Temple Location :
About the Temple:
This place is in the Thanjore district of TamilNadu. From Kumbakonam first we have to reach
Korukai by bus and from there the temple is situated at a distance of 1 1/2 miles.
As all know, Nandi (ox) is the Vaghanam (carrier) of Lord Shiva. He is one of an extordinary example for pure
love and devotion to god. He has proved that neither good appearence nor sweet voice is
needed to reach god. Only pure and simple devotion would bring god near you.
He was the one who explained the greatness of Lord Shiva to Lord Vishnu.
Once this Nandi performed Tapas (penance) seeking Lord Vishnu blessing and because of this, the place is known as
Nandhan means "Teacher" or "Guide". As Lord Narayana guided at this place, he is
called as "Nadhanadha".
The great King Sibhi was a gret donar. Once, Lord Indra took a form of a hunter and Lord
Agni transformed himself as a piegon.
The piegon saught Sibhi's help and to help the poor bird, he came forward to give his own
flesh equal to the piegons weight to the hunter. So, he sat in the wert plate of the Balance
while the piegon in the east. So, to see this beautiful scene, Lord Narayana faces west in
this temple. Then he blessed eternity to King Sibhi.
It is also said that this temple was constructed by the famous King Nandhi varma.
As this palce is like puri Jaganath temple of North Inda, it is called as Dakshina Jaganatham
((ie) south Jaganatham).
As Nandhi made penance here, the pushkarani (or) tank of this place is called as Nandi
There's a historical note that Lord Vinayaka was seen in the tree "Mandara".
As the Vimaanam of this place is Mandara Vimaanam, this place indicates a note of unity
among all castes.
At a distance of about 1 1/2 miles away from this place in the river side there is a garden
named "Nandivanam" and inside it is a very old temple in a demolished stage.
The Moolavar of this sthalam is Sri Jaganathan. He is also known as Nadhanadhan and Vinnagara Perumal. The Moolavar is giving his seva in Sitting position facing his thirumugham towards east direction. Prathyaksham for Nandi and King Sibhi.
The Thayaar found in this sthalam is Senbagavalli Thaayar.
- Thirumangaialwar - 10 Paasurams.
Total - 10 Paasurams.