Tamilnadu Temples

Thiruppathur Pillayarpatti Karpaga Vinayagar Temple Timings, History, Festivals

About Karpaka Vinayakar:

Pillayarpatti is situated at a distance of 71 km from Madurai and 12 km from Karaikudi on Thirupathoor – Karaikudi state highway. Karpaka Vinayakar or Desi Vinayaka Pillaiyar is the presiding deity here, and he is portrayed with two arms and a trunk curled towards his right in the valampuri mode. This 6 feet tall mammoth image of Ganesha is a bas relief in an excavated cave, off of a hill in the precincts of the temple. Scholars says that Lord Vinayaga is the Lord of wisdom, which is confirmed by the head of elephant in the shape of sacred mantra “OM”. When we draw a line from the broken left tusk, starting upward, then turning left to wards right ear and after passing through the bended left tusk up to the tip of trunk, Tamil alphabet “O” appears. The Lingam in the hand indicates the alphabet “M”. Together they form “OM”. This is confirmed by the lord here “Valamburi Pillayar”. As Vinayagar satisfies the wishes of his devotees like Karpagam tree, he is also known “Karpaga Vinayagar”.

Here Lord Vinayaga appears with 2 hands unlike in other places where he is seen with 4 hands. Also he is seen seated without Angusapasam, with his legs folded and stomach not touching the Asanam in the form of “Artha Padma” Asanam.

The word Vinayaga means “Incomparable Leader” Devotees worshipping Valamburi Vinayagar seated facing towards north, will be blessed with all wealth. Chanting of sacred mantra’s by the student learning Vedas and agamas in the Vedaagama School create a divine atmosphere.

Other Deities:

The deity of this temple is known as “Marudeeswarar” as Marudha tree (In Sanskrit Arjuna Virutcha, The Botanical name is Termanalia Arjuna) worship is followed in this temple which indicates that this temple in an ancient temple. The sculptur of pasupatheeswarar, “A cow worshipping Lord Siva by offering his milk” is the special feature of this temple. Also kuberan the Lord of wealth had worshipped at this temple.

To illustrate the information that one where controls his five senses will be able to understand God, a sculpture of five headed snake wearing a Lingam on its neck is found here. The five head of the snake indicate the five senses while the Lingam indicates God. Also adding to the spirituality Goddess Laxmi, Saraswathi and Durga are found together at the same sport.

Unlike other places the three Lingams Thiruveesar, Marudheesar and Senchadeswarar and the three Goddess Sivagami Amman, Vadamalar Mangaiamman and Soundara Nayaga Amman all appear together at the same place and bless the devotees.

It is believed that by worshipping Kathyayini Amman at this temple women get relived from chevvai/sevvai/Manglik dosha which prevent them from getting married. “Sabda Madhar” whom importance due to changing time are provided with a separate sannidhi known as Sakthi sannidhi at this temple.

Pillayarpatti Karpaga Vinayagar Temple Timings:

Morning: 6:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Evening: 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Karpaga Vinayagar Temple Abhishekam/Pooja Timings:

Thiruvanandal Abhishekam 6:00 AM to 6:30 AM
Kaalasanthi Abhishekam 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Uchikalam Abhishekam 11:30 AM to 12:00 Noon
Maalaisanthi or Sayaratsai 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Iravusanthi or Arthajaman 7:45 PM to 8:30 PM

Pillayarpatti Karpaga Vinayagar

Pillayarpatti Karpaga Vinayagar Temple History:

This is an ancient rock cut temple. Scholars says that Lord Vinayaga is the Lord of wisdom, As Vinayagar satisfies the wishes of his devotees like Karpagam tree, he is also known “Karpaga Vinayagar”. Here Lord Vinayagar appears with 2 hands unlike in other places where he is seen with 4 hands. Also he is seen seated without Angusapasam, with his legs folded and stomach not touching the Asanam in the form of “Artha Padma” Asanam. The word Vinayaga means “Incomparable Leader” Devotees worshipping Valamburi Vinayagar seated facing towards north, will be blessed with all wealth.

