In the Tiruvarur district of Tamil Nadu Narmukhi Ganesh temple, where ancestors are also worshiped

One of the famous temples of Lord Ganesha is a unique temple in Tiruvarur district of Tamil Nadu. This Ganesh temple is very different from other temples in the country. The Ganesh idol sitting here is Narmukhi Ganesh temple. This is the only temple in the world where people come from all over.

This temple is located in the town of Kutnoor in Tiruvarur district of Tamil Nadu. Tiltarpan Puri is about 3 km away from Kootnoor. Where Adi Vinayak Temple is the center of faith of the people. In this Vinayaka temple, the male idol of Shri Ganesha i.e. human form is worshipped. Apart from this, the Gajmukhi idol of Lord Ganesha is worshiped in almost all the temples of the country. But here the face of Ganesh ji is not like a yard, but like a human. Due to this feature, this temple is very famous. This is the only Ganesh temple in the country, where devotees also come to worship for the peace of their ancestors.

How did Tiltarpanpuri get its name?

According to the legends, Lord Shri Ram had worshiped at this place for the peace of the ancestors. Therefore, due to this tradition started by Lord Rama, even today people come here to worship for the peace of their ancestors. This is the reason why this temple is also known as Tilatarpanpuri. Although worship for the peace of ancestors is usually performed on the banks of the river, religious rituals are performed inside the temple. For these unique things, people from far and wide come here for darshan and worship.

According to legend, when Lord Rama was performing the last rites of his father, the four pinds (rice laddus) kept by him were transformed into insects. This happened not once but as many times as the bodies were made. After this Lord Rama prayed to Shiva, after that Lord Shiva asked him to worship by law in the Adi Vinayak temple. On being told by Lord Shiva, Shri Ram came here and worshiped his father’s soul here for peace. It is said that those four bodies of rice were transformed into four Shivling. These four Shivlings are still present in the Mukteshwar temple located near the Adi Vinayak temple.

There is also a temple of Lord Shiva and Mother Saraswati here

Lord Shiva is also worshiped in this temple. Along with Ganesh ji, there is also a temple of Lord Shiva and Maa Saraswati here. Although Lord Ganesha is specially worshiped in this temple, but devotees who come here along with Adi Vinayak must pay obeisance to Mata Saraswati and Lord Shiva by visiting him in the temple.