Sastha Temple, Thirupattur, Trichy
|Architectural style:||Dravidian architecture|
Legend / Local stories
Emperor Rajaraja Chola was a staunch Shiva devotee and was conferred the title Shivapada Sekhara. He was instrumental for the prosperity of the kingdom. He was assisted in his efforts by Brahmarayar. He was a Vishnu devotee. To respect him, Rajaraja treated Vaishnava temples with equal respect. Brahmarayar duly reciprocated Rajaraja’s courtesy by his services to Shiva temples. Changes came in later in worship thinking. Other Gods came in beyond Saivite and Vaishnavite faiths. Masathanar belongs to the later generation of Gods. It may be recalled that Sathanar worship was popular during the Sangam period.
The kings will convene the court only after Sathanar worship. This worship was followed during war time also. Thrilled by the power and mercy of Masathanar, kings began to attach this name with theirs as Karuvur Seraman Sathan, Pandian Keeran Sathan, Cholanattu Pidavur Kizhan Mahan Perunchathan, Ollayur Kizhan Mahan Perunchathan and so on. Tamil world knows the great epic poet Seethalai Chathanar, Urayur Mudhukannan Chathanar, Perunthalai Chathanar gaining great powers by worshipping Masathanar. In the days that followed, Sathanar came to be known as Sastha and also as Ayyanar.
Temple Opening Time
The temple remains open from 6.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Panguni Uthiram in March-April and Tirukarthikai in November-December are the festivals celebrated in the temple.
People pray to Ayyanar for profitable farm yields and good education for their children. Devotees perform abishek to Ayyanar, Pooranai and Pushakalai and offer vastras.
How to Reach:
This Sastha Temple is located on the way to the Brahmapureeswarar temple. The Temple is located at about 600 meters from Thirupattur Brahmapureeswarar Temple, 4 Kms from Siruganur, 16 Kms from Samayapuram, 24 Kms from Thiruvellarai, 27 Kms from Thiruppainjeeli, 24 Kms from Siruvachur, 27 Kms from Srirangam and 33 Kms from Trichy. The Temple is located to the north of the city of Trichy on the NH-45, the Chennai – Trichy highway. Siruganur is located at about 30 Kms on the Trichy-Chennai National Highways. From Siruganur, Tirupattur is 4 kms on the west branch of the road.
As there are no bus facilities, the visitor must engage a cab or auto. There is a clear sign board for the temple at the Siruganur highway crossing. You can also board a bus from Trichy to Perambalur and get down at Siruganur to reach this temple. Trichy to Chennai buses normally don’t stop at Siruganur. After you cross Siruganur towards Chennai, there is a left detour from the main highway, towards Tirupattur. Nearest Railway Station is located at Trichy (36 Kms), Pichchandarkovl (22 Kms) and Srirangam (27 Kms). Nearest Airport is located at Trichy (37 Kms).