Grand salutations from ‘Mayura Natiyanjali team’. We are introducing ourselves as a registered trust called, “SAPTHASVARANGAL TRUST” (Regd.No.264 / 07).Sapthasarangal Trust has started on 07/09/2007.


Our main motto is to create awareness about our valuable Indian culture through classical music and classical dance (Bharathanatyam).    

 

As a part of this, for the past eleven years during Maha Sivarathri, we have been conducting an amazing festival called Mayura Natyanjali (Worshiping Lord Shiva through Bharathanatyam) in our Lord Mayuranathar Temple, Mayiladuthurai. With the blessings of the supreme power and support from all the well wishers “Mayura Natiyanjali 2018” is stepping into 12th year of celebrations.

 

In this festival participants from various states and from abroad give their performances. Every year the number of participants is increasing and artists from all over the world show their interest to take part in our festival. 

 

The Mayuranathaswami Temple is a Hindu temple in the town of Mayiladuthurai (formerly known as Mayavaram or Mayuram) in the Nagapattinam District of Tamil Nadu in India. The temple is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva and has given its name to the town itself. People travel in large numbers to Mayiladuthurai to bathe in this tank on the day of the new moon in the Tamil month of Aippasi (November–December). This bath purifies a person of sins because the waters of the river Ganges and other Indian rivers mingle with the waters of the Kaveri river in this tank on this particular day. An annual dance festival called the Mayura Natiyanjali festival is celebrated within the precincts of the temple each year.

 

Hindu goddess Parvathi in the form of a peahen worshipping a shivalinga. The presiding deity is a swayambhu lingam or a self-manifested lingam, the symbol of the Hindu god Shiva. Shiva's consort is known by the names Abhayapradhambikai, Abhayambikai, Anjalanayaki and Anjalai. There are three smaller shrines to the Hindu god Ganesha and another to Shiva as Nataraja or "Lord of Dance". One of the sculptures in the temple represents Shiva embracing Goddess Parvathi. The temple was built by the Medieval Cholas. The oldest inscriptions on the temple walls date to the time of Kulothunga Chola I .Massive renovations were carried out in the 17th century. 


The temple complex is 719 feet (219 m) long and 52 feet (16 m) wide. The gopura at the eastern entrance to the temple is nine storey high and measures 194 feet (59 m).The idol of Durga near the northern entrance of the temple is expertly sculpted and differs from those in other temples. On the temple walls, there is the sculpture of a devotee trying to sever his head as an offering to the God. There is an expansive temple tank in the centre of the complex.

 

Mayura Natiyanjali Committee

 

Honorary President              : Sri. A.R.C.N.Viswanathan


President                              : Isaikalaimani Sri.K.Baranitharan B.Music.,


Secretary                              : Vadhyakalaimani Sri.T.Viswanathan B.Music.,


Deputy Secretary                 : Sri. S.Raman M.Com.,


Joint Secretary                     : Sri. H.Augustin Vijay MBA., MPhill.,


Treasurer                              : Sri. G.Hariharan


Joint Treasurer                     : Sri. Sembai B.Arunkumar MCA.,


Executive Team Head          : Sri. K.Sivakumar


Executive Team Secretary   : Sri. B.Aravindkumar B.E.,