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Org/Temple/Thirumanancheri. The village name comes from the god Shiva. Thiru Manam mean marriage; cheri denote the village or hamlet. Almighty married Parvathi at this place so the village is called marriage village(ThiruMamamCheri). The above writings comes from the Holy Website HOLYINDIA ORG. Thirumanancheri.info website provides lot of information about the temple, pooja timings, temple office contact details and a brief video about the temple and the speciality of the pooja. Sri Kalyanasundareswarar swamy Temple Thirumanancheri is one among the popular temples of Lord Shiva, which resides in Nagai District, Mayiladuthurai Taluk, Near Kuttalam. The Nearest Railway station is Kuttalam. It is very near to Kumbakonam and Mayiladuthurai. Nearest Railway Junction is Mayiladuthurai. As per the legend. This famous temple helps to overcome the obstacles of Marriage . So many people are visiting to the temple and benefited. In the Temple, there is a special pooja for the person who seek for a nice partner. After the Marriage the Couple have to visit the temple to return or dispose the Prasatham in the Temple pond. Temple Time : 6.00am - 12.00 noon & 3.00pm - 8.00pm Railway Route : Mayiladuthurai Junction, or Kumbakonam Junction is near by. Bus Route : From Chennai, Pondhicherry - Cuddalore - Chidambaram- Mayiladuthurai - KuttalamThirumanancheri. (Buses to Thirumanancheri are available from Kuttalam and Mayiladuthurai, Mini Buses are available from Kuttalam.) The Kaveri, also spelled Cauvery in English, is a large Indian river. The origin of the river is traditionally placed at Talakaveri, Kodagu in the Western Ghats in Karnataka, flows generally south and east through Karnataka and Tamil Nadu and across the southern Deccan plateau through the southeastern lowlands, emptying into the Bay of Bengal through two principal mouths. The Kaveri basin is estimated to be 81,155 km with many tributaries including the Shimsha, the Hemavati, the Arkavati, Honnuhole,Lakshmana Tirtha, Kabini, Bhavani River, the Lokapavani, the Noyyal and the Amaravati 2 River. The river's basin covers 4 states and Union Territories - Karnataka (34,273 km ), Tamil Nadu 2 2 2  (43,856 km ), Kerala (2,866 km ) and Puducherry (160 km ). Rising in southwestern Karnataka, it flows southeast some 800 km to enter the Bay of Bengal. East of Mysore it forms the island of Shivanasamudra, on  either side of which are the scenic Shivanasamudra Falls that descend about 320 ft (100 m). The river is the  source for an extensive irrigation system and for hydroelectric power. The river has supported irrigated agriculture for centuries and served as the lifeblood of the ancient kingdoms and modern cities of South India.
According to the legend a girl called Vishnumaya or Lopaamudra, the daughter of Brahma was born on earth, but her divine father allowed her to be considered the daughter of sage Kavera-muni . In order to obtain the beatitude for her adoptive father, it solved to become riverwhose waters would have to purify all the sins.
Karnataka: origin of the river Kaveri in Mysore district.Talakaveri. . near the Mettur Dam. Tamil Nadu The Kaveri River as seen from State Highway 20. Karnataka Hogenakkal nakkal Waterfalls in Dharmapuri district.
