Chandra Bhagawan Temple is located 18kms from Kumbakonam, enroute to Thiruvaiyaru. Thinghalur is the place of Chandran. The meaning of Thinghal in Tamil is Chandran and thus the name Thinghalur. Chandran is in the direction south-East and is the Lord of Kadaga Rasi.
The asuras as well as the actual Devas were churning the actual parkadal using Mandhira Malai with snake Vasuki. The actual asuras detained the top part of the actual snake & the Devas, the end proportion. While God Vishnu was sharing out the Amrutham among devas, with the order of Shukracharya, an asura in the appearance of a deva drank the holy nectar.Sooriyan and also Chandran observed this and brought to the notice of Lord Vishnu. An upset Vishnu utilized the discus (chakrayudham) to slice this asura into a pair & threw them. The top became a member of which has a snake's human body to be Rahu Bhagavan. One's body part retained rising for the reason that asura experienced consumed Amrutham. That later on became a member of with the go of a snake and also evolved into Kethu Bhagavan. Today, Rahu and also Kethu failed to forgive Chandran and also Sooriyan. Rahu went soon behind Chandran and also started overshadowing him. On this place, Chandran praised to Lord Shiva and also bought his blessings. Lord Siva blessed Chandran while using the control to grow, returning to whole measurement in 15 nights soon after getting consumed by Raahu. That's why we've the actual waxing and also waning outer space satellite. Shiva as well blessed him by decorating Chandran upon the temple to ensure any person which prays Shiva must pray Chandran.
It is said that from the cleverness of the almighty, Chandran came to life. Silver is beloved metal. Fasting about Mondays and devoting Lord Shiva, decorating pearls around the entire body, white cloths, donating rice, sugar, sandal etc needs to be organized to help plead Chandra. The actual residents who have been affected with the particular planets might get many reductions by means of carrying out poojas and offering to Lord Shiva, Goddess Periyanayakhi & to Chandran Bhagawan. In the Month of Pangoni (Tamil) on the Pornima (the day before and on the succeeding three days) the particular rays of growing moon fall on Lord Siva. The actual unusual occurrence arises just within Thingalur instead of anywhere else. Poojas performed about complete moon nights and each single Mondays and incredibly special at this holy place. Chandra Bhagwan whose attire can be white and their grains have been raw and paddy rice. He needs to be presented with pudding made of raw rice and jaggery combined with it, white bouquets & white clothing been thought that this pooja may take out obstacles from the native's lifetime.
There's a frequent believe one particular trips right here that has an apparent cardiovascular and pray to lose the actual poor consequences, he/she will surely find relieved by his / her sins. This immensity of this temple wherever Chandran, (Moon) worshipped Lord Shiva to have his / her delights, as the Puranas. This success of this temple can be when someone possesses bitten by simply snake, he'll almost certainly nonetheless living and getting rid of the sickness as a result of maternal facet.