Monday, June 29, 2015

Sri Dharbaranyeswarar Temple. Tirunallar

Name of God Nallarar
Color Black/Blue
Goddess Bogamartha,Poonmulayal
Thala Virutcham Darbai
Theertham Nala Theertham
Gem Stone Blue Sapphire
Special Day Saturday

 Temple History

King Nala was ruling Nidadha. One day while doing his daily puja, he did not wash his legs perfectly. Saturn immediately caught hold of him after waiting for a chance to hold him for about 12 years. Due to this effect, King Nala lost his kingdom in a game also his sufferings grew large. He left his land along with his queen Damayanthi. In course of his wandering in the jungles, he parted with his queen also. He joined as a cook in the palace of the Kind of Ayodhya. Later on Nala and Damayanthi joined again. Through Sage Naradha, Nala understood that he was under the adverse influence of Saturn and began a pilgrimage to holy places. At Virudhachalam, he met sage Srimadvaja who directed him to Darbaranyeswarar temple in Thirunallar and worship the Sani Baghwan which King Nala meticulously followed and got relieved from the adverse effects of Sani Baghwan and also was blessed by him. He stayed there for some time, dug tanks and built the temple. He also got back his kingdom.


The swayambu was in the Darba jungles here, scars caused by Darba could be seen even now. The Pachai Pathigam in Thevaram is dedicated to the Lord.

Contact Address

Sri Dharbaranyeswarar Temple, Thirunallaru.

Opening Timing

Open from 5.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and from 4.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m.


Thirunallaru is located 5 Kilometer bus route of Karaikal - Mayiladuthurai and Kumbakonam. Also Thirunallar is 59 kms from Kumbakonam, 140 kms from Pondicherry, 100 kms from Thanjavur, 150 from Trichy.

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