with a sandy bed.Kaveri River Near Erode. Tamil Nadu Kooduthurai rai or Tiriveni Sangamam. Doddabetta (2. means a river supporting life. plat it forms two islands. Asia's first hydroelectric plant (built in 1902) was on the left falls and supplied power to the city of Bangalore. Tamil Nadu Kaveri river at Thiruchirapalli After the river leaves the Kodagu hills and flows onto the Deccan plateau.At Shivanasamudra the river drops dro 320 ft (98 m). the Bangara Doddi Nala. . dammed upstream. This aqueduct also served as a motorable bridge until 1964. Chennar and Thoppar enter into the Kaveri on her course.It then flows through the western parts & cities ofSalem Disrict. The cities of  Bangalore. Mandya and Mysore depend almost entirely on the Kaveri for their drinking water supply. District These two rivers join again and form the Srirangamisland Srirangam which is a part of city of Tiruchirapalli. History . From the Anekattu at Madadkatte. While passing through Erode. is carried by the aqueduct over the very same river  few miles downstream . The river enters Tamil Nadu through Dharmapuri district leading to the flat plains where it meanders. in memory of his favorite consort. In fact. Bhavani and Akash Ganga (imaginary) is at the exact place of Bhavani. where the dam has been constructed. . irrigating an area of 10. which was constructed in the 17th century by the Wodeyar maharaja of Mysore.637m) is the highest point of the Kaveri basin. Shivanasamudra First comes the Srirangapatna which forms the sangam and then comes Shivanasamudra. d Here the river becomes wide.000 acres (4. The three minor tributaries. the channel is is interrupted by twelve "Anekattu" (dams) for the purpose of irrigation.Salem . and flows in an eastern direction until it splits into two at upper Anicut about 14 kilometre west of Tiruchirappalli. From Tanjavore the river will split and goes to few place. forming the famous Shivanasamudra Falls known separately as Gagana Chukki and Bhara Chukki. . The northern branch of the river is called the Kollidam while the southern branch retains the name Kaveri and then goes directly eastwards into Thanjavur District. Sanctuary Near Srirangapatna is also anaqueduct. and ultimately bringing its water supply to the town of Mandya. up to the Grand Anicut. the Kaveri also serves as the main drinking water source for many towns and villages. Srirangapatna the Kaveri is the basis for the Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary. Noyyal al and Amaravathi join it in Karur district before it reaches Tiruchirapalli district. which running through the breadth breadth of the district.It . The confluence of the rivers Kaveri. Three kilometers away from Srirangapatna. Anicut.At . It is said to be the only aqueduct where the water from a river. It drops into the Hogenakkal Falls just before it arrives in the town of Hogenakkal in Tamil Nadu. above Stanley Reservoir in Mettur. merges with it. The dam in Mettur impounds water not only for the improvement of irrigation but also to ensure the regular and sufficient supply of water to the important Hydro-Electric Hydro generating station at Mettur. . In its course through Karnataka. Northern part of Erode City. Thirumani Mutharu join it in a village called Kududurai in Namakkal District. Srirangapatna and Shivanasamudra. Palar. two more tributaries merge. The Mettur Dam joins the Sita and Pala mountains beyond that valley through which the Kaveri flows. that place is known as Delta kauveri. in Kannada. an artificial channel is diverted at a distance of 72 miles (116 km). In addition to providing many ancient and modern canals with water from the river for for irrigation purposes.It then flows further through the length Erode district where river Bhavani.000 ha). the river is called Jeevanadhi which. Ranadhira Kantirava.
Manniar and Uppanai branch off at lower Anicut and irrigates a portion of Mayiladuthurai taluk and Sirkazhi taluk in Nagapatnam District. and some channels and distributaries riverbeds may become   dry.600 years ago or even more. From river Kollidam. water for household consumption and the generation of electricity. However. during the months of February–May. In 19th century. and those on its tributaries such as Banasura Sagar Dam project on a Kabini tributary.000. It was built as far back as 1. The hydroelectric plant built on the left of Sivanasamudra Falls on the Kaveri in 1902 was the first hydroelectric  plant in Asia.