The deity of this temple is known as “Marudeeswarar” as Marudha tree (In Sanskrit Arjuna Virutcha, The Botanical name is Termanalia Arjuna) worship is followed in this temple which indicates that this temple in an ancient temple. The sculpture of pasupatheeswarar, “A cow worshipping Lord Siva by offering his milk” is the special feature of this temple. Also kuberan the Lord of wealth had worshipped at this temple.

Also adding to the spirituality Goddess Laxmi, Saraswathi and Durga are found together at the same sport.

Unlike other places the three Lingams Thiruveesar, Marudheesar and Senchadeswarar and the three Goddess Sivagami amman, Vadamalar Mangaiamman and Soundara Nayaga amman all appear together at the same place and bless the devotees.

It is believed that by worshipping Kathyayini amman at this temple women get relived from sevvai dosham which prevent them from getting married. “Sabda Madhar” whom importance due to changing time are provided with a separate sannidhi known as Sakthi sannidhi at this temple.

Antiquity: Over 15 inscriptions are found within the temple, that help establish the age of the temple. The Stalapuranam published by the temple classifies the growth of this temple into three distinct stages.

Pillayarpatti Karpaga Vinayagar Temple Festivals:

Ganesh Chaturthi/Vinayaka Chaturthi/Vinayagar Chaturthi is celebrated for 10 days in a grand manner. The festival will start with Kappukattu and flag hoisting on the first day, on the day and night, Lord ganesh is taken out for a procession around the streets where lord Ganesh is seated in different vahanams on every day. The vahanams are
1st Day Silver Muueshika Vahanam
2nd day Simma Vahanam
3rd Day Boodha Vahanam
4th Day Kamala Vahanam
5th Day Siver Rishaba Vahanam
6th Day Silver Elephant Vahanam Up to Kagamugasura Samkaram and then on Golden Bandicoot Vahanam
7th Day Silver Peacock Vahanam
8th Day Horse Vahanam
9th Day- Car, Elephant Vahanam
10th day Theerthavari will be celebrated in the morning during night the Procession of five Lords on silver and golden Vahanam will taken for a procession.

Pillayarpatti Karpaga Vinayagar Temple

Places Near Pillayarpatti Vinayagar Temple:

  1. N.Vairavanpatti
  2. Iraniyur
  3. Ariyakudi
  4. Thamizhthaai Thirukoil
  5. Kalaiyar Kovil
  6. Kundrakudi
  7. Piranmalai
  8. Thiruppuvanam
  9. Naatarasan Kottai
  10. Idaikaatur Devalayam
  11. Thirupathour
  12. Thirukkostiyur
  13. Ilayaatrakudi
  14. Sivagangai Palace
  15. Vetangkudi – Bird Sanctuary
  16. Kollangkudi
  17. Karaikudi – Koppudaiya nayaki Amman
  18. Marudhu Sagotharargal Ninaividam – Kalaiyar Kovil

How to Reach Karpaga Vinayagar Temple:

By Air:
The nearest Air Ports are Madurai 139, Trichy 85.7 and Coimbatore is 237 kms from Thiruppathur Karpaga Vinayagar.

By Rail:
The nearest Railway Stations are Karaikudi 18.3, Madurai 88.5 and Tiruchi is 97.5 kms from Thiruppathur Karpaga Vinayagar.

By Road:
Frequent Buses are available from all major cities like Chennai, Madurai, Karaikudi, Devakottai, Tirucirappali, Sivagangai, Rameswaram, Paramakudi, Coimbatore, Palani and Bangalore.

Pillayarpatti Karpaga Vinayagar Address:

P.K.NK.TRUST,
Pillaiyarpatti,
Sivagangai District,
Tamilnadu – 630 207.
e-mail: [email protected]
Phone: +917397264240, 04577-264240,04577-264241

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