'Thirumana Thiruthalangal', is a book written by Ms.Meera Nagarajan, the Managing Director and CEO of the company. The published chapters from the book narrate the importance on worshipping at various temples that are known to bless for an early marriage to a bride or groom.

Arulmigu Ghee Nandeeswarar - Vendhanpatti

Arulmigu Ghee Nandeeswarar - Vendhanpatti

Vendhanpatti is situated at a distance of 5 km to the south of Ponnamaravathi in Pudukkottai district. People, belonging to 'Nattukottai' Chettiyar community constitute the major part of the population. Though the place is small in size, it continues to remain a place where rich people are more in number. The place has a special glory 'the Nandi is portrayed as 'ghee' Nandeeswarar with the idol always smeared with ghee all over its body. Nandi Bhagwan blesses His devotees with His grace, granting all the riches in life. The shrine is unique in the sense this is the only 'sthala' in the entire state of Tamil Nadu in having ghee- Nandi. The hamlet also derives its special place due to this reason. People believe that all the people in this hamlet are blessed by Nandi as all of them are prosperous and educated.

The centuries-old beautiful temple is spacious. It is eminent in the sense that 'Kumbhabhishekam' (consecration) has been performed seven times. The presiding deities are Chockalingeswara and Meenakshi and there are 'sannidhis' for other deities that include Vinayaka, Muruga, Dakshinamoorthy, Chandikeswara, Bhairava and Navagrahas. But 'ghee' Nandikeswara is worshipped as the 'special' deity and the temple has come to be known as Nandi temple though the presiding deity is Lord Siva. We can feel the aromatic smell of ghee on entering the temple. We see the majestic 'ghee' Nandi installed in front of the 'sannidhi' of Lord Siva on entering. The statue is fully covered with frozen ghee. But there are no ants, flies or insects on the ghee, which remains an unexplainable phenomenon; people are surprised at this. If we worship Him earnestly, our miseries will be ended, our wishes will be fulfilled, we'll become prosperous, the people believe.

Arulmigu Ghee Nandeeswarar - Vendhanpatti

'Pradosha' festival

On the days of 'Pradosha', special celebrations are carried out for Sri 'Ghee' Nandeeswara. The 'abhishek' ghee that is applied on the body of Nandeeswara drips and collects on the floor around the statue. The next day, they collect it and empty it into a well that is filled with this 'abhishek' ghee. The miracle is that the ghee in the well doesn't attract flies or ants.

Special features of Sri 'Ghee' Nandeeswara

The huge statue of the Nandi, covered with cow's ghee is a wonder sight. It can even be considered the Eighth Wonder of the world. It is a matter of pride for our country. 'Yugas' had passed by, but, India continues to remain the land of spirituality. This fact is evident from the offer of ghee for 'abhishek' to deities. People in Vendhanpatti and its neighboring hamlets sell the milk or use it for their household only after offering ghee to Nandeeswara. This belief and practice is in vogue even today.

Sri Nandi is also called Danapriyan. People affix coins as 'tilak' on the forehead of Nandi and they also offer garlands strung with currency notes to be put on the neck of Nandi. There's a 'chakra' in between the two horns of Nandi. This 'chakra' was not sculpted but it was there by itself! This unique design is not to be found on any other Nandi at any temple in the entire country of India! People firmly believe that even if the entire world is destroyed, Nandeeswara would not allow the 'sthala' to disappear. They claim that whatever natural calamity takes place in various parts of the world, Vendhanpatti will remain in tact as per the 'Wish' of Nandeeswara.

People throng the place from various parts of the Tamil Nadu. They are overjoyed at the 'darshan' of Nandeeswara. And, they keep visiting the temple as their requests are granted without fail. Pure cow's ghee is the main offering to Nandeeswara.

Bus route

There are direct buses to Ponnamaravathy from Chennai, Madurai, Coimbatore, Erode, Thiruchi, Dindigul, Salem, Tirupur, Pudukottai and Thanjavur. And, there are buses that ply frequently from Ponnamaravathy to Vendhanpatti.

Timings- The temple is open from 7 a.m. to 12 noon; from 4.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.