(thousand ft. of which 60% was used for irrigation. the Kollidam River runs north-east east and discharges into the sea at Devakottai. store water from monsoon periods and release the water during the dry months. with a 58% shortfall. . and the Mettur Dam which creates Stanley Reservoir has a capacity of 93. Tharangampadi Usage Stanley Reservoir formed by Mettur Dam The primary uses of Kaveri are providing water for irrigation. in some years when rains are light. Flow generally begins to increase in June or July . million cubic ft) In August 2003. it was renovated on a bigger scale. engin which was made with earth and stone and has stood the vagaries of nature for hundreds of years. The Kaveri here is reduced to an insignificant channel and enters the Bay of Bengal at the historical place of Poompuhar about 13 km (8.1 mi) north of Tharangampadi. The water for the Kaveri is primarily supplied by monsoon rains. Dams. The name of the historical dam has since been changed to “Grand Anicut” and stands as the head of a great irrigation system in the Thanjavur district. From this point. such as the Krishna Raja Sagara Dam and Mettur Dam.The Chola king Karikalan has been immortalised as he constructed the bank for the Kaveri all the way from Puhar (Kaveripoompattinam) to Srirangam. a little south of Parangipettai. water levels are often en quite low.6 tmc ft.4 tmc ft. the low river level can lead ead to agricultural distress in areas dependent upon the Kaveri for  irrigation. An estimate at the time of the first Five Year Plan puts the total flow of the Kaveri at 12.000 acre feet 3  (15 km ). . TheKallanai Kallanai dam constructed by him on the border between Tiruchirappalli and Thanjavur is a superb work of engineering. the Kaveri divides into numerous branches and covers the whole of the delta with a vast network of irrigation channels in Nagapatnam and Tiruvarur districts and gets lost in the wide expanse of paddy fields. The Torekadanahalli pumpstation sends 540 Mld (million liters per day) of water from Kaveri 100 km to  Bangalore.080 feet (330 m).  Krishna Raja Sagara amounted to only 4.   Water stored in Water sharing . On both sides of the river are found walls spreading to a distance of 1. Even so. inflow into reservoirs in Karnataka was at a 29-year 29 year low. After Grand Grand Anicut. The Krishna Raja Sagara Dam has a capacity cap of 49 tmc ft.
the elixir of life. And it has been worshipped as a sacred river – throughout its course – ever since. But one day he got busy in a theological discussion discussion with his disciples and lost track of time. After some time Kavera. She also prayed that her waters might be so holy that all those who took a dip in it might be absolved of all their sins. especially on the specified day known as Tula sankramana when the river water has been said to gush out like ke a fountain at a predetermined time. But something else was to happen to her first. to distract the asuras and restore the elixir to the devas. Srirangapattana. Lopamudre was renamed Kaveri after the sage. Kaveri Kaveri could not refuse Agastya. Karnataka A temple by the river in Tamil Nadu Talakaveri is a pilgrimage site set amidst Bramahagiri Hills in Kodagu. Although her heart was set on turning into a river of blessings. Sage Agastya happened to see Kaveri when she was deep in meditation on the Brahmagiri. Goddess lakshmi also sent along along Lopamudre. Kavera was lonely and prayed pray to Lord Brahma that he might bless him with a child. He fell in love with her and asked her to marry him. Brahma was pleased by his devotion and gave him Lopamudre for a daughter. Kaveri was very keen that her father should have every happiness and prosperity in in life and a blessed land full of good and happy people. when the great ocean was churned by the devas and the asuras in order to obtain amrita. There is yet another interesting belief according to which the river Ganges also joins Kaveri underground once a year. According to the most well known version. But she made him promise that if ever she left her alone too long she would have the right to forsake him and go her way. Kaveri is considered to be as sacred as the Ganges throughout its course. There are several legends about how the river Kaveri came into being. As soon as the disciples of agastya saw what had happened they the tried to stop her from flowing away. an apsara to assist Mohini. with the same power to wash off all one’s sins. is considered to . a non-pareil pareil of infinite charm and appeal. where the three rivers meet. during the Tulamasa. But Kaveri promptly went underground and appeared again at Bhaganda Kshetra and flowed on toward Valambari and finally into the Bay of Bengal. came to the Brahmagiri to meditate. in order to wash herself free of the pollution caused by the crowds of sinners who bathe in her waters all the year round. . Lord Vishnu turned into Mohini.Further information: See Kaveri River Water Dispute Significance in Hinduism [ Kaveri flows near Nimishamba temple. Kaveri waited patiently for a while but after some hours had passed she jumped into agastya’s special holy tank and flowed from it like a river. So she went to the Brahmagiri too and prayed to Lord Brahma that she might turn into a river and flow through the country. Thousands of piligrims flock to the three temples at the source of the river. pouring her blessings on the people and turning the land green and fertile. a sage of renown. Brahma granted her both the boons readily and Kaveri was really happy. But Bhagamandala. After the elixir was successfully restored to the devas Lopamudre was brought up by Brahma as his daughter. Chapters 11–14 11 14 of the Skanda purana (also known as the Kaveri purana) relate many of them.Agastya promised and kept his word faithfully for some time.
