The Thayumanavar Temple is situated in the Rockfort complex in the city of Tiruchirappalli. It was constructed by the Pallava king Mahendravarman I in the 6th century AD.It is one of the Paadal Petra Sthalam.
According to Hindu legend, a pregnant woman named Rathnavathi was an ardent devotee of Shiva and he arrived in the form of her mother to attend to her delivery. The presiding deity is thus named Thayumanasway, the one who acted as mother.
The presiding deity is revered in the 7th century Tamil Saiva canonical work, the Tevaram, written by Tamil saint poets known as the nayanars and classified as Paadal Petra Sthalam.
The Rockfort is a fortress which stands atop a 273-foot-high rock. It consists of a set of monolithic rocks accommodating many rock-cut cave temples.
Devotees offer a big bunch of plantains to the Lord for safe and easy childbirth.
Also, ladies who are pregnant, go to the temple for the first 16 weeks of their pregnancy to offer milk to Lord Shiva and also bathe linga with honey and ghee for safe and normal delivery of child.
Other Temples covered in this trip
Sriranganathar swamy temple at Srirangam
Jambukeswarar Temple at Thiruvanaikaval
Pickup and Drop point is Tiruchirapalli. The trip would be customised based on requirements and all complete details would be provided before booking.
Upon booking confirmation, the Sthalapuranam of temples mentioned in the itinerary will be sent through email.
Assistance regarding temple and pooja information will be provided on request
Package does not include food and hotel stay.
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The price mentioned here is only for 200 kms per day and 13 hours per day.10 Rs per km will be charged extra if it exceeds 200kms and 120 Rs per hour will be charged extra if it exceeds 13 hours.
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Payment method as follows: 25% payment on confirmation; 50% payment before starting the trip; Balance payment before end of the trip.
15% of package cost will be charged as penalty on canceling, 31 or more days before departure.
35% of package cost will be charged as penalty on cancellation between 22 to 30 days before departure.
50% of package cost will be charged as penalty on cancellation between 15 to 21 days before departure.
100% of package cost will be charged as penalty on cancelling, 15 days before departure.