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NAVA GRAHA DARSHAN - 4D


Tour Code             :NGD -4
Ex         : Bengaluru
Distance : 1500 kms
Duration   : 4 Days
Vehicle Used        : By Bus
Accommodation : Twin Sharing basis Standard rooms
States Visited        : Tamilnadu
Places Visited        Thirukadeyur, Thingalur, Tirunageshwaram, Kanjanur, Keezuperupallam, Suryanarkoil, Alangudi, Tirunallar, Tiruvenkadu, Vaideeshwarnkoil, Kumbhakonam (3N).
 


Departure dates:
    DEP DATES ;. APR 13, 27. MAY 11, 25. JUN 8, 22. JUL 13, 27. AUG 10, 24. SEP 14, 28. OCT 7, 21. NOV 12, 26. JAN 18. FEB 8, 22. MAR 8, 22.

COST :In Rs...
Adult
Twin Sharing
10500*
Adult
Single Sharing
14175
Child
(2-11 Years)
7875
Child
(2-11 Y)
5250*
Without Bed & Seat
Advance
Amount
2000*

NOTE :
  • For Infants 2-24 months(2 Years) Please send enquiry.
  • Charges for children mentioned applies only if they accompanied by 2 adults. If the child is accompanied by single adult full amount will be charged.
  • Children 2-11 Years will be charged 75% of the tour Cost with full-seat, without extra bed.

DAY 1

BANGALORE - KUMBAKONAM

 

Morning depart from Bangalore to Kumbakonam in coach, on arrival check in to Hotel, evening free time for relaxation, overnight stay at Kumbakonam

DAY 2

NAVAGRAHA TEMPLES

 

Early Morning proceed to visit Vellai Pillayar temple* in Thiruvalanchuzi, Thingalur temple (Chandra), Alangudi temple (Guru), Kanchanur temple (Shukra), Tirumangala Kudi temple (Shiva temple), Suryanarkovil temple (Surya), Thirunageshwaram Temple (Raahu), back to Kumbakonam, Overnight stay at Kumbakonam.

DAY 3

NAVAGRAHA TEMPLES

 

Early Morning proceed to Vaitheeshwran Kovil temple (Mangala), Thirvenkadu (Budha), Keezuperupalliaur (Ketu), Thirunallar (Shanishwara), Uppiliappan Koil temple*, Kumbeshwara temple*, Kashi Vishwanatha temple*, Sri Chakrapani and Sarangapani temple*, Mahamaham tank*, back to Kumbakonam, Overnight stay at Kumbakonam.

DAY 4

KUMBAKONAM - BANGALORE

 

Morning check out from hotel and depart to Bangalore in coach, reach Bangalore in the evening.


