- May 21, 2021
🛕 Gunam Thantha Nadhar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Orakkattupettai near Chengalpet in Kanchipuram District. This temple is 600 years Old. Presiding deity is called as Gunam Thantha Nathar and Mother is called as Thiripura Sundari. Sthala Vriksham is Sarakondrai Tree and Theertham is Agni Theertham and it is well known for curing all types of diseases.
🛕 In this temple, one can find Ashta Lingas (8 Sivalingams, as found in Thiruvannamalai, representing 8 directions) in the temple praharam. The local people say that these Sivalingams were consecrated, based on the divine order received in the form of Asareeri (Divine voice heard from unseen spiritual forces).
🛕 Going around this temple for 21 times on Pournami days is equivalent to performing Thiruvannamalai Girivalam once. Recently a miracle took place in this temple. A person, dumb by birth, went around this temple 21 times during every Pournami day. He did this penance continuously for 7 Pournamis and gained the power of speech. Nava Veerabagu Sannathis, a very rare feature is present in this temple.
🛕 Temple will remain open from 7 AM to 8 PM.
🛕 Skanda Sasti festival is being celebrated in a grand manner. People, from various villages, happen to come and celebrate Skanda Sasti festival here. Soora Samharam is also being celebrated here.
🛕 Orakkattupettai is about 8 kms from Chengalpet in the Chengalpet – Kanchipuram and taking a diversion at around 2 kms before Athur, towards west across Palar river. Take Bus Nos. T 5, 22, 22A from Chengalpet to reach Orakkattupettai.
Gunam Thantha Nadhar Temple,
Mobile: +91 – 97869 77574 / 94448 96971.