(Last Updated on : 22/01/2009)
Tirumannippadikkarai Temple is also known as Tiruppazhamannippaddikkarai and is under the able administration of the Tiruvavaduturai Adhinam. It is located at a distance of 20 km from Mayiladuturai. It is considered to be the 30th in the series of the Tevara Stalams located in Chola Nadu north of the river Kaveri.
: The Natana Vinayakar danced during the great deluge. A legend states that a boat that remained afloat during the deluge. The nearby shrine of Nagapuram enshrining Nagalingar and Sundaravalli is said to have been worshipped by Adiseshan. This shrine is closely connected to the Mahabharatam. Yudhishtra worshiped Neelakantar and Arjuna worshiped Padikkarai Nayakar. Duryodhana had poisoned the Brahma Theertham and Shiva converted the poison into celestial nectar. The Bhrama Theertham is also known as Amrita Theertham or Nachchuppoikai.
: It occupies an area of 2.5 acres. There are five shrines dedicated to Shiva here - Padikkarai Nayakar, Neelakantar, Mukteeswarar, Parameswarar, Magadheswarar. The main temple is built on a large, five feet high platform. A Rajagopuram sits atop the entrance to the outer prakaram. Padikkarai Nayakar shrine is to the forefront; the Magadheswarar (worshipped by Sahadeva) and Neelakantar shrines are in the rear. Bhima worshiped Mukteswarar and Nakula worshiped Parameswarar in the outer enclosure. Inscriptions from the Vijayanagar period and others from the 11th century can be found here.