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Moon Temple, Chandra Bhagawan Temple

Pilgrimage Tours India, Visit Thingalur Temple in India.

Visit Moon Chandra Bhagawan Temple in Thingalur

The moon god temple, there is a question about when the temple was built. The historical agree that it must have been existence since before the beginning of the bhakthi period. Which was well before the seventh century dedicated to the Moon or Chandran in Sanskrit and Thingal in Tamil. The chandran is the beautiful deity who appeals to everyone. He is supposed to rule one's mind, and is mainly associated with the emotions one's experiences. Chandra is a second planet in the navagrahas. It is connected one or more fascinating legends inscriptions says, that Chandra is born out of atthirimuni's right eye, who is the son of lord bhrama as a planet moon has worshipped lord kailashnatha this place is named as thingalur.

There was a story about Chandra, the Dakshaprajapathi got 27 daughters. He offered to Chandra to get marry all of 27 daughters, he also married all 27 daughters. Instead of treating all of them same manner he neglected all the 26 wives, and he spent most of time with Rohini(she is one of 27 daughters). This incident come to knowledge of prajapathi and he advised to Chandra to treat all of them same. But, Chandra is not listening his words, he ignored him. Dakshaprajapathi got angry and curse Chandra that he should suffer from wasting disease. Then, Chandra pray to lord Shiva in thingalur, to save from the curse. Lord Shiva thought to save from curse, god advised to chandran should remain in temple in thingalur and should relief to those suffering from the ill effect of Chandra adverse placement in their horoscope, and offering prayers to him.

Chandras seen riding on a chariot drawn by 10 white horses. Chandra is represented in white colour, clothed in white garment, surrounded by a halo and adorned with ornaments and garland of all sorts of flowers. Chandra holding lotus buds in his hands.

The small temple here has a small shrine dedicated to Chandran. This is an ancient Saivite shrine, associated with the life of Tirunavukkarasar, although no Tevara Patikam dedicated to the shrine has been discovered so far. Tirunavukkarasar has mentioned Tingalur in a patikam of 10 songs dedicated to another Shivastalam, and hence, Tingalur constitutes of the Tevara Vaippu talangal. Legend has it that there lived a merchant Appoodi Adikal in the village of Tingalur who was a devotee of Shiva. Appoodi Adikal held Tirunavukkarasar in high regard and looked forward to the day when he would be able to host the saint poet. The day arrived, but his son got killed by a venomous snake bit while the saint was being hosted. The saint moved by Appodi Adikal's devotion is said to have miraculously restored the lad to life.

Benefits of Worshipping

By praying to lord chandran, dosham to mother, mental retardation, fluid accumulation diseases will get rid of, from the persons life.

Things of Worshipping:

Day : Monday
Donation : Rice, Cow's Milk, Cow, Conch, Butter, Ghee, White Cloth, Pearl
Homa/Havan : Wood From Palash Tree (Butea Frondosa)
Medicinal Bath : Leaves of Wood Apple, Lilly, White Lotus, Panchagavya (Five Cow Products Viz., Urine, Dung, Milk, Curd, Clarified Butter), Elephant Musk
Flower : White Arali
Cloth : white cloth
Prasatham (Food) : Curd Rice


The second Navagraha temple is the Thingalur. It is situated near Thiruvaiyaru, Thanjavur district in Tamil Nadu (India).

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Moon Temple, Thingalur Temple, Chandra Bhagawan Temple

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