pathenchali, Pathanchali Nathar Temple, Kanattampuliyur, Cuddalore
pathenchali, Pathanchali Nathar Temple, Kanattampuliyur, Cuddalore

Pathanchali Nathar Temple, Kanattampuliyur, Cuddalore

Date built:
Deity:Pathanchali Nathar
Architectural style:Dravidian architecture
Major festivals
Locale:Kanattampuliyur
District::Cuddalore
Address:Pathanchali Nathar Temple,Kanattampuliyur, Muttam Post,
Via Ayankudi, Kattumannarkudi Taluk,Cuddalore District – 608306
Phone+91 93457 78863 / 9790333377/  +91 4144 208 508 / 208091
 Pathanchali Nathar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Kanattampuliyur Village near Kattumannarkoil in Cuddalore District of Tamilnadu. The historical name of the place is Tirukanattumullur. Presiding Deity is called as Pathanchali Nathar. Mother is called as Kaanar Kuzhali / Ambujakshi / Kolavalaikkaiyal. This is a Shivastalam located near Thiru Omaampuliyur – worshipped by Vyagrapada and is on the Northern banks of the Kollidam river.

It is one of the shrines of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams – Shiva Sthalams glorified in the early medieval Thevaram poems by Tamil Saivite Nayanar Sundarar. This is the 86th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 32nd Sthalam on the north side of river Cauvery in Chozha Nadu. It is noteworthy that three Shiva temples in Chidambaram, Kanattampuliyur and Omampuliyur are in a row.

Temple Opening Time

The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m and from 5.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.

Festivals

Four worship services are offered each day. Shivarathri in February-March, Tirukarthikai in November-December, Aipasi Annabishekam in October-November and Tiruvadhirai in December-January are the festivals celebrated in the temple. Vaikasi Visakam and Arudra Dharisanam are the other noted festivals celebrated here.

Prayers

Those seeking promotions in jobs and transfers, those pained to see their hard work  not recognized, pray here for benefits. Devotees perform abishek and vastras to Lord. Women offer sari and bangles to Ambica seeking child boon. Those seeking promotions in jobs and transfers, those pained to see their hard work not recognized, pray here for benefits. Those seeking relief from adverse effects of serpent planets pray to Sage Patanjali for relief.

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Those seeking promotions in jobs and transfers, those pained to see their hard work  not recognized, pray here for benefits. Devotees perform abishek and vastras to Lord. Women offer sari and bangles to Ambica seeking child boon. Those seeking promotions in jobs and transfers, those pained to see their hard work not recognized, pray here for benefits. Those seeking relief from adverse effects of serpent planets pray to Sage Patanjali for relief.

Architecture

Legend / Local stories

Patanjaleeswarar:

Divine serpent Adisesha serving as a bed to Lord Mahavishnu in the nectar ocean took the form of Sage Patanjali to enjoy the dance of Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva granted Adisesha his Dance Darshan in Chidambaram. Sage Patanjali came to this place as advised by Lord Shiva and performed penance. Lord appeared before the sage and asked him if he was satisfied with his dance darshan, Patanjali replied that he would never be content with the darshan once or twice and that should be before him forever. Lord assured Patanjali that he would be offering the darshan in many places. As a mark of recognition of the devotion of the sage, Lord took the name Patanjaleeswarar himself.

Sacredness of the Sand of this place:

When the sages of Dandakaranya came here to worship Lord Shiva, every particle of sand appeared to them as a Shivalinga, they worshipped the Lord from outside. Hence, the sand of the place is considered very sacred which is carried by devotees and kept in their houses believing that it would bring them all welfare and prosperity and cleansing them of their sins.

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Three Puliyur Shrines in a Row:

Omampuliyur temple, where Sage Vyakrapada worshipped Lord Shiva is nearby. It is noteworthy that three Shiva temples in Chidambaram, Kanattampuliyur and Omampuliyur are in a row.

Madhookavanam:

Patanjali Munivar is said to have worshipped Shiva here and this shrine is also known as Madhookavanam.

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How to Reach:

The temple is situated on the northern bank of river Kollidam at Kanattampuliyur near Muttam village. The Temple is located at about 2 Kms from Muttam, 4 Kms from Thiru Omampuliyur, 12 Kms from Melakadambur, 10 Kms from Kattumannarkoil, 10 Kms from Thirunaraiyur, 28 Kms from Sirkazhi, 20 Kms from Vaitheeswarankovil, 29 Kms from Chidambaram, 92 Kms from Puducherry and 128 Kms from Trichy. Town bus services to Muttam village are available from Chidambaram and Kattumannarkudi. The Temple is about 2 Kms from Muttam village bus stop. Nearest Railway Station is located at Chidambaram. Nearest Airport is located at Puducherry and Trichy.

Contact Details

Pathanchali Nathar Temple,
Kanattampuliyur, Muttam Post,
Via Ayankudi, Kattumannarkudi Taluk,
Cuddalore District – 608306
Phone: +91 4144 208 508 / 208091
Mobile: +91 93457 78863 / 9790333377

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