Agasthya is to live with her and enrich the world before eventually attaining Moksha. There are temples all along its banks visited by thousands of pilgrims. including herself. devotees take holy dip (tula snanam) in the Kavery in the pilgrim centers in its banks across the two states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. and Antya Ranga.be the most sacred spot of all.Adi Ranga Krishna Raja Sagara Dam Shivanasamudra . with sculptures of Lord Vishnu in a reclining posture on the legendary seven-headed serpent (Sesha) as his celestial bed (Sheshashayana). These three temples are known as Adi Ranga. It is held that Lopamudra was granted the form of a river. During the month of Tula. Kaveri is directly linked with three puranic icons i. The three major river islands at Kaveri have a strong Vaishnava heritage. Pleased by their tapas. he shall give him a divine wife. Both saint Agasthya and king Kavera were independently performing tapas with salvation (Moksha) as the goal. On the banks of the Kaveri is the ancient temple town of Talakad where the holy festival Panchalinga  Darshana is held every 12 years and devotees bathe in the Kaveri River. in answer to tapas performed by all the three. the divine daughter of Brahma—the impeccable feminine creation of the creator. Instead. feminine manifestation of Kaveri herself. King Kavera and Lopamudra. Shimsha etc.Srirangam Thiruvaiyaru Thanjavur Swamimalai Kumbakonam Mayavaram Poompuhar  Veneration as a goddess The legend of Kaveri has its origins in Puranas. Madhya Ranga.Madhya Ranga Bannur Tirumakudalu Narasipura Talakadu Mudukuthore Mettur Bhavani – Thirunana Erode Kodumudi Velur Karur Tiruchirappalli . Brahma says. the earthly. Lakshmanatirtha. Being pleased. in due time. Brahma ordain her to be. Prominent towns / religious sites in the Kaveri banks • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Talakaveri Bhagamandala Kushalnagar Srirangapatna . the most important ones being Kummahole. expressing to Brahma her wish to serve the world. to Agasthya. Brahma appears before them only to deny both immediate Moksha. Kaveri is joined by several rivers. The cult of the river Goddess began in Kodagu and was centered in Bhaganda Kshetra (Bhagamandala). Brahma rules to Kavera that he shall beget a daughter who will lead him to Moksha. In the meantime it was said that Vishnumaya.. Hemavathi.e. . most prominent of them being Bhagamandala in Karnataka and Mayavaram in Tamil Nadu. Agasthya. by Brahma. it flows into the Bay of Bengal in Thanjavur district in Tamil Nadu.
In a slightly different version. to Kaveri to cleanse herself. Upon this blessing. assuming the form of a crow. Vaishnavites regard Kaveri. more sacred than even the Ganges. it is said the Lord Ganesha. After assuming the form river. Vaishnavaites lovingly regard Kaveri as the mother of Ranganayaki. and eventually the sacred of the sacred. once a year. but you are infinitely more sacred to her as I adorn you as my garland". the river that holds Srirangam in her bosom. the river Kaveri. the daughter of Kavera.Lopamudra. upset Agasthya's Kamandala to release the Kaveri. as the most sacred of rivers. . On hearing her wish. Her tapas was answered and Lord Vishnu appears before her. the divine consort of Lord Ranganatha of Srirangam in Tiruchirappalli. it is said that even the Ganges is said to come underground. Kaveri performed another tapas to become the sacred of rivers. then the wife of Agasthya. Kaveri is regarded as the outpour of sage Agasthya's Kamandala. To this day. Lord Vishnu says "Ganges is sacred because she originates from my feet.
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