Sunday, November 18, 2012

Pattinathar Temple - Thiruvottiyur , Chennai

Recently few weeks back I had the blessings of God to visit Pattinathar Temple in Thiruvotiyur. Most of the chennai people might not be aware of this place but this is so powerful. Infact I was informed that this temple is powerful and a water mixed with Vibhudi is so powerful and by sprinkling that it will vanish all the bad omens at home.

This temple is very close the the beach and they are re-constructing this temple along with Dyana mandapam. New rennovated temple should be ready by 2013 quarter.

Patinathar was one of the 63 nayanmar. He was born in rich family and followed his father's footstep. Once his father sent him with merchandise and he returned back with the dried coconut leaves. His father got angry and put him in the room and when he tried to throw the dried leaves, it all turned gold and priceless gems. When his father returned back to see Patinathar, he was handed over with a box which said

      "Not even an eyeless needle will accompany you in the final journey of life."

Pattinathar realized the philosophy and renounced everything his wife, wealth, kith and kin and all materialistic attachments in life. He sang many songs in the name of god and adviced not to attach to body pleasures as body perishes and become food for animals and worms. Think of God and surrender to his feet.

This temple has the samadhi of Patinathar. Usually Pattinathar plays with kids and one day he requested kids to cover him with a vessel and kids did that and expected him to come out in a different way, however it did not happen. When the kids open the vessel they found the siva lingam. Pattinathar attained mukthi in this way and this "Lingam" is still seen in Thiruvotiyur temple which is 500+ years old.

The below 2 poems are very interesting and should be an eye opener to few of them

Some updated pictures from recent visit which is after the kumbabishekam

[ஸ்ரீ கிருஷ்ணார்ப்பணம் ]


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  2. Ondrendriru ......unnadhamana arivurai varigal

  3. Hi dought( oru mada mathum )this song written by pattinathar swamygal?

  4. (Oru mada mathum) this song written by pattinathar swamygal? Pls me tell about this song history