Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Tirunageshwaram- ( Rahu sthalam) ,Tamil Nadu

Tirunageshwaram  is an important Navagraha temple in Kumbhakonam ,  Rahu is worshipped here along with his consorts. The presiding deity is Naganatha swamy ( Siva) . His consort is known here as Girigujambika. Rahu is found in the subshrine of the main temple.This is the only place where  Rahu appears in a human form, unlike other temples where he is worshipped as a serpent.

The temple gets crowded here during Rahu Kalam . The idol of Rahu is worshipped and bathed in milk during this period to ward off the ill effects of the planet.

This temple is 7 Kms from the Kumbakonam town. Very near to Uppiliyappan temple.( 1 km)


27 comments:

  1. Lovely pictures Chitra. Why is it that so many temples that you post have the blue/green theme?

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  2. So amazingly beautiful Chitra! Hope you have a lovely day, sunny greetings from germany!

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  3. Hailing from a village nearby these places,I have a fascination for these temples.Thank you,Chitra

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  4. Mridula,
    Most of the temples use natural dyes, hence they are either blue and green and light shades,off late synthetic paints are also being used which is spoiling the beauty as a whole.

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  5. Marina,
    thanks Martina. Have a nice day.

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  6. KP,
    thanks.Are you from Kumbhakonam?

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  7. yes, i have been to this temple, beautiful pics!!

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  8. Loved the temple against the monsoon skies.

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  9. I'm intrigued as to why it is here that Rahu appears in human form as opposed to a serpent - any theories?

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  10. Have been here..its a big and spacious temple..nice coverage

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  11. ?
    The sky was overcast and the pics are beautiful.

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  12. PW, No idea at all PW, everyone says this is the only place in India where Rahu appears in human form....May be some legend that also . But could not gather.

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  13. this is a beautiful one!


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  14. I have never heard about Rahu appearing in human form any time. Very interesting info and beautiful captures..

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  15. Arti, thanks ,that is the unique thing about this temple.

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  16. Bikram.thanks
    sm, thanks,
    Aipi, thanks.

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  17. Chitra, seems like you are very busy. Unusually short post with just 9 pictures...

    I did not know Rahu is also worshiped. Great pictures.

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  18. Nandri,

    Thaangal, Intha kovilku poneergala

    Thiru Karkateswarar, Arumarunthanayaki temple - Thirunthudevankudi

    Thiruvisainallur - SivalogaNathar.

    Worth Visiting

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  19. Anonymous,
    Haven't visited those temples. I could visit only a few around Kumbhakonam. shall remember this list when I visit next. thanks.

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