Alangudi:
      274 Sthalams of erstwhile Chola Country have been sung in Devaram and Alangudi is one among the 127 Sthalams, situated on the southern banks of Cauvery river. Sage Sukha, Rishi Viswamithra, Sage Agastya, Adisankara and several other hoy men have worshipped at this shrine. The Lord of this Sthalam is Swayumbhu (Natural origination of the idiol). Hence, the period of this temple could not be fixed accurately. The temple is existing from ancient times.
 Alangudi is a tiny village in Thiruvarur Dt. of Tamil Nadu. It is 7 Kms South of Needamangalam Railway station and 17 Kms South of Kumbakonam, on the road that leads to maanargudi. Kasi Arranyam, Thiru Erumpoolai and Alangudi are the names by which this holy place is known. The Divine poet, Thirugnanasambandar has blessed this Sthalam as beautiful place filled with flowers.
Thingalur : The Kailasanathar Temple is a Hindu temple in the village of Thingalur, 18 kilometres from Kumbakonam. The presiding deity isSoma(moon). However, the main idol in the temple is that of "Kailasanathar" or Shiva.
The temple has a 5-tier rajagopuram surrounded by two prakaram(closed precincts of a temple). The place is revered by the verses of Appar, but since there is no mention about the deity, it is not classified as Padal petra stalam.
Legend has it that there lived a merchant Appoodi Adikal, a nayanar in the village of Thingalur who was a devotee of lord Shiva. Appoodi Adikal held Appar in high regards and wanted to host him. The day arrived, but his son was killed by a venomous snake bite while the saint was being hosted. Appar, moved by Appoodi Adikal's devotion is said to have miraculously restored the lad to life.
Thirunallar is a small town in KaraikalIndia, in the Union Territory of Puducherry, and can be reached by road from the town of Karaikal, an enclave which lies within the neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu. Thirunallar is most noted for the shrine of Lord Sani (Saturn), Tirunallar Saniswaran Temple within the temple dedicated to Lord Darbharanyeswaran, a form of Lord Shiva.
Thirunageswaram is a panchayat town in Thanjavur district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Thirunageswaram is located 8 km east of Kumbakonam.
There are two major temples at Thirunageswaram. One of them is the famous Vaishnavite temple of Oppliyappan (Oppliyappan Sannadhi), the other the Thiru Nageswarar orNaganatha Swami temple for Shaivites.
Oppliyappan temple attracts pilgrims throughout the year. Ramanavami is celebrated every year in a grand manner in the months of April/May. Thirukalyanam and Kanakibishekam are the two important events in Ramanavami festival. This temple food is always done without salt in any food. No one should ever take anything that contains salt into this temple.
Keelaperumpallam : Naganathar temple at keezperumpallam which is 8 kms from Thiruvenkadu is the kethu sthalam. Keezperumpallam is also known as Vanagiri. Here naganathar is the main deity and his consort is Soundarya devi. This temple is dedicated to Kethu (South lunar node), one of the nine planets or Navagraha. Kethu bhagavan has the head of a snake and the body of an asura. It is rare to see Kethu Bhagavan with his head.Kethu worshipped shiva here to get rid of his sins. Here he is seen worshipping naganathar with folded hands.
Kumbakonam, also spelt as Coombaconum in the records of British India, is a town and a special grade municipality in theThanjavur district in the southeast Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is located 40 km (25 mi) from Thanjavur and 273 km (170 mi) from Chennai and is the headquarters of the Kumbakonam taluk of Thanjavur district. The town is bounded by two rivers, theKaveri River to the north and Arasalar River to the south. According to the 2011 census, Kumbakonam has a population of 140,156 and has a strong Hindu majority; but it also has sizeable Muslim and Christian populations. Kumbakonam is known as a "temple town" due to the prevalence of a number of temples here and is noted for its Mahamaham festival which attracts people from all over the globe.
Kumbakonam dates back to the Sangam period and was ruled by the Early CholasPallavasMedieval CholasLater Cholas,Pandyas, the Vijayanagar EmpireMadurai NayaksThanjavur Nayaks and the Thanjavur Marathas. It rose to be a prominent city between the 7th and 9th centuries AD, when it served as a capital of the Medieval Cholas. The town reached the zenith of its prosperity during the British Raj when it was a prominent centre of European education and Hindu culture; and it acquired the cultural name, the "Cambridge of South India". In 1866, Kumbakonam was officially constituted as a municipality, which today comprises 45 wards, making it the second largest municipality in Thanjavur district.
Suryanar Kovil (also called Suryanar Temple) is a Hindu temple dedicated to the deity Hindu Sun-God, located in Suryanar Kovil, a village near the South Indian own of Kumbakonam in Tamil NaduIndia.[1] The presiding deity is Suriyanar, the Sun and his consorts Ushadevi and Pratyusha Devi. The temple also has separate shrines for the other eight planetary deities. The temple is considered one of the nine Navagraha temples in Tamil Nadu.[2] The temple is one of the few historic temples dedicated to Sun god and is also the only temple in Tamil Nadu which has shrines for all the planetary deities.
Vaitheeswaran Temple or Pullirukkuvelur is a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Shiva located in Tamil NaduIndia. Shiva is worshipped as Vaitheeswaran or the "God of healing" and it is believed that prayers to Vaitheeswaran can cure diseases. It is one of the nine Navagraha (nine planets) temples associated with the planet Mars(Angaraka). The village is also known for palm leaf astrology called Naadi astrology in Tamil. It is located 7 kilometers from Sirkazhi, 235 kilometers from Chennai, 27 km from Chidambaram, 110 km from Thanjavur and 16 km from Mayiladuthurai.
The holy waters of the Siddhamirtham tank within the temple complex contains nectar, and a holy dip is believed to cure all diseases.[1][2]
The temple is revered by the Tevaram hymns of 7th-century Saiva nayanars - Tamil saint poets and is also classified as a Paadal Petra Sthalam (temple revered by the nayanars).
 
Thiruvenkadu : Swetharanyeswarar Temple is a Hindu temple located in the town of Thiruvenkadu near Sirkazhi. The main deity is Shiva - Swetharanyeswarar ("lord of white forest") and the goddess is Brahma Vidya ambal. There is a separate Sannidhi for Budha (mercury). The temple is quite large and all four important Saivite saints have sung in praise of this lord.
This temple is especially known for its unique incarnate of Lord Shiva called "Agora Murthi". He is one of the main god who is being prayed in this village.
Thiruvengadu village is also famous for its unique structure of pools in temples. This temple has 3 pools, 3 Gods. It is a belief that who takes bath in all these pools, the one will be free from their problems like diseases, delay in marriage, etc,
Swetharanyeswarar
Swetharanyeswarar is the main God in this temple. It is said that Agora Murthi was one of the furious incarnation of Lord Shiva. There was an Evil named "Maruthuvasuran" in Thiruvengadu. He had a deep meditation on Lord Bhrama for power. Being satisfied with his meditation, Lord Bhrama offered him many powers. But he used those powers in a wrong ways. He started to torture the saints and innocent people. Having nothing to do, all the saints and people requested Lord Shiva to put an end to this evil. As they asked, Lord Shiva took his incarnation 'Agora murthi' and killed the 'Maruthuvasuran under a tree (which is now in Thiruvengadu temple, back to the entrance of Agora murthi). All the people thanked Lord Shiva for saving them.
 

Tour Price Includes :

    • A/C Luxury bus from Bengaluru.
    • Guidance from experienced Tour Escort
    • Accommodation on twin sharing standard rooms in good hotels.
    • Vegetarian Food by our cooking Staff ( Tea/coffee/ Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner)

     

 

Tour Price Excludes :

  • Special Pujas & darshans
  • Entry Tickets , Boating
  • Camera Charges
  • Government Service Tax as applicable
  • Food during the train jouney
  • Laundry.
  • Telephone calls
  • Mineral water
  • Any other expense incurred other than which are mentioned in Tour cost includes list.