Chennai to Thirunallar Tour

ONE DAY CHENNAI TO THIRUNALLAR TOUR WITH SRI KAPILESWARA TRAVELS

The word Thirunallar is based on two origin. Firstly, it is said that King Nala of the Nishadha country was relieved from the misfortune of Saturn after a wash in this temple tank. Here, “nalla” refers to “the king” and “aru” refers to “healing”.

       In relation to the above legend, Thirunallar refers to the place where King Nala was healed from every misfortune of the Saturn by invoking God’s mercy.

         Secondly, it is said that “nallaru” refers to the “rivers” as this place is flanked by Noolaru and Vanchiaru in the north and Arasalaru in the south.

           A small town in Karaikal, in the Union Territory of Puducherry is mostly visited for the Thirunallar Saneeswaran temple.

       Let’s explore this small town with “SRI KAPILESWARA TRAVELS”.

MORE ABOUT THIRUNALLAR!

King Ninra-Seer-Nedumaran who belonged to the Pandian kingdom was influenced by Jainism and took up Jainism as his religion. Soon, Jainism spread all over the kingdom and people got converted. But, the queen Mangaiyarkarasi and her minister KulachiraiNayanar who were staunch saivaites decided to prove their religion’s superiority.

     They invited a saint named “Thirugnana Sambandar” to help them prove their religion’s superiority. The saint performed many miracles and proved the superiority of their traditional religion.

   Thus this temple is built to glorify their traditional religion. Thirunallar possesses “PACHCHAI PADIGAM” which is a tribute to Lord Darbharanyeswaran. It is also a biggest contribution to Tamil literacy.

PLACES TO VISIT IN THIRUNALLAR:

  • THIRUNALLAR SANEESWARA TEMPLE
  • KARAIKAL AMMAIYAR TEMPLE
  • KAILASANATHAR TEMPLE
  • SRI NITHYA KALYANA PERUMAL TEMPLE
  • SRI PARVATHEESWARA TEMPLE
  • KARAIKAL BEACH

THIRUNALLAR SANEESWARA TEMPLE:

ThirunallarSaneeswara Temple located in Karaikal, is dedicated to Lord Darbharanyeswaran, a form of Lord Shiva. This temple is mainly visited when the Saturn transits from one zodiac sign to another.

   It is believed that washing themselves in “Nallatheertham” would keep them safe from miseries and banish their karma’s on account of their bad deeds in the past.

  • Departure: 9:30 AM
  • Must See / Things to Do: the holy chariot
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

KARAIKAL AMMAIYAR TEMPLE:

The temple built by Malaiperumalpillai is dedicated to goddess Punithavathi who is considered to be one among the 63 Nayanmars. Many devotees visit this temple and seek the blessings of goddess Punithavathi.

    Let’s have a look on the architecture of the building when we take a trip to Thirunallar with SRI KAPILESWARA TRAVELS!

  • Departure: 10:20 AM
  • Must See / Things to Do: Architecture
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 30 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

KAILASANATHAR TEMPLE :

This 2000 year old building is dedicated to Lord Kailasanathar. Here, Kailasanathar refers to Lord Shiva residing on Mount Kailash. This temple is reconstructed by the Pallavas during the 8th century and is known for its intricate doorways.

    The notable festival celebrated in this temple is “Mangani Festival”. This festival is common to both KaraikalAmmaiyar Temple and Kailasanathar temple.

  • Departure: 11:00 AM
  • Must See / Things to Do: Shiva Lingas
  • Timings:Morning – 7am to 12pm || Evening – 4pm to 8:30 pm
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

SRI PARVATHEESWARA TEMPLE:

The 50th temple dedicated to Lord Shiva stands glorious on the Bharathiarstreet,Karaikal. Here, Shiva Lingam is worshipped as Swayambu Lingam and is also one of the pilgrim sites of the Hindus.

     It is said that when Lord Suryan worshipped Lord Shiva in this temple he was relieved of his misfortune.

    Every year during the months of March and April, the sun rays fall on the Shiva Lingam and the scenario would be magnificent to look at.

  • Departure: 12:20 PM
  • Must See / Things to Do: Carved Rajagopuram
  • Timings: Morning – 5am to 12pm || Evening – 4pm to 8pm
  • Holiday / Closed on:
  • Recommended Duration: 30 Minutes
  • Entry Fee : No Entry Fee

KARAIKAL BEACH :

The Karaikal beach lying on the Bay of Bengal is a beautiful beach along the coastal area of Karaikal, Puducherry. After a day spent wholly visiting the temples, this beach would rejuvenate the devotees and make them joyous in the beauty of the nature.

      The estuary nearby, children parks, restaurants, tennis court and the lightings attract tourists all over the world.

    Nowlet’s visit this beautiful beach with SRI KAPILESWARA TRAVELS!

  • Departure: 3:20 PM
  • Must See / Things to Do : The estuary, children parks, restaurants, tennis court and the lightings
  • Timings: 24 hours open
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 30 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

When is the best time to visit Thirunallar?
The best time to visit Thirunallar is between the months of July and August.

What is the average temperature recorded in Thirunallar?

  •   High average temperature: 31.6.C
  •   Low average temperature: 25.0.C

What are the places to visit in Thirunallar?

  • ThirunallarSaneeswara Temple
  • KaraikalAmmaiyar Temple
  • Kailasanathar Temple
  • Sri NithyaKalyanaPerumal Temple
  • Sri Parvatheeswara Temple
  • Karaikal Beach

What is famous in Thirunallar?

  • Saneeswaran Temple
  • Sandy Beach
  • Sweet Halwa

How far is Thirunallar from Chennai?
Thirunallar is about 250 km from Chennai.

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