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156. Tiru Nana

திரு நணா

Location: Bhavani near Erode .
(Kongu Naadu)
Shiva: Sangameswarar
Ambal: Pannaar Mozhiyaal, Vedanayaki
Vriksham: Ilandai
Theertham: Bhavani-Kaveri Sangamam
Patikam : Sambandar
Travel Base: Erode
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Description: This Shivastalam in Kongu Naadu, is a  shrine at the confluence of Bhavani, Kaveri & Amrutavahini (Mukkoodal). It is believed that no evil will befall those that visit here (Teemai nannaa oor hence Tirunanaa). Other Sanskrit names associated with this shrine are Dakshinaprayag, Dakshinabadri, Triveni Sangamam. This shrine is surrounded by the 5 hill shrines of this area such as Sankagiri, Tiruchengode, Padmagiri, Mangalagiri and Vedagiri. This temple  is regarded as the 3rd of the 7 Tevara Stalams in the Kongu Region of Tamilnadu.

Legends: Kuberan, Rama, Arjuna, Viswamitrar and Parasarar are said to have worshipped here.  Legend goes that the remnants of the celestial nectar which came out of the milky ocean was buried here by Parasarar; who was protected from the demons by virtue of his devotion to Shiva; the remnants of the nectar turned into the Shivalingam.

The Temple: A shrine to Subramanyar is situated between the Shiva and Ambal shrines; there is also an image of Jwarahareswarar in this temple. This temple covers a 4 acre area, & it owns an ivory palanquin which was gifted by a European collector in the 19th century.

Festivals: The annual Bhrammotsavam here is celebrated in the month of Aadi (Cancer).

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