the river is the samadhi of the saint composer and it is here that the greatest music festival in the country takes place annually. Nearby are the Samadhis of some of the other saints like Shiva Prakasha Swamigal and Bangalore Nagaratnamma, who actually identified and rebuilt the samadhi of Sri Tyagaraja.

The Thyagaraja Aradhana festival is held in January when most of the leading exponents of Carnatic music come to perform and are watched by thousands of ardent fans of classical music. A huge complex is now under construction at this site to accommodate the large audience that come to the concert in ever-increasing numbers every year.

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Tyagaraja Aradhana-Thiruvaiyaru (Thyagraja Samdhi)

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