Govindavadi, Thirumarperu Temple. Kanchepuram / Arokonam route.  

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  1. Govindavadi:

    The Siva temple, is about 12 kms from Kancheepuram to Arakonam route

    Main deity: Kailasanadhar.

    Importance: Dakshinamoorthy is famous and here he is yoga guru.

  2. Thirumarperu:

    This is one of 275 important Siva temples. The place is about 12 kms from Kancheepuram. One can reach the place by train also. Kancheepuram to Arokonam rail route and stop at Tirumalpoor station. From there the temple is 5 kms.

    Main deity is Thiru Manikandeeswarar and Anjanakshi ammai in separate sanctum. Teertham is Cheyyar teertham. Sthala vruksham Vilvam.

    Importance: Dwarabalaka are huge in size. We see Nandikeswara in standing posture. We see Vigneswara with ten hands known as Vallabha Vinayakar. Durga devi with 8 hands is seen here. We see Vishnu standing posture with both hands together.

    worshipped Siva of this place and got Chakkrayudha from Siva. Purna says once Vishnu used his chakkra against Thadisi muni on request by Raja Kuban. Chakkra was of no use against muni and Vishnu lost his chakkra.

    Vishnu came to know that, Siva was having sudarshna chakkra, and he wanted to get the chakkra for him from Siva. He started praying Siva with 1000 flowers daily. One day Siva wanted to test Vishnu’s pooja by hiding a flower. Vishnu started his pooja and he was not aware of the number and at the end of pooja he knew he needs one more flower and he immediately removed his eyes and offered, to complete his pooja.

    Lord Siva was very pleased and asked what for Vishnu has worshipped him, and he gave the sudarshna chakkra which Vishnu asked him. Here the utsava vigraha is with flower in one hand and with an eye in another hand.

    Here the pooja is done without touching the deity because the they say Siva here is Teenda thirumeny nadhar with kavacham always.

    Sambandhar and Navakkuarasar sang hymns on Siva of this place.

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