Tuition Centers at Perambalur District

Year No of Places Total Students
2008 -2009
2007 -2008
2006 -2007
2005 – 2006
Agaram Seehoor, Vashishtapuram, Palla Kalingarayanallur, Mettu Kalingarayanallur, Keela Perambalur, Vayaloor, Vayalappadi, Olaippadi, Veppur, Vadakkalur, Ogalur – North, Ogalur – South, Athiyoor, Kazhani Vasal, Keezha kudi kadu, Pennakonam, Thirumanthurai – East, Thirumanthurai – West, Nova Nagar, Eraiyur, Mangalamedu, Thevaiyur, Nallur, Nammiyur, Murugankudi – West, Murugankudi – East, Andi Kurumbalur, Ayan Theraiyur, V. Kalathur – West, V. Kalathur – East
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Founder Trustee Sri. Tada D. Periyasamy with Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

Founder Trustee Sri. Tada D. Periasamy meet Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam at Chennai Rajbhavan on 07th October 2009 (Indiavision 2020)

Nandhanar Guru Pooja


Nandhanar Guru Pooja

Nandhanr Gurupooja was celebrated by Nandhanar Sevashrama Trust on 09th October 2009 at Chidambaram.  Teachers and students of free evening tuition centers participated in large numbers during the occassion. Former ADMK MP Mr. Murugesan addressed the gathering. Free tailoring machines were distributed to 4 deserving candidates from the free tailoring institute. Tree planting by youths is inaugrated by Sri.Tada D Periyasamy. Interview conducted b Jaya TV and various activities of Nandhanar Sevashrama Trust are explained in the interview.

Historical References

  • Renowned Tamil Scholar Tamil Thaattha Vu Ve Saa has quoted Gopalakrishna Bharatiyar’s poetic drama on “Nandanar Sarithiram”.
  • Upamanyu Maharishi refered in his “Bhakthivilasam”
    Vital informations available in Periya Puranam (Great Legend) written by Sekkizhaar swamigal. He got details from Thiruththondar–thokai of Sundaramoorthy Nayanar, compiled by Nambiyandar Nambi swamigal. Nambiyandar Nambi was a contemporary of RajaRaja I (985 AD to 1016 AD) of Chola Dynasty.
  • Apostles of Shiva sect – Appar (Thirunavukkarasar), Gnana Sambandar, Sundarar have also praised the glory of Nandanar. Their period was 700 BC. So Nandanar must be earlier.
  • The words- “Nandan, Nanda-Ganam, Nanda-Vatsa, Nanda Vamsam” are referred in many Tamil literatures of 200 BC. It is also considered that Nandanar belongs to 200 BC; Nandanar is also considered as a Siddha Yogi at par with Thirumoolar and Ramalinga Adigalar.

About Nandhanar

Nandanar“, popularly known as “Thiru-naalaippovar” is one of the sixty three Nayanmars(saints) who had devoted themselves to the service of Lord Shiva and His Creations.

Nandanar was a dalit by birth, grew in devotion to Lord Shiva, became a great Muni of great virtue and revered by all. Nandanar was born in the Pulaiyar (Paraiyar) caste in Melaadanoor village, Westward of Chidambaram, in Cuddalore district of Tamilnadu. We learn that Nandanr was born in the 5th century BC.

He used to worship “Sivalokanatha” of Thirupunkoor which is located in the east of Melaadanoor, 5 kilometers from Vaitheeswaran temple in the southwest direction. The Lord of Thirupunkoor was pleased by the devotion of Nandanar, made the Nandi lying before Him to move aside and manifested Himself directly for the worship.

Later, Nandanar grew in intense devotion to the Cosmic Dancer – Thillai Natraja – of Chidambaram. He started telling himself, “Tomorrow I will go to Thillai” He spent many years telling this, and it became a nick-name “Thiru Naalaippovar” (திரு நாளைப் போவார்).

Ultimately Nandanar came to Ponnambalam (Kanaka Sabha) of Chidambaram temple, along with Thillai Moovayiravar (3000 priests), in the month of Purattasi, Rohini Nakshatram. In the Golden court he shined as Camphor-flame and merged with Lord Shiva.

Nandanar was denied entry into the temple, but Lord Shiva Himself accepted Nandanar and Nandanar entered into the heart of Tamil society forever. Before Nandanar, there were few forerunners – Thillai Vettiyan (தில்லை வெட்டியான்), Pettron Samban (பெற்றான் சாம்பான்) who attained “mukthi” here.