Origin of Peace

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Sun God in the Navagraha shrine is with His two consorts Usha and Pradyusha both facing each other.  Lord Kailasanatha  graces from a separate temple left of this temple.  The temple has four theerthas – BrahmmaTheertham, MadhuTheertham, Kumara Theertham and Padma theertham.  It is said that the hill of this place is but a piece of the Meru mount split by Vayu – God of Wind when a competition arose between him and the divine serpent Adisesha to decide the power of their physical strength.

 

There is Lord ShanmughaSubramnaya’s shrine with His consorts Valli and Deivanai between the 2 Kasiviswanatha shrines behind the sanctum sanctorum.  There is the Shatkona Chakra below His Peeta.  Worshipping Lord Shanmughasubramanya along with this Chakra brings immense benefits to the devotee, it is said.  SelvaVinayaka graces the devotees in the temple.

 

Shiva Linga in the sanctum sanctorum is in an ant-hill shape with ups and downs without a perfect shape.  It is a sand Linga, hence no abishek is performed.  Only oil application is followed.  As there is a gap in between, it appears as if there are two Lingas. It is said that the right side is of Shiva part and the left as Shakti part, hence praised as ‘ShivasakthiLinga’.  As ants (Erumbu in Tamil) are consuming the nivedhana objects in the sanctum, it is believed that Lord Shiva Himself is acknowledging the nivedhana offers during the Pujas.  This darshan is considered very important by the devotees.  It is also believed that Rathi, wife of Manmatha-Cupid worshipped the Lord praying that her alluring beauty should not make her proud.

 

SwarnakalaBhairava shrine is in the prakara-corridor with a furious look.  Mother Gajalakshmi is opposite to Bhairava in a separate shrine.  Worshipping both simultaneously relieves the devotee from fears and ensures prosperity in family. Mother NarunkuzhalNayaki – Mother with a fragrant hair – graces from a shrine facing south.  Different Alankaras are followed for the mother each day.  Just before Mother NarunkuzhalNayaki there is an idol of a Mother worshipped in olden days.  Of the two dwarapalakas in the Lord’s shrine, one looks angry, the other smiling.  People generally known for their temperate qualities, become softer after worshipping the Lord, it is believed. The one special feature in the temple is Lord SankaraNarayana combining the greatness of both Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu and Lord Nataraja with anklets behind the presiding Lord Shiva goshta wall.

 

Shri Erumbeeswarar