Main Deity : Kailasanathar
Goddess : Periya Nayagi Amman
Holy Tree : Plantain Tree and Vilva Tree
Holy Water : Chandra Theertham and River Cauery
Color : White
Gem Stone : Moonstone/Pearl
Season : Winter
Auspisious Day : Monday
Direction : North West
How to Reach : 35 kms from Kumbakonam
The temple is at the jap end of the village Thingalur. it is a temple for Lord Siva. Against the temple can be a pond cited as Chandra Theertham. The sanctum look to the east. Holy mother faces south. There are a pair of blunt towers at the east and south entrances of the temple. This temple is known as Arulmigu Kailasanathar Temple (Chandran). Kailayanathar among the design of Linga alongside his consort Periya Nayagi Amman throughout this Siva Temple.
Legend has it that there lived a merchant Appoodi Adikal within the village of Tingaloor who was a lover 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, however his son got killed by a venomous snake bite whereas the saint was being hosted. The saint moved by Appoodi Adikal’s devotion is claimed to own miraculously restored the lad to life.
Celestials Chandranj, Suryan and Sage Gauthama, Appoothi Adigal and Sekkizhar are said to own worshipped here and got grace of Siva.
The hymns of Thirunavukarasar and Sekkizhar addressed to Kayilayanathar in awe. this is often an ancient Saivite shrine, related to the lifetime of Tirunavukkarasar, though no Tevara Patikam dedicated to the shrine has been discovered to this point. Tirunavukkarasar has mentioned Tingaloor during a patikam of ten songs dedicated to a different Shivastalam, and hence Tingalur constitutes one of the Tevara Vaippu thalangal.
Chandra Bagavan whose dress is white and as his grains were paddy and raw rice. He needs to be offered with raw rice pudding mixed with jaggery, white flowers (White Arali) and white clothing. it’s believed that this pooja can take away obstacles in one’s life.
Next to Suryan, Chandran is that the most auspicious of the Navagrahas. The Kailasanathar temple called the Navagraha sthalam related to Chandra the moon, is found within the hamlet of Tingaloor. Thingalur is on the method from Thiruvaiyaru to Kumbakonam in Thanjavur District, Tamilnadu. it’s around twenty five Kms far from Thanjavur within the North direction. the little temple here features a shrine dedicated to Chandran.
In the Tamil month of Panguni (March – April) on the total moon day (Pournami) , the day before and on the succeeding day (3 days), the rays of the rising moon fall on Lord Siva (Kailasanathar). Poojas performed on Full moon days and each Mondays are terribly special during this temple.
Period : 500 years – 1000 years
Beej Mantra : Om Shram Shrim Shrom Sah Chandraya Namah.
Puranic Mantra : Dadhishaddathtusharabham Kshrirodaarnavsambhavam Namami Shashinam Somam Shambhomur kutbhushanam
Vedic Mantra :Om Emam deva Aspatna Suvdhvam. Mahte Kshtraya Mahte Jyaea Shthaya Mahte Janrajyayiandra syayendraya. Emammushya putram putramtrare vish vomi Raja Somosmankam Brahmanana Raj