Thiru Erumbai magalam and Tthiruvakkarai temple. Pondicherry to Dindivanam.  

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  1. Thiru Erumbai magalam:

    One of 275 Siva Devara sthalam.

    The place is reached by, Pondicherry to Dindivanam via Killianoor stop at Thiruchitrambalam cross road and 3kms from there.

    Main deity: Thiru Makaleeswarar and his consort Kuilmozhi nayaki.

    Importance: Due to the penance of Karuvelachittar drought occurred and King was worried and he wanted to disturb him. Devadasi (dancer who dance in temple) was requested by the king to help him. She reached the place of chittar and he was disturbed by her presence, and he started living with her.

    Once when she was dancing in the temple her anklet fell down, and chittar tried to put the anklet without disturbing her dance. People around started making fun of him.

    chittar was annoyed and started singing about Lord Siva, to the surprise of everyone the linga broke into 8 pieces. King was worried again and he realised his mistake and asked chittar to pardon him.

    Once again chittar sang a song and the linga pieces joined together. From that day they put kavacam to linga and started worshipping. King made another linga to replace the one that is broken, but in his dream he was told not to do so by Siva. The new idol is to north side of the temple.

    Mahakalar worshipped in this place and hence the name Makaleeswarar. Sambandhar visied and sang hymns on Siva.

  2. Thiruvakkarai:

    One of 275 important Siva temple.

    Dindivanam to Pondy via Mylam, stop at Perumpakkam and 7kms from there.Buses are available from Dindivanam.Sthala vruksham is Vilvam.

    Main deity: Swayambu linga known as Chandra shekarar and Vadivambikai in different sanctum. Sthala vruksham is Vilvam.

    Name: Vakrausaran worshipped Siva here and was killed by Vishnu, hence the name Thiru Vakkarai.

    Other deities like Durgi, Vinayakar, Dakshina moorhy, Lakshmi, Arumugar, Bairavar, Chandran, Vishnu in standing posture, Navagrahas and Sahara linga.

    Importance: Vishnu fought with Vakkrasura and blood started oozing out and asuras were multiplied in number. Vakkra kali was sent to drink the blood without falling on the ground. We see Vishnu at the back of Vakkra kali amman. She has baby like thing in her right ear. They say she fought with vakkrasuran sister who was pregnant at that time out of soft corner she adorned the baby of womb, in her ear.

    Nataraja here, stands on his left leg and the right one lifted in up in air and the thandavam known as Rudra thandavam. Opposite to Vakkra kali linga known as Vakkralinga worshipped by Vakkrasura. This linga is cool during summer and water drops are seen on top portion of linga during rainy season.

    Main entrance, Nandi, Dwajasthamba and main deity are not in a straight line in this temple as a rule.We see Varadaja perumal in standing posture with abya hastham, sanku and with prayoga chakkra in his hand.

    Sani graha is also different with his vahana crow to left. People who suffer of vakkra grahas can worship in this place and prosper in life.

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