Thyagaragar Temple is a Hindu temple devoted to the divinity Shiva, spotted in the town of Thiruvarur in Tamil Nadu, India. Shiva is worshiped as Moolanathar, and is spoken to by the lingam. Day by day poojas are offered to his object of worship alluded to as Maragatha lingam. His associate Parvati is delineated as Kamalambigai. The directing god is adored in the seventh century Tamil Saiva sanctioned work, the Tevaram, composed by Tamil holy person writers referred to as the nayanars and named Paadal Petra Sthalam.
The temple complex blankets 30 sections of land, and is one of the biggest in India. It houses four portal towers known as gopurams. The tallest is the eastern tower, with four stories and a stature of 30 meters (98 ft). The temple has various places of worship, with those of Thyagaragar (Veethi Vidangar) and Neelothbalambal (Alliyankothai) being the most noticeable.
The temple has six day by day customs at different times from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., and twelve yearly celebrations on its schedule. The temple has the biggest chariot in Tamil Nadu and the yearly celebration is commended throughout the month of April.
The present brick work structure was constructed throughout the Chola line in the ninth century, while later extensions are ascribed to Vijayanagar leaders of the Sangama Dynasty , the Saluva Dynasty and the Tuluva Dynasty. The temple is kept up and controlled by the Hindu Religious and Endowment Board of the Government of Tamil Nadu.
The temple goes once more to the time of the Medieval Cholas.an engraving dated in the twentieth regnal year of Rajendra I(1012–1044) starting with presentation “Tirumanni valara” is found on the north and west dividers of the Thyagaraja shrine.it gives an arrangement of blessings including various gems and lights to the god vidividankadevar(thygarajar).it records that the temple was implicit stone in the regnal years of the ruler by Anukkiyar Paravai Nangaiyar.besides the same woman generously enriched gold for plating and overlaying parts of the vimana,the doorway and the four sides of the shrine.copper was additionally given for plating the entryways, corbels of the mainstays of the mandapa before the shrine.this engraving fastidiously records the weight of the invested gold and copper,besides posting the different adornments talented to the temple with portrayal each of them. The temple complex appears to have gone about as the social model for the huge Brahadeeswarar temple at Thanjavur of Rajaraja Chola I, wherein he sanctified a vitankar which imparted to the Atavallan of Chidambaram the status of state faction. The last Chola ruler to assume an imperative part in the undertakings of the temple was Kulothunga Chola III in the early some piece of the thirteenth century A.d. It pulled in saivas of all schools and was critical focus of Golaki matha in the thirteenth and fourteenth century. It was additionally an imperative Jaina residence, which was assaulted by saivas, as is clear from Periya Puranam, record of life of tantiyadigal.
The temples complex involves a range of around 33 sections of land with the Kamalalayam tank to its west. There are various altars and mandapas(halls) in the three open enclosures(prakaram). The two primary altars of the temple are for vanmikinathar (Lord Siva) and Thyagarajar. Of the two, the previous is the most antiquated, and infers its name from tha anthill(putru), which takes the spot of linga in the primary sanctum. Appar, the seventh century writer holy person, alludes to the fundamental divinity in his song as puttritrukondan(one who dwells in the ant colony dwelling place). The Stala vriksham(temple tree) is patiri(trumpet bloom tree). The standards and practices of tree-love and ophilotary are old bases whereupon a later date linga love appears to have been secured.
Here all the 9 Navagrahams placed towards south in straight line additionally spotted in northwest corner of first (prakaram). This temple hold the record of having most extreme number of sanctums (called sannithis in Tamil) in India. The foot of Thyagaraja is demonstrated twice a year and on different events it is secured with blooms. The left leg of the divinity is shown throughout “panguniuthram” celebration and right leg on “thiruvathirai”. A percentage of the significant sanctums in the temple are of Aananthiswarar, Neelothmbal, Asaleswarar, Adageswarar, Varuneswarar, Annamalieswarar and Kamalambal.
The temple has a great deal of lobbies, with six of them being the most unmistakable. Bhaktha Katchi lobby is placed to the left of the picture of Moosukuntha Nandi. The celebration picture of Thyagaraja touches base at this corridor after the Panguni Uthiram celebration. Oonjal corridor is placed inverse to the Kabatha Katchi lobby. The celebration pictures of Chandrasekarar and Sekari Amman touch base at this corridor throughout the Thiruvadhirai celebration. Thulapara lobby is named after the legend in which ruler Mucundaka put Thyagaraja picture of Thiruvarur in everyone others in an alternate plate he gained from Indra (the lord of heavenly divinities). Purana corridor is spotted in the northern a piece of the temple. Rajanarayana corridor is an open lobby for regions of Thiruvaru. Rajendra Chola lobby, likewise called Sababathi corridor houses the historical center of the sanctuar