The Origin of Pillayar Nonbu

Traditionally we Nagarathars belong to the Saivite branch of Hinduism. Our clan temples are all Saiva temples. Vinayagar, Murugan and Siva are our three foremost deities. Fifteen centuries ago our Nagarathars lived in Kaveri Poom Pattinam and worshipped a Maragatha Vinayagar(Emerald Vinayagar). That particular Maragatha Vinayagar is not with us any more and it is believed that it is with a branch of Nagarathars who left the main stream Nagarathars and settled down in the Nagar Koil area.

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