The Sri Siddha Natheswarar temple is located in the city of Tirunarayur, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu and is about 1000-2000 years old. The temple is lauded by Saints Tirugnanasambandar and the 65th Shiva temple on the southern bank of Cauvery adulated in Thevaram psalms. Celebrations 10 day Brahmmotsavam amid Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January and Aipasi Annabishekam in October-November are the celebrations saw in the temple.
About The Temple
This is west-bound temple. Ruler Aanda Vinayaka respects the aficionados with His endowments. Mother Soundarya Nayaki graces from a different temple. She is enlivened with shoe glue on the last Friday of Thai month-January-February. Ruler Dakshinamurthy favors devotees from a place of worship close to that of Mother Mahalakshmi confronting west against the customary bearing of south. Navagraha holy place is inverse to this. Those confronting unfriendly impacts of planets appeal to Lord Dakshinamurthy and the planets. The vicinity of three Chandikeswaras in the prakara is an extraordinary element in the temple. Mother Durga on the goshta divider is lauded as Prasanna Durga. Mother with eight hands looks delicate and sleek with Her right leg forward. This is an uncommon stance. Masters Umai Oru Bagan, Bikshandava, Brahma are close to this altar. There are likewise altars in the prakara for Saptha Kannikas, Panchalingas, Aanda Vinayaka, Kala Bhairava, Veera and Bhairava.
About The Deity
This is the spot of Avatar of Mahalakshmi. She married Lord Perumal and is gracing the devotees from the close-by Nachiarkoil. Presents as silk sari, showering things as oil and soapnut powder, cooking pot (Pongal Panai) jaggery and such blessings are sent from this temple (Her introduction to the world house) on Pongal, Deepavali celebration days. Ruler Shiva and Mother Ambica visit this Perumal temple the day by Vaikunda Ekadasi in December-January. Mother Mahalakshmi is a newborn child in this temple. She is dressed with skirt and outfits as a tyke and is adulated as Mazhalai Mahalakshmi. Gomatha (cow) puja and yajna are performed in this place of worship on Fridays and on full moon days with 108 lotus blossoms. Master Muruga is in a different altar adjacent. Gorakkar, a siddha needed to bring about a scourge of the Devas and was tormented with skin ailments. He resulted in these present circumstances place and worshipped Lord Shiva for help. Ruler conceded darshan to Siddha and cured him. Thus, Lord has the name Siddhanatheswara. There is a figure of Gorakka Siddha in the temple. Sage Medhavi likewise is close-by. Those anguish from skin sicknesses perform apply it on their body as a solution for help.
Legend and Stories
Sage Medhavi wished that Mother Mahalakshmi would be born as his little girl and implored Lord Shiva to understand his wish. Ruler Shiva addresses Perumal to permit Mother Mahalakshmi to be conceived the little girl of the sage which Lord Perumal readily obliged. Mother Mahalakshmi showed up on a Lotus bloom in Panguni Uthira star day in March-April. Maharshi named Her Vanjula Devi, conveyed Her up and offered to Perumal as His consort. Master Shiva conceding darshan to Rishi is gracing the enthusiasts from this temple.
Ruler Shiva is Swayambumurthy. As this is the Avatar spot of Mother Mahalakshmi, she is endearingly named Mazhalai (sweet discourse of newborn children) Mahalakshmi and wearing skirts and outfits. Those misery from stammering and trying for a sweet voice appeal to Lord and Mother performing abishek with gingly oil. For cure from skin inconveniences, they appeal to Siddha. Aficionados contribute for the redesign of the temple, perform oil abishek to Lord and Mother and offer vastras.
The nearest airport is at Trichy, about 55 km from Thanjavur. The airport is well connected by flights to Indian as well international cities.
The nearest major railhead is also at Trichy.
Thanjavur is well connected by road to other cities of Tamil Nadu.
Sowndara nayagi samedha Siddhanathar temple,
Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India,
Pincode – 612602.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from diseases
- Purchase of vehicles
- Gain Knowledge
Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree
Meaning -Oh Lord Shiva who is seated on Mount Kailash, where the moon decorates his forehead and the king of serpents crown his head, who is merciful and removes delusion, You alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.
Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat
Meaning -We worship the fragrant Lord Shiva, who has 3 eyes and who cultivates all beings. May He free me from death, for immortality, as even a cucumber is separated from its bond with the vine.