Monday, May 7, 2007

Trip to Tirunageswaram Rahu temple, Aiyavadi prathyankara, Oppiliappan Uppiliappan

Trip to Tirunageswaram Thirunageswaram Rahu temple, Aiyavadi prathyankara, Oppiliappan Uppiliappan

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You can write to me on for any clarifications / doubts..i shall try my best to be of use to u so that u have a good dharshan


On 23rd evening prahalad (son) and I reached this temple at 4 pm. This place is just 6 km from kumbakonam and regular mini busses can take you here if not auto charge is rs 60…..bus no 13,15,22,23,58,60 go here..This is the famous temple of rahu raghu…have been here earlier..we went to the temple tank inside the campus but very near the entrance to the temple and dipped our feet and did proshadam …ideally u need to have a bath in this tank..prayed to lord ganesh..and then prayed to lord shiva, ambal and then to navagrahas in front. Thereafter we lit 21 lamps…we paid rs 100 to get a milk abhishekam done to rahu..many people participate in this and milk is provided by the temple is best to do it in rahu kalam (refer almanac for time for each week day)..and still more preferable to do it on one of the stars of rahu ie swathi, aridra or sadhyam sadabisha in rahu kalam…you can get a list of various schemes of temple to propitiate rahu year long…the milk turns blue when poured on rahu idol and then white again…they ask you to assemble after the ceremony in a corridor when they give Prasad in a bag along with a bottle of milk which was pored on rahu..please drink it immediately as it will not last longer than that and will curdle and become bad…

there is a temple guest house –phone-0435 std code phone no.2463354 where you can stay or there are many houses converted for staying and lodging near the entrance of the temple..there is a nice brahmin vegetarian mess hotel about 25 meters from the entrance where you can have food…forget the name ..wil write in later
I furnish below the phone number of chellappa gurukal who can organize for the pooja with sufficient notice ..he is one of the priests gurukkal at rahu raghu temple in tirunageswaram no can refer my name and that I am from chennai..

Prathyankara Aiyavadi Ayyavadi Aivar Padi

You can take an auto to and fro for rs 40 ..i went to this temple and got myself dropped at oppiliappan temple after about half hour in this is situated amidst 8 grave yards..she is a very powerful godess…you can only offer kumkum and ghee..there is a shiva temple inside this .. I am told this is the same place where Indrajit woshiped her as Nikumbala and sought her blessings...I am also told that you can pay Rs 5000 on Amavasya day and join in homa done there to here at 9am to 2 pm.... temple ph no 0435 2463414 cell 9443124347 and 94424 22053
on the abov eno you may contact A N dhandapani or Mr Kartikeya or Mr.Shankar..please refer that Mr.Ashok from Chennai had given the ph nos...

Different spellings below
Prathiyangera prathyankara pratyankara prathyangira
There is one more prathyakara temple in Chennai in Sholinganallur on old mahabalipuram road...temple phone no is 044(std code) 24501404(phone)
Oppiliappan Koil Thiruvinnagar,Tiruvinnagar

This is one of 108 divya desam of Vishnu..details below..
temple phone-std code 0435 -phone2463385
Arulmigu Venkatachalapathi Swami Temple Oppiliappan Koil Tirunageswaram - 612 004 (Kumbakonam Taluk) Phone (0435) 246 33 85, 2463685, fax 0435-2463906
email: or both these ids with one in cc
Temple Official Web Site:
Other Websites on the temple:

from here you can go back to kumbakonam ..rahu temple is just walkable distance from here..we stayed overnight in the rahu temple guest house for rs 100…