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Thingalur Chandran Temple

Planet Moon is 4.06 km from the earth and is 81 times lesser than the weight of Earth. It rises 52 minutes later the next day from the rising time of the previous day. It takes 29 and half a day to go around itself and the earth.

Villagers commence the rice feeding of their infant children in the temples of their family deities. The affluent do this in the Guruvayurappan temple. In Tamilnadu Thingalur Kailasanathar temple is noted for this ritual.

This function is celebrated by people on Ashwini, Mrigasheersha, Uthiram, Swati, Tiruvonam, Sadayam and Revathi star days during the Chandra Hora time (Horas are specific times each day showing good and bad times  Chandra Hora is one of the best time in the day). Before feeding the child with rice (Annaprasana) the child is shown the moon and a cow, thus bringing the blessings of Jaladevadha (water God) and Oushadhi Devadha (God of medicines). It is believed that Jaladevadha would protect the child from cold, fever etc. and even if it so happens it would be cured by the Oushadhi Devatha.

It should be understood that showing the moon to the child while feeding is not simply to make the child cheerful and eat but there is a spiritual aspect too.

Thingalur is a place that is closely associated with the life and times of a Shiva devotee of rarest of the rare nature named Appudhi Adigal. Adigal is a suffix used in the names of renowned religious leaders and ascetics. Appudhi Adigal belongs to this category of leaders as a role model teaching the greatness of Guru. 

He did not perform penance. He did not worship even Lord Shiva. He had in his mind only the great Shiva devotee Sage Tirunavukkarasar. For him everything was Tirunavukkarasar alone. He named his eldest son Senior Tinavukkarasu, younger son Junior Tirunavukkarasau and every charity institution he established was named after the sage. In his decisive opinion, serving a devotee means serving God, a truth approved by God Himself.

Appudhi Adigal and members of his family have special respect in the temple with their statues installed. Once when Adigals son was bitten by a snake, Tirunavukkarasar brought the boy back to life with his Ondru Kolam Thevaram. Celebrated poet Sekkizhar tells the story of Appudhi Adigal in 46 verses in Peria Puranam. 
Moolavar: Kailasanathar               

Thala Virutcham: Vilwa               

Theertham: ChanthiraPuskarini               

Old year:
1000-2000 years old               

Thingalur is the parihara sthalam for Chandran. Thingal in tamil means chandran and hence the Thingalur.The presiding deity is kailasanathar and his consort is Periyanayakiamman.

Thingalur temple should be visited immediately after praying at Thenkudi Thittai. This is supposed to bring Chandra Guru Yogam in ones horoscope. Thittai is at a distance of about 15Kms from here.

This temple is built in the 7th century by Pallava King Rajasimha, this ancient Shaivite shrine reflects the early Dravidian architecture.

Thingalur Kailasanathar temple is noted for the importance of first rice feeding of the infant child known as Anna Prasanam.

Festivals: Mahashivarathri in Masi (February-March), Margazhi Tiruvadhirai (December-January), Panguni Uthiram in (March-April), Tirutarthikai in (November-December) are the festivals celebrated in the temple.

People pray for removal of obstacles in marriage talks, for child boon and progress in education.

Offerings: Devotees contribute for temple renovation and maintenance, perform abishek and offer vastras to Lord and Mother.

The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.

Sri Kailasanathar Temple, Thingalur, Thanjavur. Contact Number - +91 4362262 499, 9344589244, 9443586453.
  • Do pray your Ishta Devata before pilgrimage to Temple.
  • Do contact Temple Devasthanam information centre for enquiry, temple information and for Pooja details etc.
  • Do reserve your travel and accommodation at Temple well in advance.
  • Do bath and wear clean clothes before you enter the temple.
  • Do concentrate on God and Goddess inside the temple.
  • Do maintain silence and recite Om Namahsivaya or your Istamantram to yourself inside the temple.
  • Do observe ancient custom and traditions while in Temple.
  • Do respect religious sentiments at Temple.
  • Do deposit your offerings in the hundi only.
  • Do not come to Temple for any purpose other than worshipping of God and Goddess.
  • Do not smoke at Temple.
  • Do not consume alcoholic drinks at Temple.
  • Do not eat non-vegetarian food in the Kshetram.
  • Do not approach mediators for quick Darshanam. It may cause inconvenient to others.
  • Do not carry any weapon inside the temple.
  • Do not wear any head guards like helmets, caps, turbans and hats inside the temple premises.
  • Do not perform Sastanga Pranama inside the Sanctum Sanctorum.
  • Do not take much time while performing Sparsa Darshanam to God in Garbhagriha.
  • Do not buy spurious prasadams from street vendors.
  • Do not encourage beggars at Temple.
  • Do not spit or create nuisance in the premises